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Raine Maida

Raine

  • birthday - February 18, 1970 (Aquarius)
  • lead singer, also plays the guitar
  • he was born Michael Raine Maida, but officially changed his name to Raine because there's another a Mike in the band - Mike Turner
  • he dropped out of studying criminology at the University of Toronto just a few months shy of graduation to join the band
  • greatly influenced by Sinead O'Connor
  • he has a brother, Adam, 18 years younger than him (9 years old)
  • the first song he learned to play was "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
  • the record that changed his life was Sinead O'Connor's The Lion And The Cobra
  • he especially loves Universal Mother because it's such a "common record"
  • he has a tattoo of a cross and vine on his left shoulder.
  • I don't know for sure, but I think that in Ontario, he attended All Saints (elementary school) and Scarlett Heights(high school)