3 Doors Down Front Man Arnold Premieres Debut Solo Single, ‘Wicked Man’

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3 Doors Down front man Brad Arnold is addressing the nation’s current political climate with his debut solo single.

Arnold debuted his new single ‘Wicked Man‘ Thursday.  The song’s musical arrangement was composed and produced by Arnold’s 3DD band mate, drummer Greg Upchurch.  It is a gentle, yet mournful composition that does well in translating the message in the song’s lyrics.

Arnold talked about the song’s lyrical content in a recent interview.

“The inspiration for the song has been the world around us,” he said. “The recent events that have happened and are happening in our country are events that will shape the future. In so many of these events, it seems there must be “someone behind the curtain. I believe a lot of people agree with this. I think that people are tired of being lied to and manipulated and are beginning to see the pattern. This song just points out a few of the things that are dividing and shaping things.  I hope it makes people realize that we truly are all in this together. It’s everyone’s future.”

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Public Enemy Continues Its Social, Political Activism With Its Latest Single

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Public Enemy is sounding a call to action with its new single.

The veteran rap group made its new single ‘State of the Union (STFU)’ available for fans to download for free Thursday.  The availability comes less than a week after the group debuted the song’s video, which was directed by David C. Snyder.  The song was produced by DJ Premier.

‘State of the Union (STFU)’ is a work whose musical arrangement will appeal widely to Public Enemy’s longtime fans.  That is due to its old school sound, which throws back to its early days.

The song’s lyrical theme is a direct lyrical 1-2 punch against Donald Trump and a call to action, encouraging everyone to get out in November and to vote him out.  It will appeal to the group’s longtime fans just as much as the song’s musical arrangement, in that it continues the group’s long-running tradition of social and political activism through its music.

Chuck D. talked about the song in a recent interview.

“Our collective voices keep getting louder,” he said.  “The rest of the planet is on our side. But it’s not enough to talk about change. You have to show up and demand change.  Folks gotta vote like their lives depend on it, ‘cause it does.”

Chuck D.’s longtime friend and fellow Public Enemy member Flava Flav added to his comments.

“Public Enemy tells it like it is,” he said.  “It’s time for him [Trump] to GO.”

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Public Enemy’s new single comes less than less than three months after the group debuted another equally socially conscious song in the form of ‘Food as a Machine Gun.’  The song was debuted in April by Public Enemy’s DJ+MC unit of Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws, Enemy Radio.

Chuck D. talked about that song in an interview promoting the single.

“So it’s April 1, 2020 and as we hoard food and empty store shelves, Chuck D and Flavor Flav hijack it as ‘FlavChuck  Day’   To end the HOAX with Enemy Radio’s new song Food As A Machine Gun,’ he said.  “‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ 2020 style.  That’s right. This is Enemy Radio featuring Public Enemy, with more around the corner.  Enemy Radio’s debut album Loud Is Not Enough is here.  “Food As A Machine Gun’ is the first taste, an attack on the food industrial machine that opens minds to the direct need, dependency and necessity — yet killer — of our current lives, taking inspiration from Kristin Lawless and her book, Formerly Known As Food.”

In referencing Lawless’ book, Chuck D talked about the connection between her work and Enemy Radio’s new song.

“The industrial world food machine rolls like gangbangers in the 21st century of chaos,” he said.  “Who protects us from the weapon formerly known as food?”

Said Lawless of her book’s theme, “The cracks in our food system have busted wide open.  The way we produce our food has helped to create this pandemic, and the poor-quality products we consume leave us vulnerable to infection.  Radical change around food production is required now if we want to prevent future pandemics, protect our planet and save our lives.”

Chuck D expanded on Lawless’ statements.

“Does it take doing crazy s*** or catastrophe to wake people up?,” he asked.  “Obviously so, even when paying attention is the cheapest price to pay.  So if you got that in your wallet, Enemy Radio is serving up ‘Food As A Machine Gun.’

The hoax that Chuck D. referenced was a hoax in which the media was led to believe that he and Flava Flav had parted ways not long before the single’s premiere.  Chuck D. said of the trick, that it was done intentionally.

“I had watched Orson Welles’ ‘War of the Worlds’ from 1938 when he pulled the wool over the public’s eyes as they put 100% belief in the technology of radio,” he said.  ” Most people followed like a Pavlovic dog just like they do now. Flav doesn’t do benefits and stays away from political events – we been cool and always agreed about that.  Enemy Radio was built for that reason, to be a DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy, a no-slack homage toss back to DJ+MC roots.  It is DJ Lord, myself an Jahi with the S1Ws.”

“Hearing the confused mush of political talk while under the bowels of Trumpotus made me use a presidential stage as my platform,” he added. “Out of this storm came a plan between Flav and me to remind people what what’s important should have as much, if not more, value than just what’s popular.  Thus came the HOAX, our ‘War of the Worlds.’  Believe half of what you hear and NONE of what you see.”

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Shout! Factory To Begin Releasing The Nanny’s Standalone Season Sets Next Month

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Late this spring Shout! Factory ended a long wait for fans of CBS’ modern classic sitcom The Nanny when it released the series in its entirety in the form of The Nanny: The Complete Series. For fans that might not have been lucky enough to get their hands on that set, Shout! Factory has announced that it will begin releasing the series’ standalone season sets next month beginning with the series’ fourth season.

Shout! Factory will release The Nanny: Season Four on Tuesday, September 22nd. The twenty-six-episode run includes plenty of laughs and just as many big-name guest stars including: Bette Midler, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion, Jon Stewart, Jason Alexander, and Joan Collins among many others. One of those guest stars–Jason Alexander (Seinfeld)–appears in the season premiere “The Tart With A Heart.” Alexander plays a blind man named Jack in this episode. Fran picks up Jack at a singles bar after tensions rise between herself, Mawell, and C.C. The tensions in question rise from the revelation that Maxwell in fact hired Fran only for her looks. Of course things don’t go quite as Fran planned with Jack in the long run leading to an interesting outcome between Fran and Maxwell. There’s an equally classic story line later in the season in “Kissing Cousins” in which guest star Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) plays Frans cousin. The catch is that Fran doesn’t realize that Stewart’s character is in fact her cousin. This leads to plenty of laughs thanks to a battle of the sexes of sorts between Fran and Maxwell. In “You Bette Your Life” famed singer/actress Bette Midler appears as herself when Maxwell decides to assemble a charity auction. The auction leads to Fran becoming the babysitter for a talented young 10-year old piano player. Things don’t exactly go as planned for Fran and Maxwell in this episode as the sight of an elderly person dying while he performed at a nursing home puts a multi-million dollar deal from the boy’s father in jeopardy. There are plenty more laughs for fans throughout the season’s twenty-six total episodes. And audiences will get to enjoy them for themselves when The Nanny: Season Four is released next month.  Season Four’s complete episode listing is noted below.


1 The Nanny: The Tart With Heart
2 The Nanny: The Cradle Robbers
3 The Nanny: The Bird’s Nest
4 The Nanny: The Rosie Show
5 The Nanny: Freida Needa Man
6 The Nanny: Me And Mrs. Joan
7 The Nanny: The Taxman Cometh
8 The Nanny: An Affair To Dismember
9 The Nanny: Tattoo
10 The Nanny: The Car Show
11 The Nanny: Hurricane Fran
12 The Nanny: Danny’s Dead And Who’s Got The Will?
13 The Nanny: Kissing Cousins
14 The Nanny: The Fifth Wheel
15 The Nanny: The Nose Knows
16 The Nanny: The Bank Robbery
17 The Nanny: Samson, He Denied Her
18 The Nanny: The Facts Of Lice
19 The Nanny: Fran’s Roots
20 The Nanny: The Nanny And The Hunk Producer
21 The Nanny: The Passed-Over Story
22 The Nanny: No Muse Is Good Muse
23 The Nanny: You Bette Your Life
24 The Nanny: The Heather Biblow Story
25 The Nanny: The Boca Story
26 The Nanny: Fran’s Gotta Have It

The Nanny: Season Four will be released in stores and online on Tuesday, September 22nd. It will retail for MSRP of $34.99. It can be pre-ordered online now at a discounted price of $29.99 via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/the-nanny-season-four. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

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