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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BILLY BOB THORNTON ROCKS THE DELL LOUNGE
— Dell chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at Billy Bob Thornton’s
music career at www.delllounge.com
— VIP party with Guitar Center kicks off the latest wave in Dell’s
engagement with the music industry through technology, partnerships
and experiences —
ROUND ROCK, TX, November 16, 2007 — At
a VIP party at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Dell announced a partnership
with Guitar Center and introduced Billy Bob Thornton as the public face
of the Dell Lounge. Fans of Billy Bob Thornton can participate in his
passion for music online at the Dell Lounge – www.delllounge.com.
For the next year, Dell Lounge online visitors can accompany Billy Bob
on a multi-media journey as he records and produces his own music in
a home studio powered by Dell.
The Dell Lounge is an interactive, experiential Web site
offering exclusive content for a range of online communities, including
music, gaming and entertainment.
“Billy Bob Thornton is a natural role model for
the Dell Lounge and its community of fans and aspiring musicians,”
said Susan Kittleson, director of global category marketing for Dell’s
consumer business. “We are proud to partner with Billy Bob to
bring his musical talents to life on the Dell Lounge, offering visitors
around the world a rich experience of his music and the process of crafting
Billy Bob Thornton has written, recorded and played music
since learning drums at age 9. The most recent of his four solo albums,
Beautiful Door, is currently in stores. Among his achievements is a
performance on the GRAMMY® -winning album The Wind by Warren Zevon.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Tim McGraw, Earl Scruggs,
and Styx, as well as contributing vocals to the recently released June
Carter Cash tribute album, Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter
The year-long gig at the Dell Lounge was celebrated Tuesday
evening, November 13, 2007, at a private event in Los Angeles marking
the availability of Dell desktop and notebook products through Guitar
Center. From avid amateurs to platinum-selling professionals, Guitar
Center can now match Dell systems with music editing software and interface
hardware in a comprehensive, one-stop solution designed to be simple
to set up and use for anyone passionate about making music.
Guitar Center initially will be offering Dell™ Inspiron™
1521 notebooks and Inspiron 531 desktops.
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Photo File: GCDELLBBT.jpg
Pictured L-R: Bryan Bradley - Guitar Center, Susan Kittleson - Dell,
Jay Pinkert - Dell, Kurt Kirsch - Dell, Billy Bob Thornton, Kristen
Nolte - Dell, Michael Lambert - Dell, Alan Luecke - Dell, Michael Pantzer
– Dell. Photo by Myriam Santos-Kayda.
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Pictured L-R: Bryan Bradley - Guitar Center, Billy Bob Thornton, Susan
Kittleson - Dell, Alan Luecke - Dell, Kristen Nolte – Dell. Photo
by Myriam Santos-Kayda.
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About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.
Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 200 Guitar
Center stores across the U.S. In addition, our Music & Arts division
operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale
and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and
students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical
instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary,
Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, www.musiciansfriend.com.
More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's
Web site at www.guitarcenter.com.
The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar Center,
Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective
companies with which they are associated.
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