The Greyest of Blue Skies album

Following the release of Tip, drummer Rob Gommerman left the band and was replaced by Rich Beddoe whom James Black had met coincidently at an Alice in Chains concert several years earlier in Toronto.

In 2000, singer Finger Eleven released The Greyest of Blue Skies download, again produced by Arnold Lanni. They had success in their home country with this album going gold (50,000 units sold).

Finger Eleven

Their 2003 release, self-titled album Finger Eleven artist was produced by Johnny K. This album includes the sleeper hit single “One Thing” which pushed the band into the mainstream. The song was a hit on rock, pop, and adult radio charts; the success of the single earned the band its first US Gold Album (500,000 copies) and Canadian Platinum (100,000 copies). “One Thing” reached #16 in the U.S., and had exposure on TV series such as Smallville and Scrubs. In 2007, the song had also been sung with Amy Lee of Evanescence.

Them vs You vs Me album

The band toured throughout Europe, Australia and North America from 2003 to 2005. They have also won a Much Music Video Award.

Finger Eleven’s most recent album titled Them vs. You vs. Me album was released on March 6, 2007, again produced by Johnny K. The first single was “Paralyzer“, which slowly became the band’s most successful single to date, becoming their first-career Top-Ten hit on the U.S. Hot 100 in November 2007, as well as reaching #1 in Canada, and both U.S. rock charts. The second single is “Falling On“.

The band played “Paralyzer” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 14, 2007 and again almost exactly ten months later on January 9, 2008, in a testament to the longevity of the single’s success. They also played at the 2007 NHL awards show on June 14, 2007.

They released their DVD Us-vs-Then-vs-Now on December 4, 2007. The album was certified Gold in the U.S. in March 2008. On May 2, 2007, Finger Eleven played on Rave TV’s Beautiful Noise in Toronto, Ontario.