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nov 4th 2013


Here's the Ultimate in Irony in simple to digest video form.
The Miami Dolphins are embroiled in a locker room 'schism' (sorry Vikings) - where guard Richie Incognito is accused of allegedly extorting money and 'bullying' (yes they're both adults) from fellow O-Lineman Jonathan Martin. The 'bullying' had gotten so bad that Martin has left the team due to mental distress - and when threatening voice mails and racially insensitive texts were revealed as recently as today  - Incognito was asked by the team to stay away.  
Strange behavior for a man who starred in the Dolphin's Code of Fan Conduct PSA centered around          "Being Civilized".  Nice Croquet Mallet.
Apparently the old adage, 'what's good for the guard isn't good for the fan-der (sorry) - applies here.
JJ 
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oct 29th 2013
Superman is coming to Lambeau Field! Or at least his costumes are...

To celebrate the upcoming home entertainment release of the blockbuster “Man of Steel” on Nov. 12, and the 75th anniversary of Superman, Warner Bros., Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment are displaying original costumes from the Superman franchise in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Nov. 4 and 5.

The following costumes will be on display for fans to view, free of charge:

    “Man of Steel” (2013) – Superman, worn by Henry Cavill
    “Man of Steel” (2013) – Superman, worn by Henry Cavill
    “Man of Steel” (2013) – Clark Kent, worn by Henry Cavill
    “Superman” (1978) – Superman, worn by Christopher Reeve
    “Superman III” (1983) – Superman, worn by Christopher Reeve
    “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (1993) – Superman, worn by Dean Cain
    “Smallville” (2001) – The Blur, worn by Tom Welling
    “Superman Returns” (2006) – Superman, worn by Brandon Routh

“Man of Steel” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack, DVD 2-disc special edition, 3D limited collector’s edition and digital HD on Nov.12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. In “Man of Steel,” Clark Kent is forced to confront his extraterrestrial past and embrace his hidden powers when Earth is threatened with destruction. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/manofsteel.
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oct 22nd 2013
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is once again letting fans vote to help decide which artists make the next induction class.

Who would you pick? Nirvana? KISS? Deep Purple?

Vote at this link.
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aug 7th 2013
Apparently the Green Bay Packers are ready to battle. At least each other... here's some fighting amongst teammates during Wednesday's practice.

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aug 6th 2013
Here's the official video for Sammy Hagar's new song "Knockdown Dragout" featuring Kid Rock and Joe Satriani. Get it on the new album "Sammy Hagar and Friends" on September 24.


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aug 6th 2013
It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel, and John & Elwood are celebrating the best way they know how: alcohol. Here are the rules for the Shark Week Drinking Game, courtesy of BroBible.com

1) Drink every time you hear an Australian, South African, or British accent

2) Drink every time you see a diver in a cage.

3) When a great white is 'jumping' out of the cage, drink from when the shark exits the water til it the re-entry

4) Drink every time a person mentions chum, a shark attack statistic, or a shark fact (note: this can only happen once every person)

5) Drink every time the camera shows a surfboard or person underwater in the same frame as a shark. Also drink if they show you a chewed-up surfboard.

6) Every time a new person is interviewed, drink

7) Every time a person is declared a "shark expert," drink

8) Finish your drink at the end of the episode. Should you not finish between the end of the episode and the start of the new show, chug an extra beer.

9) If they mention the state you live or have a house in. Drink. ( If they talk about Mass, Chatham, or Jessup don't be a b*tch and drink)

10) Drink every time the show references a new type of shark. If the shark does not attack humans (nurse shark) drink three times.

11) If a shark attacks an animal, drink until the animal dies or escapes. If the animal is a seal, finish your drink.

12) Drink every time someone mentions punching a shark in the nose or eye to stop an attack.

13) Drink every time a Facebook friend posts a #sharkweek status on Facebook or Twitter.

14) Drink every time some one mentions "Jaws" or if the "Jaws" theme music plays then say "we are going to need a bigger boat".

15) Drink every time Andy Samberg is on TV.

16) When a shark attack victim talks about the attack, drink for 1 second per 5 stitches the victim received. If the victim is a girl or a young child, double the time.

17) Drink half of your beer for every limb the shark victim lost. If it happened to be their genitalia, the least you could do is drink the whole beer.

18) Drink every time you see a subdued shark being poked, prodded, or given a tracking device on a boat.

19) Every time you mutter LL Cool J's lyrics, "Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin" under your breath -- or aloud. Drink. (And good f*cking luck getting that out of your head.)

20) Drink because it's f*cking shark week. (Editor's Note: This one looks to be subjective, so interpret however you see fit.)
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jul 9th 2013
And now class, it’s time for this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.                              This week we focus on the early days of Alice. Alice Cooper, born Vincent Furnier in Detroit, the son of a preacher. He says he wrote a lot of his lyrics based upon the reactions to him by his mother’s church group.
After high school, he and his band first called themselves the Earwigs, then the Spiders. By 1967 they renamed themselves The Nazz until they learned that was already the name of Todd Rundgren’s band. So they went with Alice Cooper because the name sounded innocuous and wholesome in contrast to their image and stage act.
One night after an unsuccessful gig at The Cheetah Club in Venice California where they emptied the entire room in about 10 minutes, a music manager named Shep Gordon approached them and said he knew of a guy who was looking to sign bizarre music acts to his new record label – Straight Records. That guy was Frank Zappa. For the audition, Zappa told them to come to his house at 7 o’clock. Well, the band mistakenly assumed he meant 7 o’clock in the morning. Being woken up by a band willing to play that brand of psychedelic rock at seven in the morning impressed Zappa enough to sign them to a three-record deal.
And that is this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
Class Dismissed!
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jul 9th 2013
And now class it’s time for this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
This week we getto the Heart of the matter as in the band Heart. Fronted by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the band has soldmore than 30 million records in its four-decade run and Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. This week’s lesson focuses on the origin of two of their songs.
     It seems in 1977 Heart broke its contract with Mushroom Records where they were working on the
album Magazine and they signed with Portrait Records and got to work on Little Queenie.  Heart and the
two companies got into a nasty legal battle which gave birth to the song “Heartless”.
     Also in 1977, Mushroom Records ran a full-page ad in Rolling Stone Magazine showing the bare-
shouldered Wilson sisters posing much like they did on the Dreamboat Annie album cover with a
suggestive caption that said, “It was only our first time.” When a reporter suggested backstage after a
live performance that the sisters were sex partners, the infuriated Ann returned to her hotel room and
began writing the lyrics to “Barricuda”.
And that is this week’s “Crazy On You” lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
Class dismissed!
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jul 9th 2013
And now class, time for this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks. If you’ve seen the movie Woodstock or listened to the Woodstock album then you have seen or heard The Who’s performance the highlights of which were Tommy and Summertime Blues. But something happened during their performance that never made the movie or the album.
As they were doing their performance on that Sunday morning, Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman was sitting on the stage with concert organizer Michael Lang. Hoffman had been working in the medical tent since the opening of the festival. He was also high on LSD. Hoffman had become increasingly determined to call attention to the plight of a guy named John Sinclair who had been given a 10-year prison sentence for passing two marijuana cigarettes to an undercover narcotics officer. So Hoffman jumped on stage during a brief break in the Who’s performance, grabbed the microphone and shouted quote, “I think this is a pile of (you know what) while John Sinclair rots in prison!” Peter Townsend yelled at him “F-off. F-off my f-ing stage and struck Hoffman with his guitar. Hoffman jumped off the stage and disappeared into the crowd.
And that is this week’s See Me Feel Me lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
Class Dismissed!
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jul 9th 2013
   And now class, it’s time for this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
     We were all sad to learn of Monday’s passing of Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek. He was 74 when he died of bile duct cancer in Rosenheim, Germany.
     Had it not been for basketball and a guy named Yogi, we may have never heard of Ray Manzarek. Manzarek grew up on the South Side of Chicago. His first love was basketball but he only wanted to play power forward or center. So when his high school coach insisted he either play guard or not at all, he quit the team. Manzarek later said if it was not for that ultimatum, he might have never been with the Doors.
   Manzarek and Jim Morrison met at UCLA’s film school where Morrison showed Manzarek a few songs he had written and he sang for him a rough version of “Moonlight Drive.” Manzarek liked the songs and the Doors became reality.
   So how did drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger arrive on the scene? Manzarek met them at a Transcendental Meditation lecture. Said Densmore, “There wouldn’t be any Doors without Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.”
   And that gentlemen is this week’s “People Are Strange” lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
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may 22nd 2013
I had a very cool experience recently at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.                 
As a member of the media I was invited to be one of the first people of the season
to ride the JUMPSTART. It's a fully-operational, full-size Harley-Davidson motorcycle
that has its front wheel secured as the back wheel rests on a tumbler that allows the
rider (or novice rider in my case) the chance to really FEEL what it's like to ride a Harley-Davidson.
I've always heard from Harley riders that it's an experience like nothing else you've ever done. 
They were absolutely right on!
Check Out the video of my experience on the JUMPSTART



