Listen to Lamont and Tonelli’s new song “Sick Of Working On Zoom.”
TODAY WAS THE DAY IN 2006 THAT BONE BASH VII WAS CANCELLED !! JOHNNY VAN ZANT UNDERWENT AN EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY THURSDAY MAY 18 2006 AT STANFORD HOSPITAL. WE GOT WORD AT THE RADIO STATION AROUND NOON ON THE 19TH AND THE SHOW WAS CANCELLED 3 HOURS BEFORE THE DOORS OPENED. OUR BOY SAMMY HAGAR CAME TO THE RESCUE AND HANDLED THE 2006 BONE BASH BY HOSTING BB7.5 !!! LYNYRD SKYNYRD MORE THAN MADE IT UP TO THE BONE LISTENERS, RETURNING TO PLAY THE NEXT YEAR (BONE BASH VIII) AND AGAIN IN 2013 (BONE BASH XIV) HERE’S GREAT CONCERT FOOTAGE FROM THE LAST TIME THEY PLAYED IN THE BAY AREA MAY 25 2018 AT SHORELINE
HERE’S SOME OFFICIAL LYNYRD SKYNYRD VIDEO (PRO SHOT)
AEROSMITH RELEASED THE SINGLE SWEET EMOTION ON THIS DATE IN 1975. THIS WAS THE SINGLE THAT STARTED A STRING OF SUCCESS FOR THE GROUP THAT LASTED THROUGH THE REST OF THE 70’S AND EARLY 80’S. IRONICALLY, STEVEN TYLER WROTE THIS SONG ABOUT HOW FRUSTRATED HE WAS WITH THE BAND. THE GROUP WAS DOING A LOT OF DRUGS AT THE TIME AND TENSIONS OFTEN RAN HIGH, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY.
TYLER ATTRIBUTES THE FIRST LINES: “Talk about things that nobody cares, wearing out things that nobody wears” TO JOE PERRY’S GIRLFRIEND AT THE TIME ELISSA, AND TO ONE INCIDENT IN PARTICULAR. ONE NIGHT WHEN TYLER WENT TO PERRY’S HOTEL ROOM LOOKING FOR SOME HEROIN PERRY AND ELISSA SENT HIM AWAY, REFUSING TO SHARE THEIR DRUGS. IN THE AEROSMITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY ‘WALK THIS WAY” TYLER SAID THESE LINES WERE HIS “Angry side talking,” AND ADDS THAT WHEN HE WROTE THE LYRICS “Can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year ,” HE WAS THINKING, “but it will be at at least 1000 miles away from you!”
THE MUSIC WAS BASED ON A BASS LINE TOM HAMILTON CAME UP WITH. TYLER WROTE THE LYRICS (PERRY WAS KNOWN AS “MR. SWEET EMOTION”) AND THEY PUT THE SONG TOGETHER IN A JAM SESSION. THIS WAS THE FIRST SINGLE RELEASED FROM THE ALBUM ‘TOYS IN THE ATTIC.’ THE SONG STILL REMAINS POPULAR TO THIS DAY WITH OVER 3 MILLION DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. THIS IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SWEET EMOTION.’
PLUS, TODAY IS PHIL RUDD’S BDAY. HE WAS THE DRUMMER FOR AC/DC BEFORE HE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO “PROCURE A MURDER” THREATENING TO KILL, POSSESSION OF METH, AND POSSESSION OF CANNABIS. THE CHARGES WERE LATER DROPPED. HAPPY 66th BIRTHDAY PHIL. STAY OUT OF TROUBLE ! IN THE ABOVE PICTURE PHIL RUDD IS BACKSTAGE WITH LAMONT. PHIL’S GOT HIS CRAZY EYES GOING FOR THE PICTURE ! HERE’S PHIL WITH AC/DC CIRCA 1980
Lamont and Tonelli talked to Rob Dietrich, Master Distiller for Metallica’s Blackened American Whiskey.
Like us, BLACKENED® American Whiskey started with 81. Now they’re bringing you a collectible, limited edition box set commemorating Batch 100 of their gold medal award-winning spirit.
