Metallica have been working on this movie for quite awhile now. What started out being a concert film turned into a full feature film that incorporates concert footage. The story line involves a roadie(played by Dane Dehaan from The Amazing Spiderman 2) sent on a special mission by the band. From the looks of this trailer things seem to go very wrong.
Through The Never will hit IMAX screens in North America on September 27 and then regular theaters on October 4.
As far as Metallica recording a new album, James Hetfield told Billboard, "I want it done yesterday and [Orion] and this movie is keeping us pretty busy at this point and it's taking a lot of our time and effort. We've been touring some obscure places; I guess basically what we're trying to do is pay for this movie, so the touring is keeping us from getting in there and finishing the record. Right now the focus is on the movie."
While Disturbed is on indefinite hiatus guitarist Dan Donnegan and drummer Mike Wengren have formed Fight Or Flight, Bassist John Moyer has joined Adrenaline Mob, and singer David Draiman has his project called Device. Of course Disturbed fans are wondering what that means for the future of the band. This morning Draiman addressed those concerns with this statement:
MY DEAR DISTURBED ONES;
WHILE DISTURBED'S HIATUS IS IN EFFECT (AND NONE OF US TRULY KNOW HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST), MYSELF, DAN, MIKE, AND JOHN, WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE GOINGS ON/PROJECTS FROM THE DISTURBED FAMILY. THERE'S NO ONE WE'D RATHER SHARE IT WITH, AS YOU, OUR LIFEBLOOD, HAVE GIVEN US EVERYTHING AND WE WOULD BE NOTHING/ARE NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT. THIS HIATUS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PROJECTS EACH MEMBER OF DISTURBED IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH. IT HAS TO DO WITH STOPPING THE ASSEMBLY LINE TYPE OF MACHINE THE DISTURBED LEVIATHAN HAD BECOME, GIVING OURSELVES AND THE FANS TIME AWAY FROM IT SO THAT WE CAN EVENTUALLY REUNITE, WITH NEW INSPIRATION AND APPRECIATION FROM BOTH THE BAND SIDE, AND THE FAN SIDE. WHEN WE EVENTUALLY REUNITE, AND WE WILL, IT WILL BE AN EVENT, AND ONE THAT WILL HAVE GREATER MEANING FOR ALL OF US. BITTERNESS AT OUR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS IS REALLY QUITE MISPLACED. SO PLEASE SUPPORT DEVICE, FIGHT OR FLIGHT, AND ADRENALINE MOB AS THEY ARE FRUIT BORN OF THIS HIATUS; WERE COUNTING ON ALL OF YOU. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU ALL AS INVOLVED AS POSSIBLE AND UPDATE YOU AS THINGS PROGRESS. ALL MY LOVE AND RESPECT,
P.S. LOL...AS IVE SAID BEFORE THE CAPS ARE A STYLE PREFERENCE, BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS/THERE'S A REAL WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR COMPUTER WHERE BIG LETTERS ARE JUST BIG LETTERS, THEY DO NOT ACTUALLY EMIT SOUND; ITS NOT CHANGING, SO IN THE WORDS OF DAN DONEGAN "BUILD A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT".
According to some friends in London with ties to the British Army, there was no doubt that the victim was a British soldier, wearing a shirt for a charity that helps injured British soldiers, and close to the gates of a military base. He was hit in the street by a vehicle, on purpose, and the 2 occupants of the vehicle, got out and attacked him. They were armed with knives and a reported handgun. The 2 men stabbed, and reportedly decapitated the British soldier, and then stood around the body, talked to on lookers and even gave a video interview. (Pay close attention to the woman who walks right through the interview, sees the man with knives and bloody hands, and past the corpse in the road, and keeps walking!)
When the police arrived, the 2 terrorists threatened them with the gun, and wanted and waited for the "armed police" to arrive. It took almost 30 minutes from the time of the attack for the armed police to respond, and when they did they were charged by the attackers, who were promptly shot by the cops and arrested.
Here are my observations, and mind you, I have to distinct political ties...
I cannot imagine our police not being armed, and obviously strict gun laws don't work when criminals can still get guns, and are out arming law enforcement. This type of radical terrorist WANTS to be seen as a hero, and killed for his beliefs. You cannot reason, threaten, or otherwise intimidate a person like this. They only speak one language, violence, and you better speak it better than they do or you won't survive the argument. I still find it amazing that British troops, who are trusted to fight and shoot for their country overseas, are not trusted with a firearms permit when they return home. Obviously, a gun wouldn't have helped this soldier, as he was targeted with a vehicle first, but if this is a new "trend" of attacking troops once they return home, these poor heroes are sitting ducks there.
With the debates over firearms and Islamic terrorism making the news daily, I just ask that people remember WHO the criminals REALLY are, and treat them accordingly. It's hard to blame people for wanting to do everything they can to protect themselves, and their families.
If you are going to yell loudly about gun rights, you should be prepared to yell just as loudly when someone who is "legal" does something stupid with a gun. And if you are going to yell for more gun control, be prepared to yell praise at a legal gun owner that stops an act of violence. If you are a peaceful Muslim, be prepared to loudly condemn the actions of fundamentalists, and if you are a Christian, yelling about Islamic terrorists and "all Muslims" you should be yelling just as loud at members of the Westboro Baptist Church.
And just when you think that the world had gone mad... I give you the audio of a witness in Woolwich. She says that women, who just happened to be there and witness the attack, were laying on the body of the soldier to protect it from the terrorists who were trying to photograph it. Amazing.
My thoughts are with my friends from the British Army today.
Remember that time the Cops showed up to that party we were playing at and confiscated all our beers? Don't let that happen again with the new Marshall Fridge! Hide those beers, bottles of Vodka, leftover pizza, or body parts(if you're into the whole Scandanavian Black Metal thing) in this rocking new fridge! Or tack the racks out and crank a keg up to 11! Not enough room? Just make yourself a Marshall Fridge Stack! After you have a few, just make sure you plug into the right head.
With all of the heartbreak in Oklahoma right now, a camera crew was lucky enough to watch an old lady's second prayer be answered. First, she said, that she prayed to God that she would live through the tornado yesterday. Second, she prayed, that her dog who was in her arms, hiding from the storm in the bathroom would also survive. This poor woman lost everything, or so she thought. She survived and is grateful, but she was looking for her beloved dog, just like I would be, if I were in her situation. And then, like the script of a Hollywood movie, out of the rubble, comes the wet nose of her companion. Her dog is alive!!!!! And the reporter, and camera guy just stand there!
So I say again, HELP THAT LADY WITH HER DOG!!!
I know that "reporters" are not supposed to "involve" themselves in the story... But come on!
If you want us, the viewing public, to have any respect for the vulture reporters that flocked out of Boston, and into Oklahoma...
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY!
Tell the story from the inside out!
Jump in there and rescue that dog, dig him out, and carry him wherever that sweet lady wants! I promise you, it will make you feel good, and you know what... She may just give you a better interview too! I guess I would make a sh*tty reporter, because I could not stand there, and ask the questions that they ask, and see the things that they see, and NOT jump in with both feet!
I guess I'll just stick to radio!
And just when you thought the world was devoid of human emotion, I give you this!
Founding member of the Doors, Ray Manzarek died yesterday after a battle with Bile Duct Cancer. He was 74. You can get more details on his death here. If you are a fan of Rock Music, hopefully you are aware of the influence of The Doors. Ray Manzarek had a signature sound that made the band recognizable in the first few seconds of the song. It was a mix between Saloon Piano player and Psychedelic Church Organ. Manzarek also took on low end duty by playing Bass parts on a Fender Rhodes Piano. Which made The Doors incredible groove all the more amazing to me. To have that kind of swing without an actual bass player is pretty awesome.
Doors drummer John Densmore gave this statement yesterday:
"There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison's words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of. I will miss my musical brother."
To back up Mr. Densmore's statement, check out this performance for Dutch Television from 1968:
He has recorded with a Beatle, he has won a Grammy, he has been a member of not one, but two bands, that will be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, AND he had a role in a Muppets movie. Dave Grohl is living the life, and here is one more thing that he can say he did, that we will never be able to do!