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NATE’S COFFEE….The OFFICIAL Coffee of Classic Rock Mornings!


Free Ticket Thursday/Ground Hog Day 2/2/23

6 more weeks of winter according to Phil!

Journey Song of the Day: Lovin’, Touchin, Squeezin



1 lb Bacon
1 pint of mushrooms (your choice in a can)
1 small bag of tater tots (use salt/pepper or Morton’s Nature Seasonings and garlic power) Season to taste…
American or swiss cheese slices
8 eggs
1/2 diced onion..

1) Cook Tater Tots per label instructions, (season to taste) once
cooked, let sit on top of stove. If you prefer, mash them up while still hot.

2) Cook bacon in a pan in the oven @ 350, cook until crispy. Take them out of the oven and crumble them up. Keep the pan with the bacon grease, because…

3) You will have to cook the eggs, onions and mushrooms in the bacon grease.. Then, in that grease..

a) start with onions and mushrooms, cooked well..
b) the cook the eggs to desired texture

4) Take Tater Tots and put a layer at bottom of a bowl, then add bacon, onions, mushrooms, then the eggs and a slice of cheese, then stack one more set on top… and you have…

GARBAGE! You can use sausage, instead of bacon, if you wish, but use fresh, so that you have grease to cook the other ingredients. Garlic is also great too…


Christie Brinkley
69 years old – Born 1954
Ross Valory
74 years old – Born 1949
Brent Spiner
74 years old – Born 1949
Graham Nash
81 years old – Born 1942
Tom Smothers
86 years old – Born 1937

VIP Tribe:

Marguerite Thomas
Missy Evans
Danny Bunton
David Linton


Journey: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”

The Hook: Based on the personal struggles of an unnamed band member.

Year: 1983

Album: Frontiers

Writers: Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry

Stats: Topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number-eight on the Hot 100.

Background: Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and singer Steve Perry co-wrote “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” Cain says they didn’t have to look very far to come up with the subject matter.



ELVIS COSTELLO, ZZ TOP: Headline Musicians Benefit

Elvis Costello and Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top will headline a benefit to help their fellow musicians.

The Musician Treatment Foundation benefit concert is set for March 12th at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. Costello and Gibbons will be joined by Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones, dobro master Jerry Douglas, jazz great Bill Evans, Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock and Charlie Sexton. Costello’s band The Imposters will serve as the backing outfit for the night.

The money raised will go to Musician Treatment Foundation’s core mission to fund free surgical and nonsurgical care for the shoulder, elbow and hand problems of under- and uninsured professional musicians.

BON JOVI: Hair Band’s Latest Milestone

Following the news that the video for Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” had surpassed a billion views on YouTube, Jon Bon Jovi posted a video to thank his fans.

He also said there are “lots of big things in the works for our 40th anniversary, so get ready for that.”

Bon Jovi formed in 1983 in Jon’s hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey.

CHRISTINE McVIE: Gets Grammy Tribute

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac will get a special tribute at the Grammys on Sunday night.

Her bandmate Mick Fleetwood will be joined by Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt for a version of “Songbird,” which was McVie’s solo spotlight on Rumours.

The performance will run during the “In Memoriam” segment of the show along with a Loretta Lynn tribute by Kacey Musgraves and one to rapper Takeoff.


Paul McCartney has gotten personal in the latest issue of his website column, “You Gave Me the Answer.”

Asked what he considers his “role” as a father and a husband, he says, “I would say that being a father and being a husband are two completely different things.

“As far as being a dad is concerned, I’ve always just tried to give my kids a bit of guidance, if they seem to need it — but that was mainly when they were younger. Now that they are older, they’re guiding me! They don’t need so much guidance these days but if there’s ever a problem, I’m very happy to be the guy they come to.

“So, that’s largely the thing of being a dad. You’re just there to help, and I suppose have fun with — we do have a lot of fun. Now they’re older we can have a drink together, for instance!”

Paul has three children with his first wife Linda — Mary, Stella and James, plus Heather from Linda’s first marriage. And he has a daughter, Beatrice, with his second wife, Heather Mills.

He adds that his role as a husband is “just trying to be good to my wife Nancy and trying to be considerate and romantic. I completely overdo Valentine’s Day! I mean, there’s not just one card, there are cards hidden around the room, and sometimes things even spill into the next day — it’s completely silly. If there’s an excuse to have some fun, I overdo it! At Christmas, I go crazy with the tree lights and fairy lights — totally overdo it.

