Tickets go on sale this morning (Wednesday, September 17th) at 12 noon ET for Bruce Springsteen’s November 5th appearance at the New York Comedy Festival’s Stand Up For Heroes 8 benefit, according to Backstreets.com...
Robert Plant continues to lob digs at both Jimmy Page and his Led Zeppelin past. Plant, who's busy promoting his new album, Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar, which Hits Daily Double predicts will sell a paltry 27,000 copies in its first week, was asked by Billboard if he heard anything revelatory in Page’s archival snapshots in the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy. Plant dismissed the unreleased tracks, saying, "No, not really. Because it’s so long ago. What you’re hearing there is mostly work-in-progress stuff. Things on their way to completion, and maybe there’s some little quirk or something that led to an either/or moment. But it’s nothing relevant, really. Not to me, at least." Coming on October 28th will be the Jimmy Page-remastered editions of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses Of The Holy, which will both be released with previously unreleased audio content in a variety of packages -- including a limited edition "Super Deluxe" box set. Plant spoke about his use of Zeppelin material in his current live act, but hinted that it was the modern approach to the material that delivers the point across: "I think it’s a way to enjoy the music. We do ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and these other ones, and our approach is driven mostly by trance and psychedelia and the musicians’ relationships to African music. In each case, one of the guys in the band will take dominance, and that kind of determines where it goes." Out now is the new Robert Plant biography, titled, Robert Plant: A Life, by former Q magazine and Kerrang! editor, Paul Rees. Rees chronicles Plant's life both on and off the stage during his time fronting Led Zeppelin and beyond. Rees told us what exactly sets Robert Plant apart from his peers in terms of having that rare "third act" in rock: "You don't have to like every bit of music he's made since Led Zeppelin, but he continues to make interesting music. I think Raising Sand -- the record he did, obviously, with Alison Krauss -- is as good as anything he's done. And I think that makes him a great rarity. There's an awful lot of biographies, autobiographies of people of his generation where it sort of stops around the mid-'70s in terms of what they did musically. They stopped making great music. And it becomes this round of going on tour and doing the hits and there's really not a lot to talk about -- and he doesn't do that." AUDIO: PAUL REES ON ROBERT PLANT
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are officially parents for the first time. E! Online is reporting that Eva gave birth to a baby girl on Friday (September 12th) in L.A. The couple have yet to share any additional information about their bundle of joy. One source told E!, "Everyone is saying the baby looks like Eva and has her features. It was very emotional for Eva and Ryan. They were both in tears when they saw their daughter for the first time!" The source added, "Eva is so happy she's a mom, their baby girl is perfect! They are at home now with the baby and Eva is feeling great she says. She's so good with kids and has been wanting this a really long time. When she found out she was having a girl, she was freaking out. She kind of wanted a girl deep down but of course just wants a happy and healthy baby! Ryan is saying he is going to be overpowered with girls in the house and is gonna have to be extra manly around the house!" Eva has been keeping a low profile since news of her pregnancy first broke. A source previously told People, "Their lives completely changed as soon as Eva got pregnant. They used to travel all over the place together and go on hikes with their dogs. But in the past few months she barely left the house. Ryan has been taking care of her, picking up food and running errands. He has been very supportive of keeping things a secret."
Ben Affleck admits he handles his anger similarly to how his on-screen alter ego Batman does. The Gone Girl star recently sat down with London's Sunday Times where he touched on anger and how it plays into the mythology of the caped crusader. Ben explained, "I think it's a necessity, historically, in the tradition of these films. For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts. I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with... then, when it finally emerges, it's not something I have a ton of control over. I'm not gonna go into a Wolverine berserker rage, but I do have a, I do..." He continued, "That's my personality. By the way, that's a character flaw, I think. I should sit down when I'm angry and say 'Listen, I just wanted to let you know what happened there wasn't OK', instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go...'Ah, that's not a big deal', until finally you just pop!"
A Chelan County PUD official says the district can legally provide electric power to indoor recreational pot plantations.
PUD Spokeswoman Suzanne Hartman says the utility's federal license to operate its hydro electric dams does not preclude selling electricity to pot farms even though pot remains illegal under Federal law...
A 14-year old Wenatchee High School Student charged with rape is set to enter his plea on September 25th.
Chelan Juvenile Prosecuting Attorney Alan Blackman.
Blackman a detention hearing is slated for Thursday in Chelan County Superior Court to address any adjustments to bail or conditions of release.
The charges stem from an alleged incident on an a chartered bus that was returning from a freshman football game in Spokane Saturday, September 6th...