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  • Man, 30, who stole $11 MILLION from banks to fund his 'rock star' lifestyle ....

    01/04/2014 6:44:46 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 4, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER
    The frontman for a fledgling Los Angeles rock band who was sentenced to seven years in prison in after illegally bilking more than $11 million from banks and using it to fuel his fantasy of being a rock star says he 'regrets losing control' over his fraudulent fortune. Robert Mawhinney, 30, pleaded guilty in April to five counts, including money laundering. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in October..... He received more than $11 million in loans from four banks. Prosecutors said he gave lenders statements that claimed he had nearly $8 million in assets, but it turned...
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Earns $800 Million in a Day, More than Worldwide Haul of ‘Man of Steel’

    09/19/2013 1:23:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 9-18-2013 | Marc Graser
    The release of Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V” generated $800 million sales in 24 hours around the world, a record for any game from Take-Two Interactive, and the “GTA” franchise itself. Success of the game bodes well for other tentpole game releases debuting this fall including the next “Call of Duty,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Battlefield” sequels, as well as “Batman: Arkham Origins” and newcomer “Watch Dogs.” The release of “GTAV” is certainly impressive, especially when compared to film releases. The top three earners at the box office this year are Disney’s “Iron Man 3,” which generated $1.2 billion; Universal’s...
  • U2 Guitarist May Get 2nd Chance at Malibu Mansions (If You're Rich & Liberal It's OK to Rape Nature)

    06/16/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Michael J. Mishak
    U2 guitarist may get a second chance at Malibu mansions Lobbyists who worked on the Edge's project are urging legislators to approve a measure that could clear the way for his development, which the Coastal Commission rejected. SACRAMENTO — The California Coastal Commission rejected a controversial proposal last year by U2 guitarist the Edge to build five mansions on a scenic bluff above Malibu, saying that it would scar a rugged ridgeline and harm sensitive habitat. Now, some of the same powerful lobbyists and lawyers behind the musician's quashed development are working the halls of the Capitol to push a...
  • Obama Is Losing His Rock-star Status Among Young Voters

    04/30/2012 6:50:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | Aprril 27, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C.; Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning. It's part of a pattern. Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has counted 130 appearances by the president, vice president, their spouses, White House officials and Cabinet secretaries at colleges and universities since spring 2011. Obviously, the Obama campaign strategists are worried that he cannot duplicate his 66% to 32% margin among young voters back in 2008. Recent surveys of young people show inconsistent results. Gallup's tracking...
  • Michele Bachmann, Rock Star

    08/16/2011 9:06:30 AM PDT · by HwyChile · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 15, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Indianola, Iowa — About 60 people sit on folding chairs in a parking lot adjoining a mostly empty sports bar. The entire neighborhood looks tired, like it has seen better days and is hanging on to respectability by a taut thread. The candidate is already 20 minutes late to this town hall, which was slated for a quarter to noon. Then, just like that, we’re not in Kansas (or Iowa) anymore. The music shifts from marching-band-style tunes to Elvis. A few beats later, the Bachmann campaign bus becomes visible. It slowly pulls into the parking lot, parking in a position...
  • Ten for the Next Ten (U2's Bono for the NYT OpEd page, creeping tide of government alert)

    01/06/2010 11:10:31 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 32 replies · 881+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2010 | Bono (no last name provided)
    ...I am seized by each, and moved by its potential to change our world. Return of the Automobile as a Sexual Object ...That’s why the Obama administration — while it still holds the keys to the big automakers — ought to put some style fascists into the mix... Intellectual Property Developers ...A decade’s worth of music file-sharing and swiping has made clear that the people it hurts are the creators... and the people this reverse Robin Hooding benefits are rich service providers, whose swollen profits perfectly mirror the lost receipts of the music business... An Equal Right to Pollute (and...
  • Sarah Palin Gets The Rock Star Treatment As Book Tour Begins

    11/19/2009 9:41:22 AM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 1,766+ views
    London Times ^ | November 19, 2009
    November 19, 2009 Sarah Palin Gets The Rock Star Treatment As Book Tour Begins They queued overnight, they wore T-shirts bearing her name and when she arrived they went bananas. It's the Sarah Palin show Tim Reid They had been waiting for her for more than 24 hours, camped out overnight on concrete pavements in the Michigan chill, and when their heroine stepped off her bus, in four-inch heels, black skirt and red blazer, clutching baby Trig, they roared at the woman they believe is going to save America. “Alaska and Michigan have so much in common — the huntin’,...
  • Newsom to return $25,000 contribution from Savage's son

    05/22/2009 3:16:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,682+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/22/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a declared Democratic 2010 California gubernatorial candidate, has decided to return a hefty $25,000 campaign contribution -- from the son of controversial conservative talk show host, Michael Savage. As we reported earlier this month, Savage was one of 16 individuals on a "name and shame" list who was banned from the United Kingdom. U.K. Home Secretary Jaqui Smith charged that Savage's right wing controverial broadcasts constituted "hate speech" and could promote violence, and did not represent the "values" of Britian.Now, the move at home against Savage comes after a progressive activist in San Francisco, Aaron...
  • Michael Savage's son gives to Gavin Newsom's campagin

    05/13/2009 6:38:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 123 replies · 3,634+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/13/9 | Josh Richman
    Rockstar energy drink founder and CEO Russell Weiner - son of Michael Weiner, aka Bay Area-based, nationally broadcast conservative talk radio talk host Michael Savage - on Monday made a $25,000 contribution to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Yes, the son of Michael Savage, who just last October was saying Newsom is "in love again with the gay mafia" and "a whack-job as a mayor - 'Any-twosome' Newsom." Y’know, Savage — the guy the Brits don’t care to have around. Is this a case of the apple falling far from the tree? It's not as if the...
  • Barack Obama: President Rock Star

    01/27/2009 12:57:25 PM PST · by shoutingandpointing · 23 replies · 548+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 27, 2009 | Benjamin Svetkey
    "Jan 30, 2009 Issue #1032-1033 Cover Story Barack Obama: President Rock Star by Benjamin Svetkey | Jan 27, 2009 Move over Brangelina and Beyonce: How our new president has become the biggest celebrity in the world"
  • Busy Gupta performs brain surgery, reports for CNN

    01/07/2009 6:43:02 AM PST · by gallaxyglue · 14 replies · 1,553+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 7, 2009 | David Bauder
    Busy Gupta performs brain surgery, reports for CNN Television Writer David Bauder, Ap Television Writer – Wed Jan 7, 5:54 am ET AP – If Barack Obama wants a surgeon general with visibility to promote health issues in his administration, it can't hurt to hire a CNN correspondent called one of People magazine's "sexiest men alive." Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and one of CNN's busiest personalities, is under consideration by the president-elect for the job. Should the offer come, CNN said Gupta has indicated he is likely to take it. Obama will have a man who has interrupted...
  • Springs crowd cheers McCain, Palin

    09/06/2008 3:50:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 165 replies · 1,163+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9/6/08
    COLORADO SPRINGS — In just the second day of campaigning together, Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, gave a command performance of their convention week speeches to a crowd of more than 10,000 here. McCain and Palin hit popular notes from their big-stage speeches by promising to rein in government spending, lead America to energy independence and win the war in Iraq. "There's no place more appropriate than here in Colorado Springs, with all the great service of people from here, to tell you this: We are winning in Iraq," McCain said, drawing some of...
  • McCain/Palin - Great Photo of Rally

    09/06/2008 11:24:10 PM PDT · by canucky · 33 replies · 310+ views
    Blogs For McCain ^ | September 7, 2008 | GVnana
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/nanalaura/political/incolorado.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e183/nanalaura/political/20080906_021133_cd06rally3.jpg
  • TEMPLE OF DEM ON MT. O-LYMPUS (Same people who built Britney Spears' set)

    08/28/2008 8:25:24 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 98 replies · 738+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/28/08 | JEREMY OLSHAN and GEOFF EARLE
    As if a Rocky Mountain coronation were not lofty enough, Barack Obama will aim for Mount Olympus when he accepts his party's nomination atop an enormous, Greek-columned stage - built by the same cheesy set team that put together Britney Spears' last tour... ..."We've done Britney's sets and a whole bunch of rock shows, but this was far more elaborate and complicated and we had to do it in far less time," said Allen, of RDA Entertainment... ...Asked who is harder to sat isfy - the Democrats or Britney - Allen replied: "I better not answer that."
  • Young people finding Obama way cooler than McCain

    08/05/2008 7:53:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 86 replies · 276+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/5/8 | WHITNEY McFERRON, Medill News Service for The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Forget the war for the White House for a moment. Among young people, Barack Obama appears to be beating John McCain in the battle for "cool." "Obama is a tad cooler than McCain on probably 57 fronts," said Emily Goulding, 25, of Los Angeles. "Obama's better looking than McCain, Obama's more stylish than McCain, Obama's more fit than McCain. He refers to better music than McCain."
  • Change Germans Can't Believe In

    07/26/2008 10:03:23 AM PDT · by Grundon · 14 replies · 175+ views
    New York Times ^ | July, 26th, 2008 | Susan Nieman
    WITH gestures that ranged from a wink to a sneer, most anyone you met here this week volunteered the view that Barack Obama’s visit to Europe caused unprecedented frenzy. But it’s been hard for me to find a European, aside from two Harvard-educated friends in Paris, who confessed to excitement — not just about the visit, but the prospect of an Obama presidency. It is true that Der Spiegel, the German newsweekly, featured Mr. Obama on its cover, topped by the words “Germany Meets the Superstar” — but the cover was satire, and nasty satire at that. The editors managed...
  • Obama Trip Could Push Rock-Star Persona to New Heights

    07/18/2008 5:04:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies · 77+ views
    Fox ^ | 7/18/2008 | Bonney Kapp
    Barack Obama’s advisers insist his coming trip abroad is not a campaign swing. Even so, the high-profile journey has all the trappings of a rock-star tour. The Illinois senator’s trip to Europe and the Middle East has generated so much interest that all three TV network news anchors are planning to accompany the candidate. Foreign media have reported daily on the impending visit. And the campaign revealed Friday that Obama intends to meet with top U.S. allies. Obama is surely looking to burnish his foreign policy credentials overseas — but on the back end of it, his superstar persona might...
  • Vanity Dogs going Nuts. Rock Star jitters or Pre Earthquake

    05/08/2008 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 14 replies · 813+ views
    May 8 2008 | Cold Nose Crew
    The 3 Labs are acting wound up and playful @ 2am. Unusual for them behaviour at this time of morning/middle of the night. Anyone else have pets acting oddly in the PNW or West coastal areas right now? I can't sleep and tried Praying the Rosary but can't concentrate. I am thinking maybe I should not have drank that Diet Rock Star at dinner...(rule is no caffiene after lunch when I do drink it). So either I am sensing something and the dogs or my perception is way off due to the Diet Rock Star buzz and I am going...
  • Rock Star Prepares for Deployment as Army Reservist

    03/28/2008 4:56:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 803+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2008 – A rock star is putting a successful music career on hold as he prepares to deploy overseas as a member of the Army Reserve. “I think it’s the pinnacle of life to be able to say, when my country needed me, … I heeded the call,” Sgt. Frank Cavanagh said in an “America Supports You Live” BlogTalkRadio.com interview a week before deploying for training and eventually to Iraq. Cavanagh was the bass player for the band Filter, and he recently participated in a reunion tour in Kuwait with Operation MySpace. Cavanagh left a successful...
  • Obama at Kohl Center delivers a shiver of hope

    02/19/2008 5:03:06 PM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 149+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-19-08 | Fabu
    Waiting on hope, I stood outside for two hours in Wisconsin snow with frozen feet. I listened to people's intimate conversations because we were that close. I felt pressed by white people around me, and I felt fine. I saw African-Americans from a distance without panic. I was one of thousands, and no fear gripped me, even as the thousands pressed forward. I let myself be carried, then I walked and walked up stairs, finally arriving at the tiptop. There was no place but the top for a woman who doesn't like heights. This night I was a woman waiting...
  • Obama gets rock-star welcome in Baltimore, at UM

    02/12/2008 8:27:55 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 56 replies · 63+ views
    baltimoresun ^ | 02/12/08 | Kelly Brewington and Tom Pelton
    Sen. Barack Obama got a rock star's welcome from supporters in College Park and Baltimore yesterday, stirring his supporters into a frenzy on the eve of Maryland's presidential primary. With trademark themes of hope and change, Obama quoted the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., pledged to end the war in Iraq and applauded young people for their unprecedented turnout in this year's nominating contests. "I am running because of what Dr. King called the 'fierce urgency of now,'" Obama said to a raucous crowd of about 20,000 at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. "And that...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION: August 7, 2007 !!!

    08/07/2007 2:40:15 PM PDT · by fishtank · 127 replies · 1,151+ views
  • 'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]

    07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth. But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say. Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out. "I haven't...
  • Murdered gay talk host loved drinking "fascism cola"(drink made by Savage's son)

    07/02/2007 4:58:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies · 1,984+ views
    Blather Watch ^ | 7/1/07 | raccoonradio/Blather Watch
    Interesting: according to lefty blog Blather Watch, murdered gay talk show host Mike Webb (from Seattle) liked to drink RockStar--a beverage labelled as "Fascist Cola" because the founder's dad happens to be...Michael Savage. "A little memorial has begun on the corner near his Queen Anne house at 3rd Avenue West, and Smith Street with cards and flowers, an in-studio picture of him at KIRO with Rep. Jim McDermott, and producer Jeremy Grater. There's a '40' of his favorite drink, RockStar, and a candle." Now read this about RockStar: "I'm not conducting a boycott, or looking for anything from you. This...
  • ACTIVISM REPORT – first Central Oklahoma Ron Paul Meet-Up: Fire Mountain, June 16, 2007

    06/17/2007 8:04:13 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 31 replies · 1,135+ views
    Oklahomans for Ron Paul ^ | June 17, 2007 | OrthodoxPresbyterian
    ACTIVISM REPORT – first Central Oklahoma Ron Paul Meet-Up: Fire Mountain, June 16, 2007Oklahomans for Ron Paul"Bring our troops home, save our economy, restore the constitution, abolish illegal taxation, secure our borders, and save the United States of America. Get involved and give it all you got!" -- Sid Burgess -- Combat Medic in Iraq, Tulsa Meetup Group LeaderThe first Central Oklahoma Meet-Up of Oklahomans for Ron Paul was conducted yesterday at Fire Mountain in Oklahoma City, between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. Attendance was in-line with initial expectations; about 40 Ron Paul supporters from Central Oklahoma and outlying areas were...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, April 06, 2007

    04/06/2007 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 464 replies · 3,652+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Rock star Bono knighted

    03/30/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT · by melt · 39 replies · 312+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 3/30/07 | Gulf Daily News
    DUBLIN: Irish rock star and rights campaigner Bono received an honorary British knighthood yesterday in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work. "I couldn't be more proud," the U2 singer said at a ceremony at the British ambassador's residence in Dublin. "I would like to thank Her Majesty's ambassador for pinning this award on me in my hometown, and the band for not bursting my balloon,'' he said in remarks carried on U2's website (www.u2.com). Bono is now a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, but as...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, January 05, 2007

