Archive for July, 2012
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died Monday from a health complication as a result of his fight with cancer. He was 71. Last year he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the fourth most-common type of the killer disease – but vowed to return to health, saying music would play a major part in his recuperation. An official press statement says: “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16 July, at the London Clinic after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.” Take a moment to honour him with a song he helped co-write, which will go down in history as one of the most iconic rock songs of all time.
Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has confirmed the rumors that he married Patty Griffin last year. He said he eloped and ran off to Texas, spending half of his time there and half in the UK. In Texas, the couple lives in what Plant describes as “an old crack house in Austin,” a rented place infested with termites. He says, “I tap my hand on the table and they fly out the walls in this huge cloud, like something from a Disney film.” Wouldn’t you think he’s got at LEAST enough money to call an exterminator?
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been voted the UK’s favorite Number 1 single of all-time. The Official Charts Company and ITV conducted a nationwide poll in honor of 60 years of the Official Singles Chart. Queen’s 1975 classic was revealed as #1, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was at Number 2, while Adele’s “Someone Like You” (Number 3), Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” (Number 4) and The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” (Number 5) completed the Top 5.
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Friday, July 13th, 2012
Motley Crue are back, and are giving fans a preview of their new single, “Sex” (what? Motley Crue singing about SEX?) The track was written when the band was together during their residency in Las Vegas last February. Go HERE to get that snippit!
Steven Tyler is done with American Idol after serving as a judge for two seasons on the show. He announced his departure on Thursday, saying that he wanted to refocus on his music career. Tyler said in a statement, “After some long . . . hard . . . thoughts, I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back, but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.” Thank God. I don’t want to use the words SELL OUT, but…..
When Slash was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame earlier this week, he was accompanied by his friend Charlie Sheen. In a speech, Sheen couldn’t resist taking a pot-shot at Slash’s former Guns N’ Roses band-mate, Axl Rose. Sheen said: “You know, it’s quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on.” Yup…Charlie’s still got it.
And if you think you want to live a life of crime, don’t be this dumb. Dan and Laura Dotson — the auctioneers from “Storage Wars” almost lost their life’s savings when a couple of cyber criminals hijacked their financial accounts last week. The Good news: The thieves were REALLY dumb. Apparently the hackers remotely broke into their home computer and stole all sorts of critical information, including credit card and bank account numbers. But the Internet thieves pulled a rookie mistake and tried to make some MAJOR purchases all at once, which immediately raised a red flag with the credit card’s security team. Once the Dotsons were alerted to the situation, they obviously denied the charges — and quickly cancelled their cards and changed their account passwords. But hold on, it gets worse…while still connected to the Dotson’s computer, the perps began to chat over instant message about the heist in progress. Laura, thinking quickly, took a screen grab of the convo. Laura and Dan tell us they’ve already reached out to authorities and hope to press charges as soon as cops can identify the culprits. What a couple of doughheads!!
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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension, is out in a couple of months…the first single is called Legendary Child. The new video is out TODAY! And if you like hot chicks on roller skates, this is the video for you!
Slash is getting his due with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today…he’ll get the honour at 12:30p our time, and you can watch the ceremony LIVE by going HERE.
Scarlett Johansson has apparently been offered $20 million to reprise her role as Black Widow in The Avengers sequel. That sum is a cool $1 million more than Angelina Jolie earned for The Tourist and nearly $8 million more than Forbes’ highest-paid actress, Kristen Stewart, banks per film. The Avengers, however, is now the third-biggest global box office draw in history, having brought in over $1.355 billion worldwide.
And leave it to some eggheads to punch holes in something we’ve all come to love and accept is a normal fact of life…a group of British physics students have determined that Batman would be able to fly, but he would crash and probably die from the impact. Four students from the Masters of Physics program at the University of Leicester said that Batman could glide, calculating that if he jumped from a 492-foot building, the 15-foot wingspan of his cape would allow him to glide 1,148 feet. However, he would reach a speed of 68 miles per hour before hitting the ground at 50 miles per hour, which would likely prove fatal. Student David Marshall said, “If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape.”
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