DANKO JONES‘s video for “I Think Bad Thoughts”, the third and
final installment of the “Below The
Belt”
video trilogy, can be viewed below (courtesy of Billboard.com). The video marks the return of an all-star
cast that had been previously featured in both of the band’s epic “Full of Regret” and “Had Enough” videos. “I Think Bad Thoughts” stars actors Elijah Wood
(“Lord Of The Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit”) and Ralph Macchio
(The Karate Kid,
ABC television’s
“Dancing With The Stars”) reprising
their roles from previous videos in the trilogy, actress Jena Malone (“Into
The Wild”
, “The Messenger”, “Sucker Punch”), Mike Watt (MINUTEMEN, FIREHOSE, THE
STOOGES
), Frank Drank (Capitol One “Viking”), and Art Hsu (“Crank: High Voltage”, “The FP”).

Directed by the Diamond
Brothers
, Josh and Jason (video directors of the entire “Below The Belt” trilogy), and shot in
Los Angeles, “mad scientist” Ralph
Macchio
and his assistant Jena
Malone
seek out Danko Jones to
help finish the job on hitmen Frank
Drank
and Elijah Wood — as set
forth in the previous videos. The first video for “Full Of Regret” was hailed as “one-part ‘Sabotage’, one-part Guy Ritchie, one-part Quentin Tarantino,” while Spin.com called the “Had Enough” video “a noir-ish crime story that’s like a
Charles Bukowski novel come to life.”
Previously, Danko Jones announced a March 17 show at the KUPD “St. Patty’s Day Block Party”
festival at Hayden Square in Tempe, Arizona performing alongside FILTER and a May 20 performance at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio as
part of a free pre-party show for all ticket holders attending the two-day
festival. In April, the band will head overseas for a round of festival and club
dates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. More U.S. dates
will be announced.
Described by Maxim as “AC/DC sniffing glue with MÖTLEY CRÜE” and hailed by SPIN as “the world’s most entertaining hard rockers,” Danko Jones (vocals, guitar), John Calabrese a.k.a. JC (bass), and Dan
Cornelius
(drums) have relentlessly toured the world over. Sharing stages
with everyone from hard rock icons MOTÖRHEAD and SEPULTURA to rock heavyweights GUNS N’ ROSES and NICKELBACK to musical legends THE ROLLING STONES, the Toronto trio may very well be one
of the best-, or worst-, kept secrets in music today.

EMI has announced the release of “From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of
1990-2010”
. A double-CD set spanning twenty years this follows the huge
success of 2010’s studio album “The Final Frontier” which hit the number
one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band’s
highest-charting album in the USA where IRON MAIDEN have just been
awarded their first Grammy for “Best Metal Performance”, for the song
“El Dorado”, taken from “The Final Frontier” album, and which is
included in this selection.
IRON MAIDEN‘s current phenomenal
global success has seen the band not only scale new-found heights aided by their
unique method of touring, using a customized Boeing 757 — named Ed Force One by
their fans — to transport band, crew and all their equipment round the world to
many new places, but has meant their ever-expanding fanbase now encompasses a
brand new generation of metal lovers. “From Fear To Eternity” is a chance
for these new fans of the band to explore IRON MAIDEN‘s rich history,
with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy
collection, which follows 2009’s compilation of their earlier work, the
1980-1990 “Somewhere Back In Time” album.
Perennial favourites to
be found on this album include songs also featured in MAIDEN‘s current
“The Final Frontier World Tour” set list; tracks such as “Fear Of The
Dark”
, “The Wicker Man”, “Blood Brothers” and “Dance Of
Death”
sit alongside recent classics “El Dorado” and the hauntingly
evocative “When The Wild Wind Blows”. It also include singles like
“Holy Smoke” and “Be Quick Or Be Dead” together with more
progressive thought-provoking album tracks like “Afraid To Shoot
Strangers”
and “For The Greater Good Of God”. This new collection
charts the musical development of Britain’s most successful metal band as they
have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge
critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which the band
has become renowned, it is accordingly released as a double CD, but will retail
for the price of a single album.
The full track listing for the CD is as
follows:
Disc 1
01. The Wicker Man
02. Holy
Smoke

03. El Dorado
04. Paschendale
05. Different
World

06. Man On The Edge (live)
07. The Reincarnation of
Benjamin Breeg

08. Blood Brothers
09. Rainmaker
10.Sign Of The Cross (live)
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark (live)
Disc 2
01. Be Quick Or Be Dead
02.Tailgunner
03. No More Lies
04. Coming Home
05.The Clansman (live)
06. For The Greater Good Of God
07.These Colours Don’t Run
08. Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter
09. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows
Abrams has set an April 1, 2011 release date for “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy
Metal”
, a new 240-page book from Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic‘s hit television program “That Metal Show”. Featuring a foreword by JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, the book covers Trunk‘s favorite bands with a brief overview of their career highlights, the albums and songs that Eddie considers important and why, and many
personal recollections of his experiences with these bands over the course of his career.
Included in the book are Trunk‘s accounts of the following:
* The night GUNS N’ ROSES frontman, Axl Rose,
walked onto Eddie‘s radio show for his first public interview in 13 years
* What happened when JUDAS PRIEST played a private show for
Eddie at his 25th anniversary in radio at the Hard Rock Café in Times
Square
* How Eddie convinced TWISTED SISTER to get back
together in 2001
* What it was like to get on stage with Ozzy Osbourne
during his infamous tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1984
* Eddie‘s
longtime relationship with his close friend the late, great Ronnie James
Dio

* Sharing cucumber sandwiches with Robert Plant in
England
* Being one of the very first to play METALLICA on the radio
in 1983 and being flown by the band to their induction ceremony at the Rock
And Roll Hall Of Fame

* Drunken nights and Mongolian barbeque with
CHEAP TRICK
* Interviewing famous recluse drummer Neil Peart
from RUSH
* Mediating a fight between Bret Michaels and his
band POISON on air for VH1 Classic
* Joyriding in New Jersey
with the guys from SKID ROW and helping to choose the band’s first
single, “Youth Gone Wild”
The book also includes more of
Eddie‘s audience-favorite “Stump the Trunk” anecdotes and trivia, as well
as his favorite playlists.
Whether you’re a classic METALLICA or
MEGADETH metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school BON JOVI
or POISON, “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock And Heavy Metal”
salutes all who are ready to rock!
Known as a “leading expert” on all
things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to entertain fans
on the radio and as the host of “That Metal Show” with his passion for
music. Trunk is also heard on two weekly radio shows: “Eddie Trunk
Live”
on XM satellite radio, and “Friday Night Rocks”, live in
New York City. He lives in New Jersey.
Said Slash (VELVET
REVOLVER
, GUNS N’ ROSES): “Eddie Trunk is one of the greatest
true rock and roll fans I’ve ever met. He hears it, sees it from all angles,
with an unusually unbiased point of view. It’s great that he has his own radio
and TV shows and is able to engage rock fans from all over the world who
appreciate rock and roll as much as he does!

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