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TUESDAY STUFF!
Jan. 27, 2015 9:14 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Star Wars.

Today is Punch The Clock Day and Chocolate Cake Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Little Richard gives up Rock & Roll and goes to school to become a preacher.
1964: The Rolling Stones appear as panelists on the BBC's Juke Box Jury.
1968: The Bee Gees make their US debut in Anaheim, CA.
1971: David Bowie arrives for his first visit to the US.
1984: While filming a TV ad for Pepsi, Michael Jackson's hair catches fire after pyrotechnics go awry.

DIANA ROSS IN VEGAS! Diana Ross has announced the dates for her mini-residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas, and reports indicate that Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin may soon follow suit with residency deals of their own. Ross has booked her show, The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade for nine shows in April. Click here for the dates.

CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! Phillip Phillips has filed a major lawsuit against American Idol producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies, claiming he was "manipulated" into accepting jobs since winning Season 11. The allegations include being forced to perform for free to promote JetBlue, one of American Idol?s sponsors. His lawyer described the singer's agreements with 19 as "oppressive, fatally conflicted." and he wants out of his contract. Click here for the dirt.

BOB SEGER TOUR! Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet have announced a March 28th concert in Nashville as the final date for their current tour in support of Seger's latest album, Ride Out. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 7th, but members of Seger's fan club will have the chance to buy pre-sale tickets beginning on Wednesday, February 4th. Get the rest of the itinerary.

MICROWAVE WONDERS! Check out ten things you didn't know your microwave could do, including a clever way to clean it. Click here to be amazed.

MONDAY MONDAVE!
Jan. 26, 2015 9:24 am

The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trvia question is: Yes and BTO.

Today is Spouse's Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Buddy Holly begins the first of three sessions for Decca Records.
1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets make their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1970: John Lennon writes "Instant Karma!" in the morning and records it the same afternoon.
1970: Ringo Starr's film The Magic Christian premieres.
1972: Elvis begins wearing his famous during his Vegas gigs .
1974: The Doobie Brothers begin their first European tour in London.
1977: Original Fleetwood Mac member Peter Green is committed to a psychiatric facility.

FRAMPTON/CHEAP TRICK TOUR! Peter Frampton is launching a North American tour with Cheap Trick this summer. So far, seven co-headlining performances have been scheduled beginning with a June 6 concert in Lincoln, California, through an August 5 gig in Toronto. Click here for the itinerary.

BOX OFFICE RECAP! American Sniper remains on top after blowing away another weekend of competition at the box office. Meanwhile, other new movies that nobody seemed to care about going to see include the Jennifer Lopez thriller The Boy Next Door and Johnny Depp's latest comedy flop Mortdecai. Click here for the list.

QUIET SNOW! Fresh snow fell overnight in the coulee region leaving light accumulations. Unlike the northeast which is bracing for a snowstorm of epic proportions today and tomorrow. Today we try to answer the question: Why does it seem quieter during a snowfall? Click here for the not so scientific answers.

FRIDAY FINISH!
Jan. 23, 2015 9:18 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz answer is: Wonderful Tonight.

Today is National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day and Measure Your Feet Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: The ill-fated Winter Dance Party Tour plays its first date at Milwaukee's Million Dollar Ballroom.
1963: Janis Joplin begins hitchhiking to San Francisco to become a singer.
1965: Petula Clark becomes the first female Brit to hit #1 on the American chart with "Downtown."
1977: Tapestry becomes the album with the longest continuous stay on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
1986: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its very first class: Elvis, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, and the Everly Brothers.
2011: Ringo Starr attempts to register the word "Ringo" as a trademark in the US.

ROBOT SOCCER! Check out a soccer game played entirely by robots. The commentary is hilarious. Click here to lol.

THURSDAY THINGS!
Jan. 22, 2015 9:37 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Jessica, Flying and Frankenstein.

Today is National Blonde Brownie Day. What is a Blonde Brownie?

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1889: The Columbia Phonograph Company is formed.
1959: Buddy Holly records what would be his last songs including "Peggy Sue Got Married."
1960: Sam Cooke signs with RCA Records.
1962: Gene Chandler makes his TV debut on American Bandstand .
1966: Elvis and his "Memphis Mafia" build a snowman at Graceland.
1968: Apple Corps opens its offices in London.
1969: George Harrison persuades Billy Preston to join the Get Back sessions.
1981: The John Lennon obituary issue of Rolling Stone is published.
1984: Barry Manilow sings the national anthem at Superbowl XVIII.
2001: Chubby Checker guest stars on Ally McBeal.

NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New stuff to throw money at his weekend includes Against The Sun (PG, Mommy (PG-13) and my pick of the week, the tasty dark comedy Cake ®. It's gonna be a slow weekend for sure. Click here to see what else is new at the movin' picture house starting tomorrow.

SICK OF SNOW? Cops in Norway have a message for residents sick of snow: Get over it, or move! Apparently people are calling the local fuzz and complaining that it's snowing and they're late for work, haven't received their newspaper, and so on. On Tuesday alone, cops got 10 non-emergency during a storm that dumped 15 inches of the white stuff. Click here for the forecast.

COFFEE HEALTH BENEFITS! Good news for coffee lovers! Researchers from the National Cancer Institute have discovered that if you drink at least four cups of coffee per day, you have a 20% percent lower risk of contracting melanoma. Nonetheless, researchers warn that even coffee lovers should still wear sunscreen. Get the report. So if I drink eight cups per day, does my risk decrease by 40%?

WEDNESDAY WACKINESS!
Jan. 21, 2015 9:28 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: The Godfather.

A little bit of snow this morning to make the commute a little tricky. If you haven't yet bookmarked the FAT Customz School Closings & Delays page, here's the link.

Today is National Hugging Day. Come on everybody, group hug!

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Filming begins on Elvis' second movie, Loving You .
1957: An unknown 'Patsy Cline wins on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts program.
1966: George Harrison marries Patricia Anne Boyd.

WEIRD AL WORLD TOUR! "Weird Al" Yankovic is hitting the road with his 2015 Mandatory World Tour. Stops in more than 100 cities throughout North America, Europe and Australia, are planned and will feature tunes from his first number one album, Mandatory Fun. The tour kicks off May 12 in Las Vegas. Get the itinerary.

RAW ZEPPELIN! Led Zeppelin has offered up their first taste of the unreleased material that'll be included on the deluxe editions of the forthcoming reissue of their 1975 double album, Physical Graffiti, which will be released February 24. Fans can preview a rough mix of "Houses of the Holy" at RollingStone.com. How cool is that?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has unveiled a ticket that smells like bacon when players scratch its play area. "The I Heart Bacon scratch ticket combines two things people love: the chance to win cash and the wonderful, enticing smell of bacon," Click here for the tasty details.


TUESDAVE!
Jan. 20, 2015 9:45 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: He told her dirty jokes.

Today is National Buttercrunch Day and Penguin Awareness Day.

TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1958: Elvis receives his draft notice.
1965: The Rolling Stones and the Kinks both make their debut on Shindig!
1973: Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.
1974: After only five months of recovery from a near-fatal car crash, Stevie Wonder returns to performance with a show at London's Rainbow Theatre.

SOLO OATES! John Oates' new DVD, Another Good Road is in stores today. The disc features him performing songs from his 2014 solo album, Good Road to Follow, as well as select other tunes, live at a Nashville studio. He'll also launch a tour in support of the DVD with a release party on Wednesday in New York City. Get the itinerary.

STONES TRIBUTE ALBUM! A new compilation featuring modern psychedelic bands covering songs by The Rolling Stones is in stores today. Stoned -- A Psych Tribute to The Rolling Stones features tunes recorded by a bunch of unknown groups reinterpreting classic Stones tunes. Read the review and get the track listing.


RATINGS RECAP! Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic pulled in strong ratings Saturday night. Whitney, directed by Angela Bassett, premiered to 4.5 million viewers. The one-hour special that followed it, Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney, featuring an interview with the late singer's ex-husband, was seen by 4.1 million. Get the results.

COOL CARS IN MOVIES! Check out an info-graphic featuring some of the most iconic cars movie history. From Herbie The Love Bug to the Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Click here for the cool cars. Yes, a few iconic movie cars are absent in the article, but that list would have been huge.

