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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

$2.35 Million Baseball Card

LOS ANGELES -- The "Holy Grail of baseball cards," the famous 1909 Honus Wagner tobacco card once owned by hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has sold for a record-setting $2.35 million, the seller of the card said Monday.


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Janitor Spends Weekend in Courthouse

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Think you had a boring weekend? Talk to Harold Jones. The 32-year-old janitor spent two and a half days without food, water or access to a bathroom after he was accidentally locked in a secure room at an upstate courthouse.

Iowa Man Discovers He's a Lucky 'Idiot'

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Ed O'Neill's bank account just got a lot bigger, thanks to a co-worker who told him some "idiot" hasn't claimed an $800,000 Powerball lottery prize.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mr. Skin's Anatomy Awards

Before we pack away the movie awards shows for another year, there's one last one that needs to be acknowledged -- the eighth annual Anatomy Awards, handed out by Mister Skin, the website "celebrating female nudity in film."

The 2007 Honorees: Salma Hayek for all-around Best Breasts, Jennifer Aniston for Best P-G-13 Nude Scene (a bare-bottomed stroll in The Break Up), Kyra Sedgwick for Best Over-40 Nude Scene (in Loverboy), Brittany Daniel for Best Butt (in Rampage), and Rosie O'Donnell, who took the Most Shocking Nudity prize for a mooning scene in Nip/Tuck.

Mr. Skin will be our guest tomorrow morning to talk about the list.

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Variety is reporting that the National Football League has approached Bruce Springsteen to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show next year in Glendale, Arizona. Springsteen is reportedly working on a new album with the E Street Band, with a tour to follow, and would obviously benefit from the exposure. A spokeswoman for Springsteen was unavailable for comment. The game, by the way, is good work if you can get it: the last three artists to perform at the Super Bowl -- Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Prince -- have seen an increase in album sales and downloads in the week following their appearances.

Instead of giving her credit for showing what disabled people can do, the Federation of Disabled People is giving Heather Mills grief. The estranged wife of Paul McCartney Mills recently announced that she will be a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, which has led the Federation to criticize her for using a handicapped sticker on her car. Spokeswoman Kathy Gordon says, "Clearly she has mobility, so she should refrain from using the badge. It's not fair on other disabled people." Mills lost part of her left leg below the knee after being struck by a police motorcycle in London in 1993. The fourth season of Dancing With the Stars premieres on March 19th on A-B-C.

The shows that The Police put on sale yesterday and this past Saturday -- in Denver, Seattle, Oakland and East Rutherford, New Jersey -- have all sold out. Second shows have been added in Denver and Seattle. The tour starts May 28th in Vancouver.

Classic Rock Birthdays today include singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd (48), guitarist Neal Schon of Journey and Santana fame (53), and one of my personal favorites, guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden (50)


Don't Look Back, D-A Pennebaker's acclaimed 1965 documentary on Bob Dylan, arrives in video stores today in a deluxe two-D-V-D edition. The filmmaker, who went on to capture rock's first great festival, Monterey Pop, shot Dylan n black and white during his 1965 tour of England, just before he "went electric."

A Good Year starring Russel Crowe

Stranger Than Fiction with Will Farrell and Emma Thompson

Tenacious D And The Pick Of Destiny

NFL Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts Championship


Nothing Classic Rock-related

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Jailer Arrested for Pot Mashed Potatoes

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- A jailer at the Leflore County jail was arrested and charged with introducing contraband after money and marijuana was found in his mashed potatoes. Robert Earl Hannon, 37, a Corrections Corp. of America jailer, was arrested over the weekend.

Casino told to fork over jackpot won by minor

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau's gaming bureau has ruled that the Sands Macao casino -- operated by U.S. gaming giant Las Vegas Sands -- must pay an under-age player's HK$740,000 ($94,900) jackpot winnings to her mother, a local daily said on Saturday.

The Hong Kong teenager was playing at Sands on Tuesday with her mother and grandmother, the paper said. She put HK$100 into a slot machine, and it stopped on the winning number

Man aged 107 forsakes sex for longevity

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 107-year-old Hong Kong villager, who still enjoys an occasional smoke, has attributed his longevity in part to decades of sexual abstinence, a newspaper said on Sunday.

"I don't know why I have lived this long," Chan Chi -- one of Hong Kong's oldest people -- was quoted as saying in the South China Morning Post during an annual feast for the city's elders.

"Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have lived a sex-less life for many years -- since I was 30," said Chan, a widower whose youthful bride perished during the Japanese invasion in World War Two.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Tommie's Favorite Oscar Moment From Last Night


NASCAR Reporter Danny Bloss...

...turns out to be the most talented person on this morning show.

Here's an ice sculpture he did for an event in Niles last weekend:


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Declaration of Independence for $2.48

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A rare, 184-year-old copy of the Declaration of Independence found by a bargain hunter at a Nashville thrift shop is being valued by experts at about 100,000 times the $2.48 purchase price.

Michael Sparks, a music equipment technician, is selling the document in an auction March 22nd at Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions in Burlington, North Carolina. The opening bid is $125,000 and appraisers have estimated it could sell for nearly twice that.

Sparks found his bargain last March while browsing at Music City Thrift Shop in Nashville. When he asked the price on a yellowed, shellacked, rolled-up document, the clerk marked it at $2.48.

It turned out to be an "official copy" of the Declaration of Independence _ one of 200 commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.

He didn't know he had such a valuable piece until doing some online research and then having appraisers at Raynors' offer an opinion.

Woman Allegedly Shoots at Tailgater

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A woman who told authorities she was fed up with tailgaters pulled out a gun and shot at the tires of a pickup that got too close, police said. Officials believe the bullet missed the pickup, and no one was hurt.

Bernadette Headd, 39, was in rush-hour traffic Wednesday in suburban Detroit when the pickup pulled behind her, police said.

Headd changed lanes and fired one round from a 9 mm handgun, police said. The driver followed her and flagged down a deputy, who stopped her and found the weapon.

"She said she was tired of people tailgating her," Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said.
Headd, who had a permit to carry a
concealed weapon, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and use of a firearm during a felony.

She was ordered held on $50,000 bond.

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Friday, February 23, 2007


Descent From 32000 Feet

A German paragliding champion has survived being sucked into a storm that pulled her higher than Mount Everest.

Ewa Wisnierska, 35, who lost consciousness as she soared skywards, was covered in ice and battled hailstones the size of oranges. She was pulled 9,940m (32,612 feet) above sea level in the storm near Tamworth, in New South Wales, paragliding officials said.

Championship organiser Godfrey Wenness said it was remarkable that Ms Wisnierska had survived. “There’s no oxygen,” Mr Wenness said. “She could have suffered brain damage but she came to again at a height of 6,900m with ice all over her body and slowly descended herself…It’s like winning Lotto 10 times in a row - the odds of her surviving were that long.”

Ms Wisnierska says she felt like an astronaut returning from the Moon as she landed. “I could see the Earth coming - wow, like Apollo 13 - I can see the Earth,” she said.

She was sure her chance of surviving was “almost zero. I was shaking all the time. The last thing I remember it was dark, I could hear lightning all around me.”

Ms Wisnierska finally made contact with her ground team at 4,000m (13,123 feet)… and finally managed to land - 60km (40 miles) from where she took off.


Phriday Photo Phinish

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hellish Satan-Woman To Appear On Television

Despite being embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with Paul McCartney, Heather Mills is putting on her dancing shoes and will appear on Dancing With the Stars.
Her spokesman tells the B-B-C, "It's something that might take her mind off some of the difficulties she's been having. She's doing it because she loves dancing, always has, enjoys a challenge and sees this as a combination of both."
Mills, who lost her left leg below her knee in 1993 after being struck by a police motorcycle, will be the first contestant to dance with an artificial limb.
She will appear alongside country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila, former 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone, former Sopranos cast member Vincent Pastore, Ian Ziering from Beverly Hills 9-0-2-1-0, Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno, former basketball great Clyde Drexler, Leeza Gibbons, and Ric Ocasek's wife, model Paulina Porizkova.
The contestants must learn a new dance with a professional partner each week, with the weakest one getting voted off. The next season starts airing March 19th on A-B-C.


