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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! BWA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!
Oct. 31, 2014 1:38 pm

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Perry and Brian May.

Today is Halloween. Watch out for those ghosts and goblins crossing the street without looking. It's also Carve A Pumpkin Day, Frankenstein Friday and Increase Your Psychic Powers Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1964: Ray Charles is arrested at Boston's Logan Airport for possession of heroin.
1964: For the first time since January 1964, the Beatles do not have a song currently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1965: Wayne Fontana leaves his group, The Mindbenders.
1970: Michelle Phillips marries Dennis Hopper.
1974: Led Zeppelin launches their new artist-owned label, Swan Song.
1976: Elvis makes his last recording, "He'll Have To Go," at Graceland.
2005: The Isley Brothers' Ron Isley is sentenced to 26 years in federal prison on tax evasion charges.
2005: The white suit John Lennon wore on the cover of Abbey Road sells at auction for $118,000.
2007: Elvis Presley tops the annual Forbes magazine list of most profitable dead celebrities.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff to check out as of today include Horns ®, Penance ® and Nightcrawler ®. My pick of the week is ABCs Of Death 2. Click here to see the rest of the new flicks in theaters now!

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET! You've probably seen the movie, but there may be some tidbits that you might not know about the film. For instance, the entire movie was shot in just 32 days. Click here to check out 15 fascinating fun facts about one of the scariest horror movies of all time.

SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD! This being Halloween, click here to check out the history of mediums and the devices they used to communicate with the dead.

LAST RIDES! And finally today, we take a look at some ghoulish last rides, aka hearses. Click here to take a ride that hopefully won't be your last....


THURSDAY THINGS!
Oct. 30, 2014 2:14 pm

Today's Trivia answer: Sweet Hitch-hiker, Melissa and Sweet Emotion.

Today is National Candy Corn Day and Mischief Night.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1970: A Miami court sentences Jim Morrison to six months in prison and a fine of $500 for allegedly exposing himself during a concert there in March of the previous year. The case is still on appeal when Morrison dies the following July.
1970: Davy Jones guest-stars as himself on Room For Granddaddy .
1972: Elton John becomes the first rock star since the Beatles to perform for Queen Elizabeth II.
1978: KISS' live-action kiddie movie KISS Meet The Phantom Of The Park premieres.
1979: Bianca Jagger is granted a divorce after eight years of marriage.
1984: Linda Ronstadt stars in her first opera, "La Boheme," in New York.
2007: Elvis tops Forbes Magazine's list of highest-earning dead celebrities. John Lennon is second.

WORST HALLOWEEN CANDY! Tomorrow, kids in costumes, and maybe even some adults, will be going door to door begging for candy. But what Halloween candy is the worst for you? Watch a video that attempts to answer that burning question.Click here for the candy.


WEDNESDAY STUFF!
Oct. 29, 2014 2:07 pm

Today's Trivia answer: Bruce Springsteen.

Today is National Frankenstein Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Elvis meets Ricky Nelson for the first time.
1969: New York underground newspaper Rat becomes the first publication to compile the various rumored "clues" to the "Paul Is Dead" phenomenon.
1995: Paul Anka guest stars on tonight's episode of The Simpsons.
2003: A study by the Neilsen ratings finds that a full third the sales of Beatles 1 were to new fans between the ages of 19 and 24, skewing the fan base even younger than it had been previously.
2005: The wax figures of the younger Beatles used in the cover of the band's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album are auctioned off for 81,500 pounds in London.

ELTON JOHN'S HERO! Tuesday night during his performance at his annual charity event for his AIDS Foundation, Elton John time to sing praises of his "hero" Pope Francis. Sir Elton praised the Pope for demonstrating tolerance and compassion when the pontiff was asked about the subject. The Pope's response was, "Who am I to judge?" Get more gushing.

NEIL DIAMOND TOP 10! Neil Diamond's new album Melody Road has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Albums chart, after selling 78,000 copies. It also marks his 18th album to appear in the top 10. Melody Road's debut is Neil's highest chart appearance since his 2008 record Home Before Dark which went #1. Click here for more chart action.

