Blind Melon Returns with New Frontman

Published: 2006-10-23
Over a decade since the band lost their frontman Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon is back together with a new frontman but a similar sound.

Blind Melon shot to success in the nineties with their single "No Rain" with their memorable music video featuring the loveable "bee girl." The single catapulted the band's self-titled debut to platinum status. Their second album Soup was released in 1995. A couple of months after the release, Hoon passed away from a cocaine overdose.

But recently the band's remaining members Christopher Thorn, Rogers Stevens, Brad Smith and Glen Graham adopted a new frontman, Travis Warren and headed back into the studio. According to Billboard, "Warren met Smith and Thorn through a mutual friend and was initially interested in having the pair help produce his own music. Then, a joke email from Smith to Stevens got the ball rolling towards getting back together last summer. "Brad wrote a fake press release and sent it to me -- it was saying how we were back together and how Travis had brought us together," Stevens says. "It was the first I'd heard of it. I called Brad and I was like, 'What do you mean? You got the band back together without me?'""

The new Blind Melon has recorded three new tunes "Make a Difference," "Harmful Belly" and "For My Friends" and they plan to continue recording until they have an entire new album, which they hope to release by early next year.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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