Imperial Stars' Stunt Begets More Terrible Songs + Remixes

Imperial Stars' Stunt Begets More Terrible Songs + Remixes

For today's Imperial Stars news, we bring you an e-mail from one of our readers: 

"Making this story even more hilarious...the guitarist, Keith Yackey was once an associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in Yorba Linda, then moved to Belgrade Montana to open another Calvary Chapel church. This was followed by his next calling, Las Vegas real estate mogul, which of course logically led to his creating rock/rap band backed by Hannah Montana-esque graphic design."

This is the same guy who told 

KPCC's Alex Cohen

 that the band was motivated by wanting to bring awareness to child homelessness in America, and denied it was all a publicity stunt to sell their music.  "We were thinking we needed to do something big to grab the attention of the American people to this cause of the 1.5 million homeless children," he said. 

Apparently, 50 percent of sales of the band's single "Traffic Jam" will go to John Burton Foundation to help alleviate child homelessness. Aside from facing misdemeanor conspiracy charges, police also impounded the band's bus and equipment. Our sister publication LA Weekly also reported that Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who gets to file charges against the trio, was stuck in the same "Traffic Jam 101." Talk about instant karma.

Here's just one example of what happens on YouTube when you pull terrible publicity stunts. We're guessing that this isn't the last we'll see of this sort of rebuttal. 

(We're betting our readers can make a better version of "Traffic Jam 101"!)


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