Powerboats Coming This Weekend for Jacksonville Grand Prix

10 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park, powerboats will race on the St Johns River for the 2018 P1 Jacksonville Grand Prix.  Seven powerboats will be racing along the St. Johns River for the 5th year, averaging 70 miles per hour.

Jacksonville is a great venue for boat racing due to easy spectating from the shore, but recent storm’s and hurricane’s that caused debris raises some issues. Crew members have been wokring to make sure the course is clear, and safe to race.

There will also be day of safety precautions, including a helicopter to not only look out for debris, but also for marine mammal observation.

More on the Race Here!

Buddy Guy Set To Release Album with Special Guests

Buddy Guy had Mick Jagger and Keith Richards swing by the recording studio to be a part of his new, upcoming album The Blues Is Alive and Well. Jagger and Richards are not featured on the same track with Guy, but each on their own track with the Blues Legend. Guy will also be on David Lettermans My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix, tomorrow!

More Here!

Hall and Oates Release New Song!

Hall and Oates have collaborated with Train to produce their new upbeat song “Philly Forget Me Not”. The song has been released ahead of their co-headlining summer tour this year, and it is Hall and Oates first new song since 2002!

Hall has said that the song “pretty much describes my feelings about Philly, my music home.” Oates chimed in “It will be cool to play a new song on this upcoming tour with Train.”

As for Monahan, lead singer of Train, being able to co-headline a tour with Hall and Oates this summer, well, “It’s a lifelong dream Train couldn’t be more excited – listening to them and playing alongside them on tour each night is going to be incredible.” said Monahan.

Their tour starts this year on May 1st, and concludes August 11th in Seattle. No Jacksonville show scheduled, but there will be one in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando.

Krieger and Densmore to Join Dan Rather Tonight!

Tonight at 9 pm on AXS TV, Robby Krieger and John Densmore will join Dan Rather on The Big Interview. The interview will discuss how the surviving band members felt watching the opening scene of Apocalypse Now, which featured their song “The End”.

In the sneak peek they also explain to Rather what made them different from other bands during the “Flower Power” era, pointing out their tendency to talk about darker things.

Check out the sneak peek below and don’t miss the full interview tonight!

Sneak Peek: The Big Interview with Robby Krieger and John Densmore

Florida Senate Approves Bill For DayLight Saving Time Year Round

In a vote that took less than a minute, with a vote of 33-2, the senate has passed the Sunshine Protection Act and it is now being sent to Governor Rick Scott. If Scott signs it, Congress will have to amend current existing federal law to allow the change.

Right now the only 2 states that don’t observe Daylight Saving are Arizona, and Hawaii. The bill will also make it so all of Florida will be in one time zone, rather than having Northwest Florida be in central time. If passed, come winter while the rest of the east coat set their clocks back one hour, Florida will keep the time the same for more sunshine in the evening.

Watching the ball drop on New Years Eve would happen at 1 a.m local time, but it’s alright because in Florida it’s always Sunny!

Keith Richards Apologizes to Mick Jagger For Joke

Mick Jagger’s 8th child was born in December 2016 (first with current girlfriend). In a story published on Wednesday, Keith Richards said “It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!”

Since the story has published Richards has taken to twitter for his public apology tweeting : “I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologized to him in person”.

The recent comments haven’t stopped the Stones from touring as they just announced an 11 show European leg of their No Filter Tour. Richards has also promised that a new album will be out, maybe not soon, but eventually.

The Doors To Release New CD/DVD Special

The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in England was “a little chaotic” in the words of Robby Krieger. It was the doors third to last concert, in the midst of Jim Morrisons trial for indecent exposure down in Miami.

It was a different type of show for The Doors, Jim wasn’t as animated as usual, the lighting was dark at Jim’s request since he wasn’t in the greatest of moods, and at the overweight with a beard point of his career. However, the show still sounded great, and the rest of the band thrived during the lenghtier instrumental jams.

The CD DVD set will be released on February 23rd.

More Here.