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‘70000 Tons Of Metal’ cruise set to return in 2023

The ‘70000 Tons Of Metal’ cruise is set to return in January 2023 after being canceled in both 2021 and 2022. Cruise creator and promoter Andy Piller said that 70000 Tons Of Metal may be sailing to a new destination outside its usual Caribbean destination, and will have a new ship. The cruise has previously been held on the Royal Caribbean ship Independence Of The Seas since 2016.

Said Piller: “We’ve been working hard to secure a new ship, possibly even with a new destination, and with the best lineup that 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise, has ever seen.”    

More information is expected to be announced shortly at –

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KISS’ Paul Stanley and family diagnosed with Omicron variant of COVID-19

KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley tested positive for his second round of COVID-19 in the past six months. Stanley and his entire family has tested positive for the new Omicron strain of the virus.  Stanley first contracted COVID-19 in August, just a few shows after KISS had resumed their postponed farewell tour.  KISS had postponed just a few shows when Stanley contracted COVID-19, but then bandmate Gene Simmons also tested positive, forcing the legendary rock act to postpone the tour for two weeks.  KISS previously cancelled their scheduled Las Vegas residency, which would have kicked off this Wednesday (December 29th).

Stanley announced that he had once again contracted COVID-19, writing alongside a selfie on Instagram: “My Omicron face! Yup. My entire family has it. I’m tired and have sniffles. Most of my family have absolutely no symptoms. Do as you choose. I’m so glad I’m vaccinated.”’

In 2022, KISS have a tour of Australia lined up for the spring, followed by a European outing in the summer. They’ve also been announced as one of the headliners, alongside Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, and Korn, for the 2022 Welcome to Rockville festival, taking place May 19th-22nd in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Meghan King reveals separation from husband Cuffe Biden Owens after 2 months of marriage

Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” cast member Meghan King has split from husband Cuffe Owens after just two months of marriage. Owens is the son of Valerie Owens, who is President Biden’s younger sister.

The 37-year-old King revealed news of the split from Owens, 42, in a series of Instagram stories on Monday. King wrote: “I’ve been asked by many outlets and individuals to comment on the state of marriage. I am rattled. This situation is profoundly devastating. This is obviously not what I imagined when I made my vows — and I’m shocked and saddened by the way things turned out. I am moving forward with my children as we privately process our pain and begin to let go of shattered dreams. At this time I ask for your grace and gentle kindness as I navigate this labyrinth of grief with my family.”

King and Owens were married in Pennsylvania on October 11 in an intimate family ceremony that was attended by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. King first introduced Owens as her boyfriend in late September on social media, sharing a photo of her and Owens with their arms around each other and saying: “Trying my best to avoid any cheesy introductions like ‘my main squeeze’… so just meet my man.”

King was a main cast member on “Real Housewives of Orange County” for three seasons from 2015 to 2017.  She split from Jim Edmonds in 2019 after five years of marriage.  Edmonds and King share daughter Aspen, 5, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, 3.

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Take a look at the new trailer for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’

Marvel released the first trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange. 

The film is a follow-up to Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) most recent appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and will pick up on the revelations around Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) from ‘WandaVision.’

The trailer originally was released as the final post-credit scene for Spider-Man: No Way Home earlier in December, but Marvel has now put it online for everyone to see.   Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on May 6. Take a look at the trailer – here.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer Reveals No Way Home Fallout: Watch

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The Strokes postpone New Year’s Eve 2021 concert due to Omicron

The Strokes are postponing their 2021 New Year’s Eve concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. “We were so excited to be performing for everyone in Brooklyn this New Year’s Eve, but the Omicron variant has thwarted our plans,” the band explained on social media. “All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and details regarding refunds will be offered when the new date is announced.”

The Barclays show would have been the Strokes’ first New Year’s Eve concert in two years. Scheduled to open the event were Idles and Hinds. Last year, the Strokes released The New Abnormal, their sixth studio album and first in seven years, which earned them the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album — the band’s first ever Grammy win.

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Green Day tease new music recorded in London

Green Day are teasing new music with the release of a video snippet,  sharing footage from an unspecified period at RAK Studios in London, UK that features images of the band members accompanied by a soundtrack with Billie Joe Armstrong singing before the clip ends with the phrase “1972.”

Green Day have not shared any additional context or details about the video preview; however, Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool were all born in 1972 and will turn 50 in 2022.

The band have issued three new singles this year, including “Here Comes the Shock”, “Pollyanna”, and “Holy Toledo!”

Watch the video preview – here.

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Take a look at Zendaya in the trailer for Season 2 of ‘Euphoria’

HBO has unveiled the first official trailer for season 2 of Euphoria.  Zendaya returns as Rue Bennett, and is joined by other familiar faces as she “must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction,” per a series synopsis.

The return of the drama—which was supposed to be filmed in March 2020 before the pandemic shut down production —will also include cast memebers Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid, and Austin Abrams.

Season 2 premieres on Jan. 9 on HBO, with new episodes dropping weekly. Check out the Euphoria season 2 trailer – here.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ tops North American box office for second weekend

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $83 million in ticket sales as of Sunday night.   The film, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, has earned about $467 million domestically. Last weekend it brought in $253 million of the total $283 million gross of films.

Spider-Man: No Way Home also earned a total of around $1 billion worldwide, making it the only film since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to reach the milestone. Globally, it earned $587.2 million last weekend, ranking as the third largest worldwide opening weekend in history behind only Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, both of which also featured Holland as Spider-Man.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is Sing 2 with $23.8 million, followed by The Matrix Resurrections at No. 3 with $12 million, The King’s Man at No. 4 with $6.4 million and American Underdog at No. 5 with $6.2 million. Rounding out the top 10 were West Side Story at No. 6 with $2.8 million, Licorice Pizza at No. 7 with $2.3 million, A Journal for Jordan at No. 8 with $2.2 million, Encanto at No. 9 with $2 million and ’83 at No. 10 with $1.8 million.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Third-Best Christmas Ever With $31.7M US; Domestic At $467M+ & $1.05B WW – Sunday Update

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Carole King and James Taylor to star in an upcoming documentary film

Carole King and James Taylor will star in an upcoming documentary film that chronicles their decades-long friendship and musical collaboration.Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name will premiere on Jan. 2 on CNN and will be livestreamed on CNNgo. The movie will then be available on demand from Jan. 3 through Jan. 9 on various cable and satellite providers, CNNgo and   mobile apps.

King says of Taylor in a trailer for the film, “I love every experience we have had together.”  The trailer also features archival photographs of King and Taylor’s first live performance together in 1970 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, as well as footage from the pair’s 2007 and 2010 Troubadour reunion tour.

The movie was directed by Frank Marshall, who also helmed 2020’s The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart and 2019’s The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash.

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Former Motley Crue singer John Corabi to release memoir “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

Former Motley Crue singer John Corabi will release an autobiography titled Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, set for release on June 14, 2022.  In its official description, the book promises to chronicle the rocker’s “life from the mean streets of Philadelphia to the Sunset Strip.” The memoir will feature stories from Corabi’s time in Motley Crue, Union, Ratt and the Dead Daisies, as well as personal tales including “his parents difficult divorce, his family’s dark history of abuse, (and) his run-in with a serial killer.”

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades had originally been planned for release in April before having the date pushed back to June. The memoir will also come with an accompanying vinyl album, featuring exclusive music.

Corabi was hired in 1992 to replace Motley Crue’s original singer, Vince Neil. The band’s 1994 self-titled LP was the only studio album with Corabi, and it failed commercially. The group reunited with Neil in 1997.

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