Patrice Pike, formerly the lead singer for the band Sister 7, was courted by Clive Davis for the Arista stable of artists in 2000 after he heard a demo of the group's Wrestling Over Tiny Matters album. Within three months, however, Davis was ousted from the company. As a result, Sister 7's new album never saw the light of day and the band soon split up. Pike went on to establish a new band, Black Box Rebellion. She also hyphenated her name to Pike-Zain, in honor of her former band. "Zain" is the Aramaic word for "seven." She established Black Box Rebellion with her longtime musical partner, guitarist Wayne Sutton, and the two also founded a record label of their own, which they dubbed Zainwayne Records, to forestall any future disasters like the one that occurred with Arista.