Good News: Brooklyn Eighth-Graders Get Sony Record Deal

A trio of friends from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are not yet out of middle school have signed a record deal with Sony. Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, are the three members of the heavy metal band “Unlocking the Truth” from New York City. While other kids may be spending the summer at camp and preparing for eighth grade, these three musicians will be figuring out the logistics of their potential $1.7 million deal with Sony. “The record deal is awesome,” Jarad told ABC News. “This is something we always wanted.” Click here to listen to this up-and-coming band and hear how the three came together!