David Bowie is getting three more jigsaw puzzles from Rock Saws this year! In addition to three previously announced Bowie puzzles for September, Zee Productions will now add to that with three more coming in October. “Aladdin Sane”, “Heroes” and “Hunky Dory” are due for release on October 9. “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, “Tonight” and “Never Let Me Down” will be made available on September 4. Continue reading →
Mattand Curtis school you on how to rock at sales and stop leaving money on the table. Dumb and Dumbest#444 is streaming now and it’s all about An Intro To Sales! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).
Want to hop on a call with Matt, Curtis and Kefy tomorrow at 1PM EST/7PM CST? Should be an awesome q&a where we can dig into some of your most pressing questions about the music business and the future with covid. Would love to see you there!
Death Metal legends Incantation has shared a new single and video, “Fury’s Manifesto’ via our pals over at Decibel Magazine. Their new full-length album, Sect Of Vile Divinities, set for release August 21st via Relapse Records.Continue reading →
Def Leppard has released an “inside the album” style video for their 1981 album “High ‘N’ Dry”. The album will turn forty years old in July of 2021. During its formative years in the late 1970s, Def Leppard became one of the hottest properties to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. For its sophomore release, “High ‘N’ Dry”, the Sheffield quintet turned to a new producer, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, whose credits included AC/DC’s multi-platinum “Back In Black”.
Legendary Queen co-founder and drummer Roger Taylor has released an animated video for his new solo single, “Isolation”. The clip was produced by Animind Studio 2020. Released on June 22, the song was recorded during the lockdown and is said to reflect “the current times of COVID-19.” Taylor told BBC Radio 6 Music about the inspiration for “Isolation”: “It was a frustration and a slight anxiety behind it all, so I just thought I would write a song about how to fill the day — routine in isolation. It’s something we are not used to. It is a direct reflection of how I was feeling at the time.”Continue reading →
Metallica continued their #metallicaMonday’s series this week with a 1994 show from California! The show will be available for you to enjoy all week! Make sure you’re subscribed to the Metallica YouTube channel to receive a notification when the show/charity drive begins is about to begin. Generous donations like these help AWMH provide grants like those announced last week to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Crew Nation, and the USBG National Charity Foundation in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
Megadeth has released a treat for fans in the form of “Hangar 18” from their pro-shot performance from their secret club show at the world-famous metal club, Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. back in 2016. They performed as “Vic and The Rattleheads”, which the band has sometimes used the moniker for special shows! According to David Ellefson, the band had not played a show this in this small a club since the Cryptic Writings era of the band.
Tower Records, the beloved international chain of record stores, has re-emerged as an online retailer and music content hub following a website redesign. The namesake of the former retail giant was sold with many of the other assets of the brand in 2006, but just recently redesigned their website and began sharing interviews and exclusive merch, and custom releases such as colored vinyl, similar to other brands in the sector. TowerRecords.com sports the iconic red logo and font and bright yellow background that was the main feature of their branding. Founded by Russell Soloman in Sacramento California, he great the brand to include iconic shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles (on the Sunset Strip), New York City (both the East Village and Lincoln Center locations were immense) Brea, Mountain View, and Sacramento, California, as well as stores in Austin, Boston, Massachusetts, Nashville, New York City, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and later Japan (spun off to its own business, still operating), United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Ireland, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina. The last physical Tower Records shop closed on December 22nd, 2006 in Mountain View, CA.Soloman died in 2018. More recently there was a great documentary about Soloman and the brand, All Things Must Pass. Check out the new Tower Records website! Continue reading →
Sad news as one of our favorite conventions ever, Spooky Empire has totally canceled both their events they had planned for 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to being the premiere horror-themed convention in North America, the growing Florida based cons feature stars from horror, sci-fi, pop culture, rock and metal! Both events have been rescheduled for 2021. We hope to see you all there! Read this message from the organizers.
Mattand Curtis go deep about why preparation is the key to your success in your bands’ career and also your relationships in the industry. Dumb and Dumbest #441 is streaming now and it’s all about Preparation! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). In addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis also run The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details