On This Day: September 1st

September 1st was a busy day throughout music history!

In 1977 Generation X dropped their first single “Your Generation.”

In 1978 Styx dropped the album “Pieces of Eight.”

In 1979  INXS had their live debut in Sydney, Australia.

In 1979 U2 dropped their first record “U2-3” in Ireland.

In 2004  The iTunes Music Store hit 125 million songs sold.

For more music history facts for September 1st, visit OnThisDay.com.

Bears Release CB Tim Jennings

The Bears made some hard cuts over the weekend but this one was a shocker.

Former pro-bowl cornerback Tim Jennings (2012, 2013) didn’t make the cut for the 2015 roster. The Saturday pre-season game against the Bengals was his first indicator he may be in trouble.

“Once the whole regime came in and everybody was here, I kind of knew. I played some good football. I had some ups and downs with injuries but for me, this is where I played my best football,” Jennings said to Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune.

Watch the highlights from the Bears vs. Bengals game below!

50 Things You Didn’t Know About Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is a rock super human, but he’s quirky like the rest of us.

Here’s a few facts:

His daughters are named after close family members.

His hometown was a street called “Dave Grohl Alley.”

His favorite food is bangers and beans – that’s UK lingo for sauasges.

He secretly love the Spice Girls song “Two Become One.”

For 50 more Dave Grohl facts, visit NME.com!

Cubs Snubbed: Sox Fan Buries Hat at Wrigley Field

Maybe the Cubs should keep a closer eye on who they hire…

A White Sox fan working on Wrigley Field’s renovations has left a mark on the ballpark.

Amid a fresh concrete pour at Wrigley, a White Sox World Series hat was pictured on top of the concrete. Even if the hat is buried in concrete, it’s not guaranteed to stay there forever.

Ballparks are know to take cemented rival items seriously. A 2008 incident occurred when a Yankees fan buried a jersey in cement at Boston’s Fenway Park. The jersey was removed with a jackhammer.

Sox Fan Buries World Series Champions Hat at Wrigley Field NBC Chicago

Dave Grohl Knows How to Celebrate His Mom’s Birthday

Saturday was Foo Fighter’s big show over at Wrigley Field, but it was a big night for Mama Grohl too.

Dave Grohl and Foo decided to celebrate his mother’s birthday in a special way: by getting her on the stage and singing “Happy Birthday” with over 41,000 fans in the crowd.

Along with Mama Grohl on stage is Tracy, Dave’s cousin, was celebrating a birthday as well. Grohl says Tracy introduced him to the punk rock.

Bears QB Jimmy Clausen Diagnosed with Concussion

Last week brought bad news for the Chicago Bears.

Not only did the Bears suffer a lose in their pre-season game 21-10 against the Bengals, but quarterback Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion.

Clausen left the game during the fourth quarter after a hit and passed a concussion test on the sideline. However, he was unable to practice Monday and has now been diagnosed with a concussion from Saturday’s hit.

QB Jimmy Clausen experienced delayed concussion symptoms   Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Clausen during the Bears vs. Bengals game on Saturday. (Gary Landers/AP)

On This Day: August 31st in Music History

August 31st was a big day for music history!

In 1974  John Lennon testified in federal court, saying the Nixon administration attempted to deport him because of his involvement with an anti-war demonstration.

In 1987 Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video has its’ debut on CBS-TV.

In 1989 The Rolling Stones ended an eight year hiatus from JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA and rocked out!

In 1991 Metallica‘s album Metallica shot to #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

For more music history, visit On This Day!

Wes Craven Has Passed Away at Age 76

Wes Craven, the creator of the slasher horror film genre, has passed away at the age of 76.

Craven was perhaps best know for the films “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream.” Craven was the pioneer for teen slasher films. He came from a strict religious upbringing and was a graduate of Wheaton College. His death comes after a battle with brain cancer. Craven passed away August 30, 2015.

Many will miss Wes Craven, celebrities and fans alike.

 

Wes Craven

Pearl Jam To Release New Album In the Next Year

If you’ve been missing Pearl Jam and want something new, I have good news for you.

Bassist Jeff Ament recently told Vice about what’s keeping him busy these days. Ament has been opening skate parks on Native American Reservations in Montana and South Dakota. When asked about his plans for the future, he spilled the beans. Pearl Jam may be going on tour soon.

“The band will probably try and get another record going in the next year, and I just want to build more parks in Montana….the way I look at it is if I’m touring and doing more things with the band I make more money. If I make more money I build more parks. It helps me get more excited about touring because I’m usually not too excited about it.”

Be on the lookout for a tour in the next year!