Yeah Yeah Yeahs was formed in 2000, in New York. The initial and the only lineup featured a vocalist and piano player Karen O (born in 1978), guitar and keyboard player, Nick Zinner (born in 1974), and drummer Brian Chase (born in 1978). During live performances, the group is joined by other musicians, such as David Pajo. David replaced the live guitar player Imaad Wasif in 2009. Throughout the career, the band earned an impressive collection of awards and nominations. Its music videos are collecting tens of million views on YouTube.
The band is giving concerts on a regular basis. Even though the group is about to turn 19 years old, it’s still highly popular. Yeah Yeah Yeahs got a big push toward fame when the guitarist from The Strokes wore the pin with the band’s logo while performing on TV.
Nick Zinner and Karen studied in NYU. They started playing together as soon as they met. The musicians used to play calm and slow music. One day, Karen suddenly decided that the time has come to become professional musicians. She called Nick and suggested they form a rock band. Nick agreed. The friends met the same night and spent the next day trying to come with the name for the group. Eventually, they settled on Unitard. Nick and Karen spent the next day and night recording new songs.