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, June 27, 2014

Judas Priest is having a concert in Kentucky!

That's right. Judas Priest is only one of the bands scheduled to play at the Louder Than Life Music festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 4-5. Mostly hard rock, heavy metal and alternative bands will be playing the two day festival. And I'm really thinking about going. I mean, heck tickets for one day are a total of $74.45 for either Sunday or Saturday and two day tickets are $109.50, which still isn't bad. I'm really hoping I have a car before then. Because if so, I can take my sister to see Volbeat, who is A.) one of my sister's newer favorite bands and B.) also playing there. So I definitely take her into consideration as well. Just gotta talk to her to see what she feels about it!!

Bruno Mars tonight!

That's right. Tonight I'm going to see Bruno Mars with my sister. I'm sure she's going to have a heart attack after seeing him. He's her fantasy pop music husband, lol!!! But anyway, if I can, I'll post pix

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Rolling Stones resume their 14 on Fire tour

The Stones are continuing their 14 ON FIRE tour
The band recently took some time off from their 14 on Fire tour to help their band mate and lead singer Mick Jagger through the process of grieving his longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, who committed suicide on March 17 of this year. They resumed their tour on May 26, with a show in Oslo, Norway

The postponed dates will now extend into October and November; they will close out May with a stop in Portugal, and move over into Europe, with stops in Switzerland, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain

Here was that night's set list
Rolling Stones May 26, 2014 Set List‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’
‘It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)’
‘All Down The Line’
‘Tumbling Dice’
‘Worried About You’
‘Doom And Gloom’
‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’
‘Emotional Rescue’
‘Honky Tonk Women’
‘You Got the Silver’
‘Can’t Be Seen’
‘Midnight Rambler’
‘Miss You’
‘Gimme Shelter’
‘Start Me Up’
‘Sympathy for the Devil’
‘Brown Sugar’
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’
‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

Really? Now Eric Singer is voicing his opinion on the Kiss trouble

Eric Singer, current drummer and Catman for Kiss, accuses former Kiss members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley of hypocrisy
Mostly it was Peter Criss and Ace Frehley stirring up the hornet's nest, calling the current lineup of Kiss "half a cover band." But current drummer Eric Singer has been quiet through this and in a new interview, he states he had not one problem playing alongside Criss or Frehley.

"This is something that I notice that nobody seems to point out. When I came in to play with the makeup [in 2001], Ace was in the band, and had no problem with me playing with Peter’s makeup while he went onstage and made that Kiss money. In fact, he loved it, and he didn’t want Peter back in the band." He told Rolling Stone

"And then go forward the next year, when Ace decided to leave. When we fast forward, all of a sudden they bring Peter back, and you got Tommy Thayer playing guitar wearing the Ace makeup, and all of a sudden, no one minded it was Ace’s makeup design. Peter had no problem, did he?"

"This is just music. It’s not solving the problems of the world. You know, the most important thing is – I tell everyone – ‘Look around you. If you have a kid, look at your kid. Look at her smiling. Look at your family.’ That’s life. That’s what’s really important. Not what some band does"

Is there another solo album for Paul Stanley on the horizon?

The "Starchild" thinks about making another guitar powered solo album
2006 marked the last year that Paul Stanley made a solo album. That year, he released Live to Win, a mostly hard rock and heavy metal album, with tracks such as the slightly haunting "Wake Up Screaming", empowering "Live to Win" and total headbanger song "Bulletproof". He thinks it's time to dive in to making another solo album

When talking with Nashville Scene, he had this to say "I’m not done, so sure. The next one I guarantee will be much more guitar-driven. ‘Live to Win’ was really me wanting to push the envelope of what people wouldn’t expect from me. But my next one would hearken back way more to the first, I’m sure."

The first one, of course, refers to the 1978 solo album, a stunt that Kiss did in 1978, releasing four solo albums all at once

Not sure what to make of this...

The president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame accuses Paul Stanley of being racist
Recently, Kiss bas been making the rounds in terms of news featuring the R&R HOF. But now, their rhythm guitarist looks to be making some trouble, or is he? The president of the R&R HOF accuses Stanley of being racist

President Joel Peresman talked to about the induction ceremony and he praised Gene Simmons speech, calling it "classy, lovely" while saying that Stanley was "borderline racist, not in that speech but in other interviews as well. Talking about why hip hop artists shouldn't be inducted because they don't play instruments. It's like "What are you, kidding?""

Not real sure on what 'Stanley' is being referred to here, but some would assume the greasepaint wearing rock hero pictured here. But Simmons was slightly critical in his opinion on induction of hip hop artists. But two months prior, Gene had this to say "You go on with your bad self and get more disco artists…You’ve got Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Run-D.M.C. in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You’re killing me! That doesn’t mean those aren’t good artists. But they don’t play guitar. They sample and they talk. Not even sing…They can run their organization any way they’d like, but it ain’t rock! It just isn’t! If you don’t play guitar and you don’t write your own songs, you don’t belong there."

June Birthdays

Since it's June, let's say Happy Birthday to the following people

Ronnie Wood
-Birth name: Ronald David Wood
-DOB: 6/1/1947
-Where: Hillingdon, Middlesex, England
-Going to be: 67
-On 12/21/2012, married theatre director Sally Humphries
Charlie Watts
-Birth name: Charles Robert Watts
-DOB: 6/2/1941
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 73
-The most quiet member of The Rolling Stones
Oliver James
-Birth name: Oliver James Hutson
-DOB: 6/1/1980
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 34
-His own songs appear in What a Girl Wants
Wow, England sure does know how to make some pretty cute guys!!
Liam Neeson
-Birth name: William John Neeson
-DOB: 6/7/1952
-Where: Ballymena, Northern Ireland
-Going to be: 62
-As a teen, he practiced boxing
Bradley Walsh
-DOB: 6/4/1950
-Where: Watford, Hertfordshire, England
-Going to be: 54
-He has an actual background in coaching football (soccer to us Americans). He played for Brentford FC
Every time I see him on Law and Order, he looks older with those glasses and when I see him like this, wow! He looks much more handsome here
Johnny Depp
-Birth name:
-Going to be: 51
-Has a tattoo that reads "Betty Sue", his mother's name
Prince William
-Birth name: William Arthur Phillip Louis
-DOB: 6/21/1982
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 32
-His mother is Princess Diana
Ben Daniels
-DOB: 6/10/1964
-Where: Warwickshire, England
-Going to be: 50
-Came out as being gay at age 24 (nuts, I never knew this guy was gay!)
Dominic Rowan
-DOB: 6/17/1971
-Where: London, England
-Going to be: 45
-Does mostly theatre work
-Very handsome ;)
Very handsome ;) Love his beautiful brown eyes
Bill Paterson
-DOB: 6/3/1945
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-Going to be: 69
-Since 2009, he was playing the role of George Castle, head of CPS (Crown Prosecution Services) on Law and Order UK, but left, because his character wanted to go back into prosecution
John Cho
-Birth name: John Yohan Cho
-DOB: 6/16/1972
-Where: Seoul, South Korea
-Going to be: 42
-Father was a Christian minister
Very handsome ;)
Hugh Laurie
-Birth name: James Hugh Calum Laurie
-DOB: 6/11/1959
-Where: Oxfordshire, England
-Going to be: 55
-After getting the role on House M.D. he bought an all black Triumph Bonneville motorcycle