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Zed in 2001. L-R: Nathan King, Andy Lynch, Adrian Palmer, Ben Campbell
Background information
Origin Christchurch, New Zealand
Years active 1996-2004, 2017, 2019-present
Genre(s) Pop punk, Pop rock
Label(s) Universal Music NZ, Interscope Records
Current Members
Nathan King (guitar, lead vocals)
Andy Lynch (guitar)
Ben Campbell (bass)
Adrian Palmer (drums)

Zed is a pop rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand.


Zed was formed in 1996 by original members Nathan King, Ben Campbell, and Adrian Palmer, later adding Andy Lynch as a second guitarist in 2000.[1] The band released two studio albums, Silencer and This Little Empire, before disbanding in 2004.[2] Zed have played multiple reunion shows since their disbanding, with their most recent being two shows celebrating nearly 20 years of Silencer.[3]

Connection to Weezer

"Starlight" US CD single cover
See Starlight (Zed)

In 2002, Zed released a cover of Weezer's Green Album b-side "Starlight". The cover was featured as the first track of the 2002 Rob Schneider-fronted comedy film The Hot Chick, and was released as a CD single in both the United States and New Zealand.


Studio Albums

See also


  1. Nimmervoll, Ed. "Zed". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music. White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd (Ed Nimmervoll). Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2021
  2. Hunkin, Joanna (30 November 2017). "Don't Stream It's Over: What ever happened to Zed?". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2021
  3. "Zed: 20 Years of Silencer". Retrieved 30 June 2021