"Collective Soul" are an alternative rock/post-grunge band from Stockbridge, Georgia, USA. Throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s they have enjoyed major commercial popularity on alternative rock and mainstream rock radio. They became one of the most successful rock bands of the 1990s.
They have composed hook-laden lush melodies on top of heavy fluent guitar riffs reminiscent of classic rock and hard rock artists from the 70s and 80s. Some of their main influences are Elvis Presley, Elton John, The Cars and The Beatles. Some have called Collective Soul a Christian rock band, a styling the band has repeatedly denied. They do, however, admit that their lyrics are often spiritual in nature.
Collective Soul broke through in 1994 after being signed to Atlantic Records.
The band originally started out as "Marching Two Step" in 1989, which included current lead singer Ed Roland, Shane Evans, and two other members. Prior to their breakthrough, the band went through various lineup changes. Roland had been working at "Real 2 Reel Studios" in Atlanta for a while doing production and studio work for local artists. The studio was owned by Will Turpin's father. Roland record...
|music genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop-rock|
|current members|| Ed Roland|