In the 90’s, Candlebox was one of the biggest bands in the world, achieving Multi-Platinum status during the incredible post-grunge era. They were the first successful act on Madonna‘s Maverick Records, which went on to sign Alanis Morissette, Deftones and The Prodigy. They found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in July 1993. It featured some of the band’s biggest hit singles, including “Far Behind” and “You“, and was certified platinum by the RIAA four times. “Far Behind” entered Billboard‘s top 20 in July 1993, peaked at #18, and stayed on the charts until January 1994. The tremendous radio, concert, and television success gained them a main-stage slot at Woodstock ’94 and put Candlebox at the forefront of the 1990s post-grunge scene. Their next two albums, Lucy and Happy Pills, were also critically acclaimed. After troubles with Maverick, Candlebox went on indefinite hiatus in 2000 after an alleged attempt to be freed from their contract. The band reunited in 2006, and two years later, they released their fourth album Into the Sun, followed by an extensive tour. Their latest album, Love Stories & Other Musings, was released in April 2012. The band has toured or played selected shows with such bands as Living Colour, The Flaming Lips, Our Lady Peace, Rush, Henry Rollins, Aerosmith, Godsmack, Metallica, Radiohead, The Offspring, Sponge, and Seaweed as well as making repeat live performances on Late Show with David Letterman.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the incredible lead singer, and founding member of Candlebox, Kevin Martin, right before his sold out show in NYC to talk about making their comeback to the top of the Rock Charts, what it was like being one of the biggest bands in the world during the Post Grunge Era, the freedom and hard work behind not working with a Major Label anymore, the critical acclaim that their new album “Love And Other Musings” is receiving, and we even sing one of my favorite songs of all time “Far Behind” together!! There are certain people that you just want to cheer for to be successful and make it to the top, and I can say that Kevin Martin is one of those people!! He is as humble and nice as any rock star you will ever meet, and even after all these years of success, still values the everyday joy and experience of creating music, and it’s great to see the band back and better then ever!! Check out their website for new tour dates and upcoming news..Enjoy Kade Nation!!