105.9 The Brew's Rock Report For January 31st, 2018

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Why Isn't Def Leppard In The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame?

Phill Collen was recently asked in an interview how Def Leppard felt about not being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Collen said the band doesn't really talk about it, and that "it really doesn't faze us. It's someone else's problem, and [we] don't care, honestly." Whenever it does come up, the band just talks about how pathetic it is that a rock band "that sold 100 million albums, most of them, actually, in America. [That] a real rock band, [whose] been together for 30, or nearly 40 years, and the fact that that's not recognized is kind of a bit weird."

Def Leppard has been qualified for the Hall of Fame since 2004.

The Smashing Pumpkins Are Coming Back

Billy Corgin of Smashing Pumpkins has begun hinting that the Pumpkins are in the studio with producer Rick Rubin. Everyone from the band has been reunited except bassist D'arcy. 

I've had a crazy life. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. For example. I saw this picture of myself the other day. Besides having a generally good idea of when it was taken (1993 or 1994) I don't remember actually taking the photo, nor do I remember countless others like it between the years 1991-2004. Now, perhaps that says something about my inability or desire to remember, but I'd argue it's an unfortunate result of the blur of those years. Which leads me to this time, or this moment, where like so many, I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life. As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn't know that. Or when I, in a very naive way, post a shot with a needle in my arm and ramble on about making peace with God and time left on dear 'ol Earth, it sent some signal to friends and associates alike that I was sick or wanted other's sympathy. (As fact, it was an IV full of vitamins and homeopathy to assist in getting over this vicious flu). So yes, was sick, and no, not serious in any way nor would I share such info here because this window I'd prefer to be one where you see the sunlight streaming through. The only addendum to that is when I saw how others were reacting to their perception of my misguided and poorly worded message, I chose not to react in kind; in essence I let the shadows cast be whatever you-they-them want to believe. Because we live now in a world where perception often outweighs reality, and that's fine. So to that, here's a new pic I just took of me with my sandy-brown, curly hair flowing in the studio breeze. Lots of love, WPC #wpc

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