June 11, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
June 1 - June 5, 2010

Last Update - June 11, 2010 at 11:14 PM EDT

This 'Reading And Viewing List' entry includes title links and teaser snippets for web items posted June 1 through June 5, 2010. It's just a sampling of what caught Junior's Eyes during that time.

As usual, the topics covered here include music, hockey (Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears), racing (Formula One and WRC) and comics (Super hero films).

One 2010 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Preview post made it into this list.

June 5, 2010

Bears Fall into 2-0 Series Hole
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

A Texas-Sized Hole – Travis Morin’s goal in the final minute of regulation gave the Texas Stars a 4-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Saturday night at Giant Center in Game 2 of the Calder Cup final series between the two teams. Morin’s goal sent the Bears to an uncharacteristic second straight loss on home ice.

“Well, we’re happy,” says Texas coach Glen Gulutzan. “These last two games [were decided by] one goal, one goal, either way. I thought both games could go either way and I think the whole series is going to play out like that...

Hershey Bears Players After Calder Cup Final Game 2 Loss
to Texas Stars

Posted on Caps365 at WashingtonCaps.com

My Tribute to Dio
By Joe Siegler at Black Sabbath Online

...As a "goodbye" present from myself and Damian here at black-sabbath.com I wante to present this piece of video. It's something shot on the final gig of the 2009 "The Devil You Know" tour. I had tried to do this for the Metal Masters tour, and it couldn't be put together in time, so it was for the TDYK tour. At the time, Damian and his cameraman John thought they were just filming the band, did some interviews, and that would be it. Little did they know they'd be filming Ronnie's last live concert ever. I was finally given permission to use this video today. I wanted to make sure that Ralph Baker, Gloria Butler, & Wendy Dio were all on board with me using it. The band itself did not film the concert, nor did they record it. This video stands as the only recorded footage of Ronnie from his last ever concert...

June 4, 2010

Ozzy And Iommi Settle Sabbath Legal Battle
By mdome at Classic Rock

The legal battle between Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi over the trademarking of the Black Sabbath name is over.

Ozzy had sued Iommi, claiming that he’d trademarked the Black Sabbath moniker without permission...

Dio Memorial Service: Exclusive First-Hand Report
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

On Sunday, May 30 a public memorial service was held in memory of Ronnie James Dio. Among those present and participating was his cousin and former Elf bandmate David ‘Rock’ Feinstein. In an exclusive report for Classic Rock, Feinstein gives us an insight into the special occasion.

I first want to say thank you to everyone who sent condolences to me. It was very much appreciated. It just goes to show you what great people Dio fans really are...

Teams want Pirelli to stay in WRC
Posted at WRC.com

Pirelli has moved to quell the fears of both Ford and Citroen by stating that it intends to remain in the World Rally Championship, even if its move into Formula 1 is signed off.

FIA president Jean Todt confirmed last week that the World Rally Championship will continue to be supplied with a control tyre beyond the end of Pirelli’s current three-year agreement which expires at the end of this season...

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Alexander Semin
Posted by J.P. at Japers' Rink

Key Stats: Semin finished fifth in the NHL in goals-per-game during the regular season, but failed to light the lamp even once in the post-season (despite still being in the top-20 in the League in playoff shots on goal).

Interesting Stat: Semin has the best regular season plus-minus (+61) among NHL forwards over the past two seasons.

The Good: Semin put up some awfully pretty impressive numbers in the regular season, including top-ten finishes in goals, goals created, plus-minus, even-strength goals, points per game, goals created per game, multi-goal- and multi-point games...

The Secret Life of Vitaly Petrov
Posted at Formula1.com

Ever wanted to know your favourite Formula One driver better? Ever wanted a glimpse inside their lives outside the cockpit and see what really makes them tick - away from the race track? You can with the help of our series, The Secret Life. Renault’s Vitaly Petrov is our latest target, as he reveals a hatred of early starts, a penchant for playing cards and a passion for Spanish football...

Canada preview quotes - Ferrari, Virgin, Force India & more
Posted at Formula1.com

With the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve's challenging layout and Montreal’s welcoming atmosphere, the Canadian Grand Prix is a firm favourite with many of the Formula One drivers and their teams. Here they explain why and discuss their prospects...

Lewis Hamilton Q&A: I can't stop smiling
Posted at Formula1.com
The Turkish Grand Prix saw a one-two victory, but not from the team that most had expected. For McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton it was his first win of the year and pushed him to within nine points of current championship leader, Red Bull’s Mark Webber. Hamilton discusses his Istanbul Park win and the joy of battling with his team mate Jenson Button...

