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WEDNESDAY WACKINESS!
Aug. 27, 2014 9:15 am

Today is Forgiveness Day and Just Because Day.

TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1961: Connie Francis appears as the "mystery guest" What's My Line.
1965: The Beatles meet Elvis.
1967: The Beatles receive news that manager Brian Epstein has been found dead.
1992: John Lennon's original written lyrics for "A Day In The Life" fetch $87,000 at a Sotheby's auction.

CHRISTINE McVIE FITNESS RUMOUR! As Fleetwood Mac gets ready to launch their first tour in nearly twenty years with Christine McVie, the 71-year-old aging legend says she's been working out with a personal trainer so she'll be able to stand for long hours onstage without collapsing. Meanwhile, a new Fleetwood Mac album is in the works. Get more McVie.

KINKS CONFUSION! Ray Davies is rumored to have said in a recent interview that The Kinks will tour and release a new album in 2015, but suggested it may be without the participation of his brother Dave Davies. However, Ray says on The Kinks' Facebook page, that there will be NO Kinks reunion without BOTH Ray and Dave Davies. Read the conflicting details.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! After 36 years of marriage, Neil Young and his wife Pegi are getting a divorce. Pegi began singing backing vocals for her husband beginning in the 1990s and lent her talents to many of his recent albums. Neil, in turn, contributed to all three of his wife's solo records and joined her onstage at some of her concerts. Get the divorce details.

CHUCK BERRY TRIBUTE! Legendary rock pioneer Chuck Berry was honored Tuesday as a laureate of the 2014 Polar Music Prize, but the 87-year-old was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness. British rocker Dave Edmunds was on hand to accept the honor. The Polar Music Prize is considered the musical equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Read more rock.

SPEED PAINTING! Check out a video of a guy painting on a beach. You can't recognize what's he's painting until the last second. Click here to be amazed.


TUESDAY TACTICS!
Aug. 26, 2014 9:11 am

Dog lovers should love today because it's National Dog Day. It's also Women's Equality Day, commemorating commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1967: The Beatles announce that they've become disciples of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1969: Elvis starts laughing during a Las Vegas performance of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?".
1970: The Isle of Wight rock festival begins in England.
1973: 10cc makes its stage debut at the Palace Lido on England's Isle of Man.
1981: The mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada declares today "Paul Anka Day."
1987: Sonny Bono announces his intention to run for mayor of Palm Springs.

BACHMAN IN OVERDRIVE! Randy Bachman is in the middle of a series of performances that sees  him doing shows with his old Bachman-Turner Overdrive band mate Fred Turner and appearances as a special guest on Peter Frampton's tour. He kicked things off over the weekend with BTO shows in Oregon and Alaska, and now is set to join Frampton's beginning tonight in Saratoga, California. Get the itinerary.

GREATEST GUITAR RIFFS! Listeners of BBC Radio2 have chosen their 100 favorite guitar riffs of all time. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses came in second place followed by AC/DC's "Back in Black" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." But what topped the poll? Make your guess and then click here.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS OF OLD! Well before Mr. Wizard, there were some cool science experiments from about 100 years ago. Click here to do some experimenting of your own.


MONDAY
Aug. 25, 2014 9:06 am

Today is Kiss And Make Up Day. If ever there was a better time.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1967: After a two-year bout with stage fright, Brian Wilson returns to playing live concerts.
1970: Elton John begins a seventeen-night run at The Troubadour, effectively launching his career.
1973: Bobby Darin performs at the Vegas Hilton, his last concert before his death.
1976: Frankie Avalon's summer replacement variety TV series, Easy Does It, makes its debut.
1977: California governor Jerry Brown appoints Helen Reddy to the state's Parks Commission.
1994: Billy Joel is officially divorced from Christie Brinkley after nine years of marriage.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! After debuting at #1, then falling to #2 for two weeks, Guardians of The Galaxy shoved its way back into the top spot over the weekend, pushing the Turtles down to #2. Only three new movies managed to debut in the box office top 10. Click here to get the rankings.

