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  • Man Keeps Rock For Years, Hoping It's Gold. It Turns Out to Be Far More Valuable

    11/26/2022 5:59:17 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 25 Nov 2022 | JACINTA BOWLER
    In 2015, David Hole was prospecting in Maryborough Regional Park near Melbourne, Australia. Armed with a metal detector, he discovered something out of the ordinary – a very heavy, reddish rock resting in some yellow clay. He took it home and tried everything to open it, sure that there was a gold nugget inside the rock – after all, Maryborough is in the Goldfields region, where the Australian gold rush peaked in the 19th century. To break open his find, Hole tried a rock saw, an angle grinder, a drill, even dousing the thing in acid. However, not even a...
  • JERRY LEE LEWIS, THE LAST ORIGINATOR OF ROCK, DIES AT 87

    10/28/2022 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 58 replies
    jerryleelewis.com ^ | 10/28/2022 | Rick Bragg
    Jerry Lee Lewis is survived by his wife, Judith Coghlan Lewis, his children Jerry Lee Lewis III, Ronnie Lewis, Pheobe Lewis and Lori Lancaster, sister Linda Gail Lewis, cousin Jimmy Swaggart and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmo and Mamie Lewis, sons Steve Allen Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., his siblings Elmo Lewis Jr. and Frankie Jean Lewis and his cousin Mickey Gilley. Services and more information will be announced in the following days. In lieu of flowers, the Lewis family requests donations be made in Jerry Lee Lewis’ honor to...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Alive in Memphis

    10/26/2022 3:27:26 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 57 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 26th, 2022 | unattributed
    Jerry Lee Lewis is not dead ... as we previously reported. We're told the rock 'n' roll legend is alive, living in Memphis. Earlier today we were told by someone claiming to be Lewis' rep that he had passed. That turned out not to be the case. TMZ regrets the error
  • Kamala Harris to visit Korean Demilitarized Zone Thursday

    09/26/2022 9:43:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2022 | y Paul LeBlanc, Jasmine Wright and Nikki Carvajal
    Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone that divides North and South Korea on Thursday as part of her visit to South Korea, a White House official said. Harris’ trip will include site visits at the DMZ, meetings with service members, and an operational briefing from US commanders, the official said, reiterating the US’ commitment “to stand beside” South Korea in the face of “any threats” posed by North Korea. Harris, the official added, “will reflect on the shared sacrifice of tens of thousands of American and Korean soldiers who fought and died together, and will reaffirm...
  • Oregon Duck Tight End dies at 22

    07/14/2022 5:45:10 AM PDT · by bray · 121 replies
    Oregonlive ^ | 7/14/22 | bray
    Another senseless death thanks most likely to Fauci.
  • Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’

    07/05/2022 9:55:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | July 5, 2022 | Corey Irwin
    Update: A representative for Carlos Santana released the following statement: "Rock Legend Carlos Santana was over-taken by heat exhaustion and dehydration during a concert Tuesday (July 5) evening in Michigan. The guitar great was taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre (formerly DTE Energy Music Theatre), an outdoor amphitheater in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan. Carlos was taken to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkston for observation and is doing well, it was announced by Santana’s manager Michael Vrionis tonight. The statement also noted that tomorrow night's (July 6) show in Burgettstown, Pa. would be...
  • 70s Legends Wrote This Song as a JOKE…TRANSFORMED Them Into The Gods of Rock!

    07/03/2022 6:23:15 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 62 replies
    Yutube ^ | 2 July 2022 | Professor of Rock
    The story of Led Zeppelin’s 70s rock masterpiece Immigrant Song Although Immigrant Song was written to be entirely tongue in cheek... its humor was almost completely lost on listeners. In fact, this fist in the air rocker was so power-packed that legions lined up to crown its Zeppelin the lords of Rock and Roll. And by then... it was too late to convince anyone that they were more or less joking. Is this smash hit rock’s greatest battle cry anthem? Written by rock’s ultimate guitar hero Jimmy Page and masterfully sung by Robert Plant with John Paul Jones and John...
  • Canada and Denmark end their 49-year-old feud over a barren Arctic rock

    06/17/2022 12:12:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    LA Times via Yahoo ^ | 06 15 2022 | Staff
    A territorial dispute between Denmark and Canada over a barren and uninhabited rock in the Arctic that has led to decades of friendly friction has come to an end, with the two countries agreeing to divide the tiny island between them. Under Tuesday's agreement, a border will be drawn across the half-square-mile Hans Island in the waterway between the northwestern coast of the semi-autonomous Danish territory of Greenland and Canada's Ellesmere Island. The rock has no known mineral reserves of value. “It sends a clear signal that it is possible to resolve border disputes ... in a pragmatic and peaceful...
  • Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler: “Heavy Metal” Was Initially a “Sarcastic” Term

    05/27/2022 9:04:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu, May 26, 2022 | Jon Hadusek
    Considering Black Sabbath are largely responsible for inventing heavy metal as we know it, Butler’s remarks are intriguing. In his estimation, the label “heavy metal” was used in a slightly derogatory context in early 1970s and Black Sabbath got “stuck with it.” “When we were on tour in America — I think it was the second tour in the [United] States — I read this review, and the guy said, ‘This isn’t music; it sounds like a bunch of heavy metal being smashed together.'” Geezer recalled in a new interview with Eddie Trunk. “Somehow that got over to England, and...
  • YES Drummer Alan White Dies at 72

    05/26/2022 11:31:44 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies
    Glide Magazine ^ | 05/26/2022
    Longtime YES drummer Alan White died this morning at the age of 72. Posted on his Facebook page was the following statement… Alan White, our beloved husband, dad, and grandpa, passed away at the age of 72 at his...
  • You Tube Music......

    05/13/2022 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Still a Patriot · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | jan 18 2019 | the steel woods
    New album from The Steel Woods 'Old News' available now! https://ffm.to/oldnews Release Date: January 18, 2019 via Woods Music / Thirty Tigers [Lyrics Below] https://thesteelwoods.com OLD NEWS Written by Jason Cope © 2019. Rowdy Woods Music (SESAC). All rights reserved. You can hate all the others Because they hate you They hate the thought Of you hatin’ them too We can scream it all out ‘Til we're Red White or Blue But I'd hate to think That thinking is Old News
  • Ancient Japanese ‘killing stone’ said to contain evil demon has cracked open

    03/08/2022 8:14:57 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 78 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | March 8, 2022 | Jamie Harris
    As if the world doesn’t have enough problems, people are now worried that an evil demon locked in a rock for almost 1,000 years is on the loose. The so-called ‘killing stone’ that kept the malevolent spirit imprisoned all this time has split in two, sending believers into a state of panic.
  • (Vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 7 - THE FINAL!

    02/27/2022 9:48:32 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    author | 2/27/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 7 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 7 – THE FINAL Votes due: Sunday, March 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 2 songs, 1 pair, 1 winner! Vote for your favorite. Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. See the pair in my next reply post. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title – act The survey is at 1950s survey Final My YouTube playlist is at 1950s playlist Final
  • 1982: The Last Year Rock Dominated the Pop Charts

    02/18/2022 8:51:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | 2/17 | Corey Irwin
    Over the past 40 years, rock has gone from the unquestioned king of genres to a footnote in the hierarchy of mainstream music. In 1982, a rock artist held the No. 1 song in the U.S. for 44 of the year’s 52 weeks. That amounts to just less than 85 percent of the year, a staggering figure that showcases just how embedded rock was in popular culture at the time. There are plenty of ways to split hairs on this — Daryl Hall and John Oates and Men at Work were pop-leaning artists, while Paul McCartney’s collaboration with Stevie Wonder...
  • (Vanity)TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 5

    02/13/2022 9:49:18 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    author | 2/13/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 5 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES!ROUND 5 – THE GREAT 8 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 8 songs, 4 pairs, 4 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: Rd 1A, Rd 1B Round 2: Rd 2 Round 3: Rd 3 Round 4: Rd 4
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 4

    02/06/2022 9:43:03 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    author | 2/6/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    ROUND 4 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! ROUND 4 – SWEET 16 Votes due: Sunday, Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 16 songs, 8 pairs, 8 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. (You may abstain from any pairs, but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Past Rounds: Rounds 1A and 1B: 1A, 1B Round 2: 2 Round 3: 3
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 3

    01/30/2022 9:23:37 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 1/30/22 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '50S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm Eastern. 32 songs, 16 pairs, 16 winners! Vote for your favorite in each pair listed. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs but please don't overdo it!) Any ties will be broken via Billboard annual ranking, then back to Round 1 ranking (seed), then Round 1 point total, then Round 1 vote count. Format in survey: Poll seed – year - song title - act Rounds 1A and 1B: ToCT Rd 1A, ToCT Rd 1B Round 2: ToCT Rd...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2

    01/23/2022 10:46:56 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 1/23/22 | me
    (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II ('50S) - ROUND 2 ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '50s begins! DUE DATE: Sunday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm (Eastern) Round 2 is the start of the play-off tournament style. It starts with 32 pairs of the best 64 songs as chosen by YOU, from Rounds 1A and 1B. Round 1A and 1B: Round 1ARound 1B
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 58 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/09/2022 11:35:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 93 replies
    author | 1/9/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1A – ‘50s The baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts. Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part A (as well as B next week) will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with...