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75602762_10157591626738213_1068101045881667584_oI usually do not like to deal in speculation especially when reporting on News because until it’s proven true then it’s just an opinion. So, I have some speculation news that could be huge for the rock and metal world. Nine hours or so ago, Lizzy Borden posted a picture (to the left of this paragraph) with no caption listing them as the fourth band on a bill that already features Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison. The bill is already stacked with some top talent that adding Lizzy Borden to the bill would just be absolutely maniacal and would be sure to conjure up some competition for sure as to who ruled the bill. Then around the same amount of time, the band would post this next picture below asking if their fans would be intrigued to see the show if it actually happened.

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So as far as we know, nothing is set in stone or concrete as to whether this is just wishful thinking on part of Lizzy Borden or if there is any actual truth to this. I have not seen any other rock or metal news sites post anything on this yet, but if I do see anything be sure that we will post the news, but there is one question that remains. Would you want to see Lizzy Borden added to this bill?

9194552d5c5c45578aba7aca476d99b6_mdToday was truly a day that most horror fans woke up in utter sadness when we discovered that legendary actor Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in the Rob Zombie Firefly Family trilogy passed away at the age of 80 from an accident a couple of weeks back where he had apparently taken a nasty spill. His wife, Susan L. Oberg had posted that he was winning the fight earlier in the week, but she had taken down the comment and then  she posted this on Instagram, “My light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected.” Sid Haig got his start in horror films like Blood Bath and Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told which believe it or not was one of the first time I had seen him in a film after I went on a Lon Chaney Jr. binge. From there he would star in some Blaxploitation films like Coffy and Foxy Brown.

sid-haig-passing-main2He would spend much of the 80’s getting roles on TV shows before he took a little break in the 90’s. It wasn’t until 1997’s Jackie Brown which was made by Quentin Tarantino that he would make his return to film. It wasn’t until 2003’s House Of 1000 Corpses by Rob Zombie that Sid would forever carve his name and legacy into the Horror books with his most iconic role as the murderous clown Captain Spaulding. He would once again dawn the grease paint for the sequel The Devil’s Rejects which became a mega hit. He would go on to star in more films like Night Of The Living Dead 3D, Rob Zombie’s Halloween & Lords Of Salem, Hatchet III, Death House before making a brief appearance in the final film to the Firefly Family trilogy 3 From Hell. Rob talks about the complications of his appearance saying, “The movie that I prepped to make, and was getting ready to start shooting, it was Captain Spaulding, Otis, and Baby, the three originals. But three weeks out from shooting, I got a call from Sid Haig. He had been in the hospital, and he had just had surgery, and he was now recovering in a rehabilitation facility. I’m like, holy sh—, this is a serious business. So, I went to see him, and he had changed drastically from the last time I saw him. Because Sid, he’s big and burly, and now he’s tiny as a skeleton. So, I was like, oh man. I kind of realized, yeah, he’s in rough shape.”

download (1)Rob Zombie would go on to say, “Lionsgate was fine with me sort of sneaking him in one day to shoot as much as I could. It was on me to make sure that nothing went wrong. So I got him in, I shot everything I could shoot.” Sid would also star in films like Bone Tomahawk, Kill Bill, Vol. 2, and so many more films. Rosario Dawson, who once worked with Sid in a deleted scene in The Devil’s Rejects had this to say about him, “Oh! Dear Sid. You will be missed beloved. Grateful to have met and worked with you. What a talent and energy graced this earth. Blessings and love to your adored family.” Fangoria Magazine honored Sid on Twitter saying, “RIP to horror legend, our friend, Sid Haig. We will miss you, Captain.” Special FX guru Tom Savini took to Twitter as well saying, “Goodbye Sid Haig. A great mate to hang with. An enthralling storyteller. A class act. One of a kind. An historical landmark that will missed forever.” B-Movie critic and legendary host Joe Bob Briggs reminded us on Twitter of how much Sid loved all of his fans saying, “Let history record that just last month Sid Haig showed up for the Scares That Care charity event, flying cross country and taking care of his fans even when he was having trouble walking. He loved the horror family as much as horror loved him.” Sid Haig was and always will be a true legend in the world of Horror and cinema. We love you Sid and we will cherish the moments you left us forever. R.I.P. Sid Haig (1939-2019)

the challenge 2020Back in 2016, I accomplished a goal that I had been messing around with for years and that goal was to watch a film every day for one whole entire year. One year, I had made it to the 90’s mark while another had fizzled out in the 70’s. In 2016 though, I started the challenge on January 1st with the film Aloha and ended it on December 31ST with The Man With One Red Shoe. You can check out the blog for yourself right here at 365moviesin365dayschallenge.wordpress.com and see all of the films that I watched. It was one of the most exhausting moments of my life because it took a lot out of me to stay that committed to not only watch a film, but then to blog about it every day after watching it. Truth be told, it took me a year to shake off the effects of the challenge, but to be honest I was just craving another crack at it with different versions. I tried watching a wrestling match every day for a year and failed. I tried reading a comic book a day in 2018 and failed after 200 plus days. I just wasn’t ready to try again and I needed the right media format to continue and I think I have it folks. That is why I am declaring that on January 1, 2020, I will once again embark on the journey of watching one film a day, but this time it’s not for 365 days or 366 days, it’s to see how long I can go before I ultimately tap out. I ultimately want to hit 400 plus days, but that is going to take a lot of commitment from me. That is why I have compiled a list on IMDB as well of possible choices for the challenge. Remember, it’s 400 plus films that I have never seen before because that is what makes the challenge fun. We’ll see what happens, but for now stay tuned for more info as it comes.

duckman posterIf you are reading the headline, then you know that it’s absolutely true that my old radio show from my days at Bridgewater State University is coming back for one night only. That is not a mistake because every year, the college holds it’s annual Alumni Takeover during the school’s Homecoming weekend which allows some old alums to come back and host a show for an hour or so. For the last three years, I have had some fun wracking my brain to come up with a playlist that I thought you would enjoy as well, but this year it’s going to change. I think every year, I am going to pick a theme and I am just going to run with it. This year, I have something special planned out for you guys, but you’ll have to wait and just wonder exactly what Pedal To The Metal Fest is all about. I do not have the exact day and time I am going to be on, but you should know that Alumni Takeover weekend is October 12TH and 13TH. Stay tuned here because as soon as I find out what time I’ll be on, I will let you guys know here and on the Facebook page.

moshpits promo posterI just wanted to take the time to write all the individuals no matter where in the world you are an update as to what is going on at the moment. There has not been a lot of posts on the site as of late besides the Album Of The Week posts and there is sort of a reason for that. Sometimes there is a bit in your life when it finally catches up to you and you find yourself strapped for time and energy because you are dealing with what life gives you. I am hoping that I am going to be able to start doing more with the site very soon like bringing back some of my favorite segments like Cheeseball Cinema, Tuesday Night Fights, as well as some new segments for the blog like a Podcast that I will post on the site. I have been working on several ideas for a podcast for a very long time and I am hoping that I finally have the content set in place. Plus, Eddie’s 31 Days of Halloween returns for the seventh year and I am excited for what we have for you this year. I have a lot of ideas and hopefully soon, I’ll be finished with the comic book challenge that I am doing because I am honestly over it already. So, I say just stay tuned here for more as I am looking forward to producing more content for you guys.

2017-headerFrom day one, I stated that this tournament has always been about the fans voting for their favorite bands and that without the help of the bands sharing the posts there would be no tournament. With that being said, I wanted to say congratulations to Queensrÿche and their fanbase on being the 2017 Pedal To The Metal Champions. They brought the title back to the Dio division where it had been twice before and they are also the first band to defeat a Chuck Schuldiner division band who dominated the last two years. I was going to initiate the mercy rule after about two days of voting, but the truth is that I didn’t have internet access for three days so I let it keep going. The cool fact about it is that the band won by the highest margin ever in the tournament’s history. The band won the tournament by a whopping 1,553 votes which shatters the previous margin which was 285 votes. So, if you are a Queensrÿche fan then you deserve a pat on the back for not listening to the haters and showing your allegiance because this is what the tournament is all about. I want to also take the time to thank Queensrÿche and any of the other bands that shared the links because again without you this tournament would not be possible. I am not 100% sure if the tournament is going to come back next year, but if it does then Queensrÿche fans, it’s time to take hold of the flame and build an Empire by voting them to the finals again. We’ll see you all next year and show some love by liking my Facebook page here.

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I like to update you guys on just about everything that goes on here at Moshpits and Movies. For the fifth year in a row, we are observing the great holiday of Halloween by once again dedicating the whole month to the love of the holiday. Every post is going to be Halloween related which means there will be no Ass Whoopin Wednesdays until November and no Cheeseball Cinema until then as well. What returns is Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween which is a movie review of a horror film everyday for the whole month. The single of the week and the music video of the week posts will also be dedicated to that, but I am also going to be giving you one regular post as well since we are doing an award at the end of the year for those two categories. After the month is over, everything will go back to normal so I’ll will see all you Halloween fans in October.