Friday, July 03, 2015

The Alternative Press Music Awards Are Coming Soon.







The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, has added even more performers and presenters, in addition to this year’s official red carpet hosts and esteemed recipients of the Vanguard and Icon Awards. The APMAs will take place on July 22, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

The APMAs is pleased to present the revered Vanguard Award to hard-rock legend and respected filmmaker Rob Zombie. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

This year’s Icon Award honorees are none other than American punk-rock mavericks X. X were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the Los Angeles punk scene of the late ‘70s. The group’s first two albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift appear on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list. Frontwoman Exene Cervenka shares, “Alternative Press came out of the American heartland as a local fanzine, and grew to be an important source for music lovers everywhere. Thank you for bringing X along with so many other artists into people's lives! We are honored to be recognized and given this award.”

The APMAs is very excited to reveal this year’s energetic AXS TV Red Carpet hosts: Every Time I Die’s wisecracking frontman Keith Buckley and New Years Day’s striking frontwoman Ash Costello. The pair will interview many of this year’s stars as they make their way down the red carpet and into the main event.

Gibson Brands is also returning as one of the main sponsors of the APMAs and will be hosting the official Gibson Backstage Artist Lounge. All performers, presenters, honorees and award winners will gather at the Lounge for their post-stage victory interviews.

Additionally, the APMAs is pleased to announce Tumblr as an official partner. Tumblr is a media network powered by an army of independent creators and home to an audience of more than 460 million unique visitors. This year, the APMAs launched the first-ever “Tumblr Fandom Of The Year” award. Every day, thousands of fandoms post artwork, GIFs, funny memes and so much more on their Tumblr pages, and these nominees were among the most posted about last year. The nominees were chosen via Tumblr’s Fandometrics, and AP staff choices. You can vote for your favorite/the most creative fandom at through July 6.

NOMINEES AND VOTING HERE: All Time Low Fall Out Boy 5 Seconds Of Summer Panic! At The Disco twenty one pilots The 1975

In addition, to the “Tumblr Fandom Of The Year” award there will be a GIF booth backstage capturing all the exclusive behind the scenes moments from award winners, performers and talent associated with the show. Follow the night's mayhem on AP’s Tumblr blog.

“So many of the biggest fandoms on Tumblr pay their homage to alternative bands through art, GIFs, fan fiction and any sort of craziness that you or I could never imagine,” says Nate Auerbach, Tumblr's Head of Music Strategy and Outreach. “There couldn’t be a better partner than Alternative Press to reward these creative, passionate users and show them how much they are appreciated.”

AP cover stars Pierce The Veil are the latest performer addition to this year’s APMAs! PTV have become one of the fastest-rising and most compelling forces on the music scene today, manifested by the rocket-ride success of the band's 2012 release, Collide With The Sky. The album has sold nearly 300,000 copies in the U.S. alone, and features the single "King For A Day” which has been certified Gold and has racked up an astounding 50 million YouTube views. At last year’s APMAs, the band won three awards, including Best Live Band.

Additional live performances include Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Sum 41, a special performance from New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams, Rob Zombie, X, DMC of Run DMC, Mike Herrera of MxPx, Taking Back Sunday, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Halestorm, a special performance featuring four-time nominees PVRIS and Issues frontman Tyler Carter, Black Veil Brides, Simple Plan and Motionless In White. The world-renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also return to the APMAs to accompany many of the evening’s performances.

New presenters this year include members of the Amity Affliction, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Crossfaith, Drama Club, Every Time I Die, Man Overboard, Major League, Memphis May Fire, Metro Station, Miss May I, Neck Deep, Never Shout Never, New Politics, New Years Day, Silverstein, State Champs and We Came As Romans. Additional appearances will be made by members of ‘68, As It Is, August Burns Red, Bullet For My Valentine, Mayday Parade, Motion City Soundtrack, Parkway Drive, Real Friends, Senses Fail, Set It Off, This Wild Life and While She Sleeps with more to be announced soon.

Voting on all awards is open now via, in addition to the Best Music Video award, which can be voted upon exclusively at any Journeys retail location via voter mobile device and store-provided QR codes or via Voting ends on July 6, 2015.
View this year’s CATEGORIES and NOMINEES here!

APMAs Early Bird discount tickets and Ultimate Monster Travel Packages are already sold out, but you can still purchase several other ticketing options now. Available options include reserved seats at $59.99, premium seats at $79.99, Vans Warped Tour bundles for $89.99, general admission pit passes for $199.99 (which now include early entry) and special VIP packages are $249.99. Head to for all ticket offerings and details on each option listed above.

The APMAs is very pleased to team with 2015 title sponsor and official retail partner Journeys, in addition to lead presenting sponsor Monster Energy Drink. The APMAs is once again proud to team with official broadcast partner AXS TV. Last year’s award show marked the highest social engagement in the channel’s history. The APMAs is made possible by many other great sponsors and partnerships including Affliction Clothing, AKT, Another Century Records, Artery Recordings, CreativeLive, Disc Makers, DW Drums, Eagle Rock Entertainment, EarthQuaker Devices, Epitaph Records, Equal Vision Records, Fueled By Ramen, Full Sail University, Fearless Records, Hopeless Records, idobi radio, Lace Pickups, Macbeth, MerchNow, Razor & Tie Records, Rise Records, Roadrunner Records, Splat! Hair Care, Sumerian Records, Tumblr, Victory Records and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum.

As previously announced, Alternative Press Magazine will be honored by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum with the unveiling of a special new exhibit, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine At 30, presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen and Jakprints. The exhibit opening will kick-off with a special Sonic Session featuring Danish alt-rock group New Politics and one of AP’s “100 Bands You Need to Know In 2015,” Vinyl Theatre.

7:00pm - Doors open to the public
8:00pm - OUTDOOR CONCERT begins, featuring New Politics & Vinyl Theatre
11:00pm - Museum closes

The exhibit opens on the eve of the APMAs, July 21st. For more information and in-depth details about the exhibit, visit

The 2015 AP Music Awards is just around the corner! Check back to over the coming weeks for more announcements and information.

The APMAs is produced by Josh Bernstein, Mike Shea, Kevin Lyman, Dawn Marshman, Joe Scarpelli and Marc Grant.

About Alternative Press:
Now in its 30th year, Alternative Press continues to be on the forefront of discovering new artists, breaking news and reporting on the latest trends in music and youth culture. Since its early days as a pasted-up fanzine in the mid-’80s, Alternative Press is one of the largest music magazines in the world. AP provides in-depth interviews and exclusive photos, making it an essential collectors piece for a passionate fan base, as well as digitally through various mobile and tablet formats. AP has expanded its digital reach via an enhanced mobile app and, one of the world’s fastest-growing websites. The site has become a necessary destination for up-to-the-minute breaking news, coverage from our national APtv correspondents, exclusive multimedia premieres and much more. Additionally, the brand has been successfully extended through live events, beginning with the launch of the AP Tour and the company's inaugural AP Music Award Show, which trended No. 1 worldwide on Twitter and Facebook. Independently owned and operated, AP continues to reach millions of fans, offering them insight to the hottest artists and cultural trends first.

About Journeys:
Journeys is a leader in the teen specialty retail scene, with more than 850 stores in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Journeys uses fashion savvy and merchandising science to keep in step with the fast-paced footwear and accessories market for 13- to 22-year-old guys and girls. Journeys offers a wide variety of trendy, relevant brands that cater to teens who seek the hottest, new styles. The Journeys store is more than a retail environment; it’s an extension of the teen lifestyle. From the plasma TVs playing exclusive content and the latest music videos, to the visual merchandising strategy and promotions, to the employees whose image and style reflect the customers’ lifestyle and attitude. In addition, Journeys reaches its customers through,a mobile website, catalog, national advertising, strategic cross-promotions, social media and grass-roots events like The Journeys Noise Tour. Journeys is, in every way, an attitude you can wear!

About Monster Energy Drink:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. | 

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always admitted free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

About Gibson Brands:
Gibson Brands, the fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences to consumers by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands.

Gibson Brands has a portfolio of over 100 well-recognized brand names starting with the #1 guitar brand, Gibson. Other instrument brands include Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. In professional audio, KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton, and Cakewalk also continue Gibson’s tradition of quality in their respective markets. Consumer electronics brands include Onkyo, Integra, TEAC, and Esoteric.

Gibson Brands recently expanded its reach into consumer markets with the acquisition of Philips' Home Entertainment based in Hong Kong—a company that invented the cassette tape, the CD format, the DVD format and the MP3 format. Under the Philips and Fidelio brand names, Gibson Brands continue to represent the ideal combination of innovation, tradition and a dedication to improving design while maintaining the highest level o craftsmanship. A global company, Gibson Brands has manufacturing, marketing and research and development centers throughout the world.

All Gibson Brands are dedicated to innovation, prestige and improving the quality of life and music for its customers. Its goal is to provide the most exceptional customer audio products and experiences in the world.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Chris Squire - The Recording Academy® Statement

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Chris Squire
June 29, 2015

Photo by Dan Locke

GRAMMY® winner and co-founder of the iconic progressive rock band Yes, Chris Squire was an exceptional bass player and talented vocalist. From his humble beginnings as a church choirboy in London, to selling out arenas worldwide with Yes, it was his commitment to mastering his craft, as well as his enthusiastic demeanor, that made him one of the most respected and influential bass players of all time. We have lost an undeniably gifted musician and our heartfelt condolences go out to Chris’ family and friends, and to all of those he entertained during his impressive career.

Neil Portnow
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alex winston at Schubas in Chicago on June 29, 2015 while on tour dates with Neon Trees EP out, "this ain't luck," due november 13

Alex Winston tour dates with Neon Trees EP out, "this ain't luck," due november 13

Described as a modern day Stevie Nicks, with vocals drawing comparisons to Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, and PJ Harvey, NYC-by-way-of-Michigan, artist Alex Winston is gearing up to release her sophomore LP, "This Ain't Luck" on November 10, 2015.

With love from major tastemakers like Fader, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and more from the blogosphere, Alex is keeping her fans satisfied - she released an exclusive teaser EP with three songs from the record. The EP includes tracks, "Day I Died", "Down Low" and "Dead End.

Alex's essence is a perfectly fitting contradiction -- she's a juxtaposition of classic and contemporary, poppy and edgy, and quirky, yet accessible.Classically trained as an opera singer and a self-taught guitarist, songwriter, and pianist, Winston signed to 300 Entertainment in 2014.

She dropped The Sister Wife EP in 2011 (Island Records), and her debut full-length album, King Con in 2012 (Island Records). 

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Neal Schon is added as Special Guest on Journey Canadian Tour

 SATURDAY, JULY 25, 22015

NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON has been added as the special  guest to JOURNEY’s upcoming Canadian tour, which launches Monday, July 6 in Winnipeg Manitoba with concerts scheduled through August 3 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This tour marks the first time the American rock greats perform Canada-only tour, including markets in which band has never previously performed such as a Penticton;Prince George; and Dawson Creek, British Columbia; and Lethbridge, Alberta. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Tickets are on sale now - visit for complete tour and ticketing information.

NEAL  "VORTEX"  SCHON features Schon on  guitar, Omar  Hakim on  drums, Rachel  Z  Hakim on keyboards and Jerry Brooks on bass. NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON will perform selections from Schon’s brand new, all-instrumental 2-CD album, Vortex, released June 23 through the Mascot Label Group. The album – featuring Neal Schon on guitars and bass, drummer Steve Smith, GRAMMY-winning keyboardist Jan Hammer, and keyboardist Igor Len - utilizes rock as its foundation, and embraces elements of jazz,classical  and world music in an 18-track,  sonically explosive collection  of  original  compositions.  The music of Vortex came to life at Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios, Schon’s preferred spot for recording since Journey cut the 10-times-platinum number-one album Escape there in 1981.

Blazing  hotter  than  ever  with  the  lineup  of  founder Neal  Schon (lead  guitar  and  backing vocals), Jonathan  Cain (keyboards  and  backing  vocals),  co-founder Ross  Valory (bass  and  backing vocals), and lead vocalist Arnel Pineda (who was discovered by Schon), Journey has created some of the  best-known  songs  in  rock,  such  as “Wheel  In  The  Sky,”  “Separate  Ways,” and “Faithfully.”  Neal Schon recruited Omar Hakim to play drums for Journey’s recent Hollywood Bowl Opening Night concert,the band’s July 4th performance in Provo, Utah, and the Canadian tour.

The Hollywood Bowl, one of the most iconic concert venues in the world, launched its 94th season with its2015  Opening  Night  Concert  featuring JOURNEY who  performed  with the Hollywood  Bowl Orchestra and Youth  Orchestra  Los  Angeles  (YOLA),  on  June  20.  The  Bowl’s  opening  night  is traditionally a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s many education and community programs,which serve more than 150,000 youth, families and teachers every year, and this year it raised a record$1.6 million; the previous best was $1.4 million in 2011.

Following the Hollywood Bowl opener,  and Hakim’s debut with Journey, Neal Schon stated, “I'm very happy I was able to bring Omar Hakim in to help us pull together a very elaborate and complex show at the last minute. It was a nearly impossible feat, and tall order for anyone, but with Omar’s musical integrity and talent, we pulled it off and had a blast! Glad to know I have still got the ears and now I'm 2 for 2: first was finding Arnel and now, recruiting Omar Hakim.”

Over the years JOURNEY has earned multiple accolades, including 19 Top 40 singles; producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums; and receiving a Diamond certification for its Greatest Hits album, marking U.S.sales in excess of 15 million. In 2011, they drew nearly a million fans to their Eclipse World Tour and was awarded  the  prestigious  Legend  Of  Live  Award at  the  Billboard  Touring  Awards  in  honor  of  their significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live.

The group’s seminal anthem - “Don’t Stop Believin’” - is the top-selling digital catalog track in history,after being featured in the last scene of the electrifying series finale of HBO's ‘The Sopranos’  and then reaching  another  level  of  stratospheric  success  when  it  was  covered  by  the  cast  of  FOX's  wildly successful series ‘Glee.’  Three decades after its original release, "Don't Stop Believin” has reached anew generation of young fans welcoming this legendary band as it continues to bring its signature sound of classic hits around the world.

The intensely creative guitar giant, Neal Schon, has always had an innate ability to make glorious music.He began playing at age five and was inspired by soul vocalists like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight,and blues and jazz guitarists ranging from B.B. King Albert King, and Eric Clapton to Wes Montgomery.When Schon was just 15 years old, Carlos Santana invited him to join his band. Schon’s recording debut was on the classic 1971 album Santana III.  He played the solo on the LP’s  hit  single, “Everybody’s Everything.” Recently Schon  completed the album Santana IV with Carlos Santana, co-writing songs and playing guitar. Additionally, Journey, co-headlined with Santana on Carlos’ recent homecoming concerts in Mexico.

6-July                        Winnipeg, MB                     MTS Centre
8- July                       Calgary, AB                        Fort Calgary – Stampede Roundup
10-July                      Penticton, BC                      South Okanagan Events Centre
11-July                      Vancouver, BC                    Rogers Arena
13-July                      Victoria, BC                        Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
15-July                      Prince George, BC              CN Centre
16-July                      Dawson Creek, BC              EnCana Events Centre
18-July                      Edmonton, AB                    Rexall Place
19-July                      Lethbridge, AB                    ENMAX Centre
21-Jul                        Regina, SK                         Brandt Centre
22-Jul                        Saskatoon, SK                   SaskTel Centre
25-Jul                        Hamilton, ON                      FirstOntario Centre
26-Jul                        Kingston, ON                      Rogers K-Rock Centre
28-Jul                        MontrĂ©al, QC                       Centre Bell
30-Jul                        Moncton, NB                       Moncton Coliseum
31-Jul                        Dartmouth, NS                     Alderney Landing
2-Aug                        St. John’s, NL                      Mile One Centre
3-Aug                        St. John’s, NL                      Mile One Centre

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sentinel Releases "Counting Stars" Off Points of Light


“Counting Stars” :: STREAMMP3


San Francisco dream pop group Sentinel has released "Counting Stars" as the second single off their fifth independent studio album, Points of Light

Focusing on constellations in the stars as a form of connectedness to the universe, Points of Light explains we are all individuals tied together by fate, love, struggle, and loss to shape our stories. Conceptual lyric themes running deep within this album include: recognition of California Native Americans, lost romances and lifestyles, overcoming and dealing with self-esteem, human potentials, human interconnectedness, nature and divinity.

Strongly influenced by 80's synth and 90's dream pop, Sentinel uses dreamy female vocals, steady guitar lines, and arching harmonies to create their full, flourishing sound that shines throughout the album. With Points of Light, the band continues to establish their presence with a long catalog of moods and textures.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Featured On New CD By Dual Female Fronted Power Trio TANG

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Featured On New CD By Dual Female Fronted Power Trio TANG

“TANG Rocks!” - Dee Snider

NYC - One of the hottest releases of 2015 is undoubtedly the new album by dual female fronted alternative metal power trio TANG featuring a guest appearance by legendary Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider! Titled “Blood & Sand”, TANG's new CD features a duet with Dee Snider on the track “Reign of Blood”!

Says guitarist Denny Colt, “Bonnie knew Dee from back in the day when they both did the club circuit...I hooked up with Dee when I was in Van Helsing's Curse with we have quite the connection. He's a really nice guy & did such a great job on the duet with Bonnie on 'Reign of Blood.'”

Hailing from New York, TANG features Bonnie Parker on Vox & Bass and Denny Colt on Vox, Lead Guitar & Keyboards, and have been trading phrases back and forth in their own ripping style since 1999. Mark Edwards, formerly of Criss Angel & Burning Star, now brings skull-splitting drum beats and a monster attitude. TANG has toured Europe, Canada and the US opening shows for such artists as Crucified Barbara, Girlschool, W.A.S.P., Dokken, Hammerfall, Helloween, Dee Snider, Symphony X and many, many other cool bands.

Denny played guitar, toured & recorded in Dee Snider's “Van Helsing’s Curse”, the gothic rock orchestra. Bonnie & Denny have currently played, toured & recorded, with Corky Laing from Mountain in his new band “Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves”. They are also working with Corky in Finland, writing, recording & performing on a rock opera called “Playing God” which was presented in Helsinki in 2014. The opera was presented in the US in April 2015 at Yale University & Hunter College.

“I love the total rock vibe of the new TANG CD! It’s real, it’s vital - it’s brilliant.” - Corky Laing

TANG is featured in the new Fred Carpenter film, “Charlie Mantle”, performing their song “Crashing”. The film debuted summer of 2014 and stars Armand Assante, Sean Young and Robert Funaro. Says Bonnie, “TANG was in the film performing the song in a Russian mob club as the lead character, Robert Funaro (of The Soprano's), is at the end of his dirty cop career & everything is 'crashing' down around him. Great concept by director Fred Carpenter!”

Watch TANG's new video:

Now much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, on September 1, 2015, TANG is releasing their new CD “Blood & Sand”!

Says Denny, “TANG is currently promoting the release of 'Blood & Sand' doing shows in the tri-state area. We are talking with promoters in Europe, Scandinavia & the US about setting up a tour. Our first CD, 'Mental Pollution' was on a Swedish label, Raw Power UK, and we toured Scandinavia to support it. The tours were very successful culminating with TANG performing at the Sweden Rock Fest.”

Denny Colt - Guitar, keys & vocals
Bonnie Parker - Bass & vocals
Mark Edwards – Drums

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kill Matilda Make Two Announcements: Sign To Label + Releasing EP



Canada's favorite sweaty, sexy punk rock nomads Kill Matilda have two pieces of good news to share. First, they have signed to Louisville's Little Heart Records.

Secondly, the label will release the band's brand new EP, Songs of Survival, on August 25.

Exclaim! has premiered the video for "Needle and Thread." Watch it here.
The song is also available for purchase here and will be available on iTunes next week.

Songs of Survival produced by GGGarth Richardson, engineered by Nygel Asselin and GGGarth at the Farm Studio in Vancouver BC, and mixed by Ben Kaplan and Scott Ternan.

"We have waited a long time to sign with the right label and we are excited to be partnering with Little Heart Records," the band said. "Signing with Little Heart is the first step on the next leg of our rock 'n 'roll journey. We wanted to do this release justice in terms of pushing it out there to our fans and we think Little Heart is the right label to do that with."

Songs of Survival Track Listing (Little Heart, August 25):

"Needle and Thread"
"Live to See"
"Holding Out for aHero"
"Party Harder, Party Starter"

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Dick Van Patten on meeting Mel Brooks

R.I.P. Dick Van Patten (December 9, 1928 - June 23, 2015)

The American Masters series website has an In Memoriam tribute to actor Dick Van Patten, a Santa Monica, Calif., resident at the time of his death today at age 86.

On June 6, 2012, Dick Van Patten was interviewed for American Masters - Mel Brooks: Make A Noise (2013) by Emmy-winning director Robert Trachtenberg. Van Patten's interview didn't make the final film cut. In this never-before-seen outtake, Van Patten recalls the first time he met Mel Brooks at a Sunday tennis match with Brooks, Carl Reiner, Alan Alda and Gene Wilder. Van Patten was best known for his roles in TV series Eight is Enough and appeared in three Brooks films: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Spaceballs and High Anxiety. Patten was born in Kew Gardens, NY.

Watch now:
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