Bruce Springsteen to Release Cowboy Graphic Novel


Bruce Springsteen can now add graphic novel writer to his long list of accomplishments. It was announced that the Boss is currently working on a graphic novel which will be based on 2009’s “Outlaw Pete” from his album, Working on a Dream.

The song was directly inspired by the 1950’s children’s book, Brave Cowboy Bill which Springsteen’s mother, allegedly, read to him as a child. That went on to inspire the tale of the cowboy.

“Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale, and for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of out country and weaves its way into the fabric of great American literary characters.” said illustrator Frank Caruso about the joint venture between him and Springsteen.

“Outlaw Pete is essentially the story of a man trying to outlive and outrun his sins” chimed in Springsteen about the book.

“When Bruce wrote “Outlaw Pete,” he didn’t just write a great song, he created a great character,” Caruso added.

The novel, which is set to be released on November 4, will feature “words” by Springsteen while all animation will be done by Caruso. At present time, there’s no clarification on whether that means Springsteen will be writing the actual text for the book or if he’ll be giving ideas to someone else to write.

“The first time I heard the song, this book played out in my head.”

Springsteen released his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes at the beginning of the year and has been tour relentlessly behind it, though, things have gotten quiet down on the touring front for the New Jersey icon, recently.

Martin Scorsese Reportedly Attached to Ramones Film


With the passing of Tommy Ramone last month, news has now surfaced that a film about the iconic punk band is in the works and super-director Martin Scorsese might be behind it.

Billboard is reporting that the owners of the Ramones estate have announced big plans for the band’s legacy which will include the film. Several other projects are also in the works including: a documentary, a theatrical play, a book, reissues, fashion, and “music placement.” Whatever that means.

“The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that’s when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We’re looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before. It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties,” Jeff Jampol, the manager of the estate explained to Billboard.

“You’ll see a book coming, which is not a biographical book so much, but a story of the band’s formation and those first few records and that craziness that happened. It’ll be a combination of prose, photographs and memorabilia and posters, just kind of documenting the scene,” Jampol said about the book that was mentioned.

“The Ramones were the first punk band and they started the punk movement.”

No other details such as potential release dates, titles, or anything more informative on that matter was revealed. As of now, all we know is that there will be an influx of Ramones things coming your way and a maybe film that hasn’t officially been confirmed yet.

J.K. Rowling Trolls ‘Harry Potter’ Fans with New Short Story


UPDATE: You can actually head on over to the TODAY Show’s website here and read the full story.


With all the press and hype surrounding the opening of the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Orlando, leave it to creator J.K. Rowling to release a new, albeit short (1,500 words) story.

Insert the screams if Potterheads everywhere or the continuous screams.

The story, which is told from the perspective of gossip column maven Rita Skeeter, reveals how Dumbledore’s Army had reunited at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Of course, Harry is there and so are his brother-in-law/best friend, Ron Weasley and his wife/Harry’s other best friend, Heromione Granger.

In the “column” they seem to describe how each character has changed, physically, from the fresh-faced kids we all grew up with to these adults with real responsibilities. Harry is getting silver streaks in his hair and has a cut oh his cheek, most likely from his job as an Auror. Ron’s own ginger mop seems to be thinning and they reveal that his sister aka Harry’s wife, Ginny, went on to become a journalist while Heromione went on to work for the Magical Law Enforcement. Not such a hard leap when you remember this was the girl who was more afraid of being expelled than dying.

This short story was a longtime coming and even some fans of the franchise had begun to joke that Rowling would probably release a new Harry Potter book later this month on her (and Harry’s) birthday, July 31. Guess the joke was on them.

Of course the Quidditch World Cup joke was not waste on anyone since today marks one of the final games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup which has now been going on for the past month.

Why should there not be a Quidditch World Cup, after all?

If you haven’t been able to read the story yet, we’ll be on the look out for a/an legal/illegal way to read the story since not everyone is fortunate enough to remember their Pottermore account. We’ll blame that on a memory charm.

