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Rooney is a five-piece rock band from Los Angeles signed to Geffen Records. The band is composed of 5 members: Robert Carmine, Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower, and Matthew Winter. The band is named after the character Principal Ed Rooney from the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Their music is reminiscent of British Invasion rock and 1980s pop, and has been compared to The Beatles, The Cars and Blur. Having toured the nation with acts such as Weezer and The Strokes, Rooney's official website states that the band "manages to capture elements from the past four decades and make them sound modern today."
In 2004, they had a cameo appearance in an episode of The O.C., The Third Wheel. Their song "Blueside" was featured on the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 soundtrack. Their song, I'm Shaking was featured on an episode of the daytime soap opera, All My Children.
In 2006, Rooney toured the U.S. with Kelly Clarkson from late June to early August. During their final tour, Kelly pulled several pranks on the band during their performances, starting with a prank which consisted of the announcer introducing them as "the teen sensations from Cleveland, Ohio, RODNEY!" to over 20,000 people.
The band is scheduled to release their second album in June 2007.
Their song entitled "The Sleep Song," which is not featured on any album to this date, was included twice in the 2005 cult film The Chumscrubber and was subsequently searched out by many fans of the movie. The song does exist in its demo version and is rarely available from hardcore fans of both the band and the movie only on filesharing networks.
On March 6, 2007, the single "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" was released on their official myspace. Also the album title was revealed: "Calling The World"
It was revealed in Reuters on April 7, 2007, that Rooney had switched labels from Geffen to Cherrytree Records after being dropped but their management the Firm, but they were quickly picked up by Sound Management.
It has also been confirmed that this summer they will be the opening act for Fergie.