★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  METALLICA

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: METALLICA

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  METALLICA 32 years in the music industry and Metallica is still going strong with a fan following which does not show signs of disappearing soon and a possible movie in the making. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the two remaining original members seem to have gotten their formula right – music matters, fans matter, relationships matter. Other than that, nothing else matters. The band faced bereavement on September 27th 1986 during the European leg of the band’s Damage, Inc. Tour when their tour bus skidded and the driver lost control near Dorarp in Sweden. Cliff Burton died in this tragic accident and the future of the band was at stake. The band members felt that Burton would have wanted them to continue making music and with the blessing of Burton’s family, they looked for a replacement. Of the nearly 40 people who auditioned, it was Jason Newsted who was chosen to replace Burton. Relationships matter to Metallica and in 1987,...
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Double Shot Tuesday with Patricia Heaton & Jack Canfield

Double Shot Tuesday with Patricia Heaton & Jack Canfield

★DOUBLE SHOT TUESDAY★ with Patricia Heaton & Jack Canfield               Can you believe it's April 30?! How are you doing on your goals for the year? Are you still Rockn' a Higher Vibe or are you falling off a little? Have no fear....... Double Shot Tuesday is here! I had the good fortune to attend James Malinchak's Big Money Speaker Boot Camp last week. If you don't know James, he's a giant in the speaking industry and was featured on ABC's Secret Millionaire. He had loads of great content and some amazing guests including best selling author Jack Canfield, business expert Stedman Graham, NFL legend Joe Theismann and actors Marcia Cross and Patricia Heaton. For your Double Shot, I'm going to share a couple of my 'take aways' from what Patricia Heaton and Jack Canfield had to say. Patricia Heaton - Energize You may know Patricia Heaton as Ray's wife on "Everybody Loves Raymond" or her new hit, "The Middle." Personally, Patricia is one of my...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  LINDA PERRY

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: LINDA PERRY

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  LINDA PERRY   Linda Perry had a creative edge when she was a kid. Her father was a musician and her mother was a designer and model. Along with having a musical and artistic household, Linda also battled kidney disease and later an addiction problem. In her teens she focused on music and played around San Diego in cover bands. At 20 she decided to head to San Francisco. She became known as the 'girl with the loud voice' and played on many street corners. She also bussed tables, flipped pizzas and checked coats. She didn't have much but her guitar and voice. She spent hours holed up in her tiny apartment singing, writing and playing her guitar. She played coffee houses and clubs in the Bay area. Eventually she was spotted by someone who had a band. Linda's break came when she was heard by 4 Non Blondes founder Christa Hillhouse. It would take several years and many negotiations to...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  ALANIS MORISSETTE

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: ALANIS MORISSETTE

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: ALANIS MORISSETTE HAPPY EARTH DAY!   Happy Earth Day! Rocker/Environmentalist Alanis Morissette is profiled in Celebration. After making a huge change in her body weight and overall health by eating plant-based foods, Alanis became a vegan.  She also became a voice for the Environment and has narrated several documentaries supporting the Planet.  She works with Reverb in an effort to minimize waste and over usage while touring. Although many thought her 'angry' in the early stages of her career, Morissette, a practicing Buddhist, hopes she can also be seen as peaceful, spiritual and environmental activist. With a wholesome, non problematic upbringing in Canada, Morissette's first efforts were very 'pop' oriented and she was known as the 'Debbie Gibson of Canada.' Her powerful voice hit the states with the release of Jagged Little Pill, repped by Madonna's Maverick Records which took the CD international.  L.A.'s KROQ radio station is credited with breaking Morissette into the MTV scene by it's non-stop playing of You Oughta...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  DEBBIE HARRY

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: DEBBIE HARRY

★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: DEBBIE HARRY Angela Tremble became 'Deborah Ann Harry' when she was adopted by the Harry family of Hawthorne, NJ at 3 months old. In line with a pretty normal childhood, she sang for her church's choir, graduated from high school and got an Associates degree. She moved to NYC shortly thereafter and worked as a secretary at BBC Radio, a beautician, a waitress at Andy Warhol hangout, Max's Kansas City. She would later become the subject of Warhol's pop art. Her singing career began as a member of a folk rock group, Wind in the Willows, who released one album. Their 2nd album was never released and all material was lost. A few years later, Debbie briefly joined The Stilettos. It was then she met boyfriend and future bandmate, Chris Stein. The name Blondie came from the continuous cat calls she received walking the streets of NY. She and Stein added on Tish & Snooky Bellomo. Their popularity began...
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