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Skum ROCKS! Gears Up for U.S. Premiere

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Narrated by Alice Cooper, Skum ROCKS! chronicles the hilarious and unbelievable true story of the rise and fall of one of the weirdest acts in rock history.

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) May 27th, 2014

On the heels of its recent sold-out international debut at the Raindance International Film Festival in London, Skum ROCKS! is now set for its U.S. premiere at the prestigious 17th annual Dances with Films festival in Hollywood. Screening on May 30 at 2:45 p.m. at the Chinese Theaters, Skum ROCKS! is a full-length “rockumentary” chronicling the hilarious true story of SKUM — a college band that gained East Coast popularity in the late 1980s, in spite of having no musical talent or ambition. They built their fame on PR savvy, and soon their primary objective was to invent new and creative ways to get kicked off stage without actually playing.

Skum Rocks! chronicles the rise, fall, and return of this infamous band.

Narrated by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Alice Cooper, Skum ROCKS! features numerous celebrity cameos including Jon Stewart, Debbie Gibson, Edie Falco, Sasha Grey, Frankie Banali, Monique Parent, Antonio Ballatore, Sharon Lawrence, and Tiffany.

The making of the film has reunited the band which has recently appeared on the cover of the February edition of US Rockstar Magazine, Good Morning Phoenix, the Big 105‘s The Paul and Young Ron Show and others. In the past year the band has recorded in Memphis’ fabled Sun Studios and London’s Abbey Road.

Skum ROCKS! is directed by award-winning director and cinematographer Clay Westervelt and produced by Imaginaut Entertainment.

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About Skum ROCKS!

About Skum ROCKS! – Skum Rocks! is a full length feature documentary about the rise and fall of one of the strangest acts in rock history. The film begins with the band’s onset in the mid 1980’s as an avant-garde college rock band whose members played together on the William & Mary varsity soccer team. Having no musical background, the band wrote their own songs, and Skum quickly emerged as one of Virginia’s largest college draws.

By the late 1980’s, Skum began to gain critical acclaim as well as an expanding fan base, resulting in their becoming brazen with both financial and business decisions. They turned down several record company advances and began recording their own label — Refuse Records — for what they believed would become the next White Album. Three years and many tens of thousands of dollars later, Skum’s master tapes were stolen in a carjacking in Miami, and the band soon went bankrupt.

The documentary focuses on Skum’s band members and the strange path they traveled. No one is left unscathed in this brutally honest yet entirely entertaining look at the failure of a great rock band. From the road crew they recruited from a soup kitchen, the guitarist who was obsessed with Traci Lords, the vast array of drummers that nobody seemed to remember, and the original bass players who never learned notes, Skum Rocks! takes the rock documentary to a new level.

This fun, fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable film will have viewers pulling for Skum to get back together and give it one more shot.

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