all the latest updates and developments with this project. Please come
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Former PRETTY BOY FLOYD member Vinnie Chas expresses his interest in
participating in a Crüe tribute CD when I asked him during an interview
for Chronological Crue.
Chronological Crue commences a feasibility campaign to gauge initial
interest from artists. Response is over whelming. The project takes off.
CANDY KREEP front man Kid says Mötley Crüe was a big influence on him.
The band just placed in Metal Edge's Best New Band category in the
Readers Choice Awards for 1997. He says to top that off with
participation in this project would be great!
Derakh of ROUGH CUTT has expressed his interest and is discussing the
project with the rest of the band.
HardRadio is The
World's Largest Online Music Station, The First Online Station Licensed
by both ASCAP and BMI, and ranked the #3 most popular audio destination
on the Internet. When Chronological Crue asked their President Tracy
Barnes if HardRadio would want to help promote the Kickstart My Heart
CD project, he responded, "Of course we would Paul! Just post me and
we'll assist in getting this together with you." Thanks heaps Tracy.
NARCOTIC GYPSY member D.J. Pearlman has expressed an interest for his
new band SUFFER FOOL in possibly contributing. SUFFER FOOL are 'A New
Experience In Heavy Alternative Music'. NARCOTIC GYPSY were on the 1996
BLACK N BLUE member Jeff 'WOOP' Warner now owns a world class recording
studio where he produces and engineers local acts in Portland, Oregon
USA. He is willing to record his own "Industrial" version of a Mötley
song for the CD. Way to go Woop!
guitarist Bill Leverty says the band is right in the middle of
recording their upcoming CD, but if they get one early they'd love to
help out. FIREHOUSE won the American Music Award for Best New Hard
Rock/Heavy Metal Band of 1991 as well as picking up Metal Edge
Magazine's Best New Band award the same year.
Swedish all female band DRAIN have now had introductory information
passed to them for consideration by Jeff at the Green Team. Hopefully
they will be keen as I believe they are fans of Mötley Crüe. They also
played on the same bill with the Crüe at Livestock, almost a year ago
COOPER's guitarist Ryan Roxie says his band DAD'S PORNO MAG are
interested in the Kickstart My Heart CD. He says the fact that some of
the proceeds are going to a good cause is something they feel is
TRIXTER front man Steve Brown says he has some contribution ideas for
his new New York / New Jersey based band SOAKED, who recently became
winners of the K-Rock Battle of the Bands competition.
Allen, former lead guitarist with WARRANT, is keen to find out more
about the Kickstart My Heart Tribute CD. Thanks Joey.
of BORN NAKED Patrick Dillmann says BORN NAKED are flattered at being
offered to participate in the project. He also says they are interested
in participating to the extent that the record will benefit the T.J.
Martell Foundation. The band wants no proceeds, just to benefit the
cause. You can catch BORN NAKED performing some shows in LA next week.
Former RATT bassist Juan Croucier says he is more than happy to help
out recording the Kickstart My Heart CD at his Los Angeles studio
Croucier Productions. He says, "If you want me to record some bands for
you, just let me know and I'm ready when you are." He also said he and
Mick Mars go back before the Mötley days and he was a very good friend
of his. Thanks heaps Juan. You can be sure your awesome offer will be
and Brian from PSYCO DRAMA say they're very interested in their band
contributing a song for the Kickstart My Heart - A Tribute to Mötley
Crüe CD project. They're very pleased to have been offered and request
a spot on the CD be reserved for them. Their latest album Bent was
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Juan Croucier for Croucier
Productions last year.
LUNATIC CANDY KREEP are heading into the studio to record their next
CD. They will be recording a version of Shout At The Devil which should
be done around April 10th or so.
DRAMA say they have some cool ideas for a version of Too Young To Fall
In Love. They have been pencilled in for this track.
Sisti from BLACK ROSE GARDEN, a well established band in the
underground glam scene, says the Crüe was the reason he got into rock.
He also said, "This Crüe tribute CD seems like an amazing idea
ESPECIALLY with the proceeds going to the T.J. Martell Foundation."
BLACK ROSE GARDEN have expressed their early interest.
PRETTY BOY FLOYD member Aeriel Stiles says he "would love to be
involved in the project, as the Crüe were practically my religion at
one time. When I was in DOLL, we had the same photographer and I bought
a lot of pre-leather records photos from him. I've also got rare
unreleased demos and might consider doing a cool track from one of
those. I'm thinking of doing a song either with my new band
STRATOSPHERE, or the idea that I'm favoring more is doing a RATTLIN'
BONES line-up (Vinnie Chas' & my band after we left PRETTY BOY
FLOYD), since that singer really can sound like Vince (he was in HOLY
SOLDIER) and with myself on guitar and Vinnie Chas on bass." The
unreleased demo cover sounds awesome Aeriel. A fan emailed me yesterday
saying a cover of the unreleased I Will Survive would be cool.
Fitz from UNION says, "The tribute idea sounds cool. The Ace Frehley
tribute (Return of the Comet) that Bruce (Kulick) and I did at Juan's
turned out good. If done right it could be a great thing." I hope UNION
can contribute to this project.
PSYCO DRAMA are currently working on some Crüe tunes and booking studio
time to get them recorded.
Jeff "WOOP" Warner is about to start production on the Crüe classic
Piece Of Your Action. Others to participate on this song with him are
Patrick Young (ex-BLACK N BLUE), Chris Hager (from ROUGH CUTT) and
Adrian Yost (from the Crüe tribute band CrüeCAFIX). Jeff says, "I'm
also working on getting a cameo voice by Gene Simmons of KISS." Sounds
Mark Voyles from EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE says his band are interested
in contributing to the CD.
CINDERELLA drummer and long time friend of Vince Neil, Fred Coury, has
said the Kickstart My Heart project 'sounds cool'. I look forward to
CINDERELLA contributing a track to the CD.
D.J. Pearlman says his new band SUFFER FOOL with Phil Valeri on vocals
are definitely into participating and are leaning towards the classic
Live Wire for their contribution. If anyone is able to help out with
studio time in the NY area, please let me know.
MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE have requested to contribute Wild Side or something
similar from Girls, Girls, Girls album to accommodate Rick's vocals.
Interest has been shown from VICIOUS RUMORS who are working on a new
release and preparing for their tour of Europe next month. We may see
their cover coming from Mötley's 94 self titled album as their
contribution to the project.
Just received an email from Nikki Sixx saying, "I LOOK FORWARD TO
HEARING SOME MUSIC FROM BANDS DOING US..WOW......HOW KOOL" You guys
deserve it Nikki!
The intensely heavy band OPPRESSOR are contributing their studio
version of Looks That Kills that appeared on their European Oppression
Live CD, following their European tour with Malevolent Creation, Cradle
Of Filth, Vader, and Ancient Rites. OPPRESSOR'S vocalist and bassist
Tim King says, "We would be honoured to be a part of the compilation!!!
We are still receiving letters all the time about that song. It is
still getting lots of radio air play also!!! I was just talking to a
friend of mine who lives in California and he said that he saw Nikki
Sixx wearing an OPPRESSOR hat!!! I'm very excited about being part of
this project." OPPRESSOR have shared the stage with bands like Morbid
Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Slayer.
Tommy Lee's sister Athena and her band KrunK will also be contributing
to the Kickstart My Heart CD. Athena's husband and Scorpions drummer
James Kottak fronts the band under the moniker Jimmy Ratchitt. When
asked if KrunK would like to participate Athena and James said,
"ABSOLUTELY!! WE WOULD LOVE TO BE INVOLVED .......THE ONLY CATCH IS
THAT YOU HAVE TO PICK THE SONG!!!!!!!!"
Since KrunK's favourite Crüe album is Girls, Girls, Girls, I suggested
they contribute either Dancing On Glass or a sick punk version of
You're All I Need. They feel "both songs are x-llent suggestions." I'm
really looking forward to hearing either of these tracks on the CD.
