Rock – Eric Johnson Web Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:35:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rock – Eric Johnson Web 32 32 Jerusalem: One dead after blasts at Ramot bus station and junction, Israeli police say Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:27:00 +0000


Two explosions rocked Jerusalem early Wednesday, killing a teenager and injuring 18 others in a “combined terror attack”, authorities said.

The first explosion occurred at a bus station near the entrance to Jerusalem at 7:06 a.m., injuring 12 people, including the teenager who later died, according to the Magen David Adom (MDA), the affiliate of the Israeli Red Cross. Three of the injured were in serious condition.

A second blast was reported nearly half an hour later at the city’s Ramot junction at 7:30 a.m., police said. Three people were evacuated with minor injuries, while four were treated for “stress symptoms” according to the MDA.

Initial investigations indicated that explosive devices had been placed at the two blast sites and a search is underway for suspects, the police spokesman said. The two devices that detonated in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning most likely detonated remotely, an Israel Police spokesperson told CNN, though the theory is still under investigation.

Authorities said Wednesday’s blasts appeared to be different from previous terror attacks. Outgoing Prime Minister Yair Lapid said after taking part in an assessment of the situation with security officials that the incident was “different from what we have seen in recent years”.

“A vast intelligence effort is currently underway that will lead us to find these heinous terrorists, those behind them and those who supplied them with weapons,” Lapid said. “We will find them. They can run, they can hide — that won’t help them; the security forces will reach them. If they resist, they will be eliminated. Otherwise, we will punish them to the fullest extent of the law. »

The individual killed was a 16-year-old named Aryeh Shechopek, his family told local media. Shechopek was a student at a yeshiva, a Jewish religious school, and lived in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, the family said. Shechopek also held Canadian citizenship, Israeli and Canadian authorities said.

The site of an explosion is pictured near a bus station at the Givat Sha'ul junction, near the exit from the city of Jerusalem.

Lapid offered his condolences to the family, calling Shechopek “a boy who never hurt anyone in the world.”

“He was murdered simply because he was Jewish,” he said.

The attack brings the number of people killed on the Israeli side of the conflict to at least 29 this year. This year was also the deadliest for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2015. At least 146 Palestinian civilians and militants were killed there in 2022, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

At the site of the first explosion, footage showed debris strewn on the ground and a parked bus with holes drilled in its windshield. The metal guardrails surrounding the bus stop were also damaged and the area cordoned off.

Two MDA paramedics said that when they arrived at the bus station, they found two seriously injured people lying on the ground.

“We were at the MDA station at the entrance to town when we heard a big explosion,” they said. “We immediately rushed to the scene in large numbers, including ambulances, MICUs (mobile intensive care units) and medicycles.”

“Two seriously injured men were lying nearby, a 16-year-old at the bus stop and a 45-year-old on the sidewalk.”

MDA senior paramedic Emanuel Stern said it was a “miracle” that more people were not injured.

“If the bus had been full of passengers, or if there were people waiting at the bus stop, this whole incident could have ended very badly,” Stern said.

Raphael Poch, a spokesman for United Hatzalah International, a group of volunteer doctors, told CNN that first responders saw various injuries, including some from the blast itself. Poch said others were injured by shrapnel from damaged cars as well as nails and ball bearings – a feature of “bombs that explode in the name of terror”.

Security forces inspect one of the areas rocked by an explosion in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

“It’s something very, very tragic, and it’s something that we haven’t seen in a very long time. And we hope it doesn’t become a routine or a regular situation,” Poch said. everyone should be able to go to work on a normal day without having to worry.”

The US Embassy in Jerusalem condemned in “the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attacks on public places” in a Twitter post, while White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, said in a statement that “the United States stands with the government and people of Israel.”

“We unequivocally condemn the acts of terror committed tonight in Jerusalem,” said Jean-Pierre.

Rock star Amy Search’s speedy recovery after falling on stage is being praised on social media (VIDEO) Fri, 18 Nov 2022 07:15:29 +0000

KUALA LUMPUR, November 18 — “Old in age but young at heart” is one of the comments from social media users following the recent performance of Datuk Amy Search.

Last Saturday (November 12), the local rock legend – whose real name is Suhaimi Abdul Rahman – performed at an event in Bera, Pahang. The 64-year-old was riding on a stage monitor before jumping out and missing his landing.

However, the Fantasy Bulan Madu The singer quickly recovered from his fall and continued to perform, which drew roars of approval from the crowd.

A TikTok video of the incident has gone viral, with many in the comments section applauding Amy’s rock star spirit despite her age.

@rudyjerung2 Membalas kepada @putribalqis35 #pawana #amysearch #searchpawana #stadyotai #fypシ゚viral #rockdulu2 #peewiit bunyi asal – rudy jerung

“I salute him! Even though he fell he managed to maintain his voice and is still able to entertain the fans,” commented TikTok user @fadzilbakrie.

“Amazing Tok Amy! Energy like a 30 year old,” @AsaldeltBergaya added.

“You know it’s a pro move when he fell and acted like nothing happened, king of rock kapak indeed,” user @InderaKayangan wrote.

However, there are fans who were worried about the singer and advised him to take it down a notch.

“Uncle Amy, please don’t climb and jump after this,” user @boy urged.

“I feel sorry for Uncle Amy he was in such a good mood to entertain us that he forgot he is already an old person. May you be blessed and protected by the Almighty,” @RoslanRazak270 commented.

“Please don’t jump anymore after this, just put on a normal show as long as you take care of your health,” @AkopAkopAkop added.

The TikTok video has been viewed over 29,000 times since it was shared on Monday, November 14 and garnered over 800 likes and 100 comments.

VetsAid 2022 brought together Ohioans, rock stars and veterans: recap and shortlists Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:00:43 +0000

The post VetsAid 2022 Brought Ohioans, Rock Stars, and Veterans Together: Recap and Setlists appeared first on Consequence.

Sunday night (November 13), Joe Walsh hosted his annual VetsAid charity event in Columbus, Ohio. With the help of a lineup made up entirely of acts with Buckeye State ties, a sold-out Nationwide Arena (and thousands more via livestream) came together to support American veterans through to the power of rock and roll. As the night wore on, Walsh repeatedly used a phrase to describe VetsAid 2022: “This will never happen again.”

It might be a little hyperbolic, but hey, the guy is a certified rock star, hyperbole has been working for him for half a century. And, really, the over-sentimentality was warranted. The very premise of VetsAid stems from the cult of rock music. It’s something straight out of a Wayne’s World movie, as it pursues change, healing, and an undiscovered sense of the sublime through a grand, earth-shaking rock spectacle.

But damn it if Walsh didn’t get as close as humanly possible to such a bold goal, especially in the context of modern America. The Breeders, The Black Keys, Nine Inch Nails, a newly reunited James Gang and special guest Dave Grohl have joined forces to deliver a truly special evening of music, while raising funds for veterans organizations based in the United States. ‘Ohio.

The show kicked off at 6:00 p.m. sharp, with Walsh’s son replacing famed Clevelander Drew Carey, who had to step down as host due to COVID-19. After the initial introduction, he wasted no time in reminding the audience of the status of the performers, even joking that they had a roulette wheel in the green room to determine the order of the sets.

From there, The Breeders took the stage. The Dayton natives seemed genuinely excited to be there, laughing between songs and dropping Ohio references at an almost alarming rate, even covering “Shocker in Gloomtown” by other Daytonians Guided By Voices. The set was an energetic and downright fun start to the evening, capped off by Grohl’s first appearance. After a stellar rendition of “Cannonball,” Grohl joined the band on stage for “Gigantic,” a track from singer Kim Deal’s time in the Pixies.

Then, somewhat shockingly, came the Walsh-fronted James Gang. Perhaps fueled by the palpable surprise in the room that James Gang was playing so early in the night (perhaps roulette wasn’t a joke after all), the excitement in the arena was even higher as the band were embarking on their first full-throttle since 2006. Once again, Grohl jumped onto the stage to help close the performance, this time on drums to hit “Funk #49”.

The Black Keys were in the unfortunate position of trailing James Gang’s “last ride,” though the Akron blues revivalist did his best, stringing together blow after blow and relegating their most recent efforts (including that of 2019 let’s dance and this year abandonment boogie) to one song each. There was no Grohl to be found, but thanks to the power of singles like “Gold on the Ceiling” and “Lonely Boy,” the duo managed to keep the magical feeling in the air.

For the final major set, Nine Inch Nails burst onto the stage. No, really, they jumped headfirst into “Wish” before the house lights went out and while the MC’s announcements were still echoing throughout the arena. After a perfectly chaotic start, Trent Reznor and company continued to crush an impressive performance with strobe lights, grainy concert footage and enough smoke to kill Snoop Dogg. Reznor only took a break to express how honored he felt to be invited, detailing how Joe Walsh was his first gig before promising to “shut the fuck up” to pack as much music as possible into the time. allotted. (Later that night, Walsh said it was the first time he’d seen the band and it reminded him of an earthquake in California — probably as a compliment.)

