Injected (band)

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Injected, Island Records Promo Shot. Road Atlanta, July 2001.png
American rock band Injected, shot by photographer Sean Murphy. Location was the bridge over the front straight at Road Atlanta, approx July 2001.
Background information
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active
  • 1995–2005
  • 2009
  • 2013
Past members
  • Danny Grady
  • Jade Lemons
  • Matt Pruitt
  • Steve Slovisky
  • Chris Wojtal

Injected was an American rock band, inspired by acts such as Helmet, Refused and Quicksand.


After forming in the mid-1990s by a group of high school friends and spending years gathering a strong following on the Atlanta rock scene, Injected released its major label debut, Burn It Black, on Feb. 26, 2002 on Island Records. The album was produced by another Atlanta native, former Marvelous 3 frontman and Rolling Stone noted producer Butch Walker (Sevendust, Rock Star Supernova, Avril Lavigne). Injected made a video for its first single, "Faithless," and the song became a top 20 single on modern and active rock charts, reaching as high as No. 3 on MTVs rock countdown. Album cuts such as "I-IV-V" and "Burn It Black" were also included on soundtracks for films such as The Fast and the Furious, Spider-Man, The Scorpion King, among others.

Injected spent years touring the country in support of the record, and played venues large and small with artists such as Local H, Saliva, Hoobastank, Greenwheel, Jerry Cantrell, Tommy Lee, Nickelback, Default, Sevendust, Incubus, Fu Manchu, Speeddealer, Damone, and Papa Roach. At the end of touring the US/Canada in 2002, guitarist Jade Lemons and Injected parted ways. Danny Grady (lead vocals/guitar), Steve Slovisky (bass), and Chris Wojtal (drums) played the remaining dates as a trio. Lemons went on to play with Kenna, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and other bands.

Fans received a glimmer of hope in summer 2006, as rumors circulated that Injected would continue/reform with its original line-up (including Lemons). However, on August 20, 2006, Lemons posted comments on a fan-created Injected MySpace page: "...well the rumors aren't true (anymore). We flirted with getting back together, but it's just not gonna happen. too many day to day things keep us having to focus on paying bills, eating, mowing the grass and expanding our waist sizes. oh well...almost right? thanks for the love my friends! take care, Jade"

On May 9, 2009, Injected played with all four original members for the first time in seven years. They performed the Cheap Trick track, "I Want You to Want Me" at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta as one of 500 acts at the charitable 10 night event, 500 Songs for Kids. During 2010, Grady and Lemons began working together with Kyle Spence on drums to record some new material. On May 18, 2013, Injected reunited to play a two-song set at 500 Songs for Kids Benefit Festival.

On April 6, 2016 Jade Lemons died from a drug overdose.[1]


Tulsa, Oklahoma's, Upside, recorded the Injected songs "Monday" and "Daylight" for their 2006 album Jim Beam and the American Dream.

American Idol winner David Cook put Injected's song "Spun Again (Bar-Ba-Sol)" (retitled Bar-Ba-Sol) on his 2008 self-titled platinum selling debut. "Bar-Ba-Sol" was released as a single on March 23, 2009 to US Active and Mainstream Rock stations.

Butch Walker recorded "So At Last" with Danny on Letters.

Band members[edit]

  • Danny Grady – vocals, guitar
  • Matt Pruitt – guitar
  • Steve Slovisky – bass
  • Chris Wojtal – drums
  • Jade Lemons – guitar, vocals (died 2016)


Studio albums[edit]

Independent album[edit]

  • Hammered and Enamored (1995)


Year Title Peak Positions Album
U.S. Main.
2002 "Faithless" 22 19 Burn It Black
"Bullet" 32



  1. ^ "Injected Guitarist Jade Lemons Dies". Retrieved 2016-04-08.

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