BFTV plays Comic-Com party GEEKS FOR PEACE 7/10/15

Hero Mor­gan Spur­lock united Geeks for Peace at Comic-Con 2015
© Liz H Kelly, National Dig­i­tal Enter­tain­ment Colum­nist and Goody Awards Founder
Hero Mor­gan Spur­lock (“Super Size Me”) united celebri­ties and super­heroes to change the world at the 2015 Comic-Con Inter­na­tional at the inau­gural Geeks for Peace party last week­end in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia, along with Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra. This land­mark event launched Geeks for Peace with a ben­e­fit for Kids for Peace.
To take you there, we cap­tured celebrity pho­tos of Scott Grimes (“Amer­i­can Dad”, “Band of Broth­ers”), Adrian Pas­dar (“Heroes”, “Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.”), Greg Grun­berg (“Heroes”, “Star Trek”), Bob Guiney (“The Bach­e­lor”), and Singer Dawn Mitschele. Gian­carlo Espos­ito (“Rev­o­lu­tion”) also made a spe­cial guest appear­ance.
Mor­gan Spur­lock took cen­ter stage and was min­gling with the crowd to sup­port Kids For Peace. The goal was raise funds and aware­ness for this great cause that is a non­profit that encour­ages young peo­ple to respect oth­ers and serve as world­wide advo­cates for peace.
Band From TV rocked the house, includ­ing Scott Grimes (vocals), Adrian Pas­dar (gui­tar, vocals), Greg Grun­berg (drums) and Bob Guiney (vocals). Scott engaged with fans by singing on the dance floor, and every­one was hav­ing a blast danc­ing with their red capes with a white peace sym­bol. Band From TV is ded­i­cated to serv­ing char­i­ties worldwide.Geeks For Peace

8/11/13 The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills

Sun­day August 11, 2013
From 5:00 — 9:30PM
The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

On Sun­day, August 11, 2013 the Band from TV appeared in con­cert at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills to honor Cal­abasas res­i­dent Jamie Daugh­erty and ben­e­fit The ALS Asso­ci­a­tion Golden West Chap­ter. Daugh­erty, a Cal­abasas res­i­dent and chair of the City of Cal­abasas Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Tech­nol­ogy Com­mis­sion, was diag­nosed with ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Dis­ease”, in Jan­u­ary, 2012.

The ALS Asso­ci­a­tion is com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing a world with­out ALS and seeks to treat and cure the dis­ease through global research and nation­wide advo­cacy while empow­er­ing indi­vid­u­als with ALS and their fam­i­lies to live fuller lives by pro­vid­ing com­pas­sion­ate care and sup­port. The Golden West Chap­ter serves peo­ple with ALS and their fam­i­lies in 31 coun­ties through­out Cal­i­for­nia and in the state of Hawaii. The Band from TV is a char­ity cover band whose mem­bers are well-known actors from tele­vi­sion series who donates the pro­ceeds of their per­for­mances and record­ings to a vari­ety of char­i­ta­ble causes.

The evening began with a cock­tail recep­tion and silent auc­tion at 5:00 p.m., fol­lowed by din­ner at 7:00 p.m., with the Band from TV tak­ing the stage at 8:00 p.m.
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T.H.E. Big Event — Las Virgenes School Fundraiser Brings in $400K

By Kyle Jor­rey,

STARS COME OUT—Greg Grun­berg of the Band from TV ser­e­nades actress Jen­nifer Love Hewitt dur­ing last weekend’s THE (Together Help­ing Edu­ca­tion) Event fundraiser in Cal­abasas. Photo: RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Declar­ing it a wind­fall for the stu­dents and teach­ers of the Las Vir­genes Uni­fied School Dis­trict, the orga­niz­ers of last Saturday’s gala dubbed THE Event are say­ing the $150-aticket party in Cal­abasas raised more than $400,000.

We were hop­ing among our­selves to make $100,000, $150,000, we thought that was pretty aggres­sive,” said Jes­sica Pinto Nedick, co-chair of THE Event. “So when the total num­bers came back, we were just blown away.”

