Dirt - Thursday, Jan 26

 Good morning world!  Man, got SO MANY things on the burner right now, I can’t even keep em straight!  Hope nothin’ burns, ya know?  Workin gon hardDrive Live Tour for April.  Afraid to say anything yet since putting these things together is like building a house of cards sometimes!   But hopefully next week, we’ll be ready to announce!   Be listening to your local radio station the morning of Feb 02 if you live in one of the Mass Chaos Tour markets where Godsmack, Staind and Halestorm are coming.  Sully from Godsmack and Mike from Staind  will be live on the air from our studios! …I’ll have Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf on the hotLine today!  Looking forward to catching up with her and finding out about new Flyleaf music and tour!……Pulse of Radio reports Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell will perform at boxing legend Muhammad Ali‘s 70th birthday celebration on Saturday, Feb 18th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be part of the 16th annual "Power Of Love" gala, which will raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and The Muhammad Ali Center. ABC will also televise the event on Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Blabbermouth)….Pulse also reports AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has revealed health issues are delaying the start of work on the band’s next album. Speaking on the Cowhead radio show, Johnson said the group hopes to begin work this year on the follow-up to 2008′s Black Ice, but added, "One of the boys is a little sick and I can’t say anything, but he’s getting better. Hes doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected."  (Note: All those boys smoke like chimneys, so I hope it isn’t something from that! For YEARS I have bugged them about that!! I am a reformed smoker who now HATES cigarettes and is compelled to tell friends and family to quit!  After all, it’s really bad!)    AC/DC is a notoriously private band so the news of someone in the group being ill comes as a surprise. Johnson did not reveal any further details.  He did say, "I miss my buddies," adding, "It’s a wonderful thing when we get in a room. Whenever the boys get back together, I get all excited. The boys, after a while, pick the guitars up, Phil (Rudd) will make his way to the drums, Cliff (Williams) will pull his bass out and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face."   Johnson himself has to undergo wrist surgery next month, which has forced him to cancel a planned tour in support of his recently published book, Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir. The book, which arrived last May, details Johnson’s life story through his love of racing and automobiles.   Johnson is still scheduled to compete in the 50th running of the Rolex 24 auto race at Daytona on January 28th. He hopes to raise $1,000,000 for families affected by pediatric cancer through a "Highway To Help" texting campaign that will take place during the 24 hours surrounding the race…Yesterday,  as you probably noticed, Rockstar Mayhem was announced (you must see all the videos Clown did, search YouTube please or hit the websites I listed in Road Rage for the tour),  so was the Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil, Stellar Revival tour.  Monday,   we’ll have the details on the Avalanche Tour to report.  All exciting stuff!…Hearing The Offspring‘s next album will be coming this year!  Finally!   I am also hearing it’s a tad on the more pop-sounding side of things.  We’ll have to wait n see.  Always fun talking to those guys…..Did you check out Avatar?  Their new album, "Black Waltz," comes out on Valentine’s Day.  You must search them on YouTube.  Crazy stuff.  They’re only in their 20′s but they sound like they’ve been doing this for decades!  Manson meets the Stones meets Metallica.  I love it!  Hopefully we’ll get to see them this summer…..And finally today, congratulations to SEAL Team Six, who once again, have shown their bravery and valor,  saving two hostages in Somalia!   Our hats off to these amazing men!     

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