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Day # 24 in the 92 Daze Of Summer! FREE TICKET Thursday, June 24th!

Congrats to Tracy and Robbie Hodges of Lexington, Robbie is the “Bad Ass Dad”. They are headed to the VIP seats at Louder Than Life at Proud Mary. Rodger Kitchen and his team at The Pinacle wins Rock The Jobsite this week… Kim of Frankfort wins in the 92 Daze Of Summer! No winner in Game On, today?!?!? Huh???? Robert from Frankfort wins Chicago seats in FREE TICKET Thursday!

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

Happy Birthdays:

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, He’s 74 today!

Jeff Beck is 77

LESLIE WEST: Tribute Album in the Works

Slash, Randy Bachman, Dee Snider, Robby Krieger and many others are taking part in a tribute album to Leslie West, the singer and guitarist of Mountain who died last year from a heart attack.

Here’s a confirmed list of guests and which tracks they are guesting on:

Mountain tracks:

“Mississippi Queen” – Slash on guitar, and Marc Labelle from Dirty Honey on vocals
“Nantucket Sleighride” – Marty Friedman, formerly of Megadeth, on guitar, and vocals by Joe Lynn Turner, formerly of Rainbow and Deep Purple
“Theme for an Imaginary Western” – Dee Snider on vocals, Eddie Ojeda, also of Twisted Sister, on guitar, Rudy Sarzo on bass and Mike Portnoy on drums
“Never in My Life” – Dee Snider vocals, and George Lynch guitar
“For Yasgur’s Farm” – Martin Barre, formerly of Jethro Tull, on guitar and Joe Lynn Turner on vocals
“Silver Paper” – Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke on guitar and vocals
“Sittin’ on a Rainbow” – Elliot Easton of The Cars on guitar, and Ronnie Romero from Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group on vocals

Leslie West solo tracks:

“Blood of the Sun” – Zakk Wylde guitar and vocals
Medley of “Money (Whatcha Gonna Do)” and “By the River” – Randy Bachman and his son Tal Bachman on guitar and vocals

West, Bruce & Laing tracks:

“The Doctor” – Robby Krieger guitar, and Ronnie Romero vocals
“Why Dontcha” – Steve Morse of Deep Purple on guitar, and Ronnie Romero on vocals

The backing tracks were done by drummer Bobby Rondinelli and bassist Rev Jones from Leslie’s last touring band.

The last few guest parts are being completed and the record is tentatively scheduled to be released in November on Mascot Records.

West died on December 23rd, 2020. He was 75.

Randy Bachman commented on West and his contribution to the album in an Instagram post.

STEELY DAVID: Crosby Collaborates with Donald Fagen

David Crosby has fulfilled a longtime dream of working with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen with the recording of Fagen’s “Rodriguez for a Night” on Croz’s new album, For Free.

David says, “I’m so honored [Donald] gave us a set of words. I’ve been asking him for a couple of years. He started to trust us, I think. It took a long time, but he gave us a set of words that are really wonderful and we just wrote the [crap] out of them.”

Crosby, who says Steely Dan is his favorite band, wrote the music for the song with his son, bandmate and producer James Raymond, and it sounds a lot like Steely Dan.

For Free, Crosby’s fifth album since 2014, will be released on July 23rd.

PAUL STANLEY: Rock n’ Roll All Nite and Pasta Everyday

Paul Stanley often posts photos on his socials of some of the dishes he cooks, and he was recently asked if he’d like to write a cookbook.

“Maybe at some point, but right now that cookbook would be very thin. If I were to collaborate with some of my friends who are chefs and whatever, I’d love to do a cookbook at some point… It’s a lot of fun and very gratifying to sit and eat something that you made that’s actually good. I think at some point most of us have cooked something and gone, ‘That’s awful.’ But when you cook something and you go, ‘Wow. If I got this in a restaurant, I’d go back to that restaurant,’ that’s good.

“So, would I love to do a cookbook? Yeah. But right now it wouldn’t have many pages. So I’m gonna wait a little while.”

Stanley has an affinity for pasta dishes, but he’s also posted photos of pizzas he made, omelettes and soup.

Here’s his recipe for Lasagna Soup

IN OTHER CLASSIC ROCK NEWS

ZZ Top will return to the road starting July 16th in Manchester, Iowa with dates through December 12th in Midland, Texas. This includes five nights at the Venetian in Las Vegas in October. They’ve also announced Canadian dates for next April and May.  PNC Pavillion (Cincy) September 12th…

Motley Crue will follow up their remastered digital reissue this month of Girls, Girls, Girls with a remastered version of Theater of Pain on Friday. The albums are being reissued as part of the band’s 40th anniversary celebration.

In case anyone cares, Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath will release a box set of his solo albums on July 30th. Manipulations of the Mind – The Complete Collection is a four-CD set that includes the albums Plastic Planet, Black Science and Ohmwork, plus a bonus disc of rarities and live tracks. A single-disc collection, The Very Best of Geezer Butler, also comes out the same day — July 30th.

Phil Lesh and Friends will do three nights at the brand new Brooklyn Bowl Nashville from July 29th through 31st.

Only John Mellencamp can post photos with his grandchildren and caption them “Best Grandfather’s Day ever!” and still look grumpy.

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

Fleetwood Mac: “Don’t Stop”

The Hook: A positive message for the band when it was needed most.

Album: Rumours

Year: 1977

Writer: Christine McVie

Stats: Peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Background: With Christine and John McVie separated after eight years of marriage, and the band’s other couple, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, also no longer together, drummer Mick Fleetwood recalls that Christine’s optimistic song “Don’t Stop” meant a lot to everyone in Fleetwood Mac.

 

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

Kentucky and Kansas will once again face off on the basketball court, this time in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game is slated for Jan. 29 in Lawrence, Kansas.

College basketball’s two all-time winningest programs will meet for the seventh time in the past eight seasons. Kentucky owns a 23-10 record all-time in the series. Kansas has won four of the last five meetings with the Wildcats, including a 65-62 win over UK in the Champions Classic last season.

NBA Playoffs Hawks over the Bucks 116-113

Reds had the night off and, First Pitch against the Braves at 7:10 tonight on our brother station ESPN Sport Radio 1300

Olympics … Earlier this week, Olympic organizers announced that fans who show up for the games won’t be allowed to cheer. And yesterday (Wednesday), news came down that fans also won’t be able to drink alcohol. Spectators will also not be allowed to make direct contact with others, give high-fives, wave a towel or ask for autographs from athletes.

Baseball … Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is back in action, trying to both sell a bunch of furniture at his stores and win a big bet on the Houston Astros. Mack put down $3.35 million on the Astros to win the World Series, getting 10-1 odds. He’s also running a promotion, offering to give all customers who spend $3,000 or more their money back if Houston wins it all. If Mack wins, it would be one of the largest wins in U.S. sports betting history. If he loses, he will sell enough furniture to offset some of his losses.

ABSURD THING WE HEARD: Junk In the Junk

A police officer in Florida performing a strip search went mining for crystals and got the shaft.

Cops arrested a man for driving with a revoked or suspended license, and since he has more than a dozen prior drug convictions, they conducted a strip search and discovered four “crystal rocks” of methamphetamine hidden in his foreskin. The arrest affidavit says the 30-year-old, whose name is Shaft Bang Adams, was charged with possession of meth and introducing contraband into a penal institution. Shaft Bang’s rap sheet includes a total of 20 convictions, which also includes assault, battery, and imprisonment. (The Smoking Gun)


Day #23 in the 92 Daze Of Summer! Wednesday, June 23rd!

Congrats to Tracy and Robbie Hodges of Lexington, Robbie is the “Bad Ass Dad”. They are headed to the VIP seats at Louder Than Life at Proud Mary. Rodger Kitchen and his team at The Pinacle wins Rock The Jobsite this week… Lynne of Lexington wins in the 92 Daze Of Summer! Brian wins Game on!

GAME ON!

It’s Typewriter Day. What company made the popular Selectric typewriter?
a) Brother
b) Smith-Corona
>c) IBM

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

VAN HALEN: Tapping Into the Vault

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have treated Van Halen fans to a sampling of an unreleased song on their new Van Hagar / Other Half Instagram and Facebook pages.

Michael says, “Ed was always coming up with song ideas, whether it was just a guitar riff, or a whole piece of music. The three of us [Michael, Eddie and Alex] would jam on every idea, whether it turned into a song or turned out to be nothing more than just jamming together…

“Sometimes one idea would jam into a completely different idea, with Sam scatting vocals on top. We have loads of tape with ideas like this sitting in boxes at 5150 Studios! ‘I Want Some Action’ is one of those jams that never made it to an album but has a very cool guitar riff, and listening to it now we should’ve taken this one all the way!”

And Sammy adds, “This one has a bad-ass guitar riff for sure! Hearing this makes me want to finish my part on this song (melody and lyrics) and put it into the live show — what do you think?”

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DEF LEPPARD: Planning Ahead

Def Leppard are planning a 40th anniversary edition of their biggest album, 1987’s Hysteria.

Singer Joe Elliott says, “We did put our foot down and say we’re not doing any more 35th- or 37th-anniversary releases. When the old regime [at the record label], for example, were in charge, they put the double deluxe version of Hysteria out on the 19th anniversary. And I’m sorry, but we all just went, ‘Can’t you just wait one year?’ Those are the things that were pissing us off as a band. It’s all gone away now.

“We don’t want anything out till the 40th [anniversary]. There’s no value in doing it. It’s not fair on the fans until we really go through the archives and find stuff [that is worth releasing]. I will say this out loud. Nothing survived from the Jim Steinman sessions. They’ll never see the light of day, ’cause there isn’t anything. It all got wiped at the time as we recorded the record. But there are rough mixes, there’s maybe instrumental versions of certain things.”

Elliott adds that not only were the Steinman sessions wiped, but “most of the tapes got lost, so you can’t even do a remix, ’cause it was all digital. So a lot of the stuff was never even on tape; it was just on hard drives and run concurrently with tape. Then the things, they got shoved into a corner, eaten by spiders, and then when you plug ’em in, they don’t work, or you can’t plug ’em in ’cause the machine you plug ’em into doesn’t exist anymore. ‘Cause the technology was in its very infancy at the time; nowadays, it’s easy. All our old stuff, like analog tapes, we’ve had ’em transferred into Pro Tools and we can do everything with them. But there’s a mid-period where we kind of scuppered. But there’s definitely stuff there.”

So we’ll have to wait until 2027 to find out.

Earlier this month, Def Leppard released their latest box set, Volume Three, which contains all their recorded output between 2002 and 2008 on both 180-gram vinyl and CD.

This Friday, Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen plus photographer Ross Halfin will discuss the history of the band’s photographs at 4 p.m. ET at LeppardVault.com.

BOB DYLAN: Other Sides Of

Having just turned 80 on May 24th, Bob Dylan is marking the milestone with the release of a new film.

Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends is a two-hour compilation of promotional material, unreleased footage from previous documentaries, demos and alternate takes from his first 20 years on Columbia Records. It includes interviews with his first manager Roy Silver, John Hammond, who signed him to Columbia, and fans such as Rosanne Cash and Darius Rucker, who incorporated a lyric from Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue” in the Hootie & The Blowfish song “Only Wanna Be With You.”

Also released in newly packaged form are four Dylan concert films — Bob Dylan: Trouble No More – A Musical Film; The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, and Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged, as well as the narrative feature that Dylan co-wrote and starred in, 2003’s Masked and Anonymous.

GRAHAM NASH: Talks Blue at 50

At least two of the songs on Joni Mitchell’s Blue album, which was released on this date 50 years ago — (June 22nd, 1971) — are about her relationship with Graham Nash — “My Old Man” and “River.”

Nash tells the New York Post about his feelings towards the singles, saying, “When I first heard the album, I realized that our love affair had come to an end, and that’s a very sad feeling for anyone who’s in love with anybody, but particularly ’cause it’s Joni and me… People said that we literally lit up the room when we both were in it. Our love was very warm, very tender and very deep, and it’s one of the reasons why listening to Blue still tugs at my heartstrings.”

As for her baring her soul on the album, Nash says, “She was not feeling particularly strong. She had a lot of questions about her life and how it should have gone maybe.”

