Negative Zero
Negative Zero
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Portrayed By Theory of a Deadman
Origin Seattle, WA
Genre(s) Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge
Years Active 2001 - Present
Label(s) Virgin Records
Associated Acts Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Daughtry
Members
Derek Vinyard, Tim Roth, Johnny Black
Former Members
James Matthews, Megan St. James, Jacob Green

History

Negative Zero released their eponymous album Negative Zero on September 17, 2002 after signing with Virgin Records. This album released four singles, with two international videos for "Nothing Could Come Between Us" and "Make Up Your Mind." It was these two songs that propelled them into more mainstream music and acknowledgment. After the quiet but fairly substantial recognition from the debut, Derek Vinyard, the band's lead singer, would be called up to work again with Kroeger and Josey Scott, lead singer of the band Saliva to perform the song Hero on the soundtrack of the first Spider-Man movie, of which both a single and video were released. This also brought attention to the band. In 2003, the band won the Juno Award for New Group of the Year.

On March 29, 2005, Negative Zero released their second album, Gasoline. After the release of the album, the band toured with Shinedown and No Address. Starting March 1, Negative Zero began a promotional tour including them, with headliners Breaking Benjamin and The Exies. Negative Zero has risen in popularity with songs from Gasoline appearing in the soundtrack of the 2005 video game Fahrenheit, which was released under the title "Indigo Prophecy" in the United States.

The band performed the theme song to World Wrestling Entertainment's No Way Out 2006 pay-per-view, a cover version of "Deadly Game" from the WWE Anthology album. The song was released on the WWE Wreckless Intent album. They also did a cover of "No Chance In Hell", the theme tune for Vince McMahon. The song was released on WWE The Music, Vol. 8 on March 25, 2008.

On April 1, 2008, Negative Zero released their third album, Scars & Souvenirs, which contains their five singles, "So Happy", "Bad Girlfriend" (which borrows heavily from The Cult's hit single "Fire Woman") "All or Nothing", "Hate My Life" and "Not Meant to Be". The song "By the Way" features vocals from Chris Daughtry. On April 6, 2008, they appeared at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, after making various stops across Canada in a promotion known as Journey To The Junos.

The band is currently touring the United States and Canada in support of the new album.
On October 13, 2008 during the Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders football game, it was announced that they will be one of the musical acts during the 96th Grey Cup halftime show along with Suzie McNeil and Andree Watters on November 23, 2008.

It was recently announced Negative Zero will be supporting Mötley Crüe along with Hinder during their fall '09/winter '10 tour.

Total Nonstop Action use their song "Got it Made" from the album Scars & Souvenirs for their special 2008 year review video.

On April 9, 2009 Scars & Souvenirs was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales reaching 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.


Tours

  • Scars & Souvenirs Tour (with Airbourne and Saving Abel)
  • The Rock is Alive Tour (with Black Stone Cherry and the Parlor Mob)
  • Scars & Souvenirs Tour (with Black Stone Cherry, Hinder, the Veer Union, and a portion of Mötley Crüe's Saints of Los Angeles Tour)
  • Crüe Fest 2: the White Trash Circus (with Charm City Devils, Drowning Pool, Godsmack, and Mötley Crüe)

Band Members

  • Derek Vinyard - Vocals and Guitar (2001 - Present)
  • Tim Roth - Bass (2001 - Present)
  • Johnny Black - Drums (2007 - Present)

Former Members

  • James Matthews - Drums (2001 - 2003)
  • Megan St. James (2003)
  • Jacob Green (2003 - 2007)

Other Appearances

  • The videogame Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy used four songs from the band's second album Gasoline on its soundtrack - 'Santa Monica', 'No Surprise', 'Say Goodbye' and 'No Way Out'.
  • The videogame American Chopper used the song "Leg to Stand On".
  • The videogame NASCAR 09 features the song "Got It Made" from their new CD Scars and Souvenirs on the soundtrack.
  • The band's name comes from the original title of 'Last Song', a track Vinyard penned about a man who writes his memoirs before committing suicide.
  • Daniel Adair of Nickelback recorded the drums on "Santa Monica."
  • The song "Deadly Game" was recorded and released on WWE's theme compilation WWE Wreckless Intent.
  • The song "Invisible Man" was used in the soundtrack to the blockbuster film Spider-Man. The song was used on an episode of Smallville.
  • Their song "Sacrifice" was played on NBC as the background music for its promotional commercials for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
  • They performed at the half-time show at the 2008 Grey Cup, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • The song "Got It Made" was used by TNA Wrestling for their 2008 Year In Review video.

Discography


Studio Albums

Album Art Album Name Release Year Label
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Negative Zero 2002 Virgin Records
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Fuel The Fire 2003 Virgin Records
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This One Is For You 2008 Virgin Records

Singles

  • Careless Whisper
  • Nothing Could Come Between Us
  • Make Up Your Mind
  • Point to Prove
  • The Last Song
  • No Surprise
  • Say Goodbye
  • Santa Monica
  • Hello Lonely (Walk Away from This)
  • Better Off
  • Since You've Been Gone
  • So Happy
  • Bad Girlfriend
  • All or Nothing
  • Hate My Life
  • Not Meant to Be
  • By the Way

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