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On this show I do a live bootleg of KISS at the Oakland Coliseum from Nov. 22, 2009 complete with ridiculous Paul Stanley stage raps. I start the show off with a song from Rainbow in honor of Ronnie James Dio, who was just diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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On this show I play a douchebag clip of the week, a show review of Stryper at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Ca, do a little rock news, play some good tunes and get the hell out.
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On this show, I do some rock news, a Listening With Butler, play some audio comments and more.

Music by:

Babylon Bombs

The Lincolns UK


Ian Hunter

Show Notes:

•    ✓    iphone app
•    ✓    New Babylon Bombs
▼    ❑    Marc Nischon email - Lincolns song
    •    ❑    Hi Michael,

Long time, eh? My band is set to release a record/CD combo Saturday night and I wanted to send you some mp3s . If anyone wants, they can find the record and Cd at If you want a copy, hit me up and I'll send you one.  How's the thing with Ginger shaking out? See ya,

•    ❑    Thanks to all the supporters on Myspace, facebook, etc
▼    ❑    Week in Rock
    •    ❑    1877, Ernst Siemens patents the first loudspeaker … little could he know
    •    ❑    1966, proving that audiences are not necessarily any smarter than critics, a made-for-TV make-believe pop band hits #1 with their debut album, The Monkees … to be fair, the band includes a couple of actual musicians—Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork—and some serious talent is employed to write their tunes including Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Diamond, Bobby Hart, and Tommy Boyce … Nesmith will get a few of his tunes on Monkees records and has a hard time swallowing the vocals-only rule imposed by Monkees producers … by their third album, the Monkees will start playing their own instruments and Leon Russell will begin producing some of their biggest hits
    •    ❑    1968, U.K. book and record chain WH Smith refuses to display the Hendrix Electric Ladyland album because its sleeve bears a photo of a bevy of nude women … later editions sold in the U.S. and the rest of the world feature a head shot of Hendrix instead
    •    ❑    1969, Janis Joplin is arrested in her dressing room at a concert in Tampa on profanity charges … earlier, in the auditorium, when a cop screamed at fans through a bullhorn demanding they sit down, she told him "Don’t @#&* with these people. Hey mister, what are you so uptight about? Did you buy a five-dollar ticket?" … she similarly disses police backstage when they insist that SHE tell the audience to sit down … Joplin gets out on a $50 bond and the charges are eventually dropped …
    •    ❑    1973, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr., son of "The Killer," meets his demise in a car wreck on a rural highway near Hernando, Mississippi. … at 19 he's taken over the drum throne in his dad’s band and just played on TV's Midnight Special … it's the second time Lewis has lost a son; 11 years earlier his son Steve drowned in the family swimming pool …
    •    ❑    1974, while Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore plays a concert in San Francisco, someone impersonating the smokin' guitar man smashes up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City …
    •    ❑    1978, Queen plays Madison Square Garden … during their hit number "Fat Bottomed Girls," they are accompanied by semi-nude women riding bicycles …
    •    ❑    1981, the U.S. pop chart experiences an invasion from Oz this week when Olivia Newton-John, Little River Band, Air Supply, and Rick Springfield all register hit singles …
    •    ❑    1987, Sly Stone turns up an hour late for an L.A. comeback concert and is promptly arrested for failing to pay child support
    •    ❑    former Clash drummer Topper Headon receives a 15-month prison sentence for supplying heroin to a man who later OD’d …
    •    ❑    1990Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood suffers two broken legs when he is hit by a passing car … Wood’s vehicle has broken down on the busy M4 motorway near Marlborough and he is trying to wave traffic past … singer Rod Stewart is sued by a soccer fan who charges that a ball he booted into the stands damaged a tendon in her middle finger, making sex with her husband difficult … one can only speculate about the mating habits of British football fans …
    •    ❑    1997, "Fifth Beatle" keyboardist Billy Preston is sentenced to three years in prison on cocaine-related charges …
