New Live Concert Series – Hard Drive HD Set to Premiere on HDNET – July 13th and AOL Music July 14th

First Taped Show to Star Multi-Platinum Band “GOOD CHARLOTTE” – Bands for Upcoming Episodes to be Announced Soon!

PR9.NET July 01, 2008 – New York, NY – AOL Music, HDNET and World Productions are proud to present HARD DRIVE, a hard rockin’ new live concert series set to premiere Sunday, July 13th, 8:00PM EST on HDNet and Monday, July 14th on AOL Music. HARD DRIVE will feature performances by today’s hottest modern rock bands who have influenced today’s popular music. Each 90-minute episode will focus on a specific artist. Artists scheduled to participate in the series include some of the most renowned names from the world of modern music.

Good Charlotte kicks off the series live from The House Of Blues, Atlantic City featuring some of their biggest hits including “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love,” “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous,” “The River,” and many more. Hard Drive HD – Featuring Good Charlotte Live!

Hailing from Waldorf, Maryland, Good Charlotte has earned international fame with 2004’s extremely successful The Young and the Hopeless, featuring hit singles “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” and “Girls and Boys.” Their latest release, Good Morning Revival, is the fourth album from the multi-platinum selling group and features the hit singles “(I Don’t Wanna Be In Love) Dance Floor Anthem” and “Where Would We Be Now.” Band members include twin brothers Joel (lead vocals) and Benji Madden (lead guitar, vocals), Billy Martin (guitar/keyboard), Paul Thomas (bass) and Dean Butterworth (drums).

“HDNet is known for presenting spectacular concerts in full 1080i high definition and 5.1 surround sound,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “This partnership with World Productions guarantees our viewers a great new series of concerts featuring today’s most popular and modern artists. We’re thrilled to add this exclusive series to our line-up.”

“HARD DRIVE is a concert series that recognizes the musical contributions made from today’s hottest bands, and the Good Charlotte concert special totally rocks,” says Barry Summers, executive producer and series creator. “We wanted to give today’s artists a new platform to showcase this great music to millions of fans and for new generations of fans to enjoy.”

“Showboat is extremely excited to host the biggest names of modern music, performing must–see live concert television specials,” says Jay Snowden, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Showboat Casino, a Harrah’s Entertainment Property. “HARD DRIVE is a winner for the audience and artist, in-person or in front of their television in high def.”

The series will be produced by Barry Summers, Executive Producer for World Productions and producer of the critically acclaimed VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live Concert TV Series.

For more information on “HARD DRIVE” go to www.HD.NET and

Contact: Elizabeth Rosenberg / Epic Records / 310-449-2875 /

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