Rock News of the Day
The inventor of in-ear monitors, Stephen Ambrose, says he will meet with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson next week to show him his latest technological advances that may help the Brian return to the live stage one day.
Ambrose recently posted a video displaying the success of his monitors on people with advances hearing loss, along with a personal offer to assist Brian over the hearing issues that have forced him to step away from the band, postponing 10 shows in North America.
AC/DC has continued its European stadium leg of the Rock or Bust tour with Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose filling in for Brian.
— Alice Cooper will reunite with his original band for his next studio album. Formed in 1968, the Alice Cooper Band featured Cooper, guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce, bassist Dennis Dunaway and drummer Neal Smith. They recorded 7 albums before splitting in 1975 when Cooper launched a solo career with “Welcome To My Nightmare.”
— KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed, has attacked Paul Stanley after he apologized for Gene after he called Prince’s death “pathetic”. That led Stanley to criticize his bandmate’s quotes, hours before Simmons himself issued an explanation, admitting: “I got such sh*t from my family for my big mouth again.”
— Pearl Jam plays their second of two nights at the ACC in Toronto tonight. If you’ve got tickets, you’ve got to wonder what they have up their sleeves tonight. In show one they performed the “Binaural” album in its entirety, and covered Comfortable Numb, Imagine, The Real Me, and Rockin’ In The Free World.
On This Day in Rock
1967—Pink Floyd performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, which is one of their first concerts to experiment with quadraphonic sound. They compose a song for the Games of May event, which would later become “See Emily Play”.
1971—The Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger married his first wife Bianca De Macias in a Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. The couple would divorce in 1978.
1973—Led Zeppelin reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the third time with Houses of the Holy which spent two weeks on top.
1981—Van Halen kicked off their tour in support of Fair Warning at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, NS.
1995—Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose filed a restraining order against Karen McNeil in Los Angeles Superior Court. McNeil was charged with trespassing at his Malibu home two weeks earlier on April 27th.
2008—Neil Young had a spider named after him. Biologist Jason Bond discovered a new species of trapdoor spider the previous year in Alabama and named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi due to being a fan of Young’s music & track record on sociopolitics.
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for a pair of tickets to check out the Blue Jays’ farm team, the Buffalo Bisons! (the home game of your choice)
I never wear the same colour two days in a row… be sure to NOT guess yellow!