Eagles Of Death Metal Band Members Escape Unharmed After Paris Terror Attack


(PCM) After the horrific terror attack that took place at the Bataclan concert hall in eastern Paris, it has been confirmed that all the Eagles of Death Metal band members were able to escape unharmed from the venue. Tragically at least 100 concert attendees were killed when gunmen entered the venue and began spraying bullets into the crowd. The terrorists then took those unable to escape hostage before detonating a series of explosives strapped to their belts killing themselves and several hostages.

A U.S. official confirmed to the Associated Press that all members of the band were safe and accounted for, however it has been reported that at least one person working for the band has been killed and another seriously wounded.

Drummer Julian Dorio’s brother, Michael Dorio described to Atlanta news station WSB-TV details about the attack and how the band was able to escape after speaking with his brother saying “He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, and they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. And it was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they all hit the stage floor. And as they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue. Fifteen hundred people, Julian said, was about the capacity of the venue. I don’t know if it was seated or standing but Julian, the lead singer and some of the crew, there was a door back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door”

The Eagles of Death Metal was formed by musicians Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme who is also a founding member of Queens Of The Stone Age. Homme is reportedly not on the band’s European tour at this time, as the band features a revolving line-up of musicians. The show at the Bataclan was part of the band’s first European tour in seven years in support of their new album “Zipper Down”.

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Tattoos Get An Afterlife Even After Their Owner Is Deceased


(PCM) Tattoos, whether you love or hate them, have become a staple of popular culture and many individuals take great pride, spending thousands of dollars, to turn their bodies into living breathing art canvas.

For many their tattoos are an artistic extension of themselves and hold great significance in their hearts. People often times commemorate certain life events with a tattoo such as the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, marriage, and even sometimes divorce.

No matter what the case may be tattoos are a big part of the individual who had them done and now there is a way to have these special tattoos preserved and framed after the person is deceased.

A man by the name of Charlie Hamm has founded the National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA) and he and his team have discovered a way fix inked skin against decomposition. After a person dies, their tattooed skin can be removed and the placed in a frame or display for loved ones to cherish.

It may sound a bit gruesome, but if you think about the fact that certain tattoos can truly represent an individuals heart and soul, it can actually make for a lovely way to honor their memory and keep a piece of your loved one near you at all times.

NAPSA charges an initiation fee of $115 dollars and then $60 dollars per year to be sure that they can have at least one chest-sized tattoo preserved after their death. Additional tattoos cost $100 a piece. The finished art piece will last just as long as any other piece of art, so long as it is properly taken care of, meaning no exposure to heat or direct sunlight.

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of James Dean’s Porsche


(PCM) As we look back on the tragic passing of 24-year old actor James Dean, who died as a result of injuries suffered during a car accident on September 30, 1955, there has been some new light shed on the mysterious disappearance of his Porsche Spyder that was involved in the horrific crash. There has been a long-standing rumor that the car, which Dean nicknamed “Little Bastard” is cursed as several strange incidents have occurred surrounding the car and its’ internal and external parts.

Right after the accident, the car is said to have rolled off the back of a tow truck crushing the legs of a mechanic who was standing nearby and when the car was broken down into parts and sold to buyers all over the country, even more strange incidents began to occur. The car’s engine, transmission and tires were all placed into other cars that were each involved in deadly crashes, and a truck carrying the Spyder’s chassis to a highway-safety exhibition skidded off the road, killing its driver. Since that time period, the additional remains of the car have mysteriously vanished from the accident scene and they have yet to be seen again.  That is perhaps until now, as a new mystery man has come forward and revealed that he may just know the whereabouts of Dean’s cursed “Little Bastard”.

During the 50th anniversary remembrance of Dean’s death back in 2005, Chicago’s Volo Auto Museum offered up a reward of $1 million to anyone who was willing to come forward with information about the cars whereabouts and allow them to purchase. The museum has received many tips over the years, but have thus far still been unable to locate the actual car, however just this year a man from Whatcom County, Washington contacted the museum and revealed that when he was a young boy in the 1960’s he witnessed a car being hidden behind the false wall of a building. The man’s story was incredibly detailed and he even recalled cutting his hand on a part of the vehicle at the time.

The man was asked to submit to a polygraph test and passed, however he does not own the building and has zero claim on the car that could be resting inside. Currently, the location is still being kept secret and both the man and the museum are trying work out some sort of agreement in regards to the $1 million in reward cash. There is no official paperwork on the table in regards to who actually owns the car and the museum is trying desperately to hash out the ownership issues so, that they can finally possibly unearth the car. We certainly hope this mystery can finally come to an end!

