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Sat., Jan. 9, 2010 Dogbites News - with WNTI's Mike Watterston
Sat., Jan. 9, 2010 Dogbites News - with WNTI's Mike Watterston Early Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, in concert in Chicago, Illinois [source]
Soundgarden will return; Pearl Jam's April 3, 1994 Fox Theater/Atlanta concert released [more...]



Air Date: Jan. 9, 2010

Rocker Chris Cornell has confirmed Soundgarden will return in 2010 for the first time in 12 years.

A complete recording of Pearl Jam's April 3, 1994, concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta has been released as a free stream from Wolfgangsvault.com. The show took place just two days before Kurt Cobain's suicide.

Jimmy Page says that any Led Zeppelin reunion depends on former frontman Robert Plant. The guitarist insists that he is up for a tour with his old bandmates, but he won't take up the Zeppelin name without Plant. "You'd better ask Robert Plant what the future of Led Zeppelin is. Musicians can always play together but I don't think you can go out with a band called Led Zeppelin if you haven't got the original vocalist," Page said.

Jimmy Page has confirmed that he plans to be performing a whole lotta new solo material on a upcoming 2010 tour. In a recent interview, televised by Sky News, Page revealed that he's been working on some new music since the Led Zeppelin reunion gig held at London's O2 arena in December 2007. "We're running up to Christmas now and next year I have every intention of playing music live and manifesting it," Page said during the interview. "I've got the music waiting, and that's what I'll be doing. It's been two years since the O2, so it's time to do that." There is no word yet on a release date for the new material nor are there any confirmed tour dates other than the newly announced show in Beijing on April 17th 2010.

The new season of 24 kicks off Jan. 17

The Clash's London Calling was released 30 years ago this week

Mayim Bialik (from Blossom) is getting back into acting with recurring roles on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and 'Til Death.

Troubled comic Artie Lange landed in the hospital after stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, sources told The Post. Lange's frantic mom called 911 Saturday morning after she entered his Hoboken apartment and found the bloodied funnyman, a law-enforcement source said. Lange sustained six "hesitation wounds" and three deep plunges. A source close to Lange's management team confirmed that the Howard Stern sidekick stabbed himself, adding that his mother had come to visit him that day to drop off food. Surgeons managed to save Lange despite heavy bleeding

Klinghoffer has reportedly confirmed that he will replace John Frusciante as the guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The news was announced through the RHCP fan site, Stadium-Arcadium.com.

On Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, "The Simpsons" is airing its 450th episode.

A previously unheard Michael Jackson track reportedly featuring Lenny Kravitz has hit the Internet. The new track "Another Day" has been leaked on to the Web and an article on TMZ.com claims the recording features the two superstars. Shortly after Jackson's untimely death in June, Kravitz revealed he had worked with the "Thriller" icon on a track which hadn't been released. At the time, he told Spinner.com it was "the most amazing experience I've had in the studio."Kravitz went on to say that MJ was a funny guy, an inspiration and the embodiment of music. "We laughed the whole time," said the rocker. "He was a beautiful human being ... If not for him; I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing. He gave me joy as a child and showed me the way to go. He was music. Period.

Anti-child abuse groups are keeping up the pressure on the NFL about the Who's scheduled appearance at the next Super Bowl. Last month, organizations began to raise questions about the planned concert because Who guitarist Pete Townshend was arrested in 2003 for accessing child pornography on his computer. A U.K. group called Child Abuse Watch is requesting that Townshend not appear at the Super Bowl halftime show, which is set to take place on February 7.

Casey Johnson, the 30-year-old heiress to the Johnson & Johnson empire was found dead in her Los Angeles home this week. She was the daughter of Woody Johnson, the owner of the NY Jets and the fiancé of reality TV star Tila Tequila. Johnson, a high school classmate of fellow socialite Paris Hilton, told Vanity Fair in a 2006 interview that her decision to turn down Hilton's invitation to be her co-star on The Simple Life was "the stupidest mistake of my life." Hilton eventually chose Nicole Richie

Pavement is releasing a best-of compilation in March.

Redmond O'Neal, the troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was back in jail after a judge found he committed a drug-related probation violation. O'Neal, 24, appeared Tuesday at a brief hearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan after being jailed on Dec. 29. O'Neal was released from jail last year after a series of drug-related arrests and told to attend an intense drug treatment program that would be his last chance to avoid up to six years in state prison.

Saturday 4:30 Jets @ Bengals / 8:00 Eagles @ Cowboys
Sunday 1:00 Ravens @ New England / 4:30 Packers @ Cardinals

The Buffalo Bills have commenced "Operation Cleaning House." On Monday the Bills fired their entire coaching staff -- including interim head coach Perry Fewell, FOXSports.com has learned. Fewell, however, is expected to officially interview Monday for the Bills' permanent head-coaching position.

Redskins fired Head Coach John Zorn this week….enter Mike Shanahan

Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan became the first victim of the New York Giants' collapse in 2009. Coach Tom Coughlin dismissed the rookie coordinator late Monday afternoon, just hours after saying that Sheridan's future with the team was going to be evaluated in the wake of an 8-8 season that ended with losses in eight of the final 11 games

Two girls who police believe are aged about 12 and 14 robbed a bank Tuesday in Symmes Township, Ohio, and evaded police capture despite helicopters and dogs being sent to the scene, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The girls entered a 1st National Bank in the township south-east of Cincinnati and gave a note to a teller demanding money. The girls also said they would harm bank employees but Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Barnett told the Enquirer the girls did not appear to be armed. Barnett would not say how much cash the girls got away with, the report said.

Marilyn Manson is engaged to girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, 411mania reports. The shock-rocker reportedly popped the question in Paris earlier this week. According to the Mirror, the proposal came while Manson was performing onstage on Monday, just one day before his 41st birthday. Wood, 22, and Manson first got together in 2007, following the end of Manson's marriage to burlesque star Dita Von Teese in 2006.

According to a recent poll released by live music website Pollstar.com, Metallica was the 15th highest grossing touring act of the last decade. The band grossed $225.5 million from a total of 3.6 million tickets sold. Metallica is the only heavy rock band in the top twenty earners of the 2000s. Jimmy Buffett came in at number 10 with $285.8 million earned, the Rolling Stones at number five with $426.9 million and Dave Matthews Band at the top spot with $529.1 million.

Hanes has dropped Charlie Sheen from their ad campaign……….Thank God.

A man was taken into custody and later hospitalized for a mental evaluation after he took off his clothes and began jogging a few blocks from the White House around 5pm on Wednesday.

The state Senate rejected a same-sex marriage bill Thursday; a major victory for opponents who contend the measure would damage religious freedom and is not needed because the state already permits civil unions.

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