Burbank, CA (July 12, 2006)–Zoo Street Music, the Los Angeles-based music company, selected the Wolfmother song “Dimension” for the opening title sequence of Dane Cook’s Tourgasm. The 9-episode docu-comedy series, which premiered on HBO June 11 and continues to air Sundays at 11pm through August 13, follows comedian Dane Cook and three fellow comics (Gary Gulman, Jay Davis and Robert Kelly) touring 20 colleges in 30 days.
Commenting on the decision to use the song Zoo Street’s Marc Jackson, music supervisor for Dane Cook’s Tourgasm, said “We needed a song that set the tone for the series–something intense, exciting and raw. Wolfmother had a great feel for the show.”
Zoo Street’s Omar Herrera came across the song as a potential featured artist for the series months before Wolfmother started gaining exposure in the U.S. Jackson presented it to Dane, who immediately wanted it for the theme.
In addition to Wolfmother opening the show, each episode of Dane Cook’s Tourgasm features roughly three songs by independent or unsigned artists. The idea of approaching indie bands was not just a cost consideration, says Jackson: “Dane’s plan from the start was to feature new talent. His passion for the music in the show is what drives the whole process and no song was placed in the show that Dane didn’t personally select or approve.”
Zoo Street’s Jeffrey Hepker, lead composer for Dane Cook’s Tourgasm, scored and edited the music for the show, collaborating with Cook on the creative placements of the songs. “You know how the Terminator was sent back in time with one mission? That’s what it was like working with these guys,” says Cook. “They had a job to do and they let nothing stand in their way. I threw a lot of things at these guys–changes, tweaks, requests–and they met all of them. They rock!”
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