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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Setting Sights On 7 Cities In 7 Days U.S. Book Signing Tour

Posted in books, children's books, comedians, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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“Weird Al” Yankovic will be doing a whirlwind 7-cities-in-7-days U.S. tour next month – only this time instead of the stage he’ll be hitting bookstores, signing copies of his brand new children’s book My New Teacher and Me!

This marks Al’s second foray into children’s literature, after his 2011 New York Times best-selling picture book When I Grow Up.

My New Teacher and Me! once again features Billy, a small boy with a big imagination. Mr. Booth is his new teacher – a serious man with a strict lesson plan. When the irresistible force of Billy’s unrestrained creativity meets the immovable object of Mr. Booth’s fixed worldview, one thing is obvious: someone is going to learn a lot this school year!

Al Yankovic will be in person in the following cities signing copies of his new book:

Barnes & Noble – 2:00 PM
2100 North Snelling Ave.
Roseville, MN
(651) 639-9256

Blue Willow Bookshop – 5:00 PM
(281) 497-8675

Off-site location:
West Houston Community Center
725 Bateswood Drive
Houston, TX

Barnes & Noble – 6:00 PM
95 N. Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI
(262)7 96-8550

Anderson’s Bookshops – 7:00 PM
123 W Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL
(630) 355-2665

Joseph-Beth Booksellers – 7:00 PM
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 396-8960

Quail Ridge Books & Music – 7:00 PM
3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC
(919) 828-1588

Children’s Book World – 11:00 AM
10580 ½ W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 559-2665

If you’re not able to make it to a signing, you can call any of these stores beforehand to purchase your very own autographed copy of My New Teacher and Me! Please contact the store directly for ordering and pick-up/shipping information.

My New Teacher and Me! (HarperCollins) will be officially released on June 25, available online and at retail stores everywhere.


(Source: “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC facebook page)

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Consummate Roastmaster Craig Gass To Stoke The Fires At Rock & Roll Roast Of Dee Snider

Posted in classic rock, comedians, comedy, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, humor, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Thursday January 24th – ROAST TO AIR COMPLETELY LIVE

CRAIG GASS Debut Album & DVD To Be Released This Spring – Coinciding With North American Tour


(January 22, 2013 – Los Angeles)  The outrageously funny Artist/Comedian/Actor CRAIG GASS is pulling out his world-famous spicy rub for roasting Heavy Metal Icon and Celebrity Apprentice Dee Snider.   On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World are thrilled to present The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider!

These two heavy-weight sponsors have teamed up with MusiCares and AXS TV to bring you the first roast to ever be broadcast LIVE on television (not pre-taped and bleeped), LIVE from the Grove of Anaheim with 2013 Honoree Dee Snider.  This great night of comedy, calamity, charity and chaos, including the comedic talent of GRAIG GASS, can’t be missed. The Roast will feature: Legendary Roastmaster Penn Jillette, and a celebrity dais including; Zakk WyldeJim NortonLita FordEddie TrunkScott IanJim FlorentineCraig Gass & Mick Foley. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds from The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider will go to charity.

GASS, who also famously roasted Gene Simmons a few years back, has played memorable characters on such TV shows as Sex and The City, Law and Order, King of Queens and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and most recently has been doing voice over work on the shows Family Guy, American Dad and The ClevelandGASS began performing stand-up comedy in 1993. His dead-on impressions caught the attention of two icons of the entertainment community, Howard Stern and George Carlin. Carlin took the young comedian under his wing and GASS’ idol quickly became his mentor.

The pathway to impressions and stand-up comedy appears to be GASS’ destiny from the very beginning. Growing up in a family that was completely deaf, GASS learned to speak from TV. His debut comedy album/DVD is due out later this spring on Oglio Records and will coincide with a North American tour.  Early dates include January 25 & 26 in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as well as March 29 in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre.

For more information on the Roast, please visit:


(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

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JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON – To Perform Intimate Stand Up Show On December 15th In Hollywood

Posted in comedians, comedy albums, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be performing stand up live and in person at On the Rox, the upstairs room at The Roxy, on Thursday, December 15th in Hollywood, CA. This is a small, intimate room and tickets WILL sell out. The guys will be performing live stand up as heard on their Metal Blade Records comedy albums, which were both released earlier this year, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Official Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine merch, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase at the show.

Tickets to the show can be purchased now at HERE.

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

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