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Apr. 17, 2015 1:29 pm
Apr. 16, 2015 10:20 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Scott
Today is Pet Owners Independence Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: The Beatles announce that their first movie will be called A Hard Day's Night.
1964: Van Morrison makes his first concert appearance with Them in Belfast.
1964: the FBI issues a report claiming the words of the Kingsmen's hit "Louie Louie" are incomprehensible.
1965: The development of the new 8-track tape player is announced by RCA and LearJet.
1969: "The Band," plays its first show in San Francisco.
1970: with the release ofPaul McCartney's first solo album, it's official: The Beatles are no more.
1975: Elvis purchases the famous Lisa Marie jet.
2000: Gloria Gaynor guest stars as herself on Ally McBeal.
MICHAEL BUBLE CONTROVERSY! Michael Buble's recent Instagram post has people stunned and outraged. The photo is of a woman in a pair of shorts so brief that her butt cheeks are hanging out. His comment about the cheeks drew the outrage. Click here to check out the controversy.
ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be taped tomorrow in Cleveland. Paul McCartney will induct Ringo Starr, who jokes "It's about time." Read more on Ringo. The show will air on HBO May 30. Get the details.
BEATLES PIANO! The Beatles-themed antique piano that surviving Fab Four members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr signed last fall to help raise money for a New Orleans-area Habitat for Humanity chapter, sold at auction for $98,888. Click here to get the details about the piano and the interesting story behind how Starr's and McCartney's autographs were procured.
STONES GUITAR HEROES! The new installment in the Guitar Hero series, entitled Guitar Hero Live, will be released this fall and will include songs by The Rolling Stones, as well as Green Day, The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, and others. Click here to watch the trailer.
WEDNESDAVE - ALL DAY!
Apr. 15, 2015 9:13 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 7UP.
Today is National High Five Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: A young Roy Orbison sees Elvis for the first time, at a concert in Dallas.
1965: The Hollies make their US stage debut at New York's Paramount Theatre.
1972: Electric Light Orchestra makes their live debut at Croydon, England's Fox and Greyhound pub.
1973: Paul McCartney's first TV airs on ABC.
1974: Queen makes their US live debut at Regis College in Denver.
1996: At tonight's Grammy Awards, KISS announces their reunion and first tour since 1981.
2003: After suffering a stroke in his Manhattan apartment, Luther Vandross is admitted to a local hospital.
2003: Jerry Lee Lewis files for divorce from his sixth wife.
IDOL RECAP! The top six finalists were revealed on last night's edition of American Idol. Rayvon Owen beat Joey Cook in newly returned "Fan Save" competition, in which viewers had a five-minute window to cast their vote on Twitter to save one of them. Click here for the results.
ROD'S DATING ADVICE! Rod Stewart knows how to charm the ladies and he's passing that wisdom down to his eldest son Sean, who is currently filming an E! reality show with his siblings. He says his dad gives him lots of dating advice and respects his father's opinion. But hopefully the kid won't follow in his dad's footsteps by getting married three times! Click here for Rod's advice.
100 MOST INFLUENTIAL! Time magazine is out with its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Click here to get a sneak peek before the issue hits newsstands tomorrow.
INSIDE ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS! If you've never seen the famous studios where The Beatles recorded, now you can take a virtual tour and step inside the famous British recording studio as it's never been seen before. Click here to enter.
Apr. 14, 2015 9:04 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Willie Mays, Cobb and DiMaggio.
BILLY JOEL DAD AGAIN! It appears that Billy Joel has knocked up his longtime girlfriend. It will be his second child. He and ex-wife Christie Brinkley have a 29-year-old daughter. If it you think there's a significant age difference, you're correct. He's 65. She's 33! Get more glowing details.
Today is Rubber Eraser Day and Titanic Remembrance Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Buddy Holly's guitar is stolen from the Crickets' station wagon when they stop for lunch.
1960: Dick Clark's movie, Because They're Young, premieres in New York.
1964: After a long day of filming for their first movie, still titled Beatlemania!, Ringo declares that it's been "a hard day's night."
