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STP’s Scott Weiland found dead on his bus R.I.P., pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

From his Facebook page:


“Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts,” a post on Weiland’s Facebook page reads. “At this time we ask that the privacy of Scott’s family be respected.”

From BillBoard:

Scott Weiland, Former Singer of Stone Temple Pilots, Dead at 48 | Billboard

The Bloomington, Minn. Police Department issued a statement at 11:15 p.m. PT detailing the events as such: On Dec. 3rd at 8:22 p.m., officers responded to a report of an unresponsive adult male in a recreational motor vehicle located in the 2200 block of Killebrew Drive. “Officers arrived and determined the adult male was deceased,” read the release, which did not identify the deceased. The address seems to correspond to a local Country Inn & Suites hotel.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will continue investigating the death with updates to come.

Weiland turned 48 on Oct. 27. He long suffered from substance abuse issues.

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Does anyone here remember Vera Lynn, George Bell or?

Burt Reynolds on Fast Cars, Babes, Sinatra, and the one that got away

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Posted by Chuck Gee - December 4, 2015 at 6:56 AM

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Jimmy Fallon Recreates ‘Fresh Prince’ Opening! WINNER!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

thQ5O4PY1GLOL! This is dead on!






Jimmy Fallon’s “Fresh Prince” Cold Open – YouTube

Jimmy Fallon’s “Fresh Prince” Cold Open – YouTube

Published on Feb 2, 2015

In honor of the Tonight Show’s week in Los Angeles, Jimmy and the Roots parody “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” opening title sequence.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - February 3, 2015 at 10:12 AM

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Marilyn Manson’s Song ‘Cupid Carries a Gun’, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


Marilyn has put out another single from his up coming album “The Pale Emperor”. Some may recognize part of it from the TV series “Salem”.

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 8, 2015 at 9:55 AM

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John Mellencamp’s life in 15 songs, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

john_cougar_1282144301I really like this. Anytime an Artist will take time out of their life and give us “common” people a little insight on the songs and the way they came about I find highly interesting and soak it up like a sponge!

It reminds me of a campfire setting and everyone listening to the older wiser man telling the stories for some reason. Anyway, I didn’t write the article for the Rolling Stone so I can’t copy it all here but I encourage you to follow the link and read it. You really can’t beat a guy like John. He is open and honest and gives us small glimpses on how “brass” the record industry can be. He didn’t cover my favorite one though “I ain’t even done with the night”..:(

Here are a few  quotes from the article to wet your whistle though 🙂 Chuck



On “Jack & Diane”

It was 1980, and I was down in Miami again, making a record. We had spent $3oo,ooo, and I had three songs done. The record company was not happy. Finally the president of the company came down and was like, “You’re spending money like crazy!” He went nuts. The three songs were “Jack & Diane,” “Hurts So Good” and “Hand to Hold On To.” He hated them. Hated them! He said, “We expect you to become the next Neil Diamond.
What is this shit?”


On “I Need a Lover”

By the time of “I Need a Lover,” I had three albums out. They sold nothing. We were recording in Miami at the same time that the Eagles were finishing up Hotel California. I would walk by and hear “Life in the Fast Lane,” go back into my session and hear, ‘I need a lover that won’t…” I’d be like, ‘Oh, fuck. I don’t know what I’m doing here.”


And “Peaceful World” (This quote speaks volumes of John’s integrity and what he believes in. I underlined his convictions and applaud him for it! :Editor KA)


I signed to Columbia at this point against my better judgment. On “Peaceful World,” I brought in India.Arie to sing on it. I won’t mention any names, but when this song was delivered to Columbia, one of the executives said, “Why does Mellencamp always have a fuckin’ nigger singing with him?” My manager came back and told me that, and I was like, “Get me of this fucking label. I don’t give a shit. Get me off Columbia right now.”


For the rest of “His life in 15 songs, hit this link.