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Woman Blames Cat's Death For Her Reckless Driving

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- She hit over a dozen mailboxes and dragged a few trash cans with her car in Spring Hill. But Tracy Chadwell blames her reckless driving on her cat that had just died.

Fighting surgeons leave patient in the lurch

BELGRADE (Reuters) - A routine appendix operation in Belgrade went badly wrong when two surgeons started fighting and stormed from the operating theater to settle their dispute outside, the daily Politika reported Wednesday.

Sex attacks blamed on bat demon

A BBC correspondent says the attacks are being blamed by some on a demon called "Popo Bawa" meaning winged bat.


Chief Illiniwek Heads To Happy Hunting Ground

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The student who had just performed Chief Illiniwek's last dance stood in a tunnel just off the basketball court, still in costume and grimacing to fight back tears. After 20 years of pressure from activists who found the University of Illinois mascot offensive, the school did away with Illiniwek and his antics. Dan Maloney, a graduate student who portrays the controversial American Indian mascot, performed for the final time in front of students and fans at a men's basketball game Wednesday night.


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Texas Residents Get Billion-Dollar Bills

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) -- Some people in Weatherford got billion-dollar scares this week after they opened their electric bills. One resident's bill said he owed more than $24 billion. Pam Pearson, of Weatherford Electric, said a printing company made a mistake and nearly 1,400 customers received erroneous late notices.

Porn DVD Screams Prompt Sword 'Rescue'

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A man says he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Big Pussy On The Floor

The list for the next edition of Dancing With The Stars is out...and Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos...aka the late Big Pussy Bonpensiero...will be hoofin'.


Big Tour News

The Police reunion tour is doing just what the band and tour promoters had hoped -- it's selling out. The demand for tickets has been so great that second shows have been added in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Boston -- and stadium shows have been announced for Los Angeles, Oakland, and East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tickets for two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York sold out in minutes yesterday. The tour starts May 28th in Vancouver, Canada. Sting is currently on tour in Europe with a show in Florence, Italy tonight.

The Van Halen reunion with David Lee Roth is still "indefinitely postponed." No one associated with the band or the tour was willing to go on the record about the situation yesterday, but in the afternoon Pollstar, the concert industry trade magazine, reported the same news we broke yesterday morning.


Remember The Champ's Cartoon?

(in honor of today's "Beat The Champ" contest)

Don't forget: all day today is a Ticket Window Wednesday for tickets to Fight Night at Club Fever this coming Friday on WAOR...


School Delays due to the fog this morning:

One Dumb-Ass Story

Sex in fast lane halts traffic on road

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police investigating why a car was blocking traffic in the fast lane of a major highway Sunday found a couple inside having sex.

A police spokesman said the female driver and her male passenger gave in to their passions without pulling over to the side of the road, causing congestion and leaving other motorists having to swerve to dodge their stationary vehicle.

A patrolman gave the woman a ticket for holding up traffic.


Monday, February 19, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Too good to be true? You betcha! We learned this morning that a source close to the band has said that Van Halen's reunion tour with David Lee Roth has been "indefinitely postponed." While Eddie, Alex, Dave and Eddie's son Wolfgang (replacing bassist Michael Anthony) have been rehearsing, their plans are now up in the air. It seems that when Eddie's girlfriend/spokesperson announced the reunion on February 2nd, there was no signed deal between the band, Roth and the tour promoter. The Van Halen best-of highlighting the Roth years has also been scrapped by Rhino. Regardless of all this drama, Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York on March 12th. The last time Van Halen toured with David Lee Roth was in 1984. The last time Van Halen toured was in 2004 with Sammy Hagar. Representatives for the Van Halen brothers have yet to comment, as has Roth's spokeswoman. further Van Halen News...only five of the six men who have ever been in the band will be enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. The band's other singer, Gary Cherone, is okay with this. He writes on his MySpace page, "While yes, I was a small part of their history, I was certainly not a part of their legend, and that is what we, the fans, are celebrating... Congratulations to my friends Alex, Eddie, Michael, Dave and Sammy. The mighty Van Halen -- an incredible honor." The induction ceremony will be held March 12th in New York.

Jimmy Buffett donated his Martin guitar to Sports Illustrated for its annual Swimsuit Issue and to raise money for charity. The guitar went with each swimsuit model as she posed for the magazine in exotic locations around the world. Buffett and all of the models signed the guitar, and it's now being auctioned on E-Bay to benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Habitat for Humanity Musicians' Village. The auction ends on February 28th. Check out Jimmy and one of the models, Brooklyn Decker, on his website.

Although Freedom's Road is his first Top 10 album in over a decade, John Mellencamp admits that he doesn't place too much stock in the charts anymore. Referring to the SoundScan era, he says, "The charts were totally changed in the early '90s. Remember once upon a time when you knew every number-one song there was? And then all of a sudden you didn't know any of it? That's all because the charts changed. And it just absolutely ruined the business." Mellencamp will tour behind the album later this year. We here at WAOR couldn't agree more, which is why we only play Classic Rock.

The Doors have received a Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America. The citation recognizes albums that have sold 10-million copies, which The Best of The Doors has now done after selling 500-thousand in the last six months. Only a few acts -- including Eagles, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard and A-C/D-C -- have Diamond-selling albums. The Doors were honored earlier this month with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. On February 28th, they will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kurt Cobain would have turned 40 years old today. The Nirvana singer-guitarist was 27 when he killed himself at his home in Seattle on April 5th, 1994.

Steely Dan's Walter Becker is 57 today. "Do It Again" became the band's first Top 10 hit the week of his birthday in 1973.

Sean Lennon, the son of John and Yoko (and John's youngest), will tour this spring behind his new album, Friendly Fire. Yoko Ono, by the way, is descended from a ninth century emperor of Japan. No word on whether or not HE could sing worth a s**t.

Little Feat - Rocky Mountain Jam
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue [30th Anniversary Edition]

Babel, Man Of The Year, Flushed Away, The Prestige...and Season One of Family Ties

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Man catches shark with his bare hands

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A man who caught a 1.3 -metre shark with his bare hands off an Australian beach said on Friday he only tried the feat because he was drunk on vodka.

Phillip Kerkhof was fishing off a jetty at Louth Bay, a town on South Australia state's Eyre Peninsula 1,400 kilometres west of Sydney, when he spotted the bronze whaler shark swimming in the shallows, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. "I just snuck up behind him, and eventually I went for the big grab and I fluked it and got him," Kerkhof said.

"He was just thrashing around in the water ... starting to turn around and try to bite me and I thought 'well, it's amazing what vodka does," Kerkhof said.

The shark bit a hole in Kerkhof's jeans, but he was uninjured.

Cross-dressing lawyer hangs up his dress

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The High Court found Rob Moodie, a 68-year-old, balding man who appeared in court in dresses and toting a handbag, was in contempt for circulating suppressed documents outside the court in one of his cases.


False Teeth For Mice

Japanese scientists grow teeth from single cells

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese researchers said on Sunday they had grown normal-looking teeth from single cells in lab dishes, and transplanted them into mice.


Locks For Lucre

A source at the salon where Britney Spears caught off all her hair on Friday night tells Access Hollywood that they are planning to sell Spears' lost locks on eBay.

They will donate a portion of the hair collected from the crop to the Britney Spears Foundation, which was the salon's own idea.
OK. Enough is enough.
The girl has lost her mind as well as her hair. She's had serious childstar/Michael Jackson potential for years, because she wasn't allowed to really have a childhood.
And now everyone's watching her gradual breakdown, but no one's really doing anything to thwart it.
Leave the poor kid alone, and get her some help. It's just getting uglier and uglier now, this situation.


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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Beware Of Climbing Prices

Found this last night at Wal-Mart:

Dokken's Definitive Rock Collection.

Saaaay...I like Dokken. George Lynch was The Man. And Don had a great voice. I was even willing to forgive them for that Dream Warriors music video, where Freddie Krueger shook his groove thing. With the knife glove and hat.

And what a deal! Marked from $14.88...down to $15.00!


Dontcha just love the attention to detail in our society?

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Sloths & Laser Cats

These are Genius!

There may finally be a glimmer of hope again for SNL, between this and that whole Dick In A Box thing...


Friday, February 16, 2007

Warm-Up For Monday

Phriday Photo Phinish

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

New Toy

Cingular/The New AT&T has just sent Craig and I the brand-new Samsung Blackjack phone. They gave us RAZRs last year, and decided it was time to upgrade us.

We found out this was happening on Monday, and began weeping with joy immediately.

I intend to find out every single thing this device can do over the next week or so. I am a kid in a candy & electronics store right now...


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Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Courtesy of our friends at WNDU.

Rock News

Bassist Tom Hamilton will be back with Aerosmith when they tour South America and Europe this spring and summer. Hamilton, who sat out the band's 2006 tour with Motley Crue because of treatment for throat cancer, says, "It feels really good to be up and running and looking forward to going on the road. It's still very weird to think about missing a whole last tour. Many times I felt like I needed to be out there with the unit pulling my weight, but now I can savor what we're about to do. We've got a busy year coming up." After the European tour, Aerosmith will head back into the studio to finish their next album, which they started working on last year.

There are no plans to release Let It Be, the last film from The Beatles, anytime soon. Neil Aspinall, who heads up the band's Apple Corps, tells FOX News that the "controversial" nature of the film, which captured the band arguing, is still "controversial [and] it raised a lot of old issues." Up next for the Beatles is the re-release of their catalog, which has been remastered, as well as their music being available for download.

Hello magazine is reporting that Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Paul McCartney, will appear on the T-V reality show Dancing With the Stars. Mills, who lost the lower part of her left leg in 1993 after being struck by a police motorcycle, will donate her earnings from the show to Viva, an animal welfare charity. When Heather is not dancing, she is using her legs for something else. Last week she allegedly kicked a photographer who tried to take her picture outside her sister Fiona's home in Hove, England. Heather is said to have leaned into the photographer's car window to grab his camera. He then got out of the car and she told him he was the "scum of the Earth" before knocking his hat off and kicking him. And we can believe her: if Heather Mills calls someone Scum Of The Earth, it's because she recognizes them from the Scum Of The Earth Meetings, which she attends regularly...

With Van Halen announcing that they are reuniting with original singer David Lee Roth for a tour this summer, comes Van Halen: A Visual History 1978-1984, a 192-page coffee-table-size book of photos. Photographer Neil Zlozower was given exclusive access to the band during their days with Roth, who wrote the foreword for the book. It also contains captions and comments from their producer, Ted Templeman, Gene Simmons, Jimmy Page, Motley Crue, Def Leppard's Joe Elliot, Alice Cooper, and many more. The book can be ordered through Van-Halen-Store-dot-com.

Former Styx singer-keyboard player Dennis DeYoung is working on a new album, his first rock release since 1988. On his website, he writes, "The working title is The Grand Pieces of Paradise. I have decided to return to my roots, and I feel this is my edgiest and rockin'est record ever. Hell, everybody says this same B-S, don't they? Truth be told, the songs do not suck, and if your interested in a middle-aged white guy who can still sing high you just might like it." The working title is a combination of three Styx album titles -- The Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight and Paradise Theater.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pat's Valentine's Day Recipes For Guys Who Can't Cook Worth A Damn

Our thanks to Pat from the kitchen at Roc's Sports Cafe for sharing on the air with us this morning...


1/2 purple onion

3 garlic cloves minced or 1 tbsp preminced
4 lg mushrooms
1/2 red & green bell pepper
1/2 cup broccoli
4 oz. linguini (or favorite pasta)
3 sprigs fresh basil or 1 tbsp dried
3 tbsp butter
4 oz Swanson's Chicken stock
1/3 cup wine
1/3 parm cheese
1 bag precut frozen veggie blends or any fresh eggies you like

Melt butter, cook all veggies 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and wine, cook 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients, add cooked pasta. Toss together. Serve in large pasta bowl with garlic bread.


1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
6 sliced mushrooms
1 tsp minced garlic
2 steaks of your choice

Preheat indoor grill, cook steaks to desired temp. Melt butter in a pan, add all the other ingredients, pour over steaks when done.