“I try to be helpful as a husband too. If there’s a problem, I like to be the guy that will lend some strength to it. I’m always very happy to be the person Nancy relies on, and to be her strength when she goes through tough times. I am very proud, in fact, to be ‘The Guy’ there. And I know she is grateful. So, that’s my role as a husband: It’s to be the strength and the romance at the same time. I don’t think I consciously chose to be that way. It’s just how I do things.”

Paul and Nancy started dating in 2007 and married in 2011.

ROCK HALL: Odds for Class of 2023

With the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announcing the nominees for induction this year, Billboard has listed the odds of who is “least likely to most likely to get inducted.”

The Spinners – fourth nomination – Odds: 12 to 1
Iron Maiden – second nomination – Odds: 10 to 1
Joy Division / New Order – first nomination – Odds: 10 to 1
Cyndi Lauper – first nomination – Odds: 8 to 1
Warren Zevon – first nomination – Odds: 5 to 1
A Tribe Called Quest – second nomination – Odds: 5 to 1
Rage Against the Machine – fifth nomination – Odds: 4 to 1
Missy Elliott – first nomination – Odds: 3 to 1
Soundgarden – second nomination – Odds: 3 to 1
George Michael – first nomination – Odds: 2 to 1
Kate Bush – fourth nomination – Odds: 3 to 2
Willie Nelson – first nomination – Odds: 3 to 2
Sheryl Crow – first nomination – Odds: even money
The White Stripes – first nomination – Odds: even money

As far as the Fan Vote is concerned, just under 300,000 were placed on the first day of voting and the standings are:

Cyndi Lauper – 31,000
Willie Nelson – 28,000
George Michael – 27,500
Soundgarden – 27,000
Iron Maiden – 25,500
Rage Against the Machine – 21,000
Warren Zevon – 20,500
Sheryl Crow – 20,000
The Spinners – 18,000
Joy Division / New Order – 16,500
Kate Bush – 15,000
The White Stripes – 14,000
Missy Elliott – 12,000
A Tribe Called Quest – 10,000

Voting is open through April 28th at or in person at the Museum in Cleveland. The Top 5 artists selected by the public will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2023 Inductees. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

Inductees will be announced in May along with the date and location of the induction ceremony in the fall.

ROCK HALL: What About???

With today’s announcement of the 15 acts nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, here’s the ever growing list of acts for which an argument can be made, or not:

Bad Company / Free
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Bryan Adams
BTO / The Guess Who
Dave Matthews Band
Eddie Money
Grand Funk Railroad
Ian Hunter / Mott the Hoople
Jethro Tull
Jimmy Buffett
Joe Cocker
Joe Walsh
John Mayall
Little Feat
Meat Loaf
Peter Frampton / Humble Pie
Phil Collins
Procol Harum
REO Speedwagon
The Smiths
Thin Lizzy

You can vote once a day at RockHall,com through April 28th. The Class of 2023 will be announced in May along with where and when the ceremony will be held.

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS: BTYB Koller-Warner Construction


Next up: Florida comes to town Saturday @ 8:30pm


Next up: South Carolina on the road tonight at 7pm


Next up: Jacksonville State @ home, tonight at 7:30 pm

U of L: MBB FINALLY WIN ONE! 68-58 over GT

Next up: Florida State @ home Saturday…2pm


‘Tis the season … to buy a brand-new giant TV.

The Super Bowl is about a week away, so TV manufacturers are dropping prices. You can get a big TV for not-so-big money — and have that bad boy delivered in time for the big game.

The cheapest single ticket for Super Bowl 57 is about $4,500. And that doesn’t cover gas, lodging, food or beer. The idea of dropping a couple grand on a great TV about now doesn’t seem that outrageous, does it?


TOM BRADY: Retiring “For Good” This Time

Tom Brady is retiring again, only this time he insists it’s “for good.”

The 45-year-old quarterback, who famously retired for 40 days last year before deciding to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posted a video this morning on social media officially announcing his retirement. He says, “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first.” He added, “I won’t be long-winded, you only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.” He went on to thank everyone who supported him and said, “Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you all.”


