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Corey Feldman’s Publicist Pens Passionate Open Letter To The Mother of The Late Corey Haim

Corey Feldman’s Publicist Pens Passionate Open Letter To The Mother of The Late Corey Haim

Through the years, there has been a long-running feud between Corey Feldman and Judy Haim, the mother of the late Corey Haim. When news of rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood broke in late 2017, Feldman launched his ‘TRUTH Campaign’ to help shine a light on the abuses he suffered as a child in the entertainment industry. As support for the campaign grew, so did media coverage. It wasn’t long before tensions between the two parties reached an all-time high. Each development in the ongoing saga of “The Two Coreys” has been just as polarizing to the fans (or haters) of the iconic 80s actors. It’s comes as no surprise to anyone who’s ever stepped foot on social media that when news breaks, everyone is quick to deliver their hot-take.

What is rare in this day and age is to hear from someone who shared a personal connection to both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. Corey Feldman’s publicist, Samantha Waranch, certainly fits that bill. In addition to assisting Feldman with the publicity for his nationwide tour, ‘TRUTH Campaign’ and recently announced National Ambassador role for CHILD USA, the seasoned publicist also dated Corey Haim prior his untimely death from natural causes in March of 2010.

Seeing the situation from such a unique perspective (as well as experiencing the infighting first hand) inspired her to pen an open letter to Judy Haim, which can be read below.

Sammi’s open letter to Judy Haim reads:

Dear Judy,

I’ve always wanted the chance to tell you how much your son means to me. He was my Corey, it was his posters that hung on my wall. I loved his movies, I loved his spirit and by some crazy twist of fate, I had the chance to get to know him a little bit. The time I spent with him was magical and surreal, but also heartbreaking. I saw his amazing heart, his sense of humor and his charm. I also saw his demons, his pain and his ways of numbing that pain. Having said that, when I think of Corey Haim I remember how genuine, kind and talented he was. He loved his fans, he loved his friends and more than anything, he loved you.

Sammi and Corey

In the time we spent, he confided me a little. There are things he told me that go against some things you’ve said. It pains me to say that or to say anything that could cause any pain to the person he loved most in the world, a person who has endured so much. Still, it’s the truth and I wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t come straight from him. These are not things that I could have misunderstood. The only thing I feel comfortable sharing is that he told me he loved Corey Feldman. That even though they weren’t speaking at the time, they were brothers. It made my heart happy to hear that they reconciled before Corey Haim passed away.

I’ve known Corey Feldman for about five years now. Our friendship began because we both missed Corey Haim, but then it became a true friendship. For the last two years, I’ve also been his publicist. He hired me to promote his album. I quickly learned firsthand that you were very quick to criticize anything and everything that Corey Feldman does. I know there had been tension brought about from his book and perhaps other things, but I didn’t realize just how much anger you had towards him until I witnessed it myself.

In interviews you stated that Corey Feldman has used your son’s name to stay relevant, but people always ask Feldman about him even when I tell reporters not to. In numerous interviews Corey said he wouldn’t speak about Haim out of respect for you, but when the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, all bets were off.

You say that Corey Feldman is trying to ruin your son’s legacy, but the fact is that Corey Feldman is part of that legacy. They will always be connected through their name, their beloved movies, their shared struggles, and demons, but mostly through the strong bond they shared, which is hard to deny. They were, are and will always be The Two Coreys.

When you are famous, much of your life is played out in the public eye. This includes some things you may not wish for people to see. The truth is that Corey Haim’s legacy includes his personal struggles. Lifetime was going to make that movie with or without Corey Feldman. His presence and his book lent more credibility, but lack of credibility hasn’t stopped them before. Just ask Britney Spears. I thought the movie was fair. I witnessed how much heart went into it. The actors worked so hard and researched so much. To me, the movie showed that Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were both good actors with good hearts, but went through terrible things that were NOT their faults. Things that caused them to turn to drugs to numb their pain. Mostly, I thought the film showed their unbreakable bond and how no matter what happened or how long they spent apart, they always came back to each other.

