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Corey Feldman Issues Open Letter To “Friends In Hollywood & Beyond” Detailing Aspects of His TRUTH Campaign

Corey Feldman Issues Open Letter To “Friends In Hollywood & Beyond” Detailing Aspects of His TRUTH Campaign

Actor/musician/activist Corey Feldman recently announced the launch of Corey Feldman’s TRUTH campaign. The movement starts with a crowdfunding campaign to bring a movie based on his life to the silver screen. The film seeks to expose the pedophilia he believes has run rampant in Hollywood for decades.

This morning, Feldman issued an open letter to his fans early this morning to detail the different aspects of the crowdfunding campaign. In the letter, Feldman appeals to his fans and new followers to donate to the campaign, as well as help spread the word on the movement. Most importantly, Feldman offers a detailed look at areas where the $10 million dollar budget raised by the campaign would be allocated. Since the launch of the ambitious campaign two weeks ago, Feldman has made several high-profile appearances, such as ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ and ‘Today,’  and has already revealed the names of two alleged Hollywood pedophiles.

The TRUTH Campaign has already raised over $200,000 and continues to gain steam and well-deserved media attention. Check Corey Feldman’s full statement below:


HI #EVERYBODY, I would like to start off by saying THANK U to each and every 1 of U who has taken the time 2 TWEET, RT, post, share, or tell any1, about this very important cause. I’d also LOVE 2 say THANK U to all the loving souls who have visited my #TRUTH campaign: If https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-feldman-s-truth-campaign#/


However there is a bigger picture. As of 2day, I have gained 75,000 new Twitter followers in the past 2 weeks. In total I now have over 135,000 followers. Before I 1st announced this campaign, the numbers of followers had already been rising in great volume.

It seems as soon as the news broke of the Weinstein scandal, people immediately started turning to me for answers. I was both perplexed and dumbfounded by the sudden interest into a story I had been telling for decades. But suddenly and to my surprise, my story began to resonate and began building traction.

Suddenly people remembered what I had been saying for all those years, and it just started making sense. So within the 1st week of the scandal and by the time I made the 1st statement on it, the followers had already grown by 10k in 1 day. I am very Grateful for that!

I’m also forever grateful to the likes of Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, and the countless other women who came forward not just with stories about Weinstein, but to all of the strong women who came forward around the globe inspired by the #MeToo movement. It is because of your courage, my story has found new hope. This is a courage I pray will spread to the countless adults who were abused as children, and to the children who may have just recently suffered an abuse.

That said, I also made a battle cry 2 weeks ago sounding the alarms that the war had started, by creating and announcing a well thought plan, to both get the whole truth out, while figuring out a way to protect myself.

I was immediately blessed, with fire in the action of thousands of followers stepping up and donating to our cause straight away. However the next day things slowed down a bit, presumably out of fear perpetuated by false claims that I “would never give names” and “this is just a long con”. Well I immediately took action. I jumped right in and refuted those claims, by going on both The Today show & the Dr Oz show and publicly admitting the names of 2 abusers. I wanted everyone to know, this wasn’t a game, & I’m not playing.

However let’s step back & break it down & talk about the “long con” concept for a moment.

So let’s start with the question “why make a film?” Here’s why….I’m a film maker, that is my art, my talent, my strength, & my profession. I want to truly show people what a child experiences when living with abuse from the perspective only someone who has lived with that abuse can make. It is a very important commentary and a brave piece of film making, as there is no one else who can truly capture the essence, of what the experience, of an abused child, who is famous, goes through, in the way that I can.

And as this story must be told once and for all, & as I am the only one who can tell it, I must reveal these very painful memories by reliving them through this process. As a victim, nobody has the right to tell a victim the right way to address these feelings. Nobody can tell me how to heal. I must do this the best way I know how, and this is my choice.

I also want people who have been burdened with going through life as an abuse victim/survivor that U are not alone. For the 1st time U will recognize that there are many other people who feel exactly the same as U.

Therefore, I have initialized a crowd funding campaign with the support of my family, and with my wife leading the campaign. Let me be very clear about this. A film maker creating a platform for source revenue via asking for support and finance from fans and followers to make a film is not a new concept, & in my business it is certainly not out of the ordinary.

In fact it’s now standard practice amongst most independent film makers to use crowd funding platforms as the main source to get the funding to make their projects. Furthermore even studio level films ask the public for additional funds to complete certain aspects.

When I myself in the past have questioned whether it was ethical for a big production house or small studio to ask the public for finance, I was given a very simple answer by a well known producer. He said “the studios are now using this tool to get the public more involved with projects from the ground up, it gives them a deeper sense of involvement.”

So with that knowledge I then began looking at asks. It turns out that there are film makers and TV producers and even well known multi millionaire recording artists and celebrities that have asked for anywhere from $250k all the way up to 30Mil from public crowd funding of their various projects.

But somehow when Corey Feldman uses the very same tool with asparations to make a film it’s a con?

Furthermore people have balked at the number saying “it’s greedy”, or “he doesn’t need that much to make the film”. Let me be very clear about this. If 10Mil was the complete budget for the film and only the film, at a studio level it still would be relegated (more than likely) to a straight to DVD movie.

An example, The Lost Boys sequel “The Thirst” was shot with a budget around 7 or 8 Mil. That was a WB film, but made for straight to DVD.

The film I’m intending to make, will be made with a smaller budget, and will achieve a theatrical release. The way I can achieve it is by forewalling the theatres (renting them out).

Even if I get the 10 Mil, it couldn’t possibly all go towards the budget of the film. But unless U have spent your life as a film maker U don’t understand the costs or how the $ is dispersed. So let me break it down….

If I used all 10Mil to make the film, it would never go anywhere and likely never be seen. So that’s not an option. As I have previously stated I am planning on producing, & self distributing the film. Which entails, pre production costs, production, & post production.

Then when U get into the films release, we are talking about a marketing campaign (in the studio system they want 3 times the total budget just for this part) which would include TV and Radio ads, Billboards, & a cohesive marketing strategy with a publicity team, booking all the talk shows and personal appearances, screenings, etc.

Then U have the actual cost of P & A. For the general public who doesn’t study film costs, this means prints and advertising. There is a hefty price tag that comes along with renting out theater houses, and getting prints of the film made to send to each of those theaters, not to mention the cost of actually transporting those film reels or digital cards depending on the technology of the theater across the country, and with much higher rates for international releases.

Now let’s put the film aside, & talk about the subject matter, & what I’m up against…..

A legal team to defend cases of slander, defamation, and the like that will indefinitely arise from the direct allegations raised within the films context will likely ask for a retainer upwards of $100,000 and that’s just to open the case. Then the amounts will continue to skyrocket as the well lined pockets of my enemies, will stop at nothing, including hiring spies, publicists, lawyers, and God knows what else to smear my name, shatter my reputation and with any success leave my image as battered and broken as an unstable man who seeks to damage the pristine images of these wealthy and powerful men for personal gain.

I’m not afraid of their lies, because the #Truth always wins in the end. But without my own team, of lawyers, marketing specialists, publicists, and the like, they would extinguish my fire quite quickly as they have done to so many entertainers before me.

The more $ U have to work with, the more damage U can do to someone’s public profile. They are very well aware this fact. Additionally, big $ lawyers also have a special way to drag out court proceedings in a way that U are forced to keep your attorneys working around the clock to defend silly allegations, or even just to buy themselves more time to put their defense together.

The whole system is set up in this way for a reason. Because it keeps people from seeking justice. It keeps the little guys like me, from having the ability to STAND, & fight the good fight. It’s much easier and more cost effective to either dismiss it entirely or settle out of court. Neither of those will bring the justice we all desire.

Then finally we can discuss the security element. When I say I need protection, I’m not being paranoid, or acting delusional. In fact my concerns are quite valid. Point in case…. After all after all the stories I’ve heard, including the recent release of information that Weinstein hired private spies to prevent this information from becoming public, there has never been a report that he actually threatened many of his accusers with murder.

Well let me be very clear. The man at the end of this bread crumb trail, the coveted name A lister everybody wants to know about has, & does continue to threaten his victims with death. It’s actually his go to statement. Anyone that knows who I am talking about can find multiple court records in which defendants have claimed that they feared for their safety after confronting him. Point blank, he threatens people’s lives and has a history of violent behavior.

I don’t only fear for myself, I have lived half the life I long for, but if I die on this mission, than that is Gods plan for me, but my son does not deserve this injustice. He should not have to live in fear. He should not feel threatened. But his safety is first. So I must keep him protected. So please keep in mind, even if my life isn’t worth a donation, an innocent child and an innocent woman are also in jeapordy here. Surely they deserve mercy as this isn’t their fight.

To hire security, it costs an average of $7,500 per guy per week, for armed 24 hr security. I’m pretty sure it is illegal to make someone work 24 hrs with no break, and they also cannot work 7 days with no day off. Which means I need a team of security guards to keep myself and my family safe.

So if U do your own math, and start doing the actual numbers, it is quite easy to see I could never spend 10 Mil on just a movie. The idea would be to spend 6 Mil on the films various production phases, with 2 Mil set aside for marketing and distribution, and 2 Mil set aside for security detail spanning a 2 yr period, and a team of Lawyers to protect me at least until the film is released and can start making a profit. At which point the profit can be used to keep it in the theaters, and keep it from being banned and barred due to legalities.

If the film should do well, and make a large profit, much of the profits will be donated by me, to child rape centers, and abuse shelters. This has long been my dream. Since I was a child I dreamt of creating a safe house for children, maybe the success of this could help that dream become a reality as well.

Can I make it cheaper? Sure. And if I am forced to of course I will. But as an artist, and a visionary who has spent every day of his life in and around film sets and production meetings, I am well aware of the sacrifices I would need to make in the quality of the product I am delivering. Of course I want to make an Amazing film. With great actors, stunning cinematography, compelling musical score, and a visually engaging theater going experience.

But more importantly this film will finally give the abused masses a voice. This film will educate people in a way no other film can. And by donating $1 or more U are showing the world which side U stand on. It doesn’t take much, to set an example. Let them know U stand with me and will no longer tolerate an industry that turns its back on the children they help raise. U will Pay $20 at the box office, to see a film made by pedos, but won’t contribute $10 to make a film exposing them? Think about that….

This is specifically why I am reaching out to fellow film makers, and Hollywood at large. Because I am quite certain there are other good people, honest men & women who are in my industry, that would care deeply about this issue and want to make a difference. This is why I’m hoping that Producers, Directors, Writers, and film Stars, should be taking action, and lending their talents, services, and financial backing, so we can proudly stand as 1 and show the world that Hollywood isn’t all bad. Stand with me and show that many of us care. Many of us have big hearts. And many of us will stand together to make a difference.

This brings me back to my original point. When I 1st announced this plan, the biggest objection was seemingly the idea that this was some sort of black mail. Detractors started saying I was demanding a pay off for doing the right thing. I was also told by countless supporters that if I were 2 start naming names & show everyone I was serious and this wasn’t about the $, it was in fact about justice, that I would have their support.

Well we are almost 2 weeks into this campaign. I have publicly outed 2 of the 6 names, with many leads already perculating on #3. That means I have already given up half of the info to the public. I have also again given 100% of the info to the police and an official investigation has been opened. I have left myself wide open to ridicule, which several folks in both MSM & SM have taken advantage of.

Well in my estimation, we are establishing a trust. And that trust works both ways. U told me, if I proved I was sincere and this wasn’t a $ grab, that U would back my campaign and make a donation. Well I have gone above and beyond what any1 expected (including myself) at such an early stage of this campaign.

But when I look at 136,000 followers, & see only 4,300 donors, I am starting to feel that my support is not substantial. That this trust is only working 1 way. I’m risking my life here. I’m out on a limb. I have everything to lose, & yet all I’m asking, is for each and every follower to simply donate $1!

But at the end of the day, I truly, deeply, need your support to see this thing through. In the end, I will make work whatever I end up with, as I won’t have a choice by that point. But right now, the choice is yours. Where do U stand?

I’m not asking the average person for a million. Im asking Hollywood to spend the big $ on helping me create this project. But I know this business, & until they see 10’s of thousands of supporters, they won’t even recognize this is happening. However if each of U stood with me now, I truly believe we can change the world! We can start the wheels turning, to initialize a revolution within the film industry, to where everyone will start holding 1 another accountable for their actions.

Please realize this isn’t reality TV, this isn’t a video game, I’m a real live person, and my real life is in danger, & U all have the power 2 save my life. I’m not demanding $1,000 or even $100, or even $10 from any of U except love and support!

For all the 4,300 who have already donated, I’m not asking for anything more. I appreciate and LOVE each and every 1 of U already. Nothing 2 prove!

But each of U donating $1 can help my family stay safe, at least long enough to get the #TRUTH out in the open, where it belongs! But more importantly, when U donate U make a statement that U stand on the side of all that is good and pure and just.

Strength comes in numbers. Remember, this isn’t a war against Hollywood. This is a war against corruption of the highest order because of a few bad people who must be rooted out of the industry. This is the war of Good and Evil! I implore U to stand with me.

Please donate today!

God Bless us all!

#CoreysTRUTHcampaign #ISTANDWITHCOREY #PRESERVEINNOCENCEhttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-feldman-s-truth-campaign#/

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Corey Feldman Launches TRUTH Campaign To Shine A Light On Pedophilia In Hollywood

Corey Feldman Launches TRUTH Campaign To Shine A Light On Pedophilia In Hollywood

Pop culture icon Corey Feldman has released heartfelt video message to announce the launch of Corey Feldman’s TRUTH campaign. The movement starts with a crowdfunding campaign to bring a movie based on his life to the silver screen. The film seeks to expose the pedophilia he believes has run rampant in Hollywood for decades.

In recent years, Feldman stated that both he and his long-time acting partner Corey Haim suffered sexual abuse by older men in the entertainment industry. While his experiences have fallen mostly upon deaf ears in the past decade, his voice is now being acknowledged by mainstream media outlets in the wake Harvey Weinstein scandal. In his video, Feldman makes a plea to other child stars to come forward, tell their stories and ultimately break the “dam of silence.”

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign is currently eyeing a $10 million goal will allow Feldman to write, direct, and distribute a major motion picture, as well as covering security and legal costs to protect his family. Learn more about the TRUTH Campaign via the official Indiegogo page and check out Feldman’s video announcement below.

Follow the continuing adventures of Corey Feldman on his official social media outlets — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Corey Feldman Doubles Fall Tour Dates And Gives Back To Hurricane Victims

Corey Feldman Doubles Fall Tour Dates And Gives Back To Hurricane Victims

Due to selling out venues across the country, legendary showman and pop culture icon Corey Feldman has extended his Heavenly US Angelic Tour schedule by doubling the dates previously announced for the fall. Feldman and his angelic band have entertained audiences with their theatrical and fun performances featuring lasers, lights, costumes, and signature talented all female band of Angels, with a few changes in the lineup as Corey is always trying to give new talent the chance to entertain audiences. Feldman stated, “this company was designed to give as many young female artists a chance to showcase their talents as possible, so I will keep changing the faces a bit.”

In addition to doubling the dates, Corey will be doubling the fun and giving his fans the experience they’ve come to expect with hit songs from his catalogue and iconic movies. This time, Corey will also be giving back. Corey and the Angels will be returning to Houston for the second time this year, doing a very special fundraiser for the Hurricane Relief fund. Feldman will also be contributing a portion of his ticket sales to the cause.

The tour will also include a special Halloween performance in St Charles Illinois, and the band will be visiting some new areas they are yet to visit such as Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Flint Michigan. Feldman specifically chose several controversial areas with the intention of bringing their message of love and light to those who need it most right now.

At the completion of this run, Corey and his Angels will have performed this critically acclaimed show 80 times this year.


10.13.17 – FRESNO, CA – FULTON 55

10.14.17 – RENO, NV – FACES NV



10.19.17 – DALLAS, TX – CLUB DADA




10.24.17 – HAZARD, KY – THE FORUM








11.05.17 – DES MOINES, IA – WOOLY’S



Shows may still be added so please check back in the coming weeks! For information on tickets and VIP Meet and Greets, you can visit the official website: Angelic2theCore.com or www.CoreyFeldman.net

You can also follow Corey and the Angels on Twitter @corey_Feldman and @Coreysangels

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Corey Feldman & The Angels Extend Critically Acclaimed Tour

Corey Feldman & The Angels Extend Critically Acclaimed Tour

Due to popular demand and the overwhelming success of Corey’s Heavenly Summer Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S., a 2nd leg has been added! If you missed the show that has been selling out worldwide, Feldfans will have another chance with Coreys Heavenly Fall Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S. Pt 2.

Audiences can continue to expect video projections, lasers, bubbles, spectacular lighting, costumes, special celebrity guests and even more surprises.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the show that’s been called a “mesmerizing,” “action packed,” “fast paced,” concert experience and hear Corey sing your favorite songs from Angelic 2 the Core and his most iconic films.

Tour Dates Thus Far:

10.13.17 – FRESNO, CA – FULTON 55



10.19.17 – DALLAS, TX – ***CLUB DADA***






11.01.17 – DES MOINES, IA – WOOLY’S

More dates will be added so be sure to keep checking Angelic2theCore.com for updates and tickets.

For the latest information on tour dates on ‘Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S.’ and beyond, visit Angelic2theCore.com or www.CoreyFeldman.net. Follow the continuing adventures of Corey and the Angels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The Importance of Following Your Dreams: Corey Feldman’s Angelic To The U.S. Tour

The Importance of Following Your Dreams: Corey Feldman’s Angelic To The U.S. Tour

“They’re trying to beat you down, they want you on the ground.” Truer words have never been spoken, especially when discussing 80’s/90’s star Corey Feldman. I only refer to him that way as that’s the way most of you know of him. In my mind, he’s “Current Genius, Corey Feldman”. Let me start this off by stating that the words spoken in this review are my genuine feelings towards the shows mentioned and Feldman himself. I’m not being sarcastic and I’m not here to make jokes, unless otherwise noted.

In recent years Corey made his switch from acting to music; in fact, he released his fifth album, Angelic 2 the Core, just last year. On September 16th, Feldman found himself back in headlines after giving an interesting performance on ‘The Today Show.’ There were people lambasting him all over the internet, in a way I honestly didn’t understand. When watching the performance myself I saw it as no different than something Kanye West, or even Justin Timberlake would do. The album itself sounds just like that; an admittedly unpolished pop record. It’s chock full of catchy lyrics and head bobbing beats. The only complaint I have about the record is that the music is a bit overbearing making the lyrics rather difficult to hear. I just didn’t understand the hate he was receiving, and still currently receiving. Listen, I’m all in on the Felddogg train. The guy does what he wants to do and gives his heart and soul into everything he accomplishes.

With all of that being said, you know that as soon as Corey announced his Angelic 2 The Heavenly US Summer Tour us at IconVsIcon were all over it! The only problem was figuring out which date to go to. Do we make a weekend trip of it and head out of town? Do we stay in town and catch the local show in the middle of a week? What does anyone do in a situation like this? We did both! That’s right, we got a chance to not only enjoy catch Corey and his Angels in Reading, PA but we also caught the tour right around the corner in Baltimore, MD. It was 100% worth it! Here are my thoughts.

