Rob Zombie Gets Kicked Out Of His Own Show After Being Mistaken For Being Homeless


(PCM) Opps! Rocker Rob Zombie was recently kicked out of his own show after security personnel at the venue mistook him for being a homeless man milling around backstage. Security at the Nevada venue responded to reports that there was a disheveled looking long-haired homeless man who smelled like booze and cigarettes backstage, as hundreds of fans were lined up for the sold-out show Rob Zombie concert.

According to the security guards, when they approached him and asked the man for his name he said “I’m Zombie”. The guards assumed the man was having some sort of a mental episode and he was escorted from the building. Rob was shocked by the incident and repeatedly told the security guards “I’m Zombie … what are you doing?!”.  The security guards jokingly responded with “Yeah right! This ain’t The Walking Dead, pal!”.

Once the doors to the venue opened and the opening act completed their set, fans had to wait for about two hours before Rob Zombie finally took to the stage. The owner of the venue was searching for Zombie backstage and could be heard yelling “Where’s Zombie?”. It was at this point in time that the security guards realized their huge mistake and Zombie was located and brought back in to perform the concert.

After all that, they are lucky he even came back!!  Zombie himself commented on the ordeal saying “Even though I smell like booze and cigarettes, I’m definitely not homeless! I tried to tell them I was ‘Zombie’ but I think they actually took me for a literal Zombie… which I also kinda look like…”

We are looking forward to catching Rob Zombie at the upcoming Rock Allegiance Festival in Chester, PA this coming weekend, and don’t worry Rob … Philly knows you’re not homeless!


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Extreme Phone Pinching Is The Newest Social Media Trend


(PCM) We can’t help but get nervous just watching the videos of people partaking in the newest social media trend which is extreme phone pinching. The object is to loosely pinch your smartphone with two fingers and dangle it over ridiculously dangerous drops such as hotel balconies, sewer grates, elevator shafts etc.

The trend was first initiated by indie rock band Twenty One Pilots when they posted a series of Vine videos that showcased them using the extreme phone pinching technique in a slew of precarious situations. As attached as everyone is to their smartphones we have no idea why anyone would want to take the risk of possibly losing it forever and having to pay expensive repair bills to get them fixed, but we supposed the adrenaline rush is worth it for some.

Check out the compilation video below which is sure to put your nerves on edge! Currently, videos and photos are popping up all over social media with people showcasing their extreme phone pinching feats.

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Could Kanye West Really Be Serious About His 2020 Presidential Bid?


(PCM) Many got a good laugh when Kanye West took to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards and revealed that he has plans to run for President of the United States in the 2020 election, however according to wife Kim Kardashian he is actually serious about his bid.

During her recent appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Kim revealed that she was just as surprised as everyone else when Kanye revealed his political goal saying “That was news to me! That wasn’t a discussion in our household” beforehand”. Kim went to say “I believe he is serious and I know that if he puts his mind to something he’ll do his best. It’s been fascinating just hearing all the conversation that’s gone on since that announcement. I don’t know if that was planned and I just didn’t know about it or if he just came up with that idea then and there.”

DeGeneres remarked that Kanye did say that he was high when he took to the stage to make the announcement and accept his MTV Video Vanguard Award, however despite that fact he is still not shying away from the idea of a 2020 Presidential bid. That is definitely a bit of a scary thought and as the interview went on, it seems that Kim had more concern over the redecorating of the White House rather than her husband’s political platforms saying “That’s a big thing to not talk to your wife about — but I think it would be so much fun to be in the White House. I was joking with him, I was like, ‘You’re going to have to make it to a second term’ — because he loves redecorating — so I was like, ‘You’re going to want to redo the whole White House, and we’re not going to be able to enjoy it so we’re going to just have to go with the flow.’ ”

If this happens in 2020, we think it might be time to move!

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Happy Anniversary To The CD Player


(PCM) Despite the fact that the CD player may soon very well be a relic, it’s invention changed the course of musical history and the way that music fans around the world were able to experience their favorite tunes. It was on October 1, 1982 that Sony released the very first commercial CD player called the CDP-101 available only in Japan for approximately $1,600 dollars. In the years that followed, the CD players popularity would explode and soon millions of these compact music playing devices would be sold worldwide.

The Philips company also developed their own version of the common CD player, as they shared in the discovery of the technology with Sony. Their CD100 player was released in November of 1981, still only in Japan. It was not until March 1, 1983 that Sony was finally able to begin selling their CD players to a mass audience across the globe. Early CD players were massive or shelve top units and it wasn’t until 1984 that Sony unveiled the small and highly portable Discman.

Once the Discman arrived on the scene and CD players were becoming standard in the majority of automobiles the demand for cassette tapes which had overtaken vinyl diminished significantly.  Within five years of being on the market, the CD player completely overthrew cassette tapes and players altogether. It was the addition of the “skip” button on standard CD players that truly sealed the fate for both cassette tapes and vinyl, as with the later you had to either endlessly fast-forward or rewind or keep adjusting the record players needle to find one particular track on an album you were looking to play.

