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The upcoming feature film, “The Bridge,” brings together a cast of iconic rock musicians, some of whom will make their film debut:  Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.  Director/writer Bobby Field, with producers Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz, announce the launch of their campaign for the film on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowd funding platform.

Fans can contribute to the altruistic endeavor at


Driven by its powerful original soundtrack, and written by Bobby Field, a musician and actor in his own right, “The Bridge” tells the story of a small town musical prodigy who must free himself from the shadows of his past to find love, hope and friendship that could lead him to the musical expression he never thought possible.

The campaign will  benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming.  Partnerships with other well-known music corporations will be announced soon.

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Deep Cuts: Vivian Campbell

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:36 AM (PST)


Is there a name in metal and hard rock more fun to say in a fake British accent or L.A. A&R rep voice than “Mr. Vivian Campbell”? Seriously, it just sounds like the dude is supposed to be a rock hero from the 80’s…which he is. For the 5th and long overdue “Deep Cuts” we are gonna focus on Def Leppard, Dio and Whitesnake veteran guitarist Vivian Campbell. In November the Vivster announced he is in remission from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and so here’s some positive vibes sent his way.

If you don’t like Def Leppard (“Die Hard The Hunter” rules, even if it was pre-Viv) you are a whiny little death metal brat with smelly socks, probably. But you must admit Vivian’s tenure with Dio is legend.

So, we haven’t done a “Deep Cuts” installment over here at MR for awhile (and I do get asked about them). The last one on King Diamond was about a year ago! What have I been doing? Well, I think I was busy getting laid or actually listening to newer music and being a workaholic. Now that I am single and alone again (not a Dokken reference), I have more useless free time to write about things like Vivian Campbell’s career (sure to get my wick wet in no time).

Anyway, here are three deep cuts of rad Vivian-ness for ya! Click HERE!

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Album Review: The Damned Things – “Ironiclast”

Posted by chuck_asawesna on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 2:24 PM (PST)

ironiclastSide projects have always been an anomaly in music – musicians like to experiment with a different sound than what they are known for. Sometimes those projects succeed and are well received, sometimes they are not. File “Ironiclast” under the former. The debut album by The Damn Things, featuring Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), and Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) offer up 10 solid hard rock songs that fit in at any party, bar, or whatever kind of debauchery you might be into.

There is nothing fancy about “Ironiclast”, its appeal is its simplicity. No weird instruments, no avant-garde sound, no bullshit. Just catchy rock songs that you can party to. The chemistry between these musicians is certainly there, and it shows in every song. “Handbook for the Recently Deceased” starts the album off with nice riffs and a great solo. “Graverobber” and “Ironiclast” features Trohman and Ian at their best, complimenting each other very well.

Check out the full review here.

Def Leppard to headline Download Festival

Posted by katstat on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM (PST)

Sheffield hard rockers Def Leppard were recently announced as the third and final headliner for the UK’s Download Festival 2011. Def Leppard completed the lineup of headliners placing the band alongside System of a Down and Linkin Park. The band celebrated great success at Download 2009 and the festival anticipates its return to this year’s lineup. The three day festival will take place from the 10th – 12th of June in Donington Park. The lineup also includes acts such as Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet for my Valentine, plus loads more to follow.

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