Saturday, May 31, 2014

Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team Visits Cheech and Chong Shooting Locations

Danny Boy's (House of Pain) Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team visited two shootings locations from Cheech and Chong's 1978 film Up in Smoke.

First off was a market at 3727 Marmion Way, Lincoln Heights, California. "What are you talking about paddies? Ain't no paddies, just Chicanos, man."

Second off was Strawberry's House located at 112 East Avenue 38, Lincoln Heights, California. "I wasn't lookin at his neck man."

Everyone should check out his Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Shrimp on the Barbie Director Dies

Michael Gottlieb who wrote and/or directed such films as Mr Nanny (starring Hulk Hogan), The Shrimp on the Barbie (starring Cheech Marin and Emma Sams) and Mannequin (starring Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy), died in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles Friday.

He most recently taught screenwriting classes at the Art Center College in Pasadena.

Michael Gottlieb was 69 years old.

Carlos has had it with the dismal business at his Mexican restaurant in Australia and is ready to pack it in and move back to the States. A spoiled heiress needs someone to pose as her fiance in a plot to get her father to let her marry her current beau. But when the masquerade starts, the plot thickens. Director Smithee takes a bow.

Cheech and Chong to Perform at Walmart AMP

ROGERS, AR-- Pepe Aguilar, Cheech & Chong and Foreigner are the newest guests added to the lineup for the new Walmart AMP.

Aguilar will perform on August 2, Cheech & Chong on August 23 and Foreigner on August 29.

Tickets to see Aguilar will go on sale Friday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. and range from $24-$44.

Tickets for Cheech & Chong range from $49-$69 and Foreigner tickets will range from $39.50-$49.50.

Both performances will go on sale Friday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Cheech and Chong to Perform at Festival Supreme

Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed Greatest Band in the World, have revealed the lineup for this year’s Festival Supreme. The one-day comedy and music festival will take place October 25 at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, and will feature Metalocalypse, Cheech and Chong, Workaholics, Margaret Cho, Fred Armisen & Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Peaches, Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman, Drunk History, Janeane Garofalo and many more. This year’s performers will take the stage alongside a Circus of Death, though the “gory” details on that have not yet been revealed.

Tickets for Festival Supreme, which sold out in advance last year, are now on sale May 30th. Fans must be 18 years of age or older to attend the event.

Festival Supreme 2014 Lineup:
Cheech and Chong
Margaret Cho
The State
Fred Armisen & Bill Hader
Nick Kroll
Drunk History
Norm Macdonald
Janeane Garofalo
Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman
Maria Bamford
T.J. Miller
Kumail Nanjiani
Eagles of Death Metal
Jenny Slate
Dr. Demento
Doug Benson
Heidecker & Wood
Natasha Leggero
Bo Burnham
The Dan Band
Mary Lynn Rajskub
The Aquabats
DJ Lance Rock
Eric Andre
Bridget Everett
The Protomen
Ron Lynch
Jerrod Carmichael
Nick Thune
Arj Barker
The Tulsa Skull Swingers
Rob Zabreck
The Upper Crust
The Kyle Gass Band
The Haden Triplets
Tenacious D

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy Birthday. Tommy Chong Turns 76

The dopemaster, Tommy Chong, turned 76 today. Tommy was born May 24th, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheech and Chong to be on Arsenio Hall Tonight

On tonight's Arsenio Hall Show, WAR will be joined by Cheech & Chong onstage, along with the USC Marching Band to perform their new song, “That L.A. Sunshine” from their first studio album in 20 years, Evolutionary.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cheech and Chong Announce Summer and Fall Tour Dates

Cheech hasn't been able to get any of his pilots picked up and I don't think the new Cheech and Chong movie is happening anytime soon, if ever, so they've extended their Up in Smoke tour.

Cheech and Chong and WAR will be all over the United States with takes going through November.

Tickets are available or will be available via the ticket links above or via the venues' web pages.

Cheech and Chong Perform with WAR on Queen Latifah

On today's Queen Latifah show, WAR was joined by Cheech & Chong onstage, along with the USC Marching Band to perform their new song, “That L.A. Sunshine” from their first studio album in 20 years, Evolutionary.

There's also a bonus performance below of them performing Low Rider.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cheech and Chong to Perform with WAR on Queen Latifah

Cheech and Chong will be performing with WAR on the Queen Latifah Show today. They'll be performing a song from WAR's new album.

