Oh yes! It is true. Just received word from the big cheeses at MTV that Ministry's "No W" will premier on Headbanger's Ball THIS Saturday, July 31st at 7 pm PST and 9 pm EST. Supposedly this means it will be the FIRST video played on the program.
See www.ministrymusic.org for all MINISTRY info.
MACABRE ARE CONFIRMED
TO PLAY THE MILWAUKEE METALFEST 2004
ON FRIDAY JULY 30TH at 10pm
look for their merchandise table
THE TEXAS MURDER FEST
at the International Ballroom in Houston
on September, 11 2004
MACABRE are currently working on a possible upcoming DVD and European tour
as well as planning a few other shows, writing, a very special new"killer" t-shirt design
and other murderous mayhem
check out the new MACABRE site at MySpace
and their main site at WWW.MURDERMETAL.COM
It looks like Batman is headed to Lower Wacker Drive (vehicle sequence?). Just got this email:
"If you are a patron of the parking garage here at One South Wacker, please be aware that Lower Wacker Drive will be closed for a Warner Brothers movie filming on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, July 27, 1:00am - 4:00am
Monday, August 2, 7:00pm - Tuesday, August 3, 5:00am
Tuesday, August 3, 7:00pm - Wednesday, August 4, 5:00am
Both sides of Wabash from Chicago River to Hubbard Street.
The first date is for preparatory operations, while the last two dates are for the actual filming."
Personally I was surprised that they didn't just say "A movie will be filming" (like they did when they shot some of the Spidey 2 El Train sequences a couple blocks from here). Sure, it COULD be for another Warner shoot, but the timing seems right for when they said they'd be in Chicago.
We also received the following bit...
Regarding filming Batman Begins in Chicago - the LA crew is flying in today (7/26). Everyone is staying at the ******* hotel for the next 3 weeks.
I just go the memo about filming this Starting July 29th through July 31st.
Beginning July 31st at 5:00 am to 11:00 pm:
South side of Illinois from Wabash to Lower Wacker
Both sides of Rush Street from Chicago to Hubbard from Wabash to Lower Michigan Avenue
Both Sides Lower Michigan Avenue from Grand to Lower Wacker
Both sides of North Water Street from State to St. Clair
Ministry launches its EViL DoER North America Tour in Las Vegas September 7, 2004, with very special guests, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Below are the confirmed cities to date. Please check back as more dates will be updated weekly, as well as ticket information and on sale dates.
Featured Guest Artists will be announced for specific cities throughout the tour, as they are confirmed. The EViL DoER N. America Tour is being routed until the November 22, 2004.
EViL DoER Tour Dates - This is not the final list - More dates will be posted weekly!
Date City State/Province Venue Tickets
Sep 07 '04 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Buy Tix
Sep 08 '04 Phoenix AZ Marquee Theatre
Sep 10 '04 El Paso TX Club Xcape
Sep 11 '04 San Antonio TX Sunset Station
Sep 13 '04 New Orleans LA House of Blues Buy Tix
Sep 14 '04 Houston TX Meridian Buy Tix
Sep 16 '04 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre Buy Tix
Sep 17 '04 Denver CO Ogden Theatre Buy Tix
Sep 18 '04 Fort Collins CO Apple Theater
Sep 19 '04 Salt Lake City UT The Velvet Room Buy Tix
Sep 21 '04 San Diego CA 4th & B Buy Tix
Sep 22 '04 Anaheim CA House of Blues Buy Tix
Sep 24 '04 Los Angeles CA House of Blues Buy Tix
Sep 25 '04 Los Angeles CA House of Blues Buy Tix
Sep 26 '04 San Francisco CA The Grand
Sep 28 '04 Portland OR Roseland Theater
Sep 29 '04 Seattle WA Fenix Underground Buy Tix
Sep 30 '04 Vancouver BC Commodore
Oct 01 '04 Edmonton AB Red's Buy Tix
Oct 02 '04 Calgary AB MacEwan Hall Ballroom Buy Tix
Oct 03 '04 Saskatoon SK Prairieland
Oct 05 '04 Winnipeg MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Oct 06 '04 Regina SK Doris Knight Hall
Oct 08 '04 Sauget IL Pop's
Oct 10 '04 Chicago IL The Vic Theatre Buy Tix
Oct 19 '04 New York NY BB Kings
Oct 20 '04 New York NY BB Kings
Oct 21 '04 Poughkeepsie NY Chance Theater
It's that time again. New York city's favorite sons are back in the Baltimore area, for one night.
So come down and shake your money makers. Also keep an eye on the official KISSNATION site for shows near you. www.kissnation.com
Saturday July 31
THE HOUSE of ROCK
11445 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, MD 21162
LOS ANGELES, -- HBO executives have decided to hold new
episodes of popular U.S. cable series "The Sopranos" until
2006, it was reported Friday. Chris Albrecht, HBO's chief,
told a group of journalists in Los Angeles Thursday he is
not concerned waiting a year before airing "The Sopranos'"
new season would affect the show's momentum, the Washington
Albrecht compared the new season to the next
installment in the "Harry Potter" film series, saying the
drama series seasons are regarded as sequels, rather than
typical TV series. "The Sopranos" new season likely will be
its typical 10 episodes, Albrecht said, although creator
David Chase has been given freedom to produce as many
episodes as he can. As long as "The Sopranos" airs, Albrecht
said he always wants Chase to find a way to tell more
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH
MARAZENE @ THE DOUBLE DOOR
Double Door · 1572 N. Milwaukee · Chicago, IL · 773.489.3160
21 and over Doors at 8:00pm
Celldweller ( http://www.celldweller.com )
Acumen Nation ( http://www.cracknation.com )
and Bleeding Charity
Print off tickets at our website and pay only $5 at the door.
Jim VanBebber's long awaited feature THE MANSON FAMILY will open the 11th Chicago Underground Film Festival, August 18th 8:00 Pm at the 3 Penny Cinema, 2424 N Lincoln Ave. Tickets for the film (which includes an opening concert at Schubas) are $15.00 and are onsale now at: www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=chicago& query=detail&event=532685
One of the most talked about and eagerly anticipated underground films of the last decade. Van Bebber?s epic independent feature paints the most accurate and uncompromising picture of the most infamous cult of all time and the crimes that shook the world. Conceived in the early 90?s as a straightforward docudrama, the film's scope expanded over the years to become a multi-layered final word on the tragic events of August 9th & 10th 1969 as well as the impact those events continue to have on popular culture. The film combines detailed recreations of the Family members? lives, chronicling of the events on the Spahn Ranch that led to the Tate-LaBianca killings and contemporary jailhouse interviews with The Family as well as a chilling look at a group of Manson-obsessed, nihilistic punk teenagers. Connecting these narrative strands is a tabloid television journalist producing a special focusing on The Family. Stylistically, The Manson Family fuses classic grindhouse horror with an experimentalism rooted in the underground referencing the transcendent death trip of the Cinema of Transgression to Kenneth Anger?s hallucinogenic occultism. The production of THE MANSON FAMILY has become the stuff of legend. Starting it?s life as CHARLIE?S FAMILY, rumors circulated about Van Bebber?s means of funding his epic; rumors ranging from flipping burgers at a Wendy?s to armed robbery. Fueled by a handful of work-in-progress screenings (including an unadvertised midnight preview which stunned a standing room only crowd at the 1997 Chicago Underground Film Festival), the screenplay has been published (Creation Books, London) and the soundtrack CD released (Metropolis) but the film seemed cursed to never be completed. Finally, thanks to an angel deal with Blue Underground UK, completion money was secured and the finished version premiered in England in late 2003. Van Bebber refused to compromise his ultimate portrait of the American nightmare. Be warned, once seen this film will not be forgotten.
"A soul shredding, intense firestorm of cinema verite'; a scalding and courageous debunking of the Manson mythos and a horrifying epiphany of the highest order...Welcome to the belly of the
beast". - Chas Balun, Deep Red
More on the film at http://www2.themansonfamilymovie.com/
The 11th Chicago Underground Film Festival runs August 18-24 2004 at the Three Penny Cinema, 2424 N Lincoln Ave.
Complete festival schedule online at www.cuff.org by August 1
The BBC has posted a new interview with Sam Raimi talking about both Spider-Man 2 and the May 4, 2007 Spider-Man 3. Here's clips on the third film...
You're currently at work on the script for Spider-Man 3...
I just finished this morning [Monday 12th July] - I mean the basic story. I'd been working on it with my brother.
The sense you get towards the end of Spider-Man 2 is that Peter Parker and Harry Osborn will face off in the third. Is that a fair assumption?
Well I'm trying to... I can't tell you.
What can you tell us?
It's going to follow the natural progression of the growth of these two individuals, Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker. It will be a love story and it will track the relationship as they encounter new conflicts that separate them. And hopefully their own will and love for each other will bring them back together in the piece. Harry will be a problem, but I'm not certain if Harry will become the Goblin or not. The thing I'm really not certain about is if he comes to feel, "Now I have the means to destroy Spider-Man - I was too weak before but now I have a way and I will become the man that my father always dreamed I could be." Or, does he feel: "Now I understand why Spider-Man had to destroy him, because he was a mass murderer and now my anger can drain away from me." It could be an answer to a question and it ends the pursuit, but I'm not certain which way to go.
The Hollywood Reporter says DPS Film Roman and Rob Zombie ("House of 1000 Corpses") will produce an animated feature based on his Spookshow International comic book El Superbeasto.
The story will follow the adventures of the titular crime-fighter, an over-the-hill masked wrestler who has more interest in strippers than adventure.
Zombie will executive produce and write the story. Anchor Bay Entertainment will handle domestic video distribution.
The sequel to HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES finished shooting last week.
New Orleans, LA: Voodoo is more than a religion: It has become a conviction, an experience for music lovers to gather together to express the diversity and spirituality of music. Much like the religion, The Voodoo Music Experience is a festival of music worship! Set for Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17, this sixth annual journey to the swampy, moss-heavy haven called City Park, New Orleans will gather devoted admirers to witness more than 60 artists all in the name of music! Superstars, new and old, cutting edge DJs and indie favorites perform on three stages over two days in a vow of musical freedom.
The Voodoo Music Experience is filled with so much more than just musical sovereignty and spectacle; it’s a celebration! It has been an opportunity for diehard enthusiasts to experience artists like Iggy & The Stooges, Eminem, Stone Temple Pilots, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Marilyn Manson, The White Stripes, Snoop Dogg, The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, The Chemical Brothers and many more on one bill! With critical acclaim and a knack for booking an assorted combination of cutting edge artists, independent promoter Stephen Rehage has done it again. Today, the six-year-old festival announced their initial line-up with more to follow in the coming weeks.
Voodoo Music Experience Line-Up
As of July 23, 2004 – More To Be Announced
A Tribe Called Quest
Paul Van Dyk
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Polyphonic Spree
New Found Glory
De La Soul
“The essence of Voodoo is amazing,” adds Rehage. “Many people in the Voodoo culture believe there are no accidents. And it’s no accident that every fall these cultural diehards submerse themselves into the New Orleans underbelly and ignite the diversity of the festival. It’s really something you have to experience.”
Tickets for the Voodoo Music Experience go on sale on Monday, August 2nd at 10am CST through all Ticketmaster outlets and at voodoomusicfest.com. From Monday, August 2 through Thursday, September 30 tickets are $40 per day and $70 for a two-day pass!
The Voodoo Music Experience is sponsored by PlayStation®, Rollingstone.com, Southern Comfort, Stuff Magazine, SoBe Beverages, Miller Lite, KKND, Sheraton New Orleans, SPIN Magazine, Blender Magazine, Nola.com, Where Y'At Magazine, OffBeat Magazine, neworleans.com, DCComics, Mad Magazine, Guess and Jambase.
WORSHIP THE MUSIC - www.voodoomusicfest.com
Digital Playground’s Jesse Jane is turning heads in the August 2004 issue of Maxim magazine. Maxim pictures Jesse, in a photo by Joone, with plugs for her sexy attire. Boasting a paid subscription rate over 2.5 million and an estimated readership topping 12.8 million per issue, placement in Maxim magazine affirms the mainstream media’s acceptance and inclusion of Jesse. Digital Playground President, Samantha Lewis is very pleased with the exposure. She says, “Maxim is a very sexy publication that crosses many demographics and that is exactly where Jesse belongs. I’m honored they are showing her in a positive and beautiful light and I look forward to continuing coverage.” To check out Jesse Jane for yourself, pick up your copy of Maxim magazine, August 2004 (featuring sports babe Anna Kournikova on the cover), available on newsstands now!
Since signing with Digital Playground, Jesse has graced the cover of the Toronto Star’s “Health” section, Front (twice), People, Revolver, Sport Truck and Access Unlimited, as well as Hustler, Club, AVN and countless adult publications. She’s appeared in the National Enquirer, on Fox News and E!’s Celebrities Uncensored. Jesse’s been featured in Cleo and Burn, quoted in Stuff, she’s the Sex Editor for both ICE magazine and Rock Confidential and she has a recurring role on Showtime’s Family Business series. Jesse also appeared on the cover of “Desensitized”, Drowning Pool’s recent album and she stars in their latest music video, “Step Up”. Jesse is the host of her own domain, JesseJane.com and Digital Playground’s hottest internet show, DP Tonight, and she’s endorsed her own signature line of Virtual Sex Toys.
Jesse is currently on the cover, centerfold and interviewed in the new issue of MK MAGAZINE. ON SALE NOW!
The website www.flashbackweekend.com has all of the information complete and detailed now. This one of a kind event will include an indoor drive in screen. Guests include George R Romero and the cast of Day Of The Dead, Zombies from Dawn of The Dead (the 1978 original)Joe Bob Briggs, Svengoolie, Sid Haig and Irwin Keyes from House Of A Thousand Corpses, Brinke Stevens, Angela Bettis from May, and many many more.
The nostalgic Drive-In extravaganza will feature an outdoor full-size Drive-In screen with 35mm projection and stereo sound. The event will feature celebrity guests, 35mm screenings of classic short subjects, several full-length features, nostalgic drive-in intermission trailers, vintage classic coming attractions and many other surprises.
The Drive-In event will actually be a “walk-in”. Attendees will be able to enjoy the evening’s motion picture entertainment from the comfort of their own lawn chairs, blankets, or folding chairs.
The hotel will be operating a concession stand which will be selling drive-in style snacks and sodas including popcorn, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Adult beverages (for those over 21) will also be available for purchase.
Join in for a tribute to the Drive-In theatre at the Third Annual Flashback Weekend Horror and Sci-Fi Convention July 30, 31, 2004 at the Holiday Inn O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Keep checking our website for updates.
New York, N.Y. - Simmons Audio Visual/New Millennium/Sanctuary Records Group is proud to announce the DVD & CD release of GENE SIMMONS' SPEAKING IN TONGUES, on August 10, 2004.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES chronicles GENE SIMMONS' first ever, no holds barred "lecture tour" of Australia, shocking and tantalizing his audiences by speaking his mind on his favorite topics - Money, Success, Fame, KISS & of course - Women! Other highlights from SPEAKING IN TONGUES include a fascinating in-depth look at one of rock 'n roll's most legendary icon's private life including his home, his family and his various business dealings. Additionally, the DVD & CD includes for the first time anywhere, over ten unheard and never-before-released Gene Simmons songs from the seventies through the nineties.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES, is an intimate and revealing portrayal of SIMMONS' personal philosophies of life. SIMMONS (arguably the most opinionated man in music) states, "I decide things for myself, convention in society says I'm supposed to get married, I'm supposed to do this.I refuse. I'm a contradiction to all this stuff.I'm willing to bear all the criticism and I'm willing to take all the rewards. All the blame, but all the credit." A brave statement from a man unafraid of pushing the envelope and dealing with the consequences.
Most recently, SIMMONS co-founding member of KISS, America's No.1 Gold Record Champions Of All Time (RIAA - Group Category), released his highly anticipated second solo effort, A**HOLE, revealing yet another side to the multi-talented artist. Like his 1978 self-titled solo album, A**HOLE is a diverse forward thinking, genre splitting effort and features a number of musical luminaries which include Bob Dylan, Dave Navarro and the Zappa Family.
KISS, who has rock and rolled all night and partied every day for over three decades and broken box office attendance records set by Elvis Presley and the Beatles, continue to conquer audiences with their current 2004 "ROCK THE NATION " worldwide tour.
GENE SIMMONS, arguably the most opinionated man in music, offers a
fascinating look at...himself!
Following Gene for two speaking engagements in Australia, SPEAKING IN
TONGUES is a spoken word show of Gene speaking his mind on his
favorite topics - money, success, KISS, fame, and of course, girls! The man
certainly has a way with words and whether you love him or hate him you
can't deny him (100 million records sold is hard to argue with).
Some of the more memorable quotes from our favorite Demon include:
"Women are from Mars. Men have Penis."
"Cash will buy love."
"Money is not the root of all evil. LACK of money is the root of all evil!"
"Dress British, think Yiddish."
"I am selfish. I love myself."
"Don't work 5 days a week, work 7 days a week."
Not only is SPEAKING IN TONGUES a forum for the man to espouse his
philosophies, it is also an in depth look at his home, his family and his
business dealings. Part stand up comedy, part self help seminar and part
MTV CRIBS, Gene Simmons' SPEAKING IN TONGUES is a fascinating look
at rock n' roll's favorite A**HOLE.
. fans will FLOCK to this release. It is a fascinating and uncompromising look at their God of Thunder in a never before seen
documentary style release.
. Major marketing initiative around the KISS tour this summer.
. Expect reviews and features in major publications including Spin, Rolling Stone, Blender, Revolver, and Metal Edge.
. Online Marketing campaign will mobilize the KISS Army via a viral campaign utilizing banner ads and e cards.
. TV advertising campaign to run on FUSE, MTV, VH1, VH1 Classics, Spike and Fox Sports.
The video for PRONG's "All Knowing Force" is now available at this locationwww.scriptcity.com/PRONG.wmv
Rich from UMTV shot the live footage in New York and drummer Dan Laudo shot the closeups of Tommy here in LA. (his directing debut).
In other PRONG news contrary to previous reports the band are NOT performing at the Milwaukee Metal Fest next week. But there is a show on August 12th at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA
See www.prongmusic.com for further updates, and see the new issue of MK MAGAZINE for behind the scenes footage of PRONG on thier recent US Tour.
BY DICK POLMAN / Knight Ridder Newspapers
PHILADELPHIA - (KRT) - To the naked ear, Howard Stern is still our regent of raunch. Lately, he has groused to his loyal listeners about the zit on his nose and the cellulite on his butt, dished about his morning trysts with his model-girlfriend, and opined on the watchability of DVD porn.
But Stern has also ushered in the era of shock-jock politics, so when he split for a long vacation at the start of July, he minced no words:
"I'm not only anti-Bush, I support John Kerry. ... He's going to be the guy who gets us back on track. ... Our audience is really making a difference in this upcoming election. ... It turns out everyone listens to us, especially a lot of dudes who are swing voters."
This might seem a bit outlandish, the idea that Stern, who features a 30-second audio clip of flatulence on his Web site, would fancy himself a presidential power broker. After all, this is a guy whose ill-fated 1994 New York gubernatorial bid was based on only two issues: "Fix the roads at night, and kill the criminals."
But he has been railing against Bush for months, on everything from Iraq to gay rights, and this is a guy who each week commandeers 8.2 million pairs of ears; only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have bigger audiences. Stern is a fixture in a number of key states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri. And, starting Monday, he is picking up three new markets in Florida, including the swing-voter cities of Orlando and Tampa, along with Pittsburgh.
"Howard is now a huge political force," insists Michael Harrison, a radio industry expert who edits Talkers magazine. "Look at his audience. These are normally apolitical people, the non-zealots, who generally haven't made up their minds about this election. ... That's very different from Limbaugh, who is only preaching to his choir of conservative listeners."
Matthew Felling, a former talk show personality and current media analyst, says: "This year, we could see more mullets and T-shirts at the polls than ever before. If Howard tells people to wake up 15 minutes early on Election Day to vote against Bush, it'll happen. Some of his listeners would consider it a debt paid for all the free entertainment he has given them. Some are so suggestible that they'd strip naked in his studio for a 12-pack of Powerade."
The Bush campaign is ignoring Stern's attacks, which began in earnest in March after the Federal Communications Commission cracked down on his crass talk. Bush spokesman Kevin Madden hews to the high road: "The American people are going to choose their President based on careful consideration of the big issues facing the country, namely the economy and winning the war on terror."
Other Bush backers are willing to utter Stern's name, if only to shrug him off. GOP pollster David Winston says: "Listeners may find it interesting that Stern opposes the President, but they'll put it in the context of entertainment. He's an entertainer, not a political sage."
But conservative commentator Rich Lowry senses potential trouble: "Obviously, the Bush people would be happier if Stern was praising Bush. ... And it's definitely true that popular culture seems to be breaking against Bush. Blockbuster movies and books are bashing Bush, and now there's Stern. It has all been negative. It shows you where the energy is."
Stern has been dissing Bush daily, calling him the kinds of names that ticked-off motorists usually use in traffic, and generally painting him as mortal danger to the republic. He has also retooled his official Web site, adding a plethora of anti-Bush links, and featuring a 60-second anti-Bush audio attack ("You committed American troops to war, but when it was your turn to go to war, you went to Daddy and said: `Boo hoo ...'.").
And fan Web sites record his every utterance. Here's a typical excerpt from June 28: "Howard said that ("Fahrenheit 9/11) is scary because it's so real and you see what the President is up to while in office. Howard spent a couple of minutes on that and then took a call from High Pitch Erik who was flushing the toilet."
Naturally, Stern's attacks have drawn the attention of Democrats - who decided last month to commission a poll about Stern. So they hired President Clinton's former pollster, Mark Penn. And they were pleasantly surprised to learn that - contrary to the stereotype - Stern's acolytes are not just kids who party hard and wear their baseball caps backward.
The first surprise, according to Penn: nationwide, 17 percent of all likely voters polled listen to Stern. The second: Stern fans are just as likely as non-fans to attend religious services daily or weekly; just as likely to be highly educated; more likely than non-fans to have young children at home; and more likely than non-fans to own a gun. In other words, average Americans. And Stern fans in 18 battleground states said that they now prefer Kerry over Bush by 59 percent to 37 percent.
Simon Rosenberg, who directs the New Democratic Network, the group that sponsored the poll, says: "Democrats have been hammered on conservative talk radio for years, and now we have a glimmer of hope. I've seen this guy's impact, first-hand. It's incredible. I went on his show (June 29) to talk about the poll, and right after that, 25,000 people downloaded the poll from our Web site."
And Tom Lindenfeld, a Democratic strategist, says: "What's compelling here is that Stern is not a political person. That makes him more genuine. His audience may not accept a political message from a normal political source, but they'll take it from him. He can open the door for us, and then maybe we can reinforce that message."
Some skeptics are trying to undercut Stern by questioning his motives - contending that his assaults are fueled not by concern for the commonweal, but for his career; after all, the Republican-led FCC has slapped him with heavy fines, and the Clear Channel Communications chain (whose owner is close to Bush) dumped Stern this year in several key markets.
That's why Lowry says: "I'm not sure how many swing voters are going to decide on the basis of, `Hey, let's vote to make sure that Howard doesn't have to pay any more fines,' as opposed to voting the way they normally vote - for their own pocketbooks."
And while some observers believe that Stern's politicization is sincere, they also detect a savvy strain of pragmatism; as Jesse Walker, an ex-disc jockey and author of a book on alternative radio, notes: "If he gets more political, it's harder to censor him, because the courts are more wary about suppressing political speech than, say, a discussion about penis size."
Stern critics vent in cyberspace, too. One ex-fan insists, in a posting on Rosenberg's Web site, that Stern "needs to stick to entertaining the demented, and keep his huge hypocritical nose out of politics."
On the air, Stern typically bristles at these kinds of barbs. He's currently vacationing, and his agent, Don Buchwald, did not respond to e-mailed questions about the critics. But Stern, who wants to be respected, has hinted in broadcasts that he would welcome a studio visit from John Kerry. Such an event could legitimize Stern as a broker, although he has also told listeners that he won't put the squeeze on Kerry for any favors.
Rosenberg loves the idea of a Kerry visit; the Democratic operative says: "We're a diverse party, so why not put Kerry on the air, and make Howard's fans part of our family?" But thus far, the Kerry campaign sees wisdom in avoidance ("I have no comment in any direction, 360 degrees," says spokeswoman Kathy Roeder), which means that it is heeding analyst Felling's argument that "you don't want to align yourself too closely with a guy who pines after porn stars on a daily basis."
It's still possible, of course, that there is no such thing as a shock-jock voting bloc, and that the politicized fans who are messaging Stern's Web site are aberrations ("I just love you so much! I've never registered to vote until recently and I will vote for Kerry. ... Some jerks at work don't like you, but I tell them to know their role and shut their holes.").
But maybe the Sterniacs are for real, as even some Republicans suspect. As party strategist Mike Murphy told conservative columnist Andrew Ferguson the other day, "Stern listeners should be Bush voters. ... He is a symptom that something's going wrong."
Or, as radio industry expert Harrison says: "In a close race, everything counts. Any slight, insult, remark or incident can count. That's when Howard would count."
A blood-spattered poster which hung in the room in which Nancy Spungen was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, late SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Independent on Sunday said.
Artifacts from the couple's room at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where Spungen died from a stab wound to the stomach in 1978, will be shown publicly for the first time at The Hospital gallery at a date yet to be announced, according to Reuters.
Vicious was charged with second-degree murder over the killing, but died the following year of a heroin overdose at the age of 21.
Both Vicious and Spungen, whose tempestuous relationship was chronicled in the 1986 film "Sid and Nancy", injected drugs. It is unclear whether the spots of blood on the poster were a result of their use or of Spungen's bloody death, the Independent said.
The collection of artifacts, including original T-shirts, posters and handwritten lyrics, has been assembled over 15 years by art dealer Paul Stolper and Andrew Wilson, deputy editor of Art Monthly.
They told The Independent on Sunday that the hotel items were sold at auction by Sid Vicious' mother, Anne Beverley.
Simmons Audio Visual/Sanctuary Records Group has set an August 10 release date for the Gene Simmons DVD and CD, "Speaking In Tongues".
"Speaking In Tongues" chronicles Gene Simmons' first-ever, no-holds-barred "lecture tour" of Australia, shocking and tantalizing his audiences by speaking his mind on his favorite topics — money, success, fame, KISS and, of course — women! Other highlights from "Speaking In Tongues" include a fascinating in-depth look at one of rock 'n' roll's most legendary icon's private life, including his home, his family and his various business dealings. Additionally, the DVD and CD includes for the first time anywhere, over ten unheard and never-before-released Gene Simmons songs from the Seventies through the Nineties.
"Speaking In Tongues" is an intimate and revealing portrayal of Simmons' personal philosophies of life. Simmons (arguably the most opinionated man in music) states, "I decide things for myself, convention in society says I'm supposed to get married, I'm supposed to do this…I refuse. I'm a contradiction to all this stuff…I'm willing to bear all the criticism and I'm willing to take all the rewards. All the blame, but all the credit."
Gene is interviewed in the latest issue of MK MAGAZINE which is on sale now.
A recent acquaintance and new friend actress Glenda Cole has placed a link to MK and a photo of her and MK founder Alex Zander here www.glendacole.com/pages/gallery.html
Glenda recently was in the Midwest to film her starring role in SCARE ME and is currently back home in Los Angeles working on other film projects.
Miss Cole will be doing bigger tings in the near future, till then please see or past work or see her on TV commercials or prints ads anytime you're exposed to mainstream media.
Release date: July 23rd, 2004 Run time: 128 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Rated: PG Starring: Tobey Macguire, Kristen Dunst
Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience has been re-mastered into the revolutionary IMAX DMR format. In Spider-Man® 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man® series, based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter.
The entertaining adventure escalates and Spider-Man's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius, (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock."
"Spider-Man 2 is a perfect blend of summer action, a big movie with a deeply personal story."
-- Jami Bernard, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has spoken to Billboard.com about his previously announced work on the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, tentatively titled "Bleedthrough". Grohl said NIN leader Trent Reznor called to ask if he would play, and they went into Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., the next day. "It sounds incredible," Grohl said of the NIN material. "It is [Trent's] first [studio] album in five years. I looked at him and said, 'What have you been doing?'"
Reznor callshis collaboration with Grohl "one of the most inspiring and exciting experiences I've had in the studio," adding that Grohl helped the tracks "come alive in a 'better-than-I'd-even-hoped-for' type way."
The follow-up to 1999's "The Fragile", "Bleedthrough" is scheduled for release early next year.
The 18th annual Milwaukee Metalfest is set to take place in just two weeks — on Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31 — at Milwaukee's Modjeska Theatre.
The first year at the Modjeska, this year's festival will feature two stages — one indoors and one outdoors. Over 90 bands will perform over the course of two days.
Bands scheduled to perform are:
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
DEEDS OF FLESH
WATCH THEM DIE
LITTLE GREEN MEN
BELT FED WEAPON
BEYOND THE FLESH
LIFE OF SIN
ALL OR NOTHING
DEAD TO SILENCE
WRATH OF KILLENSTEIN
TWENTY RIPPED ANGEL
The Milwaukee Metalfest is an all-ages event. Alcohol will be served with proper ID. Re-entry will be permitted until 5 p.m.
Tickets are $60 for a two-day pass and $36 for a single day, and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone (414/276-4545), and the Modjeska Theatre box office.
The Modjeska Theatre is located at 1134 W. Mitchell Street, just two miles south of the US Cellular Arena, the Metalfest's previous home.
A Metalfest pre-party will be held Thursday, July 29 at Vnuk's, located at
5036 S. Packard Avenue. Six bands will perform. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 with a Metalfest ticket. For more info, call (414) 481-1655
Columbus Ohio- This photo exclusive to MK Magazine was shot recently in Columbus Ohio by a Mr. P Parker. It is an obviously Blue Robot which invaded a BBQ and attempted to eat our earths Hotdogs. The Rot only observed and imitated what it seem to believe was a earthling ritual and customs.
If the robot followed the instructions and suggestions of his "guests" chances are it will arrive in Chicago to have the worlds most famous all beef frank. Details as they develop.
I LOVE RICH and special guest BUNNY WABBIT tonight at Melody Inn 3826 N. Illinois St Indianapolis, IN 46208 10:00 PM
ILR have a deal pending with SONIC WAVE INTERNATIONAL and the band is now being represented by MK's own Alex Zander. The plan is to play a one of in Minneapolis next month, release the new album, "THE YEAR OF RICH" and then do a national tour which if things go well will land them at the 2005 AVN Awards Show as a house band and then into Los Angeles where even Bret Michaels will cry over the sexiness.
For more details check back frequently and visit www.iloverich.net for everything that is Rich.
RAMMSTEIN's video for their new single, "Mein Teil", has been posted online at Viva.tv. You can also view some new RAMMSTEIN pictures from the Viva web site.
As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN shot the "Mein Teil" video on June 2-3 in Berlin, Germany. A fifty-person crew and director Zoran Bihac, who also directed the "Links 2,3,4" clip, realized the concept for the video together with the band.
"Mein Teil" comes off RAMMSTEIN's new album, tentatively titled "Reise Reise" (which roughly translates to "Journey Journey"), which is expected to arrive in late September. Other songs set to appear on the CD include "Reise Reise", "Amerika", "Los", "Wo Bist Du", "Dalai Lama", "Keine Lust", "Morgenstern" and "Amore".
NEW YORK DOLLS frontman David Johansen has issued a statement regarding the passing of the group's bassist, Arthur Kane, Tuesday night (July 13) due to complications from leukemia.
"During rehearsal and the shows I was blessed to work with the Arthur I first met and loved 30 years ago," Johansen said in a statement released to Billboard.com. "The reunion was a source of great happiness for him, and the dynamic between [guitarist] Sylvain [Sylvain], Arthur and myself was brimming with unimaginable love. It's good to know that he went out on a high point in his musical life, but he will be sorely missed. His bass playing and presence were the heart & soul of the NEW YORK DOLLS and the secret ingredient of our sound."
The DOLLS are scheduled to release an album for Morrissey's Attack imprint in September, but no details have been revealed. "He was a very gentle soul and I know he lived for many years with the hope of a DOLLS reunion," Morrissey said in a statement released to Billboard.com. "When this happened — at the Royal Festival Hall in June — I know Arthur was thrilled to be back with David and Sylvain playing the music of the DOLLS to such enthusiastic crowds over two nights. I will always remember the look of bashful happiness on Arthur's face as people in the audience constantly called out his name. He was finally back where he belonged."
Kane is the fourth member of the pioneering glam rock outfit to pass away, including guitarist Johnny Thunders, who died of a drug overdose in 1991.
Jessica Alba (Dark Angel) has been cast as Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl in Fox's upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation Fantastic Four, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alba, whose features include the upcoming Sin City, beat out stiff competition that included Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth Banks, the trade paper reported.
Alba's casting completes the quartet of superheroes. She joins Michael Chiklis (Benjamin Grimm/the Thing), Chris Evans (Johnny Storm/the Human Torch) and Ioan Gruffudd (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), the trade paper reported. Tim Story is set to direct.
George Romero is set to direct Land of the Dead, a horror film that picks up the zombie saga that began in Romero's original Night of the Living Dead and continued with Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, Variety reported. Based on Romero's own script, the movie will begin production in October in Winnipeg, Manitoba, or Pittsburgh, Pa., the site of shooting for Romero's original 1968 zombie trilogy.
In Land of the Dead, the zombies having taken over the world, and those left alive are confined to a walled-in city that keeps out the corpses. Anarchy rules the streets, with the wealthy insulated and living in fortified skyscrapers, and the movie revolves around a group of scavengers who must thwart an attempt to overthrow the city while the dead are evolving from brainless slow-moving creatures into more advanced creatures, the trade paper reported.
Atmosphere chairman and chief executive Mark Canton and president Bernie Goldmann will produce, along with Romero's partner, Peter Grunwald, of Romero Grunwald Productions.
The wait for Nine Inch Nails' follow-up to 1999's The Fragile will be over early next year, NIN mastermind Trent Reznor assured fans on the group's Web site Tuesday.
Reznor reported that he's considering a group of 20 tracks for Bleedthrough, many of which he wrote while "envisioning powerful live drumming." For that, Reznor enlisted the help of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who played on 15 of the tracks. Calling his collaboration with the former Nirvana drummer "one of the most inspiring and exciting experiences I've had in the studio," Reznor wrote that Grohl helped the tracks "come alive in a 'better-than-I'd-even-hoped-for' type way."
Although Reznor had earlier said he would be working with veteran producer Rick Rubin on the new LP, on Tuesday he revealed that he's decided to produce the album himself and play most of the music himself.
"Well," he wrote, "I feel very inspired right now, and I want this record to be what's inside my head, for better or for worse." He did, however, dub Rubin "a mentor, source of inspiration and guiding force throughout the process."
Reznor said he plans an extensive worldwide tour coinciding with the album's release early next year, and in the meantime NIN will reissue the 1997 home video "Closure" on DVD in the fall as well as a two-disc deluxe edition of 1994's The Downward Spiral, remastered and remixed in 5.1 surround sound.
This show is actually laugh out loud funny and side splitting hilarious. They really fuck with people bad. Like Jackass meets Candid Camera meets The Daily Show. I highly recommend it" - AZ
NEW YORK -- Pity Corey Williams. The actor is on a contentious talk show, sparring with a guy who practices for reality TV by eating cow patties, another who's begging to get on air - and a professor who thinks The Next Big Show is a "real-life Hogan's Heroes" set in a concentration camp run by neo-Nazis.
But while Williams believes he's debating real people, he's ostensibly been ensnared in an elaborate web of deceit and in-your-face rhetoric - as if Bill O'Reilly had done "Candid Camera."
In the genre-bending and often hilarious "Crossballs," which premieres July 6 for an eight-week run on Comedy Central, the real is the fake, the fake is the real - and nobody knows which end is up.
Fiction, they say, is the lie that tells the truth. But what if it's half and half? What do the truth and the lie - served up together, blended into something that keeps everyone guessing even as it keeps the laughs coming - tell us?
"Crossballs" addresses this, hovering on the razor edge of plausibility (and, this being cable, body-function crudeness). As the show puts it: "Comedians posing as experts ... debating real people who don't know the show is fake."
Its talk-show format - "Out of the `Crossfire.' Beyond `Hardball,'" as the announcer intones - says it pits real guests recruited to debate real issues against improv actors portraying other "real" guests with audacious, often obnoxious opinions. The shows end without the con being revealed to the dupes, and a little nagging doubt remains - even for viewers.
Consider the episode on whether reality TV is a pursuit worthy of humanity. On one side you have Williams, the actor, brought on to defend his craft, and Stacy Vatanapan, who has worked on the production end of reality television.
"How much talent does it take to hang upside-down with a cow patty in your mouth?" Williams snaps.
On the other side is hard-core reality-TV vet Matthew Henson (played by Matt Besser), sporting a sleeveless, skull-festooned shirt and insisting that all professional actors are liars. "I'm not going to put words in your mouth," he tells Williams. "You let scripts do that for you."
Besser, the executive producer and one of those who dreamed up the idea, steals the show. His entirely un-PC characters (including the owner of the "Ozark Mountain Driving School") exhibit a simplicity and regular-guy tendentiousness that is exactly the Red America stereotype so feared by those on the coasts.
"Ever since 9/11, America's kind of changed. People, they're sick of the phonies in the world. They're sick of liars," Besser says to Williams. Under him appears the classic one-line TV identifier: "MATTHEW HENSON - REALITY TV BUGEATER."
(The superimposed text is one of the show's funniest characteristics, riffing off the weird things people say. Among them: "`Wizard of Oz' midget orgies?" "Knowing in advance: Ruins surprise?" And the classic "Bilingual drivers: Dangerous or peligroso?")
Host Chris Tallman, with an appealing combination of John Goodman's bluster and Albert Brooks' manic disbelief in the world around him, acts as the linchpin, moderating between his fake guests and the real ones and making sure no one can elaborate too much on an idea.
Among the impostors who make appearances:
- Jerry Wilson (Jerry Minor), self-described "bartender and taxi driver," who is offended that the police have impeded his moonlighting by preventing him from driving while intoxicated. "The problem is, people don't know how to drink and drive," he says.
- Activist Mary Glenn (Mary Birdsong) of "Mothers vs. Advanced Age Drivers (she pronounces it "maaaaaaaaaaaad"), who insists that major restrictions should be slapped on drivers over 55 - and that their tires should be slashed if necessary for their own good. Cut to the outrage on the face of Kai Hernandez, apparently a real-life advocate for elderly drivers.
- Andy Conroy (Andy Daly), a speech-impeded reality TV wannabe who has prepared a clip reel that depicts him setting traps for himself so he can be surprised - and promises he can forget all the humiliation so he can be surprised anew on a reality show.
"I want to be tricked," he says, smiling a beatific moron smile, and you can't stop staring at his green-brown striped V-neck sweater, which is clearly acrylic.
The social pressures of respect are fascinating to watch. The dupes are hesitant to be dismissive even as the remarks they field become more and more unbelievable.
When it's over, though, you're left wondering: Are the "actual people" legit? Or are they just another layer in the fabric of fakery?
"Is this guy for real?" Williams, the actor, says at one point.
It's a more valid question than even he realizes.
Contained in the nonsense of comedy is the absurdity of the "reality" that we're dealing with daily on television, and that's no small matter these days.
In the end, the improv actors and the real people collaborate to serve two major purposes: keep the arguments going and keep people interrupting each other, no matter the premise. And these days, how is that so different from real life, anyway?
The Associated Press is reporting that former DEAD KENNEDYS lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band.
In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages.
It also decided the band's creative output, including songs "Holiday in Cambodia" and "Kill the Poor", belongs to a partnership formed among the four band members.
But the panel reversed the lower court's decision to break up the partnership, remanding the case back to the trial court to determine whether a partnership among the band members should be dissolved and its assets sold.
On June 30, Biafra agreed "the partnership's assets would be substantially diminished" by breaking it up.
"Personally and professionally, I just want to put this entire chapter behind us and concentrate on making music again," bassist Klaus Flouride said.
The San Francisco-based punk band performed together from 1978 to 1986. The band re-formed without Biafra and has been playing as the DEAD KENNEDYS, according to their publicist, Josh Mills.
Many generations have fond and nostalgic memories of attending a drive-in theatre. Despite their dwindling number, the drive-in theatre is neither gone nor forgotten!
GEORGE ROMERO, JOE BOB BRIGGS, BRINKE STEVENS and amny many more to guest
Flashback Weekend will host a three-night tribute to the Drive-In Theatre July 30-August 1, 2004. Convention activities will be held at the Holiday Inn O’Hare International in Rosemont, IL. The hotel's west parking lot will be transformed into the suburb's newest drive-in!
Nightly Outdoor Drive-In events!
Our nostalgic Drive-In festival will feature an outdoor full-size Drive-In screen with 35mm projection and stereo sound. The event will feature celebrity guests, 35mm screenings of classic short subjects, several full-length features, vintage drive-in intermission trailers, classic Horror coming attractions and many other surprises. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will each feature a different drive-in program.
The weekend will feature the Chicago premiere of the new Dario Argento film "THE CARD PLAYER". Also being screened are "DAY OF THE DEAD" (introduced by director George Romero), "THE HILLS HAVE EYES" (introduced by Dee Wallace Stone), and the infamous, retro-drive-in "classic", "INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS". Additional features TBA.
Our Drive-In event will actually be a “walk-in”. Attendees will be able to enjoy the evening’s motion picture entertainment from the comfort of their own lawn chairs, blankets, or folding chairs.
The afternoon convention activities will include a huge dealers room, autograph sessions, a Costume contest of the Dead, screenings, live entertainment and more! Our guests will include:
George A. Romero – One of America’s finest filmmakers. The legendary writer-director of such horror classics as “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”, “DAWN OF THE DEAD”, and “DAY OF THE DEAD”.
Joe Bob Briggs – Famous for his books, syndicated newspaper columns, and television shows (Host of The Movie Channel’s “Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater” and TNT’s “MonsterVision”). Joe Bob Briggs is an expert on drive-in films, and created the “3 B’s” film rating system (for “Blood, Breasts, and Beasts”).
Dee Wallace Stone - The star of such classic films as “THE HILLS HAVE EYES”, “THE HOWLING”, “CRITTERS” and “E.T”.
Angela Bettis - The star of the renowned cult classic “MAY”, and the television remake of “CARRIE”. Angela also co-starred with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in “GIRL INTERRUPTED”.
“DAY OF THE DEAD” cast reunion. This event will be the first 2004 convention cast reunion of the 1985 George A. Romero zombie horror classic. Featured will be the star of the film Lori Cardille (“Sarah”), Joe Pialto (“Rhodes”), Gary Klar (“Steele”), and Antone DiLeo (“Miguel”).
“CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” - 50th anniversary. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1954 horror classic, we are proud to present the star of the film Julie Adams and the creature himself Ben Chapman!
SVENGOOLIE Chicago TV legend Horror host Svengoolie will also be appearing Saturday July 31, 2004 from 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Bill Moseley and Syd Haig - Fresh from the set of the new Rob Zombie Horror film “DEVIL’S REJECTS: HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES 2”, we are happy to have with us Bill Moseley (Otis) and Syd Haig (Captain Spralding).
“DAWN OF THE DEAD” zombies Leonard Lies (the machate zombie), Clayton Hill (the escalator zombie) and Sharon Hill (the nurse zombie).
Eileen Dietz from “THE EXORCIST” Eileen portrayed the possessed Regan during many of the film’s controversial scenes (including the vomiting, levitation, and crucifix scenes).
Bill Johnson - Leatherface from “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2”,
Tom Sullivan - The special effects and make-up artist of “THE EVIL DEAD”. Tom is the creator of the Book of the Dead and also provided stop-motion animation effects for “EVIL DEAD 1 + 2”. We are happy to have Tom back for his third Flashback Weekend. Tom will be bringing with him his EVIL DEAD museum filled with props and artwork from the original film!
Brinke Stevens Our favorite Scream Queen, and host of “SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT”.
Jason Paul Collum Also back for his third Flashback Weekend. The director of “JULIA WEPT” and “SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT”.
Irwin Keyes- “Ravelli” from "HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES"
ARMY OF DARKNESS THE MUSICAL
New Millennium Theatre Company, who brought the ORIGINAL 'Evil Dead! The Musical' to the 2003 Flashback stage will return in 2004 with 'BOOMSTICK! A Musical Parody of Darkness'. 'BOOMSTICK!' finds our hero flung into the past and faced with 'possessed primitives', 'Evil Doppelgangers' and a Medieval Maiden who wants more commitment than he is willing to give. 'BOOMSTICK!' delivers all your favorite moments, translated for the stage, affectionately parodied and mixed with 12 original songs including 'What Really Happened on My Quest', 'You Got Real Ugly', and ‘Shop Smart'. Don't miss the Singing, Dancing Musical For The Ages- The Dark Ages!
On Saturday, July 31, 2004, we will also feature an incredible live stage show
Our 2004 Horror and Drive-In Fest will be held at the Holiday Inn O’Hare International, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.
Our attendees will be able to receive a special discount rate - only $83.00 per night plus tax! To reserve your room at the discount rate by phone, call Holiday Inn at (800) 465-4329 (1-800-HOLIDAY) or at (847) 671-6350. Tell them you are with the Flashback Weekend EVENT, group code FBW. Confirm that your room rate is $83.00 per night (plus tax). If there is any problem, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Weekend Convention/Drive-in/Autograph packages are now on sale by phone at (847) 478-0119 and on-line at www.flashbackweekend.com.
Drive-in tickets are only $10.00 per night. Drive-In attendees will need to bring their own lawn chairs. Daily convention admission is only $15.00. Children 6-12 are only $5.00
For additional convention information visit our website www.flashbackweekend.com or call
MonolithicBaby! The new album from Monster magnet on SPV is now available and teh band is starting a US Tour next month.
MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf will be recording and releasing a solo album sometime next year. In addition, plans exist for the band to re-release their "Spine of God" (1991) and "Tab" (1992) albums featuring re-recorded bonus tracks. Also in the works are releases from as-yet-unnamed side projects by both MONSTER MAGNET guitarists Phil Caivano and Ed Mundell.
MONSTER MAGNET have lined up the following dates during August/September:
Aug. 27 - Seaside, NJ - Green Room
Aug. 28 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx Nightclub
Aug. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Chicago - Double Door
Sep. 01 - Minneapolis - Fine Line Music
Sep. 04 - Portland - Dante's
Sep. 05 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Sep. 07 - San Francisco,CA - Independent
Sep. 08 - Los Angeles - Monster Garage TV show
Sep. 09 - Los Angeles - Troubadour
Sep. 10 - Phoenix - Mason Jar
Sep. 12 - Denver - Larimer Lounge
Sep. 18 - Little Falls, NJ - Yogi Berra Stadium
Sep. 26 - Boston, MA
Oct. 01 - Baltimore, MD - Thunderdome
Oct. 02 - Huntington, WV - Harris Riverfront Park
WORLD FAMOUS VIVID GIRLS SHOW AND TELL HOW TO HAVE A XXX SEX LIFE: THE ULTIMATE VIVID GUIDE
NEW YORK CITY – (July 2004) – The Vivid Girls, the world’s most elite adult film stars, have written their own version of the tell-all book, How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, which will be published July 20th by the ReganBooks division of HarperCollins. Alternating frankness with a playful tone, the adventurous actresses from the world’s leading adult film studio use a blend of specific tutorial and erotic fantasy to what may well be the Joy of Sex for the Twenty-first Century.
How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide will inspire men and women, singles and couples – anyone who wants to have better sex and healthier, more exciting and satisfying love lives. The 352-page trade paperback is co-authored with Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman.
Vivid Girls Savanna Samson and Sunrise Adams, along with other top Vivid contract stars like Jenna Jameson, Briana Banks, Mercedez, Kira Kener, Tawny Roberts, and Dasha, provide much of the narrative for the book. They demonstrate why they are at the forefront of an amazing phenomenon: the increasing acceptance and unabashed enjoyment of adult entertainment as a mainstream offering.
How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide is the single most comprehensive erotic guide a major publisher has ever dared touch, according to ReganBooks. It is more than just an instructional manual with a list of positions and techniques; it features a treasure-trove of red-hot tips on flirting, playful suggestions about foreplay, and in-depth discussion of the dos and don’ts of the most exotic sexual acts imaginable. Since the writers are the best in the world at what they do, the validity of the information is irrefutable. What makes it more fun is that the narrative is tied together by real-life anecdotes experienced by the wildest, most passionate women on film.
It all begins with communication, says Jenna Jameson, who has been called the woman who “put the star in porn star.” “It’s really important for a man to communicate with her, to ask what technique she likes,” Jenna tells readers. “There are so many ways to do it, and every girl is different.”
According to Savanna Samson, who won the AVN Award for Best Actress in a Film in 2004, “fantasies are healthy…a lot of my fantasies have a lot to do with stuff I have done on camera first that I would like to re-enact and experience in my real life. My mind continues to open and I am so much more free than I ever was.”
“The best part of being a porn star is that it is totally positive in its own way,” writes Sunrise Adams (her Vivid film Heart of Darkness won the AVN Award for Best Film in 2004). “I like knowing that I’m fulfilling people’s fantasies and desires, maybe even helping their own romantic relationships.”
Watching adult films is itself an educational experience, according to Mercedez. “You know the guys who are going to be the worst in bed are the ones who have perfect hair and perfect tans,” she writes. “I’d much rather go with a regular guy, especially one who says ‘I watch porn all the time.’ Those are the guys I want to take home. You know they will be open to trying stuff.”
About Vivid: The Vivid Entertainment Group is the world's leading adult film company. Founded in 1984, Vivid pioneered the "Vivid Girl" concept, under which top adult film stars are signed to exclusive agreements that are styled on the old Hollywood contract star system. Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment for the couples market. It has created wide brand-name awareness with a licensing program that extends to advertising, book publishing, virility supplements, condoms, snowboards, calendars, comic books, and a wide variety of other products. The company is known for its innovative technological advances such as full function DVDs and its popular Website, www.vivid.com. Vivid is a major supplier of content for pay-per-view networks in North America and internationally.
by: Dan Miller
CHATSWORTH, Calif. - Two mainstream media outlets incorrectly reported today that Paris Hilton had reached a settlement with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon over their infamous sex video that is being distributed by Red Light District.
The New York Daily News reported that Salomon and Red Light District had agreed to pay the hotel heiress over $400,000 and a percentage of sales of the hot-selling One Night in Paris. CNN's Headline News ran a similar report about a settlement earlier this afternoon.
However, no such agreement has been reached and both reports are false, AVN.com confirmed.
(see her interview in the new issue of MK MAGAZINE)
Monday AUGUST 23 in Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge [3206 N. Wilton St]
Texas Terri will steal your heart away and you will not want her to give it back!
Texas Terri Bomb's (formerly Texas Terri & the Stiff Ones) new full length record, "Your Lips...My Ass!" (TKO Records) was produced by world renowned Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Alice Cooper, Patti Smith, New York Dolls). Some special guests joined in for the recordings including Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marc Diamond (Dwarves/Motochrist), Dave Teague (Dickies), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper) and Cherie Currie (The Runaways) sings a duet with Texas Terri on the Thin Lizzy song "The Rocker". Texas Terri and her band perform their song "Oh Yeah" in the movie "Prey for Rock & Roll", starring Gina Gershon & Lori Petty and there are at least 4 others movies this year alone that will be released featuring their songs.
In this world of pre-fab music -- why settle? Aren't you hungry for more? Texas Terri's street credibility puts her miles above others. Originally from Austin, TX -- she has earned her title as "underground legend" in the punk rock & roll world. Always fresh and full of spontaneity with that early NYC / CBGB edge -- Texas Terri has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Wendy O. Williams, Joan Jett -- but she still has the distinction of holding her own individuality. Her voice and persona is tough girl attitude with sex kitten charisma and every emotion in between.
" Texas Terri : simply outrageous! Heralding from the underground music scene of Hollywood, California, Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones WILL entertain you. You WILL notice them. They WILL affect you. There is no escape."
-- Matt Harrell That's Live.com
"L.A.'s female Iggy Pop, Terri is hard-core, leaving a cigarette burn right through you heart." -- Heidi Sigmund-Cuda, Pulse! Magazine (Tower Records)
"A local favorite led by longtime scenester Texas Terri Laird, this venerable rock act comes on like The Stooges, albeit with Laird's whiskey throated voice in Iggy's stead." -- Scot Lenz, Buzz Weekly
"A truly kinetic and moving stage performer, Texas Terri is an impassioned punk rocker!" -- Bruce Rorers, Maximum Rock & Roll
Texas Terri Bomb! Tour Dates – Summer 1004
Tuesday JULY 20 in Phoenix, AZ. @ Ziggy's [414 S. Mill Av, Tempe, AZ]
Wed JULY 21 in Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad [618 Central Av. SW]
Thurs JULY 22 in .Oklahoma City, OK @ Green Door [329 E. Sheridan]
Friday JULY 23 in Dallas, TX @ Double Wide [3510 Commerce St.]
Saturday JULY 24 in Austin, TX @ Emo's [603 Red River]
Sunday JULY 25 in San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 [1902 McCullough]
Monday JULY 26 in Houston, TX @ Oxblood [2023 Semmes St.]
Tuesday JULY 27 in New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks [615 Toulouse St]
Wed JULY 28 in Shreveport, LA @ 516 Sound Stage [516 Texas ]
Fri JULY 30 in Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's [654 W. Tennessee St. ]
Saturday JULY 31 in Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade [695 North Ave. NE]
Tues AUGUST 3 in Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 [506 W. Frankin St.]
Wed AUGUST 4 in Chatanooga, TN @The Local [508 E. 9th St]
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TH AUGUST 5...Nashville, TN...Spring Water SC...115 27th Av. N
Friday AUGUST 6 in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl [412 N. Tucker Blvd.]
Sat AUGUST 7 in Columbus, OH @ Club 202 [202 E. Long]
SU AUGUST 8...Akron, OH...Lime Spider...207 South Main St.
MO AUGUST 9...Richmond, VA...Nanci Raygun...929 W. Grace
TU AUGUST 10...Baltimore, MD...Sidebar...218 E. Lexington
WE AUGUST 11...Passaic, NJ...Connections... 503 Van Houten St.
Thurs AUGUST 12 in New York, NY @ Continental [25 Third Av]
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FR AUGUST 13...Providence, RI...Green Room...145 Clifford St.
SA AUGUST 14...Rochester, NY...Bug Jar...219 Monroe Av.
SU AUGUST 15...Buffalo, NY...Mohawk Place...47 Mohawk St.
TU AUGUST 17....New Haven, CT...Café Nine....50 State St.
Wed AUGUST 18 in New York, NY @ Don Hill's (Rock Candy)[511 Greenwich St]
Thurs AUGUST 19 in Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub [3101 Penn Ave]
Fri AUGUST 20 in Cleveland, OH @ Beachland [15711 Waterloo Blvd]
Sat AUGUST 21 in Detroit, MI @ Small's [10339 Conant (Hamtramack, MI)]
Sun AUGUST 22 in Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn [3826 N. Illinois]
Monday AUGUST 23 in Chicago, IL. @ Bottom Lounge [3206 N. Wilton St]
Tues AUGUST 24 in Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry [29 N. 7th St]
Wed AUGUST 25 in Kansas City, MO @ Spitfire Club [1717 W. 9th St]
Thursday AUGUST 26 in Denver, CO @ Climax Lounge [2217 Welton St]
Saturday AUGUST 28 in Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Civic Aud....DTfest.com
In celebration of the National Debut Release of "Come to Life"
AMERICAN MOTHERLOAD LIVE
Saturday, July 17th
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
This show is 21+
More info available at www.americanmotherload.com
In person at Record City in Lake Zurich 471 S Rand Rd Lake Zurich, IL (corner of Rand & 22) Thursday July 22nd @ 9:30PM (in support of the new GRAMMY considered CD "En Las Noches" - considered for the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards, 2004/2005 awards year)
Anand is interviewed in the latest issue of MK MAGAZINE NOW ON SALE. Bhatt was also featured in the same Ultimate Rock And Porn Issue of AVN as Alex Zander last may. Small world for those who work on both sides of the rock and porn connection.
By: Scott Ross from AVN.com
LOS ANGELES - Universal Pictures has agreed to distribute an unrated documentary from Imagine Entertainment about the most profitable independent movie of all time – Deep Throat.
According to the Daily Variety, Inside Deep Throat will include interviews with Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Carl Bernstein, Hugh Hefner, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal and John Waters, as producer Brian Grazer searches for what made the 1972 adult film starring Linda Lovelace into the huge cross over hit.
"There were 50 years, at least, of pornography that preceded Deep Throat. Deep Throat had a great title and it celebrated the right iconic act -- it celebrated a blowjob," Grazer said. "Because of the title and what it successfully celebrated, it became the most litigated, most profitable movie ever."
Directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder, Inside Deep Throat examines the cultural impact of the 1972 porn classic, in addition to digging up dirt around the movie, including revealing how anti-porn crusaders were responsible for lining the pockets of Mafia enforcers.
It could be argued that the fact that Imagine Entertainment, better known for big budget comedies and dramas, is involved with the documentary at any level is proof enough of the film's cultural significance.
The documentary will include graphic sex scenes, which will limit the distribution of the unrated film.
"It's provocative, of course," Grazer told Variety. "We have to include archival footage that makes it unrated. It's the accident of the skill of Linda Lovelace that turned a movie called The Nurses into a movie called Deep Throat that then became a cultural phenomenon."
The documentary was financed in part by HBO.
New York, NY - Eagle Rock Entertainment delivers The Doors at the height of their popularity with the release of The Doors - Live In Europe 1968 in 5.1 DTS Digital Surround Sound on July 27, 2004.
Filmed during their 1968 European tour, The Doors’ stage show is at its peak in performances from London, Stockholm, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam. Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, who shared the bill with The Doors on this tour, narrate the DVD. The Doors - Live In Europe 1968 features rare versions of “Alabama Song,” “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Hello, I Love You” and more.
Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger made an enormous impact on the music world in their few years of existence before Morrison’s death in 1971. The Doors - Live In Europe 1968 captures the band touring in support of Waiting For The Sun, known by many fans to be their strongest and most cohesive effort.
Live In Europe 1968 shows a polished and professional version of the Venice quartet, preceding the bloated, drunken, tripped out sermons that eventually took over their stage show.
Remastered in 5.1 DTS Digital Surround Sound, The Doors - Live In Europe 1968 hits the streets July 27, 2004 through Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Light My Fire
Love Me Two Times
Back Door Man
Hello, I Love You
When The Music’s Over
Light My Fire (II)
Five To One
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Alex Zander
New Issue of MK Magazine With Jesse Jane Cover/ Centerfold NOW ON SALE
The new issue of MK Magazine debuts a bold new look with Jesse Jane on the cover, centerfold and interviewed in their hottest issue to in their 9-year history.
The issue is also their first issue to include Adult DVD reviews and photos with the stars and MK staffers.
Also interviewed in the new issue are:
Jared Louche of Chemlab
Gene Simmons of KISS
Tairrie B and Mick Murphy of My Ruin
Al Jourgenson of Ministry
Greg Miner of Sunweel Psychedelic
Corey Parks of Die Hunns/former Nashville Pussy
Porn Star and musician Anand Bhatt
There is also a gallery of AVN Expo photos and photos of backstage shenanigans with rockers.
There are a total of 81 CD and DVD reviews in the new issue
72 total pages with full-colour Jesse Jane Centerfold
The Mofo Wear girls appear indside the pages MK as part of the new Sweepstakes venture between MK and Mofo, strictly because Zander feels that are the hottest girls in Adult.
MK Magazine (formerly MK ULTRA) is based in Chicago and has been in circulation for 9 years. MK is a bi-monthly entertainment publication that is distributed worldwide in stores the likes of Tower Records, Borders Books and Music Virgin Megastores and hundreds of retailers domestically. Their website www.mk-magazine.com currently receives over a million hits per month, and is updated daily.
Last year MK began reviewing adult videos and interviews with industry insiders. In November founder Alex Zander was interviewed by AVN's Frank Majors and it can be read at www.avnonline.com/issues/200311/newsarchive/news_112503_1.shtml
Last April AVN Online Magazine ran a review the MK website in their print publication. And in May's AVN Online cover story on the rock and porn connection Zander was interviewed and pictured in the article.
Thanks to AdultFYI for the lead
SAN DIEGO - A pastor who allegedly used the fear of the devil to induce several undocumented women to have sex with him at the homes of congregation members pleaded innocent today to criminal charges.
Carlos Romero, 59, faces up to five years and eight months in state prison if convicted of two counts of inducing sex by fear and one count of making a criminal threat against three alleged victims, said Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza.
The prosecutor alleged that Romero induced the women to consent to sex, telling them that if they didn't, the devil would do something to them.
He admitted to police that he knew what he was doing was wrong," Espinoza said outside court.
The defendant allegedly threatened one woman with injury if she told anyone about the sexual encounters, the prosecutor said.
According to La Mesa police, Romero is a minister to about a dozen people and holds nondenominational services in the homes of his Apostolic Church members.
Espinoza asked anyone with information about alleged illegal acts committed by the defendant to call La Mesa police at (619) 667-1419.
Romero was arrested a week ago in Kearny Mesa, where he worked as a transit employee.
An investigation was launched May 8 when a 31-year-old La Mesa woman reported Romero to police, authorities said. She alleged that her pastor told her that only by having sex with him could she be protected from the devil, La Mesa police said.
The woman claimed she had been induced to have sex with the cleric several times. During the investigation, police found two other women who told the same story, authorities said.
One of the women -- a 38-year-old -- allegedly started having sex with the defendant in January. The other alleged victim -- a 37-year-old woman -- began having sex with Romero in March of 1996, police said.
Romero remains free on $45,000 bail. Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh set a readiness conference for Aug. 6 and a preliminary hearing for Aug
Do you have a secret identity? Are you committed to protecting the innocent and battling evil? Do you think you've got what it takes to be the world’s next great superhero?
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Contestants will compete against each other in a show designed to develop their superhero characters and test their mettle as defenders of justice. The winner will then be eligible to have his or her idea developed and expanded by Stan Lee's team, possibly for a comic book spin-off, AND maybe a television show.
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Please send a picture and a brief description of your superhero to firstname.lastname@example.org or the mailing address below, ASAP.
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Ultimately, one superhero will be the lucky winner handpicked by comics legend Stan Lee to have their character immortalized in their own comic book. Will it be you?
Danzig Announces 'Blackest of Black' Tour Dates, To Include Misfits "Reunion"; May Be Danzig's Last-Ever Tour
“BLACKEST OF THE BLACK” TOUR 2004 Announces Fall Line Up and Last DANZIG Tour
HOLLYWOOD – The Fall bill for "Blackest Of The Black" 2004 Tour has been announced. It will be Danzig with ex-Misfits bandmate Doyle in a guest set, original Black Metal Legends Mayhem, DevilDriver, featuring former Coal Chamber frontman Dez Farfara, Death Angel reunion (S.F. Death Metal Legends) and dark newcomers Eyes of Fire.
“Blackest of the Black” organizer Glenn Danzig had this comment: "At least in the foreseeable future... this will be my last tour. It seems like I have been touring my whole life and I want to take some time for myself and do many of the things I've always wanted to do, like direct my first feature film, which I will be doing this next year.”
As this may be the last show for Glenn Danzig to tour as Danzig, he explains about the show and line-up with former band-mate Doyle. “So, to do this right, I invited Doyle to join Danzig on stage at "Blackest Of The Black" for a ‘Special Guest’ Misfits set. This is the first time we will be performing on stage together in 20 years. It's the closest thing to a Misfits reunion anyone is ever going to see!” Danzig will be supporting their new album Circle Of Snakes, on sale August 31st, 2004. This year’s "Blackest Of The Black" looks to be an Epic and Darkly monumental event. Tickets will go on sale July 25.
BLACKEST OF THE BLACK 2004
w/Special Guest DOYLE (ex-MISFITS)
DEATH ANGEL (Reunion)
EYES OF FIRE
DANZIG, DOYLE (featuring ex-MISFITS guitarist Doyle), MAYHEM, DEVILDRIVER, DEATH ANGEL and EYES OF FIRE will be teaming up for this fall's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" tour.
"Blackest of the Black" organizer Glenn Danzig had this comment regarding the package: "At least in the foreseeable future... this will be my last tour. It seems like I have been touring my whole life and I want to take some time for myself and do many of the things I've always wanted to do, like direct my first feature film, which I will be doing this next year."
With regards to his decision to invite former MISFITS bandmate Doyle to take part in this year's festivities, Glenn said, "To do this right, I invited DOYLE to join DANZIG on stage at 'Blackest Of The Black' for a 'special guest' MISFITS set. This is the first time we will be performing on stage together in 20 years. It's the closest thing to a MISFITS reunion anyone is ever going to see!"
DANZIG will be supporting their new album, "Circle Of Snakes", due on August 24 through Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe). Tickets for this year's "Blackest Of The Black" tour will go on sale July 25.
Confirming earlier rumors, Fox has signed Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd and Chris Evans as three-fourths of the Fantastic Four, Variety reported. Chiklis (TV's The Shield) will play Ben Grimm/The Thing; Gruffudd (King Arthur) will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, and Evans will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, the trade paper reported.
Jessica Alba (Sin City) has emerged as most likely to play Sue Richards/the Invisible Woman, though Rachel MacAdams (Mean Girls) and Keri Russell (TV's Felicity) are also candidates, the trade paper reported.
As in the Marvel Comic series on which it is based, Fantastic Four will deal with four astronauts who develop superhuman powers after their experimental spaceship is exposed to cosmic rays. They band together to fight against the evil Doctor Doom, the trade paper reported.
The $85 million-$90 million movie is headed for an August or September start in Vancouver, B.C., with a planned release date of July 1, 2005. Tim Story (Barber Shop) will direct, from a script by Simon Kinberg.
The Zone's Family Picnic Static-X, TRUSTcompany, SOiL, LO PRO
and Arithmetic of War
Sunday, August 15
4:30p doors - 5:30p show
Plus, ladies get in FREE day of show!
Traci Lords has reinvented herself again.
The woman who was known for her underage porn films and moved on to a successful (and legal) career in movies, TV and books says she has become "Simon Cowell with legs."
Lords, 35, is the sassiest of three judges on "Ultimate Film Fanatic," a game show on cable's Independent Film Channel that lets various breeds of film geeks face off to decide who knows the most arcane trivia, who can debate movies most successfully - even who owns the dorkiest movie-related paraphernalia.
The other judges are Richard (Shaft) Roundtree and Jason Mewes, the "Jay" of the Kevin Smith films.
That's right rock fans. Tonight is the night for our party at LIARS CLUB celebrating the KISS Koncert tomorrow. Yes, you too can party like a rock star with rock stars.
Special guests ZO2 in person and POISON too! ZO2 are celebrating their new CD and their tour opening for KISS. Doors open at 9PM sharp. NO COVER
Meet the band, get a signed copy of their debut album, “Tuesdays and Thursdays”.
Other prizes include T-shirts and a pair of tickets to the KISS / POISON / ZO2 show at The Tweeter Center.
POISON are also attending as well as about 40 people from the road crew.
LIARS CLUB 1665 W Fullerton (773-665-1110)
Doors open at 8PM the club is open till 2 AM NO COVER
SLAYER MASTERPIECE, “REIGN IN BLOOD,” TO BE CORNERSTONE OF NEW DVD
Slayer’s 2004 Summer Touring Schedule Includes
Ozzfest, Slipknot and Judas Priest Dates
SLAYER devotees, rejoice! For the first time in the band’s long career, fans will be able to see the original Slayer line-up performing an entire concert live on DVD when the band releases “Reign In Blood Live: Still Reigning” on September 28, 2004. The DVD will have an approximate 75-minute running time and will retail for $14.98.
On “Reign In Blood: Still Reigning,” the original members of Slayer - Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo (who permanently rejoined the band in 2003) - will perform in its entirety “Reign In Blood,” the 28-minute, 1986 classic considered to this day the pinnacle album of its genre.
“’Reign in Blood’ is our signature record, and if people think that it helped set the path for that genre of music, that’s great,” said Araya. “It’s a record that means a lot to all of us in the band - it was our first record for a major label, and our first record with Rick Rubin who gave it unconditional support.”
“Reign In Blood: Still Reigning” will be directed by Dean Karr (Iron Maiden's "Rock in Rio, the groundbreaking "Sweet Dreams" for Marilyn Manson), and is set to be shot this Sunday, July 11 at the Civic Center in Augusta, ME. Ten cameras, including three hand-held mini-DVs, will capture Slayer throughout the day and evening, filming an abundance of footage and interviews shot backstage, on the band’s tour bus, and live on stage.
In an effort to revisit the look and feel of the time, the band will have a special “Reign In Blood” stage backdrop, and has recreated some of the original stage banners from the mid-80’s “Reign In Blood”-era tour dates, which incorporate the Slayer eagle and the controversial upside-down crosses that are part of the lighting rig. And some special on-stage surprises are planned for the DVD.
“If what we’re planning for the final 45-seconds of the song ‘Raining Blood’ looks half as cool as we hope it will,” added guitarist King, “the kids will be blown away. And we’ll probably have to replace all of our gear!”
Named the “Best Live Band Ever” by Revolver magazine and “Best Band” in that magazine’s 2004 “Readers’ Poll,” Slayer remains the heaviest, the fastest, and the band that crafted the brutal thrash-punk-metal blueprint that countless bands have emulated for more than two decades. Their full-throttle velocity, wildly chaotic guitar solos, and powerful musical chops paint an effectively chilling sonic background for their obsessive chronicling of the dark side.
Slayer will play the Main Stage at this Summer’s Ozzfest, due to kick off this Saturday, July 10, joining Ozzy, Black Sabbath, the recently reunited Judas Priest, Philip Anselmo’s Superjoint Ritual, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and Norwegian black metal mavens Dimmu Borgir. On the Ozzfest offdays, Slayer will co-headline a slew of concerts with Slipknot or Judas Priest. The full itinerary is as follows:
10 Meadows Music, Hartford CT (Ozzfest)
11 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME (w/Slipknot, Hatebreed)
12 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA (Ozzfest)
14 Jones Beach, New York, NY (Ozzfest)
16 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (Ozzfest)
17 Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY (Aggressive Music Festival)
18 Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (Ozzfest)
20 Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH (Ozzfest)
21 The Oaks, East Peoria, IL (Slipknot)
22 Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN (Ozzfest)
24 Coors Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO (Ozzfest)
26 Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa, ID (Judas Priest)
27 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA (Ozzfest)
28 Columbia Meadows, St. Helens, OR (KUFO Mayhem At The Meadows)
29 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA (Ozzfest)
30 Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA (Judas Priest)
31 Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen, Devore, CA (Ozzfest)
2 Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ (Slipknot)
3 Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM (Ozzfest)
5 Smirnoff Music Centre, Dallas, TX (Ozzfest)
6 Canyon Amphitheatre, Lubbock, TX (Slipknot)
7 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX (Ozzfest)
8 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX (Judas Priest)
9 Riverfest Amphitheatre, Little Rock, AR (Slipknot)
10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO (Ozzfest)
12 UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, MO (Ozzfest)
13 US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA (Slipknot)
14 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI (Ozzfest)
17 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI (Ozzfest)
18 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT (Ozzfest)
19 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH (Ozzfest)
21 Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, IL (Ozzfest)
24 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN (Ozzfest)
26 Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ (Ozzfest)
27 Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C., Darien Center, NY (Slipknot)
28 Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake, Burgettstown, PA
31 Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC (Ozzfest)
2 Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL (Ozzfest
4 Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL (Ozzfest)
TOMORROW NIGHT LIARS CLUB and MK Presents Pre - KISS Concert Party with special guest ZO2 in person
TOMORROW/July 8th ZO2 who are opening for KISS on the ROCK THE NATION tour will be at LIARS CLUB for a party celebrating their new album the eve of the show.
Meet the band, get a signed copy of their debut album, “Tuesdays and Thursdays”.
Other prizes include T-shirts and a pair of tickets to the KISS / POISON / ZO2 show at The Tweeter Center.
We have confirmed that over 40 members of the crew will attend including teh members of POISON and other suprises.
DANZIG Set Release Date For 'Circle Of Snakes'
DANZIG have set an August 31 release date through frontman Glenn Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe) for their eighth studio album, "Circle of Snakes". A single from the album — containing the title cut, "1000 Devils Reign" and "When We Were Dead" — has just been released to radio.
"Circle of Snakes" final track listing:
02. 1000 Devils Reign
04. Circle Of Snakes
05. When We Were Dead
06. Black Angel, White Angel
07. Skull Forrest
09. My Darkness
ComingSoon.net reports on the incredible box office numbers for Spider-Man 2 its first six days in theaters...
Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 2 earned an estimated $180.1 million from 4,152 theaters in its first six days of release during the 4th of July holiday, setting a record for biggest first six days ever, surpassing The Matrix Reloaded which collected $146.9 million in the same amount of time last year. The first Spider-Man earned $144.2 million its first six days, but that opened on a Friday. For the three-day period from Friday to Sunday, the Spidey sequel made $88.3 million, which is the top 4th of July opening in history, passing the studio's own Men in Black II, which pulled in $52.1 million for the three days. For the four days, Friday to Monday, the sequel made $115.8 million. Spidey 2 also marks the biggest 5-day opening total for a film with $152.6 million, a record also previously held by "Reloaded" ($144.4 million). The $88.3 million is the biggest opening weekend ever for the month of July, dropping Austin Powers in Goldmember's $73.1 million to second place. While it didn't pass the first Spidey film's weekend record of $114.8 million, again the sequel opened on Wednesday which gave moviegoers a lot of time to see it before the weekend.
"I THOUGHT he was a baboon," that is what a white South African farmer told
the police after shooting dead a Zimbabwean worker in Musina, just along the
border with Zimbabwe.
Evil Jewell Crossberg not only shot Jealous Dube of Mberengwa but went on to
lie to the cops about the circumstances of his death, it was revealed in court.
South Africa Police Services Limpopo Provincial Police spokesperson, Senior
Superintendent Motlasalaphela Mojapelo said Dube was shot dead on Tuesday
morning, apparently after a row.
Crossberg has appeared in court and was bailed out for R8000. South African
prosecutors will tell the court when the trial opens that after committing the
murder, Crossberg proceeded to Musina police where he reported he had shot
Dube after mistaking him for a BABOON.
"The deceased was shot under his left armpit by his employer, Mr Jewell
Crossberg on Tuesday at around 0730 am using a 20.38 special revolver. He
(Crossberg) hid the body at his farm after which he rushed to Musina Police station where he made a report alleging that he shot the deceased after mistaking him for a baboon", Supt Mojapelo told the Chronicle newspaper.
A police probe later left the police convinced that Crossberg deliberately
shot at Dube. Eyewitnesses told the police the two had a misunderstanding which
culminated in Crossberg pulling his gun and taking aim at the Zimbabwean.
The State of Illinois has released the following details about the Batman Begins Chicago filming...
"Intimidation Game," Warner Brothers, will be filming all of the exterior scenes for the new Batman film starring Christian Bale as the caped crusader and Michael Caine as his butler Alfred, in Chicago. Interiors were built on stage in England. Chicago will be standing in for Gotham in this version being directed by Chris Nolan (Memento) whose brother lives in Chicago. When the script called for an underground road he immediately thought of Lower Wacker, which brought the project to Illinois. The work has expanded to include the Amstutz Highway in Waukegan and various Chicago area locales for 15-plus days.
www.beinthemovies.biz/casting-calls.htm also has info on how you can become an extra for the film.
GARBAGE have revealed a provisional title and tracklisting for their new album.
According to the band's official website, the follow-up to 2001's 'Beautifulgarbage' has the working title 'Hands On A Hard Body'. The list of songs in the frame for inclusion on the album, the band's fourth, are:
'Be My Bad Boyfriend'
'Why Don't You Come Over'
'It's All Over But The Crying'
'Sex Is Not The Enemy'
'Hanging With The Bitches'
'Why Don't You Love Me'
'Calling All Girls'
'Bleed Like Me'
'Right Between The Eyes'
'Space Can Come Through Anyone'
'Nobody Can Win'
There is, as yet, no confirmed release date for the album. The bands official website www.garbage.com is being completely overhauled.
By: Frank Meyer for AVN.com
LOS ANGELES - AdultIndustryMusic.com released their seventh CD, titled Volume G: Groove 2.
AdultIndustryMusic.com opened last year and now boasts a music library of 70 original tracks. They produce original, high-quality, royalty-free digital music for use in adult productions.
Each CD is delivered in a variety of formats – .mp3 and .wav – and song lengths: full-length, 10-second clips, 30-second clips, and 60-second clips. Mp3 samples of all tracks can be heard at the site.
Volume G contains a total of 10 groove/electronica-inspired tracks that are delivered on CD via regular mail or by FTP upload.
"It’s been fun," said AdultIndustryMusic.com co-owner Chef Jeff, who also hosts the What's Cookin Show every Thursday on KSEXradio.com. "I can‘t believe that we have seven CDs under our belt and our eighth, Volume H, is almost ready, too."
Volume H will be the second hard rock CD from the online record label and should be released by August 1.
"Once again Randy Myers provided us with some of the hottest royalty-free rock guitar tracks available today," said Jeff. "I am in the process of mixing down the last few tracks."
New York's Stinky Records label will release the second album from Iceland's Sinagpore Sling, Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll September 14. They play NYC's Mercury Lounge July 15. This is what some folks thought of their '03 debut album.
Iceland’s Singapore Sling turn fuzzed-out guitars and lanky rhythms into the kind of psychedelic wall of sound that My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain used to make. For the band’s debut CD, songwriter Henrick Bjornsson stacked layer upon layer of guitar drone, relenting only on the strummy and oddly buoyant ‘Summer Garden…. the Curse is quite a heavy piece of work. Heavy, not with the metal connotation, but like the hippies used to say: weighty, important. Awesome.” – Jenny Eliscu/Rolling Stone
Handbag.com reports that Halle Berry will not be back for a third "X-Men" movie because her character, Storm, isn't going to be in it enough. According to their insider, "Halle was ready to do X-Men 3, but only if Storm was given more storyline, but the studio sees the third movie as a means to wrap up the trilogy, and that means Storm won't be featured more than Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Halle has now passed on the third movie because she's not into bit-parts. She's an Oscar winner and she wants roles that test her". As a result, producers are now apparently looking to singer and actress Christina Milian as a possible replacement. (So what's her excuse for CATWOMAN? - AZ)
In more solid news, Latino Review has learned that "Not Another Teen Movie" & "Cellular" star Chris Evans has been offered the role of Johnny Storm (aka. The Human Torch) in Fox's "The Fantastic Four". Tim Story wants Evans and that he loved him so much that he apparently offered him the role right there on the spot.
The final list now according to the most solid rumours seems to be Ioan Gruffodd ("Horatio Hornblower", "King Arthur") as Mr. Fantastic, Rachel McAdams ("The Notebook", "Mean Girls") as Susan Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, and Michael Chiklis (TV's "The Shield") as Ben Grimm. An official announcement is due any moment.
By: Ron Martin for AVN.com
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Plastic Fantasy decided that just one Halloween-themed action figure of multiple-AVN Award winner Jenna Jameson wouldn’t be enough – so they created three costumes for her to wear in “Halloween 2004,” a new set of adult action figures. Of course, as with all Plastic Fantasy figures, the clothes are removable and the bodies realistic.
Two of the figures are variations of the same costume. “Devil Girl Jenna,” can be purchased with Jameson wearing a fiery red miniskirt, wearing horns on her head, and holding a triton. The same costume can be purchased with Jameson’s skin painted a fiery red that matches her miniskirt.
The third figure is “Halloween Jenna,” which is Jameson dressed up as a sexy witch about to take a ride on her broom.
All three figures hold pumpkins.
Jerry Macaluso, founder of Plastic Fantasy, Inc., predicted that the new Jameson action figure toys would sell out – as did the last two Jameson figures he created. “We are confident that this latest version of Jenna will appeal to a greater fan base and will sell out faster then all the previous versions,” Macaluso said.
The new action figures will begin shipping in late July, and will retail for $19.99 each.
--N.Y. Daily News--Like everything thing else about him, Marlon Brando's romantic life was large - and so complicated even he had trouble keeping track of his lovers and their offspring.
In the 1950s, when his smoldering sex appeal lit up the big screen, it seemed he could have any woman he wanted.
Marilyn Monroe is said to have told him after their lovemaking, "I don't know if I do it right."
His 12-year on-and-off relationship with actress Rita Moreno was so traumatic for her that when it ended for good in 1961, Moreno overdosed on sleeping pills.
Among his many conquests were actresses Pier Angeli, Shelley Winters, Nancy Qwan and Katy Jurado.
