Have you ever been to Escatawpa? It's okay, most people haven't. A small town in Southeastern Mississippi, Escatawpa is home to 2000 residents, a handful of traffic lights, and one superstar rock band - 3 Doors Down. One of the biggest and most successful mainstream rock bands of the new millennium, 3 Doors Down combines a clean post-grunge sound with elements of alternative and southern rock, roughly comparable to contemporaries like Nickelback, Staind, and Shinedown.The band originally formed in 1996, when drummer/singer Brad Arnold began jamming with two other Escatawpa residents, bassist Todd Harrell and guitarist Matt Roberts. The trio began playing shows around their hometown, eventually extending their touring range to outside of Mississippi. They went through a succession of names over the next few months, with Brad, Todd, and Matt eventually deciding to firmly name the band 3 Doors Down in 1997, after part of a broken neon sign they had seen while playing a gig in Alabama. They brought in a second guitarist (Chris Henderson) into the band in 1997, independently recording a self-titled demo later that year. 3 Doors Down eventually caught the attention of A&R reps at Universal Records, who signed the band in 2000. They released their first album The Better Life later that year, which went on to move over 3 million copies based on the success of singles like "Kryptonite" and "Loser". "Kryptonite" - a Superman themed song based on their rural hometown - remained at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks index for 11 weeks in a row, a record for the band. Their second effort, 2002's Away From the Sun, fared similarly well, rising to the #8 spot on the Billboard 200 and earning quadruple-Platinum certification from the RIAA. Notable tracks from Away From the Sun include "When I'm Gone" and "The Road I'm On". After releasing the live EP Another 700 Miles in 2003 and wrapping up up their 2004 tour, 3 Doors Down returned to the studio in 2005 to work on their third album, which saw a 2005 release in the form of Seventeen Days. Released at the same time as their live DVD Away From The Sun, Seventeen Days debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 235,000 copies in its first week on store shelves - another first for the band. Though it only received middling reviews by critics, Seventeen Days had a number of standout songs like "Landing in London" (a debut with rock legend Bob Seger) and "Let Me Go". The band toured extensively in support of Seventeen Days, sharing the stage nationwide with southern rock godfathers Lynyrd Skynyrd. They added former Puddle of Mudd drummer Greg Upchurch to their roster in late 2005, releasing their fourth and most current album 3 Doors Down three years later in 2008. The band's second album to skyrocket to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, 3 Doors Down has so far spawned four singles, among them "Citizen/Soldier" and "It's Not My Time". Currently, 3 Doors Down is on tour with Hinder and Econoline Crush, and will be throughout most of 2008.
Formed : 1997 // Escatawpa, MS, United States Members : Brad Arnold (vocals), Matt Roberts (guitar), Todd Harrell (bass), Chris Henderson (guitar)
3 Doors Down is a post-grunge band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, United States, formed in 1996, consisting of Brad Arnold (vocals), Matt Roberts (guitars), Todd Harrell (bass), Chris Henderson (guitar), and Greg Upchurch (drums). The band signed to Universal Records in 2000 for their first album, The Better Life. They received international attention with the release of the single "Kryptonite". The album went on to sell over 6 million copies.
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3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi who formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They took in Chris Henderson in the very early days of The Better Life's creation and released the album as a 4 piece band. Richard Liles played drums for the band during their touring stint on that record. From 2002 - 2005 The band hired Daniel Adair as a "touring" drummer and took off to play nearly 1000 shows as this formation all across the world in support of their hugely successful 'Away From The Sun' album. In 2005, when Daniel Adair was hired full-time by Nickelback, 3 Doors Down took on Greg Upchurch (Puddle Of Mudd) to play drums full-time. In 2012; the band released a statement explaining an issue with original guitarist Matt Roberts' health, leading to his departure from 3 Doors Down to take time away from the busy life of being a rockstar. This movement created space for Chet Roberts to fill. Roberts was Chris Henderson's guitar tech previously.