100% SKATEBOARDER CLUB – Your chance to join the first worldwide skateboarder club… Start your own chapter, 11 person minimum. Put it together and get your jacket free, everybody else pays $100.00. Fellow club members will treat you like one of their own because what we’re putting together is a brotherhood of skateboarders, WORLDWIDE. Street, bowlriders, male, female… if you skate, you can be one of us. JOIN OUR ARMY. Sincerely, Jay Adams (President) North Shore, Hawaii Chapter. The club will have a website at www.onehundredpercentskateboarder.com, with every member listed.
ERIC COSTELLO FUNDRAISER - On hearing about the passing of Eric Costello and about the son he left behind, Tony Hawk took it upon himself to get involved. On Sunday, November 20th Tony Hawk and several other pro skateboarders including Corey Duffel, Ron Whaley and Wade Speyer, will hold a demo starting at 1:00pm at the Tim Brauch Memorial Skatepark in Scotts Valley, CA. The event will be a fund raiser for a trust fund that has been set up for Eric Costello’s son, Taylor. Money will be raised through a BBQ, and raffle with prizes including signed skateboard product from some of the world’s top skateboarders with the top prize being the skateboard Tony rides the day of the demo. For more info contact NHS at 831-459-7800
26TH ANNUAL N-MEN X-MAS PARTY – Dec 3, 2005 – at The Firedance Lounge 8704 LaRiviera Dr. Sacramento, CA.
SHEPARD FAIREY – OBEY GIANT ART is going back to its roots in skateboarding with Plan B Decks designed by Shepard, featuring all six Plan B Pro Riders. In addition, the recent OBEY x Destructo Trucks are available as a limited release to add to your skate collection. Please visit www.obeygiant.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The crew at Vans is pleased to announce that Anthony Van Engelen has joined the team. Van Engelen’s first signature Vans shoe will be available in skate shops in mid-2006. Van Engelen and Vans struck a multi-shoe deal, so Vans designers are looking forward to working with Anthony on this shoe and beyond. Van Engelen, a skater with a rare combination of strength and style, grew up skating in his native San Diego and went pro in 1999 at the age of 21 with his board sponsor, Alien Workshop. In addition to Vans skate shoes, Anthony is also supported by Alien Workshop, Analog, Spitfire and Royal Trucks. The Vans skate team also includes Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Jim Greco, John Cardiel, Dustin Dollin, Ethan Fowler, Bucky Lasek, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Omar Hassan, Johnny Layton, Scott Kane, Van Wastell, Danny Cerezini, Raymond Molinar and Angel Ramirez. For more info visit skate.vans.com.
JASON JESSEE MOVIE – The Pre-Sundance premiere of Steven Nemsick and David Rogerson’s film ‘Pray for Me -The Jason Jessee Film ‘ will be held in San Francisco on December, 12 @ the Independent SF @ 7:30 PM! 628 Divisadero Street – San Francisco, CA 94117. For details visit http://www.jasonjesseemovie.com.
SUPER BOWL CONTEST – Feb 4th, 2006 – Bill Danforth will host the American Nomad Super Bowl Contest at Modern Skate Park located at Fountain Walk Mall in Novi, MI 48377. $20 entry fee includes skating 11am-8pm. 1st place $1000 cash. Advanced Division. Contest starts at 2pm. For details call 248-735-4446 or go to www.modernskate.com.
SANTA CRUZ NEWS – Jason Jessee has now joined the elite team of the Santa Cruz Veterans Division which includes the all-star lineup of Eric Dressen, Tom Knox and Ron Whaley.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ASNEWS.net is a new one-hour free podcast which brings listeners all of the latest breaking Action Sports News and live interviews with the who’s who of the Action Sports industry. Skateboarding legend Tony Alva of Dogtown Z Boys fame shares stories about growing up in Venice Beach, CA in the 70′s, the roots of skateboarding and how it affected youth, subculture, surfing, advertising and fashion, the feature film Lords of Dogtown, and his role in Tony Hawk’s new game American Wasteland. ASNEWS.net focuses on news and personalities in the surf, skate, wake, kite, snow, motoX and bmx industries and can be found on itunes, under the keyword action sports, and also at ipodder.org, podfeed.net, and podcastalley.com. You can also listen to the FREE streaming MP3 at www.ASNews.net.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – $2000 UP FOR GRABS NOVEMBER 19, AT WATERVILLE VALLEY’S FALL BRAWL – WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH – New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort, is once again hosting this year’s highly anticipated Fall Brawl skateboard contest at the Boston SnowSports Expo on Saturday, November 19. The Fall Brawl is the only skateboarding-focused event held during the annual four-day expo that attracts over 40,000 visitors each year. Registration beings Thursday, November 17, at the Expo, and continues until the 40 competitor max is met. All contestants are required to pay a $30 entry fee, have a parent or guardian signature for anyone under 18, and skateboard with a helmet. Practice session will begin at noon. Contestants will have the opportunity to enter into two different age brackets; an under 15 contest beginning at 2:00 p.m., and an all ages contest at 3:00 p.m. Skaters are placed in heats of five with one person being eliminated per round. The final 10 skaters will have two runs to impress the panel of judges with the best score counting. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finalists in the all age’s division. Prizes from Volcom, 5Boro and Waterville Valley Skateboard Camp will also be up for grabs. The contest will take place on the famous Waterville Valley street course with Waterville Valley Skate Camp head coach Ralph Murphy running the show. The street course will be open to the public Thursday from 4-9 p.m., Friday 4-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is a $5 fee during these sessions. For more information on the Fall Brawl contest or to pre-register, please visit www.waterville.com, or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.
FIST OF FURY NEWS – Aaron Murray’s band Fist of Fury just did two songs with Jay Adams that will be coming out on a compilation of all the O.G. Venice bands being put together by Louichi Mayorga. Email email@example.com for more information and release date.
SKATE JAM – Baker Skateboards 3rd Annual Christmas Skatejam / Demo in China Town. There will be bands playing, plus the whole Baker team will be doing a demo on Dec 17th in downtown LA. For more info go to www.spausa.org.
25TH MONSTER MASTERSHIP - A Quarter of a Century of Mastership – Preparations for the anniversary are already going ahead at full steam – June 30- July 2, 2006 – In July 2006, the most important contest in the skateboard scene will be celebrating its 25th anniversary The two-day Monster Rock Festival will mark the occasion. 25th Monster Mastership: World Skateboarding Championships – It is just 4 months since the 24th Mastership in Munster. More than 20,000 visitors applauded the World Champion in Street Style, Daniel Vieira, and held their breath as Sandro Dias rocked the Pipe with a perfect 900 in the Vertfinal. To mark the occasion, the skateboard community celebrated along with lovers of funky guitar-chords to the tunes of Mando Diao, Pennywise and Turbonegro at the Monster Rock Festival. Since September, the organiser of the event, titus communications GmbH, has been pushing ahead at full steam with plans and preparations for the forthcoming 25th anniversary of the Mastership. The next Mastership will be held in the Munsterland Arena from June, 30th until July, 2nd 2006: a completely new street course and half pipe, will attract riders from all over the world and skateboard fans to Munster. Then, the University town will once again be firmly under the control of the international skateboarding elite, who will determine their official World Champion in the ‘Street’ and ‘Half-pipe’ competitions. The highly personal atmosphere of the event promises the public close-up contact to their heroes. Given its history, the wealth of innovation (such as the legends contest and Europe’s first looping) and, finally, the level of the prize money, the Mastership has, over the years, succeeded in establishing itself in the face of competition from other skateboard contests. In addition, it is one of three official World Cups on this continent. This fact and initial discussions with USprofessional riders associations, will also guarantee a high-calibre field of participants. The Mastership is now in the position of being able to welcome the third generation of skateboard professionals. Riders who, in the 1980s, themselves hurtled daringly into the pipe, are today team managers and company bosses, and now send their own riders onto the course. The whole thing started 25 years ago in a company car park in Munster: at the time, skateboarding was completely new in Germany and a mere 20 spectators were able to generate enthusiasm for the first World Skateboard Championships. A quarter of a century later, the Monster Mastership is an established feature in the tightly-packed event calendar of professional skateboarding, and will once again fully live up to its cult status within the community. www.wcsk8.com
SKATE CONTEST – Skatepark of Tampa presents Harvest Jam – All Ages Contest – Nov. 19, 2005. Divisions include 8 and under, 9-12, 13-15, 16 and up, and sponsored. For more info go to www.skateparkoftampa.com.
ALPINE SKATEPARK CLUB – Skatestreet Skatepark in Ventura, CA will be re-opening under the new name ALPINE. The skatepark/club will also feature a new music venue with 1000 capacity. On Nov. 25-26th, 2005, opening weekend, there will 24 bands playing in two days including The Germs, Dr. Know and Bad Samaritans. Alpine formerly known as Skatestreet is located at 1954 Goodyear Ave Ventura, CA. For more info please go to www.alpineventura.com.
