Hawthorne Heights is an American rock band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2001. Their lineup currently consists of JT Woodruff (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Matt Ridenour (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Mark McMillon (lead guitar, unclean backing vocals), with Christopher (Chris) Lee "Poppy" Popadak (Popodak) as the band's touring and session drummer following the June 2014 departure of original drummer Eron Bucciarelli. On November 24, 2007, rhythm guitarist and unclean backing vocalist Casey Calvert died, leaving the band as a four-piece. On January 20, 2015, it was announced that Micah Carli (lead guitar, unclean backing vocals) had left the band. The band, who were originally named A Day in the Life after the song by The Beatles, have released three studio albums on Victory Records since changing their name to Hawthorne Heights.