EDEN are contributing their Pantera-Slayer style version of Bastard to
the Kickstart My Heart CD. Recording is expected to be completed
towards the end of July.
The guys from PSYCO DRAMA are currently in the studio finishing up
their rendition of Too Young To Fall In Love.
LUNATIC CANDY KREEP have now finished recording their version of Shout
At The Devil for the Kickstart My Heart Tribute CD.
VERBAL ASSASSINS are keen to contribute a rap version of Fight For Your
Rights from the Theatre Of Pain album.
VICIOUS RUMOURS were interested in being involved in the Tribute CD if
the recording would be paid for. Since this is not the case, it seems
they now won't be participating.
VERBAL ASSASSINS have started their cover of Fight For Your Rights and
anticipate it will be complete in 2-4 weeks.
LUNATIC CANDY KREEP have now delivered their cover of Shout At The
Devil. This version is just so killer! The guitar solo has been
replaced with In The Beginning which fits in very nicely.
Mötley Crüe tribute band LIVEWIRE
are contributing their cover of the first Generation Swine single
Afraid to the Kickstart CD.
Bart from PSYCO DRAMA says they have finished everything, except for a
bass guitar part on their version of Too Young To Fall In Love. He
says, "The version we came up with is kind of a blend of the heavy side
of Psyco Drama with everything we like about the Crüe and we hope you
will enjoy." Can't wait to hear it!
Swedish band PLAN 9 are very interested in participating on the Mötley
tribute. Thomas says they "are all great Mötley fans and it would be an
honour to be on it." Their music is in a Glam-Punk-Rock'n'Roll vein.
They recently contributed to the Faster Pussycat tribute on Terminator
US recording artists ANTROPHOBIA are about to commence rehearsals for
their contribution to the Kickstart My Heart - A Tribute To Mötley Crüe
CD. They plan on recording either C'mon And Dance or Too Fast For Love
from the Crüe's much loved debut album.
Keff from PRETTY BOY FLOYD says he is "totally interested" in the band
contributing a track to the CD. Keep an eye out for them on their US
Tour from July 18 through until the end of September.
Former DANGEROUS TOYS wailer Jason McMaster is pencilled in for Stick
To Your Guns from Mötley Crüe's first single back in 1981. I'm
particularly fond of Jason's contributions to the Spacewalk Ace Frehley
Tribute CD. Check this one out if you haven't already!
ANTROPHOBIA are very excited about their version of Too Fast For Love
and are now working on pre-production for this track.
9 are contributing their rendition of the Mötley classic Kickstart My
Heart to the CD.
Crüe front man John Corabi
is keen to find out more about this Tribute. How about a solo acoustic
version of Droppin' Like Flies from John, or perhaps he may be able to
contribute a version of an unreleased Personality #9 song. Maybe his
band UNION could do Power To The Music, or how about hearing John sing
Let Us Prey??? We look forward to your participation Crab!
The VAMPIRE LOVE DOLLS are now pencilled in to contribute their version
of Ten Seconds To Love from Mötley's Shout At The Devil album. Bassist
Kelly says the band are keen to record a song from either of the first
two albums for the project.
DANGEROUS TOYS front man Jason McMaster says he's ready to start on his
version of Stick To Your Guns. He says his new project GODZILLA MOTOR
COMPANY will be recording in his studio soon.
Todd Wiltse from the zany Los Angeles Punk/Glam band THE MISTAKES says
they're all "HUGE Crüe fans". Their music "combines early punk
(Ramones, Gen X) with early 80's glam (Mötley, Twisted Sister)"
Formerly of LA band THE ZEROS, Todd says they "have an idea of how we
could make an INCREDIBLE Glam/Punk/Pop version of Home Sweet Home!!! (A
Punk song with piano? It would be GREAT!!) I don't think that many
bands could pull off a cover of Home Sweet Home but I know that we
could make it sound KILLER!!" The drummer for THE MISTAKES was formerly
in TUFF. Keep an eye out for THE MISTAKES second album on Reject
Records soon! Can't wait to hear your version of Home Sweet Home guys!
