Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, who created or co-created numerous iconic characters like Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Black Panther, Daredevil, Ant-Man, etc., passed away yesterday (November 12) at the age of 95. His work influenced countless people over the years including a number of rock/metal artists. You can find tributes from various musicians below:
To Stan Lee: Thank you for making my childhood so much more exciting with your astonishing superhero characters. Thank you for inspiring me to think and dream big. Thank you for the Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and many others. You will be sadly missed. RIP.
Reposting from #comiccon2018, this time in memory of & tribute to his creator, icon of comics who transformed our culture as much as his nerdy characters transformed into unstoppable forces of nature and who today has left this Earth RIP #StanLeepic.twitter.com/CvxCcE6iuy
Sad to hear about the passing of Stan Lee. Not only was he instrumental in creating some of the most iconic & influential characters in the American literary canon, he seemed to be a genuinely kind, decent & caring person & that above all else is the greatest “super power.” RIP https://t.co/ZnpgvORLRM
Stan Lee was one of the architects of our childhoods. What he & his band of astounding co-creators did was incalculable. Peter Parker & Spider-Man were THERE for US. If you are a Comic Book Person – the passing of An Age Is Upon Us. It might not be Ragnarok… but it’s CLOSE! https://t.co/b8oZN4LDnI
The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day (November 23) has been posted. You can see a list of various rock/metal releases below, and can view the full list at recordstoreday.com.
A Perfect Circle, “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” 7”
Alice Cooper, “Live From the Astroturf” LP
Anthrax, “Kings Among Scotland” 3XLP
Babymetal, “Distortion” 12”
Blue Oyster Cult, “Some Enchanted Evening” (Legacy Edition) 2XLP
Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good” 7” (featuring title track and Temple Of The Dog‘s “Stargazer” live at the Paramount)
CKY, “Too Precious to Kill” EP (featuring “Chase Me“, “Fists To The Sky“, “One Step Ahead“, “Bite It You Scum” (GG Allin cover))
Dead Kennedys, Iguana Studios Rehearsal Sessions LP
Dio, “Holy Diver Live At 35” 12” (featuring “Holy Diver” live at Donington in 1983 and studio version of “Electra” on 12″ Dio logo die-cut release)
The Germs, “What We Do Is Secret” LP
Guns N’ Roses, “Shadow of Your Love” / “Movin’ To The City” 7”
Nothing, “Blue Line Baby” LP (featuring “Spell” and previously unreleased track “Dirty White Glove“)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Mono” EP 7”
Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation” Soundtrack LP
Judas Priest, “Rocka Rolla” LP
Rage Against The Machine, “Live And Rare” 2XLP (previously released in Japan in 1997)
Ramones, “Live In Glasgow Dec. 19, 1977” 2XLP
Smashing Pumpkins, “Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” LP
Stone Sour, “Stone Sour” LP (remastered with bonus 2002 live CD)
Stone Temple Pilots, “Live 2018” LP
Sublime, “Greatest Hits” LP
Tom Morello, “The Atlas Underground” (Instrumentals) 2XLP
Type O Negative, “Bloody Kisses” 25th Anniversary Edition 3XLP (featuring an extra LP of bonus tracks)
Type O Negative / Trivium, “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” 7”
According to AZCentral.com, Hollywood Vampires, the band featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry (Aerosmith), will be headlining Cooper’s annual “Christmas Pudding” on December 8 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets will go on sale on October 8 and proceeds will go towards Cooper’s Rock Teen Center. More guests are expected to be revealed soon.
During Alice Cooper’s September 6 show at the Beacon Theater in New York, Mike Myers took the stage to recreate the classic “we’re not worthy” scene from “Wayne’s World.” You can see footage of that below:
During Alice Cooper’s August 12 show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, former guitarist Orianthi took the stage for a performance of “School’s Out.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:
Alice Cooper is streaming “Ballad Of Dwight Fry” off his new live album “A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris.” That effort, which was recorded on December 7, 2017 at the Olympia in Paris, France, will be released on August 31, and it will be available as a 2CD digipak, a 2LP gatefold (white and red LP), and digitally.
The Arizona Lottery will be releasing new lottery scratchers featuring Alice Cooper on August 7. They will include six top prizes of $50,000 each. The second chance prizes will include things like Alice Cooper memorabilia, VIP tickets and pre-show party access to his annual “Christmas Pudding” concert, etc.
Gregg Edgar, executive director of the Arizona Lottery, commented:
“We are excited to join legendary musical artist Alice Cooper with this exclusive ticket. The Arizona Lottery is dedicated to supporting vital programs that serve people across the state and we are proud of the work Alice is doing with the Solid Rock teen center to provide incredible resources, positivity and excellence for Arizona youthm”
“You know you’ve made it in this world when you’re an answer on ‘Jeopardy’, ‘Wheel Of Fortune’, a likeness of your head is on a PEZ dispenser, or if your face is plastered all over an Arizona Lottery ticket.”