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Corey Feldman Launches “Elev8or 2 Ascension: The Feldfam Strikes Back” Campaign For New Album

Corey Feldman Launches “Elev8or 2 Ascension: The Feldfam Strikes Back” Campaign For New Album

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Pop culture icon and all around force for positivity Corey Feldman is back with the second stage of his campaign to raise money for his long awaited double album, “Angelic 2 the Core.” Earlier this year, Feldman reached out to his fans with a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of making his dream a reality. In the process, he was able to raise enough funds to master and duplicate the album, finish the album artwork and lock in a June 22nd, 2016 release date.

Today, Feldman took to social media to announce the launch of his “Elev8or 2 Ascension 2: The FeldFanFam Strikes Back” through Indiegogo. The campaign was set up with the intention of raising the funds necessary to properly market the album. Feldman hopes with the proper marketing in place, he could achieve his dream of receiving airplay on Top 40 stations around the nation.

The “Elev8or 2 Ascension: The Feldfam Strikes Back” fundraising campaign offers fans the opportunity to help the album reach new levels and features perks for any fan’s budget.Those sweet perks range from social media interactions to digital/physical copies of the album to dinner on the road with Feldman and his Angels. There are even the once in a lifetime opportunities with perks like like visiting an amusement park with or to have him rock the suburbs as he plays a show in your backyard or music venue!

Check out the campaign at this location for all the details! Accept no substitutes! Check out the video below to all the details on this campaign straight from Corey Feldman, where he details his struggles and successes as an independent artist in the breakdown of the campaign.

You an find the real Corey Feldman on Facebook and Twitter at these locations:

Corey Feldman’s Official Facebook Page
Corey Feldman’s Official Twitter Page
Corey Feldman’s Official Instagram Page

Be sure to check out of 2013 interview with him where we get a glimpse of the elements that made the man so musical! – Click here!

The details straight from the “Elev8or 2 Ascension2 : The FeldFanFam Strikes Back” Indiegogo Page:

“WELCOME!

Thank U 4 stopping by 2 check out my campaign. Here’s what’s going on:

This is ELEV8OR2ASCENSION2 I wanted 2 thank ALL of U who helped so much last time around. 4 Those of U who R new 2 this campaign, & 4 all those returning. let me catch U up 2 speed. R last campaign ended about 3 weeks ago, R goal at that time was 2 try & raise $105,000. We came up short….VERY SHORT! We raised merely $14,902.00 After the Indigogo fees we walked away with around $13,000.

In that time I have managed 2 make that $$ work 4 us. I have successfuly completed the album, it is now Mastered & ready 4 the duplication plant. We have also completed the artwork & R currently putting the final touches on the packaging elements. We have all the $ we need 2 complete the album & GUARANTEE its release on 6-22-16.

However we WONT have nearly enough 4 the marketing campaign its gonna take 2 get the singles played on Top 40 stations around the country which will ultimately fulfill my DREAM of hitting Billboards TOP 40! This is a goal I KNOW can be achieved if we put the muscle in 2 the launch of the next single, & the albums release! This is Y I’m 1nce again asking 4 UR HELP! WE CAN DO THIS!

IM asking 4 less than a quarter of the funding I asked 4 last time 2 maker this goal so much more attainable! I have brought back all the old perks, plus a few new 1’s. 2 keep it fresh & exciting. So PLEASE DO WHAT U CAN 2 help me realize my DrEAM! 2 C the original Campaign pitch (which is a bit long) Please continue reading below:

I know the questions most of U must be thinking right now…questions like…Why have I brought U here? What is this all about? And most importantly Y would a Movie Star like U be asking us 4 $? Dont U have your own $? And Y R U asking us 2 help when U R already successful. Let me do my best 2 answer those questions.

#1. Yes I have been fortunate 2 keep myself steadily working as an actor 4 many decades.

#2 Yes I have had some success in my career.

However as U probably know making films is my bread & butter, it is how I earn a living. It is my means 2 an end as it were….

Music however is my Love, my Passion, my Heart & soul. Music is the thing I feel I was truly meant 2 do, had my parents not made the choice 2 throw me in front of cameras at the tender age of 3, & kept me there 2 earn a living & financially support my family until I was legally emancipated at the age of 15.

Acting was NOT my 1st choice. Nor was it my choice at all. However, I have grown 2 LOVE it. Acting is now as much a part of my being as breathing, eating, or drinking. I have been programmed that way. It was inevitable & unavoidable.

But locked deep inside & lying dormant 4 many years, was a burning passion 2 create music! I love writing songs, and I love expressing myself through music. I love producing interesting sounds & creating original beats. I love writing my innermost personal feelings into a catchy jingle that people can instantly relate 2, & find themselves singing along with. And most of all, I LOVE performing! I love going out on that stage & coming alive with the lights, & the roar of the crowd. I LOVE making the audience scream n shout, & dance the night away. I LOVE the togetherness that can only happen from a LIVE musical experience.

However unfortunate as it was, once I was established as an actor, I found it increasingly harder 4 anybody 2 give my music a chance. Although I started songwriting at 13, & began doing Live concerts at 15, I was not able 2 release my 1st album until I was 22 yrs old via a small indy label. No major record company would take me seriously. I was never told “The music stinks” or “I just don’t hear it”, as typical turn downs from major labels go. No! Instead I got lots of weird excuses like “The songs are catchy, but do U have 2 sing them”? or “Not bad 4 an actor, but we don’t feel U will have the time 2 dedicate 2 a music career”, I was blown off, laughed at, & the doors were continuously slammed in my face. Never because of a lack of talent, but rather because of a prejudice, how could I succeed when so many others had tried before me and failed?

I became a statistic.With albums released by peers like John Travolta, Scott Baio, William Shatner, & Alyssa Milano as examples, the idea of actors making music became laughable, and fell under the catergory of “a joke”. That was it I was dead & buried in the music industry before I started.

Fortunately I didnt let that stop my new album project. I have also toured America 4 times in total, twice w my band & 2 solo tours. I have never stopped writing, recording, and performing my music 4 LIVE audiences. Because whenever we toured, U were there 2 C it!

However I have NEVER made music 4 financial gain. I have never become rich making music. In fact my last band album cost me $100,000 just 4 the production of the album, and due 2 lack of promotional & marketing funds I made very little of it back. However it isnt about making $ 4 me, in fact its quite the opposite, I have spent and lost massive amounts of $ by continuing my music career. It is all about the LOVE and passion I derive from simply creating my music. U C in all of this time I had never earned a commercial or mainstream hit…..UNTIL RECENTLY….

However, I might not have kept going, had nobody gotten it or appreciated it. But thats just it, my true fans who took the time 2 actually listen 2 what my music was saying, immediately fell in love with it. Actual Music critics (tabloids aside) have given consistent positive reviews. Friends & peers have given me much strength & support through positive feedback, but the number 1 thing that has kept me making music is the overwhelming amount of praise & appreciation that I receive from U..THE FANS!

U R the reason I keep going. Your comments, your letters, your words of encouragement. U alone lift me up when I get weak, & scared, & think its just not worth it anymore. But then I do a concert & look out & C thousands of screaming fans, singing along 2 every word, just as I would while watching my favorite artists. Because of this I finally accepted there was an audience 4 what I do, & it seems that audience has continued 2 grow through the years at a rapid pace. Now more than ever I find new fans commenting on age old recordings I thought were long since forgotten.

As many of U know, I have been hard at work 4 quite a while on my new album “ANGELIC 2 THE CORE”. This is not your average musical project. It is a labor of Love. It is the most imaginative, diverse, daring, creative, & personal solo album I have made 2 date. This is a very important work 4 me, This album has literally taken a decade 2 create. I know that is an extraordinary amount of time 2 spend on 1 project, but once U hear the entire album U will understand Y.

“Angelic 2 the Core” is my 1st ever double album. It has 22 songs on it. The album truly shows my diversity as a songwriter & producer, covering all fields of the pop music spectrum. Part pop, part Rock, part EDM, part Hip Hop, and all soul, this album truly has something 4 EVERYBODY!
4 the 1st time in my musical career U will hear songs which were largely recorded privately in my Home Studio. It also happens 2 B the 1st time I have endeavored 2 play all of the instruments on many of the songs. So now U R probably thinking…Well if its done in your home and U R playing all the instruments, how come it took so long?? I will explain….

Yes it is a “solo” album, and yes I am a multi instrumentalist on many of the tracks….HOWEVER….this album is a culmination of a large cast of incredibly talented singers, songwriters, producers, musicians, rappers, and artists, coming together, 2 help me create this.

