Axl Rose Will Reportedly Front AC/DC For Remaining Tour Dates

first_imgAC/DC‘s Rock Or Bust World Tour was unfortunately brought to a halt earlier this month because frontman Brian Johnson was at risk of “total hearing loss,” according to his doctor. After rescheduling 10 North American dates, including a Madison Square Garden performance on April 4th, the band issued a statement, hinting that the shows will be made up later in the year, “likely with a guest vocalist.” According to Alternative Nation, Atlanta Radio DJ Jason Bailey suggests Axl Rose just might be that guy.The radio transcription reads: “Axl was meeting with the AC/DC group, because it’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the 10 remaining shows. All 10, including Atlanta. From what I was told, this was all kind of new inside information to me, Angus is a very black and white guy. He’s like, Brian, for health reasons, can’t continue fronting the band. He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music, so if you can’t do it, we appreciate your services, but the show must go on. They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source.”While he’s currently committed to the Guns N’ Roses reunion, the possibilities are still strong for Rose to fill in for Johnson in the remaining shows. According to AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young‘s son, “it’s true,” reports Alternative Nation. NME followed up with the band’s reps concerning the rumor, to which they responded: “Nothing official to announce. Will update you if that changes.” The chances seem to be likely at this point, so we’re just going to keep our fingers crossed until any official announcement is made.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Cris Jacobs Announces New Album & Tour, Shares Rockin’ Single “Turn Into Gold”

first_imgCris Jacobs Tour Dates:Sept 16 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion %Sept 17 – Cascade, WV – Deep Roots Mountain RevivalSept 23 – Clarksburg, MD – Hometown Get DownOct 19 – New York, NY – American BeautyOct 20 – Port Chester, NY – Garcia’sOct 21 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernOct 22 – Fall River, MA – NarrowsNov 03 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre *Nov 04 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s *Nov 05 – Owings Mills, MD – Gordon Center *Nov 10 – Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s SaloonNov 11 – Frostburg, MD – Dante’sNov 12 – Roanoke, VA – MartinsNov 16 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre #Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic #Nov 18 – Nashville, TN – The Basement #Nov 19 – Whitesburg, KY – Appalshop TheatreNov 23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveNov 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club CaféDec 01 – Harrisburg, PA – TBDDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music HallDec 03 – Richmond, VA – The Camel% w/ Sturgill Simpson* w/ Amy Helm# w/ Marc Ford Whether alone with just the guitar and his voice or surrounded by a full band, Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing and soulfully transcendent voice. Jacobs has harnessed over a decade of trans-genre exploration on his second solo album, Dust to Gold, due for release on October 21, 2016 via American Showplace Music.The new album is a soul-stirring expression of the current chapter of his creative evolution, featuring twelve well-crafted songs that masterfully weave through the sweet and rugged landscape of soul, blues, country, gospel, and rock and roll.The lead single from the album is “Turn Into Gold”, a moving slide-guitar meditation about channeling the “muse,” or “tapping the source,” as Jacobs calls it. It’s about the desire to be, “enraptured in the mystery, the unknown, the questions, the answers all at once,” Jacobs describes. “If I’m playing or singing and I’m really connected to that source and I’m really locked in and there’s a room full of people experiencing that, the hope is then for them to get locked into their own thing, and it’s this beautiful, ecstatic magic that happens. To me, this is that elusive goal that I chase every time I sit down to write a song or every time I get on stage to perform.”Listen to “Turn Into Gold,” streaming below.Jacobs’ full band includes a richly funky rhythm section with Todd Herrington on bass, Dusty Ray Simmons on drums, and John Ginty on Hammond organ and keyboards, who has been a master side man for years, working with Jewel, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and most currently, with The Dixie Chicks.Whether its his work with The Bridge from 2001-2011, his side project Neville Jacobs with keyboardist Ivan Neville and more, anyone who listens to Cris Jacobs is bound to be impressed. Be sure to catch Jacobs on the road, touring extensively throughout the fall in support of the new release!last_img read more

The Aging Intellect

first_imgIn this important book, Douglas H. Powell, a clinical instructor in psychology, discusses lifestyle habits and attitudes linked to cognitive aging, and provides evidence-based strategies to minimize mental decline.last_img

