John Varvatos Enterprises has announced the first John Varvatos USA “FREE THE NOISE” battle of the bands contest, a global online search for the next great rock n’ roll band hosted on SPINearth.tv. The winning band will receive a development deal with Island Records and be featured in the next John Varvatos « USA international advertising campaign, as well as featured on SPIN Earth. Entries will be accepted through July 31, 2009. The contest invites up-and-coming, unsigned bands to upload a video of a recent performance of original music. For contest rules visit spinearth.tv/freethenoise for more details.