The celebrity-laden evening soiree at the Cal­abasas Ten­nis and Swim Cen­ter was the inau­gural fundrais­ing gala for Together Help­ing Edu­ca­tion, a foun­da­tion started in Decem­ber 2010 by a group of com­mu­nity mem­bers con­cerned about statewide cuts to pub­lic education.

Pinto Nedick, who co-chaired the event along­side Marc Her­nan­dez and Deanna Glass­berg, said the non­profit group saw the evening as an oppor­tu­nity to raise aware­ness about the foun­da­tion and to raise the alarm about the fund­ing plight of local schools. But it turned out to be much more.

T.H.E. Event - Chris Harrison & Greg Grunberg

CELEBS—Chris Har­ri­son, host of TV’s “The Bach­e­lor,” and Greg Grun­berg, actor and founder of Band from TV, enter­tain the crowd at THE Event at Cal­abasas Ten­nis and Swim Cen­ter last Sat­ur­day. Har­ri­son and Grun­berg both have chil­dren in LVUSD schools. Photo: RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

It really showed what this com­mu­nity is capa­ble of doing when given the oppor­tu­nity to unite …” Pinto Nedick said.

Greeted by balmy weather and the oppor­tu­nity to taste fine wines and sam­ple some of the area’s high-end restaurants—Maestro’s and Fleming’s steak houses among them—more than 1,000 guests filled the out­door venue to near capac­ity. And when time came for the live auc­tion, the crowd of LVUSD par­ents and sup­port­ers didn’t keep their hands stuck in their pockets.

With Chris Harrison—host of TV’s “The Bach­e­lor” and “The Bach­e­lorette” and par­ent of a child at White Oak Ele­men­tary in West­lake Village—lending his ser­vices as mas­ter of cer­e­monies, and pro­fes­sional auc­tion­eer Jeff Tanen­baum han­dling the bid­ders, the live auc­tion raised approx­i­mately $160,000, includ­ing $85,000 dur­ing the auction’s “Raise Your Pad­dle” portion.

I was cry­ing,” Pinto Nedick said. “We were hop­ing to have a few peo­ple raise those pad­dles— this is lit­er­ally just peo­ple giv­ing money, they get noth­ing in return. Our esti­mate was $20,000 or $30,000, and we raised $85,000 in 10 minutes.”

Asked how THE Event was able to be suc­cess­ful when so many non­prof­its are strug­gling, Pinto Nedick cred­ited the foundation’s exec­u­tive board mem­bers with com­ing up with a fundraiser that really fit the community—then call­ing every num­ber in their Rolodex to drum up sup­port for it.

We really reached out to our rela­tion­ships and our con­nec­tions and cre­ated what we thought would be an incred­i­ble coming-out party, and all of it is to ben­e­fit teach­ers and coun­selors,” she said.

No con­nec­tion was more impor­tant than the one forged between foun­da­tion pres­i­dent Her­nan­dez, and Greg Grun­berg, whose chil­dren are in the same class at Round Meadow Ele­men­tary School in Calabasas.

T.H.E. Event - Parents Bidding

Par­ents bid at the auc­tion. Pho­tos by RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Grun­berg, a famil­iar face to TV view­ers from his roles on NBC’s “Heroes” and more recently on Lifetime’s “The Client List,” also hap­pens to be the par­ent of three boys at three dif­fer­ent schools in the school dis­trict. His old­est, 16-yearold Jake, goes to Agoura High School; Ben, 12, is at A.E. Wright Mid­dle School and youngest Sam, 8, is at Round Meadow Elementary.

When Her­nan­dez, part-owner of Brent Deli’s in West­lake Vil­lage, approached Grun­berg about help­ing with the event, both he and wife Elizabeth—who were later named hon­orary co-chairs—jumped in full force, Pinto Nedick said.

They are an incred­i­ble cou­ple,” she said of the Grunbergs.

Greg Grun­berg not only offered to invite all his celebrity friends, but he offered to let his band, Band from TV—a group com­pris­ing actors from pop­u­lar shows like “Lost” and “Des­per­ate House­wives”— play for free.

