Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the AAMA 2012 Manufacturer Of The Year, last month announced the availability of the METALLICA pinball games. The newest addition to the iconic Stern collection of rock and roll machines honors one of the world's foremost rock bands. METALLICA's notoriously fast tempos and aggressive musicianship sets the tone for an exciting player experience.
Players will be able to bang their heads and their flippers to 12 classicMETALLICA hits, including "Master Of Puppets", "One" and "Fade To Black". Other action-packed game features include an electric chair, snake, grave marker and unparalleled magnetic action.
In the two-and-a-half-minute clip below, game designer John Borg takes us through one of the three METALLICA pinball machines.
Says METALLICA: "After years of playing on Kirk's [Hammett,METALLICA guitarist] machines at [the band's headquarters in San Rafael, California], we jumped at the idea when Stern Pinball came to us with some designs and ideas some time ago. Features will include an electric chair, snake, grave markers and lots of other bells and whistles along with art by our friend Dirty Donny."
The METALLICA game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Sternfamily tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Sternsubsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America's favorite pastimes.
The METALLICA pinball machine is available through authorized Sterndistributors and dealers.
AS I LAY DYING Frontman TIM LAMBESIS: New Bail Review Hearing Set For Tomorrow
According to the San Diego Reader, a new bail review hearing for AS I LAY DYING frontman Tim Lambesis will be conducted tomorrow, Friday May 17 at 1:30 p.m. in San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse before the Honorable Judge David Berry.
Lambesis was arrested on may 7 for allegedly hiring someone to kill his estranged wife. He was ordered held on $3 million bail during his arraignment hearing two days later and he faces nine years in state prison if convicted.
Prosecutors initially requested that Superior Court Judge Martin Staven setLambesis' bail at $20 million, saying the singer remains "substantially motivated to kill his wife."
Prosecutors allege Lambesis had twice told a man at a gym that he wanted his wife killed, then met with an undercover detective known as "Red", and gave the agent an envelope containing $1,000 in cash, photographs of his wife, and the security gate code to her house. He also allegedly told the agent the dates he would be with the couple's three adopted children, in order to give himself an alibi.
"When specifically asked do you want her dead, he said, 'Yes that's exactly what I want,'" Deputy District Attorney Claudia Grasso told the judge. "The victim now is terrified and living in seclusion."
Lambesis, who was originally booked into jail on suspicion of two felonies — conspiracy and murder-for-hire — was ordered to wear a GPS monitor and turn in his passport and was warned by the judge that, if he is released from jail, he must stay away from his immediate family. The conspiracy charge was dropped before Lambesis was arraigned.
"Tim never had the intention to harm his wife, absolutely not," defense attorney Anthony Salerno said on May 10. "This whole thing was a set-up by a scumbag snitch, and then law enforcement ran with it.
"None of this would ever have happened were it not for over-eager entrapment," the defense attorney added. "The investigators were over-reaching. They booked Tim for conspiracy to commit murder, but that didn't stick.
"Tim will have his day in court, and when he does, he will be exonerated because a jury will see that in his heart, Tim is a good, decent and Christian human being," Salerno said.
Lambesis' wife, Meggan, filed papers in September 2012 in San Diego Superior Court seeking a dissolution of the couple's marriage.
Salerno told Artisan News last week that he suspicious of the circumstances of Lambesis' arrest and believed Meggan's family could have been involved in setting him up. "Tim's wife's brother, I understand, is a San Diego Sheriff's deputy," he said. "I think I would be remiss if I didn't fully explore that, 'cause that is a litte bit… it's at the bare minimum very coincidental, and it may be more than that."
Queens of the Stone Age Pick a Fight with Bikers in Animated Teaser for ...Like Clockwork Track
Queens of the Stone Age continue to unveil new installments of their creepy animated series to promote their upcoming album, ...Like Clockwork. The latest chapter features a snippet of another new cut, “If I Had a Tail.”
The video’s storyline follows a bloodthirsty driver who cruises around town killing people with her car and throwing Molotov cocktails at them. After decimating a group of bikers, a survivor from the attack chases the driver on his motorcycle and cripples her car with a rocket launcher. The clip ends with driver grabbing the biker's hand and igniting a self-destruct mechanism, which kills them both in a ball of fire. ...Like Clockwork arrives in stores on June 4.
Slayer Reveals Details for Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration
Slayer is giving fans the chance to say goodbye to founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.
In a posting on their Facebook page, Slayer reveals that a Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be free and open to fans of all ages on a first-come, first-in basis.
Hanneman, who had been taking time off from the band since 2011 for an unrelated medical condition, was 49.
Beck, Jack White, Linkin Park Up for MTV’s O Music Awards
MTV’s O Music Awards returns this year, and a number of rock acts have scored nominations. Beck is up for two awards, the most of any rock act. He’ll be facing off against Jack White for the Analog Genius Award, while the video for his cover of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” will compete with Linkin Park’s “Lost in the Echo” video for Best Interactive Music Video.
Other notables who got nods include Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who's up for the Digital Genius Award; Andrew W.K., who's in the running for Must Follow Artist on Twitter; and Bon Iver, who is up for the honor of Best Artist Instagram. In addition, 30 Seconds to Mars and All Time Low will be competing against each other for the Fan Army FTW award, which goes to the artists with the most devoted and socially-networked fans.
You’ll be able to see who wins when the MTV O Music Awards streams live at OMusicAwards.com on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET.