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A teaser for MEGADETH‘s video for the song “Post American World” is available below. The full clip, which was filmed in late April, will make its online debut soon.
“Post American World” is taken from MEGADETH‘s latest album, “Dystopia”, which came out in January.
MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently told Noisey about “Post American World”:”It talks about how you might not like the America that it is right now, and people are saying, ‘Get the fuck out of my country, we don’t want your military presence here, we don’t want that,’ but then there’s a dichotomy at how quickly do people want to move here? There are so many things that have happened that have been good for places to have that Western mentality, but the same thing, you look at democratic countries, the U.K., Canada, stuff like that, that’s pretty much considered the new frontier, the new West, so I’m not just saying a post-United States of America world.”
Mustaine told the Houston Press that he considered “Post American World” to be a spiritual (and riff-wise) follow-up to MEGADETH‘s popular track “Symphony Of Destruction”.
“There are all kinds of governmental backdoor meetings and agreements that [the U.S. government] has with people that you and I as Joe Q. Six-Pack have no fucking idea of the why, whens or how,” Mustaine said. “People don’t want America everywhere. And we can be like, ‘Okay, screw it. We’ll pull out.’ And then they can see what happens.”
“Dystopia” shifted 49,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 28.
In addition to Mustaine, MEGADETH‘s current touring lineup includes longtime bassist David Ellefson, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA, and SOILWORK drummer Dirk Verbeuren.
MEGADETH will announce the details of its upcoming North American headlining tour this week. Joining MEGADETH on the five-week trek, which is expected to take place this fall, will be AMON AMARTH, along with METAL CHURCH, HAVOK and an as-yet-undisclosed fifth act.
MEGADETH‘s last full U.S. tour took place earlier in the year and featured support from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, CHILDREN OF BODOM and HAVOK.
Post American World – Coming Soon
We see each other through different eyes
Segregating ourselves by class and size
It's me against you in everything that they do
This planet's become one big spinning disaster
Posted by Megadeth on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have set “Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy” as the title of their new album, due in Europe on September 16 and in the U.S. on September 30 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2014′s “Scare Force One” was produced by Nino Laurenne (APOCALYPTICA, STRATOVARIUS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AMORPHIS), who previously worked on the band’s 2008 effort “Deadache”.
“Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy” track listing:
01. SCG8: One Message Waiting
02. Let’s Go Slaughter He-Man (I Wanna Be The Beast-Man In The Masters Of The Universe)
03. Hug You Hardcore
04. Down With The Devil
05. Mary Is Dead
06. Sick Flick
07. None For One
08. SCG VIII: Opening Scene
10. The Unholy Gathering
11. Heaven Sent Hell On Earth
12. And The Zombie Says
13. Break Of Dawn
14. The Night The Monsters Died
Speaking to Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, LORDI frontman Mr. Lordi stated about the band’s new album: “We are trying to do something different within the LORDI frame this time. It’s like a split album between ourselves.
“There’s two kinds of LORDI material on the album. The first six songs are your classic LORDI kind of stuff — three- or four-minute songs with hooky choruses and stuff; eighties-orientated hard rock, like the shit that we’re doing. That’s our main stuff. But now, the last six songs of the album is gonna be a story.
“It’s our first conceptual half an album — not a full conceptual album, but half of the album is a conceptual storyline with six songs. And musically, also, it’s a lot more modern for us; I mean, it’s nothing new in the world of music, but, for us, for LORDI, it’s completely different. It’s more metal. It’s more progressive. The songs are eight minutes long, and there are a lot of different parts. And it’s a storyline. Because I’m a huge KING DIAMOND fan; I have always been.
“I am really fucking thrilled about the result, how it came out. It’s different for us. I know that it’s gonna be different for the LORDI diehard fans too. I don’t know for your average rock or metal fan. It’s, like, ‘Eh….’ But, for us, it is really breaking new territory, definitely.”
Mr. Lordi went into more detail about the lyrical themes covered on the new LORDI album. He said: “It’s a horror story. It’s called ‘Demonarchy’. It has, like, these classic old-school monsters having rivals… They are having territorial rivals. There’s one vampire, one witch, on zombie, and a werewolf. And they are having a bit of a dispute about how to share their territory, because they all live in the same town. That’s the story.”
