Third Eye Blind had the potential to become the next big thing, but failed to capture mainstream success.
Third Eye Blind's co-founder, Stephan Jenkins, knew the importance of building relationships in the industry and met Kevin Cadogen at a concert in 1993. They toured regularly, earned recognition, and cycled through drummers and bassists. Their big break came when they opened for Oasis, leading to a bidding war to sign them.
Third Eye Blind's original songwriting team, Jenkins and Cadogan, struggled over the band's creative direction, with Cadogen feeling he had no say in the music. Jenkins secretly incorporated Third Eye Blind, leading to Cadogen's firing. Tony Fredianelli took over and the band continued to release albums, but album sales have never hit the same peaks as their debut.
Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins has made enemies in the industry, but has friends in high places and helped them create their sixth album, Screamer.