ESPN To Air Special Edition Of College GameDay To Celebrate The Masters Tournament

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ESPN will air a special edition of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot Nov. 14.

The special edition of ESPN’s CGD will air live from Augusta National Golf Club. The broadcast will preview The PGA’s Masters Golf Tournament and will come specifically from the Par 3 course, the site of the Masters Par 3 Contest. The Masters Gold Tournament was postponed from its normal date in April to Saturday, Nov. 14 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content, commented on this weekend’s broadcast in a prepared statement.

“Anytime College GameDay travels to a new destination it’s special, and the opportunity to be on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters is extraordinary,” said Pitaro.  “As this iconic event coincides with the college football season for the first time, we look forward to getting fans ready for a football Saturday, while also showcasing the Masters and the greatest golfers in the world.”

A “virtual pit’ will allow fans to take part in the broadcast from the safety of their own homes. Fans who want to take part in the ‘virtual pit’ can register for a chance for inclusion in the event here.

Rece Davis will anchor the broadcast. Five-time Emmy Award-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL MVP Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame inductee and former Georgia All-American Georgia undergrad and MBA alum Maria Taylor, and Tom Rinaldi will join Davis for the broadcast. Additionally, Lee Corso will contribute remotely from his home.

Other contributors expected to appear on Saturday’s edition of College GameDay Built by The Home Depot are: Jen Lada, Pat McAfee, and Gene Wojciechowski. Along with appearing on Saturday’s broadcast, Rinaldi will also repot on The Masters for his 13th consecutive year.

This year is the first that ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot has aired from Augusta. However, the program has previously welcomed some well-known college golf athletes. PGA golfer Ricky Fowler (former Oklahoma State golfer), and fellow PGA star Justin Thomas (former Alabama golfer) have appeared on the program.

ESPN will air the first and second rounds of The Masters tournament from 1 – 5:30 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13. ESPN will offer expanded PGA coverage this year from Nov. 9-15 on ESPN+, including exclusive practice round coverage on Nov. 10-11, and coverage of Holes 4,5, and 6 on all four days of the tournament. Additionally, SportsCenter will have special coverage from The Masters throughout the week of the tournament.

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Debuts New Single, ‘Bite My Tongue,’ Companion Lyric Video

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons did not wait long to release its latest single and video.

The band debuted its new single ‘Bite My Tongue’ and its companion lyric video Friday. The song and its video are the third from the band’s forthcoming album We Are The Bastards, which is scheduled for release Nov. 13 through Nuclear Blast Records. The premiere comes one week after the band debuted the album’s second single, ‘We’re The Bastards’ and its video, and more than a month after the group debuted the album’s lead single ‘Son of a Gun’ and its video.

The lyric video for ‘Bite My Tongue’ places the song’s lyrics against a montage of footage that features, imagery, such as a person shouting and pointing a finger, a person shouting through a megaphone while his mouth is covered in tape, and a person typing way at a keyboard. The imagery is used to help illustrate the message in the song’s lyrical theme, which “encourages” people to think before they just spout off at the mouth.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bite My Tongue’ is a heavy, driving, up-tempo modern rock style composition. Its stylistic approach and sound will appeal to fans of Stone Sour among other similar acts.

Guitarist Todd Campbell said of the band’s latest single, “Because ‘We’re The Bastards’ said the word “Bastard” too many bastard times in it we decided to release ‘Bite my Tongue’ too for your listening pleasure. It never says the word ‘bastard’ in it, but we threw in a few ‘shits’ for good measure!”

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In other news, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons have launched a new apparel line. Specifically speaking, the band has launched a new line of t-shirts to help pay its road crew since live performances are all but nonexistent right now.

Said the band about the new shirts, “We’ve just released a We’re the Bastards crew t-shirt where all the profits will go towards our amazing and extremely hard-working road crew during this tough time with no live touring.”

In more related news, drummer Dane Campbell has launched his own podcast called “Drum For The Song.” the podcast is available to stream through Spotify and YouTube.

We’re The Bastards will release on CD; limited edition digi-pack with four bonus tracks; and 2LP vinyl.  The 2LP set will feature four different color patterns: black, orange/black splatter, gold, and sparkle.  Additionally, it will release as a digital album.  Digital pre-saves are open now.

The album’s track listing is noted below.

