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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Eddie Van Halen is getting married again. Back in August, while vacationing in Hawaii, Eddie (53) proposed to his girlfriend/publicist Janie Liszewski (38). It'll be his 2nd marriage (the first of course being to actress Valerie Bertinelli), and her first. Eddie had hoped to continue to keep it secret, but someone blabbed to People Magazine.

Independent record stores have reportedly reached a compromise that will allow them to stock AC/DC's new album, Black Ice, without impinging on the exclusive deal the band has made with WalMart. Indie-store owners had been threatening to import copies of the album from South Africa and then sell it for a price that would undercut the retail giant. Now they'll be able to sell vinyl copies of the disc and the single "Rock and Roll Train." Black Ice will be released in two weeks.

Carlos Santana says wants to retire from music in six years -- and become a minister. In an interview in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist says, "I'm going to stop playing when I'm 67 and work on what I really want to do...which is to be a minister, like Little Richard."

Denver will celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 68th birthday this Thursday by staging a special outdoor event. Named for one his most famous post-Beatles songs, The Imagine Peace Paint-In will be held in Civic Center Park with a variety of activities...including painting, concerts and guests celebrating John's life and the causes he felt dearest.

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen is urging fans to register to vote on his website. He's not telling you whom to vote for, but he's not being subtle with whom he'd like you to choose, saying, "Vote for the candidate of your choice -- either the young, crisp, energetic Barack Obama, or the old, nasty, scary, paranoid guy."

The "Starman" figure on the cover of Rush's fourth album, 1976's 2112, has been made into a limited-edition statue. Rush collaborated with the Knucklebonz company on the figure, and the company's website is now taking pre-orders for the three-thousand copies that will be released in late November. This isn't the first Rush figurine. A few years ago all the band's members were made into bobblehead dolls.


Tell Tale Signs: the Bootleg Series Vol. 8 by Bob Dylan CD (rarities from '89-'06)
Live at Shea Stadium (Deluxe) by The Clash CD
Forever More by Tesla CD
Break Up the Concrete by The Pretenders CD
Bad for You Baby by Gary Moore CD (former gtr of Thin Lizzy)
Halford:Live at Rock in Rio III by Halford DVD (Rob Halford's solo project outside of Judas Priest)
The Happening ~ Mark Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, and Betty Buckley DVD
You Don't Mess With the Zohan (Double and Single-Disc Editions) ~ Adam Sandler DVD
Psycho (Special Edition) (Universal Legacy Series) DVD along with several other Hitchcock classics like Rear Window and Vertigo
The Simpsons - The Complete Eleventh Season DVD
South Park: The Cult of Cartman - Revelations DVD
30 Rock: Season 2 ~ Tina Fey DVD
Sleeping Beauty (Two-Disc Platinum Edition) DVD
How I Met Your Mother - Season Three DVD
Robot Chicken: Season Three DVD (which I've never seen but I've heard good things)
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 4: 1943-1945 DVD
Mission Impossible - The Fifth TV Season DVD
The Backyardigans: Escape from Fairytale Village DVD
The Munsters: The Complete Series ~ Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, and Yvonne De Carlo DVD