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Shut Up and Rock -- 10/3/12

Oct 03, 2012 -- 8:19am

Hump Day's lineup looks something like this:

 

  • Billboard says that Pearl Jam and the Black Keys will headline the Lollapalooza festival in Brazil and Chile next year.  They'll be joined by tons of other acts, including A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and more.
     
  • For the last time, the Foo Fighters are not splitting up!  Dave Grohl commented at the end of their show in Central Park that they "don't have any more shows after this; this is it," but he confirmed later that he was discussing the end of the group's nearly year-long tour, not the band itself.  They're only taking an extended (and well-earned) break before they get back to work, possibly on a new album.
     
  • A synopsis has been released for All You Need Is Kill, the big-budget sci-fi flick with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.  Cruise will play a military officer who has never seen a second of combat dropped into a warzone between humanity and an alien force.  He's killed within seconds, but by directly interacting with one of the invaders, he's thrown into a time loop where he relives the same battle and dies every single day.  Over time, Cruise's character becomes a hardened fighting machine and is the only one who can save Earth from destruction.  The film is due out March 14, 2014.
     
  • Warner Bros is moving forward with a sequel to the CGI-animated/live-action Yogi Bear film, but the real story here is that Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard (Super Troopers, Beerfest) fame is re-writing the script and will direct as well.  Might actually be funny this time, eh?
     
  • Resident Evil 6 is out, and gaming blog Kotaku has a few tips for players just starting the game, including:  Play as Jake Muller first, then switch to Leon after two chapters, and then to Chris after another two to make the story sync up best.  Also, try playing as Piers', Chris's partner, instead of Redfield himself.  Using both analog sticks during quick time events may save your life, and remember--the game doesn't pause when you're in your inventory screen, so move quick!
     
  • Lucasarts has a mysterious listing for an XBox Live Arcade game titled Star Wars: First Assault that they're keeping tight-lipped about, saying only that it's an "exciting time" at the group but that they have "no announcements to make at this time."  It's expected that the game may re-use assets from the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III that never saw the light of day outside of concept shots.
     

Tomorrow's Thursday--almost there!  Until then, ROCK!
--HH

 

 

(News credit to 411mania.com and Kotaku.com)

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