It was such a smart thing (for the foun­da­tion) to do, to give a very direct invi­ta­tion to these par­ents who want to do some­thing, who want to help out the schools, ‘Hey, come have a party,’” said Grun­berg, who has his own foun­da­tion ded­i­cated to rais­ing aware­ness about epilep­tic seizures.

Dur­ing its hour-long per­for­mance Sat­ur­day night, the band wel­comed spe­cial cameos by come­dian Wayne Brady and actress Jen­nifer Love Hewitt, both friends of Grun­berg. Also seen at the event: boxer Aud­ley Har­ri­son, a mem­ber of THE, and Back­street Boys band mem­ber Kevin Richardson.

This school dis­trict was so ripe and ready for some­thing well orga­nized and put together,” Grun­berg said. “(The credit) goes directly to Marc, Jes­sica and Deanna (Glass­berg), they put in so much hard work and it showed. It was just flawless.”

Pinto Nedick said the best thing about last Saturday’s event wasn’t the great food, wine or music—it was that audi­ence mem­bers bought into the foundation’s message.

Our mes­sage was very clear: We have the con­trol. We can make what hap­pens in Sacra­mento irrel­e­vant to our children’s edu­ca­tion, that was our mes­sage, and that res­onated. Peo­ple got it.”

Source: The Acorn Press–06-14/Front_Page/THE_Big_Event.html

Band From TV to Play at T.H.E. EVENT – Saturday 6/9/2012, Calabasas, CA

Band From TV joins local busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers as well as res­i­dents from Cal­abasas, West­lake Vil­lage, Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Hid­den Hills and West Hills for the first annual event in sup­port of the Las Vir­genes Uni­fied School Dis­trict and its newly-established edu­ca­tion foundation—T.H.E. Foun­da­tion: Together Help­ing Education.

T.H.E. Event takes place Sat­ur­day, June 9, at the Cal­abasas Ten­nis & Swim Cen­ter from 5–10:30 p.m.

The mis­sion of T.H.E. Foun­da­tion for Las Vir­genes Schools is to pro­vide direct finan­cial sup­port to LVUSD (Las Vir­genes Uni­fied School District)

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Band From TV — “Today Magazine” Profile Article – 3/19/2012

Though con­sist­ing of gifted actors, Band from TV is far from a van­ity band feed­ing the ego of its tele­vi­sion celebrity mem­bers. We were impressed not only with the tal­ents of the band mem­bers indi­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively, but more impor­tantly with how hum­ble and car­ing they are. Band from TV isn’t about them at all. It’s about giv­ing to charity.

What began sim­ply as a love of music and sim­ply jam­ming with friends has evolved into con­certs before packed houses play­ing rock and roll for wor­thy char­i­ta­ble causes around the world.

On Feb­ru­ary 18–20, Band from TV played before sold out crowds at Fallsview Casino Resort’s 1500-seat Avalon The­atre. This rep­re­sented the band’s third visit to Fallsview, a venue they con­sider one of the finest they’ve played. “Fallsview is great, with great peo­ple hav­ing as much fun as we do. I love to go to the Falls,” says Greg Grun­berg, the band’s founder.

Between shows, Grun­berg and fel­low cast mem­bers took time to speak with us about the band, their love of music, and their pas­sion for sup­port­ing charities.

Scott Grimes is per­haps known for play­ing Dr. Archie Mor­ris on the NBC prime time show “ER”, a role he started in 2003 until the series’ end in 2009. But he’s also an accom­plished musi­cian. In fact, he started singing at a young age and as a child appeared on a Bob Hope TV Spe­cial in 1986 taped in Swe­den with the King and Queen in atten­dance. Today, he sings and plays key­boards with other celebri­ties as a mem­ber of Band From TV.

Scott Grimes was already acquainted with the band when asked to join by founder Greg Grun­berg and read­ily agreed. “I just love being a mem­ber of the band, and it’s an hon­our to be a part of it,” Scott says.
Every mem­ber of Band from TV plays for their own char­ity, rais­ing approx­i­mately $3 mil­lion to date for var­i­ous causes. For his part, Scott plays for Lupus LA, the West Coast divi­sion of S.L.E. Lupus Foun­da­tion. “After hav­ing dear friends be diag­nosed with lupus, and another pass­ing on due to the ill­ness, rais­ing money for lupus was some­thing I wanted to do,” he says.

