KISS Takes the Stage in ‘Spinning Gold’ – First Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Spinning Gold
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SOURCE: variety.com

By Manori Ravindran

KISS takes the stage in the first exclusive clip to emerge from hotly anticipated musical biopic “Spinning Gold.”

The long-gestating movie about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart — directed by his son Tim Bogart and now in post-production — has finally landed, and is being screened to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival market this week.

Founded in 1974 by Neil Bogart, Casablanca Records was the home to KISS, Donna Summer, the Village People and Parliament Funkadelic, among others. The company contributed the first smash extended single to clubs and radio stations all over the world with Summer’s 17-minute 1975 banger “Love to Love You,” and released 289 albums from more than 140 artists.

“Spinning Gold” was first conceived in 1990 and has weathered many drafts, multiple castings (Justin Timberlake was at one point attached to the movie) and a decades-long search for the right director.

Said Tim Bogart of the project: “Born Neil Bogatz in the Brooklyn projects where he plotted his dreams and schemes to escape from poverty, Neil Bogart was my father — and it’s taken me over twenty years to finally tell his story.

“And I know people say that all the time, but the first option on the film really was back in 1999. From there, through obstacles nearly as challenging as what my father faced in bringing Casablanca Records to the world, the obstacles in bringing this film to light were just as daunting.”

The film’s cast includes Wiz Khalifa (“Dickinson”), Tayla Parx (“Bones”), Ledisi (“Selma”), Lyndsy Fonseca (“Kick-Ass”), Jeremy Jordan (“The Flash”), Jay Pharoah (“SNL”), Michelle Monaghan (“Gone Baby Gone”), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise), Jason Derulo (“Cats”), Sebastian Maniscalco (“The Irishman”), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts franchise), Chris Redd (“SNL”), Peyton List (Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise), Casey Likes (“Everything Must Go”), Jimmy Wolk (“Mad Med”), Michael Ian Black (“Stella”) and Vinnie Pastore (“The Sopranos”).

Capstone is handling international sales, while Capstone and CAA Media Finance are co-repping U.S. sales.

The film’s market debut will be celebrated on Thursday night at a hot-ticket beach party that promises to transform the Croisette into Studio 54 for one night. Parx, who stars as Donna Summer and Ledisi, who plays Gladys Knight, will perform the hit songs of their onscreen characters, alongside Jeremy Jordan, who plays Neil Bogart.

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Motorhead Vibrators – Sex toys for fans

Motorhead is a grammy-winning British heavy metal band that decided to launch their own sex toys. They have in total created 3 different products: a Dildo vibrator (launched 2015), a Magic wand (launched 2016), and a Rocket dildo (launched 2016).

It all started with the famous: Motörhead Overkill 7 Power Dildo Vibrator which, like all their products, was produced as a limited edition.

Since their sex toys are SO popular we’ve decided to make an in-depth article about it combined with a review and test of the products. So if you want the true story, a review of their products, and fun facts. You have to keep reading. Look further down to see where you can buy them!

Motörhead branded sex toy – The full story

In 2015 the heavy metal band decided to launch their own sex toy line in collaboration with Lovehoney. The collaboration was such a huge success that the first product (Motorhead Overkill 7 Power Dildo) was out of stock in a few months. These products were called “The Official Pleasure Collection” and the idea was to deliver products that were loud and stimulating, just like the band behind it.

One of the songs on our debut album was called Vibrator, so we had to have our own one day, right?” Lemmy (lead singer) said in a press release.

Luckily, Lemmy just got to see the big success of this collection before he died 3 months after the release.

The success continued

After the first collection in 2015 was released and sold out. They decided to make another one the year after (2016) with other products. The product is as powerful as the first one. This time they’ve just worked a bit more with the design, as you can see in the picture. The products are called: the War Pig vibrator and the Bomber glass dildo.

Lovehoney Co-owner Neal Slatford says: “It was an honor to work with Lemmy, and it remains an honor to work with Motorhead. We’ve made sure the new products are of the very highest quality, as we did with the first line which the band and Lemmy loved.”

Review, Test & Alternatives

We’ll review the products here, but let’s start with the question most of you probably wanna have answered:Where to buy sex toys from Motörhead?

You can’t … But you can find a similar product here (The only difference is the logo)

– Market Analyst

Pros

  • Simple to use
  • Waterproof
  • Low price compared to the quality
  • Powerful vibrations
  • The vibrator is vibrating on the whole surface

Cons

  • Batteries do not come with the product
  • Too powerful for some people

This is a medium-sized vibrator of 18.5 cm, which is designed for vaginal stimulation, but which can also easily be used for stimulating stimulation of the body’s other erogenous zones thanks to the intense vibrations.

There are seven different vibration strengths, so there is plenty of opportunities to find exactly the level you are in the mood for – or you can leave the decision to your partner if you dare.

The vibrator is a silver-colored plastic vibrator with the band Motörhead’s logo printed in full of colors. It has been named Overkill from the band’s song of the same name, which also very aptly contains the phrase “So good I can not believe it”.

