by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 30 2015 8:44AM
Cyclist Punches Fellow Racer
The United States Cycling Federation is investigating after punches were thrown during the Longsjo Classic in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
By Daniela Christenakis
The United States Cycling Federation is investigating after punches were thrown during the Longsjo Classic in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
According to the Sentinel & Enterprise, Jerome Townsend violently punched another racer, identified as Dave Warner of Jamaica Plain.
The men were quickly separated. Both cyclists expressed that they did not desire police involvement, but instead preferred the matter be handled by race officials.
Townsend, who has since been dismissed from his racing team, released an apology on his Facebook page:
detrimental to my team, and my sport. I hope that people do not blame my team, the race or its staff, or the city of Fitchburg in general for my actions as it was me who acted poorly."
Neither cyclist required medical treatment.
The incident is under investigation. Townsend could face penalties.

See more here.

[photo credit "Sentinel & Enterprise"]
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 29 2015 8:59AM
Want hotter sex? Challenge her to a pillow fight

By Carrie Borzillo, Men’s Health

When you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, you might flip through 45 Sex Positions Every Couple Should Try, or see what’s new in sex toys department. But there’s another place to look: Your childhood.
We’re talking about going back to the days of carefree play, when activities like pillow fights, truth or dare, Twister, and tag ruled your world.
“Childlike play . . . brings excitement to the relationship, relieves stress and boredom, and builds intimacy,” says sex therapist Nan Wise, Ph.D. “I’m talking about that rough-and-tumble play, like wrestling, running around like kids, playing games like touch football, or tag, or Twister.”
Getting into an immature mindset worked for Tracy, 41, and her husband Chris, 42. “We were in bed on our computers, in a rut, so I just decided to start a pillow fight,” she says. “He got a little mad, but he pinned me down, and the next thing you know we’re having sex.”
Tracy claims that prior to their pillow throw-down, it had been three weeks since they’d last been intimate. “I’ll definitely smack him in the face with a pillow again if needed,” she says.
Sex therapist Chris Donaghue, Ph.D, is also a big fan of adults playing like kids. “We know that working out together is beneficial to relationships, so this idea of play is similar,” says Donaghue. “But what play does, as opposed to exercising together, is it lets you be silly with your partner, laugh, let go, be vulnerable, and escape a little bit with no rules, judgments, or goals.”
Many childhood games involve play fighting—pillow fights, chicken fights in the pool, tickle fights, and water balloon or water gun fights, to name a few. Kait Scalisi, a sex and relationship coach and founder of, relates this type of play to the stress response system: Fight, flight, freeze, feed, and fornicate.
“If you get hit with a water balloon, for instance, the adrenaline starts running and it defaults to one of these Fs,” she explains. “When couples engage in play fighting like this, it’s most likely to lead to f—ing since there’s a heightened sense of intimacy and closeness.”
You can also try turning PG-rated games to R-rated, such as naked Twister, a sexual version of truth or dare, spin the bottle with friends (if you’re willing to share a little), Simon Says, or strip poker. Traditional games that are more physical, such as Pictionary or even charades, can get the juices flowing. Or, try games that have elements of chase and tackle, like tag, one-on-one football, and swimming pool games such as chicken fighting or Marco Polo.
(For more ideas, check out these 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Sex Life.)
And, yes, there is even science behind it: “The play system is facilitated by our natural opiate neurotransmitters, called opioids, which are released during play,” says Wise. “The brain’s own endogenous cannabinoid system—the naturally occurring marijuana-like chemicals in our brains—are also released during play.”
So tonight, surprise her with a pillow to the face. You’ll both enjoy what it might lead to next.
This article originally appeared on Men’s Health.

[courtesy NYPOST, photo credit: shutterstock]

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 26 2015 7:07AM
Jimmy Fallon is laid up in a New York City hospital this morning after having surgery on his hand ...

TMZ has learned.
After taping his show on Thursday ... we know Jimmy did dinner at Upper East Side restaurant Scalinatella. He posed for pics with a table full of female fans.
We're told Jimmy left the restaurant around 9ish ... and went home.
His rep says the injury to his left hand happened early this morning in his apartment. He went to the hospital, and a specialist recommended he have surgery immediately.
Friday night's taping of the 'Tonight Show'  has been cancelled, but Jimmy's rep says he's expected to make a full recovery.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 23 2015 12:13PM

99Rock Music News:  Trent Reznor’s Selling His Beverly Hills Home In Case You Feel Like Spending Millions

Trent Reznor performs during the 56th GRAMMY Awards. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Trent Reznor‘s Beverly Hills home has hit the market and it’s not at all what you’d expect from the frontman of Nine Inch Nails.

It’s bright and airy, and not at all walled off like a dark castle you’d assume from his industrial electro music and all of the crazy fans he has to fend off.

