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Monkey Photobombs Family, Give Them The Finger

An Australian family’s vacation photos have gone viral after they were photobombed by a monkey.

While visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, the family of five asked to have their picture taken by one of the guides. As the shutter clicked, the primate walked in front of the camera.

Returning home, Judy Hicks noticed in the series of snaps, the monkey actually flips the bird to the lens.

Sharing the pics to social media, Hicks says, “The monkey definitely had a cheeky persona going on,” adding, “The experience was one of the highlights of our trip, and the photo itself is something we can look back on to remember forever.”

Ever gotten photobombed in a hilarious way? What’s the story?

Vintage Mustang Sold With Previous Owner’s Remains Inside

A buyer for a 1968 Mustang GT got much more than he bargained for, according to a post on a fan forum. While checking out the vintage muscle car, which had been stored in a barn for 40 years, Zach Taylor noticed a jar inside the vehicle.

The seller informed Taylor that those were the ashes from the former owner, who had passed a few years back.

When Taylor realized he wouldn’t be able to restore the car properly, he turned around a sold it to another collector in the UK.

Speaking to Fox News Autos, Colin Budden says he’s considering working the ashes into the chassis so the deceased “will remain with the car forever after the job is done”.

Which vintage car would you like to own? What makes it so special?

Roger Daltrey Believes The Who Have Made Their Best Album Since “Quadrophenia”

Roger Daltrey is singing some high praises for The Who’s upcoming album, claiming it will be the band’s best work in nearly 50 years.

Speaking to fans in a Q&A session, the microphone twirling frontman declared, “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia.”

Daltrey admitted that he didn’t want to make the record at first, but guitarist Pete Townshend insisted on recording as a condition of touring this summer and fall, adding, “And he gave me complete melodic freedom. And I gotta tell you that after being very skeptical I’m now incredibly optimistic.”

The still to be titled LP will be the Brit rock legends’ first new music in thirteen years.

What do you feel has been the best work from The Who?

Rolling Stones were rooting for the Toronto Raptors

Not that they needed to, but it looks like the Rolling Stones were trying to get on Toronto’s good side, putting up billboards around the city that cheer on the Raptors historic NBA Finals run.

Promoting the Brit legends’ rescheduled show in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, the message reads, “You got me rocking” in all caps, with the team’s claw logo inside the Stones’ iconic lips and tongue.

Toronto won their first ever NBA title last night.

The June 29th date, with Canadian rockers The Beaches and The Glorious Sons opening, is the only Stones stop in the True North on their “No Filter” tour’s North American leg.

What special things have you seen visiting bands do to celebrate your city?

Queen Pushed Adam Lambert To Appear In ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Current Queen frontman Adam Lambert says his cameo in Bohemian Rhapsody was the band’s idea.

A heavily-disguised Lambert appears briefly as a truck driver who tries to pick up Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury.

Lambert says the band approached him about “this little part” in the movie, and “put a big moustache on me and a wig and that hat, so you can’t really even tell it’s me.”  He asked that his name not appear in the credits, so his appearance would be a surprise.

Lambert has been performing with Queen since 2011, but recently said he has no plans to record any new music under the Queen name.

What’s your favorite celebrity movie cameo?  Best rock’n’roll movie?

Grocery Store’s Plastic Bags Shame Shoppers

In an effort to get their customers to reduce waste, a Canadian grocery store came up with what they thought was a great idea. They’ll give out plastic bags emblazoned with logos that shame shoppers for not using reusable ones.

Vancouver’s East West Market says the redesign was to get people thinking, with owner David Lee Kwen noting, “We want to help customers remember their reusable bags in a way that will really stick with them.”

Versions include a giant fake logo for a colon care shop, an adult video emporium, and a wart ointment store.

But just like the best-laid plans, there’s been an unintended consequence. The bags have gone viral, with many taking to social media to say they want one.

Do you carry a reusable shopping bag? How do you remember to bring it to the store?

Marijuana Sales Have Earned Colorado More Than $1 Billion

Clearly, Colorado has no regrets over its 2014 decision to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Figures released Wednesday show the move has earned the state more than $1 billion.

The news comes on the heels of Colorado’s highest-grossing months for marijuana sales, as April and May each saw earnings of $24 million.

While those numbers represent the amount of earned state revenue, the overall earnings of the Colorado cannabis industry are much higher. Total sales of marijuana and weed-related products have generated more than $6.5 billion since 2014.

Given these figures, why do you think some states are still holding out? What do you predict could be the next cash cow for states?

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Woodstock Set Gets Vinyl Release

Unless you were there, you have only heard part of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s performance at Woodstock. But that’s about to change.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that historic festival, the band will release the entire set on vinyl this August.

A decade ago, CCR dropped select songs from the concert