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Allister
Allister at Shibuya Eggman livehouse.jpg
Allister at the Shibuya Eggman livehouse in Tokyo in 2012
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Pop punk, punk rock
Years active 1995–2007, 2010–present
Labels Drive-Thru, Universal J
Associated acts Scott Murphy, Scott & Rivers
Members Tim Rogner
Scott Murphy
Kyle Lewis
Mike Leverence
Past members John Hamada
Eric "Skippy" Mueller
David Rossi
Chris Rogner

Allister is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois.

Career

The band was formed in 1995 under the name Phineas Gage by high school classmates Tim Rogner and John "Johnny" Hamada. Eric "Skippy" Mueller later joined the band in 1996. In 1996, the band changed their name to Allister, to pay tribute to Alasdair Gillis from the Canadian TV show You Can't Do That on Television. The band released their debut studio album, Dead Ends and Girlfriends in 1999 through Drive-Thru Records.

Their second studio album Last Stop Suburbia was released on October 1, 2002. Their song "Somewhere On Fullerton" from Last Stop Suburbia was featured in the 2003 video game Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure.

Band members

Current
Former
  • John Hamada — lead guitar, backing and lead vocals (1995—2002); backing vocals (July 20, 2007)
  • Eric "Skippy" Mueller — bass guitar, backing vocals (1996—1998); rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1998—2000)
  • David Rossi — drums, percussion (2000—2003)
  • Chris Rogner — lead guitar, backing vocals (2002—2003); rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals (2007)

Discography

Studio albums

  • Dead Ends and Girlfriends (1999)
  • Last Stop Suburbia (2002)
  • Before the Blackout (2005)
  • Countdown to Nowhere (2010)
  • Life Behind Machines (2012)
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