Date of Formation: 1994
Interesting Facts: Lead singer Patrick Monahan was the lead singer of a Led Zeppelin cover band. Train was rejected by Columbia Records in 1996.
Biography: This San Francisco outfit formed in 1994 and self-released their eponymous debut album “Train” for $25,000. The band second single, “Meet Virginia” hit No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second album, “Drops of Jupiter” spent 53 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and won two Grammy Awards in 2001 for Best Rock Song and Best Arrangement.
With the release of “Drops of Jupiter” in 2001, Train entered a new phase of their careers as Grammy Award winners when the single “Drops of Jupiter” hit the airwaves and spent an amazing 53 weeks on the billboard Hot 100. After constant touring, the band went into the studio and in June 2003 released “My Private Nation” with “Calling All Angels” becoming the bands third Top 20 hit. “For Me, It’s You” was released in January of 2006 where it peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200.
After a three year hiatus, the band went back into the studio to record “Save Me, San Francisco,” from which came the first single “Hey, Soul Sister,” their second top ten hit while their second single, “If It’s Love” peaked at number 34.
On January 10, the band released the first single on Facebook (“Drive By”) off of their upcoming sixth studio album entitled “California 37” to be released in April of 2012