3 Doors Down is a post-grunge influenced alternative rock group from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. Consisting of Brad Arnold (vocals), Chet Roberts (guitar, a replacement for Matt Roberts), Todd Harrell (bass), Chris Henderson (guitar) and Greg Upchurch (drums), the band is known for several successful rock singles such as “Here Without You” and “Kryptonite.” The group signed to Universal Records in 2000.
Candlebox is a rock band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in December 1991, they originally named the band Uncle Duke and later changed it as a tribute to a song by Midnight Oil. They were sometimes looked down upon by grunge fans for their style, which was considered by many to be a derivative version of true grunge, and their commercial success suffered as a result. Despite this, the band played the Seattle club circuit during the early 1990s to many of the same fans who had supported many of the bands that had come immediately before them. The members did not consider Candlebox to be a grunge band, however, they viewed themselves as a rock and roll band more than anything. Nevertheless, Candlebox had sold more than 4 million copies of their self-titled debut which, after many months of gaining momentum, peaked at No. 7 on Billboard’s album charts. Their follow up album, “Lucy,” was certified as platinum. Their third and last album was “Happy Pills,” which was released in 1998. Candlebox was the first successful act on Madonna’s Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy.