A clip of First Lady Michelle Obama doing "mom dancing" moves with Jimmy Fallon on his Late Night show Friday (February 22nd) went viral over the weekend, with the Internet loving how Mrs. Obama made the silly moves look good. The skit, a take-off on the popular video "Evolution of Dance," was called "Evolution of Mom Dancing," and showed both Fallon and Obama dressed as suburban moms doing dance moves like: "Go Shopping, Get Groceries"; "Driving the Station Wagon"; "Oh My God, I Love This Song"; and "Where's Your Father (Get Him Back Here)." It ended with Mrs. Obama doing the "The Dougie" -- which she famously pulled off a couple of years back -- as Fallon walked off stage. The first lady appeared on Fallon's show to promote her "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity campaign, which marked its third anniversary this month.
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Will the original lineup of Heart reunite in April at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction? Ultimate Classic Rock reported that according to original lead guitarist, Roger Fisher -- and former lover of guitarist Nancy Wilson-- the answer is yes. Fisher posted a message on his Facebook page, stating: "I haven't seen anyone announce it yet: THE ORIGINAL HEART LINEUP WILL PLAY AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY."
Back in December when the inductees were announced, Heart front-woman Ann Wilson made it pretty clear that she and sister Nancy Wilson, who have carried on leading Heart since the original lineup split in 1979, would be performing with their current, road-ready touring band, telling Rolling Stone: "The performing part might be different because of the whole Ann and Nancy Wilson versus the Heart band. We've been playing with our current band way, way longer than that. You know this is one of those things we'll need to dust off among ourselves. But we're both really happy if the initial lineup of guys gets acknowledged."
CHECK IT OUT: Heart live in 1977 on The Midnight Special performing "Crazy On You":
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The REO Speedwagon Song Of The Day for today February 14th (Valentine's Day) is Time For Me To Fly. When you hear it be the 10th caller at 355-5343 to win tickets to catch the Midwest Rock-N-Roll Express featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Ted Nugent April 20th at the i Wireless Center!
Black Sabbath posted a 30-second teaser clip online Tuesday (February 12th) that previews a full behind-the-scenes video scheduled to arrive online Wednesday (February 13th). The video will highlight the recording sessions for 13, the first Sabbath album in 35 years to feature original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler all together. The disc is slated for a June release, with a summer North American tour in the works. (Blabbermouth)
CHECK IT OUT: Watch the 30-second teaser clip from Black Sabbath:
Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent have announced the first 20 dates of their upcoming group tour. The trek -- once again dubbed "The Midwest Rock 'N' Roll Express -- will kick off on April 18th in Grand Forks, North Dakota and, as of now, wind down on May 19th in Burgettstown -- although more dates will be added soon. Styx guitarist James "J.Y." Youngsaid in the press release announcing the tour: "Due to the overwhelming success of last year's tour, we are going to once again wind up the juggernaut of mega-tainment. Styx, REO, and the Motor City Madman: there aren't enough expletives in my vocabulary to explain how great this is . . . but I'll try. This is going to be . . . awesome!"
REO frontman Kevin Cronin went on to say: "Yo, wake up everybody! Winter is over, the snow is melting, the sun is coming out -- it's time for the second annual REO, Styx, Nugent springtime extravaganza . . . Time to strap on our six strings, pack up the trucks and tour buses, get together with our best rock buddies and go out to have some big fun. See y'all soon."
JUST ANNOUNCED: Styx, REO Speedwagon, & Ted Nugent tour dates (subject to change):
April 18 - Grand Forks, ND - Ralph Engelstad Arena
April 19 - Minneapolis, MN -Target Center
April 20 - Moline, IL - Wireless Center
April 21 - Toledo, OH - The Huntington Center
April 23 - Springfield, MA - MassMutual Center
April 24 - Glens Falls, NY - Glens Falls Civic Center
April 26 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
April 27 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
April 28 - Roanoke, VA - Civic Center Auditorium
May 1 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena
May 3 - Saint Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 5 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
May 8 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 10 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
May 11 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater
May 14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
May 15 - Evansville, IN - Ford Center
May 17 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
May 18 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis
May 19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
CHECK IT OUT: Styx and REO Speedwagon performing "Blue Collar Man":