Judas Priest have replaced Ozzy Osbourne at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California. When Ozzy said he was pulling out of the festival because he wasn’t physically ready he mentioned that “personal friends of mine” would be taking his slot, and Priest certainly fits the bill. They were scheduled to open for Ozzy on his farewell tour in Europe in 2022, but that trek was scrapped because of Ozzy’s health. Priest said in a statement, “We are ready to raise double horns way up high together keeping the metal faith at this ‘bostin’ one of a kind Power Trip world event!” They’ll be performing on October 7th with AC/DC. The rest of the fest is unchanged, with Guns n’ Roses and Iron Maiden on October 6th and Metallica and Tool on October 8th.
The lineup for the Global Citizen Festival has been announced. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline at New York’s Central Park on September 23rd. Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Grey, and Stray Kids are also on the performers’ list. Global Citizen aims to end extreme poverty, support women’s rights, and combat climate change.
Farm Aid is bringing the annual benefit for the country’s family farms back to the Midwest this fall.
“Wonka” director Paul King says he cast Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa because he’s, quote, “the funniest, most sarcastic [poop] I’ve ever met.”
The first trailer dropped yesterday: https://youtu.be/otNh9bTjXWg
If Elon Musk really wants to fight Mark Zuckerberg, he might want to enter a dojo. TMZ reported Zuckerberg has recently trained with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. On Tuesday, a photo of all three of them popped up on Israel’s Instagram page. Adesanya wrote, “No fugazi with Mark. This is Serious Business!!” https://www.complex.com/sports/a/brad-callas/mark-zuckerberg-trains-ufc-champions-elon-musk-bout?d_id=6058178&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=complexmag
Jonah Hill is facing a new accusation. After his ex Sarah Brady exposed his text messages to her while they were dating, actress Alexa Nikolas claims he kissed her without her consent when she was 16 years old. https://twitter.com/alexanikolas__/status/1677854801378566144
A jury determined a handwritten note found in Aretha Franklin’s couch was valid. The ruling came down on Tuesday in a Michigan court. After deliberating for almost one hour, jurors found that a handwritten will, discovered under a sofa cushion by Franklin’s niece after the singer’s death, was signed by the music legend in 2014 and does show her intent.
Kevin Costner will pay his wife Christina $129,755 per month in child support. That’s about half the $248,000 she was asking for, but more than twice the $51,940 he initially offered.
Britney Spears’ memoir comes out October 24th. It’s called “The Woman in Me”.
Carmen Electra says she gets a lot of feet requests on OnlyFans.
Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos made a simple case as to why Scooby-Doo should be classified as a superhero: Because he’s a dog who can talk and helps people by solving mysteries.
There was a list compiled from timeout.com of the 20 best classic rock songs of all time, but not necessarily what you would hear on classic rock radio.
- PURPLE HAZE – JIMI HENDRIX
- WHOLE LOTTA LOVE – LED ZEPPELIN
- SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – ROLLING STONES
- UNDER PRESSURE – QUEEN/DAVID BOWIE
- BABA OREILLY – THE WHO
- COMFORTABLY NUMB – PINK FLOYD
- I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL – JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
- FUNK #49 – JAMES GANG
- THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN – THIN LIZZY
- IRON MAN – BLACK SABBATH
- ROADHOUSE BLUES – THE DOORS
- NO SUGAR TONIGHT/NEW MOTHER NATURE – GUESS WHO
- BARRACUDA – HEART
- SMOKE ON THE WATER – DEEP PURPLE
- FRANKENSTEIN – EDGAR WINTER GROUP
- LA GRANGE – ZZ TOP
- AMERICAN GIRL – TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
- YOU REALLY GOT ME – THE KINKS
- CHARITY BALL – FANNY
- ROCKIN’ IN A FREE WORLD – NEIL YOUNG
Today’s birthday girl has been in 142 fine films, including:
– Amityville Whore
– Ass Capades
– Backstage Entrance
– Blondes In A Cage
– Buttman Versus Buttwoman
– Drivin’ Miss Daisy Crazy Again
– Girls Just Wanna Have Toys
– Nasty Nymphos 6
– The Sexual Olympics 1 & 2
– Take My Wife, Please
– And who can forget her role in 1992’s Seymore Butts Rides Again
Shawnee Cates is 53 years old.
