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The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Jeff “Chunk” Cohen To Attend, Epic Events Schedule Announced!

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Jeff “Chunk” Cohen To Attend, Epic Events Schedule Announced!

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The 30th Anniversary Celebration for THE GOONIES is almost upon us! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate 30 years of this amazing film.

The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015. It was just announced that Jeff Cohen, better known as Chunk, will be attending the event to share his memories from the set of
The Goonies and talk about what he’s done since and is up to now.

Presentations will be on Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7th, at 10:30 AM. Ticket info TBA.

After playing the role of ‘Chunk’ in the film The Goonies, puberty transformed him from a Chunk into a Hunk, he could no longer find work as a funny fat kid and had to find a new profession. When not searching for Pirate Treasure, Jeff is an entertainment lawyer and co-founder of Beverly Hills based Cohen Gardner LLP which focuses on transactional representation for clients in the entertainment, media and technology verticals. He has been named by Variety to both its Dealmakers Impact List and Legal Impact List.

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The Legendary Jeff Cohen aka “Chunk”

His first book, The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments: Ten Essential Tools for Business Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood was published by the American Bar Association in May 2015. An active writer, he has authored numerous articles discussing business and legal matters for CNBC, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Lawyerist and others. He is proud to serve on corporate boards in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas.

Jeff received his Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School with an emphasis in business law and his undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. While at UC Berkeley, Jeff served as President of the Associated Students of the University of California.

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Clammy 99.7 FM goes GOONY
Astoria-based radio station will rebrand to Goony 99-7 for the Anniversary to be your soundtrack for the weekend. Tune to 99.7 FM while in the area or listen live to be a part of the action from afar at clammy997.com. The station will focus on the biggest hits of 1985 from 12:01 AM Friday June 5th through 4:00 PM on Sunday June 7th. Goony 99-7 will be the on-air brochure offering updates around the clock of Goonies events and activities.

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Tribute Art Show
May 23-June 7, 2015
Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California

If you are in the Los Angeles area, join Gallery Nucleus as they celebrate 30 years of The Goonies with new original tribute art work. Guest curated by Sebastien Mesnard. More than 40 artists are taking part in the show. A few pieces will be sent to Astoria for display during the Anniversary event in June.

OPENING RECEPTION on MAY 23
Admission is FREE
No RSVP required
All ages welcomed
Free refreshments served
DIY Photo Op
Make your own pirate eye patch

With recent news of a potential sequel, fans of The Goonies across the world are renewing their excitement about the beloved 1980s film. Filmed on location in Astoria, the community celebrates the theatrical release date each year in June. This year, the celebration includes showings of The Goonies, tour of the house used as a location in the film and a special gathering of fans in a record-breaking group “truffle shuffle.”

HOUSE TOUR, Saturday, June 7, 9:30am to 3:30pm

The house made famous in The Goonies as the residence of the Walsh family is an iconic location. Each year, thousands of fans make the trek to the house to stand where the kids did in the movie and snap a photo in front of it. The private home will be opened in honor of Goonies Day and fans will have the opportunity to step inside and take a tour on Saturday.

Advanced reservation required. Tickets are available for $15 online orday of while supplies last.

TRUFFLE SHUFFLE GROUP RECORD, Saturday, June 7, 5:00pm

Join with other fans of the film and help us create a record for the most people doing the Truffle Shuffle together as a group in Astoria! This event will take place at Warren Field, the Astoria High School football field, seen in the film’s opening sequence.

THE GOONIES QUOTE-A-LONG MOVIE SHOWINGS

Relive The Goonies on the big screen at the Columbian Theater and yell out your favorite lines with hundreds of other fans. Costumes are encouraged. The Goonies will also be shown for a 21+ audience at the Columbian Theater featuring the limited edition Truffle Shuffle Stout from Fort George Brewery which will be available at the theater in addition to other locations around town all weekend.

