December 11, 2010

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
November 8 - 14, 2010

Last Update - December 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM EST

Welcome to Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for November 8 through November 14, 2010.

Upcoming films, hockey (Washington Capitals), music and racing (Formula One and WRC) are the main topics here, once again.

2010 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview and 2010 WRC Wales Rally GB Preview posts made it into this list, as those events wrapped up the 2010 season for both F1 and WRC.

November 14, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 6, Thrashers 4
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Burn Before Watching – Both the Washington Capitals and the Atlanta Thrashers were playing the second of back-to-back games and also for the third time in four nights on Sunday afternoon at Verizon Center. The result was an ugly, often sloppily played contest that concluded in a 6-4 Washington win...

November 13, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Sabres 3, Capitals 2, OT
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

...After going winless (0-6-1) in their first seven home games of the 2010-11 season, the Buffalo Sabres finally made the home crowd happy with a 3-2 overtime win over the Capitals on Saturday night. Thomas Vanek’s highlight reel goal – his second tally of the night – with one minute remaining in overtime lifted the Sabres...

Mills 'lost for words' after Park award
Posted at

Petter Solberg's former co-driver Phil Mills has become the fifth recipient of the Michael Park trophy, which was awarded at Wales Rally GB...

November 12, 2010

Friday analysis - what do Red Bull have in reserve?
Posted at

The first day of Abu Dhabi practice saw the four title contenders to the fore, as everybody worked on setting their cars up and getting the best out of Bridgestone's medium and super-soft tyres for the last time. Hamilton was quickest in what he felt was a much improved McLaren, but Vettel insisted there is more to come from Red Bull. We take a team-by-team look at Friday at Yas Marina...

A Defenseman Grows Up
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

Mike Green is an “offensive” defenseman. These days, that is a term that seems to question one’s manhood as much as it identifies a defenseman’s style of play. As in, “Green doesn’t play defense.”

It is the narrative theme that probably cost Green a Norris Trophy in each of the last two seasons, his brand of play being less rugged and less “two-way” than the voting media seemed to want in their defensemen nowadays...

Foreigner To Release Live Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Foreigner are to release a live album on November 15.

It’s titled Can’t Slow Down – When It’s Live, and has the following track listing:...

...The band will be touring the UK next summer,
with Journey and Styx.

Pre-Abu Dhabi analysis - title contenders giving nothing away
Posted at

All four world championship contenders did their level best here in Abu Dhabi on Thursday to appear cool, calm, and collected, barely bothered by the possible outcomes on Sunday afternoon, and how they might affect their season-long aspirations. Could you believe that none of them really cared if they didn't emerge as the title holder? Of course not...

White Lion To Release Live CD/DVD
By mdome at Classic Rock

White Lion, the 1980s melodic rock heroes, are to release a live compilation on November 23.

The deluxe CD/DVD, called Concert Anthology 1987-1991, is to be put out by Cleopatra Records. Here’s the full track listing:...

November 11, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 6, Lightning 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Show Stealer – Heading into tonight’s game, most of the talk was of Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who came into the game with a league-leading 13 goals and 24 points in just 14 games. Stamkos didn’t disappoint; he had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s third star.

The guy everyone is talking about after the game is Washington’s Alexander Semin. He had a hat trick – his second in nine games and the fifth of his NHL career...

The Who, Jeff Beck Play Charity Gig
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Who, Jeff Beck and Debbie Harry are joining forces for a charity gig in January.

It’s happens at the Hammersmith Apollo on January 13, with all proceeds going to the Killing Cancer charity, which funds research into a little-known therapy that destroys cancer cells with a single treatment – without patients suffering the emotional and physical trauma of chemotherapy and radiotherapy...

Iron Maiden Announce Ten-Date UK Tour
By gbarton at Classic Rock

Iron Maiden will embark on a major British tour in summer 2011 – culminating with a prestigious show at London’s O2 Arena.

The Irons’ dates are as follows:...

FIA Thursday press conference - Abu Dhabi
Posted at

Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Nico Hulkenberg (Williams), Sebastian Vette; (Red Bull) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Q: A question to all the championship contenders. How do you approach this race? Do you approach it tactically, just to win, or does the approach evolve during the weekend? Lewis, from your point of view I guess it is relatively simple?
Lewis Hamilton: For me, I have nothing to lose. The guys in front of me have everything to lose, so for me I am going to be flat out as always...

Ogier ready to come out fighting in Wales
Posted at

Sebastien Ogier has confessed to feeling surprised at lying second in this year's FIA drivers' title contest, but hopes to seal the deal with an all-out attack at Wales Rally GB this weekend...

Budgie Cancel All Shows
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Here’s the official statement on what’s happened from the band’s management:

“Burke Shelley was admitted to hospital after complaining of pains in his abdomen on Tuesday 9th November in Wejherowo. A team of surgeons was quickly assembled to operate on the singer and bassist who was diagnosed as having a 6cm aneurism of the aorta.Tests revealed that Burke’s aorta was leaking blood into the outer wall of the aneurism which could have burst at any time...

