Alice Cooper Group Guitarist/Songwriter Michael Bruce's “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Biography Revised!
Limited edition signed by Michael Bruce available!
London - Much to the excitement of Alice Cooper group fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia will be releasing Michael Bruce's critically acclaimed biography “No More Mr. Nice Guy” revised! Also available is a limited edition signed by Michael Bruce.
Written by Alice Cooper group guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter Michael Bruce, “No More Mr. Nice Guy” is an anthology of the band that encapsulated the decadent spirit of the 1970s. Following the group on their journey from Arizona garage band to eventual rise to stardom, it reveals the truth behind the drinking and the rock 'n' roll.
This “true life” story includes the hangings, the executions, the ghoulish makeup, the egos and of course, the rock 'n' roll. Revised and updated it includes previously unseen photographs and memorabilia.
“Its not often we get a chance to redo, remake or in this case re-release a book.....my book. It is with much thought, great enjoyment, many thanks and heartfelt appreciation for family, friends and fans that I present the re-release of 'No More Mr Nice Guy.' A compilation of hilarious rock 'n' roll stories and life events that made me the man I am today.” - Michael Bruce
This release comes on the heels of the recent highly publicized Alice Cooper group reunion concerts in the UK!
To order: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/michael-bruce-no-more-mr-nice-guy
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Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, debuts new original series “In Ice Cold Blood” on Sunday, April 1 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted and executive produced by Grammy and NAACP Image Award winner Ice-T (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”).
The series spotlights shocking true stories involving sex, money, murder – or a fatal cocktail of all three. Told through in-depth interviews, reenactments and archival footage, each hour-long episode delves into an edgy mystery filled with expert detective work, unexpected turns and stunning revelations.
In Ice Cold Blood is a chilling depiction of basic human desires unbridled, taking viewers on a shocking, unexpected ride,” says Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Ice-T’s appreciation for the true crime space, and his ability to draw the viewer in, take the series to another level.”
Executive Producer Ice-T adds, “I’m glad to call Oxygen home with a series that speaks to me as a true crime fan. Each story is extreme but very real, making it a natural fit for me to explore with the audience.”
When two of the most basic human desires – sex and money – cloud our judgment with lust and greed, they run the risk of dangerous consequences. This series exposes real-life cases where unhinged passion and extreme greed have motivated someone enough to kill.
As first-hand detectives and victims’ friends and family members recount each case, captivating recreations come together to bring each ruthless murder story to life. In the series premiere, a military veteran is missing and a young student is murdered in what appears to be a crime of passion.
But the discovery of a secret payout leads police on a wild chase. Ice-T lends his distinct voice to the series, guiding viewers through each case in a way that only he can.
Title: GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
Directed by: Sophie Fiennes
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI, a new documentary that takes audiences on an electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones.
A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence––Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject.
Taking us home to Jamaica, the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and behind-the-scenes at shows all around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of "Slave to the Rhythm," “Pull Up to the Bumper,” "Love is the Drug," and more.
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and will open April 13 in New York and April 20 in Los Angeles with a theatrical national rollout to follow. GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI is a Kino Lorber release.
LSD Tour: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Dwight! The pre-sale exclusive to Dwight's fans starts this Monday, March 26th at 10AM local time (password: DWIGHT). Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 30th at 10AM local time. King Leg will be opening the show as Special Guest on the tour. Presented by SiriusXM Radio.
List of dates below. Tickets will be available here:
LSD TOUR DATES:
TUE 6/12 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
WED 6/13 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
FRI 6/15 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
SAT 6/16 Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
SUN 6/17 Oxon Hill, MD - MGM National Harbor
TUE 6/19 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
WED 6/20 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pav. at Riverbend Music Ctr.
THU 6/21 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
WED 8/1 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
FRI 8/3 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
SAT 8/4 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
FRI 8/10 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
SAT 8/11 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp.
SUN 8/12 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
TUE 8/14 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
THU 8/16 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
FRI 8/17 Rochester, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
SAT 8/18 Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
On Wednesday, 25 titles, including the iconic “Sound of Music” soundtrack and The Temptations’ “My Girl,” were added to the registry, which is now 500 strong, as Andrew R. Chow reports for The New York Times.
In a press release, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden calls the newest additions worthy of preservation. “This annual celebration of recorded sound reminds us of our varied and remarkable American experience,” Hayden says. “The unique trinity of historic, cultural and aesthetic significance reflected in the National Recording Registry each year is an opportunity for reflection on landmark moments, diverse cultures and shared memories—all reflected in our recorded soundscape.”