    01/05/2007 2:30:19 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 122 replies · 1,404+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Throngs of Screaming Teenagers Cheer Bush in Vietnam

    11/20/2006 11:14:51 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 106 replies · 4,383+ views
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | 20 Nov 2006 | Nghat Le, David Longstreath, Charles Dharapak
    Vietnamese wave as the motorcade of U.S. President George W. Bush makes its way through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Nghat Le) Vietnamese onlookers react to the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush at Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho Chi Monh City, Vietnam, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/David Longstreath) Vietnamese cheer U.S. President George W. Bush as he arrives the Ho Chi Minh City stock exchange Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (AP Photo/David Longstreath) U.S. first lady Laura Bush, left, and Janette Howard,...
  • Judge Sides With Original Supernova In 'Rock Star' Suit

    09/13/2006 8:54:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 471+ views
    MTV ^ | 09.12.2006 8:58 PM EDT | — Chris Harris
    Judge Sides With Original Supernova In 'Rock Star' Suit Ruling requires Tommy Lee's band to change name following show's finale. David has defeated Goliath. According to a Tuesday (September 12) ruling by San Diego Judge John Houston, the producers of CBS' "Rock Star" are going to have to come up with an alternate name for Supernova, the band made up of Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, Voivod's Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Last month, the original Supernova — an Orange County, California, punk trio — filed for a preliminary injunction in San Diego's U.S. District Court...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, September 08, 2006

    09/08/2006 3:07:02 PM PDT · by fishtank · 187 replies · 1,444+ views
    Hey!
  • SAVAGE NATION! Tuesday, August 29, 2006

    08/29/2006 2:49:07 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 205 replies · 2,187+ views
    WARNING....PSYCHOLOGICAL NUDITY...ADULT LANGUAGE!! The naked TRUTH delivered to INDEPENDENT MINDED, MATURE listeners by the most exciting talkshow host in the country!!!
  • Rock Star: Supernova bursts into lawsuit over band name

    07/13/2006 6:55:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 335+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 8:43AM | By SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES — What happens when two Supernovas collide? Lawsuit. A Southern California rock band called Supernova has filed a complaint against Mark Burnett's CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova, saying it had the name first. The complaint, filed June 27 in U.S. District Court, claiming unfair competition and trademark infringement, seeks to bar the show and its participants from using the Supernova name. It is also asks for compensatory and punitive damages. "Our clients believe they have the superior right on the mark Supernova," the band's attorney, John Mizhir, told the Associated Press Tuesday, adding that the band "has...
  • Harvard Grad Has Rock Star Gig Waiting

    05/30/2006 12:11:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 634+ views
    http://news.aol.com ^ | 5 30 06 | ABCNews.com
    May 30) — The graduating senior looked unassuming recently as he strummed his guitar on the campus of Harvard University. But he was no average student, and it was no average song. Rivers Cuomo, 35, is lead singer of the band Weezer , and he was strumming "Beverly Hills," a recent chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hit. Six months ago, after completing an 80-city tour in support of his latest platinum album, Cuomo traded in pop hooks for books -- and five-star hotels for a 14-by-9-foot dorm room. "At first, I was a little nervous about living in dorms," Cuomo said, "because I...
  • Prostitutes call for ban on GTA

    02/16/2006 2:21:37 AM PST · by Panerai · 46 replies · 1,032+ views
    Gamespot ^ | 02/14/2006 | Tim Surette
    Sex workers cry foul, say game "accrues points to players for the depiction of rape and murder of prostitutes." The Grand Theft Auto franchise is getting attacked from all angles. Joining the ranks of politicians, policemen, and attorneys in their crusade to see the game lifted from shelves are the nation's sex workers. On its Web site, the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA is asking parents to assist them in calling for a ban of Take-Two Interactive's controversial game. Citing a 2001 document from the National Institute on Media and the Family's David Walsh, SWOP is calling "on all parents...
  • Van Halen To Try For Singer # 4 On CBS Rockstar Show