  • Friday, June 6 at 10:30 pm            21+, Fort George Brewery special release showing
  • Saturday, June 7 at 7:00pm          All ages welcome – Quote-A-Long showing
  • Sunday, June 8 at 3:00pm             All ages welcome

TREASURE HUNT, Friday through Sunday, June 6-8

Join a city-wide Treasure Hunt where fans are encouraged to visit more than a dozen Goonies-enthusiast businesses and filming locations. Those that complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes. Some businesses will also offer specials for Goonies weekend including a variety of 80s- and Goonies-themed activities.

As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans, both local and abroad, to celebrate the anniversary.

Next year is The Goonies 30th anniversary, and we’ll be celebrating in style. The cast came out for a riotous reunion in 2010 for the 25th anniversary, and we hope to have some of them out again. Start planning now for June 2015!

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. The Oregon Film Museum provides visitors the opportunity to make their own movie, with three green screen experiences, edit and have it sent to them by email. Open daily, year round. Located at 732 Duane Street in Astoria. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children.

Goonies Day 2014 is a joint effort of the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Museum. We appreciate wide support from the community, including event sponsors: Astoria Scuba, Best Western Lincoln Inn, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa and the Holiday Inn Express; and activity hosts.

For more information about the region, the event and local lodging options, visitTravelAstoria.com or call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 or Join the community at facebook.com/gooniesday .

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The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Tickets On Sale April 4th For An Epic Event In Astoria, Oregon!

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration: Tickets On Sale April 4th For An Epic Event In Astoria, Oregon!

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It’s the news fans have been clamoring for! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic film The Goonies. The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015.

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration tickets will go on sale starting at 10:00 AM PST on Saturday, April 4, 2015, through TicketsWest. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-992-8499.

Note: You will need to set up an account to purchase online. If prompted to choose an area of service, select Pacific Coast where we are located. We will stay in touch with ticket holders to share future event details specific to your purchase by email, so be sure to use a valid email.

You will be able to purchase tickets to the following activities. More details about the event at www.thegoondocks.org.

Shot in Astoria Bus Tour
$35.00
Friday, Saturday and Sunday  June 5, 6 & 7, 2015

Hop on a school bus with 30 fans for a narrated tour through Astoria that will pass film locations from The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop and more. Tour will last about 2 hours. This is the only way to access the interior of the residence used as the Walsh family home in The Goonies.
Behind the Scenes of The Goonies    

$20.00
Friday, Saturday and Sunday   June 5, 6 & 7, 2015

Learn about what it was like on set from special guests:

Randell Widner, Sloth’s stuntdouble

Mark Marshall, “kid wrangler” on the set  (JUST ADDED)

Mick Alderman, aspiring film director invited to the set

Paul Gillum, City staff liaison to the production

Truffle Shuffle 5K Run / Walk   
$20.00
Sunday, June 7, 2015   9:00 AM start time
This 5k is a casual run/jog/walk for anyone who wants to work off all those Baby Ruth bars and extra scoops of Rocky Road. This event will take place in Cannon Beach, OR.
Sail with Sloth

$70.00
Friday, June 5, 2015    6:00 PM

Join Randell Widner, stunt double for Sloth, and Curt Hanson, the actor who portrayed Elgin Perkins, the film’s villainous golf course developer, for an evening cruise on the historic tall ship Lady WashingtonWhile this special event is only offered once, the Lady Washington will be in Astoria for 10 days with many opportunities for dockside tours and sailings starting at $35 per ticket. Book direct through the Historical Seaport.

All tickets will be available on a will-call system at the event headquarters located at the Astoria Armory, aka The Goondocks, beginning on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Ticket buyers will be notified of the schedule for pick up by email.

There are many other activities taking place that don’t require a ticket at all (Geocaching’s One Eyed Willy Treasure Hunt, for example) or will be purchased in person at the venue (like admission to the Oregon Film Museum).

Don’t hesitate! Plan your trip to ‘the goondocks’ for this amazing event today!

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‘The Goonies’ 30th Anniversary: Set Sail With Sloth In Astoria, Oregon!

‘The Goonies’ 30th Anniversary: Set Sail With Sloth In Astoria, Oregon!

