Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Navy SEAL Who Evidently Shot Bin Laden Talks Military Use of Metallica + Demon Hunter Music

Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Facebook: Demon Hunter Metallica and Demon Hunter  are featured in a fascinating new article about the successful assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, according to the Navy SEAL member who evidently shot Bin Laden, the music of Metallica was used to “soften people up” before prisoner interrogations were to take place. Having somehow discovered this, Metallica asked for their music to be removed from interrogation procedures, while Demon Hunter, on the other hand, volunteered their brand of metal to be used for that same purpose. In the  Esquire  magazine article, the anonymous Navy SEAL spoke in great detail about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. With such a serious topic at hand, it’s one of the last places you’d expect to read about some of your favorite bands, but Esquire dug up some riveting details on the use of Metallica and Demon Hunter within the U.S. military. The Navy SEAL told Esquire: When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them,” the Shooter says. “Metallica got wind of this and they said, ‘Hey, please don’t use our music because we don’t want to promote violence.’ I thought, Dude, you have an album called ‘Kill ‘Em All.’ But we stopped using their music, and then a band called Demon Hunter got in touch and said, ‘We’re all about promoting what you do.’ They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it when I blasted bin Laden. Wow … not to make a pun, but that’s pretty damn heavy. We suppose Demon Hunter, having volunteered their music to aid interrogations, would be honored to know their patch was on the man who killed Bin Laden, but what do you think of this whole situation? Let us know in the comments section below. [button href=”” title=”Casting Call: Who Should Play Metallica in a Movie?” align=”center”]

Rob Zombie Reveals Title + Release Date for Upcoming Album

Jag Gundu, Getty Images Rob Zombie has been talking about his next studio album for quite some time, but now comes word that the disc has a title and is expected this April. In addition, Zombie revealed a firm release date for his upcoming film, ‘ The Lords of Salem ,’ which will closely follow the new album. The disc, titled ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ is now on schedule for an April 23 street date courtesy of Zodiac Swan / T-Boy / Ume. Zombie worked closely with acclaimed rock producer Bob Marlette on the set. ‘The Lords of Salem’ film will follow in theaters April 26, though the music on the album is completely separate from the movie. Last fall, Zombie  revealed of the new disc, “It’s stylistically sort of a little bit of everything. Fans of my really old stuff will love it because there’s a certain aspect of it that’s very reminiscent of that. But it is also very looking to the future. It’s hard to describe music to somebody if they haven’t heard it, but I feel like it’s the best of all the things I’ve done. I’ve finally found a perfect match between the old stuff I did and then new stuff. That’s the way it sounds to me anyway.” The veteran rocker added that he’s got a special feeling about the new record, explaining, “It seems to happen every couple of years or every 10 years or every five years or whatever, you have a moment when it all comes together. Not that the other records are bad, but not every record can be like the most inspired event in your life. But for some reason, this one feels like it. The songwriting, the sound of it, the vibe, the production — it’s special.” The album details came with the announcement that Zombie would be honored at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards on May. 2. Click below for more details: [button href=”” title=”2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards Honorees and Lineup Unveiled” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Documentary to Receive Theatrical Release

Theo Wargo, Getty Images While the lucky few are flocking to Park City, Utah this coming week for the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Dave Grohl ‘s ‘Sound City’ documentary, there are a lot of other music fans chomping at the bit to check out the star-studded flick. Those cries for more screenings have been answered with a one-night theatrical release set to take place in a number of major cities later this month. A majority of the screenings will take place Jan. 31. In total, 44 cities in the U.S. and Canada will show the film on the 31st, with an additional eight screenings of the movie the following day (Feb. 1). Fans in Phoenix, Portland and Columbus will also have more chances to check out the film during select dates in February. For a full rundown of when and where the movie is playing, visit the ‘Sound City’ website here . Grohl shot the documentary about the legendary Sound City studio in Hollywood and the very rare Neve console that recorded some of the top albums in history. The film features members of Rage Against the Machine , Nine Inch Nails , Nirvana , Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age , Slipknot , Ratt , Metallica and many more. For those unable to get to one of the screenings, the film will also be released digitally on Feb. 1. You can currently pre-order a DRM-free download of the movie here . The ‘Sound City’ soundtrack is expected to arrive March 12 and can be pre-ordered via iTunes . Watch the ‘Sound City’ Trailer [button href=”” title=”Next: Dave Grohl Reveals Sundance Film Festival Concert Guests” align=”center”]

