There are at least three artists named Sponge on

i) Sponge is an alternative/hard rock band from Detroit, formed in 1991. Current band members: Vinnie Dombroski - Vocals, Billy Adams - drums, Kyle Neeley - guitar, Tim Krukowski - bass, Andy Patalan - guitar/backup vocals

The band blew into the national music scene in 1994 with their debut album "Rotting Piñata", which featured possibly their biggest hits in Plowed and Molly (16 Candles). Their highly anticipated follow up album was released in 1996. The singles "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary" reached

"New Pop Sunday", on Beyond Records, was a departure from the grittier sound of the first two albums, featuring songs that were unmistakably pop rock in nature. The band's popularity waned sharply during this period. The only single, "Live Here Without You", was nominated for the Outstanding National Single award by the Detroit Music Awards in 2000.

"For All the Drugs in the World" was released on Idol Records in 2003. In November 2007 the band released "Galore Galore" on their newly signed label Bellum Records.

ii) Sponge is also a 90's Japanese noise supergroup. Though the members are credited anonymously, the group reportedly includes: Jojo Hiroshige (of Hijokaidan) Junko Hiroshige (also of Hijokaidan) Masami Akita (better known as Merzbow) Yamazaki Takushi (better known as Masonna)

The Japanese Sponge have released at least two official albums, a 7" and a CD on T.E.C. Tones.

iii) Alias for James Hoyte, owner of the drum n bass label IQ Records. He has released one 12" record, The Crash, on Suburban Base Records in 1994.

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