Some of the bands musical influences are Van Halen, Faith No More, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Their second CD that they released in 2003 is called The Reason.
Lead singer, Doug Robb, first met fellow band member Daniel Estrin at a Battle of the Bands competition in California.
They were part of Linkin Parks Meteora world tour in 2004.
Their first CD is self-titled Hoobastank.
May 30 2006- Performed on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Rob Bourdon of the band Linkin Park attended the same high school as the members of Hoobastank.
They are signed with Island Records.
They are an Alternative Rock band.
In 2006 they released a new CD, "Every Man for Himself."
They have 3 CDs out as of 2006.
Doug Robb: (When asked about the bands musical style) It's more positive. It's not all positive, but... none of us were beaten by our parents, fortunately, and we don't have too many gripes. So I'm not complaining too much in our songs. It's mostly more of everyday-type stuff, life...you know, the questions that you and me ask in everyday life. I think that I was fortunate enough to have a strong family and live in a good neighborhood, a family-oriented neighborhood, so I don't have to sing about how rough it was... I don't think we're doing something that hasn't been done before. But I think it's not very trendy. I think it's just rock music with good songs and lyrics, lyrics that people can relate to, grab onto; it's just stuff that I've been through just being a normal guy.
Doug: (When asked what the band's name means) You're going to ask me what it means. It doesn't mean anything. And it's really cool, it's one of those old high school inside-joke words that didn't really mean anything.