He then added how he feels when he listens to the album from time to time. “I still feel a couple of emotions that shouldn’t go together: One of them is sadness, and the other one is incredulity of how brilliant she is.” Despite the album signaling the end of their relationship, they remain friends, with Nash saying he has sent her flowers for her birthday “every year for the last 50 years.”

Yesterday (Monday), Joni surprise-released Blue 50 (Demos and Outtakes), a digital EP of outtakes and demos from the album. This release will also be part of the limited-edition five CD/10-LP box set Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968 To 1971), which will come out October 29th.

In other Blue news, Rolling Stone ranked Blue number-three on last year’s list of their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

IN OTHER CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

Chicago moved their July 14th New York show from Long Island’s Jones Beach Theater to the Beacon Theater in Manhattan.

Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra book, Wembley or Bust, first published in limited quantities in 2018, will be reissued worldwide on September 14th in celebration of ELO’s 50th anniversary. Lynne says, “It means so much to me to release this book during the 50th anniversary of ELO, and four years on from our Wembley or Bust concert. It was an unforgettable night and I’m excited to relive it with all of you again inside these pages.”

Todd Rundgren’s 2020 tour has been rescheduled for this fall. The Individualist, a True Star Tour starts October 1st in Boston with 29 shows in 17 cities through November 17th in San Francisco. Each show will feature him doing one side of his 1973 album, A Wizard, a True Star. He plays The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center in Cincy October 30th!

Peter Frampton’s prototype of his first Les Paul Custom Guitar and the talk box he used on Frampton Comes Alive! are on display at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: “You Got Lucky”

The Hook: Although he says he’s “allergic” to synthesizers, keyboardist Benmont Tench — with the help of a hired “synth wiz” — was able to copy the parts guitarist Mike Campbell laid down on his demo of the song.

Album: Long After Dark

Year: 1982

Writers: Tom Petty and Mike Campbell

Stats: Topped Billboard’s Top Album Rock Tracks chart for three weeks and peaked at number-20 on the Hot 100 singles chart.

Background: Keyboardist Benmont Tench explains why “You Got Lucky” stood out from the rest of the Long After Dark album, which was pretty much recorded live in the studio.

 

 

 

 

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

NBA Playoffs… Suns over the Clippers 104-103

Reds over the Twins 10-7, First Pitch against the Braves at 7:10 tonight on our brother station ESPN Sport Radio 1300

Basketball … The Harlem Globetrotters wrote a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with one simple request. They want to become an NBA franchise. The Globetrotters pointed out that the NBA has played games in 17 countries — while the Globetrotters have played in 122 and “brought basketball to the world stage.” The Globetrotters went further, claiming, “Basketball would not be what it is today without us.” And so, they want to “right the wrongs and rewrite history” by joining the NBA — “Not now, but right now!”

Baseball … This week, Major League Baseball started checking pitchers to make sure they weren’t putting foreign substances on baseballs. The league is also trying to make sure the texture of the balls is consistent and that pitchers can still grip them. Their latest solution? A machine called the Ball Mudder that could apply mud to a night’s worth of baseballs in less than an hour. If this all works out, there will be just the right amount of mud on those balls for pitchers to be happy — without rubbing anything else on their balls.

…and Sergio Romo from the A’s goes one step further…

ABSURD THING WE HEARD: No Cheering…

As we get closer to the Summer Olympics, we’re also hearing about rules and restrictions that spectators might face. It looks like each Olympic venue will have a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans. But here’s the kicker … fans in attendance must remain silent. No cheering because yelling and screaming could cause the spread of covid 19.

TOMORROW:

What Merch will you by at your next concert???

Day # 22 in the 92 Daze Of Summer! Tuesday, June 22nd!

Congrats to Tracy and Robbie Hodges of Lexington, Robbie is the “Bad Ass Dad”. They are headed to the VIP seats at Louder Than Life at Proud Mary. Rodger Kitchen and his team at The Pinacle wins Rock The Jobsite this week… Doug Stacy of Winchester wins in the 92 Daze Of Summer! No winner in Game On, today?!?!? Huh????

GAME ON!

