Max Collins (musician)
Collins in May 2012
|Birth name||James Maxwell Stuart Collins III|
|Born||August 28, 1978|
|Occupations||Musician, producer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass, guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Eve 6, Yakoo, Eleventeen, Brotherhood of Lost Dogs, The Sugi Tap, Puddle of Mudd, Emily Osment|
James Maxwell Stuart "Max" Collins III (born August 28, 1978) is an American musician, best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of Eve 6. He authored most of the band's songs and has also launched a solo career in 2013.
He met guitarist Jon Siebels in high school, and the two formed a band. In May 2003, Collins was arrested for indecent exposure around the time the band was prepping for its third album, It's All in Your Head. Subsequent to poor sales of Its All In Your Head (192,000 Units Moved), Eve 6 was released from their recording contract and disbanded.
From mid-2004 until May 2005, Collins performed in a band under the name Brotherhood of Lost Dogs with the drummer from Fountains of Wayne, Brian Young, and bassist Joe "Bass" Howard formerly of The Posies. They played live shows in the Los Angeles area and never released any recorded material. In June 2005, Collins began a new project, The Sugi Tap, with former band member in Eve 6, Tony Fagenson. In October 2007 The Sugi Tap was put on hold "indefinitely". The band had released an EP, formerly available at The Sugi Tap's website, but now only the album art of the EP and a link to Eve 6's Myspace page is available.
Collins primarily plays Fender jazz basses. As of October, 2007, Eve 6 has officially stated that they are returning, minus Jon Siebels, who is currently replaced by a temporary guitarist, Matt Bair of "The Sequel". As of July 2011, Eve 6 has reunited completely, with all three original members returning. Their fourth studio album Speak in Code was released on April 24, 2012, and they are currently touring the United States.
In early 2013, Max began a barrage of songwriting that launched his solo career effort. With the support of his fans, Max fully funded his album "Honey From the Ice Box" in an online campaign through PledgeMusic. On Friday, September 6, 2013, the digital version of the album dropped early for Max's PledgeMusic supporters.
As of July 21, 2007, Max Collins married Victoria Misirli.
- "Eve 6 : Eve 6 Singer's Naked Romp Through Hotel Ends In Arrest - Rhapsody Music Downloads". VH1.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
- Bosso, Joe (March 22, 2012). "Interview: Eve 6's Max Collins on early success, reunion, new album Speak In Code".
- PledgeMusic: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/maxcollins
- Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1566483/eve-6s-max-collins-world-on-fire-exclusive-song-premiere