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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Rib Judges

A BIG thanks to the gang at Goodwill, on Western in South Bend. They invited me to be one of their judges for a Rib Throw-Down last Friday, which the other two judges and I took VERY seriously. It's actually a pretty tough job, so many factors to consider. Texture, ease-of-eating, flavor, etc. Not a gig for the faint of heart. Literally.

And congrats to Deb. Whom we selected as the winner. After eating a huge pile of them between us...

Monday, July 30, 2007

2sday Rock Roundup

A mini Guns n' Roses reunion took place Saturday night at the Key Club in Hollywood as guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan joined drummer Steven Adler and his band Adler's Appetite on stage to play "Mr. Brownstone" and "Paradise City." Slash was spotted in the crowd and was reportedly going to play with his former bandmates, but left before the end of the show. It was the first time Stradlin and McKagan had played with Adler in 17 years. The gig was booked to mark the 20th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction.

On March 25th, Elton John celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. On September 25th, he will release Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden, a two-C-D set containing all 33 songs from the show. There will also be a D-V-D of the show that will include unreleased material. A collector's box will contain not only the C-Ds and D-V-D, but a bonus C-D of live material from various tours, and a 72-page booklet with a souvenir poster and more. Elton is currently off the road until September.

Ozzy Osbourne spent part of his weekend in a Denver hospital having a "minor outpatient procedure." The brief statement from Osbourne's management didn't reveal what Osbourne was treated for but said he was released early Sunday morning and flew to Kansas City, Missouri for tonight's Ozzfest stop. Denver T-V station K-U-S-A reported that Osbourne underwent surgery for a blood clot on Saturday night following his show and that he had complained of leg pain for most of the day.

In case you were not one of the 28-thousand people on hand for Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival Saturday in suburban Chicago, you can still see highlights on the M-S-N In Concert page. They have posted complete performances from many of the show's performers, including Clapton jamming with Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck, B-B King, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks and John Mayer. A D-V-D will be released on November 6th.

The Led Zeppelin vaults are being opened up again this fall with a re-issue and a new compilation. The Song Remains the Same film and soundtrack are due out in remastered and expanded editions on November 20th. The soundtrack features six songs not on the original album, while the D-V-D includes 40 minutes of bonus footage, including a T-V news report about the band's money being stolen from New York's Drake Hotel during their three-night run at Madison Square Garden in 1973. The new compilation on the way is called Mothership, and the two-disc set features 24 tracks picked by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. The set will also be available in a Deluxe Edition that adds a D-V-D with 90 minutes of live performance footage culled from the Led Zeppelin D-V-D, as well as a Collector's Edition and a Vinyl Edition. Mothership is in stores November 13th.

Paul Stanley continues to recover from a rapid heartbeat suffered last Friday in California before a KISS concert. He says, "I am absolutely fine. I'm going to the gym as usual, painting as usual, and will be going into the recording studio this week. Like many, I have had a rapid heart beat condition most of my life and I never have had any type of restrictions. When I've had an episode, although momentarily disrupting and taxing, it has no residual effect. This is nothing new and my doctors have known about it. In short, it doesn't change, hasn't changed and won't change my life." KISS did the show without Stanley, performing for the first time as a three-piece band.

Do you look like one of the guys from Kiss? A Las Vegas production of a KISS tribute show will debut either late this year or in 2008. The production company is looking for Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley look-alikes and sound-alikes. If you're interested, send some information about yourself, photos, video and clips to [].

Another Doors live release, Live in Philadelphia '70, will be available on I-Tunes on August 21st.


  1. Nothing useful on CD, unless you like Mario Lopez or Korn.
  2. 300 DVD Two-Disc Special Edition (Single-Disc Edition Also Available)
  3. The History Channel Presents Last Stand of the 300 DVD
  4. Hot Fuzz DVD Cop comedy by the guys who did Shaun Of The Dead.
  5. Pathfinder DVD A bitchin'-lookin' Vikings vs. Native Americans flick set a thousand years ago in North America
  6. Dallas - The Complete Seventh Season DVD
  7. Hawaii Five-O - The Second Season DVD

Tom Snider has died

The legendary broadcaster, famous for his smoky interviews and the Late Late Show, was suffering from leukemia. He was 71.
Famous Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman also passed over the weekend, at the age of 89.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Thursday, July 26, 2007

1500 Filipino Inmates Perform Michael Jackson's Thriller

Heatherless Headlines

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cooking For Guys Who Can't Cook

Chef Pat made a couple of fantastic entrees today.

Beef Stroganoff

1 Pk McCormick Sauce Mix (it's a bit salty, so be careful adding salt to taste)
2 tbsp oil
2 lbs sirloin
1 cup Sawson's low sodium beef broth (Pat prefers using this instead of water)
1 cup sour cream

Brown the meat in hot oil for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the sauce mix and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Cook for 10 minutes, add sour cream just before serving. Serve over extra-wide egg noodles. This is a 30-minute meal: 5-8 minutes of prep, 22 minutes to cook.

Chicken Marsala

4 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
2 cups sliced mushroom or 8 oz pkg
3/4 cup Holland Marsala Cooking Wine
1/4 cup water

Lightly flour chicken, sautee in butter about 4 min per side. Remove from pan and add mushrooms, cook 2-4 minutes. Stir in the wine and water, place chicken back in pan, cook for one minute. Serve by itself or with your favorite pasta.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Small, Innocent Young Child Actress Arrested on Booze & Coke-Fueled DUI

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Bruce Springsteen and his spokeswoman continue to remain silent regarding a new album with the E Street Band, but his wife and E Street Band singer Patti Scialfa says it will be out in the fall. While on a European promo tour for her new album, Play It as It Lays, in stores September 4th, Patti told an Italian journalist, "Bruce is just finishing the record now...and of course I still work with that, I still work with him. [It's] the best of both worlds." However, Patti would not give the release date. The last studio album Springsteen recorded with the E Street Band was The Rising in 2002.

Rolling Stone recently reported that The Yardbirds were going to reunite this fall with their former guitarists Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. But Beck's manager says the story is not true and that his client has no more dates booked beyond Saturday's appearance with the Yardbirds' original guitarist, Eric Clapton, at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. The current edition of the Yardbirds, with original members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty, start another round of U-S dates August 9th in Massachusetts.

Former KISS drummer Peter Criss releases his first album in 12 years today. One for All is an autobiographical collection of ballads that he produced and recorded over two years. Criss says it was a conscious decision to record all ballads. "'Beth' [the number-one KISS song he wrote and sang] was a big success for me. I'm not an idiot. I'm gonna try to utilize my voice for what I think [it's best at]." Among the new material is "Space Ace," which he wrote for his former KISS bandmate, guitarist Ace Frehley. Other song titles include "Doesn't Get Better Than This," "Last Night," "Faces in the Crowd," "Heart Behind the Hands," "Send in the Clowns" and the title track, which features the Church of Transfiguration Boys Choir.

Slash was recently honored by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and the Velvet Revolver guitarist decided it was as good a time as any to return a guitar that he had stolen from the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida. Slash admitted to swiping a guitar from the backstage area of the Hard Rock Cafe several years ago. He says he's played it many times since snatching it and decided that the July 14th ceremony would be a good time to return it.

The Beatles' "Summer of Love" anthem is now being used to sell diapers. Proctor and Gamble has licensed "All You Need Is Love," which has been re-recorded, for use in its Luvs campaign. The spot includes the tag line "All you need is Luvs." Like other songs from the Fab Four that have been used in commercials, the publishing rights for "All You Need Is Love" are owned by Sony / A-T-V Music Publishing, a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson. This means they do not need permission from the Beatles camp to license the songs. "Hello Goodbye" is also currently being used to promote Target stores.

In other Beatle news...Gibson has just unveiled a John Lennon signature guitar as part of its "Inspired By" series. It's a replica of his Les Paul Junior, which he played at the One to One benefit concert in New York in August 1972. Limited to 300 units, the guitar has been aged to look like the original, which is on display at the John Lennon Museum in Tokyo. The guitar sells for 75-hundred dollars.

