Billy talent

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The members of Billy Talent met during a high school talent show in which Ian(lead singer) played in a band different from the others. Following the event, the two groups began playing the local pool halls and bars together, though eventually, as each band reached its own peak, Benjamin(guitarist) approached Ian about starting a new band with Jon(bass) and Aaron(drums)

This new group, originally performing under a different name, demonstrated an immediate new name as evidenced on their 1998 debut LP Watoosh. Inspired by a character in the film 'Hard Core Logo', the foursome were re-granted the name as Billy Talent and soon recorded their breakthrough EP, 2001's 'Try Honesty'. The four-song disc not only defined their style and voice, it also got the group a publishing deal with EMI. Then, as local radio kicked in, Billy Talent got its spot as a top regional draw performing wi

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