Try to kick off the week with awesome stuff like this, okay?
- Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil nearly paid the price for attempting to punch a fan at a concert in Las Vegas last week. The guy in question attempted to grab Neil from the stage, so the singer responded by taking a swing at him, but the fan later returned with a group of his buddies to try and goad Neil into a fight after the show. They were all escorted off of the casino property shortly afterward.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will announce the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class tomorrow in Los Angeles. Nominees include Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, NWA, Public Enemy, and more. This leaves the 2014 hopefuls as including Nirvana, Soundgarden, and the Offspring.
- A slow box office weekend saw Skyfall rise back to the top slot after five weeks in theaters, while Rise of the Guardians rose up to take #2, and the final Twilight flick finally slipped down to #3. The only wide release was Gerard Butler's Playing for Keeps, which came in at #6.
- Writer/director Kevin Smith has long said that his final film would be a two-part hockey flick called Hit Somebody. Well, no longer--Smith has decided to make Hit Somebody into a short miniseries, leaving his "final film" slot open for something else...and he's officially announced that it will be Clerks III. According to Smith, as soon as Jeff Anderson (who plays Randall, one of the two main characters in the Clerks series) signs on, the film is a go, though he didn't reveal any plot info or potential release date.
- The Spike Video Game Awards hit their tenth anniversary on Friday, and this year's winners were interesting, to say the least. In a year full of top shooters like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4, it was Borderlands 2 that ran away with Best Shooter, while their character Claptrap also won Best Character. Dishonored defeated the likes of Assassin's Creed III and more to win Best Action Game, and the biggest surprise at all came when The Walking Dead: the Game--a downloadable, episodic title only recently available at retail--won Game of the Year.
- Though Irrational Games showed off a fantastic gameplay video and trailer of it at the Spike VGAs, Bioshock Infinite has been hit with yet another delay. The game, which was originally slated to be out this past summer, has been moved from February 26th to March 26th of next year, as the company is citing bug fixes and playtesting as the cause for the push back. Hey, as long as it works when it comes out, do what you have to do.
'Til Tuesday, my friends...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)