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The Dandy Warhols are an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994. The band was founded by lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor, keyboardist Zia McCabe, guitarist Peter Holmström, and drummer Eric Hedford. Hedford left in 1998 and was later replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent De Boer. The band's name is a pun on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.
The Dandy Warhols are strongly influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Shadows, and The Rolling Stones. Front man Courtney Taylor-Taylor describes the band's beginning as a group of friends who "needed music to drink to.
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