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Encyclopedia > 311 (band)
311
Origin Omaha
Nebraska
Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Ska
Alternative rock
Rapcore
Reggae
Funk rock
Years active 1989 – present
Label(s) Sony BMG, Volcano
Website 311.com
Members
Nick Hexum (Vocals, Guitar)
SA Martinez (Vocals, Turntables)
P-Nut (Bass)
Tim Mahoney (Guitar)
Chad Sexton (Percussion)
Former members
Jim Watson

311' (pronounced "three eleven") is a band, from Omaha, Nebraska. Their musical structure incorporates a variety of musical styles including hip hop, alternative rock, reggae, and funk. Image File history File links City of Omaha Flag. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see SKA (disambiguation). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Rapcore is a musical genre that fuses the techniques of hip hop, heavy metal, alternative rock and sometimes funk. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs and the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Volcano Records is a subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainments Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros. ... Nicholas Lofton Hexum (born April 12, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin) is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Omaha, Nebraska-based alternative rock band 311. ... Born October 29, 1969, SA performs vocals and scratches as the last added member to the band 311. ... Aaron Charles Wills a. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chad Ronald Sexton (born September 7, 1970, in Lexington, Kentucky) is the drummer for the band 311. ... Band may mean: A musical band A band (electronics) is a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two given limits In anthropology, a band society A Rubber band In solid-state physics, an energy band The Band, a particular musical band See also: bandana This is a disambiguation page — a... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ...

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Musical career

311 has enjoyed commercial success stemming from its widespread fan base. Since their self-titled album in 1995, all but one of their albums (the exception being Live) have been in the top 15 of the Billboard 200. Nineteen of their singles have received significant radio airplay since "Do You Right" in 1993; five of those songs being top 3 hits on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Tracks Cover of 311s Live album (1998) Down Homebrew Beautiful Disaster Misdirected Hostility Freak Out Nix Hex Applied Science Omaha Stylee Tribute Galaxy Light Years Hydroponic Whos Got The Herb? Feels So Good Audio CD (November 3, 1998) Label: Volcano ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ...


The local band (1989–1992)

Chad and Jim began playing all over Omaha in bars and pubs as the "Fish Hippos" while trying to convince Nick to come back from Germany and join the band to open a show for Fugazi. Nick agreed but wanted to change the band's name from the "Fish Hippos". 311 became their name after an incident in which Wills and Watson were caught skinny dipping by police. The two were charged for violating Omaha code 311 (indecent exposure). The group found this hilarious and the number stuck.


In 1990, Hexum started his own little record company, called What Have You Records, for the purpose of releasing 311 albums. Their first release, Dammit!, was released that year on consignment in record stores throughout Omaha. By 1991, Jim Watson had decided he didn't want to be in 311 anymore. After he left, the remaining members asked their friend Tim Mahoney to take over for Watson. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Dammit! was 311s first independent release, on their own record company, What Have You Records. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 1991, 311 released their second independent release, Unity, and was released with far greater numbers. While Dammit! only printed 300 cassettes, Unity had 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes printed and was distributed through consignment and also sold at shows. The band began to headline shows in local clubs, such as The Ranch Bowl and Sokol Auditorium, and became a local success. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Unity was 311s second independent release and first CD release on their own record company, What Have You Records. ... Outside of Sokol Auditorium The Sokol Auditorium, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a local icon for musical performances and gymnastics. ...


1992 was a big year for 311. SA Martinez, who had been making various appearances with 311 over the past years as a vocalist, had officially been asked to join the band. The newly formed 311 recorded a six-track demo, called Hydroponic, and moved to Los Angeles. Within their first few months, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Born October 29, 1969, SA performs vocals and scratches as the last added member to the band 311. ... Hydroponic (1992) is an album by 311. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Capricorn Records is an independent record label which was launched by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia. ...


The beginnings (1993-1994)

Their first major record, Music was released in 1993. The single "Do You Right" received airplay on modern rock stations and reached #27 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. However, the album failed to chart at the time. Music was the first (official) studio album by 311 as the previous releases were released independently. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ...


