You Say It's Your Birthday: Collective Soul's Shane Evans

Today is the birthday of Shane Evans, drummer

for

Collective Soul. Collective Soul shone through the gloomy days of the early

1990s when all around them was awash in anger and angst, scoring their

first

hit with the pro-God "Shine."

The group--Evans, vocalist Ed Roland and

his guitarist brother Dean, bassist Will Turpin and guitarist Ross

Childress--debuted

in 1994 with Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and

found

a niche with their riff-heavy sound and harmonized vocals.

In 1995

Collective Soul returned with a self-titled sophomore work which was a

bit more

experimental although it landed the group in some choice touring

situations--including

opening for Van Halen--and scored hits with "The World I Know"

and

"December."

Collective Soul released their third album, Disciplined

Breakdown, earlier this year and is already finding some success with

its

first single, "Precious Declaration."

Other birthdays: Roger Taylor

(ex-Duran Duran drummer), Duane Eddy, Bobby Rydell, Georgio Moroder, Gary

Wright, Tony Murray (Troggs), the late Pete Ham (Badfinger), Jimmy Hall

(Wet

Willie), Michael Damian, T-Boz (TLC) and David Hughes (Trash Can Sinatras).

--

Beth Winegarner