1. The Rising is an alternative rock band fronted by Michael Lee (aka Michael Johns), dropped from Maverick Records before their unreleased debut album "future unknown" (2004) hit the stores. http://www.myspace.com/therisingband 2. The Rising are a 4 piece band from Blackburn who have just released their debut album called 'Past Midnight'. Playing the main stage for the 2nd time, The Rising have gone from strength to strength. Check them out at www.therisingonline.com where you can link through to facebook and myspace to listen to their tunes!