I wasn’t born, I spawned. Floyd is Irish for ”Only Child”. My first and only marriage was when I was 5-years-old to my pre-school sweetheart… we got a fake divorce and she now has a real husband. One day, decided I was going to chase down a life long dream, becoming a River Boat Gambler and making my own beef jerky, when that failed, I became a Radio Jock. “Strip Club Management” wasn’t available. That said, I may have taken Radio Broadcasting but I distinctly remember there being strippers. Rock & Roll and long weekends are right in my wheelhouse. In the summer you can typically find me, shirt off, in flip flops, on a beach or dock. I dig the Leafs, Jays, Raptors and of course the North Bay Battalion who I work Public Address for (One Minute Till Ceasefire)… 2014 Eastern Conference Champs!!! Sometimes, I make words sound sexy. If you see me buy me a drink… I like that!
He’s been called the “most authentic” tribute to Led Zeppelin, praised by Robert Plant himself! Michael White and the White is the closest thing you’ll get to Zepp and he’s here in North Bay!! Check out Michael White tomorrow night when he hits the Trinity United Church to perform Zeppelin I & II in their entirety. All ages show, tickets only $30 plus HST.
Michael stopped by the Fox Drive this afternoon to chat and perform a song. I’ve still got goosebumps!
Black Sabbath have officially announced the 1st set of dates for their farewell tour.
North American Dates
1/20 – Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
1/22 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
1/25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
1/28 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Sasktel Centre
1/30 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Centre
2/01 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
2/06 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
2/09 – San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center
2/11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
2/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
2/15 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
2/17 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
2/19 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/21 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
2/23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
2/25 – New York City, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
More tour dates coming in October. Tickets go ON SALE Saturday, September 12th.
Long gone are the days of Diamond Dave and his theatrical performances. Unfortunately, this news may have been the precursor for an incident which went down at Van Halen’s show in New Jersey last week. It’s no secret, Dave isn’t exactly what he used to be, unfortunately for one displeased beer tossing fan, Dave’s attitude is still intact. Roth called out the beer tossing hooligan in a way only Roth can. Did the beer tosser get what he deserved or did Dave cross the line? ***NSFW – Contains Strong Language***
According to James Young, owner of Melbourne’s rock and roll Cherry Bar and huge contributor to the Australian rock scene, a Guns N’ Roses reunion might be closer than we think. Slash announced last week that after 2 decades of fighting, he and long time “frenemy” Axl Rose had finally buried the hatchet, “it was long overdue” said Slash. According to Young, not only have the two become friends again, they’re planning to headline Melbourne’s Soundwave festival next year. There’s been no word from the band yet as to whether or not the rumour is true… if so, it could mean the reformation of the ORIGINAL 1987 ‘Appetite for Destruction’ lineup of Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagen, Slash and Axl Rose. GN’R rock ‘Paradise City’ live at The Ritz, New York in 1988.
It didn’t take long for Jon Stewart to return to television. The long time Daily Show host interrupted a championship match at WWE SummerSlam over the weekend. Last night Stewart explained, he did it to preserve his good friend, WWE Legend Ric Flair’s record of 16 World Heavyweight Titles. John Cena was looking to surpass that record Sunday night against Seth Rollins when Stewart interfered by hitting him with a chair.
Even if you’re NOT a big wrestling fan, you have to admit… this is amazing! Jon Stewart ROCKS!!!
Even on their off day… the Foo Fighters are up to something. The band continued their trolling of the Westboro Baptist Church this weekend by “rickrolling” a group of protestors in Kansas City. The band drove by protestors in a pickup truck, blasting Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was also seen holding a poster that reads “You Got Rick Roll’d (Again).” The Foo Fighters last hijacked the Westboro protests in 2011, when they performed an impromptu flatbed concert while dressed as hicks in the same city.
Guns ‘N Roses frontman Axl Rose has a reputation for being notoriously late for gigs. At least one of those late showings was reportedly due to the fact Axl was watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. According to the Tampa Bay DJ who passed along the story, he was witness to an argument concerning the band’s December 1991 show in Tampa. Axl was fully aware he was supposed to be on stage but was 100% dialed in to the movie and couldn’t be bothered.
In fairness, “Secret of the Ooze” is a great flick, almost can’t fault him for that… almost.
What do you do when your favourite band is the Foo Fighters and you want them to play in your city?
1,000 musicians teamed up in Cesena, Italy in an attempt to get the Foo Fighters to play in their city. The result is one of the coolest tandem musical performances in the history of rock and roll! The Rockin1000 performed Learn To Fly in the hopes they can convince Dave Grohl to bring his rock throne back to Italy.
Another amazing year at Explorer’s Point for Mattawa Voyageur Days, capped off by a phenomenal performance by Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. If you didn’t make it out last night, here’s what you missed. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Mattawa Voyageur Days Setlist
I managed to get a pretty awesome video of Tom and the crew rocking out to Life Is A Highway. Check it out!
IT’S BBQ SEASON!!! Just make sure that delicious BBQ smoke doesn’t leave your yard! Scotty Jordan had just fired up some delicious ribs on his BBQ when he was approached by an environmental inspector. Apparently a neighbour complained about the smell of his barbeque, and said it was “illegal” for the scent of his ribs to waft off his property. WHAT?!! This video is ludicrous! This has to be a hoax. I mean really, what kind of MONSTER complains about the delicious smell of ribs?!
**NSFW – Some Profanity**