This album features 5 generations of Hip Hop artists including several legends of the art form. It also features some of the greatest vocalists, & musicians of our time. Here is a list of some of the incredible people who were kind enough 2 dedicate their time, talents, & energy 2 make this dream a reality:

Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls), R1ckone (Black Eyed Peas), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), B.Howard, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Doc Ice (Whodini/UTFO),Thomas Van Musser (Black Eyed Peas songwriter) Dave Dunn (Infectous Grooves)The Wizards (Production team) Jon Carin (Pink Floyd), Demario “SB”( New Rap artist), Manny Mijaris (EDM Producer)Thomas Van Musser (writer for Black Eyed Peas), Jon Carin (Pink Floyd), Corey Haim (Film clips), Jameson Newlander (Film clips) Glasses Boys (EDM collective), Michael Debarge (Debarge), Truth Movement, Tommy Daugherty (Death Row recording engineer), Angel Courtney Anne aka DJAC, and of course Coreys Angels (backing vocalists) plus many more…

In the 10 yrs I’ve been working on this album I have completely self funded this project 4 my very own label CiFi records. I created CiFi 4 the purpose of releasing my music direct 2 U, without the financial aid, or creative influence of Big record company executives. I have done this album all on my own 2 insure that U will get 2 hear my vision directly. However after 10 years of financially backing this project, as I near the final stages of its completion, I have come 2 realize that although I have created a work that is sonically superior 2 all of my other solo projects, & has many hit worthy songs, 1 thing is impendingly clear…..I have no budget left 4 Mastering, artwork, duplication, distribution, or marketing.

Now let me explain Y the last part can prevent me from ever getting this album released.

There R enormous costs in the process of making an album. From engineers, 2 instruments, from equipment 2 software, from computers, 2 hard drives, there R many costs that come along with running your own studio, espescially in a modern world where technology is constantly evolving. Constant software updates. Constant additions of plug ins and Pro Tools upgrades can be quite costly. In order 2 keep the music sounding fresh & relevant, U must constantly upgrade & change the sounds in every song 2 continue keeping up w the evolution of sound & technology. An album that takes a decade, means every few years I have had 2 reopen the older songs and update certain sounds. In some cases I have had 2 completely rerecord the song because it has become dated, which wont work with a modern pop album. On top of all of that I have also had 2 pay 4 the release of every single (their have been 5 singles 2 date), the production of both music videos, & the artwork 4 each of the singles, & the distribution costs of each single & the EP.

With all of that said, now that I have finally completed the production work on all 22 songs, I have started budgeting 4 the final stages of the process & 2 my surprise the most expensive part has yet 2 come.

In the modern age of music, it is a very exciting time 4 independent artists like myself, because now 4 the 1st time in my career, I have been able 2 release singles 2 radio, create and release my own videos, & make my music available 4 digital download all over the world by the push of a button. However 1 thing hasn’t changed….

The complete domination of Big Corporations & Big Record Labels who pay massive amounts of advertising $$ 2 propel their artists 2 the top of the Billboard charts. This is Y U rarely C a new artist break in2 the charts, Because the Big Labels have complete worldwide domination over radio. Companies like Clearchannel who own & operate just about every top 40 station in the world, have a stronghold over the industry. Basically the only way 4 a little guy like me 2 B able 2 compete, & actually make a dent, is 2 fight power with power. Which means fighting $ with $.

It seems almost impossible 4 a little known musical artist like me 2 get played on mainstream radio. ALMOST impossible….but not TOTALLY impossible.

U C the way it works is if a guy like me has the financial backing 2 pay 4 ads in music magazines, radio spots, & radio station magazines like HITS, & with the right radio promotion team behind me, I can take out enough ads, & make enough noise 2 get the musical directors of those stations 2 notice.

Now if I didnt think the songs had what it takes 2 B contemporary chart toppers, I wouldnt even try 2 compete. But lets take a look at the release of my singles so far & their success rates. The 1st single & video I released was “Ascension Millennium” as my 1st single 4 the album & with my 1st video ever, I immediately gave the rights exclusively 2 MTV. It was a shot n the dark. But 2 my surprise the video garnished the coveted “Buzzworthy” status within the 1st 12 hrs of its release. By the end of 2 weeks it had earned a quarter million views on MTV giving it the claim of a video gone viral.

At that time I created & launched my own YouTube channel. Within a months time the quarter million views jumped 2 a half a million. By the end of the 2nd month it had earned 750,000 views. Shortly thereafter my channel was taken down by the powers that be citing they had no confirmation that I was really me & that my music was under my official license. When that happened I lost all of the views, & monetary gain that should have been awarded by those views.

So I started over. I am happy 2 say that video is now back up 2 almost 300,000 views again. With well over a Million views worldwide we made such an impact that the video has now become that of legend, & has been parodied, & imitated many times over. It was even joked about last year in the final season of Glee.

The next video was released which was called DUH! However this time we released it exclusively 2 an internet channel called FilmOn where we created a Live talk show featuring myself as the host & Angel Courtney (DJAC) as my cohost, & eventually moved it 2 my YouTube channel, where it gained a quarter Million views as well. However I still hadn’t attempted a radio push.

The next single I pushed even less, in fact I gave away “Mercy” feat B Howard 4 free. It was released over Easter weekend, & as the song was spiritual in nature w a real Gospel choir I just didnt feel right charging the listener 4 the experience, & I never released a video or released it as a radio single, something I would still like 2 do, as its such a terriffic song.

Finally with my next single “Everybody” feat Doc Ice I rolled the dice & put some $ into radio promotions. With the small amount of capitol behind it “Everybody” climbed the independent, & digital radio charts finally making its way 2 the #13 position in both the R&B/Hip Hop & Hot AC music charts. The song maintained the #13 spot 3 weeks in a row. It also climbed 2 the top 40 in the top 200 list. However the charts I climbed were the Digital Radio Tracker & Top Adds charts, which R cool, but still not Cash Box or Billboard.

So with my next single “Remember 222 (Corey’s song) ” I pushed it even harder (meaning more ad dollars) & with that I earned my 1st ever #1 Hit! The song climbed 2 the top of the indy charts on a Live streaming network called Lucky Star radio which can be heard from LA 2 Australia via the internet, It also gained the attention of the 2nd biggest chart in the world which is Cashbox & made it all the way 2 #23 on that chart. But again still not enough 2 break Billboards top 200.

With all of that said, I have released some strong singles off the forthcoming album, but the best is yet 2 come. I have saved the best 4 NOW!

As I am finally finished w the album & have so many incredible songs left 2 unveil, now is the most important part. I know from the track record I’m on my way 2 breaking into the Billboard charts, I BELIEVE with the right backing and financial support I have got what it takes 2 get my 1st official Billboard hit.

In the coming months it is my intention 2 finally cross over & after 4 decades of recording music, I can finally make my biggest dream a reality & get myself in the mainstream of contemporary pop music. I know that the next single I release can do it! The songs that I am set 2 release will be the most catchy, & playable songs I have ever written & recorded. Espescially with the powerful chart topping artists I have alligned myself with, I know this album can truly be a MONSTER! But the simple fact is I cant do this alone. I just dont have the resources that I need 2 make a run against the giant powerhouses that fuel the radio industry. Not without YOUR HELP!

So that is why I come 2 U, my most loyal fans, who have become my surrogate family. I never had a mother or father 2 support me. I never had a college fund. I never had family security. I never had someone 2 lean on or turn 2 when times got rough. So now in my hour of desperation, I must turn 2 the only support group, the only “family” I have ever know….THE FELDFAM!

I know with your help I can finally get my music out….. not just 2 U… but 2 millions of people who dont even know that Corey Feldman has records out. This is my only chance 2 get my music heard by the masses. Lets face it, I’m not getting any younger! In a few short years I wont have the stamina, or the physical ability 2 go out there & create a LIVE experience, worthy of what U expect from me. When I put on a show, I give it 100%! I give U my all, my everything! With the success of this album I will launch the most incredible LIVE performance U can imagine. A 2 hr plus show, where I can sing all of the songs U have grown 2 LOVE through the years.

I will finally perform the songs from my past albums and films that Ive never been able 2 perform LIVE. I will be able 2 perform all the Movie soundtracks, the songs U know & LOVE, & of course many of the Amazing songs from the new album that U havent even heard yet. This tour will be the pinnacle of my live performances as a solo artist. As the album will become the 1 that puts my music on the map 4 the rest of the world.

I know I’m asking a lot. But what choice do I have? Its now or never! Do or Die! And as U know Goonies NEVER SAY DIE! So that leaves me only 1 option….2 DO IT!

So I come 2 U my “Feldfam” in my hour of need & ask U 2 PLEASE CONTRIBUTE 2 help me FINALLY REALIZE my lifelong dreamof sharing my music with not just U but also with the rest of the world. So I can finally spread my message of PEACE & LOVE through the joyous & incredible movement of MUSIC!

