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LAMONT AND TONELLI’S 2020 CELEBRITY DEAD POOL

Above is the photo of Chasta that will be on the trophy for the winner of the 2020 Celebrity Dead Pool.

Here is the list of everyone’s picks from the 2020 Celebrity Dead Pool Draft.

Lamont

1. Alex Trebek
2. Kirk Douglas
3. Jimmy Carter
4. Roberta McCain
5. Bob Dole
6. Honor Blackman
7. Angela Lansbury
8. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
9. Vera Lynn
10. Leon Spinks

Tonelli

1. Bob Barker
2. Eddie Van Halen
3. Prince Andrew
4. Dick Cheney
5. Olivia de Havilland
6. Katsumi Tezuka
7. Jerry Stiller
8. Larry Flynt
9. Roman Reigns
10. Willie Nelson

Chasta

1. Prince Philip
2. Carl Reiner
3. Queen Elizabeth
4. Harvey Weinstein
5. Henry Kissinger
6. Bill Cosby
7. Kim Jong-un
8. Bashar al-Assad
9. Dick Van Dyke
10. Jerry Sandusky

Baby Huey

1. Hugh Downs
2. Betty White
3. Jackie Stallone
4. Tommy Lasorda
5. Tim Curry
6. Billy Connolly
7. Don King
8. Larry King
9. Jerry Lee Lewis
10. Pete Davidson

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE GROHL

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 14, 2020-TODAY DAVE GROHL TURNS FIFTY ONE. IS THERE ANYTHING THIS GUY CAN’T DO ? THINK OF IT, HE WAS THE DRUMMER FOR NIRVANA, AND THEN PICKS UP THE GUITAR AND FRONTS THE FOO FIGHTERS. PLUS HE TAKES ON A TON OF SIDE PROJECTS. HE WAS THE DRUMMER FOR QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AND FRONTED THE DEATH METAL GROUP PROBOT. A LITTLE DAVE GROHL TRIVIA. HIS GREATEST INFLUENCE IN MUSIC WAS JOHN BONHAM. HE EVEN HAS THE LED ZEPPELIN DRUMMER’S TRADEMARK THREE CIRCLE LOGO TATTOOED ON HIS RIGHT TESTICLE.

HERE’S A FULL FOO FIGHTERS CONCERT FROM RIO

 

photo thanks-the incredible jim sheehan https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZAKK WYLDE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 14, 2020-WHEN IT COMES TO HEAVY METAL GUITARISTS, ZAKK WYLDE IS LARGER THAN LIFE. THIS GUY CAN SHRED ON GUITAR. HE WAS A 20 YEAR OLD UNKNOWN WHEN HE JOINED OZZY’S BAND IN 1987. SINCE 1990 HE’S FRONTED HIS OWN GROUP BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, AS WELL AS ZAKK SABBATH. WHEN WYLDE LAUNCHED BLACK LABEL SOCIETY IN 2006 HE WAS THE HEADLINER ON THE 2ND STAGE AT OZZFEST, THEN HE WOULD DO DOUBLE DUTY AND PLAY WITH OZZY ON CERTAIN DATES. MAYBE FOR HIS BIRTHDAY HE’LL GET ANOTHER OF HIS BULLS EYE DESIGNED GUITARS. HAPPY 53RD BIRTHDAY ZAKK WYLDE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS YEAR AT BONE BASH AS OZZY’S GUITARIST.

HERE’S A GREAT VERSION OF WAR PIGS. ZAKK WYLDE WITH ZAKK SABBATH

 

 

photo thanks-the best photo man in the biz jim sheehan https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/

 

TEMPLE OF THE DOG ‘HUNGER STRIKE’

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 14, 2020-29 YEARS AGO TEMPLE OF THE DOG RELEASED THE SONG ‘HUNGER STRIKE.’ TEMPLE OF THE DOG WAS A SUPERGROUP PUT TOGETHER BY CHRIS CORNELL IN 1990. CORNELL FORMED THE BAND IN HONOR OF HIS FRIEND ANDREW WOOD WHO DIED OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE. WOOD WAS KEPT ALIVE FOR 3 DAYS ON LIFE SUPPORT, AND WHEN CORNELL AND HIS BANDMATES WENT TO VISIT HIM THEY THOUGHT THAT A ONE OFF ALBUM WOULD BE A FITTING TRIBUTE. THE ALBUM WOULD CONTAIN WOOD’S SOLO SONGS, ALONG WITH 2 SONGS WRITTEN BY CORNELL. RESPONDING TO CONCERNS THAT THEY WERE SOMEHOW EXPLOITING WOOD’S WORK, THEY DECIDED INSTEAD TO RELEASE AN ALBUM OF ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL, AND CALLED THE PROJECT TEMPLE OF THE DOG. ‘HUNGER STRIKE’ WAS THE LAST SONG RECORDED FOR THE ALBUM ON THE DAY EDDIE VEDDER FLEW IN TO SEATTLE TO MEET HIS NEW BANDMATES IN WHAT WOULD BECOME PEARL JAM. CORNELL HAD HOPED TO SING THE HIGH AND LOW PARTS OF THE SONG HIMSELF AND JUST OVERDUB THE VOCALS. BUT HE WAS STRUGGLING WITH THE LOW REGISTER. VEDDIE STEPPED UP TO THE MICROPHONE AND IT MADE IT CLICK FOR CORNELL. IT ALSO MARKED THE FIRST RECORDED VOCAL FOR VEDDER ON A MAJOR RECORD. HERE’S ‘HUNGER STRIKE’ FROM TEMPLE OF THE DOG

REVISITING A TOWER OF POWER HOLY S#*T MOMENT

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 13, 2020- THREE YEARS AGO TWO MEMBERS OF TOWER OF POWER WERE HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING HIT BY A TRAIN. LONG TIME DRUMMER DAVID GARIBALDI AND BASS PLAYER WERE WALKING ACROSS THE TRACKS ON THEIR WAY TO ‘OSHI’S’ IN OAKLAND, WHEN THEY WERE STRUCK. MIRACULOUSLY, BOTH SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT AND ARE CURRENTLY IN THE GROUP’S CURRENT LINE UP. HERE’S VIDEO EXPLAINING WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT IT TOOK PLACE(BTW PROPS TO ANN MAKOVEC FOR DOING THE REPORT FLAWLESSLY WHILE SOMEONE STARTING USING A LOUS COMPRESSOR WHEN SHE STARTED DOING THE REPORT)

 

WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 13, 2020-FORTY SEVEN YEARS AGO DEEP PURPLE FOLLOWED UP THE ALBUM ‘MACHINE HEAD’ WITH ‘WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE’. THIS WAS THE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE BAND, AND WAS THE FINAL STUDIO ALBUM WITH SINGER IAN GILLAN AND BASSIST ROGER GLOVER ( UNTIL ‘PERFECT STRANGER’ CAME OUT IN 1984). INTERNAL IN FIGHTING AND TENSIONS IN THE GROUP RESULTED IN THE BAND BREAKING UP AFTER THE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THIS ALBUM. COMMERCIALLY THE ALBUM WAS HUGE. THE BIG SINGLE FROM THE ALBUM WAS THIS SONG

‘COME AND GET IT’ BADFINGER

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 12, 2020- ON THIS DAY IN 1970 THE GROUP BADFINGER RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘COME AND GET IT’. THE SONG WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY PAUL McCARTNEY AS A SOLO DEMO WHEN HE ARRIVED EARLY FOR AN ABBEY ROAD SESSION. SIR PAUL RECORDED THE LEAD VOCALS, ALL THE HARMONIES, AND PLAYED ALL THE INSTRUMENTS. THE SONG WAS FINISHED IN AN HOUR. McCARTNEY WAS CONTRACTED TO SUPPLY MUSIC FOR THE MOVIE ‘THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN’. HE OFFERED THIS SONG TO BADFINGER ALONG WITH THE CARROT HE WOULD PRODUCE IT AND 2 OTHER OF THE BAND’S SONGS FOR THE SOUNDTRACK.

HAPPY 55TH BIRTHDAY ROB ZOMBIE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 12, 2020…BORN BOB CUMMINGS, ROB ZOMBIE IS THE STAGE NAME FOR THE SINGER AND FILMMAKER WHO ROSE TO FAME AS THE LEAD SINGER OF ‘WHITE ZOMBIE’. ZOMBIE IS A BIG FAN OF HORROR FILMS, AND NAMED THE BAND AFTER THE 1932 MOVIE “WHITE ZOMBIE” WHICH STARRED BELA LUGOSI. HE DISBANDED THE GROUP ‘WHITE ZOMBIE’ IN 1998 AND WENT SOLO SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE SONG ‘DRAGULA’ WAS ONE OF HIS FIRST SOLO EFFORTS. THE TITLE CAME FROM THE NAME OF GRANDPA’S CAR ON THE CLASSIC TV SHOW ‘THE MUNSTERS’.

HERE’S THE VIDEO FOR ‘DRAGULA’. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB ZOMBIE

 

photo thanks-the talented jim sheehan https://www.facebook.com/jimmyosheehan/

 

LED ZEPPELIN I

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 12, 2020- LED ZEPPELIN’S SELF TITLED DEBUT OFFICIALLY IS 51 YEARS OLD TODAY. THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED USING ONLY 36 HOURS OF STUDIO TIME. A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT THIS ALBUM IS ROBERT PLANT HELPED WRITE MANY OF THE SONGS ON THE RECORD, BUT WAS LEFT OFF OF THE CREDITS BECAUSE HE WAS STILL UNDER CONTRACT WITH HIS FORMER RECORD COMPANY. LED ZEPPELIN MADE VERY LITTLE TELEVISION APPEARANCES. THEY FELT THEY COULDN’T CONTROL THE MIX, AND AFTER AN APPEARANCE ON FRENCH TV IN 1969, REFUSED TO DO TELEVISION. SO THIS IS A RARITY ! CHECK OUT THIS GEM OF A LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM 1969 WHEN THE BAND PERFORMED “DAZED AND CONFUSED” ON A PROMOTIONAL TOUR IN DENMARK…AMAZING !!

ME AND BOBBY McGEE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-JAN 12, 2020- ON THIS DATE IN 1971 THE SINGLE ‘ME AND BOBBY McGEE’ WAS RELEASED IN AMERICA. JOPLIN RECORDED THE SONG FOR INCLUSION ON HER ‘PEARL’ ALBUM ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE HER DEATH IN OCTOBER 1970. JOPLIN ACTUALLY PLAYS GUITAR ON THE SONG. THE SONG WAS JOPLIN’S ONLY #1 SINGLE, AND IS ONLY THE SECOND POSTHUMOUS # 1 SINGLE IN ROCK HISTORY. ( THE OTHER BEING ‘SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY’)

THIS IS RARE AUDIO OF JOPLIN IN THE RECORDING STUDIO RECORDING ‘ME AND BOBBY McGEE’