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It’s hard to believe but one of the most iconic film of all time is turning 30! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic film The Goonies. The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015.

One of the most unique events from the celebration was just announced! Have you always dreamed of joining One Eyed Willie’s crew and sailing into the sunset on his ship The Inferno? Well, we have the next best thing! The Lady Washington tall ship will be in Astoria during The Goonies 30th Anniversary for dockside tours and sailing opportunities. Goonies fans are invited to SAIL WITH SLOTH on Friday evening, June 5. Randell Widner, the stuntman who doubled for Sloth, and Curt Hanson, the actor who portrayed the villainous Mr. Perkins, will be on board to share in the adventure with attendees. Get more information at this location – www.thegoondocks.org/sail-with-sloth.html

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ABOUT THE CELEBRATION:
During the four-day event, Goonies can tour iconic film locations, bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley,” attend costumed quote-a-long film screenings, sip Truffle Shuffle Stout from local Fort George Brewery, and adventure on a scavenger hunt supported by Geocaching.com. In addition, the VirtuaLUG builders group, all of whom are Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs), recreated iconic scenes from The Goonies which will be on display in Astoria. In the spirit of One Eyed Willie’s treasure-filled ship in the film, the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be offering tours and sails in Astoria during the celebration.  Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, collectibles and more, will be available at the event.The Goonies was filmed at various locations across the Oregon Coast, including Astoria, where the film was set. Located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, the historic maritime community of Astoria is still home to a working waterfront. The revitalized downtown boasts a vibrant cultural scene including top breweries, art galleries, museums, a restored 1920s vaudeville theater, restaurants and local boutiques. Events and activities will primarily take place in Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon.

The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce will sell weekend passes as well as individual tickets for specific events. Tickets are anticipated to go on sale in March 2015.  The detailed event schedule and prices will be announced prior to going on sale.

The organizational team of staff from the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Film Museum and community volunteers are working hard on the plans to make the 2015 event the best yet, and we’ll update this site when information is available.

Tickets will be available through TicketsWest.com soon. 

In the meantime, check out the official site for the event at www.thegoondocks.org.

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NEVER SAY DIE: ‘The Goonies’ 30th Anniversary Celebration To Take Place In Historic Astoria, Oregon

NEVER SAY DIE: ‘The Goonies’ 30th Anniversary Celebration To Take Place In Historic Astoria, Oregon

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It’s hard to believe but one of the most iconic film of our youths is turning 30! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic film The Goonies. The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015.

During the four-day event, Goonies can tour iconic film locations, bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley,” attend costumed quote-a-long film screenings, sip Truffle Shuffle Stout from local Fort George Brewery, and adventure on a scavenger hunt supported by Geocaching.com. In addition, the VirtuaLUG builders group, all of whom are Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs), recreated iconic scenes from The Goonies which will be on display in Astoria. In the spirit of One Eyed Willie’s treasure-filled ship in the film, the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be offering tours and sails in Astoria during the celebration.  Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, collectibles and more, will be available at the event.The Goonies was filmed at various locations across the Oregon Coast, including Astoria, where the film was set. Located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, the historic maritime community of Astoria is still home to a working waterfront. The revitalized downtown boasts a vibrant cultural scene including top breweries, art galleries, museums, a restored 1920s vaudeville theater, restaurants and local boutiques. Events and activities will primarily take place in Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon.

The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce will sell weekend passes as well as individual tickets for specific events. Tickets are anticipated to go on sale in March 2015.  The detailed event schedule and prices will be announced prior to going on sale.

The organizational team of staff from the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Film Museum and community volunteers are working hard on the plans to make the 2015 event the best yet, and we’ll update this site when information is available.

Tickets will be available through TicketsWest.com soon.

In the meantime, check out the official site for the event at www.thegoondocks.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feldman and Haim

Feldman and Haim

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

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

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

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

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

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Corey Feldman

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

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

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

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

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Corey Feldman

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

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

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

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

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

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

Available Now!

Available Now!

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

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

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

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

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

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

Yeah! [laughs] In a way.

