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Trapt 'Contagious' Video Game
December 3, 2008
Having recently released the live video for the song "Contagious", (check out the video below) from their latest album, 'Only Through The Pain', Los Gatos, CA rockers, Trapt, now bring you a Guitar Hero styled game for "Contagious".

To play the game, head on over to this location. The game has 'Light', 'Standard', and 'Heavy' modes. So get to playing and see how you rank. Enjoy!
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Trapt: Live Video For 'Contagious' Plus Tour Dates
November 18, 2008
Alt-rockers, Trapt, have posted the live video for the song "Contagious" online, which can be viewed below. "Contagious" comes off the band's latest releast, 'Only Through the Pain', which was released earlier this year. The first hit single from 'Only Through the Pain', "Who's Going Home With You Tonight?" is currently ranking in at #11 on the Active Rock Radio charts and continues to be a mainstay on the radio and internationally online.

Trapt are currently out on the road in support of 'Only Through the Pain', alongside Hinder and Rev Theory as part of the Jagermeister Music Tour, which kicked off in October and will wrap up on December 22nd in Indianapolis. Remaining dates are listed below.

Jagermeister Music Tour
Featuring Hinder, Trapt, and Rev Theory:
11/18 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
11/19 - Nokia Theatre Times Square - New York, NY
11/20 - House of Blues(NJ) - Atlantic City, NJ
11/22 - House of Blues(SC) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/23 - Valarium - Knoxville, TN
11/25 - Tempe Marketplace - Tempe, AZ
11/26 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
11/28 - Shrine Mosque - Springfield, MO
11/29 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
11/30 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS
12/02 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
12/03 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
12/04 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
12/07 - Verizon Wireless Theater - Houston, TX
12/09 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
12/11 - House of Blues (Chicago) - Chicago, IL
12/12 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
12/13 - Piere's - Ft. Wayne, IN
12/15 - Nutter Center - Dayton, OH (Free Show!)
12/17 - The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
12/18 - The Wedge - Austintown, OH
12/19 - Clutch Cargo's - Pontiac, MI
12/20 - House of Blues (Cleveland) - Cleveland, OH
12/21 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
12/22 - Pepsi Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
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Catfight at Trapt Show
September 12, 2008
Title pretty much says it all.

Perhaps a fitting tribute to Trapt's current single, "Who's Going Home with You Tonight?," the television show Cheaters busted into Trapt's concert in Dallas and a fight broke out between two girls. Watch the video below.
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Motley Crue Announces Crue Fest 2008
April 17, 2008
During a press conference held today in Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe, the world’s most notorious rock band, revealed that this summer, they will bring the next generation of rock’s superstars out on the road with them for what will undoubtedly be the hottest ticket of the year for rock fans: “Crüe Fest ‘08,” which will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada July through August.

Produced by Live Nation, Crüe Fest kicks off on July 1st, and will hit over 40 major North American cities by the end of August. As if fans getting to see a Mötley Crüe show were not enough, there is an impressive line-up for the first year of the tour which includes Buckcherry, Papa Roach, breakout rock artist Sixx:A.M., and alternative rock band Trapt. Tickets will go on sale via beginning Friday or Saturday, depending on the market. Fans that can’t wait for the onsale can get their tickets immediately by going to

Says Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, ”We are SO excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands. There’s not a lot Mötley Crüe hasn’t done so to say this summer’s festival is going to be about rock ‘n roll excess is an understatement. A night of hit songs by great bands and a trail of panties coast to coast… Crüe Fest, hell yeah!”

On-site activities will include a 2nd “Stage” presented by Rock Band where fans attending the show can play the part of “rock star” while playing the game.

During the press conference, Mötley Crüe also announced that they will release “Saints of Los Angeles,” their first new studio album recorded with all of the original band members in over a decade, on June 17th. The video for the title track can be viewed below.

Today’s event featured the premiere of Mötley Crüe’s brand new single, “Saints Of Los Angeles,” which the band played live during a brief but raucous performance. The song, which also includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (Sixx:A.M.) and Chris Brown (Trapt) is the title track of the new album. Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir "The Dirt", a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands. In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.

A special Crüe Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will be available exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th.

Crüe Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
07/01 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/03 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
07/05 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
07/06 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
07/08 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/09 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/10 - Sarnia, ONT - Bayfest
07/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
07/15 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/16 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/18 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
07/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
07/20 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
07/22 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/23 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/24 - Dallas, TX - Center
07/26 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
07/27 - Denver, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
07/29 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
07/31 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
08/01 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
08/02 - Los Angeles, CA - Glen Helen Pavilion
08/05 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
08/06 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/08 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
08/09 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
08/11 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
08/13 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
08/14 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
08/15 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
08/17 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
08/19 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Amphitheatre
08/20 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
08/22 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
08/23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/24 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
08/28 - Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheatre
08/29 - Albany, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion

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Trapt Live! Video Mix Contest
October 10, 2007
Los Gatos radio rockers Trapt are offering fans a chance to mix their own Trapt video! The members of Trapt have asked their fans to remix their upcoming video for Stay Alive. The song is featured on the bands first live album entitled 'Trapt Live!' which was released September 19th.

