Neal to perform with Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce at TPAC in Nashville on May 14, 2017

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Neal is joining with the original band members of Alice Cooper Band at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville on May 14, 2017!

Press Release from TPAC:


For Immediate Release April 17, 2017
Alice Cooper to perform with original band members Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce at TPAC in Nashville on May 14
Tickets on sale now at TPAC.org
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce will perform with the legendary shock-rock performer at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 14. Nashville is the only date on the 2017 Spend the Night with Alice Cooper USA tour where fans can experience a special mini-set featuring the four original members of the group, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office for a limited time.
Bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith, and guitarist Michael Bruce have contributed to and appear on Cooper’s forthcoming new album due this summer, produced again by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin.
“We’ve recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it’s such a great music town,” said Cooper. “With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it’s special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them.”
If You Go:
Spend the Night with Alice Cooper
May 14, 2017
8 p.m.
TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
505 Deaderick St.
Tickets:
615-782-4040
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
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Over three decades, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million students, educators, and adults with performances at TPAC, teacher resources, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org.

Neal to appear at Industry Jam May 15, 2017!

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Music Biz 2017

‘Industry Jam’ Live Concert Event Returns for Music Biz 2017 in Nashville with Performances from Industry Execs, Top Musicians

Rare reunion performance from the original Alice Cooper band,
featuring Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith

Tributes to Emerson Lake & Palmer, the Summer of Love, The Doors, Leon Russell
and Joe Cocker, Chicago, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane

Alice Cooper Band, Glen Campbell, and artist manager Toby Mamis
to be honored with special awards

April 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring back its popular Industry Jam live concert event for an encore on Monday, May 15, at 8 p.m. CT as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Presented by Baker & Taylor and supported by Source3, the event will feature performances from music industry executives and a host of special guests, along with special tributes, award presentations, raffle, giveaways, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Music Biz Scholarship Foundation. More than $5,000 was raised at the inaugural Jam in 2016. Jam admission is not included with Music Biz 2017 registration. The cost of attendance is $20 per ticket, with music business students admitted free with a proper ID. The event is also open to the Nashville music community. To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://musicbiz2017.eventbrite.com and select “Industry Jam 2 Only.”

“The Industry Jam got our convention off to a rollicking start last year, and we’re thrilled to bring it back for another round at Music Biz 2017,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “With a great lineup of tributes, awards presentations, and live music, we expect this year’s Jam to provide a major boost for our Scholarship Foundation so we can continue supporting higher education throughout the country.”

“It’s a thrill to watch the music industry’s behind-the-scenes movers and shakers step in front of the curtain to share their talent and passion for live performance,” said Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Music Business Board of Directors. “As a returning organizer and performer from the last Jam, I can tell you that we’re taking things to the next level in 2017. You don’t want to miss this!”

SiriusXM ‘80s host Richard Blades will serve as the emcee for the evening, leading the audience through a reunion of the original Alice Cooper band and tributes to Emerson Lake & Palmer, featuring band member Carl Palmer; the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, featuring Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Cathy Richardson (Jefferson Starship), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge); the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ self-titled debut album; Joe Cocker’s partnership with Leon Russell; Chicago; Janis Joplin; and Jefferson Airplane. Special awards will also be presented to the Alice Cooper band (accepted by original members Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith), Glen Campbell (accepted by his wife, Kimberly Woolen, with a special performance featuring Ashley Campbell, Shannon Campbell, and Cal Campbell), and renowned artist manager Toby Mamis. The night will also feature performances from the Nashville Symphony Quartet with Musical Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Country star Mark Collie, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers. In addition, Music Biz will pay tribute to its former Treasurer John Trickett, who passed away last year.

The Jam will close with a live performance from house band The R.A.T.S. (Rock Against Terrorism), featuring a lineup of top musicians and industry executives. Band members include John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville), Adam Kury (Candlebox, Legs Diamond), Mike Aquino (Kevin Cronin, Jack Blades, Jim Peterik), Dave Dederer (Amazon Music, Presidents of the United States of America), Mike Gillespie (Concord Music Group), Vince Sydlowski (Capitol Music Group), Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille (Facebook), Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins (Baker & Taylor), Randy Antlept (Off-Broadway, Todd Rundgren), Marty Silber (Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck), Island Styles (Candlebox, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack), Judy Tint (Counselor-at-Law, performs with The Four Tops), Joe Rapolla (Monmouth University), Hillel Frankel (Leavens, Strand & Glover LLC), Scott Sellwood (Source 3), Adam Parness (Pandora), Richard Storms (Record Archive), Kevin Quigley (Cinedigm), and Steve Herrman (Delbert McClinton, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings).

A full rundown of the Jam can be found below.

Act 1 – The Stars

  • Rare reunion of the original Alice Cooper band with Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, 
and Neal Smith
  • Tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s legacy with band member Carl Palmer
  • Celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary featuring Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Cathy Richardson of Jefferson Starship, and Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge
  • Tributes to The Doors, Leon Russell and Joe Cocker, Chicago, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane
  • Nashville Symphony Quartet with Musical Director Giancarlo Guerrero
  • Country star Mark Collie
  • The Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Special Awards to the Alice Cooper band, Glen Campbell, and artist manager Toby Mamis
  • Honoring Music Biz’s former Board Treasurer John Trickett
  • Host and DJ… SiriusXM’s Richard Blades

Act 2 – The Jam
Live performance by house band The R.A.T.S. (Rock Against Terrorism) featuring:

  • John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville)
  • Adam Kury (Candlebox, Legs Diamond)
  • Mike Aquino (Kevin Cronin, Jack Blades, Jim Peterik)
  • Dave Dederer (Amazon Music, Presidents of the United States of America)
  • Mike Gillespie (Concord Music Group)
  • Vince Sydlowski (Capitol Music Group)
  • Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille (Facebook)
  • Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins (Baker & Taylor)
  • Randy Antlept (Off-Broadway, Todd Rundgren)
  • Marty Silber (Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck)
  • Island Styles (Candlebox, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack)
  • Judy Tint (Counselor-at-Law, performs with The Four Tops)
  • Joe Rapolla (Monmouth University)
  • Hillel Frankel (Leavens, Strand & Glover LLC)
  • Scott Sellwood (Source 3)
  • Adam Parness (Pandora)
  • Richard Storms (Record Archive)
  • Kevin Quigley (Cinedigm)
  • Steve Herrman (Delbert McClinton, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings)

Music Biz 2017, which will return to Nashville from May 15-18, is the music industry’s premier event, giving the commerce and content sectors a place to meet with trading partners, network with new companies, and learn about new trends and products impacting the music business. This year’s event will feature keynotes from Atlantic Records Group Chairman and COO Julie Greenwald with GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Music Agents Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams, Cracker Barrel’s VP of Marketing Don Hoffman, Universal Music Group’s Exec. VP of Content Strategy and Operations Barak Moffitt, and more to be announced. A special line-up of Digital Service Workshops from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube/Google Play will mark an unprecedented first for the music industry as Music Biz will bring these companies together in one place for one day packed with information about how to leverage the tools and products that these companies offer to maximize value for artists, labels, managers, creators, and the industry at large.

The eclectic Music Biz 2017 program will also cover topics including Touring, Live Streaming, Vinyl, Messaging, International, D2F, Crowdfunding, e-Commerce, Playlisting, A&R, Social Media, Licensing, Publishing, Hi-Res, VR, Management, and Professional Development. Returning favorite sessions will include the Metadata Summit, Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit, and Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, as well as an encore for Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out and various special interest programs and breakout sessions. Music Biz will celebrate executive and artist achievements with Music Biz awards being bestowed to UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan, Music Millennium’s Terry Currier, Adele, Paula Abdul, Hamilton Original Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape, Lukas Graham, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, and others to be announced. Registration is now open at www.musicbiz2017.com, and for a full list of currently confirmed programming, visit https://musicbiz2017.sched.org.

About the Music Business Association
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. It provides common ground by offering thought leadership, resources and unparalleled networking opportunities, all geared to the specific needs of its membership. Music Biz brings a unique perspective and valuable insight into the trends and changes that innovation brings. Today, we put our collective experience to work across all delivery models: physical, digital, mobile, and more. Music Biz and its members are committed to building the future of music commerce — together.

World Premiere of the movie “Desolation Angeles Rise Of The Boas”

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NEWS!!!! The world premiere of the movie “Desolation Angeles Rise Of The Boas” at the Bijou theatre in Bridgeport, CT. The showing is scheduled for Dec 28th, with a snow date of January 4th, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the showing stars at 7:30 PM. A $10.00 cash donation is requested, sorry no credit cards.

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“Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS” the movie and video

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Jayson Byrd, a photographer who has shot everyone from Paul Newman to Bob Dylan to Edith Stapleton and Morris Carnovsky, has completed a full-length feature film. Among the 40-plus actors in the film is Neal Smith, a drummer and founding member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band “Alice Cooper.”

Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS is a movie based on the morality issues raised in classical Greek mythology. The question continues to haunt man: Are we are able to change our fate or is life predestined by the gods. The film was shot at more than 30 locations in Fairfield County Connecticut and environs.

In Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS a group of mercenaries are hired by a covert government agency to disrupt the relationship between the Russian mob and the Mexican drug cartels.

The movie is old style B&W and is two hours in length.


Available on CD-Baby –“Desolation Angels” (Neal Smith Song)

“Desolation Angels” is the theme song written and arranged by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer and founding member of the original Alice Cooper group Neal Smith, for the soon to be released movie, Desolation Angels/Rise of the BOAS. Neal also stars as ruthless Russian mob boss, Yury Streinkov

Alice Cooper’s Rock & Roll Vampire Bash

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Alice Cooper's Rock & Roll Vampire Bash

Join Alice and Sheryl as they raise the dead at Alice Cooper’s Rock & Roll Vampire Bash on Sunday, April 24th from 4:30-10:00 pm. The nocturnal fun includes a Cocktail Reception where you can chill with us in the Pro Em VIP Lounge, Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction and Live Entertainment on the PCS Stage with Alice Cooper and friends, including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Tommy Thayer (KISS), Frank Sidoris (Slash), and Neal Smith (Alice Cooper), and the comic genius of John O’Hurley and Jeff Allen. 

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