Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang both experimented with electronics early in their careers. Patrick was a member of the original touring incarnation of Nine Inch Nails. Their debut album, Short Bus, released on Reprise in 1995, became a surprise hit, thanks to the MTV and alternative radio hit "Hey Man, Nice Shot". Liesegang departed in 1997 over creative differences, but Patrick retained the Filter name for 1999's Title of Record, which eventually went platinum and spawned another radio/MTV hit in the single "Take a Picture." Filter's third album, The Amalgamut, followed three years later, after which the band went on a bit of a hiatus. Around 2005, Patrick announced the formation of a new band, Army of Anyone, which he created with former members of Stone Temple Pilots and David Lee Roth's touring band. However, Patrick did not abandon his original band -- Filter returned in 2008 with Anthems for the Damned.