VIDEO: David Lee Roth Shows Off His Warm-Up Routine
Friday 07-20-2012 10:12am ET
There’s no doubt that while David Lee Roth plays for one of the hardest rocking bands ever in Van Halen, he’s got the showmanship of the old soul greats.
If you need any more proof of that, Roth provides it (in excess) in a new scrapbook video that showcases his warm-up routine to a soul classic – the O’Jays’ ‘Love Train.’
Currently posted at the Van Halen News Desk website, the extended clip shows 50 different versions of Roth working out to the song, getting his steps down, playing to a camera, and on occasion singing along to the classic.
You get Roth in a living room with the furniture cleared for his routine, in a skyline studio, aboard a bus, in different clothes, and even rocking out in front of the dog who’s keeping a watchful eye (as probably even the dog has seen all the leg kicks he used to do in Van Halen’s ’80s videos).
For those not familiar with the classic track (and you will be by the end of the video), the O’Jays had their biggest success in the early-to-mid ’70s after collaborating with producing and songwriting team Gamble & Huff. ‘Love Train’ became a No. 1 hit in 1973, and preceded such other favorites as ‘For the Love of Money,’ ‘I Love Music,’ and ‘Use ta Be My Girl.’
The O’Jays entered the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a year later.
Check Out David Lee Roth’s ’50 Rides on the Love Train’ Video. Rock on David, love ya Laura!
Alice Cooper Throws Out First Pitch at Tigers Game
Thursday 07-19-2012 9:46am ET
Legendary frontman Alice Cooper has certainly mellowed over the years since his ’70s shock rock heyday. He’s taken up golf, for crying out loud, and he’s apparently pretty darn good at it, too.
The 64-year-old Cooper was back in his hometown of Detroit where he was born Vincent Damon Furnier way back in 1948, to throw out the first pitch before the Tigers-Angels game at Comerica Park on Tuesday.
Floating YELLOW SUBMARINE Hotel Opens in Liverpool
Tuesday 07-17-2012 11:08am ET
A floating hotel, based on The Beatles song and film 'Yellow Submarine', has opened in Liverpool.
The 80ft narrowboat hotel on Albert Dock opened at the weekend. It can accommodate up to eight people and is the brainchild of a businessman called Alfie Bubbles, reports the Daily Mail.
The narrowboat previously belonged to Paramount Studios and was used in the film The Hunt for the Red October. The hotel has three bedrooms and a lounge, which contains a scooter used in the film Quadrophenia. Rooms cost £149 - £350 a night. Earlier this year, the 1968 animated movie and accompanying album which inspired the floating hotel, was restored and re-released. The team behind the release decided against the usual practice of using automated software to digitally clean up the film. Instead, due to the "delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork", the team updated the film frame-by-frame.
Yellow Submarine, based on the song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, follows the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, as they travel to a city under the sea to confront the music hating Blue Meanies.
KISS Looking for Veteran for Summer Tour!
Wednesday 03-28-2012 4:52pm ET
Kiss is looking for a few good men. Or just one good man. Actually it could be a woman too. The rockers — who’ve long been supporters of the men and women in the U.S. military — are looking to hire a veteran to join their road crew when they hit the road with Motley Crue in July.
The announcement was made on NBC’s ‘Today’ show this morning (March 28). It’s part of a campaign called Hiring Our Heroes, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The hired veteran would work as a roadie from July 14 through September 25. “Applicants do not need to be a trained carpenter, but will work long hours,” a note at the band’s website reads.
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has shown up in a new trailer for the upcoming HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn". After appearing as himself in the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" and the 2010 comedy "Get Him To The Greek", Ulrich plays an actual character in this film, which is a fictionalized account of the relationship between author Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The couple are played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, while Ulrichportrays Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens.
The original HBO Films production is scheduled to premiere on May 28.
Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that while he enjoys appearing in movies, he's not interested in pursuing a full-fledged acting career. "The acting thing is not something that I'm chasing," he said. "The couple, three, four things I've done are all people that have come to me and asked me if I wanted to partake. I'm certainly interested in film, I'm passionate about film, but I can't tell you that it's something that I'm chasing, and I don't have any sort of aspirations about being some next-level actor or anything like that."
METALLICA is also getting into the movie business on its own, producing its own 3D film to be directed by Nimród Antal, best known for the movie"Predators".
The movie, which will be some sort of combination of concert footage and storyline, will begin shooting this August and is tentatively scheduled to arrive in theatres in the summer of 2013. Watch for Lars here: