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Three Days Grace

The members of Three Days Grace began bashing punk chords when they were in their teens, carving a derivative yet energetic sound that fueled their live performances. Three Days Grace were formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997 by Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Brad Walst (bass), and Neil Sanderson (drums). The group was originally called Groundswell, a five-piece that lasted from 1992 until transforming to a trio five years later. Gontier and Walst were raised in Norwood, and many of their songs were inspired by living in a place with a population of around 1,500. The bandmembers were still in high school when they had their first gig, and they performed anywhere that would accept them -- including opening for a movie. Three Days Grace eventually relocated to Toronto and were introduced to producer Gavin Brown by their old manager. The band gave Brown a private set, and he selected what he felt were the most promising tracks. The group then produced a demo for EMI Music Publishing Canada. With Brown at the helm, Three Days Grace recorded "(I Hate) Everything About You." The tune got them a publishing deal with EMI, and soon they were signed to Jive after being courted by the company's president. Brown and Three Days Grace were sent to a studio in Boston, Massachusetts, to start the group's debut album. The band completed its self-titled full-length in Woodstock, New York, at an isolated location free from big-city distractions. Heavily influenced by Kyuss and Sunny Day Real Estate, the dark, angst-ridden tales of small-town love and hate on Three Days Grace brought the group a Next Big Thing tag. Three Days Grace was released on July 22, 2003, by which time "(I Hate) Everything About You" was already a hit on alternative radio stations in Canada. The band toured extensively behind the record for the next two years as both a supporting act and headliners, but after a while, life on the road left the band, especially Gontier, feeling isolated and alone. Consequently, this theme of disconnection -- coupled with the realization that one was, in fact, not alone -- would serve as the basis for their follow-up album. Getting back to their roots by writing the record in the Ontario countryside, One-X was released in June 2006. The album, which hit number five on the Billboard Top 200, marked the recorded debut of the band's second guitarist, Barry Stock. Three Days Grace supported One-X throughout the summer on dates alongside Staind, Hoobastank, and Nickelback, while "Animal I Have Become" became a number one modern rock hit. In 2009, the group released its third full-length album, Life Starts Now, which reached number three on Billboard's album chart. After heading out on tour with bands like Nickelback and Avenged Sevenfold, the band returned to the studio to record its fourth album, the more atmospheric, electronic-tinged Transit of Venus. Again, they charted in the Top Five of the Billboard 200. In early 2013, Gontier left the band, citing a health issue, and was replaced by Brad Walst's brother, singer Matt Walst of My Darkest Days. After touring and recording with their new singer, two singles, "Painkiller" and "I Am Machine," were released in 2014 and both reached number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The band's fifth album, the darker, loss-inspired Human, followed in the spring of 2015. ~ Michael Sutton
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Stations Featuring
Three Days Grace

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    19 songs

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    17 songs

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    6 songs

    Power Ballads

    Power Ballads
    1 song

Albums by
Three Days Grace

Top Songs by
Three Days Grace

  1.   Song
  2.   Never Too Late
  3.   I Hate Everything About You
  4.   Animal I Have Become
  5.   Riot
  6.   The Good Life
  7.   Break
  8.   Just Like You
  9.   Pain
  10.   World So Cold
  11.   The High Road
  12.   Chalk Outline
  13.   Lost in You
  14.   Home
  15.   Misery Loves My Company
  16.   Human Race
  17.   You Don't Get Me High Anymore
  18.   I Am Machine
  19.   Painkiller
  20.   Fallen Angel
  21.   Give in to Me
  22.   Wake Up
  23.   The Real You
  24.   It's All Over
  25.   Gone Forever
  26.   Last to Know
  27.   Get Out Alive
  28.   Time of Dying
  29.   Let It Die
  30.   On My Own
  31.   Over and Over
  32.   The Chain
  33.   Let You Down
  34.   Now or Never
  35.   So What
  36.   Bitter Taste
  37.   Tell Me Why
  38.   Are You Ready
  39.   Burn
  40.   One-X
  41.   Scared
  42.   Drown
  43.   Born Like This
  44.   Life Starts Now
  45.   Time That Remains
  46.   Without You
  47.   Unbreakable Heart
  48.   Broken Glass
  49.   Give Me a Reason
  50.   Happiness
  51.   Take Me Under
  52.   Expectations
  53.   Anonymous
  54.   No More
  55.   Bully
  56.   Goin' Down
  57.   Nothing's Fair In Love And War
  58.   Operate
  59.   Overrated
  60.   The End Is Not The Answer
  61.   One Too Many
  62.   Someone Who Cares
  63.   Sign of the Times
  64.   Car Crash
  65.   Landmine

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