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DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

First career solo album...coming soon! Pre-order for behind the scenes content, merch & more.

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Hello everyone! For years you have shown such incredible support…and it’s been my privilege to have you as fans of Hardline, Crush 40, and Axel Rudi Pell. Your love of this music and the friendships I have cultivated are the lifeblood of my career. And now, I’m excited to announce that I will be creating my first solo album. But I will not be doing this alone…it will be YOUR album too! Since I was eight years old, I dreamed of making music and made it my life’s work. I’ve always thrived on the indescribable feeling of “changing someone’s life” through music. Music can do just that! It’s changed mine. And I have never taken the gift of making music and connecting with people for granted. Ever. Anyone who knows me knows that I care tremendously for the fans of my music, yet we all know life can sometimes get in the way of having time for creativity in keeping the music alive. I need that time now…so let’s make this music together…with your pledge, you are helping to raise funds to support the investment I will make to produce my first solo album and I want to thank you all in advance! I will also be donating to a great cause that is dear to my heart. A tragic story of our friend’s son who had a horrific accident, leaving him paralyzed. He’s a high school student fighting for movement as simple as moving his finger, and I want to find a way to “pay it forward” and use the good things happening to me, to help someone else. The average cost of rehabilitation in the first year, far exceeds anything they can raise on their own. Let’s all help keep the music alive and help my friends too.

This campaign is a way for ALL OF US to be connected. So check back often for updates on the album, and exclusives that will only be available to pledgers. Which includes something else near and dear to my heart…for years, I have been asked why the song Colorblind was never released. This is a song I wrote early on, but not really for a Hardline album. So it seems only right to finally record that song for you, and available as an exclusive offering through your pledge!

When you make a pledge, you’ll not only receive the solo album, but you will have access to all the exclusive updates. You can get involved at any level from being the first to receive the finished album (digital download and CD) to exclusives like an autographed CD, tickets to a live acoustic performance (streaming video), original Hardline and Axel Rudi Pell memorabilia, handwritten lyrics, and many more items that have been part of my personal collection.

Thank you for being a part of something I love so much and hopefully, something you will love too. Blessings to all. ~Johnny

If you have any questions about the campaign or how to pledge, please email us at hardlinerocks@yahoo.com.

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AccessPass: Debut Solo Album (Digital Download)

Debut Solo Album (Digital Download)
$10
10.00
Available

Digital version of the album plus access to all exclusive updates. You can also choose this option to “JUST PLEDGE” and customize your pledge amount on checkout screen to simply support the campaign.

Digital Download - 'Colorblind'

Digital Download - 'Colorblind'
$25
25.00
Available

For so many years you’ve asked me to record the song Colorblind…now here it is! With this pledge, you’ll get the digital download of the acoustic CD…‘Colorblind’… it will be three that I will be recording exclusively for pledgers and will include:
1. Colorblind (previously unreleased)
2. Love Leads the Way (Hardline) (previously released only in Japan)
3. Cure of the Heart (Brunette) (previously unreleased)
Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Autographed CD - 'Colorblind'

Autographed CD - 'Colorblind'
$35
35.00
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This is an autographed CD of three acoustic songs, newly recorded and available exclusively for pledgers. Available only during this PledgeMusic campaign.
1. Colorblind (previously unreleased)
2. Love Leads the Way (Hardline) (previously released only in Japan)
3. Cure of the Heart (Brunette) (previously released in demo form only)
Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Personalized Outgoing Message for Voicemail

Personalized Outgoing Message for Voicemail
$50
50.00
20 left

Get a personalized outgoing message for your mobile phone, recorded by me! Electronic delivery of the mp3. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Solo Acoustic House Concert

Solo Acoustic House Concert
$5,000+
5000.00
3 left

I will come to your house and rock you and your friends up close and personal! Within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, this exclusive will be $5,000. Anywhere else in the contiguous USA will be $7,500 to cover travel, lodging and equipment rental. You will need to provide adequate PA system and security. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Handwritten Lyrics - Solo Album

Handwritten Lyrics - Solo Album
$200
200.00
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Autographed, actual lyric sheet used in the making of my solo album. There will be 11 songs so that means 11 sheets. The first 11 people to pledge for this will each receive a lyric sheet. First pledger will receive the first song on the album, second pledger will receive the second song, and so on.