The LORDI frontman also spoke about the band’s brand new look, which can be seen in the photo above.
“It was really shitty that the timing was overflapping now. ‘Cause originally we were supposed to be in the studio [to record the new album] already in December . Then we were supposed to have the album out already in May, last month. But then my father died two weeks before the studio [was scheduled to start], so everything [got pushed back]. And then there was the Christmas break and the fucking New Year, and we lost our original producer, Mikko Karmila, who was supposed to do it. And then we were kind of, like, ‘Oh, what the hell do we do now?’ So, well, we found Nino Laurenne, who actually produced ‘Deadache’ eight years ago, nine years ago or something, which was fucking awesome to go back to the same studio. So it will come out in September. So, of course, now the timeline was, all of a sudden, really pushing. So that means that at the same time we were in the studio, I had to start doing the new costumes and masks.
“It’s cool, actually. The new costumes are also something different. Like I said, the album is like a split album with ourselves. The costumes are gonna be split in half too. There’s this half and that half, so there’s something new also in the costumes. It’s like two different versions of each character.”
LORDI will launch a headlining tour in support of the new album on October 1.
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Tigman of the Q103 radio station conducted an interview with DISTURBED singer David Draiman before the band’s July 12 concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked how it feels to have a Top 40 radio hit — a first for DISTURBED — with its cover version of SIMON & GARFUNKEL‘s “The Sound Of Silence”, Draiman said: “It feels great. Everyone and anyone is welcome to come on board. You know, music is meant to cross boundaries. I think that people are too… They’ve become genre snobs. Many people have eclectic tastes. Many people like to listen to all kinds of different music. I mean, I do; I’ll listen to many different styles inside a day, a week, a month, a year. It doesn’t matter. So why not? Sometimes it depends on what your mood is, what you’re gonna end up wanting to hear. And I think that we’re in some great company. There is some incredible talent at the format. So I’m very, very proud of it.”
Draiman previously told The Wall Street Journal that he “couldn’t be more flabbergasted” by the success of “The Sound Of Silence”. He added: “[It's a song] that my parents can play for their friends with pride without having to warn them not to be frightened ahead of time. I have fans saying, ‘Finally, me and my mom can actually agree on music for once!’”
DISTURBED‘s record label, Warner Bros., credited the song’s popularity to the video for “Silence”, which was released in December 2015. To date, the clip has been seen more than 77 million times, a record number of views on YouTube for the group.
DISTURBED‘s cover of “The Sound Of Silence” can be found on the quartet’s latest album, “Immortalized”, which became the band’s fifth effort in a row to enter the chart at No. 1 — a feat shared only with METALLICA and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.
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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s entire July 12 concert at Olympiski stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. After Forever
04. Into The Void
06. War Pigs
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
09. Hand Of Doom
10. Drum Solo
11. Iron Man
12. Dirty Women
13. Children Of The Grave
BLACK SABBATH has announced that it will play its last show ever in the U.S. on November 12 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The gig will take place nearly five years to the day that the legendary act announced their reunion.
San Antonio is also home of the Alamo which is a significant place in Ozzy Osbourne‘s legend since he was arrested for public urination and intoxication at the landmark in February 1982. He revisited it and apologized, again, for his upcoming series on History.
The group has also added two more headlining shows to its North American trek, on November 8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and November 10 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
These dates and the previously announced headlining slot at at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest weekend event on Saturday, September 24 in San Bernardino, California come at the end of the band’s North American tour, which kicks off on August 17 in Wantagh, New York.
SABBATH is currently on tour in Europe for a mix of summer headlining and festival performances. They will make their final visits to Mexico and South America at the end of the year as they wind down their farewell tour.
Bassist Geezer Butler told The Pulse Of Radio that it’s a melancholy feeling visiting some countries for the last time. “It’s sad, especially when we’re in Australia or New Zealand, I was just thinking, ‘I’m never gonna come to these places ever again,’” he said. “It’s too far to go on holiday. But yeah, it is sad. It’s like, you enjoy it.”
SABBATH will bring its storied career to a close in the band’s native England, with seven shows booked there in January and February. The last two, on February 2 and February 4, will take place in SABBATH‘s hometown of Birmingham and will likely be their final shows.
