Sometimes rock stars are born on the Island. See photos of bands formed on Long Island.

Brand New

Band: Brand New, formed in 2000 Members: Vin
Band: Brand New, formed in 2000
Members: Vin Accardi (guitar, vocals), Brian Lane (drums, percussion), Jesse Lacey (vocals, guitar) and Garrett Tierney (bass guitar, vocals)
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(Credit: Brandon Sloter)

Taking Back Sunday

Band: Taking Back Sunday, formed in 1999 Members:
Band: Taking Back Sunday, formed in 1999
Members: Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (lead guitar, backup vocals), Eddie Reyes (rhythm guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass guitar) and Mark O'Connell (drums)
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(Credit: Ryan Russell)

Bayside

Band: Bayside, formed in 2000 Members: Anthony Raneri
Band: Bayside, formed in 2000
Members: Anthony Raneri (lead vocals/guitar), Jack O'Shea (lead guitar), Nick Ghanbarian (bass) and Chris Guglielmo (drums)
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(Credit: Megan Thompson)

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Wheatus

Band: Wheatus, formed in 1995 Members: Brendan B.
Band: Wheatus, formed in 1995
Members: Brendan B. Brown, Matthew Milligan, Brandon Ticer, Gabrielle Aimée Sterbenz, Leo Freire, Joey Slater and Karlie Bruce
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(Credit: Melissa Trender)

Oak & Ash

Band: Oak & Ash, formed in 2014 Members:
Band: Oak & Ash, formed in 2014
Members: Rich Tuorto (vocals), Paul Gramigna (bass), Chris Tuorto (guitar) and Bryan Garbe (drums)
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(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Amboy

Band: Amboy, formed in 2015 Members: Chris Moraitis,
Band: Amboy, formed in 2015
Members: Chris Moraitis, Mike White, Michael Milillo and Mike Brasile (not pictured)
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(Credit: Amboy)

Swet Shop Boys

Band: Swet Shop Boys, formed in 2014 Members:
Band: Swet Shop Boys, formed in 2014
Members: Riz "MC" Ahmed and Heems
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(Credit: Customs Records)

Secret Weapons

Band: Secret Weapons, formed in 2015 Members: Gerard
Band: Secret Weapons, formed in 2015
Members: Gerard Lange, left, and Daniel Rocco
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(Credit: Alexandra Gavillet)

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Streetlight Circus

Band: Streetlight Circus, formed in 2012 Members: David
Band: Streetlight Circus, formed in 2012
Members: David Shaw, Erik Fehrenbach, Fabio Bargna and George Giannoulis
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(Credit: Scott Braun)

Nine Days

Band: Nine Days, formed in 1994 Members: Brian
Band: Nine Days, formed in 1994
Members: Brian Desveaux (vocals), Jeremy Dean (keyboard), Nick Dimichino (bass guitar), Vincent Tattanelli (drums) and John Hampson (guitar)
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(Credit: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker)

Envy on the Coast

Band: Envy on the Coast, formed in 2007
Band: Envy on the Coast, formed in 2007
Members: Ryan Hunter, left, and Brian Byrne
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(Credit: Envy on the Coast / Julian Marin)

Twisted Sister

Band: Twisted Sister, formed in 1972 Members: The
Band: Twisted Sister, formed in 1972
Members: The late A.J. Pero (drums), Jay Jay French (guitar), Dee Snider (songwriter, lead singer), Eddie Ojeda (guitar) and Mark "The Animal" Mendoza (bass).
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(Credit: Fin Costello / Redferns)

Gnarly Karma

Band: Gnarly Karma, formed in 2015 Members: Mikey
Band: Gnarly Karma, formed in 2015
Members: Mikey "Manicotti" Renert (vocals, guitar), Jarrod "J-Rock" Beyer (drums), Ryan "McMagic" McAdam (bass), Billy "Bad Bones" Hanley (saxophone) and Adam "Skalrface" Sklar (guitar).
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(Credit: Gnarly Karma)

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Forever In Your Mind

Band: Forever In Your Mind, formed in 2013
Band: Forever In Your Mind, formed in 2013
Members: Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge
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(Credit: Leslie Alejandro)

Nonstop to Cairo

Band: Nonstop to Cairo, formed in 2009 Members:
Band: Nonstop to Cairo, formed in 2009
Members: Matt Ezzo (bass), Nick Diamond (vocals/guitar), August Harris (vocals), Andrew Joseph (saxophone) and Alex Turner (drums/vocals)
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(Credit: disCOMPANY)

Giants At Large

Band: Giants At Large, formed in 2010 Members:
Band: Giants At Large, formed in 2010
Members: Matt Lagattuta (singer), CJ Kostaras (drummer), Brian Thomann (bassist) and Anthony Pasini (guitarist)
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(Credit: Leighton Stollard)

Robbers

Band: Robbers, formed in 2006 Members: Andrew Accardi
Band: Robbers, formed in 2006
Members: Andrew Accardi
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(Credit: Mark Ablaza)

Tomahawk Chop

Band: Tomahawk Chop, formed in 2008 Members: Dan
Band: Tomahawk Chop, formed in 2008
Members: Dan Clemens (vocals, guitar), Jeff Skaferowsky (guitar), Tom Kelly (bass) and and Dan Hillier (drums)
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(Credit: Samuel Gursky / Irving Harvey LLC)

Nightmare of You

Band: Nightmare of You, formed in 2004 Members:
Band: Nightmare of You, formed in 2004
Members: Brandon Reilly (vocals, guitar) and Joe McCaffrey (guitar)
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(Credit: Nathan West)

Swear and Shake

Band: Swear and Shake, formed in 2010 Members:
Band: Swear and Shake, formed in 2010
Members: Adam McHeffey (vocals), Kari Spieler (vocals), Shaun Savage (bass) and Thomas Elefante (drums)
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(Credit: Swear and Shake, file)

The Narrative

Band: The Narrative, formed in 2006 Members: Suzie
Band: The Narrative, formed in 2006
Members: Suzie Zeldin (vocals, keys) and Jesse Gabriel (vocals, guitarist)
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(Credit: Andrew St. Clair)

Eastern Phoebes

Band: Eastern Phoebes, formed in 2009 Members: Ry
Band: Eastern Phoebes, formed in 2009
Members: Ry Smith and Meg Bayley
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(Credit: Eastern Phoebes)

Nothing to Lose

Band: Nothing To Lose, formed in 2010 Members:
Band: Nothing To Lose, formed in 2010
Members: Anthony Wall (vocals), Matthew Florio (guitar, vocals), Eran Abraham (bass) and Mauricio Rincon (guitar)
(Credit: Christinebalogh.com)

Patent Pending

Band: Patent Pending, formed in 2001 Members: Joe
Band: Patent Pending, formed in 2001
Members: Joe Ragosta (vocals), Anthony Mingoia (drums), Marc Kantor (guitar), Joshua Dicker (guitar), Rob Felicetti (guitar/vocals) and Travis McGee (bass)
(Credit: Getty Images for GREY GOOSE / Neilson Barnard)

Gabriel the Marine

Band: Gabriel the Marine, formed in 2008 Members:
Band: Gabriel the Marine, formed in 2008
Members: From top left, Robbie Hassett (bass), Dominick D'Agostino (guitar), Michael Desmond (vocals, guitar) Foreground: Dylan Ebrahimian (vocals, violin) and Tommy Davis (drums)
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(Credit: Coleen Higgins)

The Movielife

Band: The Movielife, formed in 1997. Members: Vinnie
Band: The Movielife, formed in 1997.
Members: Vinnie Caruana (lead vocals), Phil Navetta (bass), Brandon Reilly (guitar), Evan Baken (drums), and Dan Navetta (guitar)
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(Credit: The Movielife)

The Lemon Twigs

Band: The Lemon Twigs, formed in 2015 Members:
Band: The Lemon Twigs, formed in 2015
Members: Brian and Michael D'Addario
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(Credit: 4AD / Autumn de Wilde)

Urkel & The Winslows

Band: Urkel & The Winslows, formed in 2009
Band: Urkel & The Winslows, formed in 2009
Members: Jeff Wikun (lead guitar), Mike Maldonado (tenor sax), James Pagano (trumpet), Matt Murphy (bass), Joe Maldonado (drums) and AJ Passariello (alto sax)
(Credit: Lynch Visions )

Memphis Crawl

Band: Memphis Crawl, formed in 2004 Members: Matty
Band: Memphis Crawl, formed in 2004
Members: Matty O'Brien (vocals), Zuzu Frack (guitar), Mad Freik (bass) and Mikey Powder (drums)
(Credit: Memphis Crawl, file)

Hotel of the Laughing Tree

Band: Hotel of the Laughing Tree, formed in
Band: Hotel of the Laughing Tree, formed in 2009
Members: AJ Estrada (lead vocals, guitar), Brandon Peterson (harmony vocals, guitar), Mike Solomon (keyboard/piano), Fred Ardis (drums, percussion) and Dan Ardis (bass)
(Credit: Hotel of the Laughing Tree, file)