Lamont & Tonelli talked to Mr. Skin for his weekly fun bags forecast. This morning Mr. Skin talked about some breaking nudes, Elle Fanning in The Great on Hulu, plus his salute to naked nurses and for this Monday, not only is it Memorial Day, it’s MAMorial Day. Mr. Skin recommends watching the classic movie Stripes to see Roberta Leighton and P.J. Soles nude.
Canadian researchers are studying the potential for marijuana to be used to prevent coronavirus infections. Researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Calgary are studying more than 400 strains of cannabis and have determined that at least a dozen may offer potential as part of treatments to prevent coronavirus from infecting a host.
47 YEARS AGO DEEP PURPLE RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER.’ SURPRISINGLY, THE BAND DID NOT THINK THE SONG WAS A HIT, AND RELEASED 2 OTHER SONGS FROM THE GROUP’S 1972 ALBUM ‘MACHINE HEAD’ AS SINGLES (‘NEVER BEFORE’ & ‘HIGHWAY STAR’). HOWEVER, A YEAR LATER IN 1993, THE RECORD COMPANY RELEASED ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER’ AND IT TOOK OFF. THE SONG HAS BEEN RANKED AS # 494 IN “ROLLING STONE” MAGAZINE’S LIST OF THE TOP 500 SONGS OF ALL-TIME, AND AS HIGH AS NUMBER 4 AS ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITAR RIFFS OF ALL-TIME BY “TOTAL GUITAR” MAGAZINE.
TO DATE THE SINGLE HAS SOLD CLOSE TO A COMBINED 3 ½ MILLION COPIES AND DOWNLOADS. ON THE STRENGTH OF ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER’ THE ALBUM ‘MACHINE HEAD’ WAS BY FAR THE BAND’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM COMMERCIALLY. IT STAYED ON THE AMERICAN CHARTS FOR A TOTAL OF 118 WEEKS AND SOLD OVER 2 MILLION COPIES IN THE U.S.A.
THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED UNDER INCREDIBLE CONDITIONS. THE BAND WAS IN SWITZERLAND TO RECORD MACHINE HEAD RIGHT AFTER A FRANK ZAPPA CONCERT, BUT SOMEONE FIRED A FLARE GUN AT THE CEILING DURING THE ZAPPA SHOW AND IT SET THE PLACE ON FIRE. DEEP PURPLE WAS IN THE AUDIENCE FOR THE SHOW, AND LEAD SINGER IAN GILLAN RECALLS 2 FLARES BEING SHOT OFF BY SOMEONE SITTING BEHIND HIM WHICH LANDED IN THE TOP CORNER OF THE BUILDING AND QUICKLY SET IT ON FIRE. FRANK ZAPPA STOPPED THE SHOW AND HELPED ENSURE AN ORDERLY EXIT. THE REST OF THE BAND WAS ACROSS THE STREET AND WATCHED THE FIRE FROM A NEARBY RESTAURANT, AND WHEN THE FIRE DIED DOWN, A LAYER OF SMOKE COVERED LAKE GENEVA, WHICH THE CASINO OVERLOOKED. THE IMAGE GAVE ROGER GLOVER THE IDEA FOR A SONG TITLE ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER’, AND GILLAN WROTE THE LYRICS .
HERE’S WHAT I CONSIDER THE GREATEST RIFF IN ROCK, DEEP PURPLE PERFORMING ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER’
ON THIS DATE IN 1984 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘DANCING IN THE DARK’. SPRINGSTEEN WROTE THE SONG AFTER HIS MANAGER DEMANDED A HIT SINGLE FROM HIS ALBUM NEW ALBUM ‘BORN IN THE USA’. AFTER A HUGE ARGUMENT HE SAT DOWN AND WROTE THE TRACK THAT EVENING. THE SONG DEALS WITH HIS FRUSTRATION OF TRYING TO WRITE HIT RECORDS AND HAVING TO WRITE SONGS THAT WILL PLEASE PEOPLE. HIS STRUGGLES POUR OUT IN THE SONG, WHERE HE “FEELS LIKE A HIRED GUN DYING FOR SOME ACTION”. IRONICALLY, THE SONG WAS A HIT SINGLE-THE BIGGEST OF HIS CAREER IN TERMS OF CHART POSITION AND IS ON THE LIST OF THE GREATEST SELLING SINGLES OF ALL TIME. TO DATE THE SONG HAS SOLD OVER 13,500,000 MILLION COPIES. THIS IS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE TRACK, AND YES THAT IS A YOUNG COURTNEY COX THAT WAS PLANTED IN THE AUDIENCE TO PULL UP ON STAGE AND DANCE WITH BRUCE
MAY 21, 1976 BLUE OYSTER CULT RELEASED THE ALBUM WHICH WOULD CHANGE THEIR LIFE. AGENT OF FORTUNE FEATURED ‘(DON’T FEAR) THE REAPER’ WHICH BARELY CRACKED THE TOP 30 BUT HAS REMAINED A STAPLE ON FM ROCK STATIONS. TO DATE THE SONG, ACCOUNTING FOR PHYSICAL SALES AND STREAMING, HAS SOLD OVER 4 MILLION COPIES. THIS IS A GREAT LIVE VERSION FROM 1981
TWELVE YEARS AGO SANTANA ROCKED THE FILLMORE. IT WAS PART OF SANTANA’S 2008 “MULTI-DIMENSIONAL WARRIOR TOUR” HE PLAYED 2 SETS FOR THE CROWD AND AN ENCORE ! ACCORDING TO SETLIST.COM THIS IS WHAT THE FANS SAW AT THE FILLMORE.
Peace / Jin-go-lo-ba
Life Is for Living
No One to Depend On
Victory Is Won
Love Is You
I Love You Much Too Much
Day of Celebration
Right On / Umi Says
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Oye como va
Spartacus / Smooth / Dame tu amor
Somewhere in Heaven
I Believe It’s Time
Serpents and Doves
Into the Night
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF GREAT TRACKS FROM THE NIGHT ( PROFESSIONALLY SHOT-GREAT VIDEO).
santana photo thanks-Torsten Maue
Listen to Lamont and Tonelli’s new song “I Wish We All Could See California Girls.”
TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO THE FOO FIGHTERS RELEASED ‘THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE.’ EVEN THOUGH IT IS OFFICIALLY THE SECOND FOO FIGHTERS ALBUM, IT’S ACTUALLY THE FIRST FOO’S ALBUM TO FEATURE AN ACTUAL BAND. THE DEBUT FOO FIGHTERS ALBUM WAS A GLORIFIED DAVE GROHL SOLO PROJECT. ‘THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE’ SOLD OVER 2 MILLION COPIES, AND WAS DRIVEN BY TRACKS LIKE ‘EVERLONG’ ‘MY HERO’ AND ‘MONKEY WRENCH.’ IT WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD IN 1998 FOR ‘THE BEST ROCK ALBUM.’
HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ‘THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPE.’
1. The Colour and the Shape has old more more than any other album in the band’s extensive catalog.
2. “My Hero,” the first of the album’s songs to be played live, debuted in concert nearly two years before album was released.
3. “Enough Space” was written because the band needed a good set-opener for their 1995 European tour.
4. Gil Norton pushed Grohl to write more meaningful songs than those he’d written for the first album.
5. The initial sessions for the album were “a bad experience” – especially for drummer William Goldsmith – and produced little in the way of usable material.
6. “Everlong” began life as “a Sonic Youth rip-off.”
7. Most of the finished tracks were re-recorded at a Grandmaster Recorders, a Hollywood studio that previously birthed massive albums by the Black Crowes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stevie Wonder.
8. Goldsmith left the band after learning that Grohl had re-recorded most of his drum parts behind his back.
9. The album’s title was inspired by a bowling pin that the band’s tour manager purchased at a thrift shop.
10. Pat Smear wanted to leave the band before the album was even released – though he eventually stuck around until they could find a suitable replacement.
THIS IS ONE OF THE TRULY GREAT SONGS ON THE CD
FIVE YEARS AGO IT WAS DAVID LETTERMAN’S LAST “LATE SHOW”. THE SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST? YOU GUESSED IT, THE FOO FIGHTERS. THE FOO FIGHTERS PLAYED THE SONG ‘EVERLONG’ OVER A TOUCHING MONTAGE OF OLD LETTERMAN CLIPS. THE LATE-NITE LEGEND AND THE BAND MIGHT SEEM LIKE AN UNLIKELY PAIR, BUT THEY SHARE A LONG HISTORY TOGETHER. EVER SINCE LETTERMAN GAVE THEM THEIR TV DEBUT BACK IN 1995,HE AND THE “FIGHTERS OF FOO”AS HE CALLS THEM, HAVE BEEN CLOSE FRIENDS. HERE ARE THE FOO FIGHTERS WITH THE LAST SONG PLAYED ON THE LATE SHOW
SEVEN YEARS AGO THE KEYBOARDIST FOR THE DOORS RAY MANZAREK DIED AT THE AGE OF 74. MANZAREK AND JIM MORRISON CO-FOUNDED THE GROUP, AND RECORDED ON EVERY TRACK OF ALL EIGHT DOORS ALBUMS. BOTH MET IN FILM SCHOOL AT UCLA BUT DIDN’T FORM A BAND WHILE IN SCHOOL. FORTY DAYS AFTER FINISHING SCHOOL, AND THINKING THEY HAD GONE THEIR SEPARATE WAYS, MANZAREK AND MORRISON MET BY CHANCE AT VENICE BEACH. MORRISON SAID HE HAD WRITTEN SOME SONGS AND MANZAREK WANTED TO HEAR THEM. MORRISON SANG ROUGH VERSIONS OF 3 SONGS AND THE TWO CO-FOUNDED THE DOORS ON THE SPOT. HERE ARE THE DOORS PERFORMING GLORIA
letterman photo thanks-Broadway Tour
manzarek photo thanks-indigo_girl
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’