Posts Tagged ‘Sammy Hagar’


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Disney is a pretty cool place. Why can't they totally rock out?

It’s no secret that the Wild Heart loves is all things related to Disney. Disney ROCKS when it comes to good art, animation, and just making people feel like kids again. My childhood would not be complete without such films like The Little Mermaid, Oliver and Co., Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story and even Aladdin. The songs only made the films better.

As I wrote about earlier, Disney has a pretty interesting relationship with rock & roll and Broadway. However, one way I was thinking about earlier is how they have a Contemporary Christian music festival every year called “Night of Joy.” Night of Joy is one big festival that requires a separate ticket that takes place in the Magic Kingdom.

So as I was thinking today while watching a YouTube video about Epcot Center was this: what about a rock festival or concert series that incorporates both rockers past and present? Like Night of Joy, it would be a separate ticket event. However, it would dwarf Night of Joy in the form of 3 stages sometime over Memorial Day Weekend in May. There would be 3 stages that are active on 3 nights. The 3 stages would be set for different types of artists:

  • The disney stars stage would happen at the Magic Kingdom. Picture this: your young daughter is a big fan of Selena Gomez from Wizards of Waverly Place. What wouldn’t be more magical for your young daughter than to see her at night at the Magic Kingdom along with some of her other favorite Disney stars?
  • The Legends stage would be held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It would feature such legends of rock as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Paul Simon, Heart, Aerosmith, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Journey, Stevie Nicks, Sammy Hagar, etc. Better yet, to make it a bit more kid-friendly, these legends would be introduced by a current Disney Channel star so that it may be an easier thing for the younger kids to digest. In essence “this is what mom and dad listen to.”
  • The Disney Rocks! stage would consist of current rock artists who would be rockin’ either the Animal Kingdom or Epcot. The artist roster would be a who’s who of current rock artists such as the Kings Of Leon, Green Day, Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Foster the People, etc.

Better yet, they could even sell some special edition trade pins with the artists on them either featuring a classic album cover of the artist but, in place of the artist have either Mickey or Minnie. Or you could have a picture of the artist in a pose (Paul Simon with his guitar singing to an animated Mickey Mouse, Donald getting serenaded by Ellie Goulding, Mickey making faces at the Kings of Leon, etc) or Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy paying tribute to a well-known album. These would all be limited edition pins.

What do you think of this idea?

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I love the song “We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel. It’s like 40 years of history crammed into one song. However, it is now a little out of date because, let’s face it, alot has happened since the song’s release in 1989. So Mr. Joel, if you are reading this, here is a list of suggestions you can put in from the past 22 years.

1990

  • Mandela freed – Future President of Africa Nelson Mandela is freed from a political prison.
  • Gulf WarUSand coalition forces invade Kuwait in order to get Iraqi President Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.

    Billy Joel performing in Jacksonville, Florida...

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  • CGI – Computer Generated Imagery is further utilized in the film Total Recall.
  • Unplugged – Mtv premieres the successful Unplugged concert series featuring Squeeze.
  • Nirvana

1991

  • Rodney King riot – After a videotape leaked of LAPD cops beating suspect Rodney King, the cops were freed. Rioting in South Central Los Angeles ensued.
  • Mike Tyson – Boxer who was charged with rape as well as domestic abuse. He also won many fights and even bit the ear of fellow boxer Evander Holyfield.
  • Truth Or Dare – Madonna documentary showing her during the Blonde Ambition World Tour. Was considered the highest grossing documentary of its time and is currently the 8th highest grossing documentary of all-time.
  • Beauty and the Beast– 1st animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
  • Magic Johnson – NBA star that announced he had HIV

1992

  • Apartheid Ends -White South Africans vote to end apartheid and have more racial equality in government in South Africa.
  • EuroDisney opens
  • Bill Clinton
  • LA riots
  • Boris Yeltsin

1993

  • Monica Seles – tennis player that was stabbed during a match.
  • Bosnia – lots of war between Muslims and Eastern Orthodox followers.
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Military policy enacted by President Bill Clinton that allowed closeted gays and lesbians into the military as long as they kept quiet about their personal lives. It was repealed by President Barack Obama in 2011.
  • Schindler’s List – high grossing Steven Spielberg film about Oskar Schindler, a man who helped save many Jewish people during the Holocaust.
  • Prince’s new name – Singer Prince changes his name to an unpronounceable love symbol.

