Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, May 31, 2013

How cool is this?

Ozzy's daughter Kelly says that he's a real man for 'fessing up to his relapse
I have nothing but respect for him. He looks like a sweet guy
His daughter Kelly sings nothing but praises for her father, who had a recent relapse into drug and alcohol abuse. Kelly says it took courage for him to recognize his problem and admit up to it thru Facebook.

“I love and respect that he’s honest enough to say, ‘Yes, I did this. It was my fault,’” Kelly tells Cosmo magazine. “He’s a real man. Most people would hide, and he doesn’t.”

Lawsuits and rock bands sometimes go hand in hand...

Here are some of the most famous 'rock lawsuits'

Bright Tunes vs. George Harrison
-Copyright infringement is the leading cause of lawsuits in the rock world. George Harrison found this out when he released his first solo hit 'My Sweet Lord' after the breakup of the Beatles. The lawsuit said that the song had a too similar melody to "He's So Fine" by The Chiffons
Suicide by song?
-In 1990, Judas Priest was ordered to make an appearance in court. Their album, Stained Class, was to blame. There was a track on the album, "Better By You, Better Than Me", that was thought to have contained lyrics urging suicide on. They were sued by the family of James Vance, who had been smoking marijuana, drinking. He then shot himself after listening to Priest
Roger Waters vs. Pink Floyd
-David Gilmour and Roger Waters, the creative songwriting team of Pink Floyd, have bickered for years as most singers and musicians tend to do. Roger Waters went to the High Court in 1985 to say that Pink Floyd should be barred from using the name 'Pink Floyd' without his consent
-In Oct. 1984, 19 year old John McCollum committed suicide in his room in Indio, California. When it was quickly assumed that the gun shot wound was self-inflicted, they decided it was not his fault. Instead, they decided to lay the blame on rock music. It was discovered that he was listening to 'Suicide Solution', from the album Blizzard of Ozz, a solo album by Ozzy Osbourne.

Nikki Sixx joins the NOH8 campaign

If you're not familiar with this, the NOH8 campaign is an organization promoting same sex marriage. California had recently passed Proposition 8, legalizing gay marriage. Many celebs have come together to do ads for this, including Slash, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

Sixx had this to say: “Courtney and I believe in freedom of choice, no matter your sex,” Sixx explained in a message accompanying the photo. “We believe you should be able to be yourself, love who you want and not be criticized for it. We believe in LOVE!”

Nick Simmons

Gene Simmons

Paul Stanley

Dave Navarro


Keith Moon

Keith Moon
Birth name: Keith John Moon
DOB: 8/23/1946
Where: Wembley, London, England
DOD: 9/7/1978
Where: London, England. Accidental overdose of prescription drugs
Height: 5'9''

-Wild drum playing
-Destruction of his kit when performing live
-His extremely destructive personality, even off-stage, at the expense of hotel rooms
-Bowl haircut

-His ashes are scattered at Golders Green Crematorium in London
-The Beach Boys were his favorite musician
-Youngest member of The Who
-"Under a Raging Moon" was a song written by Roger Daltrey about him
-Was allegedly responsible for The Who being banned from virtually every Holiday Inn in the US for life after creating chaos on his 20th birthday at one of the hotels in Flint, Michigan
-Was kicked out of a hotel room after nailing and strapping all the furniture to the walls
-Was a front row guest of The Monkees. While everyone else was shouting "We want The Monkees" he shouted as loudly, if not more loudly than the other people "We want The Who!"
-Learned to play drums at 14 and left school because of that
-The Muppets character Animal, was inspired by Moon

Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey
Birth name: Roger Harry Daltrey
DOB: 3/1/1944
Where: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'7''

-Twirling his microphone around by its cord, swinging it high into the air, and catching it
-His emotional singing style
-Curly blonde hair

-Multi octave voice
-His short height
-His "wailing" voice, heard most famously during "Won't Get Fooled Again"
-His frequently seen round blue sunglasses

-Worked in a sheet metal factory before finding fame with The Who
-Has 5 kids: Simon, Mathias, Rosie Lee, Willow Amber and Jaimie
-Ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists
-Has a somewhat successful acting career
-Was expelled from the Acton County Grammar School in England
-Supports Arsenal F.C.

John Entwistle

John Entwistle
Birth name: John Alec Entwistle
DOB: 10/9/1944
Where: Chiswick, London, England
DOD: 6/27/2002
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada. Heart attack brought on by cocaine use
Height: 6'
-While his destructive bandmates destroy their stuff on stage, he calmly plays his guitar
-Would wear police or military uniform tops on stage
-His Spider Medallion
-His Gibson Thunderbird bass

-Claimed to be the best rock bass player living
-Has one son, Christopher Entwistle
-Played bass guitar, piano, French horn, trumpet
-After Pete Townshend, he is the second most prolific songwriter for The Who

Personal Quotes
I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band.

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
Birth name: Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
DOB: 5/19/1945
Where: London, England
Height: 6'

-Smashes his guitars after great performances
-His signature move "The Windmill" (strumming his guitar by moving his whole arm in a 360 degree circle)

-Created a revolution around the use of Gibson guitars
-Starts with a simple guitar riff
-His elongated nose
-Was born in London 10 days after the German surrender in 1945
-His daughter Emma is a recording artist
-His mother Betty was a singer in a traveling band
-When he was younger, his parents separated and left him with his grandmother, who was clinically insane
-In early 1982, overcame serious drug and alcohol addiction
-At Woodstock, he kicked Yippie radical Abbie Hoffman off the stage when he interrupted The Who's performance
-Shares a birthday with ZZ Top guitarist Dusty Hill, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, and Ramones vocalist Joey Ramone
-Suffered damage to his hearing after The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, when drummer Keith Moon's drum set, which contained smoke powder, was supposed to smoke quietly, but instead exploded loudly
-Are the pioneers of the so-called "rock opera"
-Helped Eric Clapton kick his heroin addiction

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
-Based on the book of the same name, it tells the disturbing details of a mission in Somalia on Oct. 3, 1993. On this date, nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped into Mogadsishu in Somalia to capture the top two lieutenants of a Somalian warlord

-Josh Hartnett: Eversmann
-Ewan McGregor: Grimes
-Tom Sizemore: McKnight
-Eric Bana: Hoot
-William Fichtner: Sanderson
-Ewen Bremmer: Nelson
-Sam Shepard: Garrison
-Gabriel Casseus: Kurth
-Kim Coates: Wex
-Hugh Dancy: Schmid
-Ron Eldard: Durant
-Ioan Gruffudd: Beales
-Tom Guiry: Yurek
-Charlie Hofheimer: Smith
-Danny Hoch: Pilla
-Jason Isaacs: Steele
-Jeremy Piven: Wolcott
-Tom Hardy: Twombly
-Orlando Bloom: Blackburn

Did You Know?
-A lot of the film extra Rangers were actual U.S. Army Rangers, from the 3/75 Ranger Regiment
-The photo of a wife and child one of the men is looking at is of Eric Bana's real life wife and child
-Josh Hartnett, Kim Coates, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore previously worked in a movie about war, Pearl Harbor
-40 of the actors playing Rangers had to attend actual training for the movie. They went to Fort Benning in Georgia to attend a two week crash course on becoming Rangers
-On the last day of training, each actor anonymously received a letter slipped under their door, thanking them for their hard work, with the message, "tell our story true", signed with the names of the soldiers lost in the Somalia firefight
-A lot of the actors who played the American soldiers are actually from other countries. This includes: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer (Scottish), Eric Bana (Australian), Kim Coates (Canadian), Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh), Jason Issacs, Matthew Marsden, Orlando Bloom (British), Zeljko Ivanek (Slovenian), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Jon Bon Jovi blasts Justin Bieber, calling him an "a--hole"

Jon Bon Jovi called Justin Bieber an "a--hole" for showing up late to HIS concerts. The Bon Jovi singer told London's Evening Standard that 19 year old Bieber is in danger of losing fans with that kind of behavior, and also in danger od losing fans acting like that.

