Burnzy Blog WTBX Burnzy Blog - WTBX

  • Drinking this weekend?

    Posted by David Burns


    Why does heavy drinking sometimes lead to violence?

    If you've been drunk, you know firsthand alcohol can cause you to do or say something you usually wouldn't.

    A new study found that drinking also raises the chances that you will look at another person's action as purposeful, and not accidental.

    The study involved giving drinks to 92 men ranging in age from 20 to 46. They were told they were taking part in a cocktail taste test, but for half of the men the three drinks they tried had a real kick. They had the equivalent of five to six shots of vodka.

    The other half of the group was told they'd be drinking booze and half were told the drinks were soft. The same went for the guys who got the "placebo" drinks.

    Once the guys were drunk, they were asked to read 50 sentences describing a variety of actions. Then, they had to determine whether or not the actions were carried out on purpose. Phrases included: "She woke the baby up" and "He deleted the email."

    Men who drank real alcohol were more likely to describe the action as having been done "on purpose."

    The "placebo" drinkers rated the sentences just like the sober men.


  • 2 Leg pigs ROCK!

    Posted by David Burns


    A two-legged pig in China learned to walk on its front legs. 

    The pig was born without hind legs, and the owner started to teach her how to walk when it was a few days old by lifting up its tail. 

    He said after a month the pig could walk upside down on her own. 

    He says a circus offered him money for the pig but he won’t sell her.   


  • Hall Of Fame 2011?

    Posted by David Burns

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 nominees include Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J: Who got left out?

    bon-jovi-beatie-boys-summersImage Credit: Chris Walter/WireImage.com; Ebet Roberts Redferns/Getty Images; Lester Cohen/Wireimage.comThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced its latest class of nominees via press release. The list of 15 artists covers a broad range of eras and sounds, from rock (Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi) to pop (Neil Diamond, Chic, Donna Summer) to folk (Donovan) to hip-hop (Beastie Boys, LL Cool J) and more. Inductees will be announced in December and honored at a ceremony next March.

    As always, plenty of eligible acts didn’t make this first round. Last week names like Rush, T. Rex, the Smiths, Joan Jett, and KISS came up as potential nominees; none of them got the nod this time. (UPDATE: Rush documentary director responds to Hall of Fame snub: “It’s unfortunate”)

    Take a look at the full list of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees after the jump. Then let us know who you think the most egregious omissions are. Bear in mind that eligible artists must have debuted in 1985 or earlier. And, hey, if there’s anyone you’re glad the Hall did nominate — personally, I was psyched to see Chic, Darlene Love, and the Beastie Boys on the list — let us know about that, too.

    2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees:
    Alice Cooper
    Beastie Boys
    Bon Jovi
    Neil Diamond
    Dr. John
    J. Geils Band
    LL Cool J
    Darlene Love
    Laura Nyro
    Donna Summer
    Joe Tex
    Tom Waits
    Chuck Willis

    (Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

    More on the Music Mix:
    Michael Bublé goes full-on Bieber in “Hollywood” video
    Kid Cudi pleads guilty to drug misdemeanor, avoids jail
    Bret Michaels bares (almost) all for Billboard
    Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong joins
    American Idiot Broadway cast
    Apples in Stereo’s fun “Told You Once” video

  • New music Tuesday!

