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Dean Roland of Collective Soul

October 12, 2009 by  
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csIt’s almost hard to believe that the brothers Roland (Ed and Dean) and the rest of Collective Soul (Joel Kosche, Will Turpin) have been bringing us great music since 1993, but they have! Their latest self-titled album (often referred to as “The Rabbit Album”) has been called a return to the band’s original sound.  Marking their 8th studio album and their first on new label Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records the band wrote and recorded the album tucked away at Ed’s lake house in Georgia.  This environment provided the band with a relaxed vibe that seemed to be most conducive to writing heartfelt songs rich in melody and catchy hooks; sure to please even the most finnicky of musical palates!

The album starts off most astutely with the song “Welcome All Again” which is the perfect introduction to the album to fans new and old.  Collective Soul has always been one of those bands that constantly churns out hits yet continually flies under the radar.  Be that as it may, it doesn’t matter all that much to the band.  What matters to them is making great music for the fans that have been with them since the beginning and all those that have joined them along the way.

The band just kicked off the Canadian leg of their tour shortly after being inducted into The Georgia Music Hall of Fame (not too shabby!).  A few weeks back we caught up with Dean Roland who talked to us about the new album, the bands history and of course, TWITTER!

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | September  2009

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