Pam and Tommy is the upcoming eight-part mini-series on Hulu, based on the 1995 sex tape scandal from Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and “Baywatch” actress and Playboy icon Pamela Anderson. Sebastian Stan (Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver) star in the series as Lee and Anderson respectively. Seth Rogen plays the contractor who stole the film from the couple’s home. It was sold to the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group. The curiosity of the video went from underground VHS bootleg sex-tape to a multimillion-dollar phenomenon when it hit the web in 1997. A multi-year lawsuit began soon followed. atch the new trailer below. The first episode of Pam and Tommy premieres on February 2, 2022.Continue reading →
Mick Rock a.k.a. ’The Man Who Shot The 70s’ who created some of the most iconic shots of bands in music history, has died. He was 73. The news was broken by his family on social media. No cause of the death has been announced. In addition to a stint as David Bowie’s personal photographer, the native of Great Britain show iconic rock music acts such as Queen, T. Rex, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Thin Lizzy, Geordie, Mötley Crüe, and Blondie. We send our sympathy out to his friends and family at this time. Read their statement about Mick’s passing and lifeswork below.
Hulu has just drtopped a new teaser trailer for Pam & Tommy, the upcoming mini-series about the true scandal surrounding a leaked sex tape featuring “Baywatch” actress and Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. The teaser features a look at Lily James’ Anderson and Sebastian Stan’s Lee, showing scenes from their whirlwind romance and marriage. The footage also introduces Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier, the man who stole and distributed the sex tape. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Nick Offerman, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spenser Granese and Mozhan Marnò. The limited series will premiere on Hulu on Feb. 2, 2022 and you can watch the trailer now!
Arguably the most divisive album in the history of metal, no other record seems to split opinion quite likeMetallica’sThe Black Album(Elektra). Otherwise known simply as Metallica, whenever the San Franciscan act’s fifth studio album is mentioned even in passing, the results are usually the same. Like a red rag to a bull, loud and vociferous “true fans” are still guaranteed to leap straight in with comments like “only the first four albums are real”, “sell-outs” and “commercial bullshit” etc.
Former longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock who worked on iconic albums from “The Black Album (Metallica), Load, Reload, Garage Inc., S&M, and St. Anger has sold his rights to “The Black Album”, among other pieces of music he helmed in the studio. Hipgnosis Songs Fund, an investment and song management company, acquired a total of 43 songs from Rock, who produced Metallica’s ‘90s discography and 2003’s St. Anger.
Legendary rockers Motley Crüe are celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was January 17, 1981 when Nikki Sixx first jammed with Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon. Leon left, Mick Mars and Vince Neil were recruited. The rest, as they say, is history…
After Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take” became part of the classic training montage scene in Cobra Kai Season 2, Dee Snider showed up for more during Season 3, which debuted on New Years’ Day. The entire season features rock and heavy metal music on the soundtrack from Motley Crue, Journey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, other 1980s classics, and more. At a concert featuring Dee’s solo band, protagonist WilliamZabka’s Johnny Lawrence character even remarks “That’s Dee Snider, the most badass rocker ever!” Watch Dee perform “The Kids Are Back” and “I Wanna Rock.”Continue reading →
The 1980s were a curious time for music. It was one of the most creative and cool times ever for all kinds of music from Rock, Heavy metal, Pop, Hip-Hop, and Dance Music. Art and music is an expression of society and what people are feeling, and rarely just artists pushing their opinions on fans. But forces were aligning against personal freedom, especially in the United States Government and the Parents Music Resource Center (The P.M.R.C.)led by Tipper Gore, wife of Senator and later Vice President Al Gore; Susan Baker, wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker; Pam Howar, wife of Washington realtor Raymond Howar; and Sally Nevius, wife of former Washington City Council Chairman John Nevius.
Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed up with Heavy Metal legend Dee Snider to create a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure Dee confirmed the news in a tweet. Upcoming new Funko Pop! figures include Slipknot and N.W.A. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Ghost, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and, Motley Crue, Lemmy, and Rob Zombie. Funko reported that these figurines increased its sales by 38 percent in the second quarter of 2019. The Funko brand went public with an IPO in 2018. International sales spiked 65 percent to $68.5 million, while U.S. revenue grew 26 percent to $122.7 million. Dee also recently confirmed in an interview with Ghost Cult (hear it here) his next album, book, and horror movie. His new live album For The Love of Metal Live! is out now via Napalm Records.