MONDAY MADNESS!
Jan. 19, 2015 9:08 am

Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia: John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland.

Packers fans are reeling after Green Bay blew a 15-0 lead at the half yesterday. Green Bay melted in the Seattle rain to let the Seahawks rally for a sudden death overtime win. Ah, but there's always next year.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day and National Popcorn Day. You know what to do.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1953: Marty Robbins makes his stage debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
1957: Pat Boone performs at the inaugural ball for President Eisenhower.
1957: Johnny Cash makes his first national TV appearance on CBS'
1959: According to Arbitron, American Bandstand is the nation's most popular daytime show.
1967: Lesley Gore appears on an episode of Batman.
1976: Rock promoter Bill Sargent offers thirty million dollars to The Beatles to reunite.
1993: Fleetwood Mac reunites to perform for President Clinton's inauguration.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Three brand new movies debuted in the box office top 10 over the weekend but none managed to debut in the top spot. Instead, American Sniper bypassed the competition by leaping all the way from #21 to the top of the chart. Click here for the rankings.

ON WITH THE SHOW! Fleetwood Mac's On with the Show tour kicked off a new North American leg Friday night in St. Paul and is set to run through an April 11 show in Las Vegas. But things didn't go their way in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday night. The band was forced to cut short their performance at after Mick Fleetwood fell ill and started vomiting backstage during the show. Get the gross details.

LONG DISTANCE! Alpha Centauri is 4.37 light years from the Sun, making it the closest star system to our Solar System. Can we ever get there? The answer is... not easily. A distance of 4.3 light-years equals trillions of miles away from Earth - nearly 300,000 times the distance from the Earth to the sun. So how long would it take to get there? Click here for the really long answer.



FRIDAY FILL-IN!
Jan. 16, 2015 7:02 am

It's finally Friday and once again fill in time for Keith. Consuming mass quantities of coffee is an order today.

Today is Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent appear on the British TV  show Boy Meets Girl.
1969: The Beatles conclude rehearsals for their Get Back project (later re-titled Let It Be ).
1970: John Lennon's "Bag One" exhibit in London is closed down by Scotland Yard.
1975: Paul McCartney and Wings begin sessions on their Venus and Mars album.
1976: The TV variety show Donny and Marie debuts on ABC.
1980: Paul McCartney is jailed in Tokyo for possession of  marijuana.
1981: The sitcom Harper Valley P.T.A. debuts on NBC.
1996: Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th show in Las Vegas.
2002: A section of Interstate 80 in California is renamed the "Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway."

DRINK MORE WATER! Discover the facts and myths about how much water you really need every day. Plus, find out how to trick yourself into drinking more water if your body isn't getting enough. I get my water by drinking six cups of coffee every day. Is that OK? Click here for H2O info.

WEDNESDAY JUNK!
Jan. 14, 2015 9:02 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Chuck Berry

Today is Dress Up Your Pet Day. Seems like a fun way to torture Fluffy.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Alan Freed debuts his first Rock and Roll Ball in New York City.
1960: Elvis is promoted  to Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
1964: The New Christy Minstrels perform for President Lyndon Johnson at the White House.
1966: David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid confusion with the Monkees' Davy Jones.
1969: The Monterey Pop concert film opens in Los Angeles.
1970: Diana Ross performs her last show with the Supremes
1973: Elvis draws the largest single TV audience ever for his "Aloha From Hawaii" concert.
1978: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album logs a record 31st week at #1 on the albums chart.
1997: The Beach Boys guest star on Home Improvement.
1999: Model Jerry Hall files for divorce from Mick Jagger.

JOHN MELLENCAMP LEGACY! John Mellencamp has joined the list of performers scheduled to appear at this year's Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert. The annual show explores the history and evolution of songwriting and celebrates the contribution of key behind-the-scenes players in the music industry and their impact on the American cultural landscape. Get more details.

EDDIE MONEY ON STAGE! Eddie Money's stage musical based on his life is coming to the Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. Two Tickets to Paradise -- The Musical tells the story of the singer born Eddie Mahoney and will run for five performances. Click here for ticket details.

