Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Steven Tyler Book Excerpt

Click on the Book ABOVE to read excerpts from Brand Tyler's new book.

Pearl Jam Rock Doc. "PJ20" Teaser

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM has released a clip from the upcoming documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty", which will chronicle the band's entire two-decade career through interviews, rare footage, live performances and more.
In the clip, taken in the band's formative days, its members discuss changing the band name from the original MOOKIE BLAYLOCK to PEARL JAM. Making a cameo right at the beginning is late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley.

"Pearl Jam Twenty" is due out in September from "Almost Famous", "Singles" director and longtime band friend Cameron Crowe.

Mick Jagger.... Sure Plays A Mean Pinball

The Rolling Stones have licensed their likeness and music for a new pinball machine. It contains 13 songs -- including "Start Me Up," "She's So Cold" and "Mixed Emotions" -- and a moving Mick Jagger target. Jagger recently took time out from working on a new album to play the game at engineer Chris Lord-Alge's studio in Los Angeles. The cost of each machine is more than $4600.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tyler Let's Loose in "Rolling Stone" Interview

The Toxic Twins Ride Again or at least that's what Steven Tyler dropped along with a whole series of truth bombs during an interview with Rolling Stone ... in which he explains, "Did I take this job to show the band? F**k, yeah. Not to show them, but that I can't be held hostage anymore. I will be my own hostage. The band can't throw me out."

During the interview, Tyler also reveals he went on a drug binge with Joe Perry a few years ago during an "ill-fated attempt to cut a new album."

Tyler told the mag ... the album never got made because, "Joe was high and he couldn't play ... I couldn't sing, really, because I was snorting everything, and it f**ks up your throat. It was the wrong time."

One more fun fact from the article -- when it came to the "Idol" gig, Tyler was up against The Who legend Roger Daltrey ... but producers passed on Roger because they felt he was "Very formal, his hair was cut, he looked like a regular guy. He had lost that sort of rock & roll charm."

Sneak Peak at Ozzy's Rock Doc.

The new Ozzy Osbourne documentary produced by his and Sharon's son, Jack, is called God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, but Sharon says Jack has blessed Ozzy's life. In the documentary, she says Jack's getting sober in 2003 inspired Ozzy to kick his habit of drugs and alcohol for good. She says, "[Ozzy] works really hard for his sobriety and he deserves it."

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne"
(formerly "Wreckage Of My Past"), the much-anticipated "intimate" documentary that delves deep into the life of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy vs. Doves

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


My friend Mike pointed out that she looks like the late Chris Farley in the SNL Gap Girls skit. Home Run Mike!

"Robin" is the young lady who brought a sign to Miller Park Friday night demanding, "Marry me, Ryan." It came complete with her real cell phone number, and caught the all-seeing eyes of FS Wisconsin crew members, who put Robin on the air during the Brewers' blowout win over the Astros. Hilarity ensued as fans from Waukesha to Wauwatosa entertained themselves by flooding her voicemail inbox.

The rest of the half-inning was pure raw comedy, with Braun's would-be lady wondering why her phone was ringing off the hook with calls and texts and why field reporter Telly Hughes would possibly want to interview her.

'It seemed like a good idea," she said in the ensuing interview.

Gutsy move, and it worked. Braun called after the game and got Robin's voice mail, which was unfortunately full.

"I guess it wasn't meant to be," Braun said with a smile.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Further "Pussification" of America's Youth

The state of New York has recently released a new list of "dangerous" activities that summer camps need to keep out of their programs.

Yes. We are getting wimpier and wimpier by the year.

Here are a few things on the list:

  • Wiffle Ball -- How hard would you have to swing that yellow plastic bat to do serious bodily damage?
  • Kickball -- If kickball scares you as a little kid, real life is going to be a real shocker for your timid little soul.
  • Dodgeball -- Here's an obvious one. We know it's dangerous, and it makes skinny nerds feel terrible. But ... it builds character.
  • Capture The Flag -- Not dangerous at all, unless it's played with guns. But then it's called "war."
  • Red Rover -- This one makes some sense. There is the potential for a lot of dislocated shoulders.

MINI KISS... No, Not The Little People

KISS members Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer took time out from recording their new album in Los Angeles to appear last Thursday at the New York Auto Show. Wearing their stage costumes, they helped unveil four KISS-inspired custom-painted and autographed Countryman Minis, which will be auctioned off to aid UNICEF's efforts to help children in Japan and around the world. The auction starts on May 29th.

Afterward, Simmons said he had his eye on one of the cars. "I want the Demon," said the Demon. Thayer added, "Mini Coopers have a rock and roll history. Back in the '60s The Beatles used to drive Mini Coopers -- Paul McCartney, John Lennon."

If you don't want to bid, Mini is making available the four KISS-inspired vehicle wraps available for every Mini model, color and year. To order yours, call 877-236-4431.

Ian Hunter drives a Mini, writing on his website that he "loves it... 34 miles to the gallon!" --Sal Cirrincione