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“Money, Sex, Or God”–New Track From Rising Rock Group CROSSBONE SKULLY Out Today; Watch Music Video Premiere at 9AM PT

MAY 10, 2023

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO
“MONEY, SEX, OR GOD”
IN CROSSBONE SKULLY’S LATEST TRACK
OUT TODAY, MAY 10, VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC

STREAM/DOWNLOAD IT HERE

WATCH THE ‘MONEY, SEX, OR GOD’ MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING BAND’S LIVE LINEUP
PREMIERING VIA YOUTUBE TODAY AT 12PM ET

BAND’S MASTERMIND/FRONTMAN
TOMMY HENRIKSEN (ALICE COOPER, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES) AND GUITARIST ANNA CARA
WILL JOIN PREMIERE WITH SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM
‘CROSSBONE SKULLY’
–THE AVENGING SUPERHERO ON A MISSION TO RESCUE HUMANITY–

WATCH HERE

CROSSBONE SKULLY – “Money, Sex, or God” Track Artwork (Download HERE)

Rising new rock outfit CROSSBONE SKULLY have released the thought-provoking new track, Money, Sex, or God” today, May 10, via Better Noise Music. The band’s mastermind/frontman TOMMY HENRIKSEN (guitarist & musical director for Alice Cooper’s band and member of Hollywood Vampires) and guitarist Anna Cara announced the song’s release in late April following the surprise reveal of the music video for the howl-inducing song “I Am The Wolf.” Stream and/or download “Money, Sex, or God” now at https://crossboneskully.ffm.to/msg.

“The song ‘Money, Sex, or God’ was inspired by a conversation I had while watching a tv show,” elaborates HENRIKSEN. “On the show, they were saying everything always comes down to three things you should never talk about in life: financials, sexual preference, and religion. I immediately thought…well that’s easy…Money, $ex, or God. It was one of those songs where it rarely happens with me, that the lyrics just fell right out: ‘Pick your prize, what you gonna choose? / I bet you God, he’s gonna lose / But then…if it was up to me? You’re all gonna lose’… thank you, universe!”

HENRIKSEN and CARA will join listeners for the global music video premiere of “Money, Sex, or Godtoday at 12 P.M. ET (9 A.M. PT) via YouTube and will introduce the inspirational figure behind the band’s music, ‘Crossbone Skully’—an avenging superhero who was tasked with the mission to save humanity and fight the age-old battle of good vs evil.

Here’s a special message from Crossbone Skully: “In the chaos of life, we’re faced with choices. Between ‘Money, Sex, or God,’ beware…for in my world, you’re all gonna lose! Because the true prize lies behind the Otherworld!”

Crossbone Skully’s plight was initially shared in the ashcan comic “Thing #1” which is included and signed with all orders for the CROSSBONE SKULLY’s first offering of a series of limited-edition 7” vinyl and includes their explosive single “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” and their uplifting and anthemic track “I’m Unbreakable” as its B-side. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition 7” vinyl will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity MusiCares. Limited copies remain HERE. He is also the main character in the upcoming animated film of the same name, “Thing #1,” which includes voiceovers from A-list actor Johnny Depp and rock icons including Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Joe Perry and Kane Roberts.

ABOUT CROSSBONE SKULLY:
Crossbone Skully is an avenging superhero from outer space, returning to earth to save the world and reconnect with his lost deity love Piper and Kyd, the son he never knew he had. Evil World Machine is a rock concept album that echoes similar dystopian visions such as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs. The project, influenced by larger-than-life bands such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper, KISS, Iron Maiden and even the Sex Pistols, is the work of a collaborative team headed by veteran rock session bassist/guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander alongside the legendary Mutt Lange, who emerged from retirement to executive produce the project.

With a long history Henriksen has also had a successful side career as a producer/mixer/arranger and songwriter for the likes of Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, Halestorm, Kesha and Daughtry. His metamorphosis into Crossbone Skully started when Alice Cooper’s lighting man, who used to work for AC/DC, heard him singing like Bon Scott and successor Brian Johnson during a sound check–and suggested he build a solo project around it.

The sterling group of supporting musicians includes guitarist Tommy Denander (who introduced him to Mutt Lange after collaborating on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album Paranormal with Bob Ezrin), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams) and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith), who helped get him noticed by Allen Kovac’s Better Noise Records. Making spoken-word appearances are Johnny Depp as the voice of “The Sorcerer,” along with Alice Cooper as “The Bringer of Light,” Joe Perry as “Big Bad Bone Crusher” and Nikki Sixx as “The Crooked Crow,” with Kane Roberts as “Alpha Watchman,” among other guests. Henriksen developed the voice of Crossbone Skully with a vocal app that makes him sound like a disembodied Stephen Hawking. Iconic creative/art director Mark Wilkinson, who designed for Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest and The Darkness, created the Crossbone Skully album cover.

