Platinum selling rock/pop singer and songwriter Lukas Rossi announces his video for the title track from his ninth studio album “Summertime”. The video features a litany of super star cameos,including but not limited to, Matt Pinfield, Tommy Lee, Joey Fatone, DMC, Members of P.O.D. and Three Days Grace, Actor Paul Schulze, Tiffany, Comedian Big Jay Oakerson, Grammy Award Winning Musician Chris Perez and more (full list below). A Toronto, Canada, native and the winner of CBS television show Rock Star Supernova, Rossi has been singing, writing, and producing for the last two decades of his storied past. Rossi has been featured on outlets like Billboard, Consequence of Sound, Loudwire, Alt Press, Recording Academy and Ultimate Classic Rock. Additionally, Rossi has performed on major television shows such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Regis & Kelly, MTV Canada and ABC’s New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. With his new album Summertime, Rossi continues the development of his rock roots, combining elements of pop songwriting with powerful and exuberant vocals.
On the single, Rossi states, “‘Summertime,’ is a fun, upbeat summer anthem that will appeal to listeners of all ages. It’s all about having a good time and trying to enjoy the simple things in life. Something I think we're all trying to do during these crazy times we're living in. While video production had begun well before the struggles of late, the support from family and friends helped it all come together. What started as a few calls for involvement quickly evolved into dozens and dozens of artists from all walks of life eager to climb onboard, wanting nothing more than to help people take comfort in music and to make each other smile. The resulting video is an amazing collaboration heralding a resounding theme of hope, unity, friends and family and the bonds that connect us all."
Rossi first entered the music industry as the lead singer of Canadian band “Cleavage”, where he gained notoriety after signing with EMI Music Canada in 2004. However, he earned his big break on the popular CBS television show, Rock Star: Supernova, where he received millions of votes and won the opportunity to join a new band comprised of Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clark(Guns N’Roses). As the lead singer, the supergroup toured the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On July 1st, 2010, Rossi released his first solo record Hollywood. In addition, he has also released numerous YouTube cover videos, such as his viral cover of Adele’s ‘"Hello,’" which has amassed over 2 million views. Rossi has proven that his vocal talents reach well beyond the “Mercury meets Buckley” comparisons offered by the general media. His vocal gift spans seven octaves (“and one-half note”) from a deep guttural baritone to soaring soprano riffs. His songwriting and stagecraft have gained recognition from the industry as well as the general public and recently earned him the spot as a guest lead vocalist on Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s forthcoming album Andro.
While Summertime is a departure from Rossi’s usual heavier sound, this is Lukas at his absolute best, combining catchy pop hooks and rock sensibilities with his distinct and powerful voice. Rossi has garnered a loyal and dedicated fan base who he refers to as ‘his family.’ These devoted fans have been delighted with the release of Summertime and have enjoyed the album's uplifting and catchy pop melodies. Subba-Cultcha writes that “this is an album that you will find yourself playing all the way through and reaching for repeat, catching more with each listen.”