June 3, 2010

Bears Drop Game 1, 2-1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Unfamiliar Territory – The Hershey Bears dropped Game 1 of their 2010 Calder Cup final series with the Texas Stars by a 2-1 score at Giant Center on Thursday night. The loss puts the Bears behind in a series for the first time in the 2010 playoffs. Texas leads 1-0 with Game 2 on tap for Saturday at Giant Center.

“There is still a lot of confidence in the room but obviously we’ve got to rebound and play a better 60-minute game and probably a smarter, more intelligent game in Game 2,” says Bears coach Mark French...

Bears Aim for 11th Calder Cup Title
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

The AHL’s most storied franchise takes on the league’s newest franchise in the 74th Calder Cup final series beginning tonight at Giant Center in Hershey. The Hershey Bears will be vying for their 11th Calder Cup championship while the Texas Stars will seek to complete their first season in the circuit with a league title. The Bears are competing in the Cup final for the fourth time in five springs since re-starting their affiliation with the parent Capitals for the 2005-06 season. Hershey is seeking to become the first back-to-back AHL champs since the Springfield Indians in 1990 and 1991...

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Jeff Schultz
Posted by J.P. at Japers' Rink

Key Stats: Schultz tied with teammate Mike Green for the best plus-minus in hockey over the past two seasons, and trailed only Nicklas Lidstrom and Duncan Keith among blueliners over the past three campaigns.

Interesting Stat: Schultz is the first defenseman to finish a season with a plus-50 rating or better since Chris Pronger in 1999-2000.

The Good: Sarge, a healthy scratch on Opening Night, responded to an increased role (that of first-pairing rearguard, partnered with the game's most dynamic offensive defenseman) by shattering personal bests...

Solberg aims for top three or a win
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg says his dream for the rest of this year is to finish this season in the top three overall or to take an outright rally win - both of which the Norwegian feels are achievable.

Solberg finished fifth on Vodafone Rally de Portugal, and currently lies fifth in the standings. Despite not being on the podium for the last two events, Solberg says the second half of the season includes his favourite rallies and his best opportunities for success...

Red Bull clear the air ahead of Canada
Posted at Formula1.com

Following a meeting at their Milton Keynes factory on Thursday, Red Bull believe they have drawn a line under the collision between drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber during the Turkish Grand Prix.

Vettel, Webber, team principal Christian Horner, chief technical officer Adrian Newey and Red Bull motorsport consultant Dr Helmut Marko all attended the meeting at the team’s UK base...

Public Image’s Summer Shows
By mdome at Classic Rock

Public Image Ltd have announced six gigs for July. The upcoming dates for John Lydon’s band are:...

Y&T Announce Autumn Tour
By mdome at Classic Rock

Y&T follow up their appearance at the Download Festival with an autumn tour of the UK and Ireland.

Here are the dates:...

Rush Tell Politician: ‘Stop Using Our Music’
By mdome at Classic Rock

Rush have told US politician Rand Paul to stop using their music in his campaign to get elected to the Senate...

...The band say their cease-and-desist order to him isn’t any sort of political statement, but one of copyright infringement...

Second-chance saloon? How the returnees are faring
Posted at Formula1.com

If the life of a rookie is tough, then the life of a Formula One returnee is surely just as taxing. Not only do they face the demands of returning to top-flight competition, they also have the weight of their past achievements to live up to. This season there are three drivers rejoining the fast lane full time after spells away. We take a look at how Schumacher, Liuzzi and De la Rosa are coping now that they’re back in the F1 fold...

Q&A with BMW Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi
Posted at Formula1.com

BMW Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi has endured a difficult start to the 2010 season. A mixture of technical problems and accidents saw Kobayashi retire from five of the opening six races. But at last weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix the Japanese driver finally made an impression on the scoreboard, clinching one point thanks to his 10th-place finish at Istanbul Park...

June 2, 2010

The Dark Knights: When Tony Iommi Met Sir Christopher Lee
By terrybezer at Metal Hammer

The new issue of Metal Hammer sees the inventor of heavy metal interviewing the God of dark fantasy movies. Get a taster of what to expect inside!

The latest issue of Metal Hammer sees Tony Iommi interviewing Sir Christopher Lee about his life in dark movies and his work within heavy metal, first with Rhapsody of Fire and most recently on his own album, ‘Charlemagne’...

