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SHIM Releases New Video “Crucified”; Announces New Headline Tour with Madame Mayhem

SHIM Releases New Video “Crucified”; Announces New Headline Tour with Madame Mayhem

Hot on the heels of his current self-titled release, SHIM has released a new single to radio titled “Crucified”. The video for the single has made it’s debut and can be seen below! In addition, SHIM has announced that he is hitting the road on a headline tour with Madame Mayhem. The tour begins on March 2nd in Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep and concludes March 27th in Nashville, TN at The End.

“The video portrays the dilemma that when faced with a life changing decision it won’t just change your life, it will change the person you become within it. Over the course of the last couple of years of rebuilding and reinventing myself, I had a lot of people try and dissuade me, or attempt to stop me, or attempt to Crucify me. How you handle yourself under those circumstances dictates the person you will become.

This is who I am.

I am SHIM”

When Shim Moore first began writing solo music, a piece of early career advice stuck with him.

He recalls, “Somebody once told me, ‘When you’re making music, the difference between good and great is blood. If you bleed on a record, people are going to hear it. If you don’t, people are going to hear it too’.”

Truth is, Shim’s blood courses through every song he’s ever written and recorded. Millions of fans worldwide connected to his songwriting, spirit, and soul across four full-length albums from the RIAA platinum-certified Sick Puppies—which he founded in 1997. Following his split from the group during 2015, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer did what he does best: write.

VIP Meet and Greet Packages are now available for the upcoming tour through our VIP Partner https://www.national-acts.com/shim

SHIM Tour Dates with Madame Mayhem:

Sat-Mar-02 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep

Sun-Mar-03 Denver, CO – Lost Lake

Tue-Mar-05 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge

Fri-Mar-08 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music

Sun-Mar-10 Racine, WI (Milwaukee) – Route 20

Mon-Mar-11 West Dundee, IL – RocHaus

Tue-Mar-12 Joliet, IL – The Forge

Wed-Mar-13 Madison, WI – The Annex

Thu-Mar-14 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Theater

Fri-Mar-15 Heath, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon

Sat-Mar-16 Akron, OH – The Empire Concert Club

Sun-Mar-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Café

Tue-Mar-19 Lancaster, PA – The Lizard Lounge

Wed-Mar-20 Washington DC – DC9

Sat-Mar-23 Richmond, VA – Canal Club

Sun-Mar-24 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

Tue-Mar-26 Charlotte, NC – Amos Sutherland

Wed-Mar-27 Nashville, TN – The End

 

For more information on SHIM, visit his official channels:
https://shimmusic.com/
www.facebook.com/shimonmooreofficial/
https://twitter.com/ShimonMoore
https://www.instagram.com/shimmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCUPOzT-ldWSHfFrMMoOsEg
http://fmmusicmanagement.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FMMusicManagement/

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SHIM (formerly of Sick Puppies) Announces Release Date For Self-titled Solo Album

SHIM (formerly of Sick Puppies) Announces Release Date For Self-titled Solo Album

Platinum recording artist, SHIM has announced a release date for his self-titled solo album, SHIM  – September 14 on BFD, distributed worldwide by The Orchard.

After creating a worldwide fan base as founder and former lead vocalist for Sick Puppies, the Australia-born singer, songwriter and producer found himself back at square one, and after a couple failed attempts at collaborating again, decided to bet on himself.

“I set out to make the best music of my career – which I’ve done,“ Shim says. “For better or worse, I put everything I had to give into this album, and for the first time in my life it doesn’t matter what the outcome is, because I couldn’t have bled anymore than I did on this music. “

It’s impossible not to feel Shim’s blood running through all 11 tracks.  “The theme of this album is about someone digging themselves out of a hole,” says Shim.  “It’s the whole journey of doing the work to create the life you want, despite the obstacles.”

Listen to the killer album opener “A Brand New War” below!

The debut single from SHIM, “Hallelujah,” a bold and infectious anthem, is currently working its way up the charts at rock radio.  Check out the video featuring Sock Puppet Parody HERE

You can pre-order the CD now from Amazon HERE

Pre-order the digital album starting August 31, and receive instant downloads of “A Brave New War” and “Hallelujah” from Apple and Amazon.

SHIM Track List:

  1. A Brand New War
  2. Secrets
  3. Our Time
  4. Kaleidoscopes
  5. Crucified
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Fearless
  8. All Of Me
  9. Sting Like A Bitch
  10. Broken Men
  11. Don’t Wake Me Up

For info and tour updates, visit www.shimmusic.com

Follow SHIM:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shimonmooreofficial/

Twitter: @shimmoore

Instagram: @shimmusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCUPOzT-ldWSHfFrMMoOsEg

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Makes Special Appearance on Screaming At Demons New Singles

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Makes Special Appearance on Screaming At Demons New Singles

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) will make a special appearance on two new Screaming At Demons singles “Our Time” and “All Of Me” (release date to be determined).

Chris Clemence, the bassist of Screaming At Demons, had previously performed with Chad at several shows and they became friends, so when he reached out to Chad and asked him to play on the new upcoming singles, Chad quickly agreed.

When describing what it was like to work with Chad Smith, Chris said “Chad is a legend and phenomenal powerhouse of a drummer. We are beyond honored to have him play on our two new upcoming singles. His feel and groove have brought our songs to a new level. We are so lucky to have him as well as an all star team working on our music.”

Screaming At Demons recently released their song “Rockstar” along with the powerful video behind it to the masses at a Red Carpet event on October 6th. Since the release the band has been gaining the attention of fans and press alike.

The band is in its early stages of recording their new record, which will be mixed by 5 time Grammy award winner Chris Lord-Alge. When asked about working with Screaming At Demons Lord-Alge stated, “A new level of excitement is coming from these boys and they are giving back to people in need and making music that instantly makes you wanna be a part of it!”.

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Screaming At Demons Release Debut Single “Rockstar” In Support of Homeless Rock Stars Movement

Screaming At Demons Release Debut Single “Rockstar” In Support of Homeless Rock Stars Movement

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For the first time in history, a groundbreaking homeless project and a powerful rock band have teamed up to change lives around the world.  Screaming at Demons have finally released their song “Rockstar” along with the powerful video in support of Homeless Rock Stars.

As Screaming at Demons members Shimon Moore and Chris Clemence revealed to us in a recent interview, the only way to purchase the song “Rockstar” is to text “ROCKSTAR” to 91999 and donate to the Homeless Rockstars charity. Upon receiving your donation, Screaming At Demons will email “Rockstar” directly to your phone. If you are outside the U.S.A., please click the link below to make your donation and receive the song.

WHAT IS HOMELESS ROCK STARS?

Homeless Rock Stars is the brainchild of international rock photographer Nigel Skeet.  After 25 successful years of being a photographer in Los Angeles, Nigel moved to Redding, California to raise his young twin daughters.  When he opened his photography studio in downtown Redding, he was warned of the “homeless problem” in the area.  This statement struck him as “bullying the underdog” and he decided to do something about it.  Over the course of three days, Nigel Skeet photographed and interviewed 50 homeless people in his studio, just like he would a rock star.

The results of the event and the subsequent gallery exhibition were astounding, people were getting restored.  Homeless Rock Stars quickly attracted a lot of media attention and has been featured many times on the evening news, Good News Network and Huffington Post.

Nigel enlisted the help of his longtime friend Shimon Moore to write a theme song for the project.  Shimon enjoyed huge, international success as the lead singer and songwriter of the Australian rock band Sick Puppies and he was also the creator of the huge viral campaign, “Free Hugs.”

With his new band Screaming At Demons, with Chris Clemence (bass) and Russell Ali (guitar), they wrote the song “Rock Star” – but just the song was not enough, it needed a video.

On July 1st Shim traveled to Redding to participate in and film a Homeless Rock Stars Youth event, an event benefitting homeless kids.  The event was a huge success with over 70 members of the local community volunteering to interview and help restore the homeless.  Members of city council, business professionals and other community leaders all participated.

Shim also got to interview Jessie Valley.  Jessie was “one of the first 50” homeless to come through Nigel’s studio during the first event back in November.  Jessie is now part of the Homeless Rock Stars crew, she is in charge of catering.

The final result is a very powerful, six minute mini documentary and music video, “ROCKSTAR.”

Homeless Rock Stars is set to do homeless events all over the country in 2016, including events for homeless youth and veterans.

 

United Way of Northern California is the fiscal agent of Homeless Rock Stars.

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“Homeless Rock Stars” And Screaming At Demons Launch Worldwide With “Rockstar”

“Homeless Rock Stars” And Screaming At Demons Launch Worldwide With “Rockstar”

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For the first time in history, a groundbreaking homeless project and a powerful rock band have teamed up to change lives around the world.

Homeless Rock Stars is the brainchild of international rock photographer Nigel Skeet.  After 25 successful years of being a photographer in Los Angeles, Nigel moved to Redding, California to raise his young twin daughters.  When he opened his photography studio in downtown Redding, he was warned of the “homeless problem” in the area.  This statement struck him as “bullying the underdog” and he decided to do something about it.  Over the course of three days, Nigel Skeet photographed and interviewed 50 homeless people in his studio, just like he would a rock star.

The results of the event and the subsequent gallery exhibition were astounding, people were getting restored.  Homeless Rock Stars quickly attracted a lot of media attention and has been featured many times on the evening news, Good News Network and Huffington Post.

Homeless Rockstars LogoNigel enlisted the help of his longtime friend Shimon Moore to write a theme song for the project.  Shimon enjoyed huge, international success as the lead singer and songwriter of the Australian rock band Sick Puppies and he was also the creator of the huge viral campaign, “Free Hugs.”

With his new band Screaming At Demons, Shim wrote the song “Rock Star” – but just the song was not enough, it needed a video.

On July 1st Shim traveled to Redding to participate in and film a Homeless Rock Stars Youth event, an event benefitting homeless kids.  The event was a huge success with over 70 members of the local community volunteering to interview and help restore the homeless.  Members of city council, business professionals and other community leaders all participated.

Shim also got to interview Jessie Valley.  Jessie was “one of the first 50” homeless to come through Nigel’s studio during the first event back in November.  Jessie is now part of the Homeless Rock Stars crew, she is in charge of catering.

The final result is a very powerful, six minute mini documentary and music video, “ROCKSTAR.”

“ROCKSTAR” is set for Worldwide release on October 6th at 9 pm on Screaming At Demons dedicated VEVO channel – to coincide there is a Red Carpet Event and Video Premiere in Hollywood on October 6th at 7 pm.

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Screaming At Demons: Shimon Moore Talks Music, Homeless Rock Stars And More!

Screaming At Demons: Shimon Moore Talks Music, Homeless Rock Stars And More!

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When one chapter ends, a new one begins. It is up to each of us to forge ahead and make our own story. After his departure from Sick Puppies in late 2013, many wondered where the band’s former frontman, Shimon Moore, would surface next. Wonder no more as the multifaceted artist unveiled the next chapter in his unique career — Screaming at Demons. A creative powerhouse, the band features Moore on vocals, Chris Clemence (Rap Scallions) on bass and virtuoso Russell Ali on guitar. The band has been writing and recording new material over the past several months and have their sights set on world domination. In addition to creating beautiful music together, the band members are spreading the word on the tremendous Homeless Rock Stars movement, the brainchild of legendary rock photographer Nigel Skeet, who started photographing the homeless in his hometown of Redding, Washington. The photos soon went viral and the movement was born. Skeet realized he needed an anthem for the project, so he turned longtime friend Shimon Moore, who penned the song “Rock Star.” Moore also shot a video for the song, reminiscent of the “Free Hugs” video for Sick Puppies, which helped spring the band to superstardom early on. The song and video for “Rockstar” are set for release on October 6, 2015. To obtain the track fans need to watch the Homeless Rock Stars video and text “Rockstar” to the number that appears at the end. By donating to the Homeless Rock Stars charity, fans will have the song sent to their phone. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Shimon Moore and Chris Clemence to discuss the formation of Screaming at Demons, the players involved and what they bring to the table, their work with Nigel Skeet’s Homeless Rock Stars movement and what we can expect from this band on the rise.

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Shimon Moore

I wanted to start by focusing on your friendship. How did you two initially cross paths?

Moore: Oh the romance of it all! [laughs]

Clemence: To be honest, I really couldn’t stand him. I walked in on him clogging my toilet and he has been in the band ever since.

Moore: Absolutely. No one does it like I do, man! [laughs]

Clemence: No! We actually met at a party in Hollywood at my friend Jay Baumgardner’s house, who is a record producer. Shim and I started talking over a couple of beers, which led us to talking about music. It wasn’t long after that when we got together to jam and everything took off from there.

How does Russell Ali fit into the overall picture of Screaming at Demons?

Moore: I have known Russell for over a decade. He was the first guy who took me out in Los Angeles when I got here many, many years ago. We hung out at a gig, we talked and got a drink. At some point in the evening, he said, “We are going to do something one day. I can feel it. I haven’t even heard you sing but I have a feeling we are going to do something one day,” Now it is one day! We bumped into each other at Guitar Center after we had lost contact for awhile. He said, “Come down to the studio!” We wrote some songs and they turned out great. Those songs turned into the first Screaming at Demons tracks. We started hanging out when Sick Puppies was still together. Once the band dissolved, it just made sense that we would start to focus on it a little more.

After Shim’s departure from Sick Puppies, I thought he might focus on a solo release.

Screaming at Demons: Shimon Moore

Screaming at Demons: Shimon Moore

Moore: Well, I wasn’t really focusing on solo work per se. What I had done was a few solo shows because I just wanted to get out there and let people know I wasn’t done and dusted after the whole shit storm happened with the band. I also wanted to get out and play. Russell came out and accompanied me. This was last year and we played a couple of new songs that we had written. Basically, I called the show “Screaming at Demons.” Everyone latched on to that and the fans were like, “Oh, that is the new project. That is the band. When do we get to hear the band?” I would have much rather have done a band because, honestly, that is what I do. Russell and I kept writing songs and then I met Chris. Now Chris has joined the band. It really happened organically. What you can expect from Screaming at Demons is everything you have heard before but a lot better. We are bringing a lot more to the table now. Russell is a phenomenal guitar player. Chris is a great bass player. We are all very powerful writers and we are taking all the experience we have gained through the years to form this little supergroup, as I like to call it! I think it’s fuckin’ super, so that’s what I call it! [laughs] Fifty percent of it is that the music is fantastic and the positivity of the music. The other 50% of it is that we are coming at the way of marketing ourselves, selling the music and the band in a very different way than we have before. We are doing it independently. We have an amazing platform with the Homeless Rock Stars movement, which is something I got involved with because it is such a great cause and now it has turned into something that is really helping to promote the band. We are sort of reverse engineering the standard way to make a band happen.

What do you feel each other bring to the table as artists for a project like Screaming At Demons?

Chris Clemence

Chris Clemence

Moore: We are very lucky, man. Russell is a phenomenal, virtuoso guitar player and piano player. He is also a producer. We produce all the music ourselves. To me, he is bringing something that Sick Puppies never had. I am a rhythm guitar player but I am not a virtuoso by any means. I am a meat and potatoes kind of guitar player. At the same time, I have been singing for a very long time, so I am bringing all of my experience with lyrics and singing. Chris, I forget, you are fully trained. Right?

Clemence: Yeah. I was at the School for Jazz back in the day but I have been with several rock bands over the years. I have been playing bass for a long time, along with writing songs. Each of us has our own different style but cohesively it works very well together.

As you mentioned, you both have been in different bands in the past. For Screaming at Demons, was there a conscious effort to separate this material from your previous projects?