PLAN 9 will start recording their version of Kickstart My Heart this
weekend. They say, "The song has been 'Plan 9ified' but is still true
to the original."
New York City's #1 glam/bam/rock'n roll band DETOX DARLINGS are keen to
contribute to the CD. They say, "She Goes Down would be the song we'd
love to do and I know our front woman extraordinaire JetSet Jenna
Darling would just sing the hell out of it!" Look forward to hearing a
female voice on the album.
LA's MOTHER MERCY are keen to participate on this CD. They say, "We
worship at the altar of the old Crüe and would love to be a part of
this!!" MOTHER MERCY have been pencilled in for the track Public Enemy
I've just been advised that the band covering Fight For Your Rights are
now called THE FIFTH ELEMENT and not VERBAL ASSASINS anymore. Their rap
version of this song from the Theatre Of Pain album is almost complete.
PolyGram Mexico recording artists ZURDOK MOVIMENTO are very interested
in participating on the CD. Their first album was produced by one of
the members of Cypress Hill.
KRUNK advise they have a cool studio set up currently and are ready to
record Dancing On Glass now.
LA's CyberShockRockers REBEL REBEL want to contribute Red Hot to the
Crüe CD. They say, "Seeing the Crüe live in LA in 84 at UNM in ALB. was
a defining factor in our pursuit for the Rock'n'Roll dream. You need a
representative of the LA scene that carries the tradition of the
Former SKID ROW front man SEBASTIAN BACH is keen to participate on the
Kickstart My Heart CD. Bas says, "sure id do A TUNE 4 the Crüe tribute
they rock". Pick a song Bas!
Hollywood band SPIDERS & SNAKES has recorded a version of Public
Enemy #1 that will be included on the Kickstart My Heart Tribute. Their
guitarist and vocalist is none other than Lizzie Grey, who was in
LONDON with Nikki Sixx before Mötley Crüe and co-wrote this particular
song. It's an honour to have you involved Lizzie!
EIDOLON, a band featuring the new King Diamond guitarist, have just
recorded a version of Red Hot that will be included on the Tribute CD.
Bart from PSYCO DRAMA say they have now completed recording their
version of Too Young To Fall In Love. Looking forward to hearing it!!!
Gallagher from Crüe Tribute Band LIVEWIRE says they are now almost
complete with their version of Afraid.
The Kickstart My Heart CD will be released by Chicago's PULSE RECORDS.
I'm not surprised many respected Hard Rock and Heavy Metal musicians
have signed to this new label. The team at Pulse Records are really
excited about releasing this Tribute. They share my thoughts and are
keen to help the Skylar Neil Foundation. They have recently finalised
very good distribution for a lot of chain stores across the USA and
Chronological Crue is working with them to ensure that any Crüeheads -
both online or offline - can get a copy of this release!
PLAN 9 are pleased with the way their version of Kickstart My Heart
turned out which is now recorded.
are now mixing Too Fast For Love for their contribution to the CD.
Things are really hotting up with the Tribute CD. Pulse Records are
very keen to make this a roaring success. We want to raise as much
money as possible for the Skylar Neil Foundation and help as many sick
children as possible! Pulse have spoken with a number of artists and
say the following artists are keen to contribute: BABYLON A.D., HEAVENS
EDGE, VELOCITY, DANGER DANGER and former KEEL member Marc Ferrari.
TWISTED SISTER’s very own Dee Snider is keen to contribute his vocal
talents to the Tribute CD project, once he found out proceeds are to
benefit the Skylar Neil Foundation. Many thanks Dee.
MOTHER MERCY hit the studio mid November to begin recording Girls,
Girls, Girls as their contribution to the CD.
Former ROUGH CUTT vocalist Paul Shortino is contributing his own
version of Hooligan’s Holiday to the CD. I feel Paul’s vocals will suit
the John Corabi sung track just perfectly.
Swedish band PLAN 9 have now mixed their version of Kickstart My Heart
for the Tribute CD.
Former MSG member Mitch Perry will be recording a song with his fellow
former HEAVEN band mate Alan Fryer under the HEAVEN name. The former
Australian band previously supported Mötley Crüe on the Shout At The
Devil tour many moons ago.
