Silverchair are an Australian alternative rock band. The band formed
as Innocent Criminals in 1992, with their current lineup of vocalist
and guitarist Daniel Johns, bass guitarist Chris Joannou, and drummer
Ben Gillies. Silverchair has been highly successful in the Australian
recording industry, receiving the industry's flagship awards, the ARIA
Awards, a record 21 times. The band has also received six APRA Awards.
They got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo
competition conducted by SBS TV show "Nomad" and Triple J. The band was
soon signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and
international rock stages. In 2003, following the release of Diorama,
the band announced a hiatus, during which time members recorded with
side projects The Dissociatives, The Mess Hall, and Tambalane.
Silverchair were reunited at the 2005 Wave Aid concerts, and went on to
release Young Modern and play the Across the Great Divide tour with
Powderfinger. Silverchair's sound has evolved throughout their career,
differing sounds on specific albums steadily growing more ambitious
over the years, from grunge on their debut to their more recent
orchestral prog-infused chamber-pop. The band has sold in excess of six
million records to date. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Anglo-Scottish Wars: English forces defeated the Scots at the Battle of
Pinkie Cleugh near Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
War of 1812: American forces led by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the
British on Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
Led by the United Kingdom and France, nine nations met in the Nyon
Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu heard the
call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor
while living among them"; she would become known as Mother Teresa .
CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy
particle accelerator, was first powered up beneath the Franco-Swiss
border near Geneva.
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