All American Rejects

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The All-American Rejects (formed 2001)

The All-American Rejects are an American rock band from Oklahoma. The lineup of the band consists of Tyson Ritter on vocals, bass and piano, Nick Wheeler on lead guitar, vocals and keyboard, Chris Gaylor on drums and Mike Kennerty on rhythm guitar and vocals.

The All-American Rejects: The Early Years

Shortly after their formation, The All-American Rejects released their debut EP, 'Same Girl, New Songs'. To promote the record, they toured the Midwest of the USA, with Clayton Rhoades. Former members Jesse Tabish and Tim Campbell were both involved in the recording of the EP.

Towards the end of the tour, they signed a deal with Doghouse Records, making them label-mates with the likes of The Get Up Kids and River City High.

The All-American Rejects then entered the studio with the producer Tim O'Heir who had previously worked with Sebadoh and Juliana Hatfield. Their eponymous album was released in October 2001, preceded by the single 'Swing, Swing'.

The band's second album was released in September 2005. Entitled Move Along, the album featured the singles 'Dirty Little Secret' and 'Move Along'. It has been reported that the video to 'Move Along' is a tribute to their touring keyboardist, Timothy Jordan II, who had passed away. The video won the Best Group Video Award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006.

At the end of 2005, on New Year's Eve, The All-American Rejects played a cover of 'Good Times' by The Cars, with Fall Out Boy, on the MTV channel. The following New Year's Eve, they played a gig with several bands, including Ok! Go and Chicago. The All-American Rejects performed on VH1 Rock Honors in 2006, playing a cover of Def Leppard's 'Photograph'.

The All-American Rejects' third album was released in December 2008 and was entitled When The World Comes Down. The band first hinted that they would be recording the new material in February 2008, when they changed the front page of their website to read "Recording. No Bullshit. Go outside. Later." The band use their website to broadcast occasional videos of themselves in their studio.

In June 2008, The All-American Rejects announced that they would be touring with Simple Plan, in addition to the Vans Warped Tour that they had already announced.

In October 2008, The All-American Rejects were inducted into the Oklahoma Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, as 'Uprising Stars'.

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All American Rejects - When The World Comes Down

13th January 2009 -

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Review of All American Rejects' album 'When The World Comes Down'.After initially appearing to be a by-numbers punk rock band, The All-American Rejects' second album, 'Move Along', scored hit singles on both sides of the...

All American Rejects - The Refectory

26th September 2006 -

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The All-American RejectsThe Refectory, LeedsSeptember 24, 2006Live ReviewIt's been a landmark year for A-AR, with their "Move Along" album having garnered enough popularity to sanction a second round of UK touring, this time of more...

All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secrets

5th June 2006 -

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All-American RejectsDirty Little SecretsSingle ReviewOn the sliding scale of pop-punk, this is even further towards the pop end than even the likes of Blink 182. The secret formula can have no more that a 2%...

All American Rejects - Move Along

20th February 2006 -

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The All American RejectsMove AlongSingle ReviewIn the shadows of the American "rock" bands such as Green Day and Red Hot Chilli Peppers emerges The All American Rejects. Is there room for yet another of these...

All American Rejects - Move Along

14th October 2005 -

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The All-American Rejects"Move Along"PolydorIt was at the turn of the millennium that the invasion happened. No, not aliens, as some seemed to be prophesising, but this was when American punk rock gathered momentum and launched...

All American Rejects - Swing Swing

7th August 2003 -

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omg...the all-american rejects rock they have such awsome music and they rock i have most of their songs on my mp3 player and i love them...YA!!!THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS ROCK MY SOX!!!lmao!!!peace

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OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH TYSON RITTER AND THE ALL AMERICAN REJECTS! THEY ARE SERIOUSLY ALL I LISTEN TO ON MY IPOD! I LOVE MOVE ALONG BUT I ALSO LOVE THE OLDIES(PAPER HEART AND SWING SWING) AND OMG I CANT WAIT TIL THE CONCERT(CRICKET ARENA MAY 2 BABY!)IM SERIOUSLY LIKE A FANATIC--I LOVE YOU ALL AMERICAN REJECTS!

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Does anyone know if All American Rejects is filming a music video in Austin? If so, what all do you know?Thanks, Di

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HEY HEY,I LUV TYSON!!!!!!!HE'S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!1I WISH HE EVEN KNEW DAT I WUS OUT THERE!!NYWAY I THINK THIS WEBSITE IS SO AWESOMW!!IT ROCKS LIK THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS MUSIC DOES!!LUV YA ALL!!~CHESSIE~

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All American Rejects are amazing !!! there latest single 'gives you hell' is #1 on my most played on my ipod i really recomend buying their Album!!!also check out www.in4merz.com to get information and gossip on the band and to also get chance of winning merchandise.Ed

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