Rock News of the Day
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon both say that they are back together after a well-publicized split earlier this year. Ozzy appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to promote his new television show on the History Channel and addressed the status of his relationship with Sharon.
“Oh, she’s back on track again,” Osbourne said, “You make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think. Some days it’s good, some days it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while. But you get back on the horse, you know.”
For her part, Sharon confirmed that she and Ozzy have reconciled on Monday’s edition of The Talk. “It’s going to take a long time to trust but, you know, we’ve been together 36 years, 34 of marriage, and it’s more than half of my life and I just can’t think of my life without him.”
— A lawyers have filed an appeal to the verdict in the recent “Stairway To Heaven” copyright infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. A Los Angeles federal court jury cleared the duo of any wrongdoing in the creation of their 1971 signature song.
— Faith No More have announced that they’ll reissue deluxe editions of 1995’s King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime and 1997’s Album Of The Year on September 9th.
— Former The Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge says a band reunion could be on the cards next year. Gregg Allman retired the band in 2014, but recently called Oteil and other members to float the idea of doing something in 2017.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Angry Broom Guy vs. Angry Raccoon
Raccoons may have a reputation for tearing through your trash and being a menace, but they are not to be underestimated. Especially a mother raccoon while protecting her cubs. That’s what this guy learned while attempting to kick out a raccoon who made a nest in his trash can. Even while armed with a broom the mama put up a serious fight.
Language warning: F-bombs are dropped.
On This Day in Rock
Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger born in 1943 and Queen drummer Roger Taylor born in 1949.
1970—Jimi Hendrix performed in his hometown of Seattle for the last time at Sicks Stadium. He reminded the audience how disappointed he was that he had to go to the U.K. to make it in the music business before his home country accepted him.
1976—Ted Nugent received his first gold album for his self-titled debut album released the previous year.
1977—Robert Plant’s son Karac died of an unidentified viral infection. Led Zeppelin’s tour of North America was immediately cancelled.
1992—KISS guitarist & singer Paul Stanley married model Pamela Bowen. They would divorce in March 2001.
2003—Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested before their concert in Wantagh, NY after allegedly running over a parking attendant in his 2004 Jaguar. McBrain was issued a ticket & released in time to make the concert.
2004—A Staples back-to-school campaign commercial starring Alice Cooper humorously utilizing Cooper’s “School’s Out” premiered nationally. The commercial depicted Cooper in the role of a father shopping for back-to-school supplies with his daughter who is unhappy about returning to school.
Guess My Gitch
We play the world-famous Guess My Gitch at 1:30pm, with your chance to win a…
A pair of passes to the Buffalo Bisons game of your choice (see bisons.com for their schedule) and a pair of tickets to the Jazz and Blues Festival at Southcote 53 on August 7th (includes a bottle of wine and a charcuterie platter).
By the way, I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so today, DON’T GUESS ORANGE!