Hump Day Wednesday 2/1/23

Journey Song of the Day: Send Her My Love


Ronda Rousey
36 years old – Born 1987
Michael C. Hall
52 years old – Born 1971
Mike Campbell
73 years old – Born 1950

VIP Tribe:

Bradley Mitchell
Kendra Steele


Warren Zevon: “Werewolves of London”

The Hook: Ah-hooooooh

Year: 1978

Album: Excitable Boy

Writers: LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel and Warren Zevon

Stats: Peaked at number-21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: As the late Warren Zevon told it, his best-known hit, “Werewolves of London,” grew out of a request made to him by a former employer.



The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its nominees for the Class of 2023.

The 15 artists, in alphabetical order, are:

Kate Bush – fourth nomination

Sheryl Crow – first nomination, eligible since 2018

Missy Elliott – first nomination, eligible since 2022

Iron Maiden – second nomination

Joy Division / New Order – first nomination, Joy Division eligible since 2003; New Order since 2006

Cyndi Lauper – first nomination, eligible since 2009

George Michael – first nomination, eligible since 2013

Willie Nelson – first nomination, eligible since 1987

Rage Against the Machine – fifth nomination

Soundgarden – second nomination

The Spinners – fourth nomination

A Tribe Called Quest – second nomination

The White Stripes – first time eligible

Warren Zevon – first nomination, eligible since 1995

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, says, “This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates. These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

Cyndi Lauper commented on the nomination, telling us, “It’s such an honor and thrill to be recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a nominee. Seeing my name on this year’s ballot with so many talents that I admire means so much to me. It has been a lifetime privilege to reach so many different kinds of fans with a message of following your own path (and having fun along the way, too).”

Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.

And once again, fans can vote starting now through April 28th at or in person at the Museum in Cleveland. The Top 5 artists selected by the public will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2023 Inductees.

Inductees will be announced in May along with the date and location of the induction ceremony in the fall.

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS: BTYB Koller-Warner Construction

UK: MBB W 75-66 Over Ol’ Miss

Next up: Florida comes to town Saturday @ 8:30pm


Next up: South Carolina on the road at 7pm


Next up: Jacksonville State @ home, Thursday at 7:30 pm

U of L: MBB

Next up: Georgia Tech @ home tonight…7pm


Hoops … We’ve all heard of home court advantage, but the hex that the San Antonio Spurs had on the Washington Wizards when they visited Texas was incredible. When the Wizards finally beat the Spurs in San Antonio Monday, it was their first win in that city since December 11th, 1999. That snapped a 22-game losing streak which ran 8,451 days. Four players on the Wizards weren’t even alive when the streak started. It’s also so long ago that Michael Jordan was in his second retirement and was two years away from unretiring and joining the Wizards.



Journey Song of the Day:  Faithfully


Kerry Washington
46 years old – Born 1977
Bobby Moynihan
46 years old – Born 1977
Portia de Rossi (Amanda Lee Rogers)
50 years old – Born 1973
(Amelia Fiona) Minnie Driver
53 years old – Born 1970
Danny Moder
54 years old – Born 1969
Jason Cooper
56 years old – Born 1967
Guy Pratt
61 years old – Born 1962
Kelly Lynch
64 years old – Born 1959
Anthony LaPaglia
64 years old – Born 1959
Johnny Rotten (Lydon)
67 years old – Born 1956
Phil Manzanera
72 years old – Born 1951
Glynn Turman
76 years old – Born 1947
Nolan Ryan
76 years old – Born 1947
Jonathan Banks
76 years old – Born 1947

VIP Tribe:

Greg McWhorter
Teresa Wilson
Nick Borkowski
Steven Brewer
MariaRosa Berweiler
Vince May


The Rolling Stones: “Beast of Burden”

The Hook: Not one of the easy ones.

Album: Some Girls

Year: 1978

Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Stats: Peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100

Background: Keith Richards came up with the music for “Beast of Burden,” but says it took him a while to get it just right.



ROCK HALL: Who Will Be Nominated This Year?

With the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announcing the nominees for its Class of 2023 this Wednesday at 8am ET, will this be the year that they finally acknowledge some of the arguably overlooked acts from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s?