Which Heart album did “Crazy on You” appear on?
>a) Dreamboat Annie
b) Little Queen
c) Magazine

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

Happy Birthday to Todd Rundgren He’s 73 today…

ANN WILSON: Her Heart’s on the Road

After Ann Wilson made a special concert appearance with Gov’t Mule in May, she and her band The Amazing Dawgs will hit the road this Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida, the first of four dates in the Sunshine State.

She rehearsed in Nashville and says, “Without revealing too many secrets, I’ll tell you this: There will be a handful of songs that I’ve never sung live before (plus plenty of Heart hits and some hidden gems you won’t expect). Maybe it’s said too often, but these shows are going to be special. I mean, we’re finally able to come together after that mass forced-introspection event that was 2020. Now it’s 2021 and the music just sounds sweeter.”

She also promises more dates after these four. Following Fort Myers, Ann heads to Orlando on Thursday, Clearwater on Friday, and St. Augustine on Sunday.

She also has dates scheduled for August in Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire and New York.

NEIL YOUNG: Back on the Horse

Neil Young’s recording a new album with Crazy Horse.

He posted the news on his website, writing, “The Horse is back in the barn now, shaking off the rust… We are so happy to be back in the barn, a barn built to replace the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the mountains of Colorado! It’s an exact replica of the original, built with Ponderosa pines… It is magic inside.”

This will be the latest album since their last collab, 2019’s Colorado.

He added, “These are new times, with new songs and feelings after what our world has been through and continues to face… This music we are making for our souls. It’s like fresh water on a desert. Life is going on.

BRIAN MAY: Going Solo Again

Queen guitarist Brian May plans to reissue his first solo album, 1992’s Back to the Light, next year in celebration of its 30th anniversary.

He says the reissue is “part of a whole plan to make all my ‘oeuvre’ (works) available — all beautifully restored, augmented, remastered and hopefully irresistible to a whole new generation! I wanted you folks — my ‘people’ — to be the first to hear about what we’ve been cookin’.”

May plans to release his solo recordings under the banner Brian May – Gold Series.

May’s other albums are 1998’s Another World and the 2000 soundtrack to the film Furia

VAN HALEN: Booming Anniversary

The three latest posts on the new Van Hagar / Other Half Instagram and Facebook pages created by Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony focus on Van Halen’s ninth studio album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

Hagar explains that he wanted to name the album [Eff] Censorship, and talking about it while working out, boxer Boom Boom Mancini told him where the “F” word came from (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge) — and that’s how the album’s title was born.

IN OTHER CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

Joni Mitchell today (Monday) surprise-released Blue 50 (Demos and Outtakes), a digital EP of outtakes and demos from her classic 1971 album, which turns 50 tomorrow (Tuesday). It includes the rarity “Hunter,” alternate takes of “River” and “Urge for Going,” plus demos of “California” and “A Case of You.” This release will also be part of the limited-edition five CD/10-LP box set Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968 To 1971), which will come out October 29th.

Jackson Browne will follow up his dates with James Taylor in July and August with An Evening With tour from September 5th in Santa Barbara, California through September 20th in Albuquerque. He’ll then rejoin JT for dates in October and November.

Rick Wakeman will do a 24-city U.S. tour starting October 14th in Derry, New Hampshire and ending on November 19th in Clearwater, Florida. He is also working on a new album, saying it’s “actually starting to take real shape. Don’t ask me what shape that is, but personally I think it’s quite a nice one!”

Squeeze have announced a U.S. tour that starts August 1st in Nashville and runs through October 7th in Portland, Oregon. They will support Hall & Oates on 25 of the 49 dates.

Randy Bachman and his son Tal are recording an album.

Rainbow in the Dark: The Autobiography, the memoir of the late Ronnie James Dio, now has a publication date of July 27th. He started it a number of years before he was diagnosed with the gastric cancer that would lead to his death in 2010. British music journalist Mick Wall and Dio’s widow and manager Wendy Dio have seen the project through to completion.

The Other Side of the Show: My History With the Band Scorpions, which tells the story of its Brazilian author David Arujo’s journey from fan to friend of the German group, is now out. It includes an intro by Scorpions producer Dieter Dierks.

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle.”

Hook: Los Angeles didn’t seem like fun and games when Axl Rose first sang about it.

