VIP Ink Publishing signs former Puddle of Mudd guitarist to new book deal

VIP Ink Publishing has signed Paul Phillips, the former lead guitarist for rock band Puddle of Mudd.

As a child, Paul Phillips firs11924360_10204702757593214_2619420796490449880_ot started to learn the guitar when he was just 11 years old. He was influenced by his father, who used to play in a cover band during Phillips’ childhood. As he got older, his first real gig came with a Jacksonville-based band called Happy Hour. After his friend Fred Durst invited him to audition, Phillips became a member of Puddle of Mudd in 1999, and stayed there until 2005.
The band’s first major hit came in 2001, with the release of the album Come Clean, which was certified triple platinum and sold more than five million copies. On that record, the most popular single was “Blurry,” which climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Phillips departed several years later, in 2005, and joined the band Operator for a short stint, only to return to Puddle from 2009-2011.

Since his 2011 departure, Phillips has stayed busy, writing and playing music for Nitro Circus: The Movie, as well as acting in the horror film The Guy Knows Everything, and joining Rev Theory for a short time.He has also appeared in several shows for Burn Season. Currently, he is involved in a project called the Fallout Collective, and DJs on The Fox 107.7. Moreover, he is collaborating with JP Corwyn on a southern rock project called Corwyn/Phillips. Phillips has also worked on several fitness and clothing shoots.


Posted On 10 Dec 2015
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Former Pop Evil lead guitarist Anthony Greve to be VIP Ink Publishing’s newest author

VIP Ink Publishing has signed Anthony 12180556_10208213404558028_1061507158_oGreve, best known as the former lead guitarist for Pop Evil.

Since growing up in Whitehall, Michigan, Anthony Greve wanted to achieve success in the music industry. He started his career as a member of local bands Bidtter Ecstasy and Two Heded Chan, and then gained fame as the lead guitarist for Pop Evil. Songs the band released, like “Hero” and “Monster You Made” received both commercial and critical acclaim, and Pop Evil became more popular, touring with other groups like Rev Theory, Three Doors Down, Judas Priest and Saliva.

At the same time, Greve encountered demons. In one of the bands songs, he described his battle to “Erase this monster I’ve become. Forgive me for all the damage done.” He tried to escape his problems by drowning them out with alcohol, drugs, girls and partying, but this just augmented the pain. Greve had come face to face with the Prince of Darkness, but in the midst of this, he found life.

Greve turned to God, and Jesus Christ transformed his life. He left Pop Evil, along with his old ways, and attended North Point Bible College. From there, God called him to become a traveling evangelist, and he used his salvation story to bring the Gospel Message to others. His purpose in life is no longer to be a famous musician, but to be a witness for Jesus Christ.

Posted On 10 Dec 2015
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Sammy Kershaw Signs Global Book Deal With VIP Ink Publishing

Grammy-nominated country music star Sammy Kershaw announced that he has signed a global book deal with VIP Ink Publishing to release the official autobiography on his life and


Kershaw’s autobiography will cover his life from his humble beginning in Kaplan, Louisiana to becoming one of country music’s shining stars.  In addition, the publication of his life will delve deep into his faith and determination from both on and off center stage, as well as the personal struggles he faced and conquered to become a multi-platinum selling artist.

The currently untitled work is expected to be released in 2014 with further details to follow in the coming weeks.

Often referred to as the heir apparent to the legendary George Jones, Grammy-nominated Sammy Kershaw’s hit songs have included such classics as “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday” and “Love of My Life.”  Kershaw is a multi-platinum selling artist whose history includes six Gold and five Platinum albums that have scanned in excess of five million records.

Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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VIP Ink Publishing Releases My Hero Walks On Water By Brian Dobson

Brian PREORDER(1)VIP Ink Publishing releases “My Hero Walks On Water” by Brian Dobson. “My Hero Walks On Water” street release date is set for May 6, 2014; however, pre-orders can be taken now from your local bookstore or your favorite online retailer. The book details Brian Dobson’s amazing life from the numerous times God has used him to save many people, when they felt they had nowhere else to turn, to his discovery of eight time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman. Dobson, founder and owner of Metroflex Gym, is also trainer and mentor to Brach Warren, two time winner of the Arnold Classic Championship and IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Cory Mathews.

Metroflex Gym is not your average gym. At times, it has been used as a ministry to help many people overcome addictions and to witness to them the message of Jesus Christ. In 2008, Dobson started a homeless outreach ministry that feeds over 500 people each month. The meals are provided with fresh meat and fish that Dobson personally catches. Dobson’s philosophy is “this is exactly what Jesus would do”.

