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Saturday, July 5, 2008


THE STONED, the band headed by legendary frontman Kory Clarke of WARRIOR SOUL (on drums), is exploding onto the music video scene with two debut videos directed by Adam Dubin featuring Ric Menello, whose previous collaborations resulted in the BEASTIE BOYS' famed "Fight For Your Right To Party" clip.

The two videos shot on June 25, 2008 at Bravo Stages in New York City are for "Nobody Rides For Free" and "Vegas Honeymoon", both off THE STONED's debut EP, released in April.

"The concept for both videos comes from vintage, late-night TV rock shows from the 1970s like 'The Midnight Special' and 'Don Kirschner's Rock Concert'," said Clarke. "But in this case, THE STONED is on 'Fats Melman's Really Late Night Rock Show'. It's smoking.”

"It's hard enough just being the director of a music video," said Dubin. "But being behind and in front of the camera at the same time — that's impossible. I had to bring on board my old friend and co-director Ric Menello to be in the clips and help me out."

In addition to the "Fight For Your Right To Party" video, co-directors Dubin and Menello worked together on the BEASTIE BOYS' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" clip. Dubin, who doubles as THE STONED guitarist, also directed METALLICA's "Nothing Else Matters", and recently returned from filming METALLICA at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Menello, who plays Fats Melmans in THE STONED video, just co-wrote the new James Gray movie "Two Lovers". The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

As soon as the shoot wrapped, THE STONED drummer Clarke left to begin touring as frontman for the band TROUBLE.

For more information, visit www.thestoned.net.


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