Alice Cooper Cancels Cruise After Poor Ticket Sales + More News
Alice Cooper's Halloween season cruise has been canceled. The shock rocker had planned a Halloween concert and cruise, dubbed "The Ship of Fear," which would set sail on Oct. 28 from Miami and make its way to the Bahamas for five days of fun and, well, fear. But the event has been axed due to sluggish ticket sales.
A post on the event website read as follows: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to continue with 'The Ship of Fear Cruise' and we will not be sailing in 2013. Those guests who already purchased cabins will be given a full refund. We feel that we had a strong combination of talent, programming and promotion; however, we did not receive the consumer demand required to continue."
Actors and directors from films like Child's Play, Candyman, The Fly, Fright Night, Gremlins and Pet Sematary were scheduled to take part. So was Corey Feldman, but not even he could save this event.
Essentially, the statement says that not enough people gave a shit or could shell out the money for a cruise, which isn't cheap. What a bum out. It sounded like a cool event.
HELLYEAH have partnered with FanPyre to involve their fans in a promotion pertaining to race car drivers. The fans will collaborate on a Hellyeah co-branded car driven by Jeremy Clements at Richmond on April 26. The race will air live on ESPN2. The fan sponsors will have their names detailed on the car and be able to win HELLYEAH rewards and digital treats. Go here to join and watch the video below.
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Taiwanese black metal band ChthoniC have released the "CHTHONIC - Rhythm Crusher" app for iPhone and iPad users. The app includes 12 classic works from ChthoniC's six studio albums and is a rare rhythm game for mobile devices since it exclusively uses metal music. Players engage in solo play or can connect online to challenge other fans, and all five members of ChthoniC can be used in the game. Grab it here.
Stick to Your Guns is the latest band to partner with Hope For the Day, the suicide prevention nonprofit, and Alternative Press for the "Music Saved My Life" video series. STYG vocalist Jesse Barnett and drummer George Schmitz appear in the PSA, discussing the emotional impact that music had on their lives and how it got them through some of their darkest hours.
"Life's tough, and it dumps on you – the thing is, is that you have to play the hand you get dealt," Schmitz said. "Basically, there's a brighter outlook past all of the stuff that gets thrown on you...and I think it's worth sticking around for."
Watch Stick to Your Guns Hope for the Day Video Spot