These are the scripts Joe Benson used on the air at 95.5 KLOS in Los Angeles. They all received final editing by Jan Benson, without whom the task would have been far too daunting. Remember to give credit where credit is due, and enjoy!
Drummer Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead is 68.
Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw of Styx is 58.
Multi-instrumentalist Moby is 46.
On this day in 1962, one week after their first recording sessions, The Beatles cut two Lennon/McCartney tunes, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You." Producer George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White sit in, on the chance that new percussionist Ringo Starr didn't work out. What ever happened to ol' Andy?
On this day in 1967, The Beatles climbed on a bus and began filming "The Magical Mystery Tour." If they had waited another day or two to figure out a story line, the TV special might have made some sense.
On this day in 1969, the first real bootleg record album turned up in stores in Los Angeles. "Great White Wonder" featured unreleased songs by Bob Dylan.
On this day in 1977, on Bing Crosby's personal invitation to appear as a special guest on his annual Christmas television special, David Bowie recorded duets of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace on Earth" with Der Bingle.
On this day in 1982, John 'Cougar' Mellencamp's "American Fool" album hit #1 on the charts.
On this day in 1983, Pat Benatar released "Love Is A Battlefield."
This weekend, over 80 stations will air OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson featuring the music of The Beatles along with Joe's conversations with Elvis Presley's sidekick, Jerry Schilling, and Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. Check out the promo... and Stream on!
While it's doubtful they were discussing the still unannounced Black Sabbath reunion, all four members of The Rolling Stones caused quite a stir by gathering in London on Wednesday. Of course, the Brit tabloids began screaming that the band's 50th anniversary tour is being set up for 2012. But perhaps The Stones were congratulating Mick Jagger on his new band SuperHeavy or enjoying a communal listening to former Stones bassist Bill Wyman's five-disc "Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: Collector's Edition Box Set." Maybe they were screening DVDs of their six legendary appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," either the deluxe set being released on November 1st or the abridged version coming out on October 4th. Or maybe, just maybe, they were discussing just where they'll be performing on their 50th anniversary tour. Stay tuned!
Set the DVR! Def Leppard's appearance on "America's Got Talent" has been reset for the show's season finale next Wednesday.
Dave Matthews, Arcade Fire, Eddie Vedder and the Foo Fighters are just a few of the acts joining Neil Young for his 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts on October 22nd and 23rd at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
Yes, the excellent "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" had a short run in theaters last month, and now it's coming into your home on DVD! November 15th is the release date for the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the feature-length documentary about the life of the legendary heavy metal singer, co-produced by Ozzy's son, Jack Osbourne. The movie is packed with never-before-seen Black Sabbath footage, recent solo tour clips and stories from Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others. Of course Ozzy, who recently wrapped up his "Scream" tour, is now rumored to be working with the original Black Sabbath line-up on a possible new album and tour for 2012.
It was Albert Einstein who said: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
It was J.W. Eagan who said: "Never judge a book by its movie."
It was Lillian Dickson who said: "Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can spend it only once."
It was John Donne who said (in 1624): "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
On this, the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, let us not forget the horror but continue to honor those cast into the role of heroes by fate. Take a moment to say a prayer for them and their families, and a prayer for your families and loved ones, as well as the brave men and women serving in our Armed Forces fighting to protect our freedom around the world. God bless America.
Original Foghat bassist Tony Stevens is 62.
Vocalist Gerry Beckley of America is 59.
Drumming god Neil Peart of Rush is 59.
On this day in 1966, The Monkees' TV show premiered on NBC.
On this day in 1987, The Cars' album "Door To Door" entered the U.S. charts.
On this day in 1990, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks announced that they would no longer perform with Fleetwood Mac. Two years later, they reunited with the group to sing at President Clinton's inauguration. Four years after that, they reunited for an MTV Unplugged special, which led to a #1 charting album and an immensely successful concert tour. Promises, promises, promises.
On this day in 1992, Eric Clapton's "Unplugged," the album he didn't think was worthy of releasing, entered the charts. It went on to win the Album of the Year Grammy Award, sell over 7 million copies and become Eric's most commercially successful release ever. So much for guitar god's judgmental skills!
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have added new dates to the second leg of their 2011 North American Tour, but none for us. This round of dates will include performances at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and the Orlando Calling festival in Florida, the rocker's first large festival appearance in decades. West Coast dates are expected to be announced in the near future.
