Simple Minds frontman.

Simple Minds, who formed in 1978, grew out of Scotland punk group Johnny and the Self-Abusers.

The name Simple Minds was taken from a line in the David Bowie track "Jean Genie."

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) became their first chart album in the U.S., followed by Sparkle In The Rain in 1984, and Once Upon A Time in 1985. Once Upon A Time went gold and reached the U.S. Top Ten.

Black and White 050505 will be released Sept. 13, and some are saying it is their best album since New Gold Dream.