Posted by Chuck Gee - December 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

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UGLY KID JOE’s “I’m Alright” video, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


Posted by Chuck Gee - November 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

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Kevin Smith (of Jay and Silent Bob) U are a cool dude…, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

My Friend Jerry turned me on to Jay and Silent Bob and “Clerks”, “Dogma”, and “Chasing Amy”..”You see that man there, he is the Devil” Now I am a huge fan… I am posting in its entirety Kevin Smith’s post from his own Facebook page….What a stand up kind of guy.Go by his page and “Like” him and let him know…



Jason Mewes, Jason Lee and me in 1997
at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash,
back when we first took over the former

Comicology on Monmouth Street.
The window was painted by SModcaster
Scott Mosier.

After two years on Monmouth Street,
we wanted more space to hang some
View Askew movie props and costumes,
so we moved up to the Broad Street location
you see on the AMC show COMIC BOOK MEN.

But the Secret Stash exists at all for two reasons:
a) I got an offer I couldn’t refuse, and
b) I wanted to give Walter Flanagan his dream job.

From 1988 to 1994, Walt and I bought new comics together every week, hitting any store or conventions in our area. And no matter where we shopped (Comics Plus, Ray’s or Fantasy Zone), the conversation on the drive home was about wishing for a life in comic books: writing, drawing, or even…

“Wouldn’t it be awesome to OWN a comics store?” I’d ask.

Ever the pragmatist, Walter responded “Nah. But WORKING in a comic book store’s my dream job.”

“s’the difference?” I finally asked one day.

“You’d get your books the minute they open the boxes for the store cost and you’d talk comics all day long but you’d have none of the headaches.”

In 1996, the owner of Comicology announced he was moving and intended to sell the store. He asked me if I wanted to buy it and take over. I figured I’d open a comic book store one day when film was done with me, but this was a turn-key opportunity to buy into an already-established and operation business was so good, I moved up my timeline. We struck a deal for $30k – roughly $2500.00 more than CLERKS cost to make – for which I received all the store contents, the pull list customers and a fixed rent. Bry and Walt repainted inside, Scott did the front window, and we opened for business as Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
in December of ’96.

When Walter finally quit his job at the Highlands Recreation Center to run the Secret Stash full time, I made him the highest paid comic book store manager in New Jersey. He’s been running the place for nearly 16 years now, quietly thriving in boom and bust economies. And ultimately, all his hard word to keep the business profitable aggregated into a television show about the Stash – a television show in which Walter is the star. And you’d think that’d change a guy…

But not Walt Flanagan.

Last year, I told him “One day I’m gonna sell you the Secret Stash for a dollar, sir. It’ll be like your retirement package.”

“No thanks,” Walt said. “I don’t wanna own a comic book store. I just wanna run it.”

Well, your dream came true, Walt: you do, indeed, run the Secret Stash.

But as far as I’M concerned?

You own it, too.

Shit, sir – you PWN it.

Posted by Chuck Gee - October 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM

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Ugly Kid Joe is seeking your help for a video shoot, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Reunited hard rockers UGLY KID JOE have launched a Kickstarter campaign to offer their fans the opportunity to get involved with the production of their music video for the song “I’m Alright” off their latest EP, “Stairway To Hell”.

Commented the band: “It has been a minute since our last music video, and we want to take it to the next level with this one. We’re going the independent route and only with your help and generosity can we make this thing happen.

“We have lots of cool merchandise, some very rare and limited, and even a special experience on the set to offer you.

“Your donations will go directly to the making of this video, from renting the gear to hiring a kick-ass crew and sending it through post-production to be completed.

“We can only do this with your help, so if you like what you see, go ahead and throw down what you can. We’re very excited to make this video… Let’s do this!”

Among the items offered through Kickstarter is to get a chance to meet UGLY KID JOE on tour in October. Other items include an opportunity to attend an UGLY KID JOE rehearsal with a friend in the U.S. and go out for dinner with the band afterwards.

This project will only be funded if at least $12,000 is pledged by Friday, October 12.

For more information, visit Kickstarter.



Posted by Chuck Gee - October 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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