"Second Chance", the new video from SHINEDOWN, was premiered exclusively via MSN Video. The clip was shot in the band's home state in December 2008. SHINEDOWN landed its ninth consecutive Top 5 hit at rock radio with "Second Chance". The band's run of hit singles from its first three albums makes SHINEDOWN one of the most successful rock bands of the decade! SHINEDOWN launched "Second Chance" with a blistering performance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 5, 2008.
For SHINEDOWN lead singer Brent Smith, "Second Chance" is the most autobiographical track on the album. Smith wrote the lyrics about leaving his native Knoxville, Tennessee to pursue a career in rock 'n' roll. "This song for me is the most personal song on the record because it's about how I grew up and my childhood," commented Brent. "It's about throwing caution to the wind and going after what you truly want in life."
SHINEDOWN's latest album, "The Sound Of Madness", was produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo (KID ROCK, GREEN DAY, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE). The album has remained on the Billboard Top 200 album chart for 16 consecutive weeks and has sold around 300,000 copies in the United States to date.
SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers and bass player Eric Bass stopped by the Taylor Guitars booth at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California to talk about guitars. Watch the three-minute chat below.
Shinedown has been around since 2002 and they're one kick ass band that knows how to rock out! Shinedown consists of Brett Smith on vocals, Jasin Todd on Guitar, Berry Kerch on the drums, and Zach Myers on bass. Shinedown originated in Jacksonville, Florida. The band was formed in early 2002 by Brett Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart and Berry Kerch. Atlantic heard them and signed Shinedown in 2002. Original bassist Brad Stewart was later replaced with Zach Myers after touring with the band for a rockin' 3 years. On July 13, 2003 Shinedown came out with their first album, "Leave a Whisper." The album kicked ass and their songs "Fly from the Inside" and "45" were loved by all the rock fans and artists themselves. The hit song was played numerous times on radio stations around the world. Their first album "Leave a Whisper" was later re-released on June 15, 2004 to capitalize the new strength of a new single they were putting out, which was "Simple Man" a cover song origionally by Lynard Skinnard. They dedicated the song to Dimebag Derrill who died in a club shooting in 2004. He just happend to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. On September 21, 2005 the band recognised for being so kick ass that they were picked to open for rock legend Van Halen, by Van Halen himself! Van Halen wanted a kick ass rock band and chose Shinedown after hearing their hit song, "Leave a Whisper"! In October 2005 the band released their second album, "Us and Them" backed by their hit single "Save Me" which fans went crazy over! It was played on every radio station you could imagine, people demanded the song and that it be played! The song made it to #1 on the music charts with-in the first week of releasing it and maintained to stay at #1 for a solid 12 weeks in a row! In 2005 the band released a live DVD called, "Live From the Inside" which contained a full length Shinedown concert held at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The band co-headlined the SnoCore Tour with Seether, Flyleaf and Halestorm in 2006, which was headlined by the Equinox Tour which Shinedown headlined with Trapt. Shinedown has opened for many rock legends including, Van Halen, Alter Bridge, Godsmack, Rob Zombie and the list goes on. After playing several off date shows in the summer of 2007, Shinedown is back in the studio recording new material. They started working on their next album on September 20, 2007. They plan to finish it up around the end of January 2008 or the early part of February 2008, with a new single hitting the air in the first week of March. The new tour should start with the band playing a few festival shows before the big album release, which is said to be released on May 6, 2008. The tour will kick ass, all their albums seem to hit #1 right off the bat and with songs so powerful they pull you in and leave you begging for more. These guys are rock legends, they know how to rock out and their songs kick ass! Plus, they were specifically chosen to perform with rock legend Van Halen by Van Halen himself, and how many bands can you say that about?