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Lifehouse is an alternative band from the United States, popular with mainstream audiences. They came to prominence in 2000 with the hit single "Hanging By A Moment" from their debut album, No Name Face. The single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year, beating out Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys for the No.1 Single of 2001. In 2002, they released their follow up album Stanley Climbfall. The band's third album, self-titled Lifehouse, was released in 2005. The band has recently completed their fourth studio album, Who We Are, which was released on June 19, 2007. The trio consists of Jason Wade, Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. and Bryce Soderberg. At times, the band jokingly refers to themselves as Lifeboat.

Biography

The band was founded by Jason Wade (vocals, guitar) and his friends Sergio Andrade (bass guitar) and Jon Palmer (drums) providing the core trio. Collin Hayden was soon added on additional guitar and Aaron Lord was added on various strings.

Blyss & Diff's Lucky Day

When Wade was 15 years old, Kate Miner introduced him to friend and collaborator Ron Aniello, who helped Jason to hone his skills. Working with Aniello as producer, the young men released a demo album in 1999 under the band name "Blyss" entitled Diff's Lucky Day. Originally intended for sale at concerts, or for giving to friends or potential industry contacts, these limited-release CDs surprised everyone when they began to sell for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

No Name Face

In 2000, Lifehouse entered the recording studio to record their first LP. Five of the twelve tracks from Diff's Lucky Day were remixed and released on No Name Face. Because of his charisma and talent, DreamWorks Records focused their sights solely on frontman Jason Wade, and by the time the debut album was released on October 31, 2000, Wade and Andrade were the only remaining founding members. Shortly after recording the first album, Rick Woolstenhulme replaced Jon Palmer on drums. Lifehouse's international fan base began to grow and while fans of the band considered Wade's lyrics to be deep, questioning, and profoundly spiritual, some found Lifehouse's output to be "drab FM-radio rock."

"Sick Cycle Carousel" was released by the band as the first commercial release single, however it was "Hanging by a Moment" that affirmed the band a place in musical history, being labeled the "Most Played Song of 2001." The third and final single from No Name Face was "Breathing" which, though performing better than "Sick Cycle Carousel," had far less chart impact than "Hanging by a Moment."

The song "Everything" was also used in both the pilot and first-season finale episodes of the future hit WB drama, Smallville, and would go on to be placed on the series' first soundtrack (Smallville: The Talon Mix). This began the long-standing affair between band and series, as Lifehouse would go on to have seven songs played during the series' first four seasons, ending with a live performance in the fourth-season prom episode, and landing yet another song on Smallville: The Metropolis Mix ("You And Me (Wedding Version)").

Stanley Climbfall

Shortly after a long tour for No Name Face, Lifehouse re-entered the studio to cut their second album Stanley Climbfall. Though the album features all original songs with uniqueness and style similar to the first album, its success was shortlived and its singles, "Spin" and "Take Me Away," were vastly overshadowed by the success of the first album and its singles. Shortly after the release of this album, Rick's brother Sean Woolstenhulme (of The Calling) was officially made the fourth member of the band in June of 2002 after touring with Lifehouse.

In April 2004, Sergio Andrade confirmed that he had decided to leave the band to pursue individual projects. Shortly after this, Sean also left the band to pursue other musical projects such as Abandoned Pools and The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.

Lifehouse

Jason Wade and Rick Woolstenhulme remained the active members of Lifehouse. In late 2004, Bryce Soderberg (previously of AM Radio) signed on as Lifehouse's new bass guitarist. On July 6, 2004, they went to Maryland to begin work on their eponymous third album. Lifehouse was released on March 22, 2005 and was produced by John Alagia.

The album's first single, "You and Me," was released for airplay on January 18, 2005. It was written several years prior and was originally performed by Jason Wade in the 2000 independent film All Over Again. The song also appears on the soundtrack to Smallville. One episode, "Spirit," featured the band actually performing it and three other songs from the album ("Come Back Down", "Blind", and "Undone") on the show. The song has also appeared on Boston Legal.

The music video for the album's second single, "Blind," was released October 19, 2005. It stars Tina Majorino (most well-known as Deb from the MTV film Napoleon Dynamite) and features several recent thespians, such as Sarch McClain, Stephen Cheung, and Andy Walters.

Who We Are

Their fourth album, entitled Who We Are, was released on June 19, 2007. The album's release will be followed by a tour with the Goo Goo Dolls. The album features Wade, Woolstenhulme and Soderberg as its lineup.

The band claims that the album will "rock a little harder" than their self-titled album, Lifehouse. The album was recorded in Kiefer Sutherland and Jude Cole's recording studio, Ironworks Studios, in Los Angeles.

It has also been confirmed by Rick Woolstenhulme that after their tour with the Goo Goo Dolls, which began June 15 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, Lifehouse will go on a "world-wide headlining tour."

The first single to this album was "First Time", released on April 24, 2007. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 in May.

Other songs

Shortly after his death, the band performed an acoustic rendition of George Harrison's "Something" on Last Call With Carson Daly. The band has also covered the Keane single "Somewhere Only We Know" live on Yahoo Music. Lifehouse has also stated that Keane is one of their favorite musical groups.

Members

Jason Wade

Rick Woolstenhulme Jr.

Bryce Soderberg

Former members

Sean Woolstenhulme

Sergio Andrade

Jon "Diff" Palmer

Collin Hayden

Aaron Lord

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No one told me this thread was here!

Whoaaa, the weird things you discover in a search engine (hello, Google!).

Although... I'd personally say Jason Wade should've gotten his own thread ;) But I'm biased against the other two guys... whoever they are :ninja:

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Very good band.

I'm surprised there are so few comments.

My favourite songs would be "Hanging By A Moment" & "Sick Cycle Carousel."

Sick Cycle Carousel is fantastic - I'm genuinely surprised it didn't go to number 1.

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The first time i heard them was on Smallville (one of the earliest seasons).

My favorite tracks: Breathing, Everything, Sky is falling, Somewhere in between, You belong to me and Hanging By A Moment.

And yeah... Jason Wade is cute and I really like his voice :)

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