I don’t get why Boba Fett is a samurai?
I don’t get why Boba Fett is a samurai?
Some Rock stars never get old, or at least the image of them in our minds eye never gets old, particulaly those who have passed on into the great concert hall in the sky. What if they were still around however? Much like the age progression photos of missing children on the side of milk cartons, Sachs Media Group has put together some pictures of what some famous rockers would look like if they were still around today.
For the full set of age progressed photos click here.
216 years ago today Moses Cleaveland and a surveying group landed at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and thus “Cleaveland” was found.
Happy Birthday to my hometown.
Jon Lord, one of the founding members of the legendary Deep Purple (whom by the way it’s a shear travesty that they are not Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees) has lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
“Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with DEEP PURPLE co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including ‘Smoke On The Water’ and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.”It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday, July 16th at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.
Best known for his orchestral work Concerto For Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with DEEP PURPLE and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and DEEP PURPLE.
“Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from DEEP PURPLE in 2002.”
In addition to DEEP PURPLE, Lord played in WHITESNAKE — the band led by ex-PURPLE singer David Coverdale — from 1978 to 1984, having appeared on the albums “Trouble”, “Lovehunter”, “Ready An’ Willing”, “Come An’ Get It”, “Saints & Sinners” and “Slide It In”.
Jon Lord is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters — Amy and Sara.
|Jack White & Loretta Lynn at the 2005 Grammy Awards|
This is actually old news, picked up recently by Forbes Magazine and the regurgitated by The Blaze. (which is where I found out about it.) None-the-less, no matter how old this story is, it still is a great example of the American way.
Jack White, singer-songwriter of the White Stripes and the 70th best guitarist of all-time (as decided by the folks at Rolling Stone), opened up a boutique record label called Third Man Records in 2001. In 2010 a few White Stripes fans started to make some noise and complain about certain business practices of Third Man Records. Particularly when they released a limited edition version of the then newly reissued White Stripes debut and sold it via their own eBay page, a sale that netted them $510.
Mr. White explained that this was done basically to cut out the eBay flippers, that were buying the records for cheap and then “flipping” them on eBay at large profits. That did nothing to lessen the anger amongst fans, so White went on to say:
“… make no mistake, we could make twenty thousand split color whatevers for you, and they’ll be worth 20 bucks, and you’ll pay 20 bucks for them, and you’ll never talk about them, desire them, hunt to find them, etc. why should ebay flippers, who are not real fans, dictate the price, make all the profit (taken from the artist and the label) and take the records out of the hands of real fans. there’s a guy who waits in a black suv down the block from third man who hires homeless people to go buy him tri colors when they are on sale. doesn’t even get out of his car. should he be charged ten bucks or two hundred? don’t be spoiled, don’t insult people who are trying to give you what you want.”
Basically the Free Market (what fans were willing to pay on eBay) set the price. Jack White, being a business man found out that fans were buying the records that his business was selling for much cheaper at inflated prices anyways. All he did was cut out the middle man and create more income for his business and the artists signed to that label.
An Occupy Wall Street protester would have a problem with that, but its nothing more then the American Way.
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Today on their face book page, the one time legendary Cleveland rock station turned crappy FM Talk station, WMMS posted the following question on their face book wall.
Do you remember which was the FIRST record/cassette/cd/mp3 you ever had as YOUR OWN?
For me it was Jon Bon Jovi’s first solo album, “Blaze of Glory,” the soundtrack to the film Young Guns II.
That was the summer of 1990.
I forgot how great that disc, err, cassette was…
Elvis Presley would have been 77 years old today.
Here’s a little known fact outside of hardcore metal-heads, sometime around 1984 or so, James Hetfield lead singer and rhythm guitarist for heavy metal legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica was unsure about his singing abilities. He wanted to recruit John Bush of Armored Saint at the time and then later Anthrax to be their front man, so he could focus on guitar. No one except the guys in the band know for sure if Bush was ever even officially offered the spot, but now 27 years later at the Metallica 30th anniversary show here is what could have been.
Metallica perform “The Four Horsemen” off of their 1983 debut album “Kill ’em All” with Armored Saint and ex-Anthrax singer John Bush.
Recorded live at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California on December 7th, 2011 courtesy of YouTube user mathiasnielsen66.
It’s VH1’s National Day of Metal and it just does not get any more metal then the band that created the genre.
Today on 11/11/11 at 11:11 Pacific Time, the forefathers of Heavy Metal held a press conference at the Whiskey in LA to announce that they are putting the band back together for a world tour and new album to be produced by Rick Rubin (Metallica, Slayer, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Johnny Cash).
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