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MEMBERS: Art Alexakis ~ Craig Montoya ~ Greg Eklund ~ Scott Cuthbert (left in 1994)
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BIRTHDAYS: Art Alexakis (April 12, 1962) ~ Craig Montoya (September 14, 1970) ~ Greg Eklund (April 18, 1970)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Wonderful" (2000)
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BIGGEST LP: So Much For The Afterglow (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Everclearbutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear originated in Portland, Oregon in 1992 and consists of Art Alexakis on vocals and guitar, Craig Montoya on bass, and Greg Eklund on drums. Before Everclear, Alexakis performed with a few bands ('Eazy Hoes' and 'Colorfinger') in California and Montoya played with 'Soul Hammer' in Washington. Eklund's previous band experience included 'Jollymon' in Oregon.

1993...

January
Everclear - World Of Noisebutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear began with Alexakis, Montoya, and Scott Cuthbert on drums. The trio recorded a demo for $400 which eventually became their debut LP, World Of Noise.

1994...

button.gif (123 bytes) Cuthbert was replaced on drums by Greg Eklund.

1995...

May
Everclear - Sparkle & Fadebutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released Sparkle And Fade.

1996... # 127 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Sparkle And Fade was certified gold.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 40 with "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)."
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 3 weeks with "
Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)."

May
Everclear - Live From Toronto (Import)button.gif (123 bytes) Sparkle And Fade was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.
button.gif (123 bytes) A live LP,
Live From Toronto was released overseas with live versions of "Everything To Everyone," "Amphetamine," "I Will Buy You A New Life," "Loser Makes Good," "Heroin Girl," "Normal Like You," "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)," and "Local God."

1997...

April
Everclear - White Trash Hell (Import)button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released White Trash Hell overseas.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Eklund got married.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released So Much For The Afterglow.

November
Everclear - So Much For The Afterglowbutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear and the New England Patriots found some troubles from a stage diving incident in Boston. A concert fan who was reportedly injured when Drew Bledso and Max Lane of the Patriots dove from the stage filed a lawsuit against the 2 Patriots members, the nightclub, and the band. The woman alleged that both players struck her as the dove from the stage. A member of Everclear reportedly invited the 2 players on stage and urged both men to dive into the audience. The suit also claims that security at the nightclub made no attempt to stop the incident when the band member announced that the players were going to stage dive.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) "Everything To Everyone" topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for a week.

1998... # 46 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) So Much For The Afterglow was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "Everything To Everyone."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear experienced a few problems while touring overseas. Alexakis was hit in the face with a shoe while performing resulting in a few loose teeth. Within the next few days, the acoustic bass was stolen and shows in Australia were cancelled.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 40 with "I Will Buy You A New Life."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) So Much For The Afterglow was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) ""I Will Buy You A New Life" returned to the Top 40.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Montoya got married.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) So Much For The Afterglow was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 40 with "Father Of Mine."
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Modern Rock Artist.

1999... # 86 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance ("El Distorto de Melodica").

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Alexakis underwent vocal cord surgery in California.

August
Detroit Rock City soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Alexakis was charged with a misdemeanor for pouring water on a fan and then throwing the water bottle at the fan while performing at a free promotional concert in Texas. Alexakis reportedly thought the fan had thrown a drink at him. The band had a moderate hit with the remake of "The Boys Are Back In Town" from the soundtrack to Detroit Rock City.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) At the end of the year, a New Year's Eve concert in Washington, DC with Third Eye Blind and Fuel was cancelled for undisclosed reasons.

2000... # 38 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Everclear - Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smilebutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile (which topped the Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for 1 week). The LP was originally going to be Alexakis' solo LP.
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 40 with "Wonderful."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile was certified gold.
Everclear - "Wonderful" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Alexakis got married.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 10 with "Wonderful."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single for "Wonderful" was also released for retail with 2 new songs - "I'm On Your Time" and a remix of "Father Of Mine."

November
Everclear - Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smilebutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released Songs From An American Movie - Vol. Two: Good Time For A Bad Attitude.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear hit the Top 40 with "AM Radio."

2001... # 106 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Everclear - The Best Of Everclear 1994-2004button.gif (123 bytes) Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile was certified platinum.

2003...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released Slow Motion Daydream.

2004...

October
Everclear - Welcome To The Drama Clubbutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released a hits collection, The Best Of Everclear 1994-2004.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 293 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2006..

September
Everclear - The Vegas Yearsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released their next LP Welcome To The Drama Club.

2008..

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released The Vegas Years - a collection of classic cover songs.

2012....

June
Everclear - 'Invisible Stars'button.gif (123 bytes) Everclear released Invisible Stars.









