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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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3271 Points

YAY! I love WRock too! I think that the more people knoew about it, the more they will love it… :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 16, 2009, 07:22 PM report to moderator
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this is just so awesome! I ALWAYS love it when wrock makes it into the news papers!
i woke up today and my mother, who often complains about wrock, came in and was like"AHHHH look! look in the news paper you have to get up is has a whole thing on alex carpender AND mat magacomo and those others guys you listen too!" i think it is finally apperent that i hace corrupted her :D

Posted by cocolovesHP on July 16, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
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32 Points

wiz rock = asum

Posted by ofchughes on July 17, 2009, 01:26 AM report to moderator
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204 Points

:D

Posted by Danilicous2010 on July 17, 2009, 04:19 AM report to moderator
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gee, for once i wish i lived in the US.

Posted by chocolaterabbits on July 17, 2009, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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646 Points

It’s nice to see Wizard rock finally getting noticed in mainstream media. I would have loved to have been in L.A. that day for the mammoth concert.

It’s also cute how the article mentioned that Draco and the Malfoys and Harry and the Potters often go on tour together, and act as ‘adversaries’ of sorts.

Posted by Owlpost Hedwig on July 17, 2009, 10:19 PM report to moderator
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glad that wrock is getting recognition! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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