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Born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Live (rhymes with five) is a modern rock band comprised of singer/guitarist Ed Kowalczyk, guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer, and drummer Chad Gracey. The four members of Live first played together in a middle school talent show, and have gone on…more

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  • Trivia

    • Track Listing for Throwing Copper

      1. "The Dam at Otter Creek" – 4:43
      2. "Selling the Drama" – 3:26
      3. "I Alone" – 3:50
      4. "Iris" – 3:59
      5. "Lightning Crashes" – 5:25
      6. "Top" – 2:42
      7. "All Over You" – 3:59
      8. "S*** Towne" – 3:48
      9. "T.B.D." – 4:28
      10. "Stage" – 3:08
      11. "Waitress" – 2:49
      12. "Pillar of Davidson" – 6:46
      13. "White, Discussion" – 6:08
      14. "Horse" (Hidden Track) – 4:16

    • Track Listing for The Distance To Here

      1. "The Dolphin's Cry"
      2. "The Distance"
      3. "Sparkle"
      4. "Run to the Water"
      5. "Sun"
      6. "Voodoo Lady"
      7. "Where Fishes Go"
      8. "Face and Ghost (The Children's Song)"
      9. "Feel the Quiet River Rage"
      10. "Meltdown"
      11. "They Stood Up for Love"
      12. "We Walk in the Dream"
      13. "Dance With You"

    • Track Listing for Secret Samadhi

      1. "Rattlesnake" – 4:51
      2. "Lakini's Juice" – 4:52
      3. "Graze" – 5:39
      4. "Century" – 3:22
      5. "Ghost" – 6:19
      6. "Unsheathed" – 3:36
      7. "Insomnia and the Hole in the Universe" – 4:01
      8. "Turn My Head" – 3:57
      9. "Heropsychodreamer" – 2:47
      10. "Freaks" – 4:50
      11. "Merica" – 3:20
      12. "Gas Hed Goes West" – 5:35

    • Track Listing for "Throwing Copper"

      1. The Dam at Otter Creek – 4:43
      2. Selling the Drama – 3:26
      3. I Alone – 3:50
      4. Iris – 3:59
      5. Lightning Crashes – 5:25
      6. Top – 2:42
      7. All Over You – 3:59
      8. Shit Towne – 3:48
      9. T.B.D. – 4:28
      10. Stage – 3:08
      11. Waitress – 2:49
      12. Pillar of Davidson – 6:46
      13. White, Discussion – 6:08
      14. Horse (Hidden Track) – 4:16

    • Track Listing for Mental Jewelry

      1. "Pain Lies on the Riverside" – 5:10
      2. "Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)" – 3:17
      3. "The Beauty of Gray" – 4:13
      4. "Brothers Unaware" – 4:41
      5. "Tired of 'Me'" – 3:24
      6. "Mirror Song" – 3:37
      7. "Waterboy" – 3:06
      8. "Take My Anthem" – 4:35
      9. "You Are the World" – 4:22
      10. "Good Pain" – 5:35
      11. "Mother Earth is a Vicious Crowd" – 4:07
      12. "10,000 Years (Peace is Now)" – 4:56

    • Live is composed of Chad Gracey (drums), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), Ed Kowalczyk (vocalist & guitarist), Chad Taylor (lead guitarist).

    • Live's 1997 album, Secret Samadhi sold approximately two million units.

    • Live released three singles in 2006: "The River", "Mystery", and "Wings" (International).

    • Live released two singles in 2004: "Run Away" and "We Deal in Dreams".

    • Live released two singles in 2003: "Heaven" and "Sweet Release" (International).

    • Live released four singles in 2001: "Simple Creed", "Overcome", "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" (International), and "Like a Soldier" (International).

    • Live released two singles in 2000: "Run to the Water" and "They Stood Up For Love".

    • Live released one single in 1999: "The Dolphin's Cry".

    • Live released four singles in 1997: "Lakini's Juice", "Freaks", "Turn My Head", and "Rattlesnake".

    • Live released three singles in 1995: "Lightning Crashes", "All Over You", and "White, Discussion".

    • Live released two singles in 1994: "Selling the Drama" and "I Alone".

    • Live released two singles in 1992: "Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)" and "Pain Lies on the Riverside".

    • Live's 2006 album, Songs from Black Mountain sold approximately 46 thousand units.

    • Live's 2004 album, Awake: The Best of Live sold approximately 200 thousand units.

    • Live's 2003 album, Birds of Pray sold approximately 300 thousand units.

    • Live's 2001 album, V sold approximately 250 thousand units.

    • Live's 1999 album, The Distance to Here sold approximately 1.2 million units.

    • Live's 1991 album, Mental Jewelry soled approximately 1 million units.

    • Live's 1994 album Throwing Copper sold approximately 8 million units.

    • Since approximately 1999, Live has toured with British keyboardist Michael "Railo" Railton.

    • Since approximately 1999, Live has toured with Ed's younger brother, Adam Kowalczyk as a rhythm guitarist.

    • Live is an alternative American rock band.

    • Live performed at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York.

    • Live's seventh album Songs from Black Mountain was released on June 6, 2006.

    • Live's greatest hits collection Awake: The Best of Live was released on November 2, 2004.

    • Live's sixth album Birds of Pray was released on May 20, 2003.

    • Live's fifth album V was released on September 18, 2001.

    • Live's fourth album The Distance to Here was released on October 5, 1999.

    • Live's third album Secret Samadhi was released on February 18, 1997.

    • Live's second album Throwing Copper was released on April 26, 1994.

    • Live's first album Mental Jewelry was released on December 31, 1991.

    • The band was originally known as "Public Affection" and released their first recorded songs on the cassette album The Death of a Dictionary.

    • The four members of Live played their first performance together at a middle school talent show in York, Pennsylvania.

  • Quotes

    • Chad Gracey (to Toazted.com): The European fans love music and they don't care what it is and the Americans are a little more judgmental and picky... but it's all good.

    • Patrick Dahlheimer (to Toazted.com): The commercial side of Live is in a business that's full of building stars and of making somebody seem more than what they are. It sort of builds up the ego. We constantly have to try to shun that off and get rid of it to stay normal.

    • Chad Gracey (to Drummer's Digest): I've always paid attention to the melodies and worked my way of playing into that, so in a way I would say that I'm more of a melodic drummer than a technical one. But I learn stuff when needed, like if I hear something someone else does, I'll learn that and apply it when we're working on new stuff.

    • Chad Gracey (to Drummer's Digest): When we recorded Songs from Black Mountain, Ed recorded his vocal and guitar parts to a click-track and then I would come in, take a couple of hours and figure out my parts. So it was an easier process compared to Throwing Copper when we all stood in the same room and played the songs together. It's one of those records that you never really can live up to because it just got so big. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary, we just recorded it and it reflected us where we were at that time.

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