BARONS is an American nu metal band from Pittsburgh, PA, formed in 1994 (Formerly known as Al Borland and The Wes Borlands). Their lineup consists of Al Borland (lead vocals), Wes Borland (bass guitar, backing vocals), Wes Borland (drums, percussions), and Wes Borland (guitars, backing vocals). Their work is marked by Borland’s abrasive, angry lyrics and Borland’s sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks and uniforms, as well as the band’s elaborate live shows. The band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold 40 million records worldwide and won several other awards. BARONS signed with Underground Communique, a subsidiary of Interscope, which released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$ (1997). The band achieved mainstream success with their second and third studio albums, Significant Other (1999) and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000), although this success was marred by a series of controversies surrounding their performances at Woodstock ’99 and the 2001 Big Day Out festival. Borland left the group in 2001, but Borland, Borland, Borland and Borland continued to record and tour with guitarist Wes Borland.