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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States (1992 – present)

Collective Soul is a band which formed in Stockbridge, Georgia, United States in 1992. The band currently consists of Ed Roland (vocals, guitar), Dean Roland of Magnets & Ghosts (guitar), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar), Will Turpin (bass) and Johnny Rabb (drums). The band has released eight albums: Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid (1993), Collective Soul (1995), Disciplined Breakdown (1997), Dosage (1999), Blender (2000), Youth (2004), Afterwords (2007), and Collective Soul (Rabbit) (2009). Their ninth studio album, See What You Started by Continuing, is due to be released between summer 2014 and early 2015. They are best known for their three Top 40 singles in the United States: “Shine”, “December”, and “The World I Know”. They were the most succesful artist on American rock radio during the 1990’s, with seven number ones on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart during that decade.

Before forming Collective Soul, Ed Roland had studied music composition and guitar playing at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Since the mid 1980’s, Roland had been involved in underground music; either making unpublished demos or performing. He also worked at Real 2 Reel Studios in Stockbridge during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, which was owned by Will Turpin’s father. Roland’s main duties were producing, mixing and engineering work for local Atlanta artists. He also recorded his own demos and released his independent solo album Ed-E Roland in 1991. He had a pre-Collective Soul band in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s called Marching Two-Step which included Shane Evans, Michele Rhea Caplinger, and Matt Serletic.

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  • akerbeltz

    Dosage is superb!!!

    27 May 6:47pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    a lot of good songs over the years

    18 May 3:38pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    23 Apr 9:23am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    They know how to put on an amazing live show. Killer stuff! You all need to see 'em live.

    17 Apr 1:27pm Reply
  • Uniontrade

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    5 Mar 7:36am Reply
  • SSBN623

    so the dosage photo came from an older woman and younger/hunger boy and the stinging words that came out of her mouth

    10 Feb 2:59am Reply
  • SSBN623

    so i said to these fucks get your collective asshole to arkansas we are gonna do a FREE concert

    10 Jan 8:39pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    so when the construction ended, atlanta youth symphony hall i ask them to play . . . most of it was music i wrote. the plaque on the wall said we hope the fruits of our labor will remain music to your ears. CS was nothin but a distraction

    10 Jan 8:10pm Reply
  • Zach216

    "Dosage" is still by far their best work, imo and it most likely always will be... that being said I think "Blender" was undoubtedly a solid follow-up... "Youth" the first record w/Joel on guitar and "Afterwords" I'd say there's about 4-5 songs on those albums that are really good... the last record I liked "Welcome All Again"... "Staring Down"... maybe 1 other... it was probably their least spectacular album... they've taken 5 years for this next one and I think it'll be great. Def a highly anticipated release for 2015

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • UPRC

    Band info was grossly out of date! Joel Kosche and Cheney Brannon aren't with the band anymore, being replaced with Jesse Triplett and Johnny Rabb. New album is due out sometime between now and early 2015. Can't wait to hear the new tunes!

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    A lot of good older stuff, like Breathe

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    The World I Know

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • H_Superunknown

    A very special band for me... Kosche is good, but Ross Childress is much better! With "Listen" the childhood returns... =S

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • idkmon

    What? They had a song on one of the Twilight soundtracks? Something for the Twimoms I guess.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Mortum_est

    Shine good song

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Strungouted

    meow

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • othersider95

    Great band, I always crank Shine when it comes on the radio.

    24 May 2013 Reply
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    6 May 2013 Reply
  • satchalicious

    So damn catchy; I still love pulling out their albums every now and then.

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Loving the nostalgia surge rising in me from listening to these guys years after they were all over the radio.

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
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