BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon on Advertising Mindset

If you generate ads optimized for your audience more people will see it and engage. That much seems self-evident right? You have to remember – people only care about themselves, they don’t give a shit about you. They consume what they want to consume, not what you want them to consume. Therefore you need to be creating content that benefits them, not the content that benefits you. What this means is that the focus is going to need to be on the quality of the ads that you are putting out. I wanted to take a minute to talk to you about some core mindset things about ads you should understand if you want to dive into this world.

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System Of A Down, Korn, and Faith No More’s Concerts Rescheduled to 2021

The highly anticipated pair of concerts from System Of A Down, Korn, and Faith No More next Month at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium have been officially rescheduled to May 21 & 22, 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Helmet And Russian Circles were also to have appeared on the bill, as well as the tour to follow with Korn and Faith No More. No announcement has been made at this time about those shows. Continue reading

Ticketek is The First Concert Ticket Company in The World to Let You Buy Now, Pay Later for Shows

According to the website MusicFeeds, Ticketek has become the first ticketing agency in the world to allow fans to purchase tickets upfront and pay for them later, known as Afterpay outside of America. This model might make sense in the new coronavirus realty where we are seeing tours and festivals canceled left and right, and the major ticketing agency in the world, Live Nation/Ticketmaster unclear about refunds for postponements. Ticketek’s parent company, TEG confirmed the news today that they’ll be integrating Afterpay into their website and their apps over the coming months, which allow payment up to 8 weeks after purchase. 

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BACON BLOODY BACON: Matt Bacon’s 3 Ways To Create Content During The Coronavirus

As we delve even further into this quarantine and lack of live music I think it’s important to keep thinking about the types of content that we can create. The types of content that are going to work and allow us to keep growing. Today I wanted to get into how to keep having content coming through the storm of quarantine. Content people WANT to engage with. Continue reading

This Summer’s Tour Team up From Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames is postponed Due to Coronavirus

In a statement made by the bands, the summer leg of the highly anticipated tour from Megadeth and Lamb of God, plus special guests Trivium and In Flames, is being rescheduled to 2021. Read the statement below concerning rescheduling and tickets. 

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Nine Inch Nails Has Completely Canceled Their Planned Fall Headline Tour Due to Coronavirus

Once one of the most anticipated tours of 2020, is now completely canceled. Nine Inch Nails has canceled all 2020 touring plans, which was t be a USA headline tour with an opener, singer JehnnyBeth according to a post to their Instagram account. Instead, Trent Reznor says that “the current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021.” Continue reading

Rammstein Rebooks Their European Tour to 2021 Coronavirus

Industrial Metal legends Rammstein have rebooked their canceled their 2020 European stadium tour for 2021. The band commented. Today we’re delighted to announce the new, rescheduled dates for this year’s Rammstein – tour, which had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

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“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

PODCAST: Episode 93 – Floor Jansen of Nightwish Talks New Album, Life After Coronavirus

Ghost Cult was honored to chat recently with Nightwish singer Floor Jansen, all about their new album Human :II: Nature (read our review here) out now via Nuclear Blast Records. Floor spoke about releasing a new album during the pandemic, shared her thoughts on what life will be like and when we might get back to shows and tours, the new album, rising to meet the challenge of the new material, the sprawling and unique style of Human :II: Nature, how she stays humble, thoughts on the legacy of Nightwish, other projects she is working on, and much more. Order  Human :II: Nature here, and check out our chat. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Shares “Live And Let Die” Shirt Trolling The President

In a story Ghost Cult broke the news of earlier in the week, Guns N Roses cover of ‘Live and Let Die’ (originally by Paul McCartney) was played at The President visited a mask factory in the soon to reopen state of Arizona. Never one to miss a chance for commerce, they have released at “Live and Let Die with COVID-45” shirt for fans. As seen below, the shirt features the name of the song, albeit with Guns N’ Roses dedication to the “‘n,” and it appears to take it shot at Trump as well, reading: “Live N’ Let Die With COVID-45.” Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Continue reading