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Tool Claims #1 Spot On Billboard Top 200 w “Fear Inoculum”

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The Press Release:
TOOL celebrates their third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, with Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) reigning over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units.

The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamored to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD. The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release: “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the TOOL release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”

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The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.
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Marvel Entertainment Unveils 2019 NYCC Panel Line-Up

The Press Release:
Marvel Entertainment returns to New York Comic-Con this year with a massive line-up of all-star panels from Marvel Comics, Marvel Games, Marvel New Media, and Marvel Television – all starting Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6. Check out the schedule of Marvel Entertainment’s panels below. A full schedule of Marvel Entertainment booth activities, including additional signings and events will be released in the coming weeks.

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT PANELS SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, October 3rd

Making Comics the Marvel Way
1:30 – 2:30 PM ET, Room 1A24
Talent Scout Rickey Purdin and an assortment of Mighty Marvel 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, 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!

Spider-Man Spectacular: A This Week In Marvel Special Event
2:45 – 3:45 PM ET, Room 1A24
The return of Spider-Man 2099! The hype for Ghost-Spider, Miles Morales, Mary Jane, and more! Join This Week in Marvel cohosts Ryan Penagos and Lorraine Cink for a deep dive into all things Spidey with writers Saladin Ahmed, Seanan McGuire, and Leah Williams. Hold onto your butts for news, reveals, swag, and more!
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“Happy 70th Birthday” To KISS’ Gene Simmons “The Demon” (8/25/2019)

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Greetings my Friends, I just wanted to take a moment out of the regular course of your day to remind you that today is the birthday of the great Gene Simmons of KISS. Yep, the bassist was born in Haifa, Israel on August 25th, 1949 making today his 70th Birthday. To that I think its acceptable for all of us to say “Mazel Tov” 🙂 The photo I added to this wish was snapped by me just the other day when the band performed at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time event. As you can see, he is not slowing down in his senior years at all. It was a mind-blowing show it and you will learn all about it in my upcoming concert review and gallery. Stay tuned for that.

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KISS’s Gene Simmons @ Barclays Center (2019) by Ken Pierce

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t think that I need to remind the readership of PiercingMetal that KISS is my very favorite band of all time and that Gene is my favorite member of the group that he co-founded with Paul Stanley, “The Starchild” so many years ago. Gene is an icon in the music industry despite some critics and has shown the world the endless possibilities in branding and what is open to do with ones creative works. The images of KISS are found everywhere and especially in the comic books like in the just announced new series coming from Dynamite Entertainment called “KISS: Zombies”. You can bet your sweet bippy that I will be snagging that when it hits the racks of the local comic book store. For more of Gene’s overall life story you can refer to the link to his Wikipedia entry down below because there is too much to write. We just wanted to make sure to wish him a “Happy Birthday” and to remind our readers about the remaining dates on the “End Of The Road” World Tour. That stuff can be examined by clicking the highlighted text. See you again and I hope you had a great birthday Gene.

Official Websites:
KISS: http://www.kissonline.com
Gene Simmons: http://www.genesimmons.com
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Simmons

Peter Murphy On Course To Make A Full Recovery After Heart Attack

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The Press Release:
Following the recent news that he had suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, PETER MURPHY has been given an excellent prognosis. Dr. Akshai Bhandary, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital, has issued the following statement:

“Mr. Peter Murphy was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiac Care Unit on August 13, 2019 after having suffered a heart attack. He underwent emergent angioplasty and received two stents to his right coronary artery. Since then, Mr. Murphy has done excellent and is expected to make a full recovery. We wish Peter and his family the absolute best.”

Relieved and optimistic that he will be back on his feet and in action, Peter himself has issued the following message:

“Following my recent episode in New York City with my heart attack and being admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital and seeing myself go through the rigors of intensive care, I am very happy to say that I have made a full recovery. Thanks to the superb team of doctors, specialists, nurses and care staff. I am so glad to say I am up and running again. My tour manager Brian Lowe and my assistant Chantal Thomas were directly instrumental in saving my life and to whom I cannot thank enough. I also want to thank every single friend and fan who has been supporting me throughout this ordeal. I remain grateful especially to my Bauhaus band mates”.

xxx Peter.

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Peter suffered a heart attack during his twelve date residency at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. Unable to take the stage for that evening’s show, he was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital where he was diagnosed and received life-saving angioplasty.

In lieu of gifts or flowers, Peter has asked to make a donation to The American Heart Association at https://tinyurl.com/peter-murphy-heart. Follow Peter Murphy online for further updates on show announcements.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add to the mix here but just wanted to be sure to share the most recent update on Peter’s incident from his media side of the fence since I know a lot of our readers are longtime fans and many were even hitting some of the residency dates. As far as those shows that were supposed to take place are concerned, when they get rescheduled you can count on my listing them on our Events Calendar as I did with the shows that took place. I am glad to find Peter getting the excellent prognosis and I am sure that his most ardent fans will be enjoying him in concert sooner than later. Chime in below if you’d care to add some thoughts, it’s always nice to hear what the readers have to say. See you next time around.

Official Website: http://www.peter-murphy.com

+LIVE+ Celebrates 25 Years Of “Throwing Copper” With Limited Edition Vinyl Release

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The Press Release:
On October 4, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of LIVE’s groundbreaking sophomore album Throwing Copper, Radioactive/MCA/UMe will release a vinyl version of the multi-platinum-selling album in two configurations, a standard black 2LP as well as a limited-edition red vinyl + olive green vinyl. The vinyl releases are in addition to the already available Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition, deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone 1CD set. Order Throwing Copper now here.

First released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper transformed LIVE into one of the most lyrically impactful and instrumentally powerful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Topping the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its debut, Throwing Copper also features two No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8x multiplatinum by the RIAA, selling over 8 million copies.

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