NEW SINGLE “AM I THE ONLY ONE” DEBUTS #1
BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART
Platinum recording artist, Aaron Lewis has announced a Fall tour beginning October 2 through mid-December.
Unlike his other solo acoustic tours, Aaron will be performing with a full band.
Artist presale tickets will be available Wednesday July 21 @ 10:00am local time. General public Friday July 23 @ 10:00am local time. To purchase tickets visit www.AaronLewisMusic.com
Earlier this month Aaron dropped a new single, “Am I The Only One” from his forthcoming album, to be released later this year.The single debuted #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, #2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales and #14 on the Hot 100. The track also drew 4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. Buy/stream “Am I The Only One” HERE
Throughout his more than two-decade career, whether topping the charts as front man of hard rock band Staind, or as No.1 artist on the Country charts as a solo artist, Aaron Lewis has always been painfully honest in his music.
“That’s all I’ve ever done,” says Aaron. “My songs have always been me wearing my heart, emotions, misfortunes and sins on my sleeve. I don’t feel like it would be genuine or worthy if it wasn’t.”
You can also see Aaron this summer with his multi-platinum hard rock band, Staind on tour with KoRn. Tour dates & ticket info HERE
Aaron Lewis Band 2021 Fall Tour Dates:
10/2 Inman, KS @ 365 Sports Complex
10/7 Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre
10/8 Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino*
10/15 Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino*
10/17 Charleston, WV @ Municipal Auditorium*
10/21 Aurora, IL @ The Piazza
10/22 Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Casino*
10/23 Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
10/28 Sault Ste Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino
10/29 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort
10/30 Florence, IN @ Belterra Casino Resort
11/3 Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Event Center
11/6 Atlantic City, NJ @ Ocean Resort & Casino*
11/20 Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood Casino
11/21 Charles Town, WV @ Hollywood Casino
12/3 Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort
12/5 Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Casino
12/11 Rochester, WA @ Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel **
12/12 Rochester, WA @ Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel **
*Tickets already on-sale
**Public on-sale date TBD
For tickets and further info go to: www.AaronLewisMusic.com
A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious injuries. Of all the activity that can occur in a store, there may be dangers that lead to a slip and fall. Large crowds, pallets, products left in the aisles, and even product spills can all lead to slip-and-fall accidents. When an accident occurs, there are often many parties that are potentially liable. A personal injury attorney can help you understand who may be liable in a slip-and-fall accident.
There are a number of parties that may be liable for a slip-and-fall accident in a store. The store owner may be liable for the injuries because of negligent actions. Even the building owner or manager can have legal liability. A company that sells products in the store may be liable. Finally, customers can also be liable for a slip-and-fall accident.
Perhaps the most apparent entity that may be liable for a slip and fall accident is the store owner. Most of the responsibility for shoppers to have a safe shopping experience is on the store owners themselves. The employer is responsible for the actions of the employees. A store owner may have personal injury liability for a slip-and-fall when any of the following circumstances occur:
It’s up to the store to keep their property safe. When a slip-and-fall occurs because store owners didn’t take appropriate measures, a personal injury attorney can help you determine if they are legally at fault.
Even the company that sells a product can be liable for a slip-and-fall that occurs in a store. The product may not be appropriately packaged. The producer may not have given the store sufficient instructions for how to sell the product. The result may be legal liability for the manufacturer because of a product defect.
There may be a third-party security company that is charged with security at the store. When the security company is part of keeping shoppers safe, they may have legal liability if they make errors that lead to a slip-and-fall. Your personal injury attorney can help you investigate in order to determine if there is a third-party security company that may have blame.
Customer liability for a slip-and-fall accident may occur when a customer is negligent in a store. Even shoppers have an obligation to look out for other shoppers. Jostling in the store or even not carefully handling products as customers shop can lead to liability for the customers. Customer actions are one factor that may play a role in who has legal liability for a slip-and-fall accident in a store.
As you evaluate legal liability for a slip-and-fall in a store, remember that multiple parties can be liable. If the store is liable, a customer may be liable, too. If the property owner is liable, store security may also have played a role. As you evaluate liability, remember that multiple parties may be to blame. Your personal injury attorney can help you name these parties appropriately so that you win the compensation you deserve.
“…a gauzy, atmospheric brand of sludgy doomgaze…” — Revolver
View / Share THE WHITE SWAN’s “In Love And Ritual” Video HERE.
London, Ontario-based atmospheric sludge rock unit THE WHITE SWAN, spearheaded by Kittie’s Mercedes Lander, will release their entrancing Nocturnal Transmission EP September 18th.
The EP’s four tracks see the trio – Lander with Kira Longeuay and Shane Jeffers (Bloodmoon Collective) — wearing their collective heart on their sleeves, delivering over twenty minutes of sprawling, melodic sound waves. In December 2019, the band recorded three songs and a cover (Tracy Bonham’s “Tell It To The Sky”) of what can only be described as love songs. Lander has penned lyrics that chronicle the joy, desire, longing, and eventual feeling of completeness that comes with a romantic relationship. From the night drives through the snow in the early days, right through to the handcrafted guitar built as a wedding gift from her now husband, the intricacies of true love permeate every moment of Nocturnal Transmission.
