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Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet is an American stoner metal band from the 1990s. The band was formed by Dave Wyndorf[?] (formerly of Shrapnel[?]) in 1989; he recruited Tim Cronin[?] (vocals), John McBain[?] (guitar), Joe Calandra[?] (bass guitar) and John Kleiman[?] (drums), all natives of New Jersey.

The band's first release was an EP from Glitterhouse Records[?] of Germany. Wyndorf then moved to take over all vocals from Cronin, who became a behind-the-scenes consultant for the band. Caroline Records signed the band, who recorded Spine of God[?] in 1992. The first single, "Diet Pill", was a strong song that enabled the band to sign with A&M Records. McBain was fired soon after, due to personality conflicts between him and Wyndorf. Ed Mundell[?] replaced him on guitar.

Superjudge[?] was the band's debut on A&M Records; the album did not sell very well. The follow-up, a more pop-influenced album, was Dopes to Infinity[?] which had a hit single in "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" but still did only slightly better than Superjudge. Wyndorf moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in order to begin working on Powertrip[?] (1998), a breakthrough hit. "Space Lord", the first single, was a major radio hit and the band went on tour with bands like Aerosmith, Metallica and Megadeath[?]. Their latest album was God Says No[?] (2001).

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