Daniel Johns

Daniel Paul Johns

Daniel Paul Johns(born 22 April 1979) is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as the former front man of the rock band Silverchair , Johns is also one half of The Dissociatives with Paul Mac and, in 2007, was ranked at number 18 onRolling Stone's list of The 25 Most Under-rated Guitarists.

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 Daniel Johns's Early life

Johns attended Newcastle High School , from which he graduated in 1998.

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 Daniel Johns's Career

.The group, now named Silverchair, subsequently accepted a three-album deal from Sony Music in 1994, and the label hurriedly released their first albumFrogstompin 1995 after "Tomorrow" remained in the No. 1 position on the Australian singles chart for six weeks.

and thenDioramain 2002.FollowingDiorama, Silverchair embarked on a lengthy hiatus before the release of the next album.

During the post-Dioramahiatus, Johns worked on several side projects, the most notable being The Dissociatives with dance musician/producer Paul Mac. Johns and Mac worked together since Mac's 1997 remix of "Freak" and his contribution toNeon Ballroom. In 2000, they recorded a five-track EPI Can't Believe It's Not Rock. The Dissociatives album was initially recorded in London, United Kingdom, and a few months later, they regrouped in Sydney and Newcastle to finish off the project. The Dissociatives toured with musicians Kim Moyes on drums, Julian Hamilton on keys, and James Haselwood on bass.

In late 2005, Johns and Silverchair reunited and announced the production of a new album entitledYoung Modern. The new album was released on 31 March 2007 and was followed by the Across the Great Divide tour with fellow Australian band Powderfinger .

In December 2008, Johns was named as the producer of The Scare 's album.

and a trailer for the completed film was released in mid-2012.

Atlasfor a Qantas Airlines commercial that began airing a week before the 2012 Olympics.Johns explained:

In May 2013, Steele revealed that he and Johns were completing the project that they had started in 2008.

In February 2015, "Aerial Love" debuted at No. 50 on the Australian Singles Chart , later peaking at No. 21.

. The record features multilayered arrangements of R&B, soul, synthpop, and electronic melodies.Talkpeaked at No. 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia within the first two weeks of its release.The album also achieved some unexpected success in other parts of the world, coming in at No. 1 on the Slovakian iTunes albums chart shortly after release.

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 Daniel Johns's Controversy

. Following Johns' claim, Tony Wood, whose daughter Anna Wood died of water intoxication secondary to use of MDMA , suggested that Garrett be subject to a drug test,despite Garrett's assertions that he had not touched marijuana since his twenties, and Johns countered the claim by claiming it was a joke. Johns also said that he thought it would be obvious that it was a joke, seeing as both Peter Garrett and Bono were publicly against drugs.

he reappeared in Newcastle Local Court in February 2015 and was convicted of mid-range drunk driving, receiving an $880 fine and disqualification from driving until June, 2015. "I made a mistake, for which I am really sorry," the singer told reporters outside the court that day. "I completed the traffic offenders program and it will never happen again."

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 Daniel Johns's Personal life

amid rumours that he was suffering from a drug addiction/eating disorder. Johns explained in aRolling StoneAustralia interview that he had developed anorexia nervosa . Johns claimed that he weighed less than 50 kilos (110 lbs) at his thinnest. WithNeon Ballroomcame the single " Ana's Song " about Johns' battle with anorexia. In 2004, Johns spoke at length to ABC interviewer Andrew Denton and revealed that at one point he had considered suicide.

, Johns was diagnosed with a rare but serious case of reactive arthritis . After treatment in Los Angeles, he was able to tour with the band for theAcross the NightTour.Reports of the arthritic symptoms did not resurface after the completion of the tour.

TheNeon Ballroomsong "Spawn Again" features Johns' views on animal liberation, but he stated in a subsequent interview: "I'm not telling people how to eat or how to change their lives, I just wanted to express my opinion in a song and it's something, as I said, I feel very strongly about so that's just how I express myself through music."

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 Daniel Johns's Awards and nominations

  • Johns, on his own, also won Songwriter of the Year.
  • Silverchair has won 21 ARIA awards to date.
  • Talk.

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 Daniel Johns's Discography

Studio albums[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
Talk
  • Released: May 22, 2015
  • Label:Eleven
  • Format: CD, digital download,LP
2

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsCertifications
Aerial Love
  • Released: March 13, 2015
  • Label: Eleven
  • Format: CD, digital download
21

Singles[]

As lead artist[]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
2015 68Talk
"Going on 16"
"Modern Conversation" (Zhux Vancouver Sleep Clinic x Daniel Johns)2015Genesis Series

As featured artist[]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Impossible"
(360featuring Daniel Johns)
2014 25 Utopia

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 Daniel Johns's References

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  2. "Band: Silverchair". Long way to the top. ABC. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
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  6. "Silverchair – Neon Ballroom". discogs. 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  7. "Silverchair – Diorama". discogs. 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  8. Ash (13 May 2013). "Daniel Johns working on Talking Heads Inspired Album with Luke Steele". Pedestrian TV. Pedestrian Group Pty Ltd. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  9. killyourstereo (19 December 2008). "Daniel Johns Producing The Scare's New Album". Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  10. "SILVERCHAIR NEWS". Chair Page. Silverchair. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  11. Vidette Moore (25 May 2011). "Silverchair Have Split Up". Music Feeds. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  12. TEDxTalks (27 June 2011). "TEDxSydney – Daniel Johns & Josh Wakely – My Mind's Own Melody" (Video upload). YouTube. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  13. Kiel Egging (30 May 2012). "Watch: Daniel Johns and Josh Wakely's Trailer For "My Mind's Own Melody."". Music Feeds. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  14. Glenda Kwek (20 July 2012). "Daniel Johns gets on board as Qantas replaces iconic I Still Call Australia Home anthem". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  15. Adam Bub (May 2012). "Musicfix: Silverchair's Daniel Johns writes songs for The Veronicas". ninemsn. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  16. Kiel Egging (15 January 2013). "Chris Joannou on Silverchair: "The Book Is Still Open"". Music Feeds. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  17. Sarah Smith (14 May 2013). "Luke Steele and Daniel Johns team up for "hard-edged" collaboration". FasterLouder. FasterLouder Pty Ltd. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  18. Staff Writer (15 November 2013). "Daniel Johns Album To Be Released Next Year". themusic.com. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  19. "Daniel Johns breaks his silence with Melbourne rapper 360". News.com.au. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  20. "Daniel Johns covers 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' at triple j's Beat The Drum" (Video upload). triple j on YouTube. Google Inc. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  21. Peter Vincent (29 January 2015). "Silverchair's Daniel Johns debuts sexy, soulful Aerial Love". The Sydney Morning Heraldq. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  22. "australian-charts.com - Daniel Johns - Aerial Love". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  23. "Hillsong beats Daniel Johns to number one on aria chart". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  24. "Garrett pressured to take drug test". news.com.au. 10 July 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2007. 
  25. Donovan, Patrick (10 July 2007). "Johns extinguishes spot fire after dopey joke". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 10 July 2007. 
  26. Proudman, Dan (20 November 2014). "Silverchair's Daniel Johns pleads guilty to drink-driving". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney). Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  27. Han, Esther (9 May 2015). "Silverchair's Daniel Johns suffers head injury during Sydney night out". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney). Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  28. "Silverchair Resurrected". Dose (Canwest Publishing Inc). 10 July 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  29. Sams, Christine (6 June 2004). "Anarexia almost killed me: Daniel Johns". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  30. "What comes COX". The Age (Melbourne). 8 December 2002. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  31. "Natalie splits from husband". Metro. 2008-01-04. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  32. "Daniel Johns and Louise Van De Vorst in model affair". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  33. "Louise van de Vorst: I don't want to be come a superstar". The Sydney Morning Herald. 17 July 2011. 
  34. "Shock split for Daniel Johns and model Louise Van der Vors". News.com.au. 24 April 2012. 
  35. "Daniel Johns back in Sydney with a new waif in tow". The Daily Telegraph. 4 May 2013. 
  36. June Bird (November 1998). "Daniel Johns". Animal Liberation. Animal Liberation NSW. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  37. "For Silverchair Frontman, Animal Rights Worth Singing (Not Preaching) About". MTV. 30 March 1999. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  38. "Previous Winners Song of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  39. "2008 Winners – APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  40. Baroni, Nastassia (7 October 2015). "Courtney Barnett, Hermitude, Tame Impala Lead 2015 ARIA Award Nominations". musicfeeds.com.au. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  41. "australian-charts.com - Discography Daniel Johns". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  42. Baroni, Nastassia (1 May 2015). "Daniel Johns Announces Debut Solo Album 'Talk', Shares New Single 'Cool On Fire'". Music Feeds. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 

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