    Posted by David Burns


    Bad Religion     "The Dissent of Man" 
    Buju Banton     "Before the Dawn
    Aloe Blacc     "Good Things"
    Black Anvil     "Triumvirate"
    Luka Bloom     "Dreams in America"
    Kenny Chesney     "Hemingway's Whiskey"
    Eric Clapton     "Clapton" (guests: Steve Winwood, Sheryl Crow, Wynton Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Derek Trucks)
    Lloyd Cole     "Broken Record" 
    Edwyn Collins     "Losing Sleep" (songs co-written with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, Magic Numbers' Romeo Stodart, the Cribs' Ryan Harman, The Drums, Johnny Marr)
    Phil Collins     "Going Back" (Motown and soul covers album is his first in eight years; Amazon.com Exclusive, with bonus tracks)
    The Dance Party,     "Touch" (collaborators: The Darkness' Justin Hawkins, Toto's David Paich, Matt Squire)
    Deerhunter     "Halcyon Digest"
    The Doobie Brothers,    "World Gone Crazy" (first album of new material in 10 years; producer: guests: Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, Billy Payne)
    The 88,     "The 88"
    Electric Six     "Zodiac" (includes a cover of the Spinners' "Rubberband Man")
    Michael Feinstein     "Fly Me to the Moon" (featuring guitar legend Joe Negri)
    Fences     "Fences"
    Floored By Four (Mike Watt with Cibo Matta's Yuka Honda, Dougie Browne, Wilco's Nels Cline)     "Floored By Four"
    Ben Folds & Nick Hornby     "Lonely Avenue" 
    Gin Blossoms     "No Chocolate Cake" 
    Graffiti6 (frontman Jamie Scott was in the movie "Step Up")     "Colours"
    Halford     "Made of Metal"
    The Hush Now,    "Shiver Me Starships [EP]"
    Ice Cube     "I Am the West"
    Ingram Hill (Memphis rock trio)     "Look Your Best" 
    Jimmy Eat World     "Invented"
    Donell Jones     "Lyrics"
    Lil Wayne     "I Am Not a Human Being" (guests: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jay Sean, Tyga, Lil Twist, Jae Millz)
    The Lonely Forest,     "The Lonely Forest"    (first signing to Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla's new label)
    Los Lonely Boys     "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"
    Gucci Mane     "The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted" (guests: Bun B, Swizz Beatz, Ray J, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, Wyclef Jean, Estelle)
    Nellie McKay     "Home Sweet Mobile Home"
    New Medicine     "Race You to the Bottom"
    No Age     "Everything in Between"
    Nuclear Power Pants     "Wicked Eats the Warrior"
    OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)     "History of Modern" (their first album of new material in 14 years)
    Paleo     "A View of the Sky"
    The Posies,     "Blood/Candy" (their first album in five years; guests: Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene, The Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell, Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo)
    Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band     "Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band" (group members: former Dream Academy member Kate St. John, Leo Abrahams, David Coulter, Roger Eno, Rory McFarlane, Andrew Newmark, Dudley Phillips)
    Mark Ronson and The Business Intl     "Record Collection" (guests: D'Angelo, Boy George, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Q-Tip, Alex Greenwald, Nick Hodgson)
    Seal     "Seal VI — Commitment"
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd     "Live in Chicago"
    Michael W. Smith     "Wonder" 
    Adam Haworth Stephens (frontman of Two Gallants)     "We Live on Cliffs" (guests: Patrick Hallahan and Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Cody Votolato, Mike Daly, Petra Haden, Andy Cabic)
    Various artists     "It's Kind of a Funny Story [Film soundtrack]" (opens Oct. 8; score by Broken Social Scene)
    Various artists (from "Glee" cast)     "What I Did For Love" (new single from Season 2)
    Tony Joe White     "The Shine"
    Women     "Public Strain" 
    Ronnie Wood     "I Feel Like Playing" (his first album since 2001; guests: Slash, Flea, Bobby Womack, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Ian McLagan)
    Lizz Wright     "Fellowship" (guests: Angelique Kidjo, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, more)
    Yaz     "Reconnected Live" (2 CDs, from Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet's first tour together in more than 25 years)
    Pete Yorn     "Pete Yorn"
    Neil Young     "Le Noise" 


    David Bowie     "Station to Station (Special Edition)" (3 discs; 1976 album, featuring "Golden Years"; bonus material includes the entire 1976 Nassau Coliseum show; Deluxe edition, 5 CDs, 1 DVD, 3 LPs; MP3 Download) 
    Johnny Cash     "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison [Vinyl]" (1968 album; remastered), "Johnny Cash At San Quentin [Vinyl]" (1969 album; remastered)      
    Peter Gabriel     "Peter Gabriel" (1977 album; remastered), "Peter Gabriel (2)" (1978 album; remastered), "Peter Gabriel (3)" (1980 album; remastered), "Peter Gabriel (Security)" (1982 album; remastered), "Peter Gabriel/Plays Live" (1983 album; remastered), "Birdy" (1985 album; remastered), "So" (1986 album; remastered), "Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ" (1989 album; remastered), "Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats" (1990 album; remastered), "Us" (1992 album; remastered), "Up" (2002 album; remastered)
    Judy Garland     "The Very Best of Judy Garland: The Capitol Recordings, 1955-1965" (72 tracks)
    The Hollies,    "Here I Go Again [Vinyl]" (1964 album; remastered), "Hear! Here! [Vinyl]" (1965 album; remastered)      
    Rick Nelson     "The Last Time Around: 1970-1982 [Box set]" (7 CDs, 134 tracks, with a 144-page book)
    Todd Rundgren     "For Lack of Honest Work" (3-CD "official" live bootleg, 43 tracks taken from shows from 1971-2006)
    Soundgarden     "Telephantasm" (best-of, with rarities; originally bundled with "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock"; Super Deluxe Edition, 2 CDs, 1 DVD, 3 LPs)
    Various artists     "Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits" (1996 album; 15 tracks), "Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo" (1997 album; 15 tracks) 
    Widespread Panic     "Live in the Classic City II, MM" (recorded April 1-3, 2000, in Athens, Ga.)
    Hank Williams     "Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings ... Plus! [Box set]" (15 CDs, with a bonus DVD)
    CeCe Winans     "For Always: The Very Best of CeCe Winans" (10 tracks)
    Yes     "Drama [180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl]" (1980 album; remastered) 
    Rob Zombie     "Hellbilly Deluxe 2 [CD/DVD]" (2010 album, with new tracks "Everything Is Boring," "Michael" and "Devil's Hole Girls and the Big Revolution," and a reimagining of "The Man Who Laughs"; DVD features the tour documentary "Transylvanian Transmissions")


