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ed kowalcyk by ronnie yazid
Ed Kowalczyk ((born July 16, 1971) was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band Live. He grew up in York, Pennsylvania and attended William Penn Senior High School in the York City School District, where he met the other three members of what would become Live. His father was a teacher at the local High School (Northeastern).
His younger brother Adam Kowalczyk traveled along with Live on tours playing the guitar and providing backing vocals.
Kowalczyk has worked with musicians Stuart Davis, Glen Ballard, singer Anouk, Neneh Cherry and the Counting Crows' Adam Duritz. He has also developed a close friendship with British trip-hop pioneer Tricky and the two have worked together with Tricky contributing on Live's fifth studio album V on the song Simple Creed. Kowalczyk was featured in the Tricky song "Evolution Revolution Love," released in the 2001 album "Blowback." This song was prominently featured in an episode of NBC's The West Wing.
In 2008, he appeared in a video with from the Black Eyed Peas and many other celebrities, including John Legend, Scarlett Johansson and rapper Nick Cannon, supporting US Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Kowalczyk has also been appearing at various campaign rallies for Obama, with
Live (also stylized as LIVE) was an American alternative rock/post-grunge band from York, Pennsylvania, composed of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums and percussion). Live has also toured with Ed's younger brother Adam Kowalczyk as a rhythm guitarist, as well as with British keyboardist Michael "Railo" Railton, and Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon.
Live climbed from modest modern rock success to the mainstream spotlight worldwide on the strength of their 1994 breakthrough album, Throwing Copper, which has sold eight million copies in the US.[4] Climbing to number one on the 52nd week on the chart, it is the third album to reach the top after spending a year or longer on the chart. The first two were Fleetwood Mac's self-titled album in 1976, peaking on the 58th week, and Paula Abdul's Forever Your Girl in 1989, which holds the record at 64 weeks. The band is most known for their hit singles "Selling the Drama", "Lightning Crashes" (which stayed at the top of Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for 12 consecutive weeks), "I Alone", "All Over You", "Lakini's Juice", "The Dolphin's Cry", "Simple Creed", and "Heaven". To date, the band has sold almost 20 million copies worldwide.
While Live remains moderately popular in terms of record sales in the United States, much of their current sales come from Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The band has recently enjoyed success outside the United States, especially in Australia and the Netherlands. On Monday, November 30, 2009, guitarist Chad Taylor announced via his personal blog that what was once only a two-year hiatus is more likely a permanent break-up, due to, what he felt, were inappropriate actions by lead singer Ed Kowalczyk.
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My Comment : for me Ed is the most amazing vocalist ever. I love his voice and songs he wrote. He has a nice personality and great live performance… and love and him and Live too, so sad they broke already… [tonie]
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Creator : Ronnie Yazid
Date Created : 2010-06-18
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