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EAGLE NIGHT AT THE LOGGERS TONIGHT!
July 7, 2015 9:35 am
July 6, 2015 9:34 am
Hope to see you tonight at the Lumber Yard for all the fun!
Today is Chocolate Day and National Strawberry Sundae Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1956: Johnny Cash makes his first appearance at the Grand Old Opry.
1968: Peter, Paul, and Mary appear as the "mystery guest" on What's My Line?
1968: The Yardbirds disband.
1971: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA are married.
1971: The Carpenters debut their variety summer replacement TV series, Make Your Own Kind Of Music.
1989: Compact discs begin to outsell vinyl records for the first time.
MICKY'S MONKEES! Micky Dolenz is getting ready to debut a new show on Broadway that features him performing Monkees hits and tunes from the world of musical theater. A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll, plays tonight, Friday and Saturday at the 54 Below supper club in New York City. Click here to Monkee around.
RINGO'S BIRTHDAY BASH! Ringo turns 75 today and to celebrate he'll appear at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood to lead fans in his trademark "peace and love" salute. Joining him will be his wife, Barbara Bach, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Marx and others at the noon PT celebration. Get more peace and love.
PAULA DEEN CONTROVERSY! Paula Deen recently posted a picture to her Twitter account of herself with her son, Bobby, dressed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Drawing the controversy is the fact that Bobby is in brownface. So far, Deen has not responded to all the negative public bashing. Click here for the photo.
BACKPACK WASHING MACHINE! It's a hiker's dilemma. How do you wash your clothes when you're miles from civilization? The solution? The Scrubba Wash Pack, the washing machine on the go, dubbed "the world's smallest washing machine." Click here to see a demo.
July 2, 2015 8:58 am
The answer to today's FBPQ is: This Is Spinal Tap.
Today is International Kissing Day and National Fried Chicken Day.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Weak competition again over the weekend meant that Jurassic World has maintained its grip on the top spot for a fourth week in a row. Meanwhile, the latest movie in the Terminator franchise, Genisys, was a huge disappointment, managing only a #3 debut. Magic Mike XXL debuted at #4. Click here for the rest.
CELEBRITY WEDDING BELLS! Billy Joel is a married man again. The shotgun wedding took place on the 4th of July at his Long Island Estate. The happy couple met back in 2009, about the time he divorced his third wife, what's her name. He's 66 and she's 33 with a bun in oven. Click here for the glowing details.
ANOTHER FAB 4, PHENOMENON? FORGETABOUTIT! Paul McCartney recently shared his opinion on The Beatles, whom he maintains were a phenomenon that the world likely won't see again. He says part of the reason why The Beatles became such a sensation was all in the timing and talent. Get the inside story.
BEST VINYL! Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon may be more than 40 years old, but, according to Nielsen Music, it's one of the 10 top-selling vinyl albums for the first half of 2015. The album landed at #7 on the 2015 Nielsen Mid-Year Report after selling 22,600 copies. Click here to see what other vinyl is hot.
TAXIDERMY GONE AWRY! Check out some shocking pictures of taxidermy jobs gone horribly wrong. Click here to see the "stuff."
July 1, 2015 8:29 am
Once again I'll be broadcasting live from the park from 2-6 this afternoon!
FBPQ answer: Summertime Blues, Summer In The City and In The Summertime.
Today is World UFO Day and I Forgot Day. I don't know about you. But I completely forgot that today was World UFO Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: The Dodge Dancing Party debuts on TV. It was later renamed The Lawrence Welk Show.
1958: Elvis' fourth movie, King Creole, opens in US theaters.
1962: Jim Reeves has his last recording sessions before he is killed in a plane crash one month later.
1962: Jimi Hendrix receives an honorary discharge from the US Army.
1967: Rick Nelson's new TV series, Malibu U, premieres on .
1969: Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell leave the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
1976: After a twelve year hiatus from performing, Brian Wilson joins his band onstage at a gig in Anaheim.
1979: The Walkman is introduced by Sony.
BILLY JOEL RECORD! Billy Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency. Last night he performed a record 65th show, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist. Get the recap.
RINGO'S BIRTHDAY BASH! Ringo Starr's 75th birthday gathering will take place this Tuesday, July 7, in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. It's open to the public, and fans can join Ringo and his pals. Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Marx and current All Starr Band members in giving the "peace and love" salute. Click here for the details.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! If you want to take a break from all of the many Riverfest activities to catch a movie, Terminator Genisys opened yesterday to get a jump the holiday weekend. Flicks opening nationwide tomorrow include Jackie & Ryan (PG-13), Jimmy's Hall (PG-13) and Amy ®. Click here for the rest of the news stuff.
CANADIAN INVENTIONS! If you've ever thought that the Canadians have never come up with any good inventions, think again. Click here to check out 19 things invented by our neighbors to the north.
June 30, 2015 8:43 am
Today's FBPQ answer is: Die Hard.
Join me live from Riverfest today and tomorrow 2-6pm. I'll be broadcasting from our beautiful travel trailer just inside the park.
Today is Canada Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day and International Joke Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1897: Billboard Advertising renames itself The Billboard.
1956: On the Steve Allen Show, Elvis, dressed in a tuxedo, sings "Hound Dog" to an actual basset hound perched on a stool.
1956: An 11-year-old Brenda Lee signs her first recording contract with Decca Records.
1962: Gene Vincent plays the Cavern Club in Liverpool, opening for a house band called The Beatles.
1964: Michael Nesmith leaves home to make it as a folk singer in LA.
1969: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, son Julian and Yoko's daughter are injured in a car crash in Scotland.
1969: Sam Phillips sells Sun Records.
1970: Jimi Hendrix' Electric Ladyland Studios open in New York.
1970: Casey Kasem begins his weekly Billboard countdown on American Top 40.
1975: Ringo Starr divorces his first wife Maureen Cox after a decade of marriage.
STICKY STONES! Yesterday, The Rolling Stones quietly released a new album recorded live at their surprise pre-ZipCode tour warmup show on May 20 at the Fonda Theatre in LA. The album features the songs in the order that the performed at that show, but in a different order than the Sticky Fingers track list. The Stones play tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here for the itinerary.
CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have decided to divorce after ten years of marriage, an eternity for Hollywood couples. The couple has three children: 9, 6, and 3. The pair met in 2001 on the set of Pearl Harbor and had a shotgun wedding in 2005. Click here for the sob story.
NEW WHO! The Who's new archival concert video, Live at Shea Stadium is in stores today on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. The film captures the second of two concerts on October 13, 1982, which was part of The Who's last North American tour to feature drummer Kenney Jones. Click here for a You Tube sneak peek.
WILD RIDE! Check out this amusement park ride that could make you sick just watching it. Pop some Dramamine and watch the video.
June 29, 2015 1:51 pm
Today's FBPQ answer is: Princeton.
Today is Meteor Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966, The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan.
1975, Cher married Greg Allman four days after her divorcing Sonny Bono.
1975, The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic.
1977, Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group Kiss.
1978, The Buzzcocks single 'Love You More' is released. At 1:29 it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs 1960 #1 hit 'Stay' holds the record, clocking in at 1:28.
TOP TOURING ACTS! The Rolling Stones leads Billboard's Hot Tours list, having raked in $52 million in box office ticket sales on their Zip Code tour in just six dates this month. Since 2012, The Stones have grossed $320 million on the road. Bette Midler comes in at #2 followed by U2. Click here for the earnings.
ANT-MAN! Last night the world premiere of Marvel's latest superhero hit, Ant-Man, took place in L.A. at a star spangled red carpet event. Ant-Man tells the story of a thief who unwittingly steals a suit that gives him the power to shrink down to the size of of an ant. Ant-Man opens nationwide July 17. Get a preview.
THE TORTOISE & THE BLUE HAIRS! A tortoise is acting as an unconventional therapy animal for a Florida nursing home. The 65-pound tortoise, appropriately named Shelly, was rescued after found wandering on a local road. Shelly, who is around 20 years old, could live to be 100. That'll be a long life of helping patients get out of their shells. Click here to see some slow motion action.
THE ART OF COFFEE! Check out a machine that "prints" images onto your coffee. Click here to be amazed.
June 26, 2015 2:16 pm
Today is Camera Day, Hug Holiday Day, International Mud Day and Waffle Iron Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Iran bans rock and roll after declaring rock dancing "as harmful to health."
1959: Dick Clark announces his first series of four "Caravan of Stars" concerts.
1967: Graham Nash writes "Marrakesh Express."
1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last gig at the Denver Pop Festival.
1974: Neil Peart replaces John Rutsey as the drummer for Rush.
1976: The Memphis City Council votes to change Highway 51to "Elvis Presley Boulevard."
1978: Peter Frampton is severely injured in a car crash in the Bahamas.
1995: Ringo Starr's first-ever TV commercial, for Pizza Hut, debuts in the US.
1998: George Harrison announces that he is being treated for throat cancer.
2000: The casket holding Ronnie Van Zandt is stolen from its mausoleum in Jacksonville, FL.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! The lack of worthy competition at the box office has allowed Jurassic World to hold on to the top spot fort a second week in a row. The best debut for a new release was Ted 2 at #3, right behind Inside Out which held on to the #2 spot. Click here to get the complete rankings.
TRUMP GETS FIRED! In a twist of irony, NBC has fired The Donald after his derogatory statements toward Mexicans regarding immigration. In the fallout, NBC will no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between Trump and the network. In addition, Trump also will not be a part of The Apprentice, but Celebrity Apprentice. Get the pink slip.
Katy Perry reportedly wants to buy a convent, but the nuns are none too happy about it. The elderly sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are praying that L.A. Archbishop Jose Gomez won't sell their former digs to her. In a feeble effort to win the support of the nuns during a recent meeting, Perry dressed conservatively, sang ?Oh Happy Day? and showed them her ?Jesus? tattoo. The nuns were less than impressed. Get thee to the nunnery
FACES OF FACEBOOK!
According to its employee demographics, the staff at Facebook is largely male and largely white. 68% of Facebook?s employees are men, Hispanics comprise just 4% and 2% are African-American. Meanwhile, 55% are white and 36% are Asian. Click here
for more demographics.
SCIENCE OF BACON!
Watch a video and discover some fun facts about bacon and why we love it so much. Mmmm. Click here
to start your mouth watering now!
June 25, 2015 9:43 am
FBPQ answer is: Tony Clifton.
Today is Beautician's Day and Forgiveness Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Sam Phillips calls a young singer named Elvis Presley and asks him to record two songs.
1961: The Marcels make their US TV debut on American Bandstand.
1963: John Lennon and Paul McCartney write "She Loves You" in their hotel room.
1975: Cher's divorce from Sonny Bono becomes final.
1977: Elvis performs what would be his last concert, at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN.
ROLLING STONES PLAQUE! A plaque memorializing the historic meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at a train station in England will be corrected at the request of Bill Wyman. Wyman says Jagger and Richards did meet on the train. But he says Brian Jones was the one who recruited each member into the band, and the plaque should reflect the truth. Click here to get it.
PRECISION HOT DOG MAKING! Check out a guy making a hot dog using an 8.5 ton excavator. Click here to watch it now!
June 24, 2015 9:47 am
FBPQ answer: 3am.
BRIAN WILSON POSTPONED! Brian Wilson has postponed his September tour of the UK due to the "overwhelming success" of his biopic Love and Mercy. Wilson is plans to return to the U.K. in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. Get the latest.
Today is Log Cabin Day and National Catfish Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: Egypt bans rock and roll from public places.
1964: Roy Orbison becomes the first American to hit #1 in the UK with "It's Over."
1966: Neil Diamond makes his TV debut on American Bandstand.
1967: On the world's first worldwide satellite broadcast entitled Our World, The Beatles introduce their new single "All You Need Is Love."
1970: The band Whole Oats, later Hall & Oates, record their first demos.
1977: Pink Floyd's concert at Cleveland Stadium sets a single-concert record for attendance.
1980: Billy Joel becomes the first rock act to perform before 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Check out some new flicks opening in theaters this weekend including Max (PG), Big Game (PG-13) and the sequel movie about a cuddly, but disgusting teddy bear, Ted 2 ®. Click here to find out what else will go good with your popcorn.
JAMES TAYLOR #1! He's had a lot of albums and a lot of hits over the years. But surprisingly, James Taylor finally has gotten his very first #1 album. Before This World, is Taylor's first studio album in thirteen years and has topped Billboard's Top 200 albums list. Click here for the details.
GAME SHOW WARS! Family Feud has stolen the #1 ratings spot from Wheel of Fortune, making it the most popular game show currently in syndication. It's the first time Family Feud has caught or surpassed Wheel of Fortune since 1987. Family Feud also beat Judge Judy making it the most popular show in syndication, period. Get the shocking details.
