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Not that Nicolas Cage hasn’t always been exceedingly busy, but it’s a shame that the infamously eccentric and unpredictable actor has never come back to host Saturday Night Live. Appearing for the only time on the Sept. 26, 1992, Season 18 premiere, Cage, there to promote the entertainingly silly comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, showed how his big-screen energy could enliven some late-night live sketch comedy like few others.
Viewers tuning in to the first show of Saturday Night Live’s eighth season noticed something different. Former cast member and current movie star Chevy Chase was there to host, but even as he paused for the studio audience to settle down, he was being filmed only in close-up. Plus, didn’t Chevy look a little … grainy? And what was with the conspicuous frame of what looked like a TV screen all around Chase as he lapped up the applause?
Sammy Hagar revealed details of the backstage wall that was built to keep him and David Lee Roth apart during their 2002 Sam and Dave tour. He said relations between the Van Halen singers had sunk so low that the only way to stay on the road was to avoid each other. Despite that, he continued to invite Roth to join him when it was his turn to perform.
Nikki Sixx discussed how he talked Tommy Lee into reuniting Motley Crue after their famous “cessation of touring” announcement. In 2014, the four members publicly signed a deal agreeing that they’d never hit the road together again following one final trek. But that changed when the Stadium Tour concept was suggested. They confirmed their intention to return in 2019 and recently completed a run of 36 large-scale shows with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett. More will take place in 2023.
Journey's Neal Schon has responded to new legal action from former bandmate Steve Perry, calling it "total crap." Perry is petitioning to cancel trademark registrations for 20 Journey songs filed by Schon and Jonathan Cain. The list includes several of the band's most memorable hits, including "Anyway You Want It,"...
Steel Panther vocalist Michael Starr said it wasn’t easy to be a member of the band after they revealed the replacement for former bassist Lexxi Foxx. The group announced his departure a year ago, but only recently named Joe "Spyder" Lester – a longtime collaborator who’s stood in for Foxx in the past – as a permanent member of the lineup.
Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show. It comes seven years after the comedian joined the Comedy Central series. Noah took over from Jon Stewart in 2015. He revealed the news at Thursday’s taping of the show. He is the latest late-night host to leave following the announced 2023 exit of James Corden from The Late Late Show and the cancellation of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal. He is understood to have been working with the network for a “long time” to figure out how he can maintain the demanding daily schedule. The show has been regularly Emmy nominated but since Stewart left has lost...
Twisted Sister had an interesting motto which spoke to their ethos: They “looked like women, talked like men and played like motherfuckers.”. Under the Blade arrived on Sept. 18, 1982, as proof – even if they wouldn’t breakout until 1984’s Stay Hungry. Twisted Sister had already learned how to utilize everything they learned as a bar band, creating a never-say-die attitude while slugging it out in the clubs for years.
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