The tracklist reads as follows:
1. We’re The Bastards
2. Son Of A Gun
3. Promises Are Poison
4. Born To Roam
5. Animals
6. Bite My Tongue
7. Desert Song
8. Keep Your Jacket On
9. Lie To Me
10. Riding Straight To Hell
11. Hate Machine
12. Destroyed
13. Waves

Bonus tracks [limited digipak]:
14. Big Mouth (Live)
15. Freak Show (Live)
16. Dark Days (Live)
17. Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live)

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Karma Kids Debuts ‘Chemical Drugs’ Lyric Video; Streaming EP Now

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Pop punk band Karma Kids debuted the lyric video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the lyric video for its new single ‘Chemical Drugs’ Tuesday. The song’s video treatment places the song’s lyrics over a beating heart. the shot moves aroudn throughout the song, but the background stays the same.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is a composition that will appeal to a wide range of similar acts, such as New Found Glory, Blink-182, and others of that ilk. The song’s lyrical content is accessible in its own right, as it touches on the topic of relationships in different fashions.

Front man Jon Benjamin discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“’Chemical Drugs’ is the story of thinking back on a relationship,” he said. “Sexual Drugs” and “Chemical Drugs” really sum the record up as showing both the infatuation at the beginning and then how to deal with it.”

In related news to that of the debut of the band’s new single and video, Karma Kids is now streaming its new EP Chemical Drugs online. The record is available to stream and download through Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. Its track listing is noted below.

Track Listing:

1. Sexual Drugs

2. Lightning

3. Chemical Drugs

4. Skeletons

5. Wasting Away

6. Jersey

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AAC, SEC, ACC Matchups Get The Spotlight In ESPN Networks’ CFB Broadcast Schedule This Week

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Coastal Carolina and No. 21 Louisiana will go live under the lights tonight on the gridiron.

The Chanticleers and Rajin-Cajuns will open the ESPN networks’ weekly college football broadcast schedule at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight. While the game opens this week’s schedule, three other games will be the focus of this week’s schedule.

The AAC, SEC, and ACC are scheduled to showcase Saturday in a daylong schedule. That is pending the developing situation at Florida. The Gators staff suspended operations Tuesday following the revelation that 19 members of the team have tested positive for COVID-19.

No. 10 Florida is scheduled to LSU at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN. However, Tuesday’s announcement is leaving Saturday’s game in question. This after workouts and practices were paused following the revelation of the outbreak.

The two other games on the schedule — UCF at Memphis (AAC) and No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State (ACC) — are still confirmed. Coverage of the AAC matchup is scheduled to launch at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC, with Mark Jones, Roddy Jones, and Paul Carcaterra on the call.

The ACC will headline the day’s schedule, with coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Sean McDonough will anchor the Saturday Night Football presented by Capital One broadcast. Todd Bleckledge, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath will provide additional commentary and reports.

While the noted games are the highlights of Saturday’s schedule across the ESPN networks, they are not the only games on the four-day schedule. Sun Belt foes Georgia State and Arkansas State are scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday on ESPN.

No. 8 Cincinnati is on the road noon Saturday against host Tulsa in another key AAC matchup. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN2.

No. 13 Miami is also on Saturday’s schedule. The Hurricanes are scheduled to play host to Pittsburgh live at noon on the ACC Network.

Also set for high noon is a matchup of No. 18 Tennessee and Kentucky. That game is scheduled to air on the SEC Network.

This week’s full college football schedule is noted below.

DateTime (ET)Game/TalentNetwork
Wed, Oct 147:30 p.m.Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Louisiana
Chris Cotter, Eric Mac Lain, Lericia Harris
Thu, Oct 157:30 p.m.Georgia State at Arkansas State
Matt Barrie, Mike Golic Jr., Tera Talmadge
Fri, Oct 166 p.m.No. 17 SMU at Tulane
Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison, Lauren Sisler
9:30 p.m.No. 14 BYU at Houston
Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, Kris Budden
Sat, Oct 17NoonNo. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech
TV: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Marty Smith
Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones
No. 15 Auburn at South Carolina
Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
No. 8 Cincinnati at Tulsa
Anish Shroff, Tom Luginbill, Lericia Harris
Texas State at South Alabama
Clay Matvick, Rocky Boiman
Pittsburgh at No. 13 Miami
Chris Cotter, Mark Herzlich, Alex Chappell
ACC Network
Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic
SEC Network
Liberty at SyracuseESPN3
South Florida at Temple
Dave Leno, Ken Dunek
Navy at East Carolina
Lincoln Rose, Keith Moreland
3:30 p.m.UCF at Memphis
Mark Jones, Roddy Jones, Paul Carcaterra
Ole Miss at Arkansas
Dave Flemming, Rod Gilmore, Tera Talmadge
Duke at NC StateESPN3
Eastern Kentucky at TroyESPN3
4 p.m.LSU at No. 10 Florida
Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Allison Williams
UMass at Georgia Southern
Bill Roth, Dustin Fox
Virginia at Wake Forest
Wes Durham, Eric Wood, Jerry Punch
ACC Network
No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, DJ Shockley, Dawn Davenport
SEC Network
7:30 p.m.No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State
Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay, Molly McGrath
Southern Mississippi at UTEP
Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden
8 p.m.Florida International at Charlotte
Mike Couzens, Rene Ingoglia
Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech
Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselbeck, Katie George
ACC Network

