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Flashback: New York Comic Con’s 2021 Photo Gallery Videos

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Back in October of 2021, PiercingMetal attended the famed mega-media event known as New York Comic Con and it would be the 11th year exploring the Javits Center as media. We had a blast and if you want to peruse the many narratives that were posted to the website click HERE to open a brand new tab in your browser. This announcement is to help laud the news coming from the ReedPOP folks about the 2022 event and to review all of our photos in a day by day presentation that I loaded onto our Official YouTube Channel. I hope you all enjoy the flashback to this fun-filled time.

Day One: As expected it begins here and since the world was a very different place at the time you’ll see where fans had to prove vaccination and the like before entering. Once that was done you were free to explore. Way back when, the Thursday session was half press day and half limited public access and now its all in all day.

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Preserving Memories of The Woodstock Music & Art Fair

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The Press Release:
The Museum at Bethel Woods, the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, is working on compiling an archive of oral histories of Woodstock from the people who experienced it firsthand. The Museum is asking festival alumni to connect and arrange for their stories to be heard and recorded. The goal is for these combined narratives to tell the untold story of the festival, preserving them for generations to come.

“Realizing the average age of Woodstock attendees is 75 years old, now is the time to find the lost stories of the festival and save their place in history,” said Neal V. Hitch, Senior Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods. “In order for the impact of Woodstock to be felt 100 years from now, collecting oral histories of this iconic festival is critical. It is our goal to find as many attendees as possible and document their firsthand experiences, which will also inspire the next generation of young artists, musicians, and music lovers.”
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Presenting The 64th Annual Grammy Award Winners for Rock and Metal

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Winners have been revealed in a lengthy list of categories and we’ve discussed that over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” earlier this morning. This post is to shine a keen focus on the categories that interest our demographic of readers the most and those are the Rock and Metal ones. Since it was easy to present in this fashion, I’ve once again included all the nominees for these same categories but I omitted the “Best Music Video” in the winner list since ACDC did NOT go home with the trophy. Now let’s take a look at these winners, may I have the envelope please.

Best Rock Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

Shot In The Dark – AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell
Ohms – Deftones
WINNER – Making A Fire – Foo Fighters
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WinterCon Returns To NYC This Weekend @ Resorts World Casino

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Readers of this website have known for years how much we love the convention scene and can regularly be found at the New York Comic Con, Anime NYC and Big Apple Comic Con. This weekend, one of the other events that I like to hit will be happening at the Resorts World Casino – The Winter Con.

So What’s WinterCon??? According to their own promotional efforts its “The LARGEST Sci-Fi convention in the NY area! Held annually at Resorts World NYC. Wintercon is a large expo that hosts celebrities, creators, fans and vendors from TV, movies, books, cosplay, comics, gaming, collectibles, anime and so much more!”

Where Is It? The Convention will be held at the Resorts World Casino and the location is tagged in our listings so click HERE for the exact geography.

Who Should I See? Oh come on now, you should see as many people as you can fit into the time that you are attending the event. If you go once you have to wisely use the time but if you go all weekend you will get your fill. I’ll suggest you meet two of our talented friends who will be there like the awesomely talented Barbie Chula and the sensational Miss Cheng. Here are a couple of images from the Official PiercingMetal Instagram that originate from the Anime NYC convention since that was when I saw them last. If you meet either of them you can for sure tell them that you came to see them at my suggestion and that I hope they are well.

Will You Be In Attendance: Sadly I CANNOT attend this year based on my real work schedule. I’m on point at one of the Broadway Theatres and the hours conflict with my having any kind of time to get to Queens and back with any visuals or narrative.



Judas Priest To Tour As A Four-Piece Going Forward

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The mighty Judas Priest have announced some really big news. I’ll share their statement and let you all digest it before I add to the mix.

“Hello maniacs! We are chomping at the British Steel bit to return to world touring….celebrating 50 years of Judas Priest as an even more powerful, relentless four piece Heavy Metal band – with Glenn coming out on stage with us here and there as before…..!! Big thanks to Andy for all you’ve done and continuing to be in the production team for our new album…. See you all soon headbangers!”

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Judas Priest by Ken Pierce (2009)

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This one is not registering with me so I will have to think on it a little bit before I add anything else. I do wonder what the rest of you Metal maniacs think about the news though so do chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time. Stay safe out there.