BONANZA FAST FACTS! It was one of the longest running TV series of all time so almost everybody of any age has probably seen at least one episode of it. But for those who watched Bonanza religiously every week, here are some fun facts that you may or may not know. Click here for the trivia bonanza.


FRIDAVE!
Aug. 22, 2014 9:48 am

Today is Be An Angel Day and National Tooth Fairy Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1906: The Victor Talking Machine Company begins manufacturing the the Victrola.
1956: Elvis begins shooting his first movie, Love Me Tender.
1968: John Lennon's first wife Cynthia files for divorce, one day before their sixth anniversary.
1969: The Beatles hold their very last photographic shoot as a group.
1988: The TV documentary Aretha Franklin: Queen Of Soul airs on PBS.
2004: Al Dvorin, the announcer who coined the phrase "Elvis has left the building" dies in a car crash.

SUPREMES 50th ANNIVERSARY! Fifty years ago this week, The Supremes had their very first #1 hit,  "Where Did Our Love Go." The song was the first of five #1's in the row making the Supremes the first U.S. act ever to have five consecutive chart-topping singles. Click here for some interesting Supremes history.

CARI, GRANT & TORY! If you are a fan of the TV show Mythbusters, you may be sad to learn that hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are no longer with the show. Marquee hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman made the announcement at the end of Thursday night's show with Hyneman saying they will be "going back to our origins, with just Adam and me." Get the axe.


THURSDAVE!
Aug. 21, 2014 9:21 am

Today is National Senior Citizens Day. Take advantage of the menu.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Elvis makes his first public stage appearance outside of his home state in Gladewater, TX.
1966: The Beatles play a concert  under a tarp at the Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis.
1976: Worldwide sales of Elvis records pass the four hundred million mark.
1980: Linda Ronstadt makes her Broadway debut in The Pirates of Penzance.
1993: police raid Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch searching for evidence of child pornography.
1994: John Denver crashes his Porsche near Aspen and is charged with DUI.
1996: Rick James is released from Folsom State Penitentiary in California.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to check out this weekend include the likes of If I Stay (PG-13), The November Man ® and Are You Here ®. Unless you're going to the theater to get cooled off, none of them appear to be worth checking out. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

BACHMAN TELLS STORIES! Randy Bachman, whose career includes stints with The Guess Who and BTO, shares some anecdotes and plays many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote in an upcoming new concert DVD/CD called Every Song Tells a Story. In addition to the DVD/CD, Bachman is also on tour with his current band. Click here for the itinerary.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan apparently have called it quits. Mellencamp's friend suggested that the 62-year-old rocker was unhappy with the amount media scrutiny he and Ryan were receiving. Mellencamp and Ryan were dating started dating in 2011. Get the breakup details.


DEATH DETAILS! Robin Williams' death certificate was issued Wednesday and reveals that he was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay just one day after his death. However, his cause of death is still "pending investigation." Click here to view the deadly document.

BURNING QUESTION! Have you ever wondered if it's okay to pee in the ocean? Even if you haven't, it's a question that you might want to check into. Click here to get the answer. Pardon me, but all this talk makes me need to get rid of some coffee.

DELINQUENT DAVE!
Aug. 20, 2014 9:04 am

I'm back from a short break from the madness. I must have had some quality time off because 2 days of doing nothing felt like a week! Anyway, thanks to Paulie P. for filling in for me.
Today is National Radio Day. Thanks for listening to the Eagle!

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1920: in Detroit WWJ 950 AM goes on the air as America's first radio station.
1960: Connie Francis begins filming her first movie, Where The Boys Are.
1969: The Beatles gather at Abbey Road studios for the final time to finalize the mastering of Abbey Road.
1987: Lindsey Buckingham leaves Fleetwood Mac.


COFFEE ADDICTION! I freely admit my love (addiction) to coffee. But I recently took this test to see just how addicted I really am. My results: apparently I'm not as addicted as I thought be cause according to the test, I'm merely a casual coffee drinker. Click here to take the test.