Pulse Records say that STEELHEART want to contribute a song to the
Kickstart My Heart Tribute CD.
BABYLON A.D. are keen to contribute their version of the Take Me To The
Top. Can't wait to hear that!
Mitch Perry will no longer be contributing to the HEAVEN song. Alan
Fryer is going to have the guitarist from NAZARETH help him instead.
They are now working on their version of Home Sweet Home.
It seems the schedule of TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider won't permit him
to contribute now. Thanks anyway Dee.
HEAVY PETTIN' are keen to contribute a track to the Kickstart My Heart
New band THE CUTT is currently recording a killer version of Red Hot.
The band features former JET BLACK guitarist Dan Fastuca and ROUGH
CUTT's Paul Shortino. The band's logo is going to be very similar to
the ROUGH CUTT logo. They recently played the song over the phone to
Pulse Records, who say "Wow!!! We have not heard Paul Shortino belt
like this in a long time!!" EIDOLON had previously recorded a version
of Bastard which seems a likely inclusion, when they recorded Red Hot.
EDGE is recording Come On And Dance from Mötley's debut album, while
MILLENNIUM is working on Starry Eyes. MILLENNIUM used to be called
SCHUTT formerly of TAKARA is recording a version of Live Wire.
Back in 1992 when Vince Neil was no longer in Mötley Crüe, the two main
men rumoured for the position were John Corabi and KIK TRACEE's Stephen
Shareaux. Crüe fans will now get to hear Stephen sing a Mötley song on
the Tribute CD. Wow!
Former TAKARA member Gary Schutt has now finished his version of the
classic Live Wire.
A.D. are currently putting the vocals to their version of Take Me To
The Top' also from Mötley's debut album.
song former KIK TRACEE front man Stephen Shareaux has chosen is Dr.
seems that HEAVY PETTIN' will be doing Primal Scream while STEELHEART
are deciding between 2 tracks for their final contribution.
DANGEROUS TOYS front man Jason McMaster says, "it seems as though time
is not on my side, and we will not be able to get a song to you by the
end of the year, too busy...and that's a good thing, but, I have no
excuse other than this...so...thanx for being excited about us being on
the tribute, but its that time of year, and had been such a busy
summer, that we just couldn't get it happening..." Not to worry Jason.
Thanks for your support.
San Francisco's AMERICAN HEARTBREAK have recorded their version of
Don't Go Away Mad for the Tribute. The band includes past members of
JETBOY, EXODUS and BLACK CHERRY.
A killer version of Too Young To Fall In Love by PSYCO DRAMA has now
arrived. Sounds awesome guys!!!
KRUNK have now completed their version of Dancing On Glass for the
Tribute CD. They say "YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED . IT DEFINITELY DOESN'T
SUCK!!!!!!!!!! BY THE WAY, PHIL SOUSSAN IS THE PRODUCER. HE'S DONE AN
EXCELLENT JOB AS WELL!!!!!!!" Phil was the bass player in the original
line-up of the VINCE NEIL BAND from late '92 and was also OZZY
OSBOURNE's bassist in 86/87.
Don't Go Away Mad by AMERICAN HEARTBREAK has just arrived along with
THE FIFTH ELEMENT's Fight For Your Rights. PLAN 9 have now delivered
their version of Kickstart My Heart from Sweden. Oh boy!!!
MOTHER MERCY are delivering their completed their version of Girls,
Girls, Girls and they say "It sounds Amazing!!!"
Congratulations to Crüehead Patrick Simmons of Chicago for winning the
CD Cover Art Competition. What a knockout design!! Many thanks to all
those that took the time to design a cover and send it in. It was a
pity that there could only be one winner.
& SNAKES have now delivered their excellent version of Public Enemy
Girls, Girls has now been received from MOTHER MERCY. They were right -
it does sound amazing!!!
version of Home Sweet Home has also been received and it is way cool.
