Michael Cavacini

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Nintendo News: Updates on Mobile, NX and The Legend of Zelda

2000px-Nintendo_red_logoThis morning Nintendo released the following announcement:

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Four By Fate’s Relentless Debut

Four By Fate - RelentlessFour By Fate, the killer new hard rock band started by Tod Howarth and John Regan of Frehley’s Comet, is releasing its debut album, Relentless, on June 3. Howarth and Regan are steeped in rock and roll history. These two rock veterans have worked with some of the biggest names in the business over the past 30 years, including Ace Frehley, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Cheap Trick, John Waite, Billy Idol, and Davide Lee Roth, just to name a few. The group is rounded out by Patrick James Gasperini (Pound, Flywheel) and former Skid Row drummer Rob Affuso. Other contributors include Stet Howland (drummer for WASP), Sean Kelly (guitarist for Helix and Nelly Furtado) and celebrated Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero, who recorded six tracks on the album before his untimely passing in 2015. The drum tracks that Pero recorded for Relentless are thought to be his last recordings.

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Ace Frehley Recovers From Health Scare After Wilkes-Barre Show

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Ace Frehley with the medical staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

On Friday night I drove out to Wilkes-Barre to see Ace Frehley perform and meet him after the show. My friend and I had planned on going to Ace’s show in New Hope the weekend prior but it was cancelled last-minute because Ace was feeling under the weather. With the recent release of his new album, Ace has been pushing himself hard to make appearances, perform shows and handle a myriad of media opportunities. This hectic schedule took its toll on Ace and he was rushed to the hospital following his performance in Wilkes-Barre. While Ace’s meet and greet after the Wilkes-Barre show was understandably cancelled as a result of this health scare, I’m happy to report that “Space Ace” has been released from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and is back home in Southern California recuperating.

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KISS Kruise IV: Paul Stanley Q&A

919Today I bought tickets to see KISS on their “Freedom to Rock” tour in Allentown on September 1. I got great seats for the show – 13th row, in front of Gene – and for a reasonable price. This concert is taking place two months before I hop aboard KISS Kruise VI, so you could say I’m going to have a KISS-filled fall. Speaking of the KISS Kruise, below is a video I recently uploaded of Paul Stanley’s hour-long Q&A from KISS Kruise IV. Enjoy!

 

KISS Announces Summer “Freedom To Rock” Tour

12967344_10154298064921412_5535246704575294989_oAmerica’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will visit 36+ cities nationwide with more markets being announced soon. The long-awaited & highly anticipated “Freedom To Rock” Tour will kick off on July 7th in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, West Virginia. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday April 15th for all concert dates (The Grand Rapids, MI and Youngstown, OH shows go on sale Monday April 18th).

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John Waite Kicks Off Acoustic Tour in New Hope

Photo with John Waite - 2016This past Tuesday night John Waite kicked off his acoustic “Wooden Heart” tour in New Hope, PA and I was fortunate enough to be front row for the show. As with the three previous times I saw John live, this concert was excellent. However, it being an acoustic performance made for a much different atmosphere. This time around the performance was more intimate and the softer guitars placed John’s voice front and center, which is a good thing because the first time he sang a note it blew my mind how good he still sounds. The man is 63, yet his voice barely sounds any different than it did back in the 1980s. His tone is perfect and he emotes in a way few of his peers can. It’s really something to marvel. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

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Nintendo eShop Super Spring Sale

Spring into savings on Nintendo eShop with the Super Spring Sale! Save up to 30 percent off select games in Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 7 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21. Remember: Purchasing items from Nintendo eShop is an easy way to earn points for the new My Nintendo rewards program. Just make sure your Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account are linked prior to making a purchase. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/ for more information.

Video Game Review – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

81bX5RtQwSL._SL1500_In January I bought a ‘new’ Nintendo 3DS XL and have been playing it ever since. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was one of the first games I picked up for the system. Is this video game worth buying? Check out my video review below to find out:

Hustle, Loyalty and Respect: The World of John Cena

John Cena Book CoverDK, the company that’s published numerous excellent WWE hardback books, has just released Hustle, Loyalty and Respect: The World of John Cena. Check out to my video review below to see whether or not “The Champ is here!” Read more…

Ace Frehley Revisits His Origins

AceFrehley_OriginsCover_5x5_300dpi“Space Ace” Frehley is back, but this time he’s not singing about being inside the vortex, a space invader or the Milky Way, like he did on his impressive 2014 studio album. Origins Vol. 1 is a collection of 12 cover songs by the former KISS lead guitarist where he’s paying homage to his roots. And for KISS fans, such as myself, there are three redone KISS cuts and a Free song – “Fire and Water” – with Paul Stanley on lead vocals.

Read on for my track-by-track review of Origins Vol. 1, which hits stores on April 15. Read more…

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