Rock News of the Day
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will perform “Out On A Limb”, a special one-off benefit concert in New York on May 2. The event is in support of Steven’s charity “Janie’s Fund”.
“I get to perform with some extremely talented musicians and dear friends from Nashville”.
The event will also feature a silent auction, including a five-day stay at Tyler’s Hawaiian home to a limited edition, the Skittles mic stand from the set of Tyler’s Super Bowl commercial, pieces from his personal wardrobe worn on American Idol, and more.
— ZZ Top and Gregg Allman have announced that they will be teaming up to hit the road together for a series of tour dates across the U.S. this summer and into fall, including a stop at Darien Lake August 23rd.
— That new Rolling Stones album will be a new blues inspired album. Guitarist Ronnie Wood said that the band recorded 11 songs in just two days.
— Stone Temple Pilots are gearing up to begin in-person auditions this month for a new singer after completing their recent online submission process for the gig. They’re looking to fill the slot vacated last fall by Chester Bennington as he struggled to juggle his work with STP alongside his Linkin Park and personal obligations.
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Game show cheaters
With big money on the line, some game show contestants decided to go the extra mile to ensure that they came out on top. But as we’ve always been taught, cheaters (almost) never prosper. Here’s how they got caught:
On This Day in Rock
1968—Pink Floyd announced via press release that singer/guitarist Syd Barrett was no longer in the group.
1971—The Rolling Stones launched Rolling Stones Records which was initially distributed in the U.S. via Atlantic Records. The label was discontinued in 1992.
1991—Tesla peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1991—Over a year after its release, The Black Crowes peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Shake Your Money Maker which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1993—KISS drummer Peter Criss reached an out of court settlement with The Star hours before their trial was set to begin. Criss had filed a libel lawsuit against them for publishing a story that he was a homeless alcoholic.
2008—Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards of 2008 in Calgary. Shortly after this Triumph announced plans for a reunion tour in 2009, which didn’t take place.
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Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for a pair of tickets to Ragtime the Musical and a 4-pack of passes to the Kitchener RV Show! I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to NOT guess blue!
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Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard
What could possibly go wrong?
Authorities say two Southern California high school students attached a homemade model rocket to a skateboard before it exploded and killed one of the teens. The blast Monday evening in the courtyard of a Ventura County elementary school killed 18-year-old Bernard Moon, the AP reports. His 17-year-old friend was injured and is in stable condition. Sheriff’s Detective Timothy Loman says the teens built the rocket and attached it to the skateboard as a propulsion device.