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Barenaked Ladies

Canadian band

Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian band. They formed in Toronto, Canada in 1988. The band is made up of four men. In 1991, the band was taken off the program for a New Year's Eve concert in Toronto because someone thought the name was bad.[1] The band started as a duo with Ed Roberstson and Steven Page. Lead singer Page left the band in 2009 to begin a solo career.[2] He was also arrested in 2008 for having the illegal drug cocaine.[2]

Barenaked Ladies
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Barenaked Ladies performing in 2008: Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and Jim Creeggan (l-r)
Background information
OriginScarborough, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1988–present
LabelsJohn King Artist Consultants, Page Publications, Sire, Reprise, Desperation, Raisin'
Associated actsThe Brothers Creeggan, Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle, Yukon Kornelius, The Vanity Project
Websitewww.barenakedladies.com
Members
Jim Creeggan
Kevin Hearn
Ed Robertson
Tyler Stewart
Past members
Andy Creeggan
Steven Page

Contents

MembersEdit

The current band members are:[3]

TelevisionEdit

Ed Robertson is also the host of a television programme, called Ed's Up. On the programme, he travels around Canada by airplane.[4] A plane he was flying crashed into trees in 2008. Roberston and the other passengers were not hurt.[5]

The theme song to the television series The Big Bang Theory is performed by Barenaked Ladies.

RecordingsEdit

The band have made 14 albums:[6]

  • Gordon (1992)
  • Maybe You Should Drive (1994)
  • Born on a Pirate Ship (1996)
  • Rock Spectacle (1996)
  • Stunt (1998)
  • Maroon (2000)
  • Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (2001)
  • Everything To Everyone (2003)
  • Barenaked For The Holidays (2004)
  • Barenaked Ladies Are Me (2006)
  • Talk To The Hand: Live In Michigan DVD (2007)
  • Barenaked Ladies Are Men (2007)
  • Snacktime! (2008)
  • All In Good Time (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Should questionable band names be published in The Examiner? - Peterborough Examiner - Ontario, CA". thepeterboroughexaminer.com. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Barenaked Ladies Singer Quits Band After Drug Bust | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  3. "Band | Barenaked Ladies". barenakedladies.com. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  4. "Ed's Up". edsup.tv. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  5. "CBC News - Toronto - Barenaked Ladies singer, 3 others survive plane crash". cbc.ca. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  6. "Album List | Barenaked Ladies". barenakedladies.com. Retrieved 27 September 2010.

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