One of the rarest rock t-shirts in the world has sold for $10,000 — the largest sum ever paid for a vintage t-shirt. The record-setting sale of a 1979 LED ZEPPELIN t-shirt on eBay has sent ripples through the competitive vintage clothing community. The item was sold by Kyle Ermatinger of Stormcrow Vintage, one of the top online destinations for sought-after authentic vintage tees. The recent completion of the transaction places the purchase as the world's rarest and most expensive vintage t-shirt.
"When I got the sale notification, my jaw hit the floor," Ermatinger said. "Given this shirt may be one of the only ones in existence, the price tag is completely justifiable. It's a rock relic, beyond rare. Admittedly, I still frequently pinch myself."
As the most scarce LED ZEPPELIN t-shirt ever produced, the article was printed in limited quantity as a unique way to replace conventional backstage passes for one of the band's historic 1979 Knebworth House concerts. Ermatinger acquired the item for $123 from the family who ran the shop that screen-printed the original shirts. "At the time, I thought I may have overpaid, until I got back home, looked it up online and noticed it was ranked #1 as the rarest ZEPPELIN t-shirt."
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is stepping out on his own for an appearance on the season finale of The Simpsons. In the episode titled The Ned-Liest Catch, Bart, feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process. When Edna and Ned start dating, he is surprised to learn she's been with many of Springfield's men, including Homer and Kramer.
It airs on May 22nd at 7 p.m. CST on FOX. Aerosmith appeared on The Simpsons in 1991.
Racing across the porta potties at the Kentucky Derby has become a favorite pastime for drunks the last decade or so. But officials this year wanted to put an end to the debauchery and installed canopies to dissuade would-be runners.
And you know what, their plan really didn’t work. People still made valiant attempts while being pelted with beer cans and other foreign objects. Never again should you test the resolve of those who have BAC’s above the Mendoza Line.
Thankfully, the cops were there to “serve and protect” after these brave fellows had concluded their missions.
Ted Nugent will appear on a Simpsons episode titled "Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson" next year. Nugent, playing himself, will run for president on the Republican ticket and seek Homer's endorsement. Nugent has never been seen on The Simpsons, but his voice was briefly heard over the phone in the 2007 episode "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." see picture.
There is no scientific study on the most-hated names, but these results, culled from hundreds of online message board postings by Baby Name Wizard blogger Laura Wattenberg, suggest that people have very strong opinions about what makes a good name.
Here are the least-liked names for both girls and boys:
Nevaeh ("Heaven" spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg.)
Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said — and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.)
Addison (An example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
Gertrude (People said this name is "ugly.")
Kaitlyn (For its "made-up" spelling.)
Kaden (These rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported.)
Hunter (Too much like a last name or "too violent.")
Bentley (People dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them "trashy")
Cheap Trick has re-recorded their 1978 song "Surrender" with a Mariachi band in celebration of today being Cinco de Mayo -- Spanish for "fifth of May" -- a Mexican civic holiday commemorating the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.
The recording also promotes the Hornitos Tequila Mariachi Mash Up competition, a contest that challenges musical acts of all types to create their own mariachi-inspired mash up in celebration of the official kick-off to tequila season. The winning entry will receive $10,000 and a feature in Billboard's "Backbeat" section in June. The contest ends May 23rd.
The thief ran from the E-Z Food Store in Lake Wales carrying two 24 packs of beer Wednesday evening, only to be undone by his own sagging jeans.
A surveillance camera caught the suspect running from the business at 15 Acuff Road carrying the Bud Light cases. Both hands were full, leaving him with no way to pull up his pants as he makes his way to the getaway car outside.
His pants dropped, exposing his plaid boxer shorts as he stumbled to the ground. Cans of beer rolled everywhere and one sprayed onto the asphalt. He jumped into a Chevrolet Malibu — dark tinted windows, no license plate — and rode away.
On May 31, music fans will have their first taste of reissues from rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE's catalog of work with the releases of two albums which form the cornerstone of Ozzy Osbourne's career as a solo artist: "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman" (Epic Records/Legacy Recordings). Long revered by rock fans around the world, these two albums created a template for hard rock in the 1980s and beyond as they were marked by the ground-breaking and historic union of Ozzy and the late guitar hero Randy Rhoads. These definitive versions of 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz" (with previously unreleased bonus tracks) and 1981's "Diary Of A Madman" are available individually on vinyl or CD, or together in a deluxe collector's box. All versions were restored and remastered from the original analog sources by George Marino.
A snippet from the "Thirty Years After The Blizzard" documentary in which Osbourne watches for the first time rare, never-before-seen footage of Ozzy and Randy Rhoads from the Palladium in New York City can be viewed below.
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Theme: The Brady Bunch. The show about a family of very lovely girls and a fellow with three boys of his own, with housekeeper Alice in the middle. Ann B. Davis who played Alice celebrates her 85th birthday today.
In a brand new interview with Forbes.com, legendary rocker SammyHagar was asked how he decides what bands he should join and which bands to avoid. "I was asked at one time to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE," he replied. "I was asked at one time to be in PANTERA by their managers. I was asked to be in VELVET REVOLVER when Scott Weiland quit and went back to the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. I was waiting to be asked to be in LED ZEPPELIN to say no, since they were the greatest band on earth and no could replace Robert Plant. I was asked to be in AEROSMITH and I said no. Certain bands and certain front man singers are more difficult to replace than others. "When I came into VANHALEN, it was easy because Dave [Lee Roth] wasn't a great singer, but he was a good frontman. In those times, I was selling out the same arenas they were, so it was like the combination of two forces and it worked but it's a rare thing. We were all lucky that the fans accepted it and it got bigger. I would avoid bands that are going to break up pretty soon."
105.7 WAPL, Wisconsin's Rock Station, is a 100,000 watt radio station serving Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, and the surrounding communities in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.
105.7 WAPL is also your FM home for Green Bay Packers football. Listen all season for complete Packers Radio Network game coverage from Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren.
The Rockin' Apple has spent over thirty years entertaining listeners through the music of artists like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, and countless others - along with concerts, contests and the humor of the veteran morning duo of Rick and Len.
In 2008, WAPL won the prestigious Marconi Award for national Rock Station of the Year. WAPL has also been awarded Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Choice Station five times (1990, 92, 93, 94, and 95). In 1999, the station won Radio and Records Small Market Rock Station of the Year, and in 2004 and 2006 won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.