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Foghat Spinoff Earl & The Agitators Return w “Shaken & Stirred”

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The Press Release:
Rock n’ Roll, Blues and a dash of Country are being served “Shaken & Stirred” in the latest release by the ‘Earl and the Agitators All Star Band’. “Shaken & Stirred” (a follow-up to their 2016 self-titled EP) will be released on Friday, October 26th, 2018. Earl & the Agitators is the brain child of Foghat founding member/drummer Roger Earl, singer/guitarist extraordinaire Scott Holt (former 10-year Buddy Guy alum) and Foghat lead/slide guitarist Bryan Bassett. Rounding out the line-up for the live bonus tracks are Foghat bassist Rodney O’Quinn, guitarist Tony Bullard and percussionist Mark Petrocelli.

“This band was born out of a passion for American Music,” explains Roger. “Rock, Blues & Country. Scott Holt, who played with Buddy Guy, one of my musical heroes, for many years, channels this music with a joy and mastery of a seasoned pro. With his fireballing guitar and soulful vocals, we had a blast writing and recording! And since we are all big Johnny Cash fans we also included a couple of his songs for fun. I love making music with Scott!”.

“So, you’re in a band and you have some friends that are in another band,” adds Scott. “You get together and hang out, writing and recording music. You share a love for old rock n’ roll, blues and country, so you jam on a Tommy Tucker tune and even take a swing at a Johnny Cash cut from the Sun Records days. You’re having so much fun that you give it a name and even take it onstage! The recipe is simple; take your Chess and Sun 45’s, throw them in a blender with a dollop of thundering drums, thumping bass and searing electric guitars…I’m pretty sure that’s the recipe for rock n’ roll!”
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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019 Nominees Are:

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just released their “Class Of 2019” Nominations, so after some reminder premise on how one achieves such an “honor” I will line out the list for you. Let’s go.

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The Criteria: Currently, groups or individuals are qualified for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll. Four categories are recognized: Performers, Non-Performers, Early Influences, and Sidemen (as of 2000). However, fans have no input concerning who is nominated or elected to the hall.

The Nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 Are: Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, Todd Rundgren and The Zombies.
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Golden Robot Records Signs Kings X

As we recover from the crowd-crushing madness that is the NY Comic Con, I’m making my way through press releases and wanted to share this update about the legendary rockers in Kings X. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records, continues to grow at an unprecedented pace. The label is absolutely thrilled to announce that globally revered, Billboard-charting rock icons KING’S X are now part of their ever-growing international roster. KING’S X recently signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records which will see their long-awaited forthcoming new album released worldwide in 2019 via Golden Robot Records’ partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

“I’m really excited to release the next KING’S X album with Mark, Derek and the crew at Golden Robot! May the groove be with us all,” says vocalist/bassist dUg Pinnick. Guitarist Ty Tabor adds, “I’m looking forward to working with Golden Robot Records!”

Drummer Jerry Gaskill adds, “It’s been a while since we’ve made a record. During that time, I’ve been thinking, when and if we make a new record, I want it to be the best we can do. I want to believe in it. I want to make it great, whatever it takes. I don’t want to just make another KING’S X record. I think and hope that we are in that place. I think and hope its time and I feel good about the team we’ll be working with at Golden Robot Records. I’m going do my best. Let’s do this thing.”
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Marvel Unveils FULL 2018 NY Comic Con Schedule

As previously noted, the NY Comic Con for 2018 is heading our way and we are happy to share that we shall once again be in attendance and serving up the awesome right here on the website and on our Official Instagram. With such an event hitting the geek culture, the plans, offerings and schedules of the biggest companies get revealed. Here now is the full schedule for Marvel Entertainment. It’s a lot to read so get comfortable.

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The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA (September 27, 2018) Marvel Entertainment is taking over New York Comic Con with a massive line-up of revealing panels, and fan events. From first-look videos, to star-studded signings, and incredible experiences at the Marvel booth, this is a Comic Con that’s sure to provide tons of unexpected surprises that’s not to be missed – all starting Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th .

See below for exclusive posters that Marvel will be handing out throughout the weekend, which includes Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel Rising, The Gifted, and Marvel’s Runaways (poster forthcoming), as well as comic variants and lithographs from Marvel Comics’ panels and their Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary signing and Marvel’s Young Guns signing.

Marvel Entertainment’s full schedule of events and panels below

Thursday, October 4th
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – Marvel: Making Comics The Marvel Way
Javits Center – Room 1A24

Mighty Marvel editors and guests take you behind-the-scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made! Learn about every aspect of production including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, editing, and more – with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes. If you’re interested in the ins-and-outs of the comic book industry, this is the one panel you can’t miss!
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Image Comics Shares NY Comic Con 2018 Schedule & Signings

The Press Release:
Image Comics will return to New York City this year for NYCC on Thursday, October 4th through Sunday, October 7th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the http://www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1444):
Blackbird #1- $10 + tax
Dead Rabbit #1 – $10 + tax
JesusFreak Ashcan – $1 + tax
Deadly Class #1 – FREE with any purchase at the Image booth
Exorsisters #1 Ashcan – available at Artist Alley table #D16
Infinite Dark #1 – available at Top Cow booth #AA-G20
God Country HC – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw – $35 + tax
A.D. After Death HC – Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 2 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Monstress Volume 3 HC – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda – $35 + tax
Kill or Be Killed HC – Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips – $35 + tax
Seven to Eternity HC – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña – $35 + tax
Ice Cream Man HC – W Maxwell Prince, Martín Morazzo – $35 + tax
VS HC – Iván Brandon and Esád Ribic – $35 + tax
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

MERCHANDISE:
BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
“I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $24.99 (+tax)
“I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
DEADLY CLASS lapel pins, $10 (+tax)
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.
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