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Anyone is a band from Southern California that formed in 1995. Their 2001 self-titled album was released on Roadrunner Records. Anyone is the brainchild of Riz Story, the band's lead singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer, and also the only member of the band that has remained since its inception. Former members include David Silveria (Korn).

The band toured in support of their debut studio album, notably at the Reading Festival, Leeds Festival and Lowland Festival as well as three American tours. The album was named #9 on the Metal Hammer year end chart for Metal Hammer's Albums Of 2001 list.[3] Other awards include "best band" Los Angeles Music Awards.


The group developed from the earlier band Sylvia, consisting of Story, drummer Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), guitarist Sean Murphy and Jon "Juano" Davison (Yes), which dissolved when Hawkins joined Alanis Morissette's band, and Murphy began to work with bands Magdalen and Divinorum, besides his solo career. This led to Story's formation of Anyone in 1995.[1]

In 1996, Anyone's first demo album Rats Live on no Evil Star (a palindrome) was recorded.[citation needed] Although never officially released, the album paved the way for the band to approach record labels.[2] The live album Live Acid was released in 1999, and by 2000 the band were signed to Roadrunner Records and were working with record producer Rick Parashar, and released their self-titled full-length studio debut, Anyone in 2001.[1] the album received extremely favorable reviews.[3] The single 'Real' was featured in the motion picture "Empire Records".[4][circular reference]

Johnny Ransom replaced Nipples as drummer in 2002, and both Ransom and "Static" were replaced in 2004 by "Boano" as drummer, Miki Black as guitarist and keyboardist, and Miles Martin on bass.[citation needed] The DVD The Story of Maximum Acid was released, as was the EP A Little Sip in 2006.

Story disbanded Anyone in 2006 to pursue film making.


Story began working with ex-Korn drummer David Silveria in 2012 when the two formed the band Infinika. The debut album Echoes and Traces was released worldwide on September 1, 2014 along with a music video for the first single "Beautiful World".[5] .[citation needed] On April 10, 2016 the announcement was made that Echoes and Traces would be re-released under the band name Anyone.

Echoes and Traces was re-released in October 2016 featuring updated mixes and mastering. The first single released was "Fly Away" which made #8 on the BILLBOARD Hot Singles Chart and was the #1 song on digital radio in the US (DRT NATIONAL AIRPLAY TOP 50 ROCK CHART).[6][7][8] Five songs from the album are featured in the film and soundtrack for Riz Story's motion picture, "A Winter Rose".[citation needed]

In 2018 it was announced via the band's official website that a full-length documentary about the band would be released in 2019.[9] Plans were also announced for the release of a new album entitled "On the ending earth...".[10]


They have been compared to Jane's Addiction, Radiohead and Tool.[1] "Maximum Acid" is the term the press used to describe their unique sound, as a fusion of hard progressive rock and psychedelia.[11]

Former members[edit]

  • Static (1998–2003) Bassist on Rats Live on no Evil Star, Live Acid, and Anyone
  • Miles Martin (2004-2006) Bassist
  • Dave "Nipples" Murray (1996–2000) Drummer on Rats Live on no Evil Star, Anyone and Live Acid
  • Johnny Ransom (2000–2002) Drummer on tour.
  • Brendan Murphy (2002) Drummer on a tour supporting Anyone
  • Boano (2004–2006) drums
  • Miki Black (2004–2006) guitars and keyboards


  • Rats Live on no Evil Star (1996)
  • Live Acid (1999)
  • Anyone (Roadrunner Records, 2001)
  • The Story of Maximum Acid [DVD]
  • A Little Sip [EP] (2006)
  • Echoes and Traces [CD] (TogethermenT Records, 2016)


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  2. ^ Anyone profile Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine on the Roadrunner Records site
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  4. ^ Empire Records
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  11. ^ "UniverCity interview with Anyone". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-08-14.

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