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charlottesellmyer: Our #NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation LA Golf Tournament has begun! Huge thank you to Niall and the 20 other epic writer/golfers (Ed Roland, Phillip Phillips, Irving Azoff, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Post, Adam Anders, PJ Bloom, Julian Bunnetta, Joe King + more) who came out to play in support of their fellow #songwriters! ⛳️🎶☀️🌴#nialhoran #nmpasongs


Edgar Eugene Roland Jr. (born August 3, 1963)[1] is an American musician. He is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of thealternative rock band Collective Soul. He also contributes guitars, keyboards, producing, and engineering. After finishing high school, Roland studied songwriting and guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston for one year. He was the leadengineer and producer at Real 2 Reel Studios in Stockbridge, Georgia for eight years. In 1985, he was in a band called The Eddie Band and another during the late 1980s and early 1990s called Marching Two-Step, which also included future producer and music executiveMatt Serletic, future executive Michelle Rhea Caplinger and longtime Collective Soul drummer Shane Evans. Roland released an indiealbum called Ed-E Roland in 1991. The album was meant to showcase his abilities to compose, record, and produce his own original music.

Roland changed the name of his band to Collective Soul with hopes of finding success in the music business. Not finding success, however, Roland became frustrated and almost gave up on the music industry. He had been active in the local Georgia music scene since the early 1980s. Despite the initial rejections, Collective Soul independently released Hints, Allegations & Things Left Unsaid in 1993 on a label called Rising Storm. It was a compilation of some of Roland’s songwriting demos created when he worked at Real 2 Reel Studios.

Collective Soul - Shine (Official Music Video) (por StreetSurvivors77)


Precious Declaration - Collective Soul

Not only is Ed Roland’s voice just amazing, but look at that hair :)

25 Bands in 25 Days

Day Eight:

Band: Collective Soul (A band whose name you may not know, but songs you may have heard. Screw all others, this was the alternative band for the 90’s.)

Favorite Member: Ed Roland, the soulful voice of Collective Soul.

Favorite Album: Collective Soul, their self-titles second album is a masterpiece but I also love Dosage.

Favorite Songs: The World I Know, Gel, Why Pt. 2, Heaven’s Already Here, How Do You Love?, December, Shine, Perfect Day, Energy, Better Now

First Song You Ever Heard: I think it was probably ‘Shine’, as it was their first hit, but my dad bought every album and I just kept following along with them.

When You Became A Fan: At the ripe old age of 7 years old in 1994.

Seen Live?: Unfortunately no. The first time there were really here was when I was about 12, and didn’t have a job or money and my dad couldn’t afford it, so we missed that. Then they came back when I was about 20 and did a show at a casino and of course, I couldn’t get in to that show because you had to be 21, I was a little pissed, so to speak.

Why drink the water from my hand
Contagious as you think I am?
Just tilt my sun towards your domain
Your cup runneth over again.

Don’t scream about.
Don’t think aloud.
Turn your head now, baby,
Just spit me out.

Don’t worry ‘bout.
Don’t speak of doubt.
Turn your head now, baby,
Just spit me out.

Why follow me to higher ground
Lost as you swear I am?
Don’t throw away your basic needs:
Ambience and vanity.

December promise gave you unto me.
December whispers of treachery.
December clouds are now covering me.
December songs I no longer sing.


All of this was announced a while ago but for those of you who don’t know…

Collective Soul will be coming out with a new CD this coming June 2014 called See What You Started By Continuing. They are currently on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary. And for those of you who haven’t heard, Joel Kosche has left the band and has been replaced by Jesse Triplett.