We all remember him best for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder was an actor who shaped much of our movie and television history – with roles in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Something Wilder, and Will & Grace – he was a household staple and comedy icon. News has broken that he has passed away at the age of 83. He will be sorely missed.
Did you know that Sons of Anarchy’s Robert “Bobby Elvis” Munson (Mark Boone Jr.) played a detective in the second installment of the incredible The Fast and The Furious trilogy, 2 Fast 2 Furious? The movie, which premiered a whole thirteen years ago, back in 2003, starred Boone as Detective Whitworth, a man on cocaine smuggler Carter Verone (Cole Hauser)’s payroll, who is expected to oversee any and all activity on Verone’s units and properties.
Bruce Heilman is a 90 year old man and former Marine on a mission. He’s a Harley enthusiast and rider who took his Harley Davidson cross-country from California to Washington D.C. to spread a seriously important message – to remember and honor the lives lost in the Pearl Harbor attacks. He embarked on the 6,000 mile trip – which he departed from this past May – and landed in Washington D.C. just in time for Memorial Day.
Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) has been beefing up his already impressive resume since the much loved motorcycle drama ended in 2014, and he’s not stopping anytime soon. News just broke that he will now be starring alongside actress Lea Seydoux in what’s being called a “unique love story.” The movie, whose title has yet to be announced, comes from director Drake Doremus; who is best known for his most popular movies – Like Crazy and The Equals.
Holy crap. That’s all we have to say about how technology is changing the way we look at and ride our motorcycles. Harley Davidson, by our definition, is a 2-wheeled motorcycle, of the ultimate standard, that gets our blood pumping and the wind blowing through our hair. But, what if we told you that there was a company that put their best teams together to try and change that standard definition all together?
Wow, this is guaranteed to be the funniest video we’ll share all week! This blind man goes into a Harley shop, sunglasses, white cane, and wife in tow, looking for his new motorcycle. He walks through the shop, with the shopkeep in total disbelief, carefully inspecting each and every bike to meticulously choose which one will be his shiny, new companion.
Just when you thought Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) couldn’t get any hotter, we find out that he’s been a life-long biker. The 39 year old actor first hopped on a bike at the young age of 15, and he’s been hooked to the biker lifestyle ever since. We’ve found a video of him, titled “Invite The Unexpected”, which was produced by Bryan Rowland, and in it, Ryan confesses all of the reasons why he loves to be a biker.
*SPOILER ALERT* – This post contains spoilers from the Sons of Anarchy series. If you have not yet completed watching the series, please view at your own risk!
Yes, you read that right. This week we get to meet a biker pig – a pig named Baby Banks who loves to go for rides on the motorcycle. Not only is Baby Banks a badass biker pig, she’s the Spokespig for “The Food Train”, an amazing organization that supports other piggies in that live in shelters. She’s also a lifetime member & registered pet pig of the AMPA (American Mini Pig Association). We think this pig has done more in her short lifespan than we have in our years so far – and we *love* it!
Every day in America, 22 American Veterans take their own life. Suicide rates among American Veterans are at an all time high – many Veterans suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) following their roles as combat soldiers in times of deployment and war. Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) is doing his part to reduce those numbers and save the lives of Veterans all across the nation, by participating daily in the #22kill/#22pushup challenge.
Every year, the Sturgis Annual Motorcycle Rally does one thing, that they hope will better the lives for Veterans all across the country. Indian Motorcycles hosts a Veterans charity ride each and every year – wounded and amputee Veterans are hand selected to participate in and experience the ride at Sturgis, as well as the opportunity to heal with motorcycle therapy. Motorcycle therapy enables disabled Veterans to get out on the open road, to feel the wind in their face and empty their minds of whatever may be troubling them.
Attendance was down for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ran from August 8-14, 2016 in Sturgis, South Dakota, but that didn’t stop people from flocking to the wildly popular event for a week of fun, motorcycles, and food. Set in the Black Hills region of South Dakota, this year’s rally had a more laid back feel to it, especially compared to that of last year’s 75th anniversary event.
*SPOILER ALERT* If you have not finished watching the Sons of Anarchy series, this post contains MAJOR spoilers from the show. View at your own risk!*
As motorcycle enthusiasts, even we have to ask questions and take advice on what products and brands will serve us best in our needs as riders and motorcycle owners. How do you know which Harley Davidson is the right Harley Davidson for you? Every motorcycle will handle different, ride different, and respond differently to each and every individual rider, and it is so important to know what will make your ride the most efficient and comfortable for you.
We all remember how Marilyn Manson portrayed Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Tully – the final season’s white supremacist fallen for Juice (Ortiz, Theo Rossi) – and now he’s taking his acting chops over to WGN America’s Salem. Manson will recur in the role as Thomas Dinley, Salem’s antagonistic and unpleasant barber/surgeon. Today we have the exclusive trailer and first look of Manson as Thomas Dinley.
We’re not strangers to how television shows work, being the Sons of Anarchy fans that we are, and with that comes the knowledge of how actresses and actors may handle the stresses of being associated with a major television series for an extended period of time. That holds true for Criminal Minds actor Thomas Gibson, who was just fired from the CBS Network drama after an on-set altercation that he now cannot take back.
The Sons of Anarchy cast consisted of a diverse group of people; some of the cast were young themselves with the series started and just entering into television, while others were seasoned actors and actresses with decades of experience behind them. That is part of what we’ve always loved so much about the series – how Executive Producer Kurt Sutter could take a group of incredibly different people, and turn them into a family.
A smooth ride is one of the most important parts of having a motorcycle, and there’s no better way to ensure smooth roads ahead than to maintain the condition of your motorcycle’s wheel bearings. The wheel bearings are an integral part of what keeps your motorcycle in top shape, which is why today, we’re sharing a how to on checking those pesky little wheel bearings.
Kim Coates, best known to us for his portrayal as Alexander “Tig” Trager in Sons of Anarchy is back in the movie mindset again, this time with an IFC film called “The Land”. The movie was set and shot in Cleveland, OH and was written and directed by a native Clevelander, Steven Caple Jr. It also features two Cleveland musicians – Machine Gun Kelly and Ezzy – and they both have featured roles and have contributed to the fantastic soundtrack.
This past weekend, the scariest thing ever happened in a suburb of Chicago, and it’s seriously what nightmares are made of for motorcyclists. On a neighborhood road, it was the classic case of a motorcycle group versus a pick up truck, and the footage will make you squirm. The driver of the pick up showed no care whatsoever to the safety of the motorcyclists, and within the video, that is more than obvious.
Theo Rossi (Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz, Sons of Anarchy) stepped out at San Diego’s Comic Con 2016 with Luke Cage co-star Mike Colter to give the staff of Crave an exclusive interview about the newly coveted TV Series, set to premiere on September 30 of this year. We may know Theo best for his role in Sons of Anarchy, but Mike is best known for his previous work in the Marvel Universe with Jessica Jones.
Kiara Rodriguez is one high school student that will never, ever forget her Prom night last May- and it’s not because she had the most beautiful dress or the most handsome date – it’s because one motorcycle club out of Connecticut made it possible for her dad to see her off to Prom. Tito Rodriguez, Kiara’s dad, suffered a major motorcycle crash just two weeks before her Prom night, and was in the hospital, unable to see her go to prom. That is, until Law Dogs Motorcycle Club stepped in.
Mary was a legendary American sitcom, about actress Mary Tyler Moore, that aired on CBS Networks from 1985-1986, and starred Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow, Sons of Anarchy) as Mary Tyler Moore’s feisty co-worker, Jo Tucker. It was Katey’s first major acting gig, and allowed for her to perform as the actress and singer we know and love her as today. She was spotted by acting agents for the role in 1985, while she was performing on stage in a musical.
It is summer, and summer is definitely the season for travel. Admit it, you’ve always wanted to jump on the Harley and just go wherever the road may lead you, and that idea is very possible, especially with the 5 tips we’re about to give you to create the ultimate motorcycle road trip. It’ll be the time of your life, if you do it right.
If you follow Danny Trejo (Romeo Parada, Sons of Anarchy) on Facebook, you tend to get a lot of crazy stuff shared with you, which is totally not a complaint. Danny is a legendary man and actor, and more recently he’s shared on his Facebook page that he’s crowdfunding for a new movie venture of his, named Social Security. The funny part is, that Danny didn’t know what crowdfunding was until he decided to embark on this new film adventure.
This has got the be the most badass 6 year old out there. Shared by YouTuber Jacob Hughes, the video we have in store for you today will have you wishing all 6 year olds are as cool as Jacob’s son. Jacob takes his little man out for a ride on the Harley; the sun is shining and they’ve got the open road all to themselves. It’s the perfect day for a father-son ride out on the motorcycle.
Do you remember the scene where we first encountered Happy Lowman (David Labrava), and realized just how dangerous Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) really was? It was way back in Season 1, in Hell Followed, which was the 9th episode of the season. We didn’t know Alvarez very well at that point; only that he was the rival Mayans MC President and that he and SAMCRO President Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) didn’t exactly see eye to eye.
After watching Ron Perlman (Clay Morrow, Sons of Anarchy) star in the PayDay 2: The Biker Packs trailer, you’ll find yourself asking if that really was Clay. We aren’t kidding. Clay, was that you? And as an added bonus, the trailer for the newly coveted game also stars another familiar face from Sons of Anarchy – Andy McPhee, who portrayed SAMBEL President Keith McGee.
*SPOILER ALERT* – This post contains MAJOR spoilers for the entire Sons of Anarchy Series. View at your own risk!*
This past weekend was so full of news, the biggest being what’s coming up for Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller, Sons of Anarchy) and his role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming movie, King Arthur. We finally got to see the coveted official first trailer for the movie, which we shared with you at the beginning of the week (see related article link below), and now we get to see all the exclusives surrounding the movie, including all of the interviews with all of the juicy details.
In this day and age, it’s fairly obvious to see that the media representation of police officers is sad, at best. We hear all sorts of horrible stories in regards to police officers and what happens in public while they’re on duty, and sometimes we just need the solid reminder that police officers are people too, who get up in the morning, put their uniforms on, and go to work just like the rest of us. That message was recently sent loud and clear when 575 motorcycles took off in Baton Rouge, LA to honor police officers who have met the end of their watch.
In another jaw-dropping announcement at Comic Con 2016 in San Diego, CA, Sons of Anarchy alum Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) revealed that he will, in fact, not be reprising the role of Raleigh Beckett in the Pacific Rim sequel, Pacific Rim 2. He portrayed the robot-controlling hero in the original film, and looked oh, so sexy doing so.
Maggie Siff played Tara Knowles-Teller in the FX hit drama Sons of Anarchy for an entire 6 seasons, and without her the show definitely wouldn’t have been the same. We’re always talking about how the characters made us feel – what about them or their situations resonated within us, and how they changed our lives and our perspective. Rarely ever do we think about how the actresses and actors felt about their own characters, which is why today, we’re going to share a throwback interview with Maggie about Tara Knowles-Teller and what the character meant to her.
*SPOILER ALERT* This post contains MAJOR spoilers throughout the Sons of Anarchy series! View this post at your own risk!*
We’ve discovered a new type of motorcycle today – the one-wheeled motorcycle – and it’s proper name is the Ryno. With the Ryno, riders aren’t stuck cruising the motorcycle lane, or limited to valuable street space. Riders can take it anywhere – so Ryno Motors, the company who makes it, boasts – on the sidewalk, in the grass, or anywhere people can generally walk. It’s meant to be versatile, convenient, and lead the way for transitional vehicles.
This might end up being the coolest video we share with you SOA Fanatics all month long! We’ve managed to come across “Not So Easy – A Motorcycle Safety Film“; an old-school motorcycle safety video done up in 1973 by Evel Knievel and Peter Fonda, and while the tips may not apply to modern day motorcycles and their riders, it’s definitely an interesting piece of history to witness.
For everyone who attended KoRn’s Return of the Dreads show in Irving, CA last night – we are eternally jealous of you. KoRn played at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre last night as a part of the Return of The Dreads Tour 2016, and special guest Tommy Flanagan (Filip “Chibs” Telford, Sons of Anarchy) took the stage to introduce the band. Tommy recently starred in KoRn’s newest music video “Rotting in Vain” (see below).
In what seems to be an ‘8 Simple Rules‘ reunion ploy on CBS’s part, Sons of Anarchy alum Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow) has been cast to play Penny (Kaley Cuoco)’s mom on the hit sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory“. Katey played mom to Kaley for three years in the ABC sitcom “8 Simple Rules“, and is set to return to the familiar part this September. While they’re both portraying different characters this time around, it’s pretty sweet that Katey will once again be Kaley’s TV mom.
This is something we have been waiting very patiently for!! There’s seriously no better way to kick off the week, than with the official trailer for Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller, Sons of Anarchy)’s much anticipated movie, ‘King Arthur: Legend of The Sword”!!! We hope you’re having a super Monday so far, SOA Fanatics, because it’s about to get tons better!
If you haven’t yet seen this video tribute to Sons of Anarchy, you are in for something special today! “In Time”, created by YouTuber BayByFoot, shares the namesake of its song. And it’s a beautiful song, at that, done by Mark Collie. BayByFoot chose the best scenes from the show to boot, and managed to capture so much of the raw emotion from the show that we love.
To this day, we’re all still wishing that Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller, Sons of Anarchy) hadn’t declined the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ book series, 50 Shades of Grey. We love to fantasize about how Charlie would have taken control over Christian Grey, and his would-have-been partner, Anastasia Steele. And there is totally nothing wrong with that, at all.
As we all know, Kim Coates (Tig Trager, Sons of Anarchy) has had a love for motorcycles his entire life. But this past weekend was a milestone for the veteran biker – he made his first visit to Port Dover, Ontario on July 17th, 2016, a place where most motorcycle enthusiasts would be absolutely thrilled to go. Every Friday the 13th, the town holds a motorcycle rally – but that’s not why Kim visited. He had a much more special reason.
We’ve come across what may be our favorite video of the week. We’ve managed to stumble upon the Facebook page of artist Barry Jazz Finnegan – a man who has done several huge charcoal portraits by hand – of several celebrities, television characters, and other notable persons. He has a skill level that is parallel to none, and displays that skill in videos on his Facebook in a time-lapse of every portrait he does.
As people who spend a good part of our time on the internet, we can admit that we love win/fail compilations! I’m just as guilty, I spend too much time, on a logical level, watching the fail videos of Facebook. That’s why today, we’ve found a fail/win compilation of motorcycles and those who ride them, and we’re going to spend today having some good laughs!
If you’ve followed the news lately, you’ve seen the rumors. Reportedly, Sons of Anarchy anti-hero Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) is not going to make a return to the Sons of Anarchy prequel Mayans MC because he’s feuding with Executive Producer Kurt Sutter. That is, reportedly. It’s definitely not true, and today, we’re here to dispel the rumors once and for all.
Just when we thought that motorcycles couldn’t get any cooler, we’ve come across video of a super cool motorcycle themed amusement park rollercoaster ride! Oh, to be a kid again. Seriously, who ever said that motorcycles were just for adults? Who wouldn’t want to ride a sweet bright green motorcycle? The kids in this video only prove that a motorcycle-esque rollercoaster is just about as much fun as you could ever have!
*SPOILER ALERT* – this post contains moderate to major spoilers through Season 6 of Sons of Anarchy. View at your own risk!*
The official trailer has finally been released for the new movie “Bleed For This” starring Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow)! “Bleed For This” is the awe-inspiring true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, and Katey herself gets to portray Louside Pazenzia, the mom of the Providence, RI boxer, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (Miles Teller) – a man who rose quickly to stardom after clenching two world title boxing fights.
So, before yesterday, we didn’t know what Maron was. We didn’t know it was a show based off of a real man, Marc Maron, we didn’t know it aired on the IFC Network, and we didn’t know that Ron Perlman (Clay Morrow, Sons of Anarchy) played a hand in it at all. That is, until Ron posted a video on Facebook, announcing that his stint in the show was airing last night, on IFC, at 9:00PM.
Any motorcycle owner knows that losing your motorcycle is the most devastating thing that could ever happen to you. A man and his bike are one in the same, and when a motorcycle goes missing, its rider loses a piece of himself along with it. This story we have for you today isn’t quite what you’d expect, and the ending is totally worth it all.