The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 Album Featuring Score by Ludwig Göransson Out Today

By Staff Reports Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s multiple Emmy®-winning live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther) and is available HERE. The release will…Read moreRead more

Lollapalooza 2020 Announces 4-Night Livestream Featuring 150 Performances

By Eddie Aguirre Just like all other major events and shows in the US this year, Lollapalooza has been no exception; it too has canceled its 2020 physical live audience appearance due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. As a follower of music and live performances, I am thrilled to see that this event will…Read moreRead more

New Graphic Memoir from IDW Publishing, Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band, Amplifies the Voice of a People Long Neglected

By Staff Reports You’ve heard the hit song “Come and Get Your Love” in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but the story of the band behind it is one of cultural, political, and social importance. This September, IDW Publishing presents Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band — an intriguing, historically accurate…Read moreRead more

Z2 Comics Announces Gorillaz Almanac

By Staff Reports Stop the presses! Twenty years in the making, the Gorillaz ALMANAC is the very first annual by Gorillaz, published this October 2020 in partnership with the renowned Z2 Comics. Inspired by the great British tradition of the hardback annual, Gorillaz ALMANAC is a full colour, one-of-a-kind, fun-packed, 120+ page, sideways homage to two glorious decades of Gorillaz. Jammed with exclusive new artwork, including…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

By Kevin Hoskinson “Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, About three bad brothers you know so well, It started way back in history, With Ad-Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D.” It has often been said that if a story is powerful enough, it doesn’t matter if you know how it ends. We…Read moreRead more

The Hamilton Cast Zooms in to Surprise Young Fan on Some Good News with John Krasinski

By Nolan P. Smith Who isn’t a fan of John Krasinski? The all-around good guy from The Office turned action hero is at it again, as he brings his second installment of Some Good News to a world desperately in need of some. The episode features many amazing spots of good news, of a nation…Read moreRead more

NO TIME TO DIE – Listen to Billie Eilish’s Theme Song for the New Bond Movie

By Staff Reports Today, five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her latest song, No Time To Die, the official theme song to the upcoming James Bondfilm. The song was produced by her brother; fellow multi GRAMMY® Award-winning FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr. No Time To Die comes ahead of the film’s global release, which hits…Read moreRead more

Watch Death Valley Girls Documentary From Dr. Martens Music & Film Series, On Loudwire Today

By Staff Reports Highlighting unique voices that aren’t heard in the mainstream, the legendary shoe brand Dr. Martens has premiered the latest episode of its first-ever Dr. Martens Presents Music & Film Series. The new installment features the ferocious, femme-fueled foursome DEATH VALLEY GIRLS, who deliver relentless garage rock grooves with post-punk intensity. In the documentary…Read moreRead more

Gibson: Reveals Product Line-Up Ahead Of NAMM 2020; Launches New Acoustic Custom Shop And Collections For Gibson USA, Custom Shop And Gibson Acoustic

By Staff Reports For the past 126 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. The new Gibson era celebrates the iconic models of the Gibson Golden Era while leaning into the future with instruments that nurture new players across generations, genders, and genres of music. In 2019, Gibson emerged as the legitimate leader…Read moreRead more

Vote for Dayseye and Help Support Pastrami Nation’s Own Myke Fabela

By Nolan P. Smith Editor Many of you know him from his audio reviews, occasional podcasts, and social media live events for Pastrami Nation. Well, our own Myke Fabela, as a part of the band Dayseye, has a huge opportunity and needs your support! Matter of fact, they stand a fantastic chance of opening at…Read moreRead more

deadmau5 ‘POLAR’ Soundtrack Out Now — His Film Score Debut From The Netflix Film

By Staff Reports “It’s a new year, and deadmau5 is ready to break new ground. The beloved Canadian producer can now add ‘composer’ to his résumé. He scored the forthcoming Netflix original movie Polar…”  – Billboard Directed by renowned Swedish director and drummer Jonas Åkerlund and starring Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens, Polar-out now via Netflix–is based upon the Dark Horse…Read moreRead more

Venom Soundtrack Out October 5, “Pedal to the Metal” Exclusively Streaming via Collider

By Staff Reports Sony Music announces the release of VENOM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on October 5 with original music by three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Creed, Atlanta). In advance of the soundtrack release, Collider is exclusively streaming “Pedal to the Metal”, here: Amongst an impressive resume of TV…Read moreRead more

The Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys and Valiant Entertainment Team Up for 2017 Artwork and Branding

Valiant Entertainment to be a part of the longest running touring music festival, The Vans Warped Tour By Staff Reports The Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys and Valiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership to bring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes on the road with America’s longest-running touring music festival for an…Read moreRead more

