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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.

Presenting: “Rush: Cinema Strangiato” Official Trailer

I’m pretty much a lifetime fan of the band Rush as I was first exposed to them back when “Permanent Waves” was released, or maybe it was “Hemispheres”, but I digress. I do own all of the bands work and have seen them a number of times over the years. That led me to be excited at the reveal of this brand new trailer about the one night only film release “Rush: Cinema Strangiato”. Let’s take a look.


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Now Playing: “Child’s Play” in Theaters Everywhere (6/21/2019)

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It seems as though there are at least a few Horror movies coming out to offer a bit of a buffer zone between the big screen superhero films and now the “Child’s Play” franchise begins anew with a brand new sinister toy. I shared the second trailer back in April so in case you missed it just click HERE to check it out. The remake of the premise opens today in theaters everywhere. Let’s revisit the premise and casting after you see the poster.

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The Premise: The story follows a mother named Karen who gives her son Andy a toy doll, Chucky, though both aren’t aware of its evil nature. (c/o Orion Pictures)
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Here’s The Winners Of The 2019 Kerrang! Awards

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Back in May, Kerrang Magazine offered up the nominees for their “Kerrang Awards” and you can peruse the full list of who was up for what along with my own predictions by clicking HERE. Yesterday they announced who won and since I’d like to keep you in the know, I’ve shared that information below. Let’s take a look.

Best British Breakthrough Act:
Yonaka
WINNER – IDLES
Scarlxrd
Svalbard
Black Peaks

Best International Breakthrough Act:
Vein
The Interrupters
WINNER – SWMRS
Simple Creatures
Angel Du$t
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Heart Extend Massive U.S. “Love Alive” Summer Tour Into The Fall

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It feels like forever ago that I first discussed the Heart “Love Alive Tour” (seen HERE in this post from February), The hectic yesterday finds me sharing the latest update from the folks handling the affairs of Heart nice and early this morning in terms of their tour extension but don’t fret none since its all good. Let’s take a look shall we.

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The Press Release:
HEART–ANN and NANCY WILSON–will extend their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour into the fall with dates now taking the group through October. New dates include stops in Newark, Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Paul and more with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining as very special guests and Lucie Silvas opening.

Tickets for the newly announced shows (indicated below) go on sale beginning Friday, June 21 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com. Tickets for the initial dates are on sale now. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

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It was just a short time ago where a scary and startling revelation was made by Megadeth founder, Dave Mustaine on their Official Website and its respective social networks. Please read on.

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Megadeth by Ken Pierce (2005)

The Statement:
“I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun.

Unfortunately, this requires that we cancel most shows this year. The 2019 Megacruise will happen, and the band will be a part of it in some form. All up to date information will be at megadeth.com as we get it. Megadeth will be back on the road ASAP.

Meanwhile, Kiko, David, Dirk and I are in the studio, working on the follow up to Dystopia – which I can’t wait for everyone to hear.

I’m so thankful for my whole team – family, doctors, band members, trainers, and more.

I’ll keep everyone posted.

See you soon,
Dave Mustaine”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I can only add that we are keeping Dave and his family in our thoughts during this trying time. Let’s all hope that by catching it early and with the best treatment that he will beat this illness and be back to doing what he does the very best, delivering socially relevant and ass-kicking Heavy Metal music. Get well soon Dave. We are all pulling for you to do so.

Official Website: http://www.megadeth.com