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Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes

Background information
Origin Geneva, New York, USA
Genre(s) Alternative Hip-Hop
Rap Rock
Years active 1997—present
Label(s) Atlantic Records
Fueled by Ramen
Decaydance Records
Associated acts The-Dream
Fall Out Boy
Cobra Starship
Lil Wayne
Kill The Frontman
Panic! at the Disco
Every Time I Die
Four Year Strong
Ra Ra Riot
Website Website
Travie McCoy
Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo
Eric Roberts
Matt McGinley
Former members
Ryan Geise
Samm Shuffler
Milo Bonacci
Sie One

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Gym Class Heroes Overview


Gym Class Heroes is an American band from Geneva, New York. The group formed when Travis McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley and decided to form a band. After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, former members of Earl's Garage, they were signed to Fueled By Ramen and Decaydance Records, Fall Out Boy's bassist, Pete Wentz's, own independent record label, on which they released the gold-selling album "As Cruel as School Children". Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Clothes Off!!" peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Gym Class Heroes use live instrumentation. They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold." Stump also produced the majority of their album "The Quilt", which was released on September 9, 2008. Travie McCoy has also recently released a hit single 'Billionare' with Bruno Mars, which has been successful since its UK release in early May 2010.

The Quilt (2008) As Cruel As School Children (2006) The Papercut Chronicles (2005) ...For The Kids (2001)

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Travie McCoy Working On New Gym Class Heroes Album

March 24, 2011
Travie McCoy has revealed that Gym Class Heroes have been working on a new album. The rapper, who released his solo album 'Lazarus' last summer, is now back with Gym Class Heroes putting the finishing touches to new album 'The Papercut Chronicles II'.  Read more 

Travie McCoy Denies New Song Is About Katy Perry And Russell Brand

July 28, 2010
Travie McCoy has denied reports that a song from his new album details his former relationship with Katy Perry. It had been claimed that 'Don't Pretend' - which includes the line “Little miss teary eyes, you have no reason to lie to me” - was about Perry.  Read more 

Katy Perry Takes 'Vow Of Celibacy' After Travis McCoy Split

January 22, 2009
Katy Perry has revealed that she has taken a “vow of celibacy” following her split from Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy. The singer, who is understood to have left McCoy shortly before New Year, said she only planned to show affection to her cat in 2009.  Read more 

Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy: 'Katy Perry Saved My life'

December 8, 2008
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy has claimed that his girlfriend, singer Katy Perry, saved his life. McCoy credited Perry with lifting him out of a dark period in his life two years ago when he had reached “rock bottom”.  Read more 

Gym Class Heroes Announce Co-Headlining Tour With The Roots

August 11, 2008
Gym Class Heroes have announced a co-headlining tour with hip-hop superstars The Roots and support from R&B singer Estelle. The tour kicks off October 3 in Baltimore, Maryland and wraps up on November 1 in Albany, New York.  Read more 

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