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311's Doug "SA" Martinez Discusses the Band's Fans

See also: 311 Live Made the Crowd Feel So Good See also: P-Nut of 311 on Perry Farrell, Secret Summer Events, and Rocking a Boat See also: 311's Doug Martinez Talks Cover Songs, New Record, and Summer Touring


Once upon a time, five guys in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to fuse funk, reggae, rock, and hip-hop.

It's been an eventful 24 years since they decided to do so. Anyone who's bothered to turn on a rock radio station in the '90s or 2000s is well-acquainted with 311's vast catalog. They've put out 10 albums, including their most recent,Universal Pulse, in 2011, and have charted Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart 20 times. They've sold more than 8.5 million records in the U.S., and have provided chill rock anthems for summer boat trips and pool parties world-wide.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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