Finger Eleven

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Background informationFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_1_0
Also known asFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_2_0 Rainbow Butt Monkeys (1990–1996, 2018)Finger Eleven_cell_0_2_1
OriginFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_3_0 Burlington, Ontario, CanadaFinger Eleven_cell_0_3_1
GenresFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_4_0 Finger Eleven_cell_0_4_1
Years activeFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_5_0 1990–presentFinger Eleven_cell_0_5_1
LabelsFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_6_0 Finger Eleven_cell_0_6_1
WebsiteFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_7_0 Finger Eleven_cell_0_7_1
MembersFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_9_0 Finger Eleven_cell_0_9_1
Past membersFinger Eleven_header_cell_0_11_0 Finger Eleven_cell_0_11_1

Finger Eleven is a Canadian alternative rock band from Burlington, Ontario, formed in 1990. Finger Eleven_sentence_0

They have released seven studio albums (six as Finger Eleven and one as Rainbow Butt Monkeys), with their album The Greyest of Blue Skies bringing them into the mainstream. Finger Eleven_sentence_1

Their 2003 self-titled album achieved Gold status in the United States and Platinum in Canada, largely from the success of the single "One Thing", which marked the band's first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart at number 16. Finger Eleven_sentence_2

Their 2007 album, Them vs. You vs. Me launched the single "Paralyzer", which went on to top the Canadian Hot 100 and both US rock charts, as well as reaching No. Finger Eleven_sentence_3

6 on the US Hot 100 and No. Finger Eleven_sentence_4

12 on the Australian Singles Chart. Finger Eleven_sentence_5

They won the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2008. Finger Eleven_sentence_6

The same album was later certified gold in the US and multi-platinum in Canada. Finger Eleven_sentence_7

They released their sixth studio album, Life Turns Electric, on October 5, 2010; it was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Rock Album of the Year. Finger Eleven_sentence_8

The first single off the album, "Living in a Dream", added elements of funk rock and dance rock, just like their hit song "Paralyzer". Finger Eleven_sentence_9

Five Crooked Lines, their 7th studio album, was released in 2015. Finger Eleven_sentence_10

Between 1995 and 2016, Finger Eleven was among the top 75 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 25 best-selling Canadian bands in Canada. Finger Eleven_sentence_11

History Finger Eleven_section_0

Letters from Chutney (1990–96) Finger Eleven_section_1

Finger Eleven first formed at Lester B. Pearson High School in Burlington, Ontario as "Rainbow Butt Monkeys." Finger Eleven_sentence_12

One of their first shows was at a school Christmas concert in 1990. Finger Eleven_sentence_13

They released the album Letters from Chutney (1995) with money won from a rock band search contest on 97.7 CHTZ (Hits) HTZ FM's "Rocksearch" competition. Finger Eleven_sentence_14

Tip, and Rob Gommerman's departure (1997–99) Finger Eleven_section_2

The Greyest of Blue Skies (2000–02) Finger Eleven_section_3

Finger Eleven (2003–06) Finger Eleven_section_4

Them vs. You vs. Me (2007–09) Finger Eleven_section_5

Life Turns Electric (2010–12) Finger Eleven_section_6

In early 2010, the band entered the studio to begin work on their sixth studio album. Finger Eleven_sentence_15

The album, titled Life Turns Electric, was released in October 2010. Finger Eleven_sentence_16

The first single from the album, "Living in a Dream", was released on iTunes in July that year. Finger Eleven_sentence_17

A music video for the second single, "Whatever Doesn't Kill Me", was released in January, 2011. Finger Eleven_sentence_18

The video was directed by Alon Isocianu and Rachelle Scarfo acted as art director. Finger Eleven_sentence_19

The remaining singles "Stone Soul" and "Pieces Fit" were released without music videos. Finger Eleven_sentence_20

Finger Eleven toured in support of the album throughout 2011 and 2012. Finger Eleven_sentence_21

Rich Beddoe's departure and Five Crooked Lines (2013–2016) Finger Eleven_section_7

At the end of 2013, drummer Rich Beddoe left the band. Finger Eleven_sentence_22

Steve Mollela joined the following year as his replacement. Finger Eleven_sentence_23

Finger Eleven recorded an album in November 2014 with Chris Powell on drums, with production in early 2015. Finger Eleven_sentence_24

The band toured during the summer of 2015 with Three Days Grace. Finger Eleven_sentence_25

In April, 2015, Finger Eleven announced an open casting call for the filming of a video for the new album's first single. Finger Eleven_sentence_26