Scott finds pure joy in per­form­ing. Even today, 2 years and almost 30 shows after join­ing, you still could hear the excite­ment in Scott’s voice when talk­ing about his par­tic­i­pa­tion in Band from TV. “Our rehearsal space is like no other. We went from a garage band to a great man cave. We’ve had so many won­der­ful peo­ple donate so much that it’s become a great place to rehearse,” he explains. “We have a lot of fun on stage, right down to danc­ing like lit­tle girls. It’s a great show and every­one should see it”.

We asked Scott if there was any­thing else he wanted to share: “Yes! I want to thank Greg Grun­berg and Bob Guiney for allow­ing me to be a part of the band, which enables me to give back to char­i­ties. That’s the best part of it”.

Band from TV owes its exis­tence to Greg Grun­berg, an actor well known for his roles in tele­vi­sion hits “Lost”, “Heroes”, “Alias” and “Felic­ity”. Though an accom­plished actor, Greg has always had a desire to play music.

I started play­ing drums in a garage band. Isn’t that where every­one starts, in someone’s garage?” Greg laughs.

When asked to play a gig at the House of Blues with a cou­ple of celebri­ties. The per­for­mance gen­er­ated an over­whelm­ing inter­est. Inspired by this reac­tion, Greg decided to form a celebrity band that could also serve as a plat­form for another pas­sion: rais­ing money for char­i­ta­ble causes. “My old­est son has epilepsy and I saw a celebrity band as a won­der­ful vehi­cle to help raise money for the National Epilepsy Foun­da­tion,” explains Greg, a phil­an­thropist by nature.

To that end, Greg enlisted other celebri­ties like Hugh Lau­rie from “House,” James Den­ton from “Des­per­ate House­wives,” and Bob Guiney who appeared on “The Bach­e­lor” and Band from TV was formed. Soon after, Adrian Pas­dar (“Heroes”) and Scott Grimes joined as well. Round­ing out the band is Chris Kel­ley, the music direc­tor, Barry Sarna from the Eagles, and Brad Sav­age, a for­mer child star who plays bass.

Greg wants peo­ple to become aware of the web­site he founded,, which was designed to raise aware­ness and funds for peo­ple with epilepsy. Greg is the offi­cial spokesper­son for and for the Epilepsy Foun­da­tion. “There is a lot of Myths out there about Epilepsy and with the help of other celebri­ties and doc­tors we hope to edu­cate people”.

While tal­ented actors, the band is about cel­e­brat­ing music and most impor­tantly rais­ing money through music to help those in need. It’s heart­warm­ing to see celebri­ties, even with busy per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives, find­ing the time to come together and jam on behalf of charity.

Source: Today Mag­a­zine

Come Say Farewell to Wisteria Lane… with Band From TV! – 4/21/2012, Universal Studios, CA

James Den­ton (Hon­orary Chair­man)
Mark Horak, Michelle Horak & Melissa Horak (Co-Chairs)
and The Cys­tic Fibro­sis Foun­da­tion
Invite You To Join Them For One Last Time at…

April 21, 2012
Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios Back Lot
6:30PM to 10:00PM

It was a lit­tle more than a decade ago, on a sunny day, in a beau­ti­ful sub­urb called Fairview, that Mary Alice Young shat­tered the quiet when she ended it all. Since then, Wis­te­ria Lane has never been the same. Join us for a last stroll down this now-legendary street and a chance to bid farewell to the women who have enter­tained us. 

Once again, James Den­ton and Band From TV will per­form.

And as any­one who was there last year will tell you – it’s going to be a blast!

Cys­tic Fibro­sis Foun­da­tion
4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 760
Los Angeles,CA   90010
For more info: Con­tact Chanda Fuller



Band From TV to Headline NAMM Show’s Celebrity Jam Concert – 1/21/2012

Sat­ur­day, Jan. 21, 2012 in Ana­heim, Calif.