Add three large cubed potatoes to a pot, cook until they're done. Mix with a blender with two tablespoons of butter, half a cup of milk, and a cup of shredded cheese. Use instant potatoes if you prefer.

Chocolate Dip Strawberries

Buy strawberries. Nice ones. Buy Baker's Dipping Chocolate and heat it up in the microwave, per the instructions on the box. Dip the strawberries. DO NOT HAND THEM TO HER ON FAST-FOOD NAPKINS, as that kills the effect in a hurry. Put them on a nice doiley or something on her pillow. Reap benefits.

Snow Snow Snow Frickin' Snow

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Tuesday Rock Roundup

The Police's 30th anniversary reunion world tour will kick off May 28th at Vancouver's G-M Place. The tour moves through North America through early August, then heads to Europe before returning to North America in late October. Ticket prices are expected to average around 225 dollars, 90 dollars and 50 dollars. The tour is sponsored by Best Buy, which will be holding pre-sales for its Reward Zone members. A portion of the proceeds will go to WaterAid, an anti-poverty organization that seeks to provide access to safe water to poor people. Sting admitted that he never expected to do a Police tour, but one morning about three months ago "this light bulb went off in my head -- 'I'm gonna call Andy and Stewart and tell them that we should do a tour.' And I thought, well, it will surprise them." The trio said they'll only be playing Police songs and that they will not employ any backing musicians.

The settlement of The Beatles' lawsuit with Apple Computer has not only cleared the path for the group's albums to be sold through I-Tunes, but every online retailer. Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps, tells Fox News that Beatles music will be available for downloading soon and that "it will be on all the services, not just one." Aspinall says that all 13 albums that were originally released on C-D in 1987 have been remastered and should be available in stores and for download all at the same time.

Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger says the lawsuit filed by drummer John Densmore to stop him and Ray Manzarek from touring under the band's name has put their plans to record a new album with singer Ian Astbury on hold. Densmore won the suit in 2005, causing Krieger and Mazarek to tour under the name Riders on the Storm. Krieger says he's still waiting for a final appeal of the suit to be heard, which won't be for six month. He adds, "I just wish the whole thing would get over with." Krieger says they've got the album about half done and that he thinks "it's gonna be real good."

And happy 57th Birthday to Peter Gabriel today, who has new music coming out and did not choose to join the Genesis Reunion Tour this year.


The Departed, a Scorsese crime-drama that's an early favorite for Best Picture.

Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst as the young French Queen.

School for Scoundrels with Billy Bob Thornton.

Steve Martin - The Wild and Crazy Comedy Collection DVD
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
The Jerk (1979)
The Lonely Guy] (1984)

The Tom Hanks Comedy Favorites Collection DVD
The Money Pit (1986)
The Burbs (1989)
Dragnet (1987)

Sting's live D-V-D/C-D The Journey & The Labyrinth: The Music of John Dowland hits stores today. It's lute music.


Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening [Bonus DVD]
Blue Oyster Cult's classic live album, Some Enchanted Evening, gets a deluxe reissue treatment with double the tracks and a bonus live DVD showing the monster with all its teeth.

Blue Öyster Cult's
Spectres has also been re-released today, with bonus tracks.

Van Morrison At the Movies: Soundtrack Hits

And the Soundtrack for Ghost Rider.


Monday, February 12, 2007

Greatest. Tribute. Ever.

Ragz found this, for Ragz = Tha Man.

Enjoy. And expect the chorus to stay with you, for it is mighty.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

1967 - 2007

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Grammy Breakdown for Sunday

Neil Young and Bob Dylan are the most nominated classic rock artists at Sunday night's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Each have three nods, with Dylan in the running for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song for "Someday Baby" off of Modern Times, which was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Young is up for Best Rock Song and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Lookin' for a Leader," while Living With War is up for Best Rock Album.

But perhaps even bigger news than the awards being given out is the fact that The Police will kick off their reunion by opening up the show. U-2, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty have two nominations apiece, while Red Hot Chili Peppers are the most nominated rock act overall with six nominations including Album of the Year for Stadium Arcadium. The Peppers will join the Police as performers on the telecast, which will be on C-B-S starting at 8:00 p-m

For those keeping score during Sunday night's 49th annual Grammy Awards at the StaplesCenter in Los Angeles, here are all the categories in which classic rock acts are nominated.