Abu Dhabi preview - will Red Bull win, but lose?
Posted at

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz's insistence on not employing team orders adds further spice to this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as for the first time in history four drivers compete for the world championship crown in the final race. Red Bull's policy means Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel go head to head in a bid to win - and stop Fernando Alonso winning - the 2010 drivers' title...

November 10, 2010

By Jeff Hickmott at The World of Jeff

A teacher says she had to give up teaching because she developed nodules on her vocal cords, caused, she says, by constantly having to raise her voice. She has been awarded over £150,000 in compensation. People are idiots.

A survey of 17 large towns found that the stupidest town in Britain was Swindon, in Wiltshire. Participants were asked a variety of fairly straightforward questions such as...

Rally Portugal gets Lisbon street stage for 2011
Posted at

Following the success of this year’s WRC roadshow in Porto that drew 40,000 spectators, the organisers of Rally Portugal will go one better in 2011, with a brand new Superspecial stage right in the heart of the Portuguese capital Lisbon...

Five become four - the great contenders
Posted at

Over the last 18 races, five drivers from three teams have won races and the lead in the drivers' championship has changed hands a staggering nine times. As we head to the season finale in Abu Dhabi there are still four men with a shot at the title - a first for Formula One racing. With Jenson Button having dropped out of the running in Brazil, we take a closer look at the remaining contenders...

Testing crash forces car swap for Block
Posted at

Ken Block will start Wales Rally GB on Thursday night with a replacement Ford Focus RS WRC following a testing crash on Monday...

November 9, 2010

Postgame Notebook: Capitals 5, Rangers 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at

Barnburner – Recent history between the Capitals and the New York Rangers features high-scoring games at Madison Square Garden and lower scoring affairs at Verizon Center. That pattern held true to form on Tuesday when the Caps left town with a 5-3 victory after their first Broadway visit of the season...

'Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series' Bonus Feature
Takes You Inside The (New) TARDIS

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

The countdown is finally over for "Doctor Who" fans eagerly anticipating the release of "Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series" on DVD or Blu-Ray, and along with the big giveaway we kicked off today to celebrate the set's arrival, we also have another exclusive peek at the bonus features found in the collection.

This time around, it's a personal tour of the new TARDIS set (and a peek at the old) from Amy Pond herself, actress Karen Gillan.

Welcome Back Conan
Posted by Ted Leonsis at Ted's Take

THIS was an awesome opener. So well played and the pitch was perfect.

“Less - Much Less.”...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Conan's opening sketch:

Thin Lizzy Re-Release Classic Albums
By mdome at Classic Rock

Thin Lizzy are to release deluxe, expanded versions of three classic albums on January 24...


Johnny The Fox

Live And Dangerous

Each has been remixed and remastered by Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham, together with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott. They’ll be double discs, containing the original album on one CD, a second CD with rare bonus tracks. Live And Dangerous will also have a DVD...

Ford pair bid for one more Focus victory
Posted at

The Ford Focus RS World Rally Car will end a 12-year world rally career in Britain this week, and BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen aim to provide a fitting farewell for the car that has won two manufacturers' world titles and 44 rallies...

November 8, 2010

RONNIE JAMES DIO Musical Christmas Card Available
Posted at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

You know how hard it is to find the right card to send to your metal buddies, right? Now you can send them a RONNIE JAMES DIO Christmas card!

When you open the card, Ronnie pops out and the card plays his version of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'!...

'Batman Live' Stage Show Announced
By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

Even though the "Spider-Man" musical is experiencing further delays, it's not the end for stage shows based on popular comic book characters. Case in point -- "Batman Live", an upcoming live show that's set to tour across Europe next summer...

Dio Memoirs Get Publishing Deal
By mdome at Classic Rock

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio will be published by MTV Books.

The memoirs of the iconic singer, who died earlier this year, are expected to be published in 2012. Dio wrote about three-quarters of it, with his widow/manager Wendy Dio currently finishing it off...

Exclusive 'Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series' Bonus Feature:
Building A New Dalek

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Our countdown to the release of "Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series" on DVD and Blu-Ray continues this week with an exclusive preview of another bonus feature from the collection...

Abu Dhabi preview quotes - Virgin, Force India,
HRT, Lotus & more

Posted at - Updated November 11, 2010

The visual drama of the Yas Marina Circuit at twilight is already so embedded in our minds that it's hard to believe the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is only in its second year. Last season it debuted, this season it hosts the championship decider - the first four-way title showdown in Formula One history. The men involved in this weekend's season finale discuss their prospects...

Bonus Track Of The Day: Praying Mantis
By mdome at Classic Rock

The veteran NWOBHM band are currently re-recording some of their classic songs for an EP titled Metalmorphosis, which will be released shortly. But in celebration of their 30th anniversary (even though they were formed in 1974!), the band – frontman Mike Freedland, guitarist/vocalist Tino Troy, guitarist Andy Burgess, bassist/vocalist Chris Troy and drummer Benjy Reid – are now offering the previously unreleased song Witchhunt as a free download...

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