48 years ago . . . In 1967, JIMI HENDRIX set his guitar on fire for the first time during a concert in London. (Years later, people would wish that all of NICKELBACK guitars caught on fire. But for an entirely different reason.)
SPEAKING OF MUSIC….
Someone made a March Madness-style bracket to determine, quote, “The MOST ’90s Band of All Time.”
After two weeks and six rounds of voting, the GIN BLOSSOMS came out on top. They beat out the SPICE GIRLS in the finals by taking 58% of the vote. Just like in the NCAA tournament, they started with a field of 64.
Joining the Gin Blossoms and the Spice Girls in the “Elite Eight” were: The Smashing Pumpkins, Hootie and the Blowfish, Stone Temple Pilots, Boyz II Men, TLC, and ‘N Sync.
Boyz II Men beat out TLC to get into the Final Four . . . Hootie took out STP . . . ‘N Sync ran into the Spice Girls . . . and the Gin Blossoms took out the Pumpkins.
The seeding was a little rough, because some deserving groups couldn’t even get out of the first round. Those included: Live, Bush, and Soul Asylum. For what it’s worth, the Gin Blossoms had a #1 seed.
An editor at Playboy.com discovered that there used to be secret underground tunnels directly to the Playboy Mansion from the homes of Jack Nicholson, James Caan, Warren Beatty, and Kirk Douglas. They were built sometime in the ’70s, but were closed in 1989.
When MARIAH CAREY wears a bikini top, we all win.
KALEY CUOCO showed off some abs and cleavage after a workout.
If a shirtless DAVE GROHL is your thing, have at it.
Megan Fox said it’s a misconception that she’s “not very smart.” But then went home and had sex with Brian Austin Green, and proved the point.
Beyoncé reunited with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates. Who says she never does any charity work?
You can’t bring a selfie stick to Coachella or Lollapalooza. But you’re encouraged to bring them to the Annual Annoying Narcissist Music Fest.
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS….
If the winner in Shell Houston Open is not already in the field, the Masters will have at least 100 players for the first time since 1966 — pending the status of players such as Tiger Woods, Kevin Stadler, Graeme McDowell, Brooks Koepka and Steve Stricker.
|Woods has not played since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open on Feb. 5 with back stiffness and subsequently said he’d be taking time off to work on his game. Tiger is said to be crying hot shameful tears, laying on pile of money and Denny’s waitresses.
Cleveland Browns General Manager Ray Farmer will be suspended the first four games next season for texting team personnel on the sideline from the press box during games last year, the NFL announced Monday. How bad are you if you cheat and still suck? Farmer is just lucky he wasn’t caught taking a selfie.
Remember when you thought it was odd that there was actual cheering for the Atlanta Falcons last year? Yeah, about that. The Falcons were found guilty of piping sound into the stadium. They’ll be fined and lose a draft pick.