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The surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, marked the 50th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album at a special event in Los Angeles last Wednesday (Jan 4), and video from the celebration has surfaced online.
Joining Densmore and Krieger were family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison as the city honored the group by proclaiming January 4 as the “Day Of The Doors” with a proclamation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign.
“Well, it’s 50 years of The Doors,” said Krieger. “We started right here in Venice and we’re ending up right here in Venice too so it’s all a cycle, you know?”
“The ocean is just right out there and that’s where Jim got the idea to write the song Moonlight Drive,” recalled Densmore. “So then we went to Hollywood and made it, but our roots are here.”
Frontman Morrison died under suspicious circumstances in Paris, France in 1971 at the age of 27, and keyboardist Manzarek died from bile duct cancer in Rosenheim, Germany in 2013 at 74.
Remembering their fallen bandmates, Krieger explained, “You know you cannot say what Jim would have done or said because he always would do something different, but I bet you he would’ve been here and he would’ve dug it and I think he would’ve been proud.”
“I’m sure Ray would’ve loved it,” added Densmore. “He was always working the band, and this is great.”
Following the ceremony – which included a ceremonial lighting of the Venice sign and the band’s logo – Krieger and Densmore ran through a version of the band’s classic, “L.A. Woman”, as the crowd cheerfully sang along.
Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Studios have officially announced that Doctor Strange is coming home to bargain this February with a Digital HD release on February 14 and a release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On Demand on February 28. The Doctor Strange Digital and Blu-ray releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary “Team Thor,” audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Between limited edition SteelBook packaging and exclusive extra content, Doctor Strange has you covered with retailer exclusives! At Best Buy, pick up a specially marked Doctor Strange limited edition SteelBook featuring art based on the The Book of Cagliostro and the Eye of Agamotto. For exclusive behind-the-scenes digital content, head over to Target where specially marked Blu-ray combo packs include exclusive access to “Defying Reality: The Art and Visual Effects of Doctor Strange”—a featurette only available through Target.
The film comes packaged with the following bonus materials:
A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes and amazingly detailed production elements.
Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
Strange Meets Daniel Drumm Kaecilius Searches for Answers The Kamar-Taj Courtyard Making Contact Lost in Kathmandu Gag Reel
Audio Commentary by Director Scott Derrickson
The Doctor Strange digital release will also include an exclusive featurette called “Through the Keyhole: The Science of the MCU.”
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Doctor Strange tells the story of talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.
It was the early 90’s – seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called Nirvana began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as ‘alternative’ or ‘post-punk’, went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales – and the hunt began.
Hungrily sweeping for the next Nirvana, a buying frenzy ensued as small indie labels were bought out by the commercial labels on a never before seen scale. A&R execs would see random alt-rock bands perform in a bar and appear after their set offering unheard of financial offers and immediate global exposure. It seemed these band members were set for life – so what happened?
Verity is revealed in UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock, an upcoming documentary destined to be the ultimate look at the alternative punk and metal scene in the 90’s, and a must see for serious music lovers. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic subculture, this feature-length documentary tells the real story of the 90’s – exposing viewers to an amazing catalog of the era’s rarities and buried treasures, while re-living the struggles, triumphs and tragedies, as well as the debauchery. UNDERGROUND INC. will dig beneath the manufactured truth to explore what really happened, exploring a time unlike any other in the music industry!
UNDERGROUND INC. features interviews with members of seminal 90’s rock, punk and metal groups such as White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Primus, Bad Religion, Stone Sour, Clutch, Red Fang, Failure, Ministry, Quicksand, Helmet, Steve Albini, Sepultura and dozens more. Viewers are getting an in-depth, raw look at the scene from musicians who were at the forefront.
UNDERGROUND INC.’s original music is composed by Peter Mengede (Helmet), Grammy nominated record producer Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Bloc Party, Death Cab For Cutie) and Mark Bradridge.
In order to get this documentary out of the creation stages and into the homes of music lovers, the creators of UNDERGROUND INC. have launched a Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter campaign will run for 32 days, and the project goal is $40,000.
UNDERGROUND INC. Kickstarter rewards include: – Copies of the film, exclusive featurettes and footage – Drum lessons from Kellii Scott (Failure, Hole, A Perfect Circle) – An RIAA Gold award for the classic Helmet album Meantime – Exclusive t-shirts, jumpers and books from various bands featured in the film – Exclusive rock prints by international art photographer Ken Schles… and much more!
Via their Kickstarter campaign, the UNDERGROUND INC. team states, “This team of professional filmmakers is highly passionate about their music. We are obsessively committed to delivering a mind blowing film, but some practical challenges still remain.
Let’s make this happen for the artists. For the fans, for the uninitiated, for the generations to come that will be able to be inspired by this until now untold history of some of the greatest music ever amplified on the planet Earth.”
UNDERGROUND INC. is directed by award-winning Writer/Director Shaun Katz (Sleeping In Blood City). Having produced many music videos and short films, his most recent short film won four international and local awards throughout Australia and North America, including Best Short Film at the Las Vegas Film Festival and Best Director at the Canada International Film Festival, among others. His work has been featured at festivals worldwide, including Cannes Film Festival.
Serving as Co-Editor/Co-Producer with Shaun, JB Sapienza works out of New York and was the Editor/Co-Director of the prize taking documentary My Name Is Jonah as well as a host of notable music videos and animated shorts. You can watch his latest film here: http://mynameisjonahfilm.com
Regular collaborator Adam Lovett is a Boston based Writer/Producer and freelance film journalist, who has worked with Shaun on multiple successful projects including the much lauded short film Sleeping In Blood City.
Bad Santa is at it again! With Christmas looming, Willie Soke and his sidekick, Marcus, hold a knock off Christmas charity in Chicago. Joining them are a large and cheery woman who hopes to bring out any humanity Willie may have and his mother who encourages and adds to his criminal actions. Willie’s alcohol, greed, and hatred infused criminal ambitions are sure to put him on the naughty list this year.
OSLO – After 20 years of silence, Vond, the ‘90s side project once deemed “the darker side of Mortiis,” will reemerge next week with four releases via Germany’s Funeral Industries.
The releases include reissues of three long-out-of-print albums – Selvmord, The Dark River and Green Eyed Demon – and one compilation, known as AIDS to the People, made up tracks from previously release and unreleased singles.
Selvmord, which translates to “suicide,” was Vond’s 1994 full length and was originally released as a limited edition LP by the now-defunct Dutch label Necromantic Gallery. “We included a razorblade with the 20 first copies,” Mortiis said, adding with a morbid sense of humor that “there have been no suicides that we are aware of.” That version of the record has been sold out for two decades. It was released in CD format by various record labels.
Recorded and released in 1996, The Dark River was released on vinyl and CD through Mortiis’ own Dark Dungeon Music. Later pressings were available through various official labels, as well as bootlegs.
Green Eyed Demon followed in 1997. “This record differs in that it is very inspired by dark industrial noise collage type of music,” Mortiis said. “It is way more ‘uneasy listening’ than any other Vond recording.” The LP and CD were released by US label Cybertzara Records and have been unavailable since.
AIDS to the People is comprised of two songs from the 1993 debut 7″ by Vond (then known as Havard-Vond), which has been sold out for over 20 years, and three tracks from an unreleased 1995 EP of the same title.
All four releases will be available on vinyl and CD. The LPs will be limited, with a pressing of 650 Black Vinyl and 100 Blue Vinyl only.