LEXUS HOVERBOARD! The latest in hoverboard technology is coming from Lexus. Apparently the thing hovers in mid-air by using liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets. Watch the video and decide for yourself if it's real.
RIDICULOUS CAR SAFETY FEATURES! Check out ten car safety features that seemed like a good idea at the time but never caught on. Click here for the ridiculousness. My favorite is the pedestrian cow catcher.
June 23, 2015 8:35 am
FBPQ Answer: Huggy Bear.
Today is Swim A Lap Day. Sorry, not gonna do it.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966: John Lennon's book, A Spaniard In The Works, is published in England.
1966: The Richard Carpenter Trio wins the Hollywood Bowl's "Battle of the Bands" contest.
1966: The Rolling Stones' 1966 tour beginsin Lynn, Massachusetts, inciting yet another riot.
1967: Pink Floyd makes its TV debut on BBC's Top Of The Pops.
1967: The 5th Dimension makes their TV debut on American Bandstand.
1967: Zal Yanovsky quits the Lovin' Spoonful.
1977: On tour in Madison, Elvis spots an altercation between two young men and a gas station attendant and immediately gets out of his limo, striking a karate pose, shouting "I'll take you on!" When all three get a glimpse of their intruder, however, they immediately forget the fight and ask for pictures and photographs.
1989: The Beatles get a #1 Country hit with Rosanne Cash's version of "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party."
1999: Eric Clapton auctions off 100 guitars to raise money for his Crossroads drug rehab clinic.
Graceland Auctions is putting a bunch of Elvis memorabilia up for bid during Elvis Week beginning August 13. The auction features a record 174 lots authenticated by the staff of Graceland Authenticated. Some of the items include the light blue jumpsuit worn in 1973 at the Las Vegas Hilton, which is expected to fetch between $100,00 and $150,000. Click here for a preview
Two ten-CD box sets featuring Chicago's entire collection of studio albums will hit record stores next month. The Studio Albums 1969-1978 and The Studio Albums Vol. 2 1979-2008 will be available on July 10 for $79.98 each. The set includes Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII, Chicago VIII, Chicago 17, the best-selling album of the band's career, and the Grammy award winning Chicago X.
The debate over the Confederate flag has extended into the world of pop culture. Warner Bros. says it will no longer sanction the manufacturing of Dukes of Hazzard merchandise featuring the Confederate flag, known for it's placement on the roof of The General Lee. But you'll still be able to see General Lee with the flag in Dukes of Hazzard reruns. Click here
to be P.C.
BLUES BROTHERS FUN FACTS!
Check out 18 bits of trivia you may not know about the movie. Click here
to go on a mission.
RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS!
June 22, 2015 9:09 am
Today is National Columnists Day and National Pink Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1960: Paul Anka becomes the youngest act to open New York's Copacabana.
1963: Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me To You" becomes the first Lennon-McCartney composition to ever make the US charts.
1970: Chubby Checker is arrested in Niagara Falls on marijuana charges.
1972: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles appear on stage for the last time in Washington, DC.
1975: Alice Cooper falls off the stage in Vancouver.
1976: Paul McCartney wraps up the Wings Over America tour in Los Angeles.
1990: Gary Busey purchases one of Buddy's guitars at auction for approximately $240,000.
1994: The Barry Manilow tribute musical Copacabana opens in London.
WILSON'S WRITER'S BLOCK! Brian Wilson recently admitted that he still gets writer's block. He told Rolling Stone. "I sit at the piano and try, but all I want to do is rewrite 'California Girls.' Wilson is currently on tour supporting his record, No Pier Pressure. Click here to unblock more Brian.
TRUMP TRUMPED! After denying Donald Trump the use of his song "Rockin' in the Free World" for his presidential campaign, Neil Young has given Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the ok to use it for his presidential nomination. No word on The Donald's reaction. Get more mudslinging.
WALK OF FAME! The 2016 honorees for the Hollywood Walk of Fame have been revealed, and they include Steve Carell, Kurt Russell and Bradley Cooper and Mama Cass. Each star has two years to set their ceremony, but normally are announced a few days prior to the event. Click here for the complete list.
DEAD CELEB! James Horner, the composer who won an Oscar for original dramatic score for his work on Titanic, was killed in a plane crash yesterday. Horner was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara. Horner was 61. Get the obit.
ENORMOUS EATS! Check out some record shattering ginormous foods! Like the world's largest gingerbread house that contains 35.8 million calories. Get the gluttony.
June 19, 2015 12:15 pm
Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day. You have my permission to indulge.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1957: The Quarrymen play their first major gig on the back of a coal truck.
1961: Elvis' seventh movie, Wild In The Country, opens nationwide.
1968: The Jeff Beck Group makes its US stage debut at the Fillmore East.
1975: Eric Clapton joins The Rolling Stones on stage at Madison Square Garden.
1981: John Lennon's murderer pleads guilty to his crime and is sentenced to 20 Years to Life.
1988: Peter Tosh's murderer, Dennis Lobban, is sentenced to hanging.
1990: Billy Joel become the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Not surprisingly, Jurassic World easily topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row due to the weak competition. The highest debut for a new movie was Inside Out at #2. Click here for the complete results and ranking from the weekend box office.
CELEBRITY BUN IN THE OVEN! Kim and Kanye are gonna have another kid. The couple made the announcement via instagram yesterday to tell the whole world about their impending bundle of joy. Click here for the the sappy details if you actually give a rip. No word on the kid's name yet, but if they keep the theme going, they'll probably stick him with "South."
ARRESTED ACTOR! Jake Lloyd, who played the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, was arrested last Wednesday in South Carolina after being chased by the fuzz and crashing into some trees. Get the police report. Lloyd was apparently not under the influence but it seems he does have a dark side.
DANGERS OF TEXTING & WALKING! You see them all the time. People hunched over while texting and walking and not looking where they're going. It also proved to be extremely embarrassing to a girl in China when her leg went through the grates of a storm drain and got stuck! Luckily, passersby had their cell phones handy to take plenty of incriminating photos. Click here for the gams.
June 18, 2015 10:00 am
Filling in for me today is the talented Terrie B. from 2 to 5:30 followed by Loggers baseball.
Today is World Sauntering Day. Excuse me while I saunter over to the coffee maker.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: Buddy Holly makes his first solo recordings for Decca records.
1960: The Kingston Trio premieres on their own radio show.
1963: Ringo uses his new Ludwig drum kit on stage with The Beatles for the first time.
1967: Paul McCartney admits on BBC television that he's taken LSD four times.
1973: The Rocky Horror Show opens as a stage show in London.
1973: Roberta Flack's TV special, Roberta Flack... The First Time Ever, airs on ABC.
1980: David Geffen signs Donna Summer to his new record label.
RINGO'S BIRTHDAY BASH! Ringo Starr will ring in his 75th birthday July 7, and the only gift he wants is more peace and love. As he has in years past, he's urging fans to flash the peace symbol and say the words "Peace and love" at noon wherever they happen to be in the world. Read more Ringo. Ringo will kick off his birthday festivities at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood.
ALICE COOPER BOXED! Rhino Records is releasing a new 15-CD Alice Cooper boxed set. The Studio Albums 1969-1983 hits stories July 31st and includes all the albums Cooper recorded with Warner Bros. Records. Click here for the details. Meanwhile, Cooper is hitting the road this summer with Motley Crüe on July 24.
ROCK BAND 4! Rock Band 4 will hit video stores on October 6th and some of the songs to be included in the game will be Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Loving Fun," Elvis' "Suspicious Minds," Scandal's "The Warrior," and Spin Doctors' "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" among others. Click here for the trailer.
BRIAN WILLIAMS UPDATE! Brian Williams will not return to the NBC Nightly News anchor chair when his suspension ends in August. Instead, he'll be banished to anchoring breaking news and special reports on MSNBC starting in mid-August. Get the punishment.
BURNING QUESTION! Have you ever wondered why it is that when you take a trip somewhere, coming back always feels faster? Well now the experts finally have an answer for you. Click here to try and figure it out.
June 17, 2015 10:13 am
Today is International Panic Day, Go Fishing Day, International Picnic Day, National Splurge Day and Ramadan.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1948: Columbia records becomes the first to mass-manufacture the "long-playing" or "LP" record.
1967: The Apple record label is formed.
1967: At the Monterey Pop music festival, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire.
1984: Dolly Parton releases her movie flop Rhinestone in US movie theaters.
2004: Ray Charles' funeral is held in Los Angeles.
NO MORE ZEPPELIN RELEASES! Jimmy Page took part in a special Q&A in London on Wednesday to promote the upcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums. He revealed that he has no plans to put out any more of Led Zeppelin's unreleased studio work once the reissue campaign ends. The remastered and expanded versions of Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda will be released July 31. Get more insights.
BILLY JOEL HONORED! Billy Joel is being honored by the National Music Publishers' Association today for his contribution to songwriting and his dedication to helping others in his profession. He'll be recognized at the NMPA?s Annual Meeting in New York City tonight, ahead of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner tomorrow. Click here for a preview.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Stuff for the kids this weekend include Max (PG) and Big Game (PG-13). For the older kids there's Ted 2 ® and Into The Grizzly Maze ®. Click here to see what else is new at the movin' picture show tomorrow.
A FACT A MINUTE! Check out the Factoclock, where every minute of the day a new fact is revealed to help you increase your knowledge of useless information. Click here to waste some company time.
June 16, 2015 9:33 am
Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day. What's up with all the healthy days lately?
BILLY JOEL UPSTAGED! Billy Joel's September 25 concert at Madison Square Garden has been changed due to the pontiff's stop in New York during his U.S. visit. Joel's sold out show will be moved to the next day. Get more details on the pontiff's visit.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1955: Eddie Fisher marries Debbie Reynolds.
1964: Elvis' 15th movie, Viva Las Vegas, opens nationwide in the US.
1965: The Moody Blues and the Kinks each make their US stage debut at New York's Academy of Music.
1966: Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
1966: Paul McCartney buys the farm in Kintyre, Scotland, the inspiration for "Mull Of Kintyre."
1980: Led Zeppelin begins what would be their last tour in Dortmund, Germany.
TAKE ME HOME! Phil Collins has purchased Jennifer Lopez?s former Miami Beach mansion for $33 million. Amenities include an elevator, an interior courtyard, a 60-foot long swimming pool and a cabana with an outdoor kitchen. It also has a dock with room for several boats. Click here to take a tour.
NUTS TO YOU! Want to live longer? Eat nuts. A recent study claims people who eat ten grams of tree nuts or peanuts a day showed a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS and others. Get the results and start cracking.
June 11, 2015 10:02 am
I'm back from a restful weekend of camping. OK so it wasn't really restful because we did a lot of bike riding and stuff. I'm back today, smelling like a fire pit and clean shaven after five days of beard.
Today is Fresh Veggies Day. Go eat your vegetables!
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1962: Gary "U.S." Bonds makes his US TV debut on American Bandstand.
1967: Monterey Pop begins, featuring established acts such as The Mamas and The Papas, Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Association, Booker T. and the MGs, The Who, and the Byrds
1976: The Jacksons get their own summer replacement variety show on CBS-TV.
1978: Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, opens in US theaters.
1980: The movie The Blues Brothers premieres in Chicago.
1989: Smokey Robinson launches his own perfume for women, entitled simply "Smoke."
1993: The USPS issues a series of commemorative stamps honoring Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.
Could the brothers end their feud to reunite for performances and/or a new recording project? In a recent Twitter post
, Dave Davies insists that he's open to a reunion that would include original drummer Mick Avory, whom he has been rumored to also have differences with. Meanwhile, Dave Davies continues his solo trek will begin this fall. Get the itinerary.
Stevie Nicks gave an onstage shout-out to Dave Grohl during Fleetwood Mac's performance Sunday at the Isle of Wight festival. She dedicated "Landslide" to the Foo Fighters frontman, who suffered a fractured leg after falling off the stage at a concert Friday in Sweden but completed the show anyway. Click here
and say "Awwe."
STAR WARS GAME!
Electronic Arts unveiled a multiplayer preview of its anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront game. The game hits stores November 17, a month and a day before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. Click here
for a preview of the game.
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
The woman who set the Guinness World Record for lowest limbo dance has hit a new low by doing the limbo under an SUV with just nine inches of clearance. Click here
to watch an amazing feat that likely won't ever be topped.
June 10, 2015 9:04 am
I'll be taking a couple of days of PTO tomorrow and Monday so this blog will be quiet until next week Tuesday. Jukebox Saturday Afternoon can still be heard from 2 to 5pm.
DEAD CELEB! Veteran actor Christopher Lee has died. Lee had been hospitalized for some three weeks due to respiratory and heart problems, and passed away on Sunday. Lee had just turned 93 on May 27th. Get his extensive movie career on the iMDB.
