Mike Bell's News A Palooza 8/17/17

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Iron Maiden's new comic book series will launch on October 11th.

Legacy of the Beast was previewed in Heavy Metal last month. This five-volume series will expand upon the band's video game of the same name and focuses on the band's mascot, Eddie. The publisher says, "As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos -- leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms."

The rest of the series will be published on November 15th, December 13th, January 17th and February 14th.

The Who will release a live version of Tommy in October.

Recorded in London in April, Tommy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall will be available on CD, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on October 13th in the U.S. and U.K.

Unlike at other shows, the band did the album in its entirety, not leaving out any of the songs.

The DVD and Blu-ray will include bonus material, including a behind-the-scenes feature and animations for "The Acid Queen" and "Pinball Wizard" with live performance audio.

Whitesnake will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's self-titled album (which is known as 1987 outside the U.S.) with a deluxe reissue. Due October 6th, the remastered album will be expanded with unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos, concert footage, a 60-page book and a 30-minute documentary featuring singer David Coverdale.

There will be other versions of the reissue, including a two-LP release.

The album spun off the band's number-one single "Here I Go Again," and "Is This Love," which peaked at number-two.


The concert Foo Fighters filmed in July at the Acropolis in Greece will air as a special Landmarks Live in Concert episode of the PBS series Great Performances.

The show, hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, will premiere on November 15th in most markets.

Dave Grohl calls the concert, which took place in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, "the craziest" of all the crazy things Foo Fighters have done in their 20-year career. 

You can find a trailer on Vimeo.

Ringo Starr has posted a preview single from his upcoming album, Give More Love. "So Wrong for So Long" was written with producer Dave Stewart for an abandoned country project the longtime pals hoped to record in Nashville. 

As Ringo tells Billboard, he agreed to do another All-Starr Band tour and ended up recording the album at his home studio in L.A. with a variety of collaborators in a number of styles. 

Ringo says he'd had the title for almost a decade. "Somebody said that to me in 2008, and I just thought, 'That’s a great line,' and finally turned it into a record."

Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman -- who recently recorded with Kenny Loggins as Blue Sky Riders -- provide the backing vocals on "So Wrong for So Long."

Show Biz Buzzz...

The upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was leaked online Wednesday -- by HBO itself. The cable network accidentally posted episode six on their European and Spain divisions. Though they quickly pulled it, the episode was still passed around the world illegally.

The season seven finale Suits will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff based around Gina Torres’ character, Variety reports. The episode will air on the USA Network early next year. 

Rocker St. Vincent will direct an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, according to Variety. The big twist is that the title role will be played by a woman.

Two days after a stuntwoman died on the Deadpool 2 set, production has restarted. The superhero flick has been filming in Vancouver since late June.

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