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Last Updated 03/04/06
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03/06: According to the Official Collective Soul I-Squad Team, Collective Soul will be heading back into the studio soon to begin work on recording a new album.

Original annoucement:
The Collective Soul i-Squad will have a little less to do for a short time and for good reason - the band will be heading back into the studio to record another album!! Once they are finished, the i-Squad will be built back up again to its full force.
11/25: Dean Interview w/ Read It Here
10/08: Download "HDYL" from the upcoming DVD performance with Collective Soul and the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra HERE.
September, 2005: "How Do You Love" becomes Youth's third single! Request it at your local radio station now!
07/14/05: Collective Soul and Youth's second single, "Better Now", continues to climb the charts and is currently sitting at the #11 spot on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.
07/01/05: Collective Soul's "Better Now" has moved up two more spots on the Billboard Adult Top 40 and is currently sitting on the #12 spot. Let's keep those requests coming and get it in at least the top 10!
06/01/05: Collective Soul's "From The Ground Up" debuts at #129 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. Here's an article that mentions it's debut, click here.
05/31/05: (From The I-Squad) Good news, everyone! We just got word that VH1 has officially added "Better Now" to their video rotation! The video will start rotations next Monday, June 6th!
05/27/05: The Kelloggs Company will be using "Better Now" in their Special K cereal TV campaign! There will be three separate campaigns that begin June 1st and run for the remainder of the year!
05/23/05: To celebrate Collective Soul's new EP "From The Ground Up", Best Buy is selling the new EP and Youth at a "great price" through July 2nd.
There is also a Road To Vegas Collective Soul Sweepstakes in which you can enter. Each lucky winner will receive 2 VIP tickets to a Collective Soul show, 1 CD, 1 T-shirt, 2 VIP laminates and access to a post-show meet and greet! Click here for more information on both.
04/27/05: Here is the latest chart information for Collective Soul's newest single "Better Now"
Information from

Rock National Airplay Chart - "Better Now" #23

Hot AC National Airplay Chart - "Better Now" #25

Triple A National Airplay - "Better Now" #10

Canadian Rock National Airplay Chart - "Better Now" #8

Canadian Hot AC National Airplay - "Better Now" #11
"Better Now" - Most Increased Plays List +62
04/18/05: Be sure to vote for Collective Soul's latest video "Better Now" at The Much More Music Top 10 Countdown (TV) and on
04/14/05: Collective Soul's "General Attitute" is featured on the soundtrack to the show 'Summerland' which hit stores in March. More information can be found here.
04/13/05: Oddly enough, you need to watch ESPN tonight! Tonight on ESPN Baseball at 7pm EST there will be an interview with the guys that will air sometime during the broadcast (sorry we can't be more specific) on the time.

And On Sunday the 17th tune into the Braves/Phillies game, 8pm EST...the band are appearing on the “Sunday Night Sound Check” that airs during the 7th inning stretch.
(Information From The Collective Soul I-Squad)
04/07/05: Collective Soul have released their new video for the single "Better Now"!!!!! Click here to view the video in Windows Media format, or here to view it in Real Player format.
Click here to bid on a VERY LIMITED amount of VIP Packages for the Atlanta Youth Symphony Shows that include 2 nights hotel accomidations, 2 post show meet and greet passes, 2 meal gift certificates, signed copy of "From The Groud Up" Acoustic cd, autographed/framed hand written lyrics of your favorite song by Ed Roland.
The release date for the upcoming acoustic cd, "From The Ground Up" has been pushed back to May 24th.
04/02/05: Article From

Collective Soul is taking the Road to Vegas in celebration of Las Vegas' 100th birthday.

From May 27 through June 29, the band will be out on a Vegas-themed tour which will stop in the top 10 Las Vegas "feeder" cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. The Road to Vegas tour is out to recreate the Las Vegas experience, transforming each venue into a Vegas nightspot. Sin City icons such as showgirls and Elvis impersonators will interact with guests against a backdrop of neon and Las Vegas imagery. Las Vegas-style gaming lounges will also be featured.

