Formed in summer of 1999 from members of veteran Detroit rock acts Rocket 455, Ten High and The Hentchmen; The Paybacks first came to international attention when their track Black Girl opened the 2001 Jack White recorded and produced compilation "The Sypathetic Sounds of Detroit." Shortly thereafter, the White Stripes
exploded onto the international rock scene inviting a global interest in Detroit rock.
With Danny Methric from Detroit blues punks The Muggs now on lead guitar, The Paybacks spent the next four years on the road supporting two critically acclaimed albums: "Knock Loud" and "Harder and Harder." The band found its way onto film and television scores including ABC's 2004 telecast of the Academy Awards, which opened with the Paybacks track "Hollywood" and two nights of live performances from the band on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly."
With a reputation for big, arena rock riffs, emotionally charged lyrics and an explosive live show, The Paybacks continue to exemplify the power and integrity that have become the band's hallmarks. The third album, "Love, Not Reason," recorded in spring of 2006, was released in November 2006.
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