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The long-rumored Bon Scott film is finally moving forward, as pre-production is underway on Bon Scott – The Legend of AC/DC. The film will chronicle the band’s early career and how the late Scott helped put ‘em on the map. A press release indicated that Scott was not able to enjoy the band’s success due to bouts of loneliness and isolationism. Scott is being portrayed by Rob Liotti, who fronts TNT, an AC/DC tribute act. Liotti is also penning the script. No word on release date yet. [Via VH1 Classic]

Eddie Van Halen merch alert! EVH and FEA Merchandising have issued EVH Frankenstein-striped, laceless slip-on shoes (seen below) and beach towels. Sneaks and towels – perfect for the final days of summer. Or if you life in Cali, for the endless summer! Following the popularity and success of his striped tennis shoes, this newly updated, laceless version features cool “slip-on” wearability with a stealthy “blackout” toe cap and sole. The new design is available in all three EVH stripe color themes. So if you love EVH and his stripey look, wear his gear. The stuff is available at this link and specialty retailers worldwide.[Via Press Release]

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King’s X will tour North America this fall with… wait for it, wait for it…Kansas! No, we’re not kidding. We got a press release to prove it. These dates will mark the band’s first tour since drummer Jerry Gaskill’s remarkable recovery from a major heart attack earlier this year. “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors,” said Gaskill. “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary Kansas. Let’s rock…”

You got it, Jerry! Rock it is.

Dates are below:

9/13/2012–New York, NY–Best Buy Theater
9/14/2012–Bethlehem, PA–Sands Casino
9/15/2012–Atlantic City, NJ–Music Box
9/20/2012–Springfield, IL–Prairie Capitol Conv. Ctr
9/21/2012–St. Charles, IL–The Arcada Theatre
9/22/2012–Minneapolis, MN–The Myth
10/4/2012–Des Moines, IA–Val Air Blrm
10/5/2012–Salina, KS–Stiefel Theater
10/6/2012–Kansas City, MO–The Uptown Theater

Becoming the Archetype will release I Am via Solid State on Sept. 18. In advance of the record, which is their fifth, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band has dropped a snippet of the song “The Time Bender.” But the snippet can turn into more; it can be further unlocked when shared.

I am is 100% head banging riffs,” guitarist Seth Hecox said about the record. “Gone are the sitars and horns of Celestial Completion. Instead, we’ve crafted an album full of the heaviest and most technical songs we’ve ever written.” [Solid State Records]

A decade of togetherness is like an eternity when it comes to rock bands, but 12 Stones frontman Paul McCoy opened up about the band’s longevity, saying that laughter is the best medicine, so to speak. “The secret’s laughin’,” he said. “You just have to laugh at the way things are, try to make jokes and keep each other smiling. Other than that there’s not much to smile about. Out here you just have to keep each other goin’, we feed off of each other’s energy. We’re surviving and laughing the whole way through.” Beneath the Scars is out now. [Loudwire]

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The Treatment are three weeks into a 42-date tour opening for KISS and Mötley Crüe. Good place to be, right? Well, the enterprising band has booked several on off days of the tour. Five of the shows are headlining shows and one show in Spokane, Washington supports Bobaflex. Tickets are cheap – $10 or less!

The shows are as follows:

August 20- Hawthorne Theater- Portland, Oregon
August 21- The A Club- Spokane, Washington (supporting Bobaflex)
August 23 – Base Camp- Denver, Colorado
September 6- The Rave Bar- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 9- The Frequency- Madison, Wisconsin
September 17-The Met Café- Providence, Rhode Island

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