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It's all about the music. We believe it. We live it. 50¢ Headrush will help you re-discover the side of rock and roll that has been lost among the angry teen angst and whiney-boy Pop-Rock infecting the airwaves today. At the core, we are talking cutting edge music to move the masses, to fill the gap between 'old school' and the 'too young to know'. Relying on tight grooves, the 50¢ Headrush sound is built upon rich bass and thundering drums, forming the firm foundation for a sonic blend of melodies and harmonies made complete by inspired guitars and soulful vocals. Their unforgettable songs are reminiscent of Cheap Trick and U2. Catchy lyrics and memorable hooks have you singing right along by the third bar. This well-oiled machine consists of: The Motor City's most powerful and moving lead vocalist Kevin Bovee Melodic, but soulful, guitarist and harmony vocalist Jeff Szymanski Pure energy bass player Ken Krawczyk AND the band's secret weapon - drummer Billy Beardsley Along with engineer-producer Chuck Alkazian, 50¢ Headrush completed a local independent CD release in August of 2002. Offered only at performances, the disk quickly sold over 5000 copies. Having had made a name for themselves among local Detroit bands, the path of 50¢ Headrush crossed with producer Vin-E Dombroski and a something magical happened. With platinum and gold already in his pocket as producer of SPONGE, Vin-E took the reigns and made FCHR dig deep and explore the great songs he knew were in their hearts. With Chuck Alkazian again manning the board, recording began in August 2005 and was completed in February 2006. Jim Ebert, master mixer (and producer of the Marvelous 3, as well as Butch Walker's solo records), was brought in to assist creating the final product you will soon enjoy. Quickly drawing notice of WRIF-FM, the highly-regarded Active Rock station in Detroit led by visionary Doug Podell, success came quickly, prompting Rolling Stone Magazine to rave that 50¢ Headrush is 'Proof Motown is still holding it down'. The first single 'Hurt for Now' is enjoying wide radio support and will soon be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV's 'Made'. All things in place, 50¢ Headrush has the experience and drive to produce the powerful modern rock music the world has been craving. 50¢ Headrush combines all the elements of what a great rock band should be.