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Hoobastank [May. 10th, 2004|06:36 pm]
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Hoobastank was created in 1994 by friends Dan Estrin (guitar), Douglas Robb (vocals), Markku Lappalainen (bass). After forming, the group began writing music in their Southern California suburban hometown of Agoura Hills, California. In 1995, they began looking for a drummer. Chris Hesse responded to the group’s newspaper advertisement. One month later, Hoobastank performed for the first time at Los Angeles’s prestigious Roxy club. The group, which is a mix of post-grunge, rock, ska, and punk was influenced by bands such as Phish, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, and Faith No More. They began touring in California and Arizona. After making enough money, Hoobastank financed their debut album entitled They Sure Don’t Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To. In November 2001, Hoobastank released their debut self-titled album for a major label. They received much praise from both the public and the media.