He was referring to the March concert at the O2 Arena, in which the star arrived two hours late, after he was supposed to appear. Bon Jovi says that musicians and people who do this "run the risk of losing the respect of their fans, who work hard to pay for a ticket to the shows, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Since it's Memorial Day...

Here are 15 songs honoring those who fight and those who have fallen
Unknown Soldier
-The Doors

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fortunate Son
-Creedence Clearwater Revival

Civil War
-Guns N' Roses

Remember the Heroes
-Sammy Hagar

Far Away Coast
-Dropkick Murphys

Soldier's Things
-Tom Waits

The Sands of Iwo Jima
-Drive-By Truckers

The Good Soldier
-Nine Inch Nails

Army Bound
-Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

-Alice in Chains


The Trooper
-Iron Maiden

-Drowning Pool


Hot Man Sunday: Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki
Birth name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
DOB: 7/19/1982
Where: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6'4''

-Towering height
-Triangular nose
-His so-called 'puppy dog eyes'

-Has the same manager as Freddie Prinze Jr
-Has two dogs
-Has been in acting classes since he was 12
-Is of Polish descent
-His mother, Sherri, is an English teacher at East Central High School in San Antonio
-Highly skilled chess player
-In high school, had the same speech coach as Matt Bomer
Known For
-Sam Winchester
Friday the 13th
-Clay Miller
House of Wax
Flight of the Phoenix
-John Davis
New York Minute
-Trey Lipton

Hot Man Sunday: Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles
Birth name: Jensen Ross Ackles
DOB: 3/1/1978
Where: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6'1''

-Deep husky voice
-Ginger beard

-Was a child model at age 4, then quit and started up again at age 10
-Fan of the Dallas Cowboys
-Enjoys horseback riding
-Sings and plays guitar
-Is a keen photographer and is always snapping pictures on the set of Supernatural
-His career has a long running theme of dealing with demonic forces
Known For
Days of Our Lives
-Eric Brady
Dark Angel
-Jason Teague
-Dean Winchester

Melanie Chisholm

Melanie Chisholm
Birth name: Melanie Jayne Chisholm
DOB: 1/12/1974
Where: Merseyside, England

-Sporty Spice
-Mel C

-While performing "Wannabe" she can perform a backflip

-Fan of Liverpool FC
-Her mother Joan Chisholm was and is a singer with a rock band. She met Melanie's father at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, which helped launch The Beatles
-Won 4 Brit Awards in 1997 during her time with The Spice Girls
-Is good friends with former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones
-Blur is her favorite band
-Practices Judo
-Her half brother is British Touring Car driver Paul O'Neill
-Returned to work 9 months after giving birth to her daughter Scarlet
-Got her nickname 'Sporty Spice' because she wore her dark hair in a ponytail, wore tracksuits on stage, sported tattoos on her arms, along with a severe athletic ability. She also had a tough girl attitude

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton
Birth name: Emma Lee Bunton
DOB: 1/21/1976
Where: Herfordshire, England
Height: 5'2''

-Baby Spice

-Her 'Baby Spice' persona

-Got her nickname 'Baby Spice' because she was the youngest one in the group. She wore her blonde hair in pigtails, wore baby doll dresses, had an innocent smile and a bubbly girly girl air about her
-Has a Blue Belt in karate
-In 2001, at age 25, she feared she would never become a mother due to endometriosis
-Auditioned and won a role as Bianca Jackson on EastEnders

Gerri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Birth name: Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo
DOB: 8/6/1972
Where: Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5'1''

-Ginger Spice

-'Ginger Spice'
-Red hair with blonde streaks in front and high platform shoes during her Spice Girl days
-Her Union Jack cocktail dress worn at the 1997 Brit Awards

