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After 25 years, Collective Soul are still having fun

Dean and Ed Roland are the brothers behind Collective Soul, a Georgia-based rock band that will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, over the course of the next year. That record opened with “Shine,” a track that announced to the world that Ed’s voice was going to lead the way from grunge into post-grunge ‘90s rock. It somehow managed to be what both things were.  Over the course of the next decade, the band managed to slowly evolve, relying on Ed’s unique voice and crunching guitar riffs, and remain a modern rock radio fixture when mid- and late-‘90s peers would come and go. Continue reading

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