You may know Emily Kinney at BETH from THE WALKING DEAD. What you may not know is that she is also an amazingly talented singer. Emily has her new album called “This Is War” coming out on October 2nd. To celebrate the release she will be at Looney Tunes on Saturday October 3rd. She will be playing live in our store and then meeting fans, taking pictures and signing autographs. NOW you are probably asking if you bring a WALKING DEAD item will she sign it. Here is our it works. EVERYONE that attends the event will have to purchase her new record from us to attain a wristband to attend the event. Once you are there that wristband lets you into the show. You will also get a picture of you and her at the signing table. Emily will sign 2 items per person. One will be the new CD and one can be a personal item you bring.
PRE ORDER THE CD NOW!!! You can do so at the store or here online. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course there is no fee at the store. If you order online make sure you choose INSTORE PICK UP. REGARDLESS of what shipping option you do choose. NO online orders will ship. You will order online and you can pick up your CD and wristband today or the day of the event. Just bring photo ID to pick up your online order.
LOONEY TUNES HAS SOME VERY VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!
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Looney Tunes has opened a Periscope account and will be broadcasting LIVE all of our special instore concerts and events!
If you can not make it down to a Looney Tunes concert instore appearance…you will not be able to see the event LIVE on Periscope. If you are unfamiliar with Periscope visit them here https://www.periscope.tv/. It is VERY easy to set up an account.
You will be able to view our event on your phone, tablet or computer.
Our first event to be broadcast will be the
EMILY KINNEY CONCERT AT 2pm Saturday October 3rd. You may know Emily as BETH from THE WALKING DEAD. But she is an amazing singer and will be playing live at our store.
Artist – STRAY FROM THE PATH Event – Performance and Autograph Signing Date – Monday August 17th Time – 6:00pm
STRAY FROM THE PATH will be at Looney Tunes to celebrate the release of their new album “Subliminal Criminals”. The band will be here to play a few songs then meet their fans. To get into this event you need a wristband. To get a wristband you have to pre order the bands new CD (comes out 8/14). You can order online here or at the store. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course there is no fee at the store. If you order online choose in-store pick up. Regardless of any shipping option you make NO ONLINE ORDERS SHIP. You can pick up your cd and wristband for the event today after you order or the day of the event. Just bring ID to the store to pick up your order!
Artist – MACHINE GUN KELLY Event – Performance and Photo Opportunity Date – Sunday August 16th Time – Noon 12:00pm
Come on down and hang with MGK! Machine Gun Kelly will be at Looney Tunes on Sunday August 16th to celebrate the release of his new album “General Admission”. He will be playing a few songs and then hanging with fans. After the performance MGK will be meeting fans and taking pictures with them! This is not an autograph signing but a show and a chance to meet him and we will have a professional photographer on hand to take a picture of you and MGK! Those pictures will be posted on our Facebook page the next day for you to grab and share! The performance should be amazing!
To get into the event you need to pre order his new CD from us to get a wristband to attend the event. You can order at the store or here online. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Of course there is no fee if you order at the store. Remember to choose STORE PICK UP for shipping option if you order online. No order ships! If you order online all orders can be picked up at the store today or the day of the event. This is a PRE ORDER the CD comes out in OCTOBER– you will have to come back to Looney Tunes to pick up your CD. No orders ship
Artist– METAL ALLEGIANCE Event– Autograph Signing Date– Saturday September 19th Time– 12:00 PM (Noon) NEW TIME!
METAL ALLEGIANCE will be here at Looney Tunes to celebrate the release of their self titled new album. This new metal act has some of the most amazing metal artists of all time collaborating on some incredible tunes!
CONFIRMED ARTISTS THAT WILL BE ATTENDING SO FAR…..
MARK MENGHI (Metal Allegiance)
DAVID ELLEFSON (Metal Allegiance, Megadeth)
MIKE PORTNOY (Metal Allegiance, Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs)
ALEX SKOLNICK (Metal Allegiance, Testament)
Mark Osegueda (singer) from Death Angel
To get into this event you need to pre order the bands new CD/DVD and you will get a wristband to attend the event. You can order the CD/DVD online here or at the store. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. Remember choose “In-Store Pick Up” for all web orders. No matter what you pick, YOUR ORDER WILL NOT SHIP. You can pick up your CD/DVD and wristband on the day of the event or you can come get your wristband today. Just bring ID and your PayPal receipt.
IMPORTANT! – Every person can bring 2 items to get signed. One will be the new CD/DVD and 1 other personal item!
Everyone will get a Poster as well!