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(L-R: Sam Bam Koltun, Chris Wyse, Tommy Henriksen, Tuesdai, Anna Cara)
Credit: Jason Mayer

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

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CROSSBONE SKULLY Celebrate Full Moon with Music Video Premiere for “I Am The Wolf” & Special Announcement Today (4/23) at 2:00 P.M. PT

APRIL 23, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CROSSBONE SKULLY
CHANNEL THEIR INNER SPIRIT
CELEBRATING TONIGHT’S FULL MOON
WITH MUSIC VIDEO FOR TRACK
“I AM THE WOLF”
PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY VIA YOUTUBE
TODAY, APRIL 23 AT 2:00 P.M. PT / 5:00 P.M. ET
SET A REMINDER
HERE

STAY TUNED FOLLOWING THE PREMIERE
FOR A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM
BAND’S FRONTMAN/MASTERMIND
TOMMY HENRIKSEN (ALICE COOPER, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES)
AND
GUITARIST ANNA CARA

To celebrate tonight’s—April 23—full moon, the rising new rock outfit CROSSBONE SKULLY will unleash the howling and eerie track “I Am The Wolf” via an exclusive YouTube premiere of the song’s music video today at 2:00 P.M PT / 5:00 P.M. ET. The premiere will be followed by a special announcement from CROSSBONE SKULLY frontman TOMMY HENRIKSEN (guitarist and musical director for Alice Cooper’s band and member of Hollywood Vampires) and the band’s guitarist ANNA CARA. Set a reminder for the “I Am The Wolf” premiere and announcement HERE.

When I wrote the lyrics to ‘I Am The Wolf,’ I found my spirit animal,” says HENRIKSEN. “It’s a one-way trip to hell to kill the devil and destroy anything in my way…to find my rebirth and reclaim my worth! For I Am The Wolf!”

I Am The Wolf” follows three consecutive track releases—“Evil World Machine,” “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen),” and “I’m Unbreakable”—which have combined amassed over 1.2 million streams to date. The aforementioned tracks will be featured on CROSSBONE SKULLY’s debut album due out this fall via Better Noise Music.

The forthcoming album was executive produced by the legendary Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) and includes features on the animated short film (“Evil World Machine”) from notable musicians, celebrity friends and bandmates of HENRIKSEN’s for its recording sessions including Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Joe Perry, and Kane Roberts. The album features first-class recording musicians including Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), Tommy Denander, Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, My Chemical Romance, Aerosmith). Stay tuned for further details.

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

SRO PR Assets: www.sropr.com/portfolio/crossbone-skully

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


CROSSBONE SKULLY Partner With ERNIE BOCH JR. For SUBARU OF NEW ENGLAND TV Campaign Featuring Band’s Rebellious Anthem “The Boom Went The Boom (Feat. Phil Collen Of Def Leppard)”

FEBRUARY 8, 2024

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CROSSBONE SKULLY
PARTNERS
WITH ERNIE BOCH JR.
FOR SUBARU OF NEW ENGLAND TV CAMPAIGN
FEATURING BAND’S REBELLIOUS ANTHEM
“THE BOOM WENT THE BOOM (FEAT. PHIL COLLEN OF DEF LEPPARD)”

CROSSBONE SKULLY—the powerful new rock group led by mastermind Tommy Henriksen, guitarist and musical director for Alice Cooper’s band & member of Hollywood Vampires—are thrilled to announce a partnership with acclaimed businessman Ernie Boch Jr., President and CEO of Subaru of New England, to feature their recent hit track “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” in an upcoming advertising campaign. The TV campaign is in promotion of the new 2023 Subaru WRX and will continue to air over the next three months in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Check it out HERE.

When we heard Crossbone Skully’s ‘The Boom Went The Boom,’ we knew we had found the soundtrack for the Subaru WRX,” says BOCH JR. “The intense energy and heavy guitar mirrored the bold thrills and fierce performance of the WRX—setting the tone for an adrenaline rush. The moment the music kicks in, it gives a taste of the exhilaration you get behind the wheel of the Subaru WRX. ‘The Boom Went The Boom’ felt like the perfect choice.”