FRIDAY FINISH!
Aug. 15, 2014 9:03 am

Today is Relaxation Day. I think it's time to play hooky.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1939: The Wizard Of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
1956: "Colonel" Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis' manager.
1958: Buddy Holly marries Maria Elena Santiago.
1965: The Beatles play Shea Stadium
1973: Baltimore, MD, declares today "Cass Elliot Day."
1980: George Harrison's autobiography I Me Mine -- the first by any Beatle -- hits the shelves.
1980: John Lennon begins sessions for his "comeback" album, Double Fantasy.
2007: The Osmonds perform their 50th anniversary concert for PBS.

OBSOLETE SMELLS! Due to things such as technology and safety regulations, there are certain smells that no longer exist or will be extinct soon. One example is the chalk dust smell from a blackboard. Click here to get more details on obsolete smells.


THURSDAY!
Aug. 14, 2014 9:17 am

Today is National Creamsicle Day. It's also Miracle Treat Day adt Dairy Queen for CMNH.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Elvis' mother passes away at age from a heart attack brought on by hepatitis.
1962: Pete Best is officially let go from the Beatles.
1985: Michael Jackson secretly outbids Paul McCartney for the rights to over 250 Beatles songs.
1992: Wayne Newton files for bankruptcy.
1995: The Grateful Dead break up after the untimely death of Jerry Garcia.

FORGETTABLE NAMES! Why is it when we're introduced to someone new, we immediately forget their name? I once took a class that taught me how to remember the names of a room full of people I'd just met. Unfortunately, I  forgot the method. Click here to do better.

NEW IN THEATERS! Stuff check out this weekend include The Expendables 3 (PG-13), The Giver (PG-13) and Fort McCoy ® and a new horror flick that sounds interesting to me; Septic Man ®. Click here for the rest of the new stuff in theaters tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY STUFF!
Aug. 13, 2014 9:16 am

Today is Left Hander's Day. That's right, it's Left Hander's Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Bobby Darin signs his first movie contract, a million-dollar, six-year, six-picture deal with Paramount Studios. He would go on to secure a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1962.
1963: The Four Seasons Vee Jay records for non payment of royalties.
1964: The Kinks first hit "You Really Got Me" enters the British charts.
1966: A Texas radio station organizes the first of the "Beatles bonfires."
1971: John Lennon leaves England for New York City. It would be the last time he would see England.
1977: Bachman-Turner Overdrive announce their breakup.
1980: Todd Rundgren and four others are victims of a home invasion in Woodstock, NY.
1990: Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed when a lighting tower falls from the stage onto his back.

DEAD CELEB! Hollywood loses another legend. Lauren Bacall suffered a stroke yesterday and died on the way to the hospital. She was 89 years old. Over her lengthy career, Bacall was only nominated for an Oscar once -- for playing Barbra Streisand's mother in the 1996 film The Mirror Has Two Faces. See her extensive movie career on the IMDb.

THE BOY IS BACK! Culture Club has announced their first tour of the U.S. with their original lineup in 14 years. Plus, their first album since 1999 is due next year. Boy George toured the U.S. earlier this year as a solo artist. The Culture Club tour kicks off November 15th. Click here for the itinerary.

EVIL WOMEN! If you had to identify the most evil women of history, could you do it? I must not know my history very well because not one of the names on the list sounded familiar to me. Click here to see what evil women made the list.

TUESDAVE!
Aug. 12, 2014 9:12 am

Today is Middle Child's Day. I'm the oldest sibling in my family so I got to pick on everyone.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1877: Thomas Edison finishes the prototype of his new invention, the phonograph.
1957: Frankie Lymon leaves the Teenagers to pursue a solo career.
1960: Pete Best is hired as the Beatles' new drummer.
1965: Jefferson Airplane makes their stage debut, at the San Francisco club The Matrix.
1967: Fleetwood Mac makes their stage debut in Windsor, England.
1968: The New Yardbirds, later Led Zeppelin, begin their first rehearsal in London.