EASTERN SKATEBOARD SUPPLY OPEN HOUSE – Eastern Skateboard Supply is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Open House on April 21-22, 2006. Friday night ESS will host a skate session with live bands at Greenfield Grind Skatepark in downtown Wilmington, NC. On Saturday, ESS will have a street course set up in the ESS parking lot and a half pipe in the warehouse. Lunch will be served followed by the best trick contest. Saturday night ESS will host a party at Red Dog’s at Wrightsville Beach. Please call 910-791-8240 for details. Check out footage from the last two open houses at www.easternskateboardsupply.com.
MIKE V TOUR – SPORTSKOOL PRESENTS NATIONAL ‘Man vs. Skatepark’ TOUR WITH SKATEBOARDING PIONEER MIKE VALLELY — Hot on the heels of the highly successful summer launch of original skateboarding instruction on sportskool, Mike Vallely (aka ‘Mike V’) is skating and relating at full speed as he tours America with sportskool. sportskool, the first and only on-demand television network to offer athletic instruction, is on the road with Mike V as Presenting Sponsor of the skateboarding legend’s national ‘Man vs. Skatepark’ tour. The eleven-city national tour will showcase Mike V’s unparalleled skateboarding and artistic talent through a series of demonstrations, in-store appearances and concerts that will attract thousands of skateboarding enthusiasts. The tour features Mike V demo-ing his unparalleled skateboarding expertise in eight cities. In addition, Mike V will make in-store appearances to meet fans and sign autographs and present solo acoustic spoken word performances of his own music and poetry. Mike will hit the West Coast at the Skatelab in Simi Valley, CA on November 27 for the final date of the tour. For tour dates go to www.mikevallely.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - ESPN, Inc., PepsiCo and Dubai Tourism announced today the debut of ‘ESPN X Games Dubai 2005 presented by Mountain Dew’ to be held in the United Arab Emirates, with an exhibition featuring the world’s top action sports athletes. Performances will be held on the vert ramp with Aggressive In-line Skate, BMX, Skateboard and on Moto X ramps with the world’s leading riders. ESPN X Games Dubai is scheduled to be held December 7-9, 2005, with Dubai Creek Park, the second largest park in Dubai, serving as the venue. Forthcoming details on ESPN X Games Dubai presented by Mountain Dew can be found on www.xgamesdubai.com for the public and www.espneventmedia.com for media.
GRIND FOR LIFE CONTESTS – Grind for Life Annual Fundraiser Benefit – Nov 19, 2005 at YMCA Skatepark of the Palm Beaches – 2085 S Congress Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Please call 561-252-3839 for more info. For contest details go to www.grindforlife.org.
VIDEO PREMIERE - The Seylynn Story – Video Premiere – Sat Dec 3, 2005 -8pm – RDS Skatepark – Richmond British Columbia. For details go to www.rdsskatepark.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NHS is proud to announce the hiring of Satva Leung as the Ricta and Mob Grip team manager. Satva, an ex-professional skateboarder who rode for companies like Toy Machine, Maple, Dynasty, Judah and continues to ride for Independent, Drop Bags, Ipath (flow) and Analog (flow) is highly-regarded and well-respected in the industry. Satva’s skateboarding experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm are a great asset to the Ricta and Mob Grip brands and teams. For more information about NHS Inc and these other brands, visit www.nhs-inc.com.
TEXAS SKATE JAM IX FOR THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation (www.wish.org) will be held Nov 5, 2005 at . All money raised goes to MAW – over $185,000 in the last eight years! Over 100 invited pros and ams skate for 700+ spectators in a bowl jam and street jam. Tickets are $30 each and are available at many locations. Sponsors include Adio, South Shore Distributing, Zoo York, 411VM, Transworld, Skatepark of Tampa, and most of all, Southside Skatepark, where it all goes down. Companies: Please send product to be part of the Biggest Product Toss Ever! Send to – South Shore Distributing – Attn: Make-A-Wish – 5005 Gulf Freeway – Houston, TX 77023. To donate visit www.wish.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - X GAMES 12, AUGUST 3-6, 2006 – Los Angeles, Calif. ESPN today announces that X Games 12 will be held August 3-6, 2006 for its fourth consecutive year in Los Angeles, Calif. The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 12 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC. Announced earlier this year, X Games will remain in Los Angeles through X Games 15 in 2009. Details on sports, venues and athletes will be announced next year. Information on all X Games events can be found on www.expn.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — etnies proudly welcomes its newest rider and Black Label pro, Kyle Leeper, to the etnies Skate team.
