Rock News of the Day
AC/DC Announces American Tour, Forced Off Stage In New Zealand
AC/DC have announced the dates for a new 2016 American leg of their AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” World Tour, set to kick off on February 2nd in Tacoma, Washington and will wrap up on April 4th in New York city at Madison Square Garden. It will include a show at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on March 29th. Tickets are set to go on-sale Saturday, December 19th at 10am.
The band was also forced from the stage after two songs into their concert at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand this past week. Strong winds and rain caused technical problems at the show forcing the band to leave the stage for 40 minutes. Check out the windy, rainy opener from their set:
Pearl Jam Plan 25th Anniversary Tour Next Year
Pearl Jam have confirmed plans for a 2016 tour to mark their 25th anniversary. Their manager also confirmed that there are plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1991 debut, Ten.
Pearl Jam previously celebrated the 10th anniversary of their live debut in 1990 with a 2000 show in Las Vegas, and their 20th with the documentary and book Pearl Jam Twenty and a two-day festival in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin.
Metallica Celebrating Master Of Puppets Anniversary With Special Book
Metallica will release a book next year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1986 album Master Of Puppets. Metallica: Back to The Front looks back at the band’s third album and accompanying tour, which saw the group winning over new fans and suffering the tragic loss of bassist Cliff Burton in a bus accident in Sweden.
Due next autumn, Back To The Front includes fan photos and stories as well as stuff from the band’s personal archives.
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
It’s a known fact that cats can be very finicky pets. Some cats love other pets, such as dogs and even birds. But other cats don’t even want other cats in their domain. This cat is so territorial, it can’t help but swat a stuffed animal tiger toy.
On This Day in Rock
1949—AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams born in Romford, England.
1979—The Clash released their third album London Calling which went on to reach number twenty-seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, and became one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time.
1984—George Harrison joined Deep Purple on stage during their concert in Sydney, Australia.
2003—Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” remade as a duet with his daughter Kelly.
2006—Founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died after slipping into a coma. He slipped & hit his head at a Rolling Stones concert weeks earlier. He was 83 years old.
The Audio Vault
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This Day in the 90's -- December 14
Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Hit-and-Run Suspect Ratted Out by Her Own Ford Focus
A driver accused of hit-and-run insisted she hadn’t been in an accident when confronted by both a 911 dispatcher and cops, but officials believed the testimony of a reliable witness: the woman’s own car.
Anna Preston was driving in Port St. Lucie, Florida, when she was rear-ended by a black car that zoomed off after hitting her. A 911 dispatcher received an automated call from a vehicle emergency system in certain Ford vehicles if the vehicle’s air bags are deployed.
Cops traced the car to the home of Cathy Bernstein and noticed the car had sustained damage to its front, complete with silver paint matching that found on Preston’s car, as well as a deployed air bag. The kicker: Bernstein would have had to set up the emergency call-in feature in her Ford Focus herself—”a choice she’s probably regretting now.”
Guess My Gitch
Today on Guess My Gitch at 1:20pm we’ll be playing for tickets to the new OHL Hamilton Bulldogs January 3rd vs. the Erie Otters! Keep in mind that I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to not guess red!
Company Turns Roadkill Into High Fashion Fur Wear
Pamela Paquin’s source for fashion is either “tres chic” or will make you shriek. She creates neck muffs, leg warmers, hats, purses and more from roadkill, or “accidental fur,” as she prefers to call it.
As owner of Petite Mort Furs, a 2-year-old Boston-area company, she said she’s offering the fur industry an alternative to wild fur trapping and large-scale fur farms.
“All this fur is being thrown away,” Paquin said. “If we can pick that up, we never have to kill another fur-bearing animal again.”
(via Huffington Post)
Texas Plumber Wants $1M After ISIS Get His Truck
The Texas plumber whose truck ended up in the hands of jihdists is suing a car dealership for more than $1 million.
At issue: the dealership’s failure to remove a decal bearing the name and phone number of the Texas City man’s business, which he says destroyed his livelihood and resulted in ongoing “shock, fear, anxiety, mental anguish, humiliation, and degradation” after a photo of his truck in Syria was widely circulated.
Mark Oberholtzer claims that, as he traded in the 2005 Ford F-250 in October 2013, he began to remove the decal, but a salesman said to “let them handle it.”
Oberholtzer’s business and personal phones received more than 1,000 calls from people who “made threats of injury or death” and he continues to get phone threats “whenever ISIS commits an atrocity that is reported nationally.”
Check out his truck: