Jason Rockman is a busy man. In addition to being the powerful frontman of Montreal based hard rock outfit Slaves On Dope, Rockman is also an on air DJ for Chom 97.7 FM, pop culture columnist for CTV News, voice actor, and media co-coordinator for the Montreal Comic Con. Rockman is also a lifelong comic book fan that still avidly reads comics on a weekly basis and has numerous comic book related tattoos that are inked into his sleeves.
Rockman’s band, Slaves on Dope, have toured the world countless times over and had the prestigious honor of being the first band signed to Ozzy Osbourne’s record label Divine Recordings. They have cross the country with some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal, and even toured with the travelling heavy metal circus known as Ozzfest.
Slaves on Dope just released their new album “Over the Influence” on Rocket Science/THC Music and Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Rockman to talk about the new record and his love for all things comics. Rockman was kind enough to talk about what has been at the top of his weekly reading stack, his love for DC’s New 52, his opinion on the new Superman film, and the Montreal Comic Con. READ MORE
In theaters February 1 from Summit Entertainment is Warm Bodies, a new kind of zombie film from All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine.
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton, “The story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.”
Back in October of 2011 I visited the set in Montreal and really dug what I saw. I’ve been a fan of Levine’s work for some time, but have to admit that I was iffy on this particular concept. But between reading the book and seeing what the cast and crew were up to, I’m very optimistic that this movie will be a lot of fun. Plus, I got to be a zombie (along with several other journalists)!
On Friday I shared Part One of my set report – which you should really read first. After that, head inside now for Part Two! READ MORE
A quick – and happy – update to a controversial story that Mr. Disgusting reported on last week (If you have a moment, go check it out. It’s worth the read).
You might recall that Montreal Police arrested local indie filmmaker and special effects artist Remy Couture, and charged him with “corrupting morals through the distribution, possession and production of obscene materials” for a body of his work titled “Inner Depravity.” . He was facing up to two years in prison, but has thankfully been found “Not Guilty” by a Montreal, Quebec jury.
As an American citizen, I feel a little shaky talking about what other countries should and shouldn’t do. But it’s obvious to me that this is a victory for artistic expression – no matter how vile you may personally find it. You don’t have to like someone’s art in order to support their right to make it.
If you haven’t seen “Inner Depravity”, we have a clip inside. I can’t tell you what it’s like because I have chosen not to watch it. READ MORE