    •    ❑    1998, Kmart launches its website offering 100,000 songs for download … despite its early entry into the electronic commerce arena, the site soon is eclipsed by competitors … Mötley Crüe fans have cause for celebration when the S'Crue, a store stuffed with Crüe-related merch, opens on L.A.'s trendy Melrose Boulevard …
    •    ❑    2000,  record retailer HMV says it will not stock The Offspring’s new single because the band is offering it as a free download at its website …
    •    ❑    2002, Texas billionaire David Bonderman hires the Rolling Stones to play his 60th birthday bash … the fee? a mere $7.5 million …
    •    ❑    2004  … The New York Post reports that former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth is training to become an emergency medical technician … the story recounts how Roth, while riding with an ambulance crew, saved the life of a Bronx heart-attack victim using a defibrillator … according to his tutor Linda Reissman, "You would never know you were dealing with a rock ‘n’ roll guy. His commitment is really touching. He wants to help people" …
    •    ❑    2007, in a Rolling Stone interview, much-arrested Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty talks about his new-found sobriety … "I can honestly say that the reason I do drugs is not because of my childhood, or because I have self-esteem issues or resentments. It’s purely because I enjoy it." …
▼    ❑    Current News
    •    ❑    Chili Peppers Set To ReconveneRed Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up to play their first gig together after taking a brief hiatus in 2008.
    •    ❑    Liam Gallagher Talks Up New Band With Ex-Oasis Bandmates  Former Oasis guitarist and vocalist Liam Gallagher says that he and all of the other members of the band - aside from his brother Noel - are writing songs and will continue to perform as a new group.
    •    ❑    The Who 'to play the 2010 Super Bowl'The Who are to perform the half-time set at next year's Super Bowl, according to reports in the US.
    •    ❑    Cat Stevens hitting the road after 33 yearsIslam disappeared from the scene altogether following his conversion to Islam in 1977.British folk singer Yusuf Islam takes the stage in London on Sunday on his first full tour since 1976, when he was still known as Cat Stevens and was famous the world over for hits like Wild World and Morning Has Broken.
    •    ❑    Tyler quits aerosmith and then doesn't , then takes 2 years off
    •    ❑    Jetboy issues statement on musician departures  Veteran glam rockers JETBOY have released the following statement:
“It is with regret that Jetboy announces the departure of both Doug Hovan (percussion) and Michael Butler (bass) from the band’s lineup.
“Following the completion of the band’s most recent EP, ‘Off Your Rocker’, and its pending release, the band entered a phase of intense introspection regarding band members’ roles, chemistry, and dedication to providing Jetboy fans with the most professional product possible. Through this process, original members Mickey Finn, Billy Rowe and Fernie Rod, in conjunction with management, made difficult decisions regarding Jetboy’s direction and ability to perform at a consistently professional level. Difficult decisions were made that resulted in Doug Hovan’s voluntary departure and Michael Butler’s much-publicized on-air dismissal during the recent ‘Good Clean Fun’ podcast .
Jetboy wishes to assure fans that while the podcast may have presented the split in a light that was less that friendly, the parties have since worked out their differences and the split was best for all involved. In addition, Billy Rowe will continue to perform with THE BUTLERS and Michael Butler, further displaying that the parties continue to have a positive working and personal relationship.
Jetboy wishes nothing but the best and future success to both Doug and Michael, and want to assure fans that the core of Jetboy remains the same, and that the music that has been embraced by their fan base will not change.
Jetboy is currently in the midst of negotiations for distribution of the new EP and will announce further details about the release as soon as they become available.”
A rock documentary film on Jetboy is in the preliminary stages of being shot by Reality Check TV, which also produced the “mini-doc” included in Jetboy’s last CD/DVD release, “The Glam Years”, on Cleopatra/Deadline Records.
“The Glam Years” contained a DVD of a 1986 concert at Los Angeles’ legendary Whisky a Go-Go (featuring a chock-full of extra interviews and photos) as well as a 21-track CD of the group’s greatest hits.
For more information, visit

