Rock News of the Day
Black Sabbath Star Reveals Possible Final Show, Live Album Plans
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says it would be nice for the band to wrap up its current farewell tour with one final show in their hometown of Birmingham, UK.
Tony also hinted that the farewell could produce a live album. “It’s possible,” says the guitarist, “because we are doing a lot of filming during the tour, too.”
Axl Reportedly Says Guns N’ Roses Plan ‘Whole’ Tour
Axl Rose reportedly said that Guns N’ Roses plan to do a full tour with Slash and Duff. A fan ran into Axl in Atlanta Hotel on Friday, and wished him good luck on the six upcoming reunion shows next month, to which Rose reportedly replied: “Thanks, man, but we’re going to do a whole tour.”
The fan also noted that Rose looked healthy, adding, “I don’t want to speculate or spread rumors, but it really looked like he’s been working out a lot. His arms looked muscular.”
— A lost Rolling Stones song has surfaced 50 years after it was originally recorded by the band. “No One Loves You More Than Me” was recorded in 1964, and has never been released by the Rolling Stones nor is it documented anywhere and is not known to exist other than on this tape. The 17-minute recording includes nine tracks from the band’s first studio sessions in March 1963 and then in 1964, which came before they released their self-titled debut album.
— Bad Company have hired former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson to sit in for the absent Mick Ralphs on their upcoming US summer tour with Joe Walsh. Mick says that he’s not up for the travel required for the tour. The Bad Company / Joe Walsh dates for the “One Hell Of A Night” tour will begin in Dallas, TX on May 12th.
— Ace Frehley says he won’t rule out a return to Kiss after his enjoyable recent collaboration with former bandmate Paul Stanley. Stanley provided guest vocals on Frehley’s cover version of Free hit Fire And Water for the guitarist’s solo album Origins Vol. 1 – due out on April 15th.
Chuck’s Viral Video
What happens when you take a fake skunk to the beach? Apparently the cops get involved.
On This Day in Rock
1971—Led Zeppelin appeared at the Boat Club, Nottingham, England on their ‘Back To The Clubs’ tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing ‘Stairway To Heaven’, ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Going To California’.
1976—David Bowie & Iggy Pop were arrested in their hotel room in Rochester, NY for suspected marijuana possession. The charges were later dropped.
1983—Pink Floyd released The Final Cut, which was their final album with bassist & singer Roger Waters.
1991—Leo Fender, the inventor of the Stratocaster & Telecaster guitars died from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 81 years old.
2005—MTV aired the final episode of The Osbournes. Dr. Phil McGraw visited the family where he held a frank discussion about drug abuse & other issues.
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Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for a pair of tickets to Canadian Combat Alliance’s MMA Provincial Qualifiers at Club NV in Brantford April 2nd! I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to NOT guess black!
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Slight improvement in Hamilton Earth Hour participation
Horizon Utilities is reporting a decrease in energy consumption in Hamilton during Earth Hour. The utility says that demand for electricity locally dropped by seven megawatts between 8:30 and 9:30 Saturday night during the annual environmental awareness event.
The decrease of 1.3per cent is a slight improvement over last year’s drop of 1 per cent. In Toronto, electricity consumption dropped by 3.2 per cent, which Toronto Hydro says was the equivalent of taking 36,000 homes off the grid.
(via AM900 CHML)
The 5 States That Send the Worst Tweets
Have you ever read a profane or defamatory tweet on Twitter? Twitter celebrates the 10th anniversary of it’s very first Tweet today, and after a recent study analyzed 12 million tweets using a list of NSFW keywords, they discovered which states are most responsible for the “nastiest, most racist, and most sexist” tweets:
Louisiana: 1,155 tweets containing derogatory language for every 100,000 tweets. That’s approximately one in every 87 tweets.
Nevada: 929 derogatory tweets for every 100,000 tweets.
Texas: 925 derogatory tweets for every 100,000 tweets.
Maryland: 895 derogatory tweets for every 100,000 tweets.
Delaware: 812 derogatory tweets for every 100,000 tweets.
Stars Who Stole Props From Film Sets
Here’s a sampling of actors who stole props from their movie sets…
Mark Wahlberg: admitted to stealing the prosthetic wang from Boogie Nights.
Will Ferrell: took home the prosthetic testicles he used in Step Brothers. (They cost $10,000 to make, per Ferrell.)
Dakota Johnson: The flogger from Fifty Shades of Grey? It now resides in Johnson’s garage. She also says she stole a lot of underwear from the set.
Andrew Garfield: A rule forbidding him from taking home a Spider-Man suit after filming The Amazing Spider-Man didn’t stop him.
John Oliver rips down Trump’s wall plan, brick by brick
This is great. His suggestion? Bring on the maple syrup!
The British were asked to name a new research ship. Their sense of humour didn’t disappoint.
Read more on the RRS Boaty McBoatface here. Yes, you read that right.