June 18, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
May 1 - 10, 2011

Last Update - June 18, 2011 at 3:35 AM EDT

Junior's May 1 through May 10, 2011 'Reading And Viewing List' has title links, with article snippets, from items that were published at the start of May 2011.

Upcoming films, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are among the topics to be found here.

May 10, 2011

'Doctor Who' Preview: A 'Today' Show Cameo, New Clips,
And Neil Gaiman!

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

...Here's the trailer for "The Doctor's Wife," which airs this Saturday at 9 PM Eastern on BBC America:...

May 9, 2011

Inappropriate Attractions
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

There are certain things I hear that sends my blood to its boiling point. Nonsensical ramblings from someone so out of step with reality and decency that it really makes me hope that December 21, 2012 isn't just going to come and go without so much as a hiccup. I stop and ask myself if the human race is that myopic, so self-centered and special interest-oriented that people can even bleat out what they said to get my blood to about two-hundred and twelvedegrees in the first place...

Glenn Hughes' Autobiography To Hit Stores May 12th
By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion) will release his long-awaited autobiography, "Deep Purple And Beyond: Scenes From The Life Of A Rock Star", on May 12 via Foruli Publications. The book, co-written with Joel McIver and featuring an introduction by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, will appear in a luxury first edition complete with rare photos and an exclusive 10-inch vinyl EP featuring the following all-new recordings:...

Track Of The Day: Anvil
By mdome at Classic Rock

Anvil are preparing to release their eagerly anticipated new album. And they provide the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day here. The Canadian band put out Juggernaut Of Justice next week. It was recorded at Dave Grohl’s home studio and was produed by Bob Marlette. Currently, the band – guitarist/vocalist Lips, bassist Glenn Five and drummer Rob Reiner – are streaming the album right here....

Friday analysis - McLaren upbeat as Mercedes close in
Posted at Formula1.com

After rain spoiled Friday's morning session but at least gave some teams experience of running on Pirelli's wets, it dried out at Istanbul Park in the afternoon so that they could all focus on the tricky question of setting up their cars especially to cope with the bucking-bronco bumps on the 190 mph entry to Turn 12...

Williams to work with Jaguar on hybrid supercar
Posted at Formula1.com

Williams announced on Friday that they are to collaborate with Jaguar in the development of the British automaker's new hybrid supercar, the C-X75. Williams will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies...

Long: VW decision another boost to the WRC
Posted at WRC.com

The news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars...

May 5, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: 'X-Men: First Class' Character Trailers - Banshee, Havok, And Beast!
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

...Played by Nicholas Hoult, Beast reveals the true nature of his mutation in the above trailer, and we get a peek at the drastic changes he underwent in his early years with Charles Xavier...

Bonus Track Of The Day: Black Country Communion
By mdome at Classic Rock

...The album is titled 2, and will be released on June 13 by Mascot Records. All the details are here.

You can download the song The Outsider for free right now....

FIA Thursday press conference - Turkey
Posted at Formula1.com

Drivers - Timo Glock (Virgin), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Vitaly Petrov (Renault) and Adrian Sutil (Force India)...

Turkey preview - let battle resume in Istanbul
Posted at Formula1.com

Strictly speaking, the Turkish Grand Prix does not kick off the European season since the undulating 5.338-kilometre Istanbul Park Circuit lies on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, but the fourth round of the FIA Formula One Championship signals the return from the 'flyaway' races and is the prelude to the European leg...

Roy praises MINI effort
Posted at WRC.com

Campbell Roy, the MINI WRC Team's sporting manager, has talked of the "fantastic effort" that has gone into the squad's World Rally Championship debut in Sardinia this week...

May 4, 2011

Swept away
By Joe Beninati (Capitals Play-by-Play) at CSN - Washington, DC

I want to begin by saying thanks to everyone who spent time reading these post-game entries all season long. Capitals fans, you never fail to amaze me. Your passion for this team is very much appreciated, and with each passing season I wish the hockey team would deliver you all the joy of celebrating a Stanley Cup win. Sadly, this will not be the year and there will be much debate as to why...

New 'Green Lantern' Trailer: Kilowog Speaks, Guardians Revealed,
And More New Footage!

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Listen up, poozers! A new "Green Lantern" trailer has debuted online, and it's packed with new footage — including a few more scenes with our favorite Lantern from Bolovax Vik, Kilowog!...

Ferrari: Conservative approach has been our undoing
Posted at Formula1.com

Without a single podium finish from the opening three rounds and with the 150˚ Italia struggling to match the pace of the front running Red Bulls and McLarens, Ferrari's 2011 season hasn't got off to the best of starts...

Recce report: Rally d'Italia Sardegna
Posted at WRC.com

Jari-Matti Latvala says stages two and four of Rally d'Italia Sardegna will pose the toughest challenge for crews contesting round five of the FIA World Rally Championship this week...

May 3, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Lightning 4, Capitals 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Critical Condition – A stunning second period in Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning gave Washington its first lead at an intermission in the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series between the two teams...

Ozzy's Blizzard & Diary "30th Anniversary" Re-Releases
By Joe Siegler at Black Sabbath Online

...There are three releases being put out on the release date of May 31st, 2011. They are:

1. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition of the "Blizzard of Ozz" album.
2. Diary of a Madman - Legacy Edition
3. 30th Anniversary Deluxe Boxed Set...

Italy preview notes: Part two
Posted at WRC.com

...Driver/manager Petter Solberg heads to Sardinia desperate for an upturn in form following a miserable run of late. And he does so on the back of a recent test in the south of France. Citroen Racing Technologies, which runs Solberg’s DS3 and oversaw the test, selected rough roads to replicate the conditions found on the island. Solberg was third when the WRC last visited Sardinia and a repeat of that performance will be just the fillip the Norwegian craves...

Italy preview notes: Part one
Posted at WRC.com

The 2011 World Rally Championship returns to Europe and the Mediterranean island of Sardinia this week.

This is a summary of how the main contenders have prepared and what some of the leading drivers have had to say in the build-up to the challenging event...

May 2, 2011

Tony Iommi's Book
By Joe Siegler at Black Sabbath Online

...Anyway, today I inquired with Tony's manager about the link at Amazon UK's site. From what he told me, I can pass along these factoids..

● The title of the book is indeed, "Iron Man: My Life with Black Sabbath and Beyond".
● The release dates on Amazon's US & UK websites are presumptuous, because...
● The book has not yet been completed...

Turkey preview quotes - Ferrari, Virgin, Lotus, Pirelli & more
Posted at Formula1.com

Mention Istanbul Park and talk immediately turns to Turn Eight, the multi-apex left-hander that has become one of the classic corners on the F1 calendar. It's going to be tough on tyres, so the focus will again be very much on Pirelli's rubber. On top of that, several long straights will place a premium on KERS and DRS performance. Teams and drivers discuss the challenge that will be the Turkish Grand Prix...

Hirvonen hopes to strike big in Italy
Posted at WRC.com

Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver Mikko Hirvonen hopes that not having to run first on the road on day one of Rally d'Italia Sardegna will boost his chances of returning to the world championship winners' circle...

May 1, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Lightning 3, Capitals 2, OT
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Lightning Strikes – Vincent Lecavalier scored the game-winner at 6:19 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Capitals at Verizon Center on Sunday night. With the win, the Lightning takes a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal set between the two teams...

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