The lack of album sales came at a cost, Capricorn pulled their tour support right after the release of the first album, the band responded by financing their own tour. The band was driving around in an old recreational vehicle borrowed from Chad's father. After tackling a steep incline one day, the RV caught fire. The only door out of the vehicle was surrounded by flames so the band jumped through the fire. All of their equipment and possessions were lost, no one was injured, the song "Omaha Stylee" depicts the situation.[citation needed]


The following year, they released their second studio album, Grassroots. Although none of the singles charted, the album reached #8 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and #193 on the Billboard 200, and tracks from Grassroots began popping up on college charts nation wide. It was during this time that 311's loyal fan base began to take form.[citation needed] Grassroots is a critically acclaimed album by 311, released on July 12, 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Mainstream breakthrough (1995–2001)

In 1995, 311 released what was to be their biggest selling CD, the self-titled 311 (also known as The Blue Album). Produced by Ron St. Germain , the album was recorded live in contrast to their previous two albums in which all instruments were recorded separately. The first single "Don't Stay Home" was a modest success, reaching #29 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. But the follow-up single "Down," which was released 14 months after the album, received heavy airplay on mainstream radio and the accompanying music video was on MTV's rotation. The song hit #1 on the Modern Rock chart. The band made their Network Television debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on August 23. The third single, "All Mixed Up", enjoyed almost identical success, reaching #4 on the Modern Rock chart. These singles propelled the album to platinum status in 1996. The album eventually went triple-platinum. They also appeared on David Letterman playing "Down". The Blue Album is the name commonly used for the eponymously titled album by 311. ... Ron Saint Germain (alternate spellings Ron St. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... Down is a song by the band 311. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ... Look up mainstream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... In radio broadcasting, a spin is a single play of a song. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... All Mixed Up is a hit single released by the rapcore/punk rock/reggae band 311. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ...


In the following years, 311 continued touring and on August 5th 1997 they released Transistor which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, their highest position on that chart. While featuring popular tracks like "Beautiful Disaster", "Transistor ", and "Prisoner," the album also dealt with more weighty subject matter such as world affairs ("Borders"), spirituality ("Inner Light Spectrum"), and mysticism ("The Continuous Life"). Although not garnering as much fame as some of 311's previous output, the album quickly went platinum. Transistor is the fourth studio album by 311. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


In 1999, 311 released their fifth major album, Soundsystem. "Come Original" was the album's first single and had success on radio and MTV. The song reached #6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. The video was heavily requested on MTV's TRL, and was #60 on TRL's Top 99 of '99. The second single, "Flowing," had American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas featured in the music video. This article is about the 311 album. ... Come Original is a popular hip_hop style hard rock song by 311, first released on their 1999 album Soundsystem. ... TRL redirects here. ... Flowing is a song by the group 311. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Eddie Kaye Thomas (born on October 31, 1980 in New York City) is an American film (and stage) actor who rose to prominence in 1999 as Paul Finch in American Pie, which spawned two sequels and a direct-to-video spin-off. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


The success of these albums helped the band's first two major albums, Music and Grassroots, reach certified gold status. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


Starting in 2000 the band began celebrating "their holiday" of 311 Day, held on March 11 (3/11). Every other year the band and thousands of their most loyal fans gather to New Orleans and celebrate with an extended concert put on by 311. The sets get longer every year, in 2000 they played 47 songs and in 2002 59 songs were played. In 2004 311 played 68 songs in 5 hours, and later that year a DVD was released of 311 Day 2004, containing 64 of the 68 songs. 311 Day in 2006 was held at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The band played 65 songs, the setlist was cut short from 69, because of a strict curfew of midnight. The band recorded the entire show in high definition. A 2 hour edit of the show aired on HDTV on December 10. 311 Day 2008 was announced on the band's website on September 11th, 2007; no official ticket or venue information was mentioned at that time. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mid-South Coliseum, also known as The Entertainment Capital of the Mid-South, is a multipurpose arena that seats 10,085 people in Memphis, Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1995, the band purchased a communal living space/recording studio in North Hollywood, California called The Hive. The band has recorded every album at The Hive since 2000, beginning with the sessions for From Chaos, 311's sixth major record release. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... North Hollywood is a district in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Hive is a recording studio in Burbank, California that is owned and run by the members of the alternative rock band 311. ... From Chaos is the sixth studio album by 311, released on June 19, 2001. ...


From Chaos was released in late 2001 and debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. Its first single, "You Wouldn't Believe" featured basketball star Shaquille O'Neal in the video and had a solid run of success on MTV. The album is also known for its third single, "Amber", an ethereal love song with surf guitar and the group's signature reggae-flavored sound. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... You Wouldnt Believe is a popular hip-hop style hard rock song song by 311 that was first released on their From Chaos album in 2001, which has a music video featuring Shaquille ONeal. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American rapper, actor, and professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


Later years (2003–present)

Their seventh major release, Evolver, came in 2003 and marked a return to the straightforward guitar-heavy sound that the band had become known for. Overall opinions of the album were mixed. Evolver debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, and the single "Creatures (For A While)" reached #3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. Evolver is an album by 311, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ...


