Thursday, November 30, 2006

Family Values tour CD & DVD release


The final track listing has been announced for THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR 2006 CD and DVD which will be released December 26 on Firm Music. The CD and DVD (sold separately) features live tracks from Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir en grey, 10 Years and Deadsy. The DVD--which was filmed and recorded in Boston--takes viewers on-stage, backstage, behind-the-scenes and in the dressing room with exclusive concert footage, interviews and out-takes all in digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Other highlights include one-of-a-kind duets, acoustic tracks and cover songs (including a special appearance from Richard Patrick from Army of Anyone and Filter). These upcoming releases mark the fourth in the series (The Family Values Tour '98, The Family Values Tour '99 and The Family Values Tour '01).

Those who pre-order the DVD/CD will be eligible for the following 6-pack of options:
Get a pass-code to enter a password protected site to view exclusive content (streaming only)
Free download of an exclusive track (MP3) from FVT 2006 not on the CD or DVD
Get a digital coupon for a free pair of lawn tickets for FVT 2007 with the purchase of a pair of regular tickets
Be automatically entered to win VIP passes for a hang at the VIP club at the venue for FVT 2007 with food/drink and meet and greet with the bands that are performing
Get signed merchandise
Get advance notice of special pre-sale for concert tickets for FVT 2007

The initial outlets where fans can pre-order (beginning December 1) are:

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The final track listing for the CD (recorded in San Bernardino, CA, Holmdel, NJ and Boston, MA) and DVD is as follows:

1. Korn – Right Now
2. Korn – Coming Undone
3. Flyleaf – I’m So Sick
4. 10 Years – Wasteland
5. Stone Sour - Through Glass
6. Deftones – My Own Summer
7. Dir en grey – Merciless Cult
8. Stone Sour – Reborn
9. 10 Years – Waking Up
10. Flyleaf – Pride (In The Name Of Love) featuring Richard Patrick
11. Dir en grey – Ryoujoku No Ame
12. Korn – Shoots and Ladders/Wicked featuring Chino Moreno
13. Deftones – Nosebleed
14. Korn – Freak on a Leash featuring Corey Taylor
15. Korn – Blind
16. Deadsy – Carrying Over

1. Deadsy – Carrying Over
2. 10 Years – Waking Up
3. 10 Years – The Autumn Effect
4. Dir en grey – Kodoku Ni Shisu, Yuni Kodoku
5. Dir en grey – The IID Empire
6. Flyleaf – I’m So Sick
7. Flyleaf – Something I Can Never Have
8. Stone Sour – Reborn
9. Stone Sour – Through Glass
10. Deftones – My On Summer
11. Deftones – Nosebleed
12. Korn – Right Now
13. Korn – Coming Undone
14. Korn – Freak On A Leash
15. Korn – Hollow Life
16. Korn – Blind

The first trek launched September 22, 1998 with a bill headlined by KORN and with performances from Rammstein, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit and Orgy. 1999's line-up featured headliners Limp Bizkit, along with Filter, The Crystal Method, Primus, Staind, Mobb Deep, Ja Rule, and Method Man & Redman. KORN also made surprise appearances at a few dates. Beyond the live touring aspect, the debut outing of The Family Values Tour spawned a gold-certified live album and platinum-certified companion home video. This was followed in spring 2000 with the second live disc and long-form home video. The 2001 trek featured Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X and Deadsy. In 1998, the Los Angeles Times noted that the tour "certainly proved to be one of the rock spectacles of the year," while the New York Daily News said it "created a bold new profile for hard guitar bands."

The Killers' single to benefit the Global Fund


The Killers set December tv dates in support of RIAA platinum SAM’S TOWN album:
• “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards” (Saturday, December 2nd)
• Billboard Music Awards (Monday, December 4th)
• The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Monday, December 18th)

(Nov. 29, 2006 – New York, NY) Looking ahead to the yuletide season, Island Records group The Killers have recorded “A Great Big Sled,” their first Christmas single – and along with Apple iTunes Music Store are donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of the song to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. On December 1st, AOL will premier the song exclusively on, while the video for “A Great Big Sled” will premier on Yahoo Music on 12/7.

“I want to roll around like a kid in the snow.
I want to re-learn what I already know.
And I want to take flight, dress in red, through the night on a great big sled.
I want to wish you merry Christmas…”

“A Great Big Sled,” a collaboration with veteran UK popster Toni Halliday (of goth/dance duo Curve), was recorded by the Killers in London with their venerable British producer Alan Moulder. The new album Sam’s Town, was released October 3rd and certified RIAA platinum earlier this month, features the #1 Alternative/Modern Rock radio hit single and video, “When You Were Young” and “Bones” (first video directed by Tim Burton).

