Road Show News A Palooza 7/5/17

posted by Mike Bell - 

BEER!

Iron Maiden will release another limited-edition beer this fall.

Hallowed is a Belgian-style beer that will be brewed by Robinsons, the band's partner in Trooper Ale. It will go on sale in October and be available for only four months. The label features Eddie, the band’s mascot, dressed as a Belgian monk. The name comes from "Hallowed Be Thy Name," the closing track on 1982’s The Number of the Beast.

The band has created two other limited-edition brews -- Trooper 666 and Red 'n' Black porter.

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World Leaders Silence Elton John

Here's a new one in terms of concert cancellations.

Elton John has had to move his show this Saturday in Hamburg, Germany to December 5th due to "airport restrictions in place for the upcoming G-20 Summit."

Elton's office issued the following statement: "We are extremely grateful to the mayor’s office in Hamburg for their assistance in attempting to secure access to the restricted airspace. Unfortunately, the decision to reschedule had to be made in advance, and their assistance was too late to reinstate the show on the original date."

And Elton adds, "I'm deeply sorry that I now won’t be able to perform on the 8th of July, and apologize to all my fans for any inconvenience. I look forward to returning to Hamburg on the 5th of December.”

Elton is in Mannheim, Germany tonight (Wednesday), Berlin on Friday and Sopot, Poland on Sunday.

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John McVie To Opt Out?

Christine McVie says her ex-husband, Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, may not be long for the road.

Christine was asked recently about how he's doing since being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. She tells Postmedia Network, "He’s doing great. He’s in complete remission. But he has slowed down a little bit. Obviously, he is completely healthy. He loves sailing now. One has to wonder, this next tour, this might be his last. We’re just looking ahead one year at a time."

John will be 72 when the band heads out on a world tour next year.

Asked about a new Mac studio album, Christine says, "I don’t think anyone knows that. But one lives in hope that it could be possible."

Fleetwood Mac will come together this month for their only two shows this year -- Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 16th and Classic East at Citi Field in Queens, New York on the 30th.

Until then, Christine and Lindsey Buckingham bring their tour to Toronto tonight (Wednesday) for their only Canadian date.

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Hollywood Buzz...

Charlie Sheen raked in more than $4 million when he auctioned his sports memorabilia on Friday. Babe Ruth's 1927 New York Yankees World Series ring went for $2.1 million, while Sheen got $2.3 million for an original copy of the sale document that sent Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees in 1919. (TMZ)

Olivia de Havilland is suing FX over the Ryan Murphy series Feud. According to Variety, the 100-year-old actress says the show "puts words" in her mouth "which are inaccurate and contrary to the reputation she has built." Though the legend is the only person alive who experienced the events between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, she says she was never consulted.

The Top Gun sequel, starring Tom Cruise, will hit theaters July 12th, 2019.

Hawaii Five-O stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have left the CBS show after a pay dispute.

Variety says the actors "had been seeking pay equality with stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, but were unable to reach satisfactory deals with CBS Television Studios."

CBS offered Kim and Park 10 to 15% lower than what O’Loughlin and Caan make in salary, but they reportedly took a pass. 

Kim and Park have both co-starred on Hawaii Five-O since the rebooted series debuted in 2010.

Weekend Box Office...

1. Despicable Me 3 - $72.4 million

2. Baby Driver - $21 million

3. Transformers: The Last Knight - $17 million

4. Wonder Woman - $15.7 million

5. Cars 3 - $9.7 million

Despicable Me 3 easily won the weekend box office with $72.4 million. That's a better opening than the original movie ($56.4 million), but it fell far short of the Minions spinoff, which took in $115.7 million two years ago.

Baby Driver debuted in second with $21 million. The critically acclaimed action flick has earned $30 million since opening on Wednesday.

Last weekend's number-one movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, dropped to third with $17 million.

Wonder Woman is still going strong. The superhero flick earned $15.7 million in its fifth weekend. With $346.2 million, it is now the highest grossing movie in the DC Extended Universe domestically -- surpassing Batman v. Superman. The flick has also topped $700 million globally.

Cars 3 dropped from third to fifth with $9.7 million.

And the Will Ferrell - Amy Poehler comedy The House opened in sixth with $8.7 million.

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