Let’s kick off our journey in REVERB in Reading, PA. While the venue was not sold out, it was fantastic to see so many people show up to support Corey. To set the perfect mood, the opening band warmed up the audience by playing 80’s hit after hit. It was 9:45 and the Feldogg was about to come on. To our surprise we were joined by Poeina, the costume designer for Feldman and his angels. She stated that they were taking a little bit longer getting ready so she was here to play a few songs. Understandably we were a bit annoyed but she shut us up real quick. This girl has pipes! I will not be surprised when she’s popping up on the radio shutting it down! That’s when I realized that Corey doesn’t surround himself with people — he surrounds himself with true artists. Every single person involved with this show, regardless of the facet, is an incredible artist.

It wasn’t until about 10:30 when the main attraction made its way to the stage. Surrounded by his “Angels”, Feldman commanded the audience like no other. It didn’t matter that the crowd was smaller than the sold out show he had played the night before, he gave it everything he had. The show began with a few tracks off the new album, killer tracks! We were then informed that throughout the night each Angel would be showcased, and dammit did they shock the crowd. These women were incredible. Each of them brought their own talent to the show and sent chills down our spines. You had women from all walks of life here to put on a fabulous show.

As the night went on Corey performed hits from his film career and even an incredible cover of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”. Corey informed the crowd that his birthday the following day, which immediately led to us leading the crowd in heartfelt rendition of “Happy Birthday”. This show was incredible! The show ended with the Angels covering Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited”. My only complaint was that it ended prematurely on an odd note. Feldman checked the time and quickly exited the stage. No encore. While the ending was abrupt, it didn’t ruin the short but incredible journey we had just been on. It’s also important to note that easily 85% of the crowd on this particular night took advantage of the meet and great opportunity following the performance. With an awesome night of music in the books, there was no doubt that we would be catching the show again that Wednesday in Baltimore.

Honestly, Baltimore was a whole other ballgame. The venue was packed compared to the last show and Feldogg pulled out all the stops. I chalk up the weird ending of the last show to a late start because there were at least 4-5 songs added to the set this time around. Songs added to the Baltimore set were “Cry Little Sister”, a medley from “Rock N Roll High School Forever”, and the smash hit, “Go 4 It”! It’s important to note that Rams Head Live in Baltimore is a state of the art venue, which allowed Feldman to unleash his full vision for the show by adding a video package which spans his entire career and an epic arena quality laser light show to the mix. While the Reading show may have been the more intimate of the two, the Baltimore show this was definitely far more rambunctious. Fans even got a chance to see Feldman bust a move on his hover board (which he made look remarkably easy). The sound at Rams Head was also amazing and brought an added punch to Feldman’s passionate performance and the already stellar solos by The Angels. Not one person in our group was disappointed in making these treks to catch both shows because each night were completely different and satisfying entities. It was extremely cool to hear the buzz of excitement from the fans recounting their favorite moments from the show as the exited the venue. Corey and The Angels are definitely blowing minds and converting naysayers with ever show the play. The momentum Corey and The Angels are building is undeniable and nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Long story short, if you have a chance to see this show live then go! Do not let others deter you. They’re out there to stop people from having a good time. That’s what this show is all about, having a good time! You’re gonna hear songs from your favorite films and a few incredible tracks from incredible artists. I have to take this time to say that I’m super proud of Corey Feldman for continuing on his journey and doing things his way. He truly lives the message he preaches. I guess I’ll end this the only way I know how. “You gotta reach for the sky. Ain’t no problems to hide. Go for it!”

For the latest information on tour dates on ‘Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S.’ and beyond, visit Angelic2theCore.com or www.CoreyFeldman.net. Follow the continuing adventures of Corey and the Angels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 255: One Crazy Summer

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 255: One Crazy Summer


On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason return for the first time in weeks to discuss their summer adventures. Jeremy starts things off with a spoiler free tease of the upcoming horror flick, ‘Annabelle Creation.’ Jason offers up a solid pick of the week with a review of ‘Behind The Mask: The Batman Dead End Story.’ He also discusses his recent pilgrimages to see the magic of Corey Feldman and The Angels on the Heavenly 2 The US Tour. Other topics include Jason’s latest interviews for Icon Vs. Icon,Friday The 13th: The Game’ and remembering the late great George A. Romero. As always, rates, reviews and shares are appreciated. Flags up for Independence, patriots!

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DARE TO DREAM: Corey Feldman On His Epic Musical Journey and Bright Future!

DARE TO DREAM: Corey Feldman On His Epic Musical Journey and Bright Future!

Corey Feldman has never been a man to back down from a challenge. No matter if it’s brining his ambitious double album, ‘Angelic 2 The Core,’ to life, his now legendary musical appearances on ‘The Today Show’ or embarking on an ambitious nationwide summer tour, Feldman remains focused on bringing his music to the masses. While his ambitious endeavors are typically met with more than their fair share of skepticism, this multi-faceted artist continues to forge ahead, defy the odds and send the haters packing. Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S. continues the tradition of showcasing his all Angel Band, comprised of beautiful and talented young female artists, who have been handpicked by Feldman to realize his creative vision. The gifted girl squad is led by the masterful musical direction of Margot Lane, a seasoned professional of the music industry, and rounded out by Feldman’s wife Courtney Anne, a multi-instrumentalist who also sings, DJs and plays piano. Bringing a tour to life is no easy task, yet Feldman continues to stay laser-focused and more driven with every day. The results of his hard work and dedication are undeniable. With each passing moment, the buzz that is “Feldmania” becomes more infectious as Corey Feldman and The Angels continue to sell out venues and perform nightly to packed houses. Knowing that they pour their hearts and souls into each performance, fans from around the nation continue to flock to the ever-evolving shows for a rare chance to see a bonafide pop culture icon perform a intense retrospective of songs spanning his career. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Corey Feldman as he makes his way across America to discuss the challenges he has faced along the way, the evolution of his live show, and what he has in store for us musically in the months and years to come.

I’ve been asking this question more often these days to people whom music has played a major role in their life. What does rock ‘n’ roll mean to you?

You know, it’s about something that moves the soul. If you can make music that moves you or moves other people in a way that is inspirational, motivational, or takes their minds away from negative thoughts, then that’s rock ‘n’ roll. It can also be an outlet to release your negative energy. It’s similar to the way some people might punch a punching bag or stick their head into a pillow and scream if things get to intense! Some people go for a walk. Some people go for a run. Some people just have to take a drive and get away for awhile. However, some people have rock ‘n’ roll as that outlet and it allows them to express that pent up energy and angst. Through music they can let that energy out in a positive, healthy way! It’s better than bottling it up because sometimes life gets too real and you need an outlet!

The past year has been very rock ‘n’ roll for you! You’ve released an album, turned the heads of music critics and fans in a very positive way and launched a very ambitious tour. What can you tell us about the impact the past year has had on you creatively?

Well, it’s been amazing! So far, so good! It’s kind of mind-blowing, being out here on tour. Every city we go to we have played to a packed house and people are loving it! The reviews have been incredible and everyone who leaves our show says they had a good time. Obviously, there are going to be the people who go there because they want to hate or are hoping to see a train wreck. They’re hoping it’s going to be a nightmare or a disaster or whatever. Then they get there and realize it’s a group of awesomely talented musicians and I don’t suck and my voice doesn’t suck! We’re up there doing our thing and then they don’t have anything to say, so they just leave. [laughs] It’s like a bunch of bullies showing up to a picnic but everyone at the picnic is having an amazing time but they think they are going to come in and convince everyone to stop having an amazing time. Then they realize they are far outnumbered and the positive outweighs the negative. What are they going to do? Sit there with their thumbs up their butt swearing? Okay, great. You’re gonna have a great time with your thumbs up your butt, swearing under your breath! The only people that are going to notice the difference are you and your butt! [laughs] Everyone else in the room is going to have a great time doing what they’re doing! That’s basically the way I see it!

You started out with a mini-tour earlier this year and have now hit the road for the summer. How has the show evolved and what can people expect from Corey Feldman and The Angels ‘Angelic 2 The U.S. Summer Tour’?

Evolved is the key word when it comes to the tour. It’s definitely evolved quite a lot. We’ve really taken it to another level from a production aspect. I enjoyed the show we were doing before but it was a little bit disjointed. I decided along the way is that what makes this show fun is that it’s a time capsule. I think what inspired that was the initial promo video that we put out that shows different highlights and moments from throughout my career. That became the blueprint for everything else that we wanted to do. When we saw the reaction to the video from the fans, it was almost as if they were getting a shock treatment of reality like “Wow! I remember that! Oh yeah, he did that! Wow, he was there! He was part of that video, on that song and part of that album… I didn’t realize he has been so heavily connected in the music scene for as long as he has!” I think that was a re-awakening for so many people and gave them a chance to go back to their childhoods and see how long I have really been doing this! I think a lot of people think I popped up out of nowhere on ‘The Today Show’ and started singing out of nowhere and doing music! I’ve been doing this for decades and it’s been ingrained in pop culture for so long, it’s easy to forget a lot of the things I have done. I’m guilty of that as well. I mean, there are plenty of bands out there where I will remember one song from them. Someone will say, “Oh, do you want to go see their concert?” To which I say, “What else have they done? I only know one song.” Then you go to the concert and you know ten songs! It’s like, “Oh, I forgot they did this! Oh, right!”