Released: 1987

Album: Appetite for Destruction

Writers: Axl Rose and Slash

Stats: The song reached number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. It was initially released before “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” then was re-issued after that song hit number-one.

Background: Though Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” describes Los Angeles, one of the song’s key lines was something Axl heard in New York. He and a friend had had an encounter with a homeless man on the streets of the Big Apple who yelled at them, “You know where you are? You’re in the jungle, baby — you’re gonna die!” Nor was the song written in Los Angeles — Rose finished all the lyrics in Duff McKagan’s hometown of Seattle.

Odd Trivia: “Welcome to the Jungle” was used in Clint Eastwood’s 1988 “Dirty Harry” film The Dead Pool. The song was sung by a Rose-like rock star — played by Jim Carrey.

 

 

 

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

More UK stars join the US Olympic Team! Kentucky star Bam Adebayo has joined Devin Booker on the 12-man Team USA roster for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of this year’s NBA Draft, is Tuesday. Yesterday, the NBA released the individuals who will represent their respective teams. The complete list is here. Sarah Dewberry- (AP)

The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of this year’s NBA Draft, is Tuesday.

On Monday, the NBA released the individuals who will represent their respective teams.

TEAM REPS:

The 12th pick of the 2018 draft Miles Bridges, will represent the Charlotte Hornets

For the Chicago Bulls, general manager Marc Eversley will represent the organization Tuesday.

For the Detroit Pistons, NBA legend Ben Wallace will be the team’s representative.

For the Golden State Warriors, Rick Welts, the franchise’s president, will represent the organization.

The Houston Rockets will have the greatest player in franchise history Hakeem Olajuwon as their draft lottery representative.

For the Indiana Pacers, Nancy Leonard, the wife of the late Pacers’ Hall of Fame coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard, will be the team’s representative.

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rookie of the Year runner-up Anthony Edwards will represent the team.

For the New Orleans Pelicans, the team’s vice president of basketball operations, Swin Cash, will be the team’s rep.

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, former center and current OKC Blue GM, Nazr Mohammed, will represent the team at the NBA Draft Lottery.

For the Orlando Magic, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman will represent the team.

The 12th pick of the 2018 draft Miles Bridges, will represent the Charlotte Hornets

For the Chicago Bulls, general manager Marc Eversley will represent the organization Tuesday.

For the Detroit Pistons, NBA legend Ben Wallace will be the team’s representative.

For the Golden State Warriors, Rick Welts, the franchise’s president, will represent the organization.

The Houston Rockets will have the greatest player in franchise history Hakeem Olajuwon as their draft lottery representative.

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For the Indiana Pacers, Nancy Leonard, the wife of the late Pacers’ Hall of Fame coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard, will be the team’s representative.

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rookie of the Year runner-up Anthony Edwards will represent the team.

For the New Orleans Pelicans, the team’s vice president of basketball operations, Swin Cash, will be the team’s rep.

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, former center and current OKC Blue GM, Nazr Mohammed, will represent the team at the NBA Draft Lottery.

For the Orlando Magic, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman will represent the team.

For the Sacramento Kings, general manager Monte McNair will represent the team during the virtual draft lottery.

For the San Antonio Spurs, the team’s managing partner, Peter J. Holt, will represent Tuesday.

For the Toronto Raptors, 27-year-old guard Fred VanVleet will represent Toronto at the lottery.

It will be broadcasted live at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

NBA Playoffs Clippers and Suns play tonight, Phoenix leads the series 1-0..

Reds lose their 5th in row to the Twins 7-5 in 12 innings. Reds back at it again this afternoon. First pitch with the twins at 1:10pm with coverage on our Brother Station, ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and 92.5

SCOTUS Rules Against NCAA … The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that the NCAA has no authority to enforce limits on what educational expenses schools can pay scholarship athletes for. It used to be just tuition, room and board, books and, in recent years, a small stipend for living expenses. Now schools can pay as much as they see fit for stuff like computers, graduate scholarships, tutoring, study abroad and internships.

Baseball … The New York Mets are continuing to clean house. The team’s head of human resources, Holly Lindvall, and their general counsel, David Cohen, were fired after an investigation of the team’s off-the-field sexual harassment controversies. This shakeup follows the firing of general manager Jared Porter and hitting coach Ryan Ellis at the beginning of this year for harassment.

