Maybe not so much if you consider what’s happening with Sony and the movie ‘The Interview’ The premieres have been cancelled and now Sony has cancelled the release of the movie for Christmas Day following terrorist threats against moviegoers.
The comedy is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea’s leader. A U-S official says federal investigators have now connected a hacking of Sony Pictures to North Korea, which has publicly denied it was involved.
At first I thought this may be a publicity stunt, but with the cancellations, I know it’s serious. Do you think this sets a precedent? What do you think about making movies that puts out plots to kill leaders that are real, and still alive?
Some graphic language warning.
The class of 2015 has been announced for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone reporting that Green Day along with Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will head into the hall in an April ceremony.
Also, Ringo Starr will be given an award for Musical Excellence. Ringo was inducted with the Beatles back in 1988, but other bandmates have gotten into the Hall as solo artists.
Seems like a stacked card, and that the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame may be turning the corner into relevancy with some credibility. These are good choices.
Kevin and I have an EnCana Events Centre concert announcement this morning… it is related to the 2015 Mile Zero Meltdown (yes it’s coming back, and this act has NEVER been here)
We also have $50 Giant Tiger gift cards available with our 5in10 contest- we name a subject you name 5 things pertaining to that subject in 10 seconds
Don’t forget New Years Eve at the Canadian Brewhouse, we’ll be talking big parties and you’ll have a chance to score a pair of tickets and a $50 gift card to the Brewhouse for that party.
It is Tuesday, so we’ll be talking Tech with Ray from Future Shop… listen close to all the great gift ideas, and you’ll have a chance to win a prize this afternoon live on ‘that radio show’ with Shawna and J.C.
Have a superb day!
10 days away. We want you to be fully hooked up for the holiday season. Kevn and I are giving away $50 gift cards to Giant Tiger again all week with our 5in10 contes (you name 5 things in 10 seconds and you’re a winner) our number is 780 539 9797
We also have New Years Eve Brewhouse tickets THE party to be at when the countdown to 2015 starts. Listen during the show for us talking about famous parties, and you could win. Also in the package is a $50 gift card to the Brewhouse… don’t forget the party will have a DJ, dancing, a midnight buffet and champagne!
Forbes has released this years highest paid musicians (I use that term loosely considering some of the people on this list)
Here is the top 10- Figures include record sales, touring money, royalties, merchandise, endorsements and other big business ventures
The list in full, courtesy of Forbes:
1. Dr Dre ($620m) (remember he was the co-founder of Beats which sold for 3 billion)
2. Beyoncé ($115m)
3. The Eagles ($100m)
4. Bon Jovi ($82m)
5. Bruce Springsteen ($81m)
6. Justin Bieber ($80m)
7. One Direction ($75m)
8. Paul McCartney ($71m)
9. Calvin Harris ($66m)
10. Toby Keith ($65m)
You’ll likely know two of those names, but I would argue Billy Corgan is the least popular/successful/talented when we’re talking about living music legends Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder. None of that stopped Corgan from blasting them on the Howard Stern show this week.
Here are some things Corgan had to say:
“I know [Pearl Jam] have a tremendous fan base, and they should,”"They’re a great band, but I’m a Beatles guy, I’m a Stones guy, I’m a Kinks guy. To me a lot of other bands don’t have the work. I think if you stack my songs up, Cobain’s songs up, and that band’s songs, they just don’t have the songs”
“Dave is a great musician, a great songwriter and has done the work, but to me, my criticism of the Foo Fighters, if I’m being a music critic, is that they just haven’t evolved and that’s sort of the recent rap on them is, you know, making the same music”
“Listen, [Dave’s] getting it done, so it’s like, if you want to be competitive, my philosophy against his, he’s the one winning.”
Some people should be quicker to listen, and slower to speak.
From now until until 930 if you upload the last picture in your phone, you’re entered to win Def Leppard tickets! They will be at the EnCana Events Centre April 20th, and we are beating the box office with some tickets (on sale Friday at 10am livenation.com)
Grande Prairie is getting all the attention lately due to so many events being announced!! Lynyrd Skynyrd will be playing March 15th @ Revolution Place. Tomorrow at 10am presale for tickets start, and then on Friday at 10am tickets to the public will go on sale. Also announced today, in Dawson Creek, Def Leppard will be hitting the stage! Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday at 10am. Don’t forget May 1st Volbeat and Anthrax will also be in Grande Prairie which tickets are already on sale for that one. AND still 1 more concert announcement coming up next week
Supporting Mighty Peace Day 2015 Kev’s Kids also believes “in a world in which all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change…”
Board Member Scott Hagarty presents a cheque for $30,000 to Kevin Chrenek representing the organizing committee of Mighty Peace Day 2015