Rock Radio Personality on 97.9FM WLUP "The LOOP" Chicago
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If its happening in rock and roll - I tend to hear about it. I spend a great deal of my time here at the radio station reading articles and news stories on the world of rock and roll. All of the Rock News that I think you should know about is posted here. Enjoy!
Those that had the lucky opportunity to see Mr. Bill Wyman play with the Rolling Stones when they did their 50th anniversary show last year at London’s O2 arena will be the last to see the bass player jam with the band. Bill Wyman played with the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993.
“They’d asked me the December before, and I had to jam with them for three days. I was under the impression I was going to get really involved, but when it came to it, they only wanted me to do two songs, which was very disappointing.”
Never one to make a small impression, in the video below Gene Simmons goes over the details of the new over the top stage for their upcoming Monster tour. From what he says, it really does sound like a pretty amazing setup.
The stage description comes right at the beginning of the video, and then Gene takes some questions and comments from the crowd. Warning, there are some seriously aw struck fans grabbing the microphone. Imagine that.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has done an amazing job documenting his last 5 months on the international space station via Twitter, Facebook, and youtube. To celebrate his last day aboard the station, he released this very cool self made video of himself performing David Bowies classic “Space Oddity”.
Visually stunning, this self made video incorporated a little help from a former Bowie musician – Emm Gryner.
In preparation of his upcoming North American tour, Robert Plant has uploaded a new video of a live performance of Black Dog that he did with the Sensational Space Shifters. It’s a cool take on this Led Zeppelin classic that really highlights the Americana sound of the Space Shifters.
Tomorrow, Iron Maidens Trooper beer begins to hit the pubs in the UK. Pre-sales are through the roof, and the brewer Robinson’s says it’s really unprecedented.
“We haven’t spent a single penny on advertising,” said David Bremner of Robinsons. “This is history in the making for brewing.”
Robinson’s has been brewing 3 batches a day on a 6 day week, something that they have never done before, just to keep up with the demand. Over 250,000 pints have been presold with over 100 countries applying to distribute the libation.