1966: Buffalo Springfield make their live debut, opening for the Byrds in San Bernardino, CA.
1971: The Beatles are awarded their one and only Oscar, for the title track to the film Let It Be.
1989: Roy Orbison's comeback single, "You Got It," hits the Top 10 four months after his death.
HEART CRUISIN'! Heart is among the performers set to perform aboard Carnival cruise ships this summer and fall. Heart has three shipboard performances in Cozumel: October 20 aboard Carnival Paradise, October 21 aboard Carnival Ecstasy and October 22 aboard Carnival Breeze. Cruise here to see who else will be part of the "Live Concert Series."
As I mentioned on my show yesterday, the man most famous for the 1966 #1 pop hit "When A Man Loves A Woman" has died of natural causes. Percy Sledge was 73. Get the obit
BRUCE JENNER PROMO CLIP!
A promo clip leading up to the two-hour ABC special, Bruce Jenner -- The Interview, which will air Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. has been released. The former 65 year old Olympic athlete talks to Diane Sawyer about his transition into a woman. Click here
to view the clip.
Are getting a tax refund this year? If so, have you already spent it? 78% of Americans are expecting an average refund of $2815. One-third plan to spend it on a vacation. Click here
to find out the other top ways Americans will spend their refunds. I have mine earmarked for my Roth IRA.
We all do it. Eat at our computers. And now there's a new keyboeard to keep the food out of the keyboard. Please welcome, the keyboard plate. Click here
to see it in action.
Apr. 13, 2015 8:59 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Grape Nehi.
Today is Ex Spouse Day, International Moment of Laughter Day, Look Up At The Sky Day, Pecan Day and Reach As High As You Can Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: Bye Bye Birdie opens on Broadway.
1963: The Beatles visit the Crawdaddy Club in England to see an unsigned band called The Rolling Stones.
1965: Elvis Presley's 17th movie, Girl Happy, opens in US theaters.
1967: ABC-TV airs the final episode of Where The Action Is.
1968: Phil Spector marries Ronnie Bennett of The Ronettes.
1969: The Monkees' TV special 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee, airs.
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival makes their live UK debut at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1974: Pete Townshend of the Who makes his solo concert debut at the Roundhouse in London, backed solely by his own pre-recorded audio tapes.
1975: The Rolling Stones announce Ron Wood to replace the departed Mick Taylor.
2009: George Harrison is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!
The only new movie to debut in the box office top 10 was The Longest Ride. Meanwhile, Furious 7 held on ferociously to the top spot for a second week in a row. Click here
for the rest of the rankings.
The Kinks-themed stage musical Sunny Afternoon was a big winner at the Olivier Awards, the U.K.'s equivalent of the Tony Awards, held on Sunday. It won four trophies, including the Best New Musical Award. Click here
for the recap.
JEFF LYNNE STAR!
Jeff Lynne finally will be recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month. His marker will be the 2,548th star placed on the Walk of Fame, and will be located in front of the Capitol Records Building. Get more on it
EVOLUTION OF SUPERCOMPUTERS!
Check out how much computers have advanced over the past 70 years. Click here
for the computers.
Apr. 10, 2015 10:15 am
Thanks to all of our listeners who came out to the Eagle Listener APpreciation Dance Saturday night at All Star Lanes Banquet Hall. It was a rockin' good time!
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Uncle Ernie, and Cousin Kevin.
Today is Scrabble Day. Mind your P's and Q's.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: The Beatles begin their legendary stint at the new Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.
1965: Roger Miller takes home five Grammy awards, a first for a country artist at the Grammys.
1967: The Rolling Stones play their first-ever gig behind the "Iron Curtain" in Warsaw.
1969: Diana Ross makes her first solo TV appearance on Dinah Shore's special Like Hep.
1980: After $8 million in ticket sales and a record 3,883 performances Grease closes on Broadway.
