Lifehouse (band)

Lifehouse (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Lifehouse

Img_capt = Lifehouse concert at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines on July 26, 2008.
Background = group_or_band
Years_active = 1999 - Present
Origin = Malibu, California
United States
Genre = Alternative rock
Pop rock
Christian Rock [ Lifehouse : Lifehouse : Review : Rolling Stone ] ] [ Lifehouse - All Music Guide] ] [ Lifehouse - Rhapsody] ]
Label = DreamWorks
Associated_acts = Blyss, AM Radio
Current_members = Jason Wade
Rick Woolstenhulme Jr.
Bryce Soderberg
Ben Carey
Past_members = Sean Woolstenhulme
Sergio Andrade
Jon "Diff" Palmer
Collin Hayden
Aaron Lord
URL = []

Lifehouse is an American rock band. They came to prominence in 2001 with the hit single "Hanging by a Moment" from their debut major label album, "No Name Face". The single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year, beating out Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys for the #1 Single of 2001. In 2002, they released their follow up album "Stanley Climbfall". The band's third album, self-titled "Lifehouse", was released in 2005. The band released their fourth studio album, "Who We Are", on June 19, 2007. The group consists of Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg, Rick Woolstenhulme Jr., and Ben Carey.


The group first came together as a Christian band called Blyss, and recorded and released their debut album, "Diff's Lucky Day", in 1999.

"No Name Face"

In 2000, Lifehouse entered the recording studio to record their first major label release. Five of the twelve tracks from "Diff's Lucky Day" were remixed and released on "No Name Face". Because of his charisma and talent, DreamWorks Records focused their sights solely on frontman Jason Wade, and by the time the debut album was released on October 31, 2000, Wade and Andrade were the only remaining founding members. Shortly after recording the first album, Rick Woolstenhulme replaced Jon Palmer on drums. Lifehouse's international fan base began to grow and while fans of the band considered Wade's lyrics to be deep, questioning, and profoundly spiritual, some found Lifehouse's output to be "drab FM-radio rock".Fact|date=October 2007

"Hanging by a Moment" was released by the band as the first commercial release single, a song written by Jason Wade on the spur of the moment that affirmed the band a place in musical history, being labeled the "Most Played Song of 2001". "Hanging by a Moment" was only the third song in chart history, after Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully" in 1965 and Faith Hill's "Breathe" in 2000, to be named the number one song of the year on the Billboard Hot 100 without having reached No. 1 on any weekly Hot 100 survey. The second single released by Lifehouse was "Sick Cycle Carousel". It did not have as much success as "Hanging By A Moment", topping out at #35 on the modern rock chart. The third and final single from "No Name Face" was "Breathing".

The song "Everything" was also used in both the pilot and first-season finale episodes of the future hit WB drama, "Smallville", and would go on to be placed on the series' first soundtrack ('). This began the long-standing affair between the band and the series, as Lifehouse would go on to have seven songs played during the series' first four seasons, ending with a live performance in the fourth-season prom episode, and landing yet another song on ' ("You And Me (Wedding Version)").

"Stanley Climbfall"

Shortly after a long tour for "No Name Face", Lifehouse re-entered the studio to cut their second album "Stanley Climbfall". Though the album features all original songs with uniqueness and style similar to the first album, its success was shortlived and its singles, "Spin" and "Take Me Away", were vastly overshadowed by the success of the first album and its singles. Shortly after the release of this album, Rick's brother Sean Woolstenhulme (of The Calling) was officially made the fourth member of the band in June of 2002 after touring with Lifehouse.

In April 2004, Sergio Andrade confirmed that he had decided to leave the band to pursue individual projects. Shortly after this, Sean also left the band to pursue other musical projects such as Abandoned Pools and The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex.


Jason Wade and Rick Woolstenhulme remained the active members of Lifehouse. In late 2004, Bryce Soderberg (previously of AM Radio) signed on as Lifehouse's new bass guitarist. On July 6, 2004, they went to Maryland to begin work on their eponymous third album. "Lifehouse" was released on March 22, 2005 and was produced by John Alagia.

The album's first single, "You and Me", was released for airplay on January 18, 2005. It was written several years prior and was originally performed by Jason Wade in the 2000 independent film "All Over Again". The song also appears on the soundtrack to "Smallville". One episode, "", featured the band actually performing it and three other songs from the album ("Come Back Down", "Blind", and "Undone") on the show. The song has also appeared on "Boston Legal", "Gavin & Stacey", Everwood, Grey's Anatomy, The 4400 and "Medium".

The music video for the album's second single, "Blind", was released October 19, 2005. It stars Tina Majorino (most well-known as "Deb" from the MTV film "Napoleon Dynamite") and features several other up-and-coming young actors such as Sarch McClain, Stephen Cheung, and Andy Walters.

