The Used

Recent Role:

Star on Taste Of Chaos Tour 2005

Born:

Orem, Utah

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  • Biography
  • The band surmounted homelessness, substance abuse, and the closed-minded environs of their hometown to become a band rock and roll just might need; one that creates compelling, sincere music and performs it with uncontrived style and verve live and on their debut album for Warner/Reprise records. Recorded in LA at the home studio of producer John Feldman and at London's legendary Olympic Studios (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin), it contains thirteen anthems and ballads that thrum with the intensity of four guys who have sacrificed everything for one thing: music. Their effort is conveyed in a spray of crashing rhythms, sublime melodies, candid lyrics, dynamic vocals, and big guitars.

    Birth Name:

    Used

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Orem, Utah

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Branden: I don't think we could have written the first album again because we're all such different people now. Before, we were just writing alone in our house and we were hungry and we were trying to work jobs and we couldn't afford drum sticks and strings. Those things were easier to come by this time, but we had new challenges and new pressures weighing upon us.

    • Branden: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. We enjoyed working with Feldmann so much the first time, plus he knows each of us so well as people. He watched us grow from being kids from nowhere who knew nothing to the musicians we are today. It seemed very necessary to do the album with him again. He complements us really well.

    • Jeph: We all knew that the final product we created together last time was totally sick. And we were confident this time that none of us would stop until we were all happy with the results. We all got what we wanted and I think we impressed each other even though we'd butt heads. Everyone was really pushing themselves and trying new things.

    • Branden: The life we lead - living out of duffle bags and waking up in a different city every day - naturally creates that feeling of movement and momentum you hear in the music.

    • Bert: I've learned a lot about living in the moment, because that's what you have on tour. Everyone has moments they remember and cherish, and those moments make like worth living. I've been thinking so much about death and love these past few months, and I'm just beginning to realize that it all just exists right now in this moment. This is all we have right now.

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    Trivia (44)

    • Bert suffered a pancreatic failure.

    • The Used appeared on Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour.

    • Their debut album has sold over a million copies.

    • Prior to the release of their debut album in June 2002, the band had only performed twenty shows in and around Orem, Utah.

    • Jeph: In our minds, it wasn't an option to fail. We didn't have anything to fall back on.

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