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KANSAS To Release 'Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond' In May

Kansas has dropped a three-minute teaser trailer for their upcoming live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond.


As the title suggests, the show includes a performance of their classic Point Of Know Return album in its entirety, recorded during 2019's anniversary tour.


Fans will also get a mix of deep cuts and Kansas classics like "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Song for America".


Drummer Phil Ehart says the band wanted to release the album "for our fans who are missing live concerts as much as we are".


Point of Know Return Live & Beyond will be out May 28.  

 

 

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Paul McCartney Announces All-Star 'III Imagined' Covers Album

Paul McCartney is handing over his 2020 album, McCartney III, over to Beck, Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and St. Vincent for a collection of remixes and covers for McCartney III: Imagined.
David Albarn and 3D RDN of Massive Attack are also on the reimagined album.


McCartney teased a bit of the album, releasing Dominic Fike's cover of "The Kiss of Venus" before it's April 16th release.

 

 

 

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You Can Now Get A Master's Degree in The Beatles

The University of Liverpool has opened a new Master's Degree program, based on The Fab Four's impact on the music industry and Great Britain.


The Master in the Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage is being offered to students already studying music and creative industries.


The program opens this year to coincide with the opening of LIverpool University's Tung Auditorium in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, which will bring music and cultural opportunities to the birthplace of The Beatles.


One class will look at the impact The Beatles had on tourism.

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Metallica Vinyl Sales Most Popular in 2020

Metal fans are a big reason for vinyl's sales success in 2020.

Discogs.com and MetalSucks broke down the numbers:

  • Alice in Chains' Facelift was owned by over 3,400 Discogs users, making it the most owned 2020 release.
  • The Crow Soundtrack was the most owned piece of movie vinyl, with 2240 having it in their collection.
  • If you look at the most owned metal vinyl regardless of which year it was released, more people (over3,400) owned Tool's Lateralus.
  • The most expensive piece of metal vinyl, regardless of its release year, was Metallica's Ride The Lightning Limited Edition LP in Red, which cost $3,373.48.


Metallica also showed up more time on any vinyl list than any other metal artist, showing up ten times across three lists.

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Dave Grohl and his Mom are Getting A TV Series

Virginia Grohl's book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, is getting its own Paramount+ TV series, hosted by the author and her son, Foo Fighters' front man Dave Grohl.


It looks like six non-scripted episodes have been ordered and Dave Grohl will not only co-host, but will direct From Cradle to Stage, too.


Cradle to Stage shares stories from mothers who "rocked and raised" insanely famous musicians like Dr. Dre, Amy Winehouse and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe.

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Don't Put Your Food In The Snow If Your Power Goes Out

With most of the country dealing with cold weather, some parts are experiencing power outages.
The USDA doesn't think it's a good idea to take your food out of the fridge and put it in the snow to keep it cold. 


There is a whole section about this on the USDA website. Someone asked, "A snowstorm knocked down the power lines, can I put the food from the refrigerator and freezer out in the snow?"


The answer is "no" for many reasons. First, the sun's rays could thaw out the food even if it's freezing outside. Also, temperature levels might vary, and that could compromise the food. 


Don't forget; there are all kinds of bugs and animals that can also get into your vittles. 


So what do you do if your power goes out and you don't want to lose your stocked fridge? Don't panic! A refrigerator can hold its temperature for four hours if unopened. A full freezer can maintain coldness for 48 hours. 


You could also get some dry or block ice to put inside. How about placing a bucket or bowl of water outside to let it freeze and then putting that inside the refrigerator? That can also work. 

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Adam Sandler Recreates Iconic 'Happy Gilmore' Drive On Movie's Anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of "Happy Gilmore" one of the greatest golf movies EVER, Adam Sandler hit the links to recreate his old protagonist's iconic swing -- and it was epic!!


Adam dusted off his clubs, explained that this was the first time he's taken the old 3-step approach to hit a tee shot in a quarter of a century, and then launched a golf ball into outer space!!!


Shooter McGavin, this is for you," Adam said, before piping the shot. "I'm not lying to you. That is smashed. Smashed. That went pretty well. You're dead, Shooter!"


He shared the video clip on Twitter:
"Happy loves you all! Thanks for everything!," he captioned the post. 
Social media loved it!
Ben Stiller wrote, "That’s a beautiful swing Mr. Gilmore. Congrats on your anniversary, and being such a loving grandson. So happy to be a small part of taking good care of her during her “golden years”. ????"
The PGA Tour got in on the fun: "Harness. Energy. Block. Bad. You inspired a generation, Happy."
"Gold jacket, Green jacket, who gives a ????!," wrote Buffalo Wild Wings.