"Who We Are"

Their fourth album, entitled "Who We Are", was released on June 19, 2007 [ [ Lifehouse official discography] ] . The album features Wade, Woolstenhulme and Soderberg as its lineup, and "rocks a little harder" than their previous album, according to the band. [ [ It rocks a little harder] - Lifehouse on "Who We Are".] The album was recorded in Kiefer Sutherland and Jude Cole's recording studio, Ironworks Studios, in Los Angeles. The album's release was followed by a tour with The Goo Goo Dolls and Colbie Caillat, which began June 15 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, [ The Moment we've all been waiting for] : Lifehouse announces the title of their fourth album as "Who We Are".] after which, according to Woolstenhulme, the band will go on a "worldwide headlining tour".

The album's first single was "First Time", released on April 24, 2007. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 48 in May, [Jonathan Cohen, [ "T. Pain Tastes Hot 100 Glory With 'Drank'"] ,, May 17, 2007.] and peaked at #3 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Charts.

The album's second single, "Whatever It Takes", was released to radio stations October 29, 2007. [ [ Lifehouse Gets Serious For Allstate Commercial ] ] The music video for the song premiered on Yahoo Music on November 16, 2007.

The song "Broken", the album's third single, [ [ Lifehouse Announces A Third Single] ] has appeared on several TV series, including "Grey's Anatomy" ("Lay Your Hands On Me"), "Criminal Minds" ("In Birth and Death"), "One Tree Hill", and "The Hills". As of January 24, 2008, it has peaked at #2 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart (The equivalent of #102 on the Hot 100). The Music Video for "Broken" was debuted on Thursday September 11th, 2008 and debuted officially on vh1's top 20 countdown on Saturday September 20th, 2008.

The song "Who We Are" was used in an advertisement on A&E to promote their original programming.

According to Entertainment Tonight's website, Lifehouse is having a contest to make a video for the song "Make Me Over". [ [ Lifehouse Going Art House] ] The band is giving 60 USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate students a chance to shoot the video for their new single.

Lifehouse announced in August 2008 that they will be starting on their fifth album which is tentatively scheduled for a 2009 release.

Other songs

Shortly after his death, the band performed an acoustic rendition of George Harrison's "Something" on Last Call With Carson Daly. The band has also covered the Keane single "Somewhere Only We Know" live on Yahoo Music. Lifehouse has also stated that Keane is one of their favorite musical groups. In 2007, the band did a cover of The Rolling Stone's "Beast of Burden" for the Stripped Music Sessions. The band says that they wanted to "pay homage to the godfathers of rock". [ [ STRIPPED - Raw and Real ] ] Since the Stripped Sessions were released onto the internet, the band added that song to their setlist at concerts.

"Fairytales and Castles", "What's Wrong With That", and "Fool" originally appeared on the indie record "Diff's Lucky Day", but re-recorded versions can be found on the album Hanging by a Moment, produced only in Australia and released on June 5, 2001.

Jason Wade wrote the song, "From Where You Are" for Allstate's Teen Driving Program. The single was made available on iTunes on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Despite having very little radio air-play and not being on any album, the song reached #40 on the Billboard charts. It was the first song that was written expressly for a commercial to make it onto the charts since 1972's "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" . [ [ What's that catchy tune? A song for car insurance makes the charts - International Herald Tribune ] ]

Lifehouse released their own version of the holiday classic "Silent Night" on iTunes on Tuesday, December 4, 2007.


*2000 - "No Name Face"
*2002 - "Stanley Climbfall"
*2005 - "Lifehouse
*2007 - "Who We Are"
*2009 - "unnamed project"


On Tour

In the summer of 2007, Lifehouse toured with The Goo Goo Dolls and Colbie Caillat and also had their own headlining tour afterwards. The tour ended in December.

Lifehouse announced on FOX's New Year's Eve Special that they will be having a major city headlining tour in 2008. The tour is called The Disarray Tour. Tour dates were released on January 10, 2008 on the band's website. Matt Nathanson and HoneyHoney will be the opening acts on the tour.

Lifehouse will have a private performance on May 7, 2008, sponsored by Dodge, to the public of Puerto Rico at El Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot. The opening act of the show will be Black:Guayaba, a local band. Current and former Miss Puerto Rico's will be the ones to present the bands.

Lifehouse was one of many acts to play a free show on the Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede, on July 7, 2008. [ [ Calgary Stampede - Coca-Cola Stage] ]

Lifehouse has been touring with Ben Carey from Australia as their guitarist.

Lifehouse performed at this past year's Pro Bowl Half-time Show.

Lifehouse performed at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines on July 26, 2008. [ [ Lifehouse’s Philippine Tour A Success] ] [ [ Lifehouse: Live in Manila] ] [ [ Lifehouse gig a big hit] ]

Lifehouse filmed the music video for the song "Broken" on August 24, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Lifehouse performed in Singapore on the 4th of October 2008 at St James Powerhouse. It was the band's first performance in Singapore


External links

* [ Lifehouse Home Page]

* imdb name|id=1528002|name=Lifehouse

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