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Gene Simmons on Trademark Request: Nevermind!

  • 6:44 am Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Aaron

Gene Simmons withdrew his petition to trademark the heavy metal “horns” sign. He didn’t say why, but here are my best guesses for you:

It was a stupid, stupid, stupid idea.
He was receiving scorn and ridicule from not only the entire rock and roll community, but from anyone and everyone else who heard about it.
He was actually trying to trademark the sign language symbol for “I love you,” not the devil horns.
Did I mention it was a stupid, stupid, stupid idea?

The kicker would be if this was only temporary…like maybe he’s going to re-apply for the trademark, only with the thumb [More]

Lynyrd Skynyrd vs Artimus Pyle

  • 6:27 am Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Aaron

Lynyrd Skynyrd is no stranger to court battles, in the past allowing the lawyers to do the fighting to preserve the legacy and reputation of the Southern Rock royalty.

This is once again the case for the band, as well as the folks responsible for the estate’s of the members who have passed away. This time, the target is former drummer Artimus Pyle!

Pyle announced last year that he intended to release a biopic titles “Free Bird” about the band’s heyday, as well as the fateful plane crash that stopped the runaway success that was the original lineup of Skynyrd.

That news was [More]

Gene Simmons is Actually Trying to Trademark the Heavy Metal “Horns” Sign

  • 6:14 am Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Aaron

Gene Simmons has done some cheesy, classless things, but even his biggest supporters couldn’t possibly get behind this: Gene has filed an application to trademark the heavy metal “horns” hand symbol.

Seriously.

He wants the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to extend his forefinger and pinky in the name of rock and roll.

His application says he wants it for, quote, “Entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist.”

If this insanity were to get approved, then no other music act would be able to throw up the horns onstage, or even during the grand opening of a Costco, without the [More]

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Play With Kids and Toy Instruments on ‘The Tonight Show’

  • 7:43 am Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Aaron

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie stopped by The Tonight Show last night to promote their new LP, and indulged in one of the show’s most popular segments for musicians.

Joined by host Jimmy Fallon, his house band – the Roots, and a group of children from the SeriousFun Children’s Network, the Mac duo played a toy instrument version of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Don’t Stop,”

SeriousFun, founded by late actor Paul Newman, is a group that helps children with serious illnesses. Its been a favorite charitable endeavor of Fallon’s for some time.

Buckingham and McVie’s Tonight Show visit came just weeks before their [More]

Chris Cornell’s Final Music Video Has Been Taken Down From Youtube

  • 5:42 am Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 by Aaron

The last music video that Chris Cornell put out was for “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”.

According to “Alternative Nation“, it has been taken down from YouTube because it included imagery of hanging.

That’s how Chris committed suicide himself last month, but the video isn’t new – it came out back in September of 2015. The song was the main single off his last solo album, “Higher Truth”.

In the video, Chris is an Old West criminal who survives a hanging after a woman distracts the hangman. The noose is sabotaged so that it breaks, and Chris gets away. Cornell’s [More]

Lou Gramm Reuniting With Foreigner On Latest Tour

  • 8:26 am Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Aaron

Lou Gramm hasn’t been Foreigner’s lead singer since 2003, but the band is launching a 40th anniversary tour on July 11th that will find itself in Jacksonville at Daily’s Place on Thursday, August 3rd. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the band, Graham and other original members will show up for a few of the tour dates.

Gramm is finally speaking out about the gigs:

“The original members will perform 35, 40 minutes, maybe we’ll do seven or eight songs, and then that will end, and the current band will go on and finish the night. I think for the encore, [More]

UPDATE: Phil Collins Is Going To Be Ok

  • 7:49 am Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Aaron

Phil Collins just got his comeback off the ground, and it’s already hit a snag. As we reported yesterday, he had to postpone two sold-out shows in London, scheduled for Thursday and today, after he fell in his hotel room and hit his head on a chair.

A post on his Facebook page explains:

The tour will resume Sunday in Cologne, Germany. The missed dates in London will be made up in November.

Phil kicked off his ironically-titled “Not Dead Yet Live!” tour this past Sunday. It was his first full show in 10 years!

“Drop foot” is when you can’t lift up your [More]

A “SpongeBob” Musical is Coming to Broadway, with Music By Steven Tyler and David Bowie

  • 6:25 am Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Aaron

A “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical is headed to Broadway in November, with its official opening night on December 4th.

It’s called “The SpongeBob Musical”, and it features original music by Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, pop singers Sara Bareilles and Jon Legend, country stars Lady Antebellum, and 80’s icon Cyndi Lauper.

The show will also pay homage to the legendary David Bowie using a track from his library as well.

SpongeBob fans will probably remember that Bowie voiced a character called Lord Royal Highness in the 2007 TV movie “SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePantis”.

If for some reason the plot matters, here it is: SpongeBob [More]

Phil Collins Rushed To London Hospital With Head Injury

  • 7:42 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Aaron

80’s icon Phil Collins has been rushed to a hospital after a fall on the way to the bathroom last night at his hotel. Word is the gash in his head was so bad that the injury is forcing him to cancel his London shows.

After calling paramedics, the singer was taken to a London hospital for treatment and is believed to require surgery on his forehead.

This comes after Collins was seen performing with a cane and sitting down throughout his performances this week at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Every Beatles Song Ranked From Worst to First

  • 6:19 am Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Aaron

It’s been five decades since The Beatles’ heyday, and yet almost everyone would still agree that they were one of the best bands of all-time.

Well, anyone over the age of 16, who knows music did exist before One Direction broke up…and anyone UNDER the age of 98, who knows music did exist after Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

BUT, not everything The Beatles put out was brilliant.

The site Vulture.com just ranked all 213 Beatles songs, from worst to best, and I think they kind of nailed it.

For the sake of saving you hours, here are the 10 WORST [More]

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