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Hoobastank

Formed: 1994 in Agoura Hills, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Dan Estrin, Douglas Robb, Chris Hesse, Markku Lappalainen, Derek Kwan, David Amezcua, Doug Robb, Jesse Charland, Josh Moreau
Biography: While the heavy alternative sounds of Tool and Alice in Chains were primary influences on Hoobastank's sound, the post-grunge quartet tempered the gloomier elements of such music with a suburban California groove and an eye for accessibility. Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills in early ...Read full biography
Fight or Flight
Released: 2012
Label: Open E Records
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Departed from Universal Records, Hoobastank stake out an independent route, hiring Gavin Brown to helm their fifth album, Fight or Flight. The title alone suggests a bit of a bristle in Hoobastank's backbone ...Read full review
The Reason [Enhanced]
Released: 2003
Label: ISLAND MERCURY
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For The Reason, those nice suburban Californians in Hoobastank refine and shade in the concentric circles of their self-titled debut, but stay safely within its platinum figure eight. "Crawling in the ...Read full review
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