It's very true to the original and also features former NAZARETH
BABYLON A.D. have delivered their kickin' version of Take Me To The Top.
song delivered is a version of You're All I Need from Australian band
ATMOSFEAR. What a cool sound they have. This is a great version that'll
hopefully make it on the final listing.
The release date has unfortunately been pushed back to 26th
March now, as it's taking more time than anticipated to co-ordinate all
the final pieces of the project. I didn't want to have to push back the
release date because I know how frustrating it is when you want to get
your hands on a CD. Trust me - we're not far away now from blowing your
KRUNK's version of Dancing On Glass has made it's way through the
postal system to us. You'll love this track with Tommy Lee's sister
hitting the skins!!!
EDGE have delivered a version of Don't Go Away Mad rather than Come On
And Dance. AMERICAN HEARTBREAK have also delivered a version of this
PETTIN's version of Primal Scream is expected to land later this week.
KIK TRACEE front man Stephen Shareaux now unfortunately won't be
contributing a song to the CD.
Cleveland based band SPAWN have delivered an awesome version
of Louder Than Hell. The track was produced by current Judas Priest
front man Tim 'Ripper' Owens.
HEAVEN's bass player Scott Cothran says, "The guitar work on Home Sweet
Home was not done by Manny Charlton from Nazareth. It was done by Nye
Jones who has been playing with HEAVEN for the past few years. Manny
was going to produce it but was unavailable at the time. We all look
forward to the release of the CD and really dig your site. Hope you
like our version of Home Sweet Home. We also have plans for a Bon Scott
tribute in the future as well as a new HEAVEN CD." Thanks Scott. I'm
sure Mötley fans will enjoy your version of this classic Crüe track.
The final track listing is now available. You'll notice the 18 songs
will be presented to record companies in chronological order on the CD
(of course!) It also seems we'll have some Bonus Web Tracks for you all
to enjoy. Tracks are currently being mastered prior to pressing. We
have over 70mins worth of classic Crüe Tunes. The CD booklet is shaping
up very nicely also, weighing in at a whopping 24 pages of attitude.
This Tribute CD Project has also recently been nominated in
the 1998-99 Western Australia Information Technology &
Telecommunications Awards in the Arts/Media/Entertainment category.
(Phew – what a mouth full !)
The release date of the CD has been delayed as there’s just not enough
time to finish everything prior to March 26. We have hit a few snags in
the mastering process with some of the bands’ contributions having
poorer quality production. Mastering of the tracks is therefore taking
longer than expected but we feel it’s worth it, to give YOU the best
sounding CD possible. Negotiations are also underway with record labels
in Europe, Japan and Australia to license the CD into those markets and
we are keen to have it released on the same date worldwide. It
therefore looks likely that the CD will now rear it’s head in May 1999.
While it appears that not much has been happening lately....believe me
- it has!!! We've been wading through many issues to bring the best
possible CD to life for all you Crüeheads. These aren't really that
thrilling to read about, just lots of legal issues, licensing,
publishing and copyright details, as well as more negotiating around
the world. Yes, I'm quickly learning about the business side of music
While it previously seemed that we would be able to release
the disc this month, due to a lot of circumstances beyond my control, I
just can't see that happening now. At this point, we're waiting on a
couple of issues to be finalised before we can go to press. Best
indications say these will be tied over in the next couple of weeks.
I'm told the press and print process will take 3-4 weeks from there,
then another week to kick the launch into place. All that said - we're
looking good for release late June, as the first Crüe tour without
Tommy Lee kicks off!!!
Without a crystal ball, I can't see anything that should hold things up
from here. It's just as much a pain in the ass for me, having to keep
pushing the release date back... but if it's not ready yet, both you
and I can't wind it up to 11. Please be patient, it'll be worth the
This Tribute CD Project was announced winner of the 1999 Asia Pacific
Western Australia Information Technology & Telecommunications
Awards in the Arts/Media/Entertainment category. Check out the Award
page for more info and pics. Woo-hoo!
