How would you like to win an amazing Alice In Chains prize pack?? VelvetHammer.net and MetalInsider.net have partnered to give away the following pack of commemorative gear from the band’s historic BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour to one lucky winner:
1. Alice In Chains set list from BLACKDIAMONDSKYE Vancouver, signed by the whole band
2. Limited Edition Jermaine Rogers BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour poster
3. BLACKDIAMONDSKYE Poker Table Cloth
This gear is very special and EXTREMELY limited, so be sure to enter now! Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, 12/23.
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For everybody else not in Philadelphia, we have something special for you too… BLACKDIAMONDSKYE was truly an amazing tour, and one of this Fall's biggest. To celebrate a great run, we're giving away the rest of our remaining BLACKDIAMONDSKYE commemorative gear to one lucky winner! All of this swag is extremely limited and special. The package includes: -BDS Vans High-Top Shoes -BDS Zoom Q3 Video Camera -BDS T-shirt
Simply click here now and enter to win before November 9th!
My name is Byron Brown. I am an artist based out of Jacksonville, FL who sculpts clay figures called Phukheadz that I present to different artists, comedians, musicians, dancers, fans and promoters as a way of saying thank you for all they do in entertaining me throughout my years. I run a photo journal on Facebook and MySpace of over 800 people who have received their very own Phukhead.
Recipients have included Public Enemy, Cheech and Chong, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Juliette Lewis, Queensryche, Skinny Puppy, KRS One, DJ Qbert, Nitzer Ebb, Martin Atkins, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Steven Wright, John Leguizamo, Eddie Griffin, AIR, members of Wu-Tang Clan, Emilie Autumn, Steve Porter, Rabbit In The Moon, Combichrist, The Crystal Method, Plump DJs, Goldie, Wes Borland and the list goes on and on.
The complete list can be found at MySpace and Facebook. There is also an online blog that features interviews with fellow L.O.O.P members.
In a recent mission to add to the Loyal Order of Phukheadz, I came across another mission by Velvet Hammer (management for Cypress Hill). I joined their street team and handed flyers out to every corner of Jacksonville, from the night clubs, the beach spots, head shops, tattoo parlors, ticket outlets and over 900 invites on their event page on facebook. For this, I earned two backstage passes for their Orlando stop on August 20, 2010 and the chance to do some Phukheadz biz.
The spirits were high when I walked in the venue and even the staff and security was chiller than normal, probably due to all the smoke in the air. We went backstage and entered the stage door to watch Collie Buddz join Slightly Stoopid on stage. Then we went out into the loading dock and walked around the buses when I spotted the first inductee and newest member of Cypress Hill, DJ Julio G. I introduced myself and then presented him with West Coast Phuk, showed him the Phukheadz for the rest of the group and then he hollered at B-Real and Eric Bobo to come over. B-real was inducted next with Dr. Greenphuk and Eric Bobo with Conga Phuk. When the guys saw Sen’s Phukhead, they all became super excited over the king-size blunt and old school Cypress hat he was reppin. B-Real asked me to give all my contact information to their tour manager and then pointed me in the direction of Sen Dog. We got the cameras rolling and documented the fourth and final presentation in which Sen showed so much excitement when he opened the box and saw Sen Phuk aka Blunted Phuk. We then followed Cypress Hill as they joined Slightly Stoopid for the encore and rocked the sold out crowd.
Over all, out of the 800 plus Phukheadz presented, this was probably one of the best experiences I’ve had. Thanks to Cypress Hill for all the love and being really cool down to earth peeps. Thanks to Neal of Velvet Hammer and the security of Hard Rock for being there every step of the way and helping me get through a couple of road blocks. Thanks to Dan and Ann for helping me with the camera and all the foot work. Look forward to working with Velvet Hammer again, hopefully to induct Alice In Chains, System Of A Down and the VH crew.
Take Care – Byron
If you would like to know more about The Phukheadz please visit us at
If you would like to promote one of the upcoming Haunted Hill shows in New York or Philadelphia (Oct 30 or 31), you could earn yourself a pair of free tickets to the show and meet Cypress Hill! Those interested must be willing to spend considerable time hitting the streets to spread the word by handing out fliers, and be able to document their efforts with photos.
If you would like to participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with either “PHILLY” or “NYC” as the email’s subject line, depending on which city you would like to promote.
In the email, please also include your first and last name, mailing address, and phone number so we can send you the promotional materials and get in touch. Also, list the TOP 5 locations or events where you would promote Cypress Hill between now an the end of October.
The top applicants will then be chosen and notified.
We’re looking for ONE amazing street teamer to promote BLACKDIAMONDSKYE in the following markets:
San Diego, CA
If you live in one of the above cities and are passionate about BLACKDIAMONDSKYE, read on. We need the biggest BLACKDIAMONDSKYE fan in each of those areas to hit the streets HARD and promote the tour. If you can dedicate substantial time and do a great job, you will be rewarded with a pair of free tickets to the show. Simple as that.
Here’s what to do:
1. Send an email to email@example.com with your nearest city from the above list in the subject line (e.g. “BOSTON”)
2. In the email body, type your full name and full mailing address.
3. Tell us the top 5 places where you would hang posters to promote BLACKDIAMONDSKYE
4. Since only one person per city can participate, tell us why we should choose YOU
That’s it… Good luck!