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Cingular and Conde Nast Media Group Want You to Sound Off for Your Favorite Band.

Six of America's Hottest Acts Battle to Be Named the Best

Winner to Play on Top of Radio City Music Hall Marquee at Third Annual Conde Nast Media Group's Fashion Rocks(TM) 2006

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the United States and Conde Nast Media Group, the leader in large-scale, integrated-multiplatform advertising programs and events, Want You To Sound Off in a contest to name the hottest band in America. Six bands -- 30 Seconds to Mars, Angels & Airwaves, Blue October, IMA Robot, Pink Spiders, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus -- will compete for the top spot as the new "it" band.

The Contest

Cingular subscribers will select the winning band by casting their votes via text message "short codes" on their wireless phones.
 These include:
 -- 30 Seconds to Mars = 7193
 -- Angels & Airwaves = 7192
 -- Blue October = 7179
 -- IMA Robot = 7180
 -- The Pink Spiders = 7194
 -- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus = 7195

The band receiving the most votes will play atop the marquee at New York's Radio City Music Hall on September 7th at this year's Third Annual Conde Nast Media Group's Fashion Rocks(TM) 2006 concert: a star-studded celebration of sound and style featuring A-list performers, celebrity presenters and some of fashion's biggest names. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray will reveal the winning band from the Marquee, exclusively online and on Cingular phones. Deadline for voting is August 15, 2006.

The Scoop

Enthusiasts can now visit to see the bands' videos, diaries and photos, as well as, downloadable ringtones, wallpaper, and other cool graphics. Plus they'll have access to Fashion Rocks(TM) fashion and music scoop.

The Sweepstakes

Fans who vote will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win star treatment at Fashion Rocks 2006 -- including front-row tickets, round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, a red-carpet welcome and passes to the exclusive after-party.

"Fans are always looking for ways in which to interact with their favorite musicians," Jim Ryan, vice president, Cingular Wireless. "And through our partnership with Conde Nast Media Group we are able to provide our customers with a unique opportunity to play a part in their favorite bands' success, while simultaneously enjoying engaging and exciting content."

About the Bands

In August 2005, 30 Seconds To Mars released their sophomore album, A Beautiful Lie, on Virgin Records. Metal Edge Magazine named it one of the top 10 albums of the year while Revolver states "...intensity and passion clearly inform the textural hard rock of A Beautiful Lie. Like the band's 2002 self- titled debut, the album boasts echoing riffs, moody bass lines, and strong vocal melodies that evoke a radio-friendly mix of Nine Inch Nails, U2, and the Cure." Touring relentlessly over the last several months, 30 Seconds To Mars most recently completed their first ever headlining tour which sold out across the country. Currently their single, "The Kill" is burning up the radio charts along with getting major video play on both MTV2 and FUSE. 30-Seconds to Mars is Jared Leto (guitar/vocals), Shannon Leto (drums), Tomo Milcevic (guitar), Matt Wachter (bass).

Southern California's Angels and Airwaves have just celebrated the release of their debut album We Don't Need to Whisper, on Suretone/Geffen Records. Fronted by Blink-182's singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge, this is a totally new group featuring former members of The Distillers, Rocket From the Crypt and DeLonge's side project Box-Car Racer. Angels and Airwaves is Tom DeLonge (guitar/vocals), David Kennedy (guitar), Ryan Sinn (bass) and Atom Willard (drums).

Blue October isn't just your average, everyday rock band from Texas. The group was formed in Houston in the late '90s, and their epic live shows and exploration of subjects like mental depression, drug use, love, betrayal, forgiveness and cathartic transcendence have helped them amass a strong, loyal following through five albums, three of which have been released by Universal Records. Blue October is Justin Furstenfeld (lead guitar/vocals), CB Hudson (guitars/vocals), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/mandolin/piano/vocals), Matt Noveskey (bass/vocals), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums/vocals).

Formed in Los Angeles several years ago the glam-inspired IMA ROBOT makes their own brand of hook-laden modern rock music. Their as-yet-untitled new release, their second full length CD, is due out on Geffen Records in August '06. IMA ROBOT is Alex Ebert (vocals), Timmy the Terror (guitar, flutes), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (bass), Filip Niolic a.k.a. Turbotito (keys, guitar), Scott Devours (drums).

Also calling Suretone/Geffen Records home, Nashville's The Pink Spiders' major label debut Teenage Graffiti is a fevered, luminous record of rock and roll escapades. It was produced by legendary Cars front man Ric Ocasek and mixed by whiz Tom Lord-Alge. The Pink Spiders are Matt Friction (vocals/guitar), Jon Decious (bass), Bob Ferrari (drums).

Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, newcomers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will see their debut CD Don't You Fake It, featuring the single "Face Down," released by Virgin Records on July 18th. You can see the band on the Warped Tour this summer and featured on MTV in a "You Hear It First" piece airing on the network now. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is Ronnie Winter (lead vocals), Elias Reidy (guitar, vocals), Duke Kitchens (guitar, vocals), Joey Westwood (bass, vocals), Jon Wilkes (drums, vocals).

About Cingular Wireless

Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 55.8 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(TM) network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(R), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at Get Cingular Wireless press releases emailed to you automatically. Sign up at .

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