The band issued their seventh album, Five Crooked Lines, on July 31, 2015, and released the lead single "Wolves and Doors" to Canadian radio. Finger Eleven_sentence_27

They set out on their cross-Canada Fall of the Hammer Tour in support of the release; they also teamed up with radio stations and media partners to launch a contest to allow local bands to enter for the chance to perform as the opening act in their hometown. Finger Eleven_sentence_28

Finger Eleven most recently released a video for "Not Going to be Afraid" off the Five Crooked Lines album. Finger Eleven_sentence_29

They also performed at the 2016 CASBY Awards on October 20 in Toronto. Finger Eleven_sentence_30

20th anniversary of Tip and Rainbow Butt Monkeys' reunion (2017–present) Finger Eleven_section_8

Finger Eleven scheduled three shows in southern Ontario to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Canadian release of Tip, on March 23 in Burlington, March 24 in St. Catharines, and March 31 in Toronto. Finger Eleven_sentence_31

All three of these shows had a similar format: There was an exclusively acoustic set, with Q&A before the show; for the main event, the band played Tip in its entirety; this was followed by an encore of 'Best Of The Rest', which was a selection of band favorites from their other albums. Finger Eleven_sentence_32

On June 9, 2018, the band performed as "Rainbow Butt Monkeys" for the first time since 1997. Finger Eleven_sentence_33

They played at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, showcasing the songs from their debut album Letters From Chutney. Finger Eleven_sentence_34

Members Finger Eleven_section_9

Current members Finger Eleven_sentence_35

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  • Scott Anderson – lead vocals (1990–present)Finger Eleven_item_0_0
  • James Black – lead guitar, backing vocals (1990–present)Finger Eleven_item_0_1
  • Rick Jackett – rhythm guitar (1990–present)Finger Eleven_item_0_2
  • Sean Anderson – bass (1990–present)Finger Eleven_item_0_3
  • Steve Molella – drums (2014–present)Finger Eleven_item_0_4

Session musicians Finger Eleven_sentence_36

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  • Chris Powell – drums (2014)Finger Eleven_item_1_5

Former members Finger Eleven_sentence_37

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  • Rob Gommerman – drums (1990–1998)Finger Eleven_item_2_6
  • Rich Beddoe – drums (1998–2013)Finger Eleven_item_2_7

Timeline Finger Eleven_sentence_38

Discography Finger Eleven_section_10

Main article: Finger Eleven discography Finger Eleven_sentence_39

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Awards and nominations Finger Eleven_section_11

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YearFinger Eleven_header_cell_1_0_0 NominatedFinger Eleven_header_cell_1_0_1 AwardFinger Eleven_header_cell_1_0_2 CategoryFinger Eleven_header_cell_1_0_3 resultFinger Eleven_header_cell_1_0_4
1996Finger Eleven_cell_1_1_0 Finger ElevenFinger Eleven_cell_1_1_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_1_2 Breakout Group of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_1_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_1_4
2001Finger Eleven_cell_1_2_0 The Greyest of Blue SkiesFinger Eleven_cell_1_2_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_2_2 Rock Album of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_2_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_2_4
2004Finger Eleven_cell_1_3_0 Finger ElevenFinger Eleven_cell_1_3_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_3_2 Group of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_3_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_3_4
2005Finger Eleven_cell_1_4_0 "One Thing"Finger Eleven_cell_1_4_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_4_2 Single of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_4_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_4_4
2006Finger Eleven_cell_1_5_0 Finger ElevenFinger Eleven_cell_1_5_1 SOCAN AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_5_2 International Achievement AwardFinger Eleven_cell_1_5_3 WonFinger Eleven_cell_1_5_4
2008Finger Eleven_cell_1_6_0 Finger ElevenFinger Eleven_cell_1_6_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_6_2 Group of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_6_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_6_4
2008Finger Eleven_cell_1_7_0 "Paralyzer"Finger Eleven_cell_1_7_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_7_2 Single of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_7_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_7_4
2008Finger Eleven_cell_1_8_0 Them vs. You vs. MeFinger Eleven_cell_1_8_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_8_2 Rock Album of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_8_3 WonFinger Eleven_cell_1_8_4
2011Finger Eleven_cell_1_9_0 Life Turns ElectricFinger Eleven_cell_1_9_1 Juno AwardsFinger Eleven_cell_1_9_2 Rock Album of the YearFinger Eleven_cell_1_9_3 NominatedFinger Eleven_cell_1_9_4

See also Finger Eleven_section_12

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