Check out BOARD RETAILERS ASSOCIATION + S.L.A.T.E during the MAGIC tradeshow in LAS VEGAS


Aside from S.L.A.T.E. serving as MAGIC’s order-writing home for all things action sports at the show, several bonus features will amp up the energy in February 2012 with a broad selection of new and returning boardsport brands and adrenaline-fueled onsite events, seminars, concerts, competitions and a new blogger lounge curated by lifestyle and fashion journalists, Marcus Troy.

Kick it off with Lauryn Hill
Kicking off the opening night of S.L.A.T.E. on Monday, February 13 at House of Blues, is a special concert from Ms. Lauryn Hill, performing music from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” By invitation only for S.L.A.T.E exhibitors and retailers.

Blog with the best of them
Curated by lifestyle and fashion journalist Marcus Troy, S.L.A.T.E. will feature a new blogger lounge, where the hottest streetwear bloggers from around the world will showcase their sites (i.e.,,, and

Check out two skate contests
SUPERHEAT will present Aces High Mini Ramp Jam on the show floor, hosted by Ryan Clements from Skate Park of Tampa. Riders scheduled to attend include Mike Vallely, Ben Hatchell, John Rattray, Chad Bartie, Kyle Berard, Anthony Schultz, David Loy, and more. Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday Feb 14 from 2pm-4pm.

MALOOF LONG OLLIE CHALLENGE– 15 pro and upstart amateur skaters including current and former long ollie record holders will compete to shatter the existing long ollie world record, Monday, Feb 13 4pm-6pm.

Learn the latest retail trends
S.L.A.T.E. will also offer a compelling new educational series in partnership with Board Retailers Association. For up-to-date event and seminar descriptions, locations and times, please visit Held on the show floor, seminars will address the industry’s most relevant topics, such as:

LOCAL SEARCH & SOCIAL TACTICS FOR BRICK & MORTAR RETAILERS presented by John Faris – Director, Cross-Channel Marketing, Red Door Interactive. Monday, Feb 13 at 10am.
HOW THE HECK DID LONGBOARDING GET SO BIG AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Presented by Michael Brook – Publisher, Concrete Wave and Longboard Retailer Magazines. Monday Feb 13, 12pm.
REMOVING RISK FROM YOUR BUY. Presented by Gina Ashe, CEO, KRUSH Inc. Tuesday Feb 14, 10am.

Check out 10 hot new designers in Project 10
Launched at PROJECT in August 2010, PROJECT 10 – a group of up-and-coming designers—sets the stage for young companies within the fashion and apparel industry to exhibit their products in a unique setting. The focus for PROJECT 10 this season will be on skating and cycling.



There’s a benefit show going down tomorrow February 9th at Marginal Way Skatepark to replace some stolen tools and keep the building going. Cruise out an hear music from Colonix, Same-Sex Dictator, Don Peyote and Frustration. Over $2000 worth of prizzy up for grabs! Don’t miss out. Find more info here.







Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2012 – Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced the creation of Orion Music + More, a new annual music, arts, and lifestyle festival founded and headlined by the band, a natural progression for a band that has headlined legendary festivals around the world for years. Orion Music + More will take place June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“We’ve had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun and games for years,” said Lars Ulrich. “Finally this year all the practical ducks lined up in a row, and we are beyond psyched to bring Orion to our fans, friends and the curious. After the most incredible of weeks ever in December 2011 celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, bringing the spirit of that week, the looseness of that week, the possibilities of that week, the fan interactive elements of that week, and the (fill in your own blank here) of that week to a festival setting is so exciting we can hardly contain ourselves.”

Orion Music + More will feature multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012. The lineup for Orion Music + More will span multiple musical genres. From punk to country, over 20 bands will perform, including: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts tomorrow – February 8th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through Friday, February 10th at 10pm (Eastern). Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets and with a couple of options to choose from.

– A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day pass OR
– The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing Area Access, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees!

