Police Have Launched An Investigation Into Allegations Heavy Metal Rocker Glenn Danzig Attacked A Fan Who Asked For A Photograph.
The Misfits founder, who enforces a strict no photos rule at his shows, allegedly yelled at audience member Neil Dalton for trying to take snaps on his cell phone during the gig in Montreal, Canada on Sunday night (18Oct15), threatening to break his "f**king neck".
Dalton claims security guards assaulted him as he was ejected from the venue, and even accuses Danzig himself of heading outside "to punch and kick me". In a post on Facebook.com, he also shared a picture of his bloodied face.
Dalton has filed a report with Montreal police and they are now investigating the incident, according to TMZ.com.
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British Actress Lauren Socha Is Set To Become A First-time Mum.
The former Misfits star announced she was expecting on Twitter.com, writing, "Me and my boyfriend are happy to say we are having a baby. Had my scan all well and good. Over the moon."
Following messages of congratulations, she added, "Also thank you to everyone today who sent their messages about me being a moma (sic), so grateful honestly. Love to you all."
The 25 year old's pregnancy news comes weeks after she was granted a bankruptcy order in September (15). Her spokesperson insisted it was a strategic move to help her finances, saying, "Lauren declared herself bankrupt after taking advice from the relevant people. It will help her readjust her finances for the next 12 months."
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British Actress Lauren Socha Has Been Declared Bankrupt.
The BAFTA Award-winning Misfits star reportedly suffered a career slump following her conviction for racially abusing a taxi driver in 2011, and she was plunged into financial turmoil.
Socha is now taking steps to address her debts. She filed for bankruptcy in July (15) and the order was granted on 2 September (15).
A spokesperson for the actress tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Lauren declared herself bankrupt after taking advice from the relevant people. It will help her readjust her finances for the next 12 months."
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U.s. Punk Icon Dez Cadena Has Been Diagnosed With Throat Cancer.
The singer and guitarist, who has performed with Black Flag, The Misfits, Redd Kross and Flag, has just completed a course of radiation treatment, and friends and family have launched a GoFundMe pledge page to help offset his medical expenses.
In just five days, $6,000 (£3,800) of the $35,000 (£22,000) has been raised.
A notice on the pledge site reads: "We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez's cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene. We ask you to please consider donating anything you can to help see Dez through the next year, so he can resume his proper place on the stages and records of our future."
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The Misfits founder Glenn Danzig's trademark infringement lawsuit against former bandmate Jerry Only has been thrown out of court.
The rocker filed a complaint against bassist Only and his company Cyclopian Music Inc. with the California Central District in April (14), claiming the pair signed a contract in 1994 agreeing to share ownership of The Misfits trademarks for merchandising purposes.
The former frontman alleges that Only began to sign deals with retailers insisting he was the sole owner of the rights "for everything Misfits-related" in 2000, including the band's iconic mascot, "the Fiend Skull".
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The Misfits founder Glenn Danzig has hit his former bandmate Jerry Only with a trademark infringement lawsuit over rights to a merchandising deal.
The rocker filed a complaint with the California Central District on 3 April (14) against bassist Only and his company Cyclopian Music Inc.
In the suit, Danzig claims the pair signed a contract in 1994 agreeing to share ownership of The Misfits trademarks for merchandising purposes, but the former frontman alleges that Only began to ink deals with retailers insisting he is the sole owner of the rights "for everything Misfits-related" in 2000, including the band's iconic mascot, the Fiend Skull.
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New York's CBGB Festival is back in its second year for what could be one of the biggest punk fests in America.
Almost like the SXSW Festival of New York, the CBGB Festival will return this year with an impressive 700 artists in 150 venues across the state, plus 40 movie premieres from October 9th - 13th.
The CBGB Festival made its debut last year, taking the name from the renowned music club in Manhattan founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973. The club was largely thought to be the origin of indie and punk rock in America and played host to some of the most influential artists of all time such as Ramones, Misfits, the Patti Smith Group, The Cramps, Blondie, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Talking Heads and many, many more.
