Despite being more indebted to '70s rock than blink-182-style power pop, U.K. four-piece Rooster were still -- perhaps unfairly -- lumped in the same teen rock category as Busted and McFly. Singer Nick Atkinson had previously fronted nu metal outfit 50 Grind, who had a minor hit with a track from the Pokemon movie soundtrack. But after the band split, he reunited with childhood friend Luke Potashnick and -- inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Guns N' Roses -- the pair started writing songs together. After recruiting drummer Dave Neale, an old touring contact of Potashnick's, and bassist Ben Smyth via an advertisement in the rock press, Rooster were formed. Named after a horse that Atkinson won £250 on, they became the first act signed to Hugh Goldsmith's Brightside label and soon built up a largely teenage girl audience thanks to their photogenic looks and appearance at several festivals.