Rock News of the Day
PAUL STANLEY’s SOUL STATION Announces Three California Shows
KISS founder/frontman Paul Stanley performed the first-ever Soul Station concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood on September 11th. His R&B band has now confirmed three California shows for February 2016. Dates are as follows:
26 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
27 – The Canyon – Agoura Hills, CA
28 – The Rose – Pasadena, CA
Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 4th. Go to PaulStanley.com for details.
Surprise Floyd EP will get wider release
Pink Floyd’s under-the-radar Record Store Day EP is to receive a wider release next year. The six-track title was quietly launched last week, containing material recorded with original guitarist Bob Klose, before they’d even come up with the name that made them famous.
It’s been speculated that the recordings were relaunched in order to protect their copyright, which was about to expire in some parts of the world.
1965 – Their First Recordings includes Syd Barrett compositions Remember Me, Lucy Leave, Double O Bo and Butterfly, plus Roger Waters’ Walk With Me Sydney and a cover of Slim Harpo’s I’m A King Bee.
It was originally limited to 1000 copies.
Vivian Campbell’s ‘tumours at bay’
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell’s pioneering cancer treatment is working, his doctors have told him.
He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013 then wrongly given the all-clear in 2014. Later that year he began an experimental programm of medical attention based around the drug Pembrolizumab.
He’s currently gearing up to tour the UK with Def Leppard in support of their self-titled 11th album, launched in October as a Classic Rock fan pack.
You’ve Gotta See This!
Church Gives Pizza Delivery Guy Giant $700 Tip
Jeff Louis has been going through some pretty hard times recently, but he has pushed himself to work hard and get clean. It goes without saying that most pizza delivery boys and girls aren’t that well off, and that includes Jeff. But last week, he was asked by his work to come in early for a special delivery. What happened after he delivered the pizzas to a random church later had him in tears.
On This Day
1948–Ozzy Osbourne is born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, England. He would become the lead singer of Black Sabbath.
1971–During a Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention concert in Montreux, Switzerland, the building burned down. Deep Purple immortalized the incident in their song “Smoke on the Water” released the following year.
1976–In Kingston, Jamaica, seven gunmen broke into Bob Marley’s home and began shooting. Marley, his wife Rita weren’t hurt.
1976–A 40 foot inflatable pig was being photographed outside of London when it broke free from its moorings. There was a warning issued to pilots that a flying pig was on the run. The pig was used for the album cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals.
1979–Eleven people were trampled to death after a stampede to claim general admission seats at The Who’s concert at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.
1981–At a show in Hartford, AC/DC is prohibited from firing their cannons during “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You),” as police enforce an ordinance banning stage weaponry.
1986–Judas Priest and CBS Records were sued by James Vance and the family of Raymond Belknap alleging that they were responsible for Vance & Belknap forming a suicide pact and shooting themselves in the head after listening to Judas Priest’s records for six hours. The lawsuit would later be dismissed in 1990.
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Dumbass of the Day
Woman Gets 2 Years for Leaving Puppy in Hot Car
Alexis Cain was sentenced to two years for aggravated cruelty to animals for leaving a 3-month-old puppy in a vehicle outside a Memphis mall while she went shopping. Witnesses who saw the suffering puppy rescued it from the car, but it died before they made it to a nearby animal shelter.
It isn’t clear just how long the dog was in the car, where the temperature reached 140 degrees despite a window being cracked open.
Guess My Gitch
Today on the world-famous Guess My Gitch we’ll be playing for tickets to see Wolfmother at the Danforth Music Hall on December 27th, as well as tickets to see the Hamilton Bulldogs December 6th. Keep in mind that I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today you won’t want to guess black!
Exercise Seems to Influence When, How Much We Drink
If you ever crave a beer after sweating it out on the trail or at the gym, you’re not alone. Two new studies suggest that there’s a link between exercise and drinking, and that it “could be a good thing.”
What’s more, neither study showed that exercise incites heavy drinking (defined as four or more for a woman, five or more for a man).
It’s possible, one researcher posits, that by drinking after a workout we are subconsciously seeking to extend the euphoria of the workout.
(via New York Times)
68-Year-Old Represents Self in Court, Takes Bite out of Apple
A 68-year-old London retiree has just taken on tech giant Apple, representing himself in court, and won.
Deric White year-long battle began when he dropped off his phone for servicing at an Apple Store, only to return 20 minutes later to find that employees had wiped his entire phone clean without asking permission first.
When his wife learned that their 2014 honeymoon photos from the Seychelles were gone she cried, and White, who’d just beaten cancer, decided to wage another battle. “Having fought cancer,” he says, “I was not going to get defeated by Apple.”
“I did this for the common man,” White says. “It’s not so much the money that I have won, but it’s the moral victory…. It’s a monumental victory.” White asked for just over $7,000 so that he and his wife could take their trip a second time, but he was reportedly happy with the roughly $3,000 he was awarded instead.
(via The Evening Standard)