Searching high and low through the schlock of rock Christmas songs, I found a classic. Merry Christmas Blitz Nation!
The 2017 Grammy Awards are quickly approaching. This year in the rock and heavy metal categories, bands like Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Periphery, and Metallica made the short list of nominees. The 2017 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. with James Corden hosting.
Best metal performance
"Shock Me" — Baroness
"Silvera" — Gojira
"Rotting In Vain" — Korn
"Dystopia" — Megadeth
"The Price Is Wrong" — Periphery
Best rock song
"Blackstar" — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
"Burn the Witch" — Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
"Hardwired" — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
"Heathens" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
"My Name Is Human" — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)
Best rock album
"California" — Blink-182
"Tell Me I'm Pretty" — Cage the Elephant
"Magma" — Gojira
"Death of a Bachelor" — Panic! at the Disco
"Weezer" — Weezer
After their tour with Anthrax is over, KSE is looking at possibly taking a hiatus from touring, and changing the frequency of their music releases. The boys have been touring like crazy and think it's time for some needed rest. If you want to read the whole article click here. I threw in Holy Diver just because it's awesome!
Being a huge movie buff, 2017 is gearing up to be a great year for films. Here are my top 11 picks for upcoming movies next year. Why top 11? Because I like to go one step beyond. You can check out all the trailers by clicking the posters below.
Ghost in the Shell
Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic's artificial intelligence technology. Release date: March 31, 2017
Years after the epilogue of X-Men: Days of Future Past, some of the last mutants, an aging Logan—whose healing factor is starting to fail—and Charles Xavier, protect a young girl named Laura who is very similar to Logan, and is being hunted by sinister forces. Release date: March 3, 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes
Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar and his ape colony are embroiled in a battle with an army of humans. When the apes suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts as he resolves to avenge his kind. The battle puts Caesar against the humans' leader, a ruthless Colonel, in an encounter that will determine the fate of their species and Earth's future. Release date: July 14, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Set two months after the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their newfound family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage. Release date: May 5, 2017
Kong: Skull Island
In the 1970s, a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, as well as the mythic Kong, the "king" of the island. Release date: March 10, 2017
The film is set 13 years after the events of the first chapters of the horror franchise.
Julia (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: There is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before... Release date: February 3, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, Capitán Salazar, who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar. Release date: May 26, 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. Release date: February 10, 2017
Months after the events of Batman v Superman, inspired by Superman's sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth. Release date: November 17, 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The young Arthur runs the back passages of Londinium with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he draws the sword Excalibur from the stone. Instantly confronted by the sword's influence, Arthur is forced to decide where to become involved with his power. Throwing in with the Resistance and an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere, he must learn to master the sword, face down his demons and unite the people to defeat the tyrant Vortigern — who murdered his parents and stole his crown — and become king. Release date: May 12, 2017
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. Release date: July 7, 2017