Why are you so freakishly annoying?
- Jimi Hendrix's archival album People, Hell, and Angels will debut at #2 on the Billboard charts this week with over 70,000 copies sold, making it his highest-charting album since 1986's Electric Ladyland, which took #1 took weeks in a row when it was released. The latest album includes twelve previously unheard Hendrix tracks recorded between '68 and '70, just before his untimely death in September that year.
- If the rumors are true, the Rolling Stones will indeed be going on an eighteen-date tour of the US in the first half of this year, according to a source in the concert business through with Rolling Stone Magazine spoke. A band member of Kasabian also confirmed the Stones will play Glastonbury this summer in the UK sometime.
- Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful dominated the box office this weekend with a worldwide take of over $150 million, firmly planting it at the #1 spot, while Jack the Giant Slayer continued to bomb and slipped to #2 while still having only made about 1/4th of its budget back so far. Identity Thief dropped to #3, while Dead Man Down debuted at #4.
- As of this past Friday, Kevin Smith is officially writing Clerks III. Smith announced via his Facebook page that he started writing around 4:00 AM that morning, 20 years from the day that he began shooting the original film, and that so far, it feels like "hanging out with old friens." He also made the bold statement that "Clerks III will be the best film [he'll] ever make."
- The PS3-exclusive Metal Gear Rising DLC hits tomorrow, bringing 30 new VR missions and more Gekko missions as well. This pack's only free until April 3rd, so grab it ASAP.
- Got a chance to try out the new Tomb Raider this weekend on the XBox 360, and rejoice, Microsoft fans--you can finally play Uncharted! Seriously, this game puts Nathan Drake to shame--it's everything you loved about the Uncharted series (run-and-gun gameplay, exotic settings, etc.) and lots more, including upgradeable weapons, a glorious storyline, and even a few things harkening back to the older Tomb Raider games (but definitely not too much.) Even though I managed to beat the main story in about 14-15 hours, I would gladly have paid full price for this game, and I may still--if you're on the fence, I say give it a go.
'Til next time, bronies...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)