ABSURD THING WE HEARD: S’more Craziness

Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina were called a home on Saturday to break up an argument over s’mores.

Cops received a call from a man who reported that he had just been assaulted by his girlfriend during “an argument over making s’mores.” When officers arrived at the apartment, which the couple shares despite having only been together for two weeks, the girlfriend said they had an argument over s’mores but denied that it got physical. The boyfriend, however, told cops that she hit him. Since there were no bruises, cuts or any other signs of a physical assault, police left without filing charges.

It’s not clear exactly what sparked the s’mores argument. (The Smoking Gun)

Day # 21 in the 92 Daze Of Summer! Monday, June 21st!

Congrats to Tracy and Robbie Hodges of Lexington, Robbie is the “Bad Ass Dad”.  They are headed to the VIP seats at Louder Than Life with their win at Proud Mary BBQ yesterday!

GAME ON!

Happy birthday to Ray Davies of The Kinks. In the 1970 single “Lola,” what kind of soda is mentioned?
a) Ginger ale
b) Root beer
>c) Cherry cola

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

Happy Birthday to Michael Anthony of Van Halen, The Circle and Chickenfoot, He’s 66 today!

Kip Winger of Winger is 60

Joey Kramer of Aerosmith 71

Ray Davies of the Kinks is 77

Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band is 70

BOB SEGER: No More Touring the Page

Bob Seger’s last tour was his farewell, but now it appears to be a farewell with an exclamation point following the death last December of Silver Bullet Band saxophone player Alto Reed from colon cancer.

Seger recalled their last conversation. “I listened really hard to him, and he said ‘how grateful I am for my wonderful life.’ … I thought that was so beautiful, and I thought he was so brave. I don’t think I could go out (on tour) without him.”

Among Alto’s more notable contributions to Seger’s music are his opening on “Turn the Page” and his solos in “Old Time Rock and Roll” and “Mainstreet.”

MICK JAGGER: Jumpin’ Jacket Flash Sale

Mick Jagger is auctioning two stage worn jackets designed by his late girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.

Designed in 2013, they are the Oak Leaf Glamouflage jacket and the Butterfly jacket.

He asked her to design the Oak Leaf jacket for The Rolling Stones’ 2013 performance at the Glastonbury festival.

Both jackets are part of the L’Wren Scott Collection auction at Christie’s with all the proceeds going to her scholarship fund at London’s University of the Arts. They are estimated to sell for between $27,600 and $41,400.

You can bid online through June 30th.

ELTON JOHN: Major Tour News

Elton John has posted a new video on YouTube and his socials highlighting his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The video, The Story So Far, starts with a January 2018 press conference announcing the tour, followed by news reports of the announcement, behind-the-scenes footage and, of course, performance highlights — finishing with promises of a “major tour announcement on June 23rd.”

Elton is scheduled to resume the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour on September 1st in Berlin, Germany.

STYX & FOREIGNER: Extend Tours

With pandemic restrictions eased, both Styx and Foreigner have added dates that will keep them on the road through the fall.

Styx, who started a brief tour this week with Collective Soul opening, now have headlining dates from July 3rd in Dubuque, Iowa through November 20th in Springfield, Illinois. They also have two dates on tap for next year — January 6th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and the Rock Legends Cruise in February.

Styx released their 17th studio album today, Crash of the Crown, and they’ll celebrate with shows tonight (Friday) in Alpharetta, Georgia; Saturday in Southaven, Mississippi; and Sunday in Brandon, Mississippi.

Foreigner have also extended their tour into the fall.

It gets going on June 24th in Ottumwa, Iowa and will run through November 20th in Pensacola, Florida. They’ll be backed by an orchestra at six shows — three in California, two in Michigan and one in Ohio.

9/29 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
10/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10/2 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
10/11 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
10/12 – Youngstown, OH – Foundation Amphitheater
10/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel

IN OTHER CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

In a change of policy, Bruce Springsteen’s return to Broadway will now admit people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine and others approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. All guests must still complete a COVID-19 health screening survey within 24 hours of the performance in order to enter the St. James Theatre. Springsteen on Broadway returns on June 26th with shows through September 4th.