I KNOW wholeheartedly that this album has really got what it takes 2 top the Billboard charts, & the singles that I am preparing 2 release will be the MOST POWERFUL & have the MOST POTENTIAL of any in my long career, with the help of some of todays greatest chart topping artists! This DREAM must become a REALITY but simply said I NEED U 2 STAND BY ME…..because….. Its OUR TIME!

LOVE Corey”

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Corey Feldman Launches “Elev8or 2 Ascension” Indiegogo Campaign To Fund ‘Angelic 2 the Core’ Album!

Corey Feldman Launches “Elev8or 2 Ascension” Indiegogo Campaign To Fund ‘Angelic 2 the Core’ Album!

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Pop culture icon (and all around force for positivity) Corey Feldman has announced the launch of his “Elev8or 2 Ascension: The FeldFanFam Fundraiser” through Indiegogo. The campaign is in support of Feldman’s long awaited double album, “Angelic 2 the Core.” The campaign offers fans the opportunity to make the album a reality and features a plethora of sweet perks ranging from social media interactions to digital/physical copies of the album to dinner on the road with Feldman. There is even the once in a lifetime opportunity have Corey Feldman play your backyard or music venue!

Check out the campaign at this location for all the details! Accept no substitutes! Check out the video below to all the details on this campaign straight from Corey Feldman, where he details his struggles and successes as an independent artist in the breakdown of the campaign.

You an find the real Corey Feldman on Facebook and Twitter at these locations:

Corey Feldman’s Official Facebook Page
Corey Feldman’s Official Twitter Page
Corey Feldman’s Official Instagram Page

Be sure to check out of 2013 interview with him where we get a glimpse of the elements that made the man so musical! – Click here!

The details straight from the “Elev8or 2 Ascension: The FeldFanFam Fundraiser” Indiegogo Page:

Thank U 4 stopping by 2 check out my campaign. Here’s what’s going on:

I know the questions most of U must be thinking right now…questions like…Why have I brought U here? What is this all about? And most importantly Y would a Movie Star like U be asking us 4 $? Dont U have your own $? And Y R U asking us 2 help when U R already successful. Let me do my best 2 answer those questions.

#1. Yes I have been fortunate 2 keep myself steadily working as an actor 4 many decades.

#2 Yes I have had some success in my career.

However as U probably know making films is my bread & butter, it is how I earn a living. It is my means 2 an end as it were….

Music however is my Love, my Passion, my Heart & soul. Music is the thing I feel I was truly meant 2 do, had my parents not made the choice 2 throw me in front of cameras at the tender age of 3, & kept me there 2 earn a living & financially support my family until I was legally emancipated at the age of 15.

Acting was NOT my 1st choice. Nor was it my choice at all. However, I have grown 2 LOVE it. Acting is now as much a part of my being as breathing, eating, or drinking. I have been programmed that way. It was inevitable & unavoidable.

But locked deep inside & lying dormant 4 many years, was a burning passion 2 create music! I love writing songs, and I love expressing myself through music. I love producing interesting sounds & creating original beats. I love writing my innermost personal feelings into a catchy jingle that people can instantly relate 2, & find themselves singing along with. And most of all, I LOVE performing! I love going out on that stage & coming alive with the lights, & the roar of the crowd. I LOVE making the audience scream n shout, & dance the night away. I LOVE the togetherness that can only happen from a LIVE musical experience.

However unfortunate as it was, once I was established as an actor, I found it increasingly harder 4 anybody 2 give my music a chance. Although I started songwriting at 13, & began doing Live concerts at 15, I was not able 2 release my 1st album until I was 22 yrs old via a small indy label. No major record company would take me seriously. I was never told “The music stinks” or “I just don’t hear it”, as typical turn downs from major labels go. No! Instead I got lots of weird excuses like “The songs are catchy, but do U have 2 sing them”? or “Not bad 4 an actor, but we don’t feel U will have the time 2 dedicate 2 a music career”, I was blown off, laughed at, & the doors were continuously slammed in my face. Never because of a lack of talent, but rather because of a prejudice, how could I succeed when so many others had tried before me and failed?

I became a statistic.With albums released by peers like John Travolta, Scott Baio, William Shatner, & Alyssa Milano as examples, the idea of actors making music became laughable, and fell under the catergory of “a joke”. That was it I was dead & buried in the music industry before I started.

Fortunately I didnt let that stop my new album project. I have also toured America 4 times in total, twice w my band & 2 solo tours. I have never stopped writing, recording, and performing my music 4 LIVE audiences. Because whenever we toured, U were there 2 C it!

However I have NEVER made music 4 financial gain. I have never become rich making music. In fact my last band album cost me $100,000 just 4 the production of the album, and due 2 lack of promotional & marketing funds I made very little of it back. However it isnt about making $ 4 me, in fact its quite the opposite, I have spent and lost massive amounts of $ by continuing my music career. It is all about the LOVE and passion I derive from simply creating my music. U C in all of this time I had never earned a commercial or mainstream hit…..UNTIL RECENTLY….

However, I might not have kept going, had nobody gotten it or appreciated it. But thats just it, my true fans who took the time 2 actually listen 2 what my music was saying, immediately fell in love with it. Actual Music critics (tabloids aside) have given consistent positive reviews. Friends & peers have given me much strength & support through positive feedback, but the number 1 thing that has kept me making music is the overwhelming amount of praise & appreciation that I receive from U..THE FANS!

U R the reason I keep going. Your comments, your letters, your words of encouragement. U alone lift me up when I get weak, & scared, & think its just not worth it anymore. But then I do a concert & look out & C thousands of screaming fans, singing along 2 every word, just as I would while watching my favorite artists. Because of this I finally accepted there was an audience 4 what I do, & it seems that audience has continued 2 grow through the years at a rapid pace. Now more than ever I find new fans commenting on age old recordings I thought were long since forgotten.

corey-feldman-angelic-2-the-core

As many of U know, I have been hard at work 4 quite a while on my new album “ANGELIC 2 THE CORE”. This is not your average musical project. It is a labor of Love. It is the most imaginative, diverse, daring, creative, & personal solo album I have made 2 date. This is a very important work 4 me, This album has literally taken a decade 2 create. I know that is an extraordinary amount of time 2 spend on 1 project, but once U hear the entire album U will understand Y.

“Angelic 2 the Core” is my 1st ever double album. It has 22 songs on it. The album truly shows my diversity as a songwriter & producer, covering all fields of the pop music spectrum. Part pop, part Rock, part EDM, part Hip Hop, and all soul, this album truly has something 4 EVERYBODY!

4 the 1st time in my musical career U will hear songs which were largely recorded privately in my Home Studio. It also happens 2 B the 1st time I have endeavored 2 play all of the instruments on many of the songs. So now U R probably thinking…Well if its done in your home and U R playing all the instruments, how come it took so long?? I will explain….

Yes it is a “solo” album, and yes I am a multi instrumentalist on many of the tracks….HOWEVER….this album is a culmination of a large cast of incredibly talented singers, songwriters, producers, musicians, rappers, and artists, coming together, 2 help me create this.

This album features 5 generations of Hip Hop artists including several legends of the art form. It also features some of the greatest vocalists, & musicians of our time. Here is a list of some of the incredible people who were kind enough 2 dedicate their time, talents, & energy 2 make this dream a reality:

Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls), R1ckone (Black Eyed Peas), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), B.Howard, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Doc Ice (Whodini/UTFO),Thomas Van Musser (Black Eyed Peas songwriter) Dave Dunn (Infectous Grooves)The Wizards (Production team) Jon Carin (Pink Floyd), Demario “SB”( New Rap artist), Manny Mijaris (EDM Producer)Thomas Van Musser (writer for Black Eyed Peas), Jon Carin (Pink Floyd), Corey Haim (Film clips), Jameson Newlander (Film clips) Glasses Boys (EDM collective), Michael Debarge (Debarge), Truth Movement, Tommy Daugherty (Death Row recording engineer), Angel Courtney Anne aka DJAC, and of course Coreys Angels (backing vocalists) plus many more…

In the 10 yrs I’ve been working on this album I have completely self funded this project 4 my very own label CiFi records. I created CiFi 4 the purpose of releasing my music direct 2 U, without the financial aid, or creative influence of Big record company executives. I have done this album all on my own 2 insure that U will get 2 hear my vision directly. However after 10 years of financially backing this project, as I near the final stages of its completion, I have come 2 realize that although I have created a work that is sonically superior 2 all of my other solo projects, & has many hit worthy songs, 1 thing is impendingly clear…..I have no budget left 4 Mastering, artwork, duplication, distribution, or marketing.

