Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Peter Frampton has played guitar since the age of 11. Back in those days, he would practice in his school cafeteria alongside a classmate who also shared an interest in music, David Bowie. While both of these men would go their separate ways at early ages, they would come back together and tour in the mid 80's. Decades before this twist of irony, Frampton was creating his own unique style while playing with the band Humble Pie. He called it a blend of jazzy lyrics over a rockin' blues based band, everyone else just said they liked it. This was quite a change for the teenybopper Frampton who was named "Face of 1968" by the UK press. Frampton would put out five albums with Humble Pie before striking out on his own. It was then that Frampton enjoyed monstrous success with his double live album Frampton Comes Alive, which featured songs such as "Show Me the Way," and "Baby I Love Your Way." It also earned Rolling Stones "Artist of the Year," in '79. His popularity continues to grow today with more live and studio albums, along with sold out concert tours that included everything from huge venues to small, intimate locations. These days, not only does he have his own signature Peter Frampton Les Paul Guitar series, he's released an anthology album, as well as a brand new project Thank You Mr. Churchillwhich he worked on with his son Julian Frampton. Read the story about Frampton and a long-lost Gibson guitar. Frampton on Facebook
NFL action is in full swing and so too is Duke Tumatoe. He and the boys are back again on Wednesday to sing another edition of The NFL Song. Each week promises all new football action on Sunday which means Duke will constantly have something new to sing about. So stay tuned all season long as he keeps us up to speed on the ins and outs of the NFL. Remember, they're not booing, they're chanting DUKE DUKE DUKE!
It's time for another exciting episode of the best joke filled, news feature hosted by a stand-up comedian named Bob Zany, The Zany Report. But the Report isn't the only thing you'll get when Bob calls in, we'll also find out where he's playing next, Bing Crosby will tell a joke, and some lucky fan will win prizes after fixing one Zany's less than successful punch lines. So you'd better tune it because it's going to be huge! In other news, Bob was recently featured in the Matt Damon film, The Informant! and is the star of the new documentary Close But No Cigar: Bob Zany which you can find here and pre-order the 2-DVD set here. Follow Bob on Facebook and twitter. Bob also has a new Podcast, "The Bob Zany Show" with Zan Aufdeerheide.
Costaki Economopoulos is a comedian, true, but he's also a football fan. Those two factors alone make him the perfect candidate to give us a comedic look back at the NFL each week with his new feature that's also been picked up by The Huffington Post and Bleacher Report. With his Greek heritage, it's not surprising that he's been described as a “joke philosopher,” and we're sure he's not the only one saying that. Costaki is also a talented joke writer who's punchlines have been heard on "The Tonight Show," Showtime, BET, and MTV. Follow Costaki on facebook and twitter.