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Wednesday 5/25/22

TODAY IS:

National Wine Day! WOO HOO!!! I got high on my own supply!!  See our Facebook page for the results! Hope you laughed today (At my expense)!

BIRTHDAYS:

Anne Heche
53 years old – Born 1969
Mike Myers
59 years old – Born 1963
Paul Weller
64 years old – Born 1958
Connie Sellecca
67 years old – Born 1955
Klaus Meine
74 years old – Born 1948
Karen Valentine
75 years old – Born 1947

VIP TRIBE Members include:

Liz Hodge
Suzanne VanArsdal

GAME ON!

Funnyman Mike Myers blows out 59 candles today — he is definitely worthy!

Mike Myers is best known for his Wayne’s World character — what’s Wayne’s last name?

Campbell

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

AEROSMITH: Tyler Checks Into Rehab

Steven Tyler has checked into rehab, forcing Aerosmith to cancel the first part of the Las Vegas residency.

The band posted a statement on Instagram that said, “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”

Bill Wyman: No Longer Sticky

Memorabilia from Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers restaurant in London, which closed last June, went up for auction this past weekend at Julien’s Auctions. The sale included guitars from iconic performances, tours and recording sessions, such as Bill’s 1965 Framus Star Bass, a 1969 Fender Telecaster, and a 1978 custom Travis Bean bass, as well as gold record awards, tour posters, rare photos and more.

MORE LIVE KISS:

KISS have released “Shout It Out Loud” from their new album, Off the Soundboard: Live at Donington 1996, which will be out on June 10th. KISS start the next European leg of their End of the Road tour next Wednesday, June 1st, in Dortmund, Germany.

POISON: Rock Your Bandana Like Bret

Bret Michaels has shared a video tutorial on how to get the same fold that he does for his trademark bandana.

The Poison frontman posted the video on Instagram and at the end says, “That is on the house; thank you for all the great years. Enjoy the ‘patented’ Bret Michaels diamond fold, and go rock the world.”

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

The Who: “Love, Reign O’er Me”

Album: Quadrophenia

Year: 1976

Writer: Pete Townshend

Dedicated to the community of Uvalde, Texas…

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

UK BASEBALL:

They play Auburn in the first round of the NCAA Tourney… First pitch set for Tonight at 8:30pm

REDS:

Lose 11-4 over The Cubs, Reds are home in game 3 of a 4 game series with Chicago. First pitch tonight at 6:40..

NBA PLAYOFFS:

The Heat and Celtics play again, tonight at 8:30pm..

Mavericks over Golden State.. 119-109

FINALLY:

Pro Football … The Pro Bowl has been tanking in the ratings in recent years, and apparently the NFL is pondering a big shake-up. The NFL Network reports that the league is discussing the Pro Bowl week and ways to improve it, which includes getting rid of the game entirely and coming up with a new way to showcase the players. The report led to various suggestions on Twitter, including making it like the old Battle of the Network Stars; an NFL Field Day with AFC and NFC competing in a field goal shootout, a tug of war and a 40-yard dash competition with the winning team splitting $10 million; a dodgeball competition; and letting the two worst teams in the league play for the number-one draft pick.

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Two-Fer Tuesday 5/24/22

TODAY IS:

National Brother’s Day

BIRTHDAYS:

Bob Dylan
81 years old – Born 1941
Tommy Chong
84 years old – Born 1938
Gary Burghoff
79 years old – Born 1943
Priscilla Presley (Beaulieu)
77 years old – Born 1945
Patti LaBelle (Holt)
78 years old – Born 1944
John C. Reilly
57 years old – Born 1965

VIP TRIBE Members include:

Larry Schmidt
Dana Hall
Steven Edwards

GAME ON!

Who said what…

Who said this: “You know, you grow out of everything. I’ve spent all my life giving up things, so that’s about it now.”

