It's been just more than twenty years now, since Blue October was discovered in a Houston café by Kid Rock's manager. Since then, the alternative rock band went on to sign a record deal and found major success with their fourth album, Foiled, which sold 1.4 million albums in the US, going certified-platinum with both "Hate Me" and "Into the Ocean" also certified as platinum selling singles. We caught up with the group's lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Justin Furstenfeld, who told us if he could do it all over again, he would have appreciated it more. Having struggled in the past with drug and alcohol addiction, he's getting another chance to really experience the release of this latest album, I Hope You're Happy , through sober eyes. The band starts a world tour come February, check blueoctober.com for dates.