Las Vegas-based act PHOENIX DOWN is set to head into the studio with Steve Thompson - Five-time Grammy winner, two diamond awards, over 100 gold and platinum albums and over 250 million in record sales; most famous for his work on the multi-platinum debut from GUNS N' ROSES Appetite For Destruction and METALLICA's ...And Justice For All.
Says the band: "To help facilitate, the band will be kicking off a Kickstarter program hoping that some of the proceeds will be used to help pay for the work Mr. Thompson will be doing with us, as well as to help the band get some funds together for a forthcoming tour so we can bring all of this to you!"
A Kickstarter campaign will be kicking off to raise funds to allow Mark Sewell, Chris Downs, and Phil Berger the members of Phoenix Down to begin truly chasing their musical dreams. And easier bring their music to all of you. During the first week of February the band was put into contact with the aforementioned Steve Thompson about coming on board to help take the band to the next place. His letter regarding this(which is included in it's entirety in Phoenix Down's actual Kickstarter campaign) follows:
"I can easily say that Phoenix Down has the potential to become a huge success in the music business. It is the job of the musician to create the music product, and it is my job to make it marketable, and pleasing for the masses. People around the world consistently commend me for my work with many major bands and artists, because I stay focused on current trends to accomplish not only my goals, but also those of the bands I choose to work with. Many bands approach me to produce their product, so I am an extremely busy individual. That said, it becomes obvious that I am very interested in the band Phoenix Down and would be happy to be part of their success. I have earned five Grammy awards and two Diamond awards, over 100 gold and platinum records and am responsible for over 250 million record sales. This shows that I am fully qualified to make these statements regarding Phil Berger and the band Phoenix Down. Therefore, I suggest you take a serious look at this band, and become part of the success that is sure to come."
More on Phoenix Down, including details on their Kickstarter campaign at this location