Keith Richards

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

MICK JAGGER: How to Be a Rock Star 101

Make all the jokes you want about The Rolling Stones still prancing about on stage in their late 70s. But they don’t take what they do lightly, even with 60 years of experience.

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, 78-year old Mick Jagger says, “Rock ’n’ roll, or any kind of pop music honestly, isn’t supposed to be done when you’re in your 70s. It wasn’t designed for that. Doing anything high-energy at this age is really pushing it. But that makes it even more challenging. So it’s like, ‘OK, we’ve got to do this right,’ but it’s got to be as full-on as possible. Of course, you could do another type of music — we’ve got lots of ballads. I could sit on a chair.”

Mick can run around circles around Vince Neil of Motley Crue!

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: 2023 European Tour

Bruce Springsteen has announced the European leg of his 2023 tour with The E Street Band.

It will start on April 28th in Barcelona, Spain with 19 shows through July 25th in Monza, Italy. Additional shows in the U.K. and Belgium will be announced at a later date.

A U.S. arena tour will bookend Europe starting in February and in August, but those dates have yet to be announced.

KISS: Sound Familiar?

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss returned to the stage this past Sunday night at the Cutting Room in New York City, five years after doing his farewell show there in 2017.

He joined Australian band Sisters Doll, who backed him at the farewell show, for three songs — “Don’t You Let Me Down” and “You Matter to Me” from his self-titled 1978 album, and “Words” from his 1980 album, Out of Control.

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

Van Halen: “You Really Got Me”

The Hook: Van Halen work out The Kinks on their first single ever.

Album: Van Halen

Year: 1978

Writer: Ray Davies

Stats: Peaked at number-36 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Background: When Van Halen released their debut album in 1978, they chose their cover of a then-14-year-old song by The Kinks as the first single. Singer David Lee Roth explains why he had no problem with that.

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

UK BASEBALL:

They play Auburn in the first round of the NCAA Tourney… First pitch set for Tonight at 8:30pm

REDS:

Lose 7-4 over The Cubs, Reds are home in game 2 of a 4 game series with Chicago. First pitch tonight at 6:40..

NBA PLAYOFFS:

The Heat got creamed by 20 as Celtics win again,

They tip off again Wednesday at 8:30pm..

Tonight Warriors and Mavericks play starting at 9….

FINALLY:

Tennis anyone?? … Tom Brady can now add Time magazine essayist to his resume. He wrote a piece about Rafael Nadal, owner of 21 major tennis titles, for the new Time 100 list. Brady said, “I admire athletes who push themselves to the limit, and I’m absolutely inspired every time Rafa takes the court. There’s something to be learned from watching his determination, his strategy, everything that it takes for him to never take any moment for granted. He’s forever going to be remembered as one of the very best athletes in all of sports.”

DOING LIFE:

A real “Dirty Job”, you wouldn’t expect from Mike Rowe…

Monday 5/23/22

TODAY IS:

National Title Track Day
Lucky Penny Day

BIRTHDAYS:

Drew Carey
64 years old – Born 1958
Jewel (Kilcher)
48 years old – Born 1974
Ken Jennings
48 years old – Born 1974
Dame Joan Collins
89 years old – Born 1933

VIP TRIBE Members include:

Eric Williams

GAME ON!

Drew Carey set his long-running sitcom in his hometown. What city is that?

Cleveland

CLASSIC ROCK NEWS:

OZZY: Needs Neck Surgery

Ozzy Osbourne tells Classic Rock magazine he has to undergo surgery on his neck.

“I can’t walk properly these days. I have physical therapy every morning. I am somewhat better, but nowhere near as much as I want to be to go back on the road.”

In 2019, Ozzy fell in his bedroom and struck his head on his nightstand and bedpost, resulting in spinal surgery.

In 2020 he told Rolling Stone, “When they cut into the spine in my neck, they severed my nerves and I got this thing called Neuropathy. I’d never heard of Neuropathy before; it’s just nerve pain. That’s giving me a lot of grief now. But, you know, I ain’t dead.”

