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Chuck Shaffer Picture Show has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. As the grand prize winner, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show has earned a coveted spot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, $10,000 worth of music gear and many other prizes.

The latest episode of UPROAR TV features performance footage of Chuck Shaffer Picture Show on the Ernie Ball Stage at the Bristow, Virginia date of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, as well as advice to bands from Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands judges Jay Baumgardner, Jose Mangin, and Bill McGathy. Check out the clip at

Chuck Shaffer Picture Show

Chuck Shaffer Picture Show

Richmond, Virginia's Chuck Shaffer Picture Show was one of 28 local market finalists from this year's Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival that were evaluated by a panel of music industry professionals and artists including: Jose Mangin from Sirius XM, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance, legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner, and music industry veteran Bill McGathy.

"The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is the ultimate summer rock tour and we are so honored to be a part of the 2013 experience! We'd like to thank Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, Rockstar Energy Drink and all of the judges for believing in us and welcoming us into the family," says Ryan Johnson of Chuck Shaffer Picture Show.

"We had a lot of great bands competing for the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands grand prize, and it was hard to narrow it down to a single winner," says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. "It was clear that the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show really connected with the audience at the Bristow, VA UPROAR show. That's what pushed them over the top for me."

The grand prize package for the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records includes:

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About Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival was created in 2010 and is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), CAA's Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher and Live Nation's Perry Lavoisne. SGE is one of the world's premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.

About Ernie Ball

In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 110 countries worldwide. The family-run company maintains its founder's dedication to preserving the musician's playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging which hermetically seals guitar strings keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world's largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes. Visit them online at

About Imagen Records

Imagen artists represent the best in rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B. Based in the Washington, D.C. area and founded by musician and business person Bob Winegard, Imagen offers their artists a fully collaborative artist development process with a 360 degree perspective. The label was founded in 2007 and employs the newest and most innovative methods to maximize use of new media and technologies, including new fanbase management and content delivery methods.

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Publicity Contact:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA; (818) 996-2496