Backup Vocals on Your Original Song

Backup Vocals on Your Original Song
$1,000
1000.00
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Let’s record together! I will sing backing vocals on your original song, which will be recorded remotely at my home studio. I will include ONE verse as lead vocals if you wish. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Meet and Greet at Axel Rudi Pell Concert

Meet and Greet at Axel Rudi Pell Concert
$75
75.00
169 left

Have a personal meet and greet with me at one of the Axel Rudi Pell concerts in 2016. If you choose this exclusive, you will get a meet & greet with me after the show. Location for meet & greets to be determined. Show ticket not included. Only 5-10 passes/meets per show. You’ll make your selection at check out! We will notify you by email in advance of the show with instructions & location. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Autographed Fender Squier Stratocaster

Autographed Fender Squier Stratocaster
$500
500.00
9 left

With this pledge, you’ll get an autographed, black Fender Squier Stratocaster! Pledger is responsible for added shipping charges and the cost of postal insurance. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Handwritten Lyrics (Autographed)

Handwritten Lyrics (Autographed)
$100
100.00
75 left

This is the actual lyric sheet I used in the making of each Axel Rudi Pell song. You can choose a song from one of these albums – Oceans of Time, Masquerade Ball, Shadow Zone, Kings & Queens, Mystica, Ballads II, Tales of the Crown, The Crest, Circle of the Oath, or Into the Storm. (1 sheet per song available) You’ll make your selection at check out! Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Autographed Crush 40 Poster

Autographed Crush 40 Poster
$18
18.00
All gone!

This is an autographed poster, from 2012 the year Crush 40 “Live!” released. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Debut Solo Album CD and Colorblind CD

$55
55.00
All gone!

The new CD, signed by me plus access to all exclusive updates.

PLUS the autographed CD of three acoustic songs, that I will be recording exclusively for pledgers and will include:
1. Colorblind (previously unreleased)
2. Love Leads the Way (Hardline) (previously released only in Japan)
3. Cure of the Heart (Brunette) (previously unreleased)
Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Signed CD - Solo Album

Signed CD - Solo Album
$25
25.00
All gone!

The new CD, signed by me plus access to all exclusive updates. Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Crush 40/Summer of Sonic 2010 Event Program Signed

Crush 40/Summer of Sonic 2010 Event Program Signed
$20
20.00
All gone!

If you missed the 2010 Summer of Sonic event in Brighton, England you can still have an Event Program…signed by Johnny!
Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Hardline – Double Eclipse

Hardline – Double Eclipse
$20
20.00
All gone!

This is a copy of Double Eclipse, the 1992 debut album from my band Hardline and signed by me.

Wacken Open Air glasses

Wacken Open Air glasses
$20
20.00
All gone!

From this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, with 90,000 fans there it was awesome to be playing with Axel Rudi Pell band. These cups are signed by all members of the band, including the artist formerly known as Volker! Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Autographed Crush 40 EP

Autographed Crush 40 EP
$22
22.00
All gone!

With this pledge, you’ll get an autographed copy of the Crush 40 EP. This was a promotional EP only so it can’t be bought in stores and it’s some of our latest songs from 2012! Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Axel Rudi Pell - Live Over Europe DVD

Axel Rudi Pell - Live Over Europe DVD
$25
25.00
All gone!

Description – This is a special double DVD with 3 and a half hours of ARP
footage, taken from older performances and more recent. Now out of print,
it also includes my great friend and drummer Mike Terrana.

DVD is still in packaging but I’m happy to open and sign for you.

This disc is compatible with NTSC players.
Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Brunette - 1989-1990 Demos

Brunette - 1989-1990 Demos
$25
25.00
All gone!

In 2013, FnA Records licensed the Brunette material, and remastered the
demos , finally creating two albums worth of material from my band
Brunette. Some of the Brunette songs did get released on Hardline records -
so here’s some rock history. CD signed by me! Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

Brunette - Rough Demos - FNA Records

Brunette - Rough Demos - FNA Records
$25
25.00
All gone!

Before there was Hardline, there was my band Brunette. We played our hearts
out but never got signed to a label. Here are rough demos saved from the
80s and finally released on FNA Records. These copies are also signed by
me! Please Note: Orders placed on or after Nov 30, 2016 will not be shipped until album release.

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