Rock News of the Day
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was rushed to the hospital to Saturday ahead of the band’s show in Irvine, California.
Bass player Flea broke the news to the crowd that the band would not be able to go on, saying “Unfortunately there’s a medical thing that happened and (Anthony) needed to deal with it.”
Yesterday the band said that Kiedis was suffering from intestinal flu and they have also been forced to cancel their show tomorrow night in Burbank, California.
— The German postal service is honoring late Motorhead singer and bass player Lemmy Kilmister with the release of a new series of limited-edition postage stamps, which will be available for four weeks only, between May 17 and June 17.
— Sharon Osbourne insists that Ozzy will be retiring shortly after Black Sabbath play their final show, currently scheduled for December 4th in Brazil, noting that “I don’t want Ozzy singing Crazy Train at 75. I think it’s best you go out before you hit 70.”
— Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd wants to rejoin the band. He’s completed an eight-month home arrest sentence after being found guilty of drugs possession and making death threats… but travel restriction due to his conviction means that he can’t travel to many countries.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Texas Rangers retaliate against Jose Bautista
It appears that the Texas Rangers have finally responded to Jose Bautista’s infamous bat flip from last year’s American League Division series… though they waited until Bautista’s final at-bat in the final game between the two teams this season to do it.
Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch from rookie reliever Matt Bush in the eighth inning. Bautista reacted with a takeout slide on second baseman Rougned Odor, who punched Bautista in the face in retaliation.
What do you think of the timing of the Rangers’ retaliation of the Jose Bautista bat flip? Post below with your thoughts.
On This Day in Rock
1969—Pete Townshend spends the night in a New York City jail after assaulting a man who jumped onstage during a Who concert at The Filmore East. It turned out that this man was a plainclothes police officer trying to warn the audience that a fire had broken out, which Townshend wasn’t aware of.
1984—Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, TN on charges of public intoxication on Beale Street.
1987—U2 topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with the song “With or Without You” which stayed on top for three weeks.
1992—Red Hot Chili Peppers peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Blood Sugar Sex Magik which went on to sell seven million copies in the U.S.
1992—U2 peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “One” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.
1998—Keith Richards broke his ribs after falling off of a ladder in his library, which caused the Rolling Stones to reschedule several dates of their European tour in support of Bridges to Babylon.
2010—Ronnie James Dio, singer for Rainbow, Black Sabbath & Dio died of stomach cancer in Houston. He was 67 years old.
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 red!