News A Palooza 8/4/17

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Apparently when a surgeon cuts into a body, he or she wants to rock.

That's the finding from Spotify and the healthcare app Figure 1, who did a study that says 90 percent of surgeons like to hear music when they operate -- and that the majority of them want to hear rock.

The number-one song on the list? Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane," followed by Guns n' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine." The rest of the Top 10 rock songs played during operations includes tracks from The Rolling Stones, The Doors and Queen.

Here's the Top 10:

Scorpions - "Rock You Like a Hurricane"

Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child O’ Mine"

Ted Nugent - "Just What the Doctor Ordered"

The Doors - "Break on Through (To the Other Side)"

The Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"

Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"

Queen - "We Will Rock You"

AC/DC - "Back in Black"

Eric Clapton - "Cocaine"

Jimi Hendrix - "The Wind Cries Mary"


After releasing the first track from his upcoming archives album Hitchhiker on Friday, Neil Younghas relaunched his archives website.

It was first launched in 2009 as a online companion to the massive Archives Volume 1 set. Young writes in a note on the site that on this new version, "every single, recorded track or album I have produced is represented," and that it can all be streamed through his new Xstream Music service.

Young says you'll be able to "view all albums currently released and see albums still unreleased and in production just by using the controls to zoom through the years. Unreleased album art is simply penciled in so you can where unreleased albums will appear on the timeline, once they are completed."

And just like the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Archives Volume 1, each song and album on the site will be in a "Filing Cabinet" that will have an always-updating "Info Card" with song info, press clippings, videos, photographs and more.


What do Jon Bon Jovi, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and New Jersey governor Chris Christie have in common? One crazy story that dates back three years.

Back in December, Carney appeared on Vice News Tonight and said that Bon Jovi once used him to avoid talking to Christie. Carney was at a birthday party for Howard Stern in 2014, and “Chris Christie was in the room and Jon Bon Jovi came over and started talking to me, like really intensely. I was like, ‘Wow, why does Jon Bon Jovi want to talk to me?’ Then I realized it was just because he didn’t want to talk to Chris Christie.”

Somehow, eight months later, the New York Post's Page Six picked the story up and ran with it. A rep for Christie tells the Post, “The governor and first lady are personal friends with Jon and Dorothea. The story is completely ridiculous."

It seems that Carney might have been exaggerating to make the story funnier. Bon Jovi donated $1 million to Mary Pat Christie’s Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, worked with Chris Christie to get the town of Sayreville rezoned in the hurricane’s aftermath in 2013, and has allowed Christie to use his music at campaign stops.


Billy Gibbons says ZZ Top have started working on songs for a new album.

Gibbons tells the U.K.'s Express newspaper, "We’ve actually started tracking the process in the midst of the ongoing marathon touring. The sound we have in mind is getting nailed down, and I must say [bassist] Dusty [Hill's]s singing is more brilliant than ever. These new cuts are very much loud."

The last studio album from the trio was 2012's La Futura

Even though it seems extremely unlikely it will ever happen, people are still asking Sammy Hagar about his idea for a Van Halen tour with both himself and David Lee Roth singing.

Maxim asked Hagar if he'd been approached about such a tour and he said, "First of all, I have not been approached. Secondly, it was my idea to have Dave and I go out on tour, so if everyone was happy and behind the idea a hundred percent -- no egos, no grudges -- then, of course, I would be into it...but only with Michael Anthony on bass. That's what the fans want, and I know we could give them one of the greatest rock setlists of all time."

Hagar added that time is running out to execute such a crazy idea. "We're in a fortunate place with the band because all of the original guys are still here. We could reunite -- singing and playing the way it should be. It couldn't get any better than that. But we'll see."


Show Biz Buzzzzz...

Sean Spicer has passed on Dancing With the Stars. TMZ says the former White House Press Secretary was flattered by the opportunity, but declined because he believes he'll have an "overwhelming number of commitments in the fall."

Sylvester Stallone will guest star on the second season of This Is Us. He'll play one of Justin Hartley’s co-stars in his new film within the series.

It hasn't even aired yet, but the revival of Will & Grace has already been renewed for a second season. Also, the first season has been extended from 12 episodes to 16. It debuts this fall.

British actor Robert Hardy, who played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies and starred on the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, has died. He was 91.

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