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feb 16th 2013
   OUR FIRST LESSON BRIDGES OLD ROCK WITH THE NEW.
   IN THE WEEKS PRIOR TO PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S 1963 ASSASSINATION, ONE OF THE TOP HITS ON THE CHARTS WAS A SONG CALLED ‘DEEP PURPLE’. IF YOU WERE AROUND THEN, YOU KNOW THE SONG. OTHERWISE YOU PROBABLY RECOGNIZE IT FROM OLDIES RADIO.
   THE SONG WAS RECORDED BY A BROTHER-AND-SISTER ACT, NINO TEMPO AND APRIL STEVENS WHO WERE FROM FROM NIAGRA FALLS, NEW YORK.
   HERE’S A SNIPPET OF THE SONG. GIVE A LISTEN AND THEN I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE STUDIO AS THE SONG WAS BEING RECORDED.
  
                                              


HE WAS SINGING. SHE WAS TALKING. WHAT WAS GOING ON? WELL, ON THE DAY OF THE RECORDING, HE, NINO TEMPO, DIDN’T KNOW THE LYRICS TO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SONG. SO SHE, APRIL STEVENS TALKED THE WORDS INTO HIS HEADSET AND HE FOLLOWED. ON PLAYBACK, THE SOUND ENGINEER WAS SUPPOSED TO PLAY BACK ONLY TEMPO SINGING, BUT INSTEAD HE PLAYED BACK BOTH TRACKS. THE PRODUCER LOVED IT AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH NINO TEMPO FOUGHT IT BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT ANYONE TALKING ON HIS RECORD, BOTH VOICES STAYED. DEEP PURPLE – BY THE WAY, THAT PHRASE HAS MYSTICAL CONNOTATIONS IN THE OCCULT WORLD. THAT’S THE FIRST PART OF THE HISTORY LESSON.
   THE FOLLOW UP: 5 YEARS LATER IN  1968 A GUY NAMED RITCHIE BLACKMORE JOINED A BAND AND THE BAND COULDN’T DECIDE ON A NAME. THEY ALMOST DECIDED ON THE NAME “CONCRETE GODS”.  BUT THEY FELT THE NAME “CONCRETE GODS” WAS A BIT HARSH. THAT WAS WHEN  BLACKMORE SUGGESTED THEY NAME THE BAND AFTER HIS GRANDMOTHER’S FAVORITE SONG – DEEP PURPLE.
     AND YOUR FIRST LESSON FROM Z’S SCHOOL OF HARD ROCKS IS COMPLETE.



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feb 12th 2013
It's State of the Union night, people, so let's get drinking! The crew at DebateDrinking.com always put together some solid political drinking games, so we'll rely on their rules for tonight's speech from the President. A few of the highlights:

a Start off right. Take a drink if the state of the union is 'strong' - take two drinks if it is anything other than strong.

Take a drink* when you hear any of the following words or phrases:

  • Let me be clear
  • The time for [anything[ is now
  • Robot Uprising
  • Middle Class
  • Lincoln
And plenty more... Click here for the complete DebateDrinking.com rules.

Plus we're adding the following WAPL Road Show rules for tonight:
  • Drink if the president is seen lip-syncing his speech like Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem at his inauguration.
  • Drink if guest Ted Nugent has an outburst.
  • If Ted Nugent is dragged from the chamber in a Secret Service stranglehold, finish your beer and grab another.
  • If Mitt Romney storms the room in a disheveled bathrobe screaming, "The job should have been mine! MINE!!!" just turn off the TV and call it a night.
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feb 11th 2013
Bill Nye the Science Guy is awesomely smart. CNN anchors... not so much?

Between the big east coast snow storms last week and a 150-foot asteroid that's going to get really close to Earth next week, there was plenty of sciency stuff for Bill to help explain when he popped up on CNN. Unfortunately the anchor, Deb Feyerick, had to ask the insanely stupid question of whether the asteroid might be caused by global warming.

Maybe she got mixed upbetween her two topics. Maybe she unclear on the difference between "meteorology" (the study of weather) and actual meteors. Or mabye she's just dumb. Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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feb 8th 2013
Today the Onion's AV Club published their critics' picks for the best album-opening one-two punches. Since it is the AV Club, many of their picks delve into some more obscure indie titles. Click the link above to check out their picks. However, we've got a couple picks of our own.

