Shirtless Kris Kristofferson building his muscles on the heavy bag
Rhodes Scholar, award winning, and all around talented guy, Kristoffer Kristian Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, TX. Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down was on his first album and was originally recorded by Ray Stevens. Others who have recorded it are Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. He wrote Me and Bobby McGee specifically for Janis Joplin and, although she did record it so did several other music artists. Help Me Make It Through The Night. For the Good Times, I Won’t Mention It Again, and Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends, are just a few of the songs written by Kristofferson.
He also acted in dozens of films. His debut film was The Last Movie. Others were Convoy, A Star Is Born with Barbara Streisand, Semi-Tough with Burt Reynolds, No Place to Hide with Drew Barrymore, Payback starring Mel Gibson, and Blade co-starring Wesley Snipes. Kristofferson and Val Kilmer will co-star in the film Provinces of Night which will be released sometime in2010. Kristofferson has recorded more than twenty albums. The latest one Closer To The Bone was released in September of 2009.
Kris Kristofferson once said, “The number-one rule of the road is never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule, and you will be sorry.”
The Boss is losing his shirt
Bruce Springsteen was born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen in Long Branch, NJ and is a world famous and well loved musician. His breakthrough album, Born to Run was a critical and commercial success. His second successful album, Born in the U. S. A. sold 15 million copies in the U. S. alone. The album produced 7 top ten singles and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Springsteen has won many awards for his music. Among them are: an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Streets of Philadelphia, an Emmy Award for the HBO special Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in New York City, and 19 Grammy Awards. He has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The song Born To Run was named “the unofficial youth anthem of New Jersey” by the New Jersey state legislature. Springsteen considered this ironic in view of the fact that the song is about leaving New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen says, “When I was growing up there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.” Bet that’s changed now!
Bret Michaels showing off his blond locks, tattoos his six pack
Bret Michael Sychak, lead singer of metal band Poison, was born in Butler, PA. Poison and bands like it were called glam metal or hair metal because of the penchant of band members to have their long hair in a backcombed style. Poison was one of the 80’s biggest metal bands in the world having several multi-million selling albums including Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say…Ahh!, Power to the People and Poison’d!. Michaels also released five solo albums: A Letter from Death Row, Ballads, Blues & Stories, Songs of Life, Freedom of Sound and Rock My World. He was featured on the reality show Rock of Love for three seasons. Twenty-five girls competed for a chance to spend time with Michaels on a “date”
Together with actor Charlie Sheen, Bret Michaels established a film production company called Sheen/Michaels Entertainmant. The company produced the movies A Letter from Death Row, No Code of Conduct, which starred Sheen, Free Money starring Marlon Brando and Mira Sorvino and a surfer movie call In God’s Hands.
Sexy shirtless Tom Jones Poolside
Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh born singer whose recordings have sold over one million copies. His debut song was Chills and Fever followed six months later by his signature song It’s Not Unusual. His most successful single was Green, Green Grass of Home. Other hits include Help Yourself, Delilah, Without Love, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again and She’s a Lady Jones was the first male singer to perform an opening credits song in a James Bond movie. The song was Thunderball.
Tom Jones also had his own television variety shows: This Is Tom Jones and The Tom Jones Show, and was awarded Knighthood in 2006 for his service to music.
So, What’s New Pussycat?
Body builder, Mickey Hargitay, won the Mr. Universe title in 1955. He married to one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols Jayne Mansfield. Mansfield insisted that he be cast in her film Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. The appeared in three more films together: The Loves of Hercules, Promises! Promises!, and L’Amore Primitivo. He appeared without Mansfield in the 1965 film Bloody Pit of Horror. Hargitay’s last acting appearance was in a 2003 episode of Law & Order: SVU.
Axl Rose, the lead singer and only original member of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, has been named one of the all time greatest singers by Rolling Stone Magazine and NME. In 2012, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Because of differences with the original members, Rose refused to attend the ceremony stating he doesn’t want to appear anywhere he is “not wanted or respected”. This didn’t appear to affect the other original members, Slash, Duff, and Steve Adler from attending. They replaced Rose with new singer Myles Kennedy.
Fabian began his singing career in the early 50s. After several appearances on American Bandstand, he became a national teen idol. Several of his singles made the Billboard 100 including I’m a Man, Hound- Dog Man, Turn Me Loose, and About This Thing Called Love. Tiger was his biggest hit and rose to #3 on the US charts. His film career began in 1959 with Hound-Dog Man and included Five Weeks in a Balloon, Ten Little Indians, North To Alaska, The Longest Day, and Ride the Wild Surf.
Currently, Fabian is involved with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.
Multi-talented singer/song writer/actor Kris Kristofferson just keeps on goin’. Known not only for songs like Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through The Night, For the Good Times, and Sunday Mornin’, he has also had an extensive film career working with stars like Ali McGraw in Convoy, Jan Michael-Vincent in Vigilante Force, Burt Reynolds in Semi- Tough, Barbara Streisand in A Star Is Born, Steven Segal in Fire Down Below, and dozens more. Kristofferson will be co-starring with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in Joyful Noise due to be released January 13, 2012.
Bring up the name Freddie Mercury and the band Queen and songs like Somebody To Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Like Love, and We Are The Champions come to mind. Mercury, lead singer for Queen, wrote those songs and many more.
Axl Rose, lead vocalist of the hard rock bank Guns N’ Roses, made the #11 spot in Hit Parader‘s Top Male Vocalists of All Time, #64 of Rolling Stone‘s Greatest Singers of All Time, #4 in Roadrunner’s Best Frontmen in Metal History, and, in 2010, #1 greatest lead singer of all time by Musicradar. Many of his songs, such as Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, and Nightrain, have been used in the soundtrack of films. Although the band is still performing, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member.