Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bret Rocks and Bops

Bret Michaels will release his fifth solo album, Get Your Rock On, in June. He says, "This one is primarily straight-up rock songs, which I think people will like. I've written a lot of good stuff over the last few years that I think are just good rock songs. I feel really strong about it."

But before that, Michaels will be featured on the latest Kidz Bop children's album. Along with his daughters Raine and Jorja [pr: Georgia], Michaels sings a version of Posion's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads, in stores May 17th. A portion of the proceeds from the album will go to his Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You Choose CrÜe's Tunes

MÖTLEY CRÜE has decided to let the fans decide the band's setlist for this summer's tour via an online vote. Bassist Nikki Sixx says,
"You wanted it, you got it, fuckers..."

Click here to vote for your favorite 15 songs to be heard on this summer's tour.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hole Lotta' Taxes or Donut Forget Your 1099

A Texas man says there was a significant hole in the free prize he won last year at an Astros game.
On fan appreciation day, Bob Choate won 315 coupons from a local donut shop. Choate, a donut fan, as well as a baseball fan, was thrilled. Until, says the Houston Chronicle, he got a letter informing him he owed the IRS $237 in taxes for his “free prize.”
According to the 1099 form Choate received, his 315 free-coffee-plus-a-donut vouchers were worth $927.61, well over the $600 threshold the IRS sets before requiring a person to declare something as a gift or prize.
Luckily, the story has a happy ending: the donut shop owner agreed to cut Choate a check for his tax burden.

Would You Like Fries With Your Grieving ?

Fries, liquor and prescription medications have long been offered in drive-thru form, so it was only a matter of time until funeral homes followed suit.

The Los Angeles Times profiles a Compton, Calif. mortuary that offers drive-thru viewings of the dearly departed, spotlighting a deceased former city councilwoman whose children opted to place her open casket in a drive-thru display.

The story says there are "a handful" of drive-thru funeral parlors around the country. The owner of the Compton location boasts:

"It's a unique feature that sets us aside from other funeral parlors. "You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects," said Scott Adams. "It's a convenience thing."

Would You Like Fries With Your Grieving ?