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  • Tell us how you really feel Dave Grohl?

    Posted by David Burns
    DAVE GROHL: 'TV TALENT SHOWS MAKE EVERYONE SOUND LIKE F---ING CHRISTINA AGUILERA'

    Dave Grohl took a swing at TV talent shows like American Idol and The Voice.

    He thinks that a lot of the contestants are judged too harshly by judges that are not musically talented. They "hardly even play an instrument on their own f---ing albums. It makes me really mad."

    He also said that the talent shows make everyone "sound like f----ing Christina Aguilera."

     

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  • Check out these golf shots!

    Posted by David Burns
    GOLFER NICHOLAS THOMPSON'S CRAZY WATER SAVE

    In the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Nicholas Thompson's ball ended up on the edge of the water, and instead of taking a drop, he stripped off his shoes, waded in, and gave it a whack.

    Thompson's shot from the water ended up inches from the cup. He didn't even bother putting his shoes back on. He finished the hole in his bare feet.

     

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    NEWS: SPORTSGOLFER SERGIO GARCIA TAKES CRAZY SHOT ... FROM A TREE


     
    His ball landed in a tree, so..... Sergio Garcia climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from the crowd and eventually a double bogey.




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  • 2nd degree ankle sprain for Shinedown.

    Posted by David Burns
    THE BASS PLAYER FROM SHINEDOWN SPRAINED AN ANKLE

    Shinedown's bassist (Eric Bass) ended up with a second-degree ankle sprain during the band's concert this past Friday night in Lubbock, Texas.

    After the concert, Bass went to the hospital to get checked out. He even Tweeted a photo of his huge ankle:

     

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  • Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J team up?

    Posted by David Burns
    EDDIE VAN HALEN DID TWO SONGS ON LL COOL J'S NEW ALBUM

    Eddie Van Halen is featured on two songs on LL Cool J's new album, "Authentic", which gets released on April 30.

    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello also pulled a cameo on the album.

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  • Members of congress to wear corporate sponsor logos like Nascar drivers?

    Posted by David Burns
    CITIZEN PETITION TO WHITE HOUSE: MAKE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WEAR LOGOS OF CORPORATE DONORS - LIKE NASCAR DRIVERS


    A petition on the White House's website is asking the government to force politicians to display the logos of their corporate donors on their clothing during public events.

    The petition was created by someone from St. Louis.  Under the proposal, politicians would have to wear logos just like NASCAR drivers wear on their racing suits. 

    A $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button.

     

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  • Big tour ahead for the Rolling Stones!

    Posted by David Burns

    The Rolling Stones will mount an 18-show arena tour in May and June with AEG Live at the promoter helm, sources told Pollstar shortly after the deal was sealed. The exact routing is still being confirmed but an announcement is expected in early April.

     

     

    AEG Live takes the reins of the long-rumored tour from Virgin Live, a joint venture formed between Australia’s Paul Dainty and Virgin Group’s Richard Branson last fall to produce and promote the band’s 50th anniversary run.

    Though the Virgin Live venture successfully did the Stones’ brief November and December tour, it appears plans – and likely financing – to remain on board for a more traditional tour fell short.

    Enter AEG Live, which also bid on the earlier tour.  It’s not known what kind of financial deal was struck, but it was struck quickly – one source told Pollstar the call from the Stones’ camp came early March 19, and the agreement between the parties came together before anyone had time to call out for lunch.

    If so, it makes a bold statement that it’s business as usual for AEG Live, less than one week after the announcement that parent Anschutz Entertainment Group is off the market and former president/CEO Tim Leiweke had resigned.  And with the speed the tour was agreed to, how nimbly it can move when a re-engaged Phil Anschutz is needed to cut a check.

    Dates are still being locked down, but Mick and the boys made it known they are interested in no more than an 18-show, two-month outing, which will happen in May and June. The number of cities isn’t confirmed, other than they will be major markets and the 18 shows will include multiple-night stands.

    It isn’t the first time, of course, The Rolling Stones have switched up promoters between tours, regardless of history.  Michael Cohl worked closely with the band for years after winning a promotion deal that the late Bill Graham expected to continue.

    And though it’s not known if Cohl was in the running for the 50th anniversary shows, his separation from Live Nation in 2008 included a provision that his non-compete would not preclude the Canadian promoter and Broadway impresario from making a bid.

    AEG declined to comment.  Where this leaves Virgin Live isn’t clear. Dainty, who with Branson formed Virgin Live and continues to run Dainty Corp. from Melbourne, Australia, wasn’t immediately available to comment.

    "There will be a lot more to say about Virgin Live soon but, for now, it’s all about the Stones … ,” Dainty teased in October when the partnership and initial Stones dates were announced, adding that a global force was in the works.
     

  • Computer has picked the NCAA champion.

    Posted by David Burns
    COMPUTERS CHOOSE NCAA CHAMPION

    A computer has filled out the NCAA brackets and is picking....  Florida and Gonzaga to play in the title game-- with the Gators winning it all. 

    The computer uses a mathematical formula to look at every game and factors in the margin of victory and where each game is played. 

    It has picked the men's basketball national champ in three of the last five years.

    It predicts that Florida, Louisville, Indiana and Gonzaga will advance to the Final Four with Florida winning the title. 

     

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