Teen Raises The Epic Selfie Bar Even Higher!


(PCM) We think the epic “selfie” bar just continues to rise higher and higher, especially now that an Omaha, Nebraska teen has captured a “selfie” with both Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett.

Buffett is certainly one of Omaha, Nebraska’s best-know residents, however to capture him literally just relaxing on a park bench with none other than Sir Paul McCartney is certainly an epic feat.

The billionaire and the former Beatle were relaxing on a bench outside of the E-Creamery in the city of Omahas’ Dundee neighborhood, when teen Tom White captured the amazing selfie!

McCartney was in town for a performance which will take place tonight at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska!

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Remembering Michael Jackson


(PCM) Today marks five years since we lost one of the biggest music and pop culture icons of our generation, Michael Jackson.

Jackson died as a result of cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 and the world still continues to mourn the loss of this artistic genius. Say what you will about a lot of the controversy that surrounded his personal life, Jackson was a phenomenal musician and his artistic contributions will continue to define his legacy well into the future.

The coroner in the case ruled Jackson’s death a homicide and his personal doctor Conrad Murray was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Murray was released from jail last October after serving a two-year sentence.

Fans across the globe continue to enjoy Jackson’s music and there has even recently been previously unreleased material made a available with the album “Xscape” that was released back in May. The album features the single “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake.

Tributes to the fallen pop icon have been pouring in all over social media to commemorate the five year anniversary of his death and it further proves that the King of Pop’s spirit is still very much alive and well.

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Famed Radio Personality Casey Kasem Dead At Age 82


(PCM) It has just been revealed that iconic radio personality Casey Kasem has passed away today at the age of 82. Kasem’s had been in ailing health for quite some time and had been hospitalized in Washington State for the past two weeks. Kasem was diagnosed with Lewy body disease, the most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s. According to a family member, Kasem’s  immediate cause of death was from sepsis caused by an ulcerated bedsore. There will be no autopsy planned as Kasem died in the hospital under doctors care. 

The news of Kasem’s death was released via a post made to Facebook from his daughter Kerri Kasem and later confirmed by his agent Don Pitts. According to Pitts, a memorial service will be held this Friday in honor of Kasem.

The following statement was released by Kasem’s representative which said ” Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kasem’s children — Kerri, Mike and Julie. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken … The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”

Kasem and his family recently made headline’s after quite a nasty court battle between Kasem’s oldest children and his wife Jean over control of Kasem’s medical decisions and the right for them to even be allowed visitation with their father. Recently, Kasem’s daughter Kerri was granted temporary power of attorney over her father after Jean removed Kasem from a nursing home and moved him to Washington State.  Kasem was hospitalized after a fight between Kerri and Jean during which Jean threw raw meat at Kerri.

Kasem was the beloved host of “American Top 40″ the syndicated radio show, which counted down the 40 most popular songs in the United States based on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 music chart. Kasem made for a wonderful host as his mannerisms were always upbeat and friendly and his demeanor incredibly warm.

Our sincere condolences go out to Kasem’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.


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Man Creates An Amazing Music Video While Stuck In An Empty Airport


(PCM) A lighting designer by the name of Richard Dunn, recently found himself stuck in McCarran International airport in Las Vegas, NV after his flight was cancelled. He did not have enough time to go to a hotel for the night and the airport was almost entirely empty, so he did what any of us would do right…..made an epic music video!

Dunn says he began googleing songs about being alone and when he came across a version of “All By Myself” covered by Celine Dion that is when the light bulb went off. After borrowing some luggage tape from an airport employee, he taped his iPhone to the back of tall pole and then attached it to a wheelchair.

Dunn even went as far as to tape his iPhone to his bag and send it up the escalator, so that he is able to capture an amazing zoom shot. Dunn says that no one at all seemed fazed by his music video endeavor, as it was mostly only cleaning crew members left in the airport at that time.

Remember, what happens in Vegas…..but this is too awesome not to share!

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

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Artist H.R. Giger Has Died At Age 74

HR-Giger1H.R. Giger Photo by Katharina Vonow

(PCM) Surrealist artist H.R. Giger, who is most well-known as the man who designed the famous alien for Ridley Scott’s “Alien” films, has passed away at the age of 74.  Sources close to Giger from his museum in Switzerland, claim that the artist died as a result of injuries sustained after a fall in a hospital on Monday.

Giger’s surrealist images have captured the attention of millions over the years. They are most recognizable by his use of blending humans and machines with supernatural, science-fiction and fantasy elements. They often depict very dark, morbid and eerie settings and have been featured throughout the history of pop culture.

Giger’s work on the “Alien” film earned him an Academy Award for special effects and he has also worked on films such as “Species”, “Poltergeist II” and “Dune”.


Many individuals have gotten tattoos of Giger’s work and he has also designed several album covers and artwork for artists such as Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Debbie Harry to name a few. The band Triptykon, who have worked with Giger over the years, have put together an incredible tribute, which I am including below:

“I fight the impending lure of belated sleep

For fear of waking up and you are gone” 

Triptykon, My Pain, 2010 

For the first time in 74 years, last night was a night not illuminated by the indescribable light that was H.R. Giger.

H.R. Giger became our mentor, against all odds, when we, somewhat audaciously, first established contact with him some 30 years ago. At a time when almost everybody ridiculed, ignored, or even obstructed the music the then almost completely unknown Swiss underground band Hellhammer was creating, Giger listened to us, talked to us, and gave us a chance. Not least at a time when he was at one of many peaks of his path.

A little more than a year later, his exceptionally stunning art made what might be one of Celtic Frost’s most important albums, To Mega Therion, even more significant. Other links to Giger’s universe also manifested themselves, almost as if it was predestined.

Eventually, after many more years, the mentorship became a friendship. It was a friendship and a personal connection I valued infinitely, and it also included his wonderful wife, Carmen, and many other remarkable people that were part of his universe.

When Celtic Frost came to an end so acrimoniously in 2008, H.R. Giger and his wife were among those who witnessed my uncontained despair and stood by me. That Giger subsequently agreed to collaborate with my new group, Triptykon, and thus enabled us to release our first album, Eparistera Daimones, with one of his most dramatic paintings on the cover meant the world to me.

It apparently pleased Giger, too. He told me so on several occasions, and he completely stunned me in October 2011 by proposing that we continue the collaboration between him and Triptykon. I would have never asked for such a thing, because I never would have wanted to appear insatiable. He brushed such reservations aside, and it was his mentorship, friendship, and art that enabled us, once again, to release a second album on which music and cover art formed a seamless symbiosis. Only a few weeks ago, he held the result in his hands and loved it.

Regardless of anything I may write about H.R. Giger, however, none of these words will ever be able to truly, accurately describe him as a person and as a friend. It is utterly inconceivable to imagine a world without his wit, his perception, his genius, his horizon, his determination, his humour, his friendship, and his immeasurable kindness. And yet, we are now left in exactly such a world.

Tom Gabriel Warrior for Triptykon, May 13, 2014

Triptykon/H.R. Giger Photo Credit: H.R. Giger at his house in Zurich, Switzerland, around the time he created Mordor VII, the painting that would one day become the cover of Triptykon’s second album, Melana Chasmata. Photographed by Katharina Vonow in autumn of 1976; used with very kind permission by Katharina Vonow and Carmen Giger

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