ORDER THE CD/DVD HERE TO GET A WRISTBAND TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
CD/DVD & Wristband $18.99
Heavy Metal is more than a genre, more than an attitude, and certainly more than whatever cheap epithets are dismissively thrown at it by clueless critics. At its best, Metal is a lifestyle, a community, a tribe uniting people across cultural, economic, and philosophical divides with the primal pulse of bombastic and majestic expression.
Never before has one entity encapsulated so many components of the heavy metal community’s continued vibrancy and dedication to the lifestyle than the collective fittingly called METAL ALLEGIANCE. Like the comic book heroes of The Avengersfranchise, the men and women who’ve assembled on the stage and in the studio as METAL ALLEGIANCE come and go as they please, but each arrive armed with unique mythologies and classic discographies of their own, converging with mutual respect and a collaborative spirit. The result is a continuously evolving musical force both serious in its proficiency and celebratory in its enthusiasm and camaraderie.
Now, METAL ALLEGIANCE unleashes an album as pulverizing, energetic, atmospheric, and awe inspiring as fans of the jaw-dropping list of associated bands should expect.
The liner notes for the METAL ALLEGIANCE album read like a massive chunk of a heavy metal encyclopedia, with contributions from past and present members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, DREAM THEATER, LAMB OF GOD, SLAYER, EXODUS, MASTODON, PANTERA, TRIVIUM, KINGS X, HATEBREED, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, LACUNA COIL, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, PERIPHERY, DEATH ANGEL, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, and ARCH ENEMY. Live incarnations of METAL ALLEGIANCE have seen guest appearances from Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee(MOTÖRHEAD), Wolfgang Van Halen (VAN HALEN), Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan.
As Troy Sanders (MASTODON) declared when he joined Metal Allegiance at the NAMM Convention in January 2015: “Holy Shit! I’ve been invited to the All-Star game!”
METAL ALLEGIANCE founder MARK MENGHI describes his relationship with DAVID ELLEFSON, MIKE PORTNOY and ALEX SKONICK in terms of brotherhood, and it was those four who buckled down to write the first batch of original, all new material for the METAL ALLEGIANCE album. As principal architects, ELLEFSON (MEGADETH), PORTNOY (THE WINERY DOGS), SKOLNICK (TESTAMENT), and MENGHI (a bassist and musical instruments industry exec beloved by metal musicians) built a foundation of sonic steel.
“Mark is kind of like the Brian Epstein of the band,” says Portnoy. “He’s the behind-the-scenes mastermind who put the whole thing together. When we began this as a live covers thing, he was the guy moving the chess pieces. When we decided to make original music, he became a huge creative element as a songwriter, as well.”
“Usually in a band, there’s a leader type, there’s a guy that’s more passive, a guy that wants to be a rock star at all costs, and sometimes, there’s a guy on drugs over in the corner,” Ellefson explains. “You have all of these dynamics in a rock band. What’s so cool about METAL ALLEGIANCE is that we’ve got four strong leaders who are all motivated, capable, and very driven. Everybody gets a chance to shine in METAL ALLEGIANCE, and everybody is comfortable when it’s time to step aside, too.”
More than an experiment, a one-off or a “super group,” METAL ALLEGIANCE is an experience. D. Randall Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) lends his blistered pipes to “Gift of Pain,” which features dueling solos from Skolnick and Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER). Troy Sanders (MASTODON, KILLER BE KILLED) sets an ominous vocal mood with the vintage PINK FLOYD infused “Let Darkness Fall,” with Rex Brown (PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL) pitching in on additional bass duties. The blend of melodic power from dUg Pinnick (KINGS X) and the metalcore bite from Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED, KINGDOM OF SORROW) on “Wait Until Tomorrow” blends as seamlessly as the duet between Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL) and Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL) on “Scars,” or the somber intensity of “Dying Song” featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN).
“The word ‘supergroup’ gets thrown around a lot, and I don’t so much mind the word, but this project feels more like multiplesupergroups to me,” says Skolnick, who’d sat in with the guys for the first time on Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise in September 2014, which happened to be the first time the collective performed as METAL ALLEGIANCE.
“The name sums it up,” says Portnoy. “It’s all about this camaraderie. The word ‘allegiance’ is perfect. We’re making music for metal fans, by metal fans. We get together to do this and it brings us back to our teenage years, just being fans of this entire genre. That’s the whole reason of doing this. It really is like a brotherhood.”
By December, the core members were writing songs at Portnoy’s home. “Obviously he’s a phenomenal drummer – he’s Mike fucking Portnoy – but many people probably don’t know about his arrangement ideas,” Menghi reveals. “He can just hear things in his head as far as arrangements. If we’re writing riffs, instantaneously he knows how to put a song together within a minute. It’s pretty damn amazing. And Alex? He’s a guitar god. He can just play anything and that’s what this record shows. There are some riffs on here I believe are going to be classic riffs, riffs I’d compare to Dimebag Darrell and ‘Walk’ or James Hetfield and ‘Master of Puppets’; very iconic, very memorable.
“METAL ALLEGIANCE formed as a live act first, that’s a big difference, too,” reasons Ellefson. “When bands perform live you can very clearly see what it is and what it can be. It wasn’t theoretical in this case. Everything was very practical and pragmatic because you can see it, feel it, and you knew what it was capable of becoming.”
Just as the electrifying concept explored by collaborative tribute experiences like HAIL! and Metal Masters eventually led to the founding of METAL ALLEGIANCE in 2014, the collectives’ raucous renditions of classic material from the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, and Pantera in clubs, conventions and cruise ships, however improbably, inevitably led to the creation of an album of brand new material.
“We’ve all existed outside of the things we’re most known for,” says Skolnick, himself a graduate of The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. “But when we come together, the core music that we all love is the same. We all flipped over the first few Van Halen records. We loved original Kiss. When we decided to do Judas Priest’s ‘Victim of Changes,’ we all said, ‘Of course we’re going to do the Unleashed in the East version!’”
“The feel of the music would really give us a good idea of who would be great to sing it,” Portnoy explains. “’Pledge of Allegiance’ is an old-school thrash song, like something off of Bonded by Blood, Kill ‘Em All or the first Death Angel album.” Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL) was drafted to sing, with guest guitar parts from Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), Gary Holt (SLAYER, EXODUS) and Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), one of metal’s most famous drummers but a great guitar player in his own right, too.
Often, the vibe of a song would change yet again once the singer laid down tracks. “Let Darkness Fall” had an IRON MAIDEN feel before Sanders contribution made it doomier. “Dying Song” is another great example. “We definitely wear a few influences on our sleeves, and that song was BLACK SABBATH all the way,” says Skolnick. “But then we put Philip Anselmo on that and he doesn’t sound like Ozzy Osbourne. He sounds like Philip Anselmo! And the riffs may have a Sabbath feel, but for the solos, I was able to tap into Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, stuff I’ve done at live jams, but never before on a record. Then Phil takes it to a whole other place. I’m amazed with what he did with it.”
The album was produced by Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, David Ellefson and Mike Portnoy, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira). The first record of all-original material released under the METAL ALLEGIANCE banner found a perfect home at Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the label venture founded by Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast) and Monte Conner (ex-Roadrunner Records). The NBE roster includes Nightwish, Machine Head, Suicide Silence, Fear Factory, and Killer Be Killed.
“We really surrounded ourselves with good people and good musicians,” says Menghi. “That’s the whole point of it. It’s not about egos, it’s not about who is a better player. It’s more about, ‘Who is a good person?’ That’s the foundation of METAL ALLEGIANCE.”
Ellefson concurs. “The four of us on that ship deciding to go into the studio and make a record was no different than me meeting my buddy Greg in the hallway of Jackson Elementary School and saying, ‘Hey dude, you like KISS, I like KISS, let’s form a band,’” he says. “It was the exact same spirit. That’s what METAL ALLEGIANCE is, that’s who we are. Forget that we’re famous. We all live right around the corner from each other, figuratively or literally. We all share the exact same record collection. That’s the spirit.”
Artist– CARLY RAE JEPSEN Event– Performance & Autograph Signing Date– Friday August 21st Time– 7:00 PM
CARLY RAE JEPSEN will be at Looney Tunes to celebrate the release of their new album “E.MO.TION”. She will be here to meet fans, perform a few songs and sign copies of their new CD. You can only get into this event buy purchasing the new CD from Looney Tunes now! You can order here online or at the store. If you order online there is a $4 paypal fee. If you order at the store of course there is no fee. If you order online please choose instore pick up. NO online orders will ship. You can pick up your order today or the day of the event with your wristband.
ORDER NOW!!! THIS WILL SELL OUT!!!
This is going to be an amazing event! See you there!
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! …….
EVERYONE THAT COMES WILL GET A FREE ……BAKED BY MELISSA CARLY RAE JEPSEN E.MO.TION CUPCAKE!!
ORDER THE CD HERE TO GET A WRISTBAND TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
VERY IMPORTANT – EVERY SINGLE PERSON NEEDS A WRISTBAND – REGARDLESS OF AGE! IF YOUR 50 OR 6 YOU NEED YOUR OWN WRISTBAND