There's always going to be a pop-culture fascination with MTV. From it's start to it's current state of affairs, the early years were an amazing time for music in the 80s. It really brought out the best and worst of a lot of musicians.
I talked to Rob about censorship, controversy, heavy metal and hair, male make-up, authority and Dee Snider and more:
Jimmy, Robert, and John Paul were together for a press conference about Celebration Day. Check out the full video here. You can also pre-order many different packages of the audio/video at ledzeppelin.com.
Looks like the closest place it will be is the Rave at Polaris. Can't buy tickets yet, though.
Actor Tony Danza has seem to of done it all now. Accomplished actor in loved TV series from the 80's and 90's, film and Broadway credits and now even a New York Times best seller. He's the loveable guy that you're going to love even more after reading his book.
I talked to Tony about teaching, teachers, emotional bonds with students, what it takes for respect, field goal kicking and more:
You know the story, as The Doors peformed on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, they were told to change the lyrics to Light My Fire and take out the line "girl, we couldn't get much higher." Jim Morrison refused, and The Doors were never on the show again. Today is the anniversary of that performance. Check out the video!
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.
The film of Celebration Day will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17. The theatrical screenings will follow premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities. Tickets for the public screenings will be available on September 13 via ledzeppelin.com.
Celebration Day will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19 from Swan Song/Atlantic Records. Specific product details will be announced soon.
A new study shows people with purple in their bedrooms have the most "intimate encounters" per week, nearly three times as many as those with grey as their bedroom color. Those with silk sheets are even more likely.
Led Zeppelin have started a countdown on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Started this weekend with "five". Today, they posted "II" and the video below, a live clip of Good Times Bad Times.
Rumor has it that they will be announcing the DVD release of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute show at the O2 Arena in London from December 2007. Makes sense as this is the 5 year anniversary. Can't really think of what else it could be. A Good Times Bad Times is, in fact, what they started that O2 show with. Hmm...
Lauren is a survivor. September 11th, 2001 changed her life, but it brought out enormous inner strength in her and her family. The blasts from the tower burned over 80% of her body, and doctors didn't give her much of a chance to live.
We talked about her being in a coma, her families attitude towards survival, taking control and making the best of what happens in her life, how to approach the subject and more:
Brooke and I have one thing in common -- high school. We went to the same place and had some of the same teachers. How about that. This will mark the first time I've interviewed someone from my ol' school and had a lot of fun.
We talked about Drop Dead Diva and season 4 ending this weekend, the good ol' days, Broadway, punching Nancy Grace, hair and more: