Concert Review: Slipknot And Marilyn Manson Annihilate The BB&T Pavilion In Camden, NJ

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Photography credit: Ken Schuler Photography

(PCM) Talk about an amazing show! Two rock n’ roll juggernauts, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, absolutely annihilated the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ and we were loving each and every moment. Of Mice and Men were the evenings openers. It was the first time in quite awhile we have seen a near sell-out crowd at the BB&T Pavilion, but with the theatricality and showmanship of these powerhouse bands you seriously couldn’t go wrong.

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Throughout this tour Marilyn Manson has been making a lot of headlines with many claiming that he was incredibly inebriated during his performances in various cities. Stories were told about him falling off the stage, busting up sound equipment and heckling the crowd, however we felt his performance in Camden, NJ was one of the best we’ve seen from him in recent years.

He looked and sounded fantastic. Maybe he was in a good mood that evening, but either way he was sounded better than he has in years and it was refreshing. We are always a little biased, being ridiculously huge Manson fans, but we can certainly admit when an artist has not performed to their best standards. This was definitely not the case with Manson’s Camden performance as he exceeded our expectations by a landslide.

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Entering a darkened stage, Manson appeared from within a cloud of fog tossing bags of Manson dollars which were emblazoned with his face and a “666” while covering the crowd in red and blue paint powder. Manson and the band blasted through some of their major hits including “Angel with the Scabbed Wings”, “No Reflection”, “mOBSCENE” and “The Dope Show”.  We were thrilled to see that Manson’s stage theatrics were as strong as ever, as he once again brought out the pulpit and burning Bible for “Antichrist Superstar” before leaping down into the pit to perform “The Beautiful People” up close and personal with the fans.

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As the time neared for Slipknot to grace the stage, anticipation was building to an all time high within the building. Once the band entered the stage, they were firing from all cylinders from beginning to end. Talk about an intense performance!  Slipknot always gives their all to each and every performance and their show is absolutely electrifying.  Despite the fact that Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor recently underwent spinal surgery, he showed absolutely no signs of slowing down for even a moment. The dedication to the art from the members of this band is absolutely awe-inspiring.

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The band plowed through their extensive catalog of hits putting together the perfect set list which combined both old and new material. We can’t even imagine how hard it is for a band like Slipknot to craft a set list for the tour, as they have such a plethora of material from which to pull. The band’s latest album “.5: The Gray Chapter” has been a huge success for the band and we were thrilled to hear songs such as “The Devil and I” and “The Negative One” included in the evenings performance.

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Slipknot never ceases to thrill in the live environment and their Camden performance was stellar as always!  This touring package certainly provided a ton of bang for your buck and is certainly worth checking out!

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Little Mermaid’s ‘Kiss The Girl’ Sounds Completely Different In Minor Key

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(PCM) Who would have thought that by simply changing a song from major key to minor key could have such a profound impact on it’s lyrical interpretation. YouTube star Chase Holfelder, who is known for creating viral videos changing popular songs to minor key version, has taken on “Kiss The Girl” from the Disney film “The Little Mermaid” and it sounds even creepier than the original.

Holfelder first went viral with his minor key version of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” proving once and for all that it is indeed a stalker anthem.

Check out “Kiss The Girl” below and let us know your thoughts!

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Metallica Surprises With The Release Of A Brand New Song! New Album On The Way!

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(PCM) Metallica has surprised the world with the release of a brand new song titled “Hardwired” which comes from the band’s upcoming album “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct”! The long awaited new album will be the 11th studio album from the hard hitting metal/thrash juggernauts and will be released on November 18 via Blackened Records.

Hardwired…To Self Destruct will be released as a double album. The full track list can be seen below:

Disc One
Hardwired
Atlas, Rise!
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Am I Savage?
Halo On Fire

Disc Two
Confusion
Dream No More
ManUNkind
Here Comes Revenge
Murder One
Spit Out The Bone

We are seriously loving the new track, as in our opinion, it is a major throw back to the band’s earlier years. It is fast, brutal and in your face, which is what we have always adored about Metallica. We absolutely can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the album … so excited!

