QUEENSRYCHE LAUNCHES “HOME AGAIN” VIDEO CONTEST
July 14, 2009
Queensryche’s touching ballad “Home Again” from their latest album American Soldier has really struck a chord with the military community and now the band wants your help making a video. Queensryche is asking members of the military to submit pictures of themselves with their families to be featured in the upcoming music video for the song “Home Again.”
Photos can be uploaded photos from 7/14/09 – 7/26/09. One grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. No purchase necessary. To read the official rules, click here.
About “Home Again”
Like all the songs on American Soldier, “Home Again” is based on a real soldier’s story as told to singer Geoff Tate. The song features a rare duet between Geoff and his 11-year-old daughter Emily and examines the emotional toll of war from two perspectives – Geoff singing from the soldier’s point of view and his daughter singing from that of the child left behind.
“This song is inspired by a series of letters between a soldier and his young daughter back at home. He was laughing about how he thought it was really cute to him that in the letters, they were both saying the same things and even using the same terminology,” says Tate. “There is a lot of emotion attached to this song. The whole idea of separation between loved ones is one of my favorite topics, perhaps because I live and breathe it being away from my kids and my wife while touring. You miss them so much, and it’s like you live two separate lives. When you’re a soldier and you’re away, it’s very difficult to bridge those two worlds.”
To enter simply submit your photo as an email attachement to:
To ensure proper entry be sure to place your full name in the email subject line. In your email, please include first name, last name, street address (no P.O. Box numbers accepted), city, state, zip code, email address, and telephone number.
No purchase necessary. By submitting a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and being entered into the Queensryche Home Again Video Contest, you affirm that you are a legal resident of the U.S./D.C. (excluding Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam), 18 years of age or older (or if a resident of AL or NE, 19 years of age or older) at time of entry and that you are in compliance with the Official Rules