First brought to the world with their debut album "Leave a whisper", they toured on that album for 2 years. In October of '05 they released their 2nd album entitled "Us and Them".
"I wanted to talk about what I saw," Smith explains. "There are so many songs about fans and the people I talked to, and their lives and their relationships. They're just the most incredible people in the world, but they have so many serious, serious problems to deal with. I wanted to talk about those things. In a way, I feel like I took what they couldn't talk about and hopefully I wrote down what they felt. So when the album comes out and they hear the songs, they'll be able to look at themselves and say, 'He said everything that I wanted to say.' "
That, he adds, is why Shinedown decided to call the album “US AND THEM.” "It's a dedication to our fans," Smith says, "a thank-you to them for the support, for everything they've given us, and for being there from day one. It's US AND THEM."
(taken from their bio located at www.myspace.com/shinedown)
Person1: Hell yes, I luff them!
Person2: Are you kidding...they suck...
Me: *grabs her really hot french fry and stabs person2 in the eye*
-"45", Shinedown 'Leave A Whisper'
jimmy: WTF is that supposed to mean
me: idk, shinedown sucks, change it to dc 101