New “Hardwired” Metallica KnuckleBonz Figures Coming Soon


KnuckleBonz, the creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new bundle of Metallica figures (set of four or separately), available for pre-order now at this location. This “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” -era set includes James Hetfield Rock Iconz statue, Lars Ulrich Rock Iconz statue, Kirk Hammett Rock Iconz statue and Robert Trujillo Rock Iconz statue. Other bands that have received the KnuckleBonz treatment include Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, KISS, Ghost, Guns N Roses, and countless more.  Continue reading

Watch The Trailer for “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne”

A&E Network’s relaunch of their Emmy Award-winning flagship show Biography continues with the new Ozzy Osbourne documentary Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne, a two-hour documentary about the life and times of the Heavy Metal icon. It will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).  Watch  the trailer right here!

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Dee Snider Confirms Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure On The Way 

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.

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The New Ozzy Doc “Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne” Coming in September

A&E Network’s relaunch of their Emmy Award-winning flagship show Biography continues with the new Ozzy Osbourne documentary Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne, a two-hour documentary about the life and times of the Heavy Metal icon. It will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).  Watch a preview here.

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Rock USA Festival Has Been Forced to Cancel Their 2020 Event Due To COVID-19

Rock USA  and its sister festival Country USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival, one of the biggest in the US, was to have celebrated its 10th-anniversary edition this summer, and was going to take place July 16-18 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Of the 40 bands and headliners and support acts included Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Rob Zombie (headlining for a 3rd straight year), Halestorm, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Chevelle, Avtar, Feever333, Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Knocked Loose, Bad Wolves, Attila and more. Hypervibe, Inc. is the festival promoter and has vowed to attempt to rebook the fest. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Will Likely Retire in the Next Five to Ten Years

Ozzy Osbourne At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, by Stephanie Cabral (with permission MSOPR)

 

Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy Osbourne’s spoke to Collider about the upcoming biography The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne documentary, which will premiere this summer. The film, which A&E produced as part of its Biography series, celebrates Ozzy’s life and features interviews with Sharon Osbourne, Rick Rubin, Ice-T, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Davis, and Post Malone. Ozzy, Sharon and Jack executive produced the picture, which former “Osbournes” producer R. Greg Johnston directed. Continue reading

COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts,  and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below.  Continue reading

WRIF’s Riff Fest 2020, ft. Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, The Blue Stones, Joyous Wolf, and More Has Been Cancelled

Detroit Radio Station WRIF’s Riff Fest, which was to feature Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, The Blue Stones, Escape the Fate, Joyous Wolf, The Black Moods and South of Eden, has been canceled due to the coronavirus (CVID-19) pandemic over safety fears. The station and the promoter 313 Presents. 

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FEATURE: Off-Center With Ojayy: “Verotika” – Written and Directed by Glenn Danzig

In a new series by Ghost Cult’s photo and video editor, Omar Cordy will pop in from time to time and gives his take on the creative output of musicians and personalities from the industry, be it films, graphic novels, cool side-hustles, interesting hobbies, and other endeavors; Ojayy will have his say. In his debut column, he takes on the much-buzzed-about directorial debut of Danzig, Verotika. Continue reading

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: White Zombie – “Astro Creep: 2000” Turns 25

For many, the nineties would prove to be the end of heavy metal as we knew it. Bands who rose to greatness in the preceding decade suddenly found themselves either retreading old ground, out of their depth trying to explore new territories, or simply grinding to an unceremonious halt. Within just a couple of years, denim, leather and even the term “heavy metal” itself, were out. Continue reading