NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind-up Records, 20th Century Fox and MySpace awarded Tyler, Texas pop/punk band Rockett Queen their big break as winners of The John Tucker Must Die Undiscovered Band contest (http://www.myspace.com/johntucker). The contest, which began on April 4th gave unsigned artists the opportunity to submit their music for inclusion in the movie and on the soundtrack to JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE. Rockett Queen's song "Next Big Thing" was chosen as the grand prize winner by a panel of celebrity judges and music executives. The voting panel was comprised of actor Jesse Metcalfe (star of John Tucker Must Die, Desperate Housewives) director Betty Thomas (John Tucker Must Die, Howard Stern's Private Parts), music supervisor Alex Patsavas (John Tucker Must Die, The O.C, Grey's Anatomy, Rescue Me), recording artist Stefy Rae whose debut album will be released by Wind-up on August 29th (http://www.stefytheband.com) and Executive V.P., A&R Wind-up Records, Diana Meltzer. In 20th Century Fox's JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE three popular girls from different cliques discover they've all been dating the same school stud when they decide not to get mad but to get even! Despite this ladies man's charm and ever-growing popularity, the girls enlist the inconspicuous new girl to help cook up a clever scheme to ruin his reputation and break his heart. This summer's hottest comedy stars Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, and Jenny McCarthy and opens in theatres on July 28, 2006. In addition to Rockett Queen, the soundtrack for JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE features two songs from STEFY, The All-American Rejects, Cartel, Nada Surf, Motion City Soundtrack, People In Planes, Ben Lee, OK Go, Quietdrive, Josh Kelley, and The Caesars. The soundtrack will be released by Wind-up Records on July 18, 2006. Over 6500 unsigned bands submitted songs through MySpace.com for consideration. From these initial entries, 20 semi-finalists were chosen by members of the MySpace staff. Next, the 20 semi-finalist bands enlisted the support of their own fan bases, or MySpace 'friends,' to generate support delivering votes placing them among the top 10 finalists. The panel of judges then chose the grand prize winner from the final 10. All ten finalists will receive an electric guitar courtesy of Gibson. http://www.winduprecords.com One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires, and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Atomic, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
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