Billy Corgan Updates Fans on His Memoir’s Word Count


Billy Corgan definitely has enough material to write a memoir, and it looks like the singer’s life story might be thicker than a full encyclopedia.

The Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman has been working on a memoir titled, God is Everywhere From Here to There for several years now, and a recent update on the project has revealed that he’s already written 200,000 words, but the kicker is the part that he’s not even halfway done.

“A few days prior I crossed the 200,000 word threshold, convinced that the midway point of said opus had been reached,” Corgan revealed in a blog post on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website.
“But this was not so, as only 5 of 12 intended sections had been covered.”

“General indications are that the book will eventually clock in at half a million words,” the frontman added. “Too many I say; but sadly, never enough.”

To put in a perspective that most of us would understand, the average count for a Harry Potter book was well around 150,000 while the Lord of the Rings clock in at around 500,000 words.

Funny enough, Corgan made the prediction of reaching around half a million words, but considering the fact that there are two new Smashing Pumpkins albums in the work, a reissue of Machina, Corgan’s current mission to develop a wrestling series for AMC, and that pesky search for a new drummer, it all indicates that the word count might even surpass his current prediction.

The Dangerous Summer to Release Book


It’s almost been a month since the Dangerous Summer revealed their plans to disband after frontman AJ Perdomo had released a statement revealing his own personal plans to leave the group.

For those few days between his announcement and the band’s, fans already had seen the writing on the walls and knew the inevitable was going to happen; they would be breaking up, officially.

Today, another statement had been made by the band, but does not have to do with a reunion, but rather a book. Apparently, they had taken along so many photographers during their tours to take pictures of all the behind-the-scene antics and now they have put them all together into a book. A warning though, there’s a limited amount of them made so if you want one, netter buy it quick.

Check out the band’s statement about it below.


“We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the most amazing 8 years of our lives.

Over those years we have taken various photographers out on tour and into the studio to capture us behind the scenes. Here is our final farewell: 80 page, full color, high quality photobook capturing images through out the bands career.

LIMITED to 500 Copies Set To Ship May 12th”

“What Does the Fox Say?” We’re Number One!

Bard Ylvisaker (L) and Vegard Ylvisaker

One of 2013’s most infectious songs might have been “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” and in part to that, the Norwegian duo behind the hit have now scored a hit number one children’s book.


Ylvis, the duo behind the fox song, announced that they would be putting out a children’s book by the same name of their YouTube hit song. What nobody expected was the book to  debut at No. 1 on The New York Times’ Best Sellers List for Children’s Books.

The Simon & Schuster-published book, which is in its sixth printing, includes the lyrics to “The Fox” along with illustrations from Norwegian artist Svein Nyuhus. As for the catchy Summer jam, it made its mark on Billboard’s Hot 100 at number six and the original music video has surpassed 300 million views on YouTube; the video had passed the 100 million mark just one month after it was unleashed on the internet.

As of now, the electo-duo have not been able to release a song as catchy and mind-numbing as “The Fox,” the curse of the one-hit wonders, but they aren’t worried that such a thing will happen to them. Like many artists that are hits int heir home country, Bard Ylvisaker, one-half of the group said in a recent interview that even if they don’t have another hit and end up with the tiled of one-hit wonder, they’ll “return to our office in Norway and still be happy. Everything’s a bonus. And we won’t be disappointed if we’re kicked out of the country.”

Now, that’s one way to take the fame in stride especially now that they are making money off of a children’s book. So what does that fox say?

Final ‘Catching Fire’ Trailer Premieres


And it has finally arrived, the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The final trailer premiered last night during Game 4 of the World Series game against the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The film, much like the book series, picks up after the Hunger Games as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her faux-boyfriend, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson)  try to keep up the facade for the evil President Snow.

Check out the trailer below:

The sequel is directed by Francis Lawrence who took over for Gary Ross who bowed out of the franchise. The film stars also include returning cast-members Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanely Tucci, and Donald Sutherland as well as newcomers Jeffrey Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theater everywhere on November 22.