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Tom Poti
Posted by Becca H at Japers' Rink

Key Stat: Poti's +9 is still tied for second-highest in the playoffs among defensemen, one behind League-leader Brent Seabrook.

Interesting Stat: Poti played a total of 253 minutes shorthanded during the regular season, the highest on the team - and over a full game more than the next defenseman, Jeff Schultz (192:55).

The Good: Poti took more shifts per game than any other player on the team - and often against some pretty tough competition - and still managed to achieve a career best +26 on the season. Two of his four goals...

Listen To Brand New Songs From Rush
By gbarton at Classic Rock

...The two tracks are from the celebrated Canadians’ new album Clockwork Angels, which is being produced by Nick Raskulinecz.

You can listen to BU2B (which stands for Brought Up To Believe) here.

And you can listen to Caravan here....

It’s Kimi versus Taddy on a stage with a difference
Posted at WRC.com

Ex-Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen faces yet another brand new challenge when he goes head-to-head with multiple trials champion Taddy Blazusiak during this weekend’s Erzberg Rodeo in Austria.

While Taddy will be on his usual KTM trials bike, fellow Red Bull athlete Kimi will race him in the Citroen C4 WRC that the Finn uses in this year’s World Rally Championship...

Button honoured at Buckingham Palace
Posted at Formula1.com

Just days after clinching second place at the Turkish Grand Prix, McLaren’s Jenson Button took time to reflect on his title-winning success of 2009 on Wednesday, as he was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace in London. World champion Button, who took the title driving for Brawn GP, was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list...

Watch Amazing Early Footage Of Rush
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Come inside to see a pair of exclusive clips from the new movie Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage.

The award-winning documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage is coming to cinemas for one night only on June 7 – in association with Classic Rock...

Click here to watch our second clip, which features Rush performing Closer To The Heart. (Warning: may contain kimonos.)

Fiesta time for Henning Solberg in Bulgaria?
Posted at WRC.com

Stobart driver Henning Solberg has said that he may contest the Rally Bulgaria in a Ford Fiesta Super 2000, after it was confirmed that former Junior World Rally Champion P-G Andersson will drive Solberg’s usual Ford Focus WRC on the event in early July...

June 1, 2010

2009-10 Rink Wrap: Mathieu Perreault
Posted by Stephen Pepper at Japers' Rink

Key Stat: Tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in his first eight NHL games, and zero points in his next eight.

Interesting Stat: His average 5-on-5 shooting distance was the shortest of all Capitals skaters.

The Good: Whether you call him Matty or Perry, Mathieu Perreault's exuberance, his soft hands in traffic, and his electric goal celebrations instantly captured the imagination of the Capitals faithful...

9:30 Club 30th Birthday
By Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

What a fun night and congratulations to the 9:30 Club for 30 years of great local entertainment.

Henry Rollins was there...

...Dave Grohl surprised folks with an appearance and did Bad Brains songs. We met him and he is a really great guy and nice person...

Ronnie James Dio Funeral Pics And Videos Online
Posted by terrybezer at Metal Hammer

...According to Blabbermouth, over 1,200 people paved the streets around the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles to pay their respects to the life and career of Ronnie James Dio...

Dio Memorial Service: Footage Posted Online
Posted by mdome at Classic Rock

More than 1,000 fans gathered on Sunday, May 30, at a public memorial service for the late Ronnie James Dio, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Among those paying tribute during the ceremony were Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Glenn Hughes, Claude Schnell (Dio) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)...

Renault hoping to outshine Mercedes in Canada
Posted at Formula1.com

Although Robert Kubica scored eight points in Turkey, Renault left Istanbul Park feeling disappointed. Not only was Vitaly Petrov’s promising race spoiled by a puncture, but Kubica spent the afternoon trapped behind the two Mercedes drivers, despite the R30’s quick pace. Renault’s chief race engineer Alan Permane, however, is confident the team will be able to improve their qualifying performance at the next event in Canada, and with more upgrades on the way for Montreal, he is hopeful they’ll be able to move ahead of Mercedes soon...

Eric Fehr the actor
Posted by Dan Steinberg at D.C. Sports Bog

...Personally, I'd just as soon have the outstanding young film community of Winkler, Manitoba have to do without the services of budding thespian Eric Fehr until late June or thereabouts, but if he's got to be in the plains early, he might as well star in The Plains. Hey, the movie thing was good enough for Cooley...

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