Newark, NJ, January 01, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- SplitScreen Entertainment has posted a selection of photos taken during the official release event for its new tribute album, "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks." The release was held in conjunction with the semi-annual NJ BBW Bash sponsored by Plush Productions. For the occasion, the organizers adopted "Whole Lotta Love" as the theme of the event, showcasing its music and artists throughout their weekend programming. Highlights included the "Whole Lotta Love" cast photo shoot, a meet & greet autograph session, fan photo ops with an oversized reproduction of the cover art and the Saturday evening semi-formal dance (for which attendees were encouraged to come dressed as their favorite rock icons). All photos can be viewed at the official "Whole Lotta Love" MySpace page.
Tribute album participants attending the event included the following:
Steve Brown of Trixter - "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)"
Ted Poley of Danger Danger - "All Lips N' Hips"
Vic Rivera of Poley/Rivera - "All Lips N' Hips"
C.C. Banana - "Spit" (a.k.a. "Split")
Kelli McCloud - "Spit" (a.k.a. "Split")
R.E. Asbury of Dogwhistle - "BMW"
Paul LaPlaca - "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Baby Got Back" + more
Doug Darrell of Triangle Exception - "Big, Fat, Sexy Mama"
A.J. Confessore - Executive Producer
Additionally, the SplitScreen Entertainment website has been updated with the latest news and reviews from the ongoing "Whole Lotta Love" rollout. Among the updates are links to its online media coverage at such outlets as iVillage, Salon.com and Jezebel.com. Also added are new interviews with the album's participants, including Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Stevie Rachelle of Tuff and Pete Evick of the Bret Michaels Band. Photos of the contributors showing off their copies of the album are also now featured, including L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis, Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French, longtime W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland and blues icon Candye Kane. Included as well are recent photos of "Whole Lotta Love" Executive Producer A.J. Confessore alongside some of his own rock & roll heroes, including founding Kiss members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. All updates can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.
As previously reported, "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" is a musical homage to the big, beautiful women who make the rockin' world go 'round. It features all-new recordings of popular songs praising the fuller female figure, originally made famous by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music. These anthems to abundance are performed by renowned rock & rollers from yesterday and today, along with a select few rising stars. In direct opposition to the "no fat chicks" mantra espoused by some, "Whole Lotta Love" is a star-studded celebration of large and lovely ladies.
Songs include Queen's arena rock classic "Fat Bottomed Girls" by L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis, with guitarist Paul LaPlaca and drummer John Macaluso. Also on tap is a high-octane version of the AC/DC concert staple "Whole Lotta Rosie" by Rufus Fontain, featuring Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar and original Jackyl vocalist Ronnie Honeycutt. The Poison chart-topper "Unskinny Bop" is ably recreated by party rock outfit Evick, featuring members of the Bret Michaels Band. And the bass-heavy Spinal Tap dirge "Big Bottom" is given a 6-string revamp by Twisted Sister guitarist Eddie Ojeda and his Band of Steel. Plus-sized songstress Celisa Stratton brings all-new meaning to the title track "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, in conjunction with veteran Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and guitarist Alex Grossi. Additionally, rock & roll comic C.C. Banana offers up a faithful rendition of the Kiss track "Spit" (a.k.a. "Split"), featuring bassist David Z of ZO2 and guitarist Angus Clark. Danger Danger frontman Ted Poley lends his trademark vocals to the Electric Boys hit "All Lips N' Hips," alongside his Poley/Rivera partner Vic Rivera. And the Sir Mix-A-Lot hip-hop smash "Baby Got Back" is given a metal makeover by comedian Don Jamieson, co-host of "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic. Trixter guitarist Steve Brown puts a rock spin on Mika's international Top 40 single "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)." Plus "Big, Fat, Sexy Mama," a song by NYC underground sensation The Compulsions, is expertly rendered by newcomers Triangle Exception. Also included is the original studio recording of "You Need A Great Big Woman" by celebrated blues diva Candye Kane and the brand new song "BMW" by the mysterious Dogwhistle. Rounding out the roster are founding Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French, Tuff vocalist Stevie Rachelle and longtime W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, who collaborate on a cover of the Ted Nugent cult favorite "Thunder Thighs." The album boasts an inspired cover by pop artist Les Toil, known for his bold and beautiful "big girl" pin-up art. Samples of all tracks are available at the official "Whole Lotta Love" MySpace page.
"Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks" is now available directly from SplitScreen Entertainment. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.