MAR 22 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 22, 2012 – The theme song to the highly anticipated action adventure comedy Men in Black™ 3, titled “Back In Time,” has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 Records recording artist Pitbull, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures. The song will be available as a digital single and released to radio on March 26. Men in Black 3 will be released in 3D in theaters nationwide on May 25, 2012.
“Back In Time” was written for the film by Armando C. Perez (Pitbull), Marc Kinchen, Adrian Trejo and Urales Vargas and features a sample of the 1950s hit “Love is Strange,” written by Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel and Mickey Baker, which went to #1 for the R&B duo Mickey & Sylvia.
“It's an incredible honor to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men in Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially with our similar musical backgrounds,” says Pitbull. “Wanting to keep the music fun yet modern, we used the slogan of the movie and flipped it back into the song that ‘in order to understand the future, you have to go back in time.’”
Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of the film, added, “My 19-year-old daughter turned me on to Pitbull. I'm thrilled that he wrote such a great song for our movie that totally gets it.”
MAR 22 2012
TOMORROW, MARCH 23RD ON VEVO
(New York – March 22, 2012) Hot Chelle Rae will premiere the music video for their brand new single “Honestly,” exclusively on VEVO, the world’s leading all premium music video and entertainment platform on Friday, March 23rd.
The video, directed by Marcus Raboy, was shot in Los Angeles and features actress Ashley Benson, star of ABC Family’s hit series “Pretty Little Liars.” “Honestly” is a liberating and catchy break-up song and the video follows the story line, showing a relationship unraveling, and stars lead singer and Hot Chelle Rae frontman Ryan Follese (pronounced: fall-uh-ZAY) and actress Ashley Benson who’s currently gracing the cover of Teen Vogue. In addition to the VEVO premiere, which includes VEVO.com and VEVO’s mobile and syndication partners like YouTube, the video will also be featured on the “Pretty Little Liars” site www.ABCFamily.com/PrettyLittleLiars beginning Monday, March 26th.
Hot Chelle Rae is lead singer/guitarist Ryan Follese, lead guitarist Nash Overstreet, bassist Ian Keaggy and drummer Jamie Follese. Winner of 2011’s American Music Award for Best New Artist, Hot Chelle Rae has just launched their third single “Honestly” from their current album WHATEVER, which impacts Top 40 radio stations on 3/26. WHATEVER also features their double-platinum lead single "Tonight Tonight" described as "one of the catchiest pop-rock anthems” and their platinum-selling single “I Like It Like That.” Other album highlights include “Why Don’t You Love Me,” with guest vocalist Demi Lovato, finger-snapper “Radio” (with rising rapper Bei Maejor), be-yourself anthem and tour name “Beautiful Freaks,” and the title track, the “three in the air and you just don’t care” anthem for the now generation “Whatever.” The NY POST calls WHATEVER “effervescent” and USA TODAY describes WHATEVER as an album full of “tight hooks, savvy cameos, and sing-along choruses so insanely catchy...Hot Chelle Rae is riding a great buzz.”
Visit www.rcarecordspress.com for High Res images and behind the scenes photos from the video shoot for “Honestly.”
MAR 21 2012
New York -- (March 21, 2012)- Multi-platinum, two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and Platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw have announced that they will embark on a co-headlining 2012 North American Summer tour. The tour will kick off Friday, May 25th in Simpsonville, SC and hit 22 cities before wrapping on June 29th in Highland Park, IL (full routing below). Singer-songwriter Andy Grammar will open the tour. Pre-sale tickets will be available for fan club members beginning Tuesday, March 27th while the general on-sale will begin Friday, March 30th and Saturday March 31st. For additional purchase information, please visit www.gavindegraw.com or www.colbiecaillat.com.
DeGraw will perform songs from his third studio album, SWEETER, including his platinum selling hit single “Not Over You,” and his just-released new single “Sweeter,” both co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Gavin is scheduled to perform “Sweeter” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 28th.
MAR 21 2012