Rock News of the Day
Nikki Sixx reveals that he is unlikely to associate with his former Motley Crue bandmates now that the band is retired. He makes the comments in the concert film “The End” which chronicles their final show together which took place on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles.
He goes on to say, “We don’t go to dinner, we don’t go to each other’s houses for Christmas. We’re not enemies, but we’re not friends … I’ll probably never see them, except in passing.”
It hits movie theaters on June 14th.
— Steve Miller says he plans to investigate the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He was inducted in April, and used his acceptance speech to launch a tirade against the Rock Hall’s murky finances.
— The Rolling Stones have released their performance of Miss You from upcoming five-disc live package Totally Stripped. Check it out here > > https://youtu.be/8EWN8etWEsc
— Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith denies that he once urinated on the fan belonging to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, despite Blink-182’s Travis Barker recently telling the story in an interview. In a note to Taylor, Chad said, “I would’ve remembered that.” So the question is… who DID pee on Taylor’s fan?
Chuck’s Viral Video
To be honest, I haven’t watched any of the “…Got Talent” shows in a long time, but I’ve had this video of an oddball mime act forwarded to me a number of times over the last few days, so I thought that I’d share it with you if you haven’t seen it.
Check out… Tape Face:
On This Day in Rock
1952—Billy Powell, keyboard player for Lynyrd Skynyrd is born.
1964—The Rolling Stones make their U.S. debut performance at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, MA.
1970—With the BBC refusing to air The Kinks new single “Lola” because of its reference to “Coca-Cola” (brand names being a no-no for the corporation), lead singer Ray Davies flies all the way from London to New York to re-record the line as “Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola.”
1970—Jimi Hendrix’ Band Of Gypsies is certified gold.
1972—Pink Floyd’s “Obscured By Clouds” is released.
1983—Already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head, Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon brutally murders his own mother with a hammer and knife in their home. Gordon, who co-wrote the band’s biggest hit, Layla, is sentenced to life in prison.
2000—Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts is arrested after allegedly trashing his house, threatening his wife’s life, and then disappearing. He is captured and ordered to get psychiatric help.
2001—Staind’s Break The Cycle starts a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
2006—Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium hits #1 on both the UK and US album charts.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a pair of ticket to the Buffalo Bisons game of your choice, as well as a pair of passes to see “X-Men: Apocalypse” at the newly-renovated Landmark Cinemas at Jackson Square!
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS BLUE!