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Wayne Mackie

Wayne Mackie

Contributing Writer for The Rock Father. Pop Culture Fan. Music Fan. Dad. Hailing from the Los Angeles area, Mackie and his family recently relocated to the Midwest.

Pop MarketPop Market, "the ultimate shopping destination for music fans and collectors," has been serving up some stellar daily deals on rare vinyl of late, and today they've got something special for those that are metallicly-inclined. LAMB OF GOD - HOURGLASS, is a limited edition box set that features the first six LAMB OF GOD albums (including their debut, as BURN THE PRIEST) on 180-Gram Vinyl. For 24-hours only, it's on-sale at over 35% Off, and there's just about 16-hours left to snag yours.

Entertainment EarthAs MARVEL Studios' CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER hits theaters this weekend, the crew over at Entertainment Earth (an affiliate of this site) are celebrating with a one-week-only sale that offers 20% off all in-stock CAPTAIN AMERICA Collectibles (good through April 8), with everything from Hasbro Action Figures to Funko Pop! Heroes, clothing items and household goods up for grabs (you know you need a 'Cap glass, right?). But if you're wondering how THE WINTER SOLIDER leaves things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of the next movie, August's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the upcoming toys might hold some clues.

Saturday, March 22 2014 10:13

Happy... HELLBOY Day? Yes, #HellboyDay

Twenty years ago today, Dark Horse Comics released Mike Mignola's HELLBOY: SEED OF DESTRUCTION #1. The character, which first appeared in an eight-page story as part of a Dark Horse Comic-Con Special, would go on to become a true pop-culture icon celebrated by children and parents alike [Ed - perhaps a little stretch there!] spawning feature films, animation and toys. If you can make it out to a local comic shop today, you'll find that HELLBOY DAY is being celebrated with special merchandise and events (participating store list) and the release of the hardcover book, HELLBOY: THE FIRST 20 YEARS. Additionally, Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a HELLBOY Premium Format Figure this August, limited to just 1,500 pieces.

If you've turned on a radio, television, or happen to have seen DESPICABLE ME 2, then you're probably familiar with "Happy," the song performed by PHARRELL WILLIAMS, that's become a smash hit over the past few months. "Happy" may be bigger than the Arby's hat that he wore to the Grammys, or the other one that he wore while performing on the Academy Awards earlier this month. So bring in an element of a "galaxy far, far away," and you've got the "HAPPY (We Are From Tatooine)" video, a viral clip put together by STAR WARS fans in Tunisia, location of many familiar locations that STAR WARS fans will recognize as Tatooine. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, C-3PO, R2-D2 and many others can be seen getting "Happy" in the video below.

Happy New Year! There's a big tour that was announced this week, and things will kick-off on June 19th in Hartford, Connecticut when FALL OUT BOY, PARAMORE and NEW POLITICS launch the MONUMENTOUR 2014. The extravaganza runs through August, with ticket pre-sales starting this Monday 1/13 at 10am local time. General on-sale begins on Friday 1/17 and Saturday 1/18 at 10am local time. Announcement video and full tour dates can be viewed below.

BACKSTREET BOYS - IN A WORLD LIKE THISOn July 30, the BACKSTREET BOYS, complete with all five original members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, will release their 20th Anniversary album, IN A WORLD LIKE THIS. Just ahead of their July 2 tour kick-off in Chicago, the group has unleashes the title track to the new album. "In A World Like This" is available now on iTunes, and can be streamed below.

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