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.
Quinn: If you hear a rumor that there's a big party on the other side of the fence, you just want to peek over so bad.
Quinn: That was my way of rebelling... Believing in something real and powerful like music. God is just a concept, but music is tangible.
Bert: I've rebelled against all types of conformity throughout my life, not just Utah's conservative culture. I rebelled against the Mormon Church by going to other churches. I rebelled against my parents by not eating meat. I rebelled against my friends and myself by doing drugs. And I rebelled against everything that was holding me down by playing music with these guys.
Branden: There was pretty much some drama going on during the whole making of the new album. There's no such thing as a perfect working environment, and I think the music is better because it didn't come easy.
All the band members have different musical tastes.
The Used are based in Orem, Utah.
Throughout "In Love And Death", you can make out a faint ticking sound, but you never know until the very last second whether it's attached to an alarm clock or a time bomb.
The band has appeared on several PETA promotional DVDs.
A song by The Used appears on "Liberation: Songs To Benefit PETA".
Bert was a gymnast before he realised that singing was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
All the band members have tattoos.
Since the release of their debut album, the band has played over 600 shows.
In 2003, the band released "Maybe Memories", a collection of home demos, previously unreleased tracks, exclusive live songs and a stunning DVD.
The Used have toured with Andrew WK.
Bert and Quinn were brought up as mormons.
The Used performed in the 2003 Warped Tour.
The Used played in Ozzfest 2003.
Branden is the oldest member of The Used, born in 1978. Jeph was born in 1979 and Bert and Quinn were both born in 1982.
The Used have toured with Goldfinger.
The Used lived on the streets and begged for change before they were given a contract with Reprise Records.
The band's self-titled debut album was released in 2002.
Bert was a drug user in the past, and claims his bandmates now keep him away from drugs.
Bert McCracken used to date Kelly Osbourne, but she dumped him.
Bert McCracken screams so much on stage he has been known to vomit because of it.
The Used toured with Green Day.
John Feldman is a vegan and PETA activist.
Jeph Howard is a vegan and PETA activist.
John Feldman, who produced the band's first two albums, is a member of the rock band Goldfinger.
Bert says his greatest influence is Michael Jackson.
Bert's birthday is February 25th.
The Used have toured with Finch.
Bert was once addicted to drugs.
Bert McCracken was kicked out of his house by his parents when he rebelled against his mormon upbringing.
The band formed in Utah.
The Used have toured with Blink 182.
Mark Blewett and Alan Hessler were both assistant engineers on "In Love And Death", the band's second album.
John Feldman produced, engineered and mixed The Used's first two albums.
The Used have toured with GlassJaw.
Albums: The Used, In Love And Death, Lies For The Liars, Shallow Believer, Artwork
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.
Bert: Sometimes things just seem out of my control, but they really never are. That's what "Take It Away" is about. I just need to take small steps every day.
Bert: A lot of s*** will continue to happen. There will always be trials and tribulations. But I have to realize that every mistake I make is part of me. And the only way a mistake is going to remain a mistake is if I don't learn something from it. I try to turn the experience into a positive thing.
Quinn: (on Bert)[He is] a chemical mixture of Mick Jagger and a werewolf.
Bert: Night time is just so much more dangerous and aggressive and mysterious.
Bert: Something very big is about to happen. I feel it. I've always felt it.