Details Surrounding The Death Of James Dean ( via History.com)

At 5:45 PM on this day in 1955, 24-year-old actor James Dean is killed in Cholame, California, when the Porsche he is driving hits a Ford Tudor sedan at an intersection. The driver of the other car, 23-year-old California Polytechnic State University student Donald Turnupseed, was dazed but mostly uninjured; Dean’s passenger, German Porsche mechanic Rolf Wütherich was badly injured but survived. Only one of Dean’s movies, “East of Eden,” had been released at the time of his death (“Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant” opened shortly afterward), but he was already on his way to superstardom–and the crash made him a legend.

James Dean loved racing cars, and in fact he and his brand-new, $7000 Porsche Spyder convertible were on their way to a race in Salinas, 90 miles south of San Francisco. Witnesses maintained that Dean hadn’t been speeding at the time of the accident–in fact, Turnupseed had made a left turn right into the Spyder’s path–but some people point out that he must have been driving awfully fast: He’d gotten a speeding ticket in Bakersfield, 150 miles from the crash site, at 3:30 p.m. and then had stopped at a diner for a Coke, which meant that he’d covered quite a distance in a relatively short period of time. Still, the gathering twilight and the glare from the setting sun would have made it impossible for Turnupseed to see the Porsche coming no matter how fast it was going.


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Rock n’ Roll Chef Kerry Simon Has Passed Away At The Age Of 60


(PCM) Celebrity chef Kerry Simon, also known as the “rock n’ roll” chef, has sadly passed away at the age of 60 after a lengthy battle with a rare form of Parkinson’s disease. Simon was diagnosed with MSA (multiple system atrophy) back in 2013 and since being diagnosed used his fame to help raise funds to fight this rare and deadly disease.

Simon was crowned the winner of “Iron Chef America” in 2005 and made guest appearances on several other television programs including Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen”. Simon was given the title of “rock n’ roll chef” by Rolling Stone magazine as Simon was often requested to cater meals for rock stars and musicians who were frequent guests at his restaurant, Simon Kitchen & Bar, in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He is also one of the very first non-musicians to have a case of memorabilia on display at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Simon was one of the very first celebrity chefs to open a restaurant in Vegas and went on to open three more, Simon at Palms Place, KGB at Harrah’s, and Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas. Additionally, Simon opened Simon LA in Los Angeles and Simon Prime in Atlantic City.

Our sincere condolences go out to Simon’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

On Patriot Day We Remember And Honor The Victims Of The Horrific 9/11 Terrorist Attacks


(PCM) Each year, Patriot Day is observed on September 11th as a way for us to both remember and honor the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 2,977  individuals. While, Patriot Day has not yet been made a federal holiday, both schools and businesses operate as normal, however there are plenty of ways to take a few moments aside and pay tribute to the lives we lost during those senseless acts of violence.

The President has ordered a proclamation that all flags been flown at half-staff on 9/11 in remembrance and respect for those that perished and there is often a moment of silence observed at 8:46am the time that the first plane was flown into the World Trade Center. Despite the fact that the attacks took place on U.S. soil, the terror and grief felt from this catastrophic event spread globally and Patriot Day is now not only observed in the U.S., but globally as well.

September 11th is also known as a National Day of Service and Remembrance during which individuals are asked to do at least one good deed for the day to honor those that died and bring about solidarity throughout their communities.

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Beloved Horror Icon Wes Craven Dead At Age 76

We are shocked and deeply saddened to report that iconic film director, writer, producer and actor Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76. Multiple sources are claiming that Craven was battling brain cancer at the time of his passing and died at his home in Los Angeles.

Craven is beloved by fans of horror as he is responsible for creating one of the most recognizable characters in the genre with Freddy Kruger and the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film franchise. His other well-known films include “Last House on The Left”, “The People Under The Stairs”, “Swamp Thing”, “The Hills Have Eyes” and of course the beloved first four “Scream” films.  He also directed the film “Music Of The Heart”, stepping completely outside of the horror genre which led to an Oscar nomination for actress Meryl Steep for her role in the film.

Craven’s most recent film was 2010’s “My Soul To Take” and he had recently signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions with multiple projects still currently in development. Those include “People Under The Stairs” with Syfy Networks, “Disciples” with UCP, “We Are All Completely Fine” with Syfy/UCP and “Sleepers” with Federation Entertainment. He was also serving as executive producer on the new “Scream” TV series for MTV and had just recently completed writing a segment, which he was slated to direct for the upcoming WGN America series “Ten Commandments”.

Our sincere condolences go out to Wes Craven’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. The film world has lost yet another true icon … may he rest in peace!

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