From the moment you turn the key, crack the throttle and hear that unmistakable
Harley 'potato' sound, you begin to feel different as if something has taken over,
crawled inside and rearranged your DNA. I felt more muscular, taller - more 'manly'.
I may have grown a beard while on the JUMPSTART also - not positive about that though.
A feeling of freedom took over -as if I suddenly didn't have a care in the world- raced up
my spine to my brain and out my fingers as I squeezed off another gear.
Put it this way... if the cycle suddenly jumped off its moorings and onto the highway...
I'd really have to think twice about bringing it back.
It's the coolest you can feel with no equipment required - except the ear-to-ear grin on my face.
No knowledge or previous motorcycle experience is necessary to ride the Jumpstart
and the motorcycle will not tip over. Trust me there - because I would've done it.
All you need is the desire to ride a Harley-Davidson - and, honestly, who doesn't have that.
A BIG Thank You to the Harley-Davidson Museum for a truly revolutionary experience
I'm still buzzing about.
- J.J.

If you want to ride the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART - here's the link FEEL THE  RUMBLE

As if that wasn't enough incentive, Harley is offering a Buy One, Get One offer for
Milwaukee Brewers tickets when you try out the JUMPSTART. Brewer Ticket Offer

Legendary Exhibits, Great Food and Free Parking - Only at the Harley-Davidson Museum
in Milwaukee.
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may 13th 2013
Time now for this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
Today’s lesson features some little known tidbits about Pink Floyd. First, their name. Where did it come from? They were originally known as the “Tea Set”, until band member Syd Barrett came across a blues album that featured the names of two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
     Pink Floyd played their first concert in 1971. On the bill with them, Buffy Sainte Marie and The 1910 Fruit Gum Company.
     It’s estimated that one in every twelve people in the world have a copy of “Dark Side of The Moon.”
    And finally, something we’ve all wondered, what’s with the telephone operator at the end of “Young Lust?” Well, ‘The Wall’ tells the story of Pink, a rock star away from home in search of wealth and fame and who has casual sex with groupies. He places a telephone call to his wife who is at their home in England and a man answers at which point Pink realizes his wife was cheating on him. Now, the album’s co-producer James Gutherie wanted realism in that phone call, so he placed a real call from Los Angeles to his neighbor in London. The operator was real but she didn’t know she was being recorded. And truth be told, the operator heard in the recording is the second operator they tried the routine with after the first operator’s reaction was deemed unsatisfactory.
And that class, is this week’s lesson from Z’s School of Hard Rocks.
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may 2nd 2013
I CAUGHT 'TEEN WOLF' (1985) ON T.V. THIS WEEKEND AND COULDN'T HELP BUT THINKING ABOUT PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER JASON COLLINS' ADMISSION THAT HE WAS GAY AND HOW HIS STORY IS EERILY SIMILAR TO THE PLIGHT OF SCOTT HOWARD (A.K.A. TEEN WOLF) IN THE MOVIE.

THE MORE I DUG INTO IT, THE MORE I WAS CONVINCED THAT 'TEEN WOLF' WAS 'THE JASON COLLINS STORY' OF THE 1980'S.
NOT CONVINCED? HERE ARE THE FACTS.

BOTH ARE BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF A BARELY PASSABLE LEVEL.

THEY CAN BOTH DUNK.

AFTER COMING OUT THEY BRING A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL.

JASON COLLINS PLAYED BRIEFLY FOR THE TIMBERWOLVES… TEEN WOLF IS A TIMBERWOLF.

GENETICALLY SPEAKING… TEEN WOLF AND JASON COLLINS WOULD BE DESCRIBED AS HAVING AN ‘UNIQUE PEDIGREE’.

