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Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog

So much music news to pimp out this week.

*I'm aware we don't play any Miles Davis but many of those in the world of Rock-n-Roll know who Davis is and his importance on the world of music and the legacy he left behind. Thus, it's with extreme enthusiasm I share with you that actor Don Cheadle is making the Miles Davis Biopic a reality! The storyline, as of now, will focus on one day in Davis' life with Herbie Hancock handling the music.

*Looks like Vegas is getting in on the rock festival idea. The inaugural 48 Hour Festival will take place at the Luxor Festival Grounds on Saturday, October 15th, and Sunday, October 16th. Headliners will be Avenged Sevenfold, Korn and Godsmack with support from Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, Escape the Fate, Sevendust, Adelitas Way, Rev Theory, 10 Years, Art of Dying and many more!

*Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, founding members of KISS, will team up with rock journalist Ken Sharp on "Nothin' To Lose" which will be an oral history of KISS' early years. What makes this story interesting is the fact that two different KISS memoirs are due out soon. Guitarist Ace Frehley's "No Regrets" drops on November first and, drummer, Peter Criss has a book planned for 2012. Will Simmons and Stanley's book be a counter to theirs? I suppose we'll find out.

*Are you like me and still a young kid at heart? When you see certain figurines... or dolls as some say... of your favorite rock god do you buy them? Maybe you've got a few of the Todd McFarlane collection. Well now you can own the Beastie Boys! Little dolls were made for their most recent video of "Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win" and will only set ya back... $750! Hey, that's ONLY $250 a piece.

*Queen fans mark September 5th on your day planner as their two-night stint at Wembly Stadium, back in 1986, is coming to DVD. Not only will you be entertained by some of Queen's biggest hits, you'll also enjoy behind-the-scenes features which include new interviews with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

*Believe it or not U2's Actung Baby is twenty years old and the Irish rockers will be re-issuing it on November first. There's to be five different remastered re-releases including packages that include vinyl, CD's and DVD's.

*This week the board game Monopoly busted out two new versions of their old game with Metallica Monopoly and AC/DC Monopoly.

*Dream Theater announced their fall tour this week. Beginning in September on the 24th in San Francisco and ending in Austin on the 26th of October. As of now, no stops planned for KC and it seems the closest would be in Pittsburgh, PA.

*And finally, how would you like to own John Bonham's old classic car from the 1976 concert film "The Song Remains The Same"? Seems the current owner, Bruce Screen, is hoping the car will be picked up by a museum where it can be appreciated. Screen purchased the car in 2000 and hasn't taken it out much because he was "too frightened to drive it on the roads".


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08/05/2011 2:34PM
Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog
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