LPs
Everclear - World Of Noise World Of Noise
Released: 1993
Tracks: "Your Genius Hands" - "Sick & Tired" - "The Laughing World" - "Fire Maple Song" - "Pennsylvania Is..." - "Nervous & Weird" - "Malevolent" - "Sparkle" - "Trust Fund" - "Loser Makes Good" - "Invisible" - "Evergleam"
Everclear - Sparkle & Fade Sparkle And Fade
Released: May, 1995
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 25
Tracks: "Electra Made Me Blind" - "Heroin Girl" - "You Make Me Feel Like A Whore" - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)" - Summerland" - "Strawberry" - "Heartspark Dollarsign" - "Twistinside" - "Her Brand New Skin" - "Nehalem" - "Queen Of The Air" - "Pale Green Stars" - "Chemical Smile" - "My Sexual Life"
Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow So Much For The Afterglow
Released: October, 1997
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 33
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "So Much For The Afterglow" - "Everything To Everyone" - "Ataraxia" - "Normal Like You" - "I Will Buy You A New Life" - "Father Of Mine" - "One Hit Wonder" - "Distorto de Melodica" - "Amphetamine" - "White Men In Black Suits" - "Sunflowers" - "Why I Don't Believe In God" - "Like A California King"
Everclear - Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile
Released: July, 2000
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Song From An American Movie, Pt. 1" - "Here We Go Again" - "AM Radio" - "Brown Eyed Girl" - "Learning How To Smile" - "Now That's It's Over" - "Thrift Store Chair" - "Otis Redding" - "Unemployed Boyfriend" - "Wonderful" - "Annabella's Song"
Everclear - Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile Songs From An American Movie - Vol. Two: Good Time For A Bad Attitude
Released: November, 2000
Billboard peak: # 66
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "When It All Goes Wrong Again" - "Slide" - "Babytalk" - "Rock Star" - "Short Blonde Hair" - "Misery Whip" - "Out Of My Depth" - "Good Witch Of The North" - "Halloween Americana" - "All F***** Up" - "Overwhelming" - "Song From An American Movie, Pt. 2"
Everclear - Slow Motion Daydream Slow Motion Daydream
Released: March, 2003
Billboard peak: # 33
Tracks: "How To Win Friends And Influence People" - "Blackjack" - "I Want To Die A Beautiful Death" - "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" - "Science Fiction" - "New Blue Champion" - "TV Show" - "Chrysanthemum" - "Sunshine" - "Beautiful Life" - "New York Times" - "White Noise"
Everclear - The Best Of Everclear 1994-2004 The Best Of Everclear 1994-2004
Released: October, 2004
Billboard peak: # 182
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Wonderful" - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)" - "Everything To Everyone" - "AM Radio" - "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" - "I Will Buy You A New Life" - "Learning To Smile" - "Strawberry" - "Local God" - "Summerland" - "Fire Maple Song" - "When It All Goes Wrong Again" - "Heroin Girl" - "The Boys Are Back In Town" - "Father Of Mine" (Radio Mix) - "Brown Eyed Girl" - "Sex With A Movie Star (Good Witch Gone Bad)" - "The New Disease" - "New York Times" - "Songs From An American Movie Pt. 1" - "Rock Star"
Everclear - Welcome To The Drama Club Welcome To The Drama Club
Released: September, 2006
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Billboard peak: # 169
Tracks: "Under The Western Stars" - "Now" - "Shine" - "Hater" - "Drama King" - "Glorious" - "Tast Of Hell" - "Portland Rain" - "Shameless Use Of Charm" - "Clean" - "Broken" - "Your Arizona Room"
Everclear - The Vegas Years The Vegas Years
Released: April, 2008
Tracks: "Rich Girl" - "Our Lips Are Sealed" (Remix) - "The Boys Are Back In Town" - "Bad Connection" - "Kicks" - "Pocahontas" - "Night Train To Memphis" - "This Land Is Your Land" - "American Girl" - "Brown Eyed Girl" (live) - "Southern Girls" (Remix) - "Land Of The Lost" - "Speed Racer" - "Live Intro" - "867-5309 / Jenny" (live)
Everclear - 'Invisible Stars'
iTunes
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Invisible Stars
Released: June, 2012
Tracks: "Tiger In A Burning Tree" - "Falling In A Good Way" - "Be Careful What You Ask For" - "Volcano" - "Santa Ana Wind" - "Wishing" - "I Am Better Without You" - "Aces" - "Jackie Robinson" - "The Golden Rule" - "Rocket For The Girl" - "Promenade"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Everclear - "Wonderful" (Single)Wonderful
Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 35 - 30 - 25 - 20 - 19 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 12 - 16 - 24 - 34 - off
5 17 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
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2 Father Of Mine
So Much For The Afterglow
15 13 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
3 AM Radio
Songs From An American Movie - Vol. One: Learning How To Smile
11 10 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 I Will Buy You A New Life
So Much For The Afterglow
18 10 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)
Sparkle And Fade
32 2 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Everything To Everyone
So Much For The Afterglow
31 3 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Heartspark Dollarsign
Sparkle And Fade
** ** 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Hater
Welcome To The Drama Club
** ** 2006 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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