The brainchild of Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner and The Simpsons Creative Director Dave Warren, PusherJones is a virtual rock band originating from Los Angeles that is backed by real life musicians including Franky Perez of Scars on Broadway on vocals, Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver on lead guitar, Joey Castillo of Queens of the Stone Age on drums, Scott Shriner of Weezer on bass and Dave Warren (The Simpsons) on rhythm guitar. The rock supergroup—whose members have sold over 17 million records worldwide, garnered 3 Grammy Awards and 8 nominations, 2 MTV Awards and 10 MTV Award Nominations—will release their debut single “Count Me Out” on May 1 via Marvel Music/Hollywood Records and iTunes as part of Avengers Assemble, a 13-track compilation of music from and inspired by this year’s highly anticipated new film Marvel’s The Avengers. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers,Â first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. The film releases in theaters on May 4, 2012. The compliation’s full track listing is below; for more information, visit: http://www.avengersalbum.com.
Starting today (Tuesday, April 17), fans can listen to PusherJones’ “Count Me Out” exclusively in full on RollingStone.com here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/velvet-revolvers-dave-kusher-forms-new-cartoon-band-pusherjones-20120417. The pre-order for Avengers Assemble is now available exclusively via iTunes. In addition, fans who visit www.avengersalbum.com today can tweet and listen to a 60 second preview of “Count Me Out,” which unlocks an image of one of the characters in the forthcoming film Marvel’s The Avengers.