THE ATTENTION TEEN WOLF AND JASON COLLINS GET FROM THEIR ADMISSION GARNERS THEM BOTH ADMIRATION AND DISGUST AMONGST THEIR PEERS.

TEEN WOLF’S JERSEY NUMBER IS 42…THE SAME AS BASEBALL PLAYER JACKIE ROBINSON…       WHOM JASON COLLINS HAS BEEN FAVORABLY COMPAIRED TO

THEY ARE NOW MORE RESPECTED AND ADMIRED AFTER THEY CAME OUT.

THEY BOTH HAVE AGENTS – (TEEN WOLF) STYLES / (JASON COLLINS) ARN TELLEM.

JASON COLLINS IS SAID TO HAVE ‘COME OUT OF THE CLOSET’…. THERE’S A SCENE IN THE MOVIE
WHERE TEEN WOLF COMES OUT OF A CLOSET AT A PARTY.

WEREWOLVES HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN USED AS A PLOT DEVICE IN THE COMMENTARY ON THE ‘DUALITY OF MAN’… JASON COLLINS IS A TWIN - A LITERAL DUALITY OF MAN.

TEEN WOLF’S FATHER TELLS HIM THAT HIS CONDITION SKIPS A GENERATION … JASON COLLINS’ YOUNGER, TWIN BROTHER IS NOT GAY.

THE RECENT ‘TEEN WOLF' SERIES ON MTV WAS SAID BY SOME CRITICS TO BE A MODERN ANALOGY OF GROWING UP AS A GAY YOUTH.

BOTH TEEN WOLF AND JASON COLLINS HAVE SURFED ON TOP OF A VAN – OK I MADE THAT ONE UP.

THEY BOTH HAD HOT, BLONDE GIRLFRIENDS FOR A WHILE.  AND, IN THE SAME SENSE, TEEN WOLF AND JASON COLLINS BOTH HAD ‘BEARDS’.

AFTER ITS INITIAL RUN, THE FILM GROSSED $33,086,661 DOMESTICALLY… JASON COLLINS CAREER SALARY IS JUST OVER 32 MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY BOTH PROVE THAT BEING WHO YOU REALLY ARE INSIDE IS A GOOD THING.
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apr 29th 2013
AND NOW FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS. THIS WEEK’S LESSON IS ABOUT A LADY NAMED PATRICIA MAE ANDRZEJEWSKI WHO WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN IN 1953. HER POLISH DAD, ANDREW WAS A METAL WORKER. MOM MILDRED WAS A BEAUTICIAN. PATRICIA WAS INTERESTED IN THEATER AND MUSIC AT AN EARLY AGE AND SHE PERFORMED IN ALL KINDS OF SCHOOL PLAYS, THEATER, PARADES AND CHOIRS.
   INITIALLY SHE PLANNED TO ATTEND THE JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC, BUT TO EVERYONE’S SURPRISE SHE PURSUED A HEALTH EDUCATION CAREER, MARRIED HER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART AND WORKED AS A BANK TELLER OUTSIDE RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
     SHE QUIT HER BANK TELLER JOB AND PURSUED A SINGING CAREER IN 1973 AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY A LIZA MINNELLI CONCERT.
     ULTIMATELY SHE WOULD WIN FOUR GRAMMYS FOR BEST FEMALE ROCK PERFORMANCE FROM 1980 TO 1983 AND SHE IS NOW IN THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
     AND IF YOU CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHO PATRICIA MAE ANDRZEJEWSKI IS, AT LEAST TAKE A GUESS. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT.
   AND THAT, CLASS, IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
   

