Rock News of the Day
The full lineup of the 2016 Burlington Sound of Music Festival has been announced!
It gets underway June 11th with a ticketed even headlined by The Cult, along with Headstones, The Glorious Sons, Pop Evil, The Watchmen and more!
The Full weekend of free shows includes performances by I Mother Earth, Soul Asylum, Mother Mother, Lighthouse, Sass Jordan, and many, many more! Check out www.soundofmusic.ca for full details!
Led Zeppelin Could Settle Stairway To Heaven Lawsuit For $1
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant could end the court case over Stairway To Heaven by paying a $1 settlement and giving a songwriting credit to late Spirit guitarist Randy California.
The representatives of California’s estate say that future earnings from the credit would be used to provide musical instruments and music lessons for deprived schoolchildren.
The trial is set to begin on May 10 after it was alleged that the opening section of Stairway To Heaven, released in 1971, was based on Spirit trackTaurus, released four years earlier.
(via Classic Rock)
— KISS bassist Gene Simmons says the band struggle to stop fans paying overinflated prices for tickets on the secondary market. They’re now offering tickets direct through their website, though Gene admits that there will always be people out to take advantage of others when it comes to making money.
— Blink-182 have released Bored To Death, their first track since Matt Skiba replaced Tom DeLonge, from upcoming album California, set for release July 1st and available for pre-order now. Check it out here.
— Prince’s former backing band The Revolution have announced they’ll reunite to honor him. The band played with Prince on some of his biggest albums, including Purple Rain. The Revolution split in 1986 and have reunited only briefly for various events down the years.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Watch a bee pull a nail out of a wall
The bee decided that he really wanted to get into a hole in a brick wall. Problem was, the hole was filled with a nail. Actually, it was no problem at all. All hail our new overlords!
On This Day in Rock
1973—Pink Floyd topped the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with The Dark Side of the Moon. It stayed on the album chart for 741 consecutive weeks, but it was only number one for one week.
1984—Bon Jovi made their debut appearance on U.S. television on American Bandstand where they performed “Runaway” & “She Don’t Know Me”.
1987—While on a plane en route from Miami to Boston, Ozzy Osbourne bought three rounds of drinks for everyone on the plane and sang “Crazy Train” over the PA system. Ozzy might have been “flying high again”.
1990—Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose married girlfriend Erin Everly, daughter of The Everly Brothers’ Don Everly at the Cupid Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Their marriage would be annulled in January 1991.
1990—Robert Plant peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his fifth full-length solo album Manic Nirvana which went on to go Gold in the U.S.
1990—Motley Crue peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Without You” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
1999—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2002—Motley Crue singer Vince Neil allegedly attacked record producer Michael Schuman outside of the Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood, CA. Neil later pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery.
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Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for$100 in LottoMax tickets. Tomorrow’s draw is for an estimated $34-million! I never wear the same colour two days in a row… be sure to NOT guess brown!
More Watercooler Chat
Couple book flights from Birmingham airport… What could possibly go wrong?
A couple from Birmingham, England had decided to treat themselves with a $2000 holiday to Las Vegas, booking non-refundable flights. Turns out that the flights originated in Birmingham ALABAMA.
When they turned up at the airport they couldn’t find their flights listen anywhere, and after inquiring, discovered that their flight was departing thousands of miles and an ocean away. Oopsie!