1970: At Harvard, Janis Joplin performs what would be her final concert.
1970: The Hollywood Bowl holds a memorial concert for Woody Guthrie.
1994: The 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert is held in Saugerties, NY.

DEAD CELEB! Shocking news out of Hollywood where one of the best has apparently taken his own life. Robin Williams, an actor of many films and TV, died yesterday. He was 63. My favorite Robin Williams movie has always been Good Morning Vietnam. Get the obit and check out his extensive career on the IMDb.

BOOMER BILLY JOEL! Billy Joel is one of the celebrities featured in a new documentary focusing the baby boomer generation that will air next month on PBS. The Boomer List takes a look at events during the era through interviews with 19 well-known baby boomers born in each year of the Boomer area from 1946-1964. The Boomer List airs September 23. Get the details.

CHEAP TO DRIVE! As you know, owning a car isn't cheap. Between gasoline, repairs and insurance, car ownership isn't cheap. Bankrate.com has broken down what car ownership costs by state and apparently the cheapest state to own a car is Iowa. Annual costs add up to $1,942. Click here to see a state by state analysis.

STRANGE BREWS! I love my coffee but I don't go out of my way for the different blends of the chain restaurants. Just give me black, no sugar or cream, thank you. However, I'm not opposed to trying new blends of coffee if the occasion arises. Click here to check out some strange coffee brews. While the elephant dung coffee doesn't sound appealing, the cheese coffee might actually be quite tasty.

MONDAY MONDAY!
Aug. 11, 2014 9:11 am

Today is Presidential Joke Day and Son & Daughter Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: The Kingston Trio appear as the "mystery guests" on "What's My Line?.
1964: The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, has its US premiere in New York City.
1966: The Beatles fly to Chicago to begin their last world tour.
1969: Diana Ross holds a party to announce her discovery of the Jackson 5.
1972: The mayor of San Antonio, TX, declares today "Cheech and Chong Day."
1976: Keith Moon is hospitalized after having a complete mental breakdown.
1987: Rolling Stone magazine declares Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band the best album of the last twenty years.
1992: The Mall of America opens in with Ray Charles singing his famous version of "America The Beautiful."
1999: KISS is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

PAUL REVERE QUITS THE RAIDERS! Paul Revere is leaving The Raiders and will be replaced by his son. Revere recently announced that health issues forced him to sit out some dates on their tour. The group has been rechristened Paul Revere?s Raiders. Get the retirement news.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Four new movies managed to debut in the box office top 10 over the weekend, and one of those landed in the top spot. In alphabetical order, the new flicks were The Hundred-Foot Journey, Into The Storm, Step Up All In And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Take a guess which one hit the top and then click here for the list.

CELEBRITY CAR WRECK! Dwayne "The Rock"? Johnson's mother and cousin survived a serious head-on collision with a drunk driver recently. Click here for the carnage. In case you can't tell, the car in the photo which his mom and cousin were in is a Cadillac Escalade.

FOREST GUMP VIDEO! A new video has surfaced of Tom Hanks' screen test auditioning  for the part of Forest Gump. In the clip, Hanks reads several scenes with actress Robin Wright, who plays Jenny. Noticeably missing is Gump's Southern accent. Click here to view the video.

GOOGLE MAPS THE MOON! If you don't think you'll ever cross off your bucket list a trip to the moon, now you can do the next best thing. Thanks to Google Maps, you can now take a virtual tour and explore the landscapes of the moon and Mars. Click here to see what you're missing. Or not.


WEDNESDAVE!
Aug. 6, 2014 12:04 pm

Today is Wiggle Your Toes Day. I'm doing it right now.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: The Beatles invite Pete Best, then of the Black Jacks, to join the group.
1960: On American Bandstand, Chubby Checker demonstrates The Twist for the first time.
1964: Rod Stewart makes his TV debut on BBC-TV's The Beat Room.
1973: A log from a passing lumber truck crushes Stevie Wonder's car it speeds toward a North Carolina concert, leaving him in a coma for four days and causing him to permanently lose his sense of smell. Miraculously, he fully recovers and is back in the studio within weeks.