DAVE DAVIES SOLO ALBUM! Kinks guitarist Dave Davies released a new solo album this week titled Rippin' Up Time. The 67-year-old describes the record as a "very energetic" and "ripping" collection of songs. Many of the songs were recorded on the first take. Click here for the review. Meanwhile, Ray and Dave probably won't reunite due to Dave's new solo direction.

INTERNET FIRSTS! Check out an info-graphic that tracks some of the major developments of the internet since it began. For instance, do you know when the very first email was sent? Click here for the answer and other amazing facts.

TUESDAVE!
Oct. 28, 2014 3:59 pm

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Buddy Holly opens for Marty Robbins at a concert in Lubbock, TX.
1956: Elvis makes his second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1958: Buddy Holly makes what would be his last major TV appearance on American Bandstand.
1961: Ground is broken for construction of New York City's Shea Stadium.
1962: Songwriting team Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich get married.
1968: Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce.

FIVE TECH MYTHS! Check out some myths about technology that you've probably heard so many times that you may think them to be true. Click here for the revealing truth behind some famous tech myths.

CRUISIN' WITH THE 80'S! A new 80's themed cruise will set sail in February of 2016 and will feature performances by MTV staples like Huey Lewis & the News, Kool & the Gang, Richard Marx, Starship, A Flock of Seagulls, Modern English, Naked Eyes and Wang Chung. Also on hand will be three original MTV  VJs -- Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter. Click here to book passage now!

ZEPPELIN REISSUES! The second wave of Led Zeppelin releases hits stores today. The latest includes remastered and expanded versions of 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy. The new releases are available in a single CD version; a deluxe edition; vinyl versions; and a Super Deluxe Boxed Set.
Learn more at the official Led Zeppelin website.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS SHOW! Neil Patrick Harris is set to host a new TV show that will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, hidden-camera pranks on celebrities, and celebrity appearances. The as-yet unnamed show will be based on a popular British series, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Harris is also set to emcee the 87th Oscars ceremony on February 22, 2015. Get the lowdown.


MONDAY MADNESS!
Oct. 27, 2014 9:04 am

Trivia Answer: Fat Bottomed Girls, You Can't Always Get What You Want and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Thanks to your generosity, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raised over $94,000 over the three day Radiothon. Thanks for your donation. Today is National Tell A Story Day and Navy Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Police in Oakland, CA inform Elvis that he is not allowed to swivel his hips during his performance at the Oakland Auditorium.
1962: The Rolling Stones cut their first demos at Curly Clayton Studios in London.
1975: Bruce Springsteen becomes the first rocker to make the covers of both Time and Newsweek.
1979: Elton John collapses during his show at Hollywood's Universal Amphitheatre and is hospitalized for exhaustion.
1980: John Lennon's killer purchases the .38 revolver with which he will eventually kill his idol.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies debuted in the box office top 10 over the weekend and they both came in at the top two spots. John Wick and Ouija were the two movies. Click here to see how they ranked and get the complete Top 10.

DOUBLE DEAD CELEBS! Jack Bruce, legendary bass player for Cream, has died. Bruce formed Cream in the mid-sixties with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. Their name came from the notion that all three of them were the "the cream of the crop" on their respective instruments. Cream split in 1968, but reunited in 1993 to perform at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jack Bruce was 71. Get the obit.

AND Welcome Back, Kotter actress Marcia Strassman passed away yesterday at the age of 66 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. Strassman's breakout role was playing Julie Kotter, the wife of Gabe Kotter, on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter. She also gained fame in the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as the successful sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. Click here to see her career on the IMDb.

GIANT KNOCKERS! Check out some huge vintage door knockers and handles from years gone by. Knock three times and the click here for a trip into the the past.


WEDNESDAY!
Oct. 22, 2014 9:34 am

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Def Leppard.

Today is National Nut Day. I guess I'll have to do something nutty today.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1961: Chubby Checker performs "The Twist" on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1965: The Kingston Trio guest star on Convoy .
1969: Paul McCartney issues an official press release that he is not, in fact, dead.
1993: Annette Funicello is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998: Bob Dylan plays a "homecoming" show in Duluth.