"Vegas is one of our favorite cities to play, so when we were offered a chance to participate in this 100 year birthday tour, we didn't have to think twice about getting in on the action," said Collective Soul guitarist Dean Roland.

During the event, concert goers can register to win prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas on July 2 to attend a live concert event with multiple bands.

Tickets for Road to Vegas featuring Collective Soul will go on sale starting in mid-April. Details are available at
03/31/05: Here is a press release about Collective Soul and their upcoming 'Road To Vegas Tour'

Multi-Platinum 'Collective Soul' to Headline Concerts Celebrating 100 Years in Neon

Clear Channel Entertainment Properties Creates Once-in-a-Lifetime Vegas-Themed Experiences

HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Channel Entertainment Properties today announced the "Road to Vegas" tour, headlined by multi-platinum rock band Collective Soul, in celebration of Las Vegas' 100th birthday. From May 27 through June 29, the one-of-a-kind Vegas-themed concert tour will hit the top 10 Las Vegas feeder market cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Collective Soul is currently promoting its latest CD release, "Youth," with current radio singles "Better Now" and "Counting the Days."

The "Road to Vegas" tour will recreate the Las Vegas experience in each city, transforming each concert venue into a hip Vegas nightspot. Classic icons such as showgirls and Elvis impersonators will interact with guests against a backdrop of neon and larger-than-life Las Vegas imagery. Las Vegas-style gaming lounges will also be featured. During the event, concertgoers can register to win prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas on July 2 to attend a live concert event with multiple bands. Tickets for "Road to Vegas" featuring Collective Soul will go on sale starting in mid-April. Visit the official "Road to Vegas" Web site for details.

"Vegas is one of our favorite cities to play, so when we were offered a chance to participate in this 100 year birthday tour, we didn't have to think twice about getting in on the action," said Collective Soul guitarist, Dean Roland. "I like to think that Collective Soul is a band that enjoys seeing a gamble pay off. So going on the road with Vegas sounded like hitting a jackpot, no doubt about it."

"Road to Vegas" sponsors include Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) Wines and Gibson Guitars. BV Wines, also celebrating 100 years in wine-making, will travel in a BV branded bus, hosting charity fundraisers and VIP parties in each tour city. Gibson Guitars will provide guitars giveaways for promotion in each city and a special Road to Vegas guitar for artists, dignitaries and celebrities to sign along the way.

"We're bringing the thrill and excitement of Vegas to its biggest fans with this commemorative tour," said Bruce Eskowitz, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Properties. "What a great way to bring Las Vegas across America in conjunction with its Centennial celebration, forge power brand connections for our sponsors and deliver unique concert experiences to music-lovers nationwide."

"The 'Road to Vegas' tour is a unique promotional vehicle to drive national buzz for the Las Vegas Centennial celebration," said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president, marketing, LVCVA. "We're proud to be partnering with Clear Channel Entertainment Properties which brings live entertainment expertise and access to top talent, to create a truly unique marketing program that will ensure Las Vegas will be center stage of the world during its birthday celebration this year."

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03/25/05: Here's the latest chart information on Youth's current singles from

Active Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #44

Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #19

Hot AC National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #33

Triple A National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #8

Canadian Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #12
Canadian Rock Most Increased Plays - "Better Now" +46
Canadian Rock Most Played Recurrents - "Counting The Days With 127
03/25/05: Posted on the Official Collective Soul Site:

Leo Burnett USA Launches Musical Artist in Residence Program with Hit-Makers Collective Soul. Innovative Initiative Explores New Model for Music in Advertising.

Leo Burnett USA Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Cheryl Berman today announced the launch of an innovative Musical Artist in Residence Program. On a quarterly basis, Leo Burnett USA will host guest musicians, songwriters and producers at the agency to explore various musical opportunities in advertising. The first program will feature multi-platinum recording artists Collective Soul and is being hosted in partnership with North Star Media, an independent and broad-based music publishing company.

