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MEMBERS: Stephan Jenkins ~ Kevin Cadogan ~ Arion Salazar ~ Brad Hargraves
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BIRTHDAYS: Stephan Jenkins (September 27, 1968) ~ Kevin Cadogan (August 14, 1970) ~ Arion Salazar (August 9, 1972) ~ and Brad Hargraves (July 30, 1972)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Jumper" (1998)
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BIGGEST LP: Third Eye Blind (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Third Eye Blindbutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind, formed in 1993, is a 4-person band from San Francisco and consisting of Stephan Jenkins (on vocals), Kevin Cadogan (on guitar), Arion Salazar (on bass), and Brad Hargraves (on drums). Jenkins, leadman of the group, formed the band after graduating from Berkeley, playing with several other bands in the bay area, and spending a short stint as a solo artist. Jenkins also got attention by producing the international hit cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by the Braids.

1995...

button.gif (123 bytes) Salazar and Hargraves (formerly of Counting Crows) join the group to round off the quartet. Jenkins said of the band's creation: "I founded the band partly because the music scene was so conservative. We didn't do this to fit into the music scene around us. We did his because we didn't fit in. All of the bands in the Bay Area were doing the same sort of shoe-gazing, sixties or seventies retro-alterna-pop-crud-thing. I probably took more inspiration from this tumultuous tight-knit group of friends coming up in The City who were into clubbing, spoken word and generally screwing each other over. As a group, we've always been inspired by bands that performed, like The Clash and The Who ...bands that blew audiences away and gave more energy than they took."

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) As major labels began to notice Third Eye Blind more, the band opened for Oasis in San Francisco, and soon a bidding war for signing the band began. Elektra Records eventually won with the offer of artistic freedom for the band.

1997... # 21 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind's debut LP, Third Eye Blind , was released. The LP was produced by Jenkins (who also wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks) and recorded in San Francisco.
button.gif (123 bytes) The quartet found themselves on the top of rock, alternative, and pop charts with their first single, "Semi-Charmed Life" during the summer. Jenkins talked with MTV about the dark-side of the single: "'Semi-Charmed Life' is kind of an immediate song... but underneath that, it's a song about a junkie's decline into speed addiction."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for 8 weeks with "Semi-Charmed Life."

June
Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind hit the Top 40 with "Semi-Charmed Life."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind hit the
Top 10 with "Semi-Charmed Life."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind was certified gold and the single "Semi-Charmed Life" was certified gold.
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#1 for 2 weeks with "Semi-Charmed Life."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) "Semi-Charmed Life" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for 3 weeks.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The band won a Billboard Music Award for Best Modern Rock Track ("Semi-Charmed Life").
button.gif (123 bytes)Third Eye Blind was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes)The band hit the Top 40 with "How's It Going To Be."
button.gif (123 bytes) The band spent most of the year touring in support of the LP, including opening for
U2 and the Rolling Stones for a few dates, and then headlining.
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top Modern Rock Track ("Semi-Charmed Life").

1998... # 17 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Third Eye Blindbutton.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 10 with "How's It Going To Be."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) At the California Music Awards, known as the Bammies and formerly the Bay Area Music Awards, Third Eye Blind won 3 awards (including Best Album, Best Songwriting, and Best Debut Work).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) At a Los Angeles radio station festival, the bassist for Green Day and the bassist for Third Eye Blind reportedly got into a scuffle that resulted in scull injury and concert cancellation. Reports stated that: Salazar of Third Eye Blind appeared on stage during Green Day's set and was kicked by Dirnt of Green Day after being tackled by security guards and later, Salazar hit Dirnt in the head with a beer bottle resulting in a skull fracture. Other reports state a fan hit Dirnt with the beer bottle. Salazar later stated: "I am sorry that my attempt at doing something I thought would be funny escalated into Mike getting hurt. That was never my intention. I simply had too much to drink and made a very bad decision..." Green Day cancelled a concert in Sacramento the next night. Jenkins said to MTV: "I think what started off as a joke, Mike didn't think was funny... I know that everybody in the band regrets that he was injured. It's basically a joke that went way over the line, and we definitely all hope that Mike heals up."

September
Third Eye Blind - "Jumper" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "Jumper."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 10 with "Jumper."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind returned #1 for 3 weeks with "Jumper."

1999... # 116 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind were nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist and Favorite Alternative Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind was certified 4x platinum.