(RED), founded by U2’s Bono and Bobby Shriver (CEO of RED), is an economic initiative designed to deliver a sustainable flow of private sector money to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculo­sis and malaria. It is the first time that the world’s leading companies (Gap, Apple, Motorola, Converse, Armani and American Express) have made a commitment to channel a portion of profits from sales of specially-designed products to the Global Fund to support AIDS programs in Africa with a focus on women and children.

On December 1st, The Killers will join other high-profile guests and celebrities at Emporio Armani stores to encourage consumers to buy Product RED (including “A Great Big Sled”), and save lives.” Giorgio Armani has collaborated with Ghanaian contemporary artist Owusu-Ankomah to create a capsule collection of products that range from a jacket, sweatshirt and jeans to several accessories that will be available in all 124 Emporio Armani stores throughout the world.

Upcoming in December is a busy schedule of tv appearances – starting with the first annual “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards” December 2nd and “The Billboard Music Awards” in their hometown of Las Vegas on the 4th ; and finally two weeks later (December 18th), their return to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The dates come on the heels of their victory this month at the annual MTV European Music Awards in Copenhagen, where The Killers were voted Best Rock Band of the year, beating out Evanescence, Keane, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Strokes.

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About the Global Fund
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a unique global public-private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases. The Global Fund finances one fifth of all global efforts to stop AIDS and two thirds of global expenditure against tuberculosis and malaria.
About (RED) and (PRODUCT) RED(RED)’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds for the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT) RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to finance AIDS programs in Africa, with an emphasis on the health of women and children. Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Converse, Gap, Giorgio Armani and Motorola

VH1 Big in '06 Awards

D.L. Hughley Hosts This Year’s Show
With Appearances By Justin Timberlake, Eva Longoria, Kiefer Sutherland,
Joey Lawrence, Lance Bass, Ice-T, Coco, Brooke Hogan, Tommy Lee, David Hasselhoff,
Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez, Katharine McPhee, Jenna Jameson, Hal Sparks, Kathy Griffin, Andrew Dice Clay, Stephen Colbert, Emily Procter, lonelygirl15 (Jessica Rose), Masi Oka,
Janelle Pierzina, ANT And Kennedy
With Performances by Fergie, The Fray And The Killers
And A Special Appearance By “Weird Al” Yankovic
VH1’s Biggest Star Of 2006 Flavor Flav Will Be Backstage On-Air Correspondent
Viewers Get To Choose The “VH1 Big In ’06 Awards” Winners
Through December 1 At
Santa Monica, CA, November 29, 2006 – No year has ever been bigger for super-star babies than 2006…and who doesn’t love a big baby? From the moment they were born they were instant celebrities and on the top of every paparazzi’s hit list because the first photo’s of each new “celebribaby” could bring millions to some lucky photographer, magazine or charity.
2006 also saw its share of actors, politicians and even clergymen acting like babies or busting down closet doors to show their true selves. VH1 will again pay homage to the biggest stars, the biggest moments and the biggest crazes of this year with “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards,” premiering Sunday, December 3 at 9PM*.
VH1 is again turning the choice of who will win over to America. Viewers can vote for each category online at through December 1. Viewers can also cast their vote using their mobile phones by texting keyword “BIG” to the number 22422
Actor and comedian D.L. Hughley of “Studio 60” will host the annual year-end celebration for the third time which will feature appearances by Justin Timberlake, Eva Longoria, Kiefer Sutherland, Joey Lawrence, Lance Bass, Ice-T, Coco, Brooke Hogan, Tommy Lee, David Hasselhoff, Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez, Katharine McPhee, Jenna Jameson, Hal Sparks, Kathy Griffin, Andrew Dice Clay, Stephen Colbert, Emily Procter, lonelygirl15 (Jessica Rose), Masi Oka, Janelle Pierzina, ANT, Kennedy and a special appearance by “Weird Al” Yankovic. This year’s “Big” performances will include Fergie, The Fray and The Killers. Flavor Flav, VH1’s biggest star of 2006 will also be on hand as a backstage on-air correspondent. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Warner Bros new motion picture, “Unaccompanied Minors”, L’OrĂ©al Paris®, Burger King®, Alltel Wireless, Cotton Incorporated, and Bebe are the sponsors of “VH1 Big in ’06 Awards.”
“VH1 Big in ’06 Awards” is executive produced by Lee Rolontz and Michael Dempsey.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array for digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno, VH1 Mega Hits and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at
VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.
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2007 Epitaph tour

