Seether frontman Shaun Morgan posted a tribute online to late South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95. Seether was formed in South Africa, with both Morgan and bassist Dale Stewart native to the country. While many musicians commented on Mandela's death, Morgan wrote from the perspective of a young person who was there when Mandela was released from prison after 27 years.
Morgan wrote, "I can remember the moment I watched Nelson Mandela walk out of prison after his 27 years of incarceration. I was sitting in my uncle’s house, surrounded by family, and I was transfixed by a monumental moment in history that I couldn’t even fathom at the time. I was privileged to be witnessing history and the transformation of the country I had grown up in. I was watching my world change and I had no idea what was in store for me."
Read the full tribute here.
Metallica successfully performed a 10-song concert in Antarctica on Sunday (December 8th), with photos from the historic show posted at the band's official Facebook page. A statement from the band said, "This was the most unique show Metallica has ever done. The band, contest winners, research station scientists (from Russia, South Korea, China, Poland, Chile, Brazil and Germany), and the ship crew, all crammed in this little dome out on the helipad of Carlini Station in Antarctica! The energy in the little dome was amazing! Words cannot describe how happy everyone was."
SIDE NOTES: Metallica's South Pole set list was:
"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
"Sad But True"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Master Of Puppets"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Seek & Destroy"
What about Trapped Under Ice?
ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES COMBINES THE MUSIC AND CREATIVE MINDS OF AVENGED SEVENFOLD WITH THE PRODUCERS OF METALOCALYPSE
All-New Series Trailer Available Now on Avenged Sevenfold's YouTube Channel
From the creative minds of Avenged Sevenfold, one of rock music's global heavyweights and a trailblazing force in fusing the worlds of music and video games, Hail To The King is a six-episode animated series, which is directed by Metalocalypse producer Jon Schnepp. The unique and innovative series tells the fictional story of the Deathbat - the band's longtime trademark, and serves as the prologue to their highly anticipated mobile video game, "Hail to the King: Deathbat." Accompanying the launch of the series will be a trailer for the game, which will be available early 2014. With the series launching in just days, Machinima has released an all-new trailer.
This video is great! "Shut up Wesley!" HAHA! http://instagram.com/p/f7XuYSSbJF/
One day in 2011 I decided to watch all of Star Trek the the original series. Some episodes were brutal to watch, just bad. But some were really good. Overall is was a fun series to watch and I became a fan. Not sure you could call me a trekkie though.
So this year I figured I'd give The Next Generation a chance. I'm in Season 2 and really like it. The espisodes are better. I didn't think I'd say that.
Will I watch Deep Space Nine and Voyager? Probably.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda joined producer and DJ Steve Aoki on last Tuesday's (November 26th) edition of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live for a rendition of their collaborative song "A Light That Never Comes." It was not only the first time the song had been performed on national TV but also Aoki's national TV debut. Aoki also recently partnered with Linkin Park's Music For Relief organization to help victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan by pledging to match up to $36,000 in donations -- $1,000 for every year he’s been alive.
Army Of The Damned , the film in which Godsmack singer Sully Erna makes his feature film acting debut, will be released on DVD on January 14th, 2014, with the film having an early video-on-demand release on December 3rd. The movie follows the crew of a hit reality TV series who follow a team of local cops in a small town. When the cops are summoned to a house on a "domestic disturbance" call, they suddenly are faced with a situation in which they either must survive or join the "army of the damned," a horde of warriors from hell. The film began production in April and was directed by Tom DeNucci. Erna told Dread Central about the project, "This is my first lead in a movie and it's cool. It's action/horror and there's some good sarcastic New England humor in it. They put me together with three other cops that play beside me. Everyone has such a different personality and it's really, really cool how we play off each other." Erna added that his character, named Bridge, was "serious and intense and takes things a lot more seriously. He's watching over the town his father used to be sheriff in." The singer got involved with the film after DeNucci initially approached him about making a film based on Erna's memoir that was published a few years ago. Erna explained, "He always kept in touch and always felt I should be moving more toward TV and film and kept me in mind, and when he came through with this script for Army Of The Damned, he said I've got a really cool role and I can totally see you playing it." The cast also includes Michael Berryman, legendary star of the original The Hills Have Eyes, along with pro wrestler Tommy Dreamer, TNT wrestling diva Thea Trinidad and Joey Fatone of N*SYNC fame. Godsmack recently revealed that it has regrouped after taking a year off and is currently writing its sixth studio album, due out in 2014.
Okay, I didn't start watching Doctor Who until a couple of years ago and I've only seen every episode since 2005. But I got a lot out of the 50th anniversary episode this weekend. I posted some pics and vids from the viewing party I went to. Check them out!
And here's this!