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“Happy Independence Day” 2018 Metal Legions

Since today is the Fourth Of July, the Independence Day of these United States, I wanted to have a little fun and share some of the songs that bring some American spirit to the song. Now these aren’t necessarily patriotic numbers of course but have our branding in them somewhere and I hope that you enjoy this little summary. Please know that clicking the album artwork will launch the song on Spotify or on YouTube if I couldn’t find a link there. You’re going to need a Spotify account to enjoy this best and by now you should have one anyway. Here we go.

“We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad: Recorded in 1973, this perennial by the great Grand Funk Railroad has long been a favorite of Rockers everywhere. Everything about this song is great from its rousing lyrical base to the overall melody and not only does it start with some solid drumming, but its sung by the bands drummer Don Brewer. It’s been covered a number of times but some varied artists over the years but the original remains the very best. I’ll be featuring a few of the covers as well for the sake of comparison but a little later on in the narrative.

album covers, grand funk railroad

“(You Can Still) Rock In America” by Night Ranger: Fast forwarding ten years in Rock Music history comes my very first go at the band Night Ranger thanks to this single from their “Midnight Madness” album. My friend had MTV (as we didn’t in NYC at the time) and when I saw this track I was an immediate fan and recall going out to buy the LP and the bands first album “Dawn Patrol” as well. At least I think that is how it happened but we are talking so many years ago but I digress. This tune is amazing from beginning to end as well with stellar guitar work and drumming and a lyrical base that finds you singing along right after your first listen. It’s still one of my favorites in the bands catalog and finds me screaming at the top of my lungs when I see them do it in concert.

album covers, night ranger
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Opening: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in Theaters Everywhere (5/5/2017)

“Sound the trumpets” – Yes my fellow geeks, the time has come for the “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” film to be released and I am super stoked for this one. Below you can find the official theatrical release poster and the film details. I’ll close out with my editorial opinion down below after all that.

The Premise: Set two-to-three months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage. (thanks Wiki).
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Marvel Entertainment Presents: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2 (Official Trailer #3)

I’ve already shared a couple of posts about the upcoming Marvel Studios “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2 film as its one of the movies that I am most excited for as the summer months approach. I think this one is a tie against the also coming soon “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film. The posts I’ve made covered some of the teaser trailers but this new one is listed as OFFICIAL TRAILER #3 so I figure let’s share that one and then anxiously await the opening day. Enjoy.

The Premise: Set two months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their newfound family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.
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Chicago Open Air Festival 2017: The Scoop Is Revealed

Late last night I saw some chatter about this on a few friends Facebook timelines, wondering if it was at all true and possible. This morning I received the full press announcement and scoop and am sharing that with you all. Dig in, there is lots of stuff to read.

The Press Release:
OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR LEAD AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF ROCK’S TOP ARTISTS AT SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN AIR FRIDAY, JULY 14, SATURDAY, JULY 15 AND SUNDAY, JULY 16 AT TOYOTA PARK IN BRIDGEVIEW, IL – TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

The second annual Chicago Open Air will bring together an all-star lineup of rock’s top artists on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.

Check out the official Chicago Open Air video announcement


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Opening: Rob Zombie’s “31” (9/16/2016)

I don’t generally announce the opening of a new Horror film but this one comes care of the maniacal imagination of Heavy Metal’s own Rob Zombie so its a little different for me. I also recently hosted a contest to see an advance screening of the film thanks to Fathom Events and with all of that put together figured why not. The new film by Rob Zombie is called “31” and it opens today for a limited time. Check it out below.

Poster - Rob Zombie 31 - 2016

About The Film: 31 is a 2016 American independent horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Sheri Moon Zombie. The film was crowdfunded online twice at fanbacked.com. The film revolves around five carnival workers’ survival playing a game called “31” while evading murderers known as “The Heads” dressed as clowns that have names that define their unique personalities. At a test screening Zombie compared 31 to his 2005 film The Devil’s Rejects. (thanks Wiki)

The Plot: During Halloween 1976 a group of carnival workers are traveling through the country in an RV, on their way to their next venue. Along the way they’re stopped and attacked, with only a handful of them left alive – Charly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Venus (Meg Foster), Panda (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), Levon (Kevin Jackson), and Roscoe (Jeff Daniel Phillips). They’re taken to a strange, large building, where three strange people wearing aristocratic wigs and powder force them to play “31”. For the next 12 hours they must wander through a maze-like set of rooms where they must survive attempts by several people intent on torturing and murdering them. If they survive the full 12 hours they will be set free, although their captors freely express their disbelief that the captives will survive that long. (thanks Wiki)
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