Since none of us can remember what The Rolling Stones "Some Girls" concerts looked like, the boys are releasing the "Some Girls — Live in Texas 1978" DVD on November 21st. Filmed at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, the performance will also be screened in "select" theaters on October 4th.
Just in case anyone still cares, Guns N' Roses are slowly booking American dates for this Fall. So far, only Orlando, Miami and Kansas City are in the mix, but considering that the group has toured extensively overseas without doing a Stateside trek since 2006, they're overdue. As for being rusty, Axl Rose (the only original member) hasn't performed with his band since a Dubai gig last December. Maybe he'll use next month's 10-date tour of South America and Mexico as a warm-up.
If you missed seeing the Talking Heads back in the day (when they were still talking to each other), then you need to pick up their "Chronology" DVD on October 18th. In addition to commentary by all four band members — David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth — the compilation will include 18 videos shot from 1975 to 1983 as well as the band performing "Life During Wartime" during their brief reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.
It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
It was Walt Disney who said: "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
It was Bill Gates who said: "Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get Summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself."
Vocalist David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears is 70.
Bassist/vocalist Peter Cetera of Chicago is 67.
Dio/Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell drummer Vinny Appice is 54.
Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey (who now drums with The Who) is 46.
On this day in 1965, The Beatles released the song "Yesterday" — only in America, never in the U.K. While the song was credited as a Lennon/McCartney composition, it was written entirely by and recorded solely by Paul McCartney. It hit #1 on October 9th, 1965, and has since become the most recorded song in the history of recorded music.
On this day in 1969, John Lennon debuted his Plastic Ono Band, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, at the "Toronto Rock 'N' Revival Show." A semi-professional recording of the gig was later released as "Live Peace In Toronto."
On this day in 1969, Santana's self-titled debut album entered the charts.
On this day in 1980, Mark Knopfler's brother David left Dire Straits. The brothers, along with drummer Pick Withers and bassist John Illsley, had formed the band three years earlier.
On this day in 1985, Police singer/bassist Sting began his first solo tour in San Diego, in support of his "Dream Of The Blue Turtles" album.
How about having Ozzy Osbourne, KISS' Gene Simmons, Slash, Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, The Scorpions' Klaus Meine and guitar gods Steve Vai and Joe Satriani — among others — choose the songs for your 17-track, 43-year career summation compilation? You can see how well Judas Priest's experiment turned out when they release "The Chosen Few" on October 11th — the day before they launch their farewell "Epitaph" tour in the States. The Priest will be rocking the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore on October 22nd.
After a huge tour with a 45-piece orchestra, Sting's changing his game. In celebration of his 25th anniversary as a solo artist, the former Police frontman has recruited a five-piece band for his "Back To Bass Tour" of small venues. And, of course, he's got product to promote as well. Mr. Sting's five-disc box set, "25 Years," will be out on September 27th, followed by "The Best of 25 Years" single-disc compilation on October 18th. His stripped down tour (that's his music, not Sting) starts three days later in Boston. We'll have our chance to enjoy it at the Wiltern on November 28th.
Hello bandwidth! Chickenfoot's performing a free web concert on September 27th, the same day their new album "Chickenfoot III" comes out. "Chickenfoot Presents III" will begin at 6pm PST at Chickenfoot.us. Not sure if drummer Chad Smith (who has a previous touring commitment with his Red Hot Chili Peppers) or Kenny Aronoff (Chad's handpicked tour replacement) will be pounding the skins with singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani and bassist Michael Anthony. But you know it will ROCK!
It was A.A. Milne who asked: "Did you ever stop to think and forget to start again?"
It was Albert Einstein who said: "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
It was Rachel Flotard who said: "You have your standard work life that pays your rent; then you have your other work life that pays your heart."
Guitarist Steve Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd would have been 62.
On this day in 1968, The Beatles released "Hey Jude," their first single on their own Apple Records label. Backed with "Revolution," it almost immediately hit #1.
On this day in 1968, The Who's Pete Townshend told "Rolling Stone" magazine of his plans to write a "rock opera" about a deaf, dumb and blind boy. The project became "Tommy," one of Townshend's most successful musical efforts. Aside from the original recording, the piece was also re-recorded by a symphony orchestra, turned into a feature film with an accompanying soundtrack and presented as a successful Broadway production.
