Behind every great band is a hard working publicist! TWRY has worked with our share of publicists over the years but sometimes there are those that stand out. Rey Rolden at Another Reybee Production/Reybee, Inc. is one of those guys and obviously, we’re not the only ones who think so!
Rey recently had a fire resulting in a lot of damage, the fine folks at Paper + Plastick Records have put together a 40-track Benefit Compilation set to a ‘pay-what-you-want-to-donate’ price, with all proceeds to benefit Rolden.
So do it folks! Let’s remember that we’re all this little thing called music together and help support the community. Check out the 40 tracks below and purchase your copy here!
1. The Photo Atlas – Jealous Teeth
2. City Rain – Montage
3. Arts and Crafts Movement – Los Angeles
4. Chuck Ragan – Wash My Feet In The Waves
5. The Gamits – Delusional
6. Edelweiss – Icarus
7. Have Nots – Louisville Slugger
8. The Front Bottoms – More Than It Hurts You
9. MC Lars – Bill and Sarah Wedding Dance
10. The Stereo – Home (Acoustic)
11. Strung Out – Firecracker
12. The Waltz – The Capitol Of Everything
13. Mike Felumlee – We’ll Find A Way
14. Brian McGee – Hold Sway
15. Hypernova – Extacy
16. King Raam – The Hunter (Shekarchi) (Feat. Esfund & Shara)
17. Red City Radio – Captioned For The Hearing Impaired
18. Veil Veil Vanish – Change In The Neon Light (Black Cloud Remix)
19. Reverse The Curse – The Space In-Between
20. Samiam – Dead
21. Landmines – Black Tide
22. VNV Nation – Nova
23. IAMX – Fire And Whispers
24. Killola – Stop It. I Like It
25. Polar Bear Club – Kneel On Nails
6. Picture Me Broken – Dearest (I’m So Sorry)
27. The New Rochelles – This Is My LJ
28. Candy Hearts – Good Enough
29. Direct Hit! – Monster In The Closet
30. Plow United – Header
31. Great Cynics – Twenty Five
32. Hank & Cupcakes – Hit
33. Yellowcard – With You Around
34. He Is We – Pardon Me
35. Weerd Science – Heaven Burns (Demo)
36. The Sounds – Something To Die For (MFMB Mix)
37. Miss Derringer – Bulletproof Heart (Live)
38. Meat Beat Manifesto – Easier Listening
39. Morning District – Bullet And A Brightside
40. Less Than Jake – Goodbye, Mr.Personality
In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music from U2 to Katy Perry to Bon Jovi have joined together for the worldwide release of Songs for Japan, a compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today that can be purchased here.
Proceeds from the album’s sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Songs for Japan track listing:
1. John Lennon “Imagine” (Remastered)
2. U2 “Walk On” (Radio Edit)
3. Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around The World” (Live)
5. Lady Gaga “Born This Way” (Starsmith Remix)
6. Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars “Talking To The Moon” (Acoustic Piano Version)
8. Katy Perry “Firework”
9. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
10. Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna “Miles Away” (Live)
12. David Guetta “When Love Takes Over” (feat. Kelly Rowland)
13. Eminem “Love The Way You Lie” (feat. Rihanna) [Clean Version}
14. Bruce Springsteen “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban “Awake” (Live)
16. Keith Urban “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas “One Tribe”
18. Pink “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green “It’s Ok”
20. Lady Antebellum “I Run To You”
21. Bon Jovi “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters “My Hero”
23. R.E.M. “Man On The Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj “Save Me” (Clean Version)
25. Sade “By Your Side”
26. Michael Buble “Hold On” (Radio Mix)
27. Justin Bieber “Pray” (Acoustic)
28. Adele “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
31. John Mayer “Waiting On The World To Change”
32. Queen “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)” [Remastered]
33. Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody”
34. Sting “Fragile” (Live In Berlin)
35. Leona Lewis “Better In Time”
36. Ne-Yo “One In A Million”
37. Shakira “Whenever, Wherever”
38. Norah Jones “Sunrise”
Proceeds from Songs for Japan will be directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts. The society will use the funds for the ongoing provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population. The artists participating on “Songs for Japan,” the music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative. iTunes will also donate its proceeds from the album’s worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and has prominently featured the project throughout its stores worldwide.
Some of our favorite rockers have joined together to lend a hand to save the lives of animals in need this holiday season. Supporting the Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary people like Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Phil Collen and Wendy Dio have donated gifts and gear from signed guitars to Disney memorabilia leather pillows to raise money for the charity.
Head over to their ebay page to place your bids and help a great cause! (Oh and if you’re still looking for my gift I’ll take the signed Steve Vai guitar thanks!)
Fur & Feathers Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) that was organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment. To donate to the cause use Paypal and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email to get address to send checks.
Most of us are very familiar with all the positive work To Write Love On Her Arms has done to help promote Suicide prevention. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. This week in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week the non-profit organization has partnered with pop rock band Boys Like Girls to introduce a new t-shirt titled “I Am Alive.” Proceeds from these shirts will go toward the launch of IMAlive, a live online crisis network. To purchase the shirt, please go to: http://www.zambooie.com/twloha/
With orange being the color of National Suicide Prevent Week, the orange “I AM ALIVE” shirt is to honor this week and will be available for a limited time only. The shirts are available online and printed inside each shirt are the lyrics to “Go” by Boys Like Girls. IMAlive will be a live online crisis network that will be able to reach those online who may not otherwise pick up a phone to call a suicide hotline or talk to a loved one during their darkest times.
