The Eddie Van Halen store has released a commemorative shoe, the 1978 High Top, honouring the occasion of Eddie’s groundbreaking debut to the world stage with the release of the first Van Halen album, some 40 years ago. Adding to the growing collection of footwear offered by the EVH™ brand, the 1978 High Tops are a black and white classic high-top sneakers. The outer side features a live photo of Eddie Van Halen playing guitar on the first world tour, and the inner side of the shoe has 1978 prominently displayed in a circular badge. The Eddie Van Halen logo appears on both the tongue of the shoe and on the back sole, and the back panel features his signature white with black striped pattern.
The 1978 High Tops and additional apparel/merchandise can be purchased at:
Woody Harrelson and Tin Rocket Entertainment join chefs Derek and Chad Sarno to develop new original series, "Wicked Healthy World"
Brothers and plant-based chefs, Derek and Chad Sarno, have teamed up with Executive Producer Woody Harrelson and Tin Rocket Entertainment to develop a new documentary series celebrating the forward thinkers, social entrepreneurs and rock star chefs on the front lines of the sustainable food movement.
The original series, Wicked Healthy World (wt), will follow the Sarnos on their quest to meet the amazing people who are blazing new trails for a healthier population and planet. Their journey will take them everywhere from the fascinating indoor mushroom farms of South Korea, to the organic rooftop farms of Tel Aviv.
"Chad and Derek are doing some incredible work. They are at the forefront of a plant-based movement that's been building for decades and is now becoming a tsunami," states Executive Producer Woody Harrelson in the foreword of the brothers' cookbook, Wicked Healthy, that was released worldwide in May.
With this series, the Sarnos will shine a light on all of the positive momentum surrounding sustainable food, and recognize the creative people making inroads in this area. "My brother and I are excited to meet other innovators who share our passion and who have developed solutions to bring about change." Chad Sarno says.
Wicked Healthy World (wt) will be produced by Tin Rocket Entertainment with Woody Harrelson, Jerry D'Alessandro, Lisa Tanzer and Ira Chute serving as executive producers.
Skunkworks (Bruce Dickinson & co.) - 'Scream For Me Sarajevo' film and music out June 29th
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
During the longest siege a capital city has faced in the history of modern warfare, and amid the mortars and grenades, a heavy metal band agreed to play a concert…
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. Risking their lives, they were smuggled into the besieged city to play a concert for its citizens amidst the chaos of war.
The film is far from a straight concert movie and provides an insight into a wider story of the people of Sarajevo taking drastic measures to endure the privations of war and pushing the boundaries to survive. It reflects a thriving underground arts community who were living their lives in the shadow of war and making music in the face of devastating loss, and the huge impact the concert had on the people of Sarajevo at a time when they thought they had been forgotten by the rest of the world.
This must-see documentary includes footage of the gig and the war itself, as well as recent interviews with Bruce and his bandmates. The documentary also follows Bruce making an emotional return to Sarajevo, “War turns the world on its head, but this is an optimistic message”. Speaking of his experience Bruce said, “It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings”.*
In addition to the film’s release, via Eagle Vision, the music from the film is being released on CD/double LP via BMG.
Comprising music from the film which spans Bruce Dickinson’s solo career, the album features the rarities ‘Acoustic Song’ (previously only available as a bonus track on the 2001 Best Of Special Edition), ‘Inertia (Live)’ (previously only available as a bonus track on the expanded re-release of ‘Skunkworks’ in 2005) and the album closer ‘Eternal’ (previously only available as Japanese bonus tracks on ‘Tyranny Of Souls’).
Scream For Me Sarajevo the film and album is now available to pre-order exclusively via PledgeMusic at www.screamformesarajevo.com.
Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival: Audience Award; Human Rights Award; Special Jury Prize (Documentary) / Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (USA): Best Feature Documentary / DokuArt Bjelovar (Croatia): Audience Award; Young Jury Award/ dokuMfest (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary / Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary
*Taken from Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography, ‘What Does This Button Do?’ available now.
It started with a small idea from a small indie publisher but the Rogue Radio mod for Fallout 4 is currently under development and looking to be released cross platform in July.
Rogue Records America crossed over into the digital media of video games earlier in the year with their ARK Survival Evolved mod Thieves Island, loosely based off the San Francisco rock band Amongst Thieves but with this upcoming radio station mod Rogue Radio for Fallout 4, Rogue is planting a flag in the video game world and looking to expand its game side with this Fallout 4 mod.
Rogue Radio will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will be a mod that anyone with the game can download for free. Once downloaded, the players Pip Boy will have the Rogue Radio station in their Radio list playing the best heavy metal and hard rock. The radio station will feature all of Rogue's artists as well as many other National and Emerging artists.
