2009 Taco Bell Feed The Beat Program Winners Are Announce

Taco Bell continues to Feed the Beat for up-and-coming rock acts and announced today the 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat lineup. Celebrating its fourth year, Feed the Beat provides free food and marketing support to America's up-and-coming rock acts. This year, touring bands from across the nation, including The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kings, Atreyu, Owl City, Dr. Dog and more, will receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks for free Fourthmeal, the late night meal between dinner and breakfast. More than just free food, bands also receive important marketing support for their music.

Music fans will be able to discover each Feed the Beat band on Taco Bell's Virtual Music Festival Web site (www.feedthebeat.com) which showcases their music and exclusive content created for the site. Once there, fans can listen to bands they know or discover new tunes as they stream music via the Feed the Beat Music Player. If they discover a band they like and want to purchase music, they are directed to the band's Web site where they can purchase the song.

"Feed the Beat began as a simple way to show how much we love and support independent music, but it's grown to become a benchmark for how Taco Bell supports bands and artists," said David Ovens, Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell Corp. "Our Feed the Beat bands have been showcased via our partnerships with MTV and ESPN, as we work hard to highlight their talent and music. Whether helping to extend the spotlight on their nominations for Video Music Awards, getting them to play at the VMAs, or creating live concerts and soundtrack opportunities during the X Games, the work never stops in support of our bands. We want to help our 2009 lineup to realize at least the same type of success and hopefully more."

A Rocket To The Moon (Braintree, MA)
After Midnight Project (Los Angeles, CA)
Alberta Cross (Brooklyn, NY)
All the Day Holiday (Cincinnati, OH)
AM Taxi (Chicago, IL)
American Speedway (Philadelphia, PA)
As Tall As Lions (New York, NY)
Atreyu (Yorba Linda, CA)
Barcelona (Seattle, WA)
Barely Blind (Groves, TX)
Black Gold (Brooklyn, NY)
Blessthefall (Phoenix, AZ)
Boys Like Girls (Boston, MA)
Brian Bonz & The Dot Hongs (Brooklyn, NY)
Broadway Calls (Rainier, OR)
Carolina Liar (Stockholm, CA)
Cash Cash (Roseland, NJ)
Cheap Girls (Lansing, MI)
Comic Book Heroes (Reading, PA)
Cross Canadian Ragweed (Yukon, OK)
Dance Gavin Dance (Sacramento, CA)
Dead Confederate (Athens, GA)
Defeater (Boston, MA)
Dr. Dog (Philadelphia, PA)
E for Explosion (Guthrie, KY)
Earthless (San Diego, CA)
Electric Six (Detroit, MI)
Emarosa (Lexington, KY)
Evan Taubenfeld (Los Angeles, CA)
Eyes Set To Kill (Tempe, AZ)
Fake Problems (Naples, FL)
Forever the Sickest Kids (Dallas, TX)
Foxy Shazam (Cincinnati, OH)
Fun. (New York, NY)
Good Old War (Langhorne, PA)
Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield, MO)
Haste the Day (Indianapolis, IN)
Hey Monday (West Palm Beach, FL)
Hot Chelle Rae (Nashville, TN)
Hotspur (Rockville, MD)
In This Moment (North Hollywood, CA)
Iwrestledabearonce (Shreveport, LA)
Jet Lag Gemini (Mahwah, NJ)
Jonas Sees In Color (Greensboro, NC)
Just Surrender (Dover Plains, NY)
Katie Kerkhover (Nashville, TN)
Kelsey and the Chaos! (New York, NY)
Less Than Jake (Gainesville, FL)
Mae (Virginia Beach, VA)
Mansions (Louisville, KY)
Math the Band (Providence, RI)
MC Lars (San Francisco, CA)
Miniature Tigers (Phoenix, AZ)
Mozella (Los Angeles, CA)
Municipal Waste (Fairfax, VA)
Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang (Los Angeles, CA)
Nations Afire (Los Angeles, CA)
NeedToBreathe (Charleston, SC)
New Medicine (Minneapolis, MN)
Now, Now Every Children (Minneapolis, MN)
Owl City (Owatonna, MN)
Red Collar (Durham, NC)
Red Fang (Portland, OR)
Resident Hero (Los Angeles, CA)
Roman Candle (Chapel Hill, NC)
Runner Runner (Huntington Beach, CA)
Schoolboy Humor (Little Rock, AR)
Secret Secret Dino Club (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Shayna Zaid & The Catch (New York, NY)
Sherwood (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Single File (Denver, CO)
Stereo Skyline (Long Island, NY)
Story of the Year (St. Louis, MO)
The Acacia Strain (Chicopee, MA),
The All-American Rejects (Stillwater, OK)
The Almost (Tampa, FL)
The Bouncing Souls (New Brunswick, NJ)
The Chariot (Douglasville, GA)
The Constellations (Atlanta, GA)
The Dares (Burlington, VT)
The Dig (New York, NY)
The Features (Nashville, TN)
The Friday Night Boys (Fairfax, VA)
The Gay Blades (New York, NY)
The Parson Red Heads (Los Angeles, CA)
The Ready Set (Fort Wayne, IN)
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir (Chicago, IL)
The Summer Set (Scottsdale, AZ),
The Uglysuit (Oklahoma City, OK)
This Condition (Long Island, NY)
Those Darlins (Murfreesboro, TN)
TV/TV (New York, NY)
Upon A Burning Body (San Antonio, TX)
Vanna (Boston, MA)
VersaEmerge (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Wallpaper (Oakland, CA)
We All Have Hooks For Hands (Sioux Falls, SD)
We the Kings (Bradenton, FL)
Whitechapel (Knoxville, TN)
William Elliott Whitmore (Montrose, IA)

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