DEC 30: CAPITAL COUNTDOWN 2000 CANCELLED
Shack Events Promotion, Inc.
For Immediate Release
December 29, 1999
Due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control, we regretfully
announce that the Capital Countdown New Year's Eve Gala at the MCI
Center has been officially cancelled.
If you purchased tickets to the event, please contact the outlet used.
Every effort will be made to refund tickets purchased in a timely
DEC 17: FIRE RECORDS ON ATOMIC POP
Fire Records has inked a deal with Atomic Pop
to make some of their releases available online via digital download.
This includes Everclear releases such as White Trash Hell
and World of Noise, which Fire Records distributes in
However, these downloadable releases are only available to those
logging in from the UK, and do not include any out of print releases.
More info: Atomic Pop - Fire Records.
DEC 7: ART ON LOVELINE
Last night, Art appeared on the syndicated radio show Loveline.
He spoke briefly about the new albums, but didn't confirm the
LA Times story about the names.
He talked briefly about a song Greg wrote on his ukelele, titled
"The Honeymoon Song". As the story went, when Greg and his wife went
on their honeymoon, Greg wrote a brief little ditty on his ukelele. He then
brought it to the band, and it was turned into a full song.
"Absolutely beautiful song," said Art.
Art also mentioned another new song called "The AM Radio", which
relates to Art's love of old R&B songs from the days of AM radio. Both
songs will appear on the "pop" record.
Art commented that they will probably wait and tour for BOTH albums
at the same time in the late summer / fall of 2000.
He also spoke briefly about his role in the movie
said he was initially given about five or six lines in the film,
but they decided to give him more (about a page-and-a-half worth total)
when they discovered that he could act.
He also mentioned the cookbook again, saying that it would have
recipies plus a few personal anecdotes, etc. But he's not sure when he'll
have time to write it.
A new official Everclear website is in the works to replace the
Liberty-Lyle site. They're still working on a URL (they're hoping
to get "everclear.com"), but it should be online "within a month".
Finally, he apologized for the 21 and over status of the Washington, D.C.,
New Year's Eve show. Art: "They offered us a lot of money to play one
DEC 5: SONGS FROM AN AMERICAN MOVIE
According to an article from Sunday's Los Angeles Times:
The tentative plans for the 2000 releases are as follows. The first, due
out in April, will be titled "Songs from an American Movie, Vol 1: Learning
How to Smile". The second, due out sometime in the late summer, will
be titled "Songs from an American Movie, Vol 2: Good Time for a Bad
The article also notes that Art has worked out a deal with former
Mercury Records chairman Danny Goldberg's new label,
Artemis Records, to
distribute Art's Popularity Recordings music label.
DEC 4: ART ON LOVELINE RADIO
Yep, Art's going to be on Loveline on Monday night.
But if you live in the eastern US, you probably won't hear it until
Why? Loveline is broadcast live from Los Angeles at 10pm PT. Because
of the lateness, most east coast stations delay it a full day.
If you're not sure, tune in on Monday. If Art isn't on, he'll probably
be on Tuesday.
More info: Loveline Affiliate List.
DEC 4: KUFO AUCTION
Wanna see Everclear perform acoustically in a studio in Portland on February
KUFO radio in Portland is auctioning
off tickets to a special acoustic in-studio performance. The auction benefits
the Parry Center for Children. The bidding for each set of tickets starts
at $150. A different set will be auctioned off every two hours through
From 6pm through 8pm PT today, there will also be a signed, framed SFMTA
promo poster up for auction. Opening bid is $100.
More info: KUFO.com.
DEC 2: COMMITTED AT SUNDANCE
The movie Committed, starring Heather Graham and featuring
an appearance by Art Alexakis, has been selected to appear at the
2000 Sundance Film Festival.
The film is one of sixteen films selected to compete in the Dramatic Competition.
The 2000 festival takes place January 20th through the 30th in Park City, Utah.
There still is not an official release date for the movie. It is currently
expected to reach theaters sometime in the late Spring or Summer of 2000.
More info: UpcomingMovies.com
and E! Online News.