Rock News of the Day
Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will star in a new show on the History channel called “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour.” It’ll premiere July 27 at 10 p.m.
The 10-episode, hour-long series will see them visit a number of historically significant locations including Mt. Rushmore, Stonehenge, The Alamo, Roswell, and Sun Studios.
“Jack and I are doing a thing for the History Channel, like a father and son spoof on history,” Ozzy told Billboard last fall. “We went to Stonehenge and met a guy who thinks he’s the reincarnation of King Arthur.” I wonder if Ozzy will try to re-create history when he visits the Alamo.
Radiohead May Face Legal Issues Over ‘Burn The Witch’ Video
Radiohead could face legal action over their video for Burn The Witch. The characters in the video bear a striking resemblance to 1960s British kids’ TV show “Trumpton”.
The family of show-creator Gordon Murray say it tarnishes the brand.
Their statement: “Radiohead should have sought our consent as we consider this a tarnishing of the brand. It is not something we would have authorized. We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next.”
— KISS guitarist Paul Stanley called out Sixx:AM leader Nikki Sixx after he made insulting comments about Paul’s bandmate Gene Simmons, following Gene’ controversial remarks about the death of Prince: “”Jesus Christ Nikki Sixx! Would you please shut up, find another way to be in the news and get off your self inflated pedestal.” Shots fired!
— Volbeat have confirmed the addition of bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen on a full-time basis into the band. Larsen played bass with the Danish/American rockers during their recent U.S tour while he was also a tour session bassist with them in the past.
— ZZ Top was forced off the road earlier this year after Dusty Hill was hurt in a fall, but the band has announced their next U.S. tour. They will be teaming up with Gov’t Mule to launch an 8 city tour in September.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Weird Stuff sold on EBay
You know what they say: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Some people will try to sell anything on Ebay. And oddly enough, there’s often someone who will pay unbelievable prices for someone’s crap.
How much do you think they paid for that nightmare-inducing doll?
On This Day in Rock
1980—Peter Criss departed from Kiss shortly after the release of Unmasked. Criss didn’t contribute in the recording on Unmasked despite being featured on the album cover.
1982—Black Sabbath was awarded the Gold Ticket for playing to over 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden throughout their career during a concert in support of Mob Rules, their second album with Ronnie James Dio singing for them.
1986—Van Halen peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Why Can’t This Be Love”, their debut single with Sammy Hagar.
1987—A fire swept through Tom Petty’s home in Encino, CA & destroyed everything inside except for a few guitars & tapes. The cost of damages was estimated at $800,000.
1999—Bruce Fairbairn, producer for artists such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, & Kiss, was found dead in his Vancouver home shortly after completing recording sessions for Yes’ album The Ladder. He was 49 years old.
2000—The Eagles filed a lawsuit against Bill Arnold for allegedly violating a trademark for naming his restaurant Hotel California Grill. Arnold’s comment on the lawsuit was “This is a restaurant, not a song. We’re not infringing on the rights of Don Henley, Glenn Frey or anyone.”
2010—ZZ Top made a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men appearing in a fantasy sequence.
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!