Rock News of the Day
Guess who says he wants to ‘Make America Sick Again’ and be elected President of the United States? The legendary Alice Cooper has announced that he’s running for office and has released an updated version of his classic song “Elected”.
“Alice Cooper is tired of the rhetoric, the mudslinging, the media frenzy,” says his announcement. “Keeping his snake in his cage and the guillotine in storage, he is putting people before career. Alice Cooper wants to be elected.”
Cooper’s “Make America Sick Again” platform includes getting singer Brian Johnson healthy and back in AC/DC and changing the name of Big Ben (in London) to Big Lemmy. I’d vote for him.
Read more here.
— A full-size statue of late Motorhead leader Lemmy will be unveiled August 24th in front of his favourite haunt, the Rainbow Bar & Grill in L.A. The bronze sculpture was created after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy death in December.
— AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has a new gig as an online radio host, where he’ll spotlight the work and stories of notable music producers.
— Mick Jagger is going to be a father for the 8th time… he’s 72, and has been dating ballerina Melanie Hamrick for two years. She’s 29. This is their first child.
— Ozzy Osbourne makes a cameo appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie. In it, his band Beasts of Mayhem are visited by a ghost on stage.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Everything you need to know about Pokemon Go
Everyone’s talking about (and it seems like everyone’s playing) the Pokemon Go game on their phones. If you’re not sure what all of the fuss is about, and are looking for a quick tutorial on the game, check out the first of today’s viral videos.
Just be careful while playing the game. Be aware of your surroundings. Otherwise…
On This Day in Rock
1978—The Rolling Stones reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the seventh time with Some Girls which began a two week run on top of the chart. Some Girls would later go on to be their biggest selling album after it was certified Platinum six times in 2000.
1989—While Pink Floyd performed on a floating stage in Venice, their audience of 200,000 ended up causing damage to Venice’s bridges & make marble crumble from centuries-old buildings.
1998—Aerosmith’s drummer Joey Kramer was involved in a freak accident when his car caught fire & was completely destroyed at a gas station while filling up. He was treated for second degree burns & Aerosmith had to postpone 14 concerts as a result.
1999—Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off the North American leg of their reunion tour with a 15 night stand at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ.
2000—An Oasis fan was killed when he tried to walk home along the M61 motorway in Manchester, England after Oasis had played a sold-out gig at The Reebok stadium.
2004—U2 called in police after thieves nicked a copy of the band’s latest album ‘Vertigo’. The CD was stolen during a photo shoot with the band in the south of France.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a…
$25 gift certificate to Lakeland Kartway, 80 Van Wagners Beach Road!
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS PURPLE!