And compounding all this is Parkinson’s disease and injuries sustained in 2003 when he crashed his quad on his English estate. He underwent surgery and had metal rods placed in his body, which pushed through bones, prompting in three major operations.

In other Osbourne-family news, Ozzy and Sharon’s oldest daughter, Aimee, escaped a fire Thursday that killed one person at a recording studio complex in Los Angeles. Aimee, who records under the moniker ARO, and her producer were working in one of the studios when the fire started. Sharon writes, “They are the lucky two that made it out alive. It is utterly heartbreaking that someone lost their life today in this fire, and we are sending our prayers to this person and their family.”

DIO: *Holy* Box Set!

Dio’s 1983 debut album, Holy Diver, is getting a massive reissue to mark what would have been Ronnie James Dio’s 80th birthday.

Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition will be out on July 8th (Dio’s birthday is July 10th) and the four CD set includes a remastered version of the original album, a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot), a previously unreleased 1983 concert from Fresno, California and a disc of outtakes, remixes and B-sides.

The new mix by Barresi will also be released as two-LP set also on July 10th with a remix of “Evil Eyes,” and the b-side of “Rainbow in the Dark,” added to the end of the album.
Friday, May 20, 2022 – 02:18 PM

Journey’s new song: LET IT RAIN

“We are excited for our new single release Let it Rain as it offers a sampling of what the next new chapter of music we have in store on our new album Freedom,” says guitarist Neal Schon.

 

A trailer for the new biopic of Neil Bogart, called “Spinning Gold” has surfaced featuring a clip about KISS, one of the first to be signed to Bogart’s Casablanca label:

Word has it that Bruce Springsteen will announce a tour with The E Street Band on Tuesday. This is the tour that was originally supposed to happen in 2020 and again last year. The last E Street tour was in 2017 Down Under.

Bono and The Edge are in talks to write some original music for North Star, director Jim Sheridan’s upcoming film about his early life in Northern Ireland. Bono co-wrote a song for Sheridan’s Oscar-nominated 1993 film, In the Name of the Father.

Besides doing a Spinal Tap sequel, director Rob Reiner is also working on a bio-pic about songwriter Bert Berns called Piece of My Heart. Berns wrote that and other classics such as “Hang on Sloopy,” “Here Comes the Night ” and the song that gives the film its title.

AMERICAN IDOL Crowns KENTUCKIAN Noah Thompson

CLASSIC CUT OF THE DAY:

Led Zeppelin: “Rock and Roll”

The Hook: John Bonham started playing Little Richard on the drums and Jimmy Page joined in and immediately came up with the riff.

Album: Led Zeppelin IV

Year: 1971

Writers: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham

Stats: Peaked at number-47 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Led Zeppelin started working on its fourth album at Island Studios in London, but then shifted to the English coast, into a Victorian house called Headley Grange, where the band could take a more spontaneous approach to writing and recording. As Jimmy Page tells it, that’s exactly how the song “Rock and Roll” came about.

SPORTS REPORT OF SORTS:

UK TENNIS:

The eighth seed Kentucky Wildcats were unable to overcome the seventh seed Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Championship title match on Sunday afternoon, falling 4-0 , they are the national runner up…

UK had its best season in program history despite the loss.

UK BASEBALL:

They play Auburn in the first round of the NCAA Tourney… First pitch set for Tuesday at 8:30pm

UK SOFTBALL:

The Kentucky softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon, falling 9-2 and 5-4 as its season came to a close.

REDS:

WIN! 3-2 over Toronto, Reds are home with the Cubs in a 4 game series. First pitch tonight at 6:40..

NBA PLAYOFFS:

Warriors and Heat win…

Tonight The Heat and Celtics play again, tip off at 8:30om and tomorrow Warriors and Mavericks play starting at 9….

 


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