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Crooked X is a teen hard rock quartet that began playing together when they were in the fifth grade. They are comprised of Forrest French (vocals, guitar), Jesse Cooper (lead guitar, vocals), Josh McDowell (bass), and Boomer Simpson (drums).
The band got their start playing in the Tulsa area, and later sent a tape to the CBS Early Morning Show as part of a national competition. They earned second place, and gained the notice of Doc McGhee.
They have toured with Kiss, Black Stone Cherry, and Ted Nugent. They also were the focus of an MTV reality series, "Rock n Roll Dream."
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Crooked X has posted a video clip online of their performance of the cover of "Another Brick In The Wall." The clip can be viewed below. Crooked X also issued the following statement about the video:
"We sent out a bulletin yesterday but in case you missed it, here is what it said:
"Thank you so much for listening to our Pink Floyd cover and for the great posts on our page. Please keep 'em coming. We're pumped that you're digging the track. As you know we've been playing this live for years and we have this amazing video of us on stage at the Olympic Stadium in Sweden when we opened for KISS. We can't really explain what it's like to have 35,000 people sing 'We Don't Need No Education' back at you but it doesn't suck!"
Crooked X has posted their cover of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall" cover on their MySpace player. Here's what the band had to say about it:
"We are really excited about the new track we just posted. It's a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall.' We've been playing it live for a long time and we recently had the opportunity to record it in LA with a full chorus of kids screaming 'WE DON'T NEED NO EDUCATION!' We're extremely proud of it but we really want to know what you think of it. Please give it a listen and post your comments here on our MySpace page. Over the next few weeks we'll tell you more about it. We're going to video tape our thoughts so you can literally watch us talk about our love of this song."
Crooked X is hitting the road to visit Hot Topic stores around the country. Purchase any Crooked X short or their self-titled CD at participating locations to meet the band on the following dates and Hot Topic locations:
4/7 Cordova Mall 5100 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 471-2344
4/8 Gwinnett Place 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30136 (770) 814-9200
5/8 Northtown Mall 245 Northtown Drive, Blaine, MN 55434 (763) 784-2192
5/9 Jordan Creek 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy, W Des Moines, IA 50266 (515) 457-8520
The teen hard rock band from Coweta, OK has announced additional tour dates in both the U.S. and Canada running through the middle of summer. In addition to performing at both Rock on the Range and Rock Fest, Crooked X will be performing throughout the south and midwest.
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Oklahoma's hard rock quartet, Crooked X will play on the second stage at Disturbed's Music As A Weapon IV Tour-a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival-presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint. Crooked X will rock The Ernie Ball Second Stage, which will be officially sponsored by multi-city battle of the bands organization Headbang For the Highway, a 38-city, nine-week trek, which kicks off March 20th in Madison, WI. "I would go to this show even if we weren't playing. These are some of our favorite bands. What a great opportunity," says Jesse Cooper, lead guitarist. "I'm so stoked to go on the Music As A Weapon Tour. I'm excited to see Killswitch Engage and Suicide Silence. It's gonna be an experience for sure," adds Forrest French, lead vocals.
Recently, the 15-year-old shredders appeared on their own mini MTV rockumentary, "Rock N Roll Dream," which documented their real-life Cinderella story about four young boys catapulting from a Coweta, OK (population 7,000) garage band to opening for KISS in front of 35,000 screaming fans in Stockholm, Sweden. These events led to CX signing with EMI via McGhee Proffer Media (MPM) in August of 2008, all this within the span of nine months.
Their self-titled 10-song debut for EMI (in stores now), was helmed by hit producers Spencer Proffer (Tina Turner, Quiet Riot, WASP) and Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy, Poison). Standout tracks on the new album include "Gone," "Time Is Now," "You Gotta Bleed," and "Adrenaline." The track "Nightmare," was featured in the successful Rock Band video game while "Gone" and "Rock N Roll Dream" are available as downloadable content for the game. The success of their debut landed them their first national late night TV appearance on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, where they showcased new single "Gone" in addition to fan favorite "Rock N Roll Dream." More...
ROCK ON THE RANGE will return to Columbus, Ohio’s Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009. The 2009 line-up for the nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country will be highlighted by performances from some of rock’s biggest artists including Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn.
“We try to listen to our fans and they've been saying for years that we should play at Rock On The Range,” said Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.
“We're really excited to play one of America's great rock festivals,” SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor says, “Being asked to headline Rock on the Range is an absolute pleasure! Columbus, Ohio has always been very good to us. The line-up looks great; the shows look fantastic. And I personally think it will be an absolute blast for everyone. See you in May!”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, the two-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event will feature a potent line-up of more than 35 bands. This year’s well-rounded mix of rock’s top artists also includes Shinedown, Buckcherry, The Used, Atreyu, Chevelle, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Saliva, Blue October, Hoobastank, Black Stone Cherry, and many more.
This marks the third outing for the annual event, which drew 30,000 people in its inaugural year in 2007 and more than 55,000 people in 2008. Event features this year include the addition of a third stage, the Jägermeister Music Stage, on-stage fan platforms--for contest winners--and an expanded vendor village.
In 2009, ROCK ON THE RANGE will also increase their “Go Green” initiative via ROTR “Go Green,” an online portal that allows fans to recycle old cell phones and mp3 players for free tickets and ROTR memorabilia and official festival merchandise. ROTR is the first festival to have an on-line recycling trade-in rewards component. More information can be found at www.rotrgogreen.com.
Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE, as well as VIP Packages that include festival tickets, hotel accommodations and festival merchandise, go on sale Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (ET) via www.rockontherange.com and www.ticketmaster.com, all local Ticketmaster outlets and at the Crew Stadium box office. Two-day ticket packages will start as low as $99.50.
Here's the complete Rock On The Range 2009 lineup: More...