Alice In Chains Announce “Black Antenna” Film

Alice In Chains have announced a new movie project inspired by their latest album “Rainier Fog.” The 90-minute sci-fi film, which is titled “Black Antenna,” is being produced/directed by Adam Mason and it will be released as ten videos starting early next year. Each clip will feature a different song from the album. Mason commented:

“I’m a longtime fan of the band and this was an opportunity to do something fresh and inspiring from an indie filmmaking side. The sound and vision between album and film are closely intertwined – it was a brilliant synergy that led to a really unique project.”

Drummer Sean Kinney added:

“We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums. Not only did we do that for ‘Rainier Fog‘, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from ‘Black Antenna‘ to preface the complete film’s release.”

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“Crazy Rich Asians” Director To Helm New Biopic On Journey’s Arnel Pineda

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu will be making a new movie based on the life story of Journey frontman Arnel Pineda. The film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and a writer search is currently underway. Warner Bros. has already obtained the rights to the “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” documentary on Pineda, but the studio is still negotiating for the licensing of the group’s original songs. Chu told Deadline the following:

“This story in particular has been on my mind since I first read about it years ago. A true fairytale and triumph of the human spirit. An unlikely hero, an undeniable talent, the power of music and a worldwide stage — literally — has all the ingredients I love about movies. Plus I have been a fan of Journey’s music since I can remember. I am excited to be bringing the audience along on this incredible story with my partners at Warner Bros., who have been a leading champion of diverse voices in front and behind the camera.”

Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt” Biopic To Be Released In March

Vince Neil has confirmed that Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt” biopic will be released on March 22. As previously reported, the cast is expected to include: Daniel Webber (“The Punisher”) as Neil, Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee, Iwan Rheon (“Game Of Thrones”) as Mick Mars, etc. Netflix is backing the movie and it is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass”, etc.). The four band members are also serving as co-producers. Neil said the following:

“Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw “The Dirt” movie!! Fuckin awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!”

Avatar Have Already Raised Close To $70,000 For Their “Legend Of Avatar Country” Film

Over the weekend, Avatar announced that they would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for their new film, “Legend Of Avatar Country,” today (October 29) and as of press time they have already raised $69,798 for the project. The original goal was $50,000, but they exceeded that in just two hours.

The band said the following about the film:

“Avatar Country will be a featurette (longer that a short movie but shorter than the Godfather) based on the music of the album of the same name. It will tell the full story which has already partly been shown in the videos released this far. We will of course continue to work with Johan Carlén who has been in charge behind the camera for all our music videos since Black Waltz. We have developed a language of our own through the years and become great partners, instrumental in realizing each others visions.

The money raised will go to pay for equipment, crew, actors, locations, props, 3D models, wardrobe and anything and everything you can imagine would go into any given film project. The money will NOT go to pay any member of the band, not even the King. Our salaries are made out of what we can make from touring, selling merchandise and whatever comes our way as song writers and recording artists. This will not be a pay day for the band. All money will be directly invested into our art.”

Avatar To Create “Legend Of Avatar Country” Film

Avatar are teaming up with Kerrang! to create a new film called “Legend Of Avatar Country.” A Kickstarter campaign for the project will launch on Monday (October 29). Johannes Eckerström commented:

“We are not a normal band and ‘Avatar Country’ is not a normal album. The whole idea was always to take our audience on a crazy journey into the stranger parts of our minds and the heart of our love for metal music. As a very visual group, this is the natural conclusion of the ‘Avatar Country’ saga and we hope people will be as excited to see it as we are. It will be a great document of a very special time in our career and in the life of our fans. We have some very special rewards lined up to make it worth people’s while. Bands always tell their audience, ‘We couldn’t have done this without you,’ and this time it’s truer than ever. The labels have done their part in supporting the making of the music videos thus far, and what comes next is up to us. I truly believe we can make something great together.”

Bad Wolves Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Film

Bad Wolves have launched an Indiegogo campaign in an effort to raise $65,000 to create a new film called “Breaking The Band.” The movie will focus on the group’s “meteoric rise from unknown band to multi platinum status within 6 months.”

Bad Wolves commented:

“Hey guys,

It’s Tommy, John, Doc, Chris, and Kyle from Bad Wolves and we are stoked to share our latest project with you.

We want YOU to be a part of our new movie “Breaking The Band” that we’re going to start shooting very soon!

Historically, many of the world’s most influential bands never got the opportunity to capture their early years in the trenches. Learning the business side of things, dealing with bus breakdowns, production issues, and scheduling demands. Simply because they couldn’t afford to hire a camera crew. So we are turning it over to you, The Wolfpack!

Over the past year, we have experienced a rollercoaster of tragedy and triumph. From the tragic, untimely loss of Dolores O’ Riordan to the triumphant success of our campaign to raising over a quarter million dollars for her children through our rendition of The Cranberries’ classic, intergenerational hit “Zombie”.

Following the single’s global multi-platinum success with our debut album DISOBEY opened doors for us to perform on some of the world’s biggest festivals and play to fans near and far on arena tours with our label mates Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More, as well as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and Three Days Grace.

But what does it really take to break a band? How did we get started and what is day-to-day life in a rising band really like?

Our film will be an uncensored peek into the meteoric rise from unknown band to multi platinum status within 6 months, a fascinating glimpse into the music industry exposing all the sides some will never really admit or want to show, and following us around the world to Europe, the US, and Canada this year.

To show our appreciation for your support, we’ve put together some once-in-a lifetime experiences, exclusive specialty items, and content for our die hard fans who want to be a part of or own a piece of Bad Wolves history!”

Glenn Danzig Signs New Deal To Create A Film Based On Characters From His “Verotik” Comic Line

Glenn Danzig has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment to create a film based on characters from his violent erotica comic book line “Verotik.” The singer will write, direct, and compose music for the movie.

The following information was shared in an official press release:

“Los Angeles – This week, legendary musician, Glenn Danzig of the Misfits and Danzig fame, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label, Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between 3 individual characters/storylines based on Danzig’s own popular Verotik comic book characters.

Owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, Brian Perera says of the partnership, “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.” Verotik is Danzig’s long-running brand of mature horror comic books and related material. The comics, featuring mostly deadly femme fatales, have been in print since 1994. Principal photography for the anthology film will begin fall of 2018.”

One of Danzig’s comics, “Grub Girl,” was previously made into a pornographic film in 2006.