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