Rock News of the Day
A big fan of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has set up a GoFundMe campaign aimed at raising enough money to buy the musician.
If you’re wondering if Grohl is even for sale in the first place, fear not, the campaign addresses those concerns, stating, “I’m not 100% the amount I’m asking for will buy him. Hell, I’m not even sure if it’s legal to purchase another human being without being some central part of a 20/20 tv special. But, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try, right?”
He figures that 35-grand should do it.Check out the GoFundMe page here.
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— The inventor of the in-ear-monitor has made a public offer to help AC/DC singer Brian Johnson return to the stage; Brian had to quit touring because of damage to his hearing. The band plays their first show with GN’R singer Axl Rose tomorrow in Lisbon. The video:
— The Red Hot Chili Peppers released a new song called “Dark Necessities” yesterday which you heard here on Y108, and they also used the occasion to announce their new studio album. It’ll be called “The Getaway” and is set to be released on June 17th.
— The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign rallies and speeches. Their 1969 hit You Can’t Always Get What You Want has been a particular favourite.
Chuck’s Viral Video
How Social Media Is Ruining Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is here! And countless young people will go online to express their love for mom. But the Cracked comedy channel explains how social media and the Internet have ruined Mother’s Day.
On This Day in Rock
1965—Keith Richards said he fell asleep in a Clearwater, FL hotel room & woke up discovering he’d composed the riff of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” on his tape recorder.
1978—Kansas peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their fifth album Point of Know Return which spent 51 weeks on the chart
1984—Fictional group Spinal Tap performed at CBGB’s in New York City.
1989—Living Colour peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Vivid which was co-produced by Mick Jagger & went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.
1993—David Crosby made his first appearance on The Simpsons in a cameo role as a 12-step sponsor.
1994—Pearl Jam filed a memorandum with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that Ticketmaster has a monopoly, which led them to cancel their scheduled tour that summer.
2006—Axl Rose appeared on Eddie Trunk’s radio show in New York City to announce that Guns N’ Roses long-awaited & long delayed album Chinese Democracy would be released that fall. It wasn’t released until November 2008.
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for 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!