Today is National Corn on the Cob Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1949: Hank Williams shoots into superstardom overnight when he performs his new single, "Lovesick Blues," at Nashville's "Grand Old Opry." He's called back for a record six encores.
1965: Buckingham Palace announces that the Beatles will be awarded the MBE (Members of the British Empire) award by Queen Elizabeth II.
1966: Elvis begins shooting Double Trouble.
1966: One of rock's first "supergroups," Cream, is formed.
1966: A rumor starts that Roger Daltrey has been killed in an car accident.
1971: A drunken Dennis Wilson puts his hand through a glass door at his home, severing nerves that keep him from his instrument for the better part of three years.
BOB SEGER'S CMT AWARD! The 2015 CMT Music Awards are tonight and Bob Seger is in the running for the CMT Performance of the Year honor, for the live duet of "Turn the Page" that he sang with country star Jason Aldean CMT Crossroads series. The 2015 CMT Music Awards begin tonight at 7. Click here for a preview.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS!
New stuff to check out starting tomorrow includes Jurassic World (PG-13), Vendetta ® and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (PG-13). Click here to see what else is new.
A 27-year-old Florida woman was arrested Saturday for throwing a hamburger at her boyfriend and hitting him in the eye during an argument. Moore was arrested for misdemeanor simple battery dating violence, and cooled off behind bars overnight. Get the police report
HAMSTER WHEEL DESK!
Does your doctor tell you to get more exercise? Now you can get a workout at work without ever leaving your desk. I don't think I have the coordination to walk and type at the same time. Check out the hamster wheel desk
TUESDAY HEAT WAVE!
June 9, 2015 9:22 am
Today is Iced Tea Day. Sounds perfect for the weather we've been having.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1966: Janis Joplin makes her debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco.
1966: Small Faces lead singer Stevie Marriot collapses during a performance on Ready Steady Go!
1969: Gary Lewis & the Playboys perform on the Tonight Show.
1976: Paul McCartney & Wings set a new indoor concert attendance record of 67,100 at the Kingdome.
1991: Temptation singer David Ruffin's funeral is held in Detroit.
CELEBRITY FOOD POISONING!
Charlie Sheen went to the hospital Monday night suffering from a "severe case of food poisoning" after eating "bad clams." Apparently his take-out seafood pasta dish didn't sit well with him and went to the hospital to be "on the safe side." Click here
for the prognosis.
The Turtles will launch the 2015 edition of their star-studded annual Happy Together Tour this Saturday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Joining them are The Association, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, The Cowsills and ex-Paul Revere and the Raiders frontman Mark Lindsay. Click here
for the itinerary.
JAMES TAYLOR ALBUM!
On June 16, James Taylor will release his first new album in 13 years, Before This World. Fans can get a free preview of the entire record NYTimes.com
. Taylor will make a series of TV appearances next week, starting Monday and will launch a tour this summer. Click here
for the dates.
ARE YOU KIDNEYING ME?
A man in China went to the hospital with terrible abdominal pain. A CT scan revealed his left kidney was filled with 420 stones in various sizes. Surgeons removed them in an "agonizing" two-hour procedure. The stones were due to an "excessive amount of tofu" in the man's diet. He should have stuck to ramen. Click here
to see the stones.
THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING!
Conspiracy theorists on blogs and websites are predicting that the end is coming soon?again. According to their forecasts, a catastrophic asteroid will hit Earth around September 22-28, which will be the beginning of the end. Click here
to make final preparations.
IMPOSSIBLE CLAW MACHINES!
Have you ever tried to get a stuffed animal out of those claw machines at Walmart? Apparently the machines are made to make it a nearly impossible task. Click here
to find out why you're wasting your money.
June 8, 2015 12:55 pm
Are you ready to feel the heat today? It might be time to rev up the AC at the Kennedy Compound but I'm gonna try to put it off for as long as I can. Heck, it's not even officially summer yet.
FBPQ: Still empty prize vault. You can hear an in echo in there...there...there....
Today is Donald Duck Day
. DD was born on this date in 1934.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1958: To quell the controversy, Jerry Lee Lewis' explains his marriage to his 14-year-old cousin Myra in a full-page ad in Billboard. It doesn't help.
1959: Bobby Darin plays his first Vegas gig, op[ening for George Burns at the Sahara.
