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Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis grew up together in the Cardiff satellite town of Pontypridd. They began blending musical genres as members of the band Public Disturbance. Watkins was a drummer at the time, but he moved to vocals when the pair first started experimenting as Lozt Prophetz. Watkins and Lewis flirted with ska and hip-hop at first, then came to an aggressive style of rock that mixed together their longtime love of metal and pop. They also changed the spelling to Lostprophets and added Lee Gaze (guitar), Stuart Richardson (bass), and Mike Chiplin (drums) to the lineup. After Lostprophets' demo was featured in Kerrang! magazine, U.K. independent label Visible Noise offered them an album deal in 2000. That year's The Fake Sound of Progress was recorded over the course of a week for roughly $4,000. Hitting the road to promote the album, the band played support slots with Linea 77, Taproot, Pitchshifter, Linkin Park, and the Deftones, and a huge show at the 2001 Reading Festival helped the fan base grow. Keyboardist Jamie Oliver joined the band to expand its sound, and Sony signed the band in the U.S., releasing a different version of The Fake Sound of Progress in 2001, one that had been remixed and "retooled" by famed producer Michael Barbiero. A North American tour followed. The album's successor, 2004's Start Something, proved that all the gigging had paid off. It debuted at number five on the U.K. charts and reached number 33 on the Billboard Top 200 despite having been leaked early on the Internet. More touring followed, including a sold-out show at the giant Cardiff International Arena and a main-stage performance at the 2004 Reading Festival. In 2005 the bandmembers were considering different producers for their third effort before deciding on Bob Rock, the man responsible for Metallica's self-titled "Black Album." Drummer Chiplin departed so Rock and the band recruited drummer Josh Freese -- who had worked with A Perfect Circle, Rob Zombie, and many others -- for recording sessions. The completed album, Liberation Transmission, was released at the beginning of summer 2006. The Betrayed arrived in 2010, followed by the group's fifth studio album, Weapons, in 2012. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)
  3.   Last Train Home
  4.   Make a Move
  5.   Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja
  6.   The New Transmission
  7.   Save Yourself
  8.   For Sure
  9.   Goodbye Tonight
  10.   Hello Again
  11.   Last Summer
  12.   Bring 'Em Down
  13.   Everyday Combat
  14.   Still Laughing
  15.   Better Off Dead
  16.   Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)
  17.   A Town Called Hypocrisy
  18.   Sway
  19.   Start Something
  20.   I Don't Know
  21.   To Hell We Ride
  22.   Ode to Summer
  23.   The Fake Sound of Progress
  24.   If You Don't Stand For Something, You'll Fall For Anything
  25.   Streets of Nowhere
  26.   Next Stop, Atro City
  27.   A Better Nothing
  28.   For All These Times Son, For All These Times
  29.   We Are Godzilla You Are Japan
  30.   A Million Miles
  31.   We Still Kill the Old Way
  32.   Burn, Burn
  33.   A Thousand Apologies
  34.   Five Is a Four Letter Word
  35.   Heart on Loan
  36.   The Light That Shines Twice as Bright...
  37.   For He's a Jolly Good Felon
  38.   Dstryr/Dstryr
  39.   Darkest Blue
  40.   Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters & The Story of a Lonely Girl
  41.   Can't Stop, Gotta Date with Hate
  42.   Awkward
  43.   ...and She Told Me to Leave
  44.   The Handsome Life of Swing
  45.   Never Know
  46.   Weapons
  47.   The Dead
  48.   Can't Get Enough
  49.   We Bring an Arsenal
  50.   A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget
  51.   Jesus Walks
  52.   Another Shot
  53.   Every Song
  54.   Where We Belong
  55.   If It Wasn't for Hate, We'd Be Dead by Now
  56.   Dirty Little Heart
  57.   What You Do
  58.   Distances
  59.   Love
  60.   Still Falling
  61.   Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances & Messed Up Chances)
  62.   Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company
  63.   4: Am Forever
  64.   Everybody's Screaming!!!
  65.   Lucky You
  66.   Directions
  67.   Kobrakai
  68.   It's Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here
  69.   A Song for Where I'm From
  70.   Somedays
  71.   The Lesson, Pt. 1
  72.   10/10 Vision
  73.   Big Fish
  74.   Big in America
  75.   Consolidation
  76.   Freaks & Outcasts
  77.   Gotta Start Something
  78.   Intro
  79.   Remix City
  80.   Sounds of the Suburbs
  81.   That Difficult Sound Album
  82.   The Future Looks Tense

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