Hot off the heels of three sold-out shows at Wasted Space in Las Vegas, NV, satellite radio host and action sports icon Jason Ellis’ band, Taintstick, have announced their plans to hold the first annual “Taintstock” Festival on May 15th, 2010 at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA. The festival will feature performances by Taintstick, The Jingleberries and surprise acoustic performances by highly respected musicians to be announced later along with stand-up comedy by radio personalities Rawdog and Stretch, as well as stunts and surprises that Ellis has planned for his fans.
Ellis recently hosted his sold-out Ellismania 5 in Las Vegas, where Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knocked out ex-Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the main event. Ellismania drew press coverage from the likes of People Magazine, TMZ, Entertainment Tonight and attracted a celebrity guestlist that included Tony Hawk, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin, members of Good Charlotte, No Doubt, Avenged Sevenfold, Sum 41, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu and star of The Girls Next Door and Holly’s World, Holly Madison.
Taintstick’s debut album, “6lbs of Sound”, was released through Suburban Noize Records and charted at #120 on the Billboard Top 200. The group’s video for “Monkeys Of War” can be viewed online at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=100568810