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Thursday
Jul212016

Another Reunion: Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog, the early 90s supergroup featuring members of Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone and Eddie Vedder before he was in Pearl Jam, will reunite this fall. The tour will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut (and only) album. The reunion tour will only be five stops and Vedder isn't involved. Here are the dates:

November 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
November 7 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 11 - San Francisco, CA @Bill Graham Civic Center
November 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 

Temple of the Dog will always be special to me because the song "Hunger Strike" is basically amazing. The band came out in that sweet period before grunge killed all the good music and Temple of the Dog was just regarded as a rock band. I remember racing to the TV with my childhood best friend Samantha every time the video came on. We loved the song and thought Eddie Vedder was too cute! 



Wednesday
Jul202016

Frank Hannon Releases Solo Track, Video

Frank Hannon of Tesla is out with a solo track. The song is called "Never Slowin' Down" and he's got a video to support the track, too. Frank is a great guitarist and this song does his skills justice! I'm glad to see him being creative outside of Tesla.


Tuesday
Jul192016

Let's Just Vote For Alice

Seriously, let's just vote for Alice Cooper. He's running a special "campaign" with his track "Elected." He might be running for president or prime minister or both, but anyway, it's all good and cool. Plus this is a smart marketing gimmick for him too. Here is the cornerstone of Alice's campaign:

1. Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC
2. A snake in every pot
3. No more pencils, no more books
4. Adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore
5. Rename Big Ben “Big Lemmy”
6. Groucho Marx on the $50 bill
7. Peter Sellers on the £20 note
8. Cupholders required for every airplane seat
9. Ban on talking during movies in movie theatres
10. Ban on taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day

As you can see, Alice has some real winners here - just absolutely great ideas! And quite frankly, why don't we have cup holders on planes? And yes, let's ban all selfies always! 

 

Monday
Jul182016

Gene Simmons Takes Hard Fall On Stage

This looks brutal: Gene Simmons fell on stage while performing with KISS Saturday night in Bozeman, Montana. He fell during the finale of "Rock and Rolle All Nite." KISS is playing dates as part of the Freedom to Rock Tour. I hope Gene is doing okay - you can see the hard fall below.


Sunday
Jul172016

What Have They Done With The Real Axl Rose?

Happy Summer Sunday! Axl Rose sure is happy these days, and I'm happy for him. He's being personable and smiles a lot... it's weird, right? Here's a goofy Axl concert moment from Instagram.


OMG I'm dying ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ #AxlRose #GunsnRoses

A video posted by Slash (@slashjunkies) on

Saturday
Jul162016

Joe Perry Health Update: Now Resting At Home

Aerosmith and Hollywood Vampires guitarist Joe Perry is now apparently resting at home after he collapsed on stage Sunday night. I find it very odd that no reason for the collapse was released. If it was minor, like dehydration, I feel like that would have been announced the next day. The weird silence makes me wonder if something is really wrong with Joe. There was a weird interview with Steven Tyler earlier this week too, where Steven said he's very worried about Joe and he hasn't talked with him and no one will return his calls. I guess we just have to hope for the best. There's no denying that 2016 has been a brutal year for famous musicians.

Friday
Jul152016

Some Good News: Rikki Rockett Is Cancer-Free

Some good news on another morning after a horrific world news event.


Thanks to experimental immunotherapy treatment, Poison's Rikki Rockett is now cancer-free. He's been battling oral cancer for over a year. Here's hoping Rikki remains cancer-free forever.