Reprising a long-time creative relationship with producer Siegfried Meier, Lander felt both at home and re-energized by the familiarity and collaborative nature of their work. Recording took just two days, retaining many of the hallmarks of THE WHITE SWAN‘s earlier output, but adding a slightly polished sheen to the proceedings. With vocal layering and touches of psychedelic synths adding textural elements to the songs, the result is an enveloping experience of fuzzed out guitars and molasses-like melody. Describing Nocturnal Transmission as a “turning point” for the band, the album art by collage artist Caitlyn Grabenstein reflects the feeling of standing on the precipice, staring into the unknown. Acknowledging that there will always be a constant sound to THE WHITE SWAN, Lander states that their main intention is to “grow and grow.” With an ever-developing sound and a solid combination of creative musicians in their ranks, Nocturnal Transmission is the latest in what is sure to be an ever expanding back catalog of triumphs.
In advance of the release of Nocturnal Transmission, the band is pleased to unveil a video for opening track, “In Love And Ritual.” Now playing at Revolver, Lander elaborates, “‘In Love And Ritual’ is about finding the person that completes you and the journey of realizing how having that person in your life teaches us to become brand new; kind of like a rebirth of feeling and emotional connection. I really wanted to create space with this song, keeping the roller coaster of dynamics in the forefront with a touch of chaos running in the background. Having the lyrics and melody build with the music and really complement each other.”
View THE WHITE SWAN’s “In Love And Ritual,” courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.
Nocturnal Transmission will be released digitally and on limited edition vinyl via War Crime Recordings. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.
Nocturnal Transmission Track Listing:
1. In Love And Ritual
2. Nocturnal Transmission
4. Tell It To The Sky (Tracy Bonham cover)
THE WHITE SWAN:
Mercedes Lander – drums, vocals, keyboards, guitar
Shane Jeffers – guitar
Kira Longeuay – bass
Featuring Support Acts Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocuast and Against The Grain
Human Scum! Prepare your sacrificial offerings! The time has come for your Lords and Masters GWAR to announce their fall headline tour! The “Use Your Collusion” tour kicks off September 12th in Norfolk, VA and will run through November 5th in Indianapolis, IN. A complete list of dates can be found below. Supporting GWAR will be thrash metal stalwarts Sacred Reich, and Toxic Holocaust, along with Detroit rockers Against The Grain.
Tickets and VIP Packages go on sale this Friday June 28th!
Watch a message from guitarist Pustulus MaximusHERE.
GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Tour W/ Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against the Grain:
9/12: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa*
9/13: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre*
9/14: Chicago, IL @ “Riot Fest#
9/15: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s*
9/16: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/18: Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
9/19: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/20: Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
9/21: Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel
9/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
9/23: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
9/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
9/27: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life#
9/28: Greensboro, NC @ The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
9/30: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/2: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
10/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/6: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/9: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
10/10: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/11: Minneapolis. MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/12: Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC
10/13: Denver, CO @ Summit
10/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/16: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
10/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/18: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/20: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/21: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/23: Fresno, CA @ Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
10/24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/25: Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
10/26: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
10/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/28: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/31: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/1: Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
11/2: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/4: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In11/5: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
*No Toxic Holocaust
For More Info Visit:http://www.gwar.net
Experience the Excitement, Terror, Heartbreak, and History of Emmy® Award-Winning Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi’s Music In A Stunning Outdoor Concert Experience
The 20-City Tour Will Travel Throughout North America, Including Dates In Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles and many more
Tickets On Sale Monday, May 13, 2019 At 10AM Local Time
The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return this fall for a 20-city amphitheater tour, bringing the music of Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to stunning new life at outdoor theatres across North America. As we say goodbye to one of the biggest shows and scores in television history, relive the greatest musical pieces and footage from all eight seasons in an immersive outdoor concert experience. Tickets for the tour will be available HERE starting Monday, May 13, 2019, at 10:00am local time and a full list of dates can be found below.
Featuring special appearances by Ramin himself at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in New York City, FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, the tour will stop at notable outdoor venues across North America. Having first conceptualized the tour several years ago, Ramin will be reworking and redeveloping the musical and visual elements of the concert to create a brand new live experience that encompasses fan-favorite pieces from the entirety of Game of Thrones. The tour will include new musical arrangements from the series’ 8th and final season such as the “The Night King” theme, Ramin’s epic 9-minute composition that went viral immediately after debuting on the show. Within days, the track garnered millions of streams across the internet, reached the top 4 most downloaded songs on iTunes and the top 18 most watched videos on YouTube, and dropped the jaws of audiences and critics alike:
“When Game of Thrones Plays Sad Piano Music, It’s Time to Freak Out.” – Vulture
“In a series known for truly cinematic music, this was still a series highlight…Djawadi’s finest on the show.” – Nerdist
“[Ramin] really outdid himself here with the soaring, searching score that gave the episode its own unique flavor while also selling its most emotional beats. It’s a true symphony at times.” – Indiewire
The inaugural run of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi kicked off in North America in February of 2017 and was praised by audiences and critics alike as a must-see spectacle for fans of the television series. Following the success of the tour, Ramin embarked on a European run during the spring of 2018 before returning back for a second North American tour in the fall of 2018. To date, the show has amassed a total of 75 arena concerts across the globe. The Guardian described the show as “Westeros brought to dazzling life.” Mashable called it “an epic musical journey,” while the New York Times praised it as “a symphonic spectacular.”
The tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation in partnership with HBO Licensing & Retail, will continue to use innovative music tour production and video technology that will recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos as well as showcase footage from the series in addition to new imagery created exclusively for the concert.
Ramin has won one Emmy Award® and been nominated for six Emmy® Awards and two GRAMMY® Awards. Versatility has defined his career, from celebrated television scores for Game of Thrones, Westworld, Jack Ryan, and Prison Break to feature films such as A Wrinkle in Time, Mountain Between Us, Slender Man, The Great Wall, Pacific Rim, Iron Man and Clash of the Titans. Ramin has even composed scores for blockbuster video games including Medal of Honor, Gears of War 4 and the upcoming Gears of War 5.
GAME OF THRONES® LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN DATES
9/5 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/8 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
9/11 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann
9/14 – New York, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/15 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
9/17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
9/18 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
9/20 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
9/21 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
9/22 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
9/26 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
9/27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/1 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
10/3 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/4 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Fall Out Boy Announces Comprehensive Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set
‘The Complete Studio Albums’
Modern Alt-Rock Pioneers Celebrate Their 15-Year Recording Career with a Seven-Album Collection on September 28 via Island/DCD2/UMe
Following their electrifying early morning performance of their hits “The Last of The Real Ones,” “Uma Thurman” and “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” in NYC’s Central Park for Good Morning America’s “Summer Concert Series” today (watch the full set here, including online exclusives “Champion” and “Centuries”), multiplatinum modern alt-rock pioneers Fall Out Boy have announced they will release all seven of their studio albums on vinyl as a lavish box set titled The Complete Studio Albums on September 28 via Island/DCD2/UMe. Spanning the band’s storied and wildly successful 15-years-and-counting recording career, the comprehensive collection contains all of Fall Out Boy’s best-selling studio albums, starting with the band’s 2003 pop-punk debut, Take This To Your Grave, including 2005’s career-defining double-platinum hit platter, From Under The Cork Tree, and capping off with their most recent album M A N I A which earned the band their fourth No. 1 record upon release this past January. This must-have on-wax collection also includes 2013’s combo Save Rock And Roll (PAX•AM Edition) for the first time ever on 12-inch vinyl. The Complete Studio Albums will be made available in two versions — a standard edition on 180-gram black vinyl, and as a limited-edition, 180-gram clear vinyl collection. View the unboxing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prlrcqdr07k
This extensive vinyl box celebrates the first decade and a half of the Chicago-bred band’s incredible career, showcasing all of Fall Out Boy’s iconic hits like the hard-knock manifesto “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” the muscular lament of “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” the hard-stomping, fist-pumping singalong “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” the wistful shorthand lament of “Thnx fr th Mmrs,” and the immortalized directive of “Centuries,” among them.
Spread across 11 LPs, the records included in The Complete Studio Albums are all pressed on 180-gram black vinyl and come packaged in a beautifully designed shadow box along with an exclusive custom slipmat. The 1,000-piece limited-edition version includes all of the elements found within the black-vinyl box, but is instead pressed on 180-gram clear vinyl.
The 2LP version of From Under The Cork Tree is the Black Clouds And Underdogs Edition that was initially released in March 2006 with an expanded track list that added three new songs and two dance mixes. The aforementioned Save Rock And Roll (PAX•AM Edition) package contains all of the tracks from the original album plus eight songs produced by Ryan Adams that had been released separately in October 2013, six months after the initial album drop.
Fall Out Boy’s live prowess will be on full display when the band’s M A N I A tour kick offs on August 29 in Uniondale, New York. The 25-plus-date U.S. tour includes an extra special stop on September 8, when Fall Out Boy returns to their native stomping grounds for a special homecoming milestone event — namely, their first-ever headlining show at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field. Tickets for the tour are available now, and $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund benefiting charities all throughout Chicago. For more information and a complete list of tour dates, please visit https://falloutboy.com/tour
Some of the albums contained in the box set are also receiving individual releases on cool customized vinyl, including American Beauty/American Psycho (180g, with black & white swirl), Folie À Deux (180g opaque brown), From Under The Cork Tree (180g, with red & black split), and Infinity On High (180g clear with red splatter), all on October 26. Then, on December 14, Save Rock And Roll (PAX•AM Edition) takes center stage in two versions: standard 180g black vinyl, and 180g red vinyl with black smoky swirls.
Regardless of which version fans choose to experience the sonic wonders found within this all-inclusive box set, The Complete Studio Albums has been designed to be the ultimate Fall Out Boy collector’s item.
FALL OUT BOY – THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS [11LP 180-gram vinyl box set]
TAKE THIS TO YOUR GRAVE (1LP, 2003)
1. “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today”
2. Dead On Arrival
3. Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
5. Homesick At Space Camp
6. Sending Postcards From A Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here)
7. Chicago Is So Two Years Go
8. The Pros And Cons Of Breathing
9. Grenade Jumper
10. Calm Before The Storm
11. Reinventing The Wheel To Run Myself Over
12. The Patron Saint Of Liars And Fakes
FROM UNDER THE CORK TREE (BLACK CLOUDS AND UNDERDOGS EDITION) (2LP, 2005)
1. Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued
2. Of All The Gin Joints In All The World
3. Dance, Dance
4. Sugar, We’re Goin Down
5. Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
6. I’ve Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)
7. 7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)
8. Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year
9. Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends
10. I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
11. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
12. Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part To Save The Scene And Stop Going To Shows)
14. Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers
15. The Music Or The Misery
16. My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon (Demo)
17. Sugar, We’re Goin Down (Patrick Stump Remix)
18. Dance, Dance (The Lindbergh Palace Remix)
INFINITY ON HIGH (2LP, 2007)
2. “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”
3. This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race
4. I’m Like A Lawyer With The Way I’m Always Trying To Get You Off (Me & You)
5. Hum Hallelujah
7. Thnks fr th Mmrs
8. Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?
9. The (After) Life Of The Party
10. The Carpal Tunnel Of Love
11. Bang The Doldrums
12. Fame < Infamy
13. You’re Crashing, But You’re No Wave
14. I’ve Got All This Ringing In My Ears And None On My Fingers
16. It’s Hard To Say “I Do,” When I Don’t
FOLIE À DEUX (2LP, 2008)
1. Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes
2. I Don’t Care
3. She’s My Winona
4. America’s Suitehearts
5. Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet
6. The (Shipped) Gold Standard
7. (Coffee’s For Closers)
8. What A Catch, Donnie
10. Tiffany Blews
12. 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
13. West Coast Smoker
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL (PAX•AM EDITION) (2LP, 2013)
1. The Phoenix
2. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
3. Alone Together
4. Where Did The Party Go
5. Just One Yesterday (ft. Foxes)
6. The Mighty Fall (ft. Big Sean)
7. Miss Missing You
8. Death Valley
9. Young Volcanoes
10. Rat A Tat (ft. Courtney Love)
11. Save Rock And Roll (ft. Elton John)
12. We Were Doomed From The Start (The King Is Dead)
13. Art Of Keeping Up Disappearances
14. Hot To The Touch, Cold On The Inside
15. Love, Sex, Death
16. Eternal Summer
18. American Made
19. Caffeine Cold
AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO (1LP, 2015)
2. American Beauty/American Psycho
4. The Kids Aren’t Alright
5. Uma Thurman
6. Jet Pack Blues
8. Fourth Of July
9. Favorite Record
11. Twin Skeleton’s (Hotel In NYC)
MANIA (1LP, 2018)
1. Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea
2. The Last Of The Real Ones
3. Hold Me Tight Or Don’t
4. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
6. Heaven’s Gate
8. Sunshine Riptide
9. Young And Menace
10. Bishops Knife Trick
FALL OUT BOY – 2018 MANIA TOUR DATES
August 24th- Reading UK @ Reading Festival
August 25th- Leeds UK @Leeds Festival
August 29th – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 31st – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 1st – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
September 2nd – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
September 4th – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
September 5th – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 6th – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
September 8th – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 9th – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
September 11th – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 12th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
September 14th – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
September 16th – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
September 21st – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 22nd – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
September 23rd – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
September 25th – El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
September 26th – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena
September 28th – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 29th – Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
September 30th – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
October 2nd – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
October 3rd – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 5th – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 6th – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
October 7th – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 9th – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
October 10th – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
GWAR and Hatebreed To Co-Headline
The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” Tour This Fall
It’s that time of year again, the time when GWAR comes to destroy your town and eviscerate your eardrums. However, this is no ordinary tour, this year they do it together with Hatebreed. The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” tour will be co-headlined by your Lords and Masters GWAR, and the mighty Hatebreed. Support will come from Miss May I, Ringworm and American Sharks These shows begin October 17th in Buffalo, NY and run through October 28th in Peoria, IA.
On October 29th, GWAR will then kick off a headline run, that sees them stopping in New York City on Halloween and continuing their aural (not oral) devastation of the nation through November 19th
“This is the tour you can’t afford to miss. We are bringing you the heaviest in hardcore and the most brutal of gore! We are thrilled to be slaying the nation alongside our brothers in HATEBREED!, belches guitarist Pustulus Maximus
“Humans, come, witness the eviscerating, ear splitting majesty and power of GWAR and Hatebreed! Yes, demonstrate your ceaseless dedication to heavy fucking metal in the Pit of Death. There is a very good chance you won’t survive!,” adds vocalist The Berserker Blothar.
“Autumn is a lovely time of year to team up w/ GWAR and crush every city in our path. There will be mosh pits, blood, carnage & chaos,” says Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 20.
GWARare out on tour supporting their latest masterpiece “The Blood of Gods” which was released last fall on Metal Blade Records. “The Blood of Gods” is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Born of adversity, “The Blood of Gods” is a sonic scar…a question asked and answered…Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!
In the 20 years since their definitive debut, Hatebreed have rightfully earned their status as hardcore legends. They’ve remained road warriors, touring constantly and reducing venues to pile of rubble and ash while sharing stages with everyone from Slipknot to Slayer and serving as one of the top-tier headliners on multiple festivals, from Ozzfest to Mayhem to Warped Tour. Hatebreed’s latest critically acclaimed album “The Concrete Confessional” is out now via Nuclear Blast.
The band recently wrapped two successful legs of its 20th anniversary tour, as well as several dates on the final cross-country edition of Warped Tour.
All forthcoming tour dates for both GWAR and Hatebreed are below.
GWAR Headline Dates:
7/17: Springfield, MO @ The Complex
7/19: Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley – Gathering of the Juggalos*
7/20: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
8/5: Los Angeles, CA @ The Growler’s Beach Goth*
HATEBREED Headline Date:
8/24: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Wolf Den
GWAR Headline Dates:
9/13: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*
9/16: Charleston, WV @ The Bakery
9/29: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival*
10/6: Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance*
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
GWAR & Hatebreed Co-Headline
10/7: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/9: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
10/10: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory (Hatebreed Headlines)
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
10/19: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/22: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/25: Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/26: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
10/27: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
10/28: Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
GWAR Headline Dates:
10/29: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
10/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/2: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
11/3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/6: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10: Richmond, VA @ The National
SEETHER ANNOUNCE FALL DATES FOR
POISON THE PARISH 2018 U.S. TOUR
(Photo credit: Marina Chavez)
Alt-metal hard rockers, SEETHER have announced additional dates this fall for their Poison the Parish 2018 U.S. Tour. The run kicks off on September 13th with a performance at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC and will hit cities across the east coast and Midwest – full routing below – tickets go on sale June 22nd at 10am local time. Grammy Award-winning guitarist Mark Tremonti will join Seether for these shows. For tickets and special VIP package information, visit www.seether.com.
Poison the Parish, the multi-platinum selling band’s seventh studio album, was released in May, 2017 and debuted at # 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart and #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. Recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, it marked the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan and was released through Morgan’s newly launched label imprint, Canine Riot Records (via Fantasy.) So far, the album has spawned two top rock radio hits, “Let You Down” which reached #1 for four consecutive weeks, and the top 5 rock radio hit, “Betray and Degrade.” Their current single is the gorgeous mid-tempo rocker “Against The Wall” – watch the music video for the acoustic version of the track HERE.
SEETHER is: Shaun Morgan, vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart, bass/vocals and John Humphrey, drums.
SEETHER FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:
Sept 13 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Sept 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sept 17 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sept 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Sept 20 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
Sept 21 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
Sept 22 – Clayton, NY @ Cerow Recreation Park*
Sept 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Sept 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct 2 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Oct 5 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
*No VIP packages available
Buy Poison the Parish HERE
GHOUL: Masked Villains Of Creepsylvania Announce Mammoth North American Fall Tour With GWAR
The planet’s most beloved villains of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, will take to the streets again this fall on a mega live takeover supporting GWAR. The infiltration begins October 20th in Richmond, Virginia and will decimate nearly four dozen cities through December 10th in Detroit, Michigan. Additional support will be provided by US Bastards on all dates, as well as Doyle and He Is Legend on select dates. See all confirmed dates below.
Issues GHOUL’s Digestor of the upcoming expedition: “We are overjoyed to once again join our space-brethren in GWAR in their quest for total domination and planet-wide mass murder. We look forward to feasting on the wrecked and ruined carcasses of their fans, drinking all the drinks, doing most of the drugs, and satisfying our alien overlords not only sexually, but also emotionally. Let the bloodletting commence!”
GHOUL w/ GWAR, Doyle, US Bastards:
10/20/17 The National – Richmond, VA
10/21/17 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
10/22/17 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/23/17 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
10/25/17 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/26/17 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
10/27/17 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
10/28/17 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/17 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
10/31/17 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/01/17 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
11/02/17 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
11/03/17 Pop’s- Sauget, IL
11/04/17 Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Sioux City, IA
11/05/17 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
w/ GWAR, He Is Legand, US Bastards:
11/07/17 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
11/08/17 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
11/09/17 Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
11/10/17 Union Hall – Edmonton, AB
11/11/17 The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB
11/13/17 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/14/17 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/15/17 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
11/17/17 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
11/18/17 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
11/19/17 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/21/17 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/17 The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/23/17 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/24/17 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/25/17 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/26/17 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
11/28/17 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
11/29/17 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
11/30/17 House of Blues – Houston, TX
12/01/17 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
12/02/17 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
12/03/17 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/05/17 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12/06/17 The Ritz – Tampa, FL
12/08/17 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
12/09/17 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/10/17 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
GHOUL continues to tour in support of their delightfully deviant Dungeon Bastards studio offering. Released via Tankcrimes in July 2016, the record consumed Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart. The band also earned prime spots on year end lists globally including the #19 position of Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2016, the revered rag issuing of the album, “For those who lived through Nancy and Ronald, S.O.D. and D.R.I. GHOUL’s sound is like finding a shoebox of discontinued candy, all of it fresh to eat. That said, the gonzo midnight movie vibe and cartoonish energy on Dungeon Bastards perfectly articulates the apocalyptic anxiety that we’re all sharing in 2016.”
Dungeon Bastards is out now on CD and digital formats as well as slime green and blood red vinyl with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins.
HATEBREED ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF “DESIRE” AND 15 YEARS OF “PERSEVERANCE” WITH FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Unstoppable, Grammy-nominated hardcore juggernaut Hatebreed released their first full-length, the modern hardcore classic Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire, back in November of 1997. The album set the tone for the type of moshable metal that would eventually go on to define the ’00s.
2002’s Perseverance was a perfectly executed, packed-with-anthems follow up that has become emblematic of the era. In fact, the album’s iconic and lyrically uplifting track, “I Will Be Heard,” has become the band’s signature battle cry, securing its place as the quintessential, fist-in-the-air chant of the new millennium, thanks to a call-to-action that starts with “Now is the time for me to rise to my feet…”
In the 20 years since their definitive debut, Hatebreed have rightfully earned their status as hardcore legends. They’ve remained road warriors, touring constantly and reducing venues to pile of rubble and ash while sharing stages with everyone from Slipknot to Slayer and serving as one of the top-tier headliners on multiple festivals, from Ozzfest to Mayhem to Warped Tour.
The band will embark on a headline tour this fall, celebrating the 20 years of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire and the 15 years of Perseverance by playing a majority of songs from both albums, along with other fan favorites from across the entire Hatebreed catalogue.
Support for the tour is confirmed and will be announced in early September. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 25.
Hatebreed’s latest critically acclaimed album The Concrete Confessional is out now via Nuclear Blast.