MONDAVE!
Aug. 4, 2014 9:14 am

Today is U.S. Coast Guard Day. Keeping our shorelines safe is what they do.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: The Everly Brothers perform "Wake Up Little Susie," on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show.
1958: Billboard combines its  five separate sales, jukebox, and DJ charts into the "Billboard Hot 100."
1963: The Beatles' first American single, "From Me To You," debuts at #116.
1966: South Africa bans all Beatles in the wake of John Lennon's recent "bigger than Jesus" comments.
1970: Jim Morrison is arrested in LA for public drunkenness after being found lying unconscious on a resident's doorstep.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies debuted in the weekend box office top 10 and one of those captured the top spot. Click here to see whether Get On Up or Guardians of The Galaxy took the honors.

SCOOTER TENT! Check out a video from 1959 showing the latest invention for camping with your scooter. Dig the chicks.


THURSDAY THINGS!
July 31, 2014 9:09 am

Today is Mutt's Day. If you own a mutt, this day is for you.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1969: Elvis debuts his Vegas show, his first stage appearance since 1961.
1977: The Starland Vocal Band debuts their own summer TV series.
1980: "Papa" John Phillips is arrested for possession of cocaine and sentenced to eight years in prison, later reduced to 30 days.
1995: Jamaica issues a commemorative series of postage stamps honoring Bob Marley.
2004: The city of Lubbock, TX, declares today "Mac Davis Day."

THE WHO TV SERIES! Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are collaborating with director Simon West, on a new U.K. television series that will focus on the London music scene during the mid-1960s. The setting will be in the same style as that of the film version of Quadrophenia, only in TV form. Get the details.

ROBIN GIBB ALBUM! It's been more than two years since The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb passed away at age 62 after a battle with cancer, but now a new studio album is set to be released September 30th. It will feature songs he recorded between 2006 and 2008 for a never-released project that was to have featured mostly autobiographical tunes. Read more on it.


NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New movies in theaters this weekend include the new James Brown Biopic, Get On Up (PG-13), 4 Minute Mile (PG-13) and Guardians of The Galaxy (PG-13). Click here to see what else is new this weekend.

SLEEP DEPRIVATION! This one is interesting to me. I often feel that if I don't get nine or ten hours every night, I move like a slug in the morning. That is, until I have my morning coffee. Watch an informative video that explains how much sleep is too much or too little. Watch it now (and try not to fall asleep).

WEDNESDAY!
July 30, 2014 10:19 am

Today is National Cheesecake Day and Father-In-Law Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1942: Frank Sinatra ends his association with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
1954: Elvis makes his first concert appearance opening for Slim Whitman in Memphis.
1968: The Beatles' Apple Boutique closes for business after seven months.
1986: RCA fires John Denver over his new single "What Are We Making Weapons For?"

MOST WATCHED VIDEO! YouTube is out with a list of the most-viewed music videos on the site so far in 2014. I must be totally old school because I don't recognize any of the songs on the list. Since it was posted in February, the video at the top of the list has racked up more than 493 million views. Click here to find out what it it.

TOM PETTY DEBUT! Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will celebrate the release this week of their new album, Hypnotic Eye, when they appear Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night. The band is set to play some songs from the album, which hit stores yesterday. Meanwhile, the group launches their North American Tour Sunday in San Diego. Get the itinerary.


DOGS vs CATS! If you are a dog lover, you probably don't like cats as much. And vice-versa. But is the U.S. state where you live a dog or cat state?  Find out if pet owners in your state favor dogs or cats more. Click for the info.


TUESDAY!
July 29, 2014 9:19 am

Today is National Lasagna Day. This is Garfield's favorite day of the year.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1961: Dick Clark presents his very first Caravan of Stars in Atlantic City.
1965: The Beatles' second movie, Help!, premieres in London.
1966: Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle crash near Woodstock, NY.
1966: Cream makes their stage debut in Manchester, England.
1966: The magazine Datebook reprints John Lennon's infamous "more popular than Jesus" quote.
1968: Gram Parsons leaves the Byrds.
1970: The Rolling Stones' split split from their manager Allen Klein.
1980: David Bowie makes his stage debut in The Elephant Man.
1987: Michigan declares today "Four Tops Day."
1987: Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream introduces Cherry Garcia.

