After starting as a cover band, the Donots write their own material since 1994. Of the first line-up are left the brothers Ingo
(vocals), Guido (guitars) and Jan-Dirk (bass). In 1995/96 complete Alex (guitars) and Eike (drums) the line up, that has not
changed till today. The first major album "Better days not included" was released in 1996, and after winning a Newcomer
Contest, follow concert tours came together with Samiam, Downset, Suicidal Tendencies, Lag Wagon, Bananafishbones, Breach,
Beatsteaks and many others. (Just to name a few...)
After placing a song in the charts, and running with this single ("Whatever happend to the 80's?") on MTV, the Donots were
confronted with the usual charges by the usual subjects calling "Sell-out" and similar.