Please help support a cause that touches us all and for more information on TWLOHA, please go to: www.twloha.com
With the 9th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001 on the horizon, The Upwelling have released their video “Ladder 116” announcing that proceeds will go to the New York Police & Fire Widow & Children’s Benefit Fund.
The song pays homage to the Queens-based Ladder 116, of which the band shared a friendship. The company was held in the Midtown tunnel the day of the tragedy, due to a security warning which inevitably saved their lives. Two members, however, Paul Gill and Thomas Casoria, worked on rotation for their engine company, and were two of the many brave heroes who lost their lives. This song, and its corresponding music video, remembers these two and the many others who were lost, as well as the legacy of the World Trade Center.
The video for “Ladder 116” is a compilation of footage of the construction of the Twin Towers, in addition to video clips of employees of all races and creeds working in the buildings. It captures the iconic center that represented the essence of New York City to the world and that pumped life blood into various worldwide fields, from finance and insurance to commerce and public media.
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has announced some special eBay VIP Ticket Auctions that could put you onstage with your favorite band and all for a good cause – proceeds to Benefit Child Find of America: Dedicated to the Prevention & Resolution of Child Abduction.
The top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 Premium Reserved seats OR General Admission “Pit” tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who they’ll meet?), limited edition “Working Crew” shirts, all-day access to the VIP Rockstar Energy Drink Lounge, front-of-the-line access to all Best Buy artist signings, and one limited edition, custom tour art EVANS drumhead hand-signed by Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour and Halestorm.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions will begin on Sunday, August 1, 2010, when 35 pairs of tickets with accompanying stage access passes for all 35 UPROAR dates will be posted to eBay as 10 day auctions. Those interested in bidding on these very special UPROAR FESTIVAL VIP tickets can access the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival eBay ticket auctions by clicking on the “UPROAR on eBay” link found at http://www.rockstaruproar.com or by searching for “UPROAR VIP TICKETS” on eBay.com.
Motion City Soundtrack is giving away grants totaling $3,500 dollars to three lucky winners of the “Give A Little Help” campaign! The winners can use the grant money to fund a project that benefits a charity or cause close to their hearts! All you need to do is submit a video telling us what your “Little Help” cause is about and what you will do with the grant money to help out those in need.
You can download an instrumental version of their new single “ A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help)” to use in your clip! There’s been submissions dealing with AIDS in Africa to literacy to community arts but the floor is still open so what’s your cause?
3 Grand Prize winners (chosen by the band) from the list of 20 finalists by way of top votes will receive grants totaling $3500 to kick start their cause plus a visit from Justin Pierre to give a little help!
On August 31st, the new album from Papa Roach “Time For Annihilation…On the Record and On The Road’ drops and the band has included a hidden track that will encourage fans to support the end of hunger and homelessness through organizations like WhyHunger (who have been fighting against hunger and poverty since 1975). The message personally recorded by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, encourages fans to do their part to fight hunger and homelessness. On the track, Shaddix asks fans to take out their phones and text a number for WhyHunger in order to donate $5 to the organization.
The cause hits close to home for P-Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix who was homeless during his childhood. Shaddix will also be recording a PSA for WhyHunger to help raise awareness for their free National Hunger Hotline (1-866-3-HUNGRY). For more information on WhyHunger, please visit www.whyhunger.org. “It’s really important to us to continue our partnership with WhyHunger and offer support in any way we can. It’s all about finding new ways to spread the word and raise awareness and this is the first time we’ve ever done something like this on an album. If one person listens to it and does something to help, we’ve done our job,” says frontman Jacoby Shaddix.
For more information on Papa Roach, please visit
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has unveiled details of a major benefit concert presented by his own It Takes A Community Foundation. “Aaron Lewis & Friends” is scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at The Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. Lewis will be joined at the show by a number of very special friends for acoustic performances, including Brad Arnold and Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down, Brendan Kelly, and Lo Pro.
Pre-sale tickets for the concert will go on sale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, as well an exclusive VIP ticket package available to Dysfunctional Fan Club (www.dysfunctionalstaind.com). All remaining tickets will then be made available to the general public on Friday, June 18. Tickets will be available on that day at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Locally, tickets will be available at Faces, 175 Main Street in Northampton.
The It Takes A Community Foundation was founded by Lewis and his wife Vanessa with a focus on reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. The charity works with local leaders and community organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It strives to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services and provide assistance to communities in crisis. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ittakesacommunity.
For its initial launch, ITAC’s goal is to raise funds in support of the Community Education Center in Worthington, Massachusetts. Funds raised will help open the school’s doors and provide a seamless transition from a district run facility to a community school.
“My family has been directly affected by school closures in our rural area due to state budget cuts,” said Lewis. “We have seen firsthand the necessity for smaller communities to have a voice and to determine their own local needs and priorities. Our foundation strives to do just that—to build a collective of local community members and empower them to take charge of their own community’s future.”
“Record a Song with Switchfoot” is BIDFIRE’s first charity auction and kicks off Friday, May 28th at 12pm Pacific. The winner will be flown to San Diego to record a song with the band that will be released on iTunes and MySpace.com, VIP access to the band’s June 24th show and more!
BIDFIRE is an all new type of online auction that allows users purchase bids for $1 each and then search through the BIDFIRE database for items they’re interested in purchasing. As each bid is placed, the price increases incrementally and the person with the last bid placed when the auction closes, wins.
A portion of all bids placed during the auction will benefit StandUp for Kids (http://www.standupforkids.org/), a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth so rock for a good cause!