Shooter McGavin himself even responded. Actor Christopher McDonald stays in character the whole time!

 

 

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You Can Get Your Golden Girls-Loving Valentine A Dozen Red 'Roses' For Their Yard

Nothing sparks romance more than waking up Valentine's Day to a dozen Betty Whites gracing your front yard.


PrimeParty.com knows what's up - so that's why they are offering up a "Roses" kit that comes with 12 Roses, Betty White's character from the hit 80's TV show Golden Girls, for you to decorate someone's yard.


The website promises that you'll have "everything you need to ding-dong-ditch these for your special someone this Valentine's Day."


Now, we know 12 Betty Whites really are priceless but if you want this kit you can order from Prime Party's website for around $80.

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Spend Valentine's Day with a Pearl Jam Concert and...Caramels

Eddie Vedder has your entire Valentine's Day planned.


Not only is Pearl Jam streaming their August 10th, 2018 show from Seattle's Safeco Field between February 12th and 16th on nugs.net, the band has created a box of homemade chocolate caramels in a collaboration with Seattle's Theo Chocolate.


The box of chocolate caramels comes in three flavors - apple cider dark chocolate caramel, coffee milk chocolate caramel, and salted vanilla dark chocolate caramel.


There's an even sweeter side to Pearl Jam's Home Shows Caramel Collection.  Proceeds from the sales of the chocolate caramel's will benefit the band's Vitalogy Foundation.  Grab a box at Pearl Jam's website.

 

 

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Final 'Jeopardy!' Episode With Alex Trebek Draws 14 Million Viewers

On January, 8 during Alex Trebek's final episode as host, producers shared a touching tribute to Trebek’s 36 years on the beloved show. 


Turns out that episode brought in some big numbers!


Trebek’s last Jeopardy! telecast averaged 14 million total viewers. That marks the show’s largest audience and highest HH rating since James Holzhauer’s remarkable streak wrapped up on June 3, 2019.


Other than the tribute, there are no goodbye speeches to end the show from Trebek, he simply says, “We’ll see you next time.”


Following the episode’s airing, Trebek’s eldest daughter, Nicky Trebek, paid tribute on Instagram saying:
"Jeopardy! Forever" adding, "You were extraordinary!!!"         
Moving forward, no official host has been named only the temporary ones. Champ Ken Jennings and Katie Couric.

 

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The Rolling Stones To Launch Chocolate Bars

The Rolling Stones opened a flagship store in London last September, giving fans another reason to tell Mick Jagger "Take my money!"


Apparently trying to market to the masses, the Stones have slapped their name on a line of chocolate bars inspired by their songs.

The treats, which will only available in the store and online at the shop's official website, run around $9 per bar and include flavors like "Cherry Red", a chocolate bar filled with cherries and a milk chocolate bar called "Brown Sugar", named after their 1971 hit.


The bars go on sale this Monday.

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Music Producer Phil Spector Dead at 81

Phil Spector, the revolutionary music producer who was known for creating the orchestral "wall of sound", and later for a murder conviction, has died at 81.


Spector gave acts like the Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and Ike and Tina Turner an unmistakably full and pop-perfect sound during recording.  Spector's musical touch can be heard best on The Beatles' final album, Let It Be or John Lennon's Imagine.


Spector wasn't without controversy during the height of his career, with Ronettes lead vocalist Ronnie Spector accusing him of abuse during their four-year marriage, including trapping her inside their home and threatening her with guns.  Other singers like Darlene Love claimed Spector had a violent dark side.


Spector would later hit the news in 2007 when he was accused of murdering Lana Clarkson, an actress he met in 2003.  He claimed she committed suicide in front of his L.A. home; a 2009 jury found him guilty and sent him to prison for 19 years.


Spector reportedly died from COVID-19 complications while in prison.

 

 

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UPDATE: Tanya Roberts Is Still Alive, Despite Her Rep Having Said She Was Dead

This is bizarre.  Actress Tanya Roberts’ publicist and partner now say she is still alive after announcing her death on Sunday.


On Monday after the news came out that the Bond girl had died, her rep Mike Pingel then made the stunning admission that he had been mistaken.


The rep said Roberts’ longtime partner, Lance O’Brien, had informed him of her passing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 


She’d been hospitalized there since Christmas Eve, when she collapsed at home after walking her dog.


It’s unclear how the mistake occurred.


Inside Edition on Monday (Jan. 4) said one of its reporters was actually interviewing her partner O’Brien when he appeared to get a phone call saying the actress was alive. 


“Now, you are telling me she’s alive?” O’Brien said before breaking down in tears.
“The hospital is telling me she is alive. They are calling me from the ICU team,” O’Brien said.
While the star did not have COVID-19, she was placed on a ventilator because she was struggling to breathe. Roberts remains in ICU but the good news is she's alive.

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Bond Girl & 'That '70s Show' Star Tanya Roberts Dead at 65

Tanya Roberts, a one-time Bond girl and cult classic '80s star has died.


Tanya's rep tells TMZ, she was on a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve and when she returned home she collapsed. She was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator but never got better. We're told it was NOT COVID-related. Tanya died Sunday, January, 3.


In the days leading up to her collapse, Tanya appeared perfectly healthy even doing video chats for her fans.


Tanya was a go-to model and actress in her heyday, she even appeared as one of the Bond girls, Stacey Sutton, in "A View to a Kill," opposite Roger Moore.


Tanya Roberts also starred alongside Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd  in the fifth and final season of ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' in 1980.


She also played Donna Pinciotti's mom, Midge, on "That '70s Show."
Roberts is survived by her partner of 18 years Lance O'Brien, her sister Barbara and her beloved pet animals.

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This Is the Worst Alcoholic Drink for Your Body, Say Experts

So, you plan to knock back a few drinks as you say "goodbye" to 2020?  Well, if you're looking to do the least amount of damage to your body, and even reduce the likelihood of a major hangover, health experts say you should stay away from mixed drinks.


Leslie Bonci, the sports dietician for the Kansas City Chiefs said, "Mixed drink are more problematic. They have more alcohol in them, the mixers will drive up the calories, and... we know that the new guidelines are one drink-a-day for women and two for men. Several mixed drinks contain the equivalent of five shots of alcohol, which is the equivalent of five drinks."


The absolute worst mixed drink to avoid?  The Pina Colada. To put it in perspective; a Pina Colada has around 650 calories.  A McDonald's Big Mac has less than that at only 576 calories!  One eight-ounce serving has 40 grams of sugar!


Two other mixed drinks high in calories and sugars?  The margarita and the Long Island iced tea. 

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Honored With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' By 'The National Guitar Museum'

This seems like a pretty easy choice.


The National Guitar Museum picked Eddie Van Halen as the recipient of its "Lifetime Achievement Award".


Normally, it's given to a living guitarist who has contributed to the legacy of guitar -- but this year they made an exception for Van Halen, who passed away in October.


The National Guitar Museum said, "It is perhaps fitting that we don't need to explain why Eddie is deserving of such an honor. Everyone who has ever heard his guitar playing knows."


Rolling Stone magazine ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time.

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Christopher Walken has Never Owned A Cellphone or Computer

Christopher Walken has been in plenty of viral videos, but the actor admitted to Stephen Colbert that he's never owned a cellphone or a computer.


In order to come onto The Late Show via Zoom, Walken confessed: "Somebody had to come and set this up because I don't have a cellphone or a computer."


When Colbert asked the actor if he had a moral objection to technology, Walken replied: "No, no.  I just got to it too late. I think I'm right at a certain age where it just passed me by. And I never got involved in it because it would be strange to have any 10-year-old be much better at it than I am."


Walken added that a phone is provided to him when he's making a film, but it's mainly, "so they can find me."

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Partners With TikTok for World AIDS Day

This must be why Elton John recently joined TikTok!


The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day set for Dec. 1st.


This important event will air on John’s TikTok channel featuring the singer and husband-filmmaker David Furnish along with performances by Sam Smith, Sam Fender and Rina Sawayama.
Things kicks off Wed. (Nov. 25) with an HIV/AIDS Education & Awareness quiz to test TikTokers’ knowledge of the disease. 


The hope is to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.


“We all need to care about HIV and end the discrimination around this disease,” John said in a statement. “There’s a great lineup for our TikTok Live to break down the myths around HIV, talk about safe sex and ensure that young people know how to protect themselves and others.”

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Returning to 'SNL'

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be returning as the musical act for Saturday Night Live.
The December 12th episode gives the band the opportunity to show off their latest music from their album Letter to You. 


This will be the third appearance from the band, who previously appeared on the show in 2002 and 2015.


Springsteen's only solo appearance on the program was in 1992.
The December episode will be hosted by Dune  actor Timothée Chalamet .

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Prince's 'Purple Rain' Tour Bus Up For Auction

You might want to break the bank for this auction item!


