Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada in 1992, originally
under the name Groundswell.
After a breakup in late 1995, the band regrouped in 1997 under its current name.
Also known as
At the start of 2013, Three Days Grace announced that lead singer Adam Gontier
was resigning from the band because of a "non-life threatening" health issue.
Adam Gontier was replaced by My Darkest Days singer Matt Walst shortly thereafter,
who was not confirmed as an official member until March 28, 2014.
Norwood, Ontario, Canada
Hard rock, alternative metal, post-grunge
My Darkest Days
Brad Walst -
bass, occasional backing vocals
Neil Sanderson -
drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals (1997-present)
Barry Stock -
lead guitar (2003-present)
Matt Walst -
lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2013-present)
Adam Gontier - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1997-2013)
Dani Rosenoer - keyboards, backing vocals (2012-present)
Did You Know:
You can find their songs in many video game soundtracks including
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw and NASCAR Thunder .
Three Days Grace Quotes
We grew up 2 hours outside Toronto in a small town of 1500 people. Basically we were buddies before we formed the band and we used to hang around at high school. One day I just told Brad, our bass player, to try playing the bass, he'd never played an instrument before, and we formed a band from that moment.
We're all about writing good songs and not necessary about trying to stick to one sound or whatever. All the guys in the band are influenced by lots of different things. Like I grew up listening to the Beatles and Joni Mitchell whereas the other guys in the band were into Led Zeppelin and Sabbath. We have a whole heap of different influences that come out when we write. I guess on the record those influences all come together and make this solid record of good songs.
Well, in big cities you don't get to hear most of the things that go on. The public knowledge is often controlled by whomever it's about. But in a small town the hearsay travels quickly. You get a clear picture of what someone's all about. You see most aspects of their lives.
We're always writing, but we're concentrating on just performing right now. We're thinking about which song should be the next single.
We go up onstage and it's full on. It's like we own the stage. We give it full on. So when we come off the stage we feel relieved and pretty chilled.