July 26, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
July 11 - 17, 2010

Last Update - July 26, 2010 at 5:02 AM EDT

The 'Reading And Viewing List' for July 11 through July 17, 2010 contains links to some interesting web items posted within that week.

The topics covered below include super hero comics movies, music, hockey (Washington Capitals) and racing (Formula One and WRC).

To view some videos from the Capitals' 2010 Developement Camp, visit Caps365 at WashingtonCaps.com.

July 17, 2010

High Voltage Scoop: Foreigner’s Mick Jones Talks About Dio
By Xavier Russell at Classic Rock

Talking exclusively to Classic Rock, guitarist and founder-member Mick Jones says:"We really are looking forward to playing England again. We toured Germany last year, but sadly never made it over to the U.K. Playing High Voltage is gonna be great for us. It’s an excellent way to reach a lot of people."

"I’m really happy with the new-look Foreigner, there’s absolutely no egos and we all get along great, and this comes across in our live show. We will basically play a greatest hits set at High Voltage, and a longer set at The Roundhouse the following night (at the iTunes Festival)...

July 16, 2010

The Secret Life of Adrian Sutil
Posted at Formula1.com

You will definitely know he is a Force India driver. You should know he’s German. You probably know he’s clinched 35 of his team’s 47 points this season. And if you’re a big fan you may even know he could have become a professional pianist. But we bet there’s still plenty you don’t know about Adrian Sutil, including his fear of spiders, his obsession with perfection and his penchant for pens. Sutil reveals all in the latest instalment of our Secret Life series...

The magic of Rally Finland
Posted at WRC.com

For a motorsport journalist, writing about Rally Finland is a bit like getting William Wordsworth on Daffodils. Or John le Carre on espionage. Or Ian Rankin on Edinburgh. It's a passion and an enormous pleasure.

Rally Finland is a seasonal pilgrimage for fans from around the world - and Jyvaskyla is their Mecca. The place just oozes rally history. Legends like Markku Alen and Ari Vatanen stroll through the service park with plenty of time for a tale or two of their own daring-do on this most famous of world rally rounds...

July 15, 2010

Sordo will be allowed to fight for WRC wins
Posted at WRC.com

Dani Sordo’s frustration at failing to beat Citroen team leader Sebastien Loeb won’t last forever.

That’s according to Citroen Racing director Olivier Quesnel, who says the Spaniard will be allowed to take the fight to Loeb just as soon as the dominant French driver has claimed his seventh world crown and Citroen its sixth manufacturers’ prize...

'X-Men: First Class' Casting Update: Mystique, Kevin Bacon,
And Aaron Johnson (Again)

By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

...Heat Vision reports that "Winter's Bone" actress Jennifer Lawrence has booked the role of Mystique in "First Class," starring opposite James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. The 19-year-old actress joins an increasingly youthful lineup of actors including Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Alice Eve as Emma Frost and Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy...

High Voltage: Glenn Hughes On Ronnie Dio
By mdome at Classic Rock

Glenn Hughes has paid a tribute to Ronnie James Dio, as he prepares to play a set in honour of the late vocalist at High Voltage.

"When I walk on to the stage at High Voltage with my mates in Heaven And Hell, it will be to celebrate the life of our brother Ronnie James Dio. I can’t think of any other artist who has given so much with his generosity and charitable contribution...

Webber: We’ve moved on from Silverstone controversy
Posted at Formula1.com

Red Bull’s Mark Webber has drawn a line under the front-wing controversy which flared up during last weekend’s British Grand Prix.

Webber was left frustrated when his team opted to remove the upgraded front wing from his RB6 and hand it over to his team mate Sebastian Vettel ahead of qualifying at Silverstone. Vettel’s own version of the new wing had been damaged during final practice. But after a mid-week debrief at the team’s Milton Keynes factory, the Australian is confident they have now cleared the air...

Jenson Button Q&A: Our rivals won’t stand still,
and neither will we

Posted at Formula1.com

Jenson Button’s British Grand Prix was a thrilling exercise in damage limitation. He may have started 14th on the grid, but a great start, improved race pace, and issues for his rivals saw him eventually cross the line in fourth. Although concerned about the success of upgrades introduced by other teams and disappointed the MP4-25 didn’t take to its new blown diffuser at the British round, Button is certain McLaren can keep up with their competitors, as he explained to his official website...

July 14, 2010

Caps Dev Camp First Scrimmage Slideshow
By The OFB Team at On Frozen Blog

High Voltage: Get Your ‘Instant Live Music’ CDs
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Concert Live, the instant music specialists, are to produce souvenir live CDs of seven of the acts performing at this month’s High Voltage festival. Each limited-edition CD set will be available for fans to collect within minutes of the bands’ last notes being played. Come inside to find out the names involved.

High Voltage takes place in London’s Victoria Park on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of July 2010.

During the course of the festival Concert Live will produce a limited number of ‘instant souvenir CD sets’ from Emerson Lake And Palmer, Marillion, Uriah Heep, Asia, Argent, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and Focus...