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My Journey To Health, Beauty

asunriseBeauty is something that is very important in a journey to health.  Actually life itself, at least all human life, cannot be totally fulfilled unless some sort of beauty exists within that life.  You can certainly live but you cannot live well.

In The Bible The Apostle Paul closes his letter to the Christian church in Philippi in this way, “Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praise worthy – mediate on these things.”  Let’s think about these words for a moment.

First you don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate them.  These words are good advice for anyone.  Second let’s get rid of that word meditate.  To meditate simple means to think about.  To take some time and quietly think about something is meditation.  You don’t have to be a priest or a monk or guru living in a cave, you just have to be a person who takes some time to think about something without interruption.  The last thing I would like to point out is that we know when Paul wrote these words he was in Prison.  And two thousands years ago prison was a lot worse than it is now and yet he encourages people to think well and several times in this letter he talks of rejoicing.

You and I probably have very different ideas of what beauty is.  We were all created with different tastes and ways of thinking.  You might see beauty is a large bowl of steaming broccoli, I, however do not.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is very true.

I spent some time this morning floating on my back in a pool.  My ears were below water level so I could hear very little but my eyes were open.  The sun was almost up and it’s brightness was on a very tall tree a little away from me.  There was a moderate breeze blowing and I saw the green leaves dance against the aqua blue sky.  It was peaceful, it was gentle and it was beautiful.

Being on the rigorous new diet and limiting sugar has kept me away from desserts.  I am allowed to cheat on occasion and a few weeks back I had the opportunity to have some chocolate.  I hadn’t had any in weeks and the experience was like tasting chocolate for the first time.  It was the best thing I had ever eaten.  Before things like chocolate were ordinary, now they are beautiful.

The work of Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo Renoir and Van Gogh and other world renowned painters and sculptures continue to take my breath away, more so as I have gotten older.  I loved the song Vincent long before I saw the beauty in Starry Night, probably Van Gogh’s most famous painting.  In fact I didn’t enjoy paintings much at all until I heard experts discuss it and then I could see what I could not see before.

Music is also a source of great beauty as well as solace for our souls.  In music we can hear tragedy and comedy.  There are symphonies that can bring us to the height of joy and songs that can break out hearts but music and it’s beauty fills a need in us that I don’t think that we ever actually even acknowledge we have.  Music is also something you should learn more about.  People say that they don’t like classical music and they lump many different types of music into that category.  I did this once as well.  But when I learned about it and when I learned what different composers were trying to say I began to see its beauty.

The theory of learning about and experiencing music does not just apply to classical music it applies to today’s popular music as well.  I never liked Hip Hop.  I felt that it disrespected many of my values and was almost impossible to listen to.  And then Lin Manuel Miranda wrote the musical Hamilton and I now have respect for Hip Hop and see its value.  It can be enjoyable and tell a story.  I hope to find more like this.

Novels and poetry are also sources of beauty.  The works of Dickens and Shakespeare can at times bring us both tears and happiness.  The last chapter of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens tells us of the actions of a reformed Scrooge.  I Challenge you to read the chapter.  You know the story but read the chapter and feel the joy that Dickens fills it with.  You see the beauty of a reformed man as well as the magnificence of Christmas day.

Tolkien’s work in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings creates a world that is both ugly and beautiful.  He paints pictures with words that come to life in your mind.  You can see the places he describes and even believe you are there and he awakes a desire to go to these places, such as The Shire, Rivendell and Loth Lorien because he captures your heart.  The beauty of his words is that he draws you into his world and you want to stay.

Imagine if we all began to to spend our free time thinking about and experiencing beauty.  Our minds may be dragged away from depression and our anxious hearts may be calmed for a while.  We may wake up to a new sense of wonder as we look at the world around us.  Our senses may become more acute and our hearts experience more joy.  This is why beauty is so important in a healthy lifestyle.

So what challenge can I give you today?  Go and spend some time thinking about and experiencing what you consider beautiful or lovely or good.  Immerse yourself in a novel or a symphony.  This is not something that you can just do.  You must look or read or taste or hear the beauty you are seeking.  Interact with it and think about it.  You must experience it.  Chase beauty and you will find it almost wherever you go.

