Founding Climax Blues Band guitarist Pete Haycock has died at the age of 62 of an apparent heart attack, according to a post on the group’s official website.
The group, formed in 1968, is best known for 1976′s "Couldn’t Get it Right" and the 1981 ballad "I Love You." Haycock left the group in 1985, moved to Germany and worked on film scores with noted composer Hans Zimmer.
Earlier this year he formed a group entitled Pete Haycock’s Climax Blues Band featuring Robin George. However, Haycock’s health issues severely limited the outfit’s activities.
I was turned onto the Climax Blues Band even before their hits because a good friend of mine's brother had the CBB album "FM Live." When the record "Gold Plated" came out in 1976, it was all over...now a full fledged mega fan. Luckily their music lives on. R.I.P. and thank you, Mr. Haycock.
Ewwwww _ you got a Dell. Some owners of Dell laptops say their computers stink.
Not because they're slow or don't download fast enough _ but that they really smell. They say the Latitude 6430u laptops reek of cat urine _ and that the kitty-like funk seems to come from the keyboard or palm rest. Dell has heard the caterwauling _ and has been trying to do something about it. They had said owners of the Latitude 6430u's _ and no the ``u'' doesn't stand for urine _ should clean the keyboards with a soft cloth or compressed air. But the smell persisted.
One customer wrote Dell to say he kept scolding his cat becuse he thought it was using the keyboard as a litter box. Now Dell says the smell is traced to a manufacturing process, which the company has since fixed. Dell is asking those who have the funky laptops to contact its tech support line to have the palm rest assembly replaced.
While the kids might go out and collect bagfuls of candy on Halloween, few parents let their kids keep control of their loot.
Nearly 80-percent of the moms and dads taking part in a National Confectioners Association survey say they act as Halloween candy "gatekeepers." Three-quarters of those polled agree that the seasonal treats can be included in a healthy diet -- in moderation. A quarter of the parents give their kids their Halloween candy "as they feel it's appropriate," while 41-percent will let their children have a set number of candy pieces every day until it's gone. Thirteen-percent put a total limit on Halloween candy, and once that amount has been reached the leftovers are taken out of the house.
And in over half the households, the candy that's brought home on Halloween doesn't exclusively belong to the collector but is shared with everyone.
Duane Allman is best remembered for his brief but influential tenure in The Allman Brothers Band and in particular for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Allman at #2 in their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, second only to Jimi Hendrix. His tone (achieved with a Gibson Les Paul and two 50-watt bass Marshall amplifiers) was named one of the greatest guitar tones of all time by Guitar Player.
Jennifer Aniston is the top choice of famous companions if the nation were to be plunged into darkness.
The former "Friends" star is earning nods from 22-percent to lead a National Geographic Channel list of stars Americans would want to be trapped with in the event of a catastrophic blackout. Tina Fey ranks second among the women, with 17-percent of the vote, while ten-percent would choose Megan Fox.
Fifteen-percent would want to be stuck somewhere with Brad Pitt, which puts him on the top of the men's list. He just edges out Jimmy Fallon, the choice of 13-percent, while 12-percent would pick Jon Stewart. Meanwhile, only four-percent would want to be in a blackout with Miley Cyrus.
My only problem here is I'd take Jennifer Aniston as my choice but IT'S A BLACKOUT.! That might take some of the lure away...