Finally, Walsh returned to the stage for a brief finale, where he dusted off familiar favorites from his solo days. The set gave him plenty of time to shred his axe, reiterate his gratitude, and invite Grohl to join him for “Life’s Been Good” and “Rocky Mountain Way.” It was a festive enough way to end VetsAid 2022.

Between sets, as what seemed like hundreds of crew members reset the scene at lightning speeds, veterans representing the various beneficiaries of the night gave first-hand accounts of their time in the service and the how the funding will continue to help Ohio veterans. . Combined with consistently impressive performances, it was enough to make even the most cynical members of the crowd think: maybe Walsh’s mission in the Rock Revolution wasn’t so fantastic after all.

VetsAid 2022 was full of moments that inspired such a willingness to believe. The crowd was respectful and lively, merchandise was sold out by the end of the event, and whenever it looked like Walsh was peaking in the show, he pulled out the ace up his sleeve: the humble drummer born in Warren, Ohio, Dave Grohl. What a party trick.

Every year since its inception, VetsAid has wowed the public and helped countless veterans across the country. Even before last night, the organization had raised over $2 million through their efforts. But there was something very special about VetsAid 2022. It was the intersection of three communities that Joe Walsh has been a part of for decades now: Ohioans, rock stars and veterans. And as he said, it will probably never happen again.

A replay of VetsAid 2022 is available for purchase here, with all net proceeds going directly to Veterans Services Ohio charities. Priced at $19.99, it’s available to review 48 hours after purchase.

List of breeders:
No Aloha
Shocker in Gloomtown (Guided by Voices cover)
Invisible Man
wait in the car
Old witch
Drivin’ on 9 (cover of Ed’s Redeeming Qualities)
divine hammer
walk with a killer
Do you love me now?
Of you
Gigantic (Pixies cover with Dave Grohl)

James Gang Set List:
Stop (Howard Tate cover)
You’re Gonna Need Me (Albert King cover)
Take care of my garden
Go away
midnight man
The Bomber: Closet Queen/ Bolero/ Throw your destiny to the wind
Funk #49 (with Dave Grohl)

The Black Keys setlist:
Screaming for you
To squeeze
Your contact
Gold on the ceiling
next girl
wild child
Little black submarines
lonely boy

Nine Inch Nails Setlist:
To wish
march of the pigs
Less than
The perfect drug
The hand that feeds
Head like a hole

Joe Walsh’s set list:
In the city
turn to stone
Life Has Been Good (with Dave Grohl)
Rocky Mountain Way (with Dave Grohl)

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5A Women’s Volleyball: Rock Canyon and Grandview advance to state semifinals Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:45:52 +0000

DENVER — It’s been a long time, but the Rock Canyon women’s volleyball team is back in the semifinals.

During a very competitive streak several years ago, the Jaguars were one of the last four teams in consecutive seasons in 2015 and 2016. But the program was unable to put in place a return to this day.

Well, the Jaguars are back.

On Friday at the Denver Coliseum, the Rock Canyon girls won 16-25, 25-14, 25-19, 19-25, 15-10 over defending Class 5A champion and No. 7 seed Cherry Creek to reach the state semifinals.

“It means a lot because everyone has had a tough year with the COVID season and we just worked really hard,” Rock Canyon head coach Angela Nylund-Hanson said. “We have a strong girl group and a lot of support from our fans and our bench. It just means a lot to everyone.

A surprise qualifier out of regionals last season, the Jaguars entered this year’s state tournament as the No. 3 seed. Their semifinal game was a rematch of a regular season game between the two teams Rock Canyon swept on August 30.

The rematch was a decidedly different affair in which the Jaguars needed a fifth set to clinch.

“We played Creek earlier in the season and beat them in three, but obviously they have their new number and the teams are different from state to state,” Nylund Hanson said. “It was really back and forth there early on and they’re a strong blocking team, so we struggled with that early on. But we understood and came together a lot as a team to finish the game.

Also in the quarterfinals, No. 1 Valor Christian swept No. 5 Grandview – 25-15, 25-13, 25-17 – to secure a spot in the semis on Saturday.

After losing to Rock Canyon, Cherry Creek will face No. 4 Rampart in the quarterfinals of the playoff bracket for a semifinal shot. No. 6 Chaparral will face No. 5 Grandview in the other playoff quarterfinal to battle for the final spot in the semis.