SKATELAB TV - The SkateLab in Simi Valley, CA has a new webcam, you get to control it from home! Move it left, right, up, down, zoom in and zoom out. Check it at www.skatelab.tv
GHOSTTOWN WHEELS has announced their sponsorship of the Wounded Knee Skateboards team featuring some of the toughest hardcore skateboarders including Jim Murphy, Science AKA Dave Maxwell, ChickenHawk, Sloppy Sam and Big Tim. Underground ripper Marky Clements has also been added to the team. Ghosttown makes super durable high performance urethane wheels available in 58mm, 60mm, and 63mm. Ghosttown wheels are also available through Eastern Skateboard Supply.
POOLSNPIPES.COM NEWS – Skatopia, Columbus OH, Pittsburgh, DC, and the Outerbanks. It doesn’t cost you anything to check out the site. The Skatopia Mayhem shoe is now available, check them out on www.dravenshoes.com where you can buy them for $55 or show up at Skatopia and get them for $50 where shoes like eggs are cheaper in the country. Profits are going toward the next phase of the Snake Run, this phase is going to be a ring around the Lula Bowl. Were not asking for donations (though we would accept them), Skatopia is offering merchandise and you will end up with more stuff to skate on at Skatopia. Brewce has set the date for the spring party for June 2nd and 3rd, with help from people who wear shoes, we should be able to pour the crete before the party. Skatopia is having a Shoe Premier at Ollies Skatepark in Florence KY Friday Dec. 2nd), live music by ’3/4 tank’ and ‘New Clear Future.’ It’s an all night skate from midnight till 8am. All royalties from the shoe’s go toward Concrete at Skatopia for everybody. For info go to poolsnpipes.com. Thanks, Dan Rea
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OGIO Introduces Christian Hosoi’s Signature Pack – Legend – OGIO has released one of it’s latest bags, the Legend, designed by skateboard magnate Christian Hosoi. Designed with the thrill-seeker in mind, this bag features a convenient neoprene top grab handle, a large center compartment to stow all your gear, skateboard straps, and a fleece-lined pocket with a headphone exit port so you’re music never stops. This bag may be purchased at many skate shops, or find a local OGIO dealer near you. www.ogio.com
FUN, NOT FAME – New Book Focuses On Skate Harassment – The first volume in an ongoing project intended to showcase the intellectual diversity in skateboarding is titled No Comply: Skateboarding Speaks on Authority, a collaboration of storytelling and illustration from notables including Satva Leung, Jim Gray, Marc Johnson, Al Partanen, Rudy Bazorda, Travis Jensen, Jessie VanRoechoudt, Mark Whiteley, Chris Pastras and others. The book debuts Thanksgiving 2005 with parties in LA, SF, Seattle, Phoenix and Ventura. For info: www.funnotfame.org/nocomply
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – etnies is proud to announce that Ryan Sheckler’s first and long-awaited pro model shoe, the Sheckler, will hit shops in mid-January. At 15-years old Sheckler is the youngest pro to design and receive a signature shoe. This year alone, Ryan won three out of five stops on the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour, was the Tour’s overall Skateboard Park winner and was the youngest competitor ever to be named Athlete of the Year. Since turning pro in 2003, Sheckler has won the LG Championships, Slam City Jam, Vans Triple Crown, X Games and the Gravity Games. In addition to his ability to dominate contests and parks, Sheckler never hesitates to skate whatever terrain is before him-street, tech, big, tranny-he is well-rounded and super consistent.
