1/1/1991, Ukiah, California

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A Fire Inside
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AFI originated in 1990 during high school in Ukiah, California. The original members were Davey Havok (vocals), Mark Stopholese (guitar) and Vic Chalker (bass). At the time, the hardcore punk band had no drummer and did not know how to play any instruments. Stopholese suggested his friend Adam…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Davey Havok and Jade Puget are the chief writers of AFI's music.

    • Jade Puget's brother Smith is AFI's tour manager.

    • Birthdays:
      Jade Errol Puget – November 28, 1973
      Adam Carson – February 5, 1975
      David Anthony Passaro – November 20, 1975
      Hunter Burgan – May 14, 1976

    • All the members of AFI are either vegan or vegetarian. However, only Davey Havok and Jade Puget live the straight-edge life style.

    • Jade Puget is the only member of AFI to have graduated college, having a bachelor's degree in social theory.

    • AFI released their first DVD on December 12, 2006 called I Heard A Voice. It featured a live performance shot in Long Beach, California.

    • AFI won the 2003 MTV2 Award for the video Girls Not Grey.

    • AFI performed at Live Earth, a concert for the environment, on July 7, 2007 as part of the US lineup.

    • AFI's Music Videos:
      "He Who Laughs Last" Very Proud of Ya (1996) "Third Season" Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes (1997) "Totalimmortal" All Hallow's EP (1999) "The Days of the Phoenix" The Art of Drowning (2000) "Girl's Not Grey" Sing the Sorrow (2003) "The Leaving Song Pt. II" Sing the Sorrow (2003) "Silver and Cold" Sing the Sorrow (2004) "Miss Murder" Decemberunderground (2006)
      "Love Like Winter" Decemberunderground (2006)
      "Medicate" Crash Love (2009)

    • AFI have been associated with six different record labels: Key Lime Pie Records, Wingnut Records, Adeline Records, Nitro Records, DreamWorks Records, and Interscope Records.

    • AFI won AP's reader poll for for 2006 for Artist Of The Year, Music Video Of The Year (Love Like Winter), Band With The Most Integrity, and AP Cover Of The Year. Plus, voalist Davey Havok was also named Musician I'd Most Like To Switch Places For A Day and Musician With The Most Style. The band was also voted for Musical Collaboration I'd Kill To See In 2007: AFI and The Cure.

    • AFI was named Best Vegetarian Band and Best Group (tied with Nine Inch Nails and Rise Against) for the PETA2 Libby Awards 2006.

    • AFI won a 2006 mtvU Woodie for Alumni, which is for artists who have reached main stream stardom, but still remember where they come from.

    • Members Davey Havok and Adam Carson are the only two members from the original line-up.

    • Members:
      Davey Havok - Vocals
      Jade Puget - Guitar
      Hunter Burgan - Bassist
      Adam Carson - Drums

    • The band's video for Miss Murder won Best Rock Video at the 2006 MTV VMAs.

    • AFI has released 11 EP's as of 2006; Dork (1993), Behind the Times (1993), Eddie Picnic's All Wet (1994), This Is Berkeley, Not West Bay (1994), Bombing the Bay (1995), Fly in the Ointment (1995), A Fire Inside EP (1998), Black Sails EP (1999), All Hallow's EP (1999), The Days of the Phoenix EP (2001) & 336/Now the World Picture Disc (2002).

    • AFI stands for "A Fire Inside".

  • Quotes

    • Davey Havok: The people who send us fan mail written in blood say the nicest things, so it doesn't freak us out too much.

    • Davey Havok: Really, though I know we're always forthcoming in their recongition, our fans and their undying devotion and dedication never ceases to warm, thrill, and impress me.

  • AFI (A Fire Inside) is a one of a kind band with a completely unique style.

    Although people often view AFI as just another bunch of sellouts, I find that the songs from recent albums are just as good past albums. It's good to have a little change every now and then. Most people think of them as an "emo band" or "punk rock" but there true fans no that you can't categorize them because they are there own genre. From the hard rock sound in "A Single Second" to a kool electronic sound in "37mm" this band never ceases to amaze me. Jade Puget(guitarist for AFI)and Davey Havok (lead vocals for AFI) are currently working on a side project called Blaqk Audio. B.A. has a nice electronic sound. There first album (Cexcells) comes out on August 14, 2007.moreless
  • AFI is awsome

    AFI is one of the best kick @$$ emo bands of the century!! I'm not kidding!! they really are! I love all of their songs, and I want to hear more and more! I really hope they keep producing. They are one of my all time favorites. I really like head banging at the end of 'love like winter' with that beat at the end, every time that beat comes on i be banging my head as hard as i can! It's so fun! Miss Murder is my second favorite, that song is just simply hott and makes me wanna SCREAM!!moreless