Three Days Grace bassist Brad Walst recently joined an interview with Montreal Rocks and talked about the band’s current projects. Walst also mentioned how they started their music career as a cover band.
Three Days Grace released their debut self-titled album in 2003 and gained attention, especially with the song ‘I Hate Everything About You.’ The piece was labeled as Three Days Grace’s ‘breakout hit.’ The album became number 9 on the Canadian Albums Charts and 69 on the Billboard 200.
The band started to work on their seventh studio album called ‘Explosion‘ in the previous year. ‘So Called Life’ was released as the lead single in November 2021 and peaked at number 7 on the Canada Rock chart. Later on, ‘Neurotic’ came out as the promotional single and ‘Lifetime’ as the second single in 2022.
‘Explosions’ was released on May 6, 2022, and received good reviews from the audience. The band also announced tour dates starting in May in Minneapolis and ending in November 2022 in Canada.
While Brad Walst was talking about the new album during a recent interview, he revealed that Three Days Grace began their music career as a cover band. They played in gigs and named themselves ‘The Jupiter Effect’ at that time, as the bassist stated. The rocker mentioned that they learned grunge music by playing the songs of many notable names like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. It was a great learning process for them to play other musicians’ songs to create their current music selves.
Brad Walst explained when the interviewer asked whether they played others’ songs while learning to play:
“Absolutely, yeah. We tried to play all. We started out as a cover band. Adam, Neill ?? and Phil Crow were in the band. We go and play gigs up like Bracebridge, Huntsville, Ontario on the weekends.
We call ourselves ‘The Jupiter Effect.’ We go up, and we play three hours of covers. We play all the hits, all the grunge stuff, Nirvana, and a lot of Pearl Jam. I think that’s how we learned. We tried to play other people’s songs, and naturally, we evolved into that.”
You can watch the entire interview below.