News 2012

November 15th, 2012 - Ryan Fitzgerald's new single "Mine" produced by Jim now available on ITunes!

Please check out the new song Mine produced by yours truly. I guarantee it will make u smile

November 5th, 2012 - Jim's sister Suzanne Zionts article about the Jersey Shore. 

In the wake of the unimaginable damage left behind by Superstorm Sandy, Jim's sister wrote a beautiful article sharing her thoughts and memories about the Jersey Shore.  As most fans know,  Jim is from New Jersey.  Please take a moment to read the article and if you have the means to do so, please donate to help relief efforts.

Nice article my sister wrote about the Jersey Shore. Stay strong NJ, you will make it through.

Please donate to or or your organization of choice to help those affected by the hurricane.

Also from The Best Damn Tour, a little video clip of Avril referencing that Jim and Steve Fekete are from New Jersey.  http://www.sunfired.net/Jim/clips/avril08/Izod1.wmv

 

September 18th, 2012 - There's Over You Reaches over 3.2 YouTube views, and Jim will be live on WXPN radio this coming Thursday, September 20th! 

Jim's new video for There's No Over You has reached over 3.2 million youtube views in just over a week!

http://www.youtube.com/charts/videos_views/music?t=t

Jim will be performing LIVE on WXPN radio this coming Thursday, September 20th at 12:30 PM EST.  Below is Jim's tweet about it.  You can listen to the program live at:  http://www.xpn.org/

Also, I will be playing LIVE ON AIR this Thursday on @wxpnfn in Philly w/ at 12:30pm! If you are in the area, please listen in!

 

 

September 13th, 2012 - There's Over You Reaches over a million YouTube views and Avril Lavigne loves the video!! 

In less than a week, Jim's new video for There's No Over You has reached over 1 million youtube views. This is not the only this amazing achievement for Jim, but the video is listed as number one in popular videos around the web this week here:

http://www.youtube.com/charts/videos_views/music?t=t

Today Avril Lavigne posted a tweet about the video and well, she loves it! 

Avril Lavigne ?@AvrilLavigne

Check out music video and new song called "There's No Over You" . Jim you sound amazing !! 

Congratulation to Jim!  

September 9th, 2012 - Jim's first music video on Purple Tongue Records - "There's No Over You"

My very first music video is LIVE on youtube! HUGE THANKS 2 @bekphillps n 4 making it happen!

September 7th, 2012 - Jim's new label Purple Tongue Records releases first single by Michelle Moyer!

As posted by Jim on September 6th:

Jimmy McGorman ?@JimmyMcGorman

Excited 2 announce the latest single on PurpleTongueRecords (my label) by Michelle Moyer Second Time Around http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/second-time-around-single/id559631649

Check out the song and download it, the track is awesome!

June 19th, 2012 - Jim's new label Purple Tongue Records releases first single by Drew Arcoleo!

As posted by Jim on June 17th:

Proud to announce Purple Tongue Records will have our first release tmrw with 's new single The Break Up!!!

The single is now available for download via ITunes at:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-break-up-single/id537494969

Take a moment and download this new and fresh track, it's awesome!  Congrats to Drew, Jim and Robb Vallier - great writing and production!

If you are not familiar with Drew Arcoleo, you may have seen his viral video Golden Loves Guitar which is swiftly approaching 8 millions views at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBluUZ4NnZg

June 8th  2012 - Update from Jim on the performance w/ Poison

Sez Jimmy in an email:

"I will be singing with Poison on 5 songs at the concert after the Premier of Rock of Ages tomorrow night (June 08). But, I am just a ghost singer - and might be backstage and not visible. They are friends and I told them I would help them out. I believe it's going to be a live ustream at 9:50 tomorrow night from Hollywood."

Might give it a peek to see if Jimmy is really invisible.

Note: @bretmichaels tweeted more information about when their show will air:

Tune in tonight @ 8:45p.m. @ to catch us perform on the red carpet @

We will try to tune in to see if we can see Jim :)  Enjoy the show!

June 7th  2012 - Some McG news in dribs and drabs (but still cool we think)

As we all know, Jim is a Berklee College of Music graduate.

Some pretty successful and famous  musicians  have also
graduated from Berklee; such as Tracy Bonham, Jan Hammer, Diana Krall, Abe Laboriel, Branford Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Steve Vai, Joe Zawinul - to name a few. Google them if you wish, don't be lazy!

Let's also name a few pretty successful and famous Berklee drop outs (just for good measure); such as Quincy Jones, Rivers Cuomo, John Mayer, Al Di Meola and Mellisa Etheridge.

Here is the full list of Berklee College of Music alumni if you want to knock yourself out. Jim baby is there because we just added him. (If you look down on this, like, "Wikipedia? Psh! Big deal!" - that's your right, but what would we do without the good ole Wiki?)

Anyway, recently Jimmy baby made another list and that is Berklee's own Berklee Behind the Hits page (aka Alumni Pop Hits)

Sez there:

When it comes to chart-topping hits, Berklee alumni are in the studio as mixers, engineers, and producers. They're also penning the tunes and in the touring bands, making and performing the music that's defining our time. Here's a sampling of their latest work.

So check it out. Jim's is near the bottom of the page. Not too shabby eh? Actually he has done pretty darn good. Steve Fekete too.