Now let me explain Y the last part can prevent me from ever getting this album released.

There R enormous costs in the process of making an album. From engineers, 2 instruments, from equipment 2 software, from computers, 2 hard drives, there R many costs that come along with running your own studio, espescially in a modern world where technology is constantly evolving. Constant software updates. Constant additions of plug ins and Pro Tools upgrades can be quite costly. In order 2 keep the music sounding fresh & relevant, U must constantly upgrade & change the sounds in every song 2 continue keeping up w the evolution of sound & technology. An album that takes a decade, means every few years I have had 2 reopen the older songs and update certain sounds. In some cases I have had 2 completely rerecord the song because it has become dated, which wont work with a modern pop album. On top of all of that I have also had 2 pay 4 the release of every single (their have been 5 singles 2 date), the production of both music videos, & the artwork 4 each of the singles, & the distribution costs of each single & the EP.

With all of that said, now that I have finally completed the production work on all 22 songs, I have started budgeting 4 the final stages of the process & 2 my surprise the most expensive part has yet 2 come.

In the modern age of music, it is a very exciting time 4 independent artists like myself, because now 4 the 1st time in my career, I have been able 2 release singles 2 radio, create and release my own videos, & make my music available 4 digital download all over the world by the push of a button. However 1 thing hasn’t changed….

The complete domination of Big Corporations & Big Record Labels who pay massive amounts of advertising $$ 2 propel their artists 2 the top of the Billboard charts. This is Y U rarely C a new artist break in2 the charts, Because the Big Labels have complete worldwide domination over radio. Companies like Clearchannel who own & operate just about every top 40 station in the world, have a stronghold over the industry. Basically the only way 4 a little guy like me 2 B able 2 compete, & actually make a dent, is 2 fight power with power. Which means fighting $ with $.

It seems almost impossible 4 a little known musical artist like me 2 get played on mainstream radio. ALMOST impossible….but not TOTALLY impossible.

U C the way it works is if a guy like me has the financial backing 2 pay 4 ads in music magazines, radio spots, & radio station magazines like HITS, & with the right radio promotion team behind me, I can take out enough ads, & make enough noise 2 get the musical directors of those stations 2 notice.

Now if I didnt think the songs had what it takes 2 B contemporary chart toppers, I wouldnt even try 2 compete. But lets take a look at the release of my singles so far & their success rates. The 1st single & video I released was “Ascension Millennium” as my 1st single 4 the album & with my 1st video ever, I immediately gave the rights exclusively 2 MTV. It was a shot n the dark. But 2 my surprise the video garnished the coveted “Buzzworthy” status within the 1st 12 hrs of its release. By the end of 2 weeks it had earned a quarter million views on MTV giving it the claim of a video gone viral.

At that time I created & launched my own YouTube channel. Within a months time the quarter million views jumped 2 a half a million. By the end of the 2nd month it had earned 750,000 views. Shortly thereafter my channel was taken down by the powers that be citing they had no confirmation that I was really me & that my music was under my official license. When that happened I lost all of the views, & monetary gain that should have been awarded by those views.

So I started over. I am happy 2 say that video is now back up 2 almost 300,000 views again. With well over a Million views worldwide we made such an impact that the video has now become that of legend, & has been parodied, & imitated many times over. It was even joked about last year in the final season of Glee.

The next video was released which was called DUH! However this time we released it exclusively 2 an internet channel called FilmOn where we created a Live talk show featuring myself as the host & Angel Courtney (DJAC) as my cohost, & eventually moved it 2 my YouTube channel, where it gained a quarter Million views as well. However I still hadn’t attempted a radio push.

The next single I pushed even less, in fact I gave away “Mercy” feat B Howard 4 free. It was released over Easter weekend, & as the song was spiritual in nature w a real Gospel choir I just didnt feel right charging the listener 4 the experience, & I never released a video or released it as a radio single, something I would still like 2 do, as its such a terriffic song.

Finally with my next single “Everybody” feat Doc Ice I rolled the dice & put some $ into radio promotions. With the small amount of capitol behind it “Everybody” climbed the independent, & digital radio charts finally making its way 2 the #13 position in both the R&B/Hip Hop & Hot AC music charts. The song maintained the #13 spot 3 weeks in a row. It also climbed 2 the top 40 in the top 200 list. However the charts I climbed were the Digital Radio Tracker & Top Adds charts, which R cool, but still not Cash Box or Billboard.

So with my next single “Remember 222 (Corey’s song) ” I pushed it even harder (meaning more ad dollars) & with that I earned my 1st ever #1 Hit! The song climbed 2 the top of the indy charts on a Live streaming network called Lucky Star radio which can be heard from LA 2 Australia via the internet, It also gained the attention of the 2nd biggest chart in the world which is Cashbox & made it all the way 2 #23 on that chart. But again still not enough 2 break Billboards top 200.

With all of that said, I have released some strong singles off the forthcoming album, but the best is yet 2 come. I have saved the best 4 NOW!

As I am finally finished w the album & have so many incredible songs left 2 unveil, now is the most important part. I know from the track record I’m on my way 2 breaking into the Billboard charts, I BELIEVE with the right backing and financial support I have got what it takes 2 get my 1st official Billboard hit.

In the coming months it is my intention 2 finally cross over & after 4 decades of recording music, I can finally make my biggest dream a reality & get myself in the mainstream of contemporary pop music. I know that the next single I release can do it! The songs that I am set 2 release will be the most catchy, & playable songs I have ever written & recorded. Espescially with the powerful chart topping artists I have alligned myself with, I know this album can truly be a MONSTER! But the simple fact is I cant do this alone. I just dont have the resources that I need 2 make a run against the giant powerhouses that fuel the radio industry. Not without YOUR HELP!

So that is why I come 2 U, my most loyal fans, who have become my surrogate family. I never had a mother or father 2 support me. I never had a college fund. I never had family security. I never had someone 2 lean on or turn 2 when times got rough. So now in my hour of desperation, I must turn 2 the only support group, the only “family” I have ever know….THE FELDFAM!

I know with your help I can finally get my music out….. not just 2 U… but 2 millions of people who dont even know that Corey Feldman has records out. This is my only chance 2 get my music heard by the masses. Lets face it, I’m not getting any younger! In a few short years I wont have the stamina, or the physical ability 2 go out there & create a LIVE experience, worthy of what U expect from me. When I put on a show, I give it 100%! I give U my all, my everything! With the success of this album I will launch the most incredible LIVE performance U can imagine. A 2 hr plus show, where I can sing all of the songs U have grown 2 LOVE through the years.

I will finally perform the songs from my past albums and films that Ive never been able 2 perform LIVE. I will be able 2 perform all the Movie soundtracks, the songs U know & LOVE, & of course many of the Amazing songs from the new album that U havent even heard yet. This tour will be the pinnacle of my live performances as a solo artist. As the album will become the 1 that puts my music on the map 4 the rest of the world.

I know I’m asking a lot. But what choice do I have? Its now or never! Do or Die! And as U know Goonies NEVER SAY DIE! So that leaves me only 1 option….2 DO IT!

So I come 2 U my “Feldfam” in my hour of need & ask U 2 PLEASE CONTRIBUTE 2 help me FINALLY REALIZE my lifelong dream of sharing my music with not just U but also with the rest of the world. So I can finally spread my message of PEACE & LOVE through the joyous & incredible movement of MUSIC!

I KNOW wholeheartedly that this album has really got what it takes 2 top the Billboard charts, & the singles that I am preparing 2 release will be the MOST POWERFUL & have the MOST POTENTIAL of any in my long career, with the help of some of todays greatest chart topping artists! This DREAM must become a REALITY but simply said I NEED U 2 STAND BY ME…..because….. Its OUR TIME!

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Remember 222: Corey Feldman Releases Corey Haim Tribute Song

Remember 222: Corey Feldman Releases Corey Haim Tribute Song

Corey Feldman's "Remember 222"

Corey Feldman’s “Remember 222”

Corey Feldman has just released his latest single to commemorate a very bittersweet date. The song titled “Remember 222” is a tribute to his best friend and former acting partner Corey Haim and is being released on March 10, 2015 which is the five year anniversary of Haim’s death.

Feldman feels the song is a fitting tribute to the acting duo and will bring the listener back to a happier time to make fans smile again instead of cry. Feldman is hopeful this can continue to reshape the tarnished perception of his and Haim’s youth and remind people that they are one of the greatest acting/comedy pairings in entertainment history. The song also reflects on how much laughter and joy the two brought to the world and themselves.

Check out a teaser trailer for the song below and get the song on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Google Play and everywhere digital music is sold.

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Get it on Rhapsody HERE!