Among the big names are Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Peter Frampton. The Police have reunited to open the telecast, which gets under way at 8:00 on C-B-S.

Best Rock Song
"Someday Baby" - Bob Dylan
"Lookin' for a Leader" - Neil Young
"Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol
"Dani California" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"When You Were Young" - The Killers

Best Rock Album
Highway Companion - Tom Petty
Living With War - Neil Young
Try! - John Mayer Trio
Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
"Lookin' for a Leader" - Neil Young
"Saving Grace" - Tom Petty
"Someday Baby" - Bob Dylan
"Nausea" - Beck
"Route 66" - John Mayer

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
"The Saints Are Coming" - U-2 & Green Day
"Talk" - Coldplay
"How to Save a Life" - The Fray
"Steady, as She Goes" - The Raconteurs
"Dani California" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"Black Hole Sun" - Peter Frampton
"Castellorizon" - David Gilmour
"Chun Li's Flying Bird Kick" - Arctic Monkeys
"The Wizard Turns On..." - The Flaming Lips
"Super Colossal" - Joe Satriani

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Fingerprints - Peter Frampton
New Beginnings - Gerald Albright
Fire Wire - Larry Carlton
X - Fourplay
Wrapped in a Dream - Spyro Gyra

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 - Jackson Browne
Modern Times - Bob Dylan
All the Roadrunning - Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Black Cadillac - Rosanne Cash
Workbench Songs - Guy Clark

Best Traditional Folk Album
We Shall Overcome - The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen
I Stand Alone - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Gonna Let It Shine - Odetta
Adieu False Heart - Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy
A Distant Land to Roam - Ralph Stanley

Best Surround Sound Album
Morph the Cat - Donald Fagen
A Valid Path - Alan Parsons
Long Walk to Freedom - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Immortal Nystedt - Ensemble 96
Straight Outta Lynwood - "Weird Al" Yankovic

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Just Waking Up - Friday

Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate whose bizarre life careened from marrying an octogenarian billionaire to the untimely death of her son, died Thursday after collapsing at a South Florida hotel, one of her lawyers said. (Orlando Sentinel)

A very sad end for the former Guess Jeans girl who made us all think of Marilyn Monroe all those years ago. She had an interesting run, major highs, major lows, and died ridiculed and unrespected by most of the public that used to have her pinned up all over their prepubescent walls...

This is made all the more tragic when you think about her new baby girl.

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Garcia's Widow Sues Herself!

Jerry Garcia's widow wants the rights to her late husband's unpublished tapes -- and to get them, she's suing a company that she's actually part owner of. Deborah Koons Garcia charges that other partners in the limited liability corporation Jerry Garcia Estate L-L-C, which oversees the so-called "Garcia Tapes," are hampering her efforts to have the tapes professionally restored. She also says the corporation had been scheduled to dissolve by December 31st, 2005, but continues to exist. Late last year, one of the guitarist's daughters sued Koons Garcia over the workings of the same corporation. A California judge has scheduled a hearing on the matter for April 13th.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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Astronaut accused of stalking romance rival
Orlando, Florida: A US astronaut was to be charged with attempted murder, after police arrested her for allegedly attacking and trying to kidnap a rival for the affection of a space shuttle pilot, CNN reported, citing a Florida prisons spokesman, yesterday.

Lisa Nowak, 43, will not be released from jail, Florida's Orange County prisons spokesman Allen Moore told CNN.

A Florida court earlier granted her $15,000 bail and ordered her to wear a tracking device after she was charged with attempted kidnapping, battery, attempted burglary of a car and destruction of evidence. "She was about to be released when the Orlando police department showed up with an additional charge of attempted first degree murder," Orange county prisons spokesman Allen Moore told CNN.

Nowak, 43, was expected to appear at a hearing on the new charge Tuesday.

US Navy Captain Nowak, who flew on the space shuttle Discovery last July, drove from Houston to Orlando - wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate - to assault a woman she considered competition for the affections of a male astronaut, police said.

