Public art Spider-Man hands confused for devil horns, called anti-Christian

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A Lincoln Nebraska woman complained to the city that a sculpture titled “Spiderman” by artist Ian Anthony Laing at the intersection of 27th Street and Capitol Parkway looks satanic.

 

The sculpture of red-and-black hands shooting a spiderweb near the Lincoln Children’s Zoo offended a Lincoln woman so much she wrote to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird demanding city action.

 

“It is a sculpture of two hands open, painted Red & Black, and formed into Devil Horns,” she wrote in an email Friday, calling the art anti-Christian, demonic, and completely inappropriate for showcase near a family attraction.

 

She demanded the city move the 6-foot Spider-Man sculpture because it’s ugly, perverse and a “hate crime against the church.”

 

However, as city ombudsman Lin Quenzer explained to the concerned citizen, it wasn’t devil horns or a city issue at all.

 

It’s one of 50 sculptures installed across the city in the “Serving Hands Lincoln” public art project, which will benefit Campus Life.

 

Matt Schulte, the nonprofit group’s executive director, concurred with Quenzer, and further explained the colors are an ode to the more recent depictions of the super hero, who traditionally had sported blue and red.

 

“The sculpture is most definitely not a devil-related sculpture,” Schulte said in a response to the concerned woman. “It clearly has a very playful child-like intent.”

 

He praised the community support for and excitement about the sculptures.

 

And Quenzer told the woman the city would not seek to remove the sculpture.

 

Want to lay claim to Spider-Man’s hands?

 

The sculpture and others in the public art series will be auctioned Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

 

Two-thirds of the auction proceeds will benefit Campus Life, with the remaining one-third of each sculpture’s price going to the artist.

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IGGY POP To Release ‘Free’ Album In September

Iggy Pop will release his new album, “Free”, on September 6 via Loma Vista. It is the first new Iggy Pop LP since 2016’s “Post Pop Depression”.

 

While it follows the highest-charting album of Iggy’s career, “Free” has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor — or with any other Iggy Pop album.

 

“Free”, the eponymous single, is available to stream and purchase on all platforms

 

On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, Iggy says: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…

 

“By the end of the tours following ‘Post Pop Depression’, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need — not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

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“Free” track listing:

 

01. Free
02. Loves Missing
03. Sonali
04. James Bond
05. Dirty Sanchez
06. Glow In The Dark
07. Page
08. We Are The People
09. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn

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David Lee Roth Meeting With Van Halen Bandmates

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David Lee Roth says that he will be seeing the Van Halen brothers “in a couple of weeks,” but hasn’t offered any details about the band’s future plans. He did however have a lot to say about the dynamics within the group.

 

Roth was a guest on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast and was asked about why he left the group in 1985. He explained”Why did it fracture? ‘Cause all rock bands fracture.

 

“It turns into diverse interests. People have the friction of time. And that friction is family; that friction is… sometimes it’s partying, but I don’t know if that’s what really separated Van Halen.”

 

Dave then added, “There were always creative differences. We never got along. It was a beautiful, beautiful pairing of… You’ve seen cowboy movies where the guys are always sabotaging each other but they’re working to somehow accomplish something. And I think you’ll see that in a lot of popular bands. They may have gotten through it, but I don’t know that we ever really grew up and became gentrified. Now, that may not be a good thing; a part of me remained 23 years old forever.”

 

Roth seems to have now accepted and embraced the dysfunctions within the band. He said, “Van Halen’s perfect, and I always sensed that perfect would get back together – perfect in its imperfections. Think of your most ruined jeans that barely are jeans. They’re your favorite because of the holes in ’em… Your favorite part of your cowboy boots is the fucked up part… That kind of imperfection, we value that and we still have it – it’s in the music, and it makes the music more popular than ever.”

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Ace Frehley To Reunite With Frehley’s Comet Members

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Ace Frehley will be reuniting with members of his first post KISS band Frehley’s Comet during his headline set at this year’s Kruise Fest, which will also feature a headline set from former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach.

 

Frehley is scheduled to close out the second and final night of the festival taking place October 28th and 29th at the DoubleTree Hilton Convention Center in Miami, FL, head of this year’s KISS Kruise.

 

According to organizers, Ace will be performing his full set before being joined on stage by Return of the Comet for a two-song encore. The band features members of Frehley’s Comet.

 

Sebastian Bach will be headlining the first night of the festival, playing the Skid Row’s debut album in full. The night will also feature performances from Jaded Past, The No. 13’s and the Kruise Fest All-Star Band (includes Ace Frehley’s touring band, John Regan, Bob Kulick, Richie Scarlet and Tod Howarth.)

 

The Dead Daisies and former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi will be performing poolside on Tuesday. That night, in addition to Ace’s set, the show will feature KISS America (tribute band), Thunder Mother, and a standalone set from Return of the Comet.

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Too Dark Radio on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast

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Watch First Full Trailer For ROB ZOMBIE’s ‘3 From Hell’

The first full trailer for Rob Zombie’s new film, “3 From Hell”, can be seen above. The sequel to Zombie’s 2005 film “The Devil’s Rejects” will bring back Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley as the psychopathic Firefly family. It’s not clear whether Zombie plans to resurrect the trio from the dead in some kind of supernatural fashion in the new film or has found a way to explain that they survived the climactic shootout at the end of “The Devil’s Rejects”.

 

Lionsgate and Saban Films will release “3 From Hell” in nearly 900 theaters on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. Fathom Events will broadcast the unrated version to theaters with each night featuring unique bonus content.

 

On September 16, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). On September 17, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. On September 18, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including “3 From Hell” and “The Devil’s Rejects”.

 

“This event is a long time coming,” said Zombie. “The journey of these characters has always been special to me and I am thrilled to finally let the fans experience the next episode of the Firefly madness. This project was a true labor of love for everyone involved and we know we have created something amazing for the loyal followers of these films. Let the insanity begin!”

 
“In 2003 a bold new cinematic voice emerged with ‘House Of 1,000 Corpses’,” added Jonathan Saba, Saban Films’ senior vice president of distribution of sales and marketing. “And with the sequel, ‘The Devil’s Rejects’, Rob Zombie cemented his legacy as one of the most influential and important modern-day genre filmmakers. Now nearly 15 years later, Rob returns to the Firefly family in an audacious and wholly singular new chapter in this gory saga. I can’t wait for audiences to see this film on the big screen thanks to our partners at Lionsgate and Fathom.”

 

Sheri Moon reprises the role of Baby, Bill Moseley is back in his role as Otis Driftwood and Sid Haig is returning as the iconic Captain Spaulding. Jeff Daniel Phillips will play Warden Virgil Dallas Harper. Along with the promise of bizarre cameos, the eclectic cast will include legends like Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Clint Howard (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”), Richard Brake (“Batman Begins”), Dee Wallace (“The Howling”) and Austin Stoker (“Assault On Precinct 13”).

 

“3 From Hell” was written and directed by Rob Zombie, who also produced alongside CC Capital Arts Entertainment’s Mike Elliot. Greg Holstein and Saban Films’ Jonathan Saba are executive producers.

 

Tickets for “3 From Hell” can be purchased beginning Friday, July 19 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available July 19 at the Fathom Events web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

 

Back in April, Zombie said that “3 From Hell” has been rated “R” by the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong sadistic violence, language throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use.”

 

Zombie will also have a new LP out later this year, his first since 2016.3fromhelljuly2019poster

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