In 2004, 311 covered the Cure's "Love Song" which became a #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also reached #59 on the Hot 100, their first single to reach that chart. It was featured on the soundtrack for the motion picture 50 First Dates and then a few months later on their own Greatest Hits '93-'03. The compilation debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold. The album also featured two new songs. "How Do You Feel" and "First Straw". Of these new tracks, "First Straw", was released as a single and reached #14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This article is about the band. ... Lovesong (sometimes listed as Love Song) is a modern ballad written by Robert Smith and originally released by The Cure on their Disintegration album. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... 50 First Dates is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and directed by Peter Segal. ... Greatest Hits 93_03 was the first compilation album by 311, released on June 8, 2004. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


On August 16, 2005, 311 released their eighth studio album, titled Don't Tread on Me. "Don't Tread On Me", the first single, reached #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and #1 at R&R. The next two singles, "Speak Easy" and "Frolic Room", did not receive the same success as the first, neither of which made it past #20 on the Modern Rock Charts. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dont Tread On Me is the eighth studio album by 311, which was released on August 16, 2005. ... Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ...


Neither of their newest studio albums, excluding Greatest Hits, have received an RIAA certification yet. The RIAA Logo. ...


On July 20, 2006, 311 kicked off their Summer Unity Tour, featuring opening bands Pepper and the legendary Wailers. It would go on to be one of the biggest 311 tours to date, with the band performing 37 shows across 27 states. Every show drew thousands of people, including their biggest show to date, drawing over 18,500 people in Atlanta, plus shows in New Jersey (17,210), Boston (15,276), Washington DC (13,812), Omaha (13,467), Kansas City (11,156), and Colorado (10,000). is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pepper is a ska punk band originally from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, but has since relocated to southern California. ... When Bob Marley originally started singing with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh on the album Catch A Fire and Burnin ; they were known simply as The Wailers. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Though Don't Tread on Me or Evolver haven't sold as well as their previous efforts, the band continued to prove that they are a live phenomenon. After completion of the tour, 311 announced they would be taking a break, their first official one in over eight years. Dont Tread On Me is the eighth studio album by 311, which was released on August 16, 2005. ... Evolver is an album by 311, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ...


Return & recent events (2007)

In January 2007, 311 stepped back into their Hive Studios with Nick's younger brother Zack Hexum. They recorded a cover of Toots & the Maytals song "Reggae Got Soul" for the soundtrack of the upcoming film Surf's Up, which was released on June 5, 2007 and was leaked onto the internet in late May. Armed with a diverse musical background, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Zack Hexum has always been able to deliver his songs in a fresh and interesting way. ... Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. ... Surfs Up is an American computer-animated mockumentary film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, released on June 7, 2007[1] by Columbia Pictures. ...


In a recent interview on MTV.com, Hexum confirmed that the band is working on new material for the next album, expected in 2008. He says there will be a new producer [citation needed], feature the rock sound the band is known for, and not to expect a sequel to 2005's Don't Tread on Me, which he feels was rushed [citation needed]. On March 11, 311 Day, 2007, Nick also confirmed a new song title, "I Was Wrong," which he describes as combining dancehall reggae with funk [citation needed].


In April of 2007 311 confirmed this year's "Summer Unity Tour", which ran 50 shows from late June through late August, one of their longest to date [1]. Several opening acts featured throughout the tour. Reggae artist Matisyahu was part of most of the trek, with bands Shootyz Groove, The Rivalry, Particle, The English Beat, The Dirty Heads. After the tour, 311 confirmed they are working on an album for 2008 expected to be released after a short spring tour including 3-11 Day 2008. The band stated that the album would explore more jamming sessions that are captured in their live shows. Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller, June 30, 1979) is an American reggae musician. ... Shootyz Groove is a funk metal and rapcore band from The Bronx, New York. ... Particle is a jam band formed in Los Angeles in 2000. ... The Beat, known in North America as The English Beat, was one of the most important 2 Tone ska music groups. ...


Controversies

False claims of racism

In 1993 the band started to receive criticism due to perceived racism as "311" is used as a symbol, particularly in prison tattoos, for the Ku Klux Klan because K is the 11th letter of the alphabet (Three 11s = Three Ks = KKK)[1]. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... ABCs redirects here, for the Alien Big Cats, see British big cats. ...


