Mini Bio (1)
Hoobastank formed in 1994 Agoura Hills, California. Vocalist Douglas Robb met guitarist Daniel Estrin at a battle of the bands held at the local high school. Both of their bands were performing, and after both bands had broken up, they decided to team up. At first, Robb was a bassist, but he had a decent singing voice and was encouraged to try singing. After high school, they decided to try to find other band members. Bassist Markku Lappalainen knew Daniel Estrin from his previous band and was called up with the opportunity to join their band. Drummer Chris Hesse was found when the members placed an ad in the local "Recycler", which was a local music magazine. He replied, and Hoobastank was born. Their first show was performed in Doug Robb's backyard in Agoura Hills. A fellow band also performed at the show, Incubus. Around 1998, Hoobastank independently released their first CD, "They sure don't make basketball shorts like they used too", which was a collection of demos. Soon after, Hoobastank signed on with Island Records and released their first official album "Hoobastank" which had hits such as "Running Away" and "Crawling in the Dark". In 2003, Hoobastank released their second official album, "The Reason", which had the enormously huge song of the same name. Recently, Hoobastank was up for 3 Grammys; Song of the Year, Best rock album, and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, however, they failed to take any home. Currently, Hoobastank is about to go on tour with fellow rock band Velvet Revolver.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous