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Shut Up and Rock -- 2/7/13

Feb 07, 2013 -- 8:08am

The pen is blue!  THE PEN IS BLUE!
 

  • Though Corey Taylor says he has a rough outline for a new Slipknot album, he also says not to hold your breath.  While touring to promote Stone Sour's new double album, House of Gold and Bones, Taylor said he'd like to record some Slipknot demos in the fall of 2014, then get back into the studio in 2015 to work on new material for the band, though they will be playing live at five festivals this summer overseas.
     
  • Soundgarden will be the subject of the next "Life From the Artists' Den," an Emmy-nominated New York TV series that brings world-class musicians to intimate venues for a unique concert experience.  The band's episode will be filmed at Wiltern Theatre in LA on the 17th this month.
     
  • Remember those spinoff Star Wars movies we talked about yesterday?  Looks like they have subjects now.  Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the first two will focus on Boba Fett and a young Han Solo, and they'll likely be released between the installments of the first trilogy helmed by Disney.
     
  • The Need for Speed movie keeps getting more interesting, especially cast-wise, and the latest addition of Michael Keaton is no different.  Keaton will play a reclusive and eccentric host of an underground racing syndicate, inviting the best drivers from all over the world to compete.  The film is set to release exactly a year from today:  February 7th, 2014.
     
  • There's even MORE Dead Space 3 DLC coming soon, believe it or not, and this time, it's campaign stuff.  "Awakening" will include what the game's producer  calls some of the most gruesome and terrifying content they've ever created...and you'll be paying for it sometime next month.  Have fun!
     
  • Would you believe that JJ Abrams is okay with adding even more to his already-full plate?  He appeared at the D.I.C.E Summit with Valve's Gabe Newell yesterday and mentioned that some preliminary work had already begun on bringing the popular Portal and Half-Life franchises to the big screen.  Seriously.
     

Finally Friday's almost here, kids!  Until then, ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to Blabbermouth.com and 411mania.com)

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