1989: Jack Jones is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994: After nine years of marriage, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announce their separation
Apr. 8, 2015 9:51 am
Don't forget to be at F.A.T. Customz on George street from noon to1pm for free tivckets
CATS IN SINKS! Why do cats love sinks? Who knows. But they sure look funny lazing in them. Click for the cats. I wonder if they'd mind if I turned on the faucet?
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is; Alice Cooper
Today is Golfer's Day and National Sibling Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1953: Eddie Fisher is discharged from the US Army.
1956: Leo Fender patents the "Stratocaster" guitar.
1957: Ricky Nelson performs "I'm Walkin'" onThe Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet.
1961: Del Shannon is the guest on American Bandstand.
1968: Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead as its second drummer.
1970: Paul McCartney makes the Beatles' breakup public by saying he has left the group
1970: Emerson, Lake and Palmer is formed.
1991: Peter Noone guest stars on Quantum Leap.
2007: Johnny Cash's last residence in Hendersonville, TN, burns to the ground.
Apr. 3, 2015 9:42 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: A park bench and a corn flake.
Today is All Is Ours Day and Draw A Picture of a Bird Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: John Lennon and wife Cynthia are the proud parents of their first child, Julian.
1968: During Harry Belafonte's duet with Petula Clark on her TV special, Clark touched his arm in the first interracial contact to be broadcast on American television.
1969: Neil Diamond becomes the first performer to sell out the Forum in LA for nine nights consecutively.
1971: Chicago becomes the first rock group to play Carnegie Hall.
1989: American Bandstand moves to the USA network, replacing Dick Clark with David Hirsch.
2003: NBC airs the concert special Cher: The Farewell Tour.
JAMES TAYLOR ALBUM! James Taylor new solo album, Before This World, will be released on June 16. Special guests on the album include Sting, as well as James' own wife and son. The first single, "Today Today Today," is now available on YouTube, as is a trailer for the album. Get the details.
STONES ALBUM! Hard to believe that The Rolling Stones released a studio album in almost a decade. Mick Jagger says they have material for an album if they could only make the time for one. Meanwhile, the Stones' upcoming North American tour kicks off May 24th in San Diego. Get the full itinerary.
FAST & FURIOUS SEQUEL! Last weekend Furious 7, the latest installment in the Fast and the Furious series, earned an estimated $400 million worldwide. Will there be yet another sequel in the franchise?Ludacris, who stars as Tej, thinks there needs to be a little moment of silence for now. But the fans will ultimately decide. Get the recap.
TOP 10 BEER CITIES! What are the best cities in the world to enjoy a nice cold brew? Click here to watch an informative video and find out if La Crosse made the list.
APRIL FOOL'S DAVE!
Apr. 1, 2015 10:44 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is Jack's Bistro.
Today is Good Friday and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day. I guess I'll be going to work today.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Elvis makes the first of what would be two appearances on the Milton Berle Show,
1959: The BBC, objecting to the concept of "spitballs," bans the Coasters' hit "Charlie Brown."
1960: The Everly Brothers make their UK stage debut in London.
1961: Paul Anka guest stars as himself on Make Room For Daddy.
1966: Folksinger Peter Tork opens a solo stint at the Troubadour in Hollywood.
1978: Cher's first solo TV special, Cher... Special, airs on TV.
1991: Paul McCartney tapes his episode of MTV's acoustic showcase Unplugged.
BOWIE BROADWAY BOUND! David Bowie recently revealed that he's been working on an off-Broadway production titled Lazarus, inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, and focuses on the character Thomas Jerome Newton, whom Bowie portrayed in the 1976 film version of the book. The production should debut this winter. Get the details.
STYX BOXED! A new vinyl box set of eight of Styx albums will be released May 12th. Styx: The A&M Albums 1975-1984 spans 1975's Equinox through 1983's Kilroy Was Here, as well as the 1984 live album Caught in the Act. The band's years on the A&M label were Styx's most successful. Click here for the list of albums included.
NETFLIX HOUSE OF CARDS! Netflix announced that it has renewed House of Cards for a fourth season. Production will begin this summer. Netflix has yet to comment on reports that it's attached to a Full House update, Fuller House. Get the rumor.
THE ORIGIN OF COLOR BARS! We've all seen them. The color bars on TV. Today we try to answer the burning question, how did they come about? Click here for the interesting answer.
Mar. 26, 2015 8:47 am
Join the Eagle from noon to 2pm today at Cary Heating & Ari Conditioning to get your free pair of tickets to the Eagle listener Appreciation Dance on April 11th at the All Star Lanes Banquet Hall! See you there!
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Z and Q.
Today is April Fool's Day, International Fun At Work Day and International Tatting Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: George Martin becomes head of A&R for Parlophone.
1956: Elvis arrives at Paramount Studios for a screen test for The Rainmaker.
1957: Frankie Lymon becomes the youngest act to ever headline London's Palladium.
1959: James Darren guest stars on The Donna Reed Show.
1969: The Beach Boys leave the Capitol label.
1970: Woodstock, the musical documentary of the happening, premieres in Hollywood.
1970: Ringo Starr enters Abbey Road alone for what would be the very last Beatles session.
1975: The Bay City Rollers' UK variety show Shang-A-Lang premieres on ITV.
1976: AC/DC makes its live UK debut at London club The Red Cow.
2008: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declares today "Cheap Trick Day."
CATS vs DOGS!
The debate continues. Which pet is better, cats or dogs? Click here
to view the controversy. For the record, I have two cats that don't play nicely
Mar. 23, 2015 9:48 am
The answer to today's FBPQ answer is: Cliff Clavin and Newman.
Today Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and National Spinach Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: Elvis begins filming his 11th film, Girls! Girls! Girls!
1963: Funny Girl opens on Broadway, starring Barbra Streisand.
1964: Tonight's guest on "I've Got A Secret" is former Beatles drummer Pete Best.
1965: The Walker Brothers make their first UK TV appearance on Ready Steady Go!
1969: Pat Boone guest-stars as himself on The Beverly Hillbillies.
1975: The movie musical Tommy premieres in London.
1980: Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon surpasses Carole King's Tapestry as the album with the longest consecutive stay on the Billboard 200 album chart. It would remain on the chart until 1988.
IDOL RECAP! The Top nine finalists based on America's votes were revealed last night on American Idol. Wednesday's theme was "Tribute to the 80s and coaching the wannabes was Boy George. In a sit-down with the hopefuls, he urged them to just relax and enjoy themselves. When asked about the best advice he's ever received, Boy George urged the contestants to "enjoy what you?re doing." Get the standings.
RINGO SINGING! Ringo Starr fans wanting to get a little taste of his upcoming solo album, Postcards from Paradise, can get a free sample online. Billboard.com is hosting an exclusive stream of the song "Confirmation," one of the new record's 11 tracks. Postcards from Paradise will be released this Tuesday, March 31. Click here to listen now.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New flicks to check out this weekend include Home (PG), The Salt of The Earth (PG-13) and mu pick of the week, Nightlight ®. Click here for the rest of the new movies to help keep the boredom away this weekend.
TEN BEAUTIFUL CARS! Check out 10 gorgeous cars that my money can't afford. But it's nice to dream. Being a Chevy guy at heart, my favorite has to be the Corvette. I like it but I'm still trying to get used to those Camaro taillights. Click here for the cars.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Mar. 20, 2015 12:55 pm
Today's FBPQ Trivia answer is: Easy Rider.
Today is National Chip & Dip Day and Near Miss Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: The Blackboard Jungle premieres in US theaters.
1964: John Lennon's first book of prose and poetry, In His Own Write, is published.
1970: Phil Spector takes the tapes for the "Get Back" sessions to Abbey Road Studios to begin reshaping them into the album that would eventually be called Let It Be
1977: Elvis begins what will be his last tour with a concert at Arizona State University.
1985: John Fogerty comeback album Centerfield goes #1.
1985: Billy Joel marries supermodel Christie Brinkley.
