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Hawk Rock News – 8/8/14

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Rob Zombie has narrated a public service announcement for the “Puppy Rescue Mission,” a newly launched campaign whose primary mission is to bring home to the U.S. dogs who assisted American soldiers in war zones, reunite them if possible and give them permanent homes. Many of the dogs not only helped physically save soldiers’ lives, but offered them companionship and love while they were stationed in dangerous situations thousands of miles from their families.

Zombie says in the spot, “Soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them . . . But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind.”

  • The Puppy Rescue Mission (TPRM) was founded by Anna Cannan, who came up with the idea when her fiance Chris was deployed to Afghanistan.
  • The dog featured in the spot, Saiga, is an actual rescue animal from an Afghanistan war zone.
  • In other news, Zombie has also posted a lengthier explanation online of why he is crowdfunding his next movie, titled 31.
  • Zombie, who hopes to raise $2 million, explained, “As the years go on, the game changes all the time, and a movie that you could get made years ago, you cannot get made anymore . . . So that’s why, at some point, you end up in this scenario. Because if you wanna do stuff outside the system, you’ve gotta function outside the system.”
  • Zombie told us a while back why he’s never really sure what his next film might be until it actually happens: “I mean, movies are weird because, like, people come to you, people that own the rights to things, and they want to do it, but sometimes just getting the funding to make the project go will take forever. That’s why you’re never quite sure what’s next. Basically, whatever’s next is usually whatever you can get the money for next.”
  • Zombie will host a chat on Friday (August 8th) at 1:00 p.m. ET at the movie’s crowdfunding page to explain the process.
  • Zombie is offering a number of high-quality rewards to people who want to support the movie, including a winner’s name in the credits, a lifetime laminate to see any Zombie show anywhere, a chance to appear as an extra in 31 and selected props from his earlier movies.

 

Robert Plant and his new side band Sensational Space Shifters have announced the first seven dates of their North American fall tour. Plant and the band kick things off on September 25th in Port Chester, New York, and have dates now on the books for Brooklyn, New York; Toronto, Ontario; Chicago, Illinois; and Denver, Colorado before wrapping the shows up on October 7th, in Los Angeles, California. Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters debut set, Lullaby And. . . The Ceaseless Roar, will be released on September 9th.

Well over 45 years in the business, Robert Plant says that up and coming musicians should stay as independent as possible: “Stay away from a major label. Y’know, you’ve got to be able to deal with people who are telling the truth. You can’t be in a position where, if things aren’t happening for you within four weeks, you’re history and you’re left dangling forever. I know quite a few artists of my era who are in that position now, who just can’t get away.”

  • Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters will next perform on Saturday (August 9th) in Glastonbury, England.
  • JUST ANNOUNCED: Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters North American tour dates (subject to change):
    September 25 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
    September 27, 28 – Brooklyn, NY – BAM
    September 30 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
    October 2 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
    October 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
    October 7 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium

 

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready will perform this January at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, according to Guerilla Candy. The guitarist will be taking part in a series called “Sonic Evolution,” which is being curated by the orchestra’s music director Ludovic Morlot. The series brings musicians from local pop, rock and hip-hop acts together with the symphony to collaborate and create different perspectives on the music itself.

The January 30th performance starring McCready and the Seattle Symphony will feature orchestral versions of songs from acts like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and other Seattle bands that defined the “grunge” era of the early ’90s.

  • The most recent concert in the series found the symphony playing an orchestral rendition of “Baby Got Back” with rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot.
  • Pearl Jam will hit the road this fall for a 12-city tour that will include the band’s appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas. The trek kicks off on October 1st in Cincinnati, wrapping up on the 22nd in Denver.
  • The band is still promoting its 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt, which came out last year.

 

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