Once I realized the audience was having that rebirth, if you will, around the pop culture of the music and the things I was involved in, that’s when I felt like we should craft a vehicle for them to take them through this journey. That’s what Angelic 2 The Tour has become, it’s divided into chapters. We still open it with the kind of video teaser video but then we dive right into the new album and then we start going back in time! It’s almost reversed chronologically as we start off with the new stuff but then we go backwards. We switch it up a little each night, of course, but generally we go right back to my very first film soundtrack, which was ‘Dream A Little Dream.’ That was really the first time I put music out to the world on vinyl and it was also my first film soundtrack. That was in 1989. We start there and then we go almost chronologically through all the different chapters of my life, whether it’s different film soundtracks I have been a part of, even if it wasn’t necessarily my own work, and we have tributes to some of my friends. We were doing a bit of that before, but we have now extended those tributes. One chapter that we have added and I know people will be excited about is the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll High School Forever’ chapter. It’s a big part of the show now and is very cool!

I don’t know if you were able to check out of live stream last week but we previewed it there! That one was a surprise! We’ve done 3 live streams. We did one for the second or third show of the tour. It was a completely sold out show, so we said, “It’s a completely sold out show! Let’s do a live stream!” We did it and it went well but it was just for one song. Then, a few days later, we had played 3 sold out shows in a row. I said, “Let’s do another live stream!” So, we did another song! Then, we got to a venue called Sunshine Studios where we had the opportunity to do a live stream with a 4 camera shoot! Once I know they could do that, a 4 camera shoot, I felt it would be a great way for people to get a little taste of the show! I also like the fact that we didn’t do any advertising or promo to build up to it. We didn’t want a ton of people to see it because we want people to come out and see the live show but I figured we could just let enough people where a buzz could start and people could start spreading the word! That was the idea behind!

Any chance we might see a few more of the live streams popping up unexpectedly as you travel the land?

You never know! It’s a possibility!

You’ve assembled a very talented group of Angels for the tour. What have you brought out in each other creatively and what has it been like touring alongside them?

It’s a learning experience on all sides! The great thing is that everyone here is a serious professional and everybody wants nothing but a positive outcome. They all want to do the best that they can because they know this is a great opportunity for them. In most cases, this is the first tour for many of them. Then you have someone like Angel Margot, who is our musical director, who has been doing this for awhile and is very experienced! This is not her first rodeo! [laughs] However, like I said, for most of the other girls this is their first major U.S. tour. It’s a learning experience, but at the same time they are all perfectionists and want to be the best that they can be! Last night, our bus broke down and we got stuck at a gas station in the middle of Colorado. We happened to have the live DVD of our performance at Sunshine Studios, so we all sat in the bus last night and watched it. It was very educational and informative because as good as we may think we are or as evenly as the show seems to be flowing, we always notice our own mistakes or problems. We say, “Ok, I’ve got to make a note of that…” or “Oh, I messed up there.” When you are all able to sit down and watch it together, you can really dissect it and find your troubled areas.

Again, because we don’t do the same show every night, we are still very reliant on the venues. Unfortunately, we aren’t playing amphitheaters, stadiums or arenas, so we don’t have a giant crew. We have people who are wearing multiple hats like production manager/tour manager/costume designer, etc. Multiple people are wearing multiple hats! What that means is that we are a bit at the mercy of the venue that we go. We are always hoping that they have the technology that we need and the wherewithal within their staff to be able to help us create the show that we need to create, usually with very little time to set things up. Because we are doing 5 or 6 shows a week, we are on the road a lot and get to the venue just in time for load-in and sound check. That gives us 2 hours to set everything up and then they open the doors. For us to put up our lasers, bubbles, smoke, screens, projectors is quite a challenge. We have all these major things that we need to get set up. Plus we have to do the stage plot, make sure all the musicians instruments are in tune and do a sound check and line check, so it’s a lot of work to get done in the very small amount of time and before you know what the show is on!

The point is that doing what we are doing is like boot camp for musicians! We are literally grinding it out! What I can tell you, is I spent 5 years literally scoping the entire United States and beyond, to find the most competent and talented group of female musicians that were all attractive, and who were all dedicated to their careers. It took five long years to find the perfect group! You’ve seen different incarnations of it over the past five years from the performances at Bonnaroo, to the performances on ‘The Today Show’, to where we are today! It has evolved and I can say for sure, 100%, that right now we have the best group of Angel musicians that I have ever had the pleasure of working with! These girls are amazingly talented! If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the solo from Angel Jiménez yet, but she does “Eruption” by Eddie Van Halen! Find me another 21 year old female guitarist who can play that song note for note, spot on, and I will lick your bootstraps! [laughs] It doesn’t exist! We found the only one! I’m proud to say that we have that level of amazing musicianship with this group. I’m also proud of my wife, Courtney, who when we started this adventure was a Playboy model. She went from being a Playboy model, which are a dime a dozen, to a woman who focused and honed her craft as a DJ by studying at the Ministry of Sound in London, and then went on to further develop her skills as a pianist. She has also trained her voice, has become an incredible singer, and is singing lead throughout the show! That’s huge stuff! She has really developed as an artist and has come a long way from where she started! For me, the best part of the show outside of the highlights I which I enjoy, is watching the girls do their individual moments. It’s spellbinding to see these young girls with so much talent perform! Our drummer, Marisa Torres, who is incredibly talented as a drummer. She is 20 years old and she is out there playing a 2-hour set! At the end of her 2-hour set, we give her her solo where she breaks it down and sings Alanis Morissette while playing drums! It’s amazing, and she sounds just like Alanis Morissette! Find me another touring band that has that kind of talent! It’s doesn’t exist! We’re no joke! We’re bringing the real deal to the table every single time! These girls are hardcore, true, dedicated musicians and it’s mind-blowing. I’m am honestly blessed to be working with such an amazingly talented group of girls! Yeah, there are mistakes and we’re not perfect. Nobody is perfect but I think we are getting better and better with each show. I really believe that by the end of this leg of the tour, we will be out there and be able to step to any massive act that has been touring the country for decades!

You are clearly in a great creative space right now. Where do you see yourself headed musically in the future?

We don’t plan on this tour ending anytime soon! In fact, we are already looking at another leg in October in the United States. We’re also looking at Canada and international dates as well. The big picture scope of all this is having it become my first world tour. The plan is to launch Corey’s Heavenly World Tour beyond Corey’s Heavenly U.S. Tour. The idea would be to play the UK, Canada, Asia, Australia and more. We literally want to take this tour all over the world, which will keep me quite tied up for another year to year and a half, just touring this album. With that said, I like to keep multiple things going at the same time and I’m not one that likes to lie low, as we all know! [laughs] On the music front, I have just started planning the 25th anniversary re-release of my my first album, ‘Love Left.’ I’ve actually been working with Don Dokken, who has recently become a friend of mine. He is helping me pull up my old 2” tapes that we used back in the day when we used to record on tape machines. He’s just recently gone through this process with his own albums, so he has been holding my hand a bit and leading me through the process of baking the old tapes and trying to get the music back off of them to get it in a state where we can remix and remaster the old material. That will also allow me to pull up some material that was never released to the rest of the world. I’ve got all of these old recordings on this 2” tape. The idea is to release some original songs that have never been released, like the original version of ‘Rock Us Danny’ from ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever’. That song went through many incarnations before it eventually ended up in the film. Even the version that ended up in the film is something I don’t have a copy of. What I do have is early versions of that song, along with others, that have never been released.

Basically, we want to put together my first ever boxed set, which would be a 2 or 3 CD/DVD set with live concert footage, behind-the-scenes making of type stuff, unreleased tracks, previously released tracks that have been re-recorded using today’s standards. So, we are going to reproduce some of the tracks, go back in and recut some of the tracks from the early days and more. It’s a very big project! My plan is to do this congruently with the tour. We would tour for awhile, I would take a month off, go back into the studio to work on that and then go back on the road. The goal is to, by the end of next summer or early fall, to be able to release that album and a re-mastered re-release on the anniversary of it’s original re-release.

Beyond that, we will be starting work on the new Truth Movement album as well! One of the main writers for Truth Movement is Jon Carin, who is very busy with his Pink Floyd duties! He has spent the last 30 years going back and forth between David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Pink Floyd. Him and I are still very good friends. As a matter of fact, I just saw Jon and the gang for their most recent “Us and Them” tour, which is incredible by the way! I was speaking with him and the plan is, once he is finished with his tour and I’m done with mine, we are going to go back in the studio and start working on new material for the new Truth Movement album. That will be a few years down the road before you see or hear anything from that but at least it’s in the works!

Beyond all of that, there is still my film side! I have a TV movie of the week about The Two Corey’s which I helped produce and write. That will be coming to Lifetime in September of 2017. I also have a film on the way where I play a tranny vampire [titled ‘Corbin Nash’]. It’s a film noir vampire movie and I believe that is coming out in October around Halloween. My plate is very full, as usual! [laughs]

You are getting to do something many people will never do in traveling our country. Along the way you are meeting the people and seeing everything without a filter. What’s your take on the American Dream in 2017?

That’s an interesting question. I think it’s still alive and well. However, it’s not just about The American Dream. I feel the concept of The American Dream has become very corrupt. I think it is all about the universal dream of making something of yourself, achieving your goals and leaving yourself open to opportunities, whenever they may arise. With the America that we are living in right now, the American Dream has been corrupted. I think there is a universal dream were we all want some type of center and to know everything is going to be okay. We just want the world to get along and we want the politicians of the world to stop taking advantage of us every time we turn our backs. It feels like every time we look away just for a moment someone is trying to take care health care away or changing the laws in a way that is not beneficial to the people. That’s not a good feeling!