This is reportedly the final of five singles to be released prior to his forthcoming album “Angelic 2 the Core” which is scheduled to drop this spring. “Angelic 2 the Core” is projected to be the most exciting and successful release of Feldman’s musical career and is a follow up album from last year’s EP release “1st Glimpse of Heaven” which featured his MTV single “Ascension Millennium”. “Ascension Millennium” grew to a wild popularity in 2014 when the video gained over one million views in its first year and was even referenced on a recent episode of Glee cementing its place in pop culture history.

In other news, Feldman’s current single “Everybody” feat Doc Ice has spent several weeks on the Indie Top 50 chart, the National Airplay Top 200, and sustained ten weeks on DRT Hip-Hop & R&B top 50, peaking at number thirteen for three straight weeks. “Angelic 2 the Core” will also further promote Feldman’s newest brand “Corey’s Angels” which was created to help talented, attractive women take the proper steps to discover and showcase their talents.

The song will be available in all major digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and Spotify, and a video of the song is expected to be released this April.

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http://CoreyFeldman.net
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COREYOGRAPHY: Corey Feldman On His Autobiography, New Music and More!

COREYOGRAPHY: Corey Feldman On His Autobiography, New Music and More!

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Having spent the entirety of his life in the spotlight, Corey Feldman is instantly recognizable from his roles in “Gremlins,” “The Goonies,” “Stand By Me,” “Dream A Little Dream” and “The Lost Boys,” Entertaining movie going audiences worldwide for the better part of three decades, he has become ingrained in the fabric of the pop culture landscape. His meteoric rise in Hollywood would lead him to dizzying heights as a teen idol. It was a journey on which he would experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows on the overwhelming roller coaster ride of fame. As the years flew by, his larger than life persona easy target for the media to exploit and rumors, misinformation, speculation and outright lies began to run rampant. Now, Feldman stands ready to clear the air with a remarkably gripping memoir — ‘Coreyography.’ The autobiography is a revealing look at what his life was like behind the scenes: a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office. ‘Coreyography’ is his surprising and inspiring account of survival and redemption in Hollywood.

Entertaining the masses for over three decades, Feldman shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, to hear him tell it, this is only the first chapter in an already epic tale. Jason Price of Icon vs. Icon caught up with Corey Feldman deep in the heart of a whirlwind press tour on the eve of the memoir’s release to discuss a few of our burning questions. In the interview, Corey discusses what made now the time to tell his story, his feelings on the reactions of those looking to quickly dismiss his account of his life’s events and what lessons can be learned from his story. It doesn’t stop there as there! Feldman gives us the scoop on the evolution of his upcoming highly anticipated solo album, tentatively titled ‘Angelic to the Core’, along with all of the other projects he has in store in the months to come!

What made now the time for you to write an autobiography, which not only outlines the highlights of your life so far but also the darker times?

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The problem has always been that the press likes to misconstrue my words and the media has twisted the perception of me to the masses. I have always spoken from an honest place. I have always tried to get the stories told but never in the clear, concise way that I would have wished. Therefore, now is the time because I have finally gotten enough people to believe in it and want to hear the truth. I think it is more of a testament to the public standing and them calling and crying for the truth to be heard, than it is a testament to me of finally accomplishing getting it done.

When you go into this process, did you have any reservations about telling your story?

Of course I was very trepidatious about it. It is not one of those shocking, tell-all books where I am out there blasting people. It is not like that at all, as a matter of fact! You won’t find anything negative about anybody in the book, other than the wrongdoers. Those people will obviously be ashamed or embarrassed by it, but they deserve to because they have done wrong. People who might have done something controversial or less than glamorous are not going to be put on blast because that is not what it is. I am not trying to do that. I felt that if I could be as forthright as possible and bring about the topics that I think the public most need to know the answer to, that was the most important thing for me to accomplish. It is a two-fold thing. Number one, it is setting the record straight and clearing the air of some great misconceptions about myself and some of my friends. Number two, it is speaking up for Corey Haim, who doesn’t have a voice to do so. The thing I find interesting is the backlash of people, which is mostly coming from within his family and close friends. They are saying I am doing it for money, I am trying to make him look bad, and that I am trying to diminish his name or worth – which it is exactly the opposite. That is the stark opposite of the truth, which only leads me to the conclusion that they feel some part of responsibility or shame in themselves. The point of the book is not to make Haim look bad, shameful, or anything like that. At the end of the day, the mission is to show everybody that not only was he a great and talented actor, an amazing person, and my best friend in the world, but to let everybody know that he was unrightfully shamed, thrown under the bus and swept under the carpet as a result of the things that were done wrong to him in the first place. The bottom line or big message of this whole story is that it was a convenient side-step for them to make us look like freaks, losers and weirdoes, as opposed to recognizing us for our talent or our craft. They disregarded us and said we were over with and swept us under the carpet because it was so much easier to be able to dismiss whatever stories might come out.

Feldman and Haim

Feldman and Haim

It all originated with Corey [Haim] asking me to do this. It is not, at all, that I am taking my own liberties. It stemmed from a conversation we had about a year before his death, which was the end of the second season of “The Two Coreys.” We had a very private discussion in my bathroom after a photo shoot that we had done to promote the show. I had already said publicly that we were done for awhile and we couldn’t be friends for awhile. We knew we weren’t going to work together again for awhile. Again, that was at the end of the second season. We had to do some promo work where we were forced to be together. At the end of it, he buttered me up and said, “I am sorry about the way things went down but could we at least have dinner to clear the air before we have this sabbatical?” That is what we did. He came over to my house. It was him and his Mom, Susie, and I. We made dinner for them. Corey and I went alone together into my bathroom and he said to me, “I just want you to know I did all of this for a reason. I want the truth to be told.” I said to him, “Then why don’t you tell your story?” He said “I would love to, but how?” I said, “Well you write a book.” He said he couldn’t do that and I asked why. He said “Because if I do that, all those people will come after me. I still have to function. I need a career. I can’t just give up my career like that.” I said, “I understand that but the truth needs to be told and people need to be brought to justice.” He said, “I can’t do it. I am too afraid, but you could do it for me.” I said to him, “I can’t do that. It is not my story to tell.” He said, “You can tell my story. I want you to tell my story. Please.” I told him I couldn’t do that now; if maybe one day I was around and he was gone, that was another story, but not while he was here on this Earth. He said, “I have a feeling I am not going to be here much longer.” He always knew he wasn’t going to live very long. He said, “I know I am not going to be here too much longer but after I am gone, I would appreciate if you got that taken care of for me and told the real story.” I said, “Ok. Let me see what I can do.”

That was kind of where things were left. We didn’t speak for a year and then after that we did rekindle our friendship. We became very close; in fact, we were closer than we had ever been before. We got back together when he called me one day and said, “I know that you have lost a lot of close people in your life recently. I know you are going through a lot of emotional changes and turbulence and my Mom has cancer. We both have some real life issues going on. I know we have had some problems in the past but let’s put all of that behind us and just be there for each other. Let’s forget about the show and everything else, let’s just be there for each other.” I said to him, “You know, you are right.” I came over to his house. I saw him and his Mom and the condition she was in and where they were living. That is when they were living at The Oakwoods. From that time on, we bonded. We were like brothers again. We were together pretty much every day until right before he died. The day he died, he was supposed to have a dentist appointment with the dentist I got him. I had been taking his Mom to chemotherapy treatments because they didn’t have a car to get around. They try to downplay it and say we weren’t even that close and we drifted apart. It is public record anyway! You can go on public record and see the last few interviews he gave in his life were in two different locations and I was there with him both times. Obviously, we were close and we were together. You have all these people crawling out of the woodwork saying “Feldman is just doing it to benefit from him. They weren’t even really close or great friends. Corey hated him.” Its like, “What are you talking about?” It is all backpedaling. At the end of the day, there were adult responsible parties in Corey’s life who need to claim responsibility for the life that he took. They don’t want to take that responsibility, so they are trying to throw it back on me. Let’s be honest, where is my place in his life and where are the parents? I wasn’t there when he was eleven years old. It wasn’t my responsibility.

Obviously, the book doesn’t just focus on your relationship with Corey Haim. It focuses on your highs, your lows and everything in between.

That’s right. That is why I find it so insulting that they are trying to minimize it to that because as you say, it covers the gamut. It covers a plethora of topics in my life, Corey being one of them.