Former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach finally responded to my email
from 10 months ago to see what track he'd like to contribute. He says,
"of course this came out along time ago right ? bummer i woulda loved
to do it ! all the best & check out my new CD ! " His email then
provide all the details on how to order his new CD direct from him -
that's right, just send your order direct to Bas for fulfilment. I just
hope he doesn't take 10 months to send your CD's. ;-)
A Kickstart My Heart project interview segment with Chronological
Crue's Paul Miles on Australian national radio station - Triple J.
Aired on The Morning Show between 9am-12noon Australian time and via a
worldwide audience online.
Kickstart My Heart project live interview with Chronological Crue's
Paul Miles on Perth radio station - RTR FM. Aired on Morning Magazine
at 10am Perth time and again via a worldwide audience online.
The final mastered CD of all tracks is now in the hands of Pulse
Records, ready for delivery to Mötley's management for sign off of some
legalities before pressing and printing. I can see the light at the end
of this tunnel !!
Jeff Varner from Mötley's management emailed to say, "Yes, I've received it [mastered CD's and
paperwork] and sent it to the band prior to them leaving [on tour].
Will have feedback very soon, it looks quite good." Hopefully final
green lights for pressing aren't much further away now.
Mötley's management say that Nikki Sixx has now given the green light
to the legal and licensing issues that required finalisation prior to
our pressing and distribution. Signed documents need to be returned.
Full steam ahead now!
Now that the CD is off
to be pressed, pre-orders are being taken. Being a charity project,
huge amounts of the disc will not be pressed, making its availability
more limited. Those of you that want to secure a copy of the CD should
pre-order it now (your payment will not be cashed or debited until the
product is shipped to you!).
Before the presses can
roll in Canada for the disc manufacture, final legal paperwork still
needs to come through from the Mötley camp. Nikki Sixx has told his
management that he personally wants to sign off on this, so it
shouldn't be much longer since he's back in Los Angeles after the
Maximum Rock Tour. Pre-orders are coming in thick and fast, with 10% of
the CD's already accounted for.
Pulse Records say final legal paperwork has now been signed and faxed
to them by Nikki Sixx, which means the CDs can now be pressed. Yes!
Pulse Records say the CD is currently being pressed in Canada and it
should hopefully be completed by the end of the month.
We're now firming up the date for HardRadio's Global Broadcast Premiere
of the Tribute CD. Stay tuned for details of this event, where you can
also enter to win some cool Crüe merchandise.
Pulse Records have advised that there is still unfortunately some legal
paperwork outstanding which has held up pressing. The pressing company
has been waiting on some licensing paperwork to arrive from the Harry
Fox Agency before they in fact roll the presses. Sorry for this
unforeseen delay. I know you've all been patient.
I'm pleased to announce that Pulse Records have received the final
product back from the plant, and Kickstart My Heart - A Tribute to
Mötley Crüe is now on sale!! It was almost 2 years to the day that I
asked the first musician if he would be interested in such a project
and 22 months since the Tribute CD project was actually kickstarted.
can read all the Thanks as part of the CD's awesome 20 page booklet,
but I'd just like to here particularly thank Pulse Records and Patrick
Simmons for supporting my concept and following it through to
fulfilment. I am so pleased that you - the fan - can now hear these
fantastic versions of Crüe classics for yourself. Enjoy!
Those that have the CD will see the notice in the booklet about the Web
Bonus Tracks. These 5 MP3 covers that aren't on the final version of
the CD are now live in the Track Listing
The Global Broadcast Premiere is now on at HardRadio. One track from
the CD is being played at the top of every hour, for the entire week
until the 5th March.
The HardRadio Global Broadcast Premiere was a roaring success.
President of the world's largest online station Tracy Barnes says, "The
week of the premiere was our highest traffic week ever, which had been
building from prior weeks as our traffic has been going up and up. I
don't have a user number but we did deliver 1.1 million ad banners when
we usually do 700,000 or so in an average week." Many thanks to the
HardRadio team for their promotions of the CD.
With Mötley Crüe recently announcing a tour of Australia in November, I
am trying to organise a function at the Hard Rock Café in Melbourne, So
I can personally present Vince with a cheque for the charity proceeds
from Tribute CDs sold to date.
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