R.A. The Rugged Man News

R.A. The Rugged Man Announces Album + Debuts "Legendary Loser" Music Video

"Legendary Loser" Available Now: https://naturesoundsmusic.com/legendaryloser/

After years of anticipation, R.A. The Rugged Man is announcing All My Heroes Are Dead, a new album dropping this spring. He’s also unveiling “Legendary Loser”, the first official single and music video from the album. Produced by Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, "Legendary Loser" is an empowering anthem outlining R.A.'s remarkable life story while showcasing his outlandish personality and undeniably impressive lyricism. The music video finds the Rugged Man mocking rappers of this era, transforming into an overgrown baby, driving a flying car, leading a dance troupe, and much more. Check it out now, and stay tuned for details on All My Heroes Are Dead coming soon.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Drops "The Return" Live Band Version

As excitement for the follow-up to Legends Never Die grows, R.A. The Rugged Man is blessing fans with a live band version of "The Return", his first offering of the 2019. Featuring a visual shot by The Jokerr, this exclusive treat won't be on his upcoming album but should get fans excited for new R.A. music coming soon. Produced by Shroom and recorded with studio band The Missing Channel during a recent tour stop in Amsterdam, the Western-tinged "The Return" is a raw rap onslaught from one of hip-hop's most formidable lyrical gunslingers.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Show Episode 8: Frank Henenlotter

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OulfiirBbE
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ratheruggedman/episode8
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1216444328
Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1216444328/
Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ifuaw4utoex3lg3vbkag4guy5ne

R.A. The Rugged Man is back with a new episode of his podcast, The R.A. The Rugged Man Show (aka 'Ignorant Long Island Guy's Podcast’). This time, R.A. is joined by filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, known for writing and directing cult horror classics like Brain Damage and Frankenhooker. The host and guest have a history together, as they co-wrote the acclaimed 2008 film Bad Biology, which was produced by the Rugged Man and directed by Henenlotter. With R.A.'s protege A-F-R-O serving as guest host, Henenlotter recalls wild stories from New York’s 42nd Street theaters in the 1960s and 70s, displays his deep knowledge of movie history, explains some of his most memorable scenes, and praises the work of some of his favorite directors, including Jess Franco, John Huston, Otto Preminger, and more.

New York City’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art recently added Henenlotter’s iconic first feature Basket Case to it’s permanent film collection and commissioned a brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original 16mm negative. First screened at MoMA in late 2017, the restoration is now receiving a special edition Blu-ray release courtesy of Arrow Video, featuring exclusive cast interviews, new audio commentary by Henenlotter, outtakes, rare photo galleries, a collector’s booklet, and much more.

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R.A. The Rugged Man Announces Summer 2018 Tour

Following a recent run of shows in Europe, R.A. The Rugged Man is now announcing an extensive summer 2018 tour across the United States. The legendary emcee will be hitting stages with A-F-R-O all over the country, along with one stop in Canada.

Check out the full schedule for "The Lone Wolf And The Cub Tour" below.

6/4/18 Rochester, NY
Funk N' Waffles (tickets)
6/5/18 Syracuse, NY
Funk N' Waffles (tickets)
6/6/18 New York City, NY
The Kingsland (tickets)
6/7/18 Amityville, NY
Amityville Music Hall (tickets)
6/9/18 Harrisburg, PA
Midtown Arts Center (tickets)
6/10/18 Indianapolis, IN
Taps and Dolls (details)
6/16/18 Cheyenne, WY
The Asher Upstairs
6/18/18 Salt Lake City, UT
The Loading Dock (tickets)
6/19/18 Las Vegas, NV
Ninja Karaoke (tickets)
6/20/18 Phoenix, AZ
Rebel Lounge (tickets)

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R.A. The Rugged Man Show Episode 7: James Paxton

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j2hA7kM-II
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ratheruggedman/episode-7/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1216444328
Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1216444328/
Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ifuaw4utoex3lg3vbkag4guy5ne

R.A. The Rugged Man is back with a new episode of his podcast, The R.A. The Rugged Man Show (aka 'Ignorant Long Island Guy's Podcast’). This time, R.A. is joined by actor James Paxton, the son of legendary actor/director Bill Paxton. A true hip-hop head who was often spotted at rap shows with his dad, James kicks off the episode by performing a heartfelt verse dedicated to his late father. R.A. and James then discuss Bill Paxton’s remarkable career, including iconic roles in films like “The Terminator”, “Aliens”, “Weird Science”, “Titanic”, “A Simple Plan”, “Twister”, “Mighty Joe Young”, “Frailty”, and more. This leads to an emotional discussion on his recent death, which R.A. relates to the painful experience of losing his own father, Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn, a few years ago.

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