The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 24th, 2019 day edition

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MANNHEIM, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: James Hetfield of Metallica performs during their 'WorldWired' tour at SAP Arena on February 16, 2018 in Mannheim, Germany.

The biggest and most profitable metal band in the world, Metallica, are under scrutiny over a secretly recorded phone call detailing ticket sales and profits for the band’s World Wired North American tour.

The report claims “Metallica would get 40% of the resale revenue, Live Nation 40%, DiCioccio 12% and Millette 8%, though another source said Live Nation’s share was lower.”.

Allegedly the plan was transpired after Metallica’s 2016 Minneapolis show garnered more than 10,000 tickets from the secondary market, but did so “without the band’s participation.”

A publicist from Metallica also made clear that DiCioccio is still employed by the band.

If anything, it’s seems unlikely Metallica knew about the ordeal, but it’s strange and disheartening nonetheless.

Metallica are currently touring Europe and playing to gargantuan crowds, not to mention there recent stop in Finland which drew 1% of the country's population. »

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

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The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

The bill would extend through 2092 a fund created after the 2001 terrorist attacks, essentially making it permanent. »

Bring Back the Animation

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Of course, such animation — the kind drawn by armies of animators, frame by painstaking frame — built the Walt Disney empire and aided in its resurgence in the late 1980s and early ’90s, known as the so-called Disney Renaissance.

Hand-drawn animation actually got tossed a lifeline when Disney bought Pixar in 2006.

Walt Disney himself represents a good case study for the power of personality as expressed through hand-drawn animation. »

Jon Stewart's Outrage Powers Senate Passage of 9

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While I support our heroic first responders, I can’t in good conscience vote for legislation which to my dismay remains unfunded.

But thanks to relentless lobbying, and the game-changing outrage of Jon Stewart, the bill finally passed, to actual applause, in the Senate on Tuesday.

But as John Feal, the ramrod activist behind the bill, reminded everyone afterwards, this wasn't the typical group of professional lobbyists. »