Posted by Rooney on December 19th, 2008
NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ — The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today some of this year’s presenters for the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 8, 2009. The 2009 presenters include Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Bell, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Josh Brolin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Dakota Fanning, Dustin Hoffman, Eva Longoria, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marisa Tomei, and Forest Whitaker. The awards show will feature the rock band Rooney as this year’s house band.
GALA AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BROADCAST LIVE ON VH1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 AT 9:00 PM (ET/PT).
Posted by Rooney on December 14th, 2008
hey everybody. so we’re somewhere in the middle of our new record w/ john fields. he’s the guy who made calling the world. we’ve recorded about 7 songs and so far things are soundin pretty good. we decided to take a break in the middle to do some more writing and see what comes out. i suppose we’ll finish it up early next year and hopefully get things underway in the spring time. thanks for popping in to check us out. see you soon.
Posted by Rooney on November 10th, 2008
geez, sorry for the long time since we gave up the current info but man, we’ve been secretly busy since we finished the summer tour. we wrote a bunch of songs, produced some other bands, built a studio, bought a house, bought a dog, got another dog, hung out, played some one offs, and most importantly, started our new record. that’s right, we started our new record. we’re now entering week 2, we’ve cut 6 songs, and they are killer. you shall love them in time, until then, goodnight. stay tuned for some studio photos coming very soon. thanks for sticking around.
Posted by Rooney on October 22nd, 2008
Join Rooney and many other celebrities at the VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off, an evening to benefit the autism organizations: ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment), Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, and HollyRod4Kids. The event will be hosted by Dave Navarro, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete.
Thursday, November 13, 2008 * 7-10 PM
Lucky Strike Lanes
6801 Hollywood Blvd, CA
Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at www.vh1classicbowloff.com or by phone at 310-444-0100.
Posted by Rooney on September 26th, 2008
Visit the Rooney Street Team on the web at RooneyStreetTeam.Com! This site makes it easy to join the team, stay updated on what the team is currently working on, chat with other fans in the forum and grab some exclusive merchandise.
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Posted by Rooney on July 20th, 2008
we’re limping our way to our last show of our 2007/2008 world tour literally. taylor has a broken toe, I have a broken heel, and we all have broken hearts that this all time fun summer run is about to end. thanks to everyone who helped us get through the past year including our wicked road crew, families, band friends, and especially, you fans who made it possible for us to go out and do what we love. we love you all. we’ll be working on more studio recording the rest of the year and be back out next year. xxxxxxxxoooooooo.
Posted by Rooney on July 11th, 2008
taylor here. sitting in my bedroom in los angeles. we are home today, the bus dropped us off in LA this morning after our vegas show last night. tonight we get right back on the bus and head up to norcal for the fair show. almost starting to get sad that tour is over. we all need the break, and need to record a new album, but the crowds have been so great this summer i know ill miss it when we’re done. today is all about doing laundry, seeing a couple friends, and packing a very small backpack for the next little 6 day trip before we’re home again. once again, the audiences on this tour have been wicked. thanks to everyone who has been to show and i hope u are getting every penny’s worth. ive been having a lot of fun with the setlists we’ve been creating. for those of u who dont know, we are doing a mixture of calling the world songs, first album songs, 2 unreleased songs from the “lost records”, and several covers. we have been having fun with alternate lead singers (ned and i on “the weight” and “helter skelter” and the bridge section of “believe in me”), and even some instrument switching! (on our neil young cover robert plays drums, louie plays guitar and ned sings lead up front). its almost exactly one year since the record came out, and the touring has been really rigorous and exhausting at times….but when its over i know im gonna miss playing to the fans, and hanging with the band and our crew guys. school’s out for summer. alice cooper is the shit. peace.
Posted by Rooney on June 22nd, 2008
whats the best part about rooney’s tour manager scotty haulter? scotty is a former major league baseball clubhouse manager and has many connections in the sport. today we saw our 4th game of the season in atlanta where the braves smoked the seattle mariners. we had seats right behind home plate courtesy of Atlanta braves left handed pitcher and Rooney bro Royce Ring…Thank You Royce and Scotty…you are the men.
Posted by Rooney on June 8th, 2008
We’re in Hamburg today, just finished the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals. Words can’t describe how exciting it was to be on that stage. The crowd was amazing! We didn’t want to end the show. The first night acoustically was tough cause we played in a massive tent, with high ceiling, not ideal for the live show sound. Plus, it was hard to hear ourselves on stage, so you have to focus harder on your playing and singing, etc. It’s the best when you can forget about what your doing and just feel the music. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true, there’s something about letting go that really puts you in the moment. As a foreign band to Germany, we were so happy to get such a warm response and have so many people watch us play. There are lots of bands on the festival, lots of competition, so you never know how the turn out will be. The room was packed and everyone was working with us. I have some footage from the stage, which we’re planning on using in our tour DVD. Yes, that’s right, we’re making a tour DVD, better believe it girl. Now we have 4 days off before the next festival in Sweden. I’ve never been to Sweden and can’t wait, all of us can’t wait. We have this time off to enjoy Europe, our European vacation. Hamburg is a great city and we’re lucky to have this time off here. I can see the city from the hotel window, I should probably get out of this room and off the internet to explore. Talk to you all later.
Posted by Rooney on May 19th, 2008
hi gang. howzit hangin? vacation is treating me well. time off is nice. however…..this summer tour is R.G.R………that means Really Gonna Rock. its time for us to hit the US with a full headlining show. the setlist will be comprised of our new record, our first record, and a smattering of unreleased b-sides, and cover tunes. sounds like fun, eh? the bridges and locksley are excellent support bands (and just straight up good bands in their own right) and lots of fun to do shows with and throw a football around the parking lot with. sometimes i moonlight as the sound engineer for the bridges. i like mixin them purty harmonies. those gals can sing real good. its been a great year for us, and its not over yet. we have lots of exciting rooney projects on the horizon. see you soon.