The Methadones

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The Methadones were a band formed in 1993 by guitarist/vocalist Dan Vapid. The Methadones initially lasted only a few shows before Dan put them to the side to focus on his main band Screeching Weasel. By 1999 Dan was no longer a member of Screeching Weasel or his other band The Riverdales, and decided to restart The Methadones with B-Face of The Queers on bass, and Dan Lumley on drums. The band recorded their first album Ill At Ease in 2001. After the recording, B-Face and Lumley left the band. Schafer formed a new lineup of The Methadones with guitarist Mike Byrne, bassist Pete Mittler, and drummer Mike Soucy.

On June 11, 2010, The Methadones announced their disbandment on their Myspace page stating that, "it's been 10 years and we've had a lot of fun, but we all agree that it's just time."

For their final release, simply entitled The Methadones, the band released a collection featuring five new songs, all of the band's 7" songs as well as some extras.

The Methadones reunited for a few songs during a performance of Dan Vapid and the Cheats at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on May 27, 2011.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Ill at Ease The Methadones 2
2003 Career Objective The Methadones 1
2004 Not Economically Viable The Methadones 1
2006 21st Century Power Pop Riot The Methadones 1
2007 This Won't Hurt The Methadones 2
2009 The Methadones / The Copyrights The Methadones / The Copyrights 1
2010 Methadones Methadones 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Gary Glitter The Methadones 2
2009 I Believe The Methadones 1

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