  
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apr 29th 2013
AND NOW FOR TODAY’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
WE COULD ALMOST CALL THE PERSON IN TODAY’S LESSON A LOCAL GIRL. GRACE BARNETT WING WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 30 1939 IN EVANSTON ILLINOIS. SHE WAS OF NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH DESCENT. IN FACT, HER ANCESTORS CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THE MAYFLOWER. HER FATHER WAS AN INVESTMENT BANKER. SHE WENT TO A PRIVATE ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA, ATTENDED FINCH COLLEGE IN NEW YORK AS WELL AS THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. SHE MADE QUITE A BIT OF MONEY AS A MODEL SO WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND FORMED A BAND, ‘THE GREAT SOCIETY’, IT WAS JUST FOR FUN.
LATER ANOTHER LOCAL BAND – JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - THAT HAD LOST THEIR LEAD SINGER ASKED GRACE TO JOIN THEM. GRACE EVEN BROUGHT WITH HER TWO SONGS SHE WROTE AS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT SOCIETY – ‘SOMEBODY TO LOVE’ AND ‘WHITE RABBIT’ WHICH SHE SAID SHE WROTE IN ONE HOUR. THE AIRPLANE VERSION OF WHITE RABBIT WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION.  GRACE WAS A MUSICIAN ON THE GREAT SOCIETY’S VERSION – SHE PLAYED OBOE.
AND A FOOTNOTE – IN 1969 DURING THE DICK CAVETT SHOW, GRACE SLICK BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO SAY “M-F” ON LIVE TELEVISION.
AND AS WE WRAP UP TODAY’S LESSON, REMEMBER, “IF YOU GO CHASIN’ RABBITS AND YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO FALL, TELL ‘EM A HOOKAH SMOKIN’ CATERPILLAR GAVE YOU THE CALL. GO ASK ALICE WHEN SHE’S TEN FEET TALL.”
AND THAT CLASS IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
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apr 29th 2013
TIME NOW FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK -- MARC BOLAN – FRONTMAN FOR THE GLAMROCK BAND T-REX KNOWN BEST FOR THE SONG “GET IT ON, BANG A GONG”.
TODAY’S LESSON IS NOT ABOUT MARC BOLAN’S LIFE, BUT RATHER HIS DEATH.
IT WAS THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 16TH 1977. BOLAN AND GIRLFRIEND GLORIA JONES WERE IN BOLAN’S  ROLLS ROYCE.  THEY WERE HEADING HOME AFTER A NIGHT AT MORTON’S DRINKING  CLUB IN SOUTHWEST LONDON. THEY WERE LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM HOME WHEN THE CAR WENT OFF THE ROAD  AND SLAMMED INTO A SYCAMORE TREE. BOLAN WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.
PEOPLE LIKE DAVID BOWIE AND ROD STEWART CAME TO HIS FUNERAL.
AND THAT CLASS IS THIS WEEK'S LESSON IN HARD ROCKS.

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apr 15th 2013
The folks at K-Mart (you remember K-Mart, right?) recently released a new ad that's one of the funniest I've seen in a long time. I mean pants-shippingly funny. Enjoy.

--Elwood

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mar 11th 2013
 Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS - Lesson 7 - The RUNAWAYS   


THIS WEEK WE TAKE YOU BACK TO 1975 WHEN FOUR TEENAGE GIRLS GOT TOGETHER TO FORM
A BAND CALLED THE RUNAWAYS. THEY GARNERED A LOT OF MEDIA ATTENTION THANKS TO THEIR
‘JAILBAIT ON THE RUN’ GIMMICK.
   
THE RUNAWAYS WERE MORE THAN JUST A GIMMICK, THEY WERE GOOD. EACH BAND MEMBER
HAD A SPECIAL QUALITY. 
CHERIE CURRIE WAS THE LEAD VOCALIST. HER DOWNFALL AFTER THE BANDBROKE UP IN ’79 WAS DRUG ADDICTION.  HOW TOUGH OF A SINGER WAS SHE? SHE IS NOW AWOODCARVING ARTIST WHO USES A CHAIN SAW TO CREATE HER WORKS.

DRUMMER SANDY WEST HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE BEST FEMALE ROCK DRUMMER OF ALL TIME. SHE WAS A CHAIN SMOKER WHO DIED OF LUNG CANCER IN 2006 AT THE AGE OF 47.

ROSANNA FORD WAS ONE OF THE BAND’S GUITARISTS. ROSANNA FORD WOULD CHANGE HER NAME TO LITA -- LITA FORD.

AND THE OTHER GUITARIST – JOAN MARIE LARKIN WHO IDOLIZED SUZI QUARTO. SHE USED TO HANG OUT AT HOTELS WAITING TO WATCH QUATRO WALK BY. SHE EVEN IMITATED QUATRO’S SHAG HAIRCUT AND PLATFORM SHOES.  JOAN MARIE  LARKIN, WHO WOULD CHANGE HER LAST NAME TO JETT. JOAN JETT.
AND THAT STUDENTS IS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE RUNAWAYS – THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S
SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.

