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16 Zany Truths Revealed About Three Days Grace

1. Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

2. Signed with Jive Records, Three Days Grace has released five studio albums, each at three-year intervals: Three Days Grace in 2003, One-X in 2006, Life Starts Now in 2009, Transit of Venus in 2012, and Human in 2015.

3. The first three albums have been RIAA certified platinum, platinum, and gold, respectively, in the United States, whereas in Canada they have been certified by Music Canada as platinum, double platinum, and platinum, respectively.

4. The band has a string of number one songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

5. At the start of 2013, Three Days Grace announced that lead singer Gontier was resigning from the band because of a “non-life-threatening” health issue.

6. Gontier was replaced by My Darkest Days frontman, Matt Walst (the brother of bassist Brad Walst).

7. Three Days Grace has its origins in a five-piece band called “Groundswell”, formed in Norwood, Ontario, in 1992. Groundswell released one full-length album, Wave of Popular Feeling.

8. The band’s line-up consisted of vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer Neil Sanderson, bassist Brad Walst, lead guitarist Phil Crowe, and secondary guitarist, Joe Grant.

9. Most of the members were attending high school when the band formed. By the end of 1995, the band had broken up.

10. According to Gontier, the name refers to a sense of urgency; with the question being whether someone could change something in one’s life if one had only three days to make a change. Once in Toronto, the band became acquainted with local producer Gavin Brown.

11. The band gave him several years of material which they had created, and he “…picked out what he called ‘the golden nuggets'”, according to Gontier. Brown and the band polished the songs, and created a demo album, which they gave to EMI Music Publishing Canada.

12. The record label wanted to hear more material, and with Brown producing, the band created the song, “I Hate Everything About You”, which attracted the interest of several record labels.

13. The band moved to Long View Farm, a studio in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, to record their debut album.

14. The release of “I Hate Everything About You” was followed by two more single releases, “Just Like You” and “Home”.

15. After finishing the tour for their first album, the band knew they could not continue with the condition he was in, so in 2005, with the support of his family, friends and band members, Gontier checked himself into the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

16. While in treatment, Gontier began writing lyrics for songs regarding how he felt and what he was going through in rehabilitation.

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