Rock News of the Day
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil For Celebrity Apprentice?
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has reportedly signed on to be a contestant on the next installment of NBC-TV’s The Celebrity Apprentice when it returns this fall.
Vince joins a lengthy list of rockers who have appeared on the reality series, including Dee Snider, Gene Simmons, Meat Loaf, and season 3 winner Bret Michaels.
This season will mark Arnold Schwarzenegger’s debut as host since the network parted ways with Donald Trump last June.
PLEASE let Arnold replace “you’re fired” with “hasta-la-vista, baby!”
Hometown Statue Of AC/DC Frontman Bon Scott Approved
A statue of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott to be unveiled this spring has been approved by city councillors in the singer’s Scottish hometown of Kirriemuir.
The 2.4m-high bronze statue is due to be unveiled at the annual Bonfest event in April, which attracts AC/DC fans from around the globe for a weekend of music and tributes to the late singer, who died in 1980 at the age of 33.
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
Review Of McDonald’s Chocolate Fries In Japan
Along with Coke, McDonald’s is probably one of the most world’s most famous food companies out there. But besides for the Big Mac, the menu greatly varies depending on the region. McDonald’s of Japan is famous for creating and selling extremely unique and unexpected dishes. The latest one to go viral online is McD’s famous french fries covered in a white and milk chocolate sauce.
On This Day In Rock
1971—David Bowie arrived in the U.S. for the first time. Bowie couldn’t perform live, but he did gain publicity for wearing a dress during a promotional event.
1980—At the Gaumont theater in Southampton, England, AC/DC play their last show with Bon Scott. He would die on February 19 after a night of excessive drinking.
2005—R.E.M. had to cancel a concert for the first time in ten years due to their crew and gear being held up at the Estonia/Russia border. They were scheduled to play the Ice Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Audio Vault
Helpful Hints From Hell -- Clearing Out Your Closet
Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Someone Paid $1M for Photo of a Potato
Some European businessmen spent $1.08 million on a photo of a potato. “Potato #345” from celebrity photographer Kevin Abosch is just that: a portrait of an organic Irish potato against a black background. But a businessman who spotted the image at Abosch’s Paris home last year was apparently transfixed.
“We had two glasses of wine and he said, ‘I really like that,'” Abosch tells the Sunday Times, per the BBC. “Two more glasses of wine and he said, ‘I really want that.’ We set the price two weeks later.”
The deal, which is only now being reported, was the biggest of Abosch’s career. If the price is confirmed, “Potato #345” would be the 15th most expensive photo ever sold.
Guess My Gitch
This afternoon at 1:20 we’ll play today’s round of the world-famous Guess my Gitch! Today we’re playing for tickets to see Hammer Entertainments production of ‘The Heathers”, and a Fisherman’s Friend winter relief prize pack!
Keep in mind that I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today be sure to NOT guess GRAY!
More Watercooler Chat
Researchers Make Electric Concrete That De-Ices Itself
Researchers at the University of Nebraska are developing conductive concrete that uses electricity to keep itself free of snow and ice during even the worst winter storms.
The winter-defeating concrete is made with 80% traditional asphalt and 20% “carbon particles and steel shavings.” It carries enough current to heat itself to 5 degrees celcius. That’s enough to melt snow and ice but not to hurt people.
Uber Using ’90s Toy to Distract Drunks
Uber hopes a kid’s toy that can be pulled, twisted, and bopped will keep drunk passengers too busy to distract—or bop—its drivers. The firm has started placing the Bop It toy, a ’90s favorite, in the backs of cars in Charlotte, NC.
“Folks there have found it’s a great way to keep drunk riders entertained so they don’t distract their driver,” Uber says in a blog post explaining some new safety measures, including the use of gyrometers and accelerometers in smartphones to gauge how smooth rides are—and check whether complaining customers are telling the truth.
Guy Makes Film Censors Watch Paint Dry for 10 Hours
The British Board of Film Classification describes Charlie Lyne’s Paint Drying as “a film showing paint drying on a wall. It contains no material likely to offend or harm” and “should be suitable for audiences aged 4 years and over.” The cost of that classification: more than $6,000.
Because Lyne knew examiners would have to watch an entire flick to review it, he started a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of creating the longest and most boring movie possible.
In the end, Lyne raised about $8,500 and submitted a 607-minute film for review. Two examiners had to watch the film over two days.