MONSTER ENERGY presents SUN DIEGO’S ‘BEANIES and BIKINIS’ at WAVEHOUSE
sponsored by Quiksilver, Electric, and DC – November 19th, 2005 – November isn’t exactly peak season for the beaches in San Diego. But its about to get even colder this November 19th when we dump 22 TONS OF FRESHLY MADE SNOW in the East parking lot of Belmont Park in Mission Beach, CA. If the sight of snow at the beach doesn’t astound you, wait until you see the massive 2 STORY HANDRAIL STRUCTURE we’re bringing in. The TOP MALE AND FEMALE SNOWBOARDERS IN THE WORLD will be competing together for Best Trick honors and the $12,000 PRIZE PURSE. Before kicking off the snow rail jam main event, on the side stage so to speak, PRO SKATEBOARDERS from the Bueno Skateboards and Accel Wheels teams will be shredding the 4down mini-ramp for the enjoyment of all. Dozens of event sponsors will be there with their booths giving out free swag. Major Sponsors include MONSTER ENERGY, QUIKSILVER, ELECTRIC, and DC. Supporting Sponsors are Grenade, Dakine, Ogio, TechNine, Ride, Academy, Salomon, DVS, Matix, Mammoth, FuelTV. You would think that a $12,000 BEST TRICK CONTEST on a massive portable snowboard structure and a pro skate demo would be enough, but that’s only the first half. The festivities continue on into the evening at the WaveHouse where we’ll be getting the party started with a special showing of DC’s new ‘MTN. LAB’ DVD on the giant Jumbo-Tron above the wave. Following the video premiere we’re going to heat things up a little bit with the ‘MISS SUN DIEGO 2006′ MODEL SEARCH. We will narrow down the contestants to twenty bikini clad ladies who will then compete for $500.00 CASH and the coveted title of Miss Sun Diego 2006. Then comes the very SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE with Simple Thoughts, Inthevisualz, Clutch Shooters, Ominous Words, Awol of Shape Shifters, Writers Block of the Visionaries, and super SPECIAL GUEST U-GOD OF WU TANG CLAN! Bruticas Maximus, the MANMADE WAVE that WaveHouse is famous for, will be ridden throughout the night. And a re-cap of the day’s Best Trick Contest will be playing on the Jumbo-Tron. The first annual Sun Diego’s ‘BEANIES and BIKINIS’ $12,000 Best Trick Snow Jam presented by Monster Energy is Sun Diego’s way of announcing to the world that we are coming to Mission Beach San Diego in March 2006. We are celebrating not only the opening of a new store, but also the beginning of an exciting and synergetic new relationship with our soon-to-be neighbors, the WaveHouse. We look forward to working with WaveHouse on all kinds of future promotions and events. For info go to www.wavehouse.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Bam Margera, one of the world’s leading pop culture icons and the star of MTV’s ‘Viva La Bam’ as well as a popular ‘Jackass’ alumni, has teamed up with Saturn, the innovative automaker, for the inaugural launch of Viva La Bands. The explosive 4-city rock extravaganza features some of Bam’s favorite bands: HIM, and Fireball Ministry, as well as Finch and Skindred, and will include appearances by the ‘Viva La Bam’ cast. In between sets, ticket holders will enjoy never-before-seen video footage shot by Bam and his ‘Viva La Bam’ cohorts. What started as a successful record/DVD project featuring 21 artists that Bam wanted the world to know about (including HIM, The 69 Eyes, Turbonegro, Clutch, CKY, and Kill Hannah) is now a blistering tour that Margera, 456 Enterprises and Saturn have created to expose music they view as ‘must hear’ rock and roll for rock fans of all ages. The four-city Viva La Bands trek launches November 19th in Atlantic City and ends with a two-night stint in Bam’s hometown of Philadelphia on November 23 and 24. The tour will be filmed to highlight behind-the-scenes activities from the tour and will be shot in true ‘Viva La Bam’ style. For fans outside of the northeast US, a national Viva La Bands Tour is already in the works for Spring/Summer 2006. Visit www.vivalabands.com for more tour information as well as to get details on how to enter to win a 2007 Saturn SKY roadster.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PENNYWISE ON TOUR – Southern California’s quintessential punk rock band PENNYWISE–JIM LINDBERG (vocals), FLETCHER DRAGGE (guitars), BYRON McMACKIN (drums) and RANDY BRADBURY (bass) are touring in support of their latest, and eighth, studio album THE FUSE (Epitaph), which debuted at #78 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with sales of 13,780. Over the course of their 17-year career–with overall sales of nearly two million albums–PENNYWISE has come to define the Southern California hardcore sound. THE FUSE proves PENNYWISE have no intention of compromising their unflinchingly aggressive sound and stands out as one of the band’s most powerful offerings to date. Throughout the album, PENNYWISE delivers songs of anthemic self-empowerment and politically charged wake-up calls. For more go to www.epitaph.com
GUITAR CENTER ‘WALKS THE LINE’ WITH NOVEMBER PROMOTION – In conjunction with the November 18 release of the highly anticipated Johnny Cash film, ‘Walk the Line,’ Guitar Center and Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up to give away exclusive prizes tied to the film, including a Gibson guitar signed by the cast. Musicians can celebrate the impact the ‘Man in Black’ left on the music community with this Guitar Center promotion, according to Jack Sonni, vice president of marketing communication for Guitar Center. In addition to the Gibson J-200 guitar signed by the ‘Walk the Line’ cast, the winner of Guitar Center’s enter-to-win contest will take home a limited edition ‘Walk the Line’ art piece by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant), while also receiving a private screening of the film with 50 of their closest friends. In ‘Walk the Line,’ Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Joaquin Phoenix stars (and sings) as Johnny Cash and Golden Globe nominee Reese Witherspoon stars (and sings) as June Carter in this true story of an honest sound that became a revolution, a man who became an icon, and a love that saved him from destruction. Developed for seven years with the cooperation of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Writer/Director James Mangold focuses WALK THE LINE on the period in the mid-fifties when rock-and-roll exploded from a tiny studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The film follows Cash’s meteoric rise to fame, culminating with his emergence as the ‘Man in Black’ at his historic concert at Folsom Prison in 1968. The month-long November promotion will culminate with the winner announcement in mid-December. Interested participants can submit entries at any Guitar Center location or online at www.guitarcenter.com.