Brookhaven Town Hall Bomb Scare Sparks Evacuation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Brookhaven Town Hall was evacuated for a bomb scare that was mailed in to a local TV news station on Tuesday morning, authorities said.A Suffolk County police spokeswoman said officers responded to search town hall in Farmingville after receiving the tip from Nassau County police.A Nassau County police spokeswoman said Emergency Services Unit officers responded to a report of a suspicious envelope at News 12 Long Island in Woodbury, opened it and read the threat.“It was for a different date, not today’s date,” the Nassau police spokeswoman said.Brookhaven town spokesman Jack Krieger said the building was evacuated at about 1:30 p.m. and workers were allowed back inside an hour later.The incident comes after Suffolk County police found “Bomb Town Hall” written in graffiti on Jan. 13 at Martha Avenue Recreational Park in Brookhaven hamlet, about seven miles from town hall.It also comes about a week after Brookhaven drew harsh criticism for its extremely slow response in plowing many local streets following a blizzard that dumped a record nearly three feet of snow while Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine was on vacation.Romaine has since apologized. Acting Superintendent of Highways Michael Murphy who was also away during the storm resigned last week. John Capella replaced him until a March 5 special election to pick a new highway chief.Town Councilwoman Kathy Walsh, an independent, is running on the Democratic Party line for the highway post against New York State Assemb. Daniel Losquadro (R-Shoreham).Such threats are nothing new on LI, although they’re usually outnumbered by shooting and bomb threats at local schools, which have been increasingly sensitive to similar scares after the Newtown school massacre in December.Ronald Kellman of Central Islip pleaded guilty in October to phoning in four bomb threats to Islip Town Hall over nine months. He was sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation, court records show.last_img read more

Uncertain terrain: social media and sexual assault narratives

first_imgWhen Alexis, reported her sexual assault to Title IX investigators at Chapman University in December 2014, the last thing she expected was that officials would not believe her.“I don’t recall really altering my story drastically, but apparently [they said] I did,” said Alexis,, now a junior majoring in communication at USC,who declined to use her real name for privacy reasons. “They didn’t record anything [during the investigation], they just hand wrote notes. [It] was the main reason I transferred [to USC] — I didn’t feel like I was in a school that would take care of me.”Chapman University Lead Title IX Coordinator DeAnn Gaffney declined to comment on Alexis’ case.For some survivors, there is a struggle to regain the narrative — and control — of their daily lives following an assault. However, even though Alexis felt disappointed by this outcome, she found a space that allowed her to tell her own story: social media.In recent years, outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr have become spaces where survivors like Alexis can connect with many others who share similar experiences, and can serve as advocacy platforms where survivors ultimately have the power to dictate their own narratives. But online spaces are not free from negative social reactions to assault: Victim blaming, shaming and a lack of survivor privacy are probable consequences of sharing an assault case on social media.Sharing storiesBuzzFeed recently became an example of social media’s ability to influence the sexual assault narrative. In June 2016, it published a piece that soon became one of the site’s most shared stories of the year: an open letter from a sexual assault survivor to her assailant, which created national headlines with a raw, powerful message that spread across social media.The letter served as a viral spark that reignited online discourse surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and added personal context to the Stanford rape case, in which Stanford student Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault but only sentenced to six months in jail.“Being able to broadcast [your assault] to everyone and turn it into something … and not be ashamed — I think that can definitely change the narrative,” Alexis said.Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily TrojanAccording to a December 2016 New York Magazine editorial, the online outrage that followed revealed the power and potential of social media to portray the untold side of a story on behalf of sexual assault victims.“Social media brings you the empowerment you otherwise wouldn’t have had if you didn’t speak up,” Alexis said. “It could empower you to own what has happened to you and take control, because … you lose control when you are sexually assaulted.”According to therapist and clinical associate professor Kristen Zaleski, who works at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, social media can also be a valuable and unique place for survivors to find support because it provides a personalized platform to share stories.“The truth is, one in four women has a history of surviving a sexually violent episode,” Zaleski said. “So whenever you post something, you have a 25 percent chance that the person reading that has the same story, and is going to empathize with you, and maybe even share back or be inspired.”Aside from being a sexual assault survivor, Alexis is also an advocate on campus, where social media has become a key aspect of her work. Alexis is a representative for Violence Outreach Intervention and Community Empowerment, a program in which USC students educate their peers about gender-based trauma.“When I do my VOICE presentations, I tell people to friend me on Facebook or follow me, and I get a handful of people who do add me — they don’t necessarily talk to me, but they know that I am there if they ever want to talk,” Alexis said. “I also share articles and sometimes write longer thought pieces of my own … on the state of sexual assault on campuses in the United States and around the world.”Online issues Alexis’ social media advocacy began after her Title IX investigation, which was not ruled in her favor. Alexis’ alleged perpetrator was found not guilty, and her case was dismissed. She turned to Facebook as an outlet to explain what had happened to her — it is where Alexis’ story is told, undiluted by forces outside. According to Women Against Violence Against Women, a Canadian rape crisis center, rape culture fosters prevailing social attitudes that normalize or trivialize sexual assault and abuse. And while social media can undoubtedly empower survivors of sexual assault, Zaleski said it can also be a toxic space that perpetuates this problem.In a study she conducted in 2016 that examined the presence of rape culture within the comments section of online news articles, Zaleski found that victim blaming was the most prominent theme.Zaleski defines victim blaming as a common filter through which many people approach sexual assault. Instead of antagonizing the perpetrator, many will, either consciously or subconsciously, imply that the survivor is to blame for their own assault due to details such as their clothing, relationship status or degree of sobriety.“As people look for that affirmation online, and they read any of the comments after the 40-some articles we looked at, they would see that a lot of people wouldn’t think they were legitimately sexually assaulted,” Zaleski said. “They would believe it was [their] fault, or that [they were] complicit in it, and that [they] might feel like the police or judicial system might also blame [them].”Alexis also identified the double standards that come with speaking out about a sexual assault.“There’s this huge irony that when a survivor does something unexpected, like speak out, people say they must not be a real survivor, because a real survivor would be ashamed,” Alexis said. “It’s in that same sense where … if you tell your story as a way to fight back, people might be less likely to believe you, because they believe people don’t fight back.”Zaleski also warns against using social media as an outlet to immediately make sense of what has happened following a sexual assault. In times of trauma or vulnerability, she said that a face-to-face encounter with a professional should be the first priority.“I would encourage my clients to be hesitant to post something so publicly when you can’t erase that, ever,” Zaleski said. “After you have some distance from the trauma, and are making sense of it and looking for support and guidance in the aftermath, I think that’s a better time to identify yourself and put it out there.”In the same way, Alexis does not advocate for either speaking about ongoing sexual assault cases or revealing the identity of a sexual assault perpetrator on social media.“When I posted about my story, I offered that if any woman at Chapman would like to know my perpetrator, they could message me privately and I will let them know who he is,” Alexis said. “But I didn’t broadcast it to the world.”A changing landscapeThe prevalence and permanence of social media continues to contribute to both its appeal and risk. In the Steubenville High School rape case of 2012, two high school football players were found guilty of publicly and repeatedly sexually assaulting a female student. Because the assault was documented on Facebook and Twitter, the case drew national attention for the influence of social media on the initial prosecution and later widespread outrage.“The reason the men were caught is because they posted it online,” Zaleski said. “The detriment to that is that she, who had this horrible, violent, traumatizing thing happen to her, is now online forever, because of their actions.”Despite its risks, however, Alexis believes that the ability to share freely on social media contributes to one of its biggest advantages.“If you feel safe with the people you are linked with on social media…simply advocating for other survivors could be a form of healing,” Alexis said. “Educating [your friends] and expressing your frustrations, even if they are not knowledgeable of your situation, could be very helpful for you to get that indirect support.”last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Brewers ‘eyeballing’ Tigers’ Matt Boyd

first_imgDetroit has reportedly made several players available in the market including Boyd and outfielder Nicholas Castellanos among others, and at this point, Boyd might actually be the best starting pitcher who could be traded.Let us explain first, because there are bigger names out there than Boyd. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner could be dealt as could Rangers surprise lefty Mike Minor and Blue Jays starters Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez. Related News MLB trade rumors: Yankees’ Brian Cashman would do ‘whatever it takes’ to land Max Scherzer MLB trade rumors: White Sox may want to add controllable starter The Brewers have been connected to a potential starting pitcher in the trade market.Milwaukee has been “eyeballing” Tigers lefty Matt Boyd, according to The Athletic.center_img But Boyd has something those guys really don’t have: he has proven he can post massive strikeout numbers and a good ERA in a day in age where strikeouts are absolutely paramount to postseason success.As Astros ace Justin Verlander said earlier this week, the game used to be about missing barrels, but today it’s about missing the bat entirely.Boyd has done that this year posting 118 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings pitched. He is seventh in MLB in strikeouts and sixth in K/9 at 11.21. Having a pitcher like that in the playoffs is absolutely vital.And the Brewers could certainly use him as Brandon Woodruff and Zach Davies have been good this year but Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta have been demoted to the bullpen and Jimmy Nelson is still working his way back from injury.The addition of Boyd would be great for Milwaukee, the question simply becomes: at what cost? The Tigers are apparently not going to give up Boyd for nothing as he has three years of team control left, so what would the Brewers have to give up to get him? It might take a guy like Corey Ray who was a first-round pick for Milwaukee a few years ago, or even a guy like Burnes who still has value in the trade market and would give a team a more MLB-ready player.The fact is though the Brewers have needed real help in their starting rotation for a couple of years now and general manager David Stearns watched his former organization win a World Series by adding Verlander in a trade at the non-waiver deadline in 2017.He has seen what a deal can do, now it’s just a question of whether he’ll give up what it takes to get a deal done.last_img read more