-Has two tattoos; one of a panther on the small of her back and one of a star between her shoulder blades
-Got her nickname 'Ginger Spice' because of her flaming red hair. She wore outrageous outfits on stage, including the iconic Union Jack dress. She was seen as the leader of a sort because of he business savvy nature
-Is half Spanish, a quarter English and Swedish
-Her dad was 50 when she was born
-Before fame found her, she worked as a go-go dancer in a Majorca club
-Drives an Aston Martin
-Author of the popular children's book series 'Ugenia Lavender'
-Completed the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' stunt on BBC's Top Gear, coming in at 1:55.4 on Oct. 31, 2004

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham
Birth name: Victoria Carolina Adams
DOB: 4/17/1974
Where: Hertfordshire, England
Height: 5'4''

-Posh Spice

-Her hair styles and colours are changed frequently
-She rarely smiles
-Her frequent wearing of high heels
-Holds her handbag over her mouth when she laughs
-Posh Spice

-Won the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video: Wannabe
-Has a tattoo of 4 eight pointed stars on the base of her spine
-Elton John and Elizabeth Hurley are the godparents to her kids
-Is the godmother of Gerri Halliwell's daughter
-At the end of summer in 2000, was diagnosed with meningitis
-Got her nickname 'Posh Spice' because she was raised in an upper-middle class background, her choppy bob haircut, and almost regal attitude, her love of high heels and designer outfits

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown
Birth name: Melanie Janine Brown
DOB: 5/27/1975
Where: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'5''

-Scary Spice
-Mel B

-Her 'Scary Spice' persona
-During her days with this band, she would appear on stage wearing either a corset or half shirt

-Has 9 UK #1 singles with The Spice Girls
-Got her nickname 'Scary Spice' because of her "in your face" attitude, her loud Leeds accent, her throaty, raspy laugh, her pierced tongue, her curly Afro hair, making her the only black member of the group and her outrageous animal print outfits on stage
-Born to an English mother and Nevisian father
-Won a special award at the Brit Awards in 1998
-When she completed the Spiceworld tour, she was 4 months pregnant

You're not gonna believe this!

There are true and false facts about college!! This definitely makes me feel a lot better about going back to school; it puts a little relief on my mind about it, eases my ever worrying mind, especially since my aunt last night called and all but discouraged me from going back. If you read this and find it shocking, don't be. My aunt's been like this for years; discouraging me and my sister from following our dreams!

-American colleges are the best in the world.
Not true according to a study done by Jeff Selingo, who wrote a book about higher education. The U.S. only ranks about 14th in the world for education. Mainly because the cost is out of control and the quality of education is questionable. Also, more and more colleges anymore are taking up study abroad programs, which allow its students to travel to other countries, soaking up the local culture and attend college in those countries and learn like the locals do

-You get what you pay for
He says there is really no difference in cost if you attend one college over another.  He says that some people would go to an expensive college thinking they'll get 5 star education when compared to someone who goes to a modestly priced college will get the same level of education

Most students graduate in four years
-Fewer than 40% of students graduate in four years and 58% students graduate in 6 years. You're no better than a high school student, says Selingo

-Majors determine your future
Most employers want employees who are quick to learn (ME) and have the ability to learn and love of learning (ME). These employers also want people who can find the answers to tomorrows' questions. Most fields the major matters.

Community College is for losers
-It's said that students who come to a four year university after attending a community college graduate quickly. Because they're motivated to do well, tuitions are lower at community colleges.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hot Man Thursday: James Callis

James Callis
DOB: 6/4/1971
Where: London, England
Height: 5'7''
-Wife Neha is from India
-Graduated from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts in 1996
-Plays piano and guitar to performance level
-His parents own a B&B across the street from the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London

Love me a cute guy with glasses!

Known For
-The Dodger
-Dr. Trevor Grant

Battlestar Galactica
-Dr. Gaius Baltar

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason