ORIGINS

The majority of Roadrunner Records roster is comprised of heavy metal acts (Slipknot, Machine Head, etc.), but the Huntington Beach, CA, trio Anyone is an exception to the rule with their Jane's Addiction/Faith No More/Tool hybrid. Originally founded in 1995 as the group Sylvia (not to be confused with the early-'70s disco band of the same name) and comprised of members Riz Story, Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Jon Davison (YES). The group's lineup splintered after years of developing their unique sound.  Undeterred, Story recruited newcomers Dave "Nipples" Murray on drums and a gentleman named Static on bass, choosing the name ANYONE.

 

The new group built up a sizeable following in the Orange County area with their psychedelic alt-rock sound, resulting in the release of their self-issued debut recording, Live Acid, in 1999. An ensuing bidding war among record labels broke out, with Roadrunner being the winners, as the trio went to work with renowned producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Blind Melon) at Seattle's London Bridge studios in May of 2000. A year later, the group's self-titled debut release for Roadrunner was released.  The ANYONE record enjoyed overwhelming critical acclaim as the band toured throughout Europe playing the major festivals.  ANYONE dis-banded in 2005 when Riz Story decided to focus on Film Making and Writing and Producing other artist as well as film scoring.

ANYONE have reemerged in 2016 with the ECHOES AND TRACES Full Length Album.  The first single "Fly Away" reached #6 on the BILLBOARD Hot Singles Chart and #1 on the DRT National Rock Chart (National Digital Radio).  The song is one of 5 by ANYONE to be featured in Riz Story's big screen debut feature film A WINTER ROSE

Taken from ALL MUSIC.COM

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