The Secret Life of Sebastien Buemi
Posted at Formula1.com

He races for Toro Rosso, he hails from Switzerland, his best finish was seventh at the 2009 Australian Grand Prix and he has scored 13 points from 27 starts. These are just a few things we do know about Sebastien Buemi. A driver, however, is more than his statistics, his team or his country of birth. We delve a little deeper to find out about Buemi’s past as a school chatterbox, his youthful interest in Californian punk music and his hatred of Brussels sprouts...

Top Guitarists On Dweezil Zappa Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Guitarists from AC/DC, Van Halen, Queen and Ratt guest on the new album from Dweezil Zappa.

The record’s called What The Hell Was I Thinking, and features Angus and Malcolm Young, Eddie Van Halen, Brian May and Warren De Martini...

Chris Patterson scoops WRC award
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg's new co-driver, Chris Patterson, has been presented with the 'Abu Dhabi Sprit of the Rally' award for Rally Bulgaria after an outstanding team debut which netted him his best finish yet in the WRC.

The Northern Irishman was chosen to be Phil Mills' replacement just two weeks before the rally and had only two days of pre-event testing with Petter to prepare for his competitive debut with the team...

July 13, 2010

'Iron Man 2' DVD And Blu-Ray Release Date Announced
By Brian Jacks at MTV's Splash Page

Ladies and gentlemen, cue up your arc reactors. Paramount has announced a street date and details for the DVD and Blu-ray release of one of the year's highest-grossing blockbusters, "Iron Man 2." The film, which took in over $300 million at the box office, is coming to store shelves on September 28, armed with a bounty of special features...

First 'Red' Poster Arrives Online
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Ellis himself alerted the online world to the new poster, which prominently features star Bruce Willis and includes the tagline "He's Got Time To Kill". The celebrated writer posted the image on his personal website, in an entry titled "Here We Go Here We Go Here We Go".

"Red" hits theaters October 15, and follows former black ops agent Frank Moses (Willis) as an attempted assassination forces him to end his quiet retirement and assemble his old team. The film features an all-star cast that includes Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary Louise-Parker.

And just in case you missed the "Red" trailer:

Iron Maiden Post New Video
By mdome at Classic Rock

Iron Maiden have just posted up the Director’s Cut video for the title track of new album The Final Frontier.

The full title of the song is Satellite 15…The Final Frontier, and the video was produced by Darkside Animation. Some of the filming was done in the Rendlesham Forest in the south of England, renowned because of a series of reported incidents of unexplained lights and even the landing of an alleged UFO. Spooky!...

It’s Live Aid’s 25th! Here’s News Of A Freddie Fundraiser
By mdome at Classic Rock

The first annual Freddie For A Day fundraising event will happen on Friday, September 3. (It’s apt that we’re making this announcement today, July 13, which marks the 25th anniversary of Live Aid – where Queen stole the show.)

In honour of the late Freddie Mercury, whose birth was on September 5, 1946, people will be encouraged to dress like the late, great Queen frontman in order to raise money...

Exclusive Q&A with Red Bull’s Christian Horner
Posted at Formula1.com

It’s easy to forget that just a few years ago the Red Bull team was but a twinkle in an Austrian billionaire’s eyes. In 2009 they established themselves as frontrunners, whilst this season they are unquestionably the team to beat - having scored nine pole positions and five victories. Although there’s been a fair few hiccups along the way, for team principal Christian Horner, challenging the ‘establishment’ is a source of immense pride. He talks 2010, upgrades, Pirelli and drivers

July 12, 2010

Silverstone debrief with Williams’ Sam Michael
Posted at Formula1.com

Following Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Sam Michael, Williams’ technical director, discusses how the weekend unfolded for team mates Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg, the FW32’s recent upgrade, and his hopes for the forthcoming German event...

High Voltage Scoop: Geezer Butler On Dio Tribute
By mdome at Classic Rock

Talking exclusively to Classic Rock, the bassist said:

“It’s gonna be very emotional doing this set with different singers [Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande], and it will very strange being on stage without Ronnie. But Wendy Dio told us that, if he could, then Ronnie would certainly have given this his blessing.”...

July 11, 2010

Tony Iommi On The Future Of Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath : "We’d Like To Do Something, And Carry On Playing"
Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Black Sabbath guitar legend Tony Iommi spoke to Paul Cole from Sundaymercury.net about a number of topics including the Heaven & Hell one-off show - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio, which will be held at the High Voltage Festival on Saturday, July 24th and will feature the vocals of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) and Jorn Lande (Masterplan)...

Ford vows to fight on despite Bulgarian defeat
Posted at WRC.com

Ford team boss Malcolm Wilson insists his squad will continue to fight for the manufacturers’ title despite being outpaced by rivals Citroen on Rally Bulgaria.

Works Focus drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala languished in fifth and sixth places respectively at the finish in Borovets...

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