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Bob Dylan Sells His Scottish Mansion for $5.35 Million
Bob Dylan has sold his Scottish mansion for $5.35 million. The reported sale price is $1.4 million more than what Dylan asked for when he put the property on the market in July. Considering the home’s incredible highlights, it’s easy to understand why it was in high demand.
You Have to Check Out This Festive Christmas River in Idaho
Everyone looks for great things to do with friends, a date, or family. If you play your cards right, there are plenty of activities throughout the year. Winter can be a bit more challenging if you don’t ski, snowboard, or snowshoe. There are options, though. Did You Know About...
Police Officers Capture Elf on a Shelf Following ‘Scooter’ Joyride
An elf has been returned home following a brief run-in with police officers. The Bryant Police Department recently shared a video of one of its officers visiting a home in the Little Rock, Arkansas suburb. Officer Sturdevant is seen approaching the home where she speaks to a young resident, Lyric.
What Does Idaho Need to Know About Toilet Paper?
In celebration of Toilet Paper Appreciation Day on December 8th, we take a moment to learn about the history and important facts about toilet paper some people may not already know. Educate yourselves. Here in the US, we can thank Joseph Gayetty for the invention of commercial toilet paper in...
Did You Know Your Travel Mug’s Lid is Probably Full of Mold?
Sure, you're probably thinking "oh, no. Not my mug. I wash that thing all the time." Unfortunately, you might still be carrying around a travel cup that is quickly becoming an ideal home for mold. How Mold Grows In Your Travel Mug. Just because you don't see any mold doesn't...
Why Journey Never Accepted the ‘Corporate Rock’ Tag: Book Excerpt
An expansive new biography of Journey is on the way from UCR assistant managing editor Nick DeRiso that promises to delve into "every era, every album and every tour." Set for release later this month, 'Journey: Worlds Apart' features dozens of interviews with key contributors including Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, Deen Castronovo, Steve Augeri and others. Among those offering wider perspective are collaborators like John Waite, Prairie Prince, Jeff Scott Soto, Marco Mendoza and Jan Hammer, as well as stalwart road manager Pat Morrow, former 'Rolling Stone' contributing editor David Wild, original MTV VJ Martha Quinn, album-cover artist Stanley Mouse, and Joel Selvin, the longtime San Francisco music writer who covered Journey almost from the beginning.
Hear Sebastian Bach’s Thundering New Song ‘What Do I Got to Do?’
Sebastian Bach has released a defiant new single titled "What Do I Got to Lose?," his first song in nearly a decade. You can watch the music video below. "What Do I Got to Lose?" marks Bach's first release since his 2014 album Give 'Em Hell. The singer co-wrote the new track with Myles Kennedy (Slash, Alter Bridge) and producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Slash, Mammoth WVH), who also lent his production talents here. Slash bassist Todd Kerns also performs on the song alongside guitarist Devin Bronson and drummer Jeremy Colson.
Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Announce Summer 2024 Tour
Def Leppard and Journey will embark on a U.S. stadium tour in 2024 with special guest Steve Miller. Heart and Cheap Trick will also appear in select markets. The 23-date trek kicks off July 6 in St. Louis and is currently set to conclude September 8 in Denver. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15. You can see the complete list of tour dates below.
Eddie Van Halen Broke a Band Rule to Play on ‘Beat It’
Eddie Van Halen famously provided the guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit song “Beat It,” but the Van Halen legend had to break a band rule to do it. Jackson enlisted a cavalcade of top-tier musicians for his Thriller album. Among them were Toto members Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro. Lukather handled a lot of the LP’s guitar parts, but producer Quincy Jones wanted someone else for the fiery “Beat It” solo.
Top 20 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 1983
Rock music underwent a radical transformation in the beginning of the '80s, and in 1983, the genre made some of its heaviest strides yet. It was a year that saw heavy metal assert itself as a viable commercial genre, with Quiet Riot's Metal Health unseating the Police's Synchronicity to become the first metal album to top the Billboard 200. It was far from the only glam-metal record to make waves that year, as Def Leppard's Pyromania and Motley Crue's Shout at the Devil also sold millions of copies apiece and established their respective artists as stars.
