"Rolling Stone" Announces Final 8 Bands For Cover Contest
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:19:12
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Rolling Stone announced the Final 8 bands of its first-ever "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?" competition, in which the winner will be the first band or artist not signed with a major label to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone.
The winner of the six-month competition, presented in partnership with Garnier Fructis, will also receive a recording deal with Atlantic Records and will get to perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Consumers will solely choose the next four bands to make it to Round 3, and can do so here. Videos of each finalist finding out they made the cut for Round 2 are available as well.
All eight bands traveled to New York City last week and recorded two studio songs. Each also spent a day with Garnier, getting a rock makeover. Righteous!
Readers' votes will determine the victor, marking the first time Rolling Stone has handed over its famed cover decision process to the public. The winner will appear on the cover of the August 19th issue, on newsstands August 5th. This is the first and only time you get a say on who graces the cover of this venerable titan of rock music publishing so allow your voice to be here, people!
The eight finalists are:
· Empires (Chicago, IL)
· Fictionist (Provo, UT)
· Lelia Broussard (Los Angeles, CA)
· Mod Sun (Bloomington, MN)
· Skyler Stonestreet (Los Angeles, CA)
· Tha Boogie (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
· The Romany Rye (Big Bear, CA)
· The Sheepdogs (Saskatoon, SK)
Which band did you vote for?