SPUN.COM OFFERS UNIQUE WAY TO HOLIDAY SHOP WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME! Trade in Old CDs, DVDs or Video Games for Instant Online Credit Towards the Purchase of New and Used CDs, DVDs or Games – Spun.com, the Web’s first destination for cash-free exchange of digital entertainment products (CDs, DVDs and video games), today announced a unique way for consumers to shop for the holidays without spending a dime – or unload some of those duplicate or ‘unwanted’ gifts afterwards. At Spun.com, consumers have the ability to trade-in their used or unwanted CDs, DVDs and video games for instant online credit towards the purchase of new and used like products, eliminating the need for cash. For more information, visit www.spun.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Legendary rock group KISS will release the two-disc concert DVD set KISS ROCK THE NATION LIVE! December 13 via *Image Entertainment, Inc. Filmed in high-definition during KISS’ mind-blowing 2004 Rock The Nation tour, KISS ROCK THE NATION LIVE! features a vast collection of KISS gems, many performed live for the first time in years. An unprecedented look at KISS onstage and off, KISS ROCK THE NATION LIVE! is loaded with behind-the-scenes footage of the band, who’ve sold over 80 million albums worldwide. It includes soundchecks, photo sessions, life on the road and even a rare glimpse inside the famed KISS dressing room. An added bonus for die-hard fans is ‘KISS Powervision,’ an interactive feature that includes ‘Select-A-KISS,’ which allows viewers access to separate channels for each of the four band members. At any given moment, the viewer can watch the main concert program or switch to different cameras focusing on PAUL STANLEY, TOMMY THAYER, ERIC SINGER or GENE SIMMONS. Go to www.kissonline.com for up-to-date information on KISS.
RABIES NEWS have a show coming up at the Knitting Factory and new t-shirts now available with artwork by Bart Saric. Get yours at www.rabies.tk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Southern California punk rock legends BAD RELIGION plan to release Live At The Palladium DVD on February 21, 2006. This DVD features extensive live footage that was shot over two nights at the famous Hollywood Palladium; this footage was condensed down to one spitfire performance containing extremely rare content such as an acoustic piano version of ‘Cease,’ in-depth interviews with all current band members discussing the band’s formation, the evolution of the band’s music and career as a whole. Also included on the DVD is a mass of never-before-seen live footage from The New Wave Theatre (circa 1981-1983), a band photo gallery featuring new and vintage images of the band, as well as a myriad of BAD RELIGION production music videos. www.epitaph.com
LAGWAGON RESOLVE OUT NOW! 12 new tunes from our biggest, most bread-winningest band. If you order the CD through Fat’s online store you can get an autographed copy. That’s right, we sat those suckers down and made ‘em sign a SHITLOAD of CDs, hahahaha, the fools! And be sure to catch Lagwagon on tour, because those guys don’t get out as much they used to.Buy it now: http://www.fatwreck.com/albumdetail.php3?sd=andcat_num=699
TED TERREBONNE NEWS A classic T-Bone photo will grace the next cover of Punk Rock Confidential Magazine. Terrebonne also got the back cover with a photo of Lars Fredricksen on a motorcycle, for an ad for Tim Armstrong and Lars’ clothing line. Check out more of Ted’s photos at http://www.tbonephoto.com
NOFX is currently at Motor Studios with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore making the rock. www.fatwreck.com
GLEN E. FRIEDMAN NEWS – Burning Flags Press is proud to announce Glen E. Friedman’s ‘secret art project’ of the last several years has just been officially released. The title of the new book is ‘RECOGNIZE’. You can now order this new book at Amazon.com or preferably bother your local store for it. A release party will be scheduled for Los Angeles at sixspace in November, and in New York before the end of October. Also new from ConSafos and Burning Flags is the long awaited update to ‘FUCK YOU TOO’ (which has been out of print for almost a year now). This second edition has just been officially released, and is a HARD COVER. Now 180 pages with almost 400 images. It’s got 13 new pages, including some more recent photos and some more old never before seen classic skate stuff that you’re gonna love…. Through his Idealist Propaganda moniker, Glen E. Friedman has released over a dozen new and ‘retro’ t-shirt designs. Go to www.Chasershirts.com to see the catalog and get an idea of what GEF’s up to, including political slogans, and some excellent new DogTown designs with photos of Jay Adams and Tony Alva.
