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Rolling

by Film

Ex-Lead singer is American Idol Season 7 contestant Michael Johns. Michael Johns sang in the band Film and on the CD "Rolling". Michael Johns was in the band Film from early 2000 - until mid 2001. Vote for Michael Johns on American Idol.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Chemical Wonder
4:10 $0.99
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2. Q
4:40 $0.99
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3. Get Away
4:18 $0.99
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4. Lead Machine
4:11 $0.99
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5. Be With Me Now
3:33 $0.99
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6. Coming Down [can you feel it?]
4:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
* * NEW UPDATE * *

Former lead singer Michael Johns is currently a contestant on American Idol Season 7. Michael Johns is the singer on our CD "rolling" available here!! Vote for Michael Johns. Vote for Michael Johns on American Idol.

History:

Film released their debut CD 'Filmland' in Jan. '99. The CD was immediately featured on Virgin.net as one of the weeks top releases alongside The Barenaked Ladies and Ani DiFranco. The band toured in support of the release and played Atlanta's huge 3 day Music Midtown Festival in May with Hole, Kent, Kid Rock, as well as shows from Florida to New York.

MTV licensed all ten tracks from the disc and used two for it's "Road Rules' show season premier episode last June. The band released two new songs in August '99 one of which 'Be with me now' was MP3.com's featured pop/rock song of the week and was downloaded over 1500 times in four days.

The band went back in to the studio Jan '00 and recorded 'Lead Machine'. The band opened for Fuel, during Atlanta's Super Bowl Festivities. The track 'Be with me now' was included on a compilation CD sent out with the June issue of Spin Magazine. The band played Music Midtown for an unprecedented 2nd year in a row. This year's headliners included Oasis, Travis, Collective Soul and Creed.

The band were involved in two competitions in June 2000 - VH1 chose Film as one of the top ten unsigned bands in the country and Film competed for a slot to play live on VH1. The band finished 5th in garageband.com's $250,000 recording deal giveaway. The band consistently draws 300+ to venues in Atlanta.

Film appeared in their first feature film called 'Losing Grace', released in 2001. Footage of the band performing 'Lead Machine' and the trailer featuring their song 'Be with me now' can be seen at www.losinggrace.com The band contributed 5 songs to the score.

In 2001 Mars Music Records chose Film as one of the top 16 unsigned bands in the US. The band won the Atlanta round of the Lucky Strike Band to Band, winning cash, a regional tour with other winning bands, and placement of their song 'Q' on the Band to Band compilation CD that went out to over 20,000 people.

Film finished their sophomore release, 'Rolling' which was released February 2001. Working with Wiley Music, the band started a 3 month South East US radio campaign with the single 'Coming Down [can you feel it?] a song described by Brian Long of MCA records as a "very impressive song". The band toured the South East in support of the release and played 4 national dates opening for The Commitments.

The brand new single 'Q' produced by Universal recording artist Rick Beato (of Billionaire) is available online now. Leslie Fram, program director of WNNX radio 99x in Atlanta, calls 'Q' Film's "career building song".

* * UPDATE * * August 2003

Film were offered a record deal by Maverick records, the band showcased at the legendary Viper Room in LA, then met with Maverick VP Guy OCeary. He offered the band a deal and they flew back to Atlanta to negotiate. The next day, lead singer Michael Lee quit the band, told Maverick he wrote all the songs on his own and took Film's deal.

He hooked up with former Stroke9 Manager Tim OBrien and spent a couple of years getting a new band together called The Rising. He re-recorded 2 Film songs (from "Rolling") Q and Coming Down. He changed the name of "Q" to So Alive. The Rising have since been dropped by Maverick and broke up.

Thanks for checking us out!!

We posted some more songs for you to download on our myspace.com/film page - you can also buy songs on iTunes.

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Lisa Pineau

Film: Rolling
Love it, Love Michael Lee Johns. Hope it makes you all some money even if things didn't go well when he left. Peace....
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Lisa

Rolling by Film
WOW.
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Denise

Excellent CD
I saw this band live opening for another well-known band that I will leave nameless. Film was worth every cent of my ticket price. If it wasn't for them, I would have demanded a refund! They rock and I love the CD!
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Linda Koch

WANT MORE OF THIS!
Michael Johns should do extremely well in the music industry. He\'s got the voice, the looks, the whole package. Can\'t wait for him to release another CD!! This one is awesome!!!
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M. Valverde

Energized brit pop, that soars in layers
Film finds a solid groove on Rolling and drives it home. The multi-layered sound comes at you in delightful waves as the guitars and keys mix to lift and move you. It favors Stone Roses best work, but pushes its poetic lyrics a little more out front to give it more of a rock feel. Slide this CD in when you just want to fly away for a while.
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Carol A

Rolling
I love this CD especially the second track "Q". What a shame that they are no longer together.
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Lisa

Devoted Fan in Florida
I watched the video for "Q" and must admit- that song was the reason for my purchase of the CD. I first saw Michael Johns on American Idol and although I have never participated in voting in the past- and actually never really watched an entire season from beginning to end- Michael Johns got my attention and has kept it since. I have been faithful to vote because in my heart I do believe he has a passion for music- it is so evident in his performance on stage. I don't care about all the controversy about his not being born in the US, blah, blah- he has a love for music and I hope nothing will ever discourage him from pursuing his dream. The song "Q" is beautiful and has a very calming effect on me- thank you very much for recording it.
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linda miscin

Q
I TOTALLY LOVE MICHEAL JOHNS,I LOVE HIS VOICE HIS
LOOKS HIS PERSONALLITY AND THE WAY HE MOVES. I CERTAINALY HOPE THAT HE'LL BE DOING MORE OF WHAT HE DOES BEST. HE IS SUCH A GREAT TALENT,I NEVER VOTED FOR ANYONE ON IDOL PREYER TO MICHAEL. HOWEVER, WHEN HE WAS ON, I HIT SPEED DIAL OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO BE
ELIMINATED,BUT HE WAS AND NOW HE'S BIGGER THAN EVER!!! YOU ROCK, KEEP ON WITH YOUR GREAT UNFORGETABLE MUSIC.
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Judy Dautrich

LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!!
Absolutely LOVE Michael Johns voice..especially on the track 'Q', and 'Chemical Wonder' and 'Lead Machine' and 'Be With Me Now'!! This is one of my favorite CDs now and the one I play over and over! Michael will have a very successful musical..I'm sure of it!! Thanks CD Baby for having this CD in stock and for your exceptional service. I'll be back!
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Chris Kaiser

Wish it had more songs
I hope more material is reissued by Michael Johns. The guy has one of the best voices I have heard and I want more of his music.
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