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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Now Streaming: Marvel Studios “I Am Groot” on Disney+ (8/10/2022)

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We’ve already discussed how much people love the character of Groot from the popular Guardians Of The Galaxy films and if you missed our Official Trailer post just click HERE to be up to speed. The series of shorts called “I Am Groot” begin streaming today in an episodic fashion and I’ve reminded all about the light premise and casting down below the new artwork.

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The Premise: Each short follows Baby Groot as he grows up in the galaxy, going on adventures with new and unusual characters that get him into trouble.
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Ozzy Osbourne & Tony Iommi Close The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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The 2022 Edition of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games ended yesterday and as a part of the grandiose closing celebration there was a surprise appearance by Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi. This would be the first appearance by Ozzy on the live stage in about three years. The pair were joined by Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on bass.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: What more can I add to this? I really don’t think there is a whole lot of discourse to add outside of how awesome it was to see two legendary members of Black Sabbath jamming out to one of their most classic of numbers “Paranoid”. According to some reports they also did “Iron Man” but this was the only Official Video posted on the Black Sabbath YouTube Channel. Everyone sounded great and the two legends were smiling back and forth during the song which had to send satisfying waves through the screen of those watching it like this and for sure to those who were witnessing this in person. I doubt we shall see one more go round for Sabbath in the touring sense but after these pandemic times and the way that the world is turning I surely wouldn’t mind it. What say you all? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you again soon.

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Marvel Announces “Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker” Series For November

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The Press Release:
In 2006, writer Greg Pak along with artists Carlo Pagulayan and Aaron Lopresti crafted PLANET HULK, one of the most iconic stories to ever grace the pages of Incredible Hulk, and this November, Pak will return to this storyline in PLANET HULK: WORLDBREAKER! This five-issue limited series will take place a thousand years into the future and present a shocking expansion and culmination of the mythos of Sakaar. Pak will be joined by visionary Devil’s Reign artist Manuel Garcia.

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“Planet Hulk: Worldbreaker” #1

Considered a modern Marvel masterpiece, PLANET HULK told the rousing story of Hulk’s time on the alien planet Sakaar after being exiled from Earth by the Illuminati. The epic story arc had a defining impact on Hulk that’s still felt today and went on to inspire spinoffs and media adaptations. Now, the saga continues…
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This Just In: 70000Tons Of Metal Announce Ship & Destination For 2023 Excursion

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The Press Release:
70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023.

True to their claim, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will include 60 bands over four stages. The festival boasts three indoor stages and most importantly, the outdoor Pool Deck Stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas featuring hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Fans can watch their favorite band perform on a world-class stage from the comfort of a hot tub. All shows are included in the ticket price.
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Whitesnake Announce The Cancellation Of Upcoming US Tour

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The Statement:
It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.

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