Keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kevin Hearn stepped in for keyboardist Andy Creeggan of The Barenaked Ladies just as the Canadian band was exploding into the U.S. market. What
was at first considered a temporary gig turned into a permanent one, and Hearn used the doors opened to him to start a successful solo career. In 1998, Hearn was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, and ended up hospitalized in Toronto while the band toured in support of the album. Hearn received several bone marrow transplants from his brother, Sean Hearn, and eventually the cancer went into remission, allowing Hearn to rejoin Barenaked Ladies in 1999.