Moore: It is more of an organic thing. We bring different parts to different things. I might think of a melody that Chris doesn’t think of, while Chris is bringing bass lines and riffs that I would have never played. At the same time, Russell is doing top line stuff. We have written several songs together. Actually, we were in the studio the other day listening to what we had done. We said, “Let’s just follow what feels really good.” We are lucky because we can sing song after song after song and whichever ones feel right, those are the ones we will pursue. We know what we want the band to sound like, what feels good when you hear it and gets you inspired. If it works in the studio, it is going to work live and work for the band. We like to keep it organic for the most part and, so far, it is working really well. All the songs we have set for release are fucking killer!

Tell us a little about your plans for releasing new music for Screaming at Demons. Are you planning on an album release at this point or focusing on a more singles driven approach?

Moore: Well, we talk about that a lot. We are kind of going a different route. People are asking for a record a lot online but, at the same time, you are absolutely right, people are releasing singles more and more nowadays. For us, the Homeless Rock Stars single, “Rockstar,” is one we are promoting ourselves. I directed the video and Chris is lining all sorts of amazing promotional opportunities. Russell is in the studio finishing the next couple of songs. We are all focusing on the stuff in front of us at the moment instead of worrying about making a whole record. Fans really buy songs to buy songs. They purchase a song at a time. A lot of people fall into that model and I think that is what we will be doing, releasing a song at a time for the moment. We have an album worth of material ready to go but, at the moment, we are focusing more on getting the stuff that is completely finished out there.

Clemence: Right. The interesting thing is that we are doing this in a way that has never really been done before by a band. You won’t be able to get the single, “Rockstar,” on iTunes, Spotify or anything like that. The only way you will be able to get it is by watching the Homeless Rockstars video and you will be able to text “Rockstar” to a number that appears at the end of the video. By donating to the Homeless Rock Stars charity, you will have the song sent immediately to your phone.

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Let’s talk about the Homeless Rock Stars movement for a moment. I know it is the brainchild of world renowned rock photographer Nigel Skeet. Tell us a bit about the project, how you got involved and what excites you about it?

Moore: It started off with Nigel starting to take pictures of the homeless people in the community up in Redding, simply because he had a slow day and had hair and makeup available and ready. He called them in and said, “Why don’t you guys get your hair and makeup done and we will take some pictures.” Nigel is a really grassroots rock and roll photographer. He is the guy who gets in the pit and gets the shots at a rock show. He had no fear and no pre-conceived ideas. After the shots became public, the community exploded with enthusiasm. Suddenly the story ended up on the front page of the papers, television news came and wanted to do an interview, The Huffington Post does a piece on it and more and more people find out about it. The story made its way all around the country and becomes this thing called Homeless Rockstars. He has created a series of events where he gives you hair and makeup, a rockstar photography shoot and a rockstar interview. The interviews are conducted by members of the community, such as the local police chief, the local fire chief, the mayor, local business owners and so on, people who know these homeless people on the streets. The difference is that they come into the Homeless Rock Stars event, which is almost like a photo studio with a bit of catering, and look around after the hair and makeup has been done and say, “Where are the homeless people?” Now, that barrier is completely removed and they are able to bridge that gap. The members of the community who are conducting the interviews with the homeless people find the last piece of the puzzle. The community is filling in the gap by saying, “This person is ready to get on with their life. I want to give them a hand up. I want to introduce them to this person I know and find a job opportunity or whatever else they might need.” Through this process we have gotten a person an audition on NBC’s “The Voice.” Jessie Valley, who is the main star of the “Rockstar” video, is one of the first people who benefited from the program. She basically went from living in a tent in a swamp, basically, to meeting the Homeless Rock Stars crew and they got her back home to Washington. They got her a job catering the Homeless Rockstars’ events and introduced her to a five-star French sous chef, who she is now the full-time apprentice for. Homeless Rock Stars is individually changing lives and making an impact on the community.

Nigel called me because I have known him for 10 years. He said, “I need a song. I don’t have any money but could you write a theme song for Homeless Rock Stars. The song would simply say, I’m a rockstar.” I wrote the song and it gradually dawned on us that this would be a great first single for the band. I drove up to Redding and shot the video, which will be much like the “Free Hugs” video from a few years ago. It is amazing. Once Chris came on board, he is a very smart and business minded kind of guy, he has helped us open a lot of doors to get the Homeless Rock Stars even more publicity.

Shimon Moore and a few of his Rockstar friends!

Shimon Moore and a few of his Rockstar friends!

What have you taken away from the experience of lending your support to the Homeless Rock Star movement?

Moore: It definitely changes the way you look at homeless people, for one thing, but it also changes the way you look. Once you actually have the experience, seeing the video is one part of the experience, but if you are actually in the room at a Homeless Rock Stars event, it lets you see people in a different way. It reminds you that everyone has a story. The story begins at the moment you are born. You forget about that and you get bottled up in our lives through technology, social media and all the other things that are keeping us insulated. This experience really breaks people out of that bubble and inspires people to help one another.

Clemence: Everyone is a rockstar in their own right, no matter what walk of life they come from. This reminds everyone of that and helps them achieve their greatest potential.

Very well said. Screaming At Demons is a new project. How does starting a band in this new era different from what you have done in the past as musicians and businessmen?

Clemence: The entire game has changed. It is an exciting time because, back in the day, there was a certain way to go about it and everyone followed the model. Right now, the way we are doing it is by making it organically as we go, using all the tools and platforms at our disposal, to put it out in the biggest way possible. Shim is a genius marketer and found a way to combine a really great cause with music to make something revolutionary, as he did with “Free Hugs.” The concept of being able to help people through our music is extraordinary. You donate to this charity, you feel great about it, you are positively affecting someone’s life and you are also getting a pretty awesome rock song as part of it and that is doing it in a new way and one that I haven’t seen any other bands do just yet.

What is in store for Screaming at Demons over the next several months?

Homeless Rockstars LogoMoore: The Homeless Rock Stars thing is the only thing in the near future. At the moment, we have an EP that is being mixed and prepared for release along with “Rockstar.” When “Rockstar” is available, there will be a download available for a donation. The audience will then be able to click on a link that will take you to our site where you can download the rest of the music directly. In the near future, Chris and I both believe, there will be a lot of promotion and a lot of opportunities with the Homeless Rock Stars project, all the way through until Christmas. At the same time, we are a rock band and that is really what we do. I think we are entering into very interesting territory. I know every time I speak to fans or kids in bands, they all ask, “How do I do it? How do I make it considering all I hear is that people steal music and labels fuck artists. I don’t know what to do.” When you do what Chris and I do, which is try to figure out a way to make money off our content 24/7, you get educated and pass that on. Now, Chris, Russell and myself are in this position where we are actually going to do it. We are independent. We have all of the amazing opportunities at our feet and we are focusing on capitalizing them. Macklemore is the perfect example of an independent artist becoming as big as an artist can get. He was the number one artist in the world. Times are changing. I think it is really inspiring and exciting to be a band in control of your content, striking an emotional cord, knowing what you are doing and changing how you distribute your music and reach your fans. It is really a matter of changing what you do. The pipeline and label distribution of everything is beyond dying. It’s dead and it’s a new world. We are going to be the best we can be. We are going to play the best music, the biggest shows and become the biggest movement we can. The thing that is equally exciting is having control and ownership of what you are doing and represent the artists instead of being another tragic tale of how the artist got fucked over, if you know what I mean.

It is awesome to see you guys turning the game on its head and supporting a tremendously great cause at the same time. Where are the best places for people to learn more on everything you have going on?

Clemence: People can check us out on our website, www.homelessrockstars.com www.homelessrockstars.com. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/screamingatdemons. To find out more about the Homeless Rock Stars movement, you can go to www.homelessrockstars.com. Once the video for “Rockstar” comes out, please donate to this amazing cause. You are changing people’s lives and hopefully you will really love the song as well!

Awesome! Thanks for much for letting us spread the word on your work! Talk to you again soon!

Clemence: Awesome! Thank you so much, Jason!

Moore: Yeah, thank you! Thank you for your time, man!

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