It starts with staying true to yourself. You have to be selfless and give to others. If we all focus on that a little bit more, I think it will help us achieve all of our dreams. We all should be working toward living a peaceful life where we can all be engaged and enjoy each other. The way things are going right now, a lot of people are living in fear. That’s why think it’s so important to spread a positive message. You know, everybody told me I couldn’t do what I’m doing right now. The whole world came against me and said, “This is not possible!” The whole world was mocking me, yet somehow we’ve made it possible! It’s not The American Dream so much as it is about self-awareness, self-realization, and self-fulfilling prophecy. If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen! That’s the overall message that we are here to show! Look, it’s never too late to give yourself a second chance. It’s never too late to chase your dreams. It’s never too late to go for whatever it is you want to do. I think what we are doing here can be inspiring to everybody. Everybody thought I was going to be a punching bag, but I came back and now people are taking it very seriously. We are selling out shows night after night and are reaching the biggest audiences we have ever reached! People are having the greatest time and sharing the experience with their friends, which is wonderful! It’s all about self-fulfilling prophecies and giving people the opportunity to pursue their dreams!

Well said, Corey! It is definitely awesome to see the tide turning in your favor and see you inspire so many people with your work!

Right on, man! We look forward to seeing you at one of the shows very soon! Thanks for your time today, Jason! I appreciate it!

For the latest information on tour dates on ‘Corey’s Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 The U.S.’ and beyond, visit Angelic2theCore.com or www.CoreyFeldman.net. Follow the continuing adventures of Corey and the Angels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Corey Feldman And Friends To Rise Against Bullying With Special Live Event Benefiting ACT Today!

Corey Feldman And Friends To Rise Against Bullying With Special Live Event Benefiting ACT Today!

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to care and treatment to children with autism, will be the beneficiary of a special worldwide Facebook Live event, “Corey Feldman’s Autism Angels,” on Wednesday, May 24th from 12 PM to 4 PM PST. Feldman, who received both backlash and support following his viral performance on The Today Show, is taking a stand against bullying and actively teaching kids that it’s okay to be different.

This modern-day telethon will be co-hosted by Corey’s wife aka “Angel Courtney, who also is a key member to his touring band “The Angels,” and will appear alongside other members of his nationally touring band, for a rare live performance during the show. The unique event will also feature appearances and live performances from  actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy (Scream, Malibu’s Most Wanted), Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Sean Astin ( The Goonies, Lord of the Rings), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees, Men of The Strip) Comedian Steve Byrne (Tell the Damn Joke on Showtime), Debbie Gibson, Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Lita Ford (The Runaways), Actress/Supermodel Angie Everhart, David Lipper (Frequency, Full House), Keith Coogan (Fox and the Hound, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead,), Gregg Cipes (Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series), David Faustino (Married with Children), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys, The Blob) and more!

In addition to celebrity friends and supporters, Corey will be speaking with individuals on the autism spectrum, including cast members of “The Miracle Project”, on the topic of bullying in autism and feature their anti-bullying musical, “The Intimidation Game”.

“It is estimated that raising a child with autism costs $3.2 million, and my goal is to help lighten the load for these families,” said Feldman.

 For more information about ACT Today!, visit: www.act-today.org.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 206: But Enough About Me

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 206: But Enough About Me


This week on Acid Pop Cult, the show is packed to the gills. Hank kicks off the festivities by bringing us up to speed on his latest musical trip down memory lane. This time he finds himself immersed in the back catalog of W.A.S.P. aka the complete masterworks of Blackie Lawless. Jeremy soon enters the mix with an update on his upcoming business trip to Tennessee to work alongside director Adam Rifkin and the legendary Burt Reynolds. He offers up an inside look at Reynolds’ recent audiobook, “But Enough About Me: A Memoir,” and offers a few stories from his time on various sets. Jason brings us up to speed on the recent happenings at Icon Vs. Icon and recounts his recent interview with Corey Feldman, in support of his upcoming album, “Angelic 2 The Core.” In addition, the trio bring you up to speed on some exciting news from E3 and discuss what game have them the most intrigued. Other topics include classic Hollywood stars of yesteryear, Cirque De Soliel’s “Toruk: The First Flight” and the extended cut of “Batman V. Superman,” complete with a few spoilers. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ANGELIC 2 THE CORE: Corey Feldman On His Ambitious Double Album And More!

ANGELIC 2 THE CORE: Corey Feldman On His Ambitious Double Album And More!


Corey Feldman requires little introduction. Fans around the globe know him from his memorable roles in classics ranging from “The Goonies,” “Stand By Me,” “Dream A Little Dream” to “The Lost Boys.” A multi-faceted performer, Feldman has entertained audiences worldwide for more than three decades and ingrained himself in the fabric of the pop culture landscape along the way. What is often overlooked about him as an artist is his work as a musician. Through the years, he pursued his passion for music and amassed an impressive body of work. His devotion to the craft resulted in broadening his musical horizons and adding the titles of singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist to his already impressive resume. His latest musical endeavor is, without a doubt, his most ambitious undertaking to date. On June 22, after almost a decade in the making, Corey Feldman will unleash his double album “Angelic 2 The Core.” This powerful new album is Feldman’s third complete solo album and is the first to be produced under his independent label CiFi Records, which was founded in 2009. CiFi Records also released Corey’s Truth Movement album in 2009 and released digitally remastered versions of his early solo work in 2014. As eclectic as the work fans have come to expect from him on the silver screen, “Angelic 2 The Core” is a musical journey through all types of sounds from EDM to pop to rock to hip-hop.

The double album contains 22 songs featuring collaborations with five generations of Hip Hop artists such as Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Snoop Dogg, Doc Ice (Whodini/UTFO), Kurupt and up and coming rap artist Demario “SB.” Additionally, Corey enlisted contributions from incredible recording artists, songwriters and musicians including but not limited to: Kaya Jones (Pussycat Dolls), R1ckone (Black Eyed Peas), Scott Page (Pink Floyd), B.Howard, POET (Black Eyed Peas), Dave Dunn (Infectious Grooves), The Wizards (Production Team), Jon Carin (Pink Floyd), Manny Mijaris (EDM producer), Thomas Van Musser (writer for Black Eyed Peas), Graham Ward (Paul McCartney), Glasses Boys (EDM collective), Michael Debarge (Debarge), Truth Movement, Tommy Daugherty (Death Row recording engineer), Angel Courtney Anne aka DJAC and, of course, Corey’s Angels (backing vocalists). “Angelic 2 The Core” is also a breakout launching pad for the Corey’s Angel’s brand, which helps beautiful young women realize their dreams.

As this album spans a decade, it includes a few songs previously only available on soundtrack albums. These songs include “Negativity,” which appeared in “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” and “Take a Stand,” which appeared in “Zero Dark Dirty,” an independent comedy released last year. The best evidence of the progression of his instrumental work can be seen on “Ascension Millennium,” “Test 1,” and his heartfelt rendition of John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero.” A true labor of love, the album was painstaking recorded and arranged by Feldman in his home studio. However, as Feldman would be quick to share, “Angelic 2 The Core” wouldn’t happen if it wasn’t for his legions of dedicated fans. In early 2016, he launched the “Elev8or 2 Ascension” crowdfunding campaign. Answering the call, people from around the globe raised enough funds to make this passion project a reality and bring it to the masses!

Jason Price of Icon vs. Icon caught up with Corey Feldman to get an inside look at the blood, sweat and tears he poured into the creation of “Angelic 2 The Core.” In the interview, Corey offers an inside look at the creative process, the challenges he faced in bringing the album to life and his unending gratitude to the fans who made his musical dream a reality. We also take a moment to shine a light on the amazing work he and Corey’s Angels do for deserving charitable organizations. It doesn’t stop there! Feldman also gives us the scoop on his evolution as an artist and his upcoming gender-bending role as Queeny in “Corbin Nash.”

Thanks for taking time to talk with us again today, Corey. I know you have a lot going on so your time means a lot.

Absolutely, man. I love you guys! You guys have been such great supporters and I really appreciate all the support you have given me. It’s really cool.

It’s our pleasure. I know you have been out there working hard, so we love spreading the word.

Yes! The work is done! We have finally delivered the masters to the plant, the copies are being made, the digital copies are being transferred over. The artwork is done and everything is ready! Now, it is just a matter of waiting for the factory to pop them out and get them in the hands of all the retailers.

That is great news! The title of the album is “Angelic 2 The Core” and that is something you established early on. What does the title mean to you?

Corey Feldman

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Well, it means so much. If you have seen the album artwork, you can see it all ties together. I have been designing concept albums for my band, Truth Movement, because it is kind of a concept band. That is kind of what we do, every album has a story and it has a beginning, middle and an end. It is a lot harder to establish that sort of thing with a pop album and I never really dreamt of trying to, to be honest! It all came very naturally. What happened was this, around the time of my divorce, I created this concept of Corey’s Angels. That really just came from me being a guy being out and about, dating these various girls and having these parties that were connected to Playboy and all this kind of stuff back in the day. Then I started throwing my own events. I was like, “This is a great concept for music. It is a great concept for an album!” It has to do with good, evil and perception. A lot of stuff I deal with in my music deals with perception because I feel the perception of society is very askew from the reality of what is really going on. I think the media plays a heavy part in that. A lot of what I try to do with Truth Movement is to speak the truth and dispel some of the idealisms that are out there in modern, pop culture thinking. That, in large part, is through the lyrics, the themes of the songs and what it is about. Doing that with pop music is obviously a lot trickier because you want three-minute catchy songs that are going to be played on the radio and can’t have as heavy a context. If they do, it can be a little distracting to make it a dance song or whatever. I started this album 10 years ago, so it has been a decade in the making. I know this is a long-winded answer but bear with me, as it will all tie together.

