Shane Evans

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Shane Evans
Birth name Shane Evans
Born (1970-04-26) April 26, 1970 (age 44)[1][2]
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts Marching Two-Step
Collective Soul

Shane Evans (born April 26, 1970) is an American musician. He was the original drummer for the rock band Collective Soul.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Evans was raised in Stockbridge, Georgia. After graduating from Stockbridge High School, he began his career as a professional drummer for the band Marching Two-Step, which included Michele Rhea Caplinger, Ed Roland and Matt Serletic. The band performed local gigs for a few years, but never managed to grow beyond the club scene.

Collective Soul[edit]

Evans performed on half of the tracks featured on Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, an album consisting of Ed Roland's songwriting demos.[3] Roland initially intended to sell the songs to a publishing company and had no immediate plans of forming a band out of it. However, the song "Shine" became an underground hit due to college radio, and Roland agreed to perform live shows. Roland enlisted his brother Dean (rhythm guitar), Ross Childress (guitar), Will Turpin (bass) and Evans (drums) in what would be the first official lineup of Collective Soul. Atlantic Records signed them to a contract and re-released Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid in 1994. That same year, they were invited to perform at Woodstock '94.

Discography[edit]

With Collective Soul[edit]

Studio albums
Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US

[4]

US
Ind.

[4]

AUS

[5]

CAN

[4][6]

NZ

[7]

1993 Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid 15 5 46

US: 2× Platinum[8]
CAN: 5× Platinum[9]

1995 Collective Soul
  • Released: March 14, 1995
  • Label: Atlantic (#82745)
  • Formats: CD, CS
23 23 8 1

US: 3× Platinum[8]
CAN: 8× Platinum[9]

1997 Disciplined Breakdown
  • Released: March 11, 1997
  • Label: Atlantic (#82984)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
16 37 5 3

US: Platinum[8]
CAN: 2× Platinum[9]

1999 Dosage
  • Released: February 9, 1999
  • Label: Atlantic (#83162)
  • Formats: CD, CS
21 48 5 21

US: Platinum[8]
CAN: Platinum[9]

2000 Blender
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic (#83400)
  • Formats: CD, CS
22 3

US: Gold[8]
CAN: Gold[9]

2004 Youth
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: El Music Group (#60001)
  • Formats: CD
66 3 30
Compilation albums
Year Album details US

[4]

AUS

[10]

CAN

[4]

NZ

[7]

Certifications
2001 Seven Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001
  • Released: September 18, 2001
  • Label: Atlantic (#83510)
  • Formats: CD, CS
50 98 9 49

CAN: Gold[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You Say It's Your Birthday: Collective Soul's Shane Evans". MTV.com. April 26, 1997. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Collective Soul drummer Shane Evans: A candid interview". nightmaircreative.com. January 3, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Galipault, Gerry (April 27, 1997). "Collective Soul Comes Face to Face with ‘Discliplined Breakdown’". pauseandplay.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Collective Soul - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Australian Charts - Collective Soul". australian-charts.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Collective Soul Top Albums/CDs positions". RPM. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "New Zealand Charts - Collective Soul". australian-charts.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "RIAA certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Gold Platinum Database: Collective Soul". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "The ARIA Report, Issue 603". Pandora Archive. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 

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