Shut Up and Rock -- 1/29/13

Jan 29, 2013 -- 7:25am

I'd put a quote from Django Unchained up here, but I can't think of anything that wouldn't get me in trouble.

  • Former Evanesence guitarist Ben Moody is being sued by Rider Management Company to the tune of about half a million bucks for failure to pay off back commissions or return the money they gave him for various uncompleted projects.  Moody left the group in 2003 and wrote songs for pop artists such as Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and Kelly Clarkson.
  • Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says he and former Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear were so star-struck to be playing with Paul McCartney, they basically forgot it was a Nirvana reunion.  Grohl says the first time that Sir Paul sat in with the group, it took two hours of playing music and discussing McCartney's Beatles lineage for Grohl to realize the Nirvana members hadn't actually played together in at least 20 years.
  • Director Bryan Singer has called in all the troops for X-Men: Days of Future Past, his return to the Marvel franchise, and he's getting returns:  Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, and Shawn Ashmore will all return for the film to reprise their roles of Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Iceman, respectively.  Actress Rose Byrne, who played Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: First Class, may not be returning, but that could also be due to the fact that her character's mind was partially wiped at the end of the original film.  Days of Future Past opens July 18th, 2014.
  • Veteran character actor Paul Giamatti could be preparing to gore through the web-slinger, as rumor has it he's up for the role of Rhino in the Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Of course, Green Goblin has also been rumored as a villain, and Electro (Jaime Foxx) is already confirmed, so at this point, anything's possible.
  • A demo for Gears of War: Judgment will hit XBox Live on March 19th, giving players a chance to try out the new "Overrun" multiplayer mode before the game actually launches.  Gamestop pre-order customers get it on March 15th, and any XP earned will carry over to the retail release of the game in the first week of launch.
  • Not only is the fourth installment of the Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness game on the way, it's going free-roaming too!  Developers say the game's overworld is much less linear this go-around.  It'll be out this spring  for PC and the XBox Live Indie channel.


Almost halfway there--I'll see you at the checkpoint!  'Til then...ROCK!


(News credit to 411mania.com)

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