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Reveals Parallel Universe Storyline for 3D Film, Gives Update on New Album

Facebook: Metallica Metallica fans have been drooling for the band’s upcoming 3D concert film ever since the band filmed footage for the movie over the summer of 2012. Small details have been revealed by band members, but this latest revelation put forth by drummer Lars Ulrich may be the most captivating piece of the puzzle yet. In a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine , Lars Ulrich revealed that the 1976 Led Zeppelin concert film ‘The Song Remains the Same’ has been a major influence for Metallica’s 3D movie, especially when it comes to its more avant-garde qualities. “There are four members in Led Zeppelin, four members in Metallica, it’s a full-length movie, and there’s a lot in this film that does not take place onstage,” begins Ulrich. “The major difference is that the stuff that takes place offstage in the Metallica movie does not feature any members of Metallica. It’s two separate worlds – a Metallica show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe – and at some point they intertwine.” Ulrich also commented on the possibility of prolific producer Rick Rubin working on Metallica’s next album, which appears to be set for a 2014 release. “I love Rick. We all love Rick,” Ulrich assures. “We’re in touch with Rick constantly. We’ll see where it goes. It would stun me if the record came out in 2013. We’ve got to finish this 3D movie, which is what we’re doing right now.” The live footage featured in Metallica’s upcoming 3D flick was recorded in Vancouver, Canada during the band’s August 2012 performance. The film is expected for a Summer 2013 release. [button href=”” title=”Metallica Fans Name Newborn Baby ‘Orion'” align=”center”]

Dave Grohl to Perform With ‘Sound City Players’ at Sundance Film Festival Gig

Jason Merritt, Getty Images Dave Grohl ‘s ‘ Sound City ‘ documentary will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month and the Foo Fighters  frontman-turned-fledgling-director will help build the anticipation with a concert at the Park City Live venue featuring some of the movie’s key players. The Sound City Facebook page  stated, “Hey guess what? Sound City Players. Rock Show. Jan. 18th Park City Live. Yup. That’s totally happening.” The Salt Lake Tribune revealed that “core musicians and special guests” are expected to turn up at the show, though none of the performers have been named as of yet. Park City Live CEO Kathryn Burns stated, “The film … showcases the most talented group of musicians in the world and we are thrilled they chose to celebrate the documentary at Park City Live. The evening will be spectacular and we look forward to seeing who will join Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players onstage.” Grohl has spent the better portion of the past year working on the ‘Sound City’ documentary, which traces the history of some of the musicians that have recorded at the legendary Hollywood studio. The film features a wide array of performers, including Paul McCartney  and members of Rage Against the Machine , Nine Inch Nails , Queens of the Stone Age , Metallica  and  Nirvana , among others. [button href=”” title=”Next: Check out the ‘Sound City’ Cast + Soundtrack” align=”center”]

Corey Taylor Recalls Fantasy of Menage-a-Trois With Lita Ford and Doro Pesch / Mary Ouellette, / It’s not uncommon for teen boys to start fantasizing about beautiful and famous women, and Slipknot / Stone Sour singer  Corey Taylor  reveals that his adolescence was filled with fantasies about ’80s metal goddesses Lita Ford and Doro Pesch . Taylor says that while Joan Jett was hot, he wasn’t quite at the age yet where his fascination with women was such a major part of his life during her heyday. Instead, his love of metal introduced him to the blonde bombshells Lita Ford and Doro Pesch. He tells Armed Forces Network’s Russell Toof the following: “I had this amazing dream about being in a ménage-a-trois with Lita Ford and Doro Pesch, only because they had that great cover in ‘Ripped’ magazine which I used to collect. They had a big pullout poster that was on my wall forever. They were just the hottest women that I’d seen in my life. So that was my [crush].” Taylor also took time to address his comments about potentially pursuing a dance album and reaching out to Justin Bieber for a performance . The vocalist says that some of the commentary was meant in fun, as he admits, “I just love messing with the fans.” However, the attempt to reach out to Bieber for a one-off collaboration at his book event for an acoustic version of the ‘Psychosocial Baby’ was legit and something he thought would be fun even though it didn’t pan out. While he didn’t foresee it going anywhere beyond that, Taylor says, “The funny thing is if he came to me, I’d be all about it. I don’t even care. Because it’s not about what people think at the end of the day. It’s about what you want to do. And trust me, I’ve turned down weirder gigs to be honest.” As for the dance record, that was something that was just in fun that evolved into something much bigger during Twitter conversations with fans. That being said, Taylor adds, “At this point man, anything’s possible. Who am I to not want to make music? It doesn’t matter what kind it is. I would love to do a tune with Prince or Willie Nelson . That to me is the true representation of being a lover of music and not caring about your q points and all that crap, so, hey, you never know, right?” He also addressed pulling double-duty with Slipknot and Stone Sour at Ozzfest Japan next year, explaining, “Obviously I can’t do it all in one night or I’d kill myself, but you know having Slipknot headline an Ozzfest gig, that’s an honor and it makes me proud of what we’ve accomplished and whatnot and then to turn around the next night and basically have Stone Sour open for Black Sabbath , I mean that’s pretty damn sweet. I have no complaints at this point in my life.” To hear more of Taylor’s interview, in which he also discusses reaction to Stone Sour’s ‘House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1′ being named one of Loudwire’s 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012 , his favorite TV theme songs and his relationships with Seether and Halestorm , click play below: Listen to AFN’s Russell Toof Interviewing Corey Taylor [button href=”” title=”Next: Corey Taylor Eyes Movie Adaptations of Stone Sour Albums” align=”center”]

Kurt Cobain Filmmaker: Courtney Love Is Not Involved in Upcoming Documentary

Ron Galella Archive, Wire Image, Getty Images Since the news broke of a new documentary chronicling the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain , there have been conflicting reports as to whether the legendary musician’s widow Courtney Love will be a part of its creation. Brett Morgen, directior of HBO’s new documentary on the Rolling Stones, ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ was recruited by Love to oversee the Cobain project, but it seems as if that will be Love’s only contribution to the project. Morgen recently told the New York Post , “Courtney [Love] is the one that brought me into this… We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now. We are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography — [as] if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.” This quote led to the assumption that Love would assert creative control over the documentary, but a representative for the Hole frontwoman has asserted otherwise. Morgen has now gone on-record to clear up any misunderstandings concerning Love’s role in the film. “Back in 2007, I had a meeting in L.A. with Courtney Love to discuss my possible involvement in a Kurt Cobain documentary,” he told EW in a statement. “She had seen my film ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture,’ and thought that I had the right vision and passion to bring Kurt’s story to life. Since that time, I have been speaking exclusively with Kurt Cobain’s estate, who have given me their full cooperation in order to make the film.” He continues, “Courtney isn’t currently involved with the project in any capacity. The estate and I will be releasing more information about our plans in the coming weeks. Production on the film will begin in the coming months and we are aiming for a 2014 release.” This news comes shortly after rumors that Courtney Love was planning to create a Nirvana-based musical to Broadway or the big-screen; a claim Love was quick to deny. Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming Kurt Cobain film as news continues to break. [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Grunge Bands” align=”center”]