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Rooney Biography


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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Years Active: 1999 – present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Indie Rock


Rooney is a five-piece American rock band from Los Angeles currently self-produced, and formerly signed to Geffen Records. The band is composed of: Robert Schwartzman, Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower, and Brandon Schwartzel. The band is named after principal Ed Rooney, from the movie ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off''.

Their music is reminiscent of British Invasion rock and 1980s pop, and has been compared to The Beatles, The Cars, Jellyfish and Blur. They have toured the nation with acts such as Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Weezer, The Strokes, Tally Hall, The All-American Rejects, and The Academy Is... Rooney's official website states that the band "manages to capture elements from the past four decades and make them sound modern today."