Hello again my friends and welcome back to some more coverage from the New York Comic Con for 2022. So as I’ve just wrapped up the Day Three visuals, I wanted to pause for a moment and shine the spotlight on two of my favorite companies. As you know, the PiercingMetal outlet has been going to the Toy Fair since 2011 but pandemic pauses and changes found it being moved to the Fall of next year. With no Toy Fair in 2022, it made good sense to visit the toy companies we know well and lend them some love. This post features some visuals from both NECA and Playmobil. I’ll start with NECA and if you are only just now joining us and want to see the full NYCC presentations from the beginning just click HERE to do that.
NECA always has a lot of cool stuff and here are some of the new additions to their “Toony Terrors” line of action figures. These are essentially the movie monsters and antagonists done as if they were in cartoons. The idea is brilliant when you think about it.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees have been revealed in a mile-long list of categories and that’s to be expected with this particular award since it is essentially the Academy Awards of the recording industry. Now, with that being said, as a scribe who leans towards the heavier side of music there are only a few categories that remotely interest me so please peruse below on the nominations in the Rock and Metal Category for the 2022 Awards broadcast.
Best Rock Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
We’re saddened today to learn of the passing of the great Malcolm Young, the brother of Angus and co-founder of the legendary Australian band AC/DC. Back in 2014, the rhythm guitarist stepped down from his role in the band due to health concerns. He was in the early stages of dementia and after several months of speculation on his return or not, the management announced he had retired from the band. Sadly, the effects of Alzheimer’s would end up being the cause of his demise at 64 years of age. Malcolm’s passing leaves only Angus as the remaining original member of the band at this point in history. I’ve been a fan of the band since the “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” album, but only ever saw them in concert once and that was during a business trip when I learned they were playing in the same town I was staying. I loved their music and always am sad when one of the founding icons leaves us. Alzheimer’s is no joke in terms of what it does to you and there doesn’t seem to be any sort of cure or means to stem it off. A shame. To learn more about the musicians life you can hit his official Wikipedia entry since it’s all there. We wish his family, band mates and worldwide fans the deepest of condolences during this time. Rest in Peace Mr. Young and thanks so very much for sending us down the highway to hell and to be flies on the wall of every dirty deed being done dirt cheap. We salute you 🙂
Fans have been wondering when the recently cancelled ACDC “Rock Or Bust” tour dates would be rescheduled and now my legions, your waiting is at an end for the band released this information only a short time ago. I’ve embedded the full on press release that I received for your consumption so read on.
The Press Release:
AC/DC ANNOUNCE FINAL LEG OF THEIR ‘ROCK OR BUST’ WORLD TOUR – TEN RE-SCHEDULED SHOWS IN USA SET FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
NEW LINE UP TAKES EUROPE BY STORM TO CRITICS ACCLAIM
While packing out stadiums across Europe to rave reviews from critics and fans alike this summer, AC/DC have today announced full details of their re-scheduled USA tour dates. The AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ returns to America for ten final shows in August and September 2016. They are in Greensboro, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Columbus, Cleveland. Detroit, Buffalo, New York, Washington & Philadelphia. Original tickets will be honored for all rescheduled dates, refunds are available at point of purchase. Continue reading AC/DC Announces Final Leg Of “Rock Or Bust” Tour→