2007 Epitaph Tour Plans Cemented
The Matches, Escape The Fate, I Am Ghost and The Higher Road-Ready
Tickets for the 2007 Epitaph Tour – featuring The Matches, Escape The Fate, I Am Ghost and The Higher – will go on sale December 2nd. Featuring rising stars of the world famous record label’s roster, the extensive seven week North American trek will get underway in San Diego on February 1 and wrap in Las Vegas on March 18.
The Matches have been touted as “some of the most creative and boundary-pushing musicians I have ever worked with,” by +44’s Mark Hoppus, who shared production duties with the likes of Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Goldfinger’s John Feldman, 311’s Nick Hexum and Epitaph founder Brett Gurewitz on the group’s acclaimed new disc Decomposer. Named “an album capable of sneaking under the skin of enough skeptics to make the band rock stars” by Alternative Press, while All Music Guide called the Oakland foursome’s multiple-producer philosophy “a particularly distinctive and creative album to be proud of.”
As for Escape The Fate, the Las Vegas-based hard rock/screamo outfit, the group’s strongly received Epitaph debut has been praised by critics on both sides of the globe. Of Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, Australia’s The Globe wrote, “It’s schizophrenic, sinister and unsettling – and totally thrilling.” At home, announced “[it] has success written all over it.” Speaking of the group’s ambitions live, singer Ronnie insisted, “I have a vision – I want people to have fun and put their fists in the air.”
Also in tow, revered Long Beach, California-based dark rock sextet I Am Ghost – who were named among Alternative Press’ “100 bands you need to know” – support their debut full length Lovers’ Requiem. Bringing forth a breathtaking amalgam of vibrant strings, demonic guitar lines, choral flourishes and grinding punk rock, IAG are a breed apart. Described as “AFI singking their fangs into Straylight Run and letting the new goth-screamo blood run free,” by Revolver, the band was also praised by Outburn for its “dynamic montage of all the modern heavy and agro styles, touching on punk, hardcore, emo, thrash and goth – all with a pop sensibility that won’t quit.”
Also from Las Vegas, quintet The Higher fuses elements of pop, emo and R&B, and have been described as Saves The Day meets Justin Timberlake. Signed on the strength of 2005’s indie release Histrionics after a performance at the Roxy in L.A. earlier this year, Gurewitz personally presented the group an offer. Citing “Seth [Trotter’s] exceptional voice” and their “R&B pop influence” as two key components, Gurewitz says, “I believe the sky’s the limit for The Higher.”
Confirmed dates for the 2007 Epitaph Tour:
02/02/2007 Glasshouse Pomona CA
02/03/2007 Soma San Diego CA 02/04/2007 The Clubhouse Phoenix AZ
02/06/2007 The Door Dallas TX 02/07/2007 Emo’s Austin TX
02/08/2007 Warehouse Live Houston TX
02/10/2007 The Social Orlando FL
02/11/2007 Orpheum St. Petersburg FL
02/12/2007 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville FL 02/13/2007 Masquerade Atlanta GA 02/14/2007 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro NC 02/17/2007 The Recher Theatre Towson MD 02/18/2007 North Star Bar Philadelphia PA 02/19/2007 School of Rock South Hackensack NJ 02/20/2007 Bowery Ballroom New York NY 02/22/2007 Webster Theatre Hartford CT 02/23/2007 The Living Room Providence RI 02/25/2007 El Mocombo Toronto ON
02/26/2007 Call The Office London ON
02/27/2007 The Icon Buffalo NY
02/28/2007 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA 03/01/2007 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH 03/02/2007 Shelter Detroit MI
03/03/2007 Metro Chicago IL
03/05/2007 The Loft @ The Barfly Minneapolis MN 03/07/2007 The Bottleneck Lawrence KS
03/08/2007 Marquis Theatre Denver CO 03/09/2007 Avalon Theatre Salt Lake City UT03/10/2007 The Venue Boise ID 03/12/2007 El Corazon Seattle WA 03/13/2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR 03/16/2007 Slims San Francisco CA 03/17/2007 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Holiday charity event

If you traditionally select a charity to help over the holidays, please consider Haven House, an organization that aids victims of domestic violence with support and programs to give them happy, healthy and productive new lives. Show of Support Productions, an all-volunteer organization, will be presenting a Victorian holiday play followed by dinner from California Skewers Restaurant and Twin Palms to benefit Haven House. Here's the info:

"Through the Eyes of a Child
The Church of Truth, 690 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
$25, includes dinner
(626) 795-6905, (626) 639-1745 or (626) 355-1593,

Chamillionaire free downloads



(New York, NY – November 28, 2006) – Platinum superstar and award winning rapper Chamillionaire readies for his highly anticipated sophomore album “Ultimate Victory” releasing on March 27th. Spending all of last year pushing himself to the limit to get revenge at a world that seemed to doubt the once underground lyricist, everyone watched as he crawled from the bottom to the top, taking home trophies and breaking ground with his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, “The Sound Of Revenge,” which became one of the most seminal hip-hop records of the year.

