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Ellefson Coffee Co. Releases Rock N’ Rose Blend For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Ellefson Coffee Co., the premium coffee blend of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, has announced the release of their latest seasonal coffee offering Rock N’ Rose, a smooth, satisfying light roast blend of premium Nicaraguan and Ethiopian coffees. Rock N’ Rose replaces She-Wolf as the light roast in the ECC lineup.

Said Ellefson Coffee founder David Ellefson, “We wanted to introduce a new roast to replace the recently retired She-Wolf, and with October being breast cancer awareness month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to pair up with an amazing charity like The Rose, and help to raise support for breast cancer awareness. It is a rich, full blend light roast, with some extra kick, that we are sure everyone is going to love.”

Rock N’ Rose joins the ECC roster alongside fan favorites like Roast In Peace, Kenya Thrash, and Urban Legend. Formed in 2016 by David Ellefson and Marketing/Operations director Thom Hazaert, Ellefson Coffee Company has quickly found strong footing in the Rock N’ Roll Coffee strata, becoming the official coffee of several major 2017 music festivals, featured in major music press, all while finding its way into retailers across America. And that list continues to grow.

Adds Ellefson, “After the huge reaction to our initial offering Roast In Peace, we have continued to add new blends, and explore new ways to meet the wants and needs of the ECC customer. As a huge coffee lover myself, I have been blessed to be able to travel the World, and explore the best coffee it has to offer. And we have brought that sort of international Rock N’ Roll attitude to Ellefson Coffee Co.”

Rock N’ Rose is available for a limited time from ellefsoncoffeeco.com, with a portion of the proceeds from each bag going to TheRose.org, a Houston, TX based breast cancer charity.

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie Invades ‘Angry Birds Evolution’

Eddie will be a special playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in “Angry Birds Evolution” this Halloween season.

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Run to the hills as Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the international phenomenon “Angry Birds,” pays tribute to heavy metal legends Iron Maiden with an epic Halloween collaboration in “Angry Birds Evolution.”

As one of the most recognizable figures in the world of metal, Eddie, the iconic mascot of Iron Maiden, will be a special playable character as “Eddie The Bird” in “Angry Birds Evolution” this Halloween season.

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice and a natural fit in ‘Angry Birds Evolution’,” said Miika Tams, VP games and product lead for “Angry Birds Evolution.” “It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Players can crank up their “Angry Birds Evolution” team on October 18 during a special two-week character event for the most metal Halloween ever! Players who successfully recruit Eddie The Bird to their team during that time will be able to keep him forever.

“When you get a call from Rovio, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, confessing that they are Maiden fans and want to celebrate Halloween with Eddie, you just have to take notice,” said Llexi Leon, interactive creative director at Phantom Music Management. “They have outdone themselves with this incredible tribute to Maiden and the opportunity to share the band’s music with their millions of players around the world. I really can’t wait to play him and skittle those pigs!”

To celebrate Eddie The Bird’s arrival in a big way, there will be four evolutions of the character to represent different albums from Iron Maiden’s storied history. In addition, the Bird Island will be transformed into a Halloween-themed heavy metal oasis with a land full of hair-raising and loving tributes to Eddie, Iron Maiden and the heavy metal universe.

Rovio is also planning to offer fans some exclusive Eddie The Bird merchandise, made available for a limited time during this unique event.

Finally, look out for Eddie The Bird migrating to Iron Maiden’s own “Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast” mobile RPG in 2018.

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Rodney Carrington Premieres Netflix Special ‘Here Comes The Truth’

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Fans of Rodney Carrington, one of America’s best-loved and commercially-successful comedians, are in luck with two new releases this week that will look to enhance his reputation as a funny man who continues to deliver the goods. The Laughter’s Good recording artist released a Netflix-only special today entitled Here Comes The Truth, and also issued an album of the same performance, available through iTunes and Google Play.

Recorded before a live audience at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Here Comes The Truth offers his devoted fan following a no-holds-barred look at life and love – in a unique way that only Carrington can deliver. With track titles such as “I’m Fat,” “Viagra,” and “The Marriage Advice Song,” both the special and the recording are sure to put smiles on plenty of faces throughout the world.

While Carrington is no stranger to recorded success – with nine successful albums to his credit, it’s on stage where the performer truly shines, ranking as one of the top-grossing comedians in America, according to Pollstar. Carrington – who has over one million followers via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter – will be on tour heavily to promote the new release, with one of the highlights of his itinerary being a ten-night stint at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino December 7 – 16 during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Long a fan favorite during the event, Carrington has brought his entertaining style to attendees for well over a decade.

A native of Longview, Texas, Carrington first came to prominence with a series of appearances on morning radio shows across the United States, such as The Bob & Tom Show. That exposure led to him becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the live comedy circuit. In 1998, he released his debut album, Hangin’ With Rodney, which led to a successful string of albums, including Rodney Carrington Live, Nut Sack, and Morning Wood, which was certified Gold for sales of 500,000 copies – a rare occurrence for a comedian in the 2000s. He has also brought his considerable talents to the big screen, appearing with Toby Keith in Beer For My Horses, and his own ABC-TV sitcom, appropriately titled Rodney, which ran for two successful seasons.

