I managed to get away for a few days to Vancouver island (friends wedding) and of course that meant bumping into a lot of people I haven’t seen for awhile. I am curious as to how you say hello to friends in a situation like that, or on a daily basis? See for male friends I usually go in for the handshake one arm hug with 3 pats…. but that’s for good bros only. For female friends, ever since I got married, I go with the side hug. I know there are a lot of variations, and usually politely and subtely side step any impending embraces I want to avoid.
Well, it isn’t official, but there are plenty of rumors about the plot for the new Star Wars episode VII and this is the latest leak.
Badass Digest has reported that JJ Abrams upcoming episode will focus on a search for Luke Skywalker who has been missing for 30 years. Also, there’s some chatter about a storyline that takes place on an ‘ice planet’ where villains are building a super weapon that can nuke solar systems.
That sounds pretty exciting.
Star Wars Episode VII stars Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Oscar Issac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford and is supposed to be out December 18th 2015.
I thought the East Coast Garden Party and Street Performers this last weekend were the best yet… did you get a chance to enjoy them?
If not, that’s ok. Kevin and I have Hercules prize packs WITH tickets to see the premiere exlusively at the Jan this Friday to giveaway this week. Be listening later in the show for some details on how you can win that (yes the ROCK is in that one and yes Kevin is excited)
Have you seen the clip of the guy sleeping at a Yankees game? Once two of my friends slept through UFC in Vegas, and of course I’ve seen multiple people passed out at parties and someone fell asleep in a meeting here at ROCK 97.7 last week.
What is the strangest place you’ve ever fallen asleep?
You may have heard Kevin Albers mention on the ROCK n ROLL report this week that the Beatles will be on the big screen again. A new documentary for Apple is being made by Ron Howards team that will cover the Beatles and their career (before they retired)
Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”
This film will focus on the Beatles’ legendary early shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and their residencies in Hamburg to their last public concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966.
The Beatles started touring in Europe back in 63 but it was after they went on the Ed Sullivan Show in 64 that they exploded… after that it was Beatlemania. By the time the band stopped touring in August of 1966, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities worldwide
These days the rock music scene is full of challenges and rivalries, but it’s usually distasteful, hurtful, and has a bitter ‘undertaste’ but in the case of Young the Giant and Weezer, well things are just plain fun.
You might have seen this viral clip from last month when Patrick Wilson caught a frisbee at a show in Florida
Now Young the Giant has their own fribee catch and Sameer Gadhia is claiming to be the ultimate frisbee champion of rock.
As you may have heard, the MD of Greenview has an evacuation notice for some areas because of a wildfire. 12 people from the Nose Creek community have been forced from their homes… so far the only other areas affected are remote.
Those are: Nose Creek settlement, and remote areas south of the Wapiti river, west of Nose Creek and the Two lakes road and north of Township 61.
Looks like the new album for Guns N Roses is almost finished, and while it took 14 years to make Chinese Democracy (finally out in 2008) we could actually see two records soon!
In an interview with Rolling Stone Dizzy Reed says the band has “a s-tload of songs” leftover from Chinese Democracy.
Tho, that may be a but of contradiction to Axl who has said “We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out. “We’ve worked more on some of those things and we’ve written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call the second half of Chinese. That’s already recorded. And then we have a remix album made of the songs from Chinese. That’s been done for a while, too.”
Either way we’re glad it didn’t take 14 years, and hopefully we’ll hear some new work as well.
I’ve always wanted to jump into the Peace River, and I did that this weekend on a day trip out to Dunvegan Park (more strawberries will be ready to pick on Tuesday I’m told) I would highly recommend that trip, tho it is a little bit of a drive (between Rycroft and Fairview)
We’ve put out the question on our FB page for some of the cheapest, closest, and best places to cool off since it’s going to be 34 today and tomorrow and a cool 30 on Wednesday.
Some suggestions we’ve had from callers so far is Simonette river (near Debolt) and Musreau lake south of GP. Let us know your spots (or second favourites if you don’t want to let all the secrets out haha)
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PS. We will be giving away East Coast Garden Party tickets because a boatload of bands including the Sheepdogs and Nazareth will be playing out at South Bear Creek and we want you to experience that! Be listening to Kevin and Cliff for details on how you could win this week
This is refreshing news… AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson says the band has completed their new studio album, but it hasn’t been named just yet.
Johnson broke the news yesterday that the band finished recording the works in Vancouver “It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.”
He also revealed that he “wanted to call the album Man Down” that of course is referring to the guitarist Malcom Young who is on health leave right now because of some serious issues… Young adds: “But it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.”
It looks like the band is getting ready/planning a World tour and the album could be out near the end of this year or early 2015, we’ll let you know when we do!