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

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

Corey Feldman: Ready To Rock!

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

Corey and Sean Astin Reunited

Corey and Sean Astin Reunited

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

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

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

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

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

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

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

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

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

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

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

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

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

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

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

For the latest news and events from Corey Feldman, swing by his official site at www.coreyfeldman.net. Be sure to check out the Buzzworthy video for ! Last but not least, be sure to interact with Corey Feldman on Twitter!

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

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Poster Art Revealed For Joe Raffa’s ‘6 Degrees of Hell’ Starring Corey Feldman

Poster Art Revealed For Joe Raffa’s ‘6 Degrees of Hell’ Starring Corey Feldman

As we inch toward the cooler temperatures and spooky offerings of the fall, there are is always the influx of terror on film!  One of our most anticipated films is Joe Raffa’s highly anticipated film “6 Degrees of Hell”, which stars Corey Feldman, Nicole Cinaglia and David Bonner. Check out the awesome poster art below along with more details on this film and the official trailer.

Synopsis: In Northeast Pennsylvania, “Uncle Jack’s Hotel of Horror” is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of “Uncle” Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins’ collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, a local TV ghost hunter confronts an evil that has haunted him all his life—one he believes is responsible for his sister’s death years ago.

His search puts him in the path of a rogue police chief and June—a girl who seems to be the eye of this supernatural perfect storm. They all find themselves connected to the old hotel while the threads of their own personal horrors draw paranormal investigator Kyle Brenner (Feldman) to pull all the threads together…

Looking forward to another release with Breaking Glass, writer/producer Harrison Smith said, “We’re excited about 6 Degrees of Hell because it makes horror fun again. It’s a horror film with Easter eggs, there’s so much horror history in it. It’s intelligent, fun horror with solid characters and respect for the genre.”

Wolff echoed his sentiments, saying “6 Degrees is an excellent film and the second in what will hopefully be many successful collaborations between Breaking Glass, Fabrication, and Harrison. It is a perfect match.”

Developments on the title have been closely watched, with an astonishing 101,000 followers on the 6 Degrees of Hell official Facebook and over 1.5 million trailer views on YouTube.

There is a celebratory theatrical screening scheduled in the area where 6 Degrees was shot, the Pocono Mountains right outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 24th 2012. Corey Feldman, various cast and crew, and Breaking Glass Pictures staff will attend and celebrate both the ongoing success of The Fields and the acquiring of 6 Degrees of Hell.

The DVD will hit shelves on October 30th, the day before Halloween. For more information check out the 6 Degrees of Hell website or on Facebook at the 6 Degrees of Hell Facebook page.

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From One Legend To Another: Robert Davi Pays Tribute To Frank Sinatra

From One Legend To Another: Robert Davi Pays Tribute To Frank Sinatra

When you think of Robert Davi, your mind immediately jumps to his work as a seasoned veteran of the film and television industry — and rightly so! His amazing range and incredible work ethic quickly garnered him roles alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, ranging from Marlon Brando to Clint Eastwood. He is easily recognizable from his more mainstream roles in such movies as ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Showgirls,’ ‘The Goonies’ and considered one of the top three Bond villains of all time in ‘License to Kill.’ As if that wasn’t already an impressive resume, he has even established himself as a force to be reckoned with behind the camera with his 2007 award winning film ‘The Dukes,’ which focuses one-time rock stars that now find themselves facing hard times. It was in that film that he, who is known in inner circles as the “singer who can act,” was able to showcase his amazing vocal abilities. As he will tell you, he had always intended to make his passion for music a career, but as fate would have it his screen career took of with lightning speed and there was no looking back! In 2011, Davi finds himself returning to his first love. He has been performing to sold out audiences, receiving high critical acclaim from coast to coast and is now making his recording debut with a tribute to his mentor, the legendary Frank Sinatra, with ‘Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To Romance.’ Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with this multi-faceted artist to discuss his roots in music, the making of this amazing new album, his experiences with legendary Frank Sinatra, what the future holds for him musically and much more!