Brian Dobson’s autobiography is nothing short of spectacular as it details the birth of Metroflex Gym as well as his discovery of eight time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman. “My Hero walks On Water” provides the reader with a detailed view into Dobson’s life from how he started the Ronnie Coleman Classic, to his struggles with drugs, and working with Branch Warren and Johnny O. Jackson, as well as his passion for hunting and his walk with his Christian faith.

The forward is written by: 8 Time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman. Contributors to the book are: Two time winner of the Arnold Classic Championships, Branch Warren, Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder, Johnny O. Jackson, and Pastor Troy Brewer.

“I tell people all the time that Brian Dobson is my angel …if it had not been for Brian Dobson, I would have never become eight-time Mr. Olympia”. –  8 Time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman

“As I have traveled around the world and spoken to audiences in 37 different countries I always tell them that everything I have and the work ethic and dedication I have, I owe to bodybuilding. Well, if it wasn’t for Brian Dobson instilling those things in me and his never ending encouragement, the world would not have ever heard about me.” – Two time winner of the Arnold Classic Championships, Branch Warren

“Being trained by Brian Dobson has helped me improve my physique and performance on the IFBB stage, leading to victories and Olympia qualifications.” – Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder, Johnny O. Jackson

“My Hero Walks On Water” can be pre-ordered from your local bookstore or your favorite online retailer. The book will be in stores May 6, 2014.

Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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Former NFL New Orleans Saints Player Michael Lewis Signs Global Book Deal

VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. recently signed former NFL New Orleans Saints player Michael Lewis for an autobiography. Michael Lewis, team ambassador of the New Orleans Saints, is best known as a  return specialist. Although Lewis did not play college football, he was signed by the Louisiana Bayou Beast in 1998.  Lewis has also played for the New Orleans Thunder, New Jersey Red Dogs, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.

In 2000, Lewis’ life would dramatically change as went from a former Budweiser beer truck driver (thus, the nickname “Beer Man”) to being signed by the New Orleans Saints practice squad. In 2001, he was sent by the Saints to play for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Later that year, Lewis would begin his career as a New Orleans Saint. In 2002, he would set an NFL record for combined kick-punt return yardage with 2,432 yards total (1,807 kickoff, 625 punt). He is currently the Saints’ all-time career leader in punt returns (142) and punt return yardage (1,482). On June 15, 2007, the Saints released him. The local New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune, titled the news, “There’s a Tear in My Beer” because he was a local inspiration, who went from beer truck driver to NFL star.

Michael Lewis’ autobiography will cover his life from his humble beginnings to becoming a NFL star. It will also cover his faith and determination as well as the struggles he had to face and overcome. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.


Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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VIP Ink Publishing Author’s Hit The Road

VIP Ink Publishing author’s hit the road with Pop Evil In November. If you’re in the area, please come out and support.



Nov 08 Ground Zero Traverse City, MI
Nov 09 Austin’s Fuel Room Libertyville, IL
Nov 10 The Fillmore Wausau, WI
Nov 12 Planet Rock Battle Creek, MI
Nov 14 Capone’s Johnson City, TN
Nov 22 Update Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
Nov 24 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY



Posted On 10 Oct 2013
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Eight Time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman Signs Global Book Deal With VIP Ink Publishing

VIP Ink Publishing, L.L.C. recently signed eight time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, for an autobiography.  Coleman holds the record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26 wins. He broke the previous record, held by Vince Taylor at 22 wins, in Moscow on November 5, 2004. Ronnie Coleman graduated cum laude from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1986 with a BS in accounting. While attending Grambling State University, Coleman played football as a middle linebacker with the GSU Tigers under Coach Eddie Robinson. After graduation, Coleman became a police officer in Arlington, Texas. He served as an officer from 1989 to 2000 as well as a reserve officer until 2003.

Coleman’s fellow officer, John Morgan, suggested he attend the Metroflex gym which is owned by amateur bodybuilder Brian Dobson. Dobson, who is also signed with VIP Ink Publishing, offered Coleman a free lifetime membership if he could train Coleman for the upcoming Mr. Texas bodybuilding competition later that year. Coleman is also an avid supporter of the Inner City Games, an organization that Arnold Schwarzenegger co-founded in 1991. In 2001, Coleman received the Admiral Texas Navy Certificate Award from Texas Governor Rick Perry for outstanding achievements in bodybuilding.

Ronnie Coleman’s autobiography will cover his life from his humble beginning in Louisiana to becoming world famous and the face of bodybuilding. It will also cover his faith and determination from both on and off center stage; as well as, the struggles he had to face and overcome to become a World Champion. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.

Posted On 06 Aug 2013
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