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The Calling

Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Pop rock
Years active 1999[1] – 2005 (hiatus)[2]
Labels SonyBMG/RCA records
Associated acts Alex Band
Members
Alex Band
Aaron Kamin
Former members
Nate Wood
Sean Woolstenhulme
Billy Mohler

The Calling is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band was formed by Alex Band (vocals) and Aaron Kamin (guitar) when Kamin was dating Band's sister[3].

Contents

Career

After forming in 1999[1], Band and Kamin were signed to a record deal with RCA.

The Calling's first album was recorded from 1999-2001. As the band advanced, Sean Woolstenhulme (guitars), Billy Mohler (bass) and Nate Wood (drums) were added in 2001[4] as extra musicians/touring musicians, and a few of the songs were re-recorded. The Calling's first album, Camino Palmero, was issued in July 2001 and quickly became a hit, due to the strength of its single, "Wherever You Will Go." The song was featured prominently in the television series Smallville's first season episode "Metamorphosis."[5].

In June 2002, Woolstenhulme left The Calling[6]; He was later replaced by Dino Meneghin.[7] Mohler and Wood left in October 2002[8][9]. In November 2003 former members Wood and Mohler sued Band, Kamin, and the group's management accusing each of mismanagement, fraud, and asking for an audit of the money that was spent during their tenures in The Calling[4]. They claim they were promised a share of the royalties and profits from touring and merchandise in 2001-02[4]. Band and Kamin claimed the two were hired musicians and not entitled to royalties.[10]

In June 2004 the group returned with Two. The album had three singles and accompanying videos, "Our Lives", "Things Will Go My Way", and "Anything". With new touring musicians, the band toured for most of 2004, with founding member Kamin only making sporadic appearances. In July 2005, the band went on indefinite hiatus[2] after playing a farewell show in Temecula, California. Alex Band's solo album, entitled We've All Been There is slated for a 2nd quarter 2008 release. Alex and his new band (often mislabeled as "The Calling") played sporadic gigs around the U.S. and Brazil in 2008. The band performed at Washington State University on April 19, 2008 for Springfest[11]. They also performed at Towson University on April 26th, 2008 at the annual Tigerfest show[12]. On top of these two concerts, they played in Celebration, Florida on October 10, 2008[13].

Personnel

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Current band members

Former band members

Touring musicians

These members were never signed to the label and were used as touring musicians in 2003/2004.

  • Justin Derrico - lead guitar
  • Daniel Damico - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
  • Corey Britz - bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
  • Justin Meyer - drums, percussion

Discography

Albums

Year Title Peak Chart Position
US
[14]
UK
[15]
GER
[16]
NL
[16]
ITA
[17]
AUT
[18]
SWI
[19]
FRA
[20]
SWE
[21]
AUS
[22]
NZ
[23]
2001 Camino Palmero 36 12 8 46 16 9 26 10 11 23 9
2004 Two 54 9 17 66 17 19 23 40 51 - -

Singles

Year Title Peak Chart Position Album
US
[14]
US
Mod
US
Main
US Adult CAN
[14]
UK
[15]
GER
[16]
NL
[16]
ITA
[17]
AUT
[18]
SWI
[19]
FRA
[20]
SWE
[21]
AUS
[22]
NZ
[23]
2001 "Wherever You Will Go" 5 14 37 1 20 3 16 31 1 8 7 7 14 5 1 Camino Palmero
2001 "When It All Falls Down" [promo] [+] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2002 "Adrienne" 116 - - 22 - 18 68 81 - 50 64 - - - -
2002 "Could It Be Any Harder" - - - 35 - - - - - - - - - - -
2003 "For You" - - - 10 - - 80 - 19 - 91 - - - 45 Daredevil: The Album
2004 "Our Lives" - - - 16 - 13 63 65 11 72 72 65 50 - - Two
2004 "Things Will Go My Way" - - - - - 34 - 99 - - - - - - -
2004 "Anything" - - - 23 - - - 100 - - - - - - -
Notes
  • +^ "When It All Falls Down" was originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Camino Palmero. In United States it was only released as an one-track promo release in late 2001.[24]

Trivia

  • "Wherever You Will Go" is heard in the movie Coyote Ugly, but does not appear on the soundtrack.
  • "Wherever You Will Go" was heavily used by UPN in 2001 in advertisements to promote the debut of Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • The CW hit show Smallville used "Wherever You Will Go" in the second episode of season 1 (Metamorphosis)[5], but it was never included on any of the soundtracks. The song "Unstoppable" was also featured in the pilot.
  • In 2001, The Calling contributed a live performance version of their song "Wherever You Will Go" to the charity album Live in the X Lounge IV.
  • "Wherever You Will Go" was used in soundtrack of Love Actually.
  • Popular sketch comedy TV show Mad TV parodied the video for "Wherever You Will Go," parodying how The Calling, Creed, Pearl Jam and Ray Charles all sound similar.
  • The band appeared in the movie, Coyote Ugly, performing "Wherever You Will Go" when Violet goes to the club looking for the manager and sees Kevin for the first time.
  • "For You" was also used in the soundtrack of Daredevil.
  • The song "One By One" was written about a school shooting that happened over 8 years ago but not about the Columbine High School Massacre as sometimes thought.
  • The Calling appeared on the TV show American Dreams as protestors and sang a cover of The Beatles song Nowhere Man.
  • Touring drummer Justin Meyer (2003-2004) has been lifelong friends with Aaron Kamin.
  • Touring bassist Corey Britz (2004) has been touring with Gavin Rossdale.
  • Touring guitarist Justin Derrico (2004) now plays for Pink.
  • Brianna from The Real World: Hollywood performed with Alex's new solo band in Hollywood, California.
  • The song "Could It Be Any Harder" was featured on the spin off series "Brooke Knows Best" in 2008.
  • The song "Our Lives" was played in the closing of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[25 ]

