Despite some dreary weather, the band Train brought a ray of sunshine to the audience at "Good Morning America's" Times Square Studio.
Train -- made up of lead singer Pat Monahan, Charlie Colin on bass, Jimmy Stafford on guitar and drummer Scott Underwood -- performed a couple of fan favorites, "Get to Me" and "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)," which the band dedicated to the victims of the London mass transit bombings.
No Ordinary Band
Train has been compared to other hit-making bands like Matchbox Twenty and The Dave Matthews Band, but the band wants to be thought of as originals. Monahan has been quoted as saying the most hurtful thing anyone could say about the band is that they are "ordinary."
Train's success is certainly not ordinary. The band's second album, "Drops of Jupiter," sold more than 2 million copies and won two Grammy awards. The song, "Calling All Angels," off of Train's third album, "My Private Nation," was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal and for Best Rock Song.
Train formed in 1994 and spent the next few years on the road, honing its sound. The band got its big break in 1998, when its song "Free" was featured on the TV show "Party of Five." Now, the band's hit "Get to Me" is being used in a new Cingular commercial
Though the band hasn't released a new album since 2003, it has been in Atlanta, writing prolifically. The band members say they have written close to 50 new songs, and they gave the "GMA" audience a preview of one of their new tunes, "All I Ever Wanted."
In a recent Web posting, Stafford wrote that the band plans to record a new album in August and release it in late 2005 or early 2006.