Shinedown is a Southern hard rock band that originated in Jacksonville, Florida. Shinedown was formed in early 2002 by Brent Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart, and Barry Kerch. They were signed by Atlantic Records. On July 13, 2003, the band released their debut album Leave a Whisper. The album sold the popular singles "Fly From the Inside" and "45". Leave A Whisper was re-released on June 15, 2004, to capitalize on the strength of a new single: A cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man". This song is often dedicated to their friend Dimebag Darrell who died in 2004.
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Shinedown is an American Alternative Metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch. Zach Myers joined Shinedown as a touring rhythm guitarist in 2005, before becoming their temporary bassist after the departure of Brad Stewart in 2007. In early 2008, he assumed the role of permanent rhythm guitarist. On December 18, 2008 Nick Perri, who was the lead guitarist after the departure of Jasin Todd, also departed Shinedown, leaving Zach to assume the role of the band's rhythm and lead guitarist. The group has released three albums on Atlantic Records. They have issued several popular singles, such as "45", "Heroes", "Save Me", "Devour", "Sound of Madness", "Second Chance", and "If You Only Knew". They have sold over 8 million albums worldwide.