Thursday, April 16 2015 18:49

Watch & Listen: DAVID HASSELHOFF - "True Survivor" from the KUNG FURY Soundtrack!

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Did you think that the new trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was the only great thing you'd see today? Oh no, friends, this day just keeps giving - and it's given me the return of my childhood heroes - not only Han and Chewie, but Michael Knight as well. That's right, DAVID HASSELHOFF has a new single out today, and it's pure 80s goodness as part of the release campaign for KUNG FURY - the fantastic-looking Kickstarter hit that raised a ridiculous amount of money to craft what might be the greatest 1980s action film not crafted in the 80s. It wasn't long ago that I showed my wife the initial KUNG FURY trailer and declared it to be a cinematic masterpiece. This makes me want to break out NIGHT ROCKER, the album that David released at the height of KNIGHT RIDER's popularity back in 1985...

“The 80s was about fun, action, and heroes. Kung Fury has it all! I’m honored to be involved with [director] David Sandberg, an up-and-coming force of nature in the animation digital entertainment world. The song is perfect for me as I really am, in real life, a True Survivor.” David Hasselhoff
truesurvivorFrom the official announcement:

Kung Fury is the brain child of David Sandberg, who left his job in pursuit of producing the best 80’s style action movie of all time. The stylistic trailer reached over 8.5 million views and its retro touch connected with over 18,000 Kickstarters, raising $630,000 while surpassing their goal several times over and making Kung Fury the second biggest Kickstarter film of all time outside of the U.S. Once a dream of David's, Kung Fury is now moving fast towards completion and becoming a reality.

Releasing the song and accompanying video now is a nod of gratitude towards the crowd-funding community that had invested in Kung Fury, giving them a small token of appreciation while the 30 minute short film goes through its final production stages. With David Hasselhoff lending his unmistakable vocals to "True Survivor,” Kung Fury is giving the 80’s style film fans a reason to celebrate while introducing a classic style of action-film to a new generation of film lovers.

The Kung Fury original soundtrack is scheduled for release on May 28th, same day as the movie Kung Fury premieres on YouTube. 

Check out http://www.kungfury.com for more!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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