Rock News of the Day
Original AC/DC Singer Offers To Reunite With Band
Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans says he is willing to step in for Brian Johnson following word that Brian has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
Evans was part of AC/DC’s original lineup when it was formed by guitarist brothers Angus and Malcolm Young in Sydney, Australia in November of 1973.
The singer was featured on the band’s debut single, 1974’s “Can I Sit Next To You, Girl”, and performed live with AC/DC until his dismissal in September 1974, when he was replaced by Bon Scott.
— Nikki Sixx is reflecting on the end of Motley Crue as he moves forward with his band Sixx: A.M. Motley Crue wrapped up their farewell tour in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, bringing an end to the group’s 35-year career. The first thing he did? Jump on the tour bus and head for a Mexican vacation.
— KISS bassist Gene Simmons says people with heart problems should lead healthy lifestyles to protect themselves. He was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation 10 years ago after he began feeling unwell during a performance. Since then he tries to get enough sleep and drink a lot of fluid to prevent another scare.
— The Allman Brothers Band will release a vintage live album recorded at A&R Studios in New York City in 1971. The set features the original line up of the band and marks the final NYC performance from the late Duane Allman. It will be released on April 1.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Don’t like those popcorn ceilings in your house? They can be expensive and messy to remove… unless you check out the video to see how this guy does it!
On This Day in Rock
1976—Rush released their fourth album 2112. The album was considered Rush’s artistic breakthrough album & was their first album to reach the top 100 of the Billboard 200 Album Chart peaking at number 61 & later went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.
1977—Pink Floyd received their first platinum album for Animals, which later went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1981—Jimmy Page made his first on-stage appearance since the breakup of Led Zeppelin when he joined Jeff Beck onstage during Beck’s encore at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
2003—The Police performed together for the second time since their break-up during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also inducted in 2003 were AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions & the Righteous Brothers.
The Audio Vault
Helpful Hints From Hell -- How To Disable That Auto-Flush
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for a gift card to Ye Olde Squire (875 Main Street West location) and a pair of tickets to see the Hamilton Bulldogs face the Niagara Ice Dogs March 13th! I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to NOT guess black!
More Watercooler Chat
Hamilton Police won’t change marijuana enforcement
Hamilton’s acting police chief says until the federal government passes legislation changing the marijuana laws, the Hamilton Police Service will continue to lay charges of pot possession.
Eric Girt says the current laws are very clear, marijuana possession is illegal.
But Girt says officers do have some discretion.
He says there’s a good chance an officer may not worry about a single joint if the person of interest has had no previous problems with law and there’s no obvious signs of trafficking or more serious narcotics.
We Should Only Be Showering Once a Week
A writer for a British newspaper says that he only showers once a week and a week and “a daily sink-wash that includes my underarms and privates.”
He says that the only beneficiaries of over-frequent baths and showers are the companies that make and market soaps and shampoos, noting that over-washing can be bad for your skin. He also says that daily showering is wasteful of water, electricity, and our bank balances.