I imagine you must feel an overwhelming sense of loss and guilt. You must constantly wonder where you went wrong and what you could have done differently. Anger is much easier to feel than pain and guilt. I would think your anger would be directed towards Haim’s abusers, but it seems Corey Feldman is the only villain. It seems really unfair to me to blame Feldman for introducing Haim to one of his molesters. Corey Feldman was a child. A child who was also being abused, a child who had no parental guidance. It wasn’t Corey Feldman’s job to protect your son. It was yours.

Corey Feldman is far from perfect. He’s made mistakes and doesn’t always go about things in a way that people agree with or understand. I completely get that, but I’d like to clear up a few misconceptions though. Corey Feldman is not asking for money to name names. He has given all the names to the authorities’ multiple times. He’s working hard to make sure they are brought to justice and the statutes of limitations for these crimes can be changed or eliminated. The money is to make a powerful and shocking film that shows harsh realities and inspires change. You don’t have to support it, but you don’t have to bash it either. I believe firmly that his heart is in the right place.

The Corey Haim that I knew would not want this feud between his mom and his best friend or that hate it has sparked from fans and friends on both sides. Instead of merely preaching about his kind heart and forgiving nature, we could all benefit from emulating those qualities. Corey Haim asked for second chances and he gave them. Despite everything you’ve said about Corey Feldman, including supporting his former angels who have made false and hurtful accusations against him, accusations I believe you know in your heart are not true, he’s still open to reconciliation. He hasn’t forgotten that you are still his best friend’s mother. He loves and misses Corey Haim too. You don’t have to forgive or forget, but you can choose to honor Corey Haim’s memory by spreading love.

I will always be team Corey Haim, but in spite of what your army tells me in their social media attacks, that doesn’t mean I can’t care about and support Corey Feldman as well. So many people (adults and peers) failed your son. Whether it was enabling his drug use or turning a blind eye to it, whether it was cutting him out of their life or being too scared to speak up out of fear he’d cut you out of his life. Whether it was denying his abuse or not encouraging him to get proper help. I know that when Corey died he was seeing seven different doctors to obtain pills he had no valid medical use for. The last time I saw your son was in your shared apartment. He was very out of it and fell asleep with a cigarette still lit in his mouth. I removed the cigarette, put it out and kissed him on the cheek before leaving his room. That was the last time I saw him, he died one year later. That image still haunts me and so does wondering if there was anything more I could have said or done to help him. I wish more people who were close to him would take some responsibility as opposed to placing blame.

Perhaps Corey Haim’s legacy should include seeking justice for his abusers. It should include helping other victims of abuse or helping to regulate the prescription of pills. Maybe it’s merely continuing this conversation in a way that allows kids of abuse to know without any doubt that it’s not their fault and there is always someone they can talk to. I am Corey Feldman’s publicist, but I’m also a person and I care. So much so, that for the first time this situation has blurred the line between publicist and friend that I try so hard to maintain. My hope is that there is some way we can all find some kind of peace and end this feud and the hate that it’s incited. I am happy to help in any way that I can.

Best always,

Sammi: publicist, but more importantly friend and fan of BOTH Corey’s

** Please note these views and experiences are all mine and don’t reflect the views of Corey Feldman. **

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Corey Feldman Details Plans For ‘TRUTH Campaign Pt 2: The Sequel’

Corey Feldman Details Plans For ‘TRUTH Campaign Pt 2: The Sequel’

Pop culture icon and activist Corey Feldman’s has revealed his plans for the ‘TRUTH Campaign Pt 2: The Sequel.’ In a newly revealed campaign speech, Feldman details his plans for the continuation of his TRUTH campaign on Indiegogo. The campaign aims to raise the funds to bring his NY Times Best-selling autobiography, “Coreyography,” into the silver screen.

The previous phase of the campaign, which raised $273K, will be used to begin the 1st phase of getting the film made. The 1st phase includes hiring a writer, and completing a shooting draft of a script. It will also include the hiring of a Line Producer and a Production Manager who will put together the Production Schedules, outlines, and budgets for the final film. We are now raising funds to begin phase 2 once we have a finished script and outlined production schedule and budget. All of which will be completed with donations from phase 1.

