Friday, December 31, 2010

Video: Bobbie Wygant Interviews Cheech and Chong for "Nice Dreams"

Here's an interview with Cheech and Chong and Evelyn Guerrero from 1981. They are promoting Nice Dreams.

Bobbie Wygant Interviews Cheech and Chong for "Nice Dreams" from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Huge Sale! All Cheech and Chong Shirts $15

To thank all the farrrr out Cheech and Chong fans for another great year with another great comedy tour, all Cheech and Chong shirts are now $15.  Plus, worldwide shipping on everything on this web site is FREE.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cheech and Chong are Coming to Ontario

Cheech and Chong brings their Get It Legal tour to The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in
Windsor, ON March 12th.

Tickets start at $29 and go on sale January 8th at 12PM local time via the Ticketmaster link above.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tommy Chong to be in the Green Room

Showtime has announced that it has renewed critically acclaimed comedy series THE GREEN ROOM WITH PAUL PROVENZA to air in 2011. Some of the nation’s top comics, including Ray Romano, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, Tommy Chong, Lewis Black, Ron White, Joe Rogan, along with blockbuster comedy writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad) have signed on for the six-episode second season, which will be shot in January.

The series offers viewers a rare, fly-on-the-wall look at comic legends, raw and uncensored in a spontaneous, intimate, roundtable setting with comedian Paul Provenza (director and co-producer of The Aristocrats) serving as moderator and executive producer. Barabara Romen is also an executive producer, and Kelly Carlin, daughter of famed comedian Geroge Carlin, is joining the show this season as a producer.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Last Day for Cheech and Chong Christmas Delivery

Today is the last day to place your order for Christmas delivery.

Free worldwide shipping!  Shipping will be refunded after your order ships.
Free shirt with every order of $75 or more.
All shirts are buy one, get one.  Just put the shirt you want free in the notes during the checkout process.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Sale. Now All Shirts are Buy One, Get One

(just put which shirt and size you'd like in the notes section during the checkout process)
(shipping & handling will be refunded after your order ships)
Offer expires Monday, December 20th at 12AM New York.
(just put which shirt and size you'd like in the notes section during the checkout process)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Video: Tommy Chong Interrupts Acception Speech on Lopez Tonight

As a goof (a la Kanye West), Tommy Chong interrupted actress Anna Faris who won “Stonette of the Year” back in 2007 for her performance in Smiley Face.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Video: Cheech & Chong Interviewed at Gibson Guitar Signing

Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong sit down with Martini Beerman of at the recent Gibson Guitar signing on the Sunset Strip.

They discuss everything from their reunion, to their tour and Chong's incarceration.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Cheech Marin Makes Another Attempt at a Sitcom

In what would be be his first comedy series gig in almost 20 years, Cheech Marin is set to co-star on Fox's half-hour pilot Outnumbered.

Inspired by the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered, which is being directed by Larry Charles, revolves around one set of parents Sue (Ana Ortiz) and Pete (Cliff Chamberlain) who are often overwhelmed by their three children. Marin will play Sue's dad, who is taking a pharmacopoeia of prescription pills and believes that sometimes the kids could use a good swat. Marin's only major previous comedy series gig was his role on the Golden Girls spinoff The Golden Palace. The Nash Bridges alum recently did an arc on ABC's Lost and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez's Machete.

"Larry wrote a fantastic script," said MRC TV topper Keith Samples. "Everything fell into place; it had a karmic feel to it. Kevin loved the original and loved what Larry did with the adaptation."

An unbroadcast pilot has been made and further scripts have been written. The pilot will be broadcast, but a date has yet to be given.

Some fast facts:
Golden Girls was a horrible sitcom and a horrible failure.  It aired on CBS.
Larry Charles was set to direct the Cheech and Chong reunion film which was written by Tommy's daughters.
New Line Cinema, the film studio, scrapped the film after Tommy was arrested.
Larry Charles left the project to do Borat, a huge success.
Larry Charles wrote for Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld.
Cheech's last attempt at a sitcom was Fox TV's The Ortegas.
Fox kept postponing the show because it was terrible.  Back then, most shows on Fox were terrible so this was really terrible.
The Ortegas was originally an NBC show, but they decided they didn't want it.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Cheech and Chong eBay Auctions

We have tons of stuff for sale in our ebay auctions taking place right now.  Super discounted prices and free domestic shipping.

