REGAN ARTS TO PUBLISH BOOK WITH DENNIS HOF, PROPRIETOR & PIMP OF THE WORLD FAMOUS MOONLITE BUNNYRANCH BROTHEL

Regan Arts announced today the acquisition of THE ART OF THE PIMP by Dennis Hof, proprietor of the world-famous Moonlight BunnyRanch (celebrating its 60th anniversary this February) and star of HBO’s CatHouse series. The book is scheduled to be published on March 17, 2015.

 

Owner of seven legal brothels and nicknamed “The P.T. Barnum of Booty,” Dennis Hof has skillfully worked his way around Nevada’s bans on advertising for prostitution to become one of the most innovative and subversive marketers in the country – not to mention the world’s most famous pimp. Now, with THE ART OF THE PIMP, Hof is offering up his unique brand of advice and insight, and a behind-the-scenes look at his chaotic life as the king of America’s sex industry.

 

Revealing the secrets behind his outrageous marketing stunts (such as the now infamous “Get My Grandpa Laid” contest on the Howard Stern Show) and how his “girls” negotiate the highest prices for sex, Hof teaches the secrets of the business of love and sex and the tricks of turning tricks, all while sharing the scandalous details of his friendships with porn stars, prostitutes, and politicians. Hof says, “I think people will be surprised at how much of my story they can identify with. While the legal prostitution trade may be a world away from their daily lives, my personal struggles with love and challenges in business will ring all too familiar with anyone who has loved and lost, and come out on top on the other side of it. My successes and my setbacks will prove to be equally inspiring for both men and women, young and old alike. And for those who think that they already know me, there are many things revealed about me in this book for the very first time. Some of those things I didn’t even know about myself.”

 

With appearances by a famous cast of characters who have entered the BunnyRanch’s orbit (including Andy Kauffman, Ron Jeremy, Tony Clifton, and Ron Paul) and featuring a comic strip created by celebrated cartoonist Robert Grossman, THE ART OF THE PIMP will take readers on what can only be described as a wild ride through Hof’s countless sexual conquests, romantic failures, and business successes.

 

VICE Magazine Exclusive Interview With Dennis Hof:
www.vice.com/read/dennis-hoff-is-making-books-sexy-again-789

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COAL CHAMBER’s FAFARA Talks AL JOURGENSEN Collaboration: ‘No Other Artist Would Have ‘Fit’ The Bill’

 

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Al Jourgensen makes a guest appearance on the much-anticipated comeback studio album from COAL CHAMBER, the reformed ’90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara. The CD was recently completed at Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records

 

“[Al's] a good friend for a long time and a legend,” Fafara told ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino. “He came to my house. We ate Italian food, drank wine, and had a great time recording together.

 

“No other artist would have ‘fit’ the bill to collaborate with us, as Al straddles both metal and goth the same way COAL CHAMBER does.

 

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“His music in MINISTRY is the bridge between metal and the dark.

 

“He’s a great guy, and I’m humbled to have worked alongside him.”

 

Dez also spoke about the musical direction of the new COAL CHAMBER material, saying that it “absolutely exceeded my expectations” and describing it as “focused” and “honed in” with “tight arrangements” and “huge hooks.”

 

He added: “[Our] mindset, of course, [was] different [this time around]. [We were] very intent on delivering the best within our music.

 

“You cannot expect a throwback record after 13 years apart, and I personally would not want to be part of that sort of record.

 

“This album absolutely has a fresh feel and is a total growth for the band.”

 

COAL CHAMBER will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring. Support on the trek — which kicks off on March 6 in Tempe, Arizona and runs through April 12 in Dallas, Texas — will come from FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE.

 

COAL CHAMBER is offering an exclusive VIP Package for every date on the tour. It includes a meet-and-greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).

 

Bassist Nadja Peulen returned to COAL CHAMBER in November 2013 following the departure of Canadian musician Chela Rhea Harper, who joined the band in late 2011 and toured with the group for nearly two years.

 

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


All Time Low, Issues Aragon Ballroom, 5/15, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 1/17, 10 AM.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Crucial Conflict, Twista, Do or Die Portage Theater, 1/31, 8 PM.

Crosby, Stills & Nash Chicago Theatre, 5/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 1/17, 10 AM.

Datsik Concord Music Hall, 2/20-21, 9 PM.

Howie Day SPACE, Evanston, 4/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Delicate Steve Beat Kitchen, 4/1, 8:30 PM.

Delta Rae Metro, 4/24, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Desert Noise Schubas, 3/21, 10 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Diamond Rings Lincoln Hall, 4/2, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Diarrhea Planet Lincoln Hall, 3/27, 10 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Lincoln Durham Schubas, 3/7, 7 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Ewert & the Two Dragons Schubas, 3/1, 8 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Fifth Harmony the Vic, 3/14, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Floozies Concord Music Hall, 2/28, 8 PM.

Foxygen Metro, 4/9, 9 PM.

FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration Reggie’s Rock Club, 3/1, 6 PM, all-ages, sold out.

Funky Meters Concord Music Hall, 2/27, 8 PM.

Happyness Subterranean, 4/8, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Infected Mushroom Concord Music Hall, 3/14, 8 PM.

Klingande Concord Music Hall, 3/18, 9 PM.
Kooks the Vic, 5/2, 8 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.
Wayne Krantz Group City Winery, 4/2, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/15, noon.

Langhorne Slim City Winery, 3/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/15, noon.

Last Bison, Neulore Subterranean, 4/3, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Los Lobos FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 3/27, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 11 AM.
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Matt & Kim Riviera Theatre, 5/21, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Moon Duo Empty Bottle, 3/3, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Sam Moore City Winery, 2/27, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/15, noon.

Nekromantix Reggie’s Rock Club, 6/8, 7 PM.

New Found Glory, Turnstile Durty Nellie’s, Palatine, 3/22, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Of Montreal, Deerhoof Metro, 3/13, 7 PM, all-ages.

Real McKenzies Abbey Pub, 3/11, 7:30 PM.

Red Elvises FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 3/13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 11 AM.

Reptar Abbey Pub, 4/9, 7 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 PM.

Reverend Horton Heat Durty Nellie’s, Palatine, 3/7, 9 PM.

Rotting Out Beat Kitchen, 3/16, 7 PM.

Eric Sardinas Reggie’s Music Joint, 3/7, 7 PM.

Soft Moon Empty Bottle, 4/16, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Sol Cat Abbey Pub, 3/7, 9 PM.

Andy Statman Trio City Winery, 3/16, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/15, noon.

Sweater Beats, Different Sleep Schubas, 2/28, 10 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, noon.

Jimmy Thackery Reggie’s Music Joint, 4/18, 7 PM.

Tigers Jaw Bottom Lounge, 4/10, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Torche, Nothing Empty Bottle, 3/14, 9 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Tragic Thrills, Lee DeWyze Beat Kitchen, 2/13, 8 PM.

Tuck & Patti SPACE, Evanston, 4/26, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Tweedy the Vic, 3/6-7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Waxahatchee Beat Kitchen, 5/8, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Wed 1/14, 10 AM.

Waxahatchee Empty Bottle, 5/7, 9 PM, on sale Wed 1/14, 10 AM.

Jimmy Webb SPACE, Evanston, 3/5, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Tyrone Wells City Winery, 5/7, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 1/15, noon.

Tyrone Wells SPACE, Evanston, 5/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 1/16, 10 AM.

Wolf Alice Subterranean, 3/5, 8:30 PM, on sale Thu 1/15, 10 AM.

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Paris attacks boost support for Dutch anti-Islam populist Wilders

 

SOURCE: www.reuters.com

Support for the anti-Islamic Freedom Party of Dutch populist Geert Wilders has jumped to its highest level in more than a year after the Islamist militant attacks in Paris.

Wilders, known for his inflammatory rhetoric, said after the Paris bloodshed that the West was “at war” with Islam, drawing a rebuke from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday.

