Reformed rockers Blind Melon knew singer TRAVIS WARREN was the perfect replacement for former frontman SHANNON HOON when they discovered he had a large tattoo of the late star on his back. The No Rain band reformed late last year (07) and asked Warren to front them after he had been working on his own new material with bassist Brad Smith and guitarist Christopher Thorn in Los Angeles. And the pair knew they'd found Hoon's perfect replacement the first time the singer took off his shirt - he had a 10-inch tattoo of Hoon, who died of a drug overdose in 1995, on his back. Warren says, "It's like the dog you loved when you were a kid came back from the dead and just showed up back at your door, wagging his tail like nothing had ever happened."