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Cake News

Former drummer with Cake faces child abuse charge

Norah Jones' session drummer Peter McNeal will face trail for alleged molestation

  • Feb 6, 2012

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Cake Music Videos

Some Surprise Play Video

Some Surprise

Cake Sale's Video for Some Surprise. Watch the official Some Surprise video by Cake Sale in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Home Improvements Play Video

Home Improvements

Single from the Melbourne pub rockers.. Watch the official Home Improvements video by My Friend The Chocolate Cake in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Electric Domino Effect -  MUZU Sessions Play Video

Electric Domino Effect - MUZU Sessions

The Jimmy Cake official music video for the track Electric Domino Effect - MUZU Sessions

Jetta`s Palace - MUZU Sessions Play Video

Jetta`s Palace - MUZU Sessions

The Jimmy Cake official music video for the track Jetta`s Palace - MUZU Sessions

Other Voices, full show Play Video

Other Voices, full show

RTE tv 2003. Watch the official Other Voices, full show video by The Jimmy Cake in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Cake Reviews

London WC2 LA2

London WC2 LA2

Meet [a]Cake[/a], five men from California led by [B]John McCrea[/B] and armed with a world view that's off-centre, wry and, after prolonged exposure, really rather annoying...

  • Apr 12, 1999

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Cake Biography

Cake (stylized CAKE) is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. Consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi, the band has been noted for McCrea's sarcastic lyrics and deadpan voice, DiFiore's trumpet parts, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip hop.

Cake was formed in 1991 by McCrea, DiFiore, Greg Brown, Frank French and Shon Meckfessel, who soon left and was replaced by Nelson. Following the self-release of its debut album, Motorcade of Generosity, the band was signed to Capricorn Records in 1995 and released its first single, "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", which hit number 35 on the Modern Rock Tracks music chart and was featured on MTV's 120 Minutes; French and Nelson then left the band, and were replaced by Todd Roper and Victor Damiani. Cake's second album, 1996's Fashion Nugget, went platinum on the strength of its lead single, "The Distance". Following a tour of Europe and the United States, both Brown and Damiani announced they were leaving Cake, which led to speculation about the band's future; McCrea eventually recruited Xan McCurdy to take over on guitar, and persuaded Nelson to return.

Prolonging the Magic, the band's third album, was released in 1998 and went platinum, having shipped over one million units; this was followed three years later by Comfort Eagle, the band's first album on Columbia Records, featuring the single "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" which hit number 7 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Following a series of tours, including several versions of the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, the band released Pressure Chief in 2004, its second and last album on Columbia. After creating its own label, Upbeat Records, the band released Showroom of Compassion in 2011, which became its first album to debut at the top of the Billboard charts, selling 44,000 copies in the first week after release.

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