What can you tell us about the process of putting the book together? I imagine looking back on your life and trying to encapsulate it on a few hundred pages is no easy task.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

It is funny you say that because I actually say that in the beginning of the book. The very first chapter starts off with the moment of Corey Haim’s death. Then I say, “This is what my life has become. This is what I have gone through. This is where I am today. How did I get here? Let’s go back to the beginning.” To me, it has always been very obvious that if you are going to tell a story, you have to start at the beginning. However, when I first conceived writing this book, which was about ten years ago, the initial thought was that I was going to start in my darkest hour. It was going to start with my own personal darkest hour, which was the night of my drug arrest. So much has happened in the past ten years. There have a great number of different highs and a great number of lows that have toppled those thoughts. The thing about life and the writing a memoir at an early age such as mine is that I have only experienced a fraction of what I may experience in my life, if I am lucky to live as old as I’d like to live. I plan to live to one hundred and twenty-two; that is my goal. I believe I can do that because I believe science and technology will have advanced by the time I am that age, and the potential of a life span such as that is a real possibility. Provided God allows us to stay on this Earth long enough, I believe science will allow us to maintain life, if we can. With that said, there are a lot of different ways you could approach a memoir. What I felt was most important was to be linear, to give chronology, and also to highlight the things I felt most people wanted to hear about. The thing you have to understand is that my life is a many feathered bird. I have so many stories to tell. I have so many different ideas and thought processes that are not even introduced in this book. We couldn’t even engage and open those doors because of the fact that if you go on one journey and then start diverting yourself on all of these different avenues, it is going to lose the reader’s attention. That is what happens when there is too much diversity, too many options, or too many roads to choose. Since no one could fully understand the scope of my life, the only way to start the discussion is with the first sign. The first sign is what I will consider “Coreyography: Book One”. That is not to say there won’t be a book two, three or four. Honestly, in my writing this book, I feel I am merely skimming the top. I literally feel that way — skimming the milk, as it were, of my life. There literally are so many different avenues which need to be explored and discussed that I feel are relevant and important in mainstream society needs to be educated on. Will there be a sequel? I would say more than likely! [laughs]

The scope of the project is pretty impressive. What do you feel you learned about yourself as a person in document your life in this form?

I certainly learned that my integrity is intact, my virtue remains seamless and my morality is in good standing. I think if anything, this book is going to be a great opportunity for the reader to discover that. Because of all the misconceptions and unwarranted shapes my career path or my persona has taken through the years, it is very, very hard to be able to read between the lines and see what is truth and what is fiction. For me to be able to start that discussion and introduce those topics into the conversation is an amazing reward in and of itself.

With that said, what do you feel is the biggest lesson to be learned from the life and times of Corey Feldman?

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Positivity. Positivity can get you through anything. A belief and a faith system is something we all must have integrated inside of us. As it stands today, the big thing that makes the dark side win is people playing on each other’s fears. Let’s face it. How are we controlled in this society? We are controlled by them manipulating us through our fear. Terrorism, politics, the forcing of things like Marshall Law, the recent government closures and all of these sorts of things play on our fears. We must be individuals and free thinkers who believe in our own integrity. We must believe in our own thought process. We must have faith in a higher power and a higher energy. Not even just God but our own morality. I know the only thing that has made me able to survive all of these things I have been through, all of these terrible things, is the knowledge that if I let it all roll off my back and focus on the positive then I can slide through and keep moving forward. I can stay focused and positive. That is really the goal for every human being on this Earth. People have a tendency to get weighed down from the fear. We all have negatives and positives every day. The choice is ours to focus on the negatives, making them the focal point of our day or to let them roll off our backs and move forward. I believe what you put out there is what you get back. If you put out positive, you get back positive and vice versa. If we chose to focus on the positive and have a divine belief in whatever we are trying to achieve and visualize it becoming a reality, it does in fact become reality. If anybody in the world can honestly prove that point, it is me! Everybody knows I was kicked to the curb. Everybody knows I was long since categorized as a memory. It was as if I was washed away. Instead, here I am, strong, exuberant, happy and excited to share my magic solution, which is realizing your dreams, believing in yourself and staying positive. If you can walk away with that, then I have really achieved something.

I admire your positivity and the way you put yourself out there to do so. Speaking of positivity and moving forward, what can you tell us about the status of your upcoming album? I am curious to hear how it has evolved since we spoke a few months back. (Check out our previous interview with Corey Feldman from July 2013 – Click Here!)

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

It has been an amazing journey! One of my great new friends is a guy by the name of Brandon Howard. He has been going through the journey with me right now and being very supportive. He happens to be an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, and producer. He is famous in his own right, but a lot of people don’t know him well just yet. He is also connected to The Jackson Family and has worked with them a lot through the years. He is a really amazingly talented kid. I’ve got him on the album now. We have created a big finale for the album called “Mercy.” I am really excited about that! We are going to be making a dynamic video together for the song. The music itself is beautiful. It is a beautiful sentiment! We have a huge choir about it! I can’t tell you enough about it! The music will speak for itself. The point I am trying to make is that this came along as an afterthought to what was already proving to be my greatest achievement musically. Secondly, there is the duet with Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. At the start of the project, it was going to be maybe writing only collaboration, or possibly a production collaboration. It ended up being a full duet. That came out amazingly; I am really excited this song. I think the pinnacle or center point of the album, which works as a perfect companion piece to “Coreyography” itself, is going to be my next single. It is called “Number 222,” in honor or my dear friend, Corey Haim. I have kind of added all of these colors and flavors to it, where the album itself almost works as a walking timepiece and companion to the book in the sense that there are chapters to this album. There are many different sounds infused throughout.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Originally, when I first started working on it, I thought it was going to be an electronica album that would be pop, of course, but very heavily driven by the electronica. Then as I started going deeper into it, I began working with Supreme from the Wu Tang Clan, Rick One from the Black Eyed Peas, and other hip hop artists, like this new kid named Ashby, who is great, I became involved with all of these greatly talented people from the hip hop world. So, I started infusing that into the album, which is something I had never done before. At the same time, I am also going back to the rock ‘n’ roll roots with people like Fred Durst, Scotty Page from Pink Floyd, who makes several appearances throughout the album as well. It is just great talent coming together with all of these different sections. It started off with “Accession Millennium,” as a kind of electronica/pop dance song centered around my Corey’s Angels theme and now it is just one chapter of the album. There is a trilogy, which is the first single “Ascension Millennium,” the second single “DUH”, and the third single which is also the title track of the album, “Angelic to the Core.” That is just one section of the album. Then there are all these other sections of the album which find their way through a very interesting process of segues. It takes you on a musical journey where you go from a kind of electronica world that infuses and then we segue ourselves into the next sound and the next sound and so on. It happens in chunks. It is always very strange when you listen to an album where one song is a certain flavor and the next song is another. You find yourself listening to this potpourri of music where nothing really fits together. That isn’t any fun for me as a listener. When you can find a way to fuse all of these different ­sounds together on one album ? that is an adventure! I think that journey coming out alongside the book and telling the stories through the music and the book is really going to give my fans the fuller perception as my life as a whole.

Obviously, it is a bit of a whirlwind for you at the moment with the book release but when do you think you will be finishing up the album?

My hope is to have it out this year, but it isn’t looking realistic at this point. I would say early 2014 at the latest. I would really like to get the third single out in the next couple of weeks. I am certainly hoping to have it released before Christmas. I am also hoping to have the second single’s video, “DUH,” finished and released before Christmas as well. My plan is to do the video with my leading lady from my upcoming film release which is going to be out in early January of 2014. The film is called “The M Word” and is directed by Henry Jaglom. It is going to mark my first starring role in a U.S. theatrical release in over a decade. It is a very big and exciting event for me! The idea is to have my leading lady star in the video with me. Obviously, we want it to be timely. All of this stuff needs to happen against the timeline of everything else. It is interesting. I am working many dynamics all at the same time and making sure it all congeals.

What is happening with Corey’s Angels at the moment?

We have a lot of cool things happening with that project and are moving forward. We talked about the album and the videos but, in addition, we have created a clothing line and a jewelry line. All of these things are melding together! We haven’t gotten the website launched yet and I know I need to do that! I have to update my www.coreyfeldman.net site as well. I know I am really falling behind on some of the smaller elements but, with that said, the bigger picture is tying together nicely. I just ask everybody to bear with me! I know I am promising a lot right now and a lot of my delivery is late but it is all coming! It is all coming! I haven’t dropped or abandoned anything! It is all coming!

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I would be remiss if I didn’t mentioned the part you played in the “Camp Crystal Lake Memories” documentary. There has definitely been a big buzz among ‘Friday The 13th’ fans about the terrific job you did on it.

Thanks! That is great to hear! I haven’t had a chance to see it for myself yet! I honestly haven’t had time or been anywhere with a Blu-ray player. They did send me a copy and I am looking forward to it. I hear it is over seven hours! I think during the holidays I am going to take some time off with my child. He isn’t going to watch it but once he goes to bed, I will watch it late at night! I am really looking forward to it!