November
Third Eye Blind - Bluebutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind's next LP, Blue, was released. The band was asked by their record company to alter a song ("Slow Motion") due to its "violent" lyrics such as 'Miss Jones taught me English, but I think I just shot her son / Cause he owed me money, with a bullet in the chest / With a bullet in the chest he cannot run / Now he's bleeding in a vacant lot.'
button.gif (123 bytes) The band reacted to controversy over their song "Slow Motion" by stating its an anti-violence song, and lead singer, Stephan Jenkins spoke out against the NRA's Charlton Heston saying: "I believe very strongly in gun control... Charlton can kiss my ass. He's just the most well-spoken idiot I've ever seen in my life and has no understanding of the Constitution of the United States. The British aren't coming you fool."

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

2000... # 17 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Third Eye Blind - "Never Let You Go" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind were nominated for 7 California Music Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) Blue was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "Never Let You Go."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind hit the Top 10 with "Never Let You Go."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jenkins and Cadogan won a California Music Award for Outstanding Songwriters.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Blue was certified platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The former guitarist for Third Eye Blind, Kevin Cadogan, filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the band for fraud and breach of contract.

August
Third Eye Blind - "Deep Inside You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind hit the Top 40 with "Deep Inside You."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 10 with "Deep Inside You."

2001...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind could be heard on the soundtrack for A Knight's Tale with "Eye Conqueror."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind spent much of the year writing and readying tracks for their next LP, which could include a song co-written by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.
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Third Eye Blind was certified 6x platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Jenkins could be seen in the film Rock Star.

2002...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The band reached a settlement with former guitarist Kevin Cadogan.

2003... # 124 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Third Eye Blind - Out Of Veinbutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind appeared on the NBC series American Dreams performing as The Kinks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind hit the Top 40 with "
Blinded (When I See You)."
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind released
Out Of The Vein.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 138 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2006...

June
Third Eye Blind - Greatest Hitsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind released Greatest Hits.

2007..

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "Semi-Charmed Life" at # 34.

2009...

August
Third Eye Blind - 'Ursa Major'button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind released Ursa Major.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Third Eye Blind topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart, Top Alternative Albums chart, and Top Digital Albums chart with Ursa Major.



LPs
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind LP Third Eye Blind
Released: March, 1997
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 25
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Losing A Whole Year" - "Narcolepsy" - "Semi-Charmed Life" "Jumper" - "Graduate" - "How's It Going To Be" - "Thanks A Lot" - "Burning Man" - "Good For You" - "London" - "I Want You" - "Background" - "Motorcycle Drive By" - "God Of Wine"
Third Eye Blind - Blue Blue
Released: November, 1999
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 40
Tracks: "Anything" - "Wounded" - "10 Days Late" - "Never Let You Go" - "Deep Inside You" - "1000 Julys" - "An Ode To Maybe" - "The Red Summer Sun" - "Camouflage" - "Farther" - "Slow Motion" - "Darkness" - "Darwin"
Third Eye Blind - Out Of Vein Out Of The Vein
Released: May, 2002
Billboard peak: # 12
Tracks: "Blinded (When I See You)" - "Faster" - "Crystal Baller" - "Forget Myself" - "Get To Be With You" - "Taste For Danger" - "Another Life" - "Wake For Young Souls" - "Can't Get Away" - "Palm Reader" - "Self Righteous" - "Company" - "Good Man"
Third Eye Blind - Greatest Hits Greatest Hits
Released: July,2005
Billboard peak: # 103
Tracks: "Semi-Charmed Life" - "Losing A Whole Year" - "How's It Going To Be" - "Jumper" - "Graduate" (remix) - "Tattoo Of The Sun" - "Never Let You Go" - "Deep Inside You" - "Anything" (acoustic) - "10 Days Late" - "Blinded (When I See You)" - "Crystal Baller" - "My Time in Exile" - "God Of Wine" - "Motorcycle Drive By" - "Forget Myself" - "Wounded" - "Palm Reader" - "Slow Motion"
Third Eye Blind - 'Ursa Major'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Ursa Major
Released: August, 2009
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C+
Tracks: "Can You Take Me" - "Don't Believe A Word" - "Bonfire" - "Sharp Knife" - "One In Ten" - "About To Break" - "Summer Town" - "Why Can't You Be" - "Water Landing" - "Dao Of St. Paul" - "Montov's Private Opera" - "Carnival Barker"
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