As they were at last Tuesday’s warm up show at the Canyon Club in the L.A. suburb of Agoura Hills, Foo Fighters were picketed by anti-vaxers outside Sunday’s gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which was only open to those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

Joni Mitchell was interviewed in the L.A. Times by film director and former music journalist Cameron Crowe about her album Blue, which turns 50 on Tuesday. She says that while it’s now considered a classic, it “came out of the chute with a whimper” and she was told — especially by male singer-songwriters — that she “had gone too far and was exposing too much” of herself. Mitchell also reveals that since her aneurysm, her once-soprano voice has turned into a low alto.

The next “Shakedown Stream” from the vaults of The Grateful Dead will be a July 14th, 1990 concert from Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. It will stream on YouTube Wednesday at 9pm ET in celebration of what would have been their lyricist Robert Hunter’s 80th birthday. He croaked in 2019.

Paul Stanley tweeted a Father’s Day message: “Happy Father’s Day to all. Becoming a father is easy. Being a GREAT one takes time, care and sometimes effort. Be the father you wish you had and the one your children deserve. No greater reward.”

Sammy Hagar wished his longtime friend and bandmate Michael Anthony a happy 66th birthday today (Sunday) with a heartfelt post in which he said, “I have had more fun playing music and just hanging out on the beach with this guy than any other person on the planet. Mikey, I love you like a brother.”

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

The Kinks: “All Day and All of the Night”

The Hook: Ray Davies believes it paved the way for heavy metal.

Album: Kinks-Size

Year: 1964

Writer: Ray Davies

Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Ray Davies believes “All Day and All of the Night,” the follow-up to The Kinks’ breakthrough single “You Really Got Me,” is one of the prototypes of what would eventually become known as heavy metal.

 

 

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

CONGRATS to UK’s national championship volleyball team will receive a trophy from the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, June 29 at Great American Ballpark.

The Reds will present the UK coaches and players the trophy on behalf of the MLB team, honoring the Wildcats on the 2020 national championship.

Keni Harrison, who competed for the University of Kentucky in 2014-15, affirmed one of the biggest redemption stories of the United States Track and Field Olympic Team Trials, qualifying for Team USA on Sunday at Hayward Field. She won the U.S. Olympic Trials 100-meter hurdles final in 12.47 seconds.

Trinity High School’s baseball program has its first state championship. Shamrocks blitzed McCracken County 10-0 in Saturday’s state tournament final at Legends Field.

NBA Playoff winners: Suns and Hawks

Reds lose their 4th in row Padres win 3-2. Reds back at it again, tonight. First pitch with the twins at 8:10 with coverage on our Brother Station, ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and 92.5

Naked Skydiving … A Nebraska man recently naked-parachuted into the Guinness World Records Book. Rian Kanouff of Omaha just set a record for the most naked skydiving jumps in 24 hours with 60. All he wore was a safety harness and a parachute. But it wasn’t just about setting a record, or waving Mr. Happy at 10,000 feet. He was also doing it to raise money for the Movember Foundation, which supports men’s mental health.

Swimming … Swimmer Katie Ledecky made history at the Olympic trials as she qualified for the 1,500-meter event with the fastest time recorded in the world this year. The 1,500-meter event is pretty much a mile and, until this year, women weren’t allowed to enter the event. Ledecky is entering it — and it looks like she could dominate it.

ABSURD THING WE HEARD: Cuff Love

A Ukrainian couple decided to put their on-again off-again relationship to the test by handcuffing themselves together for 123 days. And in the end, they are no longer together.

Alexandr Kudlay and Viktoria Pustovitova had broken up and gotten back together a number of times and decided on Valentine’s Day to chain themselves together to see if it would help break the cycle. They documented their experiment on social media and followers stayed with them as they did everything together. Viktoria said what she missed the most was, unsurprisingly, her personal space. She also felt like Alexandr wasn’t paying any attention to her, which seems odd considering he was attached to her for four months.

Alexandr said the experiment made him realize that he and Viktoria are not “like-minded people,’ adding, “We are not on the same wavelength, we are totally different.” (Yahoo)


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