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Classic Rock Quiz - August 20th

Who Am I? Before I made it big I was in the Band of Joy. Lately you may have heard I've been playing around with country music. Today is my birthday, in all my 62 years I've had good times and bad times...but I ramble on. Who am I? Answer: Robert Plant

Back to School Thought of the Day

Our Kids return to school this week, and a lot of parents will send them off with backpacks stuffed full with more than pencils, paper, and glue sticks.

JOIN ME AND WIMZ AND "POWER DOWN" TO SUPPORT VETERANS

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County residents are asked to support the environment and veterans by taking part in Power It Down Day on August 27.

The idea is to save money by turning off your computer, monitor, printer, etc. when you leave work that Friday. In turn, the project organizers will make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Do-it-yourself solar power for your home. Wonder how many of these it would take to run the radio station?

I GOTTA GET SOME OF THESE !!! By Cody McCloy, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS System plugs directly into electrical outlet Doesn't require professional installation System should pay for itself in 4 years (CNN) -- Imagine outfitting your house with small, affordable solar panels that plug into a socket and pump power into your electrical system instead of taking it out.

Jay Mac is Having a Baby Mac!

Yes Folks a rock baby should be here around Christmas, and the Sonogram says it is a GIRL! I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been sending their love in emails, text messages, facebook & myspace messages, & phone calls. This Little Rock Star will be very much loved by all of the friends & family of WIMZ.

Elvis Died 33 Years Ago Today-Elvis Trivia

Q: The first time Elvis appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, actor Charles Laughton stood in for Sullivan as host. Why? A: Sullivan was recuperating from a car accident.

Q: Child actresses Susan Olson (Cindy on The Brady Bunch) and Anissa Jones (Buffy on Family Affair) each had a small role in which Elvis movie? A: The Trouble With Girls.

Q: In 1975, a singer just into his own early days of fame climbed over the fence at Graceland in hopes of meeting Elvis. Elvis wasn't home, and security politely escorted the singer off the grounds. Who was it? A: Bruce Springsteen

The Latest on Steven Tyler and American Idol

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is talking about whether he's going to become a judge on American Idol. Recently he said, "I'm doing it," but in a new TMZ video Tyler doesn't seem so sure, telling paparazzi, "I don't know, is that the rumor you heard? You know, I don't know, they haven't called me yet. They've got to lay out the bread for me!" Here is the video: http://tinyurl.com/3ajhpe2

Classic Rock Quiz - August 13

In 1984 Robert Plant released an EP of big band type tunes including the songs Sea of Love and Good Rockin' at Midnight. Also in this group were Nile Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. What was the name of this group?

Answer: The Honeydrippers.

The Honeydrippers (Page, Plant) - 1984 - Volume On

Kiss has Record McCartney's Venus and Mars

I'm having a hard time picturing KISS doing this...Kiss has recorded a cover version of "Venus And Mars" for an upcoming Paul McCartney tribute album. It's the title track from the 1975 Wings release. Not familiar with the tune? Here it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfKugneK5ao

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