"We saw that the opportunity was not only there for OUR artists, but we had room to add other artists. Bands we admire and bands who wanted a chance to increase their reach to hopefully obtain new fans," says a spokesman for the label.
The mod will feature 44 songs by 38 bands and have 2 DJ's each with their own style and playlist. Johnny Rogue is the 1st Dj, a survivor from the publisher (the actual real life internet mascot for the publisher) who has started to go insane and Fearless Jes Fama played by Jes Fama of the Radio Podcast Almost Fama.
The publisher will be posting in game footage of the development on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages if anyone wants to follow along on the progress and get a sneak peek.
The Bands on Rogue Radio (Bold = Rogue Records America artist)
Lies of Nazca
Black Crown Initiate
The Five Hundred
Humanity's Last Breath
Ghost in the Machine
A Mirror Hollow
All Hail the Yeti
The team at Rogue are hard at work putting the mod together and are hoping for a release in time for the 4th of July. "We are aiming for the 4th but we have to take a few things into consideration, like compatibility on all platforms. Testing is what will take the longest on here but we need to get it right so everyone can enjoy what we have done."
For more information on the ROGUE RADIO Fallout 4 mod, please visit Rogue's social sites.
What has Jimmy Urine (MSI) and gaming got in common? I Want To Be Human. Obviously
Love is eternal. Or so you’ll discover in Sinclair Strange’s much anticipated new game, "I Want To Be Human", available now on Steam for £10.99 / €14.99 and coming to consoles later this year.
Join our vampire protagonist on her journey to break her and her boyfriend out of the clutches of hell. Packed with five worlds of crazy platforming action, a pulsing electro-punk soundtrack featuring Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine, and a whole load of exploding body parts, you’ll soon realise why "I Want To Be Human might" not be your average love story. And who knows, you might even set a new high ‘sgore’ (ahem) for the ages.
“Working with both Sinclair and Jimmy Urine has been an incredible experience,” said Martin Defries, Managing Director of Rising Star Games. “We can’t wait for PC gamers to sink their teeth into the game and we look forward to bringing "I Want To Be Human" to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One very soon.”
I Want To Be Human Key Features:
· Vampire Justice – Love, betrayal, and endless destruction, all drenched in pixelated gore that spans five different worlds
· Bullets for my Valentine – Use your trusty shotgun to take the fight to the flock – the ones who are responsible for turning your boyfriend into trendy headgear
· Tongue, meet cheek – Discover a world packed with off-the-wall dark humour and a unique art style that could only come from the mind of Sinclair Strange
Additional information about I Want to be Human and all Rising Star Games titles can be found on the official Rising Star Games website: www.risingstargames.com.
Rising Star Games is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 120 titles. www.risingstargames.com
Dialog are proud to unveil their new music trivia app Rock’N’Roll Knowitall. This free, multiplayer trivia game is available now worldwide via the iTunes store and Google Play.
The trivia game poses challenging questions about about all types of popular and underground rock bands. With 4 levels of difficulty and questions created by respected rock journalists and fans, RNRK is now available worldwide for mobile and tablets via the iTunes store and Google Play.
RNRK boasts over 5000 questions across a variety of genres including alternative, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, indie and punk rock. The app offers many initial free questions and also gives users the ability to build up additional questions via in-app purchase.
The game pits users against friends or random players in competitive, time-based duels, and features trivia and various bonus rounds as well as Jokers to help users build their rankings. RNRK does not only contain well-grounded content, but it is also a diversified and fun-to-play game.
Various musicians have offered there thoughts, Danko Jones admits that it will "amuse every kind of music fan – Bangers, Punks, Rockers and New Romantics alike", whilst Mille from Kreator nails it right on the head, calling the app "great for people who are devoted to rock!".
Download on iTunes (US)
Download on Google Play (US)
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup and kicks off in Brazil Thursday 12th of June. A total of 64 matches are to be played in twelve cities across Brazil, with 32 teams involved from 5 confederations…but how would the World Cup look if Nuclear Blast let some of their bands run things? They decided to find out by asking a selection of them who they would have in their World Cup 2014 team, using only musicians!
First up Nuclear Blast decided to pitch UK golden boys THE DEFILED up against Germany’s professional boozers, TANKARD. See who they both picked, below:
But what GMA wants to know is who would The Defiled and Tankard pick for the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015?
