Ian Watkins birth name is Ian David Carslick Watkins
The rerecorded version of The Fake Sound of Progress was remixed by Michael Barbiero. Who is best known for working with acts such as Metallica and Cypress Hill.
Ian became interested in music after being exposed to Faith No More and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Ian's first band was called Aftermath, a trashy thrash metal that usually took place in the shed in Ian's garden.
Ian first took to the stage as the lead vocalist for Lostprophets at Bogiez rock club.
Ian is referred to as "straight edge"; he refrains from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
Ian designs the bands album covers and merchandise as he has a degree in graphic design.
Ian was originally a graphic designer.
Ian has recorded Three albums: Thefakesoundofprogress, Start something and Liberation Transmission.
Ian began playing the drums at the age of 14.
Ian originally played drums but after their singer left he took over vocals.
Ian: The thing about Start Something is that although that album was the best album we could have made at the time, I knew it wasn't as good as we could be in the future.
Ian: Its strange but everything thats happened to us has come about because of the fans. Theres been no media hype surrounding us. Everything we've done has been built from the ground up.
Ian: The thing about Lostprophets is that were not a flash in the pan. We've built this thing so that it grows steadily, level by level. We havent over-exposed ourselves or gone for the quick reward. We've built up a fan base that wont forget who we are just because we've gone away to record a new album.
Ian: We're not a post-hardcore band, we're not a nu-metal band, we're not interested in proving anything to anybody. We just want to make music we like.
Ian: Everyone's got dreams. Start something, start anything. Just do what you've always wanted to do.
Ian: I had a blind confidence that I would be in a band one day.