Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Our Lady Peace facts

Here are some facts about Our Lady Peace that you can use to impress your friends.

(1) Raine Maida’s first name is Michael. He goes by Raine because when the band was formed, it included guitarist Mike Turner. Two Mikes in one band was too many, so Raine opted to go with his middle name.

(2) Maida studied criminology at the University of Toronto. Think about what he must have learned the next time you take a deep dive into some Our Lady Peace lyrics.

(3) OLP opened shows for Van Halen, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. In fact, Zeppelin singer Robert Plant became a fan when he first heard the song “Starseed.”

And (4) if you don’t know all ready, the band’s name comes from a Catholic Church that all the original members attended.

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