Middle school metal band lands huge record deal

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  1. MrPACS

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    Better than 75% of the garbage out there, maybe more. Good for them.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/14/showb...gn=Feed: rss/cnn_showbiz (RSS: Entertainment)

    Middle school metal band lands huge record deal
    By Breeanna Hare, CNN
    updated 12:29 PM EDT, Mon July 14, 2014
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    Musicians Alec Atkins, from left, Jarad Dawkins and Malcolm Brickhouse make up the Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth.
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Middle school band Unlocking the Truth has signed a major record deal
    • Sony Music has agreed to produce the group's first two albums
    • The trio of two teens and a preteen has gained notice, opened for Guns 'N Roses
    • Their schoolwork still comes first, says drummer's mother

    (CNN) -- A trio of middle school rockers has just unlocked a major record deal.

    According to the New York Daily News, Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth -- two 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old -- has signed to work with Sony Music.

    The deal commits Sony to producing two of the band's albums, with the option of creating an additional four. If all six albums are made, the three middle schoolers could earn up to $1.7 million.

    Over the past two years, Unlocking the Truth -- guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13; bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12 -- has become one of Brooklyn's hottest groups.


    The major label love is just one part of a stellar year for the young band, which opened for Guns N' Roses in June and happily shared photos of their crowdsurfing during a set at the Coachella music festival in April.


    According to the Daily News, the band was discovered in New York's Washington Square Park in 2012 by Eric Clapton's drummer, Steve Jordan. From there, it's played around the region, gaining recognition in The Village Voice and Vice magazine.

    "What started out as play dates went to Times Square and now this. It's been one great thing after another," Jarad's mother, Tabatha Dawkins, told the paper. Of the record deal, she added, "It's so exciting. We're jumping over the moon."

    The three metalheads aren't leaving behind school for music. Tabatha Dawkins said they'll be entering the eighth grade at different schools in Brooklyn next school year, and that education is still the top priority.

    "Schoolwork comes first," she said. "If their schoolwork is not done, they don't play."
     
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    They're blaek
     
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    "Schoolwork comes first," she said. "If their schoolwork is not done, they don't play."

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    yeah, right
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    Bang your head ...metal health will drive you mad :guitar:
     
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    Great band name. How about "Unlocking your bicycle chain," I'm sure that is closer to reality.
     
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    Black Hanson.

    Blanson.
     
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    Meh? No vocals?
    Metal is a played out genre......same riffs front to back....switched around...
     
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    Did you see his 360 dunk in warm ups? warm ups I SAY #PRACTICE
     
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    "Anthblack"

     
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    they werent very good


    these are talented middle school kids



     
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    This could have been the wig's international superstars.
     
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    It's a cover though..............

     
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    Wrong skin color. Not a feel-good pr story.
     
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    I'm digging them. Good stuff!
     
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    affirmative action
     
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    Man, they fucking suck.....I could care less what skin color they have or age they are.....

    Miles Davis said there are two kinds of music: good and bad, and this is.....not good.

    And really- no vocals? That automatically means zero mainstream viability. This silly charade will be gone within 6 months like a startup restaurant.
     
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    first Golf, then the President and now Metal? they're taking everything!
     
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