Rock News of the Day
The tenth date on Guns N’ Roses summer tour made its only Canadian stop at the Rogers Centre Saturday night before a sold-out crowd of 50,000… but for a moment it looked like it wouldn’t happen: the band and their entourage were ‘detained’ crossing the border into Canada after a firearm was found on a tour bus.
Customs held their passports and cell phones while they did their investigation.
A band representative confirmed the story, saying that it happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th. According to the rep, the gun did not belong to any member of the band.
— Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is being sued for $75,000 by a California woman over an alleged assault in Las Vegas in April. He’s accused of assaulting the woman while she was trying to get an autograph from his lunch companion, actor Nicolas Cage, at the Aria Hotel.
— Following the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, the Nice Jazz Festival, which was to have featured Robert Plant, has been canceled. On Thursday night, an attacker drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and injuring more than 100.
— Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will appear in a horror film called “Happy Birthday”. He plays ‘The Mexican Cowboy’, tour guide on a drug-fueled journey in Mexico. It will be released on September 9.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Foo Fighters Category Stumps ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants
Last week, the game show Jeopardy devoted an entire category to the Foo Fighters. The contestants on the show knew Dave Grohl was first famous for being in Nirvana. One also knew the name “Foo Fighters” is a reference to UFOs that bother sailors at night. After that, though…
Check out the video to see if you know the answers! By the way, to whomever videoed this:
1. Landscape, please
2. Clean your work space!
On This Day in Rock
1964—The Rolling Stones appeared on the US chart for the first time when their cover of Buddy Holly’s ‘Not Fade Away’ peaked at No.48.
1978—Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of 150 students.
1991—The first night of the ‘Lollapalooza’ tour at The Compton Terrace, Phoenix, featuring, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Henry Rollins Band and The Butthole Surfers.
2001—KISS added another product to their ever-growing merchandising universe: the “Kiss Kasket.” The coffin featured the faces of the four founding members of the band, the Kiss logo and the words “Kiss Forever.”
2002—The Rolling Stones crew chief, 54 year old Royden Magee, died during a rehearsal in Toronto. The Stones had just finished dinner and resumed rehearsing when they got word that Magee had collapsed and stopped breathing. He was taken by ambulance to nearby Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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
Southern California Plagued by Rotting 22-Ton Whale
The body of a dead 22-ton humpback whale that turned up in San Diego County is believed to be the same whale that has already been towed out to sea at least five times after washing up on beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County. They’ve called him Wally.
Wally keeps coming back because officials haven’t towed it far enough out to sea to avoid winds and currents bringing the 45-foot carcass back to shore.
But the saga may soon be over: officials plan to cut up the decaying whale—which can now be smelled at least a quarter of a mile away—and dump it in a landfill… which will do doubt be better than how they tried to get rid of a whale carcass in Oregon back in 1970…