WORDS THAT RHYME! Did you know that some words that are thought to have no rhyming words, actually do? They've even discovered a word that rhymes with"orange." Click here to discover 23 words that were previously thought to be unrhymable. Is that a word?
Mar. 18, 2015 9:14 am
Welcome to Spring! The Vernal Equinox officially begins at 5:45 our time this afternoon. Yaaayyy!
The answer to today's FBPQ is: Heathers. Remember to abide by the 30-day contest rule. You, or any member of your immediate family, cannot win a contest on the Eagle within 30 days.
Today is International Earth Day, Extraterrestrial Abductions Day and Proposal Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Bobby Rydell makes his first TV appearance on American Bandstand.
1961: Elvis begins filming his ninth movie, Blue Hawaii.
1964: The Beatles make their first appearance on Ready Steady Go!
1968: Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Jim Messina, and Richie Furay are arrested for suspicion of marijuana use.
1969: John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain.
1976: Alice Cooper marries Sheryl Goddard, a 19-year-old dancer on tour.
1977: T. Rex plays what be their last concert before the untimely death of leader Marc Bolan.
1989: Dick Clark announces his retirement from American Bandstand.
AMERICAN IDOL RECAP! Last night the top finalists were revealed on the two-hour edition of American Idol. The ten contestants advancing include Adanna Duru, Daniel Seavey,Rayvon Owen, Nick Fradiani, Joey Cook, Tyanna Jones, Quentin Alexander, Maddie Walker, Clark Beckham and Jax.
The judges used their "save" option to keep Qaasim Middleton to keep him in the competition.
American Idol continues next Wednesday. Get the recap.
FLEETWOOD MAC DOWN UNDER! Fleetwood Mac has announced it will tour Down Under this October. They were originally scheduled to perform back in 2013, but cancelled after John McVie was diagnosed with cancer. The last time the band toured Australia was in 2009, without Christine McVie. Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac's current North American tour continues through April 19. Click for the dates.
DEAD CELEB! Michael Brown, a keyboardist and founding member of The Left Banke, has passed away. Brown either wrote or co-wrote the hits "Walk Away Renée" and "Pretty Ballerina" for The Left Banke's debut album, Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina, released in 1967. Brown was 65. Get the obit.
MR. T SHOW! Mr. T will star in a new DIY Network program, I Pity the Tool, which plays off his famous catchphrase, "I pity the fool." The will feature him and his crew demolishing outdated rooms and providing home makeovers for families. The show will premiere sometime later this year. Get the demolishing details.
A CAT'S REVENGE!
Check out the revenge a cat gets after its owner steals the cat's comfy chair. Click to watch
ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
Mar. 17, 2015 9:38 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: 1978.
Today is Goddess of Fertility Day, Natural Agriculture Day and Supreme Sacrifice Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Jerry Lee Lewis becomes the first musician to appear on American Bandstand.
1959: EMI announces that it will quit producing 78 rpm records.
1960: Rio Bravo, featuring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, opens in US theaters.
1965: The Standells guest star on The Munsters.
1967: Steve Winwood forms Traffic.
1982: Teddy Pendergrass is paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident.
1992: Donna Summer is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994: Darryl Jones replaces longtime bassist Bill Wyman in the Rolling Stones.
2002: Liza Minelli marries her fourth husband, promoter David Gest.
ROCK HALL PRESENTERS! Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder will be among the presenters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. Sir Paul will fittingly induct Ringo Starr while Stevie Wonder will induct Bill Withers. The Class of 2015 will be inducted on Saturday, April 18. Get more behind the scenes.
DEAD CELEB! The music world is mourning the death of Andy Fraser, the bassist for Free, who passed away Monday after battling cancer and AIDS. Fraser joined John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers as a teen before co-founding Free with Paul Rogers. Fraser was 62. Get the obit.
3D McCARTNEY! Paul McCartney appears as a hologram in the video for his latest "Hope for the Future." Using the digital information from that 3D scan, a three-dimensional printable figure of Sir Paul was created and now fans can print out their very own 3-D likeness of him. Check out Paul McCartney's Facebook page for a video showing a 3-D statue of Sir Paul being created.