The original lineup of SABBATH came together in 1969 with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, Tony Iommi on guitar, Butler on bass and Bill Ward on drums. That lineup recorded and toured through 1978, and periodically reformed through the ’90s and 2000s for live work.
They regrouped again in late 2011 for a new album and tour, although Ward dropped out after just a few months. The remaining trio issued the “13″ album in 2013 and backed it with a successful world tour — despite Iommi being treated for lymphoma since 2012.
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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach says that he “won’t give up on trying to make this world a better place” despite the fact that “we have been conditionally dumbed down, divided and controlled” by “those in high authority.”
In a lengthy statement on his Facebook page, the singer blasts the use of death as a “political platform” and the pervasive “denial of deep-rooted inequality” in modern society, but vows to “be an instrument of light and hope” by writing “lyrics and songs for ALL of us.”
Leach‘s statement reads as follows:
“Knowing full well the insurmountable ridicule and abuse I may receive from this post (by those polarized in one direction or the other), I cannot stay silent anymore.
“I realize my thoughts, concerns and observations may mean nothing to you. If that is the case, simply stop reading. For those reading on, thank you and back to your regular unscheduled program of social media to resume in a minute or two.
“I can’t just take a ‘side’ or allow a hashtag to define my grief (we all have our ways to mourn with respect).
“I have been contemplating and mourning the current state of the world and this country for days now. I still find it hard to find the words, but I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror tomorrow if I didn’t attempt to formulate my thoughts and speak my mind and heart.
“I mourn the murder of any human!
“The fact that we as a people use death as a political platform or an agenda is despicable. The denying of deep-rooted inequality is also equally despicable!
“How can we foster progress and actual equality when no one is willing to listen to each other?
“We must be willing to be considerate and walk in one another’s shoes to find understanding. I don’t see much of that, sadly — just division and disregard for one another.
“What a sad, troubled and shockingly ignorant state of affairs we are caught in these days.
“The division between us as a people grows daily due tragic events paired alongside calculated disinformation and false flag or ‘wagging the dog’ (look up these terms if you are not familiar and then examine certain current events that change over time).
“There is much outside of our history books and news reports to learn from.
“These days, we are swallowing blindly what they feed us.
“Instead of uniting to stand against a common enemy (the ones in power that manipulate justice and care not for the common people), instead we are divided against each other! While we bicker and fight over hashtags and who’s killing who, the clandestine dismantling of this country and the world economy continues unchecked.
“Racism (among many other warped and conditioned hateful thinking) is alive and well, people! It is being arrogantly displayed by many on both ‘sides’ of the current issues. Yet we are distracted by social status, fantasy games and vanity glued to our phones like zombies. We swallow manufactured media as clickbait conspiracies to occupy our minds.
“We have been warned for decades about these times from literature, to movies and songs. Yet here we are in the midst of yet another crucial downfall and all we are doing is infighting and pointing fingers at each other. When, in fact, the blame lies upon those in high ‘authority.’ Those very few at the top who oversee the passing and amending of laws, the controlling of wealth and the distribution of power ARE the divisors and dictators of the system.
“We have been conditionally dumbed down, divided and controlled. This is ‘idiocracy’ in full effect, but the vast majority can’t see it! We have been indoctrinated and brain washed so cleverly, patiently and precisely that the vast majority are completely unaware of the state of emergency. We lash out against one another in fear and anger. Anyone trying to make a change and speak out is violently and or verbally struck down by an opposing view. It’s ether that or threatened, ridiculed or simply… silenced in death.
“How many more of ‘US’ will die before we realize the truth has been disguised?
“How long do we allow those in control to manipulate us, humiliate us, steal from us and kill us like pawns in their game of power?
“There has got to be a better way. There has got to be a radical change. Sadly, I fear the worst as it seems most are too far gone, trapped in the ‘matrix,’ as it were.
“The only thing I can offer is my personal action. My lyrics in my music, my choices, the companies I support or boycott with money. The effort I will put forth to be understanding, compassionate and, yes, loving when I have the strength.
“My faith is that there is enough good with us all to begin to heal and help one another (even in small simple ways).