1994

  • Kurt Cobain blown away – lead vocalist for Nirvana commits suicide.
  • Baseball strike – ends the season
  • Forrest Gump – won Best Picture at the Oscars.
  • Weezer
  • Jenny Jones murder tv– On an episode of the Jenny Jones show entitled “Same Sex Crushes,” 32-year old Scott Amedure revealed to a heterosexual friend Jonathan Schmidz that he had a crush on him. A few weeks after the show, Schmidz killed Amendure with a shotgun at his mobile home.

1995

  • Selena – extremely popular Tejano singer who was murdered by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar. This may not have been a big deal in the rest of the country, but it was a BIG deal in Texas and the Southwest, as the Wild Heart was born and raised here.
  • Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee – Motley Crue drummer and a playboy model make a sex tape.
  • Rox – 1st show broadcasted over the internet.
  • Who Shot Mr. Burns – shocking Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns gets shot.

1996

  • HDTV – 1st introduced in 1996.
  • Taco Liberty Bell
  • Evita starring Madonna, is released.

1997

  • Surfing the web – term used to describe the fact that you were now on the internet.
  • Princess Diana dies
  • Titanic

1998

  • Another Congo War
  • El Nino – weather cell that wreaked a great deal of the west and south coast.
  • Van Halen version 3 – Gary Cherone takes the seat of lead vocalist. It was previously held by David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.

1999

  • US President Bill Clinton admits he lied about having sex with Monica Lewinsky
  • Woodstock 99 becomes known as “Woodstock Apocalypse” due to the raging bonfires, theft, violence, and rape.

2000

2001

  • World Trade Center in flames – The World Trade Center and the Pentagon in New York City and Washington DC are attacked by terrorists piloting major airliners and ramming them into the buildings. The World Trade Center crashes to the ground. The US is DEVASTATED.
  • Enron files for bankruptcy in Houston, TX.
  • Clear Channel Memorandum – after 9/11 Clear Channel issues a memorandum containing a list of 150 potentially offensive songs in light of the terrorist attacks.
  • US goes to war with Afghanistan.

2002

  • U2 performs during the Superbowl Halftime show and pays tribute to those killed on September 11, 2001.
  • The Lord of the Rings
  •  Daniel Pearl

2003

  • US goes to war with Iraq and captures leader Saddam Hussein
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disentigrates upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.
  • The Station Nightclub Fire kills nearly 100 people attending a concert by Great White.

Anyways that is all I have for now. Tell me what you think!


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Well today a 1st happened in the real world of wild heartdom: a speeding ticket for not watching my speed in a school zone.

I have a song dedication but it is for me: “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar.

On another note, to solve these speed problems, I think we need autobahns like what europe has. But I guess the city of spring valley texas needs to take money from my broke-ass that already pays about $70 out of a $150 check that must last me for the month.

Thank the lord for comedy defensive driving. However lesson learned: be careful driving!


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Sammy Hagar: ‘I miss Van Halen’ | Celebrity Buzz – KKRW 93.7 The Arrow Houston’s Classic Rock Station.

I must admit, and I know I will probably anger many Van Halen purists, but it must come out: I like the Sammy Hagar years of Van Halen. I don’t know why, but I think it is because of this video here:


Vision Quest, though it has some gems, falls flat on its face

Ahhhh Vision Quest.  A movie I never saw that nevertheless has a rather strong soundtrack. Either way it is a soundtrack that has a little something for the balladiers, headbangers, rockers, and the pop princesses.

The soundtrack to Vision Quest is one that screams more 80’s than Flashdance ever did. The album starts out very strong with a track by classic rock greats Journey with Only the Young. Unfortunately it falls flat in some areas, such as the disco-themed Shout to the Top by the Style Council.  Even worse is I’ll Fall In Love Again by Sammy Hagar. It sounds too bland. However, it quickly redeems itself with Madonna’s The Gambler, a dance-oriented synth-happy track where the material girl exclaims “YOU CAN’T STOP ME NOW!”

This soundtrack even will please the rockers in the form of Don Henley’s She’s On the Zoom.

However, Vision Quest takes flight and goes off into its rocketing orbit with the late Ronnie James Dio‘s Hungry For Heaven. Dio proves himself to be worthy of a rock god.

One of the best tracks is Foreigner’s Hot Blooded, which has been covered a few times in concert by country rocker Gretchen Wilson.

Unfortunately, tracks by F0reigner, Journey and Madonna cannot even save this soundtrack. A good soundtrack should be able to tell the story of the film without seeing it. Vision Quest falls flat on its face.