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Shut Up and Rock -- 5/2/13

May 02, 2013 -- 9:26am

I almost num-chucked you; you don't even know!

 

  • Believe it or not, next February will mark the 20th anniversary of the forming of Muse.  Even though the band's only risen to prominence in the past few years, they've been around in one way or another since 1994, and singer Dominic Howard says they'll definitely be celebrating--he's just not sure how yet.
     
  • Rob Zombie's latest offering, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 this week with over 34,000 copies sold.  This puts it charting higher than his last album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2 from 2010, which debuted and peaked at #8, though it sold a total amount of 49,000 copies by the end of its run.
     
  • Believe it or not, Frasier is going to be the bad guy in Transformers 4.  Kelsey Grammer officially signed on yesterday to play an as-of-yet-unrevealed villain role in the filim from Michael Bay and Paramaount, also starring Mark Wahlberg, which is due out June 27th next year.
     
  • Looks like Seth Grahame-Smith will get another crack at the box office, as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is in the "on" phase once more of its on-again, off-again production schedule.  Lily Collins is in talks to star as Elizabeth Bennet in this take on the classic literary work that includes the walking dead and kung-fu.  No release date yet, though.
     
  • It's finally super-duper official:  Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts is being developed by Infinity Ward and will be coming to XBox 360, PS3, PC, and next-gen consoles November 5th.  The game has been overhauled with a new story, new cast of characters, and even a new engine that will probably still boil down to "shoot that guy in the head before he shoots you."  More info is coming May 21st with the reveal of the next-gen XBox.
     
  • How bad does your game have to suck to get slapped with a lawsuit?  Ask Gearbox and SEGA, who are going to court against Damion Perrine and Edelson LLC, who claim that the finished product for Aliens: Colonial Marines (released earlier this year to the sound of a wet fart) in no way represents the pre-release trailers, that the demos were misleading about the actual game, and that the companies' embargoes on reviewers prevented consumers from realizing any of this before the game went on sale.  Yikes.
     

Finally Friday tomorrow, brothers and sisters--'til then, ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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