The Heavy Metal cooking show "Headbanger's Kitchen" which is hosted by Demonic Resurrection front-man Demonstealer has released a new episode from their 'Uncooked' series. The Uncooked series is a mini episode which features artist interviews without any cooking. The first episode features ex-Demonic Resurrection lead guitarist Daniel Kenneth Rego who discusses his love for tea and also brews up the perfect cup.
Watch the episode here.
15 food trucks confirmed to date for Choice Streets; Andy Rourke of The Smiths to DJ event
EVENT SET FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 7th ON THE INTREPID, VIP, EARLY ADMISSION & GA TICKETS STILL ON SALE
The Village Voice announces their second round of food trucks set to be participating in this year's Third Annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck Tasting Event on May 7th (Rain Date: May 9th). The five newly announced food trucks include DUB Pies, Hibachi Heaven, Luzzo's La Pizza Napoletana, Mike N' Willie's, and Souvlaki GR. These trucks will join the ten previously announces trucks: Big D's Grub Truck, Comme Ci Comme Ca, Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, Korilla BBQ, Love Mamak & Lucky Yim, Luke's Lobster, Moo Shu Grill, Nuchas, Solber Pupusas, Sweet Chili and more to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale for the event and can be purchased, here.
The Village Voice is also thrilled to announce that Choice Streets 2014 will feature DJ sets by Andy Rourke of The Smiths, the legendary alt-rock band that materialized from the British independent music scene in the 1980s. A friend of The Village Voice, Rourke DJed The Village Voice's foodie event "Choice Eats" in 2012 and is now back by popular demand. Since The Smiths parted ways in 1987, Andy Rourke has played and recorded with some of music's greatest performers such as Sinead O'Connor, Morrissey, The Pretenders, and Badly Drawn Boy. These days, Rourke calls New York City his home and spends his time DJing on East Village Radio's Jetlag show and at various nightclubs around the city.
"Choice Streets" also announces the launch of their truckers Choice Streets Volunteer program with applications now open today. Truckers who apply and are selected for volunteering will assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice's Fall Craft Beer Tasting Event, "Brooklyn Pour to be held in September 2014 (specific date TBA). To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here.
"Choice Streets" will be held on Wednesday, May 7th from 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Rain Date: May 9th). Spun off from The Village Voice's highly-popular "Choice Eats" restaurant tasting event, "Choice Streets" will feature over 20 of some of the city's favorite and highly sought-after food trucks. Set amid the backdrop of the New York City Landmark - The Intrepid - attendees will feast on Pier 86 and enjoy and evening of fabulous food, drinks and an amazing view of the city and Hudson River. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: http://villagevoice.com/choicestreets.
This year's "Choice Streets" will feature three tiers of ticket options. All ticket-holders will be offered complimentary food tasting, unlimited beverages, complimentary access to the Intrepid Museum (a $22 value on its own) and entertainment throughout the night. The VIP ticket ($70) will allow guests a full VIP Hour beginning at 7PM plus a gift bag and special VIP drink experience. The Early Entry ticket ($60) will allow guests entry into the event at 7:30PM, a full half hour earlier than the event's door time.
The General Admission ticket ($50) opens the event's doors at 8PM until the event finishes for all ticket-holders at 11PM. For more details on this year's three ticket options, click here. Along with the new three tier ticketing, this year's event will also feature a new passport system to maximize the potential for all attendees to sample every single food truck - pending availability (and fullness of guest!). Upon arrival, all guests will receive a passport card attached to a lanyard that will entitle them to one sample from each truck (as samples last). This passport system need only apply to the food at Choice Streets - alcoholic beverages will still be unlimited to all ticket-holders (must be 21+ to enter event). For more on the new passports, click here.
The Village Voice will once again partner with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC for the event and plans to donate a portion of ticket sales from Choice Streets. Sponsors confirmed for Choice Streets 2014 include: Shock Top, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Verizon FIOS, Green Mountain Energy and Frames. For more information on "Choice Streets" please have a bite here:
Choice Streets 3rd Annual Food Truck Tasting Event
Event Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Rain Date: Fri, May 9th
TICKETS: On Sale Wednesday, April 2nd (http://ticketf.ly/1jQC0MA)
VENUE: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex | Pier 86 (W. 46th St & 12th Ave)
TIME: 7:00-11:00PM with staggered entry as follows:
7:00PM - $70 - VIP Ticketholder Doors
7:30PM - $60 - "Early Entry" Ticketholder Doors
8:00PM - $50 - GA Ticketholder Doors
About Village Voice Events:
The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as Choice Eats, Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Brooklyn Pour, Holiday Spirits as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides. The Voice is New York's most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online. For more information on the Voice or its events, please visit us online at www.villagevoice.com
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