The famous tour bus that Prince and The Revolution used in 1984 for the 'Purple Rain' tour is headed to auction.


The bus can sleep six people, has a full size bath, kitchen and dining space. According to the listing, the 1983 Eagle Model 10 was custom-built and designed for Prince. There are purple accents throughout, and it has since been modernized with a Wifi sound system -- including a Denon receiver and Sonos amplifier -- a flat-screen TV and a Blu-ray player.


Mecum auction says the tour bus is in excellent shape! It was only used once after Prince was done with that tour.  It's been safely stored indoors all this time.


It's listed on Mecum as part of a lot of collector's cars that will be sold in Houston on Dec. 3-5. There's no mention of the starting bid or what is expected to be the selling price. 

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Sean Connery's Ashes to Be Scattered in His Beloved Scotland: 'That Was His Final Wish,' Says Widow

We will forever remember the iconic James Bond actor Sean Connery who died on Oct. 31 at his home in the Bahamas. 


His wife of 45 years is planning his memorial.
“We are going to bring Sean back to Scotland, that was his final wish,” Connery’s widow, Micheline Roquebrune told the Scottish Mail. 


“We would like to organize a memorial service for him in Scotland – that is our hope. But we cannot say when this will happen exactly."


Coronavirus restrictions are making things difficult. 


“He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland," she continued, adding that his family would like this to happen just as soon as the coronavirus restrictions allow.
His ashes will then be kept safe "until we can travel and we do not know when this will be possible.”

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'Zappa': See New Trailer for 'Definitive' Doc About Unclassifiable Artist

Rolling Stone' has revealed the trailer for 'Zappa', the long-awaited documentary about one of music's most mad geniuses, Frank Zappa.  The late artist's family helped director Alex Winter with the film, providing never-seen-before footage, interviews and more.


'Zappa' follows the career timeline of the avant-garde artist, from his beginnings as a self-taught musician through his time with his band, Mothers of Invention.  


You'll also get to see Zappa's battle against censorship with the Parental Music Resource Center and his productive years prior to his 1993 death from prostate cancer at only 52.
'Zappa' arrives November 27th.

 

 

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Elton John Gets A Barbie Doll!

Elton John is getting his very own Barbie doll, and while the doll won't look like the Rocket Man, it will be styled in his likeness.

The legendary singer/songwriter has teamed up with toy giant Mattel to commemorate the 45th anniversary of his legendary 1975 concerts at Dodger Stadium, which broke the record for the largest single artist concert at the time.

"Barbie is an icon in her own right, so having her pay tribute to my work and personal style is a real honour. I hope that she inspires fans everywhere to fearlessly pursue their own dreams and limitless potential."

The Elton John Barbie comes with a certificate of authenticity and retails for $50.  

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Rolling Stone Names the 500 Best Albums of All Time

On Tuesday, Rolling Stone released a list of their 500 best albums of all time. The list was voted on by musicians, critics, music industry members, and staff. Here are the top 20; the rest are found at the link.

 

  1. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On (1971)
  2. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (1966
  3. Joni Mitchell, Blue (1971)
  4. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
  5. The Beatles, Abbey Road (1969)
  6. Nirvana, Nevermind (1991)
  7. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (1977)
  8. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (1984)
  9. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  10. Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  11. The Beatles, Revolver (1966)
  12. Michael Jackson, Thriller (1982)
  13. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
  14. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St. (1972)
  15. Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
  16. The Clash, London Calling (1979)
  17. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  18. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  19. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  20. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)

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Eddie Murphy Wins 1st Emmy, Dave Chapelle Wins 3 & Tells Critics to "Shut the F**k Up Forever"

On Saturday, the last night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Eddie Murphy won his first Emmy, according to E! News. 

The former SNL star won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on the show. Murphy was a cast member from 1980 to 1984 and hosted the show on December 21, 2019. 

"I don't have an Emmy. This is 40 years since I started Saturday Night Live, this is my first Emmy, so thank you so much," said Murphy from his home. "This was a very, very special thing for me to come back and have the show turn out the way it did. I'm still floating from it," he said. 

 

Rolling Stone reports that Dave Chappelle won a trio of Emmys for his special Sticks and Stones, which was roundly panned by critics when it was released. Chappelle remembered those critics in his acceptance speech. 

 

“Boy, this comes as a complete surprise. I mean, I read all the reviews and they said so many terrible things. That they were embarrassed for me. That I lost my way and wasn’t even worth watching,” Chappelle said. “I hope all you critics learn from this. This is a teachable moment. Shut the f**k up forever," he said.

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