Three Days Grace Biography
Three Days Grace is a Canadian band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. The band consists of members Adam Gontier (vocals and guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums), Brad Walst (bass) and Barry Stock (guitar).
Originally formed as a quintet in 1992 under the name "Groundswell"; they changed their name to Three Days Grace and became a quartet in 1997. The group moved from Norwood to Toronto and met producer Gavin Brown, formerly of the band Big Sugar. Brown helped produce their self-titled debut album, Three Days Grace, which was released in 2003; it reached the top ten of the Canadian albums chart, the top 100 of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, and number-one on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Upon completion of the album the band recruited Stock to help on lead guitar to give Adam breathing room on stage and on tour. The album's hit lead single, "I Hate Everything About You," reached number-one in Canada and number two on the U.S Mainstream, Alternative and Active Rock Charts. The second single "Just Like You," gave the group a second number-one in Canada and also hit number one on rock charts in the US. Their third single, "Home" was also a hit, charting at #2 on the US Modern Rock chart, and was the second most played Active Rock songs of 2005. A fourth single, "Wake Up," was only released in Canada and also achieved success on the Canadian Rock chart. Videos for the first three singles were widely played on MTV, MTV2, Muchmusic and Fuse.
Brown won a Juno Award in 2004 for his production on the album and his work on Try Honesty by the band Billy Talent. Three Days Grace was also nominated for best New Group Of The Year but lost to Billy Talent.
On March 31, 2006, the band released their first single off of their album One-X entitled "Animal I Have Become." One-X was released on June 13, 2006, and landed at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200. In the record's first week, it sold over 78,000 copies. Three Days Grace is on tour with Staind to promote the record. The album's second single, "Pain", has just been released to radio in North America and the new video is also out.