Band From TV Fea­tures Actors Greg Grun­berg, James Den­ton, Jesse Spencer, Bob Guiney, Adrian Pas­dar, Scott Grimes and Other Sur­prise Guests

BAND FROM TV to Headline The NAMM Show’s Celebrity Jam Concert Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. thumbnail

Carls­bad, CA, Novem­ber 29, 2011—Continuing its tra­di­tion of attract­ing the most pas­sion­ate and tal­ented music mak­ers from all walks of life, the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Music Mer­chants (NAMM) today announced that Band From TV will make a spe­cial appear­ance at the NAMM Show by host­ing and per­form­ing at the annual music prod­ucts indus­try trade show’s Celebrity Jam, which will be held on Sat­ur­day, Jan. 21, 2012 from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ana­heim Con­ven­tion Center’s main lobby stage.

Open to reg­is­tered atten­dees of the NAMM Show and their invited guests, the live per­for­mance will hap­pen dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of the110th anniver­sary of the NAMM Show, which his­tor­i­cally attracts top musi­cal tal­ent for four days of per­for­mances, celebrity auto­graph ses­sions and instru­ment demos while thou­sands of music prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­ers and retail­ers gather to dis­play and pur­chase musi­cal instru­ments that inevitably end up in retail stores.

We are hon­ored to once again be asked by the fine folks at NAMM to per­form some of our favorite cov­ers for all of the amaz­ing peo­ple that love mak­ing music just like we do,” says Greg Grun­berg. “We have been lucky enough to have played for thou­sands of peo­ple over the years and raised mil­lions of dol­lars for our charities…BUT play­ing the NAMM Show is both a thrill and the most intim­i­dat­ing show of the year for us.  Hav­ing said that, it is also the show where we get the most sup­port and love from the audi­ence. It’s a great event cel­e­brat­ing every­thing music can do to make the world a bet­ter place.  We use music to help oth­ers, but get SO much love in return.  Thanks NAMM!”

Band From TV mem­bers who will par­tic­i­pate in the con­cert include drum­mer and found­ing mem­ber Greg Grun­berg of NBC’s Heroes and Alias and also the cre­ator of; Jesse Spencer (vio­lin), who is cur­rently star­ring on Fox’s House; James Den­ton (gui­tar) from Des­per­ate House­wives; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bach­e­lor and is now the host of HGTV’s Show­house Show­down; Adrian Pas­dar (gui­tar), of Heroes and the new series Ulti­mate Spider-Man; Scott Grimes(keyboard/vocalist) from Amer­i­can Dad, ER, and Robin Hood, Anthony Rui­v­i­var from NBC’s Third Watch and The Adjust­ment Bureau.  Band From TV is all about giv­ing.  All the celebri­ties in the Band have a char­ity that they sup­port with the major­ity of the money raised from gigs and the band’s CD & DVD being donated back to help the char­i­ties in their endeav­ors. Addi­tional guest actors and other per­son­al­i­ties will also be invited to jam with the band.

The NAMM Show is a mar­quee event in music and the most watched event all year for music news, celebrity per­for­mances and new musi­cal instru­ment and related prod­uct and tech­nol­ogy show­cases. Each year, more high-profile celebri­ties sign on to sup­port NAMM’s musi­cal mes­sages by agree­ing to per­form, par­tic­i­pate in gen­eral ses­sions and record pub­lic ser­vice announce­ments for the association’s national Wanna Play? pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign pro­mot­ing the plea­sures and ben­e­fits of mak­ing music for peo­ple of all ages. This past Jan­u­ary, NAMM wel­comed many notable artists who sup­port recre­ational music mak­ing, includ­ing Kara Dio­Guardi, who was awarded the pres­ti­gious NAMM “Music for Life” Award, Natasha Bed­ing­field and others.

The invitation-only music trade show is plan­ning to wel­come more than 1,400 music exhibitors from 90 coun­tries to the show, which runs Thurs­day, Jan. 19 to Sun­day, Jan. 22. On Wednes­day, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the media is invited to NAMM’s Media Pre­view Day for a first look at the Apps. & Gam­ing Pavil­ion and twenty of the NAMM Show’s most inno­v­a­tive and buzz-worthy music instru­ments and products.