The vibrator uses 2 AAA batteries and is waterproof so it can be used under the shower or in the bathtub.

How to buy one or find an alternative

If you want one we suggest that you either find a bullet vibrator here, or you can also insert the logo from Motorhead on a vibrator here. Then you basically get the correct version. See how to do that here.

If you already have one, but don’t know how to use it. We’ve created an article in relation to this on how to use such vibrators. Click here to find that.


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BUTCHER BABIES’ HEIDI SHEPHERD Defends Return To ‘Nipple Tape’ For ‘Freak On A Leash’ Music Video

Los Angeles-based rock band GINA AND THE EASTERN BLOCK has teamed up with the “provocative rock ‘n’ roll dance troupe” Little Miss Nasty and BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd to record a cover of the KORN classic “Freak On A Leash”. The NSFW music video for the track, directed by GINA AND THE EASTERN BLOCK vocalist Gina Katon and Jonathan Covert, can be seen below.

Shepherd has since taken to her Instagram to explain her decision to return to the “nipple tape” look for the clip, having previously performed topless with tape over her nipples in the BUTCHER BABIES‘ early days.

Heidi wrote: “Let’s talk.. Over the past 14 years of my career, Ive grown into a woman in front of the whole world. Over those 14 years, Ive also seen the industry change. In metal, we’ve been told that its ‘not metal’ to embrace your feminine qualities but, Ive also seen the same women called ugly & gross when we dont. We’ve seen ‘them’ say that we women should tone down the bold but, then say that we need to be extra bold to play w the boys. THEY tell us (we all are) to be unique, then immediately pin us against & compare us to each other. We’ve seen them say that, ‘people dont want to see women scream, we should sing & be pretty’, then say that ‘we’re all clones’ after THEY are the ones that shoved us in that corner to begin w.

“Ive felt the whiplash over the past decade of ‘do this’.. Actually, ‘do that’. And I have to be honest, I lost myself in all of that. Ive always been a girl to push boundaries and give [the middle finger] to the box that people have tried to put me in. As time has gone on, I feel like I steered away from the things that made me unique. Ive realized, that subsequently ended up in some pretty, little box with a bow that would make others feel comfortable.

“When approached to dive back into [nipple] tape for this music video, I admit, I was apprehensive cause ‘OMG what would THEY think?’
Then @henryflury reminded me of how hard Ive worked. He reminded me that I came into this industry as a BAMF & I still am. He reminded me that I’m here to FUCKSHITUP! He reminded me that the female body is a goddamn piece of art & I should feel comfortable in the body that Ive worked so hard for. From surviving gastroschisis, to overcoming a debilitating eating disorder, to breaking my back, to NOW crushing the gym; I should feel grateful & proud of the body I have. We all should! I deserve to embrace my feminine qualities in any form I want, whether its nipple tape or turtlenecks. Cause we all have those moments of feeling like a badass, sexy woman, then also where we wanna rock our sweats and a baggy-ass tshirt. We should be empowered by both!

“So thank you @ginaandtheeasternblock for the reminder & the opportunity to rewind & reflect! So stoked about the video. THIS BITCH IS BACK! -SMD”

Regarding the music video, Katon commented: “Our version of ‘Freak On A Leash’ has so many of my favorite musical elements in it — it’s dark, trippy, beautiful, weird, massive, and of course, nasty. When Marc (the producer) first played me the track, my mind was immediately flooded with ideas for the video. So the video is honestly the perfect reflection of the music. And it was such an honor to be able to work with Heidi on the song and the video. She’s a true pro, an all-around great human being, and immensely talented. Heidi embodies the fierce darkness, power, and beautiful eroticism of this track perfectly. We also brought in some of the badass women from Little Miss Nasty to sing additional vocals on the song and to be the unbelievably gorgeous and powerful co-stars of this truly timeless video.”

Shepherd stated about the clip: “Diving back to my roots with Gina and the talented ladies of Little Miss Nasty was the perfect reminder that we women are fierce as fuck and should be celebrated for how unique and beautiful we ALL are! Embracing our feminine qualities while attacking a classically sexy song felt like the perfect mix of confidence and empowerment that I needed to be reminded of. I’m honored to be a part of Gina‘s vision that touches on all senses.”

Four years ago, Heidi said that she has no regrets about the period in BUTCHER BABIES‘ history when she and co-vocalist Carla Harvey used to perform topless with tape over their nipples, explaining that it was meant as an ode to PLASMATICS frontwoman Wendy O. Williams, who had a song called “Butcher Baby”.

While Shepherd and Harvey‘s look earned them plenty of attention, they were labeled a gimmick by some metal fans, with purists accusing the women of oversexualizing themselves in order to gain popularity.

Asked in an interview with the “Talk Toomey” podcast if she looked back on the nipple-tape look as a good idea or a bad idea, Heidi responded: “I think it was a good idea. It was something that people were, like, ‘What?’ We did in our band previous to BUTCHER BABIES too, so it wasn’t something new to us.”

She continued: “It’s an interesting question, because I think that, in a lot of ways, it definitely hurt how we’ve grown, but I also think that it was a message that we stood for. The people who didn’t get it and it got lost in translation, well, now they know. But in Europe, it seems like more people understood, which kind of makes sense. But it seems like in the U.S., I’m, like, did people forget about [Wendy]? [Laughs] Does the metal community not understand this? But I don’t think that it was a bad idea. I think it was something that I did and I’m proud of. I don’t really hold any regrets. I think that in life in general, these situations build to the bigger picture, and I think that having had that past and where we are now, it’s kind of a cool evolution of the band too. It’s unique. We went from being these young girls, bouncing around in nipple tape, screaming hateful things into microphones, to women, almost a decade later, grown up in the industry, helped with this women’s movement, if you will. And I think that that sort of thing helped me become the woman I am today.”

Heidi said that the changes in BUTCHER BABIES‘ visual appearance in recent years happened naturally as the band toured around the world playing to thousands of impressionable fans.

“It’s really interesting, because when we realized that young girls were looking up to us and we had a responsibility of being a positive role model, it really changed my life for the better too; I started living my life more positively,” she said. “And I think you can see that in the evolution of our look; you can hear it in the evolution of our music. So, in that sense, I’m fucking proud of it.”

Heidi also reiterated that BUTCHER BABIES‘ early image wasn’t meant as a clever marketing ploy designed to ensure maximum exposure. “That was not ever anything that ever went through my mind: ‘Oh, this will help us get attention.’ Because I was in a band for a year prior to that, that I did that,” she explained. “I didn’t think that it would ever end up here. I didn’t think that it would ever amount to anything. I just thought we were gonna have some fun playing some original music with our friends along the Sunset Strip, ’cause that’s what we did before. The only difference was, before, it was five girls and [we were playing] covers. And that’s the reason we created BUTCHER BABIES — to do original stuff.”

Heidi‘s comments echoed those made by Carla, who told Metal Underground in a 2016 interview that the band’s nipple-tape look “was completely blown out of proportion. When we first started this band, we didn’t do it to go out there and strut around on stage like Playboy models; we did it as kind of a ‘fuck you’ to the cookie-cutter music industry,” she explained. “We were paying tribute to a woman in metal that we respected, Wendy O. Williams. And that was it. And the show has never been sexual — ever.”

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GHOST Announces Summer 2022 U.S. Tour With MASTODON And SPIRITBOX

GHOST will once again bring the “euphoric spectacle” (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating “Imperatour”. The North American “Imperatour” will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest),kicking off August 26 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Support on all dates (with the exception of Green Bay which will feature support from CARCASS, and the Blue Ridge Rock Fest) will come from Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON, who have quietly evolved into one of the most influential, inimitable, and iconic rock bands of the modern era, and SPIRITBOX.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “Spillways” to access tickets before the general public. General on-sale will be Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tour dates:

Aug. 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Aug. 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Aug. 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Aug. 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Sep. 02 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sep. 03 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sep. 04 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Sep. 06 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Sep. 08 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest*
Sep. 09 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sep. 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Sep. 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Sep. 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Sep. 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Sep. 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sep. 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Sep. 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Sep. 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Sep. 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Sep. 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**

GHOST and SPIRITBOX only
** GHOSTSPIRITBOX and special guest CARCASS

GHOST is continuing to tour in support of its fifth album, “Impera”, which sold 70,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marked the third top 10 album — and fifth top 40-charting set — for the Swedish act.

“Impera” landed at position No. 1 in Germany and Sweden, No. 2 in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium and Norway, No. 3 in Australia, No. 5 in France and Ireland, and No. 20 in Italy.

“Impera” was released on March 11. The 12-song effort was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge worked on the follow-up to 2018’s “Prequelle” with Åhlund and Swedish co-writers Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare, whose credits include Madonna and Lady Gaga.

In March 2020, at final show of GHOST’s “Prequelle” tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band officially introduced Papa Emeritus IV, the new character who is fronting the act for its “Impera” album phase.

Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of “Prequelle”.

MASTODON was one of the “Best Metal Performance” nominees at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The progressive metallers were nominated for their song “Pushing The Tides”, the first single from their latest album, “Hushed And Grim”, which came out in October.

The follow-up to 2017’s “Emperor Of Sand”“Hushed And Grim”was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members of MASTODON manage in Atlanta. Helming the effort was Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer David Bottrill, who has previously worked with MUSEDREAM THEATER and TOOL, among many others.

The “Hushed And Grim” artwork was created by longtime MASTODON collaborator Paul Romano, who also designed the sleeves for “Crack The Skye”“Blood Mountain”“Leviathan” and more.

“Emperor Of Sand” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. That LP was nominated for the 2018 Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album,” and its opening track, “Sultan’s Curse”, won the Grammy Award for “Best Metal Performance.”

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Mystery Actions- “Warbeat” video

Director : John A Weaver

Cinematographer : John Rogers III

Video producer : Sheriff Michael Scabs

Video production assistants : Kevin Epperson & Sid Strong

Video actors: Aili, Averie, Eli and Kalani William Faith: song producer Recorded at Studio 13 Chicago (2021)

Filmed on location at Russell Military Museum, Zion Illinois

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