Rock News of the Day
Joe Perry’s Aerosmith bandmate Tom Hamilton says that Joe is doing “better than feared” after collapsing during a Hollywood Vampires show on Sunday night.
Joe was stretchered to hospital from the stage at Coney Island, New York City, after being seen to struggle during the concert, then staggering off before collapsing behind the drum riser.
His health status has not been reported, although unconfirmed reports suggest the 65-year-old suffered a heart attack.
(via Classic Rock)
— The Red Hot Chili Peppers were mistaken for Metallica by customs officials at Belarus Airport in Eastern Europe. The band were called into an office by airport staff and asked to autograph CDs and photos – but to their surprise, the items were Metallica-related.
— Alice Cooper confirmed that the Hollywood Vampires tour will continue tonight in Ohio, even though guitarist Joe Perry remains hospitalized after losing consciousness during a show Sunday night.
— Meat Loaf has been placed on a strict health regime after he collapsed on stage in Edmonton last month. He said the incident was due to severe dehydration and he’s now seeing a physical therapist four days a week in a bid to lose weight.
Chuck’s Viral Video
July 12, 1979: It’s “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park, where the White Sox and Tigers are playing a doubleheader. Fans were able to buy a ticket to the game for 98-cents if they brought a disco album to the game to be demolished.
The plan is to blow up a bunch of disco albums between games, but it goes horribly wrong when fans become unruly and rush the field, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.
On This Day in Rock
1962—The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig.
1983—Former Traffic member Chris Wood died of liver failure after a lengthy illness. Also played with Jimi Hendrix in 1968, appearing on the Electric Ladyland album and worked with both John Martyn and the Small Faces.
1996—Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was charged with drug possession after the death of the bands keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin in his New York Hotel room.
2008—Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress. The 61 year-old dad-of-four had met the teenager while out drinking and had taken her away to his luxury pad in Ireland.
2012—Pollstar magazine announced that former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters had grossed up $158.1 million in concert ticket sales worldwide so far this year with The Wall Live show. Bruce Springsteen was came in second place with $79.9 million.
Guess My Gitch
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By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS BROWN!
More Watercooler Chat
The MLB All-Star Game goes tonight in San Diego, but the fireworks happened last night at Petco Park in San Diego as Giancarlo Stanton slammed 61 home runs to win this year’s derby, including a 497-foot moonshot early in the first round… check out the video!
By the way, that one of the best-looking ballpark in the majors, but those San Diego Padre retro-themed uniforms might be the ugliest in baseball history!