To become part of this historical and monumental event that has its sights set on changing the face of Hollywood as we know it, you can donate right at this location: https://t.co/X3s4v1oSi5

Recently, it was announced jointly with CHILD USA that he will serve as National Ambassador for CHILD USA, one of the nation’s leading non-profits dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and neglect. Feldman will work with CHILD USA to raise awareness nationwide regarding current state statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes that protect predators and prevent justice, and will support the organization’s efforts in New York to pass the Child Victims Act. As part of the effort, Feldman has donated to CHILD USA to support its work to end the statutes of limitations for child sex abuse nationwide. Visit www.childusa.org for more information.

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Remember 222: Corey Feldman Releases Corey Haim Tribute Song

Remember 222: Corey Feldman Releases Corey Haim Tribute Song

Corey Feldman's "Remember 222"

Corey Feldman’s “Remember 222”

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

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

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

Buy it on Google Play HERE!

Get it on Rhapsody HERE!

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

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

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

Corey Feldman on Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/CoreyFeldmanOfficial https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6bIZLwFSml-P5lB5I3gAGQ

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Corey Haim Lives On In ‘American Sunset’ Thriller On DVD and Blu-ray!

Corey Haim Lives On In ‘American Sunset’ Thriller On DVD and Blu-ray!

Global Entertainment Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded entertainment Company (OTCBB: GBHL), and its Canadian affiliate, Global Universal Pictures (“Global Pictures”), announces the on-line distribution of the Company’s action thriller, American Sunset, exclusively on the film’s website: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com, operated by Global Universal Film Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GBHL.

Due to an overwhelming demand from moviegoers, predominantly the late Corey Haim’s loyal fan base, Global Universal has launched the Company’s DVD sales division. With the Company having experienced a number of orders far in excess of what it had anticipated, just on the first day of availability, it was necessary for the Company to outsource the production of additional copies of the film.

“As is frequently the case with mainstream Hollywood, the movie has met its fair share of resistance. Corey Haim was a much admired Child Actor and Teen Heartthrob. His extraordinary talent was well recognized by distinguished critics at a very young age, firmly planting the establishment of his persona as the adorable little boy next door.” stated Jackie Giroux, American Sunset’s Producer.

“It’s well known how unforgiving Hollywood can be to grown up child stars, but the fans emphatically embrace him still… We have received abundant correspondence demanding an opportunity to see his final contribution to the film industry and the world. In the exclusive behind the scenes footage, Corey stated “I Want Everyone to See This Movie”, and his public will now have the opportunity to enjoy his exceptional performance in American Sunset. It is in his memory, and with this resolve that we move forward, passionately, to make this production, and others still to come, a smashing success.” concluded Ms. Giroux.

The Highly Acclaimed Film, American Sunset, features Corey Haim in his final performance as an adult leading actor. “Corey brought American Sunset to life with his outstanding performance.” stated Gary Rasmussen, CEO of Global Universal Film Group. He continues: “Between the talented cast, the exceptional directing, and the spellbinding plot of this film, it leaves nothing to be desired but a need to watch it again. We expect our internet sales to reflect these factors, as the popularity of this film continues to grow.”

American Sunset unravels a mysterious conspiracy with numerous spellbinding plot twists revolving around a kidnapping ploy that robs a devoted husband of his true love, while playing a game that prolongs her safety by correctly responding to the kidnapper’s riddles. One wrong answer means fatal consequences. As the pursuit to save his wife plunges Haim’s character deeper into a corrupt world, the greedy, deceptive and immoral motives become increasingly obvious; this is not just a random kidnapping for money, this is deadly personal.

The Movie, American Sunset, is NOW AVAILABLE in DVD and Blu-ray for distribution worldwide on the film’s Official website: www.AmericanSunsetTheMovie.com. Please visit the site and view the trailer.

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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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Official Synopsis For ‘The Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Official Synopsis For ‘The Lost Boys: The Thirst’

Edgar Frog In Simpler Times

It has been a little while since we have heard anything official in regards to the third installment of The Lost Boys franchise but today, Warner Bros. has released the official synopsis for The Lost Boys: The Thirst. Check it out below along with the trailer for the highly anticipated flick.

