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Ace Enders Releases Cover with Various Guest Appearences

Former Early November frontman, Ace Enders has released a cover of The Verve's "Bittersweet Sympathy" for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. The cover will include guest appearneces from Mark Hoppus and members of Chiodos, The Rocket Summer, All Time Low and Relient K.

A full press release stated:

"With the world currently in flux from political, civil and economic upheavals, former Early November vocalist/guitarist ACE ENDERS and his long-time friend/collaborator/producer CHRIS BADAMI (Dillinger Escape Plan, Midtown, Early November) have decided to take matters into their own hands and effect a shift in the mindset of fans and the music industry at large. Assembling a formidable bastion of musician friends that they have dubbed Ace Enders and a Million Different People, including Mark Hoppus, Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Kenny Vasoli (Starting Line), Craig Owens (Chiodos), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Aaron Marsh (Copeland), Duane F. Okun (Socratic), and Bryce Avery (the Rocket Summer), they have covered The Verve's smash single "Bittersweet Symphony" (release date: December 2, 2008 via iTunes) in hopes to spur a worldwide positive change.

"'Bittersweet Symphony' has always been one of my favorite songs," Ace says. "I think it's the overall message of the song that made me want to do it." Proceeds for the single will benefit The VH1 Save the Music Foundation which purchases new musical instruments to restore music education programs in schools. "The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is such an great organization it just made sense to for me to work with them," Ace adds. "I think it's so important for the youth of today to be able to understand and be exposed to how powerful music is and how it can affect and even change peoples lives."

An impressive collection of powerful voices and musicians in today's music scene, these friends of Ace's weren't an easy group to wrangle and took over six months to record due to tour schedules, etc. "I have known most of the musicians who are a part of this for years or have played shows with and have become friends with them," he explains. "Most importantly we wanted to put together a group of people who respect and don't take advantage of their importance in the music business and the effect they have on the fans who look up to them."

Recorded at Chris' Portrait Recording Studios in New Jersey, the release of "Bittersweet Symphony" begins the countdown to Ace's highly-anticipated follow-up to his previous release, The Secret Wars, that was given free to fans (and can downloaded at Fuse TV's website). Due out in March 2009, the upcoming album will not include the single however. "Since it's for charity it won't be on the new record," explains the prolific Ace. "The song's message though about breaking from the mold of expectations and making a personal change is the overall theme of the new album."

"Bittersweet Symphony" will be released on iTunes on December 2, 2008 and his new album will be released in March 2009."

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