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Archive for the month “September, 2020”

A Conversation With Tommy James

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing legendary rocker Tommy James, and we discussed a wide range of topics. The mafia, KISS, Billy Idol, Green Day — we covered it all! Speaking with a legend who has been in the music business for more than 50 years was an honor, and I hope you enjoy my conversation with Tommy James.

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IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass: Tenille Dashwood

Tenille Dashwood is the latest guest on IMPACT Wrestling’s Press Pass. Just days away from her rubber match with Jordynne Grace at Victory Road, she had a lot of insights to offer members of the media and fans. Plus, Josh Mathews provided a Bound for Glory Update, and more. You can watch the full Press Pass below. Read more…

The Squared Circle by David Shoemaker

The Squared Circle by David Shoemaker was released in 2013, and it examines the careers of deceased professional wrestlers. Not exactly the most uplifting premise, yet the author tackles different eras, promotions, and grapplers with aplomb. Almost all of the big-name wrestlers who are no longer with us are featured in this book, including Chris Benoit, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, and more.

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Eli Roth’s History of Horror Uncut Podcast Returns

Eli Roth’s Shudder podcast is back! This is an extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror, which has a new season premiering on AMC on October 10. The Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations with horror luminaries featured in the show. Below is the full press release with all of the details.

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Audible Prime Day Deal

Today, Amazon announced that Prime Day is October 13 and 14. If you’re an audiobook lover like me, you’ll be happy to hear that Audible is getting in on the action with a $50 discount on its annual membership!

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Remembering Road Warrior Animal

On September 23 I woke up and read a tweet from Hulk Hogan saying that Animal, one half of The Road Warriors, the most successful and influential tag team in wrestling history, had passed away. Considering he was only 60, I was shocked. Fans and wrestlers the world over reacted with an outpouring of respect and sadness for the loss of one of the all-time greats.

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Movie Review: Vanilla Sky

Last night my wife and I were looking for a movie to watch. I went on to Amazon Prime Video and searched through the popular movies that are currently included with a Prime membership, and I came across Vanilla Sky. Released in 2001, this is a movie I’ve always been aware of but knew nothing about. After watching part of the trailer, we both agreed that it was worth giving a go. Read on for my thoughts on Vanilla Sky.

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Shudder October Highlights

October is just a few days away, and Shudder isn’t messing around. Hot on the heels of surpassing one million subscribers, the horror streaming service is providing a beautiful bevy of content to enjoy in October. Below is the full press release with all of the details, so you know what to look out for.

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Fangoria Under New Ownership

A couple years ago Fangoria relaunched and was widely praised by those in the horror industry, as well as fans, for the quality of the publication. However, its future was in jeopardy a few months back when Cinestate, the publication’s former parent company, got into hot water. Thankfully Fangoria is now under new ownership and the magazine is starting up again with the October issue. Below is the full email to Fangoria VIPs with all of the details. Make sure to subscribe today if you want to get your hands on the October issue of Fangoria!

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Nitro by Guy Evans

Nitro by Guy Evans is the best book ever written about Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling. Prior to this book’s existence, The Death of WCW held this title. Not anymore. At nearly 600 pages, Nitro features interviews with over 120 former TBS and WCW employees. The author also had access to a myriad of internal WCW documents, providing the reader with the nitty gritty details when it comes to contracts, PPV revenue, and more. For a topic that has been covered ad nauseam, Nitro is a fresh take on one of the wildest times in professional wrestling, providing the most comprehensive and satisfying account of the rise and fall of WCW.

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