RAZZIE NOMINATIONS! It's that time of year when the best of the worst are chosen to "receive" the "award" for the worst movies of the previous year. Leading the nominees with seven nods is Transformers: Age of Extinction, which was the fifth most popular film of 2014. Click here to see the nominees.

SUBTERRANEAN SECRETS! Check out what lies underneath 10 of the world's most popular cities. Click here to discover the secrets below.


MONDAY MAYHEM!
Jan. 12, 2015 9:23 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz trivia answer: Airplane.

Today is National Pharmacist's Day and Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Berry Gordy borrows $800 from his family to start Motown Records.
1965: NBC television airs the first episode of Hullabaloo!
1965: The Supremes guest star on an episode of Tarzan , playing a trio of nuns.
1981: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) donates several rock record albums to the Library of Congress, including Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blondeand KISS' Alive!
1991: Johnny Paycheck is released from prison after serving two years of a seven-year sentence for a barroom shooting.
1995: The Tenth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York.

GARY WRIGHT'S MEMOIRS! In his new memoir, Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation and My Friendship with George Harrison, Gary Wright shares many fascinating tales about his eventful music career, while delving deeply into his long creative and personal relationship with George Harrison, who inspired Wright's biggest hit, "Dream Weaver," Get more memories.

SIR PAUL SINGLE! A vinyl edition of Paul McCartney's recent single "Hope for the Future," the song he wrote for the popular video game Destiny, will be released tomorrow. The disc will include the original version of the track featured in the game, as well as four other mixes of the tune. Those same five tracks initially were released digitally in early December. Click here for the details watch the official video.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only one new movie debuted in the box office top 10 over the weekend and it also topped the chart. Meanwhile, the latest Hobbit flick was shoved down to the number four position. Click here for the rankings.

WORLD-ENDING VOLCANOES! Forget about meteors or nuclear war, nature itself may just mean the demise of mankind. Specifically, there are 6 volcanoes in the world that could erupt during our lifetime that could end the world as we know it. Click here to start the week out on a depressing note..


FRIDAY FINI!
Jan. 9, 2015 9:16 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Gimme Three Steps

Today is Play God Day. God is good. Therefore, we believe that Play God Day is a day to do something good and extra special.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1959: Dion & the Belmonts premiere their new hit, "Teenager In Love," on American Bandstand .
1960: Eddie Cochran arrives in England to begin his ill-fated final tour.
1961: Connie Francis is the surprise honoree on This Is Your Life .
1963: Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones.
1965: The US-only album Beatles '65 leaps all the way from #98 to #1 in one week.
1971: Elvis is voted one of the Most Outstanding Young Men of the Year for 1970.

ELVIS AUCTION! The first song Elvis ever recorded, a 1953 acetate recording of the ballad "My Happiness," sold at auction Thursday night at Graceland for $300,000. Elvis paid $4 to record the tune at Sun Records, the Memphis studio that was run by Sam Phillips. Get the winning details.

McCARTNEY HOT 100! For the first in more than 25 years, Paul McCartney has a hit on the Top 100 chart. Sir Paul and Kanye West recently teamed up to record a song called "Only One" that was released on New Year's Day, and the tune now has debuted at #35 on the chart. It's Sir Paul's highest-charting hit since "My Brave Face" reached #25 back in 1989. Read more on it

COLORADO ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS! Tonight, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame will induct Poco, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Firefall and Stephen Stills. The ceremony will feature several performances, including partial reunions of some of the inductees. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony also will include a rousing finale featuring an all-star jam. More info at CMHOF.org.

ANOTHER ZEPPELIN REISSUE! The third installment of the Led Zeppelin reissue campaign that launched last year will feature remastered and expanded versions of the 1975 two-LP set Physical Graffiti, which will hit stores February 24th, which is also the 40th anniversary of its original release. Read more on it.

BACKWARD DRIVER! Believe it or not, there's a taxi driver in India that has been driving his cab in reverse for the past 11 years. But it's not in the Guinness Book of World Records. Click here for the details.