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Coco Is A Wonderful Cinematic Treat From Pixar

When Pixar Animation Studios released its movie Up in 2009, it reached what was at the point, its peak.  The movies that followed, such as Incredibles 2, Monsters University, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur all proved to be pale shadows of the company’s former greatness.  The only real positive presentations that followed Up came in the form of Cars 3, Toy Story 3, and the studio’s 2017 movie CocoThat movie is, next to Up (and Toy Story 3) one of Pixar’s highest peaks.  It is a movie with a wonderful, memorable story, stunning animation and visual effects, and bonus content that serves to make the movie even more enjoyable in its home release.  When these three elements are joined together, they make Coco a work that is without question, one of Pixar’s elite movies.

Pixar Animation Studios’ 2017 movie Coco is one of the greatest movies that the company has made since making its debut in November 1995 with Toy Story.  It is such a memorable and timeless story in part because of its story.  The story is actually a three-pronged presentation.  One part of the story is simply the story of the importance of family.  It is not until Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez – Icebox, The Last Ship, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders) accidentally takes a trip to the land of the dead (fittingly on one of the most important days in Hispanic culture) that he realizes the importance of family.  That realization comes as a result of everything that Miguel encounters during what is essentially a coming-of-age journey.  The journey happens because Miguel’s family wants to forbid him from becoming a musician, all because of what happened with one member of the family decades prior.  That family member, Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien) ends up unwittingly meeting Miguel during his journey.  That chance meeting leads to the story’s second prong, which is a mystery story about who he [Hector] really is.  The mystery is solved as a result of Miguel’s journey to meet Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt – Traffic, Law & Order, Miss Congeniality).  Along the way, the story’s third prong – the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease – is added in to the mix.  Lots of movies have been made about mental health since Hollywood’s golden age, but few if any have ever openly taken on the topic of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Keeping all of this in mind, there is clearly a lot going on in this story.  Even with so much going on, the movie’s writing team does an admirable job of combining each plot element to make the story one whole presentation.  The result of the story being so well-written is that it effortlessly keeps audiences engaged and entertained throughout its one-hour, 45 minute run time.  Considering how well the story is written, it makes itself a solid foundation for the movie.  The animation and visual effects that are presented in Coco build on the foundation formed by the movie’s story and add another level of enjoyment for the movie.

If there is one thing in which Pixar has excelled in each movie, it is animation.  This movie is no different.  The animation and general visual effects used in this movie are top notch.  They show how far the company has come since 1995 and how far CG animated movies have come.  From a detail as minute as the look of a bone, with its indentations and scratches, to something larger, such as the look of the streets and buildings, to the subtlety of the flower petals that form the bridge between the land of the living and dead and so much more, it is clear that painstaking efforts were made to fully immerse audiences in the movie visually as well as in terms of the story.  Audiences will be wowed by the subtle way in which the petals move on the bridge, and by the detail of something like Dante’s look, how closely it resembles real life street dogs in Mexico.  This will be touched on a little later.  Just as impressive are items, such as the details of the city in the land of the dead, and even something as simple as the paper that hangs from the lines in the movie’s opening and finale, and even the look of the cemetery.  Simply put, the movie offers so much to appreciate in its look.  It shows that the movie’s creative heads did not take their task of bringing the movie to life lightly.  They really worked hard to make it completely immersive, and succeeded in doing so.  When this aspect is considered with the positive of the story, the two elements make the movie that much more appealing for audiences.  As if the story and combined animation and visual effects are not enough, the bonus content that accompanies the movie’s home release adds even more to the presentation, solidifying its place among Pixar’s top tier of movies.