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, February 11th at 10 am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit to buy tickets.

Stay tuned for additional Orion Music + More announcements.

Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica ( have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinumalbums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning almost 15.7 million albums in the United States alone, and over 28 million worldwide. In October 2008, their latest album, DeathMagnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world. It was certified platinum in the United States just six weeks later. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Metallica recentlycelebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last month, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club. They released the Beyond Magnetic EP via digital retailers on December 13, 2011 after giving the songs away to their fan club members. A CD version of the Beyond Magentic EP was released on January 31, 2012.

C3 Presents ( creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2011, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.


Head out to the Artery Gallery at the Lab in Costa Mesa, CA. Sponsored by The Artery and Vans, it should be a good night of great photos from all over the world taken by Neal Hendrix.

When: February 10, 2012 7-11 PM

Address: 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA


See the official schedule of events for the 2012 Wellington Bowl-A-Rama in New Zealand. Contest is on Saturday February 11th, but it’s a whole week of parties before and after. Here are just some of the confirmed riders who will battle it out in the famous Waitangi Bowl.

Pedro Barros
Kevin Kolwalski
Otavio Neto
Nolan Monroe
Josh Rodriquez
Rion Linderman
Steve Reeves
Sky Siljeg

Pat Ngoho
Sasha Steinhorst
Lester Kasai
Sean Goff
Paul Atkins

“I AM BRUCE LEE” documentary world premiere

BRUCE LEE fans:  Little Dragon is back on the big screen!  The first documentary with the full participation of Lee’s family!

Premiere Screening Event for Documentary Film
Feb 9th and 15th in 170 Theaters in 60+ Cities Nationwide
Bruce Lee returns to the big screen in the Year of the Dragon!

(Los Angeles, CA)  January 2012 –On Thursday, February 9th and Wednesday, February 15th the new feature length documentary film, I Am Bruce Lee, will be released exclusively in 170 theaters in 60+ cities across the U.S.

Bruce Lee was born in the Year of the Dragon, his stage name was “Little Dragon”, and his most famous film was “Enter the Dragon”, so it’s only appropriate that his return to the big screen debuts as Chinese New Year begins – 2012 is The Year of the Dragon.

I Am Bruce Lee tells the amazing story of one of the most iconic human beings ever to enter the public consciousness. Voted as one of the most important people of the 20th century in Time Magazine’s Time 100, as well as one of the Greatest Pop Culture Icons by People Magazine, Bruce Lee continues to be honored and remembered for his enduring legacy.

The documentary is produced by award-winning studio Network Entertainment, the producers of 2010’s Academy Award shortlisted documentary Facing Ali, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Pete McCormack.

I Am Bruce Lee is the first documentary to truly tell Bruce Lee’s story in his own words and actions, as well as through the eyes of a diverse cast of international stars from the worlds of film, television, music and sports.

The film’s original interviews feature a broad spectrum of worldwide stars, including UFC President Dana White who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts,” NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, boxing champions Manny Pacquiao and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, UFC stars Jon Jones, Cung Le, Stephan Bonnar and Gina Carano, actor and star of the hit show ‘Modern Family’ Ed O’Neill, Academy Award Nominated actor Mickey Rourke, the Black Eye Peas’ Taboo, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee and his wife Linda Lee Cadwell, among many others.

I Am Bruce Lee presents a rich cinematic view of the life of Bruce Lee, and features the best of Bruce Lee’s groundbreaking martial arts action films, punctuated with an evocative score and rarely seen archival footage. Working with Bruce’s daughter Shannon Lee, the film features previously unseen home movies and interviews, classic photos and dynamic visuals and graphics. “My family and I are so proud of this film, which truly portrays the legacy of my father and his incredible story,” says executive producer Shannon Lee.

“Our goal was to bring Bruce Lee and his dynamic personality to life in a way never experienced before, and we were able to achieve this with amazing content and our dynamic cast. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will walk out of the theater inspired by the spirit of the remarkable Bruce Lee,” commented producer Derik Murray.

