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8th graders signed to $1.7M record deal

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Brooklyn band "Unlocking the Truth" (photo courtesy NBC New York) Brooklyn band "Unlocking the Truth" (photo courtesy NBC New York)
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - What were you doing in 8th grade?

Three middle schoolers in New York who formed a rock band called "Unlocking the Truth" just signed a $1.7 million record contract with Sony. The members include two 13-year-olds and a 12-year-old, all from Brooklyn.

They got their big break two years ago in an amateur night competition at the famous Apollo Theater.

Sony is paying for tutors so the band can go on tour. They'll open for Metallica.
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