Tribute and Variety
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While most people know of Eve 6 as Max Collins (lead singer, bassist), Jon Siebels (guitarist) and Tony Fagenson (drummer), the band actually went through two drummers and two name changes before becoming Eve 6 as we know them today.
In 1994 as freshmen in high school, RCA talent scouts took note of a new
band on the local scene called Eleventeen, signing sign them to a record deal.
While recording their self-titled EP, a new name was suggested: Eve 6,
from an episode of X-Files. It was too late to change the name of the band for the EP,
but the group decided that going forward, they would officially be known as Eve 6.
Collins, Siebels, and Fagenson completed their first LP, titled "Eve 6" in
late1997, with a release date set for early 1998. In the interim, the single
"Inside Out" was sent to radio stations across the country. While slow to gather
steam, "Inside Out" would eventually prove to be the band's most successful single
reaching the #1 position on the modern rock charts. The success of "Inside Out," along with follow up singles "Leech," "Open Road Song," and "Tongue
Tied," and an opening slot on tour with Third Eye Blind soon pushed "Eve 6" to platinum status.
The band recorded a Pixies cover, "Allison" in 1999 and had it featured on "Where is My Mind? A Pixies Tribute Album."
In May of 2000, the first single from Eve 6's sophomore album was released;
"Promise" reached #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts and remained a staple on alternative and mainstream radio throughout the
summer. In mid 2001, over a year after the release of "Horrorscope," a third and final single was released.
"Here's to the Night" became a sleeper hit of the summer, and propelled "Horrorscope" to Gold status.
Initially pressured by record label RCA to come together at the end of 2001 and record a third album, the band, feeling burned out by the recording and touring lifestyle of musicians, insisted on a brief respite to gather themselves before attempting a new record. Throughout 2002, the band rested and collected their thoughts before reconvening to record again.
Their third album, "It's All in Your Head" strayed from the typical structuring of albums for alternative bands, and came through with some more experimental and original songs. Lead single "Think Twice" performed well on the Modern Rock Charts, reaching number 9, but the album failed to sell.
Not long after, due in part to lower than expected sales (around 190,000 units moved) Eve 6 was dropped from RCA records. The band announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus and played a few final shows, ending in St. Louis on July 15th, 2004.
Immediately after Eve 6's break up, Max Collins formed a solo project, Brotherhood of Lost Dogs. Jon Siebels joined California indie-band Monsters Are Waiting, and Tony Fagenson began producing.
In early October of 2007, that announcement was made that Eve 6 was reuniting.
Original guitarist Jon Siebels elected not to remain with Monsters Are Waiting), Eve 6 began booking shows using Matt Blair (Lead singer, guitarists for Band Camp) as the fill-in guitarist. On October 20th, 2007, Eve 6 played their first show in over 3 years at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The set list included classic Eve 6 songs like Inside Out, Promise, Think Twice while featuring Little Tiny Everything and Pick up the Pieces from their recordings under The Sugi Tap. In a surprise to most, they also performed the song “Anytime”, which had only been performed live once before this show.