Rock News of the Day
— Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba says that Axl Rose wanted him onboard for their reunion shows. He was part of the GNR lineup for six years, but quit with a “heavy heart” in 2015 to concentrate on his other band, Sixx AM.
— Speaking of Sixx:AM, they’re streaming their new album, “Prayers For The Damned”, in full. The band’s fourth record is the first of a double album project that will see a second volume surface later this year. Check it out here.
— A bronze statue of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott was officially unveiled this past weekend in his home town of Kirriemuir in Scotland during the 10th annual Bonfest event.
Chuck’s Viral Video
U.S. President Obama considers life after leaving office
Life will be very different for Barack Obama after the next President of the United States is elected to office. In this video, he considers his options. Perhaps a TV show is in his future!
On This Day in Rock
1965—Despite swearing they would never appear on his show again, Ed Sullivan played host to the Rolling Stones for a second time.
1979—The Who performed their first concert with drummer Kenney Jones at London’s Rainbow Theatre, replacing the late Keith Moon.
1980—Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” is banned in South Africa, where it is blamed for inciting riots.
1991—The video for the R.E.M. song ‘Losing My Religion’, was banned in Ireland because its religious imagery was seen as unfit for broadcast.
1991—Nirvana booked into Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California for 16 days. On a budget of $65,000 and with Butch Vig producing the band started recording what would become the Nevermind album.
1992—Little known British duo Nirvana filed a suit against the American band of the same name claiming that they had been using the name since 1968. The dispute was settled out of court in the British bands favour.
1992—Metallica reached the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the fourth time as “Nothing Else Matters” peaked at number 34.
2006—Keith Richards was released from a New Zealand hospital after suffering a “mild concussion” when he fell out of a coconut tree while on holiday in Fiji.
The Audio Vault
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for BTBO tickets to see Blink-182 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 21st! I never wear the same colour two days in a row… be sure to NOT guess pink!
More Watercooler Chat
Hamilton’s proposed red light camera locations
The city of Hamilton is considering adding red light cameras to another 5 locations for next year. There are 19 red light cameras already in service across Greater Hamilton.
The locations under consideration are:
Hess Street North and York Boulevard
Charlton Avenue East and John Street South
Mohawk Road West and Upper Paradise
Highway 8 and Green Road
Dundas Street East and Mill Road South
Woman Sues Starbucks for $5M Over Ice in Its Drinks
An Illinois woman is suing Starbucks for $5 million, claiming the company misrepresents the size of its cold drinks by including a hefty amount of ice.
“A Starbucks customer who orders a Venti cold drink receives only 14 fluid ounces of that drink—just over half the advertised amount, and just over half the amount for which they are paying,” says the 29-page complaint filed by Stacy Pincus.
“Starbucks is advertising the size of its cold drink cups on its menu, rather than the amount of fluid a customer will receive … and deceiving its customers in the process.”
(via Huffington Post)