“More and more, the advertising and music industries are colliding with huge benefits for both sides,” said Berman. “We want to lead the way in developing relationships that help us bring the right musical opportunities to our clients while helping musicians get their music heard via advertising—without all the red tape. Ultimately, we think the solution lies in bringing musicians and agencies closer together. We need each other.”

After being in the major label system for a decade, Collective Soul has recently and successfully released its latest album “Youth” through its own label El Music Group, therefore exclusively owning the rights to its music. The band is currently exploring opportunities in advertising, including writing, recording and licensing music and possibly appearing in commercials.

The ultimate goal of the Musical Artist in Residence Program is to build a face-to-face, working relationship between guest artists like Collective Soul and the agency to streamline aspects of exploring musical solutions and opportunities for marketers. The program will also serve to further educate artists about the advertising industry. As part of each program, guest artists will work with Leo Burnett creatives to discuss the possibility of creating or licensing music for current and future marketing and advertising projects, with the ultimate goal of marrying the right music with the right client initiative.

“We are very excited about Leo Burnett’s program and the endless possibilities it can bring,” said Ed Roland, founder and lead singer of Collective Soul. “One of the reasons we created El Music Group was to be able to explore, implement and streamline new and creative opportunities with our music. This groundbreaking program allows us to deal directly with the agency and their clients’ needs by eliminating the bureaucracy that takes place in the old system.”

“As the music business is radically changing we are thrilled to be at the forefront of creating new ideas and strategies to brand our music in additional outlets,” continued Roland.

“Leo Burnett is taking a bold step forward in promoting the interests of artists and advertisers in an increasingly diverse global media market. A world leader in advertising has fashioned a next-generation means of taking the creative music process one step closer to the audience,” said Ron Sobel, president of North Star Media.

About Leo Burnett USA- Leo Burnett USA creates ideas that inspire enduring belief for many of the world's most valuable brands and most successful marketers, including McDonald's, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Marlboro, Altoids, Heinz, Kellogg, Nintendo and the U.S. Army. As the most awarded agency at the Effie Awards for three straight years, Leo Burnett USA is the “Most Effective Agency in America.”

Leo Burnett USA is the flagship office of Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc., a global network of over 200 operating units including a variety of specialty marketing services and 95 full-service advertising agencies in 83 countries. The world’s seventh largest agency network, Leo Burnett Worldwide is a wholly owned subsidiary of Publicis Groupe (

About Collective Soul- Collective Soul brothers Ed Roland (Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards) and Dean Roland (Guitar) along with Will Turpin (Bass/Percussion), Shane Evans (Drums/Percussion) and newly recruited guitar player Joel Kosche are back in full force with their new El Music Group release “Youth.” “Better Now,” the second single off the album is impacting radio and currently moving up the charts. The band has performed the song on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Formed in 1994, Collective Soul has had 19 singles reach the Billboard charts in just seven years and have sold over 10 million albums.

About North Star Media- North Star Media is an L.A.-based independent music publishing company. Since opening its doors in 2001, NSM has quickly established a prestigious résumé of music placements in films, television and advertising . NSM has also developed a distinguished reputation for artist and songwriter development, and has a growing list of high profile clients for music administration, clearance, and music supervision (
03/22/05: Collective Soul will be playing a show in Wichita, KS on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. It is at 7:00 p.m. and it is located at Heroes in Old Town. It is a FREE show and it will be all acoustic, but nevertheless should be awesome.
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03/22/05: Collective Soul annouces their coast to coast Canadian Tour Sponsered By Radio Shack. This article was posted on the Official Collective Soul Site today:

Warner Music Canada/El Music Group recording artist Collective Soul is set to hit the road this spring on a Canadian headlining tour, in support of their latest album, Youth. The tour is sponsored by RadioShack and will encompass 16 shows beginning May 3rd in Halifax, Nova Scotia and ending May 24th in Vancouver, British Columbia. As the sponsors, RadioShack will be supporting the tour with a massive media campaign and a specifically created Collective Mix package.

