Rock News of the Day
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says he has to hold his breath whenever frontman Steven Tyler does an interview on his own. Steven recently repeated his view that Aerosmith could go on one final farewell tour in 2017… but Joe is hoping for at least few more years with the band.
As for the group coming to an end: “It could be the last. But it’s really hard for me to imagine a last gig. It will probably be called the final tour, but I play every night like it’s the last show anyway. Calling it that will definitely give a different flavor to this.”
— Former Motley Crue singer John Corabi doesn’t want his comments about bassist Nikki Sixx to descend into a feud – and he’s going to avoid talking about the band in future. In April Nikki said recording their self-titled album back in 1994 while John was with the band had been a “painful” experience.
— A blazer worn by Prince in 1984 movie Purple Rain has sold at auction for $96,000. Also sold was a white shirt worn by Prince in the film for the same price.
— Kim Thayill and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden attended the launch of an environmental research boat that’s been named in their honour. The SoundGuardian will monitoring water quality in the Puget Sound, which lies by the band’s home city of Seattle in Washington state.
On This Day in Rock
1966—Chas Chandler of The Animals attended a Jimi Hendrix concert at Café Wha? in New York City at the suggestion of Keith Richards’ girlfriend. Chandler suggested to Hendrix that he should come to the U.K., which he would shortly & Chandler became his manager.
1969—The Rolling Stones performed a free concert, their first concert with new guitarist Mick Taylor at London’s Hyde Park before a crowd of 250,000.
1978—Pressings of The Rolling Stones’ album Some Girls were halted when celebrities such as Lucille Ball and Raquel Welch objected to being on the album cover.
1990—KISS had to cancel a scheduled concert in New Haven, CT due to Paul Stanley sustaining neck & back injuries in a car accident the previous day in Pelham, NY.
1995—The Justice Department announced that it would be dropping its investigation of antitrust charges brought on against Ticketmaster by Pearl Jam.
2005—Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who’s seen Pink Floyd’s record sales go up after participating in the Live 8 concerts, suggested that all other Live 8 performers donate their royalties to charity.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a $25 gift certificate ton Hutch’s On The Beach for Sunday July 10th at the Tesla Electric Festival! While you’re there take a ride in a brand new tesla car… AND… a pair of passes to check out the Buffalo Bisons game of your choice at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo!
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS BLACK!