Most people hear the name Robert Davi and your great roles in film come to mind. However, we are here today to talk about your musical side. I am curious to hear how music first came into your life?

How music first came into my life? We want to go THAT far back!? [laughs] I was in eighth grade and I was in church, singing along, when all of a sudden this voice came out of me! One of the nuns was looking over and it was the first time that we had heard that sound come out of me. I had a passion for the opera, the Great American Songbook and the Italian popular songs. I would sing a little bit around the house and then in high school, I was also in the drama club at that time. I was singing in the shower after football practice and a nun heard me singing in the shower as she was walking down the hallway. She immediately sent someone in to find out who was singing in there! At that point, they asked me to join the Glee Club — after I dried off of course! [laughs] I resisted at first but then my mom told me to give it a try. So, I joined the Glee Club and they suggested that I start training. I won first place New York State Music Association, then I started to study heavy duty. That is how it started. I studied with Tito Gobbi and Dan Farrow at Julliard, Samuel Margolis, who was Robert Merrill’s voice teacher. On and on.

Robert Davi

Who were some of your early inspirations who helped to shape the artist we see today?

I was a huge fan of classical music. I listened symphonies, the opera, all of the great tenors and, of course, Frank Sinatra! Like I said, I loved the Great American Songbook. I would listen to Peggy Lee and Sinatra because my mom did. Also, Louie Armstrong, Billie Holiday and the old blues guys, so I had an eclectic love of music. I guess it is an osmosis thing! I would listen obsessively.

Your new album is called “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance.” What made you decide now was the right time to record the album?

There were a few things. I directed my film, “The Dukes,” I don’t know if you saw that. With me, Chazz Palminteri and Peter Bogdanovich?

Yes, I did see the film and I really enjoyed it!

In the film, is that doo-wop group thing and I knew at some point that I wanted to go back to the music. When you mentioned influences, growing up Italian-American, there are two big influences in your household — The Pope and Frank Sinatra! And not necessarily in that order, ya know! So I had Sinatra there and he was also a consummate actor, so it was a very strong and major influence. That music, The Great American Songbook, is the Shakespeare of America, it is the golden age of American music and it is what made the world fall in love with our country. It helped my parents get through a very difficult time, along with a lot of other people from the depression to World War II and other struggles. Right now, we find that we are once again in a difficult period of time. I think this music has a universal message and again, it is the Shakespeare of America, it is the golden age of American music. I felt that it wasn’t just a case of me wanting to sing, it was me wanting to bring this music to as many people as possible and to express myself through the Songbook.

The Legendary Robert Davi

From start to finish, what was the biggest challenge in putting this project together?

Ya know, it is funny. I don’t look at things as challenges. Isn’t that funny? I just see something that I want to do and I go for it. Everything could be considered a challenge — raising money for it could be difficult. This thing has been a blessed project. People have been drawn to it. I did a demo and the head of Disney Music, Bob Cavallo, he saw “The Dukes” and I told him that I wanted to go back to singing. I asked him who I should train with and he said Gary Catona. He is the voice coach to the stars! He has a revolutionary technique that was absolutely the sound that I was looking for, based on my previous experience, which was extensive. It started there. I did a demo of four songs at Capitol Records. My composer, who composed the music for “The Dukes,” Nic Tenbroeck, he did my charts, all new arrangements. I did the demo and played it for Bob Cavallo and he called down to his head of marketing and they said, “Let’s help him! It’s great!” Then I got Phil Ramone to produce the record, Dan Wallin to engineer the record and All Schmitt to mix it. The next part of the process is to have people be able to listen to it and to get the tremendous response that I have been getting on both the live shows and the album. It has been very, very rewarding.

Did you feel any pressure in trying to live up to the legacy of The Great American Songbook?

Well, I wasn’t going to do anything that I didn’t think that I could do! I didn’t want to do anything sub-standard or compromise. I also didn’t want to do a replication of what had been done before, so I have all new, original charts that pay homage to the music without it being a replication of the great Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins or Billy May charts. You know, I did my first film with Sinatra, so I picked songs that were meaningful to him and meaningful to me and told this story “On The Road To Romance.”