That list includes, whether you agree or not:

Jethro Tull
Bad Company
Mott the Hoople / Ian Hunter
Peter Frampton
Steve Winwood
Joe Cocker
Jimmy Buffett
REO Speedwagon
Eddie Money
Bryan Adams
Grand Funk Railroad
Meat Loaf
Ozzy Osbourne
Phil Collins
The Guess Who
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Little Feat
Motley Crue
Warren Zevon
Iron Maiden
Cyndi Lauper

Or, will they concentrate on the ’90s and such acts as:

The White Stripes
Sheryl Crow
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
George Michael
Mariah Carey
Celine Dion
Michael Bolton
Ricky Martin
Dave Matthews Band
Gloria Estefan
Snoop Dogg
Kid Rock
A Tribe Called Quest
Rob Zombie

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The Class of 2023 will be announced in May along with where and when the ceremony will be held.

ELTON JOHN: Very Rich Man Across the Water

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour Is a cash cow, with Billboard Boxscore declaring it the highest-grossing tour of all time.

Now in its sixth year — thanks to the pandemic — it started in September 2018 and has grossed $817.9 million across 278 shows. That’s more than any tour in Boxscore history.

Since 1986, Elton has grossed $1.863 billion and sold 19.9 million tickets over 1573 reported shows, making it the highest career gross and attendance for a solo artist in Boxscore history.

Elton has 50 shows left starting on March 23rd in Liverpool and ending on July 8th in Stockholm, Sweden.

KISS: Gene, Gene the Moneymaking Machine

Gene Simmons is starting to part with pieces of his KISS memorabilia treasure trove, but surprise, surprise, it will cost you.

He’ll host a two-day event at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on May 6th and 7th. On the first day he’ll share stories about the items he’s passing onto his fans.

He’ll then give away personally selected items from his collection, such as backstage passes, original negatives from photo sessions, a copy of the book KISS & Makeup with his handwritten corrections, a piece of his clothing and more in an old bass tour case.

He’ll also sign two of your personal items and will take a photo with you. Plus the Gene Simmons Band will perform a short set, and you’ll get first dibs (never before offered to the public) on purchasing more of his belongings.

Then on the second day you and others will be his guests at dinner at the VooDoo Steakhouse atop the Rio.

Of course, like most things associated with Simmons, it will not come cheap. The price is $4995 for you and a guest.

Get details at

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS: BTYB Koller-Warner Construction


Next up: Old Miss on the Road, tonight at 9PM


Next up: South Carolina on Thursday at home,  7PM


Next up: Jacksonville State @ home, Thursday, 7PM

U of L: MBB

Next up: Georgia Tech @ home on Wednesday, 7PM



When you think of traditional Super Bowl foods, pizza and wings are probably top of the list. But according to a new survey, pizza doesn’t even make the Top 10 of foods people want to eat while watching the big game this year.

Meatballs take number one, followed by guacamole, chips and salsa, tater tots and chili. Wings come in at number six, followed by hummus, nachos, pigs in a blanket, and spinach artichoke dip.

Missouri, home to the Chiefs, picks chili as their top food, as does Alabama, Indiana and Kentucky. Pennsylvania, home to the Eagles, goes with wings, just like Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, and Virginia.

Journey Song Of The Day-Separate Ways!


National Bible Day!

John 14:27

27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.


Wilmer Valderrama
43 years old – Born 1980
Christian Bale
49 years old – Born 1974
Brett Butler
65 years old – Born 1958
Kenny Laguna (Joan Jett Songwriter)
69 years old – Born 1954
Phil Collins
72 years old – Born 1951
Vanessa Redgrave
86 years old – Born 1937
Gene Hackman
93 years old – Born 1930

VIP Tribe:

BerNadette West-Fugate
Joe Staci
Brian Schubert

Belated Sunday:

Lisa Mullins
Kim Johnson
Mandy Eakins
Theresa Waite


Cheap Trick: “Surrender”

The Hook: The band knew it belonged on an album and had to get tough with their label to make it happen.

Album: Heaven Tonight

Year: 1978

Writer: Rick Nielsen

Stats: The first Cheap Trick song to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. It only reached number-62, but received lots of airplay for two consecutive summers, and has been a staple ever since.

Background: Cheap Trick’s classic cut “Surrender” appears on their third album, Heaven Tonight. Singer Robin Zander explains that the band had to fight to get it on that album.






THE WHO: Accept No Substitute

The Who are serving up another concert album.

The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley was recorded on July 6th, 2019 at the London stadium during their Moving On! tour.

It contains 20 songs, including “Who Are You,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “5:15,” “Love Reign O’er Me,” and “Baba O’Riley,” along with tracks from their 2019 self-titled album.

Fourteen of the tracks feature the orchestra; three are just The Who; and another three are acoustic with just Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

KISS: Pucker Up

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the very first public performance by KISS — January 30th, 1973 at the Popcorn club in Queens, New York.

Looking back on that period, Gene Simmons says, “Wicked Lester had just finished its album for Epic Records. There were five members in the band, including Paul [Stanley] and myself. Though we had a real recording contract with a major label, and though we had finished an entire album, we were depressed. It just wasn’t what we had envisioned.

“So, we started again. We tried firing the other three guys in Wicked Lester, but some wouldn’t leave. So, we quit.

“We started again with a vision. ‘Let’s put together the band we never saw on stage.’

“We got a manager named Lou Linet…and when he heard the newborn baby — KISS — he thought it was the worst crap he had ever heard. Needless to say, he was gone immediately. So, we were manager-less.

“I put together a bio kit while I worked at the Puerto Rican Interagency Council, as assistant to the Director. Peter’s [Criss] friend owned a printing press and printed up our invites.

“But, where to play? We didn’t have a manager. We didn’t have an agent… I made a phone call cold to a place called Popcorn in Queens and on the phone convinced the guy to hire a band, who would soon be changing their name from Wicked Lester to KISS.

“We got the gig — three nights — Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the sum total of $150.

“That was the beginning.”

Popcorn was later renamed The Coventry, and they did two sets for less than 10 people.



DAVID LEE ROTH: Hot for Sally

David Lee Roth has recorded a cover of “Mustang Sally,” the 1965 song made famous by Wilson Pickett in 1966.

He accompanied the song’s release with a video containing clips of him throughout these past few years — dancing by himself, practicing marshal arts, walking the streets of Tokyo and more.



The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will announce its nominees for the Class of 2023 this Wednesday at 8am ET.

Despite Journey’s Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain being at legal odds over the band’s finances, they started their tour this weekend with two warm-up casino shows in Durant, Oklahoma, which went off without a hitch. Their 50th anniversary tour with Toto opening officially starts Saturday in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Elton John’s concert Friday in Auckland, New Zealand was canceled 15 minutes before showtime due to heavy rain and flooding. It was the third Auckland concert in three years he has canceled, and the final show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour Down Under. The tour resumes March 23rd in Liverpool.

A 2001 silver Ferrari 550 Barchetta once owned by Rod Stewart sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona for $340,000. It was one of only 248 built and came with a cassette of his greatest hits.

Paul McCartney’s contribution to Dolly Parton’s rock album is a duet on “Let It Be.” The album, which will be titled Rock Star, also features contributions from Elton John, John Fogerty, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler and Stevie Nicks.

U2: But, Is it Better Than the Real Thing?

U2 have shared another song off their forthcoming album, Songs of Surrender, a collection of 40 re-recordings of some of their biggest songs, as well as some that were never as big.

For the second sampling of the album they’ve chosen “With or Without You.” The third single off of 1987’s The Joshua Tree, it was their first number-one hit in the U.S., topping the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. You be the judge if it was worth re-recording.

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS: BTYB Koller-Warner Construction

UK: MBB L to Kansas

Next up: Old Miss on the Road on Tomorrow at 9PM


Next up: Alabama on Thursday at home at 7PM

EKU: MBB W2 to Bellermine

Next up: Jacksonville State @ home, Thursday at 7PM

U of L: MBB L (now 2-19, they’ve lost 10 in a row)

Next up: Georgia Tech @ home on Wednesday


Chiefs and Eagles in the Super Bowl, Bengals penalty hurt! Harrison Butker’s 45-yard field goal put the Chiefs up 23-20… And who dey is done for the day….


It was a wild, weird season for the San Francisco 49ers. In Week 2, starting quarterback Trey Lance was injured — and lost for the year. In Week 13, Jimmy Garoppolo was injured and lost for the year. Third-string quarterback Brock Purdy started the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles. And then, in the third quarter, Purdy suffered a right elbow injury. He was out. Fourth-stringer Josh Johnson played … until … he was out because of a concussion. Purdy — with his messed up elbow — had to get back in and finish the game. Nothing ended well for the 49ers as they got crushed 31-7 — and now have time to heal. Sorry. No happy ending to this story. See you next season.



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