January 31, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
December 1 - 10, 2010

Last Update - January 31, 2011 at 12:35 AM EST

Junior's December 1 through December 10, 2010 'Reading And Viewing List' includes title links with snippets from items that hit the internet at the beginning of December 2010.

This list includes the usual topics: films, hockey (Washington Capitals), music and racing (Formula One and WRC).

December 10, 2010

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa To Auction Guitar Gear
To Benefit Crossroads Centre

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

According to Spinner.com, a number of guitars, amps and speaker cabinets owned by Eric Clapton are to go under the hammer next year as the legendary guitarist attempts to raise money for his Crossroads Centre -- a rehab clinic based in Antigua...

The 'Thor' Trailer Has Arrived!
By Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

...Marvel Studios and Paramount have unveiled the highly anticipated trailer for "Thor," director Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics hero — and needless to say, it looks like Marvel has captured lightning in a bottle once again...

FIA confirms 2011 regulations, team orders allowed
Posted at Formula1.com

...Among the major revisions for next season are the removal of the ban on team orders, the introduction of driver-adjustable rear wings, the effective outlawing of double diffusers, and a requirement for gearboxes to last five rather than four Grand Prix weekends...

Personality of the Year nominees: Jari-Matti Latvala
Posted at WRC.com

...The Finn was one of the revelations of 2010 in his factory Focus RS WRC. Once considered too crash happy to cut it in rallying’s highest echelon, Latvala was finally able to blend consistency with his undoubted blinding pace...

December 9, 2010

Recap: Panthers 3, Caps 0
By David Getz at Japers' Rink

A strong start without any results on the scoreboard. A hot goalie. A confused powerplay. A failure to adapt. A night of frustration. The result? Not only a Washington loss, but a reminder that, even more than six months later, the wounds from last season's playoff exit can still be opened up rather easily...

'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Gets A DVD Release Date
& Photo Shoot!

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan return as the Doctor and his companion alongside special guest stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The King's Speech) and opera diva Katherine Jenkins, for a Dickens-inspired odyssey.

Bonus content on the DVD and Blu-ray includes the behind-the-scenes feature Doctor Who Confidential and the live concert, Doctor Who at the Proms 2010...

Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Force India my best shot
Posted at Formula1.com

...as Felipe Massa's manager Nicolas Todt recently warned, tough economic times mean talent alone is not necessarily enough. You need funding too. After losing his seat at Williams, could one of 2010's brightest hopes, Nico Hulkenberg, be left out in the cold?...

Jordan Rally reveals Power Stage plan
Posted at WRC.com

The Jordan Rally, which forms the fourth round of next year's World Rally Championship, has become one of the first events on the WRC calendar to announce outline details of its Power Stage, which will award bonus points to drivers and, as often as possible, be shown live on television...

Personality of the year nominees: Petter Solberg
Posted at WRC.com

Today it is the turn of Petter Solberg who produced several giant-killing performances as he established himself back among the WRC’s finest...

December 8, 2010

Listen To The Latest Classic Rock Podcast
By gbarton at Classic Rock

...Geoff Barton, Malcolm Dome and Kylie Olsson discuss the best (and worst) of 2010, reminisce about the recent Classic Rock Awards, talk about Rush getting coverage in The Sun...

Have a listen here!

Wilson backs Hirvonen to find missing fifth gear
Posted at WRC.com

...Wilson has played a pivotal role in guiding Hirvonen to his 12 WRC career victories and has vowed to help the 30-year-old from Jyvaskyla return to the top step of the podium, starting on the season-opening Rally Sweden from February 10-13...

Motorhead Post New Video
By mdome at Classic Rock

You can find it by clicking here.

Get Back In Line is from the band’s new album The World Is Yours, which is due out on December 14...

December 7, 2010

Allman Brothers Band To Re Release Classic 1971 Live Show
In January

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

A classic archival 1971 Allman Brothers double live album is to be re released on January 18, 2011...

British Heavy Metal Legends Judas Priest To Call It A Day;
Announce Farewell Tour

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles are reporting that after storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, Judas Priest -one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have announced this will be their final world tour...

December 6, 2010

Caps Fall to Leafs in 5-4 Shoot Out Loss
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

...The Caps skated into the Phone Booth tonight looking to put the brakes on a losing skid of late by defeating the struggling Maple Leafs in front of the home crowd...

Webber ended season with fractured shoulder
Posted at Formula1.com

Red Bull's Mark Webber drove the last four rounds of the 2010 season with a fractured shoulder, the Australian driver has revealed...

