Paramount honors Piano with Pres. Carter, Black Sabbath, Tomorrows Bad Seeds
November 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments
By Eve Schwartz
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HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 11/12/10 — The 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards and its sister productions the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, and the Phoenix Music Awards are all rolled into one event on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010. The event is on the lot at Paramount Studios inside the historic Paramount Theater.
This year’s event coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the 75th birthday of the historic Paramount piano.
Attendees and honorees are expected to include former President Jimmy Carter, Black Sabbath, award- winning actress Sally Kirkland, Led Zeppelin / Jimmy Hendrix Music producer Eddie Kramer, former Senator Max Cleland, Night Rangers’ Jack Blade, TV and pop stars Josh and JB Welch and actress Leigh Taylor Young.
Perhaps youngest of the expected winners are Hermosa Beach, CA-bred Tomorrows Bad Seeds, who are up for the Commercial Success of the Year award, with 150,000 paid downloads.
The Sony/RED/MRI-distributed UrbanTone Records band is generating hits among a wide array of audiences, including among the Ganja generation. TBS have performed with acts like UB40, The Wailers and 311. There
is buzz surrounding Tomorrows Bad Seeds as they shut down the 2010 Sunset Music Festival headlined by the Smashing Pumpkins.
Lead Vocalist Moises Juarez said “Our music is a fusion of different styles- a little west coast- and not just rock, but reggae, hip hop, punk, blues, R&B and alternative music. Really we play whatever the song calls for. We are never looking to make the song a certain way, we kind of go with the flow of the music.”
This mix of music brings people together and makes everyone have a good time. Some critics describe Tomorrows Bad Seeds as “Beach Boys meet Bob Marley.”
Paramount will honor the instrument that composed the original score to the Wizard of Oz in 1935 when it was first delivered to the lot. Since that year, this piano has composed nearly 800 movie scores on its eighty-eight keys. The piano will be played at the L.A. Music Awards Main Event by Italian pianist Adriano Aponte and White House pianist David Osborne, who will also perform with local actress and singer, Juliette Goglia.
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