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mar 4th 2013
Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS
LESSON 6 - Rick Derringer   

IT WAS 1965 WHEN A 17-YEAR-OLD KID NAMED RICHARD ZEHRINGER FORMED A BAND CALLED THE MC-COYS AND THEY HAD A HIT SONG CALLED “HANG ON SLOOPY” -- A SONG THAT WAS SO BIG IN THE SUMMER OF 1965 THAT ONLY THE BEATLES’ “YESTERDAY” KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE TOP SPOT.
     HOW GOOD WERE THE MC-COYS? GOOD ENOUGH THAT THEY OPENED FOR THE ROLLING STONES ENTIRE 1966 AMERICAN TOUR.
     RICHARD WENT ON TO PLAY GUITAR FOR JOHNNY WINTER AND  EDGAR WINTER. HE’S ON ALICE COOPER’S KILLER ALBUM. HE OPENED FOR LED ZEPPLIN AND HE PERFORMED MANY OF THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION SONGS INCLUDING “REAL AMERICAN” WHICH WAS HULK HOGAN’S THEME SONG.
     HE APPEARED ON A KISS ALBUM, TOURED WITH CYNDI LAUPER AND IN 2011 HE TOURED WITH RINGO STARR’S ALL-STAR BAND.
     EARLY IN HIS CAREER HIS BAND WENT THROUGH A FEW NAME CHANGES THAT INCLUDED  “THE RICK Z COMBO” AND “RICK AND THE RAIDERS”. BUT RICHARD ZEHRINGER CHANGED HIS NAME FOR GOOD WHEN A RECORD COMPANY KNOWN AS

BANG RECORDS SIGNED THE MC-COYS AND ISSUED ‘HANG ON SLOOPY’. YOU SEE, THE BANG RECORDS LOGO WAS -  A  DERRINGER.
    
AND THAT IS THIS WEEK’S ROCK AND ROLL HOOCHIE KOO LESSON  FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF ROCKS.


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feb 25th 2013
Z’s School of Hard Rocks - LESSON 5 - JIMI HENDRIX

BOYS, IT’S TIME FOR THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
JOHNNY ALLEN WAS HIS NAME. HE WAS BORN IN 1942. HIS MOM LUCILLE WAS JUST 17.  THE FAMILY SIMPLY REFERRED TO HIM AS BUSTER. SOON AFTER, BUSTER’S TWO LITTLE BROTHERS WERE BORN.

DAD WALKED OUT, MOM DIED IN 1958 AND BUSTER LIVED WITH RELATIVES AND AQUAINTENCES.
BUSTER TAUGHT HIMSELF TO PLAY GUITAR – FIRST BY STRUMMING HIS DAD’S BROOM.

BUSTER WOULD LATER TURN TO CRIME AND HE WAS GIVEN A CHOICE, JAIL OR TWO YEARS IN THE ARMY. HE CHOSE THE ARMY BUT WAS DISCHARGED A YEAR LATER BECAUSE HE HAD NO DISCIPLINE.

BUSTER GOT GOOD AT GUITAR. GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY BACKUP FOR LITTLE RICHARD. SAM COOKE AND THE ISLEY BROTHERS.
HE BOUGHT SOME OF HIS OUTLANDISH STAGE CLOTHES FROM DESIGNER CHRIS JAGGER – MICK JAGGER’S BROTHER.

AND BUSTER HAD FUN WITH HIS FANS WHO SEEMED TO MIS-HEAR ONE OF BUSTER’S LYRICS. ON STAGE, BUSTER WOULD POINT TO BASS PLAYER NOEL REDDING OR DRUMMER MITCH MITCHELL WHEN HE SANG, “SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY (THIS GUY).”




BUSTER. . JIMI HENDRIX. IN THE SKY SINCE SEPTEMBER 18TH 1970.
I WAS A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT DAY AND WHEN I FOUND OUT HE DIED I LEFT SCHOOL EARLY AND WENT TO MY JOB AT THE LOCAL DRUG STORE. IT WAS A THURSDAY, BUT IT FELT LIKE GOOD FRIDAY.  GOD HAD DIED.

AND THAT, GENTLEMEN, IS THIS WEEK’S LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS.
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