Forget a benefit concert, Bret Michaels went to the small town ravaged by twin tornadoes this week to help in the cleanup effort. The town in Nebraska got a direct hit from one of those twin twisters, destroying or damaging more than half the town last week. The Poison singer and reality TV showed up to help in the town’s restoration, but also took time to sign some autographs. Michaels said that seeing the devastation first hand gave him a lump in his throat, especially knowing the affect on the town’s children.
Simmons' biz tips
Wanna do business the way Gene Simmons does business? Well, you may wanna get your hands on the step-by-step business guide titled Me, Inc.: Build and Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. Sounds a bit pretentious. Aside from having the longest subtitle of any self help book, it will also have 13 principles for success. Get your hands on a copy October 21st.
Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst shows off his directing and acting chops in a short film available online. The singer directed and stars in the mockumentary film The Truth where he plays an evangelical preacher named Evan Jealous, a person who grew up seeing both sides of people in and out of church. Durst not only directs and acts in the project … he also wears one of the most absurd hair pieces this side of Nile river! When watching, you’ll also see cameos from the likes of Wes Borland and others … but mainly it’s a bunch of no-named actors.
Rise Against tour
Rise Against will be out on the road this summer with a stop at Riot Fest September 12th through the 14th. Then they’ll make it down to St. Louis September 23rd at the Pageant. The band has the new release The Black Market out July 15th. You can pre-order the album via iTunes today. When you pre-order the album, you’ll be able to get the single “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” plus the previously unreleased song “The Eco-Terrorist in Me.”
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