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adored adj : regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife" [syn: idolized, idolised, worshipped(a)]

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The Adored is a power pop band based in Los Angeles, California. Until 2007, they were signed to V2 Records in North America (reportedly signed by former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris). They released a 5-song EP in 2005, which featured guest vocals by Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks on 2 songs; and their debut LP, A New Language , was released in 2006.
The band is made up of Ryan George (vocals), Nathanael Keefer (drums), Drew 17 (guitar) and Max Humphrey (bass). George and Keefer originally met as Central Coast teenagers, through George's straight edge hardcore punk band Carry On, with whom Keefer later played drums. Keefer later left Carry On and moved to Los Angeles, and George followed suit shortly after release of their LP A Life Less Plagued .
The band has moved from playing "wired discopunk" (-NME) in their early days to a more recent straightforward punk rock style, with strong power pop, Oi, new wave and Britpop influences. Their relationship with the Buzzcocks began when Pete Shelley met the band at their first New York City show in 2004. The most obvious and frequently cited source of the band's name is the Stone Roses song "I Wanna Be Adored."
Following a Los Angeles Times feature in 2005, Alternative Press named The Adored one of their 100 Band You Need To Know , and A New Language earned them positive reviews from publications like the Washington Post, URB, power-pop magazines like Amplifier and PopMatters, and "Band of the Day" features on and Tours with Buzzcocks (in the UK and US), The Rakes and The Damned followed, as did a stint on Warped Tour In 2007, however, following the collapse of V2 Records in North America, Ryan George appeared to have left the band. In spring 2007, several members of The Adored were reportedly backing up Annie Hardy of Giant Drag at Los Angeles-area shows.
The song "Not Having It" was featured in the two-part Grey's Anatomy episode "The Other Side of This Life", which doubled as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff series Private Practice.


Not associated with the current band Autovein, formerly The Adored.

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admired, appreciated, beloved, cherished, darling, dear, dearly beloved, esteemed, favorite, held dear, held in respect, highly considered, honored, in high esteem, loved, much-admired, pet, popular, precious, prestigious, prized, respected, revered, reverenced, treasured, valued, venerated, well-beloved, well-considered, well-liked, well-thought-of, worshiped
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