Also, a couple of days ago, da man proudly posted on twitter:

"..., then off to reunite with @bretmichaels and Poison 4 a rehearsal for the Rock Of Ages Premier!!"

We'll assume that Rock Of Ages is the new Tom Cruise movie released in the US on June 14. Hopefully we will get more details about when and where, provided that Jim is performing w/ Poison.

By the way, Rock Of Ages is also a triple bill tour (Poison, Def Leppard and Lita Ford) happening in the US and Canada this summer. Will Jim participate? We will keep our ear close to the ground for the lowdown on that one.

Else, Jim has been holed up in his studio writing and producing for himself and various artists. By the way, @Korbee ain't half bad, check them out!

Jim also shot a little music video ("super last minute", according to him) for a ballad he recently wrote which is called "There's No Over You". It has yet to see the light of the day so until then, the shot on our front page or this little bigger one in our Gallery will have to do.

Finally, check out Jim's page on the All Music website. We don't know who compiled it, if accurate and it's definitely not complete, but still cool to have a look.

So that's it folks.

Wow, Jim update without mentioning Avril. Shit, we just did. But no problem, we both love her music.

May 12th, 2012 - Debut Single "The Breakup" by new artist Drew Arcoleo signed to Jim's new label Purple Tongue Records!

As tweeted by @JimmyMcGorman:

"Getting ready to release our first single by @Drew_Arcoleo on our new label!!!"

You can listen to a preview of the new track "The Breakup" (which is awesome) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdJhmvmU07k

The song was written by Jimmy, @RobbVallier and @Drew_Arcoleo on the label Purple Tongue Records.

April 09th, 2012 - Update from Jim!

Sez Jim (among other things):

I will be joining most of my old Rock Star buddies on The Voice. I have taken a gig as the only male backing singer. This is interesting and fun for me because....it is the first live job I have taken as a vocalist only (without any instrument) - and it is not nearly as time consuming as being in the band - which allows me to continue working on writing and producing.

We (my new partners and I) have also just signed our first artist to our production co. Her name is Mikalah Gordon and she is AMAZING! We have one song recorded, but have written 7 - and we will be working with her on writing/production/etc. in the coming months. She is going to be HUGE!!

I am trying to line it up to shoot a video for Get It Out within the next month - but with my crazy schedule, it will be close. I've also been recording a few new tracks (one of which I will probably release as another single in the coming months) - my goal is to release it while I am still on The Voice.


February 18th, 2012 - Jim Sings Lead on Foster The People's song Pumped Up Kicks in Kuala Lumpur!

The last show of Avril Lavigne's The Black Star Tour certainly was a prominent one for Jim. Last night in front of 10,000 people at the Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, Jim sang lead on Foster The People hit song Pumped Up Kicks.  Here is what Jim had to say about it:

@JimmyMcGorman "10thousand THANKS 2 @AvrilLavigne for letting me sing lead @fosterthepeople Pumped Up Kicks in front of 10k people 2nite! Amazing last show!"

We have the video of the performance, so go here to see it for yourself


January 26th, 2012 - Sunfired.net Celebrates Five Years of Services On January 27th, 2012

sunfired.net Celebrates Five Years of Services On January 27th, 2012

Tomorrow marks a special day for both of us at Sunfired.net. On January 27th, 2007 we officially launched our Jim McGorman Resource Website. It has been quite a journey over the past five years! We wanted to take this opportunity and say thanks to everyone for your kind words, support and encouragement over the years. It means so much to us.

In celebration of this milestone for the site, we have put together a special video that we hope you take a moment to watch. We are beyond touched by the comments we received in the testimonials section of the video.

Three different formats are available, please feel free to choose whichever version you want watch (all content is the same).

Sunfired.net Anniversary Slideshow

Sunfired.net Anniversary Mac Version

Sunfired.net Anniversary Video


January 25th, 2012 - Jim new single "Unbelievable" now available on Itunes!! Download it today!

As tweeted by Jim today:

MY NEW NEW SINGLE UNBELIEVABLE on iTunes NOW!!! GO GET IT!!!
 
My new single Unbelievable is featured in the My Cause Water campaign w/proceeds to the Rescue Train! -


January 24th, 2012 - Jim will be releasing another single this week!  Plus Sunfired.net celebrates five years of service on Friday, January 27th.

As tweeted by Jim today:

I will releasing yet ANOTHER single tonight/tomorrow! I don't know what's gotten into me? Please dwnld Get It Out here:
 
So with that Jim fans can look forward to even more new music!

Also coming this Friday, January 27th, Sunfired.net will be celebrating five years of service and we are pretty excited about it.  On Friday we will posting a little something special here, so be sure to come back and see!  


January 17th, 2012 - Jim 's New Single "Get It Out" released on Itunes this week, Jim interview on The Jimmy Star Radio Show  and Exclusive Interview with Jim w/sunfired.net!

Three awesome events happening this week for Jim fans.  First off, tomorrow (January 18th), Jim will be interviewed by The Jimmy Star Radio show (as posted by Jim):

I am going to be live on the air talking to the Jimmy Star radio show tomorrow at 12:05 PST You can listen in here:
 
Plus Jim new music this week too!
 
Photo: Sneak peek of the artwork for my new single Get It Out! It should be on iTunes within the next 24...
 
And sunfired.net has an exclusive interview with Jim.  Stay tuned, we will be posting it this week!

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