Rock News of the Day
Guns N’ Roses Mock Aerosmith Singer Over Reunion Claims
Guns N’ Roses have taken to social media to mock Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler – and others – who have come forward with claims that they played a role in the band’s 2016 reunion.
“Guns N’ Roses would like to respectfully thank the many people taking credit for our upcoming shows and everything in between,” posted the group. “Especially those whom we haven’t spoken to in numerous years who, through the power of media, have somehow served a pivotal, even if non-existent, role. We and the fans thank you!”
Van Halen Classic Featured In Super Bowl Commercial
Van Halen’s 1978 classic, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, is providing the soundtrack to a Super Bowl 50 commercial for car maker Acura. The New York Times reports the ad for the 2017 Acura NSX high-end sports car contains no dialogue.
Instead, an isolated vocal track of singer David Lee Roth is set against images of the car, which will become available this spring for the sum of $156,000.
KISS star Simmons grants dying teen’s last wish
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons granted a dying teenager’s wish by visiting him in his hospital bed. He was was sent an email request last Thursday afternoon and flew into Vegas the next morning.
He spent time with 17-year-old Dilan Kohn at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada in Las Vegas last week. Dilan died a few days after Simmons’ visit, but staff have thanked him for making the youngster’s dream come true.
(via Classic Rock)
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
Matthew is sick and tired of his obnoxious neighbors who seem to constantly blast annoying, crappy music. So he created a simple device that detects loud noise coming from the wall and if the noise remains constant for ten seconds, it will start blasting Who Let The Dogs Out so loud, the entire building can hear it.
On This Day In Rock
1977—Aerosmith reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second time as “Walk This Way” peaked at number ten.
1978—David Coverdale announces the formation of his new band, Whitesnake.
1979—16-year-old Brenda Spencer shoots at an elementary school, killing 2 adults and injuring 9 kids. When asked why she did it, she replied, I don’t like Mondays, which the Boomtown Rats used as the title for a song.
2006—Bryan Adams became the first Western artist to perform in Karachi, Pakistan, where he performed a benefit concert to raise money for underprivileged children to go to school and for victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.
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Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Patriots Fan’s Premature Tattoo: Super Bowl ‘Champs’
A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached—yet he says he has no regrets.
Burke O’Connell, 31, says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance to the Super Bowl. The Massachusetts native had a friend ink the celebratory tattoo across his calf two days before the Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos 20-18. The black-and-white tattoo depicts a Lombardi Trophy rising above the Patriots’ logo, along with the Boston skyline, the number “50,” and the word “Champs.”
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 ORANGE!
More Watercooler Chat
Stars of Famous Super Bowl Ad Reunite 37 Years Later
The stars of one of the most famous Super Bowl commercials of all time recently reunited on a football field in Texas.
In 1979, Pittsburgh Steelers player “Mean” Joe Greene famously drank a young boy’s Coke, tossing him his game jersey in exchange. Thirty-seven years later, that boy—Tommy Okon—says Greene is one of his oldest friends. “That commercial is kind of what Joe is: tough football player who’s a nice guy,” Okon says.
Greene and Okon met up to film a segment on Super Bowl advertising. “Still special after all these years,” Greene says after recreating the iconic ad. He was probably just relieved he didn’t have to chug 18 bottles of Coke this time around.
(via CBS News)
These Trains Won’t ‘Go’
Renovations to the shed behind Union Station where GO trains stop have hit a snag.
The initial design work for the renovations did not take into account the size of the new electric trains that will one day run through the station and as a result Metrolinx Spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins tells CP24 that the ceiling as it currently sits is “off by a couple of inches.”
In order to ensure the long term viability of the facility, experts at Metrolinx are now studying the viability of two options, Marie Aikins says. The first option would see crews raise the ceiling while the second option would be to dig up the tracks and lower them slightly.
It is not immediately clear what impact the extra work will have on the $248 million budget for the project.