    02/12/2006 4:28:03 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 83 replies · 3,423+ views
    TMZ ^ | 2-12-2006
    Van Halen: The Next 'Rock Star'? February 12, 2006 Sources tell TMZ Van Halen is in the market for a new lead singer, and the marketplace will be the upcoming reality show 'Rock Star: The Series.' Last October, Van Halen reps vehemently denied the band would use 'Rock Star' in a talent search for a new lead singer. The reps are now singing a different tune. Van Halen publicist Larry Solters told TMZ: "I'm not denying it. I'm not going to answer any questions about it." Last year, the band INXS used 'Rock Star' to find a new lead singer....
  • 'Grand Theft' sales to resume in October

    09/23/2005 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Cnet News ^ | 09/23/2005
    Take-Two Interactive Software on Friday said it would resume sales of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" in October, two months after the violent game was pulled from store shelves because of hidden sex scenes. Take-Two's Rockstar Games publishing house said that starting Oct. 18, it would sell a special edition of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" for Sony's PlayStation 2 console system. It will include a DVD with a backstory to the game and a documentary film called "Sunday Driver." Take-Two also will release a bundle of "Grand Theft Auto 3," "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Grand Theft Auto:...
  • One Sad Day: A Tribute to a Different Kind of Hero

    12/09/2004 11:35:41 AM PST · by zetapsi · 73 replies · 1,585+ views
    DavidEhrlich.com ^ | 12/09/04 | David Ehrlich
    When I was thirteen, I had the best group of friends a kid could ask for. There was the goofball, the student, the lackey(s), the rich kid, and a few others who fit the various white suburban archetypes. As every other generation of the twentieth century, music was a large tie that bound us. The various groups of friends in junior high and high school were graphed according to their particular musical preferences, and ours was heavy metal. Not the fun metal of the 80's, but the dark, deep, and passionate metal of the early 90's. The forefront of this...
  • VP Cheney In Louisiana: Father Rock Star

    12/02/2004 4:39:00 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 77 replies · 2,506+ views
    bayoubuzz.com ^ | 12/02/04 | Sarah Whalen
    What a drive. But so worth the time, because the Beatles are playing. Or is it the Stones? Or Outcast? Or Maroon 5? Actually, it’s Cheney’s band. Here in Louisiana, that would be Jindal, Vitter, Boustany, and Cheney, the man. Cheney’s up close and personal, very much in action. It’s hard to explain the phenomenon, but I took some pics that might help…. Because I’m a little horrified to tell you…that in his way…Cheney is…well,…a rock star. Yes. He has that quality. Had I not seen it with my own eyes, felt the heat with my own body, I would...
  • Dean Welcomed Like Rock Star by Dems (Rock the Vote)

    07/25/2004 9:32:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 723+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/25/04 | Christy Lemire - AP
    BOSTON - Howard Dean (news - web sites) isn't running for president anymore, but you'd never know it from the reception he got Sunday night. Speaking to a crowd of young voters at a party sponsored by Rock the Vote and Democratic Gain, Dean was welcomed like a rock star. He could barely get through the crowd. Once he reached the stage, with his shirt sleeves characteristically rolled up above the elbows, he was greeted with chants of "Dean, Dean, Dean" echoing back to his rallies this past winter, when the former Vermont governor was running for the Democratic nomination....
  • (Courtney) Love and other catastrophes: "BUSH is behind my problems!"

    07/19/2004 2:05:22 PM PDT · by MikalM · 104 replies · 3,210+ views
    The Age ^ | 7/19/04 | Caroline Overington
    (Excerpt) Despite everything, Love believes her predicament is the result of a coordinated financial, legal and personal smear campaign. In a recent interview with London's Sunday Telegraph, she was asked if she bears any responsibility for her current problems. "The last thing I want to say is, 'I'm a victim', but I am. I believe it's a trickledown from Bush... I should have done an audit. I should have done face-time with people. That is true. But did I bring it on myself? I don't think so."
  • The Who's Townshend Mulled Suicide Over Child Porn

    01/01/2004 8:43:19 AM PST · by F16Fighter · 9 replies · 118+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-28-03 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - British rock legend Pete Townshend contemplated suicide during a police inquiry into his use of child pornography, he said in an interview published on Sunday. The 58-year-old guitarist from the Who was arrested in January during a high-profile crackdown on Internet child porn and was formally cautioned in May after a four-month investigation. Townshend, who said he was abused as a child, publicly admitted viewing child pornography but said it was purely for research purposes. "If I had had a gun, I would have shot myself," he told Britain's Observer newspaper. "And if I had shot myself,...
  • Sen. Clinton's writing hand gets workout at book signing - 'rock star-like tour' to promote memoirs

    06/10/2003 8:52:20 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 6 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Sen. Clinton's writing hand gets workout at book signing 06/10/2003 Associated Press NEW YORK – More than 1,000 people clamored for Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book, an autograph and a chance to meet the senator on Monday as she launched a rock star-like tour to promote her long-awaited memoirs. The scheduled one-hour event at a midtown Manhattan bookstore stretched more than 2 ˝ hours, as Mrs. Clinton kept signing copies of Living History and passers-by hopped onto the end of the line. When she eventually walked out into a waiting van, a crowd cheered from behind barricades across the street....
  • Caption Rock Star Pink at MTV Movie Awards Last Night doing her Best 'Wacko Jacko' Impersonation

    06/02/2003 8:47:58 AM PDT · by ewing · 79 replies · 301+ views
    Associated Press Wire ^ | June 2, 2003 | Chris Pizzelo
  • Rock star hurt in motorcycle crash (Knopfler forced to cancel Teenage Cancer Trust performance)

    03/18/2003 5:35:40 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 13 replies · 274+ views
    dailytelegraph ^ | 3/19/2003 | Hugh Davies
    The rock star Mark Knopfler lay in the road screaming in agony after a crash on his high-powered motorcycle, a witness said yesterday. Knopfler: broken ribs The 53-year-old former leader of Dire Straits broke six ribs and a collarbone when his machine collided with a car in Grosvenor Road, Belgravia, central London, two days ago. The witness, who declined to be named, said: "I was waving down a cab when I saw him lying in the middle of the road with a large motor-bike on the floor next to him. "Cars were racing past him, so I ran out next...
  • CORONER: ENTWISTLE (OF "THE WHO") DIED FROM COCAINE USE

    12/12/2002 9:17:00 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies · 424+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/02 | Associated Press
    Coroner: Entwistle Died From Cocaine Use LONDON (AP) - John Entwistle, bass player of The Who, died from taking cocaine which stopped his heart from beating, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Entwistle, 57, was found dead in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on June 27, a day before the band was to start a three-month nationwide tour. The British verdict generally agreed with the analysis of Clark County Coroner Ron Flud, who attributed the death to a combination of cocaine and heart disease. Flud concluded that the cocaine caused a heart attack by constricting Entwistle's...
  • Kill it and Grill it!

    06/22/2002 3:04:57 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 37 replies · 573+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | June 22, 2002 | Peggy Whitcomb
    "Some folks might remember that George Bernard Shaw -- a sandal-wearing socialist vegetarian -- tried to reform the spelling of the English language. Big deal. Big musty flop. This book -- by the hard-drivin', hard-lovin', full-throbbin', high-octane, deerslayin', allthings-scarin', ballistic guitarboy -- Nugetizes it. Get ready to rock, doc." (Ted Nugent)Ted Nugent writes lyrically of his intense enjoyment of the hunt, whether for deer, bears, ducks and geese, fish, ferocious boars, or scampering rabbits and squirrels. He writes about the environment during the hunt, and of his stealthy movements through it, with such immediacy and vividness that one can almost...