If you are a fan of early 2000s rock, chances are you are familiar with 3 Doors Down. The Mississippi group, which originally included Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts and Todd Harrell, became famous for their debut single “Kryptonite” and its accompanying debut album. Better life… The album, which received six platinum certifications, became one of the best-selling albums of the year. Shortly thereafter, they brought back the success from 2002. Away from the sunwhich spawns chart-topping singles such as “Here Without You” and “When I’m Gone”.
With that said, the band’s glory days are long gone. It’s been a long time since we last heard news from the boys and fans are wondering if they hang the mic for good. Are they retiring? What happened to them after their original guitarist has passed away? To summarize, this is what happened to 3 Doors Down.
6 Death of Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts left 3 Doors Down in 2012 due to deteriorating health. Chet Roberts, the band’s old guitar tech, took over the role. He told fans that he has “almost 300 dates every year,” which is coupled with his troubling health conditions. A year later, the first guitarist was pronounced dead due to a prescription drug overdose at the age of 38. CNN, Matt was preparing for a veterans fundraising concert in Wisconsin. hours before the passage.
“This morning at 8:50 am I was woken up by detectives who beat me on the door. Parents are always scared, they were in suits, and then they told me. They asked me if Matt Roberts was your son, I said yes, and they said, “We have bad news to tell you that Matt passed away last night,” Matt’s father Darrell Roberts told the publication.
5 Polarizing performance at Donald Trump’s inaugural concert
In 2017, 3 Doors Down was thrown under a bus for performing at the president’s inaugural concert. Donald Trumpand the fans didn’t take it. In fact, this was not the first time the boys were on the Conservatives’ radar as they too had a concert during George W. Bush’s inauguration.
“You know, they are really good guys, but they have very different political views. Since they played both Bush’s inaugurations, they were clearly on the radar of the Conservatives, ”said the group’s business manager, Angus Weil. broke my silence about the scandalous performance To Vice…
4 3 Doors Down bassist fired
A year after Matt’s departure, the 3 Doors Down announced that they had fired their original bassist Todd Harrell after being charged with murder in a car up to two years in prison and six years probation. He reportedly drove a pickup truck under the influence of prescription drugs on the highway, resulting in the death of 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr.
“I’ve never intentionally harmed anyone,” Harrell said. “It was a terrible accident and I feel sorry for you guys. I hope you guys will forgive me for what I did in this situation. “
3 Todd Harrell again sentenced to 10 years in prison
The second violation in 2012 – DUI – isn’t the only legal grief the former bassist has faced in recent years. In 2018, Jackson District Court Judge Robert Krebs sentenced Todd to ten years in prison for possession of a firearm by a criminal. According to Billboard, authorities spotted guns and drugs at Todd’s home after her wife told lawmakers that their arguments escalated into a material day in June.
2 3 Doors Down passed 5 years without a music release
After a series of dramatic line-up changes and the tragic death of the band’s founder, 3 Doors Down decided to take a vacation. Although they did perform at a few concerts, they have not released any new music since 2016. We and the night… They released their first song in nearly five years in 2020 titled “Wicked Man”. It is a simple song made with guitar, cello and vocals.
“It kind of makes you get up and dance, but it’s a song that you can listen to and say, ‘Damn, dude. I immediately understand what he is talking about, ”frontman Brad Arnold said at the Detroit radio station. “So I’m really glad people will hear that. I think we’ll just let it out… “
one What’s next for 3 doors?
So what’s next for the guys at 3 Doors Down? After the tumultuous 2010s, they are certainly hoping for better 2020s. Besides the new single, they have expanded their debut album, Better life, for its 20th anniversary this year with a deluxe edition containing several additional tracks and “The Escatawpa Sessions”. Could this mean a new era for the band and a sign of the upcoming new album? We’ll see!
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KJ Apa sings and plays guitar as Archie Andrews in Riverdale, and in real life he also plays in a band.
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