SHEPARD FAIREY ART SHOW — 2005 Catalyst Artist in Residence: Shepard Fairey
Installation in Progress! November 7 – 20, 2005 at The Contemporary Museum – 2411 Makiki Heights Drive – Honolulu, HI 96822 – www.tcmhi.org
PEGGY OKI ART SHOWS – Peggy Oki is preparing for her 8th annual show at the Sojourner Cafe, Santa Barbara (from 5 Nov through 9 Dec). Reception on the 5th of November, 3-5 PM. at the Sojourner Cafe 143 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 11AM-10PM – ph: 805.965.7922
‘MANUFACTURING DISSENT’ NEW WORKS BY SHEPARD FAIREY – Exhibition Dates – NOVEMBER 4th – 27th at BLACK FLOOR GALLERY 319 A North 11th Street 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 The term ‘Manufacturing Dissent’ is a derivation of ‘the manufacturing of consent,’ a phrase coined by Walter Lippmann to describe the propaganda engineering that he helped devise in order to drum up public support for World War I. Shepard Fairey designed his politically-charged pieces to counteract the hawkish manipulations of right-wing spin doctors with biting sarcasm and thought-provoking paradoxy. He juxtaposes symbols of combat with feminine imagery to expound upon his concept of powerful pacifism, the idea that force should be used as a means of protection rather than aggression. The explicit messages are a departure from Fairey’s deliberately ambiguous style. Rather than calling on people to question their surroundings, he asks them to fortify their values. While politicians and public relations gurus aim to skew reality into a more satisfying tune, Fairey strikes a dissonant chord, unusually lovely in its honesty. For more go to www.blackfloorgallery.com.
SOAPBOX DERBY – CAR ART – Photos of the Soapbox derby ’05 at http://www.jeremyharris.com/soapbox2005/index.htm
SAVE TRESTLES – If Surfers Do Not Save Trestles, Who Will? The water quality, sandbar sedimentation, and glorious sense of place of Trestles are threatened by an ill-planned toll road highway that would parallel (not just cross) the largely pristine San Mateo Creek that empties into the great Trestles breaks. It’s very important to keep the proposed toll road highway out of San Onofre State Beach and away from the San Mateo Creek. For more info on saving Trestles from the tollroad, see Surfrider’s Save Trestles web section at http://www.surfrider.org/savetrestles.
THE SURF BOOK – NOW AVAILABLE – From the beginning of his career, photographer Michael Halsband has made portraits of artists and musicians. In 1981 he traveled with The Rolling Stones as the official photographer on the Tattoo You tour. In the years that followed, he transitioned to editorial and commercial photography, until 1991, when he returned to portrait work. Since the 90′s he has also written and directed music videos and commercials. Halsband’s personal photo-documentary projects include a book project with AC/DC (1996, 2000), nudes and portraits of sex industry workers (1991-6) and a project with the School of American Ballet (1986-1991). His latest work, Surf Book, (with Joel Tudor), a book documenting the most influential people in surfing, hit bookstores earlier this year. For more go to www.michaelhalsband.com
SURF, SKATE and HAWAIIANA EXPO – Saturday, November 19, 2005 – ISLAND+BEACH 3 Surf, Skate and Hawaiiana Expo- Redondo Beach, CA. Show highlights will include a very special ALFRED SHAHEEN CLOTHING AND TEXTILE EXHIBIT…from the private collections of Ted Gonzales and Camille Shaheen-Tunberg. Live Hawaiian and ukulele entertainment by Uncle Chuck Kaimikaua and Friends. Live Surf Music by The Torquay’s. Demonstrations by The South Bay SkatesTeam. Exhibits by Longboard Collector’s Club. For more go to http://www.aloha-cruz.com.