In recent years the CD player has been slowly replaced by Mp3 and other digital music players. CDs and CD players are viewed as being too bulky and a standard CD player can only spin one disc at at time, where as a digital music player can hold thousands upon thousands of songs all in one place.  It seems that within the next few years the beloved CD player will suffer the same fate as both cassette tapes and vinyl, although vinyl has definitely made quite a bit of resurgence in the past year or so. Only time will tell we suppose, but something tells us that the CD player will most likely not be making the same sort of resurgence as vinyl in the years to come.

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Motorhead, Anthrax and Crobot Brought A Triple Threat To Philly And Delivered!


(PCM) Praises were sung to the gods of rock n’ roll during the recent Motorhead, Anthrax and Crobot tour stop at the historic Tower Theater in Philadelphia, PA. Church was in session and we were the eager disciples during this night of legendary performances. Motorhead has been a band for over four decades and despite a few health scares for front man Lemmy Kilmister, the band sounded just as fresh and fierce as they did in their youth. They have certainly more than earned their place among the heavy metal elite.


Kicking the evening off to a funktastic start were Pennsylvania rockers Crobot, who are without a doubt one of the most engaging and talented new bands out there on the scene. They bring to the stage the perfect blend of funk, rock and soul and absolutely hypnotize the audience with their performance on stage. Front man Brandon Yeagley is just out of the world and paired with the shreds from guitarist Chris Bishop, the grooves from bassist Jake Figueroa, and the beats from Paul Figueroa’s drums, Crobot are a true rock n’ roll force to be reckoned with!

The band blasted through songs from their debut album “Something Supernatural”, however it was fantastic to hear some new tunes sneak their way into the set such as “Welcome To Fat City”. We absolutely can’t wait for the band’s upcoming new album, as they have proven to have all the makings of a truly legendary rock band and are already well on their way to super stardom.

Just as the high from Crobot’s enthralling performance was winding down, the almighty Anthrax took to the stage. We have to say that this performance was one of the best we’ve heard from Anthrax, as it was almost like there was just something magical in the air. Quickly after Anthrax blasted onto the stage a sea of mosh pits opened up on the floor and fans appeared to be in high heaven as the band poured through their extensive catalog of hits.


Anthrax are a band that plays were such force and ferocity that they command the attention of the room. Singer Joey Belladonna files around the stage like a whirlwind putting to shame bands that are half of his age and the same goes for guitarist Scott Ian, whose masterful shreds continue to be absolutely mind-blowing. One of my favorite moments of the night occurred when Anthrax rolled down a banner that featured an image of the late Ronnie James Dio and paid tribute to their fallen comrade with an amazing cover of Black Sabbath’s “Neon Nights”.  It was a truly beautiful moment.


Currently, Anthrax are the process of putting the finishing touches on their follow-up to 2011’s “Worship Music” and the band hopes for an early 2016 release date via Megaforce Records. We would have loved to hear some snippets of new material during the band’s recent performance, however we know in our hearts that good things come to all those that wait!


Speaking of waiting, the time had finally arrived for the almighty Motorhead to close out the night!  As soon as Lemmy and the rest of the band stepped onto the stage the crowd went wild and opening with “Bomber” was certainly an ideal choice. We thought the band sounded fantastic and forget those health scares, as the Lemmy god looked utterly amazing! Phil Campbell’s guitar riffs were spot on and Mikkey Dee’s drumming was just as furious as ever.

For a band to sound as fresh and focused as Motorhead after 40 years is a true testament to the musicianship and passion of its’ members and it is certainly what makes Motorhead legendary. We were thrilled to hear songs such as “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch”,”Dr. Rock”,  “Ace Of Spades” and the no often performed live “Rock It”.  I would have loved to hear some songs off the band’s newly released album “Bad Magic”, but we can imagine with a catalog as extensive as Motorhead’s it can be quite an ordeal to choose the perfect set list for each tour.


We also got a bit of a rock and metal history lesson when Lemmy revealed to the crowd that Philadelphia was the very first city he played in the U.S. back in the pre-Motorhead days with Hawkwind. Going to have to store that tid-bit of information for metal trivia later! Lemmy and the rest of the band did a fantastic job of reminding us that rock n’ roll is very much alive and well with the very simple, yet poignant phrase uttered from the lips of the Lemmy god “Don’t forget, we are Motorhead and we play rock n’ roll”! And we say please don’t ever stop!


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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Lends His Voice To Dr. Who


(PCM) Know for his trademark guttural growls on-stage as the front man for the heavy metal band Slipknot, Corey Taylor will now by lending his roar as the voice for alien warlord the Fisher King in BBC’s “Dr. Who”.

It is no secret that Taylor and the other members of Slipknot are huge fans of the Dr. Who series, so when BBC heard the band was going to be playing in Cardiff, they reached out to see if Taylor would be interested in lending his voice to the character.

The band was given a VIP tour of the Dr. Who set and Taylor recorded his vocals for the Fisher King character, which is a massive green alien that has tons of horns protruding from his body. The Fisher King will make his first Dr. Who appearance in next Saturday’s episode battling time lord Peter Capaldi.

The character is played by actor Neil Fingleton and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, but the creatures horrific growls are all Taylor!

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