To enter the contest, visit to mash and mix your personal videos and pictures. The Grand Prize winner will receive an iPhone loaded with the Trapt audio catalog. The five most interesting mixes will be featured on Trapts Myspace page.
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Chris Taylor Brown (Vocals/Guitar)
Peter Charell (Bass)
Aaron "Monty" Montgomery (Drums)
Robb Torres (Guitar)

On their third studio album platinum rockers Trapt have not only returned to form but shattered expectations of what a rock disc can be. With Only Through The Pain, the Northern California-reared, L.A. based band returned to Co-Producer Gggarth Richardson's Vancouver studio to rekindle the magic that helped propel its 2002 eponymous debut past two million in sales. The end result is a disc that's as heartfelt and ingenious as it is diverse and seamlessly rewarding.

From the riff-roaring, high energy anthem "Wasteland" to the deeply moving finale "The Last Tear," the eleven-song follow up to Trapt's 2005's gold-certified Someone In Control again finds frontman, guitarist and principal songwriter Chris Taylor Brown going deep. Drawing lyrically on the kind of personal experiences that earned the band modern and mainstream rock smashes like "Headstrong", "Still Frame" and "Stand Up", Only Through The Pain affirms Trapt -- which also includes co-founding bassist Pete Charell, longtime drummer Aaron "Monty" Montgomery and newly-minted guitarist Robb Torres -- has turned out its strongest song-cycle yet.

"I've come to a point where I've discovered the positives and negatives of pain," the vocalist explains. "I really believe that the bad times in life really help to contribute to the good times in life and these lyrics embrace that. I much prefer to allow myself to feel everything as it comes, as opposed to maybe numbing yourself so that you can avoid feeling anything."

Informed by Brown's past relationships, the emotionally-charged first single, "Who's Going Home With You Tonight?," chronicles how mistrust can ruin a relationship. Driven by an infectious chorus, a persevering guitar line and a crunching rhythm, Chris says the song personifies what Trapt does best. "I love big choruses and well written songs," Brown asserts.

"Contagious" -- a look at the positive side of life -- asserts that notion with its big swooning chorus, crunching, undeniable guitars and, uh, downright contagious delivery. Elsewhere the alluring, melodic ballad "Black Rose" stems from hurt and loss while the pop-inflected "Ready When You Are" deserves to be a crossover smash.

When asked if Trapt has a secret desire to have a bona fide pop smash, Aaron cites the success of "Headstrong," which reached #5 on the U.S. pop survey and remarks, "There's always been that sort of element to our band, even though it's been hard rock at the very core. I think the songs that have done well for us have backed that up. If it were to do well that would be a good problem to have." To which Pete adds, "I'm not opposed to any style of music as long as it's good."

Which helps explain why the diverse presentation of songs on Only Through The Pain are still very much representative of Trapt. "We wanted to try new things and stretch ourselves creatively and approach things from a totally fresh perspective," Aaron says. "We really had a mindset that anything goes. And if anybody has a good idea, let's work with it and not be so narrow in the scope of what we're trying to build. It's going to sound like Trapt because we're the guys in Trapt, so let's do what Trapt does and try some new approaches."

That mindset carries over to the reggae-tinged "Forget About The Rain," which Charell and Montgomery both cite as their favorite new Trapt tune. "It's way different from anything that we had ever done before," Pete explains. "It's a total change for us, but at the same time, there's no mistaking it's us."

Aside from the comfort level of reconvening with Richardson, the members of Trapt wanted to work with someone who had a proven track record of getting the best from the band. "I like having someone like Gggarth because he'll catch you doing something on a particular instrument that could have been a little better, or getting you to work a little harder on a vocal," Chris admits. "With him we can trust that things can be as best as possible."

Be it the keyboard flourishes on the bridge of the aforementioned "Who's Going Home With You Tonight" or the lush arrangement of "Ready When You Are", the subtle elements -- or what Brown calls "cool little bursts" -- add a distinct element to the band's sound. "That's by design," Chris explains. "Once the hard work is done, writing the music and making the lyrics the coolest they can be, the best part is when you can just relax and figure out the cool little things that you can add that will turn people on after they've heard it for the hundredth time. Music to me should last for our fans. As I like to say, there's candy in it."

"I think the main thing we wanted to do with this record is grow artistically and defy what people have come to expect from Trapt while still remaining true to ourselves," Charell explains. "We let things flow a lot more naturally and we didn't just discard an idea because it wasn't our sound. And I hope our fans look at it as a progression for us. We're continuing to grow and change. We wanted to do things a little different, so we concentrated on the actual song before we worried about whether it would fit easily into a certain format."

Aligned with Eleven Seven -- overseen by company President/Mötley Crüe founder Nikki Sixx -- the members of Trapt are excited to have the support of a record label that understands the group. "We've dealt with record executives when we were at Warner Bros. who never even played in bands," Pete continues. "But Nikki is a really smart guy. He definitely knows what he's doing and he's got a lot of tremendous ideas.

That freedom has allowed the men of Trapt to excel both creatively and spiritually on Only Through The Pain. "Now that we're on a great new label and there's a lot less red tape than before, we can get our music to our fans without all of the inner politics coming between us and our audience," Aaron says. "The apprehensions that we might have once had are gone. We've learned to trust our intuitions and feel like there's nothing we can't accomplish. "