CROSSBONE SKULLY’s dynamic sound and captivating lyrics are highlighted across their three consecutive track releases: “Evil World Machine,” “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen),” and “I’m Unbreakable.” The tracks will surpass 1,000,000 combined streams this month as CROSSBONE SKULLY’s streaming success has been on an upward trajectory with a noteworthy 1,350% growth from September 2023 to January 2024. Official lyric and music videos for all three songs have to date established a combined total of over 600,000 views. CROSSBONE SKULLY has also showcased their dedication to global fans by providing translated lyric videos in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German.

CROSSBONE SKULLY will release their debut album later this year via Better Noise Music. HENRIKSEN convinced legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) to emerge from retirement to executive produce the album along with enlisting a first-class lineup of musicians and his celebrity friends and bandmates for its recording sessions. These guests included Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Joe Perry, Phil Collen and Kane Roberts; along with first-class recording musicians including Tommy Denander (Alice Cooper), Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Cher, Aerosmith).

CROSSBONE SKULLY’s live band will consist of HENRIKSEN and WYSE alongside a who’s who of upcoming talent seen in the music video for “I’m Unbreakable” in November. The additional lineup consists of guitarists Sam “Bam” Koltun (Dorothy, Faster Pussycat, Budderside) and Anna Cara—who Henriksen found after seeing her viral YouTube guitar cover videos—and Tuesdai on drums. Watch the “I’m Unbreakable” music video HERE.

Throughout the next few months, CROSSBONE SKULLY will release a series of limited-edition 7” vinyl singles with the first of the series having been announced, with the release of “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” last October. Available through their merch store at CrossboneSkully.com, the first 7” single will feature “I’m Unbreakable” as its B-side track. The 7” will also come with a limited-edition signed copy of CROSSBONE SKULLY’sThing #1” ashcan comic. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition 7” vinyl will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity MusiCares who offer preventive, emergency, and recovery programs for musicians and music industry workers in times of need.

“The Boom Went The Boom” Limited Edition 7” Vinyl Product Image (Download HERE)
CROSSBONE SKULLY
(L-R: Sam Bam Koltun, Chris Wyse, Tommy Henriksen, Tuesdai, Anna Cara)
Credit: Jason Mayer

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

SRO PR Assets: www.sropr.com/portfolio/crossbone-skully

ABOUT MUSICARES:
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit: www.musicares.org.

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC:
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Website | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


CROSSBONE SKULLY Unleash New Anthem “I’m Unbreakable”; Reveal Touring Lineup in New Music Video Out Today

DT: NOVEMBER 16, 2023

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CROSSBONE SKULLY
UNLEASH VIRTUOUS NEW ANTHEM
“I’M UNBREAKABLE”
ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON NOVEMBER 17
PRE-SAVE IT HERE

TOMMY HENRIKSEN (ALICE COOPER, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES)-LED PROJECT REVEAL BAND’S TOURING MEMBERS IN NEW PERFORMANCE-SHOT MUSIC VIDEO OUT TODAY, NOVEMBER 16

WATCH “I’M UNBREAKABLE” MUSIC VIDEO HERE

“I’M UNBREAKABLE” ADDED AS B-SIDE TRACK FOR THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF LIMITED EDITION 7’ VINYL ANNOUNCED IN OCTOBER WITH THE RELEASE OF PREVIOUS SINGLE
“BOOM WENT THE BOOM (FEAT. PHIL COLLEN OF DEF LEPPARD)”
WHICH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA BAND’S MERCH SHOP
WITH PORTION OF PROCEEDS BEING DONATED TO MUSICARES®


I’m Unbreakable” Single Art (Download HERE)

CROSSBONE SKULLY—the exciting new project led by mastermind Tommy Henriksen (guitarist and musical director for Alice Cooper’s band & member of Hollywood Vampires)—shared their explosive single “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” last month and are excited to return with a third new track, the justice-driven, affirmational and anthemic “I’m Unbreakable,” out November 17, digitally via Better Noise Music. “I’m Unbreakable” was recorded by Henriksen on lead vocals, guitar, bass, percussion and sound design) with Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires) on drums, Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal) on keys, Jason Roller (Ganjo), and The Hellhounds on backing vocals. It was executively produced by the legendary Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) who emerged from retirement to work on the upcoming album. Pre-save “I’m Unbreakable” now HERE.

HENRIKSEN reveals CROSSBONE SKULLY’s touring lineup in the live performance shot music video for “I’m Unbreakable” which premiered today, November 16, via YouTube. Stream it below or directly via YouTube HERE. The live band lineup includes Henriksen and Wyse along with up-and-coming musicians including guitarists Sam “Bam” Koltun (Dorothy, Faster Pussycat, Budderside) and Anna Cara—who Henriksen found after seeing her viral YouTube guitar cover videos—along with Tuesdai on drums.

“The entire Crossbone Skully universe is built around the age-old concept of good vs evil, right vs wrong and, as a result, that concept is central to the songs of the album,” shares HENRIKSEN. “With ‘I’m Unbreakable,’ we wrote it while thinking about having confidence to know that you can win. We’re all warriors just dealing with the bullshit of everyday life that we all gotta deal with. I’m telling everyone to be strong and to believe in yourself because you are a warrior, you’ve made it this far so you must be unbreakable, remember that.”

CROSSBONE SKULLY will release a series of limited-edition 7” vinyl singles with the first of the series having been announced with the release of “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” in October. After initially being available only through Spotify, the band have announced it will now be made available through their merch store at CrossboneSkully.com and will feature “I’m Unbreakable” as its B-side track. The 7” will also come with a limited-edition signed copy of CROSSBONE SKULLY’sThing #1” ashcan comic. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition 7” vinyl will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity MusiCares who offer preventive, emergency, and recovery programs for musicians and music industry workers in times of need.


“The Boom Went The Boom” Limited Edition 7” Vinyl Product Image (Download HERE)


CROSSBONE SKULLY

(L-R: Sam Bam Koltun, Chris Wyse, Tommy Henriksen, Tuesdai, Anna Cara)
Credit: Jason Mayer

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

SRO PR Assets: www.sropr.com/portfolio/crossbone-skully

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ABOUT MUSICARES
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit: www.musicares.org.

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Website | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


CROSSBONE SKULLY–led by TOMMY HENRIKSEN–Release New Track “The Boom Went The Boom (Feat. PHIL COLLEN of DEF LEPPARD)”

DT: OCTOBER 6, 2023

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CROSSBONE SKULLY
–LED BY MASTERMIND TOMMY HENRIKSEN OF ALICE COOPER’S BAND & MEMBER OF HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES–
RELEASE REBELLIOUS NEW TRACK
“THE BOOM WENT THE BOOM (FEAT. PHIL COLLEN OF DEF LEPPARD)”
RECORDED WITH LEGENDARY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MUTT LANGE
TODAY, OCTOBER 6 VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC

STREAM HERE | WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE

LIVE BAND MEMBERS TO BE REVEALED IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“THE BOOM WENT THE BOOM” SCHEDULED TO BE REVEALED ON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH VINYL SERIES TO BE OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY VIA BAND’S SPOTIFY PAGE
WITH FIRST RELEASE FEATURING NEW TRACK,
PORTION OF PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO MUSICARES®
PRE-ORDER HERE


Art by Mark Wilkinson
(DOWNLOAD HERE)

“Crooked Politicians and frauds, with such big balls. I’ll see you in hell”

CROSSBONE SKULLY—the exciting new multidimensional project led by mastermind Tommy Henriksen (guitarist and musical director for Alice Cooper’s band & member of Hollywood Vampires)—have today (October 6) released their incendiary new single “The Boom Went The Boom,” featuring Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, across digital platforms. The track is the second taste of new music from CROSSBONE SKULLY’s debut album due in 2024 via Better Noise Music. Legendary producer Mutt Lange emerged from retirement to executive produce the album and was reunited with Collen on this track after having produced and co-wrote several of Def Leppard’s monumental albums. “The Boom Went The Boom” is available today digitally HERE and a lyric video highlighting its rebellious message is streaming HERE or below. A music video for the song will be premiered on Friday, October 13 which will reveal the lineup for CROSSBONE SKULLY’s live band.

CROSSBONE SKULLY also announced the first of what will be a series of limited-edition 7” vinyl singles. This first 7” vinyl will feature “The Boom Went The Boom (feat. Phil Collen of Def Leppard)” and a yet-to-be-announced B-side track and will be available exclusively to order through the band’s Spotify page HERE. Each will come with a limited-edition signed copy of CROSSBONE SKULLY’sThing #1” ashcan comic. Proceeds from the sale of the limited edition 7” vinyl will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity MusiCares who offer preventive, emergency, and recovery programs for musicians and music industry workers in times of need.

Describing the new track, HENRIKSEN says: “Like dynamite beneath deceit, ‘The Boom Went The Boom’ reveals the truth’s explosive power in song, shattering masks and echoing the reckoning of lies, for when trust erodes, The Misfits Will Rise!”

“I love the Crossbone Skully record and I’ve always loved Tommy’s voice, especially as we’ve got to sing live together a few times,” shares COLLEN. “I’ve always wanted to hear that voice on something like this, so here it is, finally! I’m totally thrilled to be a part of it!”

CROSSBONE SKULLY’s debut single “Evil World Machine” was originally released on the soundtrack for the 2022 thriller The Retaliators (Better Noise Films) and its music video was premiered later that year at Fan Expo in San Francisco. CROSSBONE SKULLY also represents the band’s mascot and main character of their graphic novel and animated film, “Thing #1,” which were also revealed at Fan Expo. For the film, HENRIKSEN enlisted several of his bandmates and friends for voiceovers on both the album and the upcoming film including A-list actor Johnny Depp and rock icons including Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx, Joe Perry and Kane Roberts.

The forthcoming debut album features HENRIKSEN on vocals and bass and was recorded by a sterling group of musicians including guitarist Tommy Denander (Alice Cooper), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Cher, Aerosmith).

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CROSSBONE SKULLY

(L-R: Sam Bam Koltun, Chris Wyse, Tommy Henriksen, Tuesdai, Anna Cara)
Credit: Jason Mayer

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

SRO PR Assets: www.sropr.com/portfolio/crossbone-skully

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ABOUT MUSICARES
MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant programs, networks of support resources, and tailored crisis relief efforts. For more information please visit: www.musicares.org

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Website | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


BETTER NOISE MUSIC Announces “FAN LOVE SWEEPSTAKES” Fundraiser In Support of Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s “Music’s Mental Health Fund”

DT: APRIL 3, 2023

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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BETTER NOISE MUSIC
ANNOUNCES
‘FAN LOVE SWEEPSTAKES’ FUNDRAISER
IN SUPPORT OF
SWEET RELIEF MUSICIAN FUND’S
“MUSIC’S MENTAL HEALTH FUND”
WHICH AIDS MUSICIANS & MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

GRAND PRIZE WINNER GETS CHOICE OF SIX
“ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” EXPERIENCES FROM PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
ASKING ALEXANDRIA, NOTHING MORE, DIRTY HEADS, FROM ASHES TO NEW, EVA UNDER FIRE OR CROSSBONE SKULLY

FANDIEM-POWERED SWEEPSTAKES STARTS TODAY,
APRIL 3 AT 8:00 A.M. PT
THROUGHOUT JUNE 30 AT 11:59 P.M. PT;
ENTER TO WIN
HERE

In advance of National Mental Health Awareness month in May, BETTER NOISE MUSIC has partnered with Revolver Magazine, fan-powered charitable fundraising platform Fandiem and six of the label’s hard-hitting alternative and heavy rock bands listed below for the “Fan Love Sweepstakes” fundraiser. The Fan Love Sweepstakes” will support Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s “Music’s Mental Health Fund,” a partnership between Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and Backline, which provides financial assistance to music industry professionals in need of mental health services. A grand prize winner will be able to choose one of six once-in-a-lifetime experiences with one of their favorite bands.

Fans who donate directly at Fandiem.com have the opportunity to win Grand Prize options donated by participating artists including:

  • Go surfing with DIRTY HEADS – Pick out a surfboard with the band and spend an hour in the water surfing with Dirty Heads. All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome. Afterwards, the board will be customized Dirty Heads-style and gifted to the winner. Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future Dirty Heads U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability).
  • Shadow ASKING ALEXANDRIA for the day on their U.S. tour, including a guitar tech session with lead guitarist Ben Bruce and take home the signed guitar. Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future Asking Alexandria U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability).
  • Spend a day gaming with the members of FROM ASHES TO NEW – Experience an afternoon of gaming with the band and walk away with your own autographed Xbox/Playstation. Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future From Ashes To New U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability).
  • Get a lesson in forging metal with Eva from EVA UNDER FIRE. Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future Eva Under Fire U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability).
  • Go guitar shopping with CROSSBONE SKULLY – Shop for and pick out your very own guitar with Crossbone Skully’s front man Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s Musical Director and member of Hollywood Vampires). Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future Crossbone Skully U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability).
  • Spend an extreme afternoon with NOTHING MORE – Winner chooses their own extreme adventure – like paintball, zip lining, go karts, etc. – with the band. Plus, get a pair of VIP tickets to a future Nothing More U.S. show of your choice (subject to venue availability

Five runner-up winners will receive two tickets to any Better Noise Music artist concert in the U.S. in 2023. Touring artists include From Ashes To New, The Funeral Portrait, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, Asking Alexandria, The HU, Finish Ticket, NOTHING MORE, Eva Under Fire, Dirty Heads and Crossbone Skully.

The donate-to-win “FAN LOVE Sweepstakes” is open to anyone 18 years of age and older and of legal residency in the U.S. and Canada only. Eligible contestants can enter to win as of today, Monday, April 3 at 8:00 A.M. PT until the contest closes on Friday, June 30 at 11:59 P.M. PT at fandiem.com/fanlove. Winners will be announced Wednesday, July 5 at 8:00 A.M. PT. via Better Noise Music’s social media pages.

The more fans donate the more chances they have to win – and the more they support Sweet Relief Musician Fund’s “Music’s Mental Health Fund”.

“Research tells us that music fans care deeply about issues relating to Mental Health, something that everybody deals with at some point in their lives,” shares BETTER NOISE MUSIC GM Paul Cormack. “Mental Health Awareness month is right around the corner, and we recognized an opportunity to make a difference. We reached out to Aric (Steinberg) and his team at Sweet Relief and quickly established a partnership with Better Noise to raise funds for Sweet Relief’s new dedicated Mental Health fund. We hope fans will be excited about these once-in-a-lifetime Grand Prize opportunities donated by artists and help us raise funds for all those in the music business who need the help that Sweet Relief offers.”

“Sweet Relief has been helping musicians and music industry professionals since 1994 to help fund medical and vital living expenses,” elaborates ARIC STEINBERG (EVP of Development/Artist Relations at Sweet Relief Musicians Fund). “We created the Music’s Mental Health Fund in partnership with Backline to help address the mental health crisis in the music industry. From touring musicians, venue staff, touring crew members and industry professionals, the grant allows us to fund costs for sessions with a dedicated clinic and a case manager to create a specific mental health plan catered to the applicant’s needs. We’re excited to partner with Better Noise Music and their artists to help further our efforts and provide a fun and memorable experience for a lucky winner.”

ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist BEN BRUCE commented on being involved in the fundraiser: “Being in this industry for so long, we’ve seen firsthand how many people need strength, help and encouragement which is why we are so excited to be teaming up with Sweet Relief.”

Throughout the course of the “Fan Love Sweepstakes,” BETTER NOISE MUSIC will be sharing mental health discussions, roundtables and highlighting mental health-related tips from artists on the label’s roster, touring professionals and music industry professionals across their social media platforms. Use the hashtags #FanLoveSweepstakes & #MHAM to join the conversation.

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney.

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Website | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

ABOUT SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing physical or mental health issues, disability, or age-related problems.Grant recipients include musicians and music industry workers from across the country. Sweet Relief serves the music community by providing immediate financial assistance for medical and vital living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and operative procedures, housing costs, food costs, utilities, and other vital living expenses.

CONNECT WITH SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
#musicheals

ABOUT REVOLVER
Find the latest in hard rock and metal music interviews, concert announcements, and more. Revolver Magazine is your destination for everything heavy!


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ABOUT FANDIEM
Fandiem is a digital fundraising platform that harnesses the power of the fan community to do good in the world. With their donation to a selected nonprofit, fans are entered to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes from their favorite artists, festivals, athletes, and creators. These are the opportunities that were previously available only to a select few but through Fandiem are awarded to the everyday fan at the heart of the community.

The Fandiem Foundation is a project of The Giving Back Fund, a national 501c3 organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving. The Giving Back Fund grants donation proceeds to each campaign’s partner nonprofit.

CONNECT WITH FANDIEM
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


CROSSBONE SKULLY Share New “Official” Edited Music Video for Debut Single “Evil World Machine”

DT: DECEMBER 9, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

CROSSBONE SKULLY
TODAY SHARE
NEW “OFFICIAL” VERSION OF
THEIR “EVIL WORLD MACHINE” VIDEO

WATCH THE EDITED VERSION
OF THE SONG’S EXTENDED VIDEO HERE

Crossbone Skully’s Debut Album Expected In 2023 via Better Noise Music

Tommy Henriksen, The Mastermind Behind The Crossbone Skully Music, Character And Story, Enlists Johnny Depp And A “Who’s Who” Of Rock Music On This Special Project Including Alice Cooper, Nikki Sixx And Joe Perry

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There’s more excitement in the world of CROSSBONE SKULLY, currently buzzing with the pulverizing “Evil World Machine” track and the intense animated video, both of which are setting the stage for the release of a debut album in 2023 via Better Noise Music.

Today (December 9), CROSSBONE SKULLY—an exciting multi-dimensional project that’s the brainchild of guitarist/bassist/vocalist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s Band/Member of Hollywood Vampires which includes Johnny Depp)—have released a new version of the “Evil World Machine” video, directed and animated by Riley Donahue (“Saturday Night Live”). It’s an edited version of the song’s extended video to match the edited version of the track. Watch what is now known as the song’s “official” video here: https://crossboneskully.ffm.to/ewmofficialvideo.

CROSSBONE SKULLY is Henriksen’s carefully crafted character—an avenging superhero—and the character’s world, which inspired its own upcoming graphic novel and animated film, “Thing #1.” CROSSBONE SKULLY begins his journey to rescue humanity on “Evil World Machine,” which confronts the evil currency of the world. Legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) emerged from retirement to serve as executive producer on the album which was written by Henriksen and guitarist/producer Tommy Denander.

Henriksen serves as lead vocalist and bassist on the album. Rounding out the band’s lineup are Denander, keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith) and mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams). For the “Thing #1” animated short film, Henriksen enlisted voiceover talent from Hollywood A-lister and Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp (The Sorcerer), and an impressive list of rock royalty including Alice Cooper (The Bringer of Light), Joe Perry (Big Bad Bone Crusher), Nikki Sixx (The Crooked Crow) and Kane Roberts (Alpha Watchman), just to name a few.

“This has been an amazing journey,” says Henriksen, who began the project almost four years ago. “If you had told me back then that I’d be working with the greatest producer who ever lived, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

CROSSBONE SKULLY will be engaging fans with more music from the album, which delivers a powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers. Additionally, Henriksen’s vision for CROSSBONE SKULLY will continue to unfold, culminating in the release of the band’s debut album in 2023.

Artist Quotes:

Alice Cooper: “It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully. Skully and I go way back. Crossbone Skully has written a galactic masterpiece about one of the most mysterious characters of the cosmos. Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is don’t cross Crossbone Skully. This album rocks every galaxy out there.”

Nikki Sixx: “I’m thrilled to be involved in the Crossbone Skully project. The music is hard hitting and real as it aligns with an original concept.  To be part of this project with this group of legends is inspirational and I know it’s gonna kick ass!”

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

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ABOUT CROSSBONE SKULLY
Crossbone Skully is an avenging superhero from outer space, returning to earth to save the world and reconnect with his lost deity love Piper and Kyd, the son he never knew he had. Evil World Machine is a rock concept album that echoes similar dystopian visions such as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs. The project, influenced by larger-than-life bands such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper, KISS, Iron Maiden and even the Sex Pistols, is the work of a collaborative team headed by veteran rock session bassist/guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander alongside the legendary Mutt Lange, who emerged from retirement to executive produce the project.

With a long history Henriksen has also had a successful side career as a producer/mixer/arranger and songwriter for the likes of Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, Halestorm, Kesha and Daughtry. His metamorphosis into Crossbone Skully started when Alice Cooper’s lighting man, who used to work for AC/DC, heard him singing like Bon Scott and successor Brian Johnson during a sound check–and suggested he build a solo project around it.

The sterling group of supporting musicians includes guitarist Tommy Denander (who introduced him to Mutt Lange after collaborating on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album Paranormal with Bob Ezrin), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams) and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith), who helped get him noticed by Allen Kovac’s Better Noise Records. Making spoken-word appearances are Johnny Depp as the voice of “The Sorcerer,” along with Alice Cooper as “The Bringer of Light,” Joe Perry as “Big Bad Bone Crusher” and Nikki Sixx as “The Crooked Crow,” with Kane Roberts as “Alpha Watchman,” among other guests. Henriksen developed the voice of Crossbone Skully with a vocal app that makes him sound like a disembodied Stephen Hawking. Iconic creative/art director Mark Wilkinson, who designed for Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest and The Darkness, created the Crossbone Skully album cover.

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Labels for the year.

Check out Better Noise Music on Bandcamp, for music, merch and more: https://betternoisemusic.bandcamp.com/

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

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For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


Alice Cooper and Nikki Sixx talk about Tommy Henriksen’s CROSSBONE SKULLY project; CROSSBONE SKULLY Debut “Evil World Machine,” Music Video to Premiere at San Francisco Fan Expo 11/26 and YouTube

DT: NOVEMBER 23, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

ALICE COOPER AND NIKKI SIXX
TALK ABOUT
CROSSBONE SKULLY

CROSSBONE SKULLY RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE
EVIL WORLD MACHINE”;
THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT THE SAN FRANCISCO FAN EXPO THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AND YOUTUBE AT 7:00 PM (ET)

Crossbone Skully’s Debut Album Expected In 2023 via Better Noise Music

Tommy Henriksen, The Mastermind Behind The Crossbone Skully Music, Character And Story, Enlists Johnny Depp And A “Who’s Who” Of Rock Music On This Special Project

DOWNLOAD SINGLE ART
DOWNLOAD LOGO
LISTEN

“It’s about time someone recognized Crossbone Skully,” says Alice Cooper. “Skully and I go way back. Crossbone Skully has written a galactic masterpiece about one of the most mysterious characters of the cosmos. Is he a villain or a hero? I don’t know. Maybe a little of both. All I know is don’t cross Crossbone Skully. This album rocks every galaxy out there.”

Nikki Sixx says, “I’m thrilled to be involved in the Crossbone Skully project. The music is hard hitting and real as it aligns with an original concept.  To be part of this project with this group of legends is inspirational and I know it’s gonna kick ass!”

The two rock legends are talking about the debut album from CROSSBONE SKULLY, due out on Better Noise Music in 2023. It’s an exciting multi-dimensional project that was launched last Friday (November 18) with the album’s first single, the blazing “Evil World Machine,” available to stream and download HERE.

This Saturday (November 26), the video, directed and animated by Riley Donahue (“Saturday Night Live”), will premiere live at the San Francisco Fan Expo, followed by a YouTube premiere at 7:00 PM (ET) HERE. Fans will get their first look at Tommy Henriksen’s carefully crafted character “CROSSBONE SKULLY,” and the character’s world, which inspired its own upcoming graphic novel and animated film, “Thing #1.”

CROSSBONE SKULLY is an avenging superhero, beginning his journey to rescue humanity on “Evil World Machine,” which confronts the evil currency of the world. Legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard) emerged from retirement to serve as executive producer on the album which was written by guitarist/bassist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s Band / Member of Hollywood Vampires which includes Johnny Depp) and guitarist/producer Tommy Denander.

Henriksen serves as lead vocalist and bassist on the album. Rounding out the band’s lineup are Denander, keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith) and mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams). For the “Thing #1” animated short film, Henriksen enlisted voiceover talent from Hollywood A-lister and Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp (The Sorcerer), and an impressive list of rock royalty including Alice Cooper (The Bringer of Light), Joe Perry (Big Bad Bone Crusher), Nikki Sixx (The Crooked Crow) and Kane Roberts (Alpha Watchman), just to name a few.

“This has been an amazing journey,” says Henriksen, who began the project almost four years ago. “If you had told me back then that I’d be working with the greatest producer who ever lived, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

CROSSBONE SKULLY will be engaging fans with more music from the album, which delivers a powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers. Additionally, Henriksen’s vision for CROSSBONE SKULLY will continue to unfold, culminating in the release of the band’s debut album in 2023.

Find CROSSBONE SKULLY online:
WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | TIKTOK

###

ABOUT CROSSBONE SKULLY

Crossbone Skully is an avenging superhero from outer space, returning to earth to save the world and reconnect with his lost deity love Piper and Kyd, the son he never knew he had. Evil World Machine is a rock concept album that echoes similar dystopian visions such as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Diamond Dogs. The project, influenced by larger-than-life bands such as AC/DC, Alice Cooper, KISS, Iron Maiden and even the Sex Pistols, is the work of a collaborative team headed by veteran rock session bassist/guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander alongside the legendary Mutt Lange, who emerged from retirement to executive produce the project.

With a long history Henriksen has also had a successful side career as a producer/mixer/arranger and songwriter for the likes of Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, Halestorm, Kesha and Daughtry. His metamorphosis into Crossbone Skully started when Alice Cooper’s lighting man, who used to work for AC/DC, heard him singing like Bon Scott and successor Brian Johnson during a sound check–and suggested he build a solo project around it.

The sterling group of supporting musicians includes guitarist Tommy Denander (who introduced him to Mutt Lange after collaborating on Alice Cooper’s 2017 album Paranormal with Bob Ezrin), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way, mixer Olle Romo (Muse, Bryan Adams) and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Aerosmith), who helped get him noticed by Allen Kovac’s Better Noise Records. Making spoken-word appearances are Johnny Depp as the voice of “The Sorcerer,” along with Alice Cooper as “The Bringer of Light,” Joe Perry as “Big Bad Bone Crusher” and Nikki Sixx as “The Crooked Crow,” with Kane Roberts as “Alpha Watchman,” among other guests. Henriksen developed the voice of Crossbone Skully with a vocal app that makes him sound like a disembodied Stephen Hawking. Iconic creative/art director Mark Wilkinson, who designed for Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest and The Darkness, created the Crossbone Skully album cover.

ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC

BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.

In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Labels for the year.

Check out Better Noise Music on Bandcamp, for music, merch and more: https://betternoisemusic.bandcamp.com/

CONNECT WITH BETTER NOISE
Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok

###

For press inquiries, please contact:
SRO PR
Kelly Walsh – kwalsh@sropr.com
Mitch Schneider – mschneider@sropr.com


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