What other projects should we be on the lookout for in the short term? You certainly have plenty of irons in the fire!

Going back to “Friday The 13th” for a second, there is a project I am trying to get into development right now. I am really pitching to create the final chapter in the ever-elongating chapters, of the “Friday The 13th” series by following up on a vision I had many years ago. That vision is the reuniting face-off between Tommy Jarvis and Jason! I am actually going to be meeting with Sean Cunningham as soon as I finish all of this. As soon as I finish this tour, I am going back to LA and I am going to meet with Sean. We are going to talk about the possibility of making that a reality! That is something I am really excited about. I still am pitching to be a part of the new Star Wars trilogy because that is what I want more than anything. If I could make the self-visualization and self-realization thing I was talking about happen, I see myself in there, ultimately to play Han Solo’s son. That would be my dream job! That is what I really, really want.

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

As a fan of your work, it is cool to hear you are in such a positive and creative place. What would you consider the best part of being Corey Feldman these days?

I have a beautiful son! I love him to death. He is my everything! He is my shining light! He is the first person I talked to this morning. I called him on his way to school and said, “Zen, I hope you are thinking about your Dad today. It is a very important day for your Dad!” He said, “Why?” I said, “Because I am doing lots of interviews and they are very important interviews that could really change the world.” He said, “Dad, you are always doing very important interviews that could change the world!” [laughs] I said, “I know. You’re right!” [laughs] He called me out on it! [laughs] That is one of the reasons why I love him so much — his honesty. It is amazing!

As you have said, one of the reasons you wrote “Coreyography” to speak to your fans. Anything you want to say to them directly before I let you go today?

I just have to say one more time, thank you all for your love and support. Thank you all for staying by my side through the most tumultuous times. There have been a lot of haters and a lot of negative people trying to throw mud at me, put me down, and have me dead and buried. All I can say is that if it wasn’t for the fans, they might have won. Due to the never-ending support and love of these beautiful people, I am here! I am thriving, healthy, good, positive, and ready to rock ‘n’ roll! Let’s make it happen!

“Coreyography” is available now wherever fine books are sold! For the latest from Corey Feldman news, visit www.coreyfeldman.net. Be sure to interact with Corey via Twitter at twitter.com/Corey_Feldman.

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BRAND NEW ERA: Corey Feldman On His Ambitious New Solo Album And More!

BRAND NEW ERA: Corey Feldman On His Ambitious New Solo Album And More!

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Instantly recognizable from his roles in “The Goonies,” “Stand By Me,” “Dream A Little Dream” and “The Lost Boys,” Corey Feldman has been entertaining movie going audiences worldwide for the better part of three decades. Along the way he has become ingrained in the fabric of the pop culture landscape. With his highly-anticipated autobiography, titled “Coreyography,” on the way in the Fall, Feldman stands ready to clear the air of the rumors and misinformation which has swirled around him for years.

What is often overlooked about this multi-faceted artist is his work as a talented musician and performer who has released an impressive body of music through the years. His latest musical endeavor is without a doubt his most ambitious to date. The as yet untitled solo album is his first solo release since 2005, and follows “Technology Analogy,” released by his band, Truth Movement, in 2009. The new album will have 15 new tracks (and some bonus tracks at certain retailers) and features collaborations with Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls), Scotty Page (Pink Floyd), Supreme (Wu Tang/Killer Beez), and DJ R1ckone of Black Eyed Peas fame. The sound of Feldman’s new project will focus on electronica/dance with some hip-hop, pop and a few good old-fashioned rock and roll songs.

The video for the lead-off track, “Ascension Millennium,” recently premiered on MTV to rave reviews from fans and critics around the globe. Running four minutes and 20 seconds, the video was shot in real-time and chronicles Feldman’s day in the life journey through his world. This high energy video also reunites him onscreen with Goonies co-star, Sean Astin, for the first time in over 25 years. However, the MTV video release is part of the first wave of promotion of Feldman’s brand launch of Corey’s Angels! This exciting new brand will include the launch of his new 360 production, development, and agency, coupled with a private membership club and members website. Corey’s Angels will be featured in a brand new web series, videos, films and more! Jason Price of Icon vs. Icon recently sat down with Corey Feldman to discuss his earliest memories of music, the creation of his upcoming electronica driven solo album, the challenges of bringing it to life, the launch of his Corey’s Angels project and everything he has in store for us in the second half of 2013!

As many people know by now, you are more than just an actor. You have an entire separate musical side to your life. I was curious to learn a little more about where it all began and hear about your first memories of music.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

That is a good question. Actually, it all started at my Grandma’s house. I was pretty much raised by my grandmother and I lived with her as a child. She had an old record player and a lot of old records lying around. The first albums I remember seeing where by Bill Haley and The Comets. That is where the connection was made. She also had a lot of old jazz records and old time classical stuff but out of all the records she had, the only one I recognized was from Bill Haley and The Comets because they were responsible for the theme from “Happy Days”. When I put it on, I heard “Rock Around The Clock” and “See You Later Alligator,” so I would sing them over and over and over. There was something even before that. A lot of people don’t know this but when I was three years old and first starting to go on auditions and getting into the business, which is such a ridiculous statement but true, my mom would make me learn songs to use when I went in to audition for movie parts and commercials. When I would go into an acting audition, I would actually go into the room singing! I would be prepared to sing any number of songs but usually it was a catchy little folk song like “Junk Food Junkie” by Jim Croce or “Put On A Happy Face,” things like that you would hear in tap or singing class. Even the Oscar Meyer song! I was telling a friend the other day it was one of the first songs I had to sing on auditions. I would sing these cutey-cute little songs when I went in and that is what helped get me the role. A lot of people don’t know that. It really started in singing but for my own musically tastes, it started with bill Haley and The Comets. Shortly thereafter, I got into my first teen-star pop icon, who was Shaun Cassidy, who was very popular in the early 70s. As far as my first rock band, it was KISS!

Those influences are what got us here today. Now, you are apparently bringing music videos back to MTV with the release of your new song “Ascension Millennium”. (Check out the full story and video! – Click Here!)

Yeah! [laughs] In a way.

What can you tell us about the song, the video and the processes of bringing it all to life?

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

The song itself has a fun story about how it became a thing — it’s creation. It was really done as a bit of a joke. I was actually sitting in the studio, here at my home, which is where I recorded the entire album. I was sitting around with my former assist, who some may remember from show “The Two Coreys,” his name is Jake. He was over at The Feld-Mansion, as we call it, and we were in the studio. I was working on a guitar solo for another project, which isn’t part of this upcoming album but a tribute album I am planning to honor some of my influences, which will be released in the next few years. Anyway, I was working on a guitar solo for the cover I was working on and he was very excited to hear it. He said “Oh my God! I just got to witness Corey Feldman doing his first ever guitar solo!” Typically, I leave the musicianship to the musicians and try to stay away from it other than the writing and singing. However, with this new arm of work I am doing now, I finally have delved deeper into it and I am playing a lot of the instruments that you hear. I was doing the track and he made that comment and was being kinda cheeky about it. I was like “Well, it is pretty impressive, I know! If you want to be really impressed, watch this! I will show you how a song is made from scratch!” I asked my engineer if he could throw up a good drum sound onto my MIDI. I started playing some drums and said “Ok, now give me a bass. Give me this, give me that.” I shot through about thirty different tracks in about an hour and a half and the became the musical base of “Ascension Millennium”.

Corey and Sean Astin Reunited

Corey and Sean Astin Reunited

It was literally written in an hour and a half. When I wrapped it up and headed to bed for the night, I already had the main hook but I didn’t know what was going to go there. I felt some lyric needed to happen over it. I just kinda started thinking about what fits in that space and what is the most relevant topic on everyone’s mind at the time. It was right before the big, possible end of the world event in 2012 when I was writing it. It was like “Oh my God! Everyone is talking about the end of the world right now!” The big topic at hand was the Ascension because everybody believed if it was going to be the end of the world, maybe we weren’t dying but we were ascending into another place. I thought, even if it didn’t happen, we are all still ascending on some level anyway. I think that being more than just a pop song, I feel it is a testament to where the social thinking is today, the overwhelming analysis of the contemporary pulse of America, and the world over, is really about trying to move forward into this new millennium with some form of enlightenment. I think that is what it is about — trying to enlighten ourselves and bring ourselves into another form of being, a higher self, a higher consciousness.

This is just the first single off of your yet to be titled solo album. What is the status of the album at this point in time?

