Check into Re­hab at The Sig­nal

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Af­ter the stress of the Christ­mas rush, who can’t use a lit­tle Re­hab?

The rock/ rap duo is play­ing The Sig­nal tonight, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m.

Re­hab orig­i­nally formed as a trio: Denny Camp­bell, aka Steaknife; Danny “Boone” Alexan­der, and Ja­son Brooks, aka Brooks Bu­ford. Alexan­der and Camp­bell were the rap group Prime Sus­pect. Alexan­der and Brooks were re­cov­er­ing ad­dicts, which led to the name Re­hab when the trio formed.

Af­ter their first al­bum, “To Whom I May Con­sume,” Camp­bell was in­car­cer­ated, ac­cord­ing to in­ter­net sources. The trio was of­fered a record deal, but signed as a duo. Com­bin­ing rock and rap, the duo re­leased “South­ern Dis­com­fort” in 2000, fea­tur­ing guests such as Cee-Lo Green and other Goodie Mob mem­bers.

The al­bum went on to sell more than 140,000 units and pro­duced such hits as “Sit­tin’ at a Bar,” “It Don’t Mat­ter” and “Rat­tle My Cage.”

Af­ter two years on the road sup­port­ing the Vans’ Warped tour and play­ing with bands such as Linkin Park, Alexan­der called it quits over a dif­fer­ence in cre­ative view­points.

Brooks went on to record sev­eral projects, such as “Straight Outta Re­hab,” which was never re­leased due to their la­bel go­ing out of busi­ness. In late 2005, Brooks went on to host the MTV se­ries “Trailer Fab­u­lous” and in 2006 the MTV In­ter­na­tional se­ries “Bus­ta­move.”

In 2005, Re­hab re- emerged with a new al­bum, “Graf­fiti the World.”

In 2008, the three orig­i­nal mem­bers did a re­union EP go­ing by the name South­ern Dis­com­fort, which in­cluded “Sit­tin’ at a Bar.” The Epic la­bel re-re­leased their de­but al­bum and re­named it “Sit­tin’ at a Bar,” all without the band’s per­mis­sion.

To fight this unau­tho­rized reis­sue, the band re-recorded its now fa­mous drink­ing song and re­named it “Bar­tender Song.” Re­hab stuck with Uni­ver­sal for i ts 2010 al­bum “Wel­come Home.”

New Year’s Eve 2017, Alexan­der an­nounced on the band’s Face­book page that Re­hab had re­turned with new mu­sic and a planned tour in 2018. He also said that the other mem­ber of the duo with him was Jay “Jeri­cho” Robinson.

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Re­hab plays The Sig­nal tonight.

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