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Daniel Johns

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Being someone who has been the frontman and the songwriter for a band that has been together since I was 12 years old, you do get to that point where you think: 'If I keep doing this for too long it's going to be all I can do' ... which is why in Silverchair I kept changing.
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The Australian, "Pop goes sad boy of rock" June 2004

 
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