CELEBRITY HOME FOR SALE! In case you missed out on purchasing Billy Joel's resently sold home, you can still by Mariah Carey's Malibu home which is back on the market after the buyer backed out. Start searching the cushions for chump change. Click here to see how deep you'll have to dig.

CLAPTON & CALE! Eric Clapton's new JJ Cale tribute album, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale hits stores today. Contributing talents on the album include Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, John Mayer and others. Clapton says that he was more interested in capturing the sound of Cale's own records rather than he and his fellow collaborators putting their spin on the tunes. Read the review.

McCARTNEY MUSIC! The classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound, which originally were released in 1975 and 1976, respectively, are the latest archival McCartney projects scheduled to be released in remastered and expanded form. A two-CD Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition featuring two CDs and a DVD, a vinyl set packaged with a download card, and digital versions of both the Standard and Deluxe Editions will be in stores September 26th. Get the track listings.

EXTREME U-TURN! Check out this video of a fuel tanker truck making an incredible U-Turn. Click for the video.


FRIDAY!
July 11, 2014 9:52 am

Today is Cheer Up The Lonely Day and World Population Day. I'll be taking a vacation day on Monday so the Honorable Paulie P will be in for me.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1946: Dean Martin begins his recording career.
1962: Telstar, the first active communications satellite, is launched..
1966: Elvis begins filming his 24th movie, Double Trouble.
1976: Andy Gibb marries girlfriend Kim Reeder.
1976: Frank Sinatra marries for the fourth time, to the former wife of Zeppo Marx.
1981: Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager are divorced.
1992: Jerry Garcia introduces a series of neckties.
2002: The funeral of John Entwistle takes place in England.

STARR SPECIAL! The Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love tribute concert is coming u pthis weekend. Performers doing their rendition of Ringo's music include Ringo?s brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, as well as Ben Harper, Ben Folds, and R&B queen Bettye LaVette. The special airs Sunday at 7pm on AXS.

RICHARD MARX SEXY MUSIC! Richard Marx's new album Beautiful Goodbye is his first album of all-new material in a decade. But instead of singing about relationships and romantic love, he's taken the sex and lust road with his lyrics. Marx says he never went there in the past because he was married. But now that he and his wife of 25 years have split, he's writing edgier stuff. Get the details on baby making music.

EVERLY BROTHERS HONERED! The Everly Brothers will be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a tribute concert at Playhouse Square's State Theatre in Cleveland in October. Don Everly will appear at the event which will take place during the Rock Hall's 19th annual "Music Masters" series. The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Get the details.

APES IN THEATERS! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens nationwide today. This time the genetically-evolved primates are pitted against humans who've survived a deadly virus. Andy Serkis returns as the leader of the apes, Caesar. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is also in 3D and rated PG-13. Read the synopsis. I still prefer the original Apes movies from the late 60's and early 70's.

CAR CEMETERIES! That's a nice way to say "junkyards." Call me weird, but I love looking at pictures of old cars in junkyards. So when I found this website featuring junk cars in Belgium, I just had to post it for others who appreciate old steel. Click here for the junk.


FRIDAY FINALE!
June 27, 2014 10:08 am

Today is Sunglasses Day. I don't know how much you'll be wearing your sunglasses today with rain in the forecast.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Brenda Lee signs a million-dollar contract with Decca Records.
1968: Elvis tapes an informal jam session on center stage at NBC's Studio 4, a performance many consider his best of all time.
1970: " The Jackson 5 becomes the first rock-era group to score #1 hits with its first three songs.
1971: Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East.
1976: John Lennon finally gets his "green card" allowing him to stay in the United States.
1978: Kansas, the band, is named the first musical Ambassadors of Goodwill by UNICEF.
1989: Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1989: The Who performs their rock opera Tommy in its entirety for the first time since 1972.

MICK JAGGER'S SON! Mick Jagger's son James is joining the cast of an upcoming HBO series that Mick is executive producing along with movie director Martin Scorsese. James will play Kip Stevens, the lead singer of a fictional early punk band named The Nasty Bits, in the as-yet untitled drama, set in the sex-and-drugs-fueled record business of 1970s New York. Get the details.

GHOSTBUSTERS ANNIVERSARY! This month marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Ghostbusters on June 7th 1984. Click here for an info-graphic of some fun facts to impress your friends with.


TUESDAY STUFF!
June 24, 2014 9:08 am

Today is Swim A Lap Day. Yeah, like that's gonna happen.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966: John Lennon's second book, A Spaniard In The Works, is published in England.
1966: The Carpenters wins the Hollywood Bowl's "Battle of the Bands" contest.

1967: Pink Floyd makes their TV debut on BBC's Top Of The Pops.
1967: 5th Dimension makes their TV debut on American Bandstand.
1967: Zal Yanovsky quits the Lovin' Spoonful.
1999: Eric Clapton auctions off one hundred of the guitars in his collection.
2000: KISS auctions off their quarter-century of band memorabilia, netting $876,000.
2004: US President George W. Bush awards the Medal of Freedom to Doris Day.

IDOL SUMMER TOUR! American Idol's annual summer tour kicks off Tuesday night in Binghamton, NY. The set list is essentially a "rehash" of this past season, and champion Caleb Johnson says he's looking forward to personally meeting people who voted for him to win. Click here to see all the stops on the tour.

BOB DYLAN LYRICS! The original handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" are going up on The Sotheby's auction dubbed "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk." The lyrics are written in pencil on four pages of letterhead paper from the Hotel Roger Smith in Washington, D.C. So how much will you likely have to fork over to add them to your Dylan collectibles. Click here for big money.

NIGHTMARE IS OVER! Gordon Ramsay has announced he is ending Kitchen Nightmares. The show features Ramsay attempting to help failing restaurants. Ramsay says he will continue with his other two TV series, Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef. Get the details.

ICE CREAM HEADACHE MYSTERY SOLVED! We finally have the answer to the burning question: What causes an ice cream headache? Click here for the tasty details and the preventative measures you can take to avoid the awful feeling of an ice cream headache.

MONDAY MANIA!
June 23, 2014 9:15 am

Today is National Columnist Day and National Pink Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1960: Paul Anka becomes the youngest act to open at New York's Copacabana.
1963: Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me To You" becomes the first Lennon-McCartney composition to ever make the US charts.
1972: Smokey Robinson appears with The Miracles for the last time in Washington, DC.
1975: Alice Cooper falls off the stage during his Welcome To My Nightmare tour stop in Vancouver, breaking six ribs in the process.
1976: Paul McCartney wraps up the Wings Over America tour. He wouldn't tour again until 1989.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies cracked the box office top ten list over the weekend and one of those debuted in the top spot. Was it Jersey Boys or Think Like A Man Too? Click here to find out. I might spend money on Jersey Boys. But only after it becomes available on DVD.

RINGO'S ALL STARRS! Ringo Starr says he loves the latest incarnation of his All Starr Band saying that this group of musicians is the first he's played with since The Beatles that feels "like a real band." The All Starr Band is a couple weeks into a 30-date North American tour. Click here for the love.

CELEBRITY WEDDING BELLS! Katie Couric got married to John Molener on Saturday. Couric's first husband died in 1998 of colon cancer. Couric, 57, dated Molner, 51, for two years before the two got engaged last September. Get the blissful details.

BATMAN 25TH! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the movie Batman starring Michael Keaton. While Keaton was fondly remembered, it was Jack Nicholson's portrayal of The Joker, that stole the show. Made for a reported $35 million, Batman went on to make more than $400 million dollars. Read more on it.


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