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Check Out The “All-American Summer Concert Series” 2018 Lineup

The Scoop:
All-American Summer Concert Schedule has released their rundown of the free concerts that will be taking place on the FOX News Plaza on 48th Street just off the Avenue Of The Americas and its a wide gamut of stellar performers. Not only are these performances free of charge but they also serve up some BBQ ribs and chicken (unless I’m mistaken). There might even be beer which considering the time of the day that these take place is kind of weird but here is the list of shows for you to begin marking down as interest items on your mobile device of choice or one of those handy dandy day planners that use pen and paper. I think its awesome that they do this kind of thing and wish there were more events like this to share with you

The Concerts:
May 25: Lee Greenwood
June 1: Thompson Square
June 8: Mercy Me
June 15: 3 Doors Down
June 22: Lynyrd Skynyrd
June 29: Tobymac
July 6: Phil Vassar
July 13: Phillip Phillips
July 20: Dee Snider
July 27: Coming Soon
Aug 3: For King & Country
Aug 10: Cody Johnson
Aug 17: Scotty McCreery
Aug 24: Lee Brice
Aug 31: Scott Stapp

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you might have noticed. There are not too many of the Heavy Rock and Metal artists this time around. That’s bound to happen since we live in a Pop Music world where the refurbished “American Idol” is airing again alongside the more dominating “The Voice”. Despite my efforts to be a part of more of these special showcases over the last couple of years I’ve only managed to catch the one that the legendary Alice Cooper did a few years ago. As they are free, its open to the general public and some folks get there when the rooster crows. Also everyone records every moment of them for their Facebook, Instagram and whatever the hell else they opt to chronicle their world on so space is very limited. If you come in as a civilian and are among the crowd no one stops you from snapping/shooting video. Even if you decide to blog about it or post your pictures to a branded account like I would do. Now, folks in the unaware should know that these events start super early in the morning which is not always an easy thing for me if I’ve been at a late ending concert or event the night before. Some friends of mine go to these concerts right before their regular workday and I guess its pretty safe to use the excuse that the MTA caused you to be late since their overall services suck so bad these days. Oh come on now, you know I am right about that. So let close this up by asking you which shows you find most interesting and that you would like to attend. You can share your scoop down in the comments section below. Sure there are only a handful that would be potentially documented on this site but you are not going to be shamed for finding interest in the others. I like seeing different stuff myself when I can work it out. Also, be aware that while I will be listing the most topical ones for our readership on our Events Calendar, the whole kit and kaboodle will be listed on The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken Calendar. Ciao for now.

Official Website: http://www.foxnews.com/category/shows/fox-friends/all-american-summer-concert-series.html

The 2016 Rock Carnival Will Feature Twisted Sister’s Farewell East Coast Performance

I’m going to let this press release get right down to the nitty gritty since it came through a couple of days ago but I had other items set to run and I wanted every post to get the proper attention. So you might recall when we went to the Food Truck and Rock Carnival last year and wow what a time we had at that one. Such amazing bands like Anthrax, Clutch, Black Label Society, Slash and Godsmack along with so many more. Now the news has started circulating about the festivals return and with this years happening the East Coast is going to get the final appearance of Twisted Sister ever. Read on below the poster. Don’t worry I’ll be back with some additional thoughts.

Poster - Rock Carnival 2016 - P1

The Press Release:
Expanding to Three Nights of Music, Also Featuring OVERKILL, ACE FREHLEY, FUEL, MONSTER MAGNET, Tom Keifer’s CINDERELLA and Many More To Be Announced. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 @ First Energy Park in Lakewood, NJ – Tickets On Sale Beginning Tomorrow, May 13 @ 12:00pm Eastern Time

Back with THREE Days of Non Stop Rock’N Roll, Expanded Carnival Area, More Amusement rides, 50+ Food Trucks, GCW Professional Wrestling, Craft & Beer Gardens and some high stakes pig racing. Bring the whole family for Three Amazing Days of Incredible Family Entertainment

