Live Performs at Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on June 20th, 2014
Hailing from York, Pennsylvania, the group known as Live is made up of Ed Kowalczyk on lead vocals & guitar, Chad Taylor on lead guitar, Patrick Dahlheimer on bass guitar and Chad Gracey handling drums. Since around early 1999, Live has toured with Ed’s younger brother, Adam Kowalczyk as a rhythm guitarist, and, at one point, British keyboardist Michael “Railo” Railton.
The group made headlines in January 2006 as Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and touring rhythm guitarist Adam Kowalczyk along with two members of the band’s road crew were on a United Airlines flight when smoke filled the cabin, requiring the pilot to make an emergency landing.
On season 5 of American Idol, Chris Daughtry (who was a finalist on the show at the time) was accused of performing Live’s rendition of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” and calling it his own. This angered some Live fans, but one week later Daughtry acknowledged it was not his own rendition, even saying Live was one of his favorite bands. In May 2006, Live appeared on The Howard Stern Show and addressed this issue saying there were no hard feelings between the two.