The bonus content that is featured with the home release of Coco adds so much enjoyment to the movie.  The most notable of the movie’s bonus content comes in the form of the feature-length audio commentary from the trio of Director Lee Unkrich, Co-Director Adrian Molina, and Producer Darla K. Anderson.  The trio’s discussions during the movie add so much more depth to the presentation.  One of the most important revelations that comes from the movie is that the use of the blessing and the flower was inspired by a personal experience from Unkrich as he prepared to start college many years prior.  Also of note from the group’s discussions is that a real effort was made to not make the movie a Tim Burton-esque presentation as the movie’s heads knew people would instantly try to make such a comparison, considering the movie’s subject matter.  There is even a mention of the detail of the pyramids in the land of the dead, and how it was meant to pay tribute to the many eons of Hispanic culture.  These noted aspects and so many others will keep viewers so entertained and engaged, proving without a doubt, the importance of the movie’s bonus content.  It is not the only enjoyable bonus feature, either.  The separate bonus discussion on the painstaking efforts that were made to make a secondary character, such as Dante believable in his look, adds its own share of interest.  Audiences will be interested to learn that apparently, dogs, such as Dante, do lose their teeth, which leads to the tongue in fact going everywhere.  So even a detail, such as that is based fully in reality.  The other bonuses, “Mi Familia” and the animated short “Welcome to the Fiesta” are enjoyable in their own right, and add a little bit more to the presentation.  When they are considered along with the feature-length audio commentary and discussion on the look and actions of Dante, the whole of the movie’s bonus content puts the finishing touch to the movie’s presentation, completely cementing its place not only among Pixar’s extensive list of movies, but also among Hollywood’s long history of animated features.

Pixar Animation Studio’s 2017 movie Coco is one of the company’s elite presentations.  It is right up there with the likes of Up, Toy Story 3, and Cars 3.  it is also an elite among animated movies.  That is proven in part through its story, which seamlessly combines so many plot elements without ever getting bogged down in itself.  Its central story of the importance of family, its secondary murder mystery and added starting point on discussions about Alzheimer’s Disease make for a fully engaging and entertaining watch in themselves.  The stunning animation and visual effects that are exhibited throughout the movie add even more enjoyment to the movie.  The bonus content that accompanies the movie in its home release puts the finishing touch to the movie’s presentation.  Each noted item is important in its own way to the whole of the movie.  All things considered, they make Coco a wonderful cinematic treat whether on the Day of the Dead, Halloween or any other time of the year.

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Dead Original Debuts ‘Restrained’ Video

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Independent rock band Dead Original debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Restrained‘ Friday. The song and its video are the third from the band’s forthcoming album Bought and Sold, which is scheduled for release Nov. 13 through InGrooves. The song’s debut follows that of the album’s other current singles, ‘Hard To See‘ and ‘Fade To Light.’

The video features the band — Paul Wandtke (guitar, vocals), Mike Petrasek (bass, backing vocals), and Sean McCole (drums) — performing their new single in an intimate studio setting while its grunge-style plays over the video. The song’s arrangement will appeal to fans of bands, such as Nirvana, Bush, and other grunge acts that rose to fame in the 90s. The song’s lyrical content will appeal to just as many listeners as its musical arrangement.

Pre-orders are open for Bought and Sold. ‘Restrained‘ is available to stream and download here. The album’s track listing is noted below.

Track List:
1. Move
2. Hard to See
3. Bored Again
4. Restrained
5. Bought and Sold
6. Blasted
7. Let it Burn
8. My Friends
9. Beached
10. Fade to Light
11. Searching
12. Die Alone
13. Circles [intro]
14. Circles

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Post Malone, His Dad Appear On Dave Ellefson Streaming Broadcast Show

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Rapper Post Malone and his dad Rich made an appearance on Dave Ellefson’s More Nights With DE/TH live stream show this week.

The father and son appeared on the hour-long-plus live program Wednesday.  Audiences can watch the replay of the show here.  Malone talked about topics, such as life in Utah, Megadeth and beer pong with Ellefson and co-host Thom Hazert over the course of the broadcast.

The elder Malone appeared ahead of his son’s appearance.  He talked with Hazert and Ellefson for more than half an hour during his appearance.  One of the topics that he discussed was the beginning of his son’s (whose birth name is Austin) career.

“I’ve always been shilling for my kid“, said Rich. “To everyone at work, I’m like, “Hey check this out, Austin did it. So, it might get 500 views. And I’m like 500 views, wow, 500 people are listening to my kid. And then “White Iverson” came out, with the help of Wiz Khalifa, and some other folks in Dallas, a guy named Greg Mason, they tweeted it out, and next thing you know it’s got 1000 views. And then I said, wouldn’t it be great if it got to 5000 views. And I woke up the next morning, and it was at 100,000. And then it’s been a sprint to keep up with it for the last 5 years. He was opening for Fetty Wap, then Bieber. I can’t keep up with it. But I’m hoping that he opens up for you guys someday, then I’ll know he really made it.”

Along with all of this , the announcement was also made during Wednesday’s online broadcast, that Malone’s single ‘Over Now’ will receive the re-issue treatment soon.  Pre-orders for the yellow vinyl (which will be available in a limited number of copies) will open Friday through Combat Records.  The re-issue will also feature a remix of the song as a b-side, produced by Randy Burns, who produced Megadeth’s hit album Peace SellsBut Who’s Buying?

Ellefson and his namesake band released a re-worked version of ‘Over Now’ last month through its official Youtube channel and official Bandcamp page. The band’s cover is expected for inclusion on the band’s as-yet untitled album, which is due out this fall.

The song’s arrangement is a heavy rap-rock style composition that adds in screaming vocals and heavy down-tuned guitars accompanied by full-throttle double-bass-centered time keeping for its foundation.

According to information available at, Malone’s song, which is featured in his 2018 album Beerbongs and Bentleys, is centered on the end of a relationship that happened as the result of the revelation about the relationship by the song’s subject.

Hazaert talked about the genesis of Ellefson’s cover of Malone’s song in a recent interview.

“As I actually told him [Malone], some of my stuff on Sleeping Giants was heavily influenced by Beerbongs and Bentleys, which I spent 2 months on tour last year driving around the country listening to on repeat, which was really where the impetus for the cover came from,” Hazert said. “So, it was a huge honor to put our stamp on this song, and pay my respects to what he does, and how much I appreciate it. And I think the emotions and dynamic of the song really lend themselves to the heavier arrangement. Posty is a Rock and Metal guy at heart, and I think ‘Over Now’ is definitely a Metal song at heart.”

Ellefson added his own thoughts to the discussion.

“We’re all fans of Posty, and he’s also been a huge fan of Megadeth and all things metal,” he said. “Aside from being a great song for any genre, our cover of “Over Now” is our way of showing our mutual admiration and paying homage to our friend.”

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The Rolling Stones’ “Extra Licks” Streaming Series Winds Down Sunday

Eagle Rock Entertainment will wrap up its “Extra Licks” live streaming series this weekend.

The series, which launched last month and features bonus content included in some of The Rolling Stones’ past live recordings winds down Sunday.  It is part of YouTube’s #StayHome campaign.  The bonus performances have streamed through The Rolling Stones’ official YouTube channel.

Sunday’s stream is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CDT/12 p.m. PDT.  It will feature performances from The Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge Tour taken from the band’s Aug. 1994 performance at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.  It marks the first time that the performances have been available digitally.  A trailer for the performances is streaming here.

The “Voodoo Lounge” tour launched Aug. 1, 1994 in Washington, D.C. and ran more than a year, ending Aug. 30, 1995 in Rooterdam, The Netherlands.  The tour, which was in support of its then latest album Voodoo Lounge, grossed $320 million, making it the band’s second-highest-grossing tour of all time, behind only its “A Bigger Bang Tour,” which was in support of its 2005 album A Bigger Bang.

The “A Bigger Bang Tour” launched Aug. 10, 2005 in Toronto, Canada and ran more than two years, winding down Aug. 26, 2007 in London, England.  The tour grossed $558.3 million.

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Madame Mayhem Debuts ‘Breaking Down’ Lyric Video

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Independent rock artist Madame Mayhem debuted the video for her latest single this week.

Madame Mayhem (a.k.a. Natalie Ann Cohen) debuted the lyric video for her new single ‘Breaking Down‘ Friday.  The song features a melodic hard rock arrangement that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Breaking Benjamin, The Veer Union and other similar acts.

The song’s lyrical content comes across as a message about someone who has gone through much difficulty in life, but ultimately refuses to give up despite experiencing those trials.  This is inferred late in the song as she sings, “I am not breaking down this time.”  The energy in her vocal delivery emphasizes that resolve, adding to its impact.

According to information provided about the new song, Cohen co-wrote the song with Brian Vodihn (10 Years) and enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Finger Eleven, Disturbed, Megadeth) to produce the song.  He is just one more of the big names who played a part in the song’s creation.

The information provided about the new single states Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big), Jason “J Bomb” Harrison and keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin) also took part in the song’s creation.

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The Story Changes Debuts ‘Golden Age’ Video

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Emo-punk outfit The Story Changes debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Golden Age‘ March 25. The video pays tribute to George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy while also presenting the song, which is featured on the band’s 2019 album To Hell With This Delicate Equation.

Front man Marc McMillon talked about the video in a recent interview.

“We grew up enamored with a galaxy far, far away, and had a great time working with our friend Chris from Punchline to put together this animated parody video,” he said.  “Hopefully this can provide some laughs right now when I’m sure everyone could use a little distraction while staying at home.”

The Story Changes features members of Hawthorne Heights and The stereo in its lineup.

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