Press Release: Teach’em All – A High School Tribute To Metallica

March 10th, 2008

I’m proud to announce the upcoming release of a tribute CD to Metallica produced by students from La Frontalière High School, located in Coaticook, Québec, Canada. “Teach ‘Em All: A High School Tribute To Metallica” will be released on Friday May the 23rd 2008 at 8:00 pm at the “Pavillon des Arts et de la Culture” in Coaticook. For the occasion a 2 hour show will be presented.

The “High School Tribute” project is now in its third appearance. In 2006 and 2007 we produced 2 tributes to KISS: “Christine Sixteen” and “Christine Sixteen 2”. These CD (500 and 600 copies respectively) were sold in more than 20 countries around the world, from Brazil to Japan. Futhermore, the students/singers went to the Grand Opening of the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach during the month of June 2006. They had the pleasure of meeting Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley privately. These 2 founding members of KISS knew about the project and said they were really impressed by the quality of the production of the CD and the talent of the singers.

The goal of this non-profitable project is to give some talented young
people the experience of creating a music album from start to finish. We also try to help them discover, and appreciate a kind of music that they aren’t usually accustomed to – different from what the usual Top 40 and MOR radio stations play. All the singers are regular students from the High School and the musicians are all former students of that same school.

For this year’s project we are lucky enough to welcome 2 additional and very talented musicians on board. First, Angelo Coppola from Detroit, a 12 year old drummer sensation. Angelo was the winner of the television show « America’s Most Talented Kids » a couple of years ago. He will play on 2 songs. Also, we are really proud and excited to welcome John JD DeServio of “Black Label Society” and “Cycle Of Pain” fame. JD will also play on 2 songs on the upcoming CD.

For more information, including audio clips and more pictures, you can go to our official website: High School Tributes. You can also reach me by phone or email for interview request or further details.

Thank you for taking the time to read this press release.

Patrice Beaudette
École Secondaire La Frontalière
311 St-Paul Est
Coaticook, Québec, Canada
J1A 1G1
(819) 849-4825 (ext. 5018)

Singers (from left to right): Cassandra Goudreau, Cassandra Markey, Maxime Riendeau, Nicolas Maurais, Bianka Fontaine, Dakoda Drouin, Jimmy Roy-Rodrigue, Jessica Scalabrini, Nadia Goudreau

Teach’em All – A High School Tribute To Metallica artwork revealed

From High School Tributes:

Teach’em All - A High School Tribute To Metallica artwork

I talked to my friend Patrice Beaudette at High School Tributes and he told me that the album is coming along great. The kids are in the studio now and that an official press release, tracklisting, and final artwork will all be revealed in the next couple of weeks.

If you’ve never heard about this project, search the HMA archives, and album review page, for reviews on the previous tribute projects for KISS (Christine Sixteen & Christine Sixteen 2). You can get the latest information by watching this site or by visiting High School Tributes directly. This will be a limited edition release again so don’t wait to order!

— Steve

Ebay Madness – Stryper, Metallica, Pretty Wicked, Tempest, Warrior, & Twisted Sister

Stryper – The Yellow & Black Attack (Japanese import) CD sells for $899!

Stryper - The Yellow & Black Attack CD sells for $899.
I understand the need to have this CD for the diehard Stryper fan and for the serious collector: First, this is the original artwork. Second, the tracklisting is different. $899 is very steep and I hope the lone bidder enjoys the CD.

Metallica – …And Justice For All (1988) sealed longbox CD sells for $291.98!

Metallica - …And Justice For All (1988) longbox CD sells for 291.98
The sealed longbox CD craze is in high gear and people are paying very expensive prices. I understand the need to have this classic album in your collection but why sealed in a longbox? Aren’t you going to listen to it? If you have one already, do you need one sealed in a longbox for safekeeping? This nonsense makes me want to go out and look for these types of discs and start putting them to auction. Almost $300 for a CD that’s going for $10 used at the local record shop!

Pretty Wicked – s/t (1992) sells for 281.69!

Pretty Wicked - s/t (1992) sells for 281.69
This one is a repeat offender and it’s gone up in price! Last time I featured this CD, it went for $199.99 with BUY IT NOW. It’s up almost $82! I hope it’s good…..

Tempest – Hard Night CD goes for $185.50!

Tempest - Hard Night
I know nothing about Tempest and I didn’t find much online. I can vouch for the seller though, a major player in the collector’s circuit. I’d be interested in hearing this one, I like the cover art, and I would like to know what year this was released.

Warrior – Fighting For The Earth (1985) Japanese CD pressing ends at $152.50!

Warrior - Fighting For The Earth (1985) Japan import for $152.50
I have this! I paid a lot less but I have it! The seller is one that is also reputable and I have dealt with him in the past, always a good selection and good shipping to the U.S. There were 17 bids on this one, it’s a hard CD to find.

Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry CD for $150!

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (1984)
This is a joke right? $150 for a CD I can buy at any retailer? $150 for an album that is a used bin classic? Notice the seller on this one is new (Rating = 0) and the buyer had a negative rating (-1). Sounds fishy to me! Still, why would anyone list this CD for $150 and who would even bid on it at that price?