•    ❑    Song - Jetboy
▼    ❑    Birthdays
    •    ❑    November 12: Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser of Blue Oyster Cult (1947)  Leslie McKeown of The Bay City Rollers (1955), David Ellefson of Megadeth (1964)
    •    ❑    November 13: ill Gibson of Huey Lewis and the News (1951), Pogues drummer Andrew Ranken (1953), Walter Kibby of Fishbone (1964
    •    ❑    November 14: James Young of Styx (1948) Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot (1953), Alec John Such of Bon Jovi (1956), rapper Joe "Run" Simmons of Run-D.M.C. (1964) Travis Barker of blink-182 (1975)
    •    ❑    November 15: Frida of ABBA (1945), bassist Steve Fossen of Heart (1949)
    •    ❑    November 17: Gene Clark of The Byrds (1944), Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (1946), Harry Rushakoff of Concrete Blonde (1959), drag performer-singer RuPaul (1960), singer-songwriter-guitarist Jeff Buckley (1966), Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler (1967) Isaac Hanson of Hanson (1980)
    •    ❑    November 18: Herman Rarebell of The Scorpions (1949), rock singer-songwriter-guitarist Graham Parker (1950), Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo (1950), John McFee of The Doobie Brothers (1953), ritish pop singer Kim Wilde (1960), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962)
▼    ❑    Deaths
    •    ❑    November 12:former Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (2008) died in his sleep of natural causes
    •    ❑    November 13: R.J. Vealey of the Atlanta Rhythm Section (1999) Atlanta Rhythm Section were on tour promoting their recently released fourteenth album, Eufala, when Vealey, 37, died suddenly of a heart attack shortly after a performance in Orlando, Florida.  Ronnie Bond of The Troggs (1992) died at an English hospital , drummer Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. (1973) car wreck on a rural highway near Hernando, Mississippi. … at 19 he's taken over the drum throne in his dad’s band and just played on TV's Midnight Special … it's the second time Lewis has lost a son; 11 years earlier his son Steve drowned in the family swimming pool …
    •    ❑    November 14: John Mellencamp keyboardist John Cascella (1992) Died while driving his car from th Evander Hlyfield-Riddic BOwe Heavyweight Championship fight. Suffered a meassive coronary, lost control and veered off into a cornfield - where the vehicle, with Cascella's body still at the wheel was later found by a passing motorist. He has a playgroiund named in his onour at Indianapolis' Rhodious Park
    •    ❑    November 16: Kid Rock sideman Joe C. AKA Joseph Calleja (2000) Joseph Calleja, Kid Rock's rapping sidekick, died in his sleep Nov. 16 in Taylor, Mich. Calleja, a k a Joe C., had suffered from Celiac disease, an intestinal disorder, since his childhood. He was 26.
    •    ❑    November 17: John had been with Jethro Tull three years, when he became gravely ill on the Heavy Horses European tour. It was discovered that a tooth infection had spread to his heart, seriously damaging a weak valve, a condition he had inherited from his father. He underwent major heart surgery, to replace the valve, but he never totally recovered. after his body ultimately rejected the new valve placed in his heart, John Glascock died.
    ▼    ❑    November 18: Tom Evans of Badfinger (1983), In November of 1983, Evans argued with Joey Molland of Badfinger on the telephone, chiefly regarding potential publishing/ASCAP divisions of the “Without You” song, whose ASCAP royalties accumulating for airplay had been funding Evans, with other publishing funds being held by Apple Corps. pending resolution. The following morning, Evans was found hanging in his backyard. Allegedly, he left no note.
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On this show I mourn the news about Steven Tyler supposedly quitting Aerosmith, something I predicted would happen during the recent tour. And to mourn this, I play some of my favorite Aerosmith tunes.

According to The Las Vegas Sun:
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said today that singer Steven Tyler quit the band following a recent concert in Abu Dhabi.
Bassist Tom Hamilton told the Boston Herald’s Inside Track that there is dissension among the “Bad Boys From Boston,” but that he hopes things can be worked out. He dismissed a report that guitarist Brad Whitford discussed the possiblity of Aerosmith finding a new frontman.
However, Perry told the Las Vegas Sun today that he believes Tyler is history.
“Steven quit as far as I can tell,” Perry said from his Boston home. “I don’t know anymore than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.”
Part of the problem, he says, is that Tyler doesn’t return his phone calls.
“He’s notorious for that,” Perry said. “That’s one thing I’ve learned to live with. I try to overlook it. I like to pick my battles. Frankly, the last few months I’ve been wanting not to rock the boat. I don’t want him canceling any more gigs. We really wanted to do these last four. We just kind of didn’t want to call him out or anything and get him anymore pissed off, for whatever reason. So we just let things lie. So we did the gigs and, like I said, I got off the plane and saw this online. That’s how I know about it.”
Perry will perform his Joe Perry Project Nov. 28 at the Las Vegas House of Blues, performing from his latest release “Have Guitar, Will Travel.”
Most of Aerosmith’s recent world tour was canceled in August after Tyler fell from the stage at a Sturgis, S.D., concert and broke his shoulder. The band members were unhappy with Tyler over the incident. However, Aerosmith salvaged the final leg of the tour, including two shows in Hawaii and one Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before more than 50,000 fans.
After the Middle Eastern concert the band parted ways with Perry going to London to attend the Classic Rock & Roll of Honour awards ceremony on Monday. Perry said he arrived home in Boston on Wednesday and read on the Internet that Tyler planned to leave the band.
“He has had no contact with me or the other band members,” Perry said.
He says he hopes to keep Aerosmith together, with or without Tyler, but he was so stunned by recent developments he doesn’t know what’s going to happen.
“Right now I’m adjusting to how we’re going to go on,” Perry says. “Aerosmith is such a powerful band, I mean it’s like a steam locomotive. You just can’t disregard 40 years of four guys who play together as well as they do. We’re just trying to – at least I am – trying to figure out what direction the band should take.
“As far as replacing Steve, it’s not just about that, it’s also four guys that play extremely well together, and I’m not going to see that go to waste. I really don’t know what path it’s going to take at this point, but we’ll probably find somebody else that will sing in those spots where we need a singer and then we’ll be able to move the Aerosmith up a notch, move the vibe up a notch.”
Perry believes Tyler has been planning on leaving for a while.
“Obviously he hasn’t been giving 100 percent to this thing for a long time,” Perry said. “He’s obviously had this planned for a long time. To disregard his brothers to the point where we have to find out about it on the Internet – it’s like, 'See you later, Bud.’ I still care for him as a person, or at least the person I used to know. But things change.”
Aerosmith rose to popularity in the ’70s with a combination of hard rock and power ballads only to be derailed by drug and alcohol abuse. After Tyler completed rehab in 1986, the band rose to prominence again. There were rumors last year that Tyler had checked back into rehab after more than 20 years of sobriety.
Perry himself left the band for two years in 1979. While he was away he created the solo Joe Perry Project, which has now released five albums.
“The circumstances were different then,” Perry said. “We’d been touring pretty much nonstop for eight years and the band was just pretty much burned out on each other. We needed a break. We needed to take a vacation but blood was running so hot I just had to leave, had to get out of there. But I certainly wasn’t going to stop playing so I put out a solo project.”

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On this show I do another Classic Albums Revisited segment. This one is a great album from UFO called No Place To Run. I also give an update on the Throw Michael on a Plane fund, play show reviews from the Doobie Brothers, Green Day and ZZ Top/Steel Panther.  
Music by:
Ace Frehley - Amazon
UFO - Amazon
Slayer - Amazon

 All Music Guide Review of No Place To Run:

The first studio recording after the departure of guitarist Michael Schenker, No Place to Run set into motion UFO's critical and commercial decline. While only a slight adjustment to the band's successful hard rock formula, the midtempo guitar rock bore much more of a resemblance to fading '70s rockers like Bad Company than the coming NWOBHM. Fellow Brits like Def Leppard were cultivating a similar but much more exciting brand of simple, angular hard rock built for the millions of AC/DC-loving Americans, while UFO seemed to be chasing their stylistic tail. Louder and way more energetic, Def Leppard were poised to overtake the rock universe while UFO languished on No Place to Run. Tracks like "This Fire Burns Tonight" call to mind Jackson Brown-styled adult rock; meanwhile, any audience UFO might have built up over the harder-edged Schenker years was fleeing to acts like the Scorpions and Judas Priest, who were only getting heavier. To call No Place to Run a middle-of-the-road miscalculation would be generous. The disc had already aged badly when it was released and that hasn't changed in the decades since.

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