Collective Soul’s lead singer, Ed Roland, sent the following message to Canadian fans: "Hello to all our friends in Canada. We are so excited about our upcoming Canadian Tour in conjunction with RadioShack. Finally, we get to tour from Coast to Coast. This is something we have been looking forward to for many years, especially with our new release Youth, being able to play the history of Collective Soul from Hints to Youth. We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm our friends in Canada have given us all these years, and are looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of you real soon."

Collective Soul’s new album, Youth, was released on November 16th, 2004 and is the Georgia rocker’s first studio album since 2000’s critically acclaimed Blender. The lead single, “Counting The Days” marked a triumphant return to Canadian radio and spent an astonishing four months in the Top 5 on the Canadian Rock charts, including several weeks at #2 at a time when U2 and Green Day monopolized the #1 position. Current single, “Better Now”, is rising on the Canadian rock charts and has quickly begun to cross over to Pop radio, where it is already Top 20 on the Hot AC (Adult Contemporary) charts.

Collective Soul have had an exceptional string of hit singles, including such favorites as “Shine,” “Gel,” “December,” “The World I Know,” “Precious Declaration,” “Listen,” and “Heavy,” which once held the record for the most weeks at #1 on the rock chart in Canada with 12 weeks. Collective Soul, who made their debut with 1994’s Double Platinum smash Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, have sold in excess of 1.1 million albums in Canada to date. Collective Soul are Ed Roland (Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards), Dean Roland (Guitar),Will Turpin (Bass/Percussion), Shane Evans (Drums/Percussion) and newly recruited guitar player Joel Kosche.

Joining Collective Soul will be Winnipeg-based band The Waking Eyes. The Waking Eyes (Matt Peters - guitars/vocals, Rusty Matyas - guitars/vocals, Steve Sinkew - drums, Joey Penner - bass) lit a fuse on Canadian radio stations last fall with their Top 10 Rock radio hit "Watch Your Money." The track was the first single from their Coalition Records / Warner Music Canada debut album Video Sound. Since then, a second single, "Beginning," has also muscled its way into the Top 10 at Rock Radio. Both singles have received extensive support from video channels in Canada. The Waking Eyes have already won a loyal following of fans with a relentless touring schedule that has seen them criss-cross the country performing with the likes of Sam Roberts, The Trews and Marble Index among others. The Waking Eyes are nominated as Best New Group at the 2005 Juno Awards and will be performing on The Juno Awards as part of the show’s tribute to the Winnipeg music scene.

About Radio Shack Sponsorship:

When Lyndsay Walter, Vice President of Advertising for RadioShack heard that Collective Soul was going on tour across Canada, Lyndsay, a fan of the band, wanted Collective Soul in her media mix. Agency Promotions worked with Marilyn Guest, Marketing Manager, of Radio Shack on a bold "Collective Mix" for their 2005 Spring Wireless promotion. In the "Collective Mix" are a Panasonic MP3 player and a New Nokia 6620 video phone. For the first time ever, Nokia pre-programmed a minute and a half of rock video footage into their phones at the factory. Vintage Collective Soul video footage was synced up with the single "Counting the Days" of the Band's latest CD Youth and inserted into the Nokia 6620 video phone. Another big part of the Collective Mix is RadioShack's sponsorship of the Collective Soul Youth Tour and the opportunity for customers to go back stage with 5 friends to an upcoming Collective Soul concert and the bonus CD of Collective Soul Classic Hits with purchase. Go to for more details.
03/22/05: Read an interesting interview with famed "Dosage" and "Blender" producer Anthony J. Resta, here. (From CollectiveSoulBLVD)
03/16/05: Collective Soul will be playing their latest single "Better Now" on the hit WB's hit show Charmed on April 17th. Charmed is broadcast on the WB Network Sundays at 7PM/6PM Central.
03/14/05: A message from Dean was posted on the today, this is what Dean had to say:

We just had a week off and are ready to get back out there to see all of you. We've been having a blast on this tour. Having a little downtime like this enables us to sit back and reflect on all the places we've been and to realize how much fun it is being out there.

We also took this time to... are you ready for this? MAKE A NEW VIDEO!!! Yes, we shot a new video for our latest single "Better Now." It's in post production right now and will be finished in a few weeks. We'll keep you posted on when and where you'll be able to see it! Again thanks for all your support and we hope we're performing near you soon.

03/10/05: Collective Soul ranks in at #22 on's Top 50 Tours. Check it out, here.

Here's the current chart information for Youth's latest single "Better Now" Week Ending 03/11/05:

Active Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #42

Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #17

Hot AC National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #36

Triple A National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #8
"Better Now" - Most Increased Plays List +42

Canadian Rock National Airplay Chart "Better Now" - #15
"Counting The Days" - Most Played Recurrents List With 156 Plays
The new single "Better Now" is steadily climbing up on the Charts!
Here is the current positions of "Better Now" in the charts in week ending 3-4-05:

Active Rock National Airplay Chart #44
Rock National Airplay Chart #18
Hot AC National Airplay Chart #34
Triple A National Airplay Chart #11
Canadian Rock National Airplay Chart #16 (& "CTD" still places at #19)
03/02/05: The tracklisting for the upcoming acoustic album "From The Ground Up" is as follows:
1. Compliment
2. Youth
3. December
4. Perfect to Stay
5. Under Heaven's Skies
6. She Said
7. Counting the Days
8. Satellite

Hot on the heels of their second single, “Better Now,” from the critically acclaimed album “Youth,” Collective Soul has announced two new 2005 releases. The first is an intimate 8-track acoustic collection titled “From the Ground Up” to be released via the bands newly formed El Music Group label on April 26. The band also announced they will perform and record two live shows with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 in Atlanta, GA at the Woodruff Arts Center. Titled “Collective Soul ‘Home’ with the Atlanta Youth Symphony,” a DVD and CD of this event will be released this fall. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

The concerts, to be filmed by renowned Director/Producer Pierre Lamoureux (The Who, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson), will be taped in high definition for the “Home” DVD. Subsequent releases stemming from these recordings include a 2-CD collection and a box set that will include both the live CD’s and DVD with a bonus DVD highlighted by interviews, a “making of…” and added bonus features. The box set will also feature extensive liner notes and exclusive packaging.

“The initial idea developed as a unique opportunity between us and the Atlanta Symphony,” says Ed Roland. “During discussions about the project, we learned that Atlanta houses one of the top 3 youth symphonies in the country and with our new record appropriately titled “Youth,” the idea transitioned naturally.”

Tickets for the shows will be made available Friday, March 4 via an internet pre-sale, for fan club members and symphony patrons. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, March 11.
02/16/05: Collective Soul will be performing “Better Now” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this up coming Monday 2/21!!!

The show is on NBC and is broadcast at 11:35pm/10:35pm central.
02/07/05: Check out the Dean Roland interview with Starry Magazine here.
The Ed Roland Interview by here.
02/06/05: Check out this article about the upcoming Cursed soundtrack and catch a listen to the new 'Cursed Mix' of "Better Now". You can view the article here.
02/05/05: Check out the new interview with Dean Roland of Collective Soul by Click here to read the interview.
02/02/05: Collective Soul's Ed Roland will co-host the national syndicated "L.A. Lloyds" Rock 30 this weekend, 02/05 and 02/06.
The show airs on 26 different stations across the US. To check to see if your local station carries the show, check out
01/18/05: Collective Soul will be appearing on the Late Late Show with Craig Furgeson on the CBS Television network on January 20th. They will be performing "Better Now", and the show should start at 12:30AM Eastern/11:30PM Central.
01/11/05: Collective Soul did very well in AlternativeAddiction.Com's Best of 2004 polls. Collective Soul's "Youth" came in at #3 on the Top 20 Albums of 2004 and "Counting The Days" came in at #10 on the Top 50 Singles Of 2004. To view the entire list, click here.
01/06/05: Collective Soul will be appearing on The Late Late Show With Craig Furguson on the CBS Television Network on January 18th. For a tid bit about this, go to this Billboard article.
01/06/05: As stated the second single of 'Youth' will be "Better Now", also featured on the upcoming movie soundtrack for the Cursed Movie. Here is the single cover: