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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

ZZ Top’s Founding Bassist Dusty Hill Has Died (1949-2021)

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This sure has been a terrible week for music as Monday we learned of the death of Metal Church’s Mike Howe, Tuesday’s news was the passing of Slipknot founding drummer Joey Jordison and now the band ZZ Top has shared the sad news about the passing of their bassist Dusty Hill. Born Joseph Michael Hill, the musician passed away in his sleep and was 72. Their statement follows the photo we have taken from their Official Facebook Page.

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ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill from Facebook

Band Statement:
“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C.”
You will be missed greatly, amigo. Frank & Billy

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Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Hill
Official: https://www.zztop.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZZTop

Founding Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Has Died (1975-2021)

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While still rattled from yesterdays news about the shocking passing of Metal Church’s Mike Howe, we learned just a short time ago that founding Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (born Nathan Jonas Jordison) has died at age 46. A statement from his family is below the photo.

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Family Statement:
“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46,” the statement reads. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow.”

“To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music,” it continued. “The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes,”.

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Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Jordison

Sony Pictures: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Official Trailer 2

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When we first discussed the topic of the continuation of the “Ghostbusters” franchise with “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” it was way back in December of 2019 (as seen HERE). At the time we were getting ready to welcome what was sure to be a bountiful year of to do in 2020. Then 2020 began and while it started out alright by March was an international disaster based on the global pandemic. Now as the world slowly rises to more sense of normal, a second Official Trailer has been revealed and we we prepare to enjoy it I ask you all once more “Who you gonna call?”

The Premise: A single mother and her two children move to Oklahoma after inheriting property from a previously unknown relative. They discover their family’s legacy to the original Ghostbusters, who have become something of a myth as many have long-since forgotten the events of the “Manhattan Crossrip of 1984”.
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Metal Church Announces The Passing Of Singer Mike Howe (1965-2021)

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We’ve just learned the news about the passing of Metal Church lead singer Mike Howe from the bands Official Facebook Page. I’ve shared a photo that we took of the musician back in 2016 during an incendiary performance at the B.B. King Blues Club. The bands statement and additional thoughts are below the photo.

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Mike Howe w Metal Church in NYC (2016) by Ken Pierce

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Now Streaming: “Masters Of The Universe: Revelation” on Netflix (7/23/2021)

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They say that the third time is the charm and that makes me say once more “By The Power Of Grayskull!!! I Have The Power!!!” which all of you “Masters Of The Universe” fans know to be the call to battle by the mighty He-Man. Well, this is our third go round on the topic of the new series as we’ve shared intel with the Teaser Trailer and then the Official Trailer (just click that text to see the posts) and now the moment has arrived and “Master Of The Universe – Revelation” makes its debut on the Netflix streaming service. I’d say that now is a good time to sign up if you haven’t already but at this point in time I don’t know anyone without an account. I’ve secured the Official Poster, premise and the ensemble voice cast down below so please enjoy.

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The Premise: A radical return to Eternia, Revelation is a direct sequel series to the classic era of Masters of the Universe. Featuring fan favorites He-Man, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms, the story pits our heroic warriors, and guardians of Castle Grayskull against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast-Man and the vile legions of Snake Mountain. But after a ferocious final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe! Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last. This is the epic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe saga fans have waited 25 years to see! (c/o Wiki)
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