Jason Darr Of Neurosonic Comments On "Cease and Desist"
December 7, 2007
New York - In response to recent press regarding the alleged cease and desist request made to Bodog Music artists Neurosonic for their single "So Many People," frontman Jason Darr has issued the following statement:
"Anyone silly enough to believe I was serious about the comment I made at my [Neurosonic] NYC Knitting Factory performance has no sense of humor. Before we played our song, 'So Many People' I joked that Pete Wentz had taken out a cease and desist for the song because my lyrics are all about Ashlee Simpson's Saturday Night Live debacle as well as celebrity culture.The song is not new... I wrote it three years ago... I wrote the music and had the initial lyrics right after the Saturday Night Live debacle in October 2004 and completed the song right after Ashlee was given the billboard award [December 2004]. 'So Many People' is on our album Drama Queen, which was released by our label Bodog Music in January 2007.
"The song is tongue-in-cheek and it was mostly meant to blow off steam about a subject that is laughable at best... It is not meant to be malicious. I do mean every word of the song though, so you can take it or leave it. It's only rock 'n' roll."
Neurosonic's single "So Many People" is currently ranked No. 29 on the Active Rock charts and the music video recently beat out such established bands as the Foo Fighters on fuse TV's Oven Fresh.
Randall "Boner" Smith, Program Director at WRXR in Chattanooga, Tenn. exclaimed, "This record is really starting to take off for us. It doesn't sound like anything else on the radio. It just jumps out and grabs you! Once this record saw daylight it just exploded!!"
The Vancouver-based band has been playing "So Many People" at their live shows for over a year, including the main stage of the 2007 Family Values Tour. Neurosonic is fresh off their recent tour of the United States and will once again take to the road in January 2008.
Neurosonic on MySpace: www.myspace.com/neurosonic
Watch the video for "So Many People": tv.bodoglife.net/media/neurosonic-so-many-people
About Bodog Music
Bodog Music is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment International Group. With offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Europe, this record label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians, including: The Vincent Black Shadow, Neurosonic, Wu-Tang Clan, Overkill, Nazanin, Bif Naked, Bishop Brigante, Billy Idol, Warren G, Soma City Ward, and The Heck. Bodog Music also distributes the Warcon Record Label and several acclaimed global movie soundtracks in Europe, including the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine, Nacho Libre and Saw III. For the second year in a row, Bodog Music is looking to award $1 million recording and marketing contracts to the top unsigned bands in the world! With two new competitions - one held in North America and one held in Europe - "Bodog Battle" will air on major television networks across the globe and online at Bodog TV. Bodog Music Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006.