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Third Eye Blind Biography

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Birth Place: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Alternative Rock

Third Eye Blind (sometimes abbreviated 3eb) is an American alternative rock band formed in the early 1990s in San Francisco. The band's current line-up is Stephan Jenkins (vocals, guitar), and Brad Hargreaves (drums, percussion). Guitarist Kryz Reid and bassist Abe Millet have replaced the departed Tony Fredianelli and Arion Salazar respectively.

Third Eye Blind's first album, “Third Eye Blind” was released in 1997. The album had five singles, "Semi-Charmed Life,” "Graduate,” "How's It Going to Be,” "Losing a Whole Year,” and "Jumper.” "Semi-Charmed Life" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and was #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks for eight weeks. To date, their eponymous debut has been the group's most successful album, selling over seven million copies in the U.S. alone.

In 1999 the band released their second album, “Blue.” Four singles were released from the album, "Anything,” "Never Let You Go,” "10 Days Late,” and "Deep Inside of You.” In early 2000, shortly after the release of the album, Kevin Cadogan was released from the band. Cadogan filed suit, alleging wrongful termination, adding that his production, recording, and songwriter royalties were withheld since being kicked out of the band. The lawsuit was settled out of court in June 2002.

In 2003, the band released “Out of the Vein.” Two singles were released from the album, "Blinded,” and "Crystal Baller.”

In 2008, the band released the digital EP "Red Star." After a six-year hiatus from releasing a full-length album, "Ursa Major" was released in August 2009. In June 2009, they released their first single off "Ursa Major," titled "Don't Believe a Word.” The band later released a second single, "Bonfire.” Neither was able to chart on any radio formats.