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311 (pronounced "three-eleven") is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson (who would later be replaced by Tim Mahoney), bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills and drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's later albums, rounding out the current line-up. 311 is generally known as an alternative rock band, but it is also classified as rap rock, rap metal, funk rock, funk metal, reggae and jazz fusion. 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.

To date, 311 has released eleven studio albums, one live album, 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 self-titled album, which reached No. 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. The band's next three albums, Transistor (1997), Soundsystem (1999) and From Chaos (2001), did not achieve the massive success of the self-titled album, though they were still successful, with the first going platinum and the last two going gold. Their 2004 compilation album Greatest Hits '93–'03 was also certified gold. The band's most recent studio album is 2014's Stereolithic. As of 2011, 311 has sold over 8.5 million records in the US.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Dammit 1
1991 Unity 1
1993 Music 5 3
1994 Grassroots 5 1
1995 311 4 2
1997 Transistor 3 1
1998 Omaha Sessions 1
1999 Soundsystem 4
2001 From Chaos 3
2003 Evolver 3
2005 Don't Tread on Me 3
2009 Uplifter 2
2011 Universal Pulse 1
2014 Stereolithic 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Greatest Hits '93-'03 Compilation 2
2010 Playlist: The Very Best of 311 Compilation 1
Hydroponic / Dammit! Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Floodfest '93 Live 1
1997 Berkeley, CA LIVE Live 1
1997 Live In Rochester 97 Live 1
1998 Live! Live 1
1998 Live Live 4 1
1998 All Doped Up Live 1
2011 Live From Red Rocks 2011 Live 1
Live - Irvine, CA Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Freak Out / My Stoney Baby / Hydroponic 1
2005 Don't Tread on Me 1
I'll Be Here Awhile 1
Prisoner 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Downstairs 1
1992 Hydroponic 1
1996 Enlarged to Show Detail EP 1
2001 Enlarged to Show Detail 2 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 Flavors: American Singles 1

Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
All Mixed Up Remixes Remix 1

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