ART FOR THE OCEANS AUCTION – Nearly 700 people including celebrities, New York socialites and a host of East Coast surfers descended upon Milk Studios in New York’s Meatpacking District on Saturday October 15 for the Surfrider Foundation’s first ever Art for the Oceans Auction. Master board shaper Al Merrick created 35 6’2′ fish surfboards which were sent to artists around the globe. These artists were asked to paint, sculpt, draw or in some other form turn the boards into art. The results were simply astounding (view the boards at http://www.surfrider.org/auction2005). In addition, surf pioneer Herbie Fletcher shaped a 12′ full-gun which was then painted by world-famous artist Julian Schnabel. Other highlights included works by Raymond Pettibon, Wolfgang Bloch, John Van Hamersveld and Melinda Morey. The evening’s festivities raised over $320,000 for the Surfrider Foundation. After the auction guests were treated to a musical performance by New York based recording artist Citizen Cope. Apart from the money raised, the event signaled the ‘planting of Surfrider Foundation’s flag’ in New York City. More coverage of the event on Surfrider’s Blog at http://surfriderfoundation.typepad.com/shapingroom/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Surfrider Foundation team rider Damien Hobgood scored his first victory of the year at the 2005 Nova Shin WCT Brazil, coming from behind to snatch the contest winning wave just seconds before the horn. Hobgood’s win today comes on the heels of last month’s 2nd place finish at the Quiksilver Pro France, and is Damien’s first WCT victory since winning the Quiksilver Pro in Fiji in 2004. Despite intermittent wind and rain, contest organizers made a concerted effort to complete the event on Tuesday, leaving Hobgood and his fellow competitors to face a long arduous day of surfing. Blustery winds and deteriorating conditions failed to stop Hobgood from charging through round four, before advancing into the quarters, semis and final, where he faced Brazilian Victor Ribas. Ribas, who barely requalified for this year’s tour, has himself been surfing well as of late, finishing just behind Damien in France. The World Championship Tour now moves on to its final stop, the Rip Curl Pipeline Masters. For more information on the WCT, go to www.aspworldtour.com and www.surfrider.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The International Surfing Association (ISA) is pleased to confirm that the UCLA Analytical Laboratory at the UCLA School of Medicine reported no adverse findings in the results from the anti-doping tests administered to the top four finishers at the 2005 Quiksilver ISA WJSC in the Boys Under 16, Girls Under 18, and Boys Under 18 divisions. The laboratory analyzed the urine specimens for the World Anti-Doping Administration (WADA) list of prohibited substances: anabolic and masking agents, diuretics, stimulants, narcotics, peptide hormones, cannabinoides and glucocorticosteroids. The specimens were also analyzed for tetrahydrogestrinone. Testing was carried out according to ISA Anti-Doping Code (which is the same as the WADA code) without any problems. 28 countries participated in the week-long competition held October 8th through October 16th, including Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Tahiti, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. For more information, visit: www.isasurf.org.
NO FEAR just signed! Darrell Goodrum 20 years old from Leucadia, CA. Darrell has been a stand-out surfer in the SD area since he was a mini grom. His dad Gary Goodrum has been shaping his surfboards and has been helping Darrell with his world travels since he was sucking his thumb. Darrell has more experience than most Pros on the tour today. His quick and powerful surfing makes him a stand out in any competition. Now rated 175 on the WQS, Darrell hopes to move his rating well below 100 by the end of the year and continue his push to take his surfing to the highest level possible. NO FEAR is proud to have Darrell on the Team and are happy to support him 100%.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The 1st Annual Delray Beach Film Festival announced today that a surfing contest for professionals and celebrities has been added to the list of weeklong events for the inaugural Festival. Among the many celebrities attending the event, Olympic Gold Medalist Tristan Gale and Gene Racine will partake in the event. Following the surfing contest, celebrities and locals alike can enjoy one of the film’s being featured by the Festival within eyes view of the beach. Participants’ fun in the sun will kickoff earlier in the week with surfing lessons provided by local professional surfers. Festival coordinators are currently accepting entries from members of the film industry to enter the competition boasting sponsors such as Quiksilver, Hurley, Globe and Redbull. The Delray Beach Film Festival begins March 8 and runs through March 12th, 2006, in Delray Beach, Florida. Organizers plan to screen over 100 shorts, features, documentaries and Xtreme sports films. A portion of the profits will go to the Humane Society of the Palm Beaches. Film Festival organizers are continuously seeking sponsors that would like to join this blockbuster event from its inception. For more information contact Michael Posner (561) 213-5737.