The Band; Breaking Benjamin from Pennsylvania is named after founder and lead singer Ben Burnley. The band plays a brand of metal-tinged alternative rock that came to define the sound of mainstream rock in the early 2000s.
Breaking Benjamin became one of the most popular rock bands in the United States, scoring a number one with the single “Breath” in 2007. Two of their albums, 2004’s We Are Not Alone and 2006’s Phobia, have been certified platinum in the U.S.
Listen to an interview with Breaking Benjamin in 2016 with All Access Live.
Breaking Benjamin got started with a four-man lineup that consisted of Burnley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Fink on lead guitar, Klepaski on bass, and Hummel on drums. Breaking Benjamin wasn’t the first time that Fink had worked with Burnley; he had known the singer since high school. All four members of the band are from Wilkes-Barre, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Aaron Fink and bassist Mark James Klepaski joined the band after making a surprising and unexpected decision to leave Lifer, an alternative metal band that was signed to Universal and was gaining commercial acceptance. Fink and Klepaski departed Lifer so that they could join forces with singer Ben Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel and form Breaking Benjamin. Read More On This Story at: AllMusic.com