“If success is the best revenge then I accomplished my goal, but in the process I realized that I already won the battle before it even started,” says Chamillionaire. “Winners are not scared to take a different road or move at a different pace and they don’t have to burn themselves out in the beginning to be victorious in the end. A winner is the leader that everyone else seems to follow. A true winner is humble in the time of victory and still humble at the time of defeat. A winner gives his/her best effort and competes to the best of their ability, but still understands that you can’t win them all. The new album will focus on the important aspects of hip hop – lyrics and creativity. No beef, instigating or diss records. This album will focus on living and enjoying life, because life is good, and once you realize that…Ultimate Victory!”

As a thank you to his fans for their overwhelming support and contribution to his breakthrough year as music’s most celebrated debut artist in 2006, Chamillionaire will release the long awaited “Mixtape Messiah 2,” which will be free to download in its entirety off his official website, on Christmas Eve, the day it re-launches. A month later, the DVD portion of the mixtape, which contains exclusive video footage of the entertainer, will be released. Fans will be able to get a glimpse of Chamillionaire’s journey this past year which has been thoroughly documented, from performances center stage, to attendance at award shows and celebrity red carpet events, unwinding at home in Houston, to traveling oversees and interacting with fans, as well as preparations in the studio for the new album.

“I have been so busy this past year with promoting my major debut that I haven’t had the time to feed my underground fans as much as I would have wanted to. I feel like the best way I could say thank you to everyone that has supported my music is to give them Mixtape Messiah part 2 for free. Every artist hates illegal downloading and I know it may seem like I’m supporting it, but I think people are just hungry for some good material. Hopefully they will appreciate my consistency enough to go and purchase “Ultimate Victory” when it releases on March 27th.”

Chamillionaire’s revamped website will be completely renovated on the day of mixtape release. The new and improved site will have 3-D animation graphics, updated photos, downloads, a Chamillitary radio station with exclusive music, new and up to date news and information, which will include updated bio, photos and music from his newly signed artist, Famous to his Chamillitary imprint; as well as autographed giveaways, video footage and updated blogs from the superstar rapper himself.

Chamillionaire is currently oversees, appearing in concerts across Scotland, England and Ireland to promote his debut album, which was recently certified Gold internationally. He will also make an appearance at the upcoming 33rd Annual People’s Choice Awards, airing on January 9th on CBS to celebrate his nomination for the Best Hip-Hop Song for his smash rap anthem “Ridin’.”

About Chamillionaire

Hailed around the world for his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, The Sound of Revenge, the disc has become one of the most influential hip-hop records of the year, with the versatile Chamillionaire emerging as a mainstream multi-platform entrepreneur. The single and video for “Ridin’” became the most requested hip-hop anthem of the year, soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts, almost single-handedly transforming the 2006 digital landscape. Chamillionaire was recently crowned the biggest selling Ringtone artist ever, with over 3.2 million ringtone sales, and was certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. His Myspace site has exceeded 6 million profile views, earning him nearly 2 million in digital sales, outselling established stars such as Nelly and T.I. In keeping with the outpouring of recognition, the charismatic performer beat out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and others for Best Rap Video of the year honors for the groundbreaking “Ridin’” video, featuring Krayzie Bone, at this year’s 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the Houston rapper won “Rookie of the Year” and the prestigious “Alltell Wireless People’s Champ Award” (viewer’s choice) at the first ever BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nod at the American Music Awards for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist.

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Be in Chimaira's new video

CHIMAIRA wants fans for their new music video for the self-titled track from their upcoming release, RESURRECTION

Come one, come all CHIMAIRA fans!!! The Cleveland based metallic monster, CHIMAIRA, is filming a music video for their single, RESURRECTION. If you are in the Los Angeles area and available on Wednesday December 6th and Thursday, December 7th…THE BAND WANTS YOU! If you are interested, please email RESURRECTIONVIDEO@HOTMAIL.COM . Serious and interested parties only please!!
The new album, RESURRECTION, is set to release on March 6th through Ferret Music.