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Happy 76th Birthday To The Legendary Sir Paul McCartney

Born on this day way back in 1942, the now legendary Sir Paul McCartney made his first-ever appearance to parents Mary and Jim. We wanted to take a quick moment to wish the musician a very Happy 76th Birthday. For some reason I missed doing a post like this on his 75th but hey, better late than never right? To say that his musical career has been a bountiful one would be an understatement with his being a founding member of The Beatles and eventually Wings along with maintaining a very prolific solo career and since we are just raising a glass in his honor today you can hit up the Official Wiki entry below. I suggest grabbing a cup of tea because there is a lot to read and you’re going to want to open Spotify or whatever you use to stream music since I anticipate some listening across the course of your discovery.

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So the photo you see is on the terrible side but was shot with a mobile device from about 80 million feet away when he played at the then brand-new CitiField. A friend of mine had an extra ticket that he gave to me so who could pass something like that up and I think it was the second of a four night stint but I’d have to check the concert review that I posted since it was nine years ago. You can read that report too if your interested by clicking on THIS LINK. It was a very good time and loaded with hits. I owe my appreciation of both The Beatles and Wings to my family so thank you very much oh wise ones for steering me properly on some good music when I was really young. Happy Birthday Sir Paul, we wish you very many more.

Official Website: https://www.paulmccartney.com/
Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney

Ghost Performs “Enter Sandman” w Candlemass For Polar Music Prize 2018

The Press Release:
LINKÖPING, SWEDEN – JUNE 14, 2018 – Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost’s joined legendary metal band Candlemass to honor Metallica by performing “Enter Sandman” as members Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo were presented with the Polar Music Prize by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. Watch the unforgettable performance below….

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Wow. Wasn’t that pretty darned awesome. Hopefully they consider releasing a studio recording of this since it sounded so frigging good. What do you readers think about this one? Also, have you heard the new full “Prequelle” album yet? I have yet to receive my copy and then its onto giving you a complete summary about it. Stay tuned.

Official Website: http://www.ghost-official.com

Announcing The Winners Of The “Metal Hammer Golden Gods” Awards 2018

It was just the other day that the folks over at Metal Hammer Magazine had their “Golden Gods” awards show and with the winners making the rounds on the web, I could do no less than keeping our fine readers in the know. Scroll through to read them all and then I will return with my editorial notions on it and even ask you for yours. Here we go.

Best New Band:
Lovebites (winner)

Over Conjurer, Sleep Token, Loathe and Visigoth

Best Underground Band:
Wolves In The Throne Room (winner)

Over Amenra, Chelsea Wolfe, Heilung and Tribulation

Best British Band:
Judas Priest (winner)

Over Asking Alexandria, Cradle Of Filth, Alestorm and Rolo Tomassi
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Image Comics Reveals Events/Signings For Book Expo/Book Con 2018

Both PiercingMetal.com and “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” Lifestyle Blog have been attending the Book Expo and Book Con for a couple of years now and an overview of last years adventure can be found on THIS LINK. The two conventions begin tomorrow (5/30) and one of the publishers in attendance are the fine folks from Image Comics. Earlier this morning, we received a press release with some of the exclusive events and signings that will be taking place over the course of the next five days. Check it out.

In order to help you plan out your exploring and navigate the massive space of the Javits Center, you’re going to want to download the Official Book Con app to your mobile device. Click HERE and follow the steps to get your proper device hooked up. Once you’ve done that the information below will be a lot easier to work with.

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Breaking: UFO’s Phil Mogg Will Retire After 50th Anniversary Tour In 2019

Perusing the web while enjoying a morning bit of coffee, we learned this news from the legendary Phil Mogg, lead singer for the Hard Rock band UFO. Phil will apparently be stepping down after the 2019 50th Anniversary Tour. Read on.

The Official Statement:
Phil Mogg has confirmed that next year’s 50th anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO were formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is their only ever-present member, performing on all of the group’s 22 studio albums.

“This decision has been a long time coming, I’ve considered stepping down at the end of UFO’s previous two tours,” Mogg explains. “I don’t want to call this a farewell tour as I hate that word, but next year’s gigs will represent my final tap-dancing appearances with the band.

“2019 marks UFO’s 50th anniversary, so the timing feels right,” he continues. “There will be a final tour of the UK and we will also play some shows in selected other cities that the band has a strong connection with. But outside of the UK this won’t be a long tour. Being out on the road isn’t always tremendously luxurious and although the playing is as great as it ever was, the stuff that surrounds it becomes very tiresome. I always told myself that when I reached that stage I would step down, and that’s what I’m going to do. This is the right time for me to quit.”

Mogg turned 70 back in April and although his voice remains strong, he admits that age played its part in his conclusion.
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