The last 10 years of the MLB All-Star game can be defined as pure dominance by the American League. The National League hasn’t won the Midsummer Classic since 2012. The AL struck first in the game with a solo home run by former Cleveland infielder Yandy Diaz who’s putting together an MVP-caliber season with the Tampa Bay Rays. This gave the home team an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
Miami Marlins’ Luis Arraez tied up the game in the top of the fourth on a sacrifice fly. Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays gave the AL the lead again two innings later with a sac fly of his own.
That brings us to the bottom of the eighth inning with Elias Diaz, catcher for the Colorado Rockies, at the plate. One may think he had some jitters with it being his first All-Star Game.
The 32-year-old ripped a home run to deep center field to give the NL a 3-2 lead. Diaz would also go on to win the game’s MVP because of this homer. And that’s how it stayed. National league wins 3-2. BTW, In December 2019, the Pirates did not tender Diaz, allowing him to become a free agent. Now in 2023 the 32-year-old won the MVP trophy in his first all-star appearance. National League Stuns American League In 2023 MLB All-Star Game (msn.com)
STL CITY SC takes on reigning MLS champions LAFC tonight in LA. Late start for us Midwest folks tho. 930 on Apple Tv PLUS
Sports gambling has been embraced full-on by nearly every major sport in the U.S. but the MLB’s stance on Pete Rose has not, and reportedly will not, change. “Rob Manfred says that MLB’s relationship with gambling has no effect on Pete Rose’s suspension. … ‘Pete Rose violated what is Rule 1 in baseball, the [consequences] of that are in the rule. We continue to abide by our own rules.'” Rose was permanently banned by Major League Baseball for making numerous bets on his team to win while managing and playing for the Reds from 1985-1987; meaning the game’s all-time hits leader does not reside in Cooperstown. In a statement on his banishment in 1989, MLB commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti had this to say about Rose’s punishment:
The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is the sad end of a sorry episode. One of the game’s greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts. By choosing not to come to a hearing before me, and by choosing not to proffer any testimony or evidence contrary to the evidence and information contained in the report of the Special Counsel to the Commissioner, Mr. Rose has accepted baseball’s ultimate sanction, lifetime ineligibility.
For years now, there’s been a growing contingent of fans wanting Rose to be reinstated and allowed into the Hall of Fame. However, that seems less and less likely with each passing year. MLB Announces Decision On Pete Rose’s Lifetime Suspension (msn.com)
Barry Bonds needs no introduction, with a mile-long list of accolades heaped upon the Home Run King throughout his 22-year MLB career between the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. But there’s one honor the legendary slugger is missing, and Bonds recently responded to his longtime exclusion from the National Baseball Hall of Fame with some brutal honesty. The former Giant opened up on the “Hollywood Swingin’ ” podcast, telling hosts Stephen Bishop and Jerry Hairston Jr. the entire situation makes “zero sense” to him while arguing his case. “Yeah, does it bother you? Sure. I’m human, I’m not some wall sitting up here [who] doesn’t care,” Bonds said. “Sure, it bothers you. But at the same time, I also know who I am. And the thing is that people have to understand … I was vindicated. I went to the court, I was in federal court, and I won my case, 100 percent. “Where is the vindication of me in my own sport? That’s what bothers me.”
After falling short in 10 years on the writers’ ballot, Bonds most recently was denied entry into Cooperstown by the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee in a December vote. The group, which consists of former players, MLB executives and members of the media, provides a secondary route to the Hall of Fame for players who weren’t voted in on the traditional baseball writers’ ballot. The seven-time MVP, 14-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove Award winner finished his career with an MLB-record 762 homers to go with 2,935 hits and 514 stolen bases, but his connection to performance-enhancing drugs ultimately kept him from getting into the Hall of Fame over the last decade. “I appealed that charge, and I won. I’m not under federal, I’m not a criminal of any kind, I’m not anything,” Bonds told Bishop and Hairston. “[My] Major League Baseball records are still there, and I try to tell everybody this … I don’t care if they want to judge athletes on performance enhancing drugs or not, it doesn’t matter. Major League Baseball, and let’s get this clearly and straight, had a rule and has rules, OK? “Whether they were broken or not broken, there were rules, some rules. My era, there was no rules.” Bonds argued that even in the case of players who have been suspended by MLB for breaking the league’s rules, those athletes aren’t then punished by the Hall of Fame. He didn’t mention any names, but a few certainly come to mind.