Archive for March, 2017

The Rise Of Motörhead

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Books, Classic Rock

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Martin Popoff has a new book on Motörhead coming out in a few weeks on EWC Press titled “Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers – The Rise Of Motörhead”. I love his work and I did interview him about his books on Purple years ago (I also let him use some Sabbath shots of mine for a book on them many moons ago). He is a one of a kind sort of guy.

This will be a good one, I just know it.

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There are some really good bands coming up right now. Swedish band Adrenaline Rush has a new album called “Soul Survivor” out on April 24 and they are a prime example of the fact that good things are happening now. And we need it, with the old bands quitting on us one by one. Adrenaline Rush have a very good (and beautiful) singer called Tåve Wanning and she has the Star material that we all want to see in people fronting bands. Great dress sense too.

Official homepage here. Current video “Love Like Poison” here.

Babymetal_foxsign

Take a good look at this early promotional shot of Babymetal. They are posing with their own Fox Sign, which is different from the earlier finger positions of say Ronnie James Dio and Ozzy. If you watch videos with Babymetal this is the sign, and to make a point they actually created an instructional video about their own sign back in 2012.

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I love the way they have created their own thing right from the early days. This is just one of many delightful details and when you present the whole package… KAPOW!!

View the instructional video here.

Hit of the year?

Posted: March 31, 2017 in General, Magazines, TV & Movies

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French publication L´Écran Fantastique (March 2017). I have seen a few “Ghost In The Shell” covers lately. Chances are that this film would have remained underground if not for Scarlett Johansson. And now everybody wants to see it.

Just sayin.

Underworld on DVD

Posted: March 31, 2017 in Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

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The fifth film in the Underworld franchise (“Blood Wars”) is going out on DVD in late April. For fans that wants it all, “The Complete Collection” is also released at the same time.

Really nice covers too.

From Ukraine with love

Posted: March 30, 2017 in General, Magazines

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Good to see that the Playboy empire is alive and well. This is the March 2017 issue in Ukraine.

Very nice cover shot.

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Good day today. Had dinner with an old friend and presented Babymetal´s “Live At Budokan” to get another verdict. Positive response, which is nice. Looks to me like most people enjoy what they see and hear and that most of them want to see them live as well.

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Also got this Funky Pop Vinyl Figure of Su-metal in the mail. One of three (all the girls have one). Turned out to be really cool. Manufactured in China. With this band, the merchandise possibilities are endless. Could be the next Kiss in that field.

This band is a beautiful thing for a collector.