YouTube channel JoBlo Movie Theatres got Matthew Modine (Pvt. J.T. “Joker” Davis), Vincent D’Onofrio (Pvt. Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence) and Leon Vitali (assistant to director Stanley Kubrick) for an interview. Full Metal Jacket hit the theatres on June 26, 1987. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, but didn’t win either or. Instead, the movie won smaller accolades but would later become a critical favorite. In JoBlo’s interview, the three mainly discuss working with Stanley Kubrick. D’Onofrio talked a little about the infamous bathroom scene. Besides that aforementioned scene, the three didn’t talk much of R.Lee Emery’s role in the movie.
R.Lee Emery had served in the United States Marine Corps from 1961 to 1972. He would serve three years as a Drill Instructor and would later go to Vietnam in 1968. Emery would later be discharged in 1972 due to non-war injuries he sustained during his time with the Marines. He would later go to acting, he had a small role in 1979’s Apocalypse Now, as well as being a Technical Advisor. With Full Metal Jacket, Kubrick intended to have Emery as a Technical Advisor, but after watching a tape of Emery playing a Drill Instructor, Kubrick gave Emery the role as Gunnery Sargent Hartman.
Full Metal Jacket was produced in England. The Bassingbourn Barracks were the barracks being used in for the movie. British Army recruits based in Bassingbourn were used as extras. Bassingbourn had been closed by the British Ministry of Defense in 2014. However, there is some talk about a re-opening.
Yes, this was on May 17th 2017 and I’m 2 months and 2 days late. Sorry! Something bad happened in Detroit that day, the death of Chris Cornell. We spent the next day talking about Chris Cornell and would later forget about uploading the pics for this concert. So here you go.
It’s sad to say that we lost one of 90s superstars Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave. He was also known for Temple of the Dog, the band had reformed and toured last year. Cornell did a show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theater on May 17th and would return to his hotel room where he had supposedly committed suicide.
Here is a short video of his last show at the Fox Theater.
It’s hits close to home due to Detroit being my hometown and also, I was at the Joe Louis Arena at the same time as Soundgarden’s last performance with Chris Cornell, only I saw Tears for Fears and Hall and Oates. Today’s article was going to be all about that and the poor cellphone pics I would be uploading.
Another strange thing about the death of Chris, at my primary job on Wednesday night, I was thinking about the song Black Hole Sun and how goofy that video is. Was my brain trying to tell me something?
Not a good day for us folks who grew up on Grunge.
It sucks that I have to go to that Temple of the Dog page and re-edit the page to add that Chris Cornell died. Ugh…
The guitarist and leader of the J.Geils band John Geils has passed away. The J.Geils band is known for their slew of hits in the 70s and early 80s. The band’s Freeze-Frame album in 1981 hit #1 in the Billboard charts and saw “Centerfold” and the album’s title track saw heavy airplay on MTV.
John Geils was found dead in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. The local police department stated he likely died on natural causes.
Some news first from Tool, but it looks like a April Fools joke. Tool has been involved with quite a few April Fools jokes from one stating three of the band members were killed to Maynard becoming a Born-Again Christian. Or this in 2015:
Boy, that’s annoying.
Anyways, there was some speculation that Tool was replacing Maynard with Sammy Hagar. Here’s an article from Loudwire on April Fool’s Day and one from Consequence Of Sound.
Tango in the Night
Now we make a long jump to Fleetwood Mac and yes, we here at 80s and 90s are a little obsessive with Fleetwood Mac. Despite my disagreements with Salon.com, they do have a long read from the engineer of the album Greg Droman. As one would know, Tango in the Night took a long 18-months to make. A few songs intended to be a Lindsey Buckingham solo album made it on the record. Also a worthy addition was Stevie Nicks’ contribution to the album just before the completion.
While we wait for the release of Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night 30th anniversary album, earlier last week we heard from Stevie Nicks on her thoughts of a new Fleetwood Mac album. The singer who has been outspoken about the Napster issue in 1999-2000 had stated that an album is unlikely.
Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian had passed away while on the Legends of Rock Cruise. He had collapsed on stage Wednesday. Sib’s best known work was being the drummer of Boston in the 70s and also the albums Third Stage and Corporate America. Besides Boston, he would play drums for Boston alumni Barry Goudreau on his solo projects. His death comes a little after 10 years from Brad Delp’s.
In 2012, Sib would be involved in local Boston show called Scotch’s PFG-TV. His daughter Lauren has been involved with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. RIP Sib.
Sadly, 10 years ago today, we lost Brad Delp of the band Boston. If you love your classic rock station or you grew up in the 70s, you definitely heard of Boston and the iconic voice of Brad Delp. Boston was known for “More than a Feeling,” “Piece of Mind,” “Foreplay/Longtime,” “Don’t Look Back” and more. Boston would be on hiatus due to mainly legal issues after their second album and would not return until 1986 with Third Stage.
Boston’s Third Stage would return the band to #1 with “Amanda” and also three other hits. The album is notable for having mainly Delp and Tom Scholz playing on the album, and keeping the usual Boston sound.
In the 1990s, Boston would press on, but without Brad Delp in the beginning. Delp and Scholz would have their disagreements before the 90s arrived with Delp leaving Boston in the end. He would join Boston alumni Barry Goudreau to form RTZ (Return to Zero).
Delp would re-join Boston in the mid-90s for the Walk On tour and would stay with both Boston and RTZ until his death in 2007.