Monday, April 22, 2019

Watch Before the Link is Taken Down. Cheech and Chong on Sammy Hagar's Rock & Roll Road Trip

On May 12th, AXS-TV will premier Sammy Hagar's Rock and Roll Road Trip featuring Cheech and Chong.  It's a really great show and I'm sure this will be one of the top episodes.  They discuss comedy, marijuana, perform Save the Whales and give Sammy a hard time about his relationship with Eddie Van Halen.

Watch a special 'for review only' post of this episode here.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy 4/20!

Toke, Toke it Out, Man!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Tommy Chong Talks Weed, 4/20, Prison, Cheech & Chong, Michael Jackson, Lori Loughlin

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Cheech and Chong Announce O Cannabis Tour

Cheech and Chong announced their O Cannabis Tour.  It hits Canada this September and will be an all-new show featuring 49 years of beloved stories, skits and songs. Tickets go on sale next Friday, April 26th.

Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been entertaining fans for more than four decades and are ready to celebrate recent updates to Canadian legislation with their new O Cannabis Tour which will hit 14 markets across the country this fall.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Cheech and Chong to Present Grammy to Lou Adler

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Grammy Salute To Music Legends", an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are BLACK SABBATH, GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Led by Grammy-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. Currently scheduled to appear are Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clinton; Grammy winner Bootsy Collins, who will salute Clinton and PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC; five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway, who will pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis, who will honor Warwick; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Sam Moore; two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter, who will pay tribute to Eckstine; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Simpson; past Grammy nominee Snoop Dogg, who will salute Clinton and PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warwick. Presenters for the evening will include Grammy winners Cheech & Chong. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Tickets for the event will be on sale via a Ticketmaster pre-sale, beginning today at 10 a.m. PT. The password to access the pre-sale is LEGENDS.

The Recording Academy will produce "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" in partnership with Thirteen as part of the "Great Performances" series on PBS, set to air later this year. Previously held during Grammy Week, this is the fourth year The Recording Academy has celebrated the Special Merit Awards with a stand-alone TV event and musical tribute. In addition to the tribute concert, special celebrity guests will present recipients their award statues and guests will enjoy never-before-seen video packages celebrating each of the honorees' contributions to the music industry and our cultural heritage.

A production of Thirteen LLC for WNET, "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" on "Great Performances" will be written by David Wild and directed for television by David Horn, with Mitch Owgang as producer and David Horn and Neil Portnow as executive producers.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by a vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical Grammy Award recipients are determined by vote of the Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees and ratified by the Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The Music Educator Award is selected by a Blue Ribbon Committee and is approved by the National Board of Trustees.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Cheech Marin Stars in Disney's The Little Mermaid

Lea Michele will be diving deep into the ocean this Summer when she helps bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to a live audience. The 32-year-old singer and former Glee star is set to play Ariel alongside Harvey Fierstein, Cheech Marin, and Peter Gallagher at the Hollywood Bowl in LA. According to Broadway World, Michele will swim to the stage for two performances on May 17 and 18 in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.

The venue will also be transformed into a fish bowl-like environment to emulate the underwater feel and create an immersive experience for audience members. Attendees can also look forward to singing along to classic hits such as "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Poor Unfortunate Souls." Oh, and of course, Michele is going to grace everyone with her rendition of "Part of Your World," so bring tissues!

It's been an exciting time for Michele, who recently got married to AYR clothing president Zandy Reich. After their wedding, the two went on a romantic tropical honeymoon before making their first public outing as a married couple at the GLAAD Media Awards earlier this week. Considering how in love the newlyweds seem to be, we're guessing Reich will find a way to support his wife come opening night!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cheech Marin Heading to Denver to Celebrate with Cannabis One

Denver, CO – Cheech Marin prepares to visit Denver Colorado this week to mark the kick-off celebration of a new partnership with Cannabis One. Cannabis One, a Colorado company, recently joined forces with Cheech in agreement for exclusive rights to produce, market, and distribute a variety of specific cannabis products under the Cheech’s Stash brand. The partnership will allow Cannabis One to continue the expansion of Cheech’s Stash to consumers across U.S.-State legal markets.

Besides visiting multiple dispensaries (schedule below) throughout Denver, Cheech will be attending Roosters Magazine’s 2nd annual ‘Kickoff To April party’ to celebrate the best companies, brands, and products in the Colorado cannabis community and will include live music by Afroman and several special appearances.

“I’m excited to head out to the forefront of legal weed,” said Cheech.  “I am very happy to be joining with the Cannabis One team and am looking forward to a great partnership.  I’m thrilled to get our product into the hands of the people of Colorado and soon Oregon and Washington and fulfill our promise that, “IT WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD”.

“We’re very excited to host Cheech in Denver to celebrate our agreement to expand the Cheech’s Stash brand,” said Jeffery Mascio, CEO of Cannabis One. “This is the first of many announcements for Cannabis One and our house of brands but we couldn’t be happier with the magnitude of the agreement.”

For those wanting to meet Cheech, he will be making appearances at the following locations:

Wednesday, March 27th

The Joint at 4735 W 38th Ave, Denver from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 28th

The Dab by Next Harvest at 2748 West Alameda Ave, Denver from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Peak Dispensary at 260 Broadway, Denver from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The Roosters Magazine’s THC Classic presented by Cannabis One
Temple Nightclub, 136 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
VIP entrance at 5:30 PM / general public at 7:30 PM
Please email by Wednesday March 27th to be added to the VIP list (gina@stungunzap.com)

** Limited Media Interviews Available Upon Request **

About Cheech’s Stash

With his daughter Jasmine and son Joey-Dee, Cheech Marin has personally selected strains and worked with master growers to sustainably produce an all natural selection of quality cannabis products, representative of over four decades of legendary experience. Each line offers diverse genetics with a range of Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids accommodating mid to high THC varieties. These selected strains reflect what Cheech himself considers to be “good weed” and brings to life his unwavering promise that Cheech’s Stash WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD!

About Cannabis One

Cannabis One Holdings Inc. (CSE:CBIS) is focused on aggregating and optimizing popular cannabis brands throughout North America. With its unique, franchise ready retail brand, The JointTM, and through targeted acquisition and partnership opportunities, Cannabis One intends to become the premier, globally-recognized, “House of Brands”, holding a client portfolio of award-winning products with an extensive market footprint. For more information, go to www.cannabisone.life.

Cheech and Chong on Sammy Hagar's Rock And Roll Road Trip

From cruising down the streets of Los Angeles to racing around the track in North Carolina, Sammy Hagar has quite the itinerary in store for season FOUR of Rock & Roll Road Trip! This season, we’ll travel across the United States to headline festivals, visit iconic musical landmarks, and of course, jam with some of our favorite rock stars. Watch exclusive performances and listen to one-of-a-kind interviews from George Thorogood, Vince Neil, Maynard Keenan, Charlie Daniels and so much more starting with the season PREMIERE May 5th featuring Willie Nelson!

Check out the entire list of guests coming to season four:

May 5 On The Rock & Roll Road Trip Again featuring Willie Nelson
May 12 Low Ridin’ in LA featuring Cheech & Chong
May 19 Rick & Roll Road Trip featuring Rick Springfield
June 2 Rocker Went Down to Georgia featuring Charlie Daniels
June 9 48 Can’t Drive 55 featuring Jimmie Johnson and Rick Hendrick
June 16 One Bourbon, One Santo, One Beer featuring George Thorogood
June 23 Studio to Stage featuring The Circle
June 30 Rock & Roll Beach Party featuring Vince Neil, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Trunk, Tre Cool, and Eddie Money
July 7 Tool’n Around In Flavortown featuring Guy Fieri and Maynard Keenan
July 14 Guitar Legends 2 featuring Robby Krieger and Joe Bonamassa
June 21 Best Seat In The House featuring Kenny Aronoff, Jason Bonham, Sheila E, and Michael Anthony

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Picture Disc Record Store Day

Cheech and Chong have a special 7" Up in Smoke picture disc for this year's Record Store Day.  They didn't say how many they've pressed.  Last year, they had a marijuana scented single.

Record Store Day is April 13th.  Be sure to get there before your local store opens.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A. [COLLECTOR’S EDITION] on Blu-ray™ March 19

Los Angeles, CA – On March 19 Shout Select will release Born In East L.A. [Collector’s Edition], on Blu-ray™. Special features include new interviews with Cheech Marin, Kamala Lopez, and Paul Rodriguez, a new audio commentary with Cheech Marin, the extended television cut of the film, the theatrical trailer, photo gallery, and production notes.

Cheech Marin wrote, directed and starred in Born in East L.A., a hip, outrageous comedy that’s more timely than ever. The story follows Rudy (Marin), an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico – without speaking a word of Spanish! Unable to contact his vacationing family or his newly immigrated cousin (played by comedian Paul Rodriguez), Rudy is in for a crazy ride as he tries every legal – and illegal – scheme he can think of to get back home. He finds himself in jail, in love, and practically in-sane in this hilarious case of mistaken, or rather, misplaced, identity.

