Christie’s of London is hosting a 50-year charity auction to celebrate the silver anniversary of James Bond. Actual movie props, costumes, art, and memorabilia from these iconic films will all be on the block October 5th, with proceeds benefitting a variety of international charities.
It’s always a freak show, but this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego will be infested with zombies. And we’re not talking about the goth teens waiting in line to meet Twilight stars. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic novel series, will be hosting a zombie obstacle course in the downtown arena, Petco Park. The Walking Dead Escape, will transform the park into a post-apocalyptic wasteland allowing fans to immerse themselves in the fight for survival in a zombie zone. All participants will receive an exclusive, special edition 100th issue of The Walking Dead.
The Spartan Race series is not for real tough guys. It’s for normal people like us. In other words, you don’t have to worry about dying out there on the obstacle course, the paramedics will be standing by to save you. Coming to a city near you.
Tough Mudder is billed as IronMan meets Burning Man. If you think you’ll be running a desert marathon on acid, you’re a little off. What it really means is that you’ll be pushing your sorry carcass to the limits in an adventure-obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. It’s not a race; it’s a physical challenge testing you like never before. And it’s coming soon, to a city near you.
Before you put your life on hold for three days to get sunburnt in the SoCal desert with tens of thousands of pill-popping poseurs, make sure there are at least a few bands you like playing at this year’s Coachella music festival. The official lineup was just released today. Check it. Kanye West? Tickets go on sale Friday.
Unlike many rock stars, guitar legend Eric Clapton survived addiction. Back in the 80s, he started helping others do the same by opening a rehab facility in the Virgin Islands. And now “Slow Hand” is auctioning off truckloads of his personal gear to help out his Crossroads Centre. In March, classic amplifiers and guitars will go up on the auction block. Imagine, you can own an axe he used in Derek & The Dominos or an amp he played on tour: that’s more amazing than a rock star recovery.
Is there anybody out there? Yes. Late 2010.
Roger Water’s North American The Wall Tour couldn’t be more timely. The epic album’s concept revolves around themes of isolation, loneliness, war, imperialism, rampant racism & religious discord. Sounds a bit like the daily front page. Tear down the wall & snag tickets to this once in a lifetime concert event.
If you think Muse’s studio recordings have energy – wait until you see them live. Their shows are epic. Don’t miss the trio when they come your way spring 2010 in support of their latest recording The Resistance. If they’re not in your neck of the woods – they’re headlining Coachella on Saturday, April 17th.
1990s grunge band, Alice In Chains, did not allow the untimely death of their legendary frontman, Layne Staley, to slow them down. Promoting the release of their latest, Black Gives Way To Blue, the band hits the road winter 2010 sounding just as tortured with their new vocalist, William DuVall.