Cheers to the freakin' weekend, boys and girls!
- Remember that Sound City documentary Dave Grohl's putting together and the supergroup he calls the Sound City Players? Well, he's finally said who's in it...and it's pretty much everyone. Grohl him, along with Stevie Nicks, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, and basically all of the Foo Fighters, along with others, will perform together live at in Park City, Utah at the Sundance Film Festival next Friday.
- Led Zeppelin could be the next major holdout to agree to digital distribution. It's been reported that they're researching which streaming service (Spotify, Rhapsody, etc.) to which they might release their back catalog, though the band is hesitant--they didn't join iTunes until 2007. Still, if Zeppelin jumps on this, they'll join AC/DC, Metallica, and Kid Rock in recent groups to give up their grudge with digital media.
- The 85th annual Academy Awards nominees are out, and Lincoln holds the top spot with 12 noms, followed by Life of Pi with 11 and Les Miserables with 8. If you like awards shows, this is probably an important thing to know. Good for you.
- The long-ago optioned comic series Y: The Last Man could finally be moving toward the big screen after nearly a decade in developmental hell, as director Dan Trachtenberg has been hired to helm the project. At last count, Shia LaBeouf was attached to star as Yorick, the last surviving man on planet Earth after a plague wipes out half the population--the male half, that is.
- But you know what there won't be a movie about anytime soon? Call of Duty. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says don't hold your breath, since "movies based on video games rarely please devoted fans and could taint the brand." I don't have an argument for that. LOGIC!
- Bloody Palace Mode will return for Dante's hacking and slashing pleasure in DmC, the new Devil May Cry game. The challenge tower mode will be available as a free update for all versions shortly after the game launches for consoles next Tuesday and PC on the 25th.
- The collector's edition of Dead Island: Riptide has been announced, and it's a doozy. Titled the "Rigor Mortis Edition," it comes with a zombie hula girl for your dashboard, a bloody zombie arm bottle opener/magnet, a bungalow key with a branded wood keychain, and a copy of the special edition of the game that includes exclusive DLC...all inside a replica suitcase from the game. Best part? It's only going to run you $80, as opposed to the usual $100. Dead Island: Riptde launches April 23rd.
Until next week, friends, ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)