Elwood's choices:
  • Led Zeppelin IV: "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll"
  • Metallica's Black Album: "Enter Sandman" and "Sad But True"
  • Foo Fighters Wasting Light: "Bridges Burning" and "Rope"
I was going to go with the one-two punch of "Hells Bells" and "Shoot to Thrill" from AC/DC's Back in Black, but the opening pair on side two of the album ("Back in Black" and "You Shook Me All Night Long") is way better.

John's pick:
  • "Once" and "Even Flow" from Pearl Jam's Ten.

What are your favorite album-opening one-two punches?
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feb 5th 2013
Your day will likely never be as eventful as the afternoon had last week by Kai, a homeless hitchhiker in West Fresno, Calif. A large man gave Kai a ride on Friday. That’s when the trouble started. During the ride, the man told Kai he was Jesus Christ — because of course he did — and that he had to rid Earth of all black people, so he intentionally rammed a black utility worker with his car, pinning the man against his truck. The crazed driver then got out of his vehicle and attempted to further threaten the pinned utility worker. When two female bystanders tried to stop him, he lashed out at them. Enter Kai and his hatchet:

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feb 4th 2013
Hey Idiot Baltimore Raven's Fan... Your Team Just Won Super Bowl 47...... What Are You Gonna Do!? Idiot Fan: I'm Gonna' Climb a Light Pole / Street Sign and Go Home With a SPINAL INJURY!!!!!! YEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!! Good Luck With That ... Maybe the Lord can tell Ray Lewis to Lay His Magical Healing Hands upon you...
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feb 1st 2013
Oh, Steven Tyler... why? Just... why?

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jan 25th 2013
In case you missed our Live From the Roadhouse countdown of Rolling Stone magazine's 10 Best Live Albums of All Time, here they are:

10 - Bob Seger: Live Bullet
9 - The Band: The Last Waltz
8 - Nirvana: Unplugged in New York
7 - Little Feat: Waiting For Columbus
6 - Deep Purple: Made in Japan
5 - KISS: Alive
4 - The Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out
3 - Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive
2 - The Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Fillmore East
1 - The Who: Live at Leeds

Did Rolling Stone miss one? Let us know your favorite live album in the comment section below!
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jan 24th 2013
Just because you like Batman, it does not make you a nerd.

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jan 14th 2013
Not sure what I find funnier: this (drunk?) guy on the subway loudly singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" or how every other person on the train is completely ignoring the fact that the guy is loudly singing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
-- Elwood
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jan 10th 2013
New live Chickenfoot track that we debuted during Live From the Roadhouse today. What do you think?

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jan 9th 2013
Super Mario Bros. meets metal in this awesome version of the game's theme song. If you can't be bothered to watch the whole thing, at least fast forward to the 2:50 mark to hear some of the dungeon level music. Makes me want to headbang with my old NES.

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jan 8th 2013

Not 100% sure, but this may be John Jordan's motto.
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mar 13th 2012
  1. Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin
  2. Sammy Hagar - Three Lock Box
  3. Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me
Theme: Uncle Sam
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mar 13th 2012
  1. AC/DC - The Jack
  2. REO Speedwagon - Back On The Road Again
  3. Bob Seger - Turn the Page
Theme: Beat generation author of "On the Road," Jack Kerouac, born on this day in 1922.

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mar 9th 2012
  1. Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
  2. The Doors - L.A. Woman
  3. Van Halen - Tattoo
Theme: Kat Von D. The tattoo artist and reality star of L.A.Ink turned 30 today.

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mar 9th 2012
  1. Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  2. AC/DC - Moneytalks
  3. Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles
Theme: The New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.

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mar 9th 2012
  1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special
  2. Great White - Save Your Love
  3. Ozzy Osbourne - Time After Time
Theme: Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to set your clock ahead one hour on Saturday Night.

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mar 9th 2012
Today, March 9th, is National Panic Day.

Not sure what that even means... but if the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy taught me three things, they're "Always bring a towel," "42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything," and "Don't Panic!"

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mar 6th 2012
  1. Poison - Your Mama Don't Dance
  2. Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
  3. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose
Theme: Footloose. The remake of the classic 80's film comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD today... but screw that. Go watch the Kevin Bacon version again!

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