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Dogbites News - with WNTI's Mike Watterston for Sat., Apr. 4, 2009
Dogbites News - with WNTI's Mike Watterston for Sat., Apr. 4, 2009<br /> The Dark Side of the Moon by the artist Pink Floyd. The refracting prism cover [source].
1 in 20 owns 'Dark Side' album; Flea & Page at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; [more...]

Dogbites News - Apr 4, 2009

One in every 20 people under the age of 50 in the United States owns a copy of this album *Dark Side remained on Billboard's 200 album chart for an amazing 15 years straight and then for another two when it was remastered back in 1994 *It is currently the most successful album ever with upwards of 40 million copies sold world-wide.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will serve as presenters at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 4 in Cleveland. Flea will welcome Metallica into the Rock Hall while Page will do the honors for his former Yardbirds band mate Jeff Beck. Beck is being recognized for his solo work, having previously been inducted in 1992, alongside Page, as a member of the Yardbirds.

Country outlaw Shooter Jennings claims that he twice turned down an invitation to front Velvet Revolver, once "a couple of years ago" and again in 2008 after Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland split with the supergroup. "[Velvet Revolver are] literally one of the best bands I've ever heard," says Jennings. "[But] I didn't feel like my next step should to be . . . stepping into the shoes of Scott Weiland and singing that stuff."

Marilyn Manson have announced a May 26 release date for their next album, The High End of Low.

Last week CBS renewed The Big Bang Theory for two seasons & Two & A Half Men for 3 more seasons.


When is too old to get naked in a national magazine?
If you are supermodel Cindy Crawford, 43 years old is not even close. Crawford stripped down and lathered up in the April issue of 'Allure' to demonstrate her anti-aging regimen.

At age 48, Valerie Bertinelli has gotten her bikini body back -- and she's showing it off on the latest cover of People magazine

BRITNEY SPEARS IS MOVING TO NEW JERSEY "She wanted a home away from home, especially for the boys - something close to Manhattan," a source told Life and Style. "They talked about Long Island, but she wanted something closer that could feel like home for Sean and Jayden."

Regeneration Tour 2009 - Berlin, ABC, Heaven 17, Wang Chung and Cutting Crew Thursday, Jun 18 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

Dan Seals, who was England Dan in the pop duo England Dan and John Ford Coley and later had a successful country career, has died of complications from cancer. He was 61.

John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson are on a co-headlining tour this summer.

Dylan's 46th album, Together Through Life, arrives April 28.

Tickets for the first four North American shows of U2's 360° Tour -- in the Chicago, Toronto, Boston and New York areas -- sold out in record time Monday. The band scheduled an extra concert in each of these locations as a result.

Ohio man charged with drunken driving on bar stool
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower. Twenty-eight-year Kile Wygle was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police say he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed 15 beers. Wygle told police his motorized bar stool can go up to 38 mph.

DVD's this week:
Slumdog Millionaire. See why the flick won best picture at the Oscars. Warning: A bad batch of Slumdog Millionaire DVDs was released this week. Check yours to make sure you have the special features.

Marley & Me. Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson do a dog movie.

Seven Pounds. Most Will Smith movies kind of blur together for me, but apparently this one stars Smith as a guy who can mysteriously change seven strangers' lives. Along the way, he falls in love with Rosario Dawson.

Jim Gaffigan: King Baby. The hilarious, pale comedian returns with another stand-up special

Leonard Cohen: Live in London. The legendary singer-songwriter performs 26 songs, including Everybody Knows, Hallelujah and Suzanne. If you can't get tickets to one of his shows, this is the next-best thing.

Stevie Nicks: Live in Chicago. Stevie plays her greatest hits in this show, recorded in 2007.

Drew Barrymore and Justin Long have signed on to do a romantic comedy together.

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left Smashing Pumpkins.
Billy is the only original now. Like Billy Corgan? Want to be in Smashing Pumpkins? No, these aren't trick questions. The band - essentially just Corgan at this point - will be holding an open call for drummers on April 10th in Los Angeles. Interested parties should send background info (presumably a brief bio), photographs (presumably of themselves) and performance links via e-mail to

The Lemonheads are releasing a covers album in June that will feature guest vocals from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss.
The soap opera "Guiding Light" is switching off after a 72-year run that predates television. CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, "Guiding Light" has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming. The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama.

The Simpsons are being immortalized on stamps to be launched by the U.S. Postal Service later this year. The 44-cent first-class mail stamps, designed by Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening, will feature Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson.

Gary Sheffield's next home run will be his 500th in the major leagues. The Detroit Tigers released the nine-time All-Star on Tuesday, leaving him without a team as he closes in on becoming the 25th player to reach the milestone. The Mets are on the verge of a deal with the free-agent slugger, according to multiple reports Friday.

Mets @ Reds 1pm / Yanks @ Orioles 4pm Monday

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth was charged Wednesday with killing a pedestrian last month while driving drunk after a night out at a swank South Beach nightspot.. An arrest warrant charging Stallworth, 28, with DUI manslaughter was filed in the March 14 accident that killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes. If convicted, Stallworth would face as many as 15 years in prison.

This week the Beastie Boys reissued 1992's Check Your Head with remastered tracks, rarities, B-sides, live tracks and remixes. Head to their site to download it, buy the vinyl, etc.

More than 15 Fox television affiliates across the United States refused to air Tuesday's premiere episode of Osbournes Reloaded -- the variety show starring Ozzy Osbourne and his family -- after deeming the program's content unsuitable for younger viewers. In addition, another 10 affiliates bumped the show from its scheduled 9:20 p.m. prime-time slot, instead airing it much later that night.

The Allman Brothers Band  -  Public On sale: Sat, Apr 4 at 10am
     with The Doobie Brothers Wednesday, August 19
PNC Bank Arts Center
     with Widespread Panic Thursday, August 27
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

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