I wanted to let everybody know about a cool little television show called "Celebrity Bucket List". Well, this Saturday, at 8:30 AM Pacific Time, on the Lifetime Channel I will be the subject of the show and will have one of my bucket list items come true. Now as a member of REO I have fulfilled my bucket list on a number of occasions...selling out Madison Square Garden, having number one records, etc. Other guests on the show have parachuted, piloted jets, driven race cars, all cool stuff indeed. The particular item which I chose for "Celebrity Bucket List" is one that you would never guess, but it turned out to be a ton of fun and extremely rewarding for me personally.
So if you want to see me singing, making a fool of myself, and having an amazing romantic moment, you can either tune in or set your DVR to the Lifetime Channel, this Saturday morning at 8:30. Rock on, kc PS. Just had a thought. You know how Jimmy Buffet's people call themselves Carrot Heads? What do you all think of the nickname "Wagon Ears", or "Wagonears". I think we need a good nickname for our our true loyal fans. Then instead of opening these notes with "Hi friends", I could say something like "Yo Wagon Ears", or "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your Wagon Ears". Just a thought...not necessarily a smart one, but a thought nevertheless...
Check out this Behind the Scenes clip of our upcoming show with REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin! Be sure to tune in this Saturday at 8:30a ET/PT, 7:30a CT to see him in this special Valentine's Day episode.
For more information and The Back Stories of the making of The Celebrity Bucket List episode with me and my family go to https://www.facebook.com/TheCelebrityBucketList and like the story on my family.
Join us as we take Kevin Cronin to check off one of his bucket list items! Airs Saturday mornings at 8:30a ET/PT and 7:30a CT on Lifetime.
Legendary rockers Chicago and REO Speedwagon will be playing Gexa Energy Pavilion on Sunday August 31st and we've got your free tickets to this epic show.
Just head on over to the KOOL FM Facebook page, "LIKE" the picture of the concert tickets then "SHARE"it with your friends and you'll be entered to win a pair of these tickets. We've got a ton of tickets, so that means we'll have lots of winners.
If you haven't liked our Facebook page, then you really should do that first. That way you can get in on all the KOOL contests we have.
We'll announce our many winners on February 21st.
Read More: Win Tickets to See Chicago and REO Speedwagon in Dallas
Neal Doughty gets the blame for REO Speedwagon. While at the University of Illinois, he joined a band with his co-founder, drummer Alan Gratzer that needed a name. "One day we decided to advertise in the campus paper to see if anyone would hire us," says Doughty, "So we needed a name fast. The very next day I walked into an engineering class and saw 'REO Speedwagon' written on the board in giant letters. It was a milestone in the history of transportation: a high-speed, heavy-duty truck. I told the guys that night and they all loved it. It was the only name we ever considered."
As it turned out, people wanted to hear REO and they were hired to perform on-campus, as entertainment for the party...and a food fight!. Neal recalls, "It was a frat house that had invited a sorority over for a dinner. We walked in and saw heavy paper covering all the walls. We kinda thought something was up, but it was too late. The evening ended with mashed potatoes everywhere. Alan spent the next whole day cleaning them off the drums. But we made forty dollars." From those humble beginnings, REO Speedwagon eventually became a household name, yet massive success eluded them for over a decade.
REO has recently released Live at the Moondance Jam, which features all of the band’s biggest hits recorded at America's premier classic rock festival, The Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota. In the interview that follows, Doughty speaks openly about the Moondance Magic, as well as the bands past, present and future.
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