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Ken Osmond Of “Leave It To Beaver” Fame Dies At 76

Ken Osmond, who played troublemaker Eddie Haskell on TV’s Leave It to Beaver has passed away at age 76. His son, Eric, said in a statement, “He was an incredibly kind and wonderful father. He had his family gathered around him when he passed. He was loved and will be very missed.”

The Haskell character was a troublemaking friend of Wally Cleaver, Beaver’s older brother. The actor revisited his most famous role frequently over the years in the many subsequent iterations of the show, most notably Still the Beaver, which ran from 1983-1989. Osmond also guested on Happy Days, Lassie, Petticoat Junction and The Munsters.

The actor went on to become an LAPD Cop, growing a mustache to be less-recognizable on the job.

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Metallica Announce Limited Edition Whiskey And Vinyl Box Set

Metallica have just announced the limited edition “Batch 100” installment of their Blackened Whiskey, which also comes with an exclusive pair of vinyl picture discs containing the playlist used during the spirit’s aging process. The band’s signature whiskey stood out due to it being aged in barrels that were exposed to Metallica’s music, which is said to have an effect on the aging process. For the limited edition blend, a brand new playlist was used.

The box set not only includes the special bottle of American whiskey and vinyl records, but a special Blackened Zine that’s unavailable anywhere else along with other items such as a guitar pick and stickers.

Watch Ulrich unbox the limited edition set in the video: here.  For more information and to purchase the “Batch 100” box set, head to the Blackened Whiskey website.

Metallica’s New Whiskey Box Set Includes Vinyl of the Music It Aged To

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Bruce Springsteen To Join Dropkick Murphys For Livestream Concert

Bruce Springsteen will remotely be joining Dropkick Murphys during their Streaming Outta Fenway free live stream that will be taking place on May 29th. Dropkick Murphys will be performing a special concert at Fenway Park in Boston that will be streamed live for free on their Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.

Springsteen will be doing a special “double play” jam remotely with the band during the show where they will be performing one of their songs and one of Springsteen’s. The stream will be free, and the band will be running a text-to-donate campaign that will support three non-profits: Boston Resiliency Fund, Feeding America, and Habitat for Humanity, Greater Boston.

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“Grease Sing-a-Long” To Air In Place Of Postponed Tony Awards On CBS

A Grease Sing-A-Long event is coming to your TV screen, which will be replacing this year’s Tony Awards. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Broadway-focused awards show is postponing their annual telecast.

CBS’ broadcast of Grease will be part of the networks’ Sunday Night Movies series. The event will feature follow-along lyrics to the most iconic songs of the movie. This includes “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together.” Some more movies that will be airing during the Sunday Night Movies series include Mission: Impossible (May 17), Titanic (May 24), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (May 31).

You can catch the “Grease Sing-a-Long” on June 7th on CBS at 8:30 p.m.

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‘Riverdale’ Creator Confirms Season 5 Time Jump

Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says the show will have a significant time jump in Season 5. The writer and producer said in an interview that the jump will take place early on in the CW series’ fifth season. Riverdale Season 4 ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Season 5 will pick up with three episodes that were intended for the end of the fourth season. “We’ve been talking and planning on doing a time jump,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “So what we’re doing is picking up right where we left off for the first three episodes, and then doing a time jump… after those three episodes.”  He also teased a “big mystery” to come, saying, “when we come back in Season 5, we’ll have a very big mystery to unravel and a lot of relationship stuff to sort out,” he said. Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the time jump will take place after important events like prom and high school graduation in the early episodes. The time jump is expected to cover several years and skip the time when the characters would be separated during college.

Riverdale is based on the Archie Comics comic series. The series stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.

‘Riverdale’ creator reveals next season will feature a time jump to the future

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Alice Cooper Sends Hope To Fans In New Track, “Don’t Give Up”

Alice Cooper has released new song ‘Don’t Give Up,’ sending hope to fans during the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper teamed up with producer Bob Ezrin on his latest single, which was recorded in lockdown using remote technology, hoping to unite people during the global health crisis.

Said Cooper: “‘Don’t Give Up’ is out today! It’s a song about what we’ve all been going through right now and about keeping our heads up and fighting back together.” The song is accompanied with a special music video, which saw 20,000 fans send in their clips of themselves holding up notes with motivational messages.

‘Don’t Give Up’ is set to be released as a limited edition 7-inch picture disc on August 14. The 72-year-old star is currently hard at work on his next album, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Paranormal’. ‘Don’t Give Up’ is out now on all major streaming services.

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Judas Priest Announce Rescheduled 50th Anniversary Dates

Judas Priest have announced rescheduled date for their 50th anniversary European tour. Originally planned for this summer, the 50 Heavy Metal Years tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As you may already know, many of the European festivals are being postponed due to COVID-19,” said Judas Priest recently. “We will post a more detailed statement regarding touring when we have all the facts and information you need. Our fans health and safety will always come first.”

“We’ve been working on production for over a year, putting together this incredible show for our Priest family and for anybody that wants to come and check out the Priest on our 50th anniversary… Priest has been working hard, as I say, for quite a while now, putting together a really, really spectacular 50th-anniversary show that we hope will give some kind of justice – if justice is the right word – to the legacy of Priest as we hurtle on.” 

See the new tour dates at the link: here.

Judas Priest Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

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Michelle Obama Partners With MTV For “Prom-athon” To Celebrate 2020 Graduates

Former First Lady Michelle Obama announced that her When We All Vote initiative is partnering with MTV for Prom-athon, a nationwide virtual prom experience for the entire class of 2020. The event will stream live on MTV YouTube on Friday, May 22.

The event is being held to honor graduates whose proms were canceled over COVID-19, and will also focus on commemorating another important milestone for young people this year: registering and voting in the national election in November. The virtual celebration to shine a light on the 20 winning high schools and students who organized the most creative nonpartisan voter registration efforts in the country.

Prom-athon on MTV will feature prom-themed throwback movies and short-form original content highlighting the winning schools and students. Following the takeover is the virtual prom party, which will live stream digitally at 9pm ET on MTV YouTube.  Expect surprise celebrity guest appearances and live performances from some of the world’s biggest artists.

Michelle Obama partners with MTV for national virtual prom

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Veteran Comedic Actor Fred Willard Dies At 86

Fred Willard, a veteran comedic actor known for his roles in movies including “Best in Show” and “This is Spinal Tap” and TV sitcoms “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Modern Family,” has died at the age of 86. According to his daughter Hope Mulbarger, Willard died peacefully on Friday, saying, “He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.” 

Willard is a four-time Emmy nominee, with work including comedies like “A Mighty Wind” and “Waiting for Guffman,” as well as off-Broadway productions including Jules Feiffer’s “Little Murders,” Dan Greenburg’s “Arf and the Great Airplane Snatch,” and Mary Willard’s “Elvis and Juliet.”

Willard’s death comes nearly two years after the passing of his wife of 50 years, Mary Willard, who died in 2018 at 71 years old.

Comic actor Fred Willard of ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Modern Family’ dies at 86

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Rush Share Live Version Of ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ From New ‘Permanent Waves’ Reissue

Rush have shared a live version of their classic hit ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ which will feature on the upcoming expanded reissue of their classic album Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980.

‘The Spirit Of Radio’ was recorded at the Manchester Apollo in the early summer of 1980 during the band’s UK tour.  The super deluxe box set edition will be spread across 3LP and 2CD.  Along with the Manchester Apollo set, it’ll also feature previously unreleased live material captured at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. The Permanent Waves reissue will also feature a 2015 remaster of the album. The new Permanent Waves box set will come with a 20-page notepad reproduced from a newly-discovered piece of Le Studio letterhead and two tour programs: The official 1980 world tour program and the rare, unofficial ‘Words & Pictures Vol II’ UK-only tour booklet.

Permanent Waves is out May 29th and can be pre-ordered here.

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