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Shut Up and Rock -- 3/7/13

Mar 07, 2013 -- 7:20am

Dost thy mother know you weareth her drapes?

 

  • The annual Record Store Day is coming up on April 20th, and a couple of different groups have planned some new releases to coincide with it this year, including The Black Keys' cover of the Stooges' "No Fun" and Jack White's re-issuing of the White Stripes' Elephant on its ten-year anniversary.  Support your local independent music store and pick these up!
     
  • When Trent Reznor agreed to a Reddit Q&A, he shouldn't seen a little trolling coming.  One question asked why, "as millionaires," he and his side project How to Destroy Angels would "sign up with a record label to promote [their] new album," referring to Reznor's split and subsequent reuniting with Columbia after saying he'd never work with a major label again.  Reznor's response?  "Sorry, the wifi on our yacht is having issues, we can't get your full question to load. Try sending me an email at go****yourself@you****.com."  Ouch.
     
  • Ethan Hawke's horror flick Sinister is getting a sequel.  The late-2012 film was made on a shoestring budget and pulled in nearly $90 million, so this was inevitable, and probably has a lot to do with why the ending was modified for theaters.  No discussion yet on casting, scripts, or directing, really--we just know it's happening.
     
  • Meanwhile, the most definitely unnecessary sequel to Insidious is being pushed back, though not far enough for my personal tastes.  To avoid competing with new thriller/horror movies Random and You're Next, Insidious: Chapter 2 has been moved from August 30th to September 20th.  Is the Halloween season already full up or something?  Why are all these flicks coming out at the end of the summer?  Either way, this is one film I definitely wish they'd left alone--the first one was fantastic and really wrapped everything up tightly; no sequel is needed.
     
  • Remember that awesome, gritty Star Wars game that was being shopped around midway through last year?  Might not happen now.  Star Wars: 1313 has been put on indefinite hold now that LucasArts has shifted their focus toward the new film trilogy that's set to begin in 2015.  Crap.  There's your first big (potential) casualty of the Disney/Lucas purchase, folks...but it's not canceled yet.  Just on hold.
     
  • Capcom announced yesterday that Lost Planet 3 has now been given a June 25th release date, continuing the story of the previous two games.  I only personally got about halfway through the first, but it was a decent bit of fun, so....there you go.  It's something.
     

Friday's right around the corner, cowboys--'til then, ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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