“Summertime” Video Guests In Order of Appearance: Matt Pinfield - MTV and VH1 Deejay - @matthewpinfield Jim Kelly - Neighbor Kendra Jade Rossi - VH1 - @kendrajaderossi Storm Large - Rockstar: Supernova - @stormof69 Tommy Lee - Mötley Crüe - @tommylee Dilana - Rockstar: Supernova - @dilanarox Toby Rand - Rockstar: Supernova - @tobyrand “Shifty” Seth Binzer - Crazytown - @therealcrazytown “DMC” Darryl McDaniels - Run DMC - @kingdmc @rundmc Joey Fatone - *NSYNC - @realjoeyfatone Chase Hampton - Mickey Mouse Club - @chasen_hampton Alisan Porter - Winner of The Voice season 10 @iam_alisanporter J. Trvth - Dancer, Choreographer - @jtrvth “Big Mike” Greaves - Security - @mike2big Neil Sanderson - Three Days Grace - @neil_threedaysgrace @Threedaysgraceofficial Sonny Sandoval - P.O.D - @pod @sonnywhosoever Matt Walst - Three Days Grace - @mattjpwalst @threedaysgraceofficial Lauren Johnson - Actress (in car)- @ltcosmeticsfx Dave Buckner - (formerly of Papa Roach) & Family - Stacey Tickner, Bonham & Andrew - @rckbdha333@Stacey_Tickner Matt Noveskey - Blue October - @mattnoveskey @BlueOctoberband Shanna Moakler - Former Miss USA, Actress/Model - @shannamoakler Shawn Hook - Musician - @shawnhook Marcos Curiel - P.O.D - @officialmarcoscuriel Chris Perez – Grammy Winning Musician - @chrispereznow Amanda Aday - (Daughter of Rock n Roll Legend “Meatloaf”) and host of All Access Eats ,@allaccesseats Big Chill - Musician - @big_chill_music Jared Blake - The Voice - @jaredblakemusic Glamma Gregory - Stylist - @glamma_gregory Joey Duenas - Unloco, Drowning Pool - @joeyduenas Trevor McNevan - Thousand Foot Krutch - @teerawk Paul Schulze - Actor - (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie, Rambo, 24) Tiffany - Musician - @tiffany_tunes Jimmy Gnecco & April Bauer - Singers - Ours - @jimmygneccoofficial www.ours.net David Mast - Ironside & Miriam Dwyer- Starlite Cinemas - @sgt_politeness @trashyvintageglamour@Ironside_music John Moyer - Disturbed - @johnmoyerbass @disturbed Rika & Paul Gargano - Metal Edge Magazine - @paulgargano @rikakayoconnor Tavis Stanley - Art of Dying, Saint Asonia - @tavisjstanley @saintasonia Miles Mcpherson - Paramore, Kelly Clarkson @hugsmcnugget Big Jay Oakerson - Comedian - @bigjayoakerson Crissy H, Willow R, Kacy M. - Model - @heycrissyhey Bryden Lukas Rossi - Son - @brydenthestar Kylah Hope Williams - Niece Luka Scott Johnson - Friend’s son Geno Lenardo - Filter - @genosong1 Donnie Marhefka - Archblade - @donniemarhefka Phil Buckman and kids, - Fuel - @philbuckman Kelly Gray - Owner, St John & Grayse - @kellygray9 Micah Faulkner- Musician - @micahmusik Josh Newell - In this Moment, The Halo Method - @josh.newell.recordings John Kosco - Singer -Dropbox - @johnkosco Louise Porter (and Peanut) - Men Without Hats - @luxopus Gary Francis - Lukas’ 1st Manager Jess Katz - Singer - @ledjesselin Jon Jamieson - Cleavage (Rossi’s 1st band) - @jonboymusic German Briseño - Stars Down (Rossi’s former band) - @germanbriseno Barb Sedun - EMI Music Publishing, discovered Lukas - @barbarasedunpottery Oliver and Danka Pigott - LambLion, Canadian Idol - @lamblionmusic Jonas Marcocchio - Brother Delious Kennedy - All4One - @delious_kennedy Tommy Mccarthy - No Authority - @tommymac79 Samantha Williams - Sister-in-Law - @sammoo23 Erika Allen- niece - @allenerika3 Leah Cevoli - Actress - Deadwood, Robot Chicken - @leah_cevoli Lisa Raphael - Film Director - @raphaelfilms @raphaelcreations Jay Cianfrini - Rise Electric @jay_cianfrini Joe Reiver - Friend - @joereev Dustin Johnson - Musician - @dustinjohnmusic Zack Werner - Entertainment Lawyer Bill Jamieson - Friend Jondie Davis - Friend @jondieish Jared and Jordan Cannata - Stereo Satellite - @jordancannata @jared_cannata Valerie Kinsella - Mother Kenneth Andrews - Father-in-Law Sergio Rossi - Father Trevor Hewitt - Friend - @trevor_hewett Brittany Thomson - Friend - @bt1213 Dominic Cifarelli - Rise Electric, Scars on Broadway - @israfelworld Jonny Hetherington - Art of Dying - @artofdying @jonnyhetherington Special thanks to John Gomez, talent manager, who initially connected Lukas to several of the people in the video that are now close friends. @jgosilvertongue_ Special thanks to David Weintraub at DWE talent @sirdavidweintraub All @sonyatvmusicpub Lukas and Kendra Rossi are proud to support theferrarikid.org , a foundation that helps children with cancer “be a rockstar” for the day. Any proceeds related to sale or download of this video will be donated to them.