THURSDAY!
Jan. 8, 2015 9:37 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Ferris Bueller.

Today is Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1945: Elvis receives a guitar on his tenth birthday.
1957: Bill Haley and His Comets play their first gig outside of the US in Newcastle, Australia.
1957: The Memphis Draft Board declares Elvis a "1A," or fit for Army service.
1961: Robert Goulet makes his first TV appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1974: KISS signs with Casablanca.
1974: "Elvis Presley Day" is declared in both the city and county of Memphis.
1979: Cher divorces Gregg Allman.
1985: The US Postal Service issues its first Elvis Presley commemorative stamp on Elvis' 50th birthday. 2002: Fabian is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS! Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, and thousands fans from around the world are gathering in Memphis to attend special events at Graceland and around the city. Events include a screening of Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas, a Q&A event and fan-club parties and an auction of rare Elvis memorabilia tonight at Graceland. Click here for Elvis fun facts.


NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! New flicks to check out in theaters starting tomorrow include Taken 3 (PG-13), Predestination ® and my pick of the week, Dark Summer. Click here for the rest of the new stuff to keep warm with this weekend.

BOB SEGER ON TOUR! Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band have announced six more dates for their upcoming tour later this month. Tickets for the newly added-concerts, which run from a March 13 show in Salt Lake City through a March 26 performance in Auburn Hills, Michigan go on sale January 17th. Click here for the itinerary.

COOL CARS OF CUBA! If you want to see some cars long dead in other countries, head to Cuba where spotting American classics like Chevy Bel Airs and Ford Fairlanes is an everyday affair. Click for the cars.

WEDNESDAY STUFF!
Jan. 7, 2015 9:55 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: The Blues Brothers.

Today is Old Rock Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY!
1955: Bill Haley & His Comets hit the UK charts with "Rock Around the Clock."
1970: Max Yasgur, whose farm was the site of Woodstock, is sued for $35,000 in property damages by his neighbors.
1999: Rod Stewart and supermodel Rachel Hunter divorce after eight years of marriage.

ELVIS' 80TH! In celebration the 80th birthday of Elvis tomorrow, RCA and Legacy Recordings released a digital box set titled The Complete '60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 via iTunes. Each album also is available for purchase individually. Meanwhile, this Thursday will see the launch of a new official website, ElvisTheMusic.com. Get more details on how to celebrate the King's birthday.

CELEBRITY SUE-AGE! Daryl Hall has filed a lawsuit in connection with his appearance on a float in last year's Rose Bowl Parade in California. Hall performed on a float called "You Make My Dreams Come True," and alleges that the Rural Media Group, which broadcasts his Web show, Live from Daryl's House, promised to reimburse him for expenses connected with the appearance. Hall claims he's owed more than $87 thousand. Get the dirty details.

MUSICARES PERFORMERS! The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Bob Dylan has added Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Aaron Neville to the list of artists set to perform at the event on February 6, two days before the Grammys. The gala raises money for the MusiCares Foundation, which provides programs and services to musicians and music industry people in need. Get the list of performers.

CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! Matt LeBlanc is available. The former Friends star and his girlfriend of more than eight years are history. The couple co-starred in the Friends spin-off Joey and began dating after the end of his marriage to Melissa McKnight. Get the dirty details.

BIGGEST MOVIES OF 2014! The lack of a summer blockbuster movie resulted in the worst box office receipts since 2007. Nonetheless, there were some pretty good movies that I'm still waiting to come out on BluRay. Click here to see the top flicks of 2014.

WHAT IS A HANGOVER? Click here for an in depth technical answer to this burning question of the ages.

TUESDAY STUPH!
Jan. 6, 2015 9:39 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer: Toys In The Attic.

Today is Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Elvis makes his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1964: The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour.
1968: Dick Clark's rock show Happening '68 premieres on ABC.
1968: Gibson patents their "Flying V" electric guitar.
1987: After recent throat surgery, Elton John decides to cancel all live performances for the next year.
1993: Bill Wyman quits The Rolling Stones.

50 BEST DRESSED! David Bowie and Elton John have landed on the latest edition of British GQ's annual "50 Best Dressed Men" list. Bowie ranks at #15 while Sir Elton lands at #18 on the list, one notch higher than last year. So who topped the list? Click here to find out.

STEVE MILLER BAND TOUR! Late last year, The Steve Miller Band announced plans for a 2015 summer trek and recently announced more dates to the original list. The trek gets under way on May 15 in Southaven, Mississippi and runs through a May 30th in Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for the itinerary.

ROGERS REUNION! Kenny Rogers will reunite with members of The First Edition for a panel discussion on January 17th in Nashville. Rogers and his former band mates will chat about their experiences in the group, which was together from 1967 until about 1976. The event also will be streamed live online at CountryMusicHallofFame.org starting at 2 p.m. CT. Click for the details.

COLDEST TOWN ON EARTH! If you think it's cold around here, check out the extreme cold weather the people of the village of Oymyakon in Russia have to deal with, where temps can fall to -71.2 degree's C (-97.8F). Click here to freeze your butt off.

MONDAVE!
Jan. 5, 2015 9:27 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: 1970

Today is National Bird Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1940: The FCC hears the first demonstration of FM radio.
1957: Pat Boone begins filming his movie Bernardine .
1975: The Wiz premieres at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway.
1979: The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever becomes the best-selling LP in history.
2003: Little Richard guest-stars on The Simpsons.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! For the third weekend in a row, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was the number-one movie. The only new movie to debut in the top 10 over the weekend was The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, which opened in fourth. Click here for the rest of the box office top 10.


POLAR VORTEX REVISITED! This week we will be seeing some very cold temperatures, including a high on Wednesday in the single digits below zero. Could this be another polar vortex descending from Canada? Click here for an explanation.

ELVIS JET FOR SALE! Elvis would have turned 80 this Thursday and now you can commemorate the King by bidding on two of his planes. Julien's Auctions is accepting sealed bids on Elvis' two private jets -- the "Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II" -- which have been on display at Graceland since 1984. Graceland recently notified the planes' respective owners that the aircraft would have to be removed from the property by the end of this April. Let the bidding begin.

COFFEE CUP COLOR TASTE! Believe it or not, the color of your coffee cup can influence thhow your coffee tastes. More specifically, color influences how we think our cup of java tastes. Check out an experiment conducted to see how color influences the taste of your coffee.

PAST FUTURE PREDICTIONS! Check out seven crazy predictions made in the past about what the future may be like. Click here for the weirdness.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan. 1, 2015 1:57 pm

Listen to the top 102 According to You this afternoon from noon to 6pm on the Eagle.
Click here to follow along.


NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Dec. 31, 2014 10:42 am

Well here we are, New Year's Eve 2014. Today is also Make Up Your Mind Day and Unlucky Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1947: Roy Rogers marries Dale Evans.
1960: Where The Boys Are , premieres in New York City, starring Connie Francis.
1961: The Beach Boys, formerly the Pendletons, make their onstage debut in Long Beach, CA
1961: Janis Joplin makes her on-stage debut at the Halfway House in Beaumont, TX.
1962: John Phillips and Michelle Gilliam, later of the Mamas and Papas, are married.
1963: The Kinks make their on-stage debut at London's Lotus House Restaurant.
1969: Jimi Hendrix's new group, Band of Gypsys, makes its onstage debut at the Fillmore East.
1969: A BBC TV special declares John Lennon Man Of The Decade.
1971: Blood Sweat & Tears break up as David Clayton-Thomas performs the last time with the group.
1972: Dick Clark's first Rockin' Eve concert is broadcast on ABC-TV.
1974: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are asked to join Fleetwood Mac.
1982: Max's Kansas City club in New York, where Bruce Springsteen, the New York Dolls, and the Velvet Underground played some of their first concerts, shuts its doors for good.
1996: Queen Elizabeth II grants knighthood to Paul McCartney.


TUESDAY!
Dec. 30, 2014 9:09 am

Today's Flashback Pop Quiz Trivia answer is: Led Zeppelin.

Today is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: Brenda Lee's house in Nashville burns to the ground.
1963: The Beatles win Group and Record Of The Year for "She Loves You" in New Musical Express ' annual year-end poll.
1968: Peter Tork becomes the first Monkee to leave the group.
1978: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer break up.
2002: Diana Ross is arrested in Tucson for driving under the influence.

