The band, formed in 1994, consists of Jim Adkins (vocals, guitar),
Tom Linton (vocals, guitar), Rick Burch (bass), and Zach Lind
(drums): four friends from Arizona.
By 1996, they had received their first record deal and recorded
their debut album Static Prevails. It wasn’t until the second
album, Clarity that Jimmy Eat World began to make a name for
itself. “Lucky Denver Mint” was its first hit and helped pave
the way for the recent self-titled album, released in July 2001,
that made Jimmy Eat World a big hit in the alternative music
The latest album was originally titled “Bleed American.” After
the terrorist attacks on 9-11, the band changed the label out
of respect for the victims.
The Jimmy Eat World album exceeded one million copies in sales,
due partly to the hit single “The Middle,” which made it to
No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was named by
USA Today as the No. 7 single of 2002.
Now that the band has finished promoting the album, members
look forward to returning home to Arizona.
Drummer Zach Lind recently hinted to the Honolulu Advertiser
that the band may begin work on a follow up album soon, which
could hit shelves later this year.
Sources: JimmyEatWorld.net The Honolulu Advertiser