Pete Rizzo 

A Blizzard Comes to Tinsel Town

  • 1:27 pm Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Pete Rizzo

If you wondered why no one has made a movie of the life of Ozzy Osbourne (I know I certainly have), your wait may be over!

A movie may be in the works about the Prince of Darkness and his early years with Sharon! Whoever has the job of casting this movie and, specifically, deciding on who plays a young Ozzy as a tough task ahead of them.

Lucky I am a generous person by nature and am happy to offer my casting services free of charge! I offer you, Mr./ Ms. Casting Director, for your consideration,…

Kit Harrington (for you [More]

World? Meet Queen!

  • 1:22 pm Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Pete Rizzo

Queen are arguably bigger in the US than they have been in over 30 years! And to think their journey to take over the world officially began this month 45 years ago.

The new “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie (the one I’ve been talking up to death for months now) is due out in November.

The “We Will Rock You” musical is playing here on Long Island through most of the summer.

And this all coincides with a big anniversary. They released their first album July 1973. Here are Queen playing one of their first gigs [More]

So long, Ziggy!

  • 1:20 pm Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Pete Rizzo

“When one alter ego closes, another one opens.”

Few rock stars embodied this self-manufactured offshoot idiom better than David Bowie. Simply put, no one reinvented themselves more adeptly or successfully than he did. And this month 45 years ago he said goodbye to his first major alias, Ziggy Stardust.

Up next? The Plastic Soul era!

As for my favorite Bowie era, I loved the “Thin White Duke” the best with his trilogy of “Berlin” albums as my favorite catalog of Bowie tunes.

How about you? Which “Bowie era” was your favorite?

Adult “Losers” Unveiled

  • 1:05 pm Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Pete Rizzo

The only movie I may be more psyched to see in the theaters other than the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is decidedly scarier and won’t be out until late next year.

And now the sequel to Stephen King’s “It” now has its adult “Loser’s Club”!

https://twitter.com/ITMovieOfficial/status/1013814304812994561/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1013814304812994561&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2018%2Ffilm%2Fnews%2Fit-2-cast-photo-jessica-chastain-bill-hader-1202863345%2F

As a fan of Mr. King, I was stoked to see the trailer for the first movie:

Georgie’s death scene still gets me to this day (even if Pennywise sounds a bit like Scooby Doo).

This was the one scene I legitimately jumped out of my seat when I saw “It” at the theater:

For what it’s [More]

Reunions: From “Fat Chance” to “Good Chance”

  • 1:01 pm Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by Pete Rizzo

Seems like the operative word in classic rock and roll of late is “reunion”, for better or worse.

Lately bands like Deep Purple, the Kinks and Styx have had the question posed to them in some way, shape or form. Below are the prospects are of these landmark bands getting back together in some form, from “Fat Chance” to “Good Chance”.

“Fat Chance”

Deep Purple: Never gonna happen! Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore, quite simply, still hate each other. Which is just fine because I love what Steve Morse has brought to the band!

Ratt: They need a drummer again with Jimmy [More]