Ten years ago, when I first started writing this record, I wrote the first few songs. At that time, it wasn’t related to any concept. It was me saying, “OK, I am going to write a few pop songs.” I wrote one called “Baby Blue Eyes” for my son when he was born. I wrote “For My Love” for my wife at the time. I wrote a few more with this great producing team called The Wizards. Together, we did “You Got Me” and “Bad People.” We did all of these songs and they all kind of flowed together in a nice way to make some sort of an album. Well, about halfway through the process, I got a bit distracted because that is when we made the deal to do “The Two Coreys” series. We did the first season of “The Two Coreys,” which I was not only in but I executive produced, so I had a hand in the writing as well. That became a very time consuming project and I didn’t have a lot of energy left over for working on music. Right after we finished the first season of “The Two Coreys,” I went into “Lost Boys: The Tribe.” I also became loosely involved with the production side of that project with the writing and stuff. I went from that into the second season of “The Two Coreys” and from that into “Lost Boys: The Thirst,” which I ended up executive producing and also doing music for. During the second season of “The Two Coreys,” I was given an assignment by the therapist on the show. They said, “I want you to write a song for your dad, a personal message.” So, I wrote the song and at this point I hadn’t written in a couple of years because I had been working as an actor, producing and doing my thing. I said, “OK. This is interesting. Let’s throw another song into the middle of all this! Let me try it!” [laughs] I wrote the song for my dad and it ended up being a great song called “Me Not You.” It was a very powerful, classic rock, anthemic type sound and I thought, “Wow! This is a great Truth Movement song! The guys would love this.” I sent the song to them and they loved it. I became so inspired by this first song that it sent me on this crazy writing spree. I ended up, between the second season of “The Two Coreys” and shooting “Lost Boys: The Thirst,” writing an entire album, finishing it, getting a couple of guys from Pink Floyd involved. I don’t know how it all happened! [laughs] Somehow, every album I have done has taken about four years in the making. That album somehow, and I say it is divine intervention, came together in three months time. From the first song I wrote to when the album was literally finished, packaged and ready to go was three months! It was this epic, huge sounding album and I don’t know how I pulled all that off but it was pretty cool! [laughs] I ended up touring the Truth Movement for the next two years because we did a couple various tours with it.

We did these projects, literally, back to back to back. By the time they were done, I did a couple more movies: “Six Degrees of Hell” and “Operation Belvis Bash,” which later became “Zero Dark Dirty.” After that, I went back into the studio. By this time, I was single and I was going through this thing about creating Corey’s Angels. I had moved into a home where, for the first time, I was able to build a home studio. I had always said, “If I build a home studio, I am going to get a lot more done. The reason why I only do one album every four years is because I have to rent the studio space and get all the musicians together. If I have a studio in my home, I can figure out how to play a lot of the instruments myself, I can produce it myself, I can get an engineer who is willing to kind of live there with me and just get it done!” I knew I would be able to work a lot faster and I did indeed! During that time is when I really developed the whole concept of Corey’s Angels, the concept of “Angelic 2 The Core” and I started feverishly writing. In that time, I wrote about 17 songs! The rest of the last three years has been mixing, editing, re-recording parts, overdubs and getting it perfect. It is kind of like I have spent the last four years on this album and a few years prior to it and in between there were a few years off. It wasn’t like I was working the whole 10 years but that is how it all developed.

Corey Feldman and his special team of Angels.

Corey Feldman and his special team of Angels.

The concept of Corey’s Angels is something that came from me having a lot of personal torment in my life regarding women. [laughs] I have literally had 18 serious relationships in a row. Every single one of those relationships ended badly and let’s just say not by my doing. I guess that is the most polite way to put it! [laughs] It created a lot of mistrust between me and women. I also had an abusive mother, so I was dealing with a lot of baggage. I felt the best way for me to redeem myself was to somehow try to help these women. I thought maybe if they had some sort of guiding light or voice in their head that directed them away from taking the low road or the wrong avenues, it would give them the chance to be creatively artistic. A lot of beautiful women, for whatever reason, get beat up. I realized, “Boy, they are just like I was.” By that I mean, in school everyone always beat up on me, picked on me, told me I was fat, ugly and all this other stuff. They said the same thing to most beautiful women. Right away, I knew there was a connection and I could understand them on a deeper level because they have been through the same types of ridicule that I had as a kid. So, I thought, “I bet they probably feel like I do, which is that they have low self-esteem. If I didn’t have the celebrity already and this established name in the business, I probably wouldn’t have the drive to keep myself going. I would probably fall by the wayside and take some lower end job, something beneath myself or even dangerous, which is what a lot of them end up doing.” I wanted to kind of be this voice of reason for them and say, “Look, I can create a company for you where I can manage you, develop you and help put you in some of the projects that I myself produce and create. Also, through the management side, we can help submit you. The deal is that you have to be talented, driven and willing to do whatever it takes in a business aspect to be responsible, show up and be productive. If you are willing to do all of that, then I can help you.” That was really what the basis of Corey’s Angels was. It was really interesting because the business was created and formed around the concept of the album and the album concept developed around what I was doing. It really did become this war between good and evil. At the end of the day, I am trying to do something that is helping these women stay away from the bad things in life or the bad avenues they could take, while having them believe in themselves as artists and take time to develop their art and creativity. I saw this as kind of a fight between heaven and hell. In some way they really were angels and in some ways I am angelic because I am helping these women but in many ways they are helping me. They have helped me to understand the messed up women in my past and the trauma that I have experienced and helped me heal.

The whole thing has been a very healing process. It all started with “Ascension Millennium.” That was the first single we put out. We didn’t even put it to radio. We just made this video and threw it out there. Then I released the single on iTunes. It was kind of like a thunderstorm! I have never experienced anything like it! We gave it to MTV and they put it on. It achieved buzzworthy status within 12 hours and over the next two weeks, it garnered over 250,000 views, which was insane to me! In the next two weeks, I took it to Youtube and the same thing happened. It just kept growing and growing to the point where it has been seen by millions of people. It was even talked about on “Glee,” albeit as a joke. It doesn’t matter, it is more about the fact we gained that much notoriety to be that prominent in pop culture with the song that I wrote. That is a huge thing because most of my life I have been doing music but it never really got much attention other than from my hardcore fans. This was the first time that a song that I wrote really expanded beyond that hardcore fanbase and went out to the masses and was being received and loved by the masses! Then we started releasing singles to the radio and we did “Everybody,” which is the song that features Doc Ice from UTFO. We put the single out to radio and it went all the way to #13 on independent digital radio charts and stayed there for three weeks. That was kind of my first certified hit! The interesting thing is that in the middle of all this, DJAC (The Maingel Courtney Anne) and I did a lot of Corey’s Angels promotion. I would never really say what Corey’s Angels was and I was throwing these parties ominously and getting all of this press about Corey’s Angels. We created a talk show called “Corey’s Angels Talk Live,” which was on for 10 episodes. We did a huge promotional campaign where we were going around last summer on spot tours. We would do things like go and play Bonnaroo with an all Angel band. We played some baseball games which got a lot of unwanted attention over last summer! [laughs] It was things like that and it was certainly an interesting ride.


The other interesting element was that the people loved it but there seemed to be this dark undertone of negative, nasty, bottom-feeding press that kept trying to destroy me every time I would come out with something. Any time I would put out a new song or video, the public would love it and go crazy but then there would be swarms of haters. It was obviously a group of people because it would happen every time we would do something. For example, we had “Celebrity Wife Swap,” which ended up being a complete nightmare because these producers totally franken-bit my episode and re-edited it to make me look like some kind of psychopath. I don’t even understand what that was about. Anyway, any time something would come out, we would get this attack on Twitter and Facebook, which I would research and they weren’t even real profiles. They would have hardly any followers and weren’t real. They were created just for that moment and just to harass me. Obviously, there was an organized attack going on and they kept coming after me. The interesting thing is that the more they did, the more it grew the public support for me and what we were doing with the project. The more I started taking about Corey’s Angels and the concept of what we were doing, the more people started getting it and getting behind it. This whole thing has developed and expanded over the last three years and now I feel like, “OK, the album cover ties into everything, if you think about it, that I have been through in the last five years.” It really is a battle between good and evil, heaven and hell. I feel like God is watching everything and my mission is to spread love and truth. I also feel there are these dark forces trying to pull me down and have been all of my life. At this point, I feel like I am a bit of a survivor, a bit of a soldier and my Angels are my team. Together we are creating music, entertainment and a lot of awesome things together! It is all working! Is that a good answer? [laughs]

Absolutely! I think a lot of people will love to hear the backstory as I don’t feel it is always presented in an easily digestible way.

That’s right. You are exactly right! It’s unfortunate but things are so misconstrued and they are juxtaposing everything into something that looks sleazy or dirty. That is kind of the whole point of this — stop judging a book by its cover! Just because you see beautiful girls dressed scantily, it doesn’t mean that it is something dirty or something bad. It is just sex appeal and sex appeal sells. At the end of the day, the very fact that we are doing this to keep these women from doing worse things and to help them expose their art, be artists and to stay on their creative path is a very positive message. What we are really doing is trying to help these women and I guess the press has many times painted it as the opposite of that.

I think it is important to mention all of the positive work you and Courtney Anne do for so many charitable organizations. What can we help shine a light on for you at this point in time?

Thank you, that’s beautiful! You know, we have done a lot of stuff over the last year and it is great to get out there. We really enjoy helping wherever we can. We are very involved with a group called Project Beagle Freedom. Project Beagle Freedom releases lab tested animals to freedom! They have helped change laws and it is really incredible. I have been involved in the push to help change the laws. I have met with the local city councilmen. Him and I have had several lunches and he is a great guy. We try to get involved with all of these things on a very personal level.


