Rock News of the Day
The Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl leapt to the defence of a garage band after city council in Cornwall ordered the band to quit practicing following noise complaints from neighbours. After The Black Leaves got in touch with him, Dave wrote a letter to council asking them to ‘reconsider the restrictions,’ as Dave spent his own youth spent developing his musical craft in a garage.
The rumor linking Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose as the temporary singer of AC/DC has exploded on the internet, becoming the top-trending topic on Facebook and being reported on a number of web news sites. An Atlanta radio DJ claimed that he had received intel from an unnamed source that Axl was all but confirmed to front the band for the rest of the tour… doesn’t Axl have his own band to worry about?
— Kiss bassist Gene Simmons says that he owns the ultimate Van Halen collectible: a 15-track demo that he produced in 1976, which includes all of the songs that would appear on their debut album a couple of years laster, plus some other rarities. Van Halen don’t want it to see the light of day, though.
— Scorpions have cancelled four German tour dates after Klaus Meine was given doctor’s orders to rest. The vocalist called a halt to the band’s show in Hamburg on Monday after 30 minutes, complaining of a sore throat. He was diagnosed with an advanced viral infection and larynx and trachea inflammation, gigs in Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Berlin have been pulled.
— Metallica’s 1986 album classic, “Master Of Puppets”, is among 25 sound recordings selected for induction into the US Library Of Congress National Recording Registry.
— Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline Lollapalooza 2016, wich will include 170 bands to celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary. Held in Chicago’s Grant Park every year, the 2016 celebration will begin on Thursday, July 28th and conclude on the 31st. Keep listening to Y108; we just might be your ticket there.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Ducks Take Over Street When Man Who Regularly Feeds Them Is Late
Apparently, this man has been feeding the ducks by the water everyday over the winter. But today he was running a little late. So what happened?
The over enthusiastic ducks took over the street in an attempt to meet him half way.
On This Day in Rock
1962—Mick Jagger and Keith Richards performed together onstage for the first time in Earling, U.K. with their band Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys.
1973—Alice Cooper’s sixth studio album Billion Dollar Babies entered the U.K. Album Chart at number one.
1979—The Cars peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled debut album which later went on to sell six million copies in the U.S.
1991—The Black Crowes were fired as the support act for ZZ Top for repeatedly criticizing the tour’s sponsor.
2003—David Lee Roth began a week-long stint filling in as a morning DJ on a Los Angeles radio station.
The Audio Vault
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for$100 in LottoMax tickets! Friday’s jackpost is an estimated $32 million! I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to NOT guess green!
More Watercooler Chat
Easter weekend: What’s open and closed
The Easter long weekend is here and that means a number of closures.
Most businesses, grocery stores, malls and government offices are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Banks are also closed on Friday, as are the LCBO and Beer Stores, but they will reopen on Monday. There is no mail delivery on Good Friday and Monday.
Friday’s waste collection has been moved to Saturday, but Monday’s garbage pickup is unaffected.
The HSR, DARTS, Burlington Transit and GO Transit are operating on a holiday schedule on Friday. All of Hamilton’s arenas, rec centres, libraries, museums and the Farmer’s Market are closed Friday and Monday.
(via AM900 CHML)