Today Smile Empty Soul announced they've signed a new record label which means they're in the studio working on a brand new album!
Smile Empty Soul and MRAfia records have joined forces with F.O.F. - EMI and will release their brand new record (consciousness) in early 2009.When asked about how they felt joining forces with this new label, they said,"We are excited to be a part of a great team and to be part of a label that's going to give us a real push in 09!"
For more on SMILE EMPTY SOUL, be sure to check out:
Hollywood undead is about to start the 2nd part of THE BLACK SWAN TOUR and
they’re stoked to go back on the road! When asked about how the 1st part
of the tour went they said, “The 1st part was utterly amazing, it
blew all our fucking minds how insane all the shows were! We had no idea what
to expect until we finally got our asses out there! We saw how many amazing
fans we had who have been waiting a long time for us to show our
"faces". (We are sorry for anybody that couldn't get in to them b/c
each show sold out!!) They went on to say, “We got to do a meet and greet every night and
say what's up to everyone and take pictures and hang out and party which
was chill as fuck!” They’ll soon be adding a tour section to their site:
HollywoodUndead.com with live tour photos and video’s, so be on the look out
Slayer recently announced on Blabbermouth.net that they're in the studio working on a brand spankin' new album..
The members of SLAYER spent a couple of weeks in a Southern California recording studio earlier this month, recording three new songs for a brand new album expected out summer 2009.
A clip of the guys recording one of the brand new songs, "Psychopathy Red", a Jeff Hanneman-penned track that gives a chilling look into the twisted mind of Andrei Chikatilo, a notorious Russian serial killer, can be viewed at Spin.com.
SLAYER headlines the European "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III"
Guitar Center, Mötley Crüe and Panel of Industry Judges Narrows Search For The Next Band To Make Rock History!
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – October 23, 2008 – Guitar Center and Mötley Crüe announced today the six finalists for the Guitar Center On-Stage: Your Chance To Make Rock History.
The top 6 finalists include:
· The Spittin’ Cobras (Seattle, WA)
· Lorene Drive (Victorville, CA)
· The Dirty Pearls (New York, NY)
· Waterstreet (Peoria, IL)
· Something To Burn (Los Angeles, CA)
· The Heroine (San Antonio, TX)
Sixx: A.M. front man and producer, James Michael shares,“I
was blown away by the talent I saw over the past few days. Rarely do I
get to see so many great bands play one after another. The “Guitar
Center On Stage” program has already proven effective in finding
America’s best up and coming rock bands.”
Since launching the search for the next great American rock band in August, Guitar Center and Mötley Crüe have had a staggering 7,930 bands register and close to 175,000 online votes cast at the program’s web site—makerockhistory.com! The site also garnered nearly one million unique visitors since its launch on August 1st!!
Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars notes,“Our partnership with Guitar Center gives us the opportunity to help an up-and-coming band by giving them every element needed to succeed. Like Ozzy did for us when he took an unknown band called Mötley Crüe on the road, we too are looking for the next generation’s great rock band.”
Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center and the world’s most notorious rock band will provide one up-and-coming band the ultimate, career-altering opportunity—the chance to open on tour for rock icons, Mötley Crüe. The winning band will also receive $25,000 cash, $20,000 in exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St.Entertainment, and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Mötley’s management and record label.
“Guitar Center On-Stage is our most revolutionary program yet, and we are truly amazed with the quality of talent that will go onto perform for Mötley at the finals,”said Norman Hajjar, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Guitar Center.“Guitar Center invests millions every year behind programsthat are dedicated to helping striving artists realize their musical dreams and this initiative is literally going to make rock history.”
The Guitar Center On-Stage finals, which are free to the public, will be held November 10th at the world famous Whisky A-Go-Go at 7 p.m., where each of the bands will perform live for Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe who will select the top band and winner of Guitar Center On-Stage.
Allen Kovac, CEO and Founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music said,"From the performances that we have witnessed over the duration of this initiative, it's apparent that Guitar Center On-Stage is an innovative platform that helps find fresh and groundbreaking new artists, whom would otherwise not have a chance to tour with the likes of Mötley Crüe. The winning band will not only have the chance of a lifetime to open for the notorious rockers, but they will have the support of the record label, management, credibility from Guitar Center and marketing to launch them into the competitive music industry to jump start a long and successful career.”
To check out the audio and videos of the final six bands or for more information about the finals at the Whisky A-Go-Go on November 10th, please go to:
Guitar Center & Mötley Crüe
Offering One Up-and-Coming Band The Ultimate Career-Altering Opportunity – The
Chance To Open for One of The World’s Greatest Rock Bands!
Continuing its commitment to the support of aspiring artists, Guitar
Center and Mötley Crüe announced today the 30 semi-finalists for the Guitar
Center On-Stage – Your Chance To
Make Rock History. Guitar Center and the world’s most notorious rock band will provide one up-and-coming
band the ultimate, career-altering opportunity - the chance to open on tour for
rock icons, Mötley Crüe. Over the past six weeks, bands across the United
States were invited to submit their music at www.makerockhistory.com.
From thousands of submissions, 30 semi-finalists have been selected to compete
for the chance to win a prize package that includes an opening slot on Mötley
Crüe’s 2009 U.S. tour (dates to be announced at a later date), $25,000 cash,
$20,000 in exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St.
Entertainment, and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Mötley’s
management and record label.
The top 30
bands were chosen from metrics including top fan votes and also were judged by
executives at Eleven Seven Music and Tenth Street Entertainment. The
1. Of Broken (Hampstead, MD)
2. Neverset (Dallas, TX)
3. Screens (Minneapolis, MN)
4. Admiral of Black (Lisle, IL)
5. The Dirty Pearls (New York, NY)
6. The GoStation (Astoria, NY)
7. Irrational (Orlando, FL)
8. The Heroine (San Antonio, TX)
9. Lorene Drive (Victorville, CA)
10. The Binges (Los Angeles, CA)
11. The Last Vegas (Chicago, IL)
12. The Spittin’ Cobras (Seattle, WA)
13. The Screens (Minneapolis, MN)
14. Evil Engine #9 (Salem, IN)
15. Five Star Failure (Fernandina Beach, FL)
16. Cherry S/T (Danvers, MA)
17. Reckless Sons (New York, NY)
18. The Faded Spades (Burbank, CA)
19. No JustUs (Taylor, MI)
20. Something To Burn (Los Angeles, CA)
21. Pretty In Stereo (Fountain Valley, CA)
22. Ones and Zeros (Rocklin, CA)
23. Jupiter Crash (Seattle, WA)
24. The Marquette Weekend (Florissant, MO)
25. SilverStone (Rogers, AR)
26. Breaking Vegas (Rydal, GA)
27. Venture (Grandbury, TX)
28. Waterstreet (Chicago, IL)
29. Love Letter Radio (Vista, CA)
30. Love Said No (Bayonne, NJ)
The regional evaluation events will be held at Guitar Center locations in Los Angeles on October 20th and October 21st. The semi-finalists will be judged by leading influencers in the music industry such as President of FUSE TV, Eric Sherman; Producer and Frontman of Sixx:A.M., James Michael; Music Director of Los Angeles radio station 98.7, Julie Pilat; Chris Nilsson of 10th St. Entertainment and General Manager of Eleven Seven Music, Frank Woodworth.
narrowing the list to the top six bands at the regional events, Guitar Center
will host a final round of evaluation on November 10, 2008 at The World Famous Whisky A-Go-Go, where each of the bands will
perform live for members of Mötley Crüe.
“Guitar Center On-Stage is our most audacious and ambitious program yet. We
are offering nothing short of a chance for greatness. A way to step out of the
shadows of obscurity and into the light of legends,” said Norman Hajjar, EVP
and Chief Marketing Officer for Guitar Center.“Guitar Center invests every
year behind programs that are dedicated to helping striving artists realize
their musical dreams.”
Allen Kovac, CEO and Founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music said,"This is the first time in the history of the music business that an opportunity of this magnitude has been offered to an unknown band. In just three short months, the winning band will go from being completely unknown to having a record and management deal, and the opportunity to tour with Mötley Crüe. Aligned with the advertising, brand recognition and credibility Guitar Center is providing, Tenth Street and Eleven Seven are excited to give an up-and-coming rock band the best possible support to jump start a long and successful career."
Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars notes,“Our
partnership with Guitar Center gives us the opportunity to help an
up-and-coming band by giving them every element needed to succeed. Like
Ozzy did for us when he took an unknown band called Mötley Crüe on the road, we
too are looking for the next generation’s great rock band.”
“Gibson Guitar has always
supported bands on every level and as a music innovator we work hard to support
emerging bands by giving them opportunities for success through our many
resources,”said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “This
program will launch the next Mötley Crüe and we are proud to partner with our
friends at Guitar Center for such an exciting promotion.”
For more information or to watch the
any of the “Top 30 Finalists” audio and video submissions, please go to www.makerockhistory.com