The College of Marin in California is offering a course this fall called "Jimi Hendrix, His Life and Music." The seven-week, non-credit course will be taught by Hendrix biographer Steven Roby and promises to "trace Hendrix's musical roots through rare videos and audio including lost gems like Hendrix jamming with Little Richard and actress Jayne Mansfield." The course description tells prospective students they will "learn the real story behind 'Purple Haze,' and why Hendrix was banned from the B-B-C...and discover Hendrix's unreleased autobiographical sci-fi rock opera." Roby is a former employee of Experience Hendrix, the Seattle company formed by Hendrix's family. He wrote Black Gold, The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix in 2002.

Judas Priest is still working on a concept album about the 16th century prophet Nostradamus. A post on the band's website says, "All is going really well with the new album. Glenn Tipton and K-K Downing are working on their guitar parts. All of the guys are going to take a short summer break then will re-group to get back to working on the album." Singer Rob Halford has been quoted as saying the new material "sounds absolutely amazing." The album should be out next year.


The Host DVD
The Number 23 DVD
Zodiac DVD
Prince - Planet Earth
Soundtrack - The Simpsons Movie
Billy Bob Thornton - Beautiful Door
Peter Criss - One For All
Hanson - The Walk

Monday, July 23, 2007


An iceberg from the Portage Glacier is locked in the frozen Portage Lake south of Anchorage, Alaska. The glacier, which is a major Alaska tourist destination near Anchorage's southern edge, has retreated so far it no longer can be seen from a multimillion-dollar visitors center built in 1986. New research finds that melting glaciers and ice caps are contributing the most to sea level rise as temperatures warm. (Discovery)

Logan's Run Next Weekend

Ann from The Logan Center in the studio this morning. Learn more about the Logan's Run.

Major Food Recall - Botulism Concern

Click here to see the full story and dispose of any of the foods listed.

Coach Dies After Being Hit

Minor league coach dies after being struck by line drive

July 23, 2007 CBS wire reports

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Tulsa Drillers coach Mike Coolbaugh died Sunday night after being struck in the head by a line drive as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a Texas League game with the Arkansas Travelers, police said.

The game was suspended in the ninth inning after the 35-year-old Coolbaugh was struck by a hard-hit foul ball off the bat of Tino Sanchez and taken to Baptist Medical Center-North Little Rock.

Mike Coolbaugh broke into the big leagues in 2001, when he played 39 games for the Brewers.

"It's a tragedy for all of baseball," Drillers president Chuck Lamson told the Tulsa World in a story posted on the newspaper's website early Monday. "He just joined the staff and was a former Driller player. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Irish To Host A Home Game In San Antonio

Notre Dame will face Washington State in San Antonio on Oct. 31, 2009.

The game at the Alamodome will be the first of annual offsite games Notre Dame plans to play to try to make its contests more accessible to fans around the country.

What...being on NBC nationwide doesn't accomplish this?

"Notre Dame has never played in San Antonio, so this will be a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program in a new city, and in a state in which we have a strong emphasis in recruiting," Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White said Friday.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

College Football HoF Enshrinement Parade

Friday, July 20, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Deep Purple

A grainy picture of the band from my view of the show last night at The Morris.

My eleven year-old son enjoyed the show a lot, because he's being raised on proper music. The band was solid, but Ian's lyrics were hard to make out. The vocal mix wasn't very good at all. Not the first show I've noticed that at, either. Just an opinion.

These guys do NOT play like a band who've been at it too long. If you were there, you were impressed, and if truly missed a great gig.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Help the Logan Center

All this week at Pinnacle Athletic Club's Open House, you can make donations for the Logan Center. Join this week and make a donation to Logan and Pinnacle will waive the enrollment fee.

Click above for information about the upcoming Logan's Run on Saturday, August 4th.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Pollstar has released its mid-year tally of 2007's top tours, and the big winner is Rod Stewart, who's raked in 48-point-one-million dollars thus far in 2007. The Police's reunion tour has brought the trio 41-point-nine-million bucks, which is good enough for third place on the list, while Roger Waters' world tour has generated just over 30-million in ticket sales. Other classic rock artists making big bucks include Eric Clapton, Billy Joel and Bob Seger, all of whom rank in the Top 20.

Roger Waters wrapped up his 2006-2007 world tour Saturday night in Toronto. The tour featured a complete performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, and now Waters will turn his attention to another Floyd album, The Wall, which he's developing for Broadway. He tells us he'll have a "think-tank" session with a writer and director later this month. "Hopefully I'll be able to push it further and we'll get it closer to a production."