For live, up-to-the-minute events dur­ing the 2012 NAMM Show, visit or fol­low or

About Band From TV
Band From TV was cre­ated to pro­vide fund­ing and resources for sev­eral incred­i­bly worth­while char­i­ties around the world. When it comes to celebrity char­ity involve­ment, there is true power in num­bers. Com­ing together, they formed a celebrity rock band on a mis­sion to make a dif­fer­ence in advanc­ing and sup­port­ing the char­i­ties in which they are pas­sion­ate. The Band From TV lineup includes a pow­er­house of well-known and acclaimed actors includ­ing: Greg Grun­berg, James Den­ton, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Adrian Pas­dar,  Scott Grimes, Anthony Rui­v­i­var and accom­plished musi­cians Chris Kel­ley (Music Direc­tor), Barry Sarna (Eagles), David Leach (Ben Harper), Chris Mostert (Eagles), as well as child-star turned bass player Brad Sav­age. For more infor­ma­tion, visit
About NAMM
The National Asso­ci­a­tion of Music Mer­chants, com­monly called NAMM in ref­er­ence to the organization’s pop­u­lar NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit asso­ci­a­tion that uni­fies, leads and strength­ens the $17 bil­lion global musi­cal instru­ments and prod­ucts indus­try. NAMM’s activ­i­ties and pro­grams are designed to pro­mote music mak­ing to peo­ple of all ages. NAMM is com­prised of more than 9,000 Mem­ber com­pa­nies. For more infor­ma­tion about NAMM, inter­ested par­ties can visit or call 800–767-NAMM (6266).

NAMM wel­comes media cov­er­age for the Celebrity Jam but the show is not open to the pub­lic. To request media cre­den­tials or for high-resolution art­work before and after the per­for­mance as well as inter­view requests, please contact:

Jeanne O’Keefe /Alex Lip­pin / The Lip­pin Group / 323–965-1990 /

Media Con­tacts

Kym­berly Drake - NAMM
Pub­lic Rela­tions Man­ager | Phone: 760.438.8007 ext. 162 · Fax: 760.438.8257
Scott Robert­son, APR - NAMM
Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions | Phone: 760.438.8007 ext 102 · Fax: 760.438.8257

Source: NAMM

2012 NAMM Show Opens in Anaheim – 1/19/2012

The NAMM Show, one of the largest music prod­ucts trade shows in the world hosted by the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Music Mer­chants (NAMM), opened today at the Ana­heim Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, wel­com­ing an expected crowd of 90,000 musi­cal instru­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers, retail­ers, asso­ciates and their invited guests from all over the world to the industry’s annual gathering.

This year marks the 110th anniver­sary of the leg­endary trade show and is the meet­ing place for musi­cal instru­ment retail­ers to view and pur­chase the lat­est musi­cal inno­va­tions being shown by more than 1,400 manufacturers.

The esti­mated eco­nomic impact of the 2012 NAMM Show for the Orange County, Calif. econ­omy is nearly $80 million.

Enter­tain­ment can be found in every cor­ner in Ana­heim dur­ing the NAMM Show, and will include:

Sat­ur­dayOn the Main Lobby Stage, NAMM will proudly present the 2nd year of its “Celebrity Jam” fea­tur­ing the Band from TV. Stars includ­ing, Scott Grimes, James Den­ton, Greg Grun­berg, Adrian Pas­dar, Bob Guiney, Jesse Spencer, Anthony Rui­v­i­var and oth­ers will show how much they love to play music when the cam­eras stop rolling.

Source: Mar­ket Watch

Team TalkAboutIt!

A mes­sage from Cap­tain Jake Grun­berg: “Come on out and have some fun and help me and my dad destroy epilepsy. Please donate what you can and what­ever you do TALK ABOUT IT!!!!”

Sup­port Team Talk About It!!

Hi, This is Greg Grunberg!

Wel­come to our ‘Team Talk About It!’ page for the Walk to End Epilepsy!