All well as some no doubt stunning artists, both legendary and newly emerging, there will be a wide selection of film's making their premieres at the event, with The Landmark Sunshine Theater serving as the main film festival hub. As well as screenings from Danny Garcia's 'Looking For Johnny' about the guitar player Johnny Thunders, and Tony D'Annunzio's 'Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story', 'CBGB' the movie will make its opening night debut. Directed by Randall Miller, the film stars Alan Rickman as club founder Hilly Kristal who embarks on a major musical journey to bring to attention the most innovative bands of the age. It also features Malin Akerman as Blondie's Debbie Harry, Kyle Gallner as Lou Reed and Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith.
Ray Davies claims to be Blur singer Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street, in order to confuse them.
The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he is over twenty years older than and bears little resemblance to - in order to deliberately confuse them.
When asked if he is approached often, he said: ''Usually, on The Days when I don't want anyone to see me. People say, 'Who are you?' they know me but they don't know my name. I tell them I'm Damon Albarn and put on a cockney accent.''
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The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion -- making it in just three weekends the highest-grossing Disney film in history. But what was good news for Disney was depressing news for Universal, which saw its $200-million-plus blockbuster Battleship open a distant second with just $25.5 million. Coming in third was the debut of Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator , which collected $17.4 million over the three-day weekend. Including screenings on Wednesday and Thursday, the film has now grossed $24.5 million. Moving into 354 theaters, Fox Searchlight's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel averaged $9,126 per theater -- second only to The Avengers' $13,096 average per theater -- for a total of $3.23 million as it ascended to fifth place. Overall, however, the box office was down sharply from a year ago. Its $135.7 million total was down nearly 15 percent from last year's $158.7 million when Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides opened with $90.2 million.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date) 1. The Avengers, Disney, $55,644,102, 3 Wks. ($457,665,517); 2. Battleship , Universal, $25,534,825, (New); 3. The Dictator, Paramount, $17,435,092, 1 Wk. ($24476173 -- from Wednesday); 4. Dark Shadows, Warner Bros., $12,583,338, 2 Wks. ($50,721,759); 5. What to Expect When You're Expecting, Lionsgate, $10,547,068, (New); 6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Fox Searchlight, $3,230,584, 3 Wks. ($8,228,025); 7. The Hunger Games, Lionsgate, $2,950,331, 9 Wks. ($391,581,441); 8. Think Like a Man, Sony, $2,650,549, 5 Wks. ($85,838,460); 9. The Lucky One , Warner Bros., $1,778,453, 5 Wks. ($56,934,628); 10. Pirates! Band of Misfits , Sony Animation/Aardman, $1,578,632, 4 Wks. ($25,490,136).
The unlikely winner of the award for best-reviewed movie of the weekend is Aardman Animation's The Pirates! Band of Misfits . Of the major critics, only Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel sends it to the plank. "Amusing in small doses, Pirates is the first Aardman film to suffer a serious shortage of sight gags, the first where the whimsy feels forced and the strain shows," he huffs. You have to wonder if Moore saw the same film as the Chicago Tribune 's Michael Phillips, who calls it "maniacally inventive" and goes on to write that hours after seeing it, "I was smiling at the memory of the best bits, some so fleeting they practically dare an audience to catch them on The Fly." Or Tom Russo in the Boston Globe who writes similarly, "There's so much going on, often so subtly, you may want to sail with this crew more than once." Likewise Nell Minow in the Chicago Sun-Times "The wonderful folks at Aardman have created another deliriously silly stop-motion animation delight, filled with giddy pleasures and so many witty details flying by that you wish for a pause button." Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times simply calls the movie, "a clever piece of business that is a complete pleasure to experience." Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star assures readers that while the filmmakers at Aardman do employ computer effects "to play backup," fans of the Wallace & Gromit TV shows and movies and the Chicken Run and Arthur Christmas features, should rest easy. "This marriage doesn't scupper Aardman's classic clay-based animated heritage," she writes, "and The Script is still filled with the kind of dry laughs only The Brits can conjure up." Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News took two little girls with her to the press screening, who, she says, "made this heartfelt request as soon as it ended 'Please please please give this movie five stars!!!" She wound up giving the movie three, "But I can say that most 5 and 7-year-olds are likely to have the same response they did." Adults, she says, are likely to have "a rollicking good time, even if Aardman's ambitions don't quite dazzle as usual." But Manohla Dargis of The New York Times , ordinarily one of the toughest critics on the block, seems completely won over by the filmmakers. "The movie is a curiosity cabinet of visual pleasures," she writes, "but so breezy and lightly funny that you may not realize at first how good it is. (You're too busy grinning.)"