Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall poster 1972

DVD new releases Oct. 4, 2011

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The Lion King (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

Beauty and the Beast (Five Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)

Perry Mason: Season Six, Vol. 1

The Bionic Woman: Season 3

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975

The Honeymooners : Lost Episodes 1951-1957 (The Complete Restored Series)

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (3-Disc Special Edition)

4 Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones

Pete Townshend to give inaugural John Peel lecture

Who guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend will give the first lecture named after legendary British deejay John Peel at the upcoming Radio Festival to be aired on BBC 6, Oct. 31.

The Who star will ask whether creativity in the music and radio industries – or "John Peelism" – can continue to thrive in a digital era where listeners expect content for free.
The keynote address... will be introduced by Peel's son, 6 Music presenter Tom Ravenscroft, alongside fellow presenters – and festival hosts – Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie.
The festival will run from 31 October to 2 November and also includes appearances by BBC director general Mark Thompson, Global Radio boss Ashley Tabor, Jamie Cullum and Ronnie Wood.
Bob Shennan, controller of BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, said: "John Peel was one of the radio industry's original free thinkers, breaking down the barriers of music to present his take on the musical world.
"His eclectic ear for a good tune made him a favourite with his millions of listeners, musicians and the industry alike, and I'm delighted that BBC Radio 6 Music is building on John's legacy to inspire further free thinking about music and the music-related media."

Music new releases Oct. 4, 2011

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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Various

Ocean's Kingdom Paul McCartney

The Album That Time Forgot Dave Davies

The Early Years 1957-1969 James Burton

Vintage Goldie Hawn photo

Paul McCartney speaks about George Harrison in Mojo mag

Mojo has posted a two-part, uncut version of it's new interview with Paul McCartney -- part of the mag's latest issue, which focuses on George Harrison. It's all a tie-in to "George Harrision: Living in the Material World," Martin Scorsese's new documentary.

Anyway, it's a good interview, featuring Paul offering some interesting perspective on George, and discussing a few previously unexplored nooks and crannies of Beatles history. Part one here, part two here.

Batman 1966 series now airing on U.S. TV! Plus, new Bat Channel blog

Me-TV, available in local markets across the U.S. is now airing the classic 1966 series! Campy, I know, but this was the show that hooked me on the Caped Crusader. And I'll take Adam West, Julie Newmar, a cool car and an awesome Bat Cave over grim'n'gritty anyday!

The show is airing every Saturday evening. Other great series in the network include Lost in Space, Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Star Trek, Brady Bunch, My Three Sons, I Love Lucy and more! It's pretty much the best thing ever.

To find out how to tune in locally, visit the network here!

Also, I've spun off a new blog, something I've thought about for a while, document all things Batman. Not much there yet, but check it out.

Vintage Tina Louise photo