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"Fastball" is an American pop-rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in the 1990s. The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A" but changed their name after signing with Hollywood Records.

Fastball consists of Miles Zuniga (lead guitar and vocals), Tony Scalzo (bass, keyboards and vocals), and Joey Shuffield (drums). Jeff Groves (bass) joined the group in 2004.

Fastball released one breakout hit single, "The Way", in 1998; in the U.S. the single reached #1 on ''Billboard's'' Modern Rock Tracks chart in April and remained there for seven weeks. Other Fastball songs receiving significant radio airplay have included "Out Of My Head", "You're An Ocean", and "Fire Escape".

The group was nominated for two Grammy Awards -- Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "The Way," and Best Long Form Music Video for "They Wanted The Highway." They also received an MTV Video Music Award nomination as Best New Artist.

As of summer 2006, the band is writing and recording for a new album that will be released in 2007.__NOTOC__


* 1996 ''Make Your Mama Proud''

* 1998 ''All the Pain Money Can Buy'' (#29 US)

* 2000 ''The Harsh Light of Day'' (#97...

years active 1996 - present
music genre Alternative/Rock
current members Jeff Groves
Tony Scalzo
Joey Shuffield
Miles Zuniga
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