Hoobastank is an american post-grunge
band best known for their crossover
hit "The Reason" (2003) and by their continued success in the modern rock
market. Vocalist Doug Robb
met with guitarist Dan Estrin
in a high school battle of the bands competition and decided to form a band. They recruited Markku Lappalainen
and Chris Hesse
to form Hoobastank. In an interview with Yahoo's Launch, Doug Robb said the name had no particular meaning. "You're going to ask me what it means.