In This Moment, Body Count, Code Orange And Power Trip Among the Nominees For The 63rd Grammy Awards. 

 

Metal mainstays such as In This Moment, and Body Count, while upstarts Code Orange and modern legends  Power Trip were among the “Best Metal Performance” nominees at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS television network on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The 63rd annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.  Last year’s best Metal Performance award went to Tool, honored with a Grammy in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which was held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tool was nominated for “7empest”, a track from its 2019 album Fear Inoculum. Other related nominees include Beastie Boys and ZZ Top in the film category and Bill and Ted 3 for multi-media. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Medium Rarities

We have been blessed with a lot of great Mastodon news of late, from celebrating their 20th anniversary,  their new song on the Bill And Ted Face The Music soundtrack – “Rufus Lives”, to the band hitting the studio to work on full-length number eight. So 2020 seems like a good time for a good old odds and sods release, the cleverly titled Medium Rarities (Reprise). 

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Watch The New “Bill and Ted Face The Music” Trailer, Movie Gets Official Release Date

In a story Ghost Cult first reported on and continues to follow, Bill and Ted 3 aka Bill and Ted Face The Music will see the return of the pop culture and metal culture icons this year in their long in the works new movie from co-stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. The film just dropped a new trailer in time for the virtual version of San Diego Comic-Con and now the film has a release date: September 1st in theaters (we hope) and On-Demand. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan III  and the band, Wyld Stallyns. We already know William Sadler has returned to play the role of Death. Sadly, George Carlin died in 2008 so he cannot reprise his crucial role of Rufus. The soundtracks to the first two films are the stuff of Metal and Rock legend, but no word yet on the makeup of the soundtrack. Dean Parisot, who helmed the acclaimed Fun With Dick and Jane well as hit TV shows such as Justified and Monkl is directing and original Bill & Ted I & II franchise writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have also returned.

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Watch Metal Icons Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in the New Trailer and Poster for “Bill and Ted 3” Movie

In a story Ghost Cult first reported on and continues to follow the new movie in the Bill and Ted film series, the long in the works Bill and Ted 3 a.k.a. Bill & Ted: Face the Music has dropped there first trailer and their full poster! This will be the first Bill & Ted film since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. The Facebook page for the movie has shared some set photos, including the lead characters back in iconic the time-traveling phone booth. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan III  and the band, Wyld Stallyns. We already know William Sadler has returned to play the role of Death. Sadly, George Carlin died in 2008 so he cannot reprise his crucial role of Rufus. The soundtracks to the first two films are the stuff of Metal and Rock legend, but no word yet on the makeup of the soundtrack. Dean Parisot,  who helmed the acclaimed Fun With Dick and Jane well as hit TV shows such as Justified and Monk will is directing and original Bill & Ted I & II franchise writers, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have also returned. Continue reading

“Bill and Ted Face The Music” (Bill and Ted 3) May Skip The Theaters and Go Straight to Home Video Due to Coronavirus

We have been tracking a film release close to metalheads’ blackened hearts, Bill and Ted Face The Music, aka, Bill and Ted 3! Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and near-total shutdown of the movie industry, according to Screen Rant Bill & Ted Face the Music could skip theaters and go straight to VOD (video on demand). Thirty years after their original “excellent adventure”, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are set to return as slacker rock heroes Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan in a third Bill & Ted movie. Of course, the last Bill & Ted movie itself came out way back in 1991, so it’s been nearly a three-decade absence from the big screen for the famed characters. In Face the Music, the founding members of epic rock group Wyld Stallyns are now middle-aged, and have still not fulfilled their destinies by saving the universe through rad guitar solos. With their young daughters in tow, Bill and Ted now embark on yet another adventure, this time trying to find the greatest song ever written. Fans have longed to see Winter and Reeves back together on the big screen for thirty long years, but now it seems there’s a chance that Face the Music will not make it to theaters at all. CNN reported on Hollywood’s struggle to get on with its release schedule as things begin reopening after the lockdown, and quoted entertainment research analyst Jeff Bock as explaining why he thinks the third Bill & Ted movie is likely to see a digital release instead of heading to theaters in August as planned: Continue reading

Watch Metal Icons Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in the First Look at the “Bill and Ted 3” Movie

In a story Ghost Cult first reported on and continues to follow the new movie in the Bill and Ted film series, the long in the works Bill and Ted 3 a.k.a. Bill & Ted: Face the Music. This will be the first Bill & Ted film since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. The Facebook page for the movie has shared some set photos, including the lead characters back in iconic the time-traveling phone booth. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan III  and the band, Wyld Stallyns. We already know William Sadler has returned to play the role of Death. Sadly, George Carlin died in 2008 so he cannot reprise his crucial role of Rufus. The soundtracks to the first two films are the stuff of Metal and Rock legend, but no word yet on the makeup of the soundtrack. With the film coming next summer, hopefully we will get a trailer in the next few months. Continue reading

Bill And Ted 3 Gets Tittle and Release Date

Big news from a story we have been following. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves announced today that the third movie in the Bill and Ted franchise is moving ahead! Bill and Ted Face The Music will release next summer, in 2020 via Orion Pictures with Winter and Reeves reprising their classic roles as  Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan. Thirty years ago this month the feel-good comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Orion Pictures) was released. On the surface, the film was a comedy about two SoCal teens who have to travel through time to write a term paper on history. Starring Winter and Reeves, along with comedy legend George Carlin. Hopefully, the soundtrack will mirror the first tow films and feature rock and heavy metal like to rock like Jane Wiedlin (The Go Go’s), Clarence Clemmons (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), Martha Davis (The Motels) and Fee Waybill (The Tubes). The soundtrack was solid with the debut single from Extreme, Tora Tora, Robbie Robb of Tribe After Tribe, and a track composed by the future band Nelson with an assist from Dweezil Zappa. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure spawned two sequels (the second has an incredible soundtrack), a live-action TV series, an animated TV series, and pop culture iconoclasm. Among the highly quotable film’s lines “party on!” was years before Wayne’s World became a thing. T Continue reading

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Turns 30 Years Old

Before Beavis and Butthead, before Wayne’s World, and before Airheads, there was Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan. Thirty years ago the feel-good comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Orion Pictures) was released. On the surface, the film was a comedy about two SoCal teens who have to travel through time to write a term paper on history. Starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, along with comedy legend George Carlin, there was a lot of teen humor for a late 80s film, but it was also a heartfelt a film about good-natured dudes who play guitar and love rock music with the simple dream in life. That simple dream to play rock music builds a utopian world. Pretty damn cool. When the film came out, the times were pretty friendly to rock the Bill and Ted music had rockers in the film like Jane Wiedlin (The Go Go’s), Clarence Clemmons (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band), Martha Davis (The Motels) and Fee Waybill (The Tubes). The soundtrack was solid with the debut single from Extreme, Tora Tora, Robbie Robb of Tribe After Tribe, and a track composed by the future band Nelson with an assist from Dweezil Zappa. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure spawned two sequels (the second has an incredible soundtrack), a live-action TV series, an animated TV series, and pop culture iconoclasm. Among the highly quotable film’s lines “party on!” was years before Wayne’s World became a thing. The film still holds up well today and is being celebrated with an honorary anniversary celebration. by the filmmakers and the fans. Next month shooting begins on Bill and Ted 3, starring Reeves and Winter, due out in 2020. Continue reading