Friday, January 16, 2015

Blame Canada Series: Three Days Grace

Day 6 of the Blame Canada series brings us to: Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada in 1992, originally under the name Groundswell. After a breakup in late 1995, the band regrouped in 1997 under its current name with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2003, Barry Stock was recruited as the band's lead guitarist. The band is based in Toronto.

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After signing to Jive Records, Three Days Grace has released four studio albums, each at three-year intervals: Three Days Grace in 2003, One-X in 2006, Life Starts Now in 2009, and Transit of Venus in 2012, with a fifth album planned for a 2015 release. 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. The band have a string of number one songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

At the start of 2013, Three Days Grace announced that lead singer Adam Gontier was resigning from the band because of a "non-life-threatening" health issue. Adam Gontier was replaced by My Darkest Days singer Matt Walst, the brother of bassist Brad Walst, shortly thereafter, who was confirmed as an official member in 2014.

"I Hate Everything About You" is the debut single from their debut self-titled album. The song entered at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number 4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was the 9th Best performing song of the decade on the Alternative Songs chart, and the 30th best performing song of the decade on the Rock Songs Charts. Despite not being one of their number one hits on any of the 2 charts, it's the band's longest running song on the Modern Rock chart with 45 weeks, it also stayed 46 week on the Mainstream Rock Chart.

"Pain" is the second single from Three Days Grace's 2006 album, One-X. According to vocalist Adam Gontier, "It's a song about feeling like you're constantly numb to things around you, thanks to your own actions, and it's about being sick of that feeling."