Better Noise Music kickstarted the summer with a virtual music festival that featured some of the biggest names in rock music today. On Thursday, July 16th despite being free to watch, viewers of the event raised much-needed funds for the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to provide critical support services for those in early recovery from substance use disorder.
The festival opened with a heartfelt message from Bad Wolves front man Tommy Vext describing his childhood and addiction and outlining the charity element to the festival.
Better Noise Music roster all supported the event with musical performances by label heavy weights MÖTLEY CRUE, THE HU, AWOLNATION, FROM ASHES TO NEW, PAPA ROACH, DIRTY HEADS, CORY MARKSand many more.
Viewers also got the exclusive first-look at the trailer for the Better Noise Film, “SNO BABIES”, slated for a September 29th release. The film speaks to the same crisis addressed by The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation – the Opioid crisis and recovery assistance from substance use disorders.
Tommy Lee, surprised fans with an announcement that he is to cameo in a forth coming thriller / horror movie called ‘The Retaliators’ coming late 2020.
Ivan Moody, and Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch starred in comedy skits where Ivan asked Zoltan to teach him the guitar, so Zoltan put him through a drill sergeant meets Karate Kid montage of how to pose, talk and move around the stage like a rock guitarist without ever teaching him how to actually play. On the YouTube stream chat sidebar, fans got to interact with artists participating in the festival, such as Papa Roach, Hyro The Hero and Thousand Thoughts. Over on the Facebook stream replying to viewers were Eva Under Fire and All Good Things.
Midpoint in the festival The Retaliators film trailer debuted and broke the news on Tommy Lee, Jacoby Shaddix, Five Finger Death Punch, Amanda Lyberg from Eva Under Fire, Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate and From Ashes To New all acting in the movie!
In celebration of this event, Better Noise Music artists’ catalogs are on sale via Apple Music and Amazon Music worldwide from July 10 through July 23rd. Discounted Albums and Band merchandise can also be purchased at the Better Noise Music online stores.
The festival was conceived by label CEO Allen Kovac to entertain fans during a period of no tours and was organised by BNM Head of Touring, Bryan Raisa, with BNM Head of Digital Omar Rana, and CMO Lisa Buckler and was rolled out globally through BNM’s offices in Canada, Australia, GSA, South America, Central Europe and the UK with support of Ticketmaster, Spotify, LiveNation, YouTube, LiveXLive and many other global partners.
Performers in the Better Noise Music festival were:
Motley Crue Five Finger Death Punch Papa Roach Awolnation Cory Marks Dirty Heads The Hu Bad Wolves Escape The Fate From Ashes To New Fire From The Gods Bleeker Islander All Good Things Tuk Smith Eva Under Fire Hyro The Hero Nevrlands Little Stranger Tempt
With Marshall Records artists The Bottom Line Thousand Thoughts