Basic Background Info
Dennis Wolfe is most famous for his work with Southern California rock outfit The Exies, short for The Existentialists. The name is a nod to the Beatles rather than to existentialism itself. In 2000, Dennis Wolfe replaced ex-drummer Thom Sullivan when he joined Scott Stevens (guitar, vocals), Freddy Herrrera (bass), and David Walsh (guitar).
During 2001 and early 2002, the band focused on writing and recording before departing in August on tour. They signed with Virgin Records and released Inertia in 2003. Their first single, "My Goddess," received decent rotation on the radio and reached #12 on modern rock charts. The music video for "My Goddess" scored a top 10 hit on MTV2. The Exies toured in 2003 in support of Inertia and even managed to land a performance on David Letterman’s show.
In 2004 The Exies wrapped up their Inertia tour and returned to the studio intent on developing a more powerful rock sound. In December they released Head for the Door, a straightforward rock album. The band went on their support tour, opening for Velvet Revolver. World Wrestling Entertainment used the single "Ugly" as a Survivor Series pay-per-view event theme song. Warner Brothers also used the song in a commercial for its television network. Another song from Head for the Door, "Slow Drain," was featured in the game NFL Street 2 on Xbox and Playstation 2. "Hey You," the album’s second single, can be played on Playstation 2’s Guitar Hero. Finally, "What You Deserve" was featured on the game Juiced.
In 2005 The Exies joined Sum 41 and Silvertide to open on Mötley Crüe’s Carnival of Sin tour. This huge tour exposed the band to a new audience and increased their fan base. Shortly after the tour with Mötley Crüe, the band underwent several significant changes. The Exies parted ways with Virgin Records and, both Dennis Wolfe and David Walsh left the group.
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