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Shut Up and Rock -- 1/16/13

Jan 16, 2013 -- 7:32am

Is there a better 80's tune than Van Halen's "Panama?"  I submit that there is not.

 

  • Stone Sour has a new redesign up for their official website, stonesour.com, as well as a comic book on the horizon (which Chloe C told you about earlier this week), their current tour, AND an appearance on the Ozzfest Japan tour in May.  Busy guys, they are.
     
  • We know that, unfortunately, Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace is leaving the band over a health issue, and we also know that Matt Walst of My Darkest Days is filling in for him lead singer for their upcoming tour dates.  Now, rumor has it that another "man without a country" could find himself in that position more permanently.  The word is that Ben Burnley, formerly of Breaking Benjamin, might take over the frontman spot for Three Days Grace after his own band broke up last year...but again, for now, take that with a grain of salt.
     
  • It's not Star Wars: Episode VII, but Zack Snyder is indeed working on an untitled Star Wars film project set outside the trilogies that would reportedly be very similar to the classic film Seven Samurai.  It's expected that it would take place after Return of the Jedi, but it would likely be one of the films that Disney CEO Bob Iger referenced when he mentioned that the new parent company of Lucasfilm planned to release a new Star Wars movie every two or three years to supplement the "core" films.
     
  • Speaking of Disney, they have given a list of release dates for major upcoming projects like Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), The Muppets 2 (March 21, 2014), and even the recently-announced fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film (July 10, 2015.)
     
  • The DC Comics/Neatherrealm Studios fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us will receive a "Battle Edition" that includes everything from the Collector's Edition along with a branded fighting stick for seriously hardcore players.  No, seriously...you'd better be hardcore, because it's going to run you $150 when it releases in April.  Ouch.
     
  • I finished Assassin's Creed III last night!  Overall, not bad, though still not as well-rounded as the second game.  Connor comes off a bit flat, and the ending's a little bit of a letdown (at least from a gameplay standpoint), but it's still worth checking out as something that no one else is doing right now.  Word to the wise:  use everything at your disposal whenever you want, because you will never run out of any items, and you'll end up never even touching them throughout the game.
     

 

Thursday, and then another one, and then BREAK!  Until then, ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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