Many people don’t know this but through the years, I have actually been involved with the passing of several laws regarding animal rights. I entered onto the Senate floor in Boston in regards to a bill we were trying to get pushed through and we ultimately did achieve, which brought an end to gestation crates in Boston. In California, I was actually part of a bill that helped with Farm Sanctuary, which is another animal rights organization I work with. Together, we help create a ban on Fagra, which unfortunately has since been reversed. That just happened within the last year but we were the ones that got the ban in place. It is a terrible process where they take a duck and stick a hose down its throat and keep feeding it until it explodes. It’s really awful. That is one of the things I helped change. The Beagle Freedom regulation, which we just got passed last year, established that any laboratory that is testing on animals now must turn those animals over to a sanctuary to release them into the wild once they are done being tested on. Of course, the next obvious evolutionary stage of that is to pass a law to prevent animals from being tested on whatsoever, which of course should be the standard operation but unfortunately it’s not.

In addition, I also created this day called “For Love of God Day.” Basically, I encourage people all over the world to use social media to join me on this day by creating events in their local areas to give back to the universe and be a loving, kind person for one day by doing something completely selfless. I organized a group of the Angels and went to downtown Los Angeles, where we were joined by my son and ex-wife, and brought a ton of food, clothes, toys and handed stuff out to the homeless. We asked people around the world to do similar things, whether it was go clean a local park, help out an old lady or whatever it is you could do to help someone. That is something I will definitely do again next year. I am looking forward to it because we had a tremendous response to that. We have also been working very closely with The Children’s Hospital. We have been visiting a lot of kids over there. We have done a couple of events and even did a live performance for them. The stuff we are doing is all over the map but generally anything that involves animals, the environment or children. Those that do not have a voice, we try to lend ours to. That is the concept behind the charity work that we are doing.

You’ve brushed elbows with, worked alongside and had friendships with some true greats in the music industry. Did anyone ever give you advice that impacted what you do as an artist and performer?

Absolutely. Oh my god, yes! I will give you a couple of examples. Michael Jackson, obviously, was the number one influencer in much of my pop music and my pop and solo career. Him and I wrote a song title together for one of the very first songs I ever recorded. It was a song I ended up writing and recording with Michael Damien called “Naked Sleeping.” The original title and chorus was created with Michael and I. I never ended up releasing the song but it was recorded and that was thanks to Michael. A lot of how I dealt with fans came from him as well. I would even ask him questions as simple as, “Is it easier to sing on an empty stomach or a full stomach.” It was things like that, which you would probably ask a vocal coach but I never had one! Michael answered those questions for me, as silly as they might have been, but those were the things I needed to know. I also asked him about sustaining yourself while singing and dancing. He was very influential with all of that. Michael is the obvious but I will give you another one.

David Gilmour from Pink Floyd is someone I was very lucky to spend some time with on his one of his last tours with his solo album, not his most recent album but the one before it. I was backstage with pretty much all of Pink Floyd, because even though it was a solo album it was a lot of the same band members. It was Richard Wright, Jon Carin, you know, all the guys who have been there forever. We were all talking about music and it was an interesting moment. I was there with my ex-wife and she was learning how to play sax at the time. I had just bought her a sax for Christmas. We were standing in the little hallway area and it was myself, my ex-wife, David Gilmour, Scott Page and Dick Parry, who was the original sax player from Pink Floyd and did “Dark Side of The Moon” and “Wish You Were Here.” David Gilmour had just learned to play sax at the time. So, you had the original sax player, the 1980s sax player, David, who is now a sax player, and my ex-wife who was becoming a sax player. It was four generations of sax players standing in this little hallway at Universal and they were all talking about the fact that they had taken on this musical instrument. David had just learned for this tour how to play. He was saying it was just another extension of him and how he writes. When I heard him play the sax, it sounded like the same language that was coming from his guitar, only it was a different instrument it was transposing through. I asked him about it and he said, “It is. It is just another extension of me. You seem to know a lot about music. Do you do music as well.” I said, “Yes, I do.” He said, “Oh, really. What type of music do you play?” I said to him, “You know, I have a band and it is actually very similar to the stuff that you guys do.” He said, “Really? What is it called?” I told him, “It is called Truth Movement.” To which he responded, “Truth Movement. That will do. That will do! Is it good?” I said, “Yeah, it is really good but I don’t think it will ever be as good as yours.” He said, “Well, why not?” I said, “Because I don’t know how to read or write music.” He looked at me and kind of shrugged and said, “Neither do I.” That blew my mind! At that very moment, I realized that my limitations were only in my own mind. Once you hear one of the most achieved, prolific rock stars of our time tell you that he doesn’t really have any greater ability in songwriting or reading the music than you do, it’s like, “Wait? I really don’t have this limit. It is only in my mind and I am only telling myself that I have limits.” Having that new information really gave me the confidence to move forward with my next Truth Movement album and make it the great album that it was. I really owe that to him. I think that answers your question!

Going back to “Angelic 2 The Core,” you lived with this album for quite a while now. How have you evolved as an artist through the creation of the album and where do you see yourself headed musically in the future?

I have to say I feel a great evolution as a musician. Prior to this project, especially on the Truth Movement albums, I did very little musically. I think I played a couple keyboard parts and arranged on the last Truth Movement album. The band, being comprised of such brilliant musicians, I certainly had no place being there! In prior solo albums, I might have played a little guitar part here and there, a bass line or programmed some drums but nothing very serious because I was really a developing artist. Now, after a lifetime in the music industry, building a home studio and fortunately being able to acquire a multitude of instruments, I now spend time actually playing those instruments, using them in the studio and recording myself. I do have that luxury. One of the interesting things about this album is that it’s 22 songs and covers every genre of music. It is kind of broken into four parts, I would say. The first part being EDM, the second being hip-hop, the third part being rock and the fourth part being pop-soul. It is all in there! Each chapter of it flows right into the next in the transitions from the musical sounds.

Back cover art for 'Angelic 2 The Core.'

Back cover art for ‘Angelic 2 The Core.’

One of the first songs that I did when I got my studio built was a song called “Test 1,” which is a song featuring a brand new hip-hop artist by the name of S.B. Scotty Page from Pink Floyd returns to this album and does quite a bit on it actually. He writes as well, plays sax and even plays the electric guitar solo on “Ascension Millennium,” which a lot of people didn’t know. He was very heavily involved. I started this whole album out by plugging everything in and getting the studio up and running. On the first day, the first session, I was literally making sure this line worked or this chord worked. As we did it, we would test a little piece of an instrument each time. My long-time friend and musical partner David Dunn, who has been in pretty much every album I have done at some level, came aboard and helped me build the studio. He sat there and played this really trippy piano part. After he laid it down, we kept it. Then I said, “OK, check this out!” I played a synthesizer part over it. Then I played some drums on top of the click track we had built. I played everything! I played the guitars, the rhythm guitars and so on. By the end, we got this whole song that sounded like a really cool jazz piece. Scotty Page stopped by and I said, “Hey, man. We have this song. What do you think? I think it might work with a little bit of sax over it. What do you think?” He ended up laying down all of this incredible stuff! Right after that, I had some friends over and this guy said, “Hey, I’m a rapper. Do you have any beats?” I said, “Not really. The only beat that I have that isn’t finished, or maybe it is because I think it is an instrumental piece, is this one.” I played it for him, he heard the beat and he said, “Oh man, you’ve gotta let me throw down to this!” I was like, “Okay. Why not! Let’s experiment!” [laughs] He went and tried it out and did some rap. It ended up being incredible and ended up inspiring me to then flourish it and color it into a whole song. We mapped it out and made it a full song, mixed it and it turned into this great, long, incredible piece. It is an ironic thing because Test 1, in fact, ended up being a full song called “Test 1” and one of the coolest, hippest, slickest songs on the whole album, when it started as an experiment and was never really meant to be released. That was the first song where I played all the instruments.

Shortly after that, I did “Ascension Millennium,” where I again played all of the instruments, except for the bass solo and the electric guitar solo. Again, the electric guitar solo was Scotty Page and the bass solo was my engineer but everything else you hear is me playing. As the album went on, we started adding more and more musicians but I would say there are a good four or five songs on the album where I play everything myself. That is definitely a first! I never would have attempted that if I didn’t have the ability to edit, mix and do all of that as I went because I had my own studio.


We can’t talk about this album without mentioning the incredible role your fans played in getting the word out and getting it funded.

I was so blown away by and so overwhelmed with heartwarming joy that the fans pulled together in the way they did. They showed such a tremendous force of positivity in getting this project completed. It was really, really heartwarming. I happen to know my fans really well and I have a very good relationship with them. There is the casual fan who chipped in 5 bucks or 10 bucks and each one of those guys means alot to me. However, you also have certain fans who really went above and beyond what I would have expected any one person to do. Some of them I know could handle it and there were others who it is not really in their economical profile to even do that. In some cases I felt guilty that these people were contributing so much. There were even cases where I asked certain people not to contribute so much! They would say to me, “I am going to put all of my money together and do this. What do you think? I am going to go scrap some change together or dig under the couch. I might not be able to eat for a week but I am going to help you.” I am like, “No! No, no no! Don’t do that! Please don’t!” [laughs] The point is that many of them were almost overly giving in a way and overbearing with their graciousness and generosity. I really want to take a moment to say that if it was not for the fans, literally, this album wouldn’t be coming out right now. It’s not to say it couldn’t have gotten released at some point. I could have obviously continued working on new films and other projects and pulled more money from my own income to complete the project but it would have taken another six months to a year to do everything we have been able to accomplish in the last two months. There really is a huge debt of gratitude I owe the fans for getting the album out on time, on schedule and actually making it happen.

