Monthly Archive for: "February, 2017"

It’s time you learned how 4/20 became ‘Weed Day’

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Smoking a joint? It must be 4:20 pm (or 4:20am for the worm catchers among smokers). There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems […]

The Zombies get “animated” for Odessey!!

Long a staple of their live shows, “Care of Cell 44” is illustrated with animated images created by Viv Boucherat, the wife of bassist Chris White. Boucherat’s art is also featured in the band’s recently released book Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images. Keyboardist-songwriter Rod Argent tells Billboard, “The juxtaposition of fragments of the […]

BEE GEES: Salute Airs on Easter Sunday!!

From Stevie Wonder and Tavares to Ed Sheeran and John Legend, are featured in Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of The Bee Gees. The two-hour pre-recorded concert special — which even promises a cameo by John Travolta — airs on CBS Sunday. Take a look: Barry Gibb joins the all-star cast on stage at […]

QUEEN: The Second Life of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Remember the classic opening scene of Wayne’s World fearturing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody? Propelled by the memorable opening scene in the movie, Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” broke back into the Top 10 this week in 1992 — 16 years after it rocked the radio the first time. Star Mike Myers claimed that producer Lorne Michaels suggested he use a […]

J GEILS: Guitarist Dead at 71

The guitarist and namesake founder of the J. Geils Band has died. According to Boston’s WCVB, John Warren Geils Junior was found dead today (Tuesday) in his Groton, Massachusetts home. He was 71. The cause of death has been called natural causes. The hard-driving R&B band band, which featured vocalist Peter Wolf, built its reputation […]