Rock News of the Day
David Lee Roth was talking about the possible future with Van Halen on the latest edition of his online streaming series The Roth Show. He mostly spent time talking about living in Japan over the past few years, including learning the language as well studying various martial arts.
But on the subject of the future of his band—in particular recording and touring—he admitted that he was unsure about future plans though he said he has a sense that both will happen again.
— Robert Plant has had to change his plans in order to appear at Led Zeppelin’s copyright infringement trial over “Stairway To Heaven.” He was due play June 19th at a benefit for the British Red Cross’ refugee awareness campaign.
— Paul Stanley says it was about time he worked with Ace Frehley again because “life’s too short.” He appears on former bandmate Frehley’s solo album Origins Vol.1, singing on a version of Free’s Fire And Water. Ace left KISS for the second and final time in 2002.
— A collection of 10 stamps in honor of Pink Floyd will be released by the British Royal Mail this on July 7, to “celebrate one of the most successful and influential British rock bands of all time.” Six of the stamps will feature artwork from six classic Pink Floyd albums, including The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, Atom Heart Mother, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and Animals.
On This Day in Rock
1969—John Lennon & Yoko Ono begin an eight day bed-in in room 1742 of The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal to promote world peace.
1973—The Edgar Winter Group reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Frankenstein” which spent one week on top of the chart.
1973—Deep Purple released “Smoke on the Water” which went on to peak at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
1976—On a transatlantic British Airways flight, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page & Robert Plant got drunk and verbally harassed other first class passengers, including actors Dudley Moore and Telly Savalas.
1995—The Rolling Stones played two semi-acoustic concerts at the Paradiso Amsterdam over two days. Keith Richards later said that the Paradiso concerts were the best live shows the Stones ever did.
1996—A fire at the home of Eric Clapton caused over one and a million dollars worth of damage. Firemen arrived on the scene to find Clapton braving the blaze to save his collection of guitars.
2000—Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee began a five day jail sentence for violating his parole. He was charged with violating his parole by drinking alcohol.
Guess My Gitch
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More Watercooler Chat
Mystery of Trump’s hair solved?
Gawker did some digging on Donald Trump’s hairdo. Thanks in part to a tip from a hair-restoral service customer, they believe that they’ve solved the riddle of Donald Trump’s hair.
That answer is, essentially, a $60,000 weave by a company that specializes in “microcylinder intervention.” These microcylinders are made of strands of donor hair that “mingle with your own hair” after being attached with thread and small metal clamps.
In 2007, the treatment cost $60,000 and required near-monthly maintenance for up to $3,000 a pop.
What’s the most that you’ve ever paid for a haircut? Let me know by posting below. Me? Probably 10 bucks… with tip.