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Happy Birthday, Nick Hexum: Wake-Up Video

12 April 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Monday is always a weird day to celebrate your birthday, but there is little doubt that 311 guitarist and singer Nick Hexum will be toasting and eating cupcakes today, as it's his 40th birthday. The Omaha native has no shortage of things to celebrate. Last month, the group executed its latest 311 Day, which was actually a three day festival that celebrated both the group's long career and their adoring fans. (You can check out the reports from our 311 superfans here.)

Formed way back in 1988, 311 have evolved from a Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque rock-funk hybrid to something entirely unique, blending together alternative rock, metal, funk, hip-hop, reggae and jam music into one giant ever-morphing stew of sound. Though they developed an early grassroots following, they first grabbed national attention in 1995 when they dropped their self-titled third album, which contained the modern rock radio hits "Down," "Don't Stay Home" and "All Mixed Up. »

- Kyle Anderson

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311 Day 2010: Meeting The Band And Solving The Mystery Of Nick Hexum's White Pants

11 March 2010 10:08 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

This week, 311 celebrate their fans and their music during a three day festival called 311 Day. We sent two 311 superfans to give us the diehard's perspective about the show, the crowds and the vibe of the greatest 72 hours in 311 history..

By Dave Kosin

So I just got back from interviewing 311. Without a doubt, that was one of the single most awesome experiences of my life.

Lauren and I were brought into the Mandalay Bay Events Center to the backstage area. We were both a little geeked out when we realized we were doing the interviews in Nick Hexum's dressing room. The whole time, I just kept thinking "I'm in Nick's dressing room! Are you kidding me?"

After figuring out our questions and shooting a little intro, we waited for the band. While we were waiting, we heard voices in the hallway, and then all of a sudden, Tim Mahoney came walking around the corner. »

- MTV News

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311 Day Contest: Check Out Our Finalists!

8 March 2010 2:30 PM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

You should be proud of yourselves, 311 fans. Last week, we asked you to make videos to put forth your case for being the special MTV News correspondent at 2010 311 Day (which launches this week) and you delivered in incredibly impressive ways. MTV News received dozens of entries, most of which were exceptionally clever, passionate, funny, envelope-pushing and entertaining. In collaboration with the 311 camp, MTV News has selected the winner of the contest. But before we make the official announcement, we wanted to get your feedback on some of the finalists.

First, there's JessAnn. She assumed a male alter-ego to interview herself, and has been a fan since '94. She's been to 35 shows in eight different states and has been to two previous 311 Days. She was planning on heading out to Las Vegas to hang around even though she forgot to get tickets. Is her "Freak Out"-fueled submission the best of the bunch? »

- MTV News

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