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Netlix And Adam Sandler Are Working On Not One, But Four New Films

Either Hell has frozen over or the executive team at Netflix does not realize Adam Sandler continued making films after Click, but whatever the case, a groundbreaking deal has just been made that will allow Sandler to make four new films for the popular streaming service.

Announced today, Netflix has entered into an agreement with Adam Sandler to have the comedy icon star in and produce four new films that will be distributed exclusively through the streaming platform. None of the projects have been revealed at this time, but it’s likely the first will not premiere until the last …

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Acquires Book Deal For Memoir

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe acquired a book deal for the untitled memoir he is writing. The memoir will find its way onto bookshelves next year.

Blythe will undoubtedly be focusing on his imprisonment overseas as the result of the death of a concert attendee at a 2010 show. Read a statement from Randy Blythe below.

“While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this


Beastie Boys Sign Book Deal, To Publish Memoir

The NY Times reported late last night that surviving Beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad-Rock have signed a book deal with Random House subsidiary Spiegel & Grau.

The two plan on releasing a memoir that blends oral history with images from pop culture past. This unnamed offering will feature writings from a handful of journalists and is tentatively set to hit shelves in 2015.

Publisher Julie Graud had this to say about the group’s perspective.

“[Mike D and Ad-Rock were] interested in challenging the form and making the book a multidimensional experience. There is a kaleidoscopic frame of reference,

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Warner Bros Makes Deal With Mad Decent For Distribution Of Baauer’s “Harlem Shake”

Trap producer Baauer is still riding high from the enormous internet success of his popular “Harlem Shake” visuals / parodies and now has struck a unique distribution with Warner Bros.

The label plans on teaming up with Baauer’s Mad Decent to distribute the song via Warner Bros across a number of platforms. “Harlem Shake” was the first track of its kind to develop millions of views on YouTube and arrive in multiple Billboard and Nielsen platforms.

Well, Under The Gun Review thought that this Baauer sensation was just a flash in the pan but it seems like people are eating …


The Used Launch Anger Music Group, Sign Distribution Deal With Hopeless Records

The Used have announced the creation of their own quasi-label, Anger Music Group, and signed a distribution deal with Hopeless Records.

News of these moves first broke this morning via an interview Used frontman Bert McCracken with Alternative Press. In the interview, McCracken explains the situation as follows:

“…instead of starting a label, we’re starting more of a group that involves everything from managing to production to art design. It’s going to be called Anger Music Group. We negotiated a distribution deal through Hopeless. They’re going to distribute the record worldwide, and it all comes out on Anger Music

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Oh No, “Grown Ups 2” May Be On The Way

As if Adam Sandler and the rest of Happy Madison haven’t learned from their mistakes in 2011 (AKA Bucky Larson and Jack & Jill), a new Hollywood headline has UTG starting to think they have actually gone insane.

Variety is reporting that Sandler’s production company (Happy Madison) is in talks with Grown Ups writer (and frequent Sandler-collaborator) Fred Wolf to pen a follow-up to 2010’s $271 million dollar box office smash. Those familiar with Sandler’s work know he has never done a sequel, and he currently has no contractual obligations to appear in GU2, but given his company’s …


Are You Ready For “Dead Island: The Movie”?

Video games aren’t for everyone, but they’re definitely a second passion for most the UTG staff. One of this season’s biggest games, Dead Island has just been acquired by Lionsgate and it seems the most obvious adaptation in video game history is now one step closer to being a reality.

According to an article on Slashfilm, Lionsgate won the bidding war to over the game, which has raged since its initial viral debut in early 2011 (see below). Sean Daniel, the guy who was originally reported by HitFix to be the first rights buyer, will produce the film. The …

Blink-182 plan “182 minutes of $20 tickets” for Saturday

Mark Hoppus has revealed (via his Google+) that Blink-182 have arranged for promoters and venues of the Honda Civic tour to open additional tickets tomorrow night for $20 for exactly 182 minutes in what the group is calling “Up All Night at”

The sale will begin Saturday July 16 at 9PM in your local time zone. No Coupon Code is needed.

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He’s also the co-founder of Antique Records

The Devil Wears Prada signs worldwide deal

The Devil Wears Prada have newly announced that Roadrunner Records will be their worldwide label, excluding North America. They will still release their fourth album on September 12 through Ferret/Roadrunner Records.

Silverstein and Victory splitting ways?

According to THIS INTERVIEW from Alter The Press, Silverstein will be ending their relationship with Victory records, their home for nearly every release, in 2010:

ATP: Will the next record be on Victory Records?
PK: It will not.

ATP: Is there another label in the works already?
PK: Not yet, we are just finishing our turn with Victory, and moving on; we are just concerned with touring full time, like we always do. Next year, there will be some new stuff from us.

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music