How Sammy Hagar Inspired Tommy Shaw to Quit Styx
Sammy Hagar has detailed how he inspired Tommy Shaw to quit Styx. It was June 1983 and Hagar was on the bill for the annual Texxas Jam, a two day festival that saw the same lineup of acts perform on back-to-back nights in Dallas and Houston. Styx, who had just released their Kilroy Was Here album, served as headliner. Hagar performed right before them.
As More People Move to Twin Falls, Which Race is on the Rise?
Twin Falls is growing, and it has caused mixed feelings in the area. Some love seeing it grow as it brings in new businesses, helps the economy, and is helping the town expand. Others hate it, as it brings more traffic, more buildings, and changes the beloved town they once knew. No matter how you feel, more and more people will continue to flock to Twin Falls and the Magic Valley, and it will continue to grow and expand in the following years. One part that many are afraid to discuss is that as the population grows, so does the diversity of the area. The more people in the area, the more cultures brought in, the different races brought in, and it shifts the percentage of how many are in the area. Which races are on the rise the most and which have decreased recently in the Magic Valley?
10 Holiday Events this Weekend Across the Magic Valley
Another week is winding down, and the days of shopping for the holidays are ticking day by day. Weekends and days are limited before the holiday is here, and while many cookies need to be baked, gifts need to be bought and presents need to be wrapped, there still needs to be time for fun and to enjoy the season. Take time away from the baking, the shopping, and wrapping, and get out and enjoy some of the many holiday events happening in the Magic Valley this weekend.
5 Weird Things About Kiss’ Final Concert
Kiss tried some new and unusual things Saturday night at their last-ever live concert. Having never breathed fire, spit blood or flown across a basketball stadium filled with fans screaming our name, it's not our place to say anything the group did was right or wrong. Obviously Kiss had every right to end their touring career anyway they saw fit. But is it fair to note that some of it was kind of weird?
Is It Illegal to Smoke with Kids in the Car in Idaho?
Strolling down memory lane the other day, I couldn't help but notice every photo in my album from 1992 featured a smoker mid-drag. Practically every aunt, uncle, and family friend caught on camera was puffing away, living their best nicotine-loving lives. Filled with the haze of cigarette smoke, Mom's kitchen looked more like a smoker's lounge on a Friday night than it did a gathering place for family parties.
Idaho’s Favorite Christmas Song Proves We Have Good Taste
Our taste in music is improving. Recent research shows Idaho’s favorite Christmas song this year is White Christmas. I assume the original because Bing Crosby could hold a note and bring out the emotions of the season. Otherwise, I envision Elvis Presley dancing on a table and thrusting his hips. Or Dean Martin is slurring his words. All three are long dead, which shows you the staying power of the old Christmas classics.
If You Hit a Deer In Idaho Can You Legally Take Home the Antlers?
Wreaths, Christmas trees, windchimes, chandeliers. If you type the words “antler crafts” in the search bar on Pinterest, you’ll get dozens of ideas that would elevate the decor of any Idaho home with a rustic theme. A vehicle collision with a deer is a dangerous way to get antlers for your projects, but should it happen to you…are you legally allowed to take them home with you?
Which Idaho Attraction is the Biggest “Tourist Trap” in America?
We're very fortunate to have a lot of incredible landscapes and attractions in Idaho, and we're often featured on major lists for having some of the best travel destinations. But are any of our attractions, "tourist traps?" BestLife seems to think there’s at least one tourist trap in the state...
Report: How Long Will You Live in Idaho?
For years and years, the average life expectancy in America has increased. Politicians remind us that when Social Security was created, most Americans didn't live long enough to collect their contributions. That may be why the benefit has lasted so long for so many years. However, Americans, thanks to various factors, are living longer.
Rumor Has it Jennifer Aniston Bought a Home in Idaho
"Jennifer Aniston, 54, Now Lives Alone in Boise" Surprised? Confused? Feel like you missed a major memo? That's how we felt during the five minutes it took us to debunk the headline last week. Sorry, friends. Jennifer Aniston doesn't own a home in Boise. By the next day, we had...
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