Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book 'Em Neil

Rush drummer Neil Peart will publish his fifth book, Far and Away: A Prize Every Time, on May 1st, although it will be available starting March 31st in the cities Rush plays this spring. Rush's tour starts that day in Sunrise, Florida.

The publisher, ECW Press, calls the book a retrospective of the past four years. "From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures."

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SIN-atra - ol' Black and Blue Eyes

Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and former Deep Purple bass player Glenn Hughes are among the artists featured on SIN-atra, a hard rock tribute to Frank Sinatra. Zander covers "Fly Me to the Moon," Snider does "It Was a Very Good Year," and Hughes chips in with "I've Got You Under My Skin." The album will be available as an import on March 29th. --Sal Cirrincione

1. "New York, New York" - Devin Townsend
2. "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Glenn Hughes
3. "Summerwind" - Geoff Tate
4. "It Was a Very Good Year" - Dee Snider
5. "Witchcraft" - Tim "Ripper" Owens
6. "Fly Me to the Moon" - Robin Zander
7. "Lady Is a Tramp" - Eric Martin
8. "I've Got the World on a String" - Doug Pinnick
9. "Love and Marriage" - Elias Soriano
10. "Strangers in the Night" - Joey Belladonna
11. "High Hopes" - Franky Perez
12. "That's Life" - Jani Lane


According to Legends Hospitality Management -- the people in charge of feeding the fat cats at Cowboys Stadium when the Green Bay Packers battle the Pittsburgh Steelers -- the suites will be stocked with everything from a truffled Mac 'n Cheese bar to Moon Pies!

We're told the theme for the menu is "comfort food" -- and the meals will be served in 3 AWESOME shifts ... including:


-- French Onion Dip
-- House Made Spiced Kettle Chips
-- JalapeƱo White Cheddar Popcorn and Texas Pecan Kettle Corn
-- A Winter Fruit Presentation
-- Tenderloin of Beef
-- Southern Chicken Salad
-- Fruits and Nuts
-- Miniature Kaiser Rolls

After Kick Off
-- Organic Citrus Salad
-- Organic Greens, Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit
-- Hearts of Palm w/ Black Pepper Croutons
-- Texas Slow Smoked Brisket
-- Dublin BBQ Sauce and Miniature Kaiser Rolls
-- Truffled Mac and Cheese Bar
-- Chopped tomatoes, Apple Smoked Bacon, Bourbon Ham
-- Pastry Desserts
-- Mini Moon Pies, Texas Blueberry Pies, Apple Empanadas, and Blueberry Caramels

Half Time

-- Warm Texas Peach Cobbler w/ Mascarpone Whipped Cream

And of course -- the suite occupiers will also have full access to unlimited beer, wine, and soda.

Monday, January 24, 2011

More Saving... More Doing... More Mess

Here's a Home Depot employee doing a demonstration on how to re-do your storage warehouse... and when I say "re-do" I mean COMPLETELY DESTROY!

...and the AGONY of Da BEARS!

What goes better with a Seven Course NFC Championship Buffet...?? A side order of your long-time, bitter rivals' fans going absolutely crazy burning Jay Cutlers' jersey.
Bear Down Chicago -Indeed.


My Strange Addiction... MMMMM... Couch....

This is not an all-revealing admission column by JJ (relax mom) .... If you haven't seen TLC's new show My Strange Addiction, you're missing out on one of the most bizarre things on television. On the last episode, we met a woman who enjoys eating couch cushions. Hey, who doesn't, right? She started munching on furniture when she was 10 and has consumed seven couches and two chairs.

Just Push Record

At least three members of Aerosmith -- Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer -- were scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Saturday to start working with singer Steven Tyler on the band's next album. It is not known if guitarist Joe Perry participated. Before flying to L.A. from his home in the Boston suburbs, Tom Hamilton posted a video on saying that they had a 10-day window to work on the new material. And last night, Joey Kramer wrote, "We're back," on Twitter. If successful, it will be Aerosmith's first album of original material since 2001's Just Push Play.