Shut Up and Rock -- 11/13/12

Nov 13, 2012 -- 7:51am

Day two, here's what you missed:


  • Billboard is reporting that Kid Rock will play the halftime show for the 73rd annual Thanksgiving Day Classic during the Detroit/Houston game.  He'll be debuting a new tune called "Detroit, Michigan," which name-drops several Detroit alums, including Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, and Eminem, all of whom he's invited to the game for the performance.
  • With Bryan Singer now officially at the helm in Matthew Vaughan's stead, X-Men: Days of Future Past is set to get underway next April.  The start date is later than the originally-anticipated January, but that's to be expected with a director change and massive amounts of pre-production for this type of film.  The sequel will be released July 18th, 2014.
  • After its (somewhat surprising) success, Hotel Transylvania is getting a sequel of its own.  The Adam Sandler-led animated flick made over $250 million worldwide during the Halloween season, and though the original director isn't returning for the next installment, the voice cast is, in its entirety.  The release date for part two is slated to be September 25th, 2015.
  • As of Thursday, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free-to-play up to Level 50.  Meanwhile, current subscribers will get 250 free Cartel Coins to compensate, and former subscribers can get the same if they renew before December 21st.  The 1.5 update for the MMO will also be released this Thursday.
  • Not that you needed a reminder, but Call of Duty: Black Ops II is out today, so if co-workers or school friends are conspicuously absent, that's probably why.  The game released at midnight and is already getting rave reviews from gaming blogs and magazines.  In all honesty, I'd prefer they just keep making the Black Ops series and not even bother with Modern Warfare anymore, but that's just me.

Wednesday's almost here--until then, ROCK!


(News credit to 411mania.com)

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