Rock News of the Day
Stone Temple Pilots Reveal New Lead Singer Open Auditions
Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they will be holding open auditions to find a new lead singer. The move comes after Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington left the band in November.
Bennington had been performing as lead singer following STP’s decision two years prior to replace lead singer Scott Weiland, who has since passed.
Handwritten Radiohead Lyrics To Be Auctioned
Lyrics to Radiohead’s track Airbag, handwritten by frontman Thom Yorke, are being auctioned to raise money for charity. The vocalist penned the lyrics to the track on the inside cover of his copy of William Blake’s Songs Of Innocence And Experience, which he donated to his local Oxfam shop in Oxford.
The book is being auctioned on March 18, with proceeds going to help Oxfam’s work to tackle poverty around the world.
(via Classic Rock)
3 Doors Down stream The Broken
3 Doors Down have made their song The Broken available. It’s taken from the Mississippi outfit’s upcoming sixth album, Us And The Night, due March 11th.
The Broken is the second preview of Us And The Night, following the lead single In The Dark. Fans who preorder the album on iTunes will receive an instant download of both songs.
3 Doors Down will launch the project with live dates across the US starting in Orlando, Florida next month.
(via Classic Rock)
The Super Bowl 50 Commercials That You Didn’t See
The worst thing about watching the Super Bowl in Canada is that you don’t get access to the big-budget commercials that are often more entertaining than the game.
Here are 10 of the best:
And probably the strangest of the bunch:
On This Day In Rock
1973—Max Yasgur died of a heart attack aged 53. He was the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.
1975—Queen released “Killer Queen” which went on to become their first hit single in the U.S., later peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1980—David Bowie & his wife Angie divorced after being married for nearly a decade. David would receive custody of his son Zowie.
1981—R.E.M. made their first recording sessions at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, GA. Some of the songs recorded included their debut single “Radio Free Europe”.
2004—The Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team co-owned by Jon Bon Jovi played their first game where they lost to the New Orleans VooDoo.
2006—The 48th annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Madonna opened the awards for a third time. U2 came away with 5 awards.
2009—About 4 months after the plane crash that nearly killed their drummer Travis Barker, Blink-182 announce that they are getting back together during the Grammy Awards.
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
Robot Scores Hole In One
Scoring a true hole in one is one of the most difficult achievements in sports. But for a robot? Not so much. In the first round of the 2016 Phoenix Open, the PGA TOUR had LDRIC the golf robot give it a shot. Check it out!
The Audio Vault
My 4-year-old Daughter's SuperBowl Predictions
Helpful Hints From Hell -- The Tidy Garbage Can
Chuck’s Dumbass of the Day
Prank Caller Gets Burger King Workers to Trash the Place
Employees at a California Burger King responded less than ideally to a prank call Saturday night, causing $35,000 in damage to the restaurant.
Someone called the Burger King in Morro Bay pretending to be with the fire department. They told employees there was a gas leak and they needed to break out the restaurant’s windows immediately for ventilation. The employees apparently did as they were told, with the shift manager going so far as to ram a car into the restaurant.
The manager has been suspended, and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
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 the Hamilton Bulldogs play the Kitchener Rangers February 15th, as well as a pair of passes to Soupfest for Living Rock, February 23rd at the Hamilton Convention Centre!
Keep in mind that I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today be sure to NOT guess RED!
More Watercooler Chat
Your Cat’s Fur Color May Predict Its Attitude
If your feline friend has a bad “cattitude,” the color of its fur might be a factor. Researchers at UC Davis have found a correlation between a cat’s markings and its level of feistiness. Calicos and tortoiseshells are more likely to be aggressive—to bite, hiss, scratch, or swipe—when interacting with humans.
On the flip side, the study found that cats with solid black, gray, or white coats are less aggressive.