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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Chickenfoot...the working title of the supergroup of Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and guitarist Joe making progress on its debut album. On his website, Anthony writes, "Chad and I just got back from recording in the San Francisco area, and I am pleased to say that the basic tracks are finished and smokin'! Right now, Joe is sprinkling some guitar magic on everything, and this week Sam will be doing vocals. Then I'll be back up there to slather some background vocals on everything." The album will be out during the first half of next year followed by a summer tour. Both have the potential to be very, very dangerous...

Meanwhile, Sammy Hagar is down to two Cabo Wabo Cantinas after removing his name from the one in Fresno, California last week, just a month after he did a free show there to celebrate its grand opening. Hagar says, "This is a really unfortunate situation... I have always stood for providing an exceptional experience for my fans and associating myself with like-minded business partners. If the owners of the current license in Fresno intend to keep the location open, it will not be under the Cabo Wabo brand."

On Friday, Bono was presented with the Man of Peace prize in Paris for his work to alleviate African debt, poverty and disease. In the presence of a number of Nobel peace laureates, Bono said, "This is a very big award for me, because let's be honest this is as close as I am going to get, as close as a rock star is ever going to get, to the Nobel Peace Prize. I am an over-awarded, over-rewarded rock star. You are the people who do the real work. So I am very, very pleased to be in such esteemed company."

The British town where Mick Jagger grew up will name the streets in a new subdivision after Rolling Stones songs. Dartford, England will honor its "famous son" with 13 streets in the Bridge neighborhood which will bear such names as "Satisfaction Street," "Angie Mews," "Dandelion Row" and "Ruby Tuesday Drive." This won't be the first time Dartford is honoring Jagger and the Stones -- the town already is home to the Mick Jagger Music and Arts Center. British postal authorities have already okayed the names, but local police weren't as supportive. Dartford councilman Jeremy Kite took a more positive approach, telling the BBC, "I think there is more chance of people coming to have their photographs taken there... It is not just fun -- it puts the place on the map and links to our heritage."

The producers of the Osbournes' variety show, which will premiere next year on FOX, are looking for "real people with hilarious stories." They want people with "embarrassing and/or funny secrets; [a woman] in a relationship with a man who won't propose; and someone with a home filled with evidence of a unique taste or obsession." If you fit any of those bills, send your details to or call 800-403-2304 for consideration. A first episode of the show was taped earlier this month in Los Angeles. The family performed parody sketches of Apollo 13 and Pirates of the Caribbean, with Ozzy as "Jack Sparrow.". This sounds like it's going to hurt...a lot...

Reclusive Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose broke his lengthy silence Thursday night by popping up on two GN'R fan sites to answer questions for a couple of hours. He revealed that a video for the band's latest single "Better" should be released before Christmas to start some "monumental promotion" and that a revamped booklet for Chinese Democracy will be out at some point. Rose added that it was not his idea to send a letter to Doctor Pepper threatening a lawsuit. He wrote, "The actions taken so far had nothing to do with me and I was taken off guard as I had specifically told our team, 'Who cares?! Right now we have a record to deal with.' My feelings are after their public response. It was cute. Maybe the guy who got it rolling originally meant well, but it turned out sour and maybe it's just me, but he seems like maybe he wants a bit too much attention." Rose added the band hasn't yet decided if it's right time for a tour.

The legendary 1982 Van Halen concert rider that banned brown M&Ms from their dressing rooms has finally been found and posted on The Smoking Gun dot com. The rider also stipulated that promoters provide thegroup with "herring in sour cream," four cases of Schlitz Malt Liquor beer, eight bottles of wine and liquor and "one large tube K-Y Jelly." I can only assume it was used to slide Diamond Dave into those tights...


Picture Book by The Kinks CD Box Set
Complete Studio Recordings by Led Zeppelin CD Box Set
Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan 1960's by Bob Dylan
Chinese Democracy (Deluxe Edition) by Guns N' Roses
- Includes the album in a standard Jewel Box with a 24 pages CD booklet packed in a bigger box. Also includes a T-Shirt with "GnR" printed on front and back, a patch, a bandana, a key ring, and a belt buckle. All for a paltry $107...
Mamma Mia! The Movie DVD
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Widescreen) DVD
The Mummy Trilogy DVD
Traitor ~ Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Neal McDonough, and Jeff Daniels DVD
Burn After Reading ~ George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and John Malkovich DVD
The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Boot Camp ~ Bob Harper DVD
The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss Yoga ~ Bob Harper DVD
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea [Special Edition] DVD
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 6 DVD
Generation Kill DVD
The House Bunny ~ Anna Faris DVD