Over 5 mil­lion peo­ple in the United States and 50 mil­lion peo­ple around the world are liv­ing with epilepsy, includ­ing my old­est son Jake — our team captain.

I cre­ated The ‘Talk About It!’ Foun­da­tion to help change the world for all the sons and daugh­ters liv­ing with seizures. We MUST talk about epilepsy so peo­ple know what to do if they see some­one hav­ing a seizure. We MUST talk about epilepsy to get the atten­tion needed to find a cure.

On Octo­ber 16, I am excited to part­ner with my friends at the Epilepsy Foun­da­tion of Greater Los Ange­les for their annual Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl Sta­dium in Pasadena.

We are going to TALK and WALK about it together! I can’t wait to meet everyone.

Your sup­port will help fund both the Epilepsy Foun­da­tion of Greater Los Ange­les AND The ‘Talk About It!’ Foun­da­tion. We are work­ing together to raise aware­ness, as well as fund care, advo­cacy, research and edu­ca­tion, today, while invest­ing in research and hope for tomorrow.

Thank you SO MUCH! And remem­ber, we all need to TALK ABOUT IT!!

Source: Walk to End Epilepsy

Band From TV New Single on ‘Download For Good’ Exclusively on iTunes

DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD — Music that Changes the World:
Great artists have come together to sup­port the David Lynch Foun­da­tion by donat­ing exclu­sive never-before-released tracks to DLF Music. The result is this 33-track album.

Pro­ceeds from Down­load for Good will go to the David Lynch Foundation’s edu­ca­tional out­reach pro­grams — all based on the theme “Change Begins Within.”

We orig­i­nally worked up this song to play at a series of shows we played at the Fallsview Casino & Resort. Hugh brought it to the band and thought it would be funand dif­fer­ent for us. We ended up clos­ing a show with it — and had such a great time play­ing it and such a great response from the crowd — that we thought it would be per­fect to record for this project. We hope you all can con­nect to it like we did!

Click here to down­load the music at iTunes!

DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD fea­tures 33 renowned artists from around the world span­ning PopLatinElec­tronicRockWorldIndieHip-hop andClas­si­cal who have come together to express their sup­port for the foun­da­tion and its vision­ary direc­tor. Artists include Ala­nis Moris­sette,Amanda PalmerAndy Sum­mers (of The Police) with Geeta Novotny,Arrested Devel­op­mentAu Revoir SimoneBen FoldsBen Lee,Car­men Rizzo with Grant-Lee PhillipsDave Stew­art (of The Eury­th­mics), Dono­vanIggy PopMaroon 5MobyNancy Sina­tra,Neon TreesOzomatliPeter GabrielPink Jaf­fee with Jakob Dylan & Daryl Han­nahRodrigo y GabrielaSlightly Stoopid with Don Car­los,The Char­la­tans and Tom Waits and more (see full song list below).

The artists who have shared their music are spread­ing hap­pi­ness,“explains DAVID LYNCH. “With their music alone they’re sup­port­ing pro­grams that take away suf­fer­ing and bring bliss to many peo­ple. When you down­load these songs, you’ll get to enjoy great music and also know that you are bring­ing hap­pi­ness to some­one, some­where in the world.Great artists, great mood, great music, great good is going to come. I encour­age you to down­load for good.”

All artists and label pro­ceeds from DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD sup­port the David Lynch Foun­da­tion (see about para­graph below).

Fol­low­ing is the com­plete track list­ing for DOWNLOAD FOR GOOD:

