Rock News of the Day
Ozzy Osbourne visited a children’s hospital in his hometown of Birmingham to help raise funds for a new specialist unit. The Black Sabbath singer was at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to show support for their Star Appeal which aims to raise $7 million to build the UK’s first Rare Diseases Centre for children.
Ozzy’s son Louis was in Birmingham Children’s Hospital for quite a while as a child, something that pushed Ozzy to lend his name to the cause.
— Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says in a new interview that the band’s new album, will be done this summer but that he’s not sure if it will actually be released this year. They’ve still got to finalize the name, which songs are going to make the final cut, and how to release it.
— Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French describes classic groups who insist on playing material from their latest records live as “delusional”, saying: “any classic band that releases a new record is an idiot for playing it.”
— In a new video preview of his documentary Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan recalls meeting Axl Rose for the first time: “Axl let out one of his screams and it was like nothing I’d ever heard.” The documentary is being screened in 50 US cities now ahead of its theatrical release in Los Angeles on June 3rd.
Chuck’s Viral Video
The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed an endangered gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. The 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habitat for about 10 minutes in what the zoo’s dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation.
Do you think that zoo officials made the correct decision to put the animal down? Leave your thoughts below with a comment.
Here’s viral video of the gorilla with the child before the zoo’s response team moved in:
On This Day in Rock
1971—36 people are hospitalized during a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA after drinking apple drink spiked with LSD.
1975—Alice Cooper’s first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare was certified Gold by the RIAA.
1980—Carl Radle, bassist of Derek and the Dominos died of a kidney ailment brought on by the effects of alcohol and narcotics. He was 37 years old.
1992—The Black Crowes debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion which spent one week on top of the chart.
1994—Metallica kicked off the final leg of their tour in support of their self-titled fifth album at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center outside of Buffalo.
1997—Neil Young cancelled a European tour after Young cut his finger open while slicing a sandwich.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win tickets to see the Buffalo Bisons (game of your choice) and a pair of passes to catch “X-Men Apocalypse” at the newly-renovated Landmark Cinemas at Jackson Square in Hamilton!
I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS YELLOW!