|Birth name||Ryan Michael Dusick|
|Born||September 19, 1977 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Genres||Pop rock, funk rock|
|Occupations||Musician, drummer, producer|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, vocals, guitar|
|Associated acts||Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers|
Life and career
The quartet scored a record deal with Reprise Records. In 1997, the band released an album titled The Fourth World. That same year the band appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. The album had little success, and its only single, "Soap Disco", failed commercially. Due to the album's mediocre success Reprise released the band from their contract.
Following the termination of their deal, the band went on hiatus and everyone went their separate ways.
The group changed their name to Maroon 5 and set to work writing new songs that owned a fresh groove-based element dissimilar from their previous songs, with tracks mostly inspired by Levine's recently failed relationship. The band scored a new deal with Octone Records and in June 2002, released the album Songs About Jane.
The band scored several hit singles. At the 47th Grammy Awards, the band was named Best New Artist. And won, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "This Love". The quintet toured constantly in support of the record. However, the constant performing proved to be detrimental to Dusick, who wound up hurting his arm so badly from the continuous shows that he was forced to stop playing in late 2004. As he temporarily sat out to undergo tests and attempt to heal, Maroon 5 continued their heavy touring regime with a replacement behind the drum kit.
Matt Flynn officially replaced Ryan Dusick in September 2006.
- Kara's Flowers (1994-2001)
- The Fourth World (1997)
- Songs About Jane (2002)
- "Harder To Breathe" (2002)
- "This Love" (2004)
- "She Will Be Loved" (2004)
- "Sunday Morning" (2005)
- "Must Get Out" (2005)
- Other albums
- Sara Bareilles - Careful Confessions (2004) - producer ("Come Round Soon")
- Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007) - musical director, songwriter ("The Way I Was")
- Maroon 5 - Overexposed (2012) - songwriter ("Wasted Years")
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- Moss, Corey (February 24, 2006). "They Just Won A Grammy, So Why Do Maroon 5 Feel Like Losers?". MTV. Retrieved July 25, 2007.