The Lost Boys: The Thirst is slated to hit DVD this fall. The film stars orey 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.

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 >

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Corey Feldman Discusses The Truth Movement, Lost Boys 3 and Much More!

Corey Feldman Discusses The Truth Movement, Lost Boys 3 and Much More!

Corey Feldman has been entertaining movie going audiences worldwide for the better part of three decades and has established himself as a pop culture icon along the way. Most of us have fond memories of Corey as Mouth from Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Goonies’ or even as Teddy Duchamp in the coming of age drama ‘Stand By Me’. Of course, how could you forget his performance as the gravelly voiced vampire killer Edgar Frog in the classic film The Lost Boys. What most people fail to realize about everyone’s favorite Corey is that he is also a highly talented musician that has released two solo albums and two albums with his band The Truth Movement. His latest album, ‘Technology Analogy’, is a fantastic rock record that is heavily influenced by Pink Floyd. Sure you can grab the album at your local music store or on iTunes, but why do that when you can see and hear it up close and personal? Corey is bringing himself, his band, and a show that can only be described as unexpected and awe inspiring to a city near you. Feldman recently took some time out from his tour to speak to Steve Johnson of Icon vs. Icon about his musical influences, his band’s new album Technology Analogy, how he would love to collaborate musically with Eminem, and the fact that he is more introverted than the press would like you to think. We also get a little information on the upcoming ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what is sure to be music to your ears.

We are all familiar with your works in film but I am sure many people aren’t familiar with your musical side. How did music first come into your life?

Well, music has always been a part of my life. A part of my life and part of my career since I started. When I was three or four years old and going on auditions, my parents used to make me listen to songs and memorize them so that I could go and sing songs on my auditions to help me get the parts as an actor. They were looking for enthusiastic and outgoing kids, so they always figured singing was a good idea. So I used to sing for my jobs when I was very little and then my sister actually became a member of the Mickey Mouse Club in the early seventies. I was always around her singing and dancing. My father was a musician as well, so he was always in a band. I was always around rehearsal equipment, rehearsal sessions, and live performances pretty much all my life. The first time I kind of got into it on my own was when I was around twelve or thirteen years old. Around that time I became a big fan of Michael Jackson and also listened to a lot of “Weird Al” Yankovic. I decided that I wanted to do what “Weird Al” Yankovic did and rewrite other people songs. I would sit down and I would transcribe all of the different songs that I would hear on the radio that I thought were cool and then I would make up my own words to them and replace them in those songs. I was basically making parodies. In essence, that is what taught me how to write songs. It taught me how the write structure, how verses and choruses work and things like that. I guess it was kind of my own form of music education. [laughs]

What has kept you inspired throughout the years as an artist?

I guess my quest to try and bring truth, peace, and unity to the world. I’ve never seen what I do as an entertainer as a job. I always see it as a gift and an opportunity to have a voice where people hear what you have to say. I think in these certain dark times it’s important to have an optimistic and positive light out there in whatever voice you can find, kind of speaking the truth, but also talking about solutions. So that’s what I try to do with my music and even through my characters in my films.

For those who might not be familiar with The Truth Movement, How did the band initially form?

Initially, I started doing solo music. I did several film soundtracks. Like seven of them. So I was doing all of this stuff and it was kind of poppy, top forty-esque, which isn’t really the kind of music I am most into. When I started getting into it, I was doing what I thought people wanted to hear versus what I really wanted to hear. I always thought that I’d love to have a band that speaks from a positive, truthful place and is the kind of music that I want to hear, which is classic rock. Because bands like Pink Floyd stopped making albums so much, I couldn’t go out and buy those records anymore. I figured I want to extend that sound, that style of music and create another leg of it. You know? Another arm of it, to where there’s an extension of it. Maybe not that sound in particular, but a mention of that sound for the modern times. If I was going to do anything creatively as an artist, I would want to create a sound that was kind of parallel to the sounds of those bands in the sixties and seventies, but also with a modern influence that I would see myself wanting to go into a record store and purchase today.

Truth Movement has a new album called ‘Technology Analogy’. What can you tell us about it?

