Episode V Of Another FN Podcast Has Been Posted
Here is the youtube link for Episode V of Another FN Podcast. This episode features Minneapolis based LA Madness as they stopped by the Hurt Locker to join the podcast.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Izzy Presley Productions Goes Hollywood
August 20th, 2013
For Immediate Release:
St. Cloud, MN: Izzy Presley Productions is relocating from St. Cloud, MN to Hollywood, CA. This long planned move is finally taking place to not only increase opportunities for the business, but also grow it into other areas of entertainment.
On top of the PR/Media Relations aspect of the business, we will also be venturing into the real of movies, and podcasts, along with a syndicated radio show that is in the works.
You can help to ensure the success of the business by donating to the Fund Anything Campaign that we started a couple weeks ago.
You can contribute by using this link:
The funding will be used to help with rent on the apartment that will be used as an office along with a new computer that is desperately needed due to the age and condition of the current device. It will also be used for equipment for media projects along with the software that is needed.
Thank you for your support!
Hairball Releases Slave Raider Classic as First Single
August 1st, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HAIRBALL releases first single, “Make Some Noise.”
Hairball steps out from under the covers (sort of) with the release of their first single, “Make Some Noise”, which is now available at iTunes, CD Baby and all other major digital music outlets.
Hairball is on tour right now celebrating their 13th year as one of the biggest acts in the Midwest. “A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock” is a tag the band uses to separate them from the countless ’80s “tribute bands” that litter the land. Hairball is a two-decade long, traveling party with more hairspray, make-up, costumes, leather, lights, sound, smoke, pyro, bombs than most of the acts they represent – such as KISS, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Queen, Journey and Ozzy to name a few.
The band recently played a show in Sioux Falls, SD with Ratt’s, Stephen Pearcy, KISS’s, Gene Simmons and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil raising 1.3 million dollars for The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, which provides rehearsal and recording studios for kids.
Before heading out on their summer tour, which included four sold-out nights at Easyrider’s Saloon during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and two nights at the Iowa State Fair in front of tens of thousands of fans but before they head to London in September the band was itching to get into the recording studio and start working on their own material. Why? Why not!?
Lead guitarist Happy explains the background of the recording: “All six of us in Hairball really dig being in the studio. It’s been a part of the plan since the beginning of the band but time gets by you when you’re havin’ a party like we’ve been having! We finally decided to push some time aside to cut a couple demos, and then go into a “real” studio and cut a song. If nothing else, we’d have a great time!”
Bassist Freaky continues, “We thought a great way for the band to get its feet wet in the studio would be to record a cover song-to find some great headbangin’ classic and put our own snot on it.”
Make Some Noise was the first single off Minneapolis glam rock legend Slave Raiders’ 1988 Jive Records debut album Take The World By Storm. The new version features one of Hairball’s dynamic three frontmen, Kris Vox on vocals.
Kris: “We were discussing as a band who would sing our first “single”. Of course we ultimately plan to do much more recording that will feature Bob and Joe as well, but when Happy mentioned Make Some Noise, I was all over it!”
The founder of Slave Raider, Chainsaw Caine is the creator/manager of Hairball, and comments “When they asked me about the song, I said ‘Why not?’ It was a great song then, and it’s a great song now. I think Kris did a very cool job interpreting my version and sticking his own style and melody in there. The spirit of the song has remained intact. That was a must!”
Recording and mastering of the track was completed this summer at The Terrarium studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Rob Oesterlin and Dave Gardner respectively. “Make Some Noise” is available in two versions; the single version and the extended “live” alternate ending version.
Hairball fans can get their hands on the “Make Some Noise” single right now on CD Baby or iTunes. A video is coming soon. Check www.HairballOnline.com for information on how you can be in the new video!
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GENE SIMMONS, VINCE NEIL, STEPHEN PEARCY JOIN HAIRBALL ON STAGE FOR CHARITY
By Izzy Presley
Sioux Falls, S.D. – Saturday night was the grand finale of a week of rock and roll celebration in Sioux Falls, honoring the grand opening of The Brennan Rock And Roll Academy for the Sioux Falls Boys and Girls Club. Starting on Wednesday, the performances included Night Ranger, Alice Cooper, Louie Anderson, and George Lopez, leading up to the final night with the Arena Rock tribute show of Hairball.
It was advertised that Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil and RATT front man Stephen Pearcy would be performing songs of their respective bands with Hairball, which they did. Neil sang “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Dr. Feelgood”, and “Livewire”, while Pearcy performed “You’re in Love”, “Lay It Down” and “Round and Round”. What people didn’t know about was the special surprise guest.
Chuck Brennan surprised everybody when he brought to the stage none other than the God of Thunder himself, Gene Simmons of KISS.
Simmons joined the band for renditions of the KISS classics “Deuce”, “Rock and Roll All night”, and “Cold Gin”.
Hairball’s bass player, Freaky said “I have met the man a few times, but playing “Deuce”, “Cold Gin”, and “Rock and Roll All Night” with him leaves me speechless, really. He is the reason I do what I do.”
“He reached around me and played my bass, and gave me a big, sweaty, man hug. Literally, a dream realized” he continued.
All in all, it was an event for charity and for helping kids. Simmons told the Associate Press, “This is about kids. We’ve had our chance. We’ve got to give them a chance. Anything that gets them off the street is a good thing”.
The Brennan Rock And Roll Academy gives kids the opportunity to not only learn how to play instruments, but perform as a band and even record their own music. To learn more about the academy or contribute, please visit www.brennanrockandrollacademy.com.
For more information on the bombastic tribute to arena rock known as Hairball, visit www.hairballonline.com.
VINCE NEIL & STEPHEN PEARCY TO PERFORM WITH 80’S ROCK TRIBUTE ACT, HAIRBALL
This Saturday, March 30th, the grand opening celebration of The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, SD. The facility is for boys and girl club members and will include a recording studio, performance space, lessons, and instruments that include high end drum sets from Joey Allen of Warrant and guitars from members of KISS.
Saturday night, 80’s rock tribute act Hairball will perform and be joined by Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe and Stephen Pearcy of RATT. For the past 13 years, Hairball has been tearing up the circuit in the Midwest and is branching out daily while performing in front of thousands of fans a night with their bombastic arena tribute to the hard rock of the era. This is the first time in their history that they will have had members of the bands that they tribute on stage with them.
Chuck Brennan, a former Boys & Girls Club member and Sioux Falls native, helped Alice Cooper open a similar facility in Phoenix, so Cooper returned the favor in helping Brennan open the club in Sioux Falls.
The festivities kicked off on Tuesday with a sold out Night Rangers show then were followed by sold out shows on Wednesday and Thursday with Louie Anderson and George Lopez and a show by Alice Cooper, himself.
For more information on the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, feel free to visit www.brennanrockandrollacademy.com.