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Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 21st, 2005, 04:32 PM
KOCH Records to Release Rock Album Featuring American Idol Finalist Constantine Maroulis

Self-Titled Debut "Pray For the Soul of Betty" to Be Released on May 10th

NEW YORK, NY-- Apr 21, 2005 -- Baby Julius/KOCH Records announces the release of "Pray For the Soul of Betty" on May 10th. The New York-based rock band features American Idol favorite Constantine Maroulis on vocals, Joao Joya on guitar, Taylor, C.R. on bass and Hamboussi on drums. Recorded in 2003 and 2004, the album was completed before Constantine decided to try out for the popular competition.

The band -- which draws influences from Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age, sound distinctively like a NYC city band should sound like: intense, raw and powerful. Betty have performed across the nation, everywhere from CBGB's to The Viper Room, and have garnered praise and a legion of fans.

The Boston Globe wrote, "Pray For the Soul of Betty... personifies the kind of young and tattooed look that just means trouble," while The Hartford Courant reviewed a live show, "The group's set... was a mix of visceral indie-rock songs and souped-up tunes with the feel of old-school Black Sabbath."

About signing with KOCH, bassist Taylor, C.R. says, "Being with a company as dynamic and independent as KOCH is ideal for Pray for the Soul of Betty -- we've always carved our own path, just like KOCH has."

General Manager and Executive Vice President of KOCH Records Alan Grunblatt states, "Pray For the Soul of Betty is one of the best rock bands I've heard in years. Considering how popular Constantine Maroulis is, we should go gold for sure!

BigB08822
Apr 21st, 2005, 11:44 PM
This would not be allowed under the contract. I don't see how this is possible and yet Constantine is still eligible for AI?

Rocketta
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:12 AM
Yeah I'm not understanding how that's possible?? :confused:

Mrs. Peel
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:20 AM
Constantine :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:06 PM
This would not be allowed under the contract. I don't see how this is possible and yet Constantine is still eligible for AI?

I thought the ruling was that the contestants could have professional credits just as long as they were recorded before a certain date prior to the start of AI. Mario Vazquez said that re: his background vocals on Michael Jackson’s “Invincible” (2001).