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Enter Now For Your Chance To Rock Out With Us At The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival!

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(PCM) PopCultureMadness is thrilled to be giving away TWO sets of General Admission weekend passes to attend the highly anticipated Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival, September 17 and 18 at the Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA!

This year’s epic line-up will feature 35 bands, rocking out across three stages: Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat, Chevelle, The Cult, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Chevy Metal, Baroness, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Buckcherry, Trivium, Avatar, Max & Iggor Cavalera Back To Roots, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Sick Puppies, The Amity Affliction, letlive., Neck Deep, Skindred, KYNG, Young Guns, Crobot, Devour The Day, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile Up, Death Angel and Hundredth.

Over 26,000 people were in attendance for Rock Allegiance 2015 which prompted this year’s festival expansion from a single day festival to two full days of music and mayhem!

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance features a craft beer and Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious. Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is proud to support craft beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The initial lineup of regional and national craft beers is as follows: Evolution Craft Brewing Co. (Salisbury, MD), Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company (Dover, DE), New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO), Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, VA), Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA) and Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA).

The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup includes: Braz-B-Q, Chickie & Pete’s, The Cow & The Curd, Dos Hermanos, Dump ’n’ Roll, M.A.T.T.’s Gourmet Sliders, Mama’s Meatballs, Seoulfull Philly, Sum Pig and The Tot Cart.

Here’s what you have to do to get in on the action:

1.) Be sure to “Like” Pop Culture Madness on Facebook

2.) Comment on the post below with your name, email address and your favorite song lyric from one of the band’s playing this year’s Rock Allegiance Festival.

Contest open to all entries and winners will be chosen at random!

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Fan Threatens To Sue Studio Over Lack Of Jared Leto In ‘Suicide Squad’

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(PCM) One fan is taking their love for Jared Leto and The Joker to a whole new level by threatening to sue Warner Bros. for a lack of Jared Leto screen time in the film “Suicide Squad”. The fan, whose goes by the Reddit screen name BlackPanther2016 claims that the trailers for the film showcased a lot more scenes featuring Leto’s character in the film and that it is “unjust false advertising” that the majority of those scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.

It is no secret that “Suicide Squad” has certainly been stirring up quite a bit of debate among both critics and fans as majority of critics have been slamming the film claiming it is sub-par at best with no plot line, choppy editing and a severe lack of character development. On the other hand many fans have been pleased with the film calling it entertaining and a perfect homage to the way a comic book film should be made.

We certainly feel that suing the studio may be taking things a bit too far, but after seeing the film we can certainly agree that having a bit more of our beloved Joker (and Leto) in the film would certainly have not been a bad thing. We just kept wanting more of that particular plot line. We would get a tease of the character and then it would fail to develop any further causing quite a bit of frustration, at least for us, as viewers.

It is no secret that a darker and more gritty version of “Suicide Squad” exists, as director David Ayer’s original version of the film featured both of those elements, however Warner Bros. stepped in and decided they needed to play up the comedy and light-hearted tones in the film, hence the version of the film that ultimately was released.

There is much debate about why the studio felt the need to step in and adjust the director’s original vision for the film. It is almost as if Warner Bros. learned nothing from the fiasco that occurred with the release of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. That film was deemed to dark and edgy, so perhaps now they felt that they had to lighten things up to an extreme level.

There is no way you are going to please everyone, so it is probably just best to leave the director’s vision alone. Here’s hoping we see a rated R director’s cut of “Suicide Squad” to gain a better understanding of Ayer’s original ideas.

Speaking of original ideas, Ayer can not seem to catch a break when it comes to “Suicide Squad” as now music duo Die Antwoord are going on the attack claiming that Ayer stole/mimicked their style when it came to both The Joker and Harley Quinn in the film.

They have posted plenty of evidence online to support their claim and wrote a scathing post on Facebook saying “U never asked our permission to rip us off”.  Ouch! Can somebody please cut this poor guy and this film some slack!

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