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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 Since the mid 1980’s, Roland had been involved in underground music; either making unpublished demos or performing.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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  • 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 10:51pm 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    Band info was grossly out of date!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 10:37am Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    A lot of good older stuff, like Breathe

    4 Aug 3:10pm Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    The World I Know

    17 Jul 6:23pm 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
  • satan_88_level

    ^_^

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • macychick

    i'm gonna let it shine i'm gonna let it shine

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Still one of my favorite 90's alternative bands.. so many childhood memories<3

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BlackAkronKeys

    meow

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Ponanza

    Cheney Brannon (durms)

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • dm2150

    The Wallflowers are pretty cool too. Loving their new video... http://vevo.ly/PUdgB1

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Nightrain1987

    *purrs* ;3

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Marishok11

    meow

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
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