There's not enough pants where there should be more pants.
- Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has written a song to represent America for the Eurovision Song Contest. "Lonely Planet' is a rock ballad that will be performed in Sweden by Armenian act Dorians for the contest, a country where Iommi is well-known for assisting with earthquake relief in the late 80's.
- Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce tells Billboard that the group's new singer, Jasen Moreno, is working out very well--so well, in fact, that their new album is coming right along. Resilience has what Pierce says is "the staple Drowning Pool sound," but he also confirms that it's a little more metal than they've ever been, and the lead single, "Saturday Night," should prove that. No word on a release date yet.
- George Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek, accidentally or otherwise, that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have all signed on to return in Disney/Lucas's upcoming new Star Wars trilogy. Luke, Leia, and Han are all back? Count me in! They're also looking into a live-action TV series, which is something that's been in the works forever, but apparently when you hook up with a group that has their own TV channel, things get moving.
- He may have directed the most profitable James Bond movie ever, but Skyfall director Sam Mendes says he won't be returning to the franchise for the next film. Bond 24 will be under someone else's helm, though Daniel Craig is still set to be back as 007, of course.
- The first bit of downloadable content for Tomb Raider has been detailed. The "Caves and Cliffs" multiplayer pack unlocks four new maps for all multiplayer modes and is a timed exclusive for the XBOX 360, meaning you'll get it there on March 19th and sometime later on the PS3 and PC. It'll run you about $5, but honestly, I didn't even know this game HAD multiplayer--the single player's where it's at.
- Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, the third game in that franchise, will have a demo out on XBLA and PSN next Tuesday, so try that out. Then tell me how it is. I've still yet to try this series.
Kick this weekend into high gear, and I'll see ya Monday, turkeys! 'Til then, ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)