HATEBREED 20 YEARS OF DESIRE & 15 YEARS OF PERSEVERANCE TOUR DATES:
10/26/17 — Houston, TX — Proof Bar
10/27/17 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
10/28/17 — Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico — Knotfest Mexico
11/22/17 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
11/24/17 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
11/25/17 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
11/26/17 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
11/27/17 — Greensboro, NC — Arizona Pete’s
11/29/17 — St. Petersburg, FL — The State Theatre
11/30/17 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
12/01/17 — Louisville, KY —Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12/2/17 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
12/3/17 — Chicago, IL — Metro
12/5/17 — Detroit, MI — The Majestic
12/6/17 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
12/7/17 — Buffalo, NY — Waiting Room
12/8/17 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
12/9/17 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
PERSISTENCE TOUR 2018 – EUOROPEAN DATES:
1/18/18 — Berlin, Germany — Astra Kulturhaus
1/19/1 — Utrecht, Netherlands — Tivoli Rondá
1/20/18 — Dresden, Germany — Eventwerk
1/21/18 — Munich, Germany — Backstage
1/22/18 — Zurich, Switzerland — Komplex
1/23/18 — Wiesbaden, Germany — Schlachthof
1/24/18 — Brno, Czech Republic — Sono
1/25/18 — Lichtenfels, Germany — Stadthalle
1/26/18 — Torhou, Belgium — De House
1/27/18 — Oberhausen, Germany — Turbinenhalle
1/28/18 — London, UK — at O2 Forum Kentish
MASTODON ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN AND U.K. HEADLINE TOUR
June 12, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon have extended their U.S. headline tour starting on September 26 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live with continued support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the High Elevation Fest in Denver, CO and Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. Mastodon will also be playing a series of headline shows in the U.K. this December including Brixton Academy in London, England on December 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10:00 am local time. Tickets can be purchased at mastodonrocks.com/tour.
“Show Yourself,” from the new album Emperor of Sand, remains in the Top 5 Active Rock Chart after several consecutive weeks. The album continues its ascent towards greater heights and is catching the attention of a new legion of fans:
“Emperor Of Sand… a further evolution of the band’s fusion of metal and prog-rock interests. It’s music of complexity and feeling.” – The Los Angeles Times
“Deeply personal…There’s immediacy to it, something intimate in the way it approaches life and death. Emperor Of Sand sees Mastodon laying their rock roots on the table. Mastodon’s strength is in their ability to harness musical madness into a cohesive vision.” – Nerdist
“There is only one band that can go from extreme metal to classic rock and somehow make it all sound seamless, and that band is Mastodon.” – Alternative Press
Mastodon Fall Tour Dates:
# indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows.
*w/o Eagles of Death Metal
#08/20 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas Festival
#09/23 Denver, CO High Elevation Fest
09/26 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
09/27 Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC
09/29 Knoxville, TN Civic Auditorium
#09/30 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
10/03 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
10/04 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/06 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theater
#10/07 Camden, NJ Rock Allegiance Festival
10/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/10 Rochester, NY The Armory
10/11 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
*10/13 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10/14 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
#10/15 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
10/17 Albuquerque, NM Historic El Rey Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA House of Blues
#10/21 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
10/23 Boise, ID Revolution Center
10/24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/25 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
UK December Tour Dates:
12/02 Cardiff, Wales Great Hall
12/04 Wolverhampton, England Civic Hall
12/05 Nottingham, England Rock City
12/06 Newcastle, England Northumbria University
12/07 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
12/09 Manchester, England Academy
12/10 London, England Brixton Academy
Summer 2017 Tour Dates:
06/12 Metal Hammer Awards show London, UK
06/14 Barba Negra Budapest, HUN
06/15 Novarock Nickesldorf, AUT
06/16 Culture Factory Zagreb, CRO
06/21 Sala Tejo Lisbon, POR
06/23 Download Festival Madrid, SPA
06/25 Artefacts Festival Strasbourg, FRA
06/26 LKA Stuttgart, GER
06/27 Tivoli Vrdenburg Ronda Hall Utrecht, HOL
06/28 Hamburg Docks Hamburg, GER
06/30 Bravalla Festival Norrkoping, SWE
07/02 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, FIN
07/04 B90 Gdansk, POL
07/05 Karlove Rock For People Hradec, CZE
07/06 Batcshkapp Frankfurt, GER
07/08 Resurrection Fest Viviero, SPA
For further information, go to: mastodonrocks.com
Labor Day has come and gone, and unless you’re dressing up as a ghost, you better not be wearing anything white! With the end of summer comes the beginning of fall and the start of Hollywood’s “Prestige Movie Push!”
We’ll take a look at what the studios hope are their best bets to fill the multiplexes and bring home the Oscars. Once again, a big thank you to our friends at Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) for some synopsis information. Opening dates noted are subject to change at the whim of the studios. Enjoy!
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
The director of “Selma” gives us an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
OSCAR CHANCES: Will surely make the short list.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer
Directed by: Nate Parker
Set against the antebellum South, the film follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
OSCAR CHANCES: After last year’s #OSCARSOWHITE controversy, the early buzz on this film almost guaranteed a bounty of nominations. However, it was recently revealed that writer/director/star Nate Parker and his co-writer, Jean McGianni Celestin, were accused of raping a fellow college student in 1999. Though Parker was not found guilty and Celestin had his conviction overturned, their alleged victim committed suicide. Not sure how this news will affect the Academy voters.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Justin Theroux
Directed by: Tate Taylor
In the film, being compared to “Gone Girl,” a recently divorced woman
takes the train to work every day and imagines the lives of a young couple she
sees every day. Things get weird when the young wife disappears.
OSCAR CHANCES: Blunt is already getting raves for her performance.
Starring: Christopher Guest, Parker Posey and Jane Lynch
Directed by: Christopher Guest
Simply described as “a look into the world of competitive mascots,” this is the latest opus from the great Christopher Guest. Sadly, unless I missed it, this is the first of Guest’s films that does not include Eugene Levy.
OSCAR CHANCES: Possible screenplay nod.
Starring: Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick
Directed by: Gavin O’Connor
A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients. What I like about the trailer is that Affleck seems to be a young genius. Maybe this is his chance to play Will Hunting?
OSCAR CHANCES: Maybe.
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?
Starring: Kevin Hart
Directed by: Leslie Small and Tim Story
Kevin Hart performs his comedy in front of 50,000 fans.
