311 (pronounced "three-eleven") is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson (a member briefly, before being replaced by Tim Mahoney in 1991), bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills,[1] and drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's later albums.

311 have released twelve studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, four EPs and four DVDs. After a series of independent releases, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records in 1992 and released the albums Music (1993) and Grassroots (1994) to moderate success. They achieved greater success with their 1995 triple platinum[2] self-titled album, which reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles "Down" and "All Mixed Up", the former of which topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks in 1996.[3] The band's next three albums—Transistor (1997), Soundsystem (1999) and From Chaos (2001)—were also successful, with the first going platinum and the last two going gold.[2] Their 2004 compilation album Greatest Hits '93–'03 was also certified gold. The band's most recent studio album is 2017's Mosaic. As of 2011, 311 has sold over 8.5 million records in the United States.[4]

The band's name originates from the police code for indecent exposure in Omaha, Nebraska, after the original guitarist for the band was arrested for streaking.[5]



Mosaic is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band 311.
Perfect Mistake
Perfect Mistake is a song by musical group 311, released on June 9, 2017.
Too Late
Too Late is a song by musical group 311, released on June 2, 2017.
Transistor is the fourth studio album by 311.

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Allentown Fair books two concerts: 5 Seconds of Summer, plus combo show of 311, The Offspring, Gym Class Heroes
  –  April 9, 2018
Also playing a headline show at the fair will be a veteran alternative rock band that had five straight gold and platinum ... Tickets, at $39-$79 for 5 Seconds of Summer and $39 and $59 for 311 and The Off Spring, go on sale at 10 a.m. April 13 at ...
311, The Offspring coming to Illinois State Fair
  –  April 9, 2018
SPRINGFIELD, IL – A unique blend of alternative rock, reggae, hip hop and funk will invade the grandstand stage at the 2018 Illinois State Fair when the band 311 and The Offspring take to the stage. Billboard.com calls 311 one of the biggest cult bands ...
Alternative rock bands 311, The Offspring to play Illinois State Fair
  –  April 9, 2018
The 2018 Illinois State Fair Grandstand concert lineup continued to fill out Monday with the announcement of a show on Aug. 15 featuring two well-known alternative rock bands, 311 and The Offspring. In 2017, 311 released its 12th album, "Mosaic.
Mike D Fears That Someone Will Compare the Beastie Boys to 311
  –  March 26, 2018
So if you ever hope to roast Mike D, there’s one critical point to know: He doesn’t like when people recommend him music that’s reminiscent of Beastie Boys, and he especially fears being compared to 311, official white reggae-rock band of the ...
Mike D played NY last night with Thundercat, talks Beastie Boys, 311 & more in new interview
  –  March 29, 2018
What’s the worst-case scenario? Not that it’s ever happened, but my fear would be that someone would be like, “311.Alt-reggae, rap-rock, and long T-shirts worn under short T-shirts all coalesced in this still-going band. Maybe it’s the turntables ...
Rock Candy: 311 goes back to its roots during 311 Day celebration
  –  March 15, 2018
The songs are promising in a “this band just started” kind-of-way. In particular, “Slinky” showed the kind of fusion of funk, rock and rap 311 would become known for later, but only for one small portion of the song. They’d work that out later.

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