This Bud’s for you, Axl … The Guns N’ Roses front man makes a super-duper brief appearance in the TV spots for Budweiser that are airing during soccer’s World Cup. The commercial shows some of the international stars of soccer while the tune “Paradise City” plays in the background. One of the players then flips a guitar pick out in to the crowd where Axl catches it. He then raises a beer to salute the sport. I wonder how many takes that took … And, I wonder how late Axl was to the filming of the spot … inquiring minds want to know!
Rush got their hands on an honorary degree from a university in Canada last week. The band, which features Geddy Lee, a high school dropout rock star, accepted the doctorate via video because they couldn’t land due to fog. Lee said his mother will be proud. See kids, you can get a doctorate even if you drop out … you just have to become a rock star … and good luck with that!
Body Count on Fallon
The hip hop metal group Body Count featuring Ice T made it on network TV for Friday the 13th. You can seek out the performance from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon online. Thankfully the power of the internet allows you to go right to the performance, so you won’t have to suffer through any thing Fallon has to say on the show. The band performed “Enter the Darkside”. They’ll also be out on the Rockstar Energy Dirnk Mayehm Festival. Their new album Manslaughter is out now.
Streaming online, you can listen to the latest Slash tune “World on Fire”. The song features the likely Conspirators including Myles Kennedy. The album World on Fire is expected to drop September 16th.
Long time “American Top 40” host Casey Kasem died on Fathers day. During his peak, the disc jockey broadcast on over 1,000 radio stations around the country. He also was a coveted voice actor. He was 82.
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