The vocal cords of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler are going to be featured on a new special on the National Geographic Channel this fall. The Incredible Human Machine is a look at all the mechanical processes in the human body, and series producers got permission to film Tyler's vocal cords before and after he had surgery in 2006. The Incredible Human Machine will premiere on October 21st.

Bono and The Edge were in New York last week and took in a Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. Perhaps they're getting tips as they work on music for a stage version of Spider-Man.

While Angus and Malcolm Young continue to work on the next A-C/D-C album, singer Brian Johnson and bass player Cliff Williams are on the road as part of the Classic Rock Cares tour, which raises money for the John Entwistle Foundation for music education for disadvantaged children. Johnson tells New Jersey's Daily Record, "There's an album in the works, and a tour, too, I think. The boys are working on something special. They don't want to do just another album." A-C/D-C's last studio effort was 2000's Stiff Upper Lip.

Metallica fans will have to wait about six more months to hear the band's new album. Drummer Lars Ulrich says they're going back into the studio next month to do overdubs and for James Hetfield to record his vocals. If everything goes according to plan, the disc will be out in early 2008. Ulrich tells us he can't wait for the C-D to be done. "It's been too long. It's always too long. I don't understand how it ends up being five years between records."

A pair of "granny" eyeglasses that John Lennon wore during The Beatles' last worldwide tour is reported to have drawn bids for more than one-point-five-million dollars. The auction house 991-dot-com says John received the gold-rimmed specs in the summer of 1966 from a producer for the Nippon T-V network who served as his translator in Japan. The auction runs through the end of this month.

Queen has released another hits collection. A to Z of Queen: Volume One, a C-D/D-V-D set, is available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores.

Longtime Grateful Dead collaborator Donna Jean Godchaux's new band, Donna Jean and the Tricksters, will release their self-titled debut album in January. She was always one of the least-popular members of the band, but I always dug her work on Terrapin Station.

Paul McCartney's new album, Memory Almost Full, was released on vinyl yesterday in the U-K. An American vinyl release is also planned but the date has not been announced.


Nothing important on CD this week but next week the soundtrack for The Simpsons Movie will be out, as well as Peter Criss' new album...and a disc from Billy Bob Thornton. Yes, really.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 DVD
Premonition DVD
A 2-Disc set of Red Dawn (1984) DVD
Gunsmoke - The First Season DVD

Monday, July 16, 2007


  • Chrysler is lowering the price of its mini-vans by $2,000, which could start a round of price cuts in the auto industry.

  • Elisha Cuthbert (Jack Bauer’s daughter on “24”) was almost killed during a recent visit to New York City, when she walked into oncoming traffic on a busy road without looking. The twenty-four-year-old actress was hit by a car and thrown across the street.

  • Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luther in the next Superman movie, "Superman: Man of Steel."

  • Mandy Patinkin was a no-show first day of work on "Criminal Minds." So, while they work out his contract, he's been written out of the first episode of the new season.

  • Katharine McPhee has landed a movie role, and Rumer Willis will be one of her co-stars. Yep, that’s the son of Bruce Willis.

  • The top two candidates to take over for Bob Barker on "The Price is Right": Entertainment Tonight's Mark Steines and “E” Television's Todd Newton.

  • NBC is bringing back "The Apprentice," only with an all-celebrity cast.

  • Archeologists in Australia have found the fossilized remains of a fanged killer kangaroo.

  • Daniel Craig says the next Bond movie will be a lot funnier.

Spiders On Drugs


CitiField James?

Kevin James is "the King of Queens," so when it came time to naming his new daughter last month, he turned to a landmark in the New York City borough -- and named her after Shea Stadium. James tells TheSportsInterview-dot-com, four-week-old Shea Joelle James is named for the home of the New York Mets because, "I have been a Mets fan my whole life and have such good memories going to Shea Stadium." He adds, "I can't believe this got by my wife." It could have been worse -- the infant could be named LaGuardia Airport James or Aqueduct Racetrack James. Shea Stadium, by the way, is being torn down in 2009, to be replaced by a park named CitiField.

Notice he said "good memories". Not "great memories".


