Rush are hoping the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on Thursday will open the floodgates for the progressive-rockers who inspired them.
"I hope this means other great bands like Yes will follow suit," bassist Geddy Lee tells USA Today "Deep Purple was on the ballot this year, and I was hoping they'd get in with us. We wouldn't be the band we are without Deep Purple's existence."
Guitarist Alex Lifeson says he hopes Rush's inclusion "opens the doors for bands like the Moody Blues and King Crimson, who had a huge influence.."
Rush are being honored along with Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Randy Newman and Albert King.
Rush is coming to Bridgestone Arena May 1st and don't forget to go to our contest page to sign up to be a 1059 The Rock VIP at the show! Win a pair of front row tickets, you and a friend get to meet the band plus you’ll walk away with a sweet guitar from Rush!
U.S. researchers say that the taste of beer - whether it contains alcohol or not - makes us want to drink more. To find this, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine scanned the brains of volunteers as they tasted beer a very small amount of beer, and again as they tasted Gatorade. They found that when participants drank beer their brain scan showed significantly more dopamine activity compared to when they drank the Gatorade. Dopamine is a feel-good chemical the brain releases in its reward centers.
What was that?...you didn't get an accurate reading?? Pour me another and we'll try this again!
In honor of April 15th - your income tax filing deadline - here is a great snippet from an old Beatles cartoon!!
If you've heard me on the air the past couple of days, you may have noticed I sound like I'm speaking with my fingers plugging my nose. No, it's just springtime allergies kicking my butt! It doesn't seem to matter what I take, the sneezing and sniffling just gets worse. To kick off the spring season, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released a list of the top 100 U.S. allergy capitals. On that list, three Tennessee cities came in the top 10: Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Surprisingly, Nashville entered the list at a relatively low 34. Please pass the tissue...
Ozzy Osbourne told Australian radio station Triple M that the new Black Sabbath album -- the first in 35 years to feature Ozzy, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi -- is "mind-blowing." Ozzy added, "I'm so over the moon about the way the album turned out. We wrote 16 songs ... and I put it on my CD player, expecting me to be unhappy with the end result, but this big grin came on my face and my hair on the back on my neck (stood up) . . . It's better than my wildest dreams; it's so good."
The CD, called 13, is due out June 11th. Ozzy said, "If you're a Sabbath fan, you will not be disappointed. It's so Sabbath-y, it's scary. It's the album we should have made after (1973's) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath."
The drum tracks on the album were laid down by Rage Against The Machine sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to bow out of the reunion.
Although I would have PREFERRED that Bill Ward be a part of this project, it won't stop me from picking up a copy this summer. Sabbath has announced European tour dates but I would venture to guess that U.S. dates are sure to follow!