Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

The WERS Artist Of The Week is The Wallflowers! The Jakob Dylan-led rock group just released their sixth studio record, Glad All Over.

The Wallflowers first formed in 1989 and got started by playing club shows in Los Angeles. In 1992 they released their self-titled debut record on Virgin Records.  That first record was a moderate success – selling about 40,000 copies originally. However, it wasn’t until four years later that The Wallflowers really broke out. In 1996 they released Bringing Down The Horse, which went 4 times platinum. The record spawned several hit singles including “One Headlight”, “6th Avenue Heartache” and “Three Marlenas”. Two years later The Wallflowers won two Grammy Awards for “One Headlight”: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rock Song.

After the success of Bringing Down The Horse, the band again took their time before releasing their third record. In 2000, they released (Breach), which featured the single “Sleepwalker”.  The record included guest vocals from Elvis Costello and went on to be certified gold. They released two more albums after (Breach), 2002’s Red Letter Days and 2005’s Rebel, Sweetheart. 2009 also saw the release of a greatest hits album, Collected: 1996-2005, which contained two previously unreleased tracks.

Flash forward a few years, and The Wallflowers are back with a brand new studio record-their first in over 7 years! Glad All Over is out now on Columbia Records and it features the smash single “Reboot The Mission”, a track that features Mick Jones. The current lineup of The Wallflowers includes Dylan, longtime keyboardist, Rami Jaffee, longtime time bassist, Greg Richling, Stuart Mathis on guitar and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Jack Irons. The Wallflowers recently performed at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, and you can read a review of that show here. And keep listening to WERS to hear music from The Wallflowers!

By Mariel Wade

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3 Responses to Artist Of The Week: The Wallflowers

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  2. I have watched the music video for Reboot The Mission entirely too many times. Great album.
    http://vevo.ly/PUdgB1

    Alex October 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM Reply
  3. Ahh, I’m really loving this record! The Wallflowers are an amazing band. Killing it since ’89!

    Adecmr October 22, 2012 at 1:00 AM Reply

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