Click here to hear my conversation with Neil Diamond just before the holidays, discussing his career, his engagement, and his tour, coming to the Q July 1st.
This weekend a serious BBC talk show was inexplicably interrupted by some random spiritual yodeling…. THAT doesn't happen everyday.
Read why it happened. [News Story Here]
Hear it happen below.
So if you could, how WOULD you make a Captain America shield. From the new Awe Me Channel series Man At Arms come master swordsmith and propmaster, Tony Swatton, who creates iconic weaponry from Hollywood. His process is very intoxicating, that’s why his series has caught on. This one is a request from his fans… to make a very real and functioning Captain America’s shield.
Rolling Stone Magazine's website has released a list of the Greatest TV Finale's of All Time, just in time for the current finale season. And of course you know what's at Number 1... The greatest TV switcheroo of all time.
Here's the link to the story with a little synnopsis of each one.
And of course... one more time!!!
How were they able to pull it off? Suzanne Pleshette ("Emily" from the first "Bob Newhart Show") on the final episode of "Newhart." Very clever how they did it.
This gets the Action Award for cheesiest TV commercial of the year so far. Good luck getting "SHIFT IT" out of your head after watching this local Burbank, CA spot.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Once one of the most respected players in baseball until a steroid scandal hit, Manny Ramierez is now playing his ball in Taiwan these days.
Check out the video of Manny sliding into second base about 10 minutes to earlier than he should have (yes it’s THAT bad.) You can hear the Taiwanese announcers having a lot of fun with it.
Van Morrison popped up on stage during one of Eric Clapton’s shows in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He led Clapton and his band through the blues song "Help Me" and added some harmonica too.
By the way, playing the keyboard solo is Clapton’s keyboard guy for the tour and one of my personal favorites, Paul Carrack, who sings lead on Ace’s “How Long,” Squeeze’s “Tempeted,” Mike & the Mechanics' “The Living Years” and his own hit “Don’t Shed A Tear.”
Upon returning to earth from the International Space Station after 5 months, Canadian astronaut/musician Chris Hadfield decided to record a cover, and film a video of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" entirely on the I.S.S.
Bowie, himself, retweeting Chris’ video, and a post on Bowie's Facebook page calls Chris’ rendition "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created. At last check, over 11 million hits on Youtube.
Video of a pet rat that plays fetch like a dog right in front of a cat who should have been a bit more concerned either way, rat or dog. I would be surprised if this kitty is named Garfield.
I had the chance to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to get a sneak peak at a couple of special items before the Rolling Stones exhibit is open to the public, including Brian Jones' iconic Vox teardrop guitar.
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction opens Friday, May 24 at 10 am. Plus, tune in for my live broadcast from the Rock Hall on Thursday, May 23rd!
Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be the Museum's first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open till March 2014.
"The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll," said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones' incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as "Gimme Shelter," "Paint It Black," "Jumping Jack Flash," "Tumbling Dice," "It's Only Rock And Roll" and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.
Throughout the exhibition's run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures.
Check out Brian Jones playing that very guitar on The Ed Sullivan Show. You get a good look at it at about a 1:08 into "Time Is On My Side"