Well, it’s a concept album. It tells a story. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. It’s my proudest achievement to date as an artist of any form, simply because I was blessed enough to work with some of the greatest musicians ever on Earth as part of this album. [laughs] From the guys who make up the heart and soul of Truth Movement, which is the band, to the special guests that we had. From Jon Carin of Pink Floyd, to Scotty Page who was also with Pink Floyd for a time, to Mark Karan who is part of The Grateful Dead and RatDog family. We had some amazingly talented musicians. The executive producers, The Wizards, they were amazing. There were very, very talented people all collaboratively working together on this project, which made it something that I am so proud of. Additionally we got Storm Thorgerson to do the artwork. To make this album even more compelling, because John and I wrote a song about the environment called ‘Green is the Colour’, we wanted to make it part of the environmental moment. So to follow up our words we decided to make the album with one hundred percent recycled materials including biodegradable paper, soy ink to print the actual artwork, and a corn plastic disc tray. After doing all of this we said, “Well, we don’t want to just do that. We want to also try to standardize the way that we tour we we go out there.” So in some of the places we play we enforce a green only output from our monitors, mixers, lights, and everything. We take the show off the grid. We bring alternative energy to do that. We use bio-diesel generators.

What can you tell us about the writing process of the new record and how did it initially start coming together?

It was really interesting actually. The album actually started one day when I was working on a show I was producing called ‘The Two Coreys’. On one of the episodes we had this therapist kind of person we were seeing and she was supposed to give us an assignment. She gave me an assignment to write a song to my father as kind of a therapeutic letter, an open letter to him sort of thing. I said, “Oh. That’s a cool idea. OK, I’ll go do that.” I hadn’t written a song in a while. Generally when I write an album, it takes about four years from start to finish. From the time I start writing to the time I actually get it recorded, mixed, produced, and all of that. I write songs very slowly generally. I’ll write one and then wait a couple of months and then write another. With this one, I wrote this song for The Two Coreys and after I finished it I was like, “Wow! That’s really good! It’s kind of the jumping off point of something bigger I think!” I immediately starting writing after that. I used that as a bit of an anchor for where the storyline might go and started formulating a story around that centerpiece, which was not just a message to my father, but a message to the father of the universe. Kind of a deeper meaning, a double meaning. The song is called ‘Me Not You’. That kind of took me into the idea that it’s about me, it’s not about whoever is making things happen or running things. It’s about me taking my own destiny in my hands. That comes to the Earth and that comes to the environment. So I kind of got into that and then I starting writing a bit… Things just came together in a very strange way. I think it was very kind of otherworldly, because I actually finished the entire album from start to finish in four months. That was from the day that I wrote that first song until I finished actual production on it, which is pretty bewildering. The album tells a story of technology. It raises the question of where was it derived, where is it leading us to, and ultimately will it bring us closer together or lead to our demise? That’s kind of the subtext of it all. Within that I wanted to actually analyze each piece of information along the technological pathway of where it came from. So I went back to the beginning and I started studying, reading, and researching about this guy named Ezekiel who was a priest in one of the early chapters of The Bible. It’s called Ezekiel Book One. It’s about a priest who apparently had some sort of extraterrestrial visit and told his story of it, thousands of years before we had any idea what technology was or how we would describe these sorts of things. He pretty clearly and vividly describes technology. So the question became what came first, the apple or the robot?

Sonically, what can we expect from the album?

Sonically I would say it’s certainly a sound experience unlike you’ve ever heard before. We spent a lot of time separating tracks and EQ-ing things in a certain way. It’s very 5.1 in the mix. There are interesting sounds… It’s kind of like when you were back in the sixties or seventies and you listened to a Pink Floyd album for the first time. You were like, “What is that?” [laughs] There’s a lot of that kind of stuff. There’s a lot of sound effects. It’s kind of like theater for the mind. You put it on, you close your eyes, and it takes you to a different world.

You mentioned some people who you collaborated with on the album, from John Carin to Scotty Page. Is there anyone else you would like to collaborate with musically?

Oh, absolutely! First of all I would love a chance to play with more of the greats. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, David Gilmore. Those are the people that I would do just about anything to have an opportunity to sit at their side for a day. Aside from that, as far as more contemporary artists… I would love to work with Eminem actually.

That would be interesting!

Yeah! And Dr. Dre! [laughs]

I’d like to hear that actually! You should get on that!


As a musician, I am curious to know what is the biggest thing that you have learned from artists you brought in for this album?

I’ve learned a lot from my influences. I can’t say it’s just the people who I brought into this album. I started off my life kind of bringing the energy to me to be able to befriend Michael Jackson. I learned so much from him about being an entertainer, being a showman, and what it takes to deliver a perfect show every night. I learned a lot from him. I also learned a lot from my other influences, which start back at Elvis Presley and Bill Haley to the people that I actually became close enough to have conversations with. People like the guys from Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, or people like that. I’ve taken a little bit from each of those conversations and from each of those experiences and put them towards what I do. All in all I think that we all as artists try to work together and compliment each other. I’ve found when you put egos aside and you find people who really care about what it is your doing, the project or the art of it all, those are the people that really bring it to the table. I’ve been so fortunately to work with those people on this album. Every single one of them is amazingly talented. Every one of them brought exactly the right piece of the recipe to the table. It’s a great collaborative effort. The idea, even though you’re the writer, is to just sit back and let them bring what they can bring and you know that you can trust that whatever it is, it’s going to be magnificent.

You are currently on the road in support of the album. How’s has the tour been going?

It’s been going great. The fans have been eating it up quite honestly. Every city that we go to, a lot of the times you walk in the door and they don’t know what to expect. That’s the first thing they say to you when you meet them back stage and things. They say, “You know, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t heard the music. I didn’t know what this was going to be. It was awesome.” The thing is, it’s a different experience than any other show you’ve seen. Nobody does this that I am aware of these days. Nobody brings a traveling twelve foot inflatable screen with them to every performance and their own laser machines. It’s a production. We put on a really good show. It’s a really talented touring band. The audience has had such a great connection. There’s been a certain kind of magic, especially in the smaller venues that we’ve played. It’s really crammed in and everybody is right in your face and we’re bringing this big kind of scope production to a little tiny venue. People are just freaking out over it. So we’re hoping we’re creating a good buzz and the word of truth will spread. Hopefully we’ll stay out here for a while and each leg we do we’ll grow and grow with momentum.

Do you plan on adding more dates?

That’s the idea. The idea is to do a second leg in July/August.

We were hoping you would get out here to the east coast so we could check you out.

Oh, we want to make it out there. Trust me. [laughs]

What do you consider the defining moment of your musical career?

I think it’s going to be Sunday night. That’s my guess.

Is that your performance at The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in Astoria, Oregon (June 4-7, 2010)?

Absolutely! I’m just so excited. It’s the biggest production I have ever done as a band. I’ve been a part of other people’s shows, singing front of forty thousand people and things like that. To do our own venue that is like five or ten thousand seats or whatever it is and put on our own production, with our own lighting and staging and everything, that’s very exciting to me. I’m thrilled! I can’t wait. I’m super excited and I hope everybody makes it out in the rain. That’s my only concern at this point.

Have you had a ‘Spinal Tap Moment’ on stage where something totally unexpected has happened to you?

Yeah! Every night! [laughs] Every night is ‘Spinal Tap’ around here. We had one night in particular. I wrote a Facebook message about it called “Debacle in Dubuque”. It was in Dubuque, Iowa. We literally had every technical meltdown that you could ever imagine. We have so many technical things that we have to rely on in the aspect of our show. We are very technologically bound by our toys and our gadgets to make this production run right. Ironically, the album is called ‘Technology Analogy’ and we’re raising all of these questions of whether we should be supportive or whether we should be supported by it and at the same time the very things that we complain about are the things we find ourselves relying on on the road. Sure enough, every once in a while it all goes haywire. I tend to find when one thing goes wrong, they all go wrong.

That’s typically how it works!


What do you consider to be the biggest misconception about yourself?

Well, I think a lot of times people think I am this crazy ego maniac and a loud person just based on characters that I’ve played and things the press says about me. The truth of the matter is I am actually quite quiet and sit alone in a corner most of the time, isolated. I’m a bit of an introvert though and not really much of an ego maniac or loud mouth. I’m pretty humble. I try to be anyway. It always surprises me. I think it always surprises people when I meet them. People will say to me, “Gosh! You’re nothing like I would have expected!” That really means to me, “Oh! We thought you were going to be an asshole!” [laughs]

Another one of your projects that we are very excited about is ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst’. We saw that the trailer just came out. What can you tell us about that?

Corey Feldman as Edgar Frog

I can tell you that it’s very exciting. I’m very excited about it. It will be out I believe around Halloween. I think that’s what they’re thinking. It’s the return of The Frog Brothers. I think it’s what a lot of people wanted to see from the last one. There was a certain expectation I think people had after waiting for twenty-five years, or twenty years, or whatever it was. I think they felt a bit dismayed with the fact that I kind of popped in here and there as a cameo and there wasn’t really too many other through lines in the story connecting it to the first film. I think that people are going to be eagerly anticipating and pleasantly surprised by the look of the new film, which is a bit truer because of everything from the makeup effects, to the stunts and all of that high end stuff, to the actual storyline. I think people will be pleased.

I’m definitely looking forward to it. I enjoyed that last movie. I know a lot of people tore that movie to pieces, but I thought you were great in it.

Well you know what, it’s a love-hate relationship with that movie. I have people that come up to me all of the time and say they think it’s the most awesome movie and we did such an amazing job with the sequel. Then there are people that come up to me and say, “I’m going to be honest with you. It sucked.” [laughs] So I think it really kind of hit both sides of the spectrum, but either way it made Warner Brothers a ton of money. I don’t think they’re complaining. [laughs]

Do you have any aspirations to take The Frog Brothers a little further and maybe do a spin off type film that exists outside of the realm of the other films?

You never know what could happen. You never know. There’s always a possibility for those type of things and of course anything. I’m a working actor! I’ll take it where I can get it, as long as it’s good! [laughs]

We’ll definitely be looking forward to that, should it go in that direction!

Cool! I appreciate that!

Is there anything else you want to add or let your fans know?

Yeah! Just that I really appreciate every-body’s love and support. It’s been one of the hardest years of my life. I just want to let everybody know I’m still here and I’m still working for them. Hopefully they’re coming out to see us on this tour because we’re here to rock ya! [laughs]

I hope you get out to the east coast, Corey. I’d like to check your show out. If you can get something in Washington D.C., that’s the best!

OK! Good! We’ll do our best! I want to hit every single market with this thing. If it’s up to me and I have my druthers, we’ll be playing for the next two years.

Sweet! Corey, it’s been an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to us. Good luck to you out there on the road!

Thank you very much. It was a very nice and professional interview. I appreciated it. Hopefully we will see you out there very soon!

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For all the latest news, information and tour dates for Corey Feldman and The Truth Movement, swing by his official website located at www.coreyfeldman.net!

As Corey Feldman mentioned in the interview, ‘Lost Boys 3: The Thirst’ is on the way in 2010! Check out the trailer below!

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Corey Haim To Attend Premiere Of ‘American Sunset’

Corey Haim To Attend Premiere Of ‘American Sunset’

americansunsetwithcorey_Page_1cCorey Haim, one of America’s most recognizable stars, will be attending the premiere of his latest movie American Sunset.

This IS the first film Corey has starred in since he left the business on a sabbatical…. and YOU TOO can become a part of history, by sharing the moment with Corey Haim and the other celebrities attending the premiere!!!

Go to www.americansunsetthemovie.com, to see the movie trailer and get your Exclusive Tickets to this highly anticipated FIRST screening of American Sunset on November 9th at 7:30pm at The Laemmle Theatre on Second Street in Santa Monica, California.

By buying an early ticket in your name, you will have premiere and exclusive entrance to the red carpet, all star studded FIRST WORLD PREMIERE with Corey Haim.

Everyone buying a ticket will meet Corey, and receive an exclusive autograph by Corey Haim, as well as mingle with other stars during the post screening party which will be disclosed when you purchase your ticket.

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If you are a Corey Haim fan, and who isn’t, you don’t want to miss this special night.

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