References

  1. ^ a b O'Neill, Sinead (2004-05-05). "Calling all rock fans". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/webchats/article206467.ece. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "Since they formed in 1999, the two-piece - Aaron Kamin and Alex Band - have battled a hectic schedule, crazy fans and even a dispute with their own support musicians to make it to the big time."  
  2. ^ a b Band, Alex and Kamin, Aaron (2005-07-01). "7-1-05 - Some News". The Calling Official Website. http://www.thecallingband.com/news.php. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "Hello! As some of you may have heard, The Calling will be going on hiatus for a while."  
  3. ^ Staff reporter (2004-08-18). "Calling returns with new album, outlook". AP. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5749628/. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "The duo met when Kamin, then a premed student at UCLA, began dating Band’s sister."  
  4. ^ a b c Kaufman, Gil (2003-11-04). "The Calling Sued By Former Bandmates; Finish Second Album". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1480163/20031104/calling.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  5. ^ a b Staff reporter (n.d.). "Smallville Music". Geocities. http://www.geocities.com/smallvillelife/music.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  
  6. ^ Staff reporter (2002-06-17). "For The Record: Quick News On Stone Cold Steve Austin, Foxy Brown, The Calling, Cam'ron & More". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1455265/20020617/foxy_brown.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "Sean Woolstenhulme, guitarist for the Calling, is leaving the band to join his brother Rick Woolstenhulme in Lifehouse."  
  7. ^ Staff (1997-2006). "The Calling". Rock on the Net. http://www.beepworld.de/members64/calling-news/biography.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-17. "Woolstenhulme left the band to join his brother's group Lifehouse. He was replaced by Dino Meneghin."  
  8. ^ Staff reporter (2005). "LA Music Academy - Careers - Success Stories - Nate Wood". Los Angeles Music Academy. http://www.lamusicacademy.com/careers/successstoriesnate.asp. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "Nate left The Calling in October of '02 to join Kneebody, and to record a solo album at home on a Rolands 1680, singing and playing all the instruments himself."  
  9. ^ Staff (n.d.). "Biography". Beepworld. http://www.beepworld.de/members64/calling-news/biography.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-17. "But unfortunately Billy and Nate decided to quit The Calling on 31th October 2002 as well and even sued Alex and Aaron and their management for fraud and mismanagement and asking for an accounting of funds during the time, that they spent in the band."  
  10. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (2004-01-27). "The Calling Call Former Bandmates' Suit 'Dirty,' Prepare New Single". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1484600/20040126/calling.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "The Calling contend that Mohler and Wood were hired guns and therefore not entitled to royalties."  
  11. ^ Student Entertainment Board (2008-04-01). "Springfest Update". Washington State University. http://www.seb.wsu.edu/SEB_news.aspx?news_id=201. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "The lineup includes Eve 6, The Calling, Danger Radio, hip-hop artist Neema, country artist Larry Bagby, comedian Dan Cummins, Ty Paxton, and Chariot on Fire."  
  12. ^ Campus Activities Board (2006-04-26). "Tigerfest 2008". Towson University. http://www.towson.edu/cab/tigerfest.html. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "6:00-7:00: Alex Band/The Calling"  
  13. ^ Nunez, Mike (2008-10-10). "Alex Band feels solo career calling". FloridaToday.com. http://www.seb.wsu.edu/SEB_news.aspx?news_id=201. Retrieved 2008-11-25. "On Saturday, Celebration Town Center's Oktoberfest will feature former chart-topping superstar Alex Band of The Calling for a special Rocktoberfest concert night."  
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  19. ^ a b Hung Medien. "hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. http://hitparade.ch/showinterpret.asp?interpret=The+Calling. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  
  20. ^ a b Hung Medien. "lescharts.com". lescharts.com. http://lescharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=The+Calling. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  
  21. ^ a b Hung Medien. "swedishcharts.com". swedishcharts.com. http://lescharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=The+Calling. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  
  22. ^ a b Hung Medien. "australian-charts.com". australian-charts.com. http://australian-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=The+Calling. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  
  23. ^ a b Hung Medien. "charts.org.nz". charts.org.nz. http://charts.org.nz/showinterpret.asp?interpret=The+Calling. Retrieved 2010-01-16.  
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