Mmm…. Tastes Just Like Rock N’ Roll

Classic rock fans can now pour themselves a bit of Pink Floyd or Rolling Stones.

Wines That Rock has announced the first three of its rock-themed wines: Forty Licks Merlot, Dark Side Of The Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, and Woodstock Chardonnay.

Each feature iconic art work on the labels.

The wines are made through California winemaker Mendocino Wine Company, which prides itself on earth-friendly production.

A three-pack sells for about $50 at www.wines-that-rock.com. The wines will be sold in stores beginning next year.

Other rock-themed wines are in the works.

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The Who to Perform at Next Year’s Super Bowl

The Who will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl this season.

The NFL announced during Thursday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that the longtime rock band known for classic hits such as “Pinball Wizard” and “Baba O’Riley” will play Feb. 7 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Driven by singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend, the band’s two remaining original members, The Who gained fame in the mid-1960s and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Recent halftime acts at the Super Bowl have included Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince and the Rolling Stones.

The Super Bowl halftime show is sponsored by Bridgestone.

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What Twitter Taught Me About Real Life

In a nutshell a lot. I don’t know how Twitter’s unofficial guidelines started, but they all are part of the greater good. 

For instance, thanking someone when they forward your funny/inspirational/thought provoking tweet. Thanks @kellene23 for the retweet! It makes you smile. 

Or how about when someone responds with an answer to your nagging question. It’s great to know someone out there took time out of their busy day to help you find the nearest Kahlua latte on sale!

 I’m still somewhat new to this Twittersphere but I’m gathering it’s a smaller version of a peaceful and respectful world where everyone has an equal share of opinions. Doesn’t mean you need to agree with them; they just also have the right to speak their mind.

 No one put a gun to my head and said ‘you need to thank this person.’ It’s just the right thing to do. Just like how most of us were brought up.   

I haven’t had any really bad responses on my site yet, but I firmly believe they’re out there.  

So in a bizarre way I guess that means I’m thankful for Twitter this Thanksgiving. I never thought I’d ever say that, but now I’m a believer.

Fox Releases January Return Dates for ‘Idol,’ ‘24’

Fox network is unveiling big plans for January.

They include bringing back “American Idol” with a two-night season premiere Jan. 12 and 13.

Then the network starts the clock ticking for a new season of its suspense drama “24” with a two-night, four-hour event airing Jan. 17 and 18.

Before all that, Fox honors “The Simpsons” on Jan. 10.

The night starts with the 450th episode of the animated series. Bart and his pal Milhouse try to kelp kids’ show host Krusty the Clown regain his popularity after network executives force him to hire a female sidekick. That episode will be followed by a one-hour retrospective documentary, “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special.”

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Taylor Swift Wins 5 American Music Awards, Jackson Wins 4

Country’s teen queen Taylor Swift is the winner of five American Music Awards, including artist of the year.

Late king of pop Michael Jackson got four trophies during the 37th AMA show at downtown’s LA Live.

The 19-year-old Swift was in London for her Wembley Arena concert tonight and she accepted three of her awards via satellite.

Swift was also named favorite female pop/rock and country artist and favorite adult-contemporary artist. Her album, “Fearless,” won favorite country album.

Jackson’s trophies were accepted by his brother Jermaine, who paid tribute to his late brother by wearing a glittery white glove.

Jackson was voted favorite male artist in the pop/rock and soul/R&B categories. His 2003 greatest-hits album, “Number Ones,” also won favorite album in both categories, bringing his career AMA total to 23, making him the most honored artist in AMA history.

Meanwhile, Adam Lambert has no day-after regrets about his eye-popping performance on the American Music Awards last night.

Lambert writes on his Twitter page, “All hail freedom of expression and artistic integrity.” Lambert’s performance involved shoving a man’s head into his crotch and making out with a male keyboardist.

ABC says it’s gotten 1,500 complaints about Lambert.

His CD, “For Your Entertainment,” is out today.

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American Music Awards Will Highlight Jacksons, Idol

The American Music Awards will be heavy on the Jacksons and heavy on “American Idol.”

Janet Jackson has a greatest-hits album out and will do an eight-minute medley of her hits to open the show.

Michael Jackson is up for five awards, including artist of the year. His biggest competition includes Taylor Swift, with six nominations, and Eminem, with four.

As for “American Idol,” the list of performers includes Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert.

Other performers include Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Green Day, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston and Rihanna.

The American Music Awards will be given out Sunday in Los Angeles and shown on ABC.

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Oprah Picks Date for Final Show

What are you doing September 9, 2011? A lot of people probably will be watching the final edition of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Winfrey has chosen September 9, 2011 because it’s 25 years to the day she started.

It was a battle for her to hold back tears as she told her audience that “25 years feels right in my bones and feels right in my spirit.”

Winfrey says she could never have imagined “the yellow brick road of blessings” that she’s received over the years.

Winfrey’s early years in broadcasting were in Nashville and Baltimore. In 1984, she then moved to Chicago to host WLS-TV’s morning talk show “A.M. Chicago.” That show was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1985.

A year later, Winfrey established Harpo Productions by spelling her name backwards. 1986 also was the year her talk show went into syndication.

She’s done OK with this TV venture. Earlier this year, Forbes put Winfrey’s net worth at $2.7 billion

She plans to start up her own cable network and perhaps start another talk show.

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