It’s Time to Rise Up: The Hamilton Mixtape Drops Dec 2nd

Two Tracks Available Now with Pre-Order of The Hamilton Mixtape By Nolan P. Smith “You only get one shot, take it or leave it…” Lin-Manuel Miranda, the visionary behind the smash hit musical, Hamilton, is bringing the world an early Christmas present in the form of The Hamilton Mixtape. Taking tracks from the musical and…Read moreRead more

Watertower Music to Release the Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 Celebrating the Musical History of DC Comics from 1940 to 2016

Celebrate the Musical Landscape of DC Comics with this release By Staff Reports WaterTower Music announced today the July 15, 2016 release of The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 on CD and Digital formats, with Double Vinyl coming soon.  A follow-up companion piece to 2010’s critically acclaimed The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary…Read moreRead more

Lakeshore Records Presents Fall of Gods- She is Gone Original Book Score

By Staff Reports Lakeshore Records will release FALL OF GODS – SHE IS GONE – Original Book Score digitally on February 19 and on CD March 4, 2016. The album features the original score by François Jolin (THE GENEX, WINNETOU, HARD RIGHT) and the original track The Call co-written with, and featuring, Delhia de France….Read moreRead more

Japanese Pop Group fhána Offers Catchy Debut Album To North American Fans

By Staff Reports Japanese pop group fhána has announced the availability of its debut release, Outside of Melancholy, in a special limited edition version that contains the 14-track album on CD along with a Blu-ray featuring all of the music videos for the album’s title track and catchy singles as well as a selection of…Read moreRead more

WWE NXT to take over Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK 2015

From The monsters of rock will meet the monsters of the ring, as the Superstars and Divas of WWE NXT are ready to bring their hard-hitting, in-your-face brand of sports-entertainment to the fourth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival in Sacramento, Calif., on October 24 and 25, 2015! For the first time ever, AFTERSHOCK will feature…Read moreRead more

Bad Religion At The House Of Blues Las Vegas!

By: MrAndMrsSmith Bad Religion has stood the test of time over the span of nearly 4 decades! They deliver a high intensity show everytime. This particular show was a bit different because they were celebrating “Songs of the 21’st Century” I have to admit it was strange to go to a Bad Religion show and…Read moreRead more

Bad Religion at Musink 2015!

  By: MrAndMrsSmith Bad Religion is back out on tour! We had the chance to go see them at the Musink Festival in Costa Mesa Ca. As always they put on a great show! These guys are big contributors to the early punk rock scene of the 70’s and 80’s and still are a powerful…Read moreRead more

Bloodborne Story Trailer and the Music of Bloodborne

By Nolan P. Smith With The Order-1886 having hit the PS4 this past Friday (review coming soon!), the next big PS4 would be Bloodborne. Hitting in North America on March 24th, From Software’s Bloodborne looks to be yet another reason to jump into the world of Sony. Below we have a trailer for the game,…Read moreRead more

Epic Rap Battles of History: Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

By Nolan P. Smith The battle royal for directors is on in this battle! Check out Spielberg, Hitchcock, as well as some other iconic directors lyrically duke it out in another installment of Epic Rap Battles of History! Check it out! [youtube]

2014 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many…Read moreRead more

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Master Quest” Touring in 2015

By Staff Reports REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series is back with a third installment of multimedia symphony to be toured worldwide, titled “Master Quest.” This latest edition of the “The Legend of Zelda” symphony will add new music and visuals from the latest games in the series…Read moreRead more

Shady XV Review: 15 Years Already?

Review by Nolan P. Smith Label: Shady/Interscope Release Date: 11/24/14 Format: Digital, 2 Disc CD set (Victor Valley)—Eminem is arguably one of the most well known rappers on the planet, and for good reason. The motor-mouthed MC from the Motor City has made an impact on the rap game that nobody can argue: whether you…Read moreRead more

Body Counts In The House!

By MrAndMrsSmith Body Count is back with their new release “Manslaughter”. Body Count came out strong in the early 90’s and made a lot of controversial noise with their track “cop killer” since then in my opinion “fell off the map” the band was ravaged with some untimely deaths and it just didn’t seem their…Read moreRead more

D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration Tickets Now Available To The General Public

By Staff Reports The Official Disney Fan Club Brings Roadshow Event to Burbank, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Guests Will Celebrate Favorite Disney Movies, Attractions, Music, Television Shows, Characters, and More. Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the D23 Disney…Read moreRead more

Anime Expo Special Edition of rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

By Staff Reports rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes will take place on Sunday, July 6 at 2:30pm PDT, in Hall B of the Los Angeles Convention Center during Anime Expo. Featuring the music of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect, BioShock, Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, Halo and other award-winning games, played by a live 72-piece orchestra,…Read moreRead more

Music Video Premiere: Eminem ft. Nate Ruess- Headlights

By Nolan P. Smith “Maybe we took this too far…” Those are the words from Headlights, the newest music video from Eminem and featuring Nate Ruess. The song is off of Em’s latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is a departure from what we usually hear about in regards to his mom, Debbie…Read moreRead more