United Rockers 4u…

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UNITED ROCKERS 4U TO RELEASE “ONE
FAMILY” SINGLE
ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
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GREAT WHITE FRONT MAN TERRY ILOUS AND JEFF PARIS,
GATHERS WELL-KNOWN
ROCK & ROLL FRIENDS TO
PARTICIPATE
IN SPECIAL RECORDING OF
SONG AND BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE
HARD ROCK CAFE HOLLYWOOD
ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD. ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
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UNITED ROCKERS 4U — an all-star lineup comprised of such artists as Eddie Money, Bobby
Kimball (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Don Dokken (Dokken), Terry Ilous (Great
White/XYZ), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Robin McAuley
(McAuley Schenker Group/Survivor), Phil Lewis (LA Guns), Richie Kotzen
(Poison/Mr. Big), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), Brian Tichy
(Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol), Jeff Paris (hit songwriter for Mr. Big,
Vixen, Lita Ford), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane) and session player Michael Thompson
(MTB) — have come together to perform a heartfelt song called “One Family” that
will benefit the American Red Cross.
The single, which was written and produced by rock singer/songwriters Terry Ilous
and Jeff Paris and mixed by Beau Hill (Producer for RATT/Warrant/Others), will
be released on Monday, December 12, through the Fyco Records label and made
available via iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/united-rockers-4u/id485785135?uo=4),
Amazon and several other major online music stores.
“As the father of an adopted Asian child, I was greatly moved by the Japan tsunami
footage of a little girl searching through the rubble for her parents,” states
Terry Ilous. “I felt this could’ve been my daughter and disaster can happen
anywhere, even here in America. So my writing partner Jeff Paris and I wrote
‘One Family’ as a way of helping the Red Cross.”
“We are excited to partner with such an impressive coalition of ‘80s rockers who are helping raise awareness of
and funds for the Red Cross,” said Paul Schulz, CEO, American Red Cross Los
Angeles Region. “We encourage everyone to attend the United Rockers 4U concert
at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood and purchase the ‘One Family’ single to help
support the Red Cross’ vital services to the community.”
After a lot of hard work, what was once a dream has now became a reality and all
involved
are hoping to collaborate again in the future.
Many of the artists featured on “One Family” have committed to performing at the
benefit including Ilous, Paris, McAuley, Sarzo and Tichy. Also performing
are members from Great White, Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Survivor, XYZ, Alice Cooper,
Foreigner, AC/DC, Dio, Heaven & Hell, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Rainbow, Stryper, Ozzy Osbourne Band,
ANGEL, MSG, House of Lords, Hurricane, Led Zeppagain and more!!
The benefit concert will be taking place on Thursday, December 15, at Hard Rock Cafe
Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. (6801 Hollywood Blvd., #105, Hollywood, California
90028) at 9:00pm PST.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $25 (http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4126135)
for priority concert viewing and Meet & Greet with band members. 100% of
ticket sales will go to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief. General
admission is free and donations will be welcome the night of the
event.
For those unable to attend the show, it can be viewed for free online (live) at
“We’re all thankful, especially during the holidays, to be able to do what we do,”
Ilous further comments. “This is just a small way for us to give back and help
those in need.”
For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Jeff Albright / The
Albright Entertainment Group at
RockStarPR@aol.com.
If you’d like to receive “One Family” via MP3, please let us know and we will
gladly send under separate cover. Photos of artists (Don Dokken, Terry Ilous,
Jimi Jamison, Bobby Kimball, Eddie Money, Jeff Paris and Rudy Sarzo) available
upon request.
Further information on the “One Family” project can be viewed at www.unitedrockers4u.org,
while further information on the benefit concert can be found on the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
United Rockers 4U is managed by Kalish Management.
About  the American Red Cross:
The
American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of
disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving
skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members
and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a
government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the
American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitwww.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Thanks
for your support.
ONE
FAMILY (LYRICS)
Written
by Terry Ilous and Jeff Paris
Lean
on me
You’re
not alone
When
darkness comes to town
And
though it seems
Like
the weight of the world
Our
million arms will lift you out
And
our million hearts will beat as one
The
healing waves have just begun
(Chorus)
We
can live our separate lives
We
can sail our ships on separate tides
But
I see me in you
And
you in me
Yeah,
we’re all One Family
We’re
all One Family
Speak
the names
Praise
the heroes
Let’s
celebrate their lives
A
prayer of hope
For
tomorrow
Cuz
you know the sun will rise
And
our million hands will join as one
A
million hearts will build a bridge of love
(Chorus)
We
can live our separate lives
We
can sail our ships on separate tides
But
I see me in you
And
you in me
Yeah,
we’re all One Family
We’re
all One Family
QUOTES FROM THE VARIOUS ARTISTS
INVOLVED
“Every
person should try and help those that have gone through hardship when possible.
To do so reminds us of our own blessings. As musicians, our best gift is our
music and I hope everyone, everywhere, will purchase the song, ‘One
Family.’ Every little bit helps… The tragedy in Japan can and will be healed
if everybody pulls together. With the Red Cross on board, I am sure our
contribution from the song ‘One Family’ will be put to good use.”
–Don Dokken–
“A
long time great friend and talent, Jeff Paris, contacted me and told me about
the project. When he explained it all to me, how could I say ‘no?’ I’m proud to
be a part of the project and a part of all the wonderful talent
involved.”
–Jimi Jamison–
“I
am thrilled and honored to be a part of this project. Japan is very close to my
heart and has been for many years. When I got the call to work on the benefit
song, ‘One Family,’ for the victims of the disaster in Japan, I could not wait
to get started. I would like to thank everyone involved and send my love to
those in Japan who have been affected by this natural disaster.”
–Richie Kotzen–
“I
was contacted by Terry Ilous soon after the terrible disaster in Japan. He
explained his plan to raise money for the unfortunate victims and their families
and the song he wrote, ‘One Family,’ with his good friend Jeff Paris. I was so
touched by this awesome idea and couldn’t wait to be a part of this incredible
event and to support all our friends and fans in Japan who have supported us and
our music for so many years. I also put a call through to my longtime friend
Bobby Kimball to take part, and so we all got together with a variety of great
talent at Jeff’s studio to put our voices and our hearts together to support
‘One Family.’ “
–Robin McAuley–
“We
wrote maybe the best song we ever did, ‘One Family,’ to get donations, and
angels from heaven — the singers and musicians that donation serious work to
it, added their gifts. Obviously, someone ‘up there’ helped. At the end of the day, we got off our
butts and did something, complicated tho’ it is… And next time, it’s gonna be
a lot easier. That’s right, it’s a commitment, ’cause we’re not just helping
‘those poor victims.’ It’s for all of us. That’s why we called our organization
United Rockers 4U —
UR4U. “You are for you” when you contribute to a
humanitarian cause.”
–Jeff Paris–
“While
watching the devastation in Japan caused by the tsunami, I felt an overwhelming
sense of helplessness. So when I was contacted by Terry Ilous to contribute a
bass track to his composition, ‘One Family,’ with proceeds going to the Red
Cross, I accepted immediately. I’m very proud to continue to be a part of this
most significant project and be able to give back to our friends in Japan who
have given us artists so much through the years.”
–Rudy Sarzo–
“I
was contacted by Terry Ilous right after the earthquake hit Japan. There wasn’t
even a second thought… I had to do this! Japan has been such a huge supporter
of music and very good to the 80’s artist! I’m honored to be a part of this
project.”
–Paul Shortino–
“When Terry
contacted me and informed me of his idea for a tribute song and show, I thought
it was a great idea. I was happy to record and perform the drums to ‘One
Family.’ I have lots of great memories of touring Japan, so it’s real nice to be
a part of something to help them through the disaster. Hats off to Terry Ilous,
Jeff Paris and everyone that put something into this!”
–Brian Tichy–
Thank you,Terry Ilous.