Bodog Music Battle of the Bands 2007 Winner Fall From Grace Awarded $1 Million Recording Contract with Bodog Music



    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 /CNW/ -- Seattle rock band Fall From Grace are the
official winners of the first-ever Bodog Music Battle of the Bands. Their win
aired live September on the series finale at the House of Blues in Los Angeles
on the fuse network. Fans made the ultimate decision by voting via SMS text
messaging, and the Seattle-based foursome Fall From Grace was awarded the $1
million dollar Bodog Music record contract. Battle finalists Blaxmyth and Fear
Nuttin' Band also performed at the packed venue.
    Musicians and celebrities, such as A. Jay from Lit, John 5, Fletcher
Dragge from Pennywise, Scott Shiflett of Viva Death (ex-Face To Face), members
of I am Ghost, rock drummer Carmine Appice, Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC), actor
Anthony Michael Hall, actress Rena Riffel and Average Joe bachelorette Anna
Chudoba, joined Bodog Music Battle of the Bands judges Johnny Rotten of the
Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), Billy Duffy of The Cult and
punk-goddess/Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked, along with host Stryker
(co-host of syndicated radio show "Loveline") at the show's live finale.
    During the competition more than 7,000 bands registered and performed at
350 battle showcases throughout the U.S. The field was then narrowed down to
10 lucky semi-finalists that competed in the Bodog Music Battle of the Bands
reality TV series. Over the past four weeks, the 10 bands traveled across the
U.S., performing showcases for local fans and completing a series of hardcore
challenges designed to test their abilities as a rock band. Eliminating one
band each episode, the show featured live performances from the competing
artists and criticisms as well as praises brought to them by the panel of
expert judges. "Tour manager" Stryker guided the bands through their
collective experience along with a crew of music biz notables, who mentored
the musicians on their path to the $1 million grand-prize recording contract
and live on-air finale.
    "Our whole team is stoked that Fall From Grace won the first ever Bodog
Music Battle of the Bands. We know that we can really help the band achieve
the success that their fans and our audience know they deserve. We'll be
putting them in the studio to record, and they'll be releasing their first
Bodog Music album in 2008. Then, its back on the road for those guys," notes
Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre. "Now we are gearing up for the second
battle and taking it to Canada and Europe as well as the U.S., so we are sure
to find even more great artists for Bodog Music."
    Submissions are now being accepted for the next Bodog Music Battle of the
Bands. For more information and to sign up your band, visit:
http://www.newbodogbattle.com/signup/band.php
    For up-to-date information on the show visit: http://www.bodogbattle.com
or http://www.fuse.tv
    
    About Bodog Music
    
    Bodog Music (http://www.newbodogmusic.com) is a division of the
international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. 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 http://www.newbodogtv.com.  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. For more information, contact
publicity@newbodogmusic.com. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog
Entertainment Group.
    
    About fuse
    
    fuse is a national music television network offering a window into
artists and bands, unorthodox music line-ups, unconventional lives and
emerging trends. fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of
its 12-34 year-old audience providing a destination for discovery and
authentic content that pushes boundaries. Viewers can find a multi-media
experience combining TV, Web and mobile technologies incorporating their
opinions and ideas into the networks programming. Additional information about
fuse can be found at http://www.fuse.tv. fuse is part of Madison Square
Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, which includes the New
York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA);
the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which
includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden,
The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden and the Beacon Theatre; and MSG
Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; and the Madison Square
Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.




For further information:

For further information: Libby Henry, +1-818-380-0400, ext. 224, 
lhenry@msopr.com, or Kristine Ashton-Magnuson +1-818-380-0400, ext. 233, 
kashton@msopr.com, both of MSO; or Rikki Zazula, +1-215-431-6969, 
rikki@newbodogmusic.com, or Susan Mainzer, 1-866-892-3371, 
smainzer@riptown.com, both of Bodog Music, or Amy Lynn of fuse, 
+1-212-324-3444, alynn@fuse.tv Web Site: http://www.newbodogmusic.com        
         http://www.newbodogtv.com                  http://www.fuse.tv      
           http://www.bodogbattle.com

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