Rock Festival soon | midland express Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:50:45 +0000

Singer-songwriter and musician Thelma Plum is part of the First and Forever lineup. Photo: Georgia Wallace

Time is running out to book your tickets for the first First Nations Music Festival at Hanging Rock on November 27th.

Presented by Mushroom Group, the Victorian Government and Bad Apples Music, First and forever will celebrate Blak excellence and the unstoppable force of contemporary First Nations culture and music.

Hosted by Bad Apples Music founder, rapper and songwriter, Briggs (with special thanks to Paul Kelly), the First and forever The lineup includes more than 20 supreme talents – from artists at the top of their game to iconic and progressive trailblazers, songwriting giants and jaw-dropping effervescent newbies.

Artists include: Baker Boy, Budjerah, Jessica Mauboy, King Stingray, Sycco, Thelma Plum, Alice Skye, Busby Marou, Christine Anu, Dan Sultan, Electric Fields, Emma Donovan, Tasman Keith, Ziggy Ramo, Barkaa, Birdz, Dameeeela, Jess Hitchcock, JK-47, Kardajala Kirridarra, Kobie Dee and more.

“For years I had had the idea for a First Nations-run contemporary music festival, something cool and boutique that was really about music and culture,” Briggs said.

The doors to the picnic-style event will open from 1 p.m., with music playing well into the night.

Tickets ($79 general admission + fees for ages 12+) via

For transport details (including paid parking for vehicles with more than four participants, bus services from Melbourne and shuttles from Woodend, full event information and tickets, go to firstandforever

Kid Rock calls Oprah a ‘fraud’ after she endorses Fetterman on Oz in Pennsylvania Senate race Sat, 05 Nov 2022 23:03:28 +0000

Multi-platinum entertainer Kid Rock slammed TV icon Oprah Winfrey on Saturday and called it a ‘fraud’ after Winfrey endorsed Democrat John Fetterman’s Pennsylvania Senate campaign against Republican opponent Dr Mehmet Oz , whom Winfrey has known and worked with for decades.

“Oprah helped Dr. Oz in his career”, Kid Rock tweeted Saturday in a post that has been retweeted more than 10,000 times. “I guess because she looked him over and found him to be a wonderful person. Now she’s against him. Oprah is a fraud. -Kid Rock.”

Winfrey, a Democrat, announced Thursday that she supports Fetterman’s senatorial campaign despite her long relationship with Oz.

Oz first rose to prominence as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” before having his own talk show in 2009, which was produced by Winfrey’s company Harpo. His show ended in January.


(L) Oprah Winfrey (R) Kid Rock
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“I’d tell you all about it, if I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have voted for John Fetterman by now for many reasons,” Winfrey said in a virtual chat with community leaders.

Fetterman’s campaign said Winfrey’s support for the Democrat on Oz “speaks volumes.”


Kid Rock performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Kid Rock performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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“Oprah is widely regarded as the person who helped launch Dr. Oz’s career and knows him well,” the campaign said.

Kid Rock, born Robert Ritchie, has been a vocal critic of Winfrey in the past, including an onstage rant at his downtown Nashville honky-tonk, where he told the crowd “f*** Oprah Winfrey and “f*** Joy Behar.”


“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said,” Kid Rock told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on an episode of Tucker Carlson Originals on Fox Nation in June.

Representatives for Winfrey did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.


Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.

Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.
(Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR)

“Doctor Oz loves Oprah and respects that they have different policies,” Rachel Tripp, senior communications advisor for the Oz campaign, told Fox News Digital in an emailed statement. “He thinks we need more balance and less extremism in Washington.”

Oz and Fetterman are currently locked in a tight Senate race in the Keystone state that a recent poll shows Oz leading by a 1 percentage point margin.

The hotly contested Senate race could ultimately decide which party will control the Senate after Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report

Spurs unveil ‘Por Vida Roast’ by Estate Coffee Company Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000

According to the Spurs press release:

The San Antonio Spurs and Estate Coffee Company are collaborating to serve a specialty “Por Vida Coffee Roast” that fans can make at home. This Mexican roast offers mellow citrus notes with almond and cocoa.

It’s been a while since Patty Mills ran the Spurs Coffee Club, but if you’re still craving caffeine and camaraderie.

Estate Coffee Company founder Brian LaBarbera says

“Estate Coffee Company is thrilled to help bring this special project to life and delighted to be working with Spurs on a Por Vida coffee roast. This offering combines ethical and responsible farming in Mexico with a local roasting process that uniquely connects our communities.

Becky Kimbro, Senior Vice President of Brand Engagement for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, shares the enthusiasm for this venture.

“We are thrilled with this fun and creative way to connect with our Spurs family through a local business. Estate Coffee Company cares about the manufacturing process of their product from start to finish and offers high quality artisan coffee that celebrates our multicultural “Por Vida” fanbase.

You can order online at Estate Coffee Company

If you’re in the San Antonio area, in-person purchase is available at 1320 E. Houston with a 12-ounce bag costing $18.

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DC Anti-Hero Black Adam and Arcade Mode Launches in MultiVersus Today Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:34:19 +0000

As part of the game’s 1.05 patch, DC villain Black Adam finally joins the Warner Bros. licensed roster of brawler fighters. MultiVersus today. Adam is a murderer and kicks off with an unlockable skin inspired by his classic comic book look, which gives players extra candy during the Halloween event that runs until the end of the first season of Multiversus November 15. Today’s 1.05 update also sees an arcade mode added to the game, along with a new Casual Growth Spurt mode.

Black Adam was teased again for MultiVersus last week.

Black Adam was revealed as one of the fighters for Season 1 of MultiVersus this summer, along with villainous Stripe from Gremlins. Adam is the fifth new character added to the co-op brawler since the start of the first season on August 15, following Stripe and fuzzy mogwai Gizmo, and Rick And Morty’s Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith. There’s been no announcement yet on who could join the season two roster, but a leaked announcer voice pack in September suggests Mark Hamill’s Joker could be among the new MultiVersus fighters. in the future.

Player First Games is also introducing the new arcade mode with patch 1.05 today. Arcade mode is available for 1v1 and 2v2, so you can race it with a buddy, and there are three difficulties. Completing a race on each difficulty earns you a bronze, silver, or gold star on the character select screen, depending on whether you beat Easy, Medium, or Hard. These last two difficulties pit your characters against three bosses, including their Nemesis Rival. Player First says they’ll be bringing more features to arcade mode soon.

Today’s patch also includes something called Silly Queue, which Player First says will become MultiVersus’ hub for “new casual game modes.” Three new modifiers are initially added for 2v2 matches in Stupid Queue. The one you’re sure to miss is called Growth Spurt, which makes fighters bigger the more damage they deal. You can read the full patch notes for MultiVersus update 1.05 here.

MultiVersus is a free download on Steam and the Epic Games Store. If you want more info on the game’s roster, read Ollie’s guide to the best characters in MultiVersus.

Happy birthday to Charles Bassey Fri, 28 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000

I love this photo, a shot of Spurs past and future in one take:

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Fresh off his signing four days ago, Charles Bassey is officially a member of the San Antonio Spurs. Bassey signed a two-way contract on Monday allowing him to play in both San Antonio and Austin.

Bassey hails from Lagos, Nigeria where he started playing football. After crossing the 6ft mark, he caught the eye of a young basketball coach, who eventually landed him at the Giants of Africa basketball camp, a program set up by Masai Ujiri. , manager of the Toronto Raptors. Bassey was named Most Valuable Player.

At age 14, he immigrated to San Antonio where he played for St. Anthony’s for two seasons before graduating from high school in Kentucky, where he stayed to play college ball.

Bassey was drafted 53rd in 2021 by the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent most of the season at their G-League affiliate, Delaware Blue Coats, where he was named All-NBA G League Second Team, NBA G League All-Defensive Team, and NBA G League All-Rookie Team. .

Listed at 6’9″ 230lbs, Bassey could be groomed as a draft in the event Spurs trade Jakob Poeltl in hopes of advancing in next year’s draft.

In the meantime, the big Nigerian man celebrates his 22nd birthday today.

Happy birthday Charles.

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NBCUniversal seeks tax cut to film ‘Young Rock’ in Memphis Tue, 25 Oct 2022 11:07:33 +0000

NBC is seeking tax relief from a local development council as it continues to film “Young Rock,” a comedy series based on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s early years in Memphis.

NBCUniversal is seeking a payment in lieu of tax incentive from the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County. PILOT would be applied to tax plots owned by Comcast, which owns NBC.

The incentive is different from what usually comes before EDGE’s board of directors, but is not completely unprecedented, said John Lawrence, senior economic development specialist at EDGE.

Here’s what you need to know about the incentive.

Patrick Cox as Crusher Yurkov has Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson in a headlock during an episode of NBC's Memphis

How it works?

If Project PILOT is approved, Comcast will receive tax relief on five parcels the company owns in the city of Memphis. Lawrence said tax plots are not land, but taxable personal property, such as high-tech equipment.

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