ERIC CLAPTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Eric Clapton is set to commemorate his 70th birthday next year at the Royal Albert Hall in London with four shows running May 14, 15, 17 and 18.
The shows also will mark the 50th anniversary of Clapton's first performance at the venue, which took place on December 7, 1964 as was a member of The Yardbirds. Clapton has hinted that he'll stop touring once he turns 70 but has never confirmed it. Get the details.

RECORD STORE DAY! Record Store Day has announced the full lineup of releases for its 2014 "Black Friday" event, and new vinyl releases will include stuff from The Beatles, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, The Doors, Chrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Wham. Click here to check out all the releases.

ROCKIN' THE WALL! The Doors' Robby Krieger, Toto's David Paich and members of Vanilla Fudge are among the artists featured in the new documentary Rockin' the Wall, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The film focuses on the influence that rock music had in inspiring the anti-communist revolution in the former Soviet Union. Click here for the screening locations.

MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE! Another installment of Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People special will air on December 14. Walter ten most intriguing of 2014 include Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, and Chelsea Handler. Additional names will be announced shortly. Last year's Most Fascinating Person was Hillary Clinton. Click here for more fascinating stuff.

THE FACE OF KING TUT! We've all seen pictures of his sarcophagus. But what did the legendary boy king really look like? Click here to see what could be how King Tut really looked.


TUESDAY JUNK!
Oct. 21, 2014 9:48 am

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia Answer: 1996.

Today is Babbling Day, Count Your Buttons Day and National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1908: The first two-sided vinyl record is offered for sale by the Columbia label.
1975: Los Angeles declares this "Elton John Week" and Elton gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1976: Keith Moon plays what would be his final show with the Who at the Maple Leaf Gardens.
1992: Elvis' first grandson is born to Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.
2005: Bob Seger sings the national anthem at the World Series.

NO MORE BILLY JOEL ALBUMS! While Billy Joel continues to pack fans into New York's Madison Square Garden every month fans hoping for a new album will be sorely disappointed. In a recent interview he said that's not likely to happen. He hasn't put out an album since 1993's River of Dreams. Get more excuses.

McCARTNEY Q&A! Paul McCartney took to Twitter on Monday for a Q&A session with fans. McCartney revealed that his favorite concerts are by rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint show.
Sir Paul's favorite TV shows include Veep and Family Feud. McCartney also admits sometimes his fans remember the lyrics better than he does in concert. Click here for the entire Q&A.

DEAD CELEB! Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta passed away Monday of complications from cancer. De la Renta was 82. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. In 1965, he launched his own label and was soon designing for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and others on a long list of celebrities. Get the obit.

BLADE RUNNER SENTENCED! Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for culpable homicide in connection with the 2013 shooting death of his 29-year-old girlfriend. He also received a three-year suspended sentence on a separate firearms charge. Get the reaction.

HEARING "AGE" TEST! Do you have problems hearing and understanding what people are saying? Being in radio for over 30 years and wearing loud headphones every time I go on the air has no doubt diminished some of my hearing ability. But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my hearing age is that of a 36 year old, with a frequency range similar to a penguin. Click here to take the hearing "age" test.

MONDAY, MONDAY!
Oct. 20, 2014 9:13 am

Today is National Brandied Fruit Day. Brandy and fruit, what a great combo!

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Sam Phillips sells Elvis' contract to RCA for an unheard-of $35,000. Elvis receives $13,500 of it.
1959: DJ Alan Freed is fired from New York's WABC-TV after refusing to sign a statement saying he had never accepted "payola," or gifts in exchange for airplay.
1973: Who fan Scot Halpin fills in for three songs after Keith Moon ingested seven horse tranquilizers and passed out on his kit.

1975: George Harrison and Paul Simon perform on Saturday Night Live.
1984: Michael Jackson is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
2002: Stevie Wonder threatens to sue his mother for a passage in her new autobiography where she claims Stevie lost his virginity to a prostitute.
2003: Phil Spector is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
2003: Michael Jackson is charged with child molestation.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Three new movies debuted in the box office top ten and one took the top spot, knocking last week's number one, Gone Girl, down to #2. One of my favorites for the season came in at #8. Click here for the rankings.

