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Shut Up and Rock -- 5/1/13

May 01, 2013 -- 8:42am

 

It's the next town, tons-of-fun. It's got to be there. Okay, where's Moron? Okay, Moron's here, so McKeesport...

 

  • If you pay a visit to Papa Roach's website, don't be too embarrassed if you end up fooled.  There's a news post that says guitarist Jerry Horton is leaving the group (and music altogether) due to extreme callouses from excessive guitar playing, and he'll supposedly be replaced by a double-duty-pulling Mark Morton from Lamb of God.  You'll then notice that post is dated April 1st...yup.  April Fool's joke.
     
  • Halestorm will be appearing at a major festival in St. Louis on May 12th, and their new record The Strange Case Of... is in stores now, so they're riding a bit of a high at the moment.  I have a feeling it won't be long before they'll be headlining a tour of their own as opposed to just supporting one.
     
  • Colin Firth is in talks to star in Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn's The Secret Service, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name about a British secret agent who recruits and begins to train his newphew.  The film's set to go into production this fall with a targeted release for November of 2014.  (These are the guys who brought you Kick-Ass, for the record.)
     
  • So, here's as strange a sentence as I'll write today:  Jay-Z and Will Smith are putting together a contemporary adaptation of the musical Annie, and they want Jamie Foxx to appear as "Benjamin Stacks," the modern-day analogue of the Daddy Warbucks character.  Make your own jokes, folks.
     
  • Respawn Entertainment, formed from the ashes of the original Infinity Ward team behind the Call of Duty series, may have inked a deal with Microsoft to bring their first project exclusively to the XBox 360 and its next-gen counterpart.  The game is said to be a multiplayer sci-fi shooter that features large mechanical walkers, but otherwise, not much is known about it.
     
  • Rockstar Games has released not one, but three new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V, each of which features one of the three main characters for the game, named Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.  It's due out September 17th for XBox 360 and PS3, and you can see the trailers here.
     

'Til tomorrow, you maniacs...ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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