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‘Kids React To Motley Crue’ Is Insanely Hilarious

Kids, ages 7 to 13, react to clips of legendary heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe, performing some of their biggest hits.

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In the latest music edition of The Fine Brothers’ “Kids React” series, a group of kids, ages 7 to 13, react to clips of legendary heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe, performing some of their biggest hits, including “Looks That Kill,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and more.

Things kick off with “Looks That Kill,” and the over the top theatricality throws the kids for a loop immediately. They’re unable to tell whether or not Vince Neil is a boy or a girl, one kid going so far as to saying they look like a “rip off KISS.”

Always funny. Sometimes a little depressing! Definitely worth watching.

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Sully Erna, Mark Wahlberg Foundation Raise Awareness About Opioid Crisis

The powerful video features actual footage from parents who have lost their children to opioid addiction via overdose.

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Four-time Grammy-nominated, singer, songwriter and musician Sully Erna has partnered with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Recovery Centers of America to raise awareness about the growing opioid crisis in America. Sully and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation have teamed up to create a brand new video featuring the song “Different Kind of Tears,” the first single off Erna’s current solo album Hometown Life, available now via BMG.

The raw and powerful video for “Different Kind Of Tears” – a song dedicated to teenage angst from the heartbreaking perspective of a parent – features actual footage from parents who have lost their children to opioid addiction via overdose.

The latest numbers published in the New York Times report that opioid deaths grew to over 60,000 nationwide in 2016 and they are projected to grow even higher in 2017. The Department of Health in Massachusetts alone reported statewide deaths caused by opioid overdoses topped 2,000 in 2016 for the first time, meaning each day an average of nearly six men and women inject, snort or take a drug and never wake up again.

This grim discovery inspired Sully to team up with Jim Wahlberg, Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, who alongside Recovery Centers of America, is dedicated to protecting families and raising awareness to stop the opioid crisis one neighborhood at a time

“When Jim Wahlberg approached me to get involved with the Foundation to combat the out-of-control opioid epidemic sweeping this country, it was an easy decision,” explains singer-songwriter-musician Sully Erna. “Most of the charity work I have done is based around helping out inner-city kids to begin with–since I was that kid myself once–and especially since the opioid problem is now so severe in my hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts. This song and video echo the feelings of struggle and loss people experience with this addiction and yearns to be heard.”

“This video addresses one of the most serious health issues facing our society today,” explains producer Jim Wahlberg, Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. “Addiction touches every culture, every family and ultimately every one of us. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a very talented musician on this important project.”

“Our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and our families are being affected by the addiction epidemic,” said Rich Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of Recovery Centers of America. “With the goal of saving one million lives, we felt that it was a natural partnership for RCA to join Sully Erna and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to increase awareness of just how prevalent this epidemic has become and the resources for help, like RCA’s inpatient and outpatient facilities.”

According to data from a February 2017 report on opioid overdoses from the CDC, in 2015 there were over 22,000 deaths involving prescription opioids, equivalent to about 62 deaths per day. An increase from approximately 19,000 in 2014, a significant portion of the increase in deaths was due to deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, which includes fentanyl. Law enforcement agencies have reported recent increases in seizures of illegally-made (non-pharmaceutical) fentanyl. It is presumed that a large proportion of the increase in deaths is also due to illegally-made fentanyl. The CDC further discloses that prescription opioids continue to be involved in more overdose deaths than any other drug, and all the numbers are likely to underestimate the true toll given the large proportion of overdose deaths where the type of drug is not listed on the death certificate. The findings show that two distinct, but interconnected trends are driving America’s opioid overdose epidemic: a 15-year increase in deaths from prescription opioid overdoses, and a recent surge in illicit opioid overdoses driven mainly by heroin and illegally-made fentanyl, both trends continued in 2015.

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‘The Feed’ Comedy Series Parodies Social Media Obsessed World

Written, directed and edited by Jeff Cerulli, ‘The Feed’ series debuts July 25 with new episodes posting weekly. Watch the pilot now.

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After receiving attention for one of his politically charged status updates on Facebook, Jeff quickly becomes addicted to the likes and shares, letting his new found “influence” go to his head. He now treats his newsfeed like a publication and turns his living room into a newsroom, hiring a small team consisting of an over achieving intern (TJ Del Reno) and a disinterested field reporter with a famous war correspondent father (Cate Weinberg). Jeff tries to scoop CNN, Reuters and by far his biggest competitor, Robbie Taylor’s (Harry Terjanian) Facebook newsfeed in The Feed.

Written, directed and edited by Jeff Cerulli, The Feed series debuts July 25 with new episodes posting weekly.

Watch the pilot episode now:

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