New Jersey, get ready to rock harder than ever! The second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will take place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 in Lakewood, NJ at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws. As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will feature classic carnival rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action Professional Wrestling, beer gardens pouring the tastiest of brews, and of course… the best in local, national and international rock and heavy metal music performances! This year will introduce a “Classic Rewind” Friday Night concert, featuring some special performances from 2015 performers, returning to the event they loved.
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“We Are Twisted F**king Sister” [Blu-ray] by Twisted Sister

Artist: Twisted Sister
Title: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister”
Label:
Eagle Vision
Release Date:
2/23/2016
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Before I begin the discussion about this particular music history documentary, I must make the readership aware that I have been listening to the band Twisted Sister for a number of decades now and began my own personal journey with them around the time that the “Ruff Cuts” EP was released. Believe it or not I still have a copy of it somewhere in my collection of albums. That being said I was super interested in observing the documentary that Andrew Horn put together because it was not only going to give us insight from all of the band members that we know from the classic lineup, it would also get some insight from a former member or two and the people that worked closely alongside them at the very beginning.
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Today Only: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” @ Cinema Village (2/19/2016)

Attention NYC Twisted Sister fans; the brand new documentary “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister” is playing today at Cinema Village in NYC and there are four showings to choose from with the debut at 1:00PM. There is a 4:00PM, 7:00PM (and that one is followed by a Q&A with Jay Jay French and director Andrew Horn) along with a 10:00PM to choose from as well. Depending on your times of availability for the day you have some nice options but I would try and go to the one with the Q&A aspect since that should be interesting. Check out the poster below.

Poster - Twisted Sister - We Are Twisted F--king Sister - 2016

Just in case you missed my post from last month when I posted the trailer for the film, I have embedded that video below once more to keep it easy for you so you can see what you are in store for if you attend. It sure does look like fun and I cannot wait to see it as well. I don’t think I can attend today so will just have to rely on the DVD/Blu-ray release.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep any additional thoughts about this to myself until I see the whole film and get to the review process. I will however leave you with the link to see all of our Twisted Sister related content on the website so you can be as up to date as possible. Just click HERE and it will bring you to everything that is tagged with the bands name. Have fun and if you have added thoughts about any of that Sister content feel free to leave your topical comments on the ones that speak to you the loudest.

Official Website: http://www.twistedsister.com

Watch The Trailer: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” (2/2016)

Poster - Twisted Sister - We Are Twisted F--king Sister - 2016

The fine folks at Music Box Films have posted the trailer for the new documentary about Twisted Sister that is coming our way in February of this year. The film was acquired by MBF in terms of distribution and was directed by Andrew Horn and its title is “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” and you can watch the short trailer below. Don’t worry, I’ll be back afterwards with some thoughts.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks like its a good one so I’m going to say that I am pretty excited for this film release since I have been a fan of Twisted Sister since I was in high school. Trust me my friends that was a very, very long time ago and I have been buying their albums since I first saw “Ruff Cuts” in the Hard Rock and Metal bins of stores like The Record Factory, Little Record Store, J&R Music World and Bondy’s. You’ll have to pardon me because I just sighed a little bit at those references since all of those outlets are long gone at this point in time. I hope to get to see this film if they plan any sort of theatrical release but if I don’t you can be rest assured that an overview of the Blu-ray will hit the website as soon as possible. Seeing some of the archival footage of the band in concert in this trailer makes me hope that we can count on some full concerts from these eras if the band is able to deliver them to us. Let’s be hopeful about that since its clearly for a set group of fans for sure. PiercingMetal has been writing about Twisted Sister since the website launched and you can peruse all of our SMF content by clicking HERE (it will launch a query based on the tag “twisted sister”). So tell me readers what do you think of this trailer and will you be seeing the Twisted Sister movie or purchasing it on DVD/Blu-ray? Let me know in the comments section because its always great to hear what fans think of things like this.

Official Website: http://www.twistedsister.com