Merging the worlds of whiskey and music, this box set contains two exclusive 12” vinyl picture discs featuring the Metallica playlist selected by Blackened’s Master Distiller & Blender, Rob Dietrich, and used during the sonic enhancement process of Batch 100.
This box is also the only place you can get the first issue of the Blackened Zine. Blackened’s take on an old school music zine features background on the collaboration between Metallica and Blackened’s Master Distillers, first the late Dave Pickerell and now Rob Dietrich; insight into the whiskey making process behind Blackened from flavor profiles to Blackened’s proprietary Black Noise “sonic enhancement” technology; a note from Lars Ulrich introducing Rob Dietrich’s playlist; track list featured on the Batch 100 playlist, with commentary from Rob Dietrich; and a Blackened cocktail recipe and tips from featured bartender Bad Birdy.
Finally, you’ll also receive Blackened accessories including a branded canvas tote, enamel pin, premium die cut sticker, and collectible guitar pick.
Batch 100 will only be available as part of this box set, which can be purchased online at BlackenedWhiskey.com. Supplies are limited. Must be 21 years or older.*
Watch Metallica’s Drummer Lars Ulrich do an unboxing of their new box set.
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Hey Boneheads, we know times are tough, and that’s why we’re hooking one lucky listener up with a year’s supply of toilet paper.
That’s right, we’re giving away a case of 2-ply toilet paper, courtesy of Lamont & Tonelli.
Here’s how you can win: just tune in Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd during the 6am, 7am, 8am or 9am hours.
When we give the cue-to-call sounder, be the 10th caller into the studio at 1-888-303-BONE and you’ll qualify for the grand prize, a year’s supply of toilet paper.
Furnished by Lamont & Tonelli.
Grab the official rules here.
TODAY IS THE 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIS CORNELL. CORNELL, WHO STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION FOR MUCH OF HIS LIFE, WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS DETROIT HOTEL ROOM IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF MAY 18, 2017 AFTER PERFORMING AT A SOUNDGARDEN CONCERT EARLIER IN THE EVENING. HIS DEATH WAS RULED A SUICIDE BY HANGING. THIS IS A REPORT THAT RAN IN THE DETROIT FREE PRESS: “According to the records, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, a call from Cornell’s wife prompted bodyguard Martin Kirsten to go to the Soundgarden singer’s suite — Room 1136 — to check on him “because he did not sound like he was OK.” Unable to access the locked room, Kirsten kicked open the main door, then did the same with the interior bedroom door. “I went inside and the bathroom door was partially opened, and I could see his feet,” Kirsten told police in a signed statement. The bodyguard loosened the band around Cornell’s neck, then tried to resuscitate the singer by compressing his chest, Kirsten said in his statement. Additional medical personnel were summoned, and Cornell was pronounced dead at about 1:30 a.m., an hour and 15 minutes after Kirsten was first contacted by Cornell’s wife, Vicky Cornell.
CORNELL WAS SUCH A FREAKIN’ TALENT. RIP CHRIS CORNELL. HERE’S CORNELL PERFORMING WITH SOUNDGARDEN
AND IN THE SUPERGROUP AUDIOSLAVE
SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO SCOTT WEILAND OF STP WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION (HEROIN) ON THIS DAY IN 2003. HE WAS RELEASED ON $10,000 BAIL. WEILAND WAS BUSTED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT AFTER POLICE PULLED HIM OVER FOR DRIVING WITHOUT HIS LIGHTS ON. A SEARCH OF HIS VEHICLE TURNED UP DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF BOTH COCAINE AND HEROIN. HE WAS BOOKED ON 2 COUNTS OF POSSESSION AND WAS RELEASE ON $ 10,000 BAIL. HIS PASSENGER, 29 YEAR OLD JENNIFER LYNN SIRES, WAS ALSO ARRESTED. THE FELONY DRUG CHARGES WERE LATER DROPPED BY A JUDGE, FOLLOWING WEILAND’S STINT IN REHAB. HERE’S WEILAND AND STP LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES CIRCA 2000.
ON THIS DATE 44 YEARS AGO QUEEN RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND’ IN THE US. THE TRACK REACHED # 16 ON THE AMERICAN CHARTS AND WAS WRITTEN BY BASSIST JOHN DEACON. THIS IS WHAT DEACON HAD TO SAY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC ON THE WRITING OF THE SONG: “Well, Freddie didn’t like the electric piano, so I took it home and I started to learn on the electric piano and basically that’s the song that came out you know when I was learning to play the piano. It was written on that instrument and it sounds best on that. You know, often on the instrument that you wrote the song on.”
THIS IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND’
PHOTO THANKS- THE INCREDIBLE JIMMY O’SHEEHAN PHOTOGRAPHY https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/
THREE YEARS AGO U2 INVADED LEVI’S STADIUM THREE YEARS AGO U2 HAD THE BIGGEST TOUR IN THE WORLD WITH “THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017”. IT WAS A WORLDWIDE TOUR TO COMMEMORATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR 1987 ALBUM ‘THE JOSHUA TREE.’ THE GROUP PLAYED THE ALBUM IN ENTIRETY ON EACH DATE OF THE TOUR.
WHEN U2 PERFORMED IN THE BAY AREA, THEY PLAYED TO OVER 70,000 FANS AT LEVI’S STADIUM. THE TOUR HAD THE BAND PERFORMING A TOTAL OF 51 SHOWS, EARNING THE GROUP $316,990,940 AT THE BOX OFFICE. HERE’S GREAT VIDEO FROM ONE OF THE SHOWS
FOUR YEARS AGO THE CONCORD PAVILION WAS A ROCKIN’ WITH BAD COMPANY AND JOE WALSH ! IT WAS A CO-HEADLINING TOUR, WHICH MEANT THE ACTS SWITCHED OFF THE WARM-UP ROLE AND WHO WAS THE HEADLINER FOR THE NIGHT. HERE’S THE AD THAT RAN FOR THE SHOW
HERE’S BAD COMPANY ON DON KIRSHNER’S ROCK CONCERT FROM 1974
HERE’S GREAT QUALITY VIDEO OF BAD COMPANY FROM THAT 2016 TOUR (PROFESSIONALLY SHOT)
AND HERE’S JOE WALSH IN CONCORD
ALSO ON THIS DATE IN 2009 CHICKENFOOT WAS GETTING READY TO HIT THE ROAD FOR THEIR FIRST US TOUR AND THEY HAD THEIR 3RD PRACTICE SHOW FOR THE TOUR AT THE FILLMORE IN SF
bad co photo thanks–The incomparable O’Sheehan Photography https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/
chickenfoot photo thanks-Art Bromage
MANY CONSIDER RONNIE JAMES DIO ONE OF THE BEST METAL SINGERS OF ALL TIME. HE FRONTED OR FOUNDED SOME OF THE GREAT BANDS OF OUR TIME INCLUDING RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, AND HEAVEN AND HELL. HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR POPULARIZING THE “METAL HORNS” HAND GESTURE. TEN YEARS AGO RONNIE JAMES DIO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 67. THE MOST TRAGIC THING ABOUT DIO’S DEATH FROM STOMACH CANCER IN 2010 IS IT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. DIO HAD NOT BEEN TESTED FOR STOMACH OR COLORECTAL CANCER FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS. ( THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RECOMMENDS A COLONOSCOPY EVERY 10 YEARS OVER THE AGE OF 50). GEEZER BUTLER, DIO’S BANDMATE IN SABBATH AND HEAVEN AND HELL STATED IN THE BOOK “LOUDER THAN HELL: THE DEFINITIVE ORAL HISTORY OF HEAVY METAL”:
“All the doctors said if he’d have gone in [for a colonoscopy] a year earlier or two years earlier, they could have treated him, If it had been stage one they could have dealt with it. But by the time Ronnie was diagnosed, he had stage four cancer, which was inoperable. The doctor hinted that it was just a matter of time and there was nothing they could do. It’s really upsetting to think about that, and hopefully it will encourage people who need to have a check up to get it done.”