It isn’t like you are just a fan of Mr. Sinatra. You actually had the opportunity to work alongside him. What can you tell us about that experience and what you learned from him through the years?

Frank Sinatra and Robert Davi

Well, it was ongoing. I was friendly with him over the years. He was a very gracious person and had great humor. I would meet him again, many times, over the years and touch base. He was a very caring individual. To me, he was the world’s greatest entertainer. I have worked with Sinatra, Brando and Eastwood through the years, iconic figures. With Sinatra, the way that I learned was listening to his music. The man’s life is in that music. He always said that himself. Stella Adler had a quote, “If you lie on stage, it should offend you.” And that is what Frank felt about singing. Actually, she would use his work as an example of honesty in singing. You don’t feel any embellishment in his singing. He was all emotion and heart with a tremendous control, sensitivity, style and class. That is what I got from him as a person — a dichotomy of humanity. I always remember one night at two o’clock in the morning, we were in a social club in Little Italy. Martin Gabel, who was married to Arlene Francis, was there with Harry Guardino, Marty Balsam and some other New York people. I was just taking it all in as a kid in his 20s. Frank looked over at me and said, “Robert, have a drink.” And I said, “I don’t drink Mr. Sinatra.” He said, “You don’t drink, you’re fired!” I said, “I’ll have what you’re having!” And he poured me one. He took his bottle and poured me my first Jack Daniels.

Wow! That is awesome!

Now I have switched to Jack Daniel’s [Tennessee] Honey. It’s a new drink from them and it is so smooth for the voice! Have you tried that drink yet?

I have tried it and I really enjoyed it!

Oh, it’s the best! He poured two fingers of Jack into a bucket glass with a bunch of ice cubes and the rest water. You can nurse that all night long and feel great!

The reviews of your live performances have been terrific! You take the stage, backed by a 50-piece orchestra and it is a very big production. I imagine that can be very intense. You seem so calm, cool and collected — Do you ever get jitters before you take the stage?

Robert Davi On Stage

There is an internal excitement of wanting to get out there — of course, you want to see what your voice has that night, you know what I mean?

Sure!

There is an excitement and a need for me to express myself through this music and communicate with people. There is a beautiful flow of energy! Once I start in, I am just having a blast! You feel 25 again!

In your opinion, what does the future hold for Robert Davi musically? Can we expect more music from you in the future?

God willing, absolutely! Again, this isn’t a hobby, it is a calling. When I did this album, it wasn’t about me wanting to sing but it was about me bringing this music to the forefront and influencing as many young people as I can to come and see this music, to listen to it and to get it inspired by the golden age of American music and to pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, who sang it better than anyone. You have the great Tony Bennett, who is a national treasure, but for me it was Frank Sinatra who was the standard, and I think for anyone else.

What do you think about the music scene these days? Is there anybody out there who really intrigues you?

I always appreciate music and there is so much of it, it’s tremendous. To me, it is what is lasting. What is going to last. I don’t know who is going to last out of this current crop of artists. What becomes classical is always a mystery. We do know that Sinatra is classical. We do know now that he has gone into that classical realm. We do know that the Great American Songbook is that golden age, The Shakespeare of America. I think it is something that really has to be re-ignited. That is why, whenever you talk to one of these new artists, these young singers, from Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg, they are all intrigued by The Great American Songbook. It is poetic and it’s classical. You know, you have that song that won the Oscar, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp,” but how do you measure that against a lyric like, “I guess I will hang my tears out to dry … ?” Ya know what I am sayin’? How do you measure that? That is something that I think will help the country and culture as a whole. When I was researching all of the music, I realized that you have Howard Arlen, Yip Harburg, Sammy Cahn, The Gershwins, The Berlins and Frank Lester, all of the guys who wrote the Great American Songbook were all either Jewish immigrants or the sons of Jewish immigrants. They took this music that started out in jazz music and the black struggle and combined it to create America’s greatest cannon of music! They brought us all together here. Now, you needed Italians to sing it! But it is really exciting! To hear the big band and the musicians and not the auto-tuning, to hear the players playing behind you, it gets everyone up and running!

