Rock News of the Day
KISS will revisit their glory days of the 70s by launching a new line of comic books this fall.
The series will see four young friends embark on a dangerous mission – to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell.
Says bassist Gene Simmons: “Having our own comic book, I have to say, rekindles the thrill I first had as a young teenager, as I followed the adventures of my favorite superheroes. This is going to be fun.”
>>> Lynyrd Skynyrd were forced to cancel tonight’s show in Lewiston, N.Y. as founding member Gary Rossington is under medical care after experiencing chest pains. Gary suffered a heart attack last October and underwent quintuple bypass surgery back in 2003.
>>> Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack are featured in a new trailer for their TV show, which begins July 24th. Ozzy And Jack’s World Detour sees the pair travelling the world while Ozzy indulges his passion for history. Watch:
>>> KISS bassist Gene Simmons took fell on his butt during a show in Montana over the weekend, as the band were playing Rock And Roll All Nite. Like a turtle, a roadie had to rush to his aid and helps him back to his feet.
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Melania Trump speech controversy
Though she’s stayed in the background of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign until now, his wife, Melania, stepped into the spotlight last night at the Democratic National Convention in Cleveland to deliver the keynote speech of the evening. Except at least one passage of her speech sounded a little… familiar.
Here’s the comparison between Melania speech last night, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s from the same event in 2008:
On This Day in Rock
1972—Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.
1975—Aerosmith peaked at number thirty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sweet Emotion” their first top forty hit.
1976—Deep Purple split up for the first time. The group would later reunite in 1984 with the Mark II lineup.
1980—Queen scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘The Game’, featuring the single ‘Another One Bites The Dust’.
1988—Bruce Springsteen performed his first concert behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin, Germany where 180,000 people attended.
1991—Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against his former band claiming that he was pressured to use drugs from the band & fired when he entered rehab. The lawsuit would later be settled out of court in 1993.
2010—Ozzy Osbourne and his former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi settled a long-running legal dispute over the use of the group’s name. Ozzy had filed suit against the guitarist in May of last year, accusing Iommi of falsely proclaiming to be the sole owner of the Black Sabbath name by lodging an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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Scientists Determine How Much Pot Is in a Joint
How much pot should you roll into your joints?
The journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, using nearly a decade’s worth of data encompassing 10,628 marijuana transactions per federal arrest data, they concluded the average is 0.32 grams, at an average joint cost of $3.50. There are roughly 28 grams in an ounce, meaning an ounce of weed should yield about 88 joints.
By the way, this number is lower than previous estimates, in part because today’s pot is much stronger than that of the mid-90’s.
The Rio Olympics hoped to be the horniest ever
The International Olympic Committee has ordered a staggering 450,000 condoms to be supplied to the 10,500 athletes taking up residence in the Athletes’ Village.
That’s three times more than were provided for London 2012.
The math: every athlete would need to have sex 43 times to get through all the condoms. With the Games taking place over 17 days, that would mean every athlete having sex 2-3 times a day – every day.
(Via Metro UK)