Last of the week for me--details on that at the end:
- The Rolling Stones topped the Billboard Hot Latest Tours chart for the past couple of months, pulling in over $38 million in ticket sales between November and December, and beating out other major acts like Coldplay, Elton John, and the posthumous Michael Jackson "Immortal" tour. Somewhere Mick Jagger is smiling politely.
- Soundgarden played the American Express Concert Series at Terminal 5 in NYC last night, and their new album, King Animal, is killer. I highly recommend it if you're a new or old fan of the band; you won't be disappointed.
- Like it or not, Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles film is probably moving forward to meet its given May 16th release date next year, as fliming is expected to begin in New York this April. You know, the Ambiguously-Aged Alien Ninja Turtles, those classic , lovable characters...ugh.
- MGM could actually be behind the idea for a sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine, even though the script and plot are essentially non-existant at this point, and John Cusack hasn't even been contacted about it (though the other three original stars have.) The film was a modest hit at the box office, but it was very profitable on DVD, so that could be the reasoning behind their interest. It's actually not a bad little flick, believe it or not.
- EA and Visceral Games have announced the Dead Space 3 Dev Team edition, which is the Limited edition of the game (including exclusive DLC), along with tons of other collectibles. Among them are a postcard and poster pack, a "med kit" from the game (basically, it's a water bottle), an art book, a statue of one of the Markers from the game, and lots more...for $160. Have fun with that, diehards.
- Finally, Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the long-gestating Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and with it comes a release date: August 20th, this year. HELL yes.
I'm off to the St. Jude conference in Memphis until next week, so you'll hear from me again Tuesday, my friends. Until then, enjoy your weekend, and ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)