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Punk rockers the Heart Attacks exploded out of Atlanta, GA, in late 2003 with buckets of snot-faced attitude, bold confidence, and an incendiary live show amid volatile songs to back it all up. The audacious crew -- vocalist Chase Noles, lead guitarist Tuk, rhythm guitarist Dave, bassist Paulie, and drummer Brad -- were high off a mix of bands like the Dead Boys, the Heartbreakers, the New York Dolls, and D Generation, with a touch of '50 rock style thrown in for good measure. Releasing the album Heart and Scissor Killers in July 2005 on Brand Name Records, the guys had all intentions of joining up with the summer's Warped Tour. But when that ultimately fell through, they were hardly discouraged and simply followed the festival around from city to city anyway, selling alcohol from a pirate bar they'd set up in the parking lot at each stop. With plenty of time for networking (since they weren't checking IDs anyways), the guys randomly met Rancid's Tim Armstrong one day when he came across their makeshift bar. They slipped him a CD and the rest was history. Armstrong got in touch with the guys a few weeks later about doing a record with his label, Hellcat, and the resulting garage punk romp, Hellbound and Heartless, produced by Lars Frederiksen, was released in October 2006. ~ Corey Apar