Play Now: Deftones Revive ‘Pac-Man’-Like ‘White Pony’ Arcade Game

The Deftones have just revived a Pac-Man-styled arcade game as a 20th anniversary tribute to the bonus game that originally came with the enhanced CD version of 2000’s White Pony.

The ‘White Pony x Black Stallion Arcade’ is now live as the band continues to celebrate two decades and more since the release of their landmark third album. Last year, they issued Black Stallion, a remixed version of the White Pony album, which featured a wide variety of guest contributors, mostly outside of the traditional realm of heavy music.

The game, which can be played here, offers fans the chance to connect with their Spotify account so Deftones music can be streamed while you maneuver the circular stallion icon around the playing field.

In place of the usual multicolor ghosts that occupy the world of Pac-Man and threaten the yellow dot-eater’s very existence are the floating heads of each Deftones member, whose aim is to consume the stallion.

The band shared the news on social media and you can see a clip of the gameplay directly below.

In addition to the 20th anniversary edition of White Pony that arrived last year, the Deftones also dropped Ohms, their ninth studio album, first since 2016’s Gore and Loudwire’s ‘Album of the Year.’

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Report: Bob James, Montrose Singer Who Replaced Sammy Hagar, Dies

Former Montrose singer Robert ‘Bob’ James has reportedly died following stomach ulcer complications.

Producer and television show composer Dino Maddalone shared the news of James’ passing on Facebook, where he wrote, “Shocked and very sad my life long fried Bob James has died. Bob replaced Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose. Incredible rock singer…. RIP my friend.”

Addressing a question which asked if any more details were available, Maddalone commented, “bleeding stomach ulcer,” in reference to the apparent cause of death.

The singer’s exact date of birth is not known, but the photo posted by Maddalone shows his birth year was 1952, meaning he was either 68 or 69 at the time of his death.

James, born in Struthers, Ohio, moved to Los Angeles in 1963, where he became active in the local music scene and contributed to a number of different band before ultimately landing the role as the lead singer in Montrose. Sammy Hagar, who sang on the band’s first two records, left the group in early 1975, paving the way for James to join as the group pursued a fresh direction.

His time in the rock group was short-lived but fruitful, having sung on 1975’s Warner Bros. Presents… Montrose! and 1976’s Jump On It and toured alongside the likes of rock ‘n’ roll behemoths The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Eagles, Rush, Journey, KISS and others.

After the dissolution of Montrose, James remained active, linking up with a host of past, present and future members of Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Humble Pie.

Loudwire extends our condolences to the James family and all who knew the singer.

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Premiere: Scotty McCreery Trades Logging Miles For “You Time” in New Video

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Since Scotty McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011 and skyrocketed to the top of the country charts with his debut album Clear As Day, he’s spent the past decade as a road warrior, logging miles and performing for fans. The hits—and the work—have kept coming as McCreery notched three No. 1s from his album Seasons Change: the RIAA 2x Platinum “Five More Minutes,” the Platinum-certified “This Is It,” and Gold-certified “In Between.”

In his new song, “You Time,” McCreery details how chasing his dreams also comes at the price of often being away from those he loves most.

He wrote the song pre-pandemic, working alongside Aaron Eshuis and Frank Rogers. In the clever track, he turns the phrase “I need some me time” on its head, ready to head home for some “you time” with his spouse, complete with red wine and moonlight.

When it came time to film the video, he welcomed director Brianna Fish to helm the project and reunited with his band for the video’s performance scenes.

Those performance shots are interspersed with scenes that chronicle a newly-married couple celebrating various life milestones, whether its driving away from their wedding with a “Just Married” sign hanging from the back of a well-worn pickup truck, or getting the keys to their first home together.

McCreery told about the making of the video:

What do you remember most about the day/night you shot this video?

It was just great to be back with my band and crew as we shot this video. With the pandemic, I haven’t seen them very often and I’ve missed hanging with them. Was a fun shoot. Bree (the director) made the set so chill and easy. It was my first time to work with her and I really enjoyed it.

How does the video bring your song to life?

“You Time” is a fun, romantic, up-beat song and I feel like the video captures all of that, moving back and forth between my performance and the scenes with the couple who are starting their life together.

What message do you hope your fans take away from the video?

We all need “You Time” with our significant other – for fun, romance, a recharge, and more. It’s important we make time for that to happen often.

How did it feel to see the finished product for the first time?

There are some moments that really make me smile. I don’t want to give anything away, but the final scenes are based on what inspired me to write “You Time” in the first place. Glad we could make that happen in the video.

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