The name actually came from a skinny dipping incident when Jim Watson, the band's former guitarist, was charged with indecent exposure by the Omaha Police Department and was escorted home handcuffed and naked. The police code which appeared on the citation was "311". Nick Hexum has said: Skinny dipping, or skinny-dipping is swimming naked. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Omaha Police Department, commonly known as the OPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of the city of Omaha, Nebraska. ...

After the humor of the name wore off, we still kept it because we liked that it was just abstract and that it did not define us in any way. The name did not describe our sound or our politics, it just let the music speak for itself.

Released in 1994 on Grassroots, the song "Silver" provides some strong words against racism:

Of the racist institutions, simple minds belong;
Not happy being human, no wish to get along.
Little people need exclusions; sucker groups to throng.
It makes them feel special; it makes them feel strong.
Now I've got a clique but it's more like a family.
Not an ethnic trip more like an ethic sea.
I write the rhyme today, tell it to you later.
Whether we're comin' in whack or what.
It's a waste to be a hater.

In response to the rumors, Nick Hexum began to write a song for the 1997 release Transistor titled "Fuck The KKK". After thinking about the title and how it wasn't true to the positive nature of 311, he revised it and ended up with "Electricity", the sixth track on the album.


First two lines from "Electricity":

This song started as a rant against haters
But that'd be giving in to the instigators

Last verse:

A call out for unity
In every province and city.
What do you think we've been saying
Since we first started playing?

(These last lines can be seen as a reference to the early 311 song "Unity".)


Some of 311's tours in 2000 and 2001 featured booths with The Museum of Tolerance in an effort to spread tolerance and disprove racist rumors. The Museum of Tolerance is a multimedia museum in Los Angeles, California, with an associated museum in New York City, designed to examine racism and prejudice in the United States and the world with a strong focus on the history of the Holocaust. ...


In addition, singer Doug "SA" Martinez is of Latino descent. Also, 311 are heavily influenced by (and perform) music with African American and Jamaican roots, such as hip hop music, reggae, ska, and funk. For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... For other uses, see SKA (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ...


Members

Nicholas Lofton Hexum (born April 12, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin) is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Omaha, Nebraska-based alternative rock band 311. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Born October 29, 1969, SA performs vocals and scratches as the last added member to the band 311. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Aaron Charles Wills (stage name: P-Nut), (born June 5, 1974 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American musician, and bassist for band 311. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Chad Ronald Sexton (born September 7, 1970, in Lexington, Kentucky) is the drummer for the band 311. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Former members

  • Jim Watson - Lead Guitar (1989 - 1991)

Guest musicians

  • Ward Bones - Guest keyboards on the version of "Fuck the Bullshit" on Dammit!.
  • Black Chiney - Back-up vocals on "Creatures (For a While)" and vocals on "Are You Ready" Stage Intro
  • Daddy Freddy - Back-up vocals on "Nix Hex"
  • Robert Greenridge - Steel Drums on the song "Speak Easy"
  • Zack Hexum - Nick's younger brother, plays saxophone in "Outside" a 311 B-Side.
  • Marcus Watkins - Guest guitar on the version of "Fuck the Bullshit" on Dammit!.
  • Eric Bobo - Guest percussionist on "Running", "Strangers" and "Stealing Happy Hours" on [[Transistor (311 album)

|Transistor]]. Dammit! was 311s first independent release, on their own record company, What Have You Records. ... Black Chiney is a Jamaican sound system based in Miami, Florida. ... Armed with a diverse musical background, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Zack Hexum has always been able to deliver his songs in a fresh and interesting way. ... The Blue Album is the name commonly used for the eponymously titled album by 311. ... Dammit! was 311s first independent release, on their own record company, What Have You Records. ...

  • Shaquille O'Neill - On Enlarged to Show Detail 2, Shaq made an appearance at a show to perform an unknown song that repeats the word Psycho.

Discography

Main article: 311 discography

The following is the discography of American alternative rock band 311. ...

Major label studio albums

Music was the first (official) studio album by 311 as the previous releases were released independently. ... Grassroots is a critically acclaimed album by 311, released on July 12, 1994 (see 1994 in music). ... The Blue Album is the name commonly used for the eponymously titled album by 311. ... Transistor is the fourth studio album by 311. ... This article is about the 311 album. ... From Chaos is the sixth studio album by 311, released on June 19, 2001. ... Evolver is an album by 311, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... Dont Tread On Me is the eighth studio album by 311, which was released on August 16, 2005. ...

References

  1. ^ www.311.com

External links


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