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Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark Photo Book Out Oct 5

  Actress/Writer, Cassandra Peterson is known for her portrayal of one of pop culture’s most beloved icons, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. It has been 35 years since Elvira made her debut as horror hostess on a local LA television show. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, Cassandra combed through her personal archives to assemble a beautiful 240 page hardcover coffee table book titled, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. The book is filled with over 300 photographs, many never-before-seen, and commentary […]

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Starz Debuts First Image Of American Gods’ Bilquis, Ancient Goddess Of Love

Bilquis, played by Yetide Badaki (“Aquarius,” “Masters of Sex”) is an ancient goddess of love who craves the worship she inspired in eras long gone, and is eager to find that same relevance in today’s world. You can expect more surprises and exclusives this week, as the “American Gods” cast and creative team heads down to San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned! American Gods has been translated into over 30 languages and earned numerous accolades including Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker […]

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

Backbeat Books Releases DeLuxe Paperback Edition of Les Paul in His Own Words

In 2009, the legendary Les Paul passed away at the age of 94. In celebration of his life, Les Paul in His Own Words, capturing Paul’s own reflections on his remarkable inventions and guitar playing, was published in a high-end collector’s edition. On June 9, 2015, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Les Paul was launched nationwide. Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition, Les Paul in His Own Words: […]

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FORD Teams Up With PledgeMusic For New Album and Book

LITA FOR launched a PledgeMusic campaign because she wants to give her fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Queen of Metal. With the year shaping up to a banner one for Ford featuring the release of her long awaited memoir, new album and extensive touring plans including headline dates and shows with Halestorm.  Pre-orders for the book and album are available to order via PledgeMusic, the frontrunner in the direct-to-fan platform. In addition to the […]

Metal Life book review: “Empty” by Ty Arthur

Metal Life book review: “Empty” by Ty Arthur

Outer space in all of its glorious mystery has been a topic that few writers have not touched on, even if only in mentions and slight references. Out of everything the human mind could conceive as to what might comprise the blackness that intrigues us so, the existence of aliens has always been at the top of our hopes and fears of what might be out there. Ty Arthur’s short story, Empty, is a deep space thriller set on a […]

Stephanie Osborn Debuts New Sherlock Holmes Book Series

Stephanie Osborn Debuts New Sherlock Holmes Book Series

Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Genre Fiction, proudly announces the debut of its latest novel featuring perhaps the most popular detective ever created, Sherlock Holmes.  Author Stephanie Osborn, creator of The Displaced Detective series, which also features Holmes, brings her exceptional skill and Sherlockian knowledge and love for the character to a new series for Pro Se.  Sherlock Holmes and The Mummy’s Curse, Book One of Sherlock Holmes: Gentleman Aegis is now available in print and digital formats. […]

The Story Behind The Iconic KISS Album “Destroyer”

The Story Behind The Iconic KISS Album “Destroyer”

Shout It Out Loud, The Story of Kiss’s Destroyer and the Making of an American Icon by James Campion A myth-busting inside look at the creation and influence of Kiss’ rock manifesto, Destroyer. For over 40 years, the rock band Kiss has galvanized the entertainment world with an unparalleled blitz of bravado, theatricality, and shameless merchandising, garnering generations of loyally rabid fans. But if not for a few crucial months in late 1975 and early 1976, Kiss may have ended […]

The Future of the Music Business 4th Edition Available Now

The Future of the Music Business 4th Edition Available Now

New technologies have revolutionized the music business. While these technologies have wreaked havoc on traditional business models, they’ve also provided new opportunities for music business entrepreneurs, as well as new challenges for musicians, recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers. In The Future of the Music Business, Fourth Edition, distinguished entertainment attorney Steve Gordon provides a road map for success by explaining legal fundamentals including copyright law’s application to the music business, basic forms of agreement such as recording, […]

MTV’s Epic Fantasy Saga “The Shannara Chronicles” to Premiere January 2016

MTV’s Epic Fantasy Saga “The Shannara Chronicles” to Premiere January 2016

MTV today announced that its forthcoming epic fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles” will premiere in January 2016. The network made the announcement during the first-ever Comic-Con panel for the series, which is based on author Terry Brooks’ international best-selling novels. Production for “The Shannara Chronicles” wrapped last month in New Zealand. Brooks, who serves as an executive producer, appeared on the panel along with the cast of  “The Shannara Chronicles” in its first-ever public appearance – Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton […]

UDON Announces Dark Souls II: Design Works

UDON Announces Dark Souls II: Design Works

With its renowned difficulty and gripping gameplay, Dark Souls is the action-RPG franchise that gamers love to hate! While most games reward your successes, Dark Souls punishes you for your failures, making for a grueling yet intensely rewarding experience like no other. Despite most adventurers barely surviving the original game, players clamoring for more got their wish with the equally challenging sequel, Dark Souls II. Now, UDON Entertainment is also following up its hugely successful Dark Souls: Design Works art […]

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