There are a couple of fans I want to thank in particular. There is one guy in particular who is actually a sergeant in the U.S. Military, he’s in the Army, and his name is Will Fredricks. This guy is amazing! He contributed more than anyone ever could have dreamt of contributing. It wasn’t like he bought one big thing. The way he did it was by continuing to splash the pot and keeping the public interest there by rousing people and buying gifts for people. This guy was going out and donating on a regular basis in other people’s names. He would be like, “Hey, this is your dream. Your dream is to get an autograph from Corey. I’m going to get you that autograph!” Or, “Your dream is to talk to Corey. I’m going to make sure he calls you!” He really went above and beyond as an exceptional member of society and, more importantly, as a serving soldier in the United States Army, I want to say this man has nothing but my utmost gratitude and respect. I really want to pay a special acknowledgement to him. There is also a little girl from England named Destiney Rauh, who also went above and beyond. I know it is not really within her financial means to do the things that she did but I know that she wasn’t going to listen to me! I told her she didn’t need to do it and she did it anyway. She spent a really healthy amount of money, so I really wanted to give her a special acknowledgement as well. Both of them are truly beautiful people and were a huge part of really making this happen. I also want to thank everyone else who spent the time to support me, even if they didn’t donate, by spending the time to retweet everything, posting about the campaign or talking about it. It really kept the energy and momentum alive. It was really overwhelming and flattering, so God Bless them all and thank you to all of them! WE DID IT! That is all I can say!

What was the experience of crowdfunding like and what did you take away from the process?

Corey Feldman's single, "Go 4 It," is available now on iTunes!

Corey Feldman’s single, “Go 4 It,” is available now on iTunes!

It was very scary, I can tell you that much! [laughs] I was very nervous because in the beginning of the crowdfunding stage, and this goes back to that whole good versus evil thing, we got massively attacked on Twitter. I don’t know if you were watching when all of that stuff went on but there were all of these people saying they were Anonymous and giving me all of this grief and really beating me up. It turned out, in fact, that many of them were not really Anonymous but people posing as Anonymous and were part of this evil group that was trying to hurt me. What happened was I had a few of the real Anonymous guys hit me up on Facebook and said, “Hey, we don’t know why you are attacking us. We are actually supporters of you. We think you’re great. We only go after bad guys and we wouldn’t go after you because you are a good guy.” I was like, “OK. So what the heck is going on?” They said, “We can help you try to weed through some of it and see if we can burn them out, these people who are attacking you.” I said, “Great! That would be awesome!” They did and within a few days, all of the negative stuff ended and it was all of my fans again. From that moment on, the campaign really took off. Fortunately, it did find its life but it did take a really long time to get its start. I would say the first week was almost completely a waste. We didn’t get much at all because of all the interference. We extended it a week and it went really well. Along the way, we kept gathering momentum but the unfortunate thing was right when it was really peaking it stopped because of a TMZ article. They put out an article talking about the campaign, which actually ended up helping us. We raised $5,000 in one day when that happened, so it is crazy how things can turn around from a little bit of press. Anyway, we ended up finishing the first campaign with about $15,000 to $20,000, somewhere in there. We ended up getting another $10,000 or $15,000 in the second stage. All together I believe we raised about $30,000 from the fans. That was exactly what we needed to get the album finished, the artwork done, the mastering done, the packing, the duplications and all of that kind of stuff, along with a little bit of radio marketing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly what we were looking for because originally we wanted $100,000 so we had the money to do a big time promotion like a major label would where we could afford to take out full page ads in magazines like “Rolling Stone” or “Billboard.” We could have possibly even thrown up some billboards in certain cities or bought radio commercials. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the budget for all of that but we did get enough to actually get the album released and the radio campaign going, which actually starts this week! We also shot a video for “Go 4 It,” which is being edited right now. I think you will probably see the video within the next week or so.

Corey Feldman and friends on the set of the video for "Go 4 It."

Corey Feldman and friends on the set of the video for “Go 4 It.”

Where are you looking to go from there? Will you possibly be able to branch out and do some tour dates?

That is the goal! The ultimate goal is to do a worldwide tour with this. We have had worldwide support and I get emails and fan letters from Japan to China to Australia to Europe to The Middle East to South America and, of course, all over the United States. We have support from virtually everywhere. The point is that we know that the fans are everywhere and we know they want to see it. The problem is that the promoters out there don’t realize the weight of what we bring because we have never had the traditional music history. We have never sold a million albums. We have never done a big stadium tour or anything like that. The crazy thing is that we know we can sell those types of shows out based on a few appearances that we have made. For example, we did one in Santa Cruz, which was for the 25th anniversary of “Lost Boys.” We did a concert at the Boardwalk where we showed the movie and did a concert before the movie. We started it in the afternoon and we ended up getting the highest amount of audience participation and the most people that had ever turned out for any event at that location in the history of the Boardwalk! We got 15,000 people to show up! We know we can pull those kind of numbers! That was with Truth Movement, that wasn’t even with the solo stuff and with pop music, it obviously expands to a much wider audience. We have also done concerts in LA. We did one with Streetfood Cinema out at Exposition Park where we showed a movie and did a concert and we had 5,000 people come out to that one, which is in LA by the Coliseum. LA is usually the hardest place to get people to come out and buy tickets. The point is that we know we can do really well all over the world but we need the promoters to understand it. We feel that by putting out a really good record campaign, a good radio campaign and getting the new single featuring Snoop Dogg to chart on Top 40 on the Billboard charts, which is the goal, we will have promoters come knocking on our doors and we won’t have to go looking for them!

I can’t let you go today without asking about your upcoming role in the film “Corbin Nash.” You play Queeny in the film and it is generating a lot of buzz! What drew you to this project and what can we expect?

This was kind of in the middle of it all! People kept comparing me to Skrillex, so I thought, “Hey, why not hit it right on the head and do something very Skrillex-like?!” [laughs] Just joking! Total joke! [laughs] I don’t know if you are aware of this but we actually did a concert with Skrillex. About a year ago, Courtney aka DJAC, actually played a birthday party for him and then I came out and performed the last five or 10 minutes. The funny thing about that was we did a song of mine that he insisted I perform, which was from 1993, called “What’s Up With The Youth.” He brought up 1,000 kids on stage and they were all singing my song, which was really crazy! Anyway, back to “Corbin Nash.” One day I got a call from my management and they said, “Hey, there is this project and there is a script. We think that it is really cool. We want you to go meet with the director [Ben Jagger]. He is an English guy and is really savvy. They have this cool little art film. The catch is that you will be playing a tranny!” I was like, “Well, that’s interesting! There is a stretch for you!” It was obviously something that was very outside the box and something I had never even conceived of doing before. Then again, it made a lot of sense, especially since it was a vampire movie and since I am kind of known as being the vampire hunter, I thought it would be apropos to do the other side in some really dark, twisted way! I think that really comes alive in the process! I met with the director and he was a great guy. I read the script and I knew that he was really smart and part of the writing team. I knew that these guys really wanted to make a quality film. For me, that is all that matters. When I am going to do a movie these days, I want to make sure it is going to be an interesting and challenging role for me and I also want to make sure it is something that I can really sink my teeth into for lack of a better term. I want to make sure the quality of the work itself is going to be worth doing. I can do my best work but if the project isn’t up to par, if the writing isn’t good, the direction isn’t good or the other cast isn’t really good, then it doesn’t really matter because then everyone will blame me and say it is all my fault! [laughs] It is best just to make sure you are working with a great team and I felt that is what came about with this project. The Jagger Brothers are incredible. I got to work with Malcolm McDowell again, which is always fun. Rutger Hauer, who was one of my favorite actors growing up, is in it. Overall, it was a great process!

We look forward to seeing the finished film. Before I let you go, I want to ask if there was anything else we can shine a light on for you?

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Thank you. You guys have been incredible. I guess going back to the legislation and stuff we discussed, I will briefly touch on it because everyone else has. With all the pedophilia stuff going on in Hollywood, people keep coming to me and saying, “Why don’t you name names. Why don’t you do this? Why don’t you do that?” I want to once again say, I am not the end all, be all when it come to this. I am not an attorney. I’m not a politician. I don’t really have a lot of pull or weight when it comes to this sort of thing. I certainly am not going to be a whistleblower who is going to threaten the security of myself or my family’s security, more importantly. However, there is a way that everyone can get involved and a way everyone can help, which is to write the California legislators, the lawmakers, and let them know we need to end the statute of limitations. Right now, they are currently trying to pass a bill which would end the statute, however, it would only be from the year 2017 forward. That is not good enough. That doesn’t protect all of the people who came up around the time that I did, myself and others like us. What we really need is a rollback of about 50 years, I think. That is the type of stuff we need to work on. I guess if there is anything people can help me with aside from supporting the album, coming and seeing us live when we play it is to please stop telling me to do this because it would only endanger me. Instead, I wish people would focus on doing something themselves. If you have information, you are welcome to come forward with it but otherwise get to those California legislators and tell them to change the laws and make it fair for the victims and not the culprits.

Thanks again for you time today, Corey. You have been more than gracious with your time and are always a great interview. Thanks for being such a positive force in this world!

Thank you for noticing! I really appreciate that, man! Take care Jason and God Bless!

Corey Feldman’s “Angelic 2 The Core” will be available on both physical, & digital platforms, including Amazon, CD Baby and some retail locations on June 22nd, 2016. Visit the official site for the album at www.angelic2thecore.com. To follow Corey’s continuing adventures, be sure to check out Corey’s website www.coreyfeldman.net and connect with him via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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