During his affair with Moreno, Brando was married for two years to his first wife, Welsh actress Anna Kashfi. That ended in 1959, but produced his troubled son, Christian Devi Brando.
Within a year, he was married again after striking up an affair with Mexican actress Movita Castenada on the set of "Viva Zapata!"
A veteran of romances with Clark Gable and Errol Flynn, Castenada initially turned down Brando's marriage proposal - even throwing his ring back at him when he knocked on her door and threatening to call the police.
Nevertheless, they had a secret wedding on June 4, 1960, and by October she gave birth to son Miko, who later became a security guard for Michael Jackson. At the time, Brando was 36 and Castenada was 43.
A couple of years later Brando fell for Tarita Teriipia, the 19-year-old Polynesian beauty who played Miamiti in 1962's "Mutiny on the Bounty," which starred Brando.
Brando reportedly needed six months to seduce her - because, it's said, she thought he was a bad man.
"While he had several other girls servicing him in what was basically a turnstile arrangement, he would never 'go to bed' with her," Brando's friend Nick Rutgers told Peter Manso, author of the definitive "Brando: A Biography."
Teriipia finally agreed to marry him in 1962 and eventually gave birth to Rebecca, Simon and Cheyenne.
Even Brando's daughter accused him of lecherous behavior. Manso, who interviewed Cheyenne extensively, said she alleged that her father "abused her physically and sexually."
"Do I believe it?" Manso said. "I sit on the fence."
Brando's love life was so complicated that in 1967, he fathered actor Stephen Blackehart, whose spokesman said he didn't know who the mother is.
Through the 1970s, Brando romanced a half dozen women, including Yachio Tsubaki, the daughter of a Zen master.
In 1988 he began a 14-year affair with his Guatemalan maid, Maria Cristina Ruiz, who bore him three children - Ninna, Miles and Timothy.
Although Brando bought Ruiz a $450,000 home and a Mercedes, she filed a $100 million palimony lawsuit against him in 2002. The suit was settled.
Brando also adopted Petra Barrett Brando, born in 1970, the daughter of his former assistant, Caroline Barrett, and novelist James Clavell.
While most profiles credit him with nine children, biographer Manso believes Brando may have left as many as 15 children. Manso also claims Brando paid for numerous abortions.
As if he didn't have enough women in his life, Brando was quoted in the Gary Carey biography "Marlon Brando, the Only Contender," as saying: "Like a large number of men, I too have had homosexual experiences and am not ashamed."
Society 1 are currently entrenched in LA's NRG Studios with producer
Wade Norton (Static-X), recording their second Earache album, "The Sound
That Ends Creation". This marks the first recording with the current
Society 1 line-up: founding members Matt "The Lord" Zane and Sin, with
drummer Preston Nash (Primer 55, Dope) and bassist Dirt. While "The
Sound That Ends Creation" will retain the key Society 1 elements --
confrontational lyrics, industrial-metal shock-rock stylings, hellbent
Satanic overtones -- Matt "The Lord" Zane advises fans to "expect the
unexpected". Release date is set for early 2005 on Earache Records.
Marlon Brando, the mythic, maddening and Method-ical actor invariably hailed as America's greatest for a 50-year-plus film career that began with incendiary performances in A Streetcar Named Desire, burned bright again in The Godfather only to later descend into self-parody, died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital, according to his attorney. He was 80.
The cause of death was not immediately known. Brando was most recently hospitalized in April 2001 for pneumonia.
As a movie star, Brando was a two-time Oscar winner (for On the Waterfront and The Godfather), and an eight-time nominee. But because Brando was never particularly interested in being a movie star, he was also a one-time Oscar rejecter. In 1973, he famously dispatched would-be Native American Sacheen Littlefeather (aka, Mexican-American actress Maria Cruz) to the Oscar ceremonies to decline his 1972 Academy Award for playing Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather.
For the last 25 years, Brando's girth loomed as large as his legend. In the mid-1990s, he reportedly tipped the scales at 400 pounds.
Weight, age and agonizing family dramas marginalized the movie-star looks that brought him beefcake status in the 1950s ("He's a walking hormone factory," a producer said of him then). But Brando's reputation, though sullied in stinkers like The Island of Dr. Moreau, was never really marginalized. For 2001's The Score, he received $3 million for just three weeks worth. Even in down times (and despite dismissively referring to director Frank Oz as "Miss Piggy"), the Brando brand name was still gold.
"Brando is just the best actor in the world today," director Elia Kazan said in 1954.
In Brando's prime, Kazan's sentiment found few detractors.
From his 1950 film debut, as a damaged WWII vet in The Men, to 1954's Waterfront, as a compromised ex-boxer (under Kazan's direction), Brando appeared in six films, earned four consecutive Oscar nominations, won one Academy Award (for Waterfront) and saw his price-tag climb to a then-hefty $200,000 a picture.
Actor Jon Voight once described Brando's first six films as "absolutely enormous." They included: A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Julius Caesar and The Wild One. Only The Wild One and The Men failed to net Brando Oscar nods.
The excitement around Brando centered on his style. He didn't project. He mumbled. He didn't act. He inhabited--as was the way of the Method, the build-the-character-from-the-inside technique preached at New York's New School and the Actors' Studio.
Born April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, Marlon Brando Jr., a military school reject, studied at both places in the 1940s. At the Actors' Studio, in particular, he found himself at the proving ground for the new breed of post-World War II stars. Other distinguished alum of the era included Karl Malden, Marilyn Monroe and Rod Steiger.
But it was Brando who made the Method famous--first on Broadway, in 1947's career-making performance as "Stella!"-shouting brute Stanley Kowalski in the original production of Streetcar, and then on film.
In Viva Zapata!, he was the real-life Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. In Julius Caesar, he was Shakespeare's version of the principled Marc Antony. And in The Wild One, he was a force of nature--a leather-wearing, hog-riding, gang-leading bad boy.
But even as Brando was riding high in the early 1950s, there were signs he was ready to kill the engine. He said he did Hollywood movies only because he was too weak to turn down the money. He disliked fans. He disliked rehearsals. He disdained learning lines (the better to keep things spontaneous). He even professed to not like acting.
"Acting is just hustling," Brando told Playboy in 1979. "In your heart of hearts, you know perfectly well that movie stars aren't artists."
In short, the world was falling over itself in praise of Brando, and Brando didn't care (which, for the most part, only made the world fall over itself even more).
After his initial six-pack of hits, Brando went his own way--singing in Guys and Dolls, turning Japanese man for The Teahouse of the August Moon, donning a Nazi uniform in The Young Lions.
It was in the 1960s, though, that Brando truly began to separate himself from his audience, and Hollywood.
First, he directed the new-style Western One-Eyed Jacks (1961), then he went prima donna, reportedly making a tortuous production of an underwhelming version of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).
As Brando's social conscience grew (his chief issues being Native Americans and civil rights), his film choices grew curiouser and curiouser. John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), in which Brando played a sexually conflicted Army major, was, in a word, weird.
By the early 1970s, Hollywood's so-called "best actor" was unhirable. Writer/director Francis Ford Coppola had to lobby to get studio brass to even consider Brando as The Godfather's godfather. Brando won the role of Vito Corleone only after consenting to an audition and a paltry (by his former standards) $50,000 up-front paycheck.
Brando's turn as the mob boss (his cheeks stuffed with Kleenex) gave rise to a renaissance in the 1970s. He was a leading man again (albeit of a darker sort) in Last Tango in Paris. He was Superman's father Jor-El in Superman (a role for which he was paid considerably more than $50,000). And he was the mysterious Colonel Kurtz in Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
He was a 1979 Emmy for portraying American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell in the mini-series, Roots: The Next Generation.
Arguably, Brando gave very little in the way of memorably good performances in the last two decades. He did, however, give many memorably odd performances--in The Score and Moreau, among others.
In 1990, he parodied his Don Corleone self in The Freshman. He earned his last Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor, for 1989's A Dry White Season.
Brando's personal life was as turbulent as his career. He married and divorced three times, to the actresses Tarita Teriipia, Movita and Anna Kashfi. He engaged in a bitter custody battle with Kashfi over eldest son Christian. In 1990, Christian shot and killed the lover of half-sister Cheyenne at Brando's Los Angeles home. Christian served nearly five years in prison. Cheyenne committed suicide in 1995.
In April 2002, Brando's former maid, Maria Cristina Ruiz, filed a $100 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the actor, saying it was her de-facto divorce petition after 14 non-married years and three children together.
In 1996, Brando proved he still had the ability to shock, kissing the host of Larry King Live! and talking bluntly about how "Hollywood is run by Jews."
He expounded on other topics in his 1994 autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me. The book was no small feat for a man who had long talked about how much he disliked talking about himself.
"I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can," he wrote, "so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me..."
But, in the end, Marlon Brando was impossible to separate from the mythology of Marlon Brando. He was larger than life. He was larger than most of his movies. He was simply Brando.
Ministry's "No W" video will premier on MTV's Headbanger's Ball on Saturday, July 3rd, 2004.
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As mentioned here yesterday, on Sunday, July 11th tune into VH1 Classics' debut of the new program "The Alternative," co-hosted by Al Jourgensen and Eddie Trunk, which will air from 11 am to 1 pm, then repeat that evening from 11 pm to 1 am EST. The show highlights Ministry videos new and old, as well as some interesting storytelling by Uncle Al.
Al Jourgensen is interviewed in the latest issue of MK Magazine, which ships this Monday worldwide.
According to Playbill.com, a new musical featuring the music of the rock group THE RAMONES will debut in Perth, Australia, in August.
Entitled "Gabba Gabba Hey!" , the musical will play the Monkey Bar Aug. 17-21. Andy Goldberg, who helmed off-Broadway's "Bomb-itty of Errors", is directing, with choreography by "Strictly Ballroom" star Paul Mercurio and musical direction by Tommy Ramone.
Librettist Herrmann, who is also the show's producer, said in a statement, " 'Gabba Gabba Hey!' is a fun show that aims to reinvent the traditional stage musical for performance in rock clubs. As the first musical to celebrate the perennially popular music of New York's rock scene — specifically, THE RAMONES and NEW YORK DOLLS — this show has a definite edge and attitude, in keeping with the aesthetic demands of its target audience. But 'Gabba' is also very sweet and lyrical."
About 'Gabba', producer Herrmann, who hopes to bring the show to the U.S., added, "Think 'Grease'-on-speed and you’re on the money — albeit with a generous dollop of colorful Lower East Side characters. With 18 high energy RAMONES songs and a rather touching love story all performed in 70 minutes, 'Gabba Gabba Hey!' is streetwise yet heartfelt; retro but also new and innovative. Plus there’s not a dull moment in it, I promise!"
The Monkey Bar is located at 393 Murray Street in Perth, Australia. Tickets, priced $25-$39.90 are available by logging on to www.bocsticketing.com.au.
Sony Pictures Entertainment's Spider-Man 2 established a new industry record for opening day box office receipts with an estimated $40.5 million in ticket sales, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Vice-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. Spider-Man 2 debuted yesterday in 4,152 theaters.
"We are off to a phenomenal start on what looks to be a magical six days for Spider-Man 2," said Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. "Spider-Man 2 may be the best reviewed film of the year, and now it's clearly being loved by audiences as well. Sam Raimi and the producers and cast have delivered a great film."
The $40.5 million figure shatters the existing opening day record of $39.4 million set by the original Spider-Man, which opened in May, 2002. The film also set a new record for openings on a Wednesday.
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Sunday, July 11th tune into VH1 Classics' debut of the new program "The Alternative," co-hosted by Al Jourgensen and Eddie Trunk, which will air from 11 am to 1 pm, then repeat that evening from 11 pm to 1 am EST. The show highlights Ministry videos new and old, as well as some interesting storytelling by Uncle Al.