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Shut Up and Rock -- 11/8/12

Nov 08, 2012 -- 8:00am

Almost to the weekend!  Here's what you missed today:

 

  • With a new album on the way next year, Black Sabbath are hard at work back in the studio.  Tony Iommi says the group has already put six tracks of the fifteen expected to be on the album in the can, and they're well on their way to having the new disc out in April.  Sabbath will also headling Lollapalooza in Chicago next year, as well as playing in Australia for the first time since '74.
     
  • Brett Ratner's Hercules film is about to get Rocked!  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star as the titular demigod in the MGM/Paramount flick, which pulls primarily from Radical Publishing's Hercules comic series.  No release date is set yet.
     
  • The campaign to put zombie horror film master George Romero on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has come to an unsuccessful end.  The Zombie Research Society, the group that was leading the charge, says the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce protested their bid before they'd even collected the necessary $30,000 for a star, and since they control the Walk, that's all she wrote.  No word on why the bid was opposed.
     
  • The game-save erasing bug plaguing XBox 360 players of Borderlands 2 has been wiped out by a new patch available immediately on XBox Live.  Microsoft says the bug became a problem when players who'd hacked their games played online with others, like a true virus.  It was never an issue on PC or PS3.
     
  • It's back on track!  Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, will be released for iOS and Android devices on November 28th, a few days up from its given date of November 30th, but still two months after its initial release date back in September.  First-gen iPad support has been added as well.

 

Finally Friday's almost here, so until then, ROCK!
--HH

 

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

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