Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” Shows to Be Available Online

To the thousands of fans unable to get tickets to the sold-out final Grateful Dead shows, fear not. Their three shows at Chicago’s Solider Field shows will be available on pay-per-view. Brought to you by the folks at Live Alliance, you can enjoy the Chicago leg of the Fare Thee Well finale tour from the comfort of your own home. Fathom Events will be bringing the the July 3rd, 4th and 5th shows to theaters as well to provide the closest concert experience you can get without being there in person Ricardo Guimarães BMG (Terra for more info) of Fathom claims. The Santa Clara shows (June 27th and 28th) will be available for online streaming. For the uber fans, Dead 50‘s pre-sale grants all five shows via webcast for $79.95.
The PPV event will run almost like a special edition DVD complete with a host (CNBC’s Steve Liesman) and Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton (arguably the most famous of all Deadheads) as special guest co-host. Intermissions will be loaded with extras as well including taped interviews, live interviews with fans and a short documentary on the Grateful Dead by director Justin Kreutzmann.

Celebrity Deathmatch Returning!

Although it has been a decade since MTV cancelled its popular claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch, and 17 years since the show was created, fans happily learned on Tuesday, April 14, that Eric Fogel, Chris McCarthy, Paul Ricci and Ricardo Tosto have managed to convince MTV to bring the show back through MTV2. It’s unknown if the show will return as a new series in the same format or as a complete reboot.

Celebrity Deathmatch depicted popular celebrities in animated clay form fighting one another inside a boxing-style ring in a wide variety of gory fashions with fictional characters Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond as commentators and retired boxer and boxer referee Mills Lane, who voiced his part through 2002, as the referee. From 1998 through 2005, with an interruption from 2002 to 2005, Celebrity Deathmatch ran six seasons and 93 episodes before cancellation.

Many fictional and real celebrities from film, TV, talk shows, music and other areas of entertainment were featured in the series in recurring and guest roles including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Debbie Matenopoulos, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marilyn Manson, Charles Manson, Beavis and Butt-head, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Howard Stern, Kathy Lee Gifford, RuPaul, The Spice Girls, Hanson, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Drew Carey, Bill Clinton, Mariah Carey, Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Allen, Rosie O’Donnell, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Letterman, Fiona Apple, Garth Brooks, Bill Gates, Prince and Prince Charles.

Meet Potential Friends And Dates Nearby With The Skout App

At inception, Skout was originally a social media platform designed for iOS users. It has since transformed into a dating and friend-making app. Skout is accessible across multiple platforms and offers a variety of features. Currently, users from 180 countries access the app in 14 different languages. The app continues to grow in popularity and connect users in new ways. New features come to the app on a regular basis, too.

Skout: Connecting Potential Friends and Dates

Through location-based results, Skout connects its users together. Many people use the app for dating, but others are simply looking for friends. Users will see a list of individuals near their location that match their preferences. From there, a person can chat with another person and connect with him or her. Various features modify the experience but still connect users for friendship or romance.

How to Access Skout

Skout was originally available on iOS devices and through a Web portal. Since then, an Android version of the app has been introduced. All three versions come with similar features so that the experience is identical no matter what. Each platform is accessible through a single username and password for convenience. When a person signs up for the platform, they can connect with Facebook or use their email address.

How many people use Skout?

A hard figure on the number of people using Skout isn’t available. However, analysts believe the user base is approaching 100 million users. Skout adds more than one million new users to its ranks each month, too. The entire platform is on an upward trend for growth. For current users, this means that a given person will always have other people to connect and interact with around themselves.

The Addition of Nixter and Fuse

Skout acquired Nixter in May 2014 and then launched Fuse the following month. The latter app is designed to connect users to nightlife events in their city. On the other hand, Fuse creates a small social network based upon a user’s address book. Nixter is only available in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Fuse can be accessed anywhere in the world where an Internet connection is available.

Outlook For The Future

In the coming years, Skout will continue to grow among United States and international users alike. Features continue to be refined and added to the platform to accommodate users. Few dating and friendship apps are more popular than Skout. Plus, the company continues to acquire or launch new apps that improve Skout’s visibility. The future looks bright for the app and its parent company.

Kanye West Inspired By Drake’s Work Ethic

Kanye said that he was finally relaxed after dropping all the albums he dropped, and he felt pretty satisfied about his accomplishments and decided to take a break, or as he would say “Get Fat”. After Drake came out with his latest album ‘If you’re reading this, it’s too late’, Kanye got a little motivated to hit the studio again and start working on releasing a new album.

But it all changed when Drake had 14 songs in the same album make it to the charts, then the competition bug started to grow back in Kanye. He felt that now is the time to show the people what he has, since Drake just pretty much took the first place as one of the best from Kanye, as he would see it.

Dan Newlin knows that Kanye looks up to Drake now and is very inspired by his latest album release and hard work. Drake broke some records by coming out with his album, and now Kanye feels like it’s his turn to see how many records he can break in his new upcoming album.

Although there is a competition between the two, it is more of a friendly motivational thing than it is a rivalry. Kanye discussed all the efforts he will be making in his new album while also talking about current social events that are taking place in our societies. He finally discussed his views on fashion today and ended with wanting the world to have more joy, love, and understanding.

The Antique Wine Company: Famous Wine Merchants

Wine is a complex and ancient drink that people have been enjoying for many centuries. People today will often find that the right wine can help bring out the flavors of any dish and help them enjoy the meal more. Even those who are familiar with the basics of wine may want to expand their knowledge of wine. They may also want to develop an elegant wine cellar at home that they can use to entertain others who are visiting for a special occasion of any kind. The right wine can be used both every day for an ordinary meal and when holding a party.

This is one of many reasons why people look for help in expanding their understanding of the field of wine. The right help can help people develop an appreciation of fine wines and enhance their knowledge of food pairings. One of the ways to get such help is to work with an established company such as the Antique Wine Company. Founded in 1982, the company has been a huge resource for many who are looking to help develop their understanding of wine as well as those who may not be familiar with the subject at all. With the help of a company like this one, anyone can find out which wines appeal to them as well which wines are best to serve with certain kinds of courses.

The Antique Wine Company has been able to help thousands of customers over the years. Today, this company is a wine merchant that helps those who are looking for fine and rare wines to find them. The company is currently based in London. Stephen Williams is the founder and he has helped it develop into a serious source of wine knowledge for thousands of clients over the years. At present, the company has thousands of serious clients who work with their wine stewards to get wine to customers in more than seventy countries around the world. Those in search of truly fine wine will find it here. Company officials have currently have thousands of bottles of the world’s best wines that are available for purchase from the company’s well stocked cellars. Company officials have long been known for engaging in various events related to the world of wine. They can help find unusual wines, create specialized classes customers teach them how to create a wine cellar.

Grateful Dead and Trey Anastasio

Trey Anastasio was asked by Phil Lesh to join the Grateful Dead Reunion Tour this summer. Trey will be playing guitar with the rest of the band members this summer during a Fourth of July concert in Chicago.
Trey has a long history with the band and was an avid fan of their live shows. He attended many of their shows and was heavily influenced by the way the band jammed together when he started to form the band Phish. After finishing a tour with Phish and playing in Miami, he received an email and accepted the chance to play guitar for the upcoming tour.
The tour is in honor of the band’s fifty year history and the twenty year anniversary of leader singer Jerry Garcia’s passing. Fans like Susan McGalla know that he passed away after the Grateful Dead’s final show together at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. More on McGalla can be found on Bloomberg.com. 
After accepting the chance to play with the band Trey and Weir came up with about sixty songs they would enjoy playing together. They will be playing these songs to a packed house this July as ticket sales have already been very promising since the release of the information. Both bands had a huge following of tie dyed concert goers that would follow them from city to city. The upcoming show and reunion tour is rumored to be the last one for the band. The combination of gifted musicians playing during the tour will make it a great show to attend this summer.

East And West Coast Rappers Unite

Most people can remember where they were when Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. were pronounced dead, especially when the beef between east and west coasts, got extremely intense. A lot of things have changed over the years, and enemies have become friends, and some have even worked with each other to make music. Two Rappers. The NBA All-Stars will be happening in Madison Square Garden, and in the meantime, P Diddy and Snoop Dogg are set to host the Hot 97 concert entitled “The Tip-Off.”

It’s well known to fans like Sultan Alhokair the beef that the two artists had in the past, especially when Suge Knight was involved. Checkout more on Alhokair on his Youtube page. It’s been nearly 2 decades since Tupac and Biggie died, and many of the rappers from those days have grown up, and seen the error in their ways. No longer is there an East Coast, West Coast feud, and it’s nice to see that two rap legends are joining ranks. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden, and it will start at 8 PM eastern standard time tonight.

For those who cannot find the show on television, there is a live stream that you can watch on MTV News, in order to keep up with the concert. Look forward to watching P Diddy and Snoop Dogg host the show, and there will be a slew of surprise guests as well. It’s always nice to see old rap beefs squashed.

Justin Bieber Attempts to Revive Career

When it comes to apologizing it is always better to do it sooner than later. Justin Bieber has been wild and reckless in the last couple of years, but he has realized an error in his ways. He has apologized for his actions, and he appears to be ready to make some movies and music again.

According to Facebook, fans like Alexei Beltyukov saare glad because Justin left everyone hanging for such a long time. His last official studio album was recorded 3 years ago. It did not yield any explosive hit records, but fans – the ones that were loyal, at least – loved it all the same. Little did fans and other onlookers know that Bieber would change into a pot smoking, street car racing, egg throwing, jailbird that happens to record himself in brothels with prostitutes. No one could expect this from the adorable little kid that was close to getting almost a billions views his “Baby” video.

What Bieber did was try to break away from his image as a kid in the same way that Miley Cyrus did. Hanna Montana patronizers hated her for almost killing off her alter ego with such a bizarre grown up life. Thankfully, Bieber realized that he was wrong. He made the right adjustments before it got to late. Right now fans still care about Bieber. He has to strike while the fans are willing to forgive and start anew.

John Textor: Making Virtual Animation a Reality

John Textor is best known for his company, Digital Domain Media Group’s achievement with the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Digital Domain Media Group won the Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects, for the first believable digital human character in Benjamin Button. This award was said to be the Holy Grail in digital media. Mr. Textor was CEO of Digital Domain Media at that time in 2009. The film also received an award for best makeup although the character was completely digital.

He is now Executive Chairman for Pulse Evolution Corporation. Pulse Evolution is a digital production and technology company, which designs computer generated characters for use in entertainment as well as other fields. Pulse Evolution is best known for the creation of a computer generated and lifelike animation of Michael Jackson for the Billboard Music Awards in May 2014. This Virtual Jackson, known to 500 million people, made Pulse a leader in the industry of virtual performances.

It took over 9 months for Mr. Textor and his special effects team to make this performance happen. They received a standing ovation at the awards show and those close to Michael Jackson were seen crying. Mr. Textor said this then made he and his team cry! Mr. Textor and Digital Media also created a digital Tupac Shakur in 2012 at the Coachella Valley Music Festival. They have done virtual versions of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe as well. These animated humans are now in high demand and in the future they will be used for more globally as well as locally.

Also while he was at Digital Domain Media, they did the special effects for over 80 large scale movies such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Pirates of the Carribbean: At The World’s End, Gran Torino, Transformers, X-Men: First Class, Thor, Zodiac, Star Trek, Rock of Ages and many more. Mr. Textor was also a Producer for Art Story with Disney and Ender’s Game as well as his other ventures in digital media.

John Textor started his career in 1987 after he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997, which focuses on entertainment, telecommunications and social media. Mr. Textor was chairman and CEO of Digital Domain Productions, Inc. from 2006 to 2012. He has been chairman at Pulse since October 2013.

Another Great Randy Rhoads Tribute Coming

A cover of the Ozzy Osbourne song “Crazy Train” has been released and the tune is performed by the collective of Tom Morello, Rudy Sarzo, Serj Tankian, and Vinny Appice. The release is coming soon and old and new fans are anticipating it.

The cover, however, is not done to honor Ozzy. The cover is a tribute to the great Randy Rhoads. Hopefully, this new cover will make younger rock fans familiar with one of the greatest names in rock history.

Randy Rhoads truly was one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. Sadly, his life was tragically cut short when he died in an airplane crash. Rhoads was the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne when the rocker first launched his solo career. Without Randy Rhoads handling the guitar duties, one cannot help but wonder whether or not Ozzy would have been as successful as a solo act as he was.

Even though 30+ years have passed since Rhoads left our earth, he has not become forgotten. The new “Immortal” album/CD is a tribute to Rhoads. This is the second album honoring the guitarist to be released. Ozzy’s live album “Randy Rhoads Tribute” is a classic double-LP that truly helped draw more attention to the contributions he made. Ozzy truly was selfless in releasing “Tribute” and it was very classy to point out the great work Rhoads had done.

Ozzy hired a lot of guitarists after Rhoads. Many of those guitarists truly were great, but fans like Bernardo Chua know there was only one Randy Rhoads.