OBSOLETE COMPUTER SOUNDS!
Remember the good old days of floppy disc drives and modem screech? Now you can relive the most popular computer sounds of the 90's and appreciate your smart phone even more. Click here
for the memories.
Mar. 16, 2015 9:17 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Mr. Furley.
Today is the day when everyone is Irish for a day. I'm wearing green, but unfortunately it's not readily seen. Click here for some fascinating St. Patrick's Day trivia to impress your friends with. Or not. It's also Submarine Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Carl Perkins makes his TV debut on the Ozark Jamboree .
1956: Rock Around The Clock, starring Bill Haley & his Comets, premieres in Washington DC.
1957: Elvis purchases Graceland mansion for $102,500.
1968: The Bee Gees make their US TV on the Ed Sullivan Show .
1975: Cher makes the cover of Time magazine.
1978: The film American Hot Wax premieres in Cleveland
2006: Michael Jackson closes his Neverland Ranch in California.
DOOBIES/GREGG ALLMAN TOUR! Gregg Allman is joining forces with The Doobie Brothers for a series of late summer tour starting August 19 in Boston through September 4 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Click here for the itinerary.
GRATEFUL DEAD FARE THEE WELL TOUR! It looks like the surviving members of The Grateful Dead may be planning to say "fare thee well" outside of their Soldier Field performances scheduled for July 3-5. A source says the Dead is considering one or more performances in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before the sold-out "Fare Thee Well" events in the Windy City. Get the rumor.
DURST ARRESTED! On Saturday, real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO series, The Jinx, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, as well as lying in wait and gun use allegations in connection with the 2000 murder of his friend, Susan Berman. The HBO series dealt with the disappearance of Durst's wife Kathleen, the murder of Berman, and the death of his neighbor Morris Black. Get the latest developments.
ST. PATRICK"S DAY GAMES FOR KIDS! Check out some games for the kids on this St. Patrick's Day. Click here to play.
FRIDAY THE 13TH!
Mar. 13, 2015 12:48 pm
The answer to today's Flachback Pop Quiz trivia question is: twice.
Today is Everything You Do Is Right Day and Freedom Of Information Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: Legendary DJ Alan Freed is indicted for tax evasion.
1967: Pink Floyd enters London's Abbey Road studios to begin production on their debut album Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. .
1971: At tonight's Grammy Simon and Garfunkel win with six Grammies for the song and album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
1974: Elvis returns to Memphis to play his first gig there since 1961.
1975: The historic Rainbow Theatre in London closes its doors.
1979: Paul McCartney's concert film Wings Over America airs on TV for the first time..
1999: The RIAA gives the first Diamond Award certification, honoring ten million records sold, to the Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-1975.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! It was a Cinderella story at the box office over the weekend. Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic story debuted in first place. Meanwhile, Liam Neeson's new flick, Run All Night, opened in second place. Last week's top film, Chappie, dropped to fifth place. Click here for the rest of the rankings.
DEAD CELEB! Toto bass player Mike Porcaro is dead following a battle with ALS. He joined Toto in 1982, the year the band's album Toto IV, featuring "Rosanna" and "Africa," was released. He left the group in 2007 due to complications from ALS. Meanwhile, Toto's new album, Toto XIV, hits stores March 24. Porcaro was 59. Get the obit.
DANCING WITH THE STARS! Dancing with the Stars 20th season begins tonight with twelve new stars vying for the Mirror Ball trophy. The cast includes recent Bachelor star Chris Soules; Suzanne Somers; Rumer Willis; Patti LaBelle; LMFAO singer Redfoo; Michael Sam; and Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, who, at age 14, is the youngest celebrity contestant to date. Each star will attempt to do the either the Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive on tonight's two hour special. Get a behind the scenes preview.
