• Today: Gene Simmons Signs “Me, Inc.” @ Barnes & Noble Tribeca (10/21/2014)

    There have been a lot of cool book signings over the last few weeks and I recently noted that both guitarist Joe Perry and the legendary Billy Idol had done these at our regional Barnes & Noble outlets and now its time for Gene Simmons to once again grace NYC with his presence as he makes an appearance to sign copies of his latest tome – a book entitled “Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business”. Check out the cover.

    Book - Gene Simmons - Me

    Amazon.com describes the book: “The fact that KISS is one of the most successful rock bands in the world is no accident. From the beginning Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had a clear-cut vision of what they wanted to do and how they wanted to operate KISS as a business well before they ever first took the stage. Since deciding with Paul to manage the band themselves, Simmons has proved himself to be a formidable businessman, having sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, overseen over 3,000 licensed merchandise items, and starred in the longest running celebrity reality show to date. More impressive is that he handles all of his business ventures on his own—no personal assistant, few handlers, and as little red tape as possible.
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  • Win A Ticket To See Doro Pesch @ Gramercy Theatre On 10/20/14

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    The Scoop: The Metal Republic of NYC might have only recently got a crushing show by Doro Pesch back in 2013 but that does not mean that The Big Apple Metalheads don’t welcome her back with open arms each time that she honors us with her presence. This year marks the one true Metal Queen’s 30th Anniversary of touring and she is calling this short run of US Regional Dates her “Strong and Proud” tour. I mentioned once before that I had enjoyed the music of Doro since she was in Warlock, and have continually been impressed by her genuine positivity towards her loyal fans as she delivers the goods on the stage like few others even dare attempt. It’s without a doubt that when you go to a Doro show, you are entertained and left screaming for more. Her show in NYC is bound to be a special one as she is pulling out the stops by bringing special guests to the stage with her. I am speaking of Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Leather Leone, Jean Bouvoir (Plasmatics, Crown Of Thorns) and most recently announced Veronica Freeman (Benedictum). Supporting the show will be The Mighty Swine and three talented local bands. This is surely going to be a night to remember for a very long time. That being said, I am super excited to announce that thanks to the folks at Livenation, PiercingMetal.com is going to send some of you to the show for free. Read on.
    When & Where: Monday, October 20th, 7pm @ Gramercy Theatre (127 East 23rd Street NYC).
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  • Tonight: “Comic Book Men” Season 4 (10/12/2014)

    Not only had the 2014 NY Comic Con ended a few hours ago and led us into the fifth season premiere of “The Walking Dead” (which I hope you are not planning on spoiling for anyone after it ends) but not long after that show airs we shall get the fourth season premiere of “Comic Book Men”. Since I was leading us into “TWD” I felt that I might as well continue to help this series with related broadcast posts. Have you given this show a chance yet? Let’s discuss a little more after the logo below.

    Logo - Comic Book Men

    The Premise: As I’ve denoted for the last few seasons of this program, the premise of the show is the day-to-day happenings that take place in Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash which is Kevin Smith’s comic book shop that is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. As you are reading this I should admit that I have only seen the first two seasons with a spattering of the third so I am hoping that Netflix gets them again since I don’t think they are on the On Demand for AMC anymore. If you have not seen it yet, there are some similarities to the show “Pawn Stars” but done with a much geekier and comic/toy collector twist. I’ve formed this viewpoint since the customer brings in items that they wish to sell off to the store and they call in the occasional expert who knows more about a particular piece being presented. There is also a podcast that Smith hosts and the show switches back and forth from the staff talking there and the activity at the comic store. The cast of players remains the same and the show continues along at 30 minutes per episode for the fourth season.
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  • Tonight: “The Walking Dead” Season 5 Begins (10/12/2014)

    How could we possibly end the NY Comic Con without finding our last day leading us right into the breakout hit of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. The zombie apocalypse series will premiere its fifth season first episode tonight. Check out the poster and then we can banter a tad.

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  • Opening Today: “Dracula Untold” (10/10/2014)

    Fans of the Dracula mythos and that which be vampiric in nature might enjoy this new film that is opening today and gives us an origin story of sorts to the legendary vampire with “Dracula Untold”. This Horror Fantasy film will appear at a theater near you so check out the poster and let’s talk a little.

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  • Featured Image It’s Finally Here! NY Comic Con 2014 Begins Today!

    Yes my dear friends in Geek, today is the first day of the 2014 NY Comic Con which is once again being held at the spacious Jacob Javits Center on the West Side of town. Normally I do one of these broadcasts the night before but with so many posts going up yesterday I set this one to be scheduled for the wee hours of the morning on the day of the Con. As you read this I am still sleeping since its post time was 12:30 in the morning. A little early for me for sure but with such a crazy schedule today and over the next three days that follow it, the more rest the better I can attend to these adventures. I’ve secured the proper Press Credentials this year and cannot wait to share all of my findings with you readers here on the PiercingMetal.com site.


    Diehard attendees of the NY Comic Con know that it now runs four days and that passes to access this event have been sold out for weeks. Consider yourself lucky if you got one of the 4 Day Passes when they first went on sale. I go to all four of the days since I have the means to do so. During the course of the Comic Con, I will also be adventuring out to a number of exciting Metal and Hard Rock shows so my nights will be as busy as my days. After the convention this evening I have Judas Priest and I will be following that show with gigs by Within Temptation, X Japan and Lacuna Coil. Whew. The other thing that excites me about this years convention is that the coverage I do will go right here on the main site as opposed to where I once showcased it on our “PiercingMetal Musings Blog”. When I redeveloped and launched the website back in June, I took all of that wonderful content and integrated it right here on the new site. Now all of my creative presentations are here together and keeping you entertained without any need to continue to somewhere else.

    Alright, its time for me to close this broadcast up and let you prepare your Cosplay if you are doing that or to get to the Javits nice and early to get a good spot on the line. Hope to see a lot of friends there this year and as always please stay tuned for the detailed coverage that will be offered up. My camera trigger finger is itching to shoot photographs and that is a very good thing for you.

  • Tonight: “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (10/8/2014)

    Have you watched any off the past “American Horror Story” series when they aired over the last couple of years? There are three of them if you haven’t already dug into them and there is some seriously quirky and spooky business going on in each one. The interesting thing about the show is that each new season is a different premise and not just one long continuing storyline. What began with the “Murder House” and led us to the “Asylum” caught us in a magical web with “Coven” and here we are now with nickels in hand lining up at the circus for its latest offering “Freak Show” which airs tonight on FX (check your local listings for times). Check out the poster below that I borrowed from The Hollywood Reporter since it was nicely sized and then we can dig into the premise, cast and more.

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  • Featured Image Tonight: “Arrow” (Season 3) (10/8/2014)

    I’m excited again and this should not surprise any of you readers when you realize that I am a comic book and superhero geek. Last night The CW Network gave us the brand new series for “The Flash” but tonight its the Season 3 premiere for “Arrow”, the show that gave us an introduction to that new show in the first place. Check out the promotional poster below and some basic premise stuff then we can talk a little more.

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  • Today: Billy Idol Signs “Dancing With Myself @ Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble (10/8/2014)

    This might strike you with a little bit of a surprise but I have been a fan of the music of Billy Idol since I first heard his 1981 debut solo release “Don’t Stop”. Mind you I was still quite the Rocker and the burgeoning Metalhead back then but based on some of the folks that I was jamming with I developed an appreciation of the musical offerings of the all too infectious Idol without any hesitation. That said I am pretty stoked to announce that today at noon, Mr. Idol will be signing copies of his brand new autobiography “Dancing With Myself” at the Fifth Avenue Barnes and Noble. The book was officially released yesterday but you will need to purchase one at the B&N in order to participate in this cool event. Check out the cover of the book and the press copy that I snagged from his official website.

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  • Featured Image Airing Tonight: “The Flash” (10/7/2014)

    I recently finished the second season of The CW Network’s show “Arrow”, the one based on the DC Comics character “Green Arrow” and during that run we met Barry Allen. Allen was a forensic scientist for the Central City Police Department and at the close of his appearances was the victim of a lab accident that will lead him to becoming The Flash. Comic book fans everywhere know exactly what I am talking about but this “Arrow” cameo was the not so subtle lead into his own series as “The Flash” appears in his own show tonight. Check out the poster below and then we can review the premise and cast.

    Poster - The Flash - S1 - 2014
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