According to the Library of Congress, recordings must be at least 10 years old to be eligible for consideration into the registry. The titles are selected by the Librarian of Congress herself with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB). Nominations are gathered from the public through online submissions.
The class of 2017 spans 85 years of history—between 1911 and 1996— and includes live radio broadcasts, hip hop and rock n’ roll. The new additions make up just a small part of the library’s expansive collection, which spans nearly 3 million recordings to date.
If your favorite song didn’t make the list this time, now’s your chance to vote for the 2018 selections. The Library is currently accepting nominations for the next crop of contestants on its website.
Back when pool was a serious sport that grabbed the attention of the nation, one woman smoked the competition.
One January day in 1938, a slight, wide-eyed woman named Ruth McGinnis walked into the Arcadia, a pool hall in Washington, D.C, where six of the district’s most accomplished players waited to play her. McGinnis powdered her hands. She picked up her cue. The men tried to act nonchalant, but as they watched McGinnis dispatch their friends one after another, they shifted nervously from foot to foot.
McGinnis played a straightforward game, not chatting or joking with anyone as she played, the balls clacking cleanly as she cleared the table. The manager teased that he should borrow a bowling ball from the alley next door and paint a big 8 on it, so the men stood a chance. But it was a weak joke. And she beat them all.
That was just an average day at the tables for McGinnis, who triumphed in the male enclave of the pool room, earning her the nickname “The Queen of Billiards.” Born in 1910, she started playing in her family’s Honesdale, Pennsylvania, barbershop at 7 years old: her father kept two pool tables for waiting customers, and a soapbox for tiny Ruth to stand on. She excelled.
Pool was a big deal in those days. “You have to understand that pool back in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s was in a very different space in this country than it is now,” says pool historian and author R. A. Dyer. “Now the sport is relegated to bars and play in leagues, but most prominent pool players nowadays--their names are not household words. But during McGinnis’ age this was not the case. You could find plenty of stories about Ruth McGinnis and other pool players in the New York Times.”
McGinnis’ game, popular in the 1930s, was straight pool, which is what Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason play in the iconic film The Hustler. (Today, if you walk into an American bar with pool tables, patrons are likely playing 8-ball.) In straight pool, the player calls what ball she will try for—stripes or solids doesn’t matter. If she sinks 14 balls in a row or “runs a 14,” she can use the 15th to start into another rack and continue shooting. Read more:
This three-hour, two-film presentation Elvis Presley: The Searcher focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.
The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis’ iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.
The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide, and includes an original musical score composed by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher is an HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television; executive producers, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter (chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands Group); producers, Jon Landau and Kary Antholis; directed and produced by Thom Zimny.
March 21, 1963 Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closed down and transferred it's last prisoners. At it’s peak period of use in 1950s, “The Rock, or “”America’s Devil Island” housed over 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons for its harsh conditions and record for being inescapable.
Fernando Moledero Photography
The twelve-acre rocky island, one and a half miles from San Francisco, featured the most advanced security of the time. Some of the first metal detectors were used at Alcatraz. Strict rules were enforced against the unfortunate inmates who had to do time at Alcatraz. Nearly complete silence was mandated at all times.
Alcatraz was first explored by Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775, who called it Isla de los Alcatraces (Pelicans) because of all the birds that lived there. It was sold in 1849 to the U.S. government. The first lighthouse in California was on Alcatraz. It became a Civil War fort and then a military prison in 1907.
King Crimson Meets Van der Graaf Generator! David Cross & David Jackson Release New Album “Another Day”
During the 1970s David Cross was a member of King Crimson and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator. Now much to the excitement of music aficionados worldwide, the duo have teamed up for an amazing new album titled “Another Day”!
Released via Cherry Red Records, the 12 new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Jackson and will appeal to the fanbases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It's an innovative meeting of minds. This new studio album also features Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson.
“From the first notes we ever played together David Jackson and I realised that we were driving in the same direction, free to play anything from fierce avant-garde cadenzas to haunting melodies and rocking riffs. ‘Another Day’ is the culmination of our ambition to date and has been realised as a quartet album through extraordinary instinctive performances from our collaborators, Mick Paul and Craig Blundell. The icing on the cake was the incisive, original vision which emerged in the mixing stage from our producer Jake Jackson. I love it.” - David Cross March 2nd 2018
“I am thrilled and very proud of this album with David Cross. It’s the best thing I’ve done in many years! We met at a Festival in Italy in 2010 and emergency improvised our way into a special kind of exciting harmony - and friendship too. Enjoying the space between two soloists, we soon discovered new ways of writing and arranging. Add in our legendary rhythm section of Mick Paul and Craig Blundell and I can guarantee you haven’t heard anything quite like this album before!” - David Jackson (26th February 2018)
Watch the new promotional video: https://youtu.be/paaTO6Oo0X8
In support of the album David Cross & David Jackson plan to tour mid-2018!
3. LAST RIDE
4. GOING NOWHERE
5. TRANE TO KIEV
6. MILLENNIUM TOLL
8. COME AGAIN
9. BREAKING BAD
10. MR. MOROSE
11. ANTHEM FOR ANOTHER DAY
12. TIME GENTLEMEN, PLEASE
Released March 16, 2018
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Adam Hughes will be a guest artist at the August 17-19, Michigan Comic Con at Detroit's Cobo Center!
Adam is a prolific artist, renowned for his covers on such titles as Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Batgirl, and Star Wars.
Gerry Conway will be a guest writer at the August 17-19, Michigan Comic Con at Detroit's Cobo Center!
Gerry is a legendary writer, best known for co-creating The Punisher, as well as having written the death of Gwen Stacy. In addition to having written Amazing Spider-Man #111-149, Gerry also co-created Firestorm!
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When the Three of Wands appears, you likely carry an optimistic look for your future plans.These plans are well-grounded in real practicalities. You have been through enough of life challenges, failures, and successes to now navigate yourself very well.
You use excellent skills and astute wisdom to create positive, healthy realities. You attend to the creation of these realities in a variety of arenas: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. You don't expect perfection or anything unattainable. You have a creation in mind that will be generated well.
The Three of Wands indicates that you have ideals which are in reach. You maintain positive clarity and intention regarding your goal. You have a plan to obtain that goal. You easily change gears or strategies when your route is challenged since you already expect challenges in any life endeavor.
exploring the unknown
seeking out uncharted areas
going in quest of new adventure
leaving the secure behind
tackling something different
looking for greater possibilities
knowing what to expect
getting a premonition
taking the long view
Since we are just land creatures, breathing while underwater can be very difficult for us. However, due to the strict safety training and equipment regulations, this has been made much easier.
As a result, underwater sports such as the scuba diving have now become safer and even more interesting. The sport has currently become fit for almost every individual, that is, regardless of age, size, and abilities. This article outlines the things you need to know about scuba diving.Learn the Buoyancy Skills.
These skills matter a lot to any diver who is concerned about safety. The buoyancy skills require that you breathe in to float and out to sink. If you can master this, then you can stay safe in water with little chances of drowning. Another skill to master is usually the BCD which is always for compensating the depth changes. Doing frequent practice on every dive can help master the skills fast.
Mind Your Air
Managing air is essential when it comes to diving. It is, therefore, vital that you remember to monitor your air repeatedly while in water. This, in turn, will not only save you from breathing through water but also give you more dive time in the long run.
Dive According to Your Limits
No matter how you love or feel that you can dive, watching your limits is usually very essential. Taking risks at some point is allowed but in some instances, exceeding limits can only lead to unwanted scenarios. Preferably, it can be better if you only do what you are trained to do. If diving deeper is what you enjoy in scuba diving, then taking proper depth training can be a good idea here.
Never Fall for Peer Pressure
Just because your friend is diving does not mean that you should also just dive. Similar to the above point, it is not advisable to dive if you are not sure about your diving ability. Never allow anyone to decide for you, instead take time to think if it is right or not for you to dive. This way, you can save yourself from the risks that might result in the process.
Always Blow Bubbles
Blowing bubbles while underwater is crucial especially in scuba diving. It is then important that you know this before you can decide to go for scuba diving. Bubble blowing is always a way to extend your dive time so that you do not have to hold your breath for too long. It is always safer as opposed to the other underwater breathing tactics.
Wear a Dive Gear
You must wear a dive gear for a safe scuba diving. In the process, you need to take care of your dive gear, so as it can also protect your body as required. Whenever you are not diving, it is always important to ensure a good maintenance of your dive gear.
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Nothing can lead to disasters as a diver diving carelessly. For a great dive gear shopping guide and more information regarding scuba diving, just click here this will help you narrow down your options. The briefings provided before diving as well as the rules are very important for many reasons. If you can pay attention to this, chances that you may get lost or possibly spoil the dive are very slim.