OSCAR CHANCES: No.
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning and Ewan McGregor
Directed by: Ewan McGregor
In 1968, a hardworking man, who’s been a staple in his quaint community for years, watches his seemingly perfect middle class life fall apart as his daughter’s new radical political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. Based on the novel by Philip Roth.
OSCAR CHANCES: Adapted screenplay?
IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE
Starring: John Travolta, Ethan Hawke and Karen Gillan
Directed by: Ti West
A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody cross-hairs of revenge. Ethan Hawke’s second western this season and John Travolta in a cowboy hat for the first time since “Urban Cowboy.” Yee-hah!
OSCAR CHANCES: Sadly Western’s very rarely get recognized.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
OSCAR CHANCES: Director Zwick has helmed three of my favorite films (“About Last Night,” “Glory” and “Legends of the Fall” but only has an Oscar for co-producing “Shakespeare in Love.” It’s about time this man was recognized, though I don’t think it’s going to be for a Jack Reacher film.
A MONSTER CALLS
Starring: Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness.
OSCAR CHANCES: Visual effects.
TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN
Starring: Tyler Perry
Directed by: Tyler Perry
Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. I’m scared.
OSCAR CHANCES: I’m going to go out on a limb and say “no”
Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
Directed by: Ron Howard
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. The second Felicity Jones film in as many weeks.
OSCAR CHANCES: Sorry, Tom, but your nomination this year is coming from “Sully”
BLEED FOR THIS
Starring: Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart
Directed by: Ben Younger
The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sport’s most incredible comebacks.
OSCAR CHANCES: Both Robert DeNiro and Hillary Swank won Oscars for portraying boxers so never say never. Hell, Stallone got nominated…TWICE!
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.
OSCAR CHANCES: Visual effects.
Starring: Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington
Directed by: Mel Gibson
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Mel doesn’t appear in this one but his dead-ringer son, Milo, does.
OSCAR CHANCES: Gibson (Mel, not Milo) already has an Oscar for directing so you never know. I’m sure people have forgotten what all of the hub-bub was about concerning him a few years ago.
Starring: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton
Directed by: Jeff Nichols
Back in the dark ages, Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. Apparently they had nothing better to do in Virginia at the time.
OSCAR CHANCES: Acting, picture.
Starring the voices of: Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake
Directed by: Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn
Remember those little plastic things with long hair that you used to put on the end of your pencil? When I was a kid we called them Kewpies but apparently they are Trolls and they have their own movie. Good for them!
OSCAR CHANCES: Maybe best hairstyling?
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
OSCAR CHANCES: Picture, director, acting.
Starring: Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay
Directed by: Farren Blackburn
A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
OSCAR CHANCES: Unsure, but young Mr. Tremblay should have been nominated last year for “Room.”
USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE
Starring: Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore
Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. If you saw “Jaws,” this is the tale that Quint tells. Other “Jaws” related facts: this was the original idea for “Jaws 2.” Also: Mario Van Peebles starred in “Jaws the Revenge.”
OSCAR CHANCES: To me it looks like a “made for TV” movie. How about Emmy chances?
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
Starring: Hailiee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner and Woody Harrelson
Directed by: Kelly Fremon Craig
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother. Is that weird? When I was in high-school I wanted to date my best friend’s older sister. Hopefully Stevie Nicks got some money from this.
OSCAR CHANCES: Nada
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jon Voight and Ezra Miller
Directed by: David Yates
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Even though Harry Potter and his pals are less than 20 years old it seems like they’ve been around forever.
OSCAR CHANCES: Visual effects, music (the great James Newton Howard)
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Starring: Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
OSCAR CHANCES: Both Affleck and Williams have been nominated in the past so I’m not ruling anything out.
Starring: Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Tom Ford
An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale. November is Amy Adams month.
OSCAR CHANCES: Across the board
Starring: Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Cotillard isn’t married so maybe we can look forward to reading about “Bradarion” soon.
OSCAR CHANCES: Pitt, Cotilliard and Zemeckis have been there before.
BAD SANTA 2
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox
Directed by: Mark Waters
Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
OSCAR CHANCES: I thought Billy Bob deserved a nod for the first film but I’m going to say no.
Starring the voices of: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk and Nicole Scherzinger
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall and Chris Williams
A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
OSCAR CHANCES: Animated feature, original song
RULES DON’T APPLY
Starring: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins and Ed Harris
Directed by: Warren Beatty
An unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and the eccentric billionaire who they work for. Beatty has been wanting to do a Howard Hughes-based film since the 1970s. Not sure if this is what he had in mind back then but, after a 15-year absence, it’s great to see him both in front of and behind the camera.
OSCAR CHANCES: Only two people have been nominated in the same year for acting, directing, writing and producing the best picture: Orson Welles and Warren Beatty. And Beatty did it TWICE!
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman
Directed by: Garth Davis
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
OSCAR CHANCES: Many
LA LA LAND
Starring: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
From the creator of “Whiplash” comes a film about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. And it’s a musical!
OSCAR CHANCES: Early film festival buzz say’s this may be the film to watch (both on screen and at awards time!)
Starring: Jessica Chastain
Directed by: John Madden
An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
OSCAR CHANCES: Actress. Madden directed the Oscar-winning “Shakespeare in Love.”
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Starring: Jason Bateman and Jennifer Anniston
Directed by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck
When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand.
OSCAR CHANCES: Zip
Starring: Will Smith and Keira Knightley
Directed by: David Frankel
A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral.
OSCAR CHANCES: I’ve already had to apologize to Will Smith twice for doubting he’d get nominated for “Ali” and “The Pursuit of Happyness.” There won’t be a third. Good luck Will.
Starring: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Directed by: Denzel Washington
An African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. Based on the August Wilson play.
OSCAR CHANCES: YES!
Starring: Michael Keaton and Patrick Wilson
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
The story of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc. You may look at your next hamburger differently. Keaton is said to be so good that they pulled the film from it’s original release date.
OSCAR CHANCES: Keaton
A KIND OF MURDER
Starring: Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel
Directed by: Andy Goddard
In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman. This will be a day of decisions for Patrick Wilson fans.
OSCAR CHANCES: Don’t see any
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Starring: Felicity Jones, Jimmy Smits and Warwick Davis
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Or, as I like to call it, “Episode 6.5” The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. Holy crap! The Death Star, Leia’s family, Darth Vader AND Wicket the Ewok? I’m already in line!
OSCAR CHANCES: Visual effects, make up.
20th CENTURY WOMEN
Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Laura Wiggins
Directed by: Mike Mills
The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
OSCAR CHANCES: Can anyone tell me why Annette Bening hasn’t won an Oscar yet? Didn’t think so. Keep your fingers crossed.
Starring: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society. This synopsis seems so crazy considering the cast. I wonder if the two leads made the same mistake Bill Murray did when he thought “Garfield” had been written by one of the Coen brothers!
OSCAR CHANCES: Fassbender elevates everything he’s in so I’m not saying no!
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. It’s so weird to see Lawrence in a movie at the end of the year NOT directed by David O. Russell. Oh well, there’s always next year.
OSCAR CHANCES: Visual effects, technical stuff
Starring: Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Peter Berg
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. Sounds better than what I thought it was – knowing Wahlberg is a huge New England Patriot fan I thought it was about a day with Tom Brady. The third film by Wahlberg and director Berg and second this year.
OSCAR CHANCES: Oh yes.
Starring the voices of: Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson
Directed by: Garth Jennings
A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
OSCAR CHANCES: Animated film….maybe.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey and Bryce Dallas Howard
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
An unlikely pair venture to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold. When he was outrageously thin in “Dallas Buyer’s Club” McConaughey still looked good. In this one he’s bald and….dammit!
OSCAR CHANCES: No sir.
Starring: James Franco and Bryan Cranston
Directed by: John Hamburg.
A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend. Based on a story by Jonah Hill. Somebody needed money.
OSCAR CHANCES: I’m ashamed that I have to include those words with this film.
Starring: Adam Driver
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet.
OSCAR CHANCES: Love Jarmusch. Maybe a witting nod.
SLAYER’S ARAYA AND KING: Talk About Fall Tour on New Video Clip
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 12, 2016 — SLAYER has just released a brand new video clip with Tom Araya and Kerry King talking about the band’s upcoming Fall tour of North America. Fellow Big Four members Anthrax will Special Guest, and Death Angel will support.
Check the clip out here – tour dates are below.
9 Jacob’s Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
10 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12 Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
13 Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
15 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
17 Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
18 Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
20 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
22 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
24 Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
25 Knotfest, Devore, CA
27 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28 Fillmore, Miami, FL
30 Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
1 Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
3 Norva, Norfolk, VA
5 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
7 Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
8 ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
10 Fillmore, Denver, CO
11 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
13 The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
17 ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
19 S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
20 Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
22 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
23 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
27 El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH COMIC-CON HQ
MARK HAMILL’S POP CULTURE QUEST
SET FOR FALL 2016
The stage and screen star will host and executive produce the new series with fellow Star Wars alum, Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian
SANTA MONICA, June 2, 2016 – Best known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill will bring his encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and passion for memorabilia to Comic-Con HQ, the new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) destination that will extend the experience of San Diego Comic-Con into a year-round event.
Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, a docu-style series featuring authentic stories about passionate fans and their collections, will be hosted and produced by Hamill. Production on the series will begin in June when he returns from shooting Star Wars VIII in the U.K. The series will debut on Comic-Con HQ this fall.
Hamill has been amassing memorabilia, including comic books, toys, lunch boxes, records, puppets, original artwork, and much more since the early 1970s. Now with Pop Culture Quest, he can share his appreciation and introduce other interesting collectors and their treasures to the Comic-Con community.
“I’ve been a collector all my life,” said Hamill. “This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people’s collections! I can’t wait to see what’s out there and share it with the world. Collectibles are a living history of who and what we are, so we just might learn something…but there’s no doubt we’re going to have fun!”
Seth Laderman, EVP and General Manager, Comic-Con HQ, added, “From the moment I started talking with Mark about this idea over three years ago, his enthusiasm was infectious. It had such an impact on me that after I came to Comic-Con HQ, my first call was to him and his team about how to bring this show to our community. Passion is at the heart of all of our original series, with a goal to allow innovators like Mark the opportunity to create and bring their ideas to life. We couldn’t be happier to help Mark’s show find a home.”
Hamill will once again team with his friend and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian. Kazanjian was Executive Producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and served as VP at Lucasfilm during the dramatic expansion of the company in the 1980s. Producer Darren Moorman, whose film Same Kind of Different as Me will be released next year, and longtime collector and vintage show promoter Scott Kinney will round out the producing team as Executive Producers on the series.
More news about upcoming programming and partnerships for Comic-Con HQ will be announced in the coming weeks. Anyone can register now for a free extended trial on Comic-ConHQ.com via web browsers and iOS/Android devices. The paid subscription service will officially roll out this summer across more connected devices and distribution platforms such as Roku, AppleTV and Amazon’s Streaming Partners Program, with additional devices becoming available in the months to come.