When It Was Cool Daily Retro Pop Culture News Update

Date: 04/03/2018

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Top Stories:

  • From Ultimate Classic Rock: Three bands that helped define the sound of alternative rock will come together later this year for the "Revolution 3" tour, which unites the Cult, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush for a series of co-headlining summer dates.  The tour is expected to begin July 18 in Nashville, with each act taking turns in the top billing for what's being described as a "revolving headlining run" that makes room for full sets from all three artists

  • Glenn Hughes will bring his "Classic Deep Purple Live" tour to the United States for two rounds of shows in 2018 — and he's just unveiled which dates he's lined up for the first leg.  Find out here.
  • You know When It Was Cool is all over Funko Pops with Tonya owning quite a collection of them. But now... NOW! they are introducing Funkos cereal! Funko had this to say about the cereal, "One of the fun things is we are about to release our own line of cereal, with a mini-Pop inside. We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items. I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddy Krueger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetle Juice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime. The idea is to sell the cereal to retailers who carry collectibles. We can’t compete with Kellogg’s at Ralphs. We think people will buy one box to stock and one to rock. They’ll probably open one box and enjoy it and never touch the other one, because it’s a collectible.”
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ended over twenty years ago and it ended on a cliffhanger.  Now, find out how that would have turned out- here.
  • Today's When It Was Cool Network podcast is the DragonKingKarl Long Form History of Wrestling show which is a summary show for the first 100 years of pro wrestling in the United States.  It's a great jumping on point.  You can download directly - here or subscribe to our network iTunes feed.

News contributions from: Karl Stern (@WIWCool), Joseph Perry (@JosephWPerryJWP)

Yesterday's News Update- here.

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