Sunday, August 24, 2008

Midnight Madness - Watchmen Edition

Someone is going after the Watchmen while engineering a secret plot involving huge it Rupert Murdoch?

Who Watches the Watchmen? - Maybe no one, if Fox has their way. Fox has a lawsuit against Warner Bros claiming only Fox had the right to distribute the movie legally. Being sick, I finally took the time to read the comic (it was released in the 80's) and thought it was a fine piece of work. Too much money has been spent for it not to come out in some way eventually, but it will still be a bummer if Warner Bros theatrical release gets blocked. It's enough to make a guy head out to Mars or something. The movie trailer looks awesome.

Saxophonist Leroi Moore of Dave Matthews Band - Passed away this week at age 46. I'm a casual fan of DMB and think they're excellent musicians, very sad news.

Harvester of Sorrow - James Hetfield of Metallica erected a barbed wire fence on his land, blocking access to a popular public trail in Marin county. It's just not Metallica if they don't make somebody mad.

"The Day I Tried To Live"," The Day The Earth Stood Still" - Metallica's new song (hold on, I'm going to look up the title now) "The Day That Never Comes" is on the Internet and now that I've heard it, I'm really optimistic about the upcoming record. Many classic pre-Black album traits ran throughout the track meaning we might really get an album along the lines of Ride the Lightning or Master of Puppets. That's probably a little too optimistic, I thought the song was strong but not the greatest thing ever made by mankind. But definitely a step in the right direction.

Turn up the Power WalMart Shoppers! - Release dates are set for the new AC/DC album Black Ice (release 10/20) and the lead single "Rock & Roll Train" (release 8/28). I was surprised to see some reporters listening to the album in advance to report the new album sounds like classic AC/DC. Isn't that what every AC/DC album sounds like? That's why I buy it!

Watchmen Trailer


Jeb said...

It's very sad that Leroi Moore passed away, he will be missed. I love that new metallica tune, hopefully the album will be great!

Mr. Mike said...

Hi jeb! I'm hoping for a great one too, I know Metallica wants to be "artists" and I did like St Anger but I've always wanted them to go back to their speed metal sound.

Redskyy said...

Oh, Metallica. I just don't know what to think anymore. It seems like they're trying really hard to be hip and shed their awful reputation since the whole Napster situation and the disappointing albums since the Black Album. I want to be optimistic about Death Magnetic and the whole Radiohead/Nine Inch Nails release schedule they're doing for the album, but I'm going to remain skeptical.

Mr. Mike said...

Hi redskyy! I don't blame you for being skeptical, to me somewhere between 1992 and 1995 the band lost whatever mojo it was that made them great. They're still good, I guess I'm just waiting for a return to greatness. Should it ever come.