USA Today Features Wizard Rock


Jul 16, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.”

22 Responses to USA Today Features Wizard Rock

Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: 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!! :DAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: 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...Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Wrock! Coolcoolcool. Now I really want to make a HBP wrock compilation.Avatar ImageDixie is a Gryffindor says: 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:)Avatar ImageAliyah95 says: Cool! There's an article on Wrock in TIME magazine too!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: It's quite weird that there are so many articles lately on Wrock and HPA. But good nonetheless. Avatar ImageNecrotoxin says: Wrock getting some love.Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: 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.)Avatar Imagehp29 says: Thats really cool! :) Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: Its cool its getting public attention.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum!!! i <3 wizard rock!!!Avatar ImageDanielaNC says: Awesome! Wrock is getting more and more space on mainstream media.Avatar Imagepansy parkinson says: The Lupins and Willows were really cool at the pottercast event, glad to see them get some press!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Verrry cool!Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: Awesome! That's quite cool that they did an article about them :DAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY! I love WRock too! I think that the more people knoew about it, the more they will love it... :)Avatar ImagecocolovesHP says: 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 :DAvatar Imageofchughes says: wiz rock = asumAvatar ImageDanilicous2010 says: :D Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: gee, for once i wish i lived in the US. Avatar ImageOwlpost Hedwig says: 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.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: glad that wrock is getting recognition! :)

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