|Toad The Wet Sprocket
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When Monty Python's Eric Idle created the fictional band 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' for the program 'Rutland Weekend Television' in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack. Since that day, 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe. After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis. After successful tours from 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. With a successful greatest hits album in 2011, Toad the Wet Sprocket is back on tour in 2013 and fans can look forward to a new album release as well!