Check your local listings for the time and channel. In New York, it's on WLNY at 5PM.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New WAR Album Features Cheech and Chong

On May 19th, the legendary and groundbreaking group, WAR, will release their first new studio album in 20 years, titled EVOLUTIONARY, on Far Out Records/UMe. Available on 2CD and digitally, the package includes the new EVOLUTIONARY album and WAR's digitally remastered, multi-Platinum GREATEST HITS collection, originally released in 1976 and never before released digitally or on CD.
Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Joe Walsh, Malik Yusef, and the USC Marching Band, EVOLUTIONARY showcases WAR's multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. The band also announced U.S. tour dates starting March 20, including co-headlining performances with Cheech & Chong at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 16 and at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on May 24 (see confirmed dates below).

Produced by Jerry Goldstein and Lonnie Jordan, the new set touches on WAR's L.A. roots, while also updating the band's classic sound for a new generation of fans. EVOLUTIONARY was recorded at Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, California by WAR founding member/vocalist Lonnie Jordan, percussionist Marcos Reyes, guitarist Stuart Ziff, bassist Francisco "Pancho" Tomaselli, drummer Sal Rodriguez, saxophonist/flautist David Urquidi, and harmonica player Stanley Behrens.

EVOLUTIONARY includes the autobiographical first single, "That L.A. Sunshine," featuring Cheech & Chong, who memorably used WAR's "Low Rider" in their movie debut, Up in Smoke. Cheech & Chong and WAR are co-headlining the ongoing "Up In Smoke Tour."

The album also includes "Mamacita," which revisits the band's Latin heritage and the Hollywood streets that inspired them accompanied by special guest Joe Walsh on guitar and the Tower of Power horns. "Inspiration," a song set to a Lonnie Jordan-penned poem, celebrates the band's unique relationship with its fervent fan base. Additionally, five-time GRAMMY winner and member of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. posse, Malik Yusef brings his hip-hop pedigree to the smooth R&B ballad, "Outer Space," the "Low Rider" sample of "Bounce," and the gospel choir on "Everything." Yusef also contributes the rap to Motown writers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "War" (a hit for Edwin Starr), which also features the famed USC Trojan Marching Band.

WAR is the quintessential Los Angeles street band, first discovered by producer/writer Jerry Goldstein in a North Hollywood club. Eric Burdon and WAR burst onto the charts with the classic worldwide hit "Spill The Wine." Burdon and WAR toured extensively across the United States and Europe, until Burdon departed the band during the tour. The tour continued and the band returned to Los Angeles to record their first album as WAR. The rest is history.

WAR has achieved 31 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA sales honors, 11 Top 10 pop hits, and 15 Top 10 R&B hits, including "Low Rider," "Spill The Wine," "Why Can't We Be Friends," "The Cisco Kid," "The World is a Ghetto," "Gypsy Man," and "Summer."

Over the years, WAR's songs have been sampled by a broad range of artists, including the Beastie Boys, George Clinton, The Geto Boys, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Janet Jackson, Method Man, Redman, Smash Mouth, Tupac Shakur, Barry White, ZZ Top, Portishead, Korn, and many more.

Songs from the group's legendary catalog have been featured on the soundtracks for several hit movies, including Lethal Weapon, Boogie Nights, and Gone in 60 Seconds, popular TV shows "Beverly Hills 90210," "My Name Is Earl," and "The Simpsons," and best-selling video games "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Skate 2."

Thursday, May 08, 2014


(May 6th, 2014 Sun Valley, CA) – Schecter Guitar Research and the iconic duo known as “Cheech and Chong” are set to produce a limited number of graphic guitars to be created and sold under the Schecter Guitar brand. The Grammy Award winning comedy team started entertaining audiences back in the early 70’s with their hilarious stand up pot smoking comedy routines, which led to their eventual movie success a few years later.

Over the past 25 years Cheech and Chong have produced multiple albums along with controversial movies that centered on the comedic use of Marijuana and the love of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. “There is no better time than now to create such a great line of collectable guitars; especially considering that states have now legalized Marijuana for medical, and recreational purposes” says Allen Steelgrave, Director of Marketing/Artist Relations for Schecter Guitars.

The iconic team has been nominated for several awards over their careers; finally winning the Grammy for best comedy album in 1973, the duo went on to produce more than 8 films and 9 albums.

One thing that can’t be denied is that Cheech and Chong will always be known for their satirical take on the party life-style. Look out for the guitars to hit stores by mid summer. The first series will be available only through Sam Ash locations.

About Schecter Guitar Research:
As Schecter Guitar Research moves into its 37th year in business as one of the world’s premier guitar companies; It’s continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players. Its core business practice offers high-quality instruments at an affordable price.  Schecter is always adding to a very strong roster of high-profile artists including: Nikki Sixx, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, In This Moment, and Black Label Society. For more info, log on to: