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
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.
“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,
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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.
Any now for something completely different… I wish to inform you about some doings among The Flock….
Just the other day my good friend Steve posted a clip on his Facebook timeline which read “My daughter Samantha arranged and conducted “Life Eternal” by Ghost with her Wallenpaupack Area HS Chamber Choir. While there were many amazing performances at last night’s WAHS Chorus concert, this was my favorite. I’m so proud”. Having known the Dad for something like 25 years and sharing a number of Heavy Metal concert memories with him, I just had to share this with the readership. Please enjoy this take on the song from the bands “Prequelle” album.
Fans of the Anime and Manga side of the fence were rather excited when the juggernaut that is New York Comic Con brought back an Anime focused event that would run in tandem with its main Javits Center event. Just a short while ago, ReedPOP announced the return of this part of the spectacle for its sophomore go-round. Read down below to the full press release and know that I will return at the close with additional editorial.
The Press Release:
Over the past seven months, we’ve spent countless hours talking with publishers, exhibitors and most importantly, listening to the feedback from you, our fans. We know last year wasn’t perfect and we under-delivered on the experience. What’s become crystal clear through all the feedback we’ve received is that there is an insatiable desire for additional anime content at NYCC. With this in mind, we’re so excited to finally share our plans with you.
Anime Fest 2019 is our celebration of your love for all things anime. Located just a block away from the Javits Center, it will be the NYCC home for exclusive and intimate anime panels and signings, interactive and immersive experiences, after hours parties, and a place to geek out and connect with other fans in a space that NYCC has created just for you. Here are the details! Continue reading ReedPOP Announcement: “Anime Fest @ NYCC x Anime Expo” is Back→
Though I’ve only been listening to the Greatest Hits numbers that would normally be found on the terrestrial radio stations that I grew up on, I never managed to follow too much about The Doobie Brothers in terms of comprehensive catalog immersion or live performances. Mind you I still like what I know and that made this bit of news rather interesting to me. Check it out.
The Press Release:
The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. In November 2018, they returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York City for the first time in 25 years to perform two of their landmark albums, “Toulouse Street” and “The Captain and Me”. These historic concerts offered an opportunity for Doobie fans to hear deep cuts and songs never before performed live by the band. This amazing live concert experience was captured for PBS viewers in THE DOOBIE BROTHERS LIVE FROM THE BEACON THEATRE, part of special programming premiering on PBS stations in June 2019 (check local listings).