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cooking For Guys Who Can't, Tommie's Vacation Edition

TO: Tommie
FR: Craig
SUBJ: Please post for the listeners

Man, you missed a spread!

Raspberry Chicken Salad

Marinate chicken breast in Ken's Steak House Vinaigrette Dressing for 24 hours. Cook til 165 degrees inside. Place over bed of iceberg and romaine lettuce with fresh raspberries and grapes.

Pepper Steak

ingredients:-2lbs thinly sliced chuck steak- one red pepper- one small onion-one box success rice- one can Swanson beef broth

Dust thinly sliced meat with flour and salt and pepper. Brown in large pan 2-3 minutes. slice and toss peppers and onion. Cook 2 additional minutes til meat is tender. Place over bed of prepared rice and serve.

Shredded Beef Burrito

Ingredients- 2-3 lbs. chuck steak- one can Swanson beef broth- two packages taco seasoning- soft taco or enchilada shells- one container enchilada sauce

Combine steak, broth and one package of taco seasoning in crock pot. Cook for 6-8 hours. When done, add 1cup of water and other taco seasoning package. Place in shell(s), roll up, and drizzle with enchilada sauce.

Chocolate covered Cherries

There had better be a repeat performance of these after I come back - T

Microwave Bakers Secret chocolate for 30 seconds. Dip seedless cherries with stems in into chocolate. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until chocolate hardens.

Pictures below:

Cooking For Guys Who Can't: The Spread

Friday, July 06, 2007

Phriday Photo Phinish

Heatherless Headlines

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Entertainment News

Al Gore the Third was doing his best to make his famous father proud early yesterday morning -- doing his bit for Planet Earth by driving a Prius. However, the former vice president was probably less pleased that the 24-year-old was clocked driving the environmentally responsible hybrid -- reportedly loaded with marijuana, Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and the attention deficit disorder drug Adderall -- 100-miles-an-hour down an Orange County freeway. According to a sheriff's spokesman, the younger Gore "does not have a prescription for any of those drugs" and was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Dad, of course, is busy preparing for his global Live Earth concert on Saturday.

The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has told Oliver Stone to take a hike. The controversial filmmaker -- whose most recent documentary subject was Fidel Castro -- wanted to make a film about the Holocaust-denying leader, but according to Ahmadinejad, an American is still an American. Or, as his media advisor put it, "It is right that this person is considered part of the opposition in the U-S, but opposition in the U-S is a part of the Great Satan." Stone, who made the proposal a year ago, responded, "I have been called a lot of things, but never a great Satan. I wish the Iranian people well and only hope their experience with an inept, rigid ideologue president goes better than ours."

Tori Spelling wasn't happy when she showed up to film promos for the second season of her reality series Tori and Dean: Inn Love. She reportedly flipped out after determining that the actors hired as extras "looked too good." Those extras probably looked annoyed, too -- the new mom was more than two hours later. Sources tell TMZ-dot-com that Tori refused to interact with the good-looking cast and insisted on filming her parts separately against a green screen. After she left, the extras were also filmed against a green screen -- to later be combined with Tori through the miracle of special effects. I, for one, cannot WAIT to not watch this show...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Police Pull The UnPlug

The Police have postponed their appearance on M-T-V Unplugged. They were scheduled to tape two performances on July 13th in Miami, with the best of each making up the telecast. This also means that they've canceled the online contest for their fan club members. The Police are in St. Paul, Minnesota tonight (Tuesday), in Chicago Thursday and Friday, and in East Rutherford, New Jersey for Live Earth on Saturday.


231 And Holding


Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Complete list courtesy of WSBT here.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Tuesday Rock Roundup

Now that Eddie Van Halen has finished his latest stint in rehab, rumors are circulating that the band will start its reunion tour with David Lee Roth, originally scheduled for the summer, in the fall. Spokespeople for both the Van Halen brothers and Roth have no comment. Meanwhile, the Van Halen website has been updated with a note asking fans to provide information for a new database and a note that says, "Please be patient. At the moment there is nothing new with the band to report..."

Though there's no release date yet, but we can confirm that The Beatles are working on a two-disc D-V-D re-issue of their second film, Help! It will be digitally restored and feature a remixed soundtrack. The second disc will contain rarities. This will be the fourth Beatles film to be authorized by the group for release on D-V-D, following A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, and Anthology. Still to come are Let It Be and Magical Mystery Tour.