    Alice Cooper     "Theatre of Death: Live at Hammersmith 2009 [DVD/CD]" (2 discs; Blu-ray/CD)      
    Bing Crosby     "The Legendary Bing Crosby [DVD]"      
    Colin Hay     "Live at the Corner [DVD]"      
    Rush     "Classic Albums: 2112 + Moving Pictures [DVD]" (Blu-ray) 
    Slipknot     "(sic)nesses [DVD]" (2-disc film of their Download Festival performance)
    Various artists     "Rock & Rule [Blu-ray]" (1983 Canadian animated film was never released in the U.S.; features the music of Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick and Earth, Wind & Fire; See here)      
    Various artists     "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts" (3 discs; filmed over two nights in October 2009 at Madison Square Garden; See here)

  • New releases are in!

    Posted by David Burns


    Iron Man 2 (PG-13)
    Stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke.
    Get Him to the Greek (-R-)
    Stars Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

    The Killer Inside Me (-R-)
    Said to be extremely violent and disturbing noir film with Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba. 


    Legend of the Seeker: The Complete Second Season
    Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment - The controversial never aired episode.
    Scrubs: The Complete Ninth And Final Season (Two-Disc DVD)
    Rich Man, Poor Man: The Complete Collection
    Survivor 3: Africa - The Complete Season
    Survivor 4 Marquesas - The Complete Season
    C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, The Tenth Season
    Party Down: Season Two
    Secret Agent AKA Danger Man: The Complete Collection (SLIMLINE)
    The Cleveland Show

  • Call your dentist!

    Posted by David Burns


    Just in time for Halloween a candy company has just released pumpkin-shaped marshmallow Peeps... covered in chocolate.

    They have orange marshmallow on the inside and are coated with milk or dark chocolate.


  • Packers pissed in Chi town...wouldn't you be?

    Posted by David Burns
    Video from Milwaukee's WITI shows Nick Collins yelling at a fan as he left the field. Collins then appears to throw his mouthpiece into the stands.

    Video from Milwaukee's WITI shows Nick Collins yelling at a fan as he left the field. Collins then appears to throw his mouthpiece into the stands.

    • Green Bay Packers S Collins Has Altercation With Bears Fan

      CHICAGO, Ill. (WTAQ) - The frustrating loss by the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football apparently spilled over after the final whistle blew. FOX6 in Milwaukee is reporting that safety Nick Collins got into an altercation with fans following ...

  • NFL Ticket prices up.

    Posted by David Burns


    The cost of NFL tickets went up again this year despite the country being in a recession. 

    The average cost of a single ticket jumped 4.5% to $76.47… that's up 30% from 2005.

    And the average cost for a family of four attending an NFL game jumped 4% to more than $420. 

    The most expensive tickets belong to the New England Patriots, who charge almost $118 each.

    The cheapest ticket is in Cleveland, where the Browns charge fans less than $55 on average.


  • Nice fishee??

    Posted by David Burns


    A fisherman in South Carolina hooked a 5-pounder-- with human teeth.

    He assumed it was a catfish, so he scooped his hands in the water only to find his hands clamped in between what seemed to be dentures from a human!

    Samples from the fish have been sent off to determine the fish's species.

    The fish is thought to be a Pacus, a relative of the piranha.  One expert says it most likely originated from the Amazon River.  It was most likely raised in an exotic fish tank, and later set free.

    The fish is currently in the man's freezer.


  • Sharon and Vince the war continues!

    Posted by David Burns


    Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon said she was "absolutely heartbroken" after learning that the Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil called her the "most evil, sh*ttiest woman I've ever met in my life", especially since the band just finished a short run of dates with Ozzy last month.

    Sharon said: "I am very saddened by it. My husband called him and said, 'What's the problem?' and Neil kind of back-tracked. It's a case of 'I need names in this book. I need to shock.' It is sad when people do that. They want to sell you out. I think he is probably very jealous of Ozzy, but he dare not pick on him because the fans will turn on him, so he goes after me."

    Vince also wrote in his new book that Sharon "would f*cking have you killed if it was to her advantage."

    She said: "He's the murderer, not me [referring to Vince's 1984 DUI accident that killed his friend]. He has murdered somebody in a car. He crippled two other people and he is still driving drunk. And that is why I used to keep my husband away from him. And if that makes me a bad person, then I am a bad person."