The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is an American rock band that formed in 2003 in Middleburg, Florida. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus started out as a local band in Middleburg, Florida, which is south west of Jacksonville, according to The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' official website.
The name, "The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus", was chosen by placing random words on a wall, and then blindfolding one of the members and choosing a few words. Some other names the band thought about using were "Umbrella Ninjas", and "Evil Slamina". (Evil Slamina being 'Live Animals' spelled backwards.) The band was unofficially started by Ronnie Winter and Duke Kitchens in 2001 after they had played together doing Blink-182 cover songs in AP music theory. It wasn't started officially until 2003. "Face Down" is the first single from the album, Don't You Fake It by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The song is believed to be written about lead singer Ronnie's mother who was abused by his father (as stated in an Alternative Press article). It has currently reached as high as #26 on the U.S. Hot 100, #16 on the U.S. Pop 100, #3 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, and #20 on the U.S. Hot.