Friday, February 25, 2011

Pre U2 Hype

Before taking the name U2, the Irish band called themselves Hype. In 1977 they had a song called "Street Mission," and it will be performed by the musician-actors in Killing Bono, a film that opens in the U.K. on April 1st.

The comedy is based on the lives of two classmates who left the band that would become U2. The film chronicles U2's career from high school through their 1987 breakthrough album, The Joshua Tree. There is no word on when the film and soundtrack will be released in the U.S.

U2 will headline England's Glastonbury Festival on June 24th

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vai-ing for Online Record

On March 3rd, Steve Vai will attempt to set a record for the largest online guitar lesson, in conjunction with the Berklee School of Music. Vai has drafted one of his famous friends, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, to help promote it.
Check out the video below.


The $30,000 black spacesuit worn by Ozzy Osbourne in his Best Buy commercial is up for bids on eBay. Best Buy donated the suit with the proceeds benefitting the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. As of last night, the bidding on Ozzy's suit was at $2,150 - The auction ends on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Ozzy Osbourne has been appointed Record Store Day Ambassador 2011. He says, "I now have the power to command you to attend Record Store Day, April 16th. Be there!"

Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independent record stores, and once again, a number of artists, including Ozzy, will mark the day with a special release. Ozzy's will be a seven-inch vinyl single of "Flying High Again" with a live version of "I Don't Know" on the B-side, along with full-length vinyl versions of the newly expanded 30th anniversary editions of his Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman albums.

Also in stores that day is a seven-inch single by Derek and the Dominos of the unreleased "Got to Get Better in a Little While" backed with "Layla." Jimi Hendrix will release a seven-inch single of "Fire" on red vinyl and a three-track CD. AC/DC will give us a sneak peak of their upcoming live album with a seven-inch vinyl single of "Shoot to Thrill" and "War Machine." And there will also be releases by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, ZZ Top, The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd's original singer, the late Syd Barrett.

WWJBD? Who's More Popular Than Jesus.... on GOOGLE?

In 1966, John Lennon got into trouble for saying The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus."

Well, thanks to Google, we now know who actually is more popular than Jesus -- at least on the Internet. Here's a rundown of some of the celebrities who return more results on Google than Jesus does:

  • Paris Hilton
  • Taylor Swift
  • U2
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jay-Z
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Barack Obama
  • "The Situation"
  • Michael Jackson
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Lady Gaga
  • Charlie Sheen

If it makes you feel any better, here's a rundown of celebrities who are LESS popular on Google than Jesus:

  • Radiohead
  • OJ Simpson
  • Satan
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Kanye West

Monday, February 21, 2011

Drunk Dial Florida Style

A Palm Bay woman is facing child-neglect charges after officers found her intoxicated in a home with two children.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a female caller but were unable to understand her on the phone, according to police.

On a recording of two 911 calls, a woman says she called 911 mistakenly while trying to connect with her cell-phone-service provider.

When officers arrived at the home on southeast Aspen Road they found 28-year-old Rebecca Dove, who was intoxicated and said she had taken Oxycontin and Xanax along with other medications.

The officers were alarmed to realize that a 10-year-old girl and infant boy also were within the house, according to police.

"Our officers discovered evidence of drug use and paraphernalia within easy access to the children," said police Sgt. Chris Imel. "The female was the only adult in the residence and she was in no state to care for these children."

Dove was arrested on child neglect and drug charges. The Florida Department of Children and Families removed the children from the home.

FL Freak File... MEAT The Sausage Bandit

One retirement community in Estero, Florida got some excitement this weekend when a nude burglar was caught on camera stealing sausages from the community club house, KWCH Eyewitness News reports.

34-year-old Joshua Abernathy can be seen in the video below, wandering around the clubhouse stark naked as he casually removes the links from the ice box and shows himself out.

Abernathy was also accused of stealing napkins and a First-Aid kit, making his sausage-related intentions that much more baffling. He was arrested after being recognized on the video.

Some GOOD News For a Change

(From FOX 11 News G.B.)
Let's all take two steps back, take a deep breath, put down our picket signs and put things into perspective for a few minutes.
Four-year-old Charlie Knuth of Darboy is now out of intensive care following a stem cell transplant for a rare skin disease.
Charlie's mom says in an online journal that for the first time in two months she was able to hold her son.
Trisha Knuth says she even slept with her son in his hospital bed. She says his skin looks beautiful and doctors are amazed at his progress.
Charlie had his breathing tube removed Wednesday night.

Charlie Knuth out of intensive care: