Ice Cube Rides on Spike TV!
Actor/Recording Artist To Host And Perform At Spike TV's AutoRox
The Only Nationally Televised Auto Awards Show To Be Telecast
April 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Star Studded Event To Be Taped At the Fremont Experience in Las Vegas
NEW YORK, March 22 -- Acclaimed actor and musician, Ice Cube,
will host and perform at Spike TV's second annual AutoRox, the only nationally
televised awards show honoring and celebrating America's passion for the
automobile. For the first time ever, Ice Cube will perform live his new
singles "Chrome and Paint" and "Why We Thugs" off of his forthcoming solo LP,
"Laugh Now, Cry Later" which will be released on June 6, 2006.
The 90-minute show, to be taped on April 7 at the Fremont Experience in
downtown Las Vegas, will air TUESDAY, APRIL 18 (10:00-11:30pm ET/PT) on
Spike TV. The star-studded homage to cars will feature categories including
Best Luxury Car, Hottest Exotic, Convertible, Sports Car, SUV's, and others.
The 2006 show has moved from Los Angeles to the exciting streets of
downtown Las Vegas. A panel of over 30 high-ranking auto industry executives,
designers, media and celebrities will vote on the deserving nominees, to be
announced shortly. One industry icon, chosen for their major contributions to
the automotive world, will be recognized. The 2005 recipient was legendary
racer and car builder Carroll Shelby.
Dave Broome ("Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," "The Radio Music Awards")
and Casey Patterson, Senior Vice President of Event Production and Talent,
Development, Spike TV, are Executive Producers for AutoRox. Allen Newman
serves as Executive in Charge of Production and Ryan Polito is Director.
"AutoRox will celebrate guys' lifelong love affair with chrome, wheels and
gears," said Patterson. "Our host Ice Cube is truly passionate about cars and
where better than Vegas to make this an all out celebration with big musical
performances and the hottest cars of the year."
Spike TV is home to many of cable's top-rated auto-related programming as
part of its "Power Block" hosted by Courtney Hanson, including Horsepower TV,
Trucks!, Muscle Car, and Extreme 4X4.
ABOUT ICE CUBE:
Ice Cube makes his highly anticipated return to the mic with the debut of
his seventh solo LP, titled "Laugh Now, Cry Later." The new album will be
released by Ice Cube's independently owned label, Lench Mob Records, and will
hit shelves on June 6th. Boasting production from top level producers like
Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz and Lil' Jon, and featuring guests Snoop Dogg and
WC, Ice Cube will showcase his creative and lyrical genius throughout 18 solid
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ice Cube came into public notice as a
singer and songwriter in the landmark hip-hop group N.W.A. After a number of
hit songs and albums, Ice Cube left the band to pursue a solo career. Alone,
he created commercially and critically acclaimed albums, selling over
15 million copies. His fourth album, "The Predator," sold five million copies
alone and entered the Billboard Charts at #1.
Ice Cube began acting in 1990, starting with his award winning performance
in Boyz n the Hood. This led to roles in such films as Trespass (1994), Higher
Learning (1995), Dangerous Ground (1997) Anaconda (1997) and Three Kings
(1999) to name a few. His on screen credits include developing and producing
Friday (1995), Next Friday (1999), Friday After Next (2005), Barbershop (2002)
and last year's big box office hit, Are We There Yet? (2005) through his own
production company, Cube Vision.
ABOUT SPIKE TV:
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million homes and
is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
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