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Don’t forget to fill your tank today at a local participating Pioneer location… 3 cents for every litre sold goes directly to support the Y108 Children’s Fund!
Rock News Of The Day
ZZ Top Announce North American Tour
ZZ Top have announced the initial dates for a spring tour of North America. The 7-week run begins March 18 Thackerville, OK, with shows currently scheduled to end May 6 in Concord, NC – with more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale December 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
Prior to the spring shows, Gibbons will head out for a second leg of US concerts in support of his debut solo album “Perfectamundo.”
Ontario dates include:
Mar 23 – Kitchener – Centre in the Square
Mar 24 – Orillia – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Nine Inch Nails Release Limited Edition Book
Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with long-time collaborator Russell Mills for a limited edition book of artwork created for the band’s 2013 album Hesitation Marks.
Cargo in the Blood, is a deluxe 320-page book containing all the works Russell created for Nine Inch Nails’ last studio album.
The 11 pound book is only available on NIN.com and is limited to 2000 copies. It costs $300 and goes on sale today.
Deep Purple Rock Hall show would end in punch-up
Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice reckons a punch-up could ensue if the band are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year.
The group are on the shortlist of potential inductees into the Rock Hall for 2016, along with Nine Inch Nails, Yes, The Cars, Steve Miller and more.
The winners will be announced on December 17 (Thursday–tomorrow), with the ceremony set for New York on April 8, 2016.
Ian says it could open up a can of worms if Purple get in: “Well, who would they induct? There have been so many members of this band, even if they say it will be core members, who would it be? And as for playing live, again who would be involved? You’d have the same situation as for an induction. This one won’t play with that one – it could be a mess.”
(via Classic Rock)
Hetfield highlights his best of 2015
Metallica’s James Hetfield has published a handwritten list of his favourite things that happened to him in 2015.
They include staying alive, watching his children grow up, having fans join him onstage at numerous concerts and shooting a sniper out a moving helicopter.
His favourite music moments included meeting Robert Plant – and Justin Bieber being photographed wearing a Metallica T-shirt.
(Via Classic Rock)
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
100 Years Of Christmas Toys
Every Christmas there is that one most wanted toy. And then there’s that one toy that stands out for the decade. Check out the best toys from the past century that defined each generation.
Which toy is your favorite?
On this Day in Rock
1949–Billy Gibbons, guitarist for ZZ Top is born.
1966—The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their debut single “Hey Joe”.
1979—Kiss performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Toledo Sports Arena until their reunion tour in 1996.
1983—A spokesperson for The Who announced that they were disbanding. They would go on to reunite in 1989 & 1996 before permanently reforming in 1999.
2005—U2’s Vertigo tour was declared the top grossing tour of 2005 grossing $260 million & drew 3 million people to 90 sellout concerts.
The Audio Vault
Helpful Hints From Hell -- Curing a Tension Headache
This Day In The 90s -- December 16
Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Today’s Dumbass of the Day isn’t an individual, it’s an industry.
Think flying economy is bad? Try flying ‘last class’. That’s the unofficial term used by those in the aviation industry to refer to seats that are a grade below those in economy class.
Last class seats are likely to be found at the back of the plane, where it is noisier, or by a toilet.
Passengers who pay the absolute minimum for their plane ticket can expect to find the seats closer together, with extra fees for window seats or a seat not next to the toilet.
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 pink!
More Watercooler Talk
China’s Pollution Drives Some to Buy Canada Air in a Can
Do I have a job opportunity for you! Beijing’s air pollution has gotten so bad that some residents are not only staying indoors and wearing masks… they’re buying fresh air in canisters from Canada.
Vitality Air co-founder Moses Lam says that it all started on a whim in November 2014, when friends put a Ziploc baggie of air on eBay to see if it would sell. It did, and they figured if companies can bottle and distribute natural spring water, why not good old-fashioned air, too?
Vitality Air was born, and employees began to trek out to the mountains around Banff, to sit around with open bottles for 10 hours, and then head back to headquarters in Edmonton to bottle and mail the goods.
They sell 7.7 liters, or as many as 200 breaths of fresh air, for $15.
Things that you didn’t know that you could order from Tim Hortons
Yeah, everyone’s had a double double or a box of Timbits. But have you tried…
— The “Gretzky”: 9 sugars and 9 creams in your coffee
— A Breakfast BELT on a chocolate-glazed donut instead of a bagel
— 50/50 coffee and hot chocolate
Do you have a ‘secret’ order that you get at Tims?