TURN THE PAGE! Jimmy Page is still not very optimistic about a Led Zeppelin reunion. In a recent interview will Billboard magazine, he points out points out that the band's last performance was in 2007 in London, and the even then Robert Plant was the lone holdout for an extended reunion tour. Page is currently working on some new music, but hasn't put a band together yet to back him. Get the details.

DEAD CELEB! Tim Hauser, a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer passed away last Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Hauser founded The Manhattan Transfer in 1972, and the group went on to score a handful of top 40 singles, including their biggest hit, a remake of "The Boy from New York City." Hauser was 72. Get the obit.

MAKIN' BACON! Have you ever wondered how bacon is made? Even if you haven't, here's a short video showing how this delicious food is made. Click here to see how it's made.

FRIDAY FINISH!
Oct. 17, 2014 9:43 am

Today is Wear Something Gaudy Day. I'm wearing it right now!

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1919: The Radio Corporation of America, RCA, is founded by General Electric.
1957: Elvis' third film, Jailhouse Rock, premieres in Memphis.
1960: Dion and the Belmonts' breakup.
1962: The Beatles make their very first TV appearance anywhere when part of their afternoon show at the Cavern in Liverpool is broadcast live on Granada television's People And Places.
1963: The Beatles record the first of their "Christmas Records."
1967: Hair , the world's first hippie rock musical, debuts at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
1967: Phil Spector, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart all guest star on I Dream of Jeannie.
2000: George Michael pays one and a half million pounds for the piano on which John Lennon wrote "Imagine."

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! Charlie Sheen has announced that he and his fiance have called it quits. They were due to marry in November after Sheen proposed to his porn star girlfiend in Hawaii last February. Get the ugly details.

JOHN DENVER'S STAR! John Denver is slated to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 24. The ceremony will stream live via WalkofFame.com. Also on that day, an exhibition featuring 40 previously unseen photographs taken by Denver will open at the Substrate Gallery in Hollywood. Get more details.

EBOLA PLUSH TOY! A toy company is capitalizing on the fear gripping America concerning the Ebola Virus. Giant Microbes has just announced its new cute and cuddly stuffed Ebola toy. The company already offers fuzzy little characterizations of such nasty microscopic maladies as Bubonic Plague, Typhoid Fever and Anthrax. Click here for the cuteness.

ODD INVENTIONS OF THE PAST! Have you ever longed to have dimples? Back in 1936 someone invented a dimple making mechanism and it looks pretty painful. And for the person who has embarrassing facial imperfections, one could wear the Toilet Mask! Sounds like a great Halloween costume too. My favorite is the People Scooper that conveniently attaches to the front of your car for extra passengers. Click here for the weirdness.

THURSDAY THROWBACK!
Oct. 16, 2014 9:52 am

Today is Bosses Day and Dictionary Day. So give your boss some praise and then ask for that raise!

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1951: Little Richard, makes his first recordings at an Atlanta radio station.
1954: Elvis joins the Louisiana Hayride. He's paid $18 a week.
1962: Motown launches its first "package tour," featuring Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and Mary Wells.
1972: Internal strife leads to the breakup of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
1993: Aretha Franklin sings the US national anthem at tonight's World Series game.
2003: Simon and Garfunkel open their new "Old Friends" Tour with a concert in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Opening nationwide tomorrow, some new movies to check out this weekend include The Book of Life (PG), The Best of Me (PG-13) and Dear White People ®. But my pick of the week has to be Default. Click here for the rest of the new stuff.

STEVIE NICKS ALBUM! Even as she tours with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks' new solo album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault. has debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It's her sixth solo release to reach the top 10 and features songs that were mostly written between 1969 and 1987. Read the review.

U2 NEW DEBUT! It looks like U2's "gift" of giving away their latest album for free via iTunes has backfired on the band. Despite giving away their new album free to more than 5000 million iTunes customers, which many didn't appreciate, Songs of Innocence will likely be their  lowest-charting album since 1984. The band has since apologized for the iTunes debacle. Read moron it.

DEAD CELEB! Elizabeth Peņa, the actress best known for roles in movies including La Bamba and Rush Hour, and who played Sofia Vergara's hot-tempered mother Pilar on Modern Family, has died. Pena, who just turned 55 last month, died Tuesday after an undisclosed illness. Get the obit.


COFFEE: REGULAR OR DECAF? That is the burning question we try to answer today. Which is healthier? Click here to get the answer. I don't care what the "experts" say, I'll always take my coffee caffeinated and black.

WEDNESDAY WEIRDNESS!
Oct. 15, 2014 11:18 am

Today is White Cane Safety Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Buddy Holly opens for Elvis at the "Big D Jamboree" concert in Lubbock.
1965: Jimi Hendrix signs his first recording contract for $1 plus 1% of his royalties.
1968: Led Zeppelin performs its first gig under that name at Surrey University.
1971: Rick Nelson is booed at the Seventh Annual Rock 'n' Roll Revival Show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1979: ABBA performs its first concert in North America in Vancouver, Canada.
1980: Abbey Road Studios auctions off thousands of dollars of equipment.
1995: Paul and Linda McCartney appear on The Simpsons.

JERRY GARCIA ART! Some of Jerry Garcia's artwork is on display at Le Magasin contemporary art center in Grenoble, France. The exhibit titled "Art In Pop" will remain on display until January 4, 2015. Before finding fame with the Grateful Dead, Garcia attended art classes at the San Francisco Art Institute, and he created more than 2,000 pieces of art during his life. See the art.

CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! Gregg Allman is attempting to protect himself from liability in lawsuits in the wake of the fatal accident on the set of Midnight Rider, the film based on his life story. He has filed a claim asserting that the film's producers had agreed to indemnify him from liability stemming from the incident. Click here for the ramblin' story.


INTERACTIVE MAC BOOK! A new eBook based on a long-out-of-print authorized biography of Fleetwood Mac was recently released via Apple's iBooks store and iTunes.Before The Beginning: A Personal and Opinionated History of Fleetwood Mac tells the band's story from its origins to one of the world's most popular pop-rock acts. Order it here.

EVOLUTION OF DRACULA! It's the Halloween season and time for spooky stuff like Dracula. Have you ever wondered how Dracula became such a movie icon? Click here for the terrorizing tale of Count Dracula.

TUESDAY THINGS!
Oct. 14, 2014 11:07 am

Today is National Dessert Day. Feel free to celebrate.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & his Comets in Lubbock.
1964: Charlie Watts gets married. They're still married.
1966: Grace Slick makes her debut with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore West.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on The Dick Cavett Show.
1977: Linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem at World Series game number 3.
2000: The Beatles' Anthology hits #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.

CRUISIN' WITH SMOKEY! Smokey Robinson along with Journey and Styx are among the acts set to perform on the second annual Carnival Live concert series. Robinson will be performing on April 21, 22 and 23 in Cozumel. Journey's shows are scheduled for March on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Styx plays in July on Nassau in the Bahamas. Click here for the line-up.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! It's all over for Richard Gere and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi. Work ultimately was the demise of the relationship. Gere is busy producing and starring in Time Out of Mind, while Lakshmi filmed the latest season of Top Chef in Boston. Get the dirty details.

WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS! Check out some roads where you take your life in your own hands if you dare to drive them. Click here to hit the road.


MONDAY MAYHEM!
Oct. 13, 2014 9:15 am

Today is Columbus Day and International Skeptics Day. Did Columbus really discover America? I wonder.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1962: At London's Prince of Wales Theatre, Don Everly collapses from exhaustion.
1963: The Beatles appear on the BBC TV show Sunday Night At The Palladium.
1970: The ashes of Janis Joplin are scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
1975: Neil Young undergoes throat surgery.
1998: The box set The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" is released.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Four new movies debuted in the box office top 10 but none were able to grab the top spot away from Gone Girl, now spending second week at the top of the heap. The highest debuting movie was the seasonal Dracula Untold at number 2. Click here for the rest of the rankings.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday to Paul Simon who turns 73 today! Earlier this year, Simon joined forces with Sting for a sold out arena tour. The pair will kick off their 2015 tour of Down Under and Europe on January 30th in Auckland, New Zealand. Get the itinerary.

CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! Don Henley has sued the Duluth Trading Company for using his name to advertise their "Don A Henley And Take It Easy" shirt. The lawsuit cites that the company "takes advantage of his celebrity and is likely to cause confusion among consumers about the source of sponsorship." Get the dirty details.

GHOST TOWNS! In this month of October, why not check out some of America's ghost towns? Click here to discover the unique stories behind the reasons entire towns were evacuated.

FRIDAY!
Oct. 10, 2014 1:57 pm

Today is National Angel Food Cake Day and World Egg Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1970: The first issue of the legendary UK rock newspaper Sounds is published.
1978: An audience member tosses a "cherry bomb" firecracker onto the stage, injuring singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry. Thereafter, the band performs behind a chain-link fence.
1979: Fleetwood Mac gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1979: The film The Rose premieres in Hollywood.
1999: Elvis memorabilia is auctioned off, including the King's wristwatch, cigar box, and his 1956 Lincoln Continental.

WHO TOUR! The Who recently recorded its first new song in eight years, "Be Lucky," which will be released as part of the new compilation The Who Hits 50! due in stores October 27th. Roger Daltrey says he and Pete Townshend are working on a new album as well. Meanwhile, The Who's 50th anniversary tour will launches November 23rd in Abu Dhabi. Get the itinerary.

DYLAN LYRICS! A book containing the lyrics of Bob Dylan songs since 1962 is coming out. The Lyrics: Since 1962, which will be published October 28. The book contains more than 1,000 pages, weighs more than 13 pounds and will set you back $200. Fifty signed editions will cost $5,000 each. Read the review.

WORLD'S LARGEST VEHICLES! Check out an info-graphic that puts into perspective the world's largest land, sea and air vehicles. Click here for the hugeness.


FINALLY FRIDAY!
Oct. 3, 2014 9:22 am

Today is Techies Day, Virus Appreciation Day (unless it's Ebola) and World Smile Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1901: The Victor Talking Machine Company is incorporated, later to become RCA-Victor.
1952: The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet debuts on CBS-TV.
1955: The Mickey Mouse Clubdebuts on ABC-TV.
1957: ABC-TV premieres The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom variety show
1964: John Lennon writes "I Feel Fine."
1980: Bruce Springsteen forgets the words to "Born To Run" at a concert in Ann Arbor.
1987: Lithonia, GA declares today "Brenda Lee Day."
1988: Hollywood premiers the acclaimed documentary Imagine: John Lennon.

FRENCH FRIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD! Join us now as we take a little trip around the world and see how other countries prepare this delicious potato treat. Click here for the eats.

McCARTNEY GETS GUITAR! On his recent concert tour visit to Buddy Holly's hometown of Lubbock, Texas, Sir Paul was presented with a custom-made acoustic guitar that contains a fret from Holly's original guitar inside the sound hole. The next stop on McCartney's Out There tour is October 11th in New Orleans. Get the story.


WEDNESDAY WHACKY!
Oct. 1, 2014 2:44 pm

Today is World Vegetarian Day. Pass the red meat please.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1962: The Beatles sign with Brian Epstein. Epstein gets 25 percent of the group's earnings.
1964: The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night becomes the first movie to debut behind the "Iron Curtain."
1966: Jimi Hendrix makes his UK stage debut with Cream at London Polytechnic.
1967: Traffic makes its stage debut at London's Saville Theatre.
1967: Mick Jagger's apartment in London is burglarized.
1968: John Sebastian leaves the Lovin' Spoonful.
1970: Jimi Hendrix is laid to rest at Seattle's Greenwood Cemetery.
1970: Curtis Mayfield leaves the Impressions.
1977: The Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame inducts its first musician, Elton John.
1982: Sony introduces the world's first cd player. It sells for about $650.
1998: John Fogerty is awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

FLEETWOOD MAC BACK! Last night in St. Paul, Fleetwood Mac kicked off their first tour with Christine McVie since 1998. Click here to check out last night's set list. The tour continues tomorrow night at the United Center in Chicago.

VINTAGE MICRO CARS! Check out some vintage micro cars that meant certain death if you ever got into an accident in them. But they sure are cute! Click for the cars.


TUESDAY STUFF!
Sept. 30, 2014 4:03 pm

Today is the last day of September. It's also National Mud Pack Day. Click on the link for the mud packing.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: James Dean dies in a car accident.
1965: Elvis is introduced to Tom Jones on the set of Paradise, Hawaiian Style.
1987: Roy Orbison engineers his comeback with the taping of the HBO special Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night at Los Angeles' Coconut Grove.
1988: John Lennon is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1989: Neil Young performs on Saturday Night Live.
1991: Liza Minnelli is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: David Crosby and George Harrison appear on The Simpsons.

WHY IS COFFEE BITTER? Coffee may taste bitter to the non-coffee drinker. But to the rest of us it tastes delicious. Especially if you don't add stuff like cream or sugar. Today we attempt to answer the question all non-coffee drinkers have. Grab a cup of joe and click here for the scientific reason for coffee's bitter taste


MONDAY RECOVERY!
Sept. 29, 2014 9:18 am

Oktoberfest is over for another year. Today Hopefully you got to experience this legendary La Crosse festival. Next up - Halloween!

Today is Confucius Day. But most importantly it's National Coffee Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1963: The Rolling Stones begin their first British tour, opening for Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and the Everly Brothers at London's New Victoria Theatre.
1967: The Rolling Stones formally split from longtime manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
1967: Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead as its new drummer.
1976: At his 41st birthday party, a drunk Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shoots his bass player in the chest. Twice.
1994: The Pointer Sisters are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

BACON SCARF! Do you need something new in your wardrobe? Do you like bacon? Now you can combine your love of bacon and clothing accessory with a fancy bacon scarf. I'm not sure if it's edible. Click here for the sodium scarf.

HAPPY OKTOBERFEST!
Sept. 25, 2014 2:39 pm

Today begins Oktoberfest in La Crosse. Today is also National Comic Book Day and Johnny Appleseed Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1956: Elvis' "Love Me Tender" becomes the first 45 to reach one million in pre-orders.
1964: Brian Epstein is offered $3.5 million pounds for the group's contract. He declines.
1965: The Beatles' self-titled animated TV series debuts on ABC.
1970: The Partridge Family's self-titled TV show debuts on ABC.
1975: Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack on stage and lapses into a coma.
1981: The Rolling Stones concert at JFK Stadium is recorded for the flop concert pic Let's Spend The Night Together.
1993: A Patsy Cline commemorative stamp is issued.

BOB SEGER TOUR! Bob Seger will hit the road for a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album, Ride Out. The 34 date road trip kicks off November 19th in Saginaw, Michigan. In addition, the J. Geils Band will support the band on select dates. Get the itinerary.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff to catch between all your Oktoberfesting includes the likes of Believe Me (PG-13), Field Of Lost Shoes (PG-13) and Jimi: All Is By My Side. But the one that sounds the most interesting to me is Mas negro que la noche ®. Click here to view the synopsis' of all the newflicks in theaters this weekend.

BEATLES SIGNED STAGE! The Fest for Beatles Fans will return to Los Angeles for the first time since 2000 next month. Numerous Beatles items will be for sale including the famous piece of stage backdrop signed by them right before going on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. How much will you have to shell out to get it? Click here for the asking price.

SPREADABLE BEER! Just in case you have a hankerin' to eat your beer this Oktoberfest now you can with spreadable beer. Click here for the beer.


WEDNESDAY JUNK!
Sept. 24, 2014 3:01 pm

Today is National Cherries Jubilee Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Judy Garland makes her TV debut on Ford Star Jubilee.
1957: Alan Freed debuts his fourth movie, Mister Rock And Roll, at The Paramount in New York.
1966: Chas Chandler changes his name to Jimi Hendrix.
1971: The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Life magazine.
1977: the first national Elvis convention takes place in Memphis.
1988: James Brown is involved in a hour-long, two-state car chase with police in Augusta, GA.

CAFFEINE TEST! If you take in massive amounts of caffeine, you just might have super human abilities. Click here to take the caffeine test to see how your intake affects your abilities. I took the test and apparently I'm "Cracked Out, Paranoid." I thought for sure I'd be "Near Death."


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