To support the screening events, there will be a robust on-line campaign with multiple opportunities to connect via Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms.

The documentary is being distributed for the screening events by D&E Entertainment, a company specializing in alternative theatrical programming.  *Cities and theaters listed below.

About Network Entertainment
Network Entertainment Inc., founded in 1999 and headquartered in Vancouver, BC, is an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation.  The company was recently shortlisted in 2010 for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary for Facing Ali, a theatrical documentary, television special and collector’s DVD with Lionsgate Entertainment as theatrical distributor and Spike TV premiering the worldwide broadcast. Network’s programming has been showcased at marquee film festivals and by broadcasters throughout North America including ABC, ESPN, ESPN Classic, CBC, CTV, Global Television, Headline Sports, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, OLN, Spike, TSN and Versus.

About Pete McCormack
Pete McCormack is an award-winning filmmaker, novelist, screenwriter, musician and producer.  McCormack’s most recent directing project is Facing Ali. The film tells the story of the inimitable Muhammad Ali and the story of ten legendary champions who fought him—in their own words.  Other film projects include:  Uganda Rising, about the plight of the Acholi people in Northern Uganda which is narrated by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, the 25 minute short film Hope In The Time of AIDS (2007), about the devastation of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and the independent feature film See Grace Fly in 2003, about a woman’s battle with schizophrenia.  McCormack’s two novels, Shelby  (1995) and Understanding Ken (1998), both received critical acclaim, in particular Understanding Ken, which was short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Award.

About Bruce Lee Enterprises
Bruce Lee Enterprises (“BLE”), operated and owned by Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, is the exclusive owner of all commercial merchandising and allied rights relating to the use of Bruce Lee’s name, image, likeness, persona, signature, voice, attributes, marks, logos, symbols, works, photographs and writings, and holds copyrights and trademark rights in and to the name and image of Bruce Lee throughout the world. The mission of BLE is to participate in opportunities that are in alignment with the legacy of the icon, Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee’s legacy of action, power, speed, dynamism, philosophy, self-discovery, and mastery provide the guide post for BLE’s achievements and success. BLE and LeeWay Media Group, Shannon Lee’s production arm, believe the legacy of Bruce Lee has found a great partner in Network Entertainment and is excited and proud to be part of I Am Bruce Lee! For more information about Bruce Lee, go to and

About D&E Entertainment
Based in Hollywood, D&E Entertainment digitally distributes independent films, documentaries and alternative content such as filmed music events to movie theaters across the globe. Formed in 2005 by entertainment executives and digital cinema pioneers Doug Kluthe and Evan Saxon, D&E offers innovative theatrical programming via a worldwide marketing and distribution network.

Network Entertainment Presents I Am Bruce Lee. Produced by Derik Murray, Executive Produced by Paul Gertz and Shannon Lee, Directed by Pete McCormack. Run Time: 94 minutes, Genre: Documentary,  Rating: This film is not rated.
Cities and Ticket info

U.S. Cities and Theaters listed below

Birmingham AL
Rave Lee Branch 15 & IMAX
Huntsville AL
Rave Lee Bend 18
Montgomery, AL
Rave Festival Plaza 16
Little Rock AR
Rave Colonel Glen 18
Phoenix (Surprise) AZ
Surprise Pointe 14
Phoenix (Glendale) AZ
Park West 14
Phoenix AZ
AMC Westgate 20
Phoenix AZ
AMC Desert Ridge 18
Scottsdale AZ
Ultraluxe Scottsdale Pavilion
Scottsdale AZ
Santan Village 16
Tempe AZ
Arisona Mills 25 w/IMAX
Tucson AZ
Tucson Spectrum 18
Yuma AZ
Yuma Palms 14
Los Angeles (Buena Park) CA
Buena Park Metroplex 18
Los Angeles (Chino Hills) CA
Chino Hills 18
Los Angeles (Downey) CA
Downey Cinema 10
Los Angeles (Monrovia) CA
Monrovia Cinema 12
Los Angeles (Pico Rivera) CA
Pico Rivera Village Walk 15
Los Angeles (Brentwood) CA
Rave Brentwood 14
Los Angeles (Hollywood) CA
Arclight Hollywood
Los Angeles (Pasadena) CA
Arclight Pasadena
Los Angeles (El Segundo) CA
Arclight El Segundo
Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks) CA
Arclight Sherman Oaks
Los Angeles (LA) CA
Rave 18 & IMAX
Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) CA
Rave Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15
Orange Co (Anaheim) CA
Anaheim Garden Walk
Orange Co (Buena Park) CA
Buena Park Metroplex 18
Orange Co (Vista) CA
Vista Metroplex 15
Orange Co (San Clemente ) CA
San Clemente Cinema 6
Palm Springs (Cathedral City) CA
Cinemas Mary Pickford
Riverside, CA
Redlands Cinema 14
Riverside, CA
AMC Ontario 30
Riverside (Moreno Valley) CA
Moreno Valley 16
San Diego (Oceanside) CA
Mission Marketplace 13
San Diego (Poway) CA
Poway Creekside Plaza 10
San Diego, CA
Mission Valley Cinemas
San Bernardino CA
Ultra Star Tower 10
San Bernardino CA
Apple Valley 14
San Francisco CA
4 Star Theater
San Francisco CA
AMC Lowes Metreon 16
Denver CO
AMC Highlands Ranch 24
Denver CO
Northfield 18
Danbury CT
AM Danbury 16
Hartford CT
AMC Plainville 20
Hartford CT
Bow Tie Palace 17
Hartford CT
Digiplex Bloomfield Theater
Manchester CT
Rave Buckland Hills 18 & IMAX
Milford CT
Rave Post 14 & IMAX
New Haven CT
Rave North Haven 12
New Haven CT
Bow Tie Criterion
Norwalk CT
Bow Tie Regent 8
Stamford, CT
Bow Tie Majestic 6
Jacksonville, FL
AMC Regency 24
Pensacola FL
Rave Pensacola Bayou 15
Port St. Lucie FL
Rave St. Lucie West 14
Tampa FL
AMC Veterans 24
Atlanta (Alpharetta) GA
Studio Movie Grill Holcombe Bridge
Atlanta (Morrow) GA
AMC Southlake Pavillion 24
Lawrenceville GA
AMC Discover Mills 18
Davenport IA
Rave Davenport 53 & IMAX
Bloomington IL
Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cine
Chicago IL
AMC River East 21
Chicago (Addison) IL
Marcus Addison Cinemas
Chicago (Orland Park) IL
Marcus Orland Park
Normal IL
Normal Theater
Peoria, IL
Rave Grand Prairie 18
Ft. Wayne IN
Rave Jefferson Point 18
Indianapolis, IN
Rave Metropolis 18
Indianapolis IN
AMC Castleton Square 14
Indianapolis IN
AMC Showplace 17
Kansas City, KS
AMC Town Center 20
Louisville KY
Rave Jefferson Point 18
Louisville KY
Rave Preston Crossings 16
Baton Rouge LA
Rave Mall of Louisiana 15
New Orleans LA
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
Boston (Arlington) MA
The Regent Theatre
Boston MA
AMC Boston Common 19
Springfield MA
Rave West Springfield 15
Annapolis MD
Bow Tie Harbour 9
Baltimore MD
AMC Owings Mills 17
Ann Arbor MI
Rave Ann Arbor 20 +IMAX
Grand Rapids MI
AMC Star Grand Rapids 18
Grand Rapids (Grandville) MI
Celebration! Cinema Rivertown
Kalamazoo MI
Rave Cityplace 14
Lansing MI
Celebration! Cinema Lansing & IMAX
Minneapolis MN
AMC Southdale 16
Minneapolis MN
AMC Rosedale 14
Minneapolis (Oakdale) MN
Marcus Oakdale Cinema
St. Cloud (Waite Park) MN
Marcus Parkwood
Springfield MO
Campbell 16 Cine
Cape Girardeau MO
Cape West 14 Cine
Charlotte NC
AMC Carolina Pavillon 22
Omaha NE
Rave Westroads 14
Omaha NE
Marcus Village Point Cinema
Omaha (Bellevue) NE
Marcus Twin Creek Cinema
Lincoln NE
Marcus Lincoln Grand Cinema
Fargo ND
Marcus West Acres Cinema
Cherry Hill NJ
AMC Cherry Hill
Eatontown NJ
AMC Monmouth Mall 15
Elizabeth NJ
AMC Jersey Gardens 20
New Brunswick NJ
AMC New Brunswick
Rockaway NJ
AMC Rockaway 16
Westfield NJ
Digiplex Rialto Theater
Vorhees NJ
Rave Ritz Center
Las Vegas NV
Rave Town Square 8
Albany NY
Spectrum 8 Theaters
Long Island (Garden City) NY
AMC Roosevelt Field 8
Long Island (Stony Brook) NY
AMC Stony Brook 17
New York City NY
AMC Empire 25
Schenectady NY
Bow Tie Cinemas
Cincinnati OH
Rave Milford 16
Cincinnati OH
Rave West Chester 18
Columbus OH
AMC Lennox Town Center 24
Columbus OH
Rave Grove City 14
Dayton OH
Rave Huber Heights 16
Dayton OH
Rave Dayton South 16
Toledo OH
Rave Franklin Park 16
Oklahoma City OK
Bricktown 16
Portland OR
Clinton Street Theater
Bensalem PA (Bucks County)
AMC Neshaminy 24 & IMAX
Philadelphia PA
Rave University City 6
Pittsburgh PA
Rave Pittsburgh North
Pittsburgh PA
Southside Works Cinema
Chatanooga TN
Rave Eastridge 18 & IMAX
Arlington TX
Studio Movie Grill Arlington
Arlington TX
Rave Northeast Mall 18
Dallas TX
Studio Movie Grill Dallas/Royal
Dallas TX
Studio Movie Grill Lewisville
Dallas TX
Studio Movie Grill Plano
Dallas – Ft. Worth TX
Rave Ridgmar 13
Dallas (Hickory Creek) TX
Rave Hickory Creek 16
Houston TX
Studio Movie Grill City Center
Houston TX
Studio Movie Grill Copperfield
Las Cruces NM (near El Paso TX)
Cineport 10
Lehi UT
Megaplex 8 @Thanksgiving Point
Ogden UT
Megaplex13 at The Junction
Salt Lake City UT
Megaplex 12 at The Gateway
Salt Lake City (Sandy) UT
Magaplex 12 at Jordon Commons
Salt Lake City (South Jordan) UT
Megaplex 20 at The District
Fairfax VA
Rave Fairfax Corner 14
Reston VA
Bow Tie Reston Town Center
McLean VA
AMC Tysons Corner 16 & IMAX
Richmond VA
Bow Tie Movieland at BLVD Square
Winchester VA
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Washington DC
AMC Hoffman 22
Seattle WA
AMC Pacific Place 11
Madison WI
Eastgate Cinemas
Madison WI
Point Cinemas
Milwaukee WI (Menomonee Falls)
Marcus Cinemas MF
Milwaukee (New Berlin) WI
Marcus Ridge Cinemas



Got an interesting save the date in the email. Not 100% where it’s going, but maybe a tour documentary or more dates for their Euro tour this summer will be announced. Either way it’s always good to stay in the loop with Metallica. What if they all decided to grow their hair back out? Tune in on the 7th.
Tuesday, February 7th at 11:00 AM PST