The All-American Rejects are an American power pop band from Stillwater, Oklahoma formed by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler in 2000 when they were in junior high school. Biography by MTV.com The group cites AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Bon Jovi as major influences. Their breakthrough 2005 album, Move Along, has been certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. The All-American Rejects have sold nearly 10 million CDs worldwide.
2001?2004: Commercial success
In the summer of 2001, the Rejects released the EP Same Girl, New Songs and began to tour the American Midwest. By the tour's end, the band had signed a contract with Doghouse Records — the label of such bands as River City High and The Get Up Kids.Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor joined in 2002. That year, with producer Tim O'Heir (who had, in the past, worked with bands like Superdrag, Sebadoh, and Juliana Hatfield), the Rejects recorded their international debut album. From this album came the single "Swing, Swing" for
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