What is the best piece of advice you can pass along to those considering making a career in the entertainment industry?

Robert Davi

You need preparation and to work at it like Hercules! Don’t get discouraged. Believe and follow your dreams. If I said to someone, “Ya know, I am going to do this album and blah, blah, blah” and they go, “Yeah. Right. OK, Now?” I mean, people say, “What are you doing that for?” You just have to work at it like Hercules! It’s that persistence, the preparation, it’s the training and finding the best people in the world to work with like I did for this album. It’s not compromising in terms of the vision that you have and the people that you surround yourself with in order to obtain that vision.

You have so many great stories and so much insight to offer people. I was curious if you ever considered doing an autobiography at some point to share your story.

I might do that! I am not thinking about doing it right now but if enough people think that there might be some wisdom for it, there might be something in there. Right now, I just wrote a new screenplay that Mark Canton is optioning. We are going to do that in the Fall. That project deals with this music as well. So, as you can tell, I am just wrapped up in the music right now! I will be at the Venetian in Las Vegas in February [of 2012] on the 23rd, 24th and 25th.

That is terrific! I am really excited for you and for all you have going on! For your fans who are just discovering your music, where is the best place for them to find more information?

They can go to www.davisingssinatra.com. You will be able to get it online and in all of the traditional stores, so if they give it a shot, I think people will be very pleased! I hope they are!

Thank you so much for your time, sir! I really appreciate it and we look forward to spreading the world on your music!

Thank you so much, Jason. I really appreciate it.

Here’s what people are saying about the show “DAVI SINGS SINATRA: A Tribute to Sinatra, the Great American Songbook and America”…

Robert Davi Wants You To Discover His Music!

If a performing artist is going to sing the lyrics and melodies popularized by the incomparable Frank Sinatra then that artist better come into the studio properly equipped with confidence and genuine musical skills. Robert Davi is more than physically and intellectually equipped to take on this challenge. His academic knowledge of Sinatra’s life and career prepare him for the emotional commitment and happily his voice is suitably magnificent and well up to the task. Robert evokes the ease of the Legend without coming off as a replicator. He makes these songs his own just like Dino and Mel did when they performed Frank’s material. As a horn fan I’m digging the crisp new arrangements and the breadth of the highs which a huge section can bring to the sound. Robert Davi is invited to the House of Blues. He will give our audiences a rare, classy treat. I’ve got bus parking for the orchestra. – DAN AYKROYD

I have played behind Frank Sinatra all around the world and in the recording studios in Hollywood since 1959. Now comes along Robert Davi, who in my opinion is the only one that comes close to having the voice, the acting chops, and the charisma that the Ole’ man had. Listen and become a life long fan of this wonderful talent. – EMIL RICHARDS

Robert Davi would make a worthy successor to the incomparable Frank Sinatra, whether in the fields of Stage, Screen or Television. And having been chosen years ago by the Master himself, to act in a film side by side with him, this is not a vain pronouncement. – ERVIN DRAKE, legend of The Great American Songbook

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Corey Feldman Announces ‘Lost Boys Ball’ To Celebrate ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ Release

Corey Feldman Announces ‘Lost Boys Ball’ To Celebrate ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ Release

One of our most anticipated films of the year, Lost Boys: The Thirst, is hitting DVD on 12 October. To celebrate the epic event, Corey Feldman has announced a very special event for the release… the ‘Lost Boys Ball.” Check out what he had to say via his official blog, The Feldman Journal

“…I teamed up with a good friend of mine at Live Nation and together with the help of Warner Brothers studios we came up with The Lost Boys Ball!!!

Just in time for Halloween. The Lost Boys Ball will be a very unique live theatrical interactive experience. Something to the likes of which has never really happened before. Bringing you a new concept of  a concert and a movie, in a nightclub setting.

What better place to do this than the best nightclub concert venue in the world……….. The House of Blues!

Imagine walking in to a costume party where on the screens around you a trailer for Lost Boys: The Thirst is playing. You sit down for dinner, or walk up to some hot Vampire at the bar, and order yourself a drink . Just then the room goes dark and the evening begins……at this point…..anything can happen!!!

Live Nation Presents: The Lost Boys Ball  featuring a live performance by Truth Movement and a very special screening of the movie that started it all The Lost Boys. After the film and the concert, there will be a Q and A with myself, and other cast members at times, where we will answer all of your Lost Boys related, or Truth Movement related questions.

If that wasn’t enough there will also be a sneak peak of the newest Lost Boys film… The Thirst. On top of all of that there will also be contests and give aways surrounding the events.

The Lost Boys Ball will be a limited engagement. Kind of a mini tour and will only take place at House of Blues venues. The schedule for the tour is as follows……..

Thursday October 21st San Diego California ,  House of Blues

Saturday October 23rd Las Vegas Nevada,  House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Sunday October 24th Los Angeles California, House of Blues on Sunset Strip

Thursday October 28th Anaheim California,  House of Blues at Downtown Disney.

The limited amount of shows on this tour makes each and every night a very special experience. Just by being there you will be taking part in entertainment history as one of the first ever to experience an evening such as this. For those of you who came out on the last tour, you already know that a Live Truth Movement show is like nothing you have ever experienced. If you have been to more than one of our shows than you already know that no two TM shows are ever exactly the same. We strive to always bring you a unique experience. With this tour we are truly taking it to a whole new level and we are about to bring you an experience that is TRUTHfully unparalleled.

As I mentioned there is so much to talk about that this will have be a two parter, so now that you know the deal, more details will follow in the near future.

Tickets will be on sale very soon to The Lost Boys Ball and once they are they will be available through Ticketmaster, at the House of Blues Box Office or online at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.warnerbrothers.com or right here through our very own website. Please keep checking back for more news and updates on these very exciting events.”

More On ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

Single-Disc DVD

  • Theatrical Feature Film (80 minutes)
  • Charisma Carpenter Hosts “The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore” (8 minutes)

Blu-Ray Combo Pack

  • Theatrical Feature Film (80 minutes)
  • What is the Thirst? (6 minutes)
    A Little Secret
    The Ultimate Rush
    Quench Your Thirst
    Here’s the Scoop
    Lost Girl
  • How to Kill a Vampire with Edgar Frog (6 minutes)
  • Charisma Carpenter Hosts “The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore” (15 minutes)
  • The Return of the Frog Brothers Hosted by Corey Feldman (12 minutes)
  • Digital Copy on Disc (WMV and iTunes files)

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‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’ To Stake It’s Way Home On October 12th!

More exciting news for fans of The Lost Boys franchise! Warner Home Video has announced DVD ($27.95) and Blu-ray ($35.99) releases of Lost Boys: The Thirst on October 12th, 2010.

Be sure to check out Icon Vs. Icon’s recent interview with Corey Feldman where he discusses his band, The Truth Movement and his role in The Lost Boys: The Thirst at this location >

Lost Boys: The Thirst stars Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, Tanit Phoenix, Sean Cameron Michael, Matthew Dylan Roberts, Joe Vaz, Seb Castang, Matthew Kalil and is directed by Dario Piana.

DVD release will include a featurette hosted by Charisma Carpenter titled ‘The Art of Seduction: Vampire Lore’.

The Blu-ray release will also include these features:

  • “What is the Thirst?”
  • “How to Kill a Vampire with Edgar Frog”
  • “The Return of the Frog Brothers Hosted by Corey Feldman”
  • A digital copy of the film.

Official Synopsis: As the lost boys and girls of San Cazador prepare to party under the Blood Moon, an alpha vampire conspires to turn these unsuspecting ravers into an army of undead. The only thing that stands between him and the annihilation of the entire human race is the infamous vampire fighting Frog Brothers. Armed with double-barrel holy water balloon launchers and multi-arrow crossbows, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) join forces to kick some blood-sucker butt in this latest high-energy, action packed adventure in the Lost Boys franchise.

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