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Billy Talent

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Toronto, Canada (1993 – present)

Billy Talent is a Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band formed in 1993. They performed and recorded together for about a decade before finding a wide mainstream following. Originally called Pezz, the group originates from Streetsville, in Mississauga, Ontario, but now hail from Toronto, Ontario.

The name is inspired by a character named “Billy Tallent” in the 1993 book “Hard Core Logo” by Michael Turner (filmed in 1996) and it has been the name of the band since 2001, after a dispute with the American Pezz.

To date, the band have released five studio albums, the first under the name Pezz named “Watoosh!”, the second under the Billy Talent name is called “Billy Talent” with the third called “Billy Talent II”. The fourth album,”Billy Talent III”, released in 2009, was produced by Brendan O’Brien, who previously worked with AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam and The Offspring, among others.
The fifth album called “Dead Silence” was released in september 2012.

Billy Talent have also released a live DVD/CD, “666” featuring live performances from London, Dusseldorf, and the Rock Am Ring festival, held at the Nürburgring in Germany. They have also released two live albums from London and Manchester in September of 2006, of which only 500 of each exist.

Drummer Aaron Solowoniuk revealed that the song “This Is How It Goes” was written for him by Ben with the subject being Aaron’s struggle with multiple sclerosis, in an open letter to fans posted on the official website in March 2006. As a sign of the dedication to finding a cure for MS, the band hold an annual show in Canada named “F.

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  • rockovna

    favorite guys

    14 Apr 1:25pm Reply
  • HW-DiEnd

    COME ON GUYS,GIVE US A NEW ALBUM!!

    9 Apr 5:01pm Reply
  • Andrew_Lytvyn

    awesome song

    28 Mar 11:30am Reply
  • sagibotnim

    this song is sickkk

    27 Mar 1:03pm Reply
  • BilligNoName

    20 Mar 5:39am Reply
  • cloeangel

    куда ни зайду, ты везде)

    15 Mar 3:36pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    говно какое-то для малолеток

    14 Feb 11:51am Reply
  • Sasoritaa

    can't wait to see you live again!

    9 Feb 9:21pm Reply
  • fly_xxxl

    awesome song

    8 Feb 9:48pm Reply
  • TheShadowstorm

    yay

    8 Feb 4:27pm Reply
  • cerenix

    Best band ever. Thanks to them I have much more better music taste. They never let me down, all of their albums are amazing. By the way I uploaded this main pic with umbrella before I delete my account :D glad to see it is still here

    16 Jan 8:41pm Reply
  • Alice_Raven

    Voices of Violence <3

    5 Jan 9:51pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    River Below is their masterpiece. Nothing sounds like this yet.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • xxpamzy

    The guy with the stupid hair is awesome. Looks so fat. [2]

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • vladonnn

    Не зря в слове BesT есть буквы B и T=)

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • san1011

    BT I ♥♥♥ BT II ♥♥♥ BT III ♥♥♥

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Maj-Maj

    I still think the demo of Living in the Shadows is better than the normal version.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • InFlames88ad

    The new demo version of This Is How it goes is fcking great !

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Gernyk

    " "wouldn't call them punk rock", what would you call them? " more like alternative rock with post-hardcore influences (on early albums) Also Ian is far too talented to throw him into a box with all those four-powerchord punk guitar players.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Maj-Maj

    Oh wait, the other demo from TiHIG is from the Try Honesty EP.

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
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