1962: Tony Bennett plays his first concert in Carnegie Hall, a move to revive his career.
1963: Andy Williams is the "mystery guest" on What's My Line?
1966: The Beatles debut a "promotional film" of "Rain," on Top Of The Pops.
1969: The Rolling Stones invite Mick Taylor to replace Brian Jones.
1972: Elvis begins the first of four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden.
1972: Bruce Springsteen signs with Columbia.
1977: After eleven years, George Harrison is divorced from Pattie.
1989: The Doobie Brothers reunite to begin their first tour in eight years.
ANGRY OLD ELTON!
During his concert in Gloucester, England on Sunday, Elton John lashed out at concert workers trying to control the crowd, sending one female off in tears after he compared her to Hitler! He later apologized and invited her on stage to sing a song to her. Get more angry details
LES PAUL'S BIRTHDAY!
The Wizard of Waukesha would have turned 100 years old today.They're celbrating in New York with a variety of events and activities including a tribute concert featuring Steve Miller, Journey's Neal Schon and many others at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square. Les Paul died in August 2009 at the age of 94. For more information, visit Les-Paul.com
Tom Hank's son is being sought by British authorities for allegedly trashing his London hotel room. Apparently he caused $1,800 American dollars in damages to a hotel room. Chet Haze, revealed last November that after struggling with substance abuse since he was 16. Get the damage report.
ANIMALS IN MIRRORS!
Check out the funny reactions of wild animals when they see themselves in a giant mirror. Click here
to reflect on it.
June 2, 2015 9:29 am
FBPQ: No prize today. Prize vault is empty.
Today is Best Friend Day and Name Your Poison Day. My best friend is Buddy Weiser.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1954: Record promoters officially begin phasing out 78s and giving 45s to DJs instead.
1962: Elvis completes filming on Girls! Girls! Girls!
1969: Brian Jones officially announces that he is leaving the Rolling Stones.
1974: Rick Wakeman leaves Yes for a solo career.
1991: Bruce Springsteen marries his second wife, singer Patti Scialfa.
1998: Paul McCartney holds a memorial service for his late wife Linda.
2008: Rolling Stone publishes the Top 50 Guitar Songs of all time. The Top 5, in order: "Johnny B. Goode," "Purple Haze," Cream's live version of "Crossroads," "You Really Got Me," and "Brown Sugar."
2009: The Apollo Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Melissa McCarthy's new comedy, Spy, opened in first place over the weekend, shoving San Andreas down to second. Insidious: Chapter 3 rounded out the top three. The hype apparently didn't help the film version of Entourage which debuted at a lowly #4. Get the rest of the rankings by clicking here.
DRUNK ROBOTS! Check out robots falling down. Obviously they only act like they've had a bit too much. Click here to watch the hilarity ensue.
FROZEN FOOD! How long can you keep various types of food frozen before their no good to eat? Click here for an informative chart.
The answer to today's Flashback Pop Quiz: Cheap Trick.
Today is National Bubba Day and National Rocky Road Day.
THIS DAY IN ROCK!
1953: Elvis graduates from Humes High School in Memphis.
1964: The Rolling Stones play their first US gig at a high school in MA.
1964: Gerry and the Pacemakers begin filming Ferry Cross The Mersey.
1973: Electric Light Orchestra begins their first US tour in San Diego.
1976: Paul McCartney & Wings set a new indoor stadium attendance record of 67,100 at the Seattle Kingdome.
1989: Bill Wyman, 52, marries 19 year-old model Mandy Smith. They would divorce two years later.
BILL WYMAN SOLO ALBUM! Bill Wyman has given fans a preview of his first official solo album in more than 30 years. Back To Basics will be released in the U.K. on June 22 but you can preview the album's lead track "What & How & If & When & Why" by clicking here.
BRIAN WILSON BIOPIC UPDATE! The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy premieres this Friday but if you can't wait that long, you can get a sneak peek at several clips from the flick, as well as brief interviews with the director and some of the actors. Click here to check out the featurette, as well as the official trailer.
JENNER GENDER! Don't call him Bruce. His new name, er, her new name is Caitlyn Jenner. Earlier this year, Bruce Jenner revealed that he was transgender. Now, he's revealing his new feminine look and name. Caitlyn displays her new look on cover of the July issue of Vanity Fare. Click here to see the pic.