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USA Today Features Wizard Rock

Wizard Rock
Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 07:53 AM

As part of their coverage for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, USA Today has a new article online featuring Wizard Rock. In this article (print version is half the page) you can see four bands profiled: The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, Draco and the Malfoys and Harry and the Potters. In addition to the general info on each of the bands, sample lyrics, and a link to a Half-Blood Prince themed song, we learned how each of the groups greeted the arrival of the Prince in theaters.
For example: those crazy Slytherin kids, the Malfoys, decided not join with the masses in seeing the movie, with Brian Ross of the group quipping "We are much more about the books rather than the movie." Conversely both the Lupins (Fight with Love) and Willows (of the House of Awesome), who are currently on tour with PotterCast and will be appearing this weekend at Azkatraz, performed to crowds at a large all-day release event in Los Angeles. The always humorous and original Potters did something a bit less traditional, with the piece noting Paul and Joe DeGeorge "played an early evening acoustic show at a cave in Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, near Sutton, Mass., then joined fans at a local theater to watch the film."

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22 Comments

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39234 Points

THATS AWESOME!!! its great to see the news acknowledging the fandom as well as the film it self :D we are awesome :P

I <3 WIZ-ROCK!! :D

Posted by iLoveDolores [FTC!] on July 16, 2009, 08:01 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

Yay for WROCK! I agree, iLoveDolores – it is perfectly right to talk about the fans and the fandom – we are awesome cos we made HP a huge thing…

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on July 16, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
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622 Points

Wrock! Coolcoolcool. Now I really want to make a HBP wrock compilation.

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on July 16, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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to quote Jace…“I found you, I found love, I found it all in wizard rock!” This fandom is amazing. These wrockers have become my good friends and it makes me smile to see them recognized:)

Posted by Dixie is a Gryffindor on July 16, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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93 Points

Cool! There’s an article on Wrock in TIME magazine too!

Posted by Aliyah95 on July 16, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
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It’s quite weird that there are so many articles lately on Wrock and HPA. But good nonetheless.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on July 16, 2009, 09:26 AM report to moderator
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292 Points

Wrock getting some love.

Posted by Necrotoxin on July 16, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
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1231 Points

Wow. This is actually pretty cool. Finally, people who aren’t part of the Potterverse are taking an interest in wrock. (Not saying that USA Today aren’t part of the Potterverse, but they are a pretty popular newspaper.)

Posted by Tassana Burrfoot on July 16, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
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2064 Points

Thats really cool! :)

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on July 16, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
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16258 Points

Its cool its getting public attention.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 16, 2009, 10:17 AM report to moderator
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4452 Points

awesum!!! i <3 wizard rock!!!

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3124 Points

Awesome! Wrock is getting more and more space on mainstream media.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on July 16, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
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402 Points

The Lupins and Willows were really cool at the pottercast event, glad to see them get some press!

Posted by pansy parkinson on July 16, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
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80426 Points

Verrry cool!

Posted by Won_Two on July 16, 2009, 01:10 PM report to moderator
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2976 Points

Awesome! That’s quite cool that they did an article about them :D

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 16, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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