McCARTNEY TOP HITS! Paul McCartney has two simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time in 45 years. McCartney's collaboration with rap star Kanye West on the song "All Day" has debuted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. while "FourFiveSeconds," is at #5. It's the first time he's done it since 1970, when he and The Beatles did it with "Let It Be" and "The Long and Winding Road." Read more McCartney.
THE MAGIC DOOR! Check out the magic door, where people enter and are never seen again. Click for the trick!
Mar. 12, 2015 12:58 pm
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 1982.
Today is Friday The 13th. (Cue the Twilight Zone music). It's also Ear Muff Day and Jewel Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: On Friday the 13th, the Kingston Trio is nearly killed in a plane crash.
1962: James Darren guest stars on Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea .
1964: According to Billboard, over 60% of all US singles currently sold are Beatles records.
1965: Eric Clapton quits the Yardbirds.
1968: Elvis begins filming his 28th movie, Live A Little, Love A Little.
1975: George Jones and Tammy Wynette divorce after six years.
1987: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS!
New stuff in theaters as of today include Seymour: An Introduction (PG), Eva (PG-13) and Home Sweet Hell ®. My pick of the week is Muck. Click here
to check out more flicks opening this weekend.
STYX ON AXS!
This Sunday, Styx's performing in Las Vegas last July during their tour with Foreigner and Don Felder premieres on AXS TV. The performance will also be made available on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26. Meanwhile, Styx's summer trek with Def Leppard and Tesla gets under way on June 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Click here
for their present itinerary.
HISTORY OF THE EAGLES TOUR!
The Eagles wrap up the latest leg of their History of the Eagles tour this weekend with a pair of shows in Auckland, New Zealand, and have just announced plans to bring the trek back to the U.S. with spring and summer treks beginning May 19 in Austin, Texas. Click here
for the dates.
Mar. 11, 2015 9:12 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: a lawyer.
Today is Girl Scout Day and Plant A Flower Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Fabian is named "Most Promising New Talent" in an American Bandstand viewers poll.
1965: The Beatles wrap up filming on their second movie, Help! .
1965: James Darren guest stars on The Flintstones.
1969: Elvis begins filming his last fictional film, Change Of Habit.
1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.
1969: At tonight's Grammys, Simon and Garfunkel win Record of the Year for "Mrs. Robinson."
1974: John Lennon & Harry Nilsson heckle the Smothers Brothers show at the Troubadour in LA.
1996: Nancy Sinatra gives her white go-go boots to the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe.
2007: The Ronettes are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
COLLINS COLLECTION! Against all odds, Phil Collins has been made an honorary Texan as a gesture of thanks for his generous donation of Alamo artifacts last year. Among the items donated from his vast collection were a rifle once owned by Davy Crockett, and a knife owned by Jim Bowie. Get the details.
AMERICAN IDOL FINALISTS! Last night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the 12 top finalists on American Idol. The first 10 finalists were chosen by America's votes. The final two spots were filled by the judges' "Instant Picks." So who's moving on? Click here to find out.
STONES TOUR RUMORS! Although no official word of a new tour has come from the Stones' camp, some alleged information has been leaked. An unnamed source claims that The Rolling Stones are planning to perform their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety on the trek, and also intend to release the record. Click here more unofficial information.
STAR WARS SPIN-OFF! The new Star Wars spin-off film titled Rogue One is set to begin filming this summer and will be released on December 16, 2016. Additionally, Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released May 26, 2017. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill hits theaters December 18. Star Wars fans click here.
Mar. 10, 2015 7:13 am
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: 15.
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship Of Tools Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1963: Manfred Mann plays their first gig in London.
1964: The Beatles film the "I Should Have Known Better" segment of their first film, A Hard Day's Night.
1966: James Brown is the one and only musical guest on Ready Steady Go!
1967: "Yesterday" by the Beatles becomes the most-covered song of all time, with 446 recorded versions in just two years' time.
1969: The Jackson 5 signs with Motown.
1970: At tonight's Grammys, Blood Sweat and Tears is nominated for a record 11 awards.
1994: The Supremes are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997: Paul McCartney is Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
DEJA VU AND LET IT BE! It was 45 years ago today that the Beatles released "Let It Be," their final single in America prior to breaking up. Paul MCCartney wrote the song after waking from a dream about his mother, Mary, who had died of cancer when he was 14. Get more on Eagle Music News.
Today also marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Déjà Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It went #1 on the Billboard 200. To date, the album has sold more than seven million copies in the U.S. making it their most successful album. Click here for more anniversary facts.
RAY MANZAREK TRIBUTE! Shortly after the death of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in May 2013, the group's surviving members announced their intention to organize a concert honoring him But as the two-year anniversary of his death approaches, the tribute show still hasn't taken place, but Densmore and Krieger both insist that they will make it happen. meanwhile, Robbie Krieger kicks off a brief tour this Friday. Click here for the itinerary.
SOUND OF MUSIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY! This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music and Julie Andrews recently commented, "I think it's a terrible joke somebody's playing on me because it doesn't feel like that. And although I of course vividly remember doing all those anniversaries, but it still doesn't feel like 50 years." She still says she feels lucky to have been a part of it. Click here for more of her favorite things.
CHUCK NORRIS vs THE AVERAGE MAN! Chuck Norris turned 75 yesterday. How does the world's most manliest man compare to average 75 ear old man? Click here for some fun facts.
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Today's Flashback Pop Quiz trivia answer is: Jurassic Park.
Today is Middle Name Pride Day. Say hello to Anthony, people.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Bobby Darin makes his first TV appearance on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.
1963: Patsy Cline is buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, VA.
1967: Sonny and Cher guest star as "Jerry and Ramona" on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1979: James Browne makes a bizarre appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
2005: Michael Jackson shows up at his child molestation trial in an hour late and still in his pajamas.
2008: The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures, Little Walter, Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, and Madonna are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
JOHN LENNON'S GUITAR!
This past November, a 1963 hollow body Gretsch guitar that John Lennon used to record The Beatles' 1966 hit "Paperback Writer" went on the auction block but was pulled by its longtime owner when it failed to reach the $600,000 reserve price. But now it has been sold to Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, who is a collector of rare and historic guitars. Get the final price
HEART TOUR WITH JOAN JETT!
Heart continues to fill their 2015 itinerary with a variety of dates scheduled all the way through the end of the summer including a series of shows featuring Joan Jett & the Blackhearts kicking off on March 18 in Mankato, Minnesota. Get the itinerary
LIVING ON A PRAYER!
According to the 2014 General Social Survey, 57% of the respondents said they prayed at least once a day while three in four admitted praying at least once a week. Meanwhile, a quarter of the respondents said they either prayed rarely or not at all. Those numbers essentially unchanged from 30 years ago. 40% of Americans said they attended some sort of worship services at least once a month.
Do you like what you do for a living? According to a poll of 25,000 of its users, the job site CareerBliss found that school principal is rated as the happiest of all jobs based on a series of seven metrics that were rated on a scale of one to five which included support on the job, rewards of the job and the people one works for. So what are the happiest jobs in America? I don't see radio DJ on the list.
1. School principal
2. Executive chef
3. Loan officer
4. Automation engineer
5. Research assistant
6. Oracle database administrator
7. Website developer
8. Business development executive
9. Senior software engineer
10. Systems developer
Join me live from the Custom Auto Show tonight from 6-8pm on the Eagle.
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz is: Joe Perry.
Today is Dentist's Day, Employee Appreciation Day and National Frozen Food Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: The Diamonds becomes the first Canadian rock band to have a hit in the US with "Little Darlin'."
1964: Elvis'14th movie, Kissin' Cousins, is released.
1964: Elizabeth Taylor is divorced by her fourth husband, Eddie Fisher.
1973: John Lennon's visa extension is ordered canceled after just five days.
1977: Diana Ross' second TV special, An Evening With Diana Ross, airs on NBC.
1982: Dick Clark donates his original American Bandstand podium to the Smithsonian.
2000: Eric Clapton becomes the first person inducted three times into the Rock Hall of Fame.