Collective Soul is an American rock band originally from Stockbridge, Georgia and now based in Atlanta.
The band broke into mainstream popularity with their first hit single
Stockbridge, Georgia, U.S.
Alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
Marching Two-Step, Starfish and Coffee, Magnets and Ghosts, Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project,
Will Turpin + The Way, Kings of Chaos, Cheap Thrill
Ed Roland – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
Dean Roland – rhythm guitar
Will Turpin – bass, backing vocals
Johnny Rabb – drums, percussion
Jesse Triplett – lead guitar
Ross Childress – lead guitar, backing vocals
Shane Evans – drums, percussion
Joel Kosche – lead guitar, backing vocals
Ryan Hoyle – drums, percussion
Cheney Brannon – drums, percussion
Collective Soul Quotes
There are so many different variables. I've always enjoyed the chance to see different places and meet people, see friendsâ€¦but you miss family. Touring always has its positives and negatives - it's all in a person's ways of dealing with it. Like we talked about before, I love seeing different places, so that part is great.
It's been pretty consistent across the nation. We've been lucky with that. Denver was greatâ€¦Portland should be rockin'â€¦Phoenix was a rippin' crowd. The crowds give us our energy. That's what it's all about, man. That's why you play.
Musically, we were challenging each other and ourselves. Shane has been doing more programming. He did the loop on "No More, No Less." Ross singing more, like on "Dandy Life." Deep down, we're still just a rock band. One dimension is emotion, and another is sound. We push ourselves to be a better rock band.
"That was weird, that whole time was weird, ...There's something really bizarre about looking out at all those people when just a few months before we were playing to ourselves and a few hundred in local clubs. We were only just a band."
"To be honest we needed to get back home as well. It had been more than 18 months away and we all just needed to get back to who we were. Just see our families, friends. Get things in perspective again. "
"This business can get to you and it can change you. We always heard it but until you experience it you never know for yourself. And, yeah, you can get bitten. I feel honestly sorry for anybody who finds themselves in a similar situation to the one we were in. But in a strange way I guess we are the better for it. Perhaps, we wouldn't have made the album we did if it wasn't for it.