A D-V-D documenting Syd Barrett's time in Pink Floyd will be released September 18th. The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story contains interviews with all the Floyd members, as well as early concert footage, and interviews with former girlfriends, roommates and others.

The Police will have two cracks at M-T-V's Unplugged when they tape their appearance on July 13th. They are taping two sessions in Miami, and are holding a contest on their website through Thursday night for members of their fan club to attend. There's no word yet when their performance will air. Sting performed on the show in 1991. The Police, who will play Live Earth in New Jersey on Saturday, are in Saint Paul, Minnesota tonight (Tuesday), and Chicago on Thursday and Friday.

Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris on July 3rd, 1971. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek can't hide his bitterness over the sudden, premature loss of his college friend and bandmate, who remains one of rock's most important figures. Manzarek and Robby Krieger, now known as Riders on the Storm, will perform in Paris tonight.

Over 20 top stars gathered at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the Concert for Diana. Organized by Prince William and Prince Harry, the show was held on what would have been the 46th birthday of their late mother, Princess Diana. The royals selected her favorite artists to perform for more than 60-thousand people. Elton John opened with "Your Song" and also did "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting." Rod Stewart did "Maggie May." Bryan Ferry also performed, as did Tom Jones, who was joined by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Queen's "These Are the Days of Our Lives" was played to a highlight film of Diana's life.

Rod Stewart had a bad night last Thursday during an outdoor show in Manchester, England. He slipped while walking on stage and suffered a cut that required 10 stitches -- but not until the show was over. The mishap prevented him from attending a Friday luncheon, where he was honored with an Icon award. Stewart sent a note that said the bonus in getting this award is that it is "something that Elton John ain't got." Elton and Stewart shared the stage yesterday at the Concert for Diana in London.

Steve Miller developed his musical chops in Chicago, and he'll film two shows in a Windy City suburb for his first official live D-V-D. The two-night shoot will go down at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois on July 13th and 14th. It will be filmed in high def and recorded in surround sound. Miller, who's in Bushkill Falls, Pennsylvania on Saturday, has dates through mid-November in California.

The original line-up of Asia -- Carl Palmer, Steve Howe, John Wetton and Geoff Downes -- are officially on their 25th anniversary tour. Their debut album was the number-one disc in the spring of 1982. Palmer says the reunion has been "easy" and "a lot of fun." He says, despite the 23-year layoff, getting together for a handful of dates last year as well as this year's tour, required minimal rehearsal. In addition to tracks off the two albums this line-up recorded, they're doing songs by the other bands they played in -- E-L-P (Palmer), Yes (Howe), King Crimson (Wetton), and The Buggles (Downes).

The Marshall Tucker Band is mourning the loss of another original member. Guitarist George McCorkle, who left the band in 1994 but continued to write songs for his former cohorts, died Friday from cancer. Two other founding members of the band have already passed away: Tommy Caldwell in 1980, and his brother Toy in 1993.

Bruce Springsteen attended a wedding Thursday night at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey, and ended up singing two songs with the band. He played guitar on and sang his own "If I Should Fall Behind" as well as a cover of Chuck Berry's "C'Est la Vie," during which he also traded solos with the band's saxophonist and keyboardist. Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa, also danced to John Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" and Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer." Would love to see some video of that.

Video of Paul McCartney telling a dirty joke has popped up on You Tube.


Blood Diamond HD DVD with Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou and Jennifer Connelly
Driving Lessons DVD, which is a coming of age story starring the red-headed kid from the Harry Potter movies, Rupert Grint.
The Patriot (2000) Extended Cut - Blu-ray Disc
The Untouchables (1987) HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Soundtrack - Talk To Me
Soundtrack - Transformers
Soundtrack - Evan Almighty (music from and inspired by)


( -- Can "The Simpsons" make 7-Eleven cool? After months of speculation, the convenience store chain has revealed details of its "most massive and complex" monthlong promotion for the July 27 release of "The Simpsons Movie." Starting today, the marketer will remodel overnight a dozen stores in the U.S. and Canada into the Kwik-E-Marts of the cartoon family's fictional Springfield, USA hometown.