ELVIS AT 80! Had he lived, Elvis would have turned 80 on January 8th.The 2015 Elvis Birthday Celebration runs from Wednesday, January 7, through Saturday, January 10, and will center around the annual Birthday Proclamation Ceremony held January 8 at Graceland.It's free to the public and will also be streamed live at Graceland.com's LiveStream page. Get more details on the festivities by clicking here.

CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT! Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend are engaged. Apparently her boy toy popped the question on Christmas day while the two were vacationing in in Hawaii. (Awwwwe).
Vergara, 42, and her man 38, began dating back in May, after the actress ended her two-year engagement to businessman Nick Loeb. Read more romantic details.

DELINQUENT DUSTIN DIAMOND! FormerSaved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been released from a Port Washington jail after posted $10,000 bail Monday. Diamond, 37 and his fiancée, Amanda Schutz, 27, were arrested after a tussle at a local Wisconsin bar, where Diamond stabbed a man while defending his fiancée, who was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Read the arrest report.

EVIL WHEELS! Check out 10 evil cars driven by 10 evil people from real life and the movies. Click here for the cars.


WELCOME BACK!
Dec. 29, 2014 9:10 am

I hope you has a great Christmas with friends and family. My favorite gift was a digital neck tuner for my guitar.

Today is Pepper Pot Day. That is all.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Steve Lawrence marries Eydie Gorme.
1963: The Weavers perform their farewell concert at Chicago's Orchestra Hall.
1963: New York's WMCA becomes the first radio station in the US to play the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand." kicking off Beatlemania in America.
1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience make their TV debut on Top Of The Pops.
1967: Dave Mason leaves Traffic.
1969: Five of the Top 7 singles on Billboard's chart are from the Motown label
1975: Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner and Grace Slick are divorced.

ROCK HALL SPECIAL! An hour-long special featuring highlights from the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards will premiere Sunday night on AXS TV. The ceremony took place last month at the Avalon Ballroom in LA. This year's honorees included The Doors, Gregg Allman, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Lynne and Queen with Adam Lambert. Click here to check out a preview video.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! While I was busy watching the "A Christmas Story" marathon, the masses were sitting in theaters viewing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, making it number one for a second week in a row at the box office. Unbroken opened in second place while Into the Woods finished a close third. Click here for the rest of the top 10.

THE INTERNET IN REAL TIME! Click here to see the numbers of people wasting their lives on the internet in real time. Pardon me while I check my Facebook account....


TUESDAY JUNK!
Dec. 23, 2014 9:05 am

Today is Festivus. Click here to find out how to celebrate. It's also Roots Day. Only two shopping days left before the big day. I finished mine last night. I think.

THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1947: The transistor is invented by Bell Laboratories.
1964: Brian Wilson suffers a nervous breakdown leading to his immediate retirement from touring.
1966: Ready Steady Go!airs its last show.
1968: At Apple's Christmas party, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hand out presents to the children of the staff, dressed as Santa and Mrs Claus.
1969: Elton John meets for the first time with Bernie Taupin.
1977: Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam.

DEAD CELEB! As I relayed yesterday on my show, Joe Cocker died Monday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. Cocker was famous for doing gritty blues interpretations of other artist's songs like The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends," and "You Are So Beautiful," written and originally recorded by Billy Preston. Get the obit.

CASEY KASEM DOWN UNDER! Casey Kasem has finally been laid to rest nearly six months after his death. He was buried in Norway last week by his wife Jean without consulting his children. Kasem died at the age of 82 on June 15. Get more family feuding.

GAS DOWN, SHOPPING UP! Rock bottom oil prices may have ultimately saved Christmas for retailers.
According to analysts, overall holiday sales are likely to rise four to five percent compared to last year, despite a slow start on Black Friday. Consumers are apparently spending what would have been their gas money on more gifts. So, apparently people aren't saving anything in the end anyway. Get the analysis.

HISTORY OF SANTA CLAUS! Check out a pictorial history of the jolly old elf.


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