On this day in 1969, Genesis — which consisted at that time of Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips and John Mahew — played their first paid gig at a cottage in Surrey, England owned by Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher. Although they didn't really go over all that well, they still decided to stick with it.
U2's Bono and The Edge will join Lady Gaga and several other stars on October 15th at the Hollywood Bowl. All proceeds from the "A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation" will support the efforts of former president Bill Clinton's foundation to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies and protect the environment.
Saints alive! Bob Seger has finally ended his holdout against iTunes by releasing his Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's remastered live albums, 1976's "Live Bullet" and 1981's "Nine Tonight," for download through iTunes. Bob was one of a handful of artists to resist the release of their music on iTunes, with other notable holdouts including Def Leppard, AC/DC and Garth Brooks. With 16 studio albums to his name, and a new one targeted for release next year, the 66-year-old Michigan icon has only cracked the surface, and says his remaining catalog "will come out in dribs and drabs." Right so!
Paul McCartney will marry his fiancée, Nancy Shevell, this weekend at a farmhouse in Sussex, England. The small, intimate wedding in England will be followed by a party in New York, where Shevell serves as a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This will be McCartney's third marriage. His first wife, Linda, died of cancer in 1998. His second marriage to Heather Mills ended with an acrimonious and expensive divorce in 2008. Best wishes Macca And Nancy!
Foreigner has two albums out this week: the digital release "Acoustique," which features 10 acoustic renditions of Foreigner songs, and the three-disc "Feels Like The First Time" set — available exclusively at Wal-Mart — which contains the "Acoustique" album along with an excellent collection of re-recordings of their greatest hits and the new song "Save Me."
It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
It was Maya Angelou who said: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
It was Bernard Baruch who said: "We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat."
Legendary Blues shouter Big Joe Turner, the inspiration to Elvis Presley and Little Richard who topped the charts with "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in 1954, would have been 100.
Occasional Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman is 62.
On this day in 1963, Swan Records released The Beatles' "She Loves You" single in the U.S. after Capitol Records turned down the opportunity. Without any significant promotion, no one even noticed.
On this day in 1968, The Doors' album "Waiting For The Sun" hit #1.
On this day in 1973, "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" by Elton John peaked at #12 on the charts.
On this day in 1975, Pink Floyd released their classic "Wish You Were Here" album.
On this day in 1980, David Bowie made his Broadway debut playing the lead role in "The Elephant Man."
On this day in 2004, Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones, died in Los Angeles at age 55. He had fought a five-year battle with prostate cancer.
On this day in 2008, Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, lost an intense, short battle with cancer at his home in Britain at the age of 65.
The Rolling Stones will reissue their 1978 classic "Some Girls" in a variety of remastered deluxe formats on November 21st. Mick Jagger reports, "I just finished off doing all the outtakes for the "Some Girls" album we're releasing at Thanksgiving. When we did "Exile On Main Street," we did a lot of different takes, a lot of different cuts that hadn't come out before, so we're doing the similar kind of thing with "Some Girls." Right so! Now about next year's 50th Anniversary tour...
Maybe he's coming out of his shell. Bruce Springsteen will perform at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit at the Beacon Theatre in N.Y.C. on November 9th. This will be the fifth year Bruce has been part of the New York Comedy Festival benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Also returning are the Max Weinberg Big Band and Jon Stewart, with Ricky Gervais and Jim Gaffigan to add some top notch comedy to the bill.
Former Beatle (and 14-time GRAMMY winner) Sir Paul McCartney will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at the 22nd annual benefit gala on February 10th during GRAMMY week here in Los Angeles. Of course the 69-year-old is being recognized for both his creative accomplishments and his charitable work — but why did it take so many years for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to make this happen? Turns out it was Macca's choice. It's not that he wasn't appreciative, it's just that he always felt that he had too many awards already. But finally Sir Paulie says, "I've been given a great gift — a life making music — and it's my privilege to try to make the world a better place by giving back." The night will feature numerous artists performing McCartney songs.
It was Eustache Deschamps who said: "Friends are relatives you make for yourself."
It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said: "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."
It was Dave Matthews who said: "It's always easier to leave than to be left."
Blues legend B.B. King is 86.
Drummer Kenney Jones, of The Who and Small Faces, is 63.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers original (and current) bassist Ron Blair is 63.
On this day in 1955, Play-Doh was introduced.
On this day in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album began its 19th week on the charts at #1.
On this day in 1977, Marc Bolan, the man who was T. Rex, died in a car crash at the age of 28.
On this day in 1978, Styx released "Blue Collar Man" as "Just What I Needed" by The Cars peaked at #27 on the charts.
On this day in 1978, The Grateful Dead became the first Western rock band to headline a concert at the foot of the famous Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt. Far out!
Steve Miller will be doing two special shows this weekend: Saturday he'll perform many of his classic songs with the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra at the Steve Miller Amphitheatre at the Fender Center in Corona. And on Sunday, Miller and the orchestra will take the show to the Temecula Theatre in Temecula. The shows benefit the Kids Rock Free musical education program, which Miller helped found. See you there!
Mick Jagger says The Rolling Stones have not yet been asked to perform at next year's opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London. In a surprising twist — if they are asked, they'll probably say no. Seems that Bryan Adams, after performing at the Winter games in Vancouver, told Mick flat out not to do it. And Jagger wasn't impressed when Jimmy Page performed "Whole Lotta Love" with Leona Lewis in the closing ceremony of the last Summer games in Beijing. He says, "It wasn't a brilliant piece of theatre when they left the stadium with a London bus with Jimmy Page on it. I don't want to be on that bus when it arrives in London."
After working up box sets for himself and David Crosby over the last few years, Graham Nash is taking on an even bigger project with photographer Joel Bernstein. Their new goal is to compile a definitive box set covering the career of CSN's guitarist Stephen Stills. In the process, Graham is probably becoming the most knowledgeable Stills historian around: "In a way Stephen is the wrong person to ask about Stephen. I'm lucky that I'm outside of Stephen so that I can look at his music and his trajectory as an artist more than he can." So far Nash is sifting through more than 40 years of archives from Stills' career, from Buffalo Springfield and his CSNY days through his solo work and rarer works such as 1972's "Manassas." "I've got a list of every single thing that Stephen ever recorded and there's some wild stuff in there," Nash says. It's possible, but not predictable, that the Stills set could be released as early as next year.
It was Babe Ruth who said: "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
It was Maria Robinson who said: "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
It was G.K. Chesterton who said: "I have formed a very clear conception of patriotism. I have generally found it thrust into the foreground by some fellow who has something to hide in the background. I have seen a great deal of patriotism; and I have generally found it the last refuge of the scoundrel."
Hank Williams would have been 88.
Lol Creme of 10cc is 64.
Singer Fee Waybill of The Tubes is 61.
On this day in 1967, The Doors performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Even though Sullivan told Jim Morrison to change or omit the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" in "Light My Fire," Jimbo sang it anyway (what a scalawag!).
On this day in 1967, The Who performed on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." Not realizing that the crew had already set a charge under his riser, Keith Moon set up another flash explosion in his drum kit. When the explosion went off at the end of "My Generation," it was so loud that it damaged guitarist Pete Townshend's ears.
On this day in 1997, a reunited Fleetwood Mac launched its first tour in more than a decade.
Guitarist Kerry Livgren of Kansas is 62.
Drummer Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers is 62.
On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 in London. Some contend that if Hendrix had been put into an upright position in the ambulance rather than left lying on his back, he would not have suffocated on his own vomit. Some say if the nearest hospital had admitted blacks, he could have been saved. Others feel he was overdosed as part of a bad business deal.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, would have been 77.
Today is also my Mom's birthday. She says she's 29, and who am I to question that?
On this day in 1964, The Rolling Stones' song "It's All Over Now" peaked at #26 on the charts.
On this day in 1969, "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival was released.
On this day in 1973, Gram Parsons, credited as the father of Country Rock and a member of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, died from a drug overdose at the age of 26. His coffin was later stolen by two associates and taken to Joshua Tree where it was set on fire. Now that was a Rock & Roll wake!
On this day in 1974, Max Weinberg made his live debut as the drummer in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band at the Main Point in Philadelphia.
On this day in 1976, "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton entered the singles chart.
On this day in 1979, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and several others played the first of five "No Nukes" concerts in New York City.
On this day in 1987, Aerosmith's "Permanent Vacation" entered the album chart as R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" entered the singles chart.
On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd released their "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" album, their first following the departure of Roger Waters.
Although Van Halen hasn't released an official status update for months and months, the latest scuttlebutt says the boys have jumped ship from their record label of 35 years. If indeed Van Halen have completed their long-rumored new album, their first with singer David Lee Roth since 1984 and their first studio album since 1998's "Van Halen III," then it may actually come out on Columbia Records sometime next year. Or not.
Well it's for sure that Paul McCartney is getting married soon (he and fiance Nancy Shevell pulled their permit last Wednesday), but it wasn't this past weekend as hyped by the Brit tabloids. An educated guess would be that later this week Macca will say "I do" for the third time at London's Westminster Register Office, where he married his first wife, Linda (on March 12th, 1969). As for the reception and gift registry, your invite is probably in the mail.
The problem isn't that Pink Floyd guitarist/singer David Gilmour has been using a shed located on the driveway of his seafront mansion in Hove, East Sussex, England, to store his bicycles in. It's that the local authorities — spurred on by David's neighbors, no doubt — think the bright yellow beach hut is flat out butt ugly. Gilmour and his wife, writer Polly Samson, lost their appeal against having the building destroyed, so now they've got two weeks to take the hut down or face prosecution. Wonder if David's thought of renting a bulldozer and making a video of the yellow hut destruction?
It was President Barack Obama who said: "Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father."
It was Ann Landers who said: "At every party, there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, usually they are married to each other."
It was Oscar Wilde who said: "Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."
This Thursday! Join J.B. for a rocking Uncle Joe Meet & Greet at the KLOS Cool Patrol Booth at the L.A. County Fair before he brings The Doobie Brothers onto the main stage. Hail, hail Rock & Roll!
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! After a wild Sunday evening Uncle Joe Meet & Greet at the KLOS Cool Patrol Booth at the L.A. County Fair, Joe will host the Styx & REO Speedwagon concert on the main stage. Rock on!
Bassist Chuck Panozzo of Styx is 62.
Drummer John Panozzo of Styx would have been 62.
On this day in 1971, guitarist Peter Frampton left Humble Pie for a solo career. Five years later he finally made it.
On this day in 1973, Neil Young & Crazy Horse played the opening show at L.A.'s newest rock & roll nightclub, The Roxy.
On this day in 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his "Born To Run" album and single. While Springsteen's two previous albums had failed to make a significant commercial impression, "Born to Run" went all the way to #3 and remained on the charts for 60 weeks.
On this day in 1983, the first ARMS Benefit Concert to raise money for research to fight Multiple Sclerosis, which former Faces bass player Ronnie Lane suffered from, was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Among the performers were Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood.
God bless George F. Blackburn for finally achieving his dream. After his third divorce was finalized, George decided to make a fresh start for himself, so the 64-year-old Missouri man legally changed his name to Led Zeppelin II. Mr. Zeppelin (or is it Mr. II) said he had a childhood fascination with zeppelins, and has been a fan of the band since seeing them live in concert in Chicago in the late Sixties. His love affair with their music truly took hold with their second album, "Led Zeppelin II." "I don't want to appear to be some off-the-wall, drug-addict idiot," he said. "[But] they changed my life, forever, and that's my whole reason for doing this." Even Ex-Wife III is supportive, calling him L.Z. or Zep. Which brings up the fact, ladies, that L.Z. is available once again.
Queen and Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers spent five years touring the world and recording an album together before going their separate ways in 2009. But with the Summer Olympics in London looking for major musical talent, Queen drummer Roger Taylor says that he and guitarist Brian May might work with Paul again: "If something came up as special, we could maybe do that, maybe the Olympics or something. But I certainly wouldn't rule it out and he is a wonderful singer, there's no doubt about that." In the meantime, Mr. Taylor's launching a North American talent search that will offer "hot vocalists and musicians" the opportunity to star in the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour to carry on the band's 40th anniversary celebration. The audition process — which began yesterday — involves two video audition rounds to be judged by both a panel of appointed judges and the public. Roger will be present to judge the final audition round live in L.A. in early December. We will rock you indeed!
Iron Maiden was scheduled to perform in Tokyo when the earthquake and tsunami struck last March. Of course they were forced to cancel, but they sold the T-shirts they had made up for those shows online, resulting in a $57,000 donation to the Japanese Red Cross. With that, the band simply said, "We'd like to thank everyone who took part in this initiative in support of our fellow Maiden fans in Japan and the many others affected by the tsunami." Right so!
It was Mark Twain who said: "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."
It was Benjamin Franklin who said: "Lost time is never found again."