Would you pay to sit ON the plane?
Yes, that’s “on”, as in “not in” the plane. An aerospace company has teamed with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to possible make it happen. Check out the video to see how it would work, and head more here.
Rock News of the Day
Sammy Hagar Previews His New TV Show
Sammy Hagar has released the trailer for his new AXS TV series Rock & Roll Road Trip. Set to premiere January 24 on the US network, the 6-episode run mixes all-star guest appearances with performances as the Red Rocker drives across the country to jam with some of music’s biggest names.
In the series’ first episode, Hagar and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony cruise the Sunset Strip and reminisce at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, before heading out to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s house to cook, talk, and perform rock staples “Rock Candy” and Jeff Beck’s “Going Down.”
Hagar then heads out to San Francisco for a special Grateful Dead episode, joining founding members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart as they relive the glory days of the Peace & Love Movement on Haight-Ashbury, and perform the band’s classic “Loose Lucy”, followed by a jam session with Hagar and Hart.
Other season one highlights include a Seattle session with Heart front women Ann and Nancy Wilson, and appearances by Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and others.
AC/DC add European shows
AC/DC will return to Europe next year, it’s been confirmed.
They’ve just announced a 2016 US tour in support of latest album Rock Or Bust – and following the run of 20 shows, they’ll head back across the Pond for 10 dates, including performances in London and Manchester in June.
The North American arena tour will include a show at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on March 29th. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday at 10am.
(via Classic Rock)
Filter’s Richard Patrick Apologizes For Scott Weiland Comments
Filter’s Richard Patrick has apologized to the late Scott Weiland for comments he made about his addictions earlier this year. Patrick – a recovering drug addict himself – said in April that Weiland’s biggest enablers were his fans, to which the former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer responded by saying he hadn’t taken heroin in 13 years.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, on December 3 where where he was on the road with his band Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but police confirmed they had found drugs in the room where the vocalist’s body was discovered. Patrick now says he will do everything he can to stay clean himself and ensure Weiland’s death was not in vain.
(via Classic Rock)
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
What if I told you that there were 36 questions that you could ask someone to help make them fall in love with you? Try these out, and let me know how it goes. I’m not responsible for any Vegas marriages that may result.
On This Day In Rock
1962—Bill Wyman plays his first live gig with The Rolling Stones.
1973—Aerosmith made their first appearance on American Bandstand where they performed “Dream On”.
1977—The Sex Pistols were denied entry into the U.S. two days before their scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live. Elvis Costello would fill-in for them.
1979—Pink Floyd reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the only time in their career with “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” which spent five weeks on top of the chart.
1984—U2 reached number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Pride (In The Name of Love)” which was their first top forty single in the U.S.
2003—Courtney Love was sentenced to 18 months in drug rehabilitation after she admitted being under the influence of cocaine and opiates. She was banned from taking non-prescription drugs, drinking alcohol or being in places that serve alcohol.
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Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Paranoid Pot Grower Calls 911 On Himself After Hearing Helicopter, Cops Say
A Florida man alleged to be illegally growing marijuana in a storage unit turned himself in to police when he heard a helicopter hovering overhead and panicked, authorities said.
“I’m the guy they’re looking for,” Jasper Harrison, 47, allegedly told an Edgewater police dispatcher Wednesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
In a major buzz kill, it turned out the helicopter not only wasn’t looking for him but didn’t even belong to the police department. The chopper he heard reportedly belonged to a local TV news station that was reporting on an unrelated incident nearby.
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 brown!
More Watercooler Talk
To Spot a Liar, Look for These 6 Clues
New lie-detecting software developed at the University of Michigan analyzes words and gestures to determine with 75% accuracy whether someone is lying… that’s 25% better than you or I could do.
The team looked at video footage from courtrooms as opposed to footage generated in labs, so that people were in real-life situations where there might be strong enough motives to lie.
The six strongest tells? Gesturing with both hands; strong eye contact; head nodding; scowling; filler words; and third-person pronouns when referring to oneself.
Why Clever Utah Residents Are Wrapping Rocks, Junk
A man in one Utah community says his neighbors have begun placing decoy packages on front porches in an effort to thwart holiday delivery thieves. Rocks, old clothes, and junk televisions are among items that residents of South Jordan have been putting in shipping boxes. People are also using surveillance video.
The goal is to make it confusing and frustrating… they come and steal a box, and they get home and it’s a bunch of rocks, there’s a good chance that they’re probably not going to come back to steal another box.