F1 stars take on snowmobile challenge
Posted at Formula1.com

Some say the Swatch Snow Mobile event is like Formula One on snow. It certainly seemed like it at the weekend, as a host of 2010 F1 drivers took part in this winter's opening showdown in Saalbach Hintergle...

Meeke keen on Sordo joining MINI
Posted at WRC.com

...Although Sordo’s plans for 2011 have yet to be finalised, MINI is one of the 27-year-old’s main options after his contract with the factory Citroen team expired...

Rush To Film Cleveland Show
By mdome at Classic Rock

...The gig happens at the Quicken Loans Arena in the city on April 15. Why Cleveland? Because it was the first city in America to give the band any radio air play...

Brian Johnson Performs In Irish Pub
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Jonner joined the Greg Billings Band at The Irish Rover Pub in Saratosa...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Here is one of the videos linked to within the story - "Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution".

December 5, 2010

Photos: Caps skate at the Sculpture Garden
By Washington Post sports editors at Capitals Insider

...Check out the photo gallery here.

Bonus Track Of The Day: Triumph
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Now you can download the song Never Say Never for free right here. Just right click on the link...

Caps’ 3-1 Loss Disappointing, But Boudreau’s
Press Conference Isn’t

By Elisabeth Meinecke at On Frozen Blog

The three most interesting minutes of hockey at the Verizon Center last night didn’t happen on the ice– it came when Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau was analyzing his team’s 3-1 loss to Atlanta during his post-game presser...

December 4, 2010

Statistical analysis: Which Alex is more talented at scoring goals?
By Neil Greenberg at Capitals Insider

There is no debate that both Alex Ovechkin (named the best player by his peers three out of his five full seasons in the league, including the last two) and Alexander Semin (on pace for a career-high 55 goals this season)...

December 3, 2010

Ozzy Health Book Next Year
By mdome at Classic Rock

There’s a new Ozzy book on the way. It’s to be called Ask Dr. Ozzy, and is based around his regular health advice column for the Sunday Times...

Rainbow Re-Release Down To Earth
By mdome at Classic Rock

Rainbow are to have their 1979 album Down To Earth reissued in an expanded, deluxe edition on January 24...

FIA publishes 2011 entry list - updated
Posted at Formula1.com

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has published the current 2011 championship entry list...

Bonus Track Of The Day: Triumph
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Now you can download the song Just One Night for free right here. Just right click on the link...

December 2, 2010

Recap: Stars 2, Caps 1
By Becca H at Japers' Rink

Over the course of the season the Capitals have become well-versed in playing tight, one-goal contests and have largely come out on the winning side of things. Tonight wasn't one of those nights...

Craig Ferguson's Amazing 'Doctor Who' Intro Arrives Online (Finally!)
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

...So, presented here for your viewing pleasure, is the amazing "Doctor Who" cold opening to the November 16 episode of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. It is truly a thing of beauty...

New Dio Song To Be Released
By mdome at Classic Rock

...guitarist Craig Goldy said: “We were working on tracks for a new Dio album just before Ronnie died in May. And we did almost finish one song...

A TWO-point night -- Game 26: Caps 4 - Blues 1
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

The Caps churned out a methodical 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues last night, handing the home team their second straight loss on home ice...

Foo Fighters For T In The Park
By mdome at Classic Rock

The Foo Fighters are to be one of the headliners for the T In The Park Festival. This happens at Balado from July 8-10...

Track Of The Day: Triumph
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Now you can download the song When The Lights Go Down for free right here. Just right click on the link...

December 1, 2010

Heavy Rock Legends UFO Announce First Batch Of 2011
North America Tour Dates

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

...The East Coast leg of the tour will kick off May 11, 2011 at Bourbon Street in Baltimore, Maryland...

Capitals Lunchbox, Episode 2
Posted by J.P. at Japers' Rink

In which Russ Thaler and I discuss the Scott Hannan trade, the Caps' MVP to date and which Sasha reigns supreme. Dig it.

Walden, Part Two
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings from the Man Cave

About three months ago I made a conscious decision to wean myself from the electronic teat...

Adrian Smith In Two New Projects
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Smith is also in a new band called The Primal Rock Rebellion. This also has three former members of Sikth – vocalist Mikee W. Goodman, bassist James Leach and drummer Dan Foord – plus Murder One guitarist Dan Marshall and ex-Vacant Star keyboard player James Manning.

A change in the air - 2011's technical revisions
Posted at Formula1.com

The sound of champagne corks may still be ringing in the ears after 2010's title celebrations, but F1 waits for no man...

Bonus Track Of The Day: Triumph
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Now you can download the song Spellbound for free right here. Just right click on the link...

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