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Billy Talent


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Birth Place: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Alternative & Punk, Alternative Rock

Billy Talent is a Canadian melodic punk rock band from Toronto. They formed in 1993 with lead vocalist Ben Kowalewicz, lead guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk. The members met and played in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School under the name Pezz and remained underground in Toronto's indie music scene until 2001. The band renamed itself Billy Talent after running into legal trouble with the old name. “Watoosh!,” their debut album, was released in 1998 under their former name Pezz. They changed their band name in 1999 after an American band with the same name threatened to sue them. It was then that Kowalewicz's connection with an employee of Warner ... Continue Bio >>


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