Free Shipping on Everything Plus a Free Shirt

Our holiday sale continues.
From now until December 20th, there's no worldwide shipping and handling on anything plus you get a free shirt with every order of $75 or more.

Just put which shirt and size you'd like in the notes section during the checkout process.  If you forget, don't worry...we'll email you for this information.
Shipping & handling will be refunded after your order ships
Offer expires Monday, December 20th at 12AM New York.

We also have ebay auctions taking place right now.  Super discounted prices and free domestic shipping.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Video: NY Post Speaks to Cheech Marin, Howard Stern and More About Quentin Tarantino Roast

Here is video of the NY Post speaking to Cheech Marin, Howard Stern and more about the Quentin Tarantino Friar's Club roast.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Video: Cheech Marin Attends Quentin Tarantino Roast

Cheech Marin, as well as some A-list celebrities such as Howard Stern, attended the Friar's Roast of Quentin Tarantino this evening at the Hilton in New York City.  There were 2,270 guest, a Friar's Club attendance record.

In this interview, Cheech says the Eli Roth and Quentin told him Cheech and Chong records and films inspired scenes in their films.

Legendary Album Cover Design Studio Unlocks Archives to Offer Works from their Amazing Portfolio to Art & Music Fans World-Wide

Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 1, 2010

In the early 1970s, no album cover design agency in the U.S. was hotter than Pacific Eye & Ear. Started in 1972 in Los Angeles by designer Ernie Cefalu after stints on Madison Avenue and with album cover designer Craig Braun, PE&E was built around a team of incredibly-talented young artists who brought the agency’s clients music packaging designs that captured the hearts and eyes of music lovers worldwide and built a portfolio of images that, to this day, are considered amongst the most-iconic of all time.

Who doesn’t remember the first time they saw Aerosmith’s Toys In The Attic, or Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies? Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath or the 3-D lenticular image on the cover of Captain Beyond? PE&E’s range of work was simply astounding and the talents of each of the associated artists (Drew Struzan, Ingrid Haenke, Bill Garland, Joe Garnett, Carl Ramsey, as well as Cefalu himself) would soon translate into their own success and/or fame after the agency disbanded 13 years later. In particular, Cefalu would go on to create greatly-admired campaigns for a wide variety of clients both in and out of the music business, while Struzan would gain world-wide attention for his theatrical posters for block-buster movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Muppets, Harry Potter and many others.

Now, for the first time in over 30 years, some of the best-known works from the PE&E archives are available for sale to music fans and art collectors worldwide as part of the Original Album Cover Art collection ( Over 250 original works of art are offered – original paintings, drawings and sketches – as well as a series of limited-edition fine art prints derived directly from the original works in this archive.

In November, 2010, PE&E/OACA released the first five items in what will be a growing portfolio of highly-desirable album cover art prints. With production overseen by Cefalu himself, these prints are produced using only the best materials in order to enhance the visual impact of each of the images. Each finished print in both the unsigned ("Standard") and artist-signed ("Signature") editions is hand-numbered and stamped with the PE&E Corporate seal to ensure authenticity. Each print is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (a work of art in itself, featuring sample images from the collection), also signed and stamped by Ernie Cefalu.

The first five prints now available include –

Aerosmith’s Toys In The Attic – the cover of the band’s triumphant 1975 release features an illustration by Ingrid Haenke;

Alice Cooper’s Alice At The Palace – the promotional image for an un-staged Broadway extravaganza that was to have been produced in 1972. It features an "Alice as Medusa" image created by Joe Garnett and additional graphics by Drew Struzan and Ingrid Haenke;

Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits gatefold cover – this St. Valentine’s Day Massacre-themed image by Drew Struzan and Bill Garland was featured on the front cover of the band’s 1974 Greatest Hits package;

Captain Beyond’s Captain Beyond – a collaborative effort (painting by artist Joe Garnett, lettering by Ernie Cefalu) was used as part of a 3D "lenticular" album cover for this band’s 1972 debut recording;

Jesus Christ Superstar Angels – The package for Rice/Lloyd-Webber’s ground-breaking rock musical featured these angels, recreated here in stunning detail by their creator, Ernie Cefalu.

When thinking about the labor of love that produced this collection of images, Ernie looks back in wonder at his timing and good fortune – "Early in my career, I was sent from New York to LA to open the West Coast Satellite office of a creative agency. It was with this company that I conceived and designed the original Rolling Stones Tongue logo, Cheech & Chong’s Big Bambu, Grand Funk Railroad’s E Pluribus Funk and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out album cover designs and packaging. In 1971, I started my own company, Pacific Eye & Ear, which became a main player in "the golden era" of album cover art.

As a young designer, I had the honor and privilege of working side by side with many great, emerging artists. For 13 years, as Pacific Eye & Ear’s Creative Director, I was the creative thread that linked together some of the world’s top illustrators, designers, writers and photographers. It was a luxury for an agency to have even one good illustrator in your arsenal, so imagine having Drew Struzan, Ingrid Haenke, Bill Garland, Carl Ramsey and Joe Garnett all at the same time! That’s what I call, real illustration muscle!

I am so happy to finally be able to offer some of these works to collectors and am truly humbled and honored to have received so much positive feedback about this effort from fans all over the world. I’m also happy to have found a kindred soul in RockPoP Gallery owner Mike Goldstein, and I am eager to work with Mike and the dealers he selects to promote these editions and help them find good homes!"

Goldstein adds – "After meeting Ernie during an interview I did with him about his career, I was amazed to find out that he’d never produced fine art prints of his works. As someone who has made it his mission to advance the appreciation of album cover art and artists in the fine art world, I knew that it was simply a matter of time before I’d take that final step beyond simple reseller to become involved first-hand in a print publishing effort. You can only imagine how lucky I feel to have been able to help Ernie, Drew and the rest of the PE&E team realize their dream to bring the fruit of their labor to art collectors and fans of album cover art worldwide!"

Upcoming Releases – Upon completion of production, PE&E/OACA will also be releasing additional titles, including Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies and Welcome To My Nightmare, Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Bee Gees – Main Course and Iron Butterfly – Scorching Beauty (with more to come). These titles all feature the art/ illustrations of Drew Struzan.

Retail pricing for the current editions is as follows (all prices quoted in U.S. Dollars):

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic – Standard Edition (375 prints) – $350.00;     Signature Edition (125 prints) – $900.00;

Alice Cooper – Alice At The Palace – Standard Edition (375) – $450.00;     Signature Edition (125) – $2100.00

Alice Cooper – Greatest Hits – Standard Edition (375) – $450.00;     Signature Edition (125) – $2100.00

Captain Beyond – Captain Beyond – Standard Edition (375) – $350.00;     Signature Edition (125) – $900.00

Jesus Christ Superstar – Angels –     Standard Edition (375) – $350.00;     Signature Edition (125) – $900.00

All prints are available now exclusively on the RockPoP Gallery website – please visit for complete details.

Select art galleries are being sought for additional representation – please contact Mike Goldstein at RockPoP Gallery via email at for additional details about these prints and dealer/gallery resale programs.

About RockPoP Gallery – An online fine art gallery based in Portland, OR, RockPoP Gallery is dedicated to bringing customers the best selection of limited-edition, rock and pop music-related art prints, photography and related collectibles available on the market today. With a focus on album cover artwork, our Gallery collection features over 650 examples of artwork, illustrations, photographs, illustrated lyric sheets and sculptures from the leading artists in their respective fields.

RockPoP Gallery was founded in 2005 by Michael Goldstein, a former television and interactive programming development, creative and production executive and long-time collector of music-related artwork. Since that time, RockPoP Gallery has helped music fans and collectors worldwide buy copies of some of the most cherished images from the last 40 years of rock n’ roll albums, CDs, promotional materials, concert photography and other imagery, allowing these customers to decorate their homes, apartments, and workplaces with the highest-quality products at highly-competitive prices. RockPoP relocated from Long Island, NY to Portland, OR in September, 2008.

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