Korn Debut New Song “Sanctuary” Through Hot Topic

In finding new ways to distribute music, Korn released their new song "Sanctuary" through the trendy clothing store Hot Topic.

The new song is from their upcoming album "The Path Of Totality" due soon.  Korn is on the road right now playing some new tunes mixed with the band's classics.

This is the 3rd song to be released featuring new material from Korn.  We are digging it but we are biased big time.

Diagnosis:  Taking their sound to a different level.....


Meet Green Day & Attend A FREE Live Show!

Green Day @ Hot Topic.  Promotional Photo: Warner Bros. & Hot Topic
Green Day @ Hot Topic.  Promotional Photo: Warner Bros. & Hot Topic

Green Day @ Hot Topic. Promotional Photo: Warner Bros. & Hot Topic

This news is not even on their official site and there is a pretty good chance you are hearing about it her first.

The Hot Pocket Topic at Hollywood & Highland has your chance to meet Green Day.  All you have to do is buy the CD and a special t-shirt for $30 bux and you can meet the band, while supplies last.  (Although after us just posting this, it might go faster than before.)

Also, we are about to blow the cover off of this; Green Day will be doing a secret (well, not anymore) concert at The Henry Ford Theatre on June 4th.  Tickets will be given away on KROQ and go on sale tomorrow thru ticketmaster

If that's not all, Green Day will be performing 5 nights in a row on the Carson Daly show late night.  We were scratching our heads about it as well but hear that Carson is a close friend to the band.  It would make more sense to do Jimmy Kimmel but hey, it's not like they are hurting for exposure.

Good luck getting to meet the band and getting into the no longersecret show.  Us?  We will be there just for you.-Dr.FB


Twilight Movie Premiere In Westwood

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Attend Twilight Premiere.  Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Attend Twilight Premiere.  Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Attend Twilight Premiere. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Hope James Bond enjoys his week stay on top of the movie charts as Twilight is set for world domination on Friday.

The movie premiere was a who's who of entertainment royalty all aligned to see the new star in town; Robert Pattinson.

The last of the Hot Topic in-store appearances last week were a success, just the like movie will be.  Some are calling hugest blockbuster ever.  Me, I am not so sure.  The books may rock, but will the movie roll?-Dr.FB


Twilight Problems Persist.

Twilight Promo Poster
Twilight Promo Poster

Twilight Promo Poster

After a mob environment developed in San Francisco at a mall Monday, stricter precautions happened for Wed.'s event in Illinois.  A crowd of 700 came out after midnight where there would only be 500 tickets, so the 200 were sent home and anyone else who came was told the event was at capacity.  That angered more people. 

So the CEO of Hot Topic posted a message on the Hot Topic home page that was also sent out to people who complained.  The so-called top blogger in the game put it that the info was sent directly to him.  Not true. 

Here is what the CEO posted: 

To all of the supporters of Hot Topic and fans of TWILIGHT:

Although no explanation will correct the situation that occurred in Chicago today at the Orland Square Mall, I wanted to attempt to explain what happened from our point of view.

We do many signings all over the country with large crowds so we have processes and systems in place to ensure a smooth experience for our customers. The mall developer was a partner in the planning; however, as of two days ago, they told us they would not allow any fans to line up prior to 6AM. They required them to be off the premises.

On Monday at 6AM at the San Francisco event, the fans became disorderly and stormed the mall entrance. Mall security, numerous police, fire officials and our team from HT stepped in to calm the crowd and create a safe environment for the fans. The event was revised and went forward with the exception of the planned Q&A.

Monday’s event caused all of us to re-group and review the process. Allowing a “mob” to develop was dangerous and frankly, not an option. The mall developer (GGP) consented to allowing an orderly line to form prior to 6AM outside of the remainder of the malls on the tour. When our crew arrived yesterday at midnight, approximately 500 people were already lined up to purchase tickets. By 1AM, there were 700 people in line. It was about 30 degrees and raining. We had to make a call. We knew the first 500 would get wristbands and felt it was the right call to allow those waiting beyond 500 to go home and avoid the cold, wet weather for the remainder of the morning. Given the demand, anyone arriving after midnight would have been too late to obtain a wristband.

We understand your frustration and anger, but from our standpoint, we had no choice but to change the rules after Monday’s event. We knew some would feel it unfair as they were told one thing and when arriving on the scene, something else was reality. But given the choice of risking a disorderly crowd, a dangerous situation and canceling of the event, we made a decision that we felt was the right thing to do. I support our team and the mall for making safety and, given the weather, health the priorities.

There are two remaining locations for “Edward” appearances, King of Prussia in Philadelphia and Square One in Saugus MA. Both malls have consented to allowing an orderly line form early, first come, first serve. Exact line-up locations are posted on the hottopic.com website.

We sincerely apologize and hope that the facts help you to better understand the situation.

Betsy McLaughlin
CEO, Hot Topic

Well said and very professional.  This is def not the lady to mess with. Not exclusive to one site but made for all to see.-Dr.FB