TRAVEL: Vacationing on the moon 10yrs away?

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If you could go anywhere for your vacation, would you choose to go to the moon? U.K. based travel search engine Skyscanner has released its new report about the future of travel, and predicts that by 2024 we really will be able to travel to the moon. They also envision a supersonic aircraft that would transport customers from London to Sydney, Australia in just two hours, and predict a trip to the deepest parts of the ocean will be just as mainstream as going to the beach. Skyscanner CEO Gareth Williams writes, “I suspect we’ll see the habitation of Mars and the ambitions of Mars One, or Elon Musk’s vision, coming to fruition before space travel becomes common enough and cheap enough to be affordable for the majority.” (Fox)


 


MUSIC NEWS: TDG release new song

Three Days Grace has released a new song called “I Am Machine,” accompanied by a lyric video. The track is the second new track issued this year by the Canadian act, following the chart-topping “Painkiller” earlier this year. Both songs are expected to appear on the group’s upcoming fifth album, which Loudwire reports will now have a March 31st, 2015 release date.

Drummer Neil Sanderson explains what to expect from the new disc musically: “This record, we really wanted to go back to the raw, really aggressive, you know, sometimes rough around the edges and just bruteness. And that’s kind of what’s coming out and maybe it’s a reflection of just where our heads have been at and the experiences that we’ve had.”

The yet-to-be-titled new album will follow up 2012’s Transit Of Venus.
It’s the first to feature new frontman Matt Walst, brother of bassist Brad Walst​. Matt replaced original singer Adam Gontier in early 2013 and was officially made a member of the band last March.


 


MOVIES: Bill & Ted 3 is a GO

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Bill & Ted star Alex Winter has confirmed that the third movie is still happening. While promoting his new film, Grand Piano, he told reporters, “Bill & Ted will be 40-something and it’s all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up. It’s really sweet and really f***ing funny. But it’s a Bill & Ted movie, that’s what it is. It’s for the fans of Bill & Ted. It fits very neatly in the series. It’s not going to feel like a reboot. The conceit is really funny: What if you’re middle-aged, haven’t really grown up and you’re supposed to have saved the world and maybe, just maybe, you kinda haven’t?” He added, “There’s many versions of ourselves in this movie. It’s answering the question: ‘What happened to these guys?’ They’re supposed to have done all this stuff, they weren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, what happened 20 years later? To answer that question in a comedic way felt rich with possibility.” Alex also revealed that the script has been finished for a while but they are doing a bit of reworking before getting to the next step of the process.


 


MOVIES: Ted 2 adds big names

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Liam Neeson has signed on for a role in Ted 2. No additional details are known about who he will be playing but he will joins Morgan Freeman who was added to the cast earlier this month. The sequel is currently in production and hits theaters on June 26th, 2015.


 


WTF: Burgers & Sex Toys

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A Danish restaurant will become the country’s first burger joint and sex shop. Hot Buns After Dark will allow customers to purchase burgers and fries in the same location as whips, chains, and other adult toys. The owner says the first 10 male customers Thursday(September 25th) will receive free penis rings while the first 10 women will receive free vibrators. (Huffington Post)


 


MUSIC NEWS: Metallica celebrate 10th anniversary of documentary

Metallica will release a 10th anniversary two-disc Blu-ray edition of the band’s 2004 documentary, Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, on November 24th. The new edition of the film will be available digitally and via VOD for the first time. It will also contain a new bonus feature, Metallica: The Monster Lives, a 25-minute follow-up segment filmed at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival during the premiere of the band’s second film, Metallica Through The Never.

The segment features interview footage with the band and Some Kind Of Monster co-directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky in which they all look back at the decade since the release of the film.
Originally released on July 9th, 2004, Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash, personal turmoil and the near-disintegration of the group during the making of their St. Anger album.

In other news, Metallica will release a limited 12-inch vinyl single of the new song “The Lords Of Summer” on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 28th.
The single will feature the “first pass” studio version of the song as well as a live take recorded in Rome in July. This collectable vinyl will only be available through independent record stores and Metallica.com.
Metallica is reportedly getting back to work this fall on its 10th studio album, due out sometime in 2015.


 


MUSIC NEWS: TDG album update

Three Days Grace drummer Neil Sanderson has offered fans an update on the band’s new album in a new blog post at Loudwire, writing, “(The album is) almost done, and will be coming out early next year. It’s turning out to be pretty heavy musically, a lot like our first couple albums. Our newest single, ‘I Am Machine,’ is hot off the press and about to drop very, very soon. We also filmed ourselves during the recording process for the song, and will be making it into a lyric video where you can see how it all went down.”

Sanderson also noted that the band was currently on a European tour and had recently played in Alaska, the only one of the 50 United States in which they had never previously performed.
While in Alaska the group also filmed a video for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Three Days Grace’s fifth studio album will follow up 2012’s Transit Of Venus.
It’s the first to feature new frontman Matt Walst, brother of bassist Brad Walst​. Matt replaced original singer Adam Gontier in early 2013 and was officially made a member of the band last March.
The first new song written by the revamped band, “Painkiller,” became the 12th Number One track of their career at Active Rock radio this past summer.


 


MUSIC NEWS: AC/DC to release “Rock or Bust” in December

AC/DC will release its new album, titled Rock Or Bust, on December 2nd. The 11-song collection is the band’s first since 2008’s Black Ice. Starting this Saturday (September 27th), Turner Sports will preview a song from the album called “Play Ball” on TBS and other Turner media outlets for several weeks as part of its 2014 Major League Baseball Post-Season coverage. It’s not clear whether “Play Ball” will also be sent to radio stations as the first single from the new CD.

AC/DC has also now made it official that founding guitarist Malcolm Young will not be returning to the group due to ill health. A statement issued by the group’s Australian record label said, “Unfortunately due to the nature of Malcolm’s illness, he will not be rejoining the band.” His replacement is Stevie Young, the nephew of Malcolm and his brother and co-founder Angus Young.

Stevie played on the new album, which was recorded in Vancouver, Canada earlier this year. This is the first AC/DC album in the band’s 40-year history on which Malcolm Young will not appear.
AC/DC will embark on a world tour to both promote Rock Or Bust and celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary, although details are yet to be confirmed.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd recently shot down reports that the band was considering retirement in the wake of Malcolm’s illness, saying, “Angus Young will never retire. We were never going to retire. It’ll never happen. Angus will never retire and as long as Angus never retires, I won’t f***ing retire either.”
Despite the loss of Malcolm, Rudd said that “everything’s great in the band, we’re ready to fire up on all cylinders again.”


 


WTF: Binky Bandit on the loose

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The Oklahoma City Police Department are searching for a criminal they’re calling the “Binky Bandit”. The unidentified suspect had a binky in his mouth while he robbed a victim of his money and car keys. The suspect drove off in the victim’s red 1997 Grand Prix and is still wanted. The suspect may have been using hallucinogenic drugs because pacifiers are often used to keep from drug user’s from grinding their teeth. (Huffington Post)