Music & Entertainment News – Friday 4/13/18

Music & Entertainment News – Friday 4/13/18

EATING PIZZA PROTECTS GUYS FROM BRITTLE BONES

According to a new study from Harvard University, guys who eat the most cheese, milk and yogurt end up with stronger bones in later life. Women, on the other hand, don’t get the same boost from dairy.

So, chow down on pizza and lasagna because, clearly, it does a body good. (Daily Mail)

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE DRIVING UNSAFE CARS

There are about 260 million cars on the road in America these days — and a staggering 63 million of them have safety recalls.

That means about one out of every five cars you see should be brought in and fixed because they’re unsafe. (MLive)

SCIENTIST DEVELOPING BEER MADE FROM MILK

A scientist who works in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University is getting close to perfecting a beer made from milk.

Sam Alcaine is attempting to ferment lactose, which could then be converted into alcohol.

So far, he’s been able to create a beverage with 2.7 percent alcohol content that, supposedly, has a “sour and salty flavor,” kind of like a German-style Gose [GOES-uh], which has actually been gaining in popularity over the past five years or so. (Food and Wine)

The Story Of Frane Selak, The Luckiest Unlucky Man To Ever Live.

Frane Selak is called the world’s luckiest man. The Croatian music teacher has cheated death seven times. He’s been in a train wreck, an airplane crash, a bus crash, his car blew up a few times, he was hit by a city bus, and his car was forced off a cliff by a truck. In 2003, Frane won $1,000,000 dollars in the Croatian lottery!

After awhile, Frane decided that money cannot buy happiness and he wanted to live a frugal life. He sold his luxury home on the private island, and gave away his fortune to family and friends, and moved back to his modest home in Petrinja. He kept some money to pay for his hip replacement operation and to enjoy his life with his wife. Frane says he’s happier than he’s ever been in his life and he hasn’t had anymore incidents. Knock on wood.

Bill Withers’ ’70s classic “Use Me” is the soundtrack of a new commercial for Corona beer.

 

Metallica posted a video showing all the different vinyl versions of The $5.98 EP – Garage Days Re-Revisitedplaying Budgie’s “Crash Course in Brain Surgery.” The reissue is out this weekend.

David Byrne‘s set at Coachella will be streamed at the festival’s YouTube page starting at 10:20 p.m. PST Saturday night.

The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place this Saturday in front of just over 6000 fans and VIPs in the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

It will be the fifth time it has been held in the city that is home to the Hall of Fame and Museum. From here on out, the ceremony will be held in Cleveland every other year, which means it returns in 2020. Next year’s ceremony will be back in New York for the 27th time. Los Angeles has hosted it twice.

Joining the more than 800 individual artists already enshrined are The Moody BluesDire StraitsThe CarsBon Jovi, and the late Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

To be eligible for induction, artists had to release their first recording 25 years prior, so in this case, no later than 1992. Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1000 artists, historians and members of the music industry.

Fans were also able to vote, and with 6.8 million votes cast, Bon Jovi came out on top with 1.2 million, followed by the Moodies, Dire Straits and The Cars. Nina Simone came in 10th and Sister Rosetta Tharpe was at 16.

The Moody Blues have been eligible since 1989, but this was their first nomination. They will be inducted by Ann Wilson of Heart and will perform four songs — two by Justin Hayward and two by John Lodge. Founding members Mike Pinder and Denny Laine will also attend, but won’t perform with the band. However, there is word that Laine may do his one hit with the band, “Go Now,” on his own. When the Rock Hall announced the inductees in December, he was not included. It was only after Steve Van Zandt made a stink that Laine was recognized. Ray Thomas, who died in January, will be represented by his wife, Lee.

Dire Straits became eligible in 2003, but this was their first nomination. No one will be inducting them, and bad blood between some members has led singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler, his brother, guitarist David Knopfler, and drummer Pick Withers not to attend. Bassist John Illsley and keyboardists Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher are in Cleveland.

The Cars also became eligible in 2003 and were nominated two times before. They will perform with Weezer bassist Scott Shriner filling in for bassist-singer Ben Orr, who died of cancer in 2000. Cars singer and guitarist Ric Ocasek and Orr met in Cleveland, where Orr is from, before moving to Boston to form the band. They’ll be inducted by Brandon Flowers of The Killers.

Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were first eligible in 1986 and these were their first nominations. Nina will be inducted by Mary J. Blige, while Lauryn Hill and Andra Day honor her in song. Nina died in 2003 at age 70. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be recognized with the Early Influence award by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, who will also perform.

Bon Jovi became eligible in 2008, and their only other nomination came in 2011. Howard Stern will induct them, and former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such will perform with Jon Bon JoviDavid BryanTico Torres and their longtime road bassist Hugh McDonald, who, while not an official member, is being inducted after someone whined about his being overlooked.

Some of this year’s inductees will be at the Hall of Fame and Museum today (Friday) to officially open the 2018 inductee exhibit.

Saturday night, there will be a simulcast of the ceremony inside the Hall of Fame. Highlights will air on HBO on May 5th. The red carpet arrivals will stream live at RockHall.com, and on the Hall’s Facebook and YouTube channels, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET.

What does it take to pull off the ceremony? There are 200 volunteers, more than 20 trucks, over 350 lights, eight drum sets, seven bass rigs, 15 guitar rigs and 12 keyboards.

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