Birth Place: Jamestown, NY, United States
Years Active: 1981–2001, 2002–2007, 2009–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop
10,000 Maniacs is a United States-based alternative rock band, which formed in 1981 and continues to be active with various line-ups. Between the years of 1981 and 1993, the band was led by singer Natalie Merchant. The band was formed as Still Life in 1981 in Jamestown, New York, by Dennis Drew (keyboards), Steve Gustafson (bass), Chet Cardinale (drums), Robert Buck (guitar), and Teri Newhouse (Buck's ex-wife and vocalist). Gustafson invited Natalie Merchant, who was 17 at the time, to do some vocals. John Lombardo, who was in a band called The Mills and used to play occasionally with Still Life, was invited to join permanently on guitar and vocals. Newhouse and Cardinale left the band short...
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