Enter Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats Drum Solo Contest

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Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and his Meatbats to judge a drum solo contest in celebration of "Meet the Meatbats" day.

I meet so many amazing people on the road who constantly tell me how I've influenced their drumming style. This project brings me back to that 'indie' platform where I can give back to the fans and show my appreciation by taking time to check out what these talented musicians have to offer

Chad Smith (drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot) has announced that he and the other Bombastic Meatbats (Jeff Kollman, Ed Roth, and Kevin Chown) will be judging a drum solo contest in celebration of their project, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, "Meet the Meatbats," releasing on September 15th 2009.

Chad and the band are asking drummers everywhere to upload video to YouTube consisting only of a drum solo with no additional instruments playing in the video - solos are to be a minimum of one (1) minute in length (no maximum), but bear in mind that it's all about how good it is, not how long it is. The solo should be slamming hot showcasing each musician's best drumming techniques to the Meatbats, regardless of genre. Three lucky winners will be personally chosen by the band.

For rules, terms of conditions, and submission guidelines for entering the contest, please visit:

http://www.warriorrecords.com/bombasticmeatbats/drumsolocontest/

The First Place winner will receive a personal phone call from Chad and the Meatbats to talk about the winning solo and drumming techniques; A Pearl Chad Smith Signature 5-piece Shell Pack (MSRP $1,100), with the kick personally autographed by Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats; a Bombastic Meatbats T-Shirt and CD. Shell pack features 22"x18" Bass, 12"x9" Tom, 14"x14" Floor Tom, 16"x16" Floor Tom and 14"x5" Signature Snare. This is a limited-edition killer that gives up the funk!

The Second Place winner will receive a Pearl Chad Smith Signature 14"x5" Snare Drum (MSRP $469), which will be autographed by Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats and a Bombastic Meatbats T-Shirt and CD.

The Third Place winner will receive a Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats autographed CD and T-Shirt.

"I meet so many amazing people on the road who constantly tell me how I've influenced their drumming style. This project brings me back to that 'indie' platform where I can give back to the fans and show my appreciation by taking time to check out what these talented musicians have to offer," said Chad.

The Bombastic Meatbats record, "Meet the Meatbats," has been described as funky, sexy and loud. It is a thought provoking and unpredictable cutting edge sonic experience with a plethora of influences fusing such diverse styles as old school funk, punk, and 70's R&B. This record is sure to become a fan favorite while inspiring a new generation of instrumental music fans everywhere.

The Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats Drum Solo Contest is sponsored by ArtistDirect.com, Modern Drummer, and Pearl Drums, Inc., and Warrior Records. For additional information or questions about the contest, please send an email to the Warrior Records staff: Warrior Records | pr(AT)warriorrecords.com

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About Warrior Records

Warrior Records is a music company whose products are distributed worldwide. Its businesses also include publishing divisions that administrate a wide range of copyrights, a music supervision firm specializing in motion picture and television soundtracks, and a new media and technologies division that develops and implements new formats, e-commerce, and emerging Internet methodology. Warrior Records is a division of L.A. Entertainment, Inc., a California based entertainment corporation.

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About Modern Drummer

Modern Drummer is the world's most widely read drum magazine, dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers. Every month MD features entertaining interviews with the world's most popular drummers from all styles of music, reports on industry trends and activities, plus new drum products, publications, and recordings, and industry events. Moderndrummer.com is the companion to Modern Drummer magazine offering up-to-date information on news and clinics, artist blogs, videos, sound files, new products, giveaways, and Web exclusive and classic interviews.

About Pearl Corporation

Pearl Corporation is a division of Pearl Musical Instruments, a world-wide leading manufacturer of drums, percussion instruments and flutes. Pearl Corporation is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of Adams concert percussion. Pearl Corporation is based in Nashville.

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