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Started in 1997 by Joe Burkel and Jared Grunau. These two founding members formed the new band after their former band "Color Blind" broke up earlier in the year.
Joe had already come up with a new band name "Warhol's Theory", after the Andy Warhol theory that everyone gets "their 15 minutes of fame".
Andy Ahl was the next to join. The three members of the newly formed band decided to write music before finding vocalist Chris Wills.
The band released their first Album "Eclectic Persuasion" in 1998 and performed throughout the Mid-West.
This lineup of the band would only last for a year and a half before Chris Wills ventured out on his own solo career.
Shortly after their vocalist left, Andy Ahl left the band. Nick Smith was brought on to replace Andy Ahl, but just a few months later Joe decided to disband the group.
In 1999 Joe Burkel released the "Playing With god" on MP3.com Records. This release was comprised of half alt rock music and half instrumental music. Performing all the material by himself for the first time.
Sadly, in late 2009 longtime friend and bassist Jared Grunau passed away. In early 2010 around the sadness grew a newly found passion to continue the Warhol's Theory sound. They re-released and remastered a fully visioned version of the 1998 release "Eclectic Persuasion".
Joe Burkel again in March 2012, composed, arranged, performed and produced the band's third effort "The Infernal Flying Machine" by himself. This album, unlike the others was comprised of all instrumental alt rock music.
In August 2012, he released "The Antikythera Mechanism" which is an updated version of "Eclectic Persuasion" that includes 17 tracks in total. Seeing that this is a much more engrossing version of the 1998 release, it was decided to change the title to let it live on its own merits.
Currently, Warhol's Theory is just Joe Burkel and Andy Ahl. They continue to write release new music to this day.