A flight engineer with three children, she disguised herself in a dark wig, glasses and trench coat to confront Colleen Shipman at Orlando International Airport but said she "only wanted to scare" the woman, police said.

Wearing a jail uniform, shackled at the waist and head bowed, Nowak said little during her first court appearance on a video link from the Orange County jail, where she was held on charges of attempted kidnapping, attempted burglary of a vehicle and battery.

Nowak went to Orlando airport around midnight on Sunday night, waited for Shipman's flight from Houston to arrive and then followed Shipman to the parking garage armed with pepper spray, a steel mallet and a BB gun, police said. She also carried black gloves, a folding knife with a 10cm blade, rubber tubing and trash bags, police said.

In her statement to police, Nowak said she did not intend to physically harm Shipman but "only wanted to scare Ms Shipman into talking with her".

In the statement, Nowak described her connection to male astronaut Bill Oefelein as "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship".


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Monday, February 05, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Axl Rose turns 45 today, and still claims he will release that Chinese Democracy album before he qualifies for Social Security...

Van Halen have made it official. They will reunite with original singer David Lee Roth for 40 shows this summer, their first with Roth since 1984. Asked about the tour, Sammy Hagar says "That's gonna be a hard one to pull off, but I think that's inevitable that that should happen. I think they owe it to the fans to do it." As for them moving on with Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang on bass instead of original member Michael Anthony, Hagar said, "I think that's a disaster." Hagar plans to be on hand next month for the Hall of Fame ceremony. Dates will be announced soon.

Since word got out that The Police were rehearsing in Vancouver for their appearance Sunday on the Grammy Awards and worldwide reunion tour...reporters, photographers and fans have been on the lookout for the band. According to reports, the group has changed hotels twice and security around them is tight. The band will be in L-A this week to continue rehearsals for their opening slot Sunday on the Grammy Awards, 8:00 p-m on C-B-S

David Gilmour is putting together a high-definition concert D-V-D from last year's tour in support of his album, On an Island. The two-disc Remember That Night set contains a disc of footage from his concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall, and a second disc with three documentaries and other goodies, including extra tracks. There is no release date, but it will be out this year

Eric Clapton's camp would not confirm reports that he's planning a second Crossroads Guitar Festival, this time in Chicago on July 28th. Clapton is on tour in Australia with shows in Brisbane tomorrow night and Wednesday. He threatened to boycott a show in New Zealand last month when he discovered that the winery where he was playing had produced a special edition wine bearing his name. Clapton, a recovering alcoholic, was not pleased. Mission Estate Winery chief executive Peter Holley tells Hawke's Bay Today, "On legal advice, we elected not to make the wine available for sale... The matter has been resolved to everyone's satisfaction."

A group of John Lennon fans have started a petition asking people to boycott the upcoming movie about his assassination, Chapter 27. So far more than two-thousand people have signed the online petition at

Don Henley continues to be hopeful that the Eagles will release their long overdue studio album before the summer. He tells Billboard about the sessions, saying, "Some days it feels good. Some days it's challenging. It's exhilarating. It's worrisome. It's joyous... It always has been. It's no different from what it ever is. It's just that there are more distractions now with families and charities and lawsuits."

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are making a so-called "groundbreaking, historic announcement" about Ozzfest today at the Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles. Rumors about this year's festival are picking up steam, including scaling it back to arenas, with only five acts on the bill besides Ozzy.


Yoko Ono -
Yes, I'm A Witch (I'm not making that up...that's really listed as a new release for the week...)


Flags of Our Fathers DVD the Iwo Jima picture directed by Clint Eastwood.
The Grudge 2 DVD with only a very brief appearance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, and even less appearance by an actual story.
Hollywoodland DVD, the story of the death of 1950's Superman George Reeves.
Cinderella III - A Twist in Time DVD. Now our lives are complete.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007


Yes, its come to this.

This has become another one of those blogs with a picture of somebody's damn cat on it.

But Tommie's family has adopted a cat from Pet Refuge, and he highly recommends the experience. Ask about Pet Refuge at PetSmart, who did not pay for this plug.

Friday, February 02, 2007

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

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