Our Lady Peace performing in 2009
Raine Maida co-founded the band with Mike Turner in 1992
Select The Age of Spiritual Machines excerpts voiced by author Ray Kurzweil were incorporated into the album.
Jeremy Taggart joined the band as drummer in April 1993
Guitarist Mike Turner posing with Spiritual Machines artwork.
The exact circumstances surrounding former lead guitarist Mike Turner's 2001 departure are disputed
Maida, Turner and Coutts during the original Spiritual Machines tour.

Spiritual Machines is the fourth studio album by the Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, released by Columbia Records in December 2000.

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In 2000, the band recorded and released Spiritual Machines, a concept album inspired by Ray Kurzweil's book The Age of Spiritual Machines.

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Our Lady Peace performing in 2009

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Maida performing with Our Lady Peace in 2010

Raine Maida

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Maida performing with Our Lady Peace in 2010
Maida performing solo in 2007
Maida during a 2008 interview

Raine Maida (born Michael Anthony Maida; February 18, 1970) is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace.

Maida has also been producing music since 1999, when he co-produced Our Lady Peace's albums Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch and Spiritual Machines.

Turner in September 2001

Mike Turner (musician)

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English-born Canadian musician and producer.

English-born Canadian musician and producer.

Turner in September 2001
Turner in September 2001

He is best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the band Our Lady Peace and current member of alternative rock supergroup Crash Karma.

Maida stated that it wouldn't "be right" to make a sequel to Spiritual Machines without Turner.

Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch

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Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch (written as simply Happiness... on the cover) is the third studio album by Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace.

Touring effectively ended after Summersault as the band had announced work for a brand new studio album, Spiritual Machines which they had been working on since before the festival and which would be completed and released in Canada before the end of the year.

Clumsy (Our Lady Peace album)

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Clumsy is the second studio album by the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace, released on January 23, 1997 by Columbia Records.

In December 2009, the band announced that they would be "recreating" both Clumsy and their 2000 record Spiritual Machines by performing them live in their entireties throughout a new tour that began in March 2010; only nine months before the 10-year anniversary of the release of Spiritual Machines.

Spiritual Machines 2

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Spiritual Machines 2 is the tenth studio album from Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, a sequel to their 2000 art rock concept album Spiritual Machines.

Gravity (Our Lady Peace album)

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Gravity is the fifth studio album by the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace.

After wrapping up the Spiritual Machines Tour in late 2001, Our Lady Peace were becoming restless and dangerously close to breaking up.

The Age of Spiritual Machines

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Non-fiction book by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence and the future course of humanity.

Non-fiction book by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil about artificial intelligence and the future course of humanity.

Ray Kurzweil in 2006
Time periods between key events in human history shrink exponentially in a chart by Kurzweil depicting his law of accelerating returns.
A simple artificial neural network.
Kurzweil shows that computer power is growing exponentially.
Molecular-sized gears are an example of nanotechnology.
Luddites smashing loom; Kurzweil predicts there will be a similar reaction to intelligent machines.
Kurzweil says a universe infused with intelligence may be able to decide its own fate, perhaps avoiding the "big crunch" depicted here.
John Searle believes computers cannot be conscious; he says they can only manipulate meaningless symbols.

The Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace based their 2000 concept album Spiritual Machines on The Age of Spiritual Machines. They recruited Kurzweil to voice several tracks, on which he read select passages from the book.

In Repair

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"In Repair" is a song by Canadian alternative rock group Our Lady Peace.

It was released in November 2000 as the lead single from their fourth studio album Spiritual Machines.

Cameron drumming with Soundgarden in 2013

Matt Cameron

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American musician who is the drummer for Pearl Jam.

American musician who is the drummer for Pearl Jam.

Cameron drumming with Soundgarden in 2013
Cameron with Pearl Jam in 2009
Cameron with Pearl Jam in 2018
Cameron sitting in with Wayne Horvitz's Pigpen (not shown), February 2016

Cameron has enjoyed a friendship with fellow drummer Jeremy Taggart of Canadian rock group Our Lady Peace.

When Taggart was sidelined with an ankle injury during the recording of that group's 2000 album, Spiritual Machines, Cameron played drums on songs such as "Right Behind You (Mafia)" and "Are You Sad?".