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Shut Up and Rock -- 1/30/13

Jan 30, 2013 -- 7:31am

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  • To support their impending fourth studio album, Paramore will tackle some tour dates starting in late April and running through mid-May along the US coast, beginning in Houston, Texas, and wrapping up in New York.  No midwest dates, but hopefully they'll extend the tour, if it's successful.
     
  • Former frontman Mark Lanegan has rejoined Queens of the Stone Age for their upcoming album, which has now reunited the entire original lineup of the band, including Dave Grohl on drums and bassist Nick Oliveri as well.  They'll be playing some dates overseas this summer to warm up, including the Download Festival.
     
  • Since JJ Abrams took the directing job for Star Wars: Episode VII, the reactions have been mixed, but one thing's for sure:  if I were him, I wouldn't have made a push back on the deadline my first order of business.  It's not guaranteed, but Abrams has apparently said that the 2015 date Disney and Lucasfilm announced may be too early, and if he needs more time, he's going to take it.  I don't begrudge him for that--take the time to make the movie the way it should be, I say--but it's probably not the best PR move to make that the first thing you say about the project.
     
  • Speaking of Star Wars, remember those 3D theatrical re-releases of the series they were planning, and already started with Episode I last year?  Yeah, that's not happening anymore.  While the first one did okay, Lucasfilm is devoting all of their resources to Episode VII, so this time, literally, ain't nobody got time for that.
     
  • The first big DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available for XBox 360.  "Revolution" brings four new multiplayer maps, a new zombie mode and map, and an exclusive weapon, and it'll run you about $15.  PS3 and PC gamers can expect the pack in the near future.
     
  • Sticking with DLC news, the "Tyranny of George Washington" alternate history pack for Assassin's Creed III now has an official date, and it's a fitting one.  XBox 360 and PC will receive the content February 19th, and PS3, the 20th...right after President's Day.  Nice.  Expect to shell out around $10 for the first installment of this one.

 

'Til Thursday, boys and girls...ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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