If elections were held now, his party would be the single largest in the Netherlands, with 31 seats in the 150-member parliament, more than twice as many as it won in the last elections, according to a Sunday poll.

The governing Liberal and Labour parties, damaged by persistent sluggish growth, would have just 28 seats between them, compared to the 79 they held after the 2012 elections.

The Freedom Party was polling 30 seats just prior to the Jan. 7-9 Paris attacks, in which 17 people including journalists and policemen were killed by three Islamist gunmen who were later shot dead by French special forces.

Wilders this week called in an interview for measures against Islam: “If we don’t do anything, it will happen here,” he was quoted by the newspaper Het Parool as saying.

But speaking to Dutch public television shortly before leaving to attend a peace rally in Paris, the Dutch prime minister distanced himself from Wilders’s comments.

“I would never use the word ‘war,’” he said. “We are in a struggle with extremists who are using a belief as an excuse for attacks.”

More than 80 percent of respondents to the De Hond poll said people who left the Netherlands to wage jihad (holy war) in Syria should lose their Dutch citizenship and those returning from fighting in Syria or Iraq should face lengthy jail terms.

The attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo had particular resonance in the Netherlands. In 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, known for making anti-Islam remarks that were designed to offend, was stabbed to death by an Islamic radical as he cycled down an Amsterdam street.

Wilders, who has described Islam as a “lie” and the prophet Muhammad as a “criminal”, has lived in hiding and under 24-hour armed guard since van Gogh’s murder.

He is currently facing prosecution over remarks he made at an election rally last year, when he appeared to call for “fewer Moroccans” in the city of The Hague, and later referred in a television interview to “Moroccan scum”.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Stephen Powell)

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PRONG: ‘Songs From The Black Hole’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

PRONG last year spent a week at a studio in Berlin, Germany recording an album of covers, “Songs From The Black Hole”, to be released via SPV/Steamhammer as a special CD and LP edition in Scandinavia on March 25, in Germany on March 27, in the rest of Europe on March 30 and in the USA on March 31.

Says Tommy Victor: “PRONG is very excited about the upcoming release of our new record, ‘Songs From The Black Hole’, and equally excited about the artwork and packaging.

“Since the record explores PRONG’s roots, musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually and this was attained.

“With the help of our art director Mike Lopez, the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music has been brought to the surface in images.

“Since much of PRONG’s origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment.

“I think one can get a grip of the hard hitting, dangerous sounds inside from a glimpse of the packaging of ‘Songs From The Black Hole’.

“We certainly hope you enjoy this latest release, inside and out.“

According to Victor, “Songs From The Black Hole” will feature the following tracks, among others:

* BLACK FLAG – “The Bars”
* BAD BRAINS – “Banned In D.C.”
* ADOLESCENTS – “Kids Of The Black Hole”
* THE SISTERS OF MERCY – “Vision Thing”
* KILLING JOKE – “Seeing Red”
* HÜSKER DÜ – Everything Falls Apart
* NEIL YOUNG – Cortez The Killer

Adds Victor: “PRONG is excited to announce 2015 European tour dates in conjunction with our upcoming release, ‘Songs From The Black Hole’.

“Along with the standards and selected tracks from our newest albums, we will be performing our versions of classic influential masterpieces, as featured on the new record.

“The tour has us returning to England, remarkably, for four shows after our premier UK festival appearance at Bloodstock. It will also be great to head back to Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria and Holland with a new set and another new PRONG release.”

PRONG’s latest release, “Ruining Lives”, came out last year via SPV/Steamhammer.

The band took part in SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest on October 25, 2014 in San Bernardino, California.

PRONG last year completed filming a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, taken from “Ruining Lives”. Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip.

SPV/Steamhammer released a new digital single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There are two versions of the single, which was made available on September 12, 2014. The seven-inch single was released on October 24, 2014. The standard version of the single includes the following tracks:

01. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
02. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by PRONG (Matt Heafy de-mix)

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