1) Ozomatli, “MONSTER
2) Iggy Pop, “Milk Cow Blues”
3) Pink Jaf­fee with Jakob Dylan & Daryl Han­nah, “Wont You Stay”
4) Maroon 5, “The Air I Breathe”
5) Arrested Devel­op­ment, “Let It Go”
6) Peter Gabriel, “Cur­tains”
7) Car­men Rizzo with Grant-Lee Phillips, “Bring the Moun­tain Down”
8) Dono­van, “Lis­ten”
9) Heather Nova, “Dou­bled Up”
10) Andy Sum­mers with Geeta Novotny, “Ave Maria”
11) Dave Stew­art, “Man To Man”
12) Mary Hop­kin, “Gold and Sil­ver”
13) Tom Waits, “The Briar and The Rose” (Live)
14) Ben Folds, “Wild Moun­tain Thyme”
15) Slightly Stoopid with Don Car­los, “Wise­man” (Live at Black Water)
16) Salman Ahmad with Valerie Geffner, “Natchoon Gi”
17) Neon Trees, “Ani­mal” (DJs From Mars Remix)
18) Au Revoir Simone, “Boys Of Sum­mer”
19) Ala­nis Moris­sette, “20/20”
20) Ben Lee, “Food For The Moon”
21) Water­boys, “In The Begin­ning Was Love”
22) Moby, “The Poi­son Tree”
23) The Char­la­tans, “The Only One I Know” (RMX with Fac­tory Floor)
24) Julio Igle­sias Jr., “Geron­imo”
25) Nancy Sina­tra, “End of the World” (Remix)
26) Spe­cial Beat with Pauline Black, “Night­club” (Live)
27) Peter & Gor­don, “True Love Ways” (Live)
28) Band From TV, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
29) Phil Sous­san, “Shot In The Dark”
30) Rodrigo y Gabriela, “Satori” (Live)
31) Patri­cia Kaas, “Ddicte Aux Hero­ines” (Remix)
32) EMIN, “All I Need Tonight”
33) Amanda Palmer, “In My Mind” (Alter­na­tive Mix)

For more infor­ma­tion on DAVID LYNCH FOUNDATION MUSIC visit: 

About the David Lynch Foundation:

The David Lynch Foun­da­tion was launched six years ago to bring the stress-reducing, health-promoting ben­e­fits ofTran­scen­den­tal Med­i­ta­tion® to under­served pop­u­la­tions,includ­ing at-risk inner-city youth and U.S. vet­er­ans return­ing home from com­bat with post trau­matic stress dis­or­der, as well as Native Amer­i­cansthe home­less and pris­on­ers. To date, theDavid Lynch Foun­da­tion has pro­vided schol­ar­ships for nearly 150,000 adults and youth to learn to med­i­tate, elim­i­nat­ing the trau­matic stress that under­mines aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment and fuels sub­stance abuse and vio­lent behav­ior. Inde­pen­dent pub­lished sci­en­tific research shows that med­i­tat­ing indi­vid­u­als have bet­ter over­all men­tal health and stu­dents have dra­mat­i­cally bet­ter test scoresgrades and grad­u­a­tion rates, while dropout rates, sus­pen­sions, and expul­sions greatly decrease.  For more infor­ma­tion, visit: .

About David Lynch:

Arguably the most renowned avant-garde film direc­tor andvisual artist of his timeDavid Lynch is known for hisunflag­gingly orig­i­nal cin­e­matic projects includ­ing Blue Vel­vet,Mul­hol­land DriveLost High­way and The Ele­phant Man, not to men­tion his cult hit TV series “Twin Peaks.” This is not his first foray into the musi­cal realm, as Lynch has a his­tory of work­ing with a host of musi­cal lumi­nar­ies. While mak­ing Blue Vel­vet, he needed a cer­tain type of song for an impor­tant scene, so Lynch and his film com­poser Angelo Badala­menti wrote the song “Mys­ter­ies of Love” to be sung by Julee Cruise. This led to Lynch and Badala­menti writ­ing and pro­duc­ing an entire album with Julee Cruise, enti­tled­Float­ing Into The Night. The song “Falling” was the theme music for “Twin Peaks” and won a Grammy for Best Pop Instru­men­tal. In 2008, hav­ing com­posed small sec­tions for his other films and his musi­cal ambi­tions grow­ing, he became theepony­mous cre­ator of a record labelDavid Lynch MC. More recently Lynch col­lab­o­rated on the album Dark Night of the Soulwith Sparkle­horse and Dan­ger Mouse. Lynch designed a 100-page book­let to accom­pany the album, which was ini­tially delivered–after dis­putes with the record company–in the form of a blank CD-R on which fans were told to “use as you will.”