Special Features:
· NEW Audio Commentary By Director/Writer/Star Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Actress Kamala Lopez
· NEW Interview With Actor Paul Rodriguez
· Extended Television Cut Of Born In East L.A. (Standard Definition)
· Theatrical Trailer
· Photo Gallery
· Production Notes

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Toy Fair New York Reveals: Funko Cheech & Chong Vynl.!

There were a lot of great announcements at the New York City Toy Fair this weekend.

Funko are releasing Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Pedro and Man figures.

“I been smoking since I was born, man, I can smoke anything, man. You know like I smoke that Michoacán, and Acapulco Gold, man. I even smoke that tied stick, you know?”

Celebrate Cheech and Chong's legendary and iconic first feature-length film, which debuted 40 years ago. Pedro De Pacas and Anthony “Man” Stoner might not be upstanding members of society by most standards, but they are entertaining and the Vynl. duo is an undeniable statement piece for any collection.

A release date hasn't been set, but they're coming soon.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Cheech and Chong Star Edie McClurg Suffering from Dementia

It's been a sad week for Cheech and Chong fans.  First, Louisa Moritz (Up in Smoke) passes away.

And now, Edie McClurg, who starred in Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and The Corsican Bros is suffering from dementia.  According to TMZ, her family is seeking conservatorship.

She's a brilliant comedic actress.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Actress, Louisa Moritz, Passes Away

Sad day, folks.  Actress, Louisa Moritz, has passed away of natural causes.  She portrayed Officer Gloria Whitey in Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke.

“Her heart just gave out. She died of natural causes. She wasn’t well this last year and had balance problems,” her spokesman Edward Lozzi told the Daily News.

In Up in Smoke, Pedro and Man go to the police station.  Officer Whitey shows them around.  Gets them confiscated coke.

In addition, she's known for her role in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, as Rose the Hooker.

Louisa is also one of the first women to accuse Bill Cosby of Rape.  She stepped forward in 2014 to say Cosby forced his penis in her mouth in a dressing room before a 1971 appearance on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.”

Joseph Cammarata, the Washington D.C. lead attorney in the defamation lawsuit against Cosby, released the following statement today:

"Louisa Moritz was a brave woman who stood up against a powerful Hollywood icon, Bill Cosby, in an effort to restore her good name and reputation, after he publicly branded her a liar when she made public her allegations of sexual abuse and assault by Mr. Cosby. Ms. Moritz was one of seven women who sued Bill Cosby for defamation. Despite her death, her claim against Mr. Cosby will continue in a Federal court in Massachusetts. We look forward to a resolution of the case that will establish that Louisa was a truth teller, so that her legacy will live forever untarnished."

She was 72.

"Boy, she can bust me anytime" - Man

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Richard Stanley Directing New Film with Nicholas Cage and Tommy Chong

Nicolas Cage has grabbed the lead in Color Out of Space, a sci-fi thriller from director Richard Stanley and co-producers SpectreVision and ACE Pictures.

Based on a novella by H.P. Lovecraft, the indie project reunites Cage with SpectreVision, the genre division of Company X, which produced the 2018 psychedelic revenge drama Mandy. Color Out of Space also stars Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Julian Hilliard and Q’Orianka Kilcher.

The film, which starts production next month, portrays the Gardners, a family who move to rural New England for country peace, only to face a meteorite crashing into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite infects the land with a strange, otherworldly color, leaving the Gardner family to face an alien force gradually mutating every life form it touches.

Stanley is directing his first feature in over 20 years, after earlier cult classics like Hardware, Dust Devil and the 1996 flick The Island of Dr. Moreau, with Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer,

Color Out of Space is produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen and Elijah Wood. Timur Bekbosunov, Johnny Chang, Emma Lee, Peter Wong and Stacy Jorgensen will share the executive producer credits.

Cage is repped by Stride Management. Richardson is repped by Gersh and ARG. Hilliard is repped by Paradigm and The Green Room. Kilcher is repped by APA and Anonymous.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tommy Chong Talks The Masked Singer

Fox News interviewed Tommy Chong about his appearance on The Masked Singer.  He says that there are a lot of huge names on this show this season.  They're picked up at a secret location and wear a shirt that says Don't Talk to Me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

With Video: Foo Fighters Performing Earache My Eye Live - Chris Cornell Tribute

Foo Fighters are performing at the Chris Cornell tribute concert and they just busted out Cheech and Chong's Earache My Eye.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cheech and Chong Offer to Host the Oscars

Cheech and Chong recently posted on social media that they're willing to host the Oscars.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tommy Chong is The Masked Singer

Fox's new hit show, The Masked Singer, debuted earlier this month.  It consists of celebrities in costume singing with a voice modulator.  Celebrity judges vote on the best singer.  The loser has to reveal their identity.

Last night, the person in the pineapple costume was Tommy Chong.