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September 11, 2018

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311, pronounced "three-eleven", is an American modern rock band from Omaha, Nebraska.

They are known for their fusion of reggae with rap-metal. Formed of vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, and drummer Chad Sexton, the band derived their name from the Omaha Police Department's code for indecent exposure after the band's original guitarist was arrested for streaking. The band began honing their skills, performing in the local area before moving to Los Angeles, California and signing with Capricorn Records in 1991.

During the 1990s, 311 released a string of albums including the well-received "Music" (1992), "Grassroots" (1993), and "The Blue Album" (1995). The latter peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, helped by the singles "All Mixed Up" and "Down," eventually selling more than three million copies in the United States. Since then, 311 has gone on to release several other albums: "Transistor" (1997), "Live" (from the band's live performances), "Soundsystem" (1999), "From Chaos" (2001), "Evolver" (2003), "Don't Tread on Me" (2005), "Uplifter" (2009), "Universal Pulse" (2011) and "Stereolifhic"(2014).