Thursday, May 07, 2015

Inbox Update: Mystery Science Theater 3000:Vol. XXXIII; SLASH partners With The International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW); Billy Joel update

Happy Thursday everybody (almost Friday!)

Here is a roundup of what's new and exciting...

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XXXIII

Four DVD Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Episodes
Daddy-O, Earth vs. the Spider, Teen-Age Crime Wave
and Agent for H.A.R.M. coming July 28, 2015

Do you dig the flicks, daddy-o? This summer you can get your kicks with the cool cats on the Satellite of Love, in orbit with some of the cheesiest movies ever made. Don’t be a square, it’ll be a gas! On July 28th, 2015, Shout! Factory will release Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII, featuring four episodes never before on DVD: Daddy-O, Earth vs. the Spider, Teen-Age Crime Wave and Agent For H.A.R.M.

The set also includes a bevy of brand-new bonus features including the featurettes Beatnick Blues: Investigating ‘Daddy-O’, This Movie Has Legs: Looking Back atEarth Vs. The Spider’ and Film It Again, Sam: The Katzman Chronicles; interviews Tommy Cook: From Jungle Boy To Teenage Jungle  and Peter Mark Richman: In H.A.R.M.’s Way, MST hour wraps, theatrical trailers and four exclusive Mini Posters by artist Steve Vance. Fans who pre-order their collection will receive exclusive MST3k coasters with their order.

  Bonus Features Include:
·         Beatnick Blues: Investigating Daddy-O
·         This Movie Has Legs: Looking Back At Earth Vs. The Spider
·         Film It Again, Sam: The Katzman Chronicles
·         Tommy Cook: From Jungle Boy To Teenage Jungle
·         Peter Mark Richman: In H.A.R.M.’s Way
·         MST Hour Wraps
·         Theatrical Trailers

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII brings us Daddy-O, the story of a truck-driving singer searching for the killer of his best friend among the denizens of a seedy L.A. club, and accompanied by the short Alphabet Antics;  Earth vs. the Spider, a tale of a ticked-off tarantula and the town it calls dinner-plus the short Speech—Using Your VoiceTeen-Age Crime Wave, wherein  a trio of juvenile delinquents promises all sorts of 1950s danger to a nice family; and Agent for H.A.R.M., Cold War "sci-spy-fi" thriller, featuring H.A.R.M agent Adam Chance as he works to protect a recently defected Soviet scientist from Russian agents who want his formula for preventing alien spores from turning flesh into fungus.

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SLASH partners with the International Fund for Animal Welfare

SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer-today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video"Beneath The Savage Sun."

SLASH has partnered with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To watch the video and get the song for free, DONATE (HERE) and TAKE ACTION (HERE). The U.S.-based charityIFAW works around the world on every aspect of the elephant crisis-on the front lines to stop the killing of elephants, in transit countries to stop the trafficking of ivory and in consumer countries to stop the demand for ivory products. For more information, visit:

While on tour in South Africa, SLASH and the lead singer of his bandMYLES KENNEDY witnessed the devastation of the elephants first-hand and knew they had to act. Together, they wrote the song "Beneath The Savage Sun" from the perspective of an elephant whose family has been wiped out. The hypnotic rock song is a highlight on the group's critically acclaimed current album WORLD ON FIRE.

"An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and the result is the elephant population has declined 95% in the past century," explainsSLASH. "Seeing that these majestic animals are on the path to extinction, possibly within the next decade, we wrote 'Beneath The Savage Sun' and partnered with IFAW. Donate to IFAW's work to take action and protect elephants."

IFAW's CEO Azzedine Downes expressed gratitude to SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY for calling attention to the current elephant poaching crisis, "To save elephants from this senseless slaughter, we need everyone to stand up and demand stronger protection and we need to help fund action on the ground in Africa and Asia. We are grateful to Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for reaching out to their fans to share this important message."

SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour which stops at Terminal 5 in New York City, tonight. The month-long tour--encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances--is the first solo trek supporting the group's acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH's third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). Tickets are on sale at


SHARE the "Beneath The Savage Sun" video: 
BUY the "Beneath The Savage Sun" song and donate to IFAW's work to protect elephants: 

Read more facts about elephants (HERE).
Find out more about IFAW here:

Audio Fidelity To Release Billy Joel's Critically Acclaimed Third Album “Streetlife Serenade” On 4.0 Quad Multichannel Hybrid SACD

“A classic album by one of rock's foremost piano men”

Much to the excitement of Billy Joel fans worldwide, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing Streetlife Serenade on 4.0 Quad Multichannel Hybrid SACD. Billy Joel is an incomparable musician, having sold more than 150 million records, he ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Streetlife Serenade is Joel's third studio album originally released in 1974. This album usually gets overlooked when discussing Billy Joel's career, but all these years later, Streetlife Serenade may rank as one of his finest efforts. Joel keeps things lively and diversified from song to song. “The Great Suburban Showdown” and “Last of the Big Time Spenders” have an openly spaced, laid-back western vibe, not unlike what the Eagles were doing during their 1970s heyday. The spunky instrumentals “Root Beer Rag” and “The Mexican Connection” show off Joel's formidable piano-playing skills and are pure fun. “Weekend Song” is an awesomely rugged rocker and the quirky hit “The Entertainer” is sheer pop genius, both lyrically and sonically.

This was the last album that Billy Joel recorded with the singer-songwriter style. Most of the compositions look back intimately at Joel's life. The album has great arrangements and rhythms and lyrics that tell a story with feeling and hints that he had enough with California, enough with the music industry, enough with being a sensitive artist. It was time for Billy to say goodbye to Hollywood and head back home to New York.

Streetlife Serenader
Los Angelenos
The Great Suburban Showdown
Root Beer Rag
The Entertainer
Last of the Big Time Spenders
Weekend Song
The Mexican Connection

Producer: Michael Stewart & Billy Joel
Mastered for this SACD by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

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