Still working away. We are mostly finished with it now. I would say that all but one song has been written. It is going to be a very hefty album and we’re imagining it is going to be anywhere from fifteen to eighteen songs. It is definitely the biggest album I have ever done and it certainly has the most celebrity cameos of any album I have done. The last album had a lot of great people on it. We had John Carin and Scott Page from Pink Floyd and Mark Karan from The Other Ones and Ratdog. We had a good list of people on there but this new one is kind of taking it to the whole pop world what we did with The Truth Movement in the classic rock world. On this album, so far we have Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit and Rick One who is the DJ/producer for Black Eyed Peas. He has produced an co-written a bunch of stuff on there. Thomas Van Musser is on there as well. He is a songwriter for Black Eyed Peas and he helped write “Where Is The Love?” He co-wrote and co-produced a couple the songs. We also have Supreme from Wu-Tang/Killer Beez. He does a little hip-hop song with me on there. Kaya Jones, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, who is now a solo artist does a duet with me. There is a lot of really awesome talent on the album!

There are a lot of different worlds coming together on this album. How would you describe the album sonically?

I would say it is more electronica driven than anything. The theme of the album is definitely heavily influenced by electronica. I don’t want to box it in by categorizing it too much but I will say it is a heavily electronica influenced dance album with a touch of pop, hip-hop and rock to fill in the colors of the palette around it. For the most part, it is going to be a heavy electronic dance album and there will be a lot of remixes coming out as well.

How has your songwriting process evolved through the years? Do you have a specific process you follow when creating new music?

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

I always had up until now. My typically process was getting a tune in my head and I would marry that to some type of topic, idea or theme and go from there. Based on whatever the lyric and melody was, I would formulate the music around it by hearing the bass line or drum beat and expressing that to the musicians. That whole process has changed with this new album because by having a studio in my home and being able to record when I feel the need to record, it has left it much more open for inspiration. What is happening now is I am getting into the studio with my engineer and pull up some sounds and start meddling. I find a good drum beat that I like and put it down, then I grab a bass line and put it down. I am literally creating everything out of the air. My right hand man in the studio is a guy named Greg Cerentino, he is my ace in the whole! My secret weapon! This guy is a multiple instrumentalist, singer, writer, producer and everything! He is just a genius in the studio. He has been really, really helpful to me because anything I can’t do, he will do! In other words, if I am playing a bass part and I just can’t quite hit it, I will turn it over to him and he will lay it down. For the most part, this album is comprised of me and him in the studio. Then we bring other people in as we go. I might say “Oh, I want to do a duet. It should be a sexy little duet with a girl. Ok, who am I friends with that is kinda happening in the pop world right now? Oh yeah, Kaya Jones! She is releasing a new solo album! Let’s go with her.” It something like that, where it all happens really organically.

Looking back on the process of bringing the new project together and exploring new territory, what has been the biggest challenge for you along the way?

First of all, I like to look at it as the album having a couple of layers. I am going to give it to you straight here, a couple of things people don’t know are coming but are fun! Number one is there is a trilogy of songs that kick off the album. That is due to my new brand, which is called Corey’s Angels. Because of Corey’s Angels, we are featuring this angel theme along with the “Ascension Millennium” theme and the tone of the song and video and what it is all about. We kinda go further into that topic of angels and such and living on a higher elevated plain of thinking. There are three songs dedicated to that theme. The first song is “Ascension Millennium.” The second song is called “Angelic To The Core” and as you can see, that ties together very nicely. That one is about good verses evil and there is a kind of referee voice in the middle. That is they way I look at it, good, evil and something in the middle. The third song is called “DUH,” which is going to be one of the Corey’s Angels branding logos. The Angel logo stands for “Done Under The Halo,” meaning if you are part of Corey’s Angels, you can get away with anything if it is done under the halo. That is the third one. Aside from the trilogy, you go into other departments and sections of the album. Aside from the Fred Durst song, which I think is quite great you have the Supreme song which is called “Lickity Splickity,” which I like a lot too. The one I think people will be really excited about besides those is the tribute to Corey Haim. There is a song on there which I wrote as a tribute song to my best friend. It is very deep and meaningful but probably not what people would expect. As opposed to doing something very dark and depressing to bring up a bunch of ugly emotions, I decided to go in the other direction. It is a very happy, positive, bouncy type of song which really brings people back to time when things were a little bit happier. I figured stay on the positive and don’t focus on the negative!

Are you planning on taking the show on the road in 2013 with a tour of some sort?

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Yeah, I have a lot of different ideas for touring right now and there is a million different ways it might go. One thing I have been working on is my own DJ set. Since I am playing a lot of electronica for this new album, I figured it was probably a good idea to know how to spin records! [laughs] I am doing some educating at the moment and learning from some of the best DJs out there. I am actually friends with a lot of the top guys like Skrillex, Afrojack and guys like that. I have hung with everybody and I know them all. I am really just starting to soak it up and DJ Rick One has been a great help in influencing me and been a big part of my educational process. There is a good chance him and I will go out and do some dates. Our first Angel, the one we are launching the brand with is Angel Courtney. She stars in the “Ascension Millennium” video and is also in a few films coming up. She is a big part of everything we are doing and will be the first profile you see out of all the Angels. She is actually a DJ! Ironically enough! There is a very good chance she is going to be out there touring with me as the DJ for the set!

You mentioned Corey’s Angels and you have been very focused on this project. What can you tell us about it and how it came about?

We are going to be hitting all over the place! We have a lot of stuff lined up at the moment, some of which I can tell you about and some of which I can’t. In a nutshell, it really came about organically. I was married for eight years and after my very rough divorce I had a very big change over in my life. I had lost many friends in one year, ended up divorced and went to Africa for three months. I had this life changing experience, mid-life, I guess. I got this new policy in life which was I didn’t want to focus on a serious relationship anytime soon. I spent my entire life going from one serious relationship to the next. Finally, I was at a point where I have a child and I needed to be responsible and not falling in love every week. Instead of having a serious girlfriend, I decided I would date a few girls at the same time and let them all know about each other. I wanted to be very honest about it and introduce them to each other so I am not one of those lying guys who says “Oh yeah, you are the one and only…” but I am dating five other girls. I live my life in a way where I believe I must stay honest and must be truthful. Therefore, as sort of a morality thing, I decided for my son’s best interest and the best interest of my sanity, I didn’t want to get into a serious relationship. I was dating these girls and they all kinda knew each other because I made it like a family environment where we could all hang out together because we were all friends. They started calling themselves Corey’s Angels!

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

It started really organically. Then I started thinking about my connection with Playboy and the fact I brought these girls up to the mansion all the time. A lot of them were interested in modeling or acting and wanting to be in the social scene. With that I thought I could create some sort of agency where I could actually help the girls by pulling them out of bad situations or divert them from going down bad paths by helping them be creative and helping them assert their talents in creative ways or outlets. I decided to for this company, which would be like a 360 development, management, agency and production company with a private membership club and site so I could connect these girls with talent to successful businessmen who might be able to do something about it. At the very least, the company would allow me to create productions for them myself to help them out. In the process of developing all that, I acquired Steve Wayda who has been Playboy’s top photographer for 30 years. He is now partnering up with me and creating the imagery for Corey’s Angels. As I said, we have a 360 of everything from music videos and songs to the world’s first-ever internet TV webisode series that will also be run on cable television which will be part of a brand new launch of a brand new network.

I don’t want to go too much into that but I can say there is a new Corey Feldman show on the way which will feature Corey’s Angels. Corey’s Angels will also be featured in a couple of upcoming films. We are also creating our own online private membership site where you will be able to view exclusive content and photos taken by Steven Wayda, as well as complete profiles of the girls we represent and are finding work and business contacts for. On top of all that, we were supposed to be doing a play in the UK but I am not sure if that is still on at this point or not. Beyond that, I believe the full website and online membership site is supposed to launch around the release of the album in late August 2013.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

You seem to be in a great place creatively. Is that a fair statement to make?

Yeah. I have never been more open creatively. I really feel like my synapses are buzzing and ideas are popping off left and right! There is a synergy in my life right now. I have the book coming out, five different films coming out, one of which will be my first starring role with a theatrical release in 15 years here in America. It is a very big deal! I feel the book really blows the lid off of the rumors, speculation and mis-representation by the media about me. I get to really clear the air there a lot and shine a whole new light on the way people perceive me and my career.

I am really, really excited. I have never been more grateful. I am in live with my son, who is the most beautiful thing in the world and I get to spend a lot of time with him, which is great! But, yes! My creative juices are at a maximum voltage and I am ready to blow up this world! There ya go! [laughs]

That is terrific, Corey! Thanks so much for your time today! We will be spreading the word on all you have going on!

Thank so much, Jason! Talk to you soon! God Bless!

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As Corey Feldman mentioned, he is teaming up with legendary photographer Stephen Wayda, who took the photos you see throughout the article. Swing by his official website, www.stephenwayda.com, to see more of his amazing work!

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