One thing you might not be surprised by however is the steep price tag of $4.495 million, according to the Trulia listing, where you can also take a virtual tour.
Purchased in 2007 for $4.1875 million, the house is a dream retreat with an infinity pool, zen-like patios, a big green lawn, and views of the hills. There’s also a soundproofed music studio in the garage and an on-site backup generator, because inevitably fuses have been blown.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 22 2015 12:22PM

99Rock Music News:  Jack White Played a $3 Surprise Show in Alaska and Brought Out Jack Johnson: Watch

(Photo Courtesy Mary Ellen Matthews for Columbia Records)

True to his promise, Jack White just played the first of his $3 acoustic surprise shows.

The concert went down in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Wendy Williams auditorium, where White brought out Jack Johnson to play the White Stripes’ 2002 White Blood Cells track “We’re Going to Be Friends,” a song that Johnson has covered in the past; back in 2006, the mellow singer-songwriter covered it for his album Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George. Johnson had just performed with White in Hawaii, which is definitely a place where you’d expect to see him, Alaska being probably the last.

White also treated fans to “Love Interruption,” “A Martyr for My Love for You,” “Goodnight, Irene” and covers of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, Consequence of Sound reports.

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 21 2015 12:18PM

99Rock News:  Jon Stewart’s Final ‘Daily Show’ Date Has Been Revealed

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By Shannon Carlin

Mark your calendars: Jon Stewart has announced his final Daily Show air date.

Stewart announced when he will officially relinquish his hosting duties on last night’s episode, waiting to til the final moments of the show to spill the beans.

Stewart says he will say goodbye this summer on Aug. 6.

“I will be wearing a suit,” he told the crowd. “I will more than likely be showered.”

After the crowd starting to boo his announcement, Stewart changed his mind, saying, “I’m sorry, I’ll be wearing overalls and I won’t shower.”

It was announced earlier this year that comedianand Daily Show correspondent Trevor Noah will replace Stewart. No date as been announced for when that will be.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 9 2015 5:10AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 8 2015 8:38AM

99Rock Music News:  Green Day Will Play First Live Show in Over a Year Before Rock Hall Induction

(Photo courtesy: Felisha Tolentino for Warner Bros. Records)

By Shannon Carlin, courtesy

It’s been a while since anyone’s seen Green Day live, but that’s all about to change.

The band announced they’ll be playing  Cleveland’s House of Blues on April 16, two days before they’ll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The gig will mark the first live show the band has played in over a year. The last time Billie joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool played together was at last year’s South by Southwest under their side project, Foxboro Hot Tubs. Before that, they had spent much of 2013 touring behind their trio of albums, Uno!, Dos! And Tre!

Tickets on sale (Apr. 3) via the band’s official website.


by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Apr 7 2015 8:45AM

99Rock:  In case you missed it... 
Turn Your Smart Phone Into A Game Boy

(Photo images courtesy - Hyperkin)

by Alyssa Pereira, CBS San Francisco
It may have started out as a cruel April Fool’s joke, but now, thanks to the twisted mind of Hyperkin‘s Chris Gallizzi, the “Smart Boy” has turned out to be a real thing.
Gallizzi posted an image on Reddit this week of a small console that essentially turns an iPhone into an old school Game Boy that actually works with classic Nintendo cartridges.
“We wanted to create a retro device that can be easily adapted into any modern gamer’s arsenal of devices,” said Gallizzi.

But if you don’t have an iPhone, they’re not cutting you out of the deal. “We are working on an open side panel version for Android phones,” he told Reddit.

According to the press release, the console will look just like the old school Game Boy too.
“Although in early conceptual development stages the Smart Boy will come in the classic ’80s Grey,’ a staple of retro electronics,” Gallizzi explains. “More colors may follow. It will also feature an eight-way D-pad; two action buttons; a start and select button; and an included battery that can be charged through the phone itself. The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen.
The Smart Boy will integrate with the phone by way of an a downloadable app. “There will be noticeable upscaling, a cheat database, and save states as well.”

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Mar 18 2015 4:10PM

99Rock Music News:  Watch Dave Grohl Play Drums for Rise Against to Cover His Early Band, Scream

By Philip Cosores at

Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl hasn’t played drums as his primary gig in a couple decades, but he’s still known to get a kick out of picking up the sticks and pounding away, whether it is for a Nirvana reunion for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or backing bands like Queens of the Stone Age.
At a recent tour stop for the Foos in Adelaide, opening act Rise Against announced that legendary punk band Scream’s drummer happened to be on site. Of course, many in the crowd had no idea who Scream was and didn’t really put it together until Grohl walked on stage. In fact, Grohl got his start as drummer for Scream, backing up the Washington D.C. band for a couple albums before Nirvana called and asked him to join.

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