I'm going to do the thing that God put Ron Burgundy on this earth to do: have salon-quality hair and READ THE NEWS!
- Five Finger Death Punch will drop their new album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1, on July 30th, and you can now pre-order the album through iTunes or Amazon. The band's official website, fivefingerdeathpunch.com, has also listed a deluxe edition that includes a full live CD, a lunch box, and other collectibles.
- It's official: Black Sabbath is #1 on the Billboard 200 as well! 13 sold 155,000 copies this past week, giving the long-standing group their first chart-topping album in their history, as well as their second top-ten; Master of Reality from 1971 topped out at #8.
- Actor James Gandolfini is dead at age 51 after an apparent heart attack. The former Sopranos star was on vacation in Italy with his son when the attack occurred. Real Rock 99.3 extends our condolences to Gandolfini's family and friends at this time.
- Looks like Mary Jane won't be showing up in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after all! Actress Shailene Woodley confirmed her part has been cut and pasted into the third movie, which we confirmed yesterday is schedule for release in June of 2016, so it'll be a little while before Peter Parker becomes anyone's "tiger" on the big screen again. Wonder if they're thinking of killing off Gwen Stacy...?
- This is the big one: the gamers win! Microsoft announced yesterday that they have heard the complaints loud and clear following the Xbox One reveal, and many changes are coming to the system before its November release, including the removal of DRM policies and internet connectivity requirements. Sony may have had a hand in this in shaming MS at E3 with the PS4 reveal, but at the end of the day, it's the consumers who spoke up to defend their rights who win.
'Til Friday, my people...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)