“For those of you who believe in God, I urge you to pray.
“For those of you who gather in protest and activism, do so in peace.
“For those of you in uniform, show honor and control.
“For those of you who have compassion and charity to give, give it in abundance.
“We are facing troubling times, and I feel it will only get worse before it improves. In the meantime, pause and think before you speak or act and ask yourself: am I a part of the problem or a part of the solution? You can control and change the way you think and act.
“Think about this, if only for a moment.
“I am just a man trying to find understanding and do the best that I can to help in anyway.
“I will continue to strive to write lyrics and songs for ALL of us.
“I will strive to be an instrument of light and hope in this world of darkness (albeit a flawed, sarcastic, head case of an instrument)… but it’s all I have and all I can offer at present.
“I am heartbroken for us all, but I won’t give up on trying to make this world a better place one little tiny effort after another.
“Be good to one another.
“With respect and sincerity.
“Peace, love, wisdom, strength and light to all!”
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s new album, “Incarnate”, debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 35,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17.
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The partially reunited classic lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES will embark on a Latin American tour in the fall.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 27 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Monumental
Oct. 29 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional
Nov. 04 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – River Plate Stadium
Nov. 08 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Estadio Beira-Rio
Nov. 11 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Nov. 15 – Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Nov. 18 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – [to be announced]
Nov. 20 – Brasilia, Brazil – Estadio Nacional
Nov. 23 – Medellin, Colombia – Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Nov. 26 – San José, Costa Rica – Estadio Nacional
A new report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that of the 25 shows GUNS N’ ROSES is playing on its “Not In This Lifetime” stadium, 12 have either sold out or are close to it, with concert promoter Live Nation saying it expects to sell out five more on an average ticket price of $130.
While the first two shows in Detroit and Washington D.C. were packed, with 41,000 fans turning up in the Motor City, 27,000 went to see GUNS at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. And while the first of two shows at Soldier Field in Chicago was sold out, the second show was far from packed, with one half of the upper deck completely empty.
Asked for a comment, Live Nation stated that the tour was “an unqualified success,” adding, “Not only is it the #1 rock tour of the summer, it will be one of the top-grossing tours of 2016 and one of the most successful reunion tours of all time. At six shows into the tour, it has already grossed more than $100,000,000 in ticket sales.”
Live Nation exec Bob Roux said that the company expects to sell one million tickets for the tour, roughly 90 percent of what’s available. He added that some less well-attended shows were the result of the band playing cities it wanted to play, rather than sticking to the highest population centers that would better guarantee sellouts.
The trek features classic lineup members Slash, Duff McKagan and Axl Rose backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
As previously reported, drummer Steven Adler performed with GUNS N’ ROSES again on Saturday night (July 9) in Nashville, and also spent some time with Slash, McKagan, Ferrer and Reese during soundcheck. Adler joined GUNS for “My Michelle” and “Out Ta Get Me”, the same songs he played with them in his first appearance on this tour last Wednesday (July 6) in Cincinnati.
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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE‘s new music video for the song “570″ can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE is currently hard at work on its fourth studio album and full-length Roadrunner debut, slated for an early 2017 release.
“570″ marks the band’s first new release since 2014′s “Reincarnate”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart as well as at No. 9 on The Billboard 200. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE‘s third studio album was highlighted by the blockbuster title track, a top 20 Active Rock radio favorite accompanied by a striking companion video now boasting close to ten million views.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE is promoting “570″ with nearly non-stop touring, kicking off with this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The dates — which see the band topping the new Monster Energy Party Zone — began June 24 at Dallas, Texas’s Gexa Energy Pavilion and will continue through mid-August. From there, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE will join forces with KORN and BREAKING BENJAMIN on the eagerly awaited “Nocturnal Underground Tour”. The trek — also featuring SILVER SNAKES — gets underway September 27 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s US Cellular Center and then runs through mid-October.
As if that weren’t enough, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE will perform at a number of upcoming heavy music festivals, including Chester, Pennsylvania’s Rock Allegiance (September 17), Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life (October 1), and Sacramento, California’s Aftershock (October 22).
Founded in 2005, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has won over audiences worldwide with its aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band — which consists of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, keyboardist Josh Balz, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro — has proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an increasingly fervent fan following via countless headline shows, festival sets, and tours alongside such iconic acts as SLIPKNOT, LAMB OF GOD and A DAY TO REMEMBER, among others.
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Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE‘s July 12 performance at Arena Del Mare in Genoa, Italy can be seen below.
DEEP PURPLE postponed two shows in Sweden last month after drummer Ian Paice suffered a “mini-stroke” or TIA.
The band recently finished recording its new album for a late 2016 release. The follow-up to 2013′s “Now What?!”, which was tracked earlier this year at a studio in Nashville, Tennesse, was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER and KANSAS, among others.
DEEP PURPLE — which has been eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for two decades now — finally entered the Rock Hall as part of the class of 2016. The band’s first three lineups were inducted, including drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, late keyboardist Jon Lord, and various singers and bassists — Rod Evans; Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; and David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
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Fun-loving Portland-based rock band RED FANG will release its new album, “Only Ghosts”, on October 14 via Relapse. The disc was produced by Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA and KORN, among many others. The effort was recorded earlier this year at Robinson‘s Venice, California studio.
In a recent Revolver magazine interview, RED FANG bass player Aaron Beam joked that the experience of working beachside was “pretty miserable,” later adding that working with Ross encouraged the band to take a different approach to recording. “He really digs into the meaning behind the songs so that when you’re recording, you’re doing it with conviction and purpose,” he said. “It’s less about the little technical things. He’s more concerned with getting a performance and focusing on what you’re trying to give the world by making this music in the first place.” Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL, MELVINS) mixed the album.
“Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us,” said the band. “The process was very challenging and rewarding, and I think we’re a better band for it. This album expresses exactly where we’re at. We’re super proud of it and can’t wait for people to hear it!”
“Only Ghosts” track listing:
02. Cut It Short
04. No Air
06. Not For You
07. The Smell of the Sound
08. The Deep
09. I Am a Ghost
10. Living in Lye
The song “Flies” can be streamed below.
RED FANG‘s last album, “Whales & Leeches”, was released in October 2013 via Relapse Records. The 11-song effort landed the band on “The Late Show With David Letterman” and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream”, which featured guest Fred Armisen. Alternative Press said “Whales & Leeches” was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.”
Photo credit: Whitey McConnaughy
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Beginning July 16, music fans can experience the final performance from iconic rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE during a month-long pay-per-view and video on-demand run of “Mötley Crüe: The End”. The once-in-a-lifetime event — held at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve 2015 — will be available through leading cable, fiber and satellite television providers in the U.S. and Canada.
Also, beginning July 16, fans around the world will be able to catch all the action from MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final show via a digital PPV stream of “Mötley Crüe: The End” at Motley.com. In addition to the live show fans will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s final performance night.
Completing their 35-year touring career as a band, this epic concert viewing experience gives MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s fans a chance to relive mega-hits such as “Kickstart My Heart”, “Girls Girls Girls”, “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood”.
In January, 2014, MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference announcing their “Final Tour”, complete with a “cessation of touring” agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the MÖTLEY CRÜE name. MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s two-year concert trek saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million.
Known for their over-the-top production, MÖTLEY CRÜE did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx‘s bass guitar spitting fire over 30 ft. into the air, and Tommy Lee‘s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. Lead singer Vince Neil delivered an emotional “thank you” speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, “Kickstart My Heart” with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching “cherry-pickers.” Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of “Home Sweet Home” from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.
“Mötley Crüe: The End” was produced by Nate Parienti and Live Alliance, directed by Christian Lamb with Jeff Tremaine, creator of the “Jackass” series, directing the documentary segment.
This exclusive pay-per-view event will be distributed by Vubiquity, the leading global provider of services connecting content owners and video providers to deliver entertainment on any screen. Vubiquity has captivated music fans (across the U.S. and Canada) through live PPV musical events including IMAGINE DRAGONS and KISS, as well as “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Year Of Grateful Dead”, the largest syndication of a music PPV event in history.
Check local listings for “Mötley Crüe: The End” (Rated TV-14; $19.95 SRP; 112 minutes), available from July 16 to August 15 on PPV and VOD in SD or HD.
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