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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Music
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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Music

As the seasons start getting closer and the prospect of gift giving starts to clear off the cobwebs and come front and center to everyone’s consciousness yet again, there’s always the enigma of what to get, and more importantly, will the recipient be satisfied? There are however universals that always crack the corners of the mouth for a smile, music releases and their sometimes re-released box sets being some of them. So that being said, and what remains our annual wont, here’s our picks for some great music recently released and upcoming. And as always, this one goes to eleven.

Check out our 2017 Holiday Geek Gift Guide for Music…

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Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017
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Holiday Metal Gift Guide 2017

Santa Claus is a metalhead. That’s right, that’s no hipster beard and stocking hat… that’s a ‘10 day bender, too lazy to shave and I didn’t have anything else clean to wear, what?? ready to get my mosh on’ look. Because, let’s face it, it’s time to take Santa back. We all know he drives around on Christmas Eve in a hearse blasting Motorhead, and wondering what to get all the good metalheads for Christmas. Well, have I got a list for him!

Here’s the 2017 Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Concert Review: John Carpenter Anthology Tour
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John Carpenter Concert-14

Perhaps no other genre of film is more dependent on great music than horror. Think of Jaws without John Williams. Think Psycho without Bernard Herrmann. Imagine The Exorcist without Tubular Bells. In the last 40 years no one has had a bigger impact in genre filmmaking than John Carpenter, and one of the distinguishing characteristics of his films are the scores, many written and performed by the Master of Horror himself. Thursday night at Terminal 5 on the west side of Manhattan; with Christine, the sleek red Plymouth Fury, parked outside, fans packed in to watch and listen to the acclaimed horror director perform themes off his new album Anthology: Movie Themes (1974-1998).

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AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder Malcolm Young Has Died
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Malcolm Young AC/DC

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, who with his brother Angus Young co-founded the legendary hard rock band, has died, according to a statement released by the band on their official Facebook page. He was 64.

The statement did not reveal a cause of death, but the musician had been suffering from dementia, which had officially forced his retirement from the band in 2014. After his departure, his nephew Stevie Young took his place in the group.

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John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology’ Concert Tour Hitting East Coast
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John Carpenter Anthology tour

John Carpenter is the Master of Horror, but he is also a jack of all trades. Director of almost 30 films, including of course Halloween and The Thing, Carpenter has composed the scores for many and may be as famous for his music as he is for his films. Carpenter is known for his synthesized beats and pulsing riffs. He famously created the legendary Halloween theme as a variation of a 5/4 time on an octave on the piano. The simple yet horrifyingly effective theme ranks up there as one of the best and most recognizable scores in film history. Perhaps appropriately on October 20th, just eleven days before the holiday he is synonymous with, he released John Carpenter: Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998), an album featuring 13 of his original recordings from his films, on CD, Digital, and Vinyl. He began a month-long international concert tour on October 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada, which will be hitting the East Coast next week.

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‘Justice League’: Get To Know Aquaman, Cyborg, and Danny Elfman’s Music
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Justice League

Justice League won’t have the standard build-up to the team-up we’ve all be expecting. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman were already introduced in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman, but Justice League will be the first time that we will be seeing Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash. Of course, we can find out all about these characters through a simple internet search, but the film will probably interpret their origins differently. So, through a series of promotional videos, we will learn about the heroes that make up the Justice League in the weeks leading up to the film’s release.

Also, since Danny Elfman will be composing the score for Justice League, you can hear a sample of his music below.

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Tom Petty Has Died; Music Legend Confirmed Dead After Earlier Conflicting Reports
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Tom Petty

Tom Petty, the American musician who had an assembly line of rock and roll hits and successes that made him and his band The Heartbreakers a mainstay for over four decades, died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He was 66. The news was reported earlier in the day, but then the LAPD issued a statement that they could not confirm Petty’s death. Now, official confirmation has been given.

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Watch: Stephen King’s ‘Christine’ Music Video Directed By John Carpenter
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John Carpenter's Christine Music Video

Back in 1983, a movie adaptation of the Stephen King novel Christine was released. The adaptation was directed by the great John Carpenter, who’s known for making the original Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, and much more.

Carpenter also worked on the musical score for the movie. And now, 34 years later, Carpenter has directed an official music video for its theme. He even stars in the video!

Click on over to the other side to check it out.

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Preview: A ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episode With Metallica Is Coming
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Carpool Karaoke Metallica

Jimmy Fallon made lip sync battling cool on The Tonight Show and soon it was spun off into its own series on Spike TV. Likewise, James Corden introduced the Carpool Karaoke segment to the world in The Late Late Show and now Carpool Karaoke is a new show with Billy Eichner on Apple Music. On the next episode, Eichner is joined by one of the most legendary bands of all time, Metallica.

Check out the preview video of the episode here below:

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‘Justice League’: Danny Elfman To Compose Score
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Danny Elfman

Now that Joss Whedon has taken on the responsibility of completing production on Justice League in time for its release this fall following Zack Snyder‘s departure from the movie due to a death in his family, he has brought on the always amazing Danny Elfman to compose the score for the much-anticipated DC Films blockbuster.

The hiring of Elfman comes just as Whedon is about to commence with the filming of additional scenes in London. Obviously this isn’t Elfman’s first time creating original music for a big-budget superhero movie; his score for Tim Burton’s first Batman in 1989 captured the film’s madness, melancholy, adventure, and Gothic atmosphere perfectly and continues to influence composers to this day. He also created the themes for the first TV series of The Flash, which aired for one season from 1990-1991, and Batman: The Animated Series.

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