This is the first hole at Nakoma Golf Resort. Not bad huh? Fall is on the horizon and I'm sure it's going to become even more beautiful to look at. That's theSierra Buttes off in the distance. It's a spectacular place to play golf, as you can see. Get the full look at the golf course and where you can stay at the Villas. You will be amazed. Check out Nakoma here.
By Russell Hall
Keith Richards says he hopes to reconvene The Rolling Stones, but he isnât sure when that might happen. âThere is talk about [doing more songwriting],â the veteran rocker toldÂ GQ in a recent interview. âBasically I want to get the Stones back together and give it one more bash. I think they've got it in them. But it's about timing and an awful lot of very careful diplomacy.â
Richards also revealed that one of the greatest difficulties he encountered in putting togetherÂ Life, his autobiography, was writing about the loss of his son, Tara, to sudden infant death syndrome. â'I really didn't want to go through and remember the death of my son,â he said. âYou spend a lot of time trying to bury that kind of [stuff], not bringing it up again. That was the hard one for me, to relieve that.â
Richards went on to say that life on the road as a Rolling Stone, even during the bandâs wild-partying heyday, wasnât all it was cracked up to be. âIt actually wasn't a very glamorous life,â he said. âIt was a lot of hard slog, a lot of hard work. We were taking care of two hours on the stage and the rest of it; I wouldn't wish it on anybody.â
Keith Richardsâ Life Sells a MillionÂ Copies
By Andrew Vaughan
Caught on camera at the same place and at the same time, The Rolling Stones have caused quite a stir in the British press. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were snapped leaving an office in London on Wednesday, September 7.
With a much-rumored 50th anniversary tour for 2012 perhaps now in the works, theÂ Daily Mailgushed over the legendary bandâs youthful appearance. The newspaper said: âThe band still showed they had star power, with a fan touching Ronnie Wood and a photographer taking his picture as he is ushered into a waiting car. Keith [Richards] joined his bandmate in the young-dressing stakes, donning one of his trademark headscarves underneath a stylish hat.â
Jagger is currently busy with hisÂ SuperHeavy alongside Joss Stone, Damian Marley, Dave Stewart and A.R. Rahman. And it was announced this week that Richardsâ autobiographyÂ Life, published last year, has sold overÂ one million copies.
By Russell Hall
Keith Richardsâ memoir,Â Life, has become one of the best-selling rock autobiographies of all-time. As reported byÂ RollingStone.com, the legendary guitaristâs tell-all book has sold more than one million copies, a total thatâs the literary equivalent of achieving platinum status in the music world.
In addition to earning Richards a massive payday â he received a $7 million-plus advance for the tome â the book earned nearly universally positive reviews. Chief among these was effusive praise lavished onÂ Life by rocker Liz Phair, in a lead review for theÂ New York Times.
Richards, who penned the book with British author James Fox, chronicled the arc of his life thus far, including his post-war boyhood, his adventures with The Rolling Stones and the dynamics of his creative bond with Mick Jagger. He also wrote freely
By Michael Wright
Perhaps still smarting from various barbs in Keith Richardsâ autobiography,Â Life, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger appears to be stepping out on his own. TheÂ New York Post is reporting that Jagger has been recording with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, Bob Marleyâs son Damian Marley, singer Joss Stone and Oscar-winning Indian musician/producer A.R. Rahman.
An unnamed source told theÂ Post, âThey just finished a record and their first video and are talking to major labels about a deal. The name for the band at the moment is Super Heavy.â
âEach member has a very distinct and different style, but it works,â another source said. âMick has been recording with Dave for a while, and both worked with Joss in the past.â
Jaggerâs camp is still playing the whole project close to the vest, with a rep only disclosing: âThey all thought it would be interesting and great fun to go into the studio and play some music. No video has been shot, no label in place. All a bit premature.â
By Russell Hall
Pete Townshendâs much-anticipated memoir will be published next fall by Harper Collins, the legendary Who guitarist has announced. Townshend describes the book, titledÂ Who He?, as an âessential rite of passage.â
âI am lucky to be alive and to have such a crazy story to tell, full of wild adventures and creative machinations,â Townshend said, in a prepared statement. âI am happy that I am able to write my book myself, in my own âvoiceâ that many readers will be hearing for the first time.â
Townshendâs book agent is Ed Victor, who also represented Keith Richardsâ 2010 memoir,Â Life.Rock star autobiographies have been hot of late, with memoirs by Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar each achieving best-seller status. Harper Collins executive editor David Hirshey will work with Townshend on edits for the book. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Charlie Sheen is now on Twitter, which means we get an extension of all of the crazy interviews he's done as of late, but in 140 characters or less. The anticipation for his first tweet boarders on hysterical. If it's anything like his quotes on television, this should be an amazing ride. So amazing that The Guardian‘s quiz compares Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to Sheen. Other quizzes have him matching up with Glenn Beck. If you can't wait for him to tweet, then just use the Charlie Sheen quote generator.
Say what you will, but 100,000 followers and counting before you speak is power. Hopefully, nobody gets hurt.
There's a big rumor floating about that at Apple's next event on March 2nd, they will be making a special announcement. Angry Birds for St. Patrick's Day?! Uh, no. The iPad 2 could be coming, which would likely improve upon the original. Those additions could feature front and rear facing cameras and a slimmer, lighter feel. Expect the iPad 2 to be more costly though, with a possible drop in price for the original iPad.
By Bryan Wawzenek
Last fall, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards caused a bit of a stir in the media with comments he wrote about frontman Mick Jagger in his new autobiography,Â Life. Keef called Mick âunbearableâ and joked about his bandmateâs sexual prowess (or lack thereof).
But, in an interview with theÂ Daily Express, Richards says things are great between the two best-known Stones and that they are closer than ever, because they learned to become âmore tolerant of one another.â
The guitarist explained that his and Mickâs friendship reached its low point in the mid-â80s, when the Stones briefly broke up. He said that he included his thoughts on that period because he felt he had to be honest.
âMy main point was to explain what the Stones have gone through,â he said. âI donât think Mick, up until right now, knew how deep a cut that was. Not just to me but the rest of the band. It became a very difficult period, from the late â80s until 1990. I used to call it World War III.
âBeing in that pressure cooker all that time â and with two very strong egos involved â there is inevitably going to be a time when the pressure cooker pops.â
In more recent times, Richards said that the duo have formed a more understanding and tighter bond.
âBasically, we are brothers,â he said. âI can knock him, but if anyone else does Iâll slit his throat!â
By Michael Wright
For nearly five decades, they have been rockâs greatest soap opera. Jagger/Richards. The Glimmer Twins. Mick and Keef. One is a keen businessman with an equal eye on the gate receipts and the dressing room mirror, where a carefully groomed image has helped make him the greatest frontman of all time (according to aÂ recentÂ Gibson.com poll). The other is a torn and frayed pirate who wears the scars of his 67-year battle with authority like a badge of honor. Somehow, their irresistible push and pull has generated some of the greatest music of the rock era. And their conflicts have generally remained behind closed doors. Oh, we might have heard grumblings here and there (like in the â80s when Jagger decided to embark on a soloÂ career). But by and large, the details of their grievances were kept to themselvesâ¦until this year, when Keith Richards aired his laundry in a bracingly forthright autobiography,Â Life. In that book, Richards takes swipes at his longtime partner that are both personal (some exceedingly) and professional. For his part, Jagger has retained his dignity and not addressed the barbs â until now.
In an interview published by theÂ New York Timesâ Tmagazine this weekend, Jagger sideswiped Richardsâ memoirs, saying, âPersonally, I think itâs really quite tedious raking over the past. Mostly, people only do it for the money.â
When asked if he would ever write his own account of the bandâs long and sordid history, Jagger retorted, âYou donât want to end up like some old footballer in a pub, talking about how he made the cross in the cup final in 1964.â
Though he maintains the same carefully managed faÃ§ade that has made him one of the most compelling artists of the past century, Jagger let down his guard just a bit to reveal a certain sensitivity, perhaps rubbed raw by Richardsâ words.
âPublic people put a lot of energy into what people think about them. Everyone does. I donât care what they say. Everyone cares about it. You always want to control your image. I mean, you obviously canât control it 100 percent. But if youâre a famous person, you obviously have a public personality that you try . . . that you want to project.â
With tall drug tales and revelation about Mick Jaggerâs personal affairs done and dusted,Â Music-news.comisÂ getting to the serious issues in Keith Richardsâ new book,Â Life. In the autobiography, the Rolling Stone says his favorite meal is bangers and mash, and he has chosen to share his recipe with the world.
âIâve been cooking bangers all my life and I only just found out from this lady on TV that you have to put the bangers in a cold pan. No preheating. Preheating agitates them, thatâs why theyâre called bangers,â he writes. âVery slowly, start them off cold. And then just be prepared to have a drink and wait.â
Keith Richards recipe for bangers and mash (fromLife):
1. First off, find a butcher who makes the sausages fresh.
2. Fry up a mixture of onions and bacon and seasoning.
3. Get the spuds on the boil with a dash of vinegar, some chopped onions and salt (seasoning to taste). Chuck in some peas with the spuds. (Throw in some chopped carrots too, if you like). Now weâre talking.
4. Now you have the choice of grilling or broiling your bangers or frying. Throw them on a low heat with the simmering bacon and onions (or in a cold pan, as the TV lady said, and add the onion and bacon in a bit) and let the f-----s rock gently, turning every few minutes.
5. Mash yer spuds and whatever.
6. Bangers are now fat free (as possible).
7. Gravy if desired.
8. HP sauce.
By Andrew Vaughan
A spokesman for The Rolling Stones has denied that the band has plans to tour or record in 2011, contrary to Keith Richardsâ recentÂ comments.
The Guardian reports that, after Keith Richards toldBBC6Music that the band were ready to tour next year, an official statement from the bandâs press office said instead: âThere are no concrete plans for The Rolling Stones to tour. The same applies to rumors that they are going into the studio soon to record a new album.â
Speaking at the book launch of his new memoir,Â Life, Richards had toldÂ BBC6Music: âAfter these many years working together, we have a lot of unfinished stuff to work on that we had to leave off the last album. And knowing Mick, as I do, heâs a very prolific writer. I have ideas and weâll put them together in December or January. Weâre looking forward to working.â
By Bryan Wawzenek
Keith Richards toldÂ Rolling Stone that Mick Jagger has read Richardsâ new autobiography,Â Life. So what was the singerâs reaction?
âHe was a bit peeved about this and that,â Richards said. âMick and I are still great friends and still want to work together.â The legendary guitarist said that he and Jagger spoke over the summer about getting The Rolling Stones up and going in 2011.
Rolling Stone magazine wrote thatÂ Life includes two stories â one of Richardsâ music and survival, and one about his decades-long artistic partnership (and struggle) with Jagger. âI had a feeling Mick would have no problem with the truth,â Richards said. âNo doubt I was as infuriating to him as he can be to me.â
Life will be released on October 26.
By:Â Peter Hodgson
Legendary drummer Charlie Watts says The Rolling Stones will consider hitting the road again for another world tour eventually â when they get bored enough.
On the eve of the release of the release ofÂ Ladies & Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones on DVD and Blu-ray, Watts toldÂ Billboard the band has entertained tentative thoughts about its next tour for quite a while. âWell, itâs always been ânext yearâ â itâs been like that for two years,â Watts said. âWeâll go on the road when Keithâs bored, when his bookâs out of the way and heâs bored, and Ronnie [Woodâs] bored. At the moment, theyâre both not bored. Bored enough, I mean. So I think that will happen. How long and how we do it will be another thing. It takes a lot of thought, an awful lot, and it usually takes a lot of time.â
Watts said he hadn't read what Keith had to say about him in his upcoming tell-all autobiography. âNo. I hope heâs said nice things about everyone, but itâs his take on it,â Watts said. âItâs not meant for me, itâs meant for other people to read it. I know Keith, I love him, and heâs whatever he is to me. But I hope itâs all right for him â it sells and all that. Heâs been writing this thing since the middle of the last tour.â
As previously reported, Richardsâ book,Â Life, is due out on October 26.
By Bryan Wawzenek
As Gibson.comÂ previously reported, Rolling Stones guitarist and rock legend Keith Richards has been working on an autobiography. Now that book has a name and release date. Life will be available in stores and through online retailers on October 26.
According to a press release from publisher Little, Brown & Company, the book will cover Richardsâ entire career: âThe man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stonesâ first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in âJumping Jack Flashâ andÂ âHonky Tonk Women.â Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Bitter estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.â
âKeefâ wrote the book with author James Fox, who had an international best-seller withÂ White Mischief. Richards and Fox have known each other since the latter was a writer for theÂ Sunday Times in the late â70s.
According to the press release, âWith his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.â
The week of the bookâs release, Richards is scheduled to speak and do a signing at the New York City Libraryâs main branch in Manhattan.
Woodsquawk is already under way, and all of our porta potties are clogged, just two hours into the festival. Not sure what has caused this, although were thinking it was a bad reaction to our prune bran coffee muffins. Sorry, we're also out of Pepto. Maybe next year.
In case you missed it, most of the Sacramento Kings dancers are featured and interviewed individually in the latest issue of Maxim Magazine.
It's not quite like those pictures that were leaked from that party a couple of years ago (I wouldn't dare link to that here), but it's good reading material nonetheless...and by reading I mean drooling and doing hits of oxygen. Go here for more.
These pictures are from my yard in Auburn this morning, where we woke up to 6-7 inchesÂ of snow. They are expecting 6-10 inches more today, at least in our area. It's like Colorado up here, with schools closed, and people in 4X4's skidding out,Â BUT it's beautiful. Take a look below. Â
Southwest is having a special that is almost too good to ignore right now. For the next couple of days, they are practically giving away flights. Some are as cheap as $25 one way. If you go past 350 miles they go up to $50, etc. Their website has been bogged down for most of the day, but if you can get in, you could save a fortune.
KCRA 3 anchorman Walt Gray is a buddy of mine and Eagle Assistant Program Director Brian Lopez. If you could only hear some of the completely inappropriate remarks we make about people. Usually sports figures, sometimes at each other. It's guy talk. I know, we're stupid.
Brian and I moonlight on our sister station ESPN 1320, and Walt frequently calls in to call our opinions insane, whether he actually believes it or not.
We thought we would exact revenge by feeding Walt a really bad breakfast and making him come down to our 700 degree video room. We talk about many things. Enjoy.
If you didn't have a chance to go to our 5th Annual Biker Bash on Sunday, then you missed out. 5 bands for 5 bucks and food that was so good, we ran out!
Watch the video below of just some of the action.
This story is getting a lot of coverage, and rightfully so.
This guy in the picture was shopping at an Atlanta, Georgia Walmart. Nearby was a woman with her two year old child who was crying.
The man above, 61 year old Roger Stephens said to the motherÂ allegedly, "If you don't shut the baby up, I will shut her up for you."
A few moments later, Stephens allegedly grabbed the girl and slapped her four times, then told the mother, "See, I told you I would shut her up."
Stephens was arrested andÂ charged with cruelty with children in the first degree, which is a felony. He is being held without bond. Unbelievable.
Well kids, if Tiger Woods farts, people want to know about it, literally.
This is one of the most watched videos of the day believe it or not. It takes that little for America to be entertained.
Supposedly this is Tiger (maybe it's his caddie) on video on the 18th hole, with fans all around listening to the champion do his business.
This is what has made TMZ a household name.
The question is will this be in the Sportscenter Top Plays Tonight.
Today is National Tequila Day, which means Sammy Hagar is instantly $3 million richer. While you're at it, go out tonight, and I guarantee you hear the song "Tequila" by The Champs.
Made from the Agave plant, Tequila was first introduced around the 1650âs and has solidified itself as a premier liquor, as sales have increased dramatically over the past few years. There you go. There's my intellectual side. Have fun in case you decide to have a margarita or two tonight, and of course...drink responsibly.
President Obama kills a fly on CNBC during an interview at the White House the other day, and I jokingly said to a friend, "Just wait...PETA will be all over that." I was joking, but they delivered.
Yes, you guessed it..despite his record for animal rights, killing a fly on national television was the worst thing you could ever imagine. I guess it could be worse right?
Watch the bloodshed spew forth in the horrific killing video below.
Well,Â as smart as President Obama is, even he can make aÂ dumb mistake. From where I'm sitting it was pretty innocent, and there was no ill will intended. However, I can see where some could take his special Olympics comment as it pertained to his bowling skills, to be offensive.
In fact, two hours before it even aired on last night's Tonight Show, they were already apologizing to the press on Air Force One. Now, this morning, Obama made what is being called a heartfelt apology, even inviting the less fortunate down for a game of basketball or bowling at a future date.
Is it muchÂ made about nothing? In case you missed it, watch the video of what he said below.