Live hit worldwide critical mass in 1994 with the release of their second album Throwing Copper, which included the hit singles “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling The Drama” and “All Over You”.
Rising to success on the strength of its spiritual and anthemic songwriting, Live hit worldwide critical mass in 1994 with the release of their second album Throwing Copper, which included the hit singles “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling The Drama” and “All Over You”. After 52 weeks in the charts, the album eventually hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 in early May 1995. Throwing Copper has since sold over eight million copies in the US alone. The band formed with members Chad Taylor (guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), Chad Gracey (drums) and singer Ed Kowalczyk while attending middle school in York, Pennsylvania. In 1991, they were signed to Radioactive Records and soon after released their debut album Mental Jewelry, produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. The album’s powerful modern rock sounds and dynamic songwriting gave them a strong foundation on which to build and lead to the success that came with their sophomore album. Live’s third album, Secret Samadhi, released in 1997, included the dynamic international hit “Lakini’s Juice” and went on to sell over two million copies, while their 1999 album The Distance To Here reached number four on the Billboard US album chart and included the hit song “The Dolphin’s Cry”. The band have since released the well received albums V and Brides Of Prey, in addition to their song “Forever May Not Be Long Enough”, which was co-written with Glen Ballard for the soundtrack to the film The Mummy Returns (2001).