ONE OF A KIND WITH A BOOMING VOICE AND GREAT STAGE PRESENCE, THERE HAD NEVER BEFORE BEEN ANYONE LIKE RONNIE JAMES DIO, AND THERE NEVER WILL BE AGAIN. HERE’S DIO WITH ONE OF HIS BEST.
ALSO ON THIS DATE TWENTY TWO YEARS AGO TODAY, KEITH RICHARDS WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER HE FELL OFF A CHAIR WHILE REACHING FOR A BOOK IN HIS CONNECTICUT HOME, INJURING HIS CHEST AND RIBS. AT LEAST THIS TIME HE DIDN’T HURT HIMSELF FALLING HEAD FIRST OFF OF A COCONUT TREE ! HERE’S SOME VINTAGE KEITH RICHARDS WITH THE ROLLING STONES.
richards photo thanks- Raph_PH
Congrats to Nathan who recently won a year’s supply of toilet paper from Lamont and Tonelli. As promised Lamont and Baby Huey dropped off the toilet paper, while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, on a street corner for Nathan to pick up. Watch the video below.
Do you need toilet paper? Lamont and Tonelli are giving away another case next week. Tune in Monday, May 18th through Friday, May 22nd, listening during the 6am, 7am, 8am or 9am hours. When we give the cue-to-call sounder, be the 10th caller into the studio at 1-888-303-BONE and you’ll qualify for the grand prize of a years supply of toilet paper. Furnished by Lamont & Tonelli. More info here.
Lamont & Tonelli talked to Mr. Skin for his weekly fun bags forecast. This morning Mr. Skin talked about Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People on Hulu, Riley Keough aka Elvis’ Granddaughter in The Lodge and Lala Kent in Vanderpump Rules.
THE ACOUSTIC FOR A CURE CONCERT IS AN ANNUAL EVENT CREATED BY BAY AREA ROCK LEGENDS SAMMY HAGAR AND JAMES HETFIELD. THE GOAL OF THE CONCERT IS TO RAISE NEEDED FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR THE PEDIATRIC CANCER PROGRAM AT UCSF BY BRINGING TOGETHER SOME OF THEIR LEGENDARY FRIENDS AND THROWING A MUST SEE CONCERT. IN PAST YEARS, ARTISTS HAVE INCLUDED GREEN DAY’S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, JERRY CANTRELL, TRAIN’S PAT MONAHAN, MOTLEY CRUE’S TOMMY LEE, LINDA PERRY, CHAD SMITH, BOB WEIR, NANCY WILSON, JOE SATRIANI, A SURPRISE APPEARANCE FROM ADAM SANDLER AND MANY MORE. LAST YEAR WAS SPECTACULAR WITH PERFORMANCES FROM TOM JOHNSTON OF THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, CHAD KROEGER OF NICKELBACK, LUKAS NELSON, JOE SATRIANI, RICK SPRINGFIELD, NANCY WILSON OF HEART, AND SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE. HERE ARE SOME OUTSTANDING MOMENTS FROM LAST YEAR AND PAST SHOWS.
HERE WAS THE FIRST SONG OF THE NIGHT 2019 WITH SAMMY HAGAR, ANN WILSON, SATRIANI, JASON BONHAM, AND MICHAEL ANTHONY AND IT WAS SPECTACULAR
THIS MIGHT BE THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE I’VE EVER SEEN !! MELISSA ETHERIDGE KILLED IT
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES IS TOM JOHNSTON FROM THE DOOBIE BROTHERS. THIS JAM OF LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ IS SPECTACULAR
AND 2017 WHEN DAVE GROHL FILLED IN FOR JAMES HETFIELD
AND ADAM SANDLER
ALSO ON THIS DATE 36 YEARS AGO STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN RELEASED HIS SECOND ALBUM ‘COULDN’T STAND THE WEATHER.’ THE RECORD HIT #31 ON THE BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART AND BOASTED GREAT TRACKS LIKE ‘TIN PAN ALLEY’ ‘HONEY BEE’ ‘COLD SHOT’ AND AN EXCELLENT VERSION OF JIMI HENDRIX’S ‘VOODOO CHILD(SLIGHT RETURN)’
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT 7 MINUTE LIVE VERSION OF ‘COLD SHOT’