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Formed: 2000 in Stillwater, OK
Years Active: 00's
Genre: ROCK

Vocalist/bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler both hail from Stillwater, OK, where the pair first embraced music as an appealing diversion from the ho-hum life of small-town America. Citing such influences as AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi, they formed the emo-pop group All-American Rejects in 2000, while both members were still in high school. Maintaining a full lineup proved to be difficult, however, so Ritter and Wheeler employed drum loops and pre-programmed rhythm tracks during their early performances, an arrangement they then reprised on their self-titled debut. Originally released on the Doghouse label in October 2002, the poppy record was later reissued to a national audience by DreamWorks. The band scored a hit with the effervescent single "Swing, Swing," which attracted attention from Interscope Records and ultimately landed the All-American Rejects on the label's prized roster.

Move Along, the band's sophomore album (and first for Interscope), was released in July 2005; it also marked the official debut of Mike Kennerty (guitar) and Chris Gaylor (drums), both of whom had joined the band in 2002 after the completion of the Rejects' eponymous debut. Like its predecessor, Move Along went platinum, with three singles ("Dirty Little Secret," "Move Along," and "It Ends Tonight") enjoying chart success in the U.S. and abroad. Recording sessions for a third album commenced in mid-2007 and ran through the following year, causing the All-American Rejects to cancel their scheduled Warped Tour performances (as well as a string of shows with Simple Plan). When the World Comes Down ultimately arrived in December 2008, preceded by the single "Gives You Hell." Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide
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Genre:  Rock & Alternative
AlbumsAll American Rejects to Name a Few, When The World Comes Down, Move Along
Years Active:  2000's
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review by . November 03, 2009
   I like AAR. They are amazing live. i have seen them about 5 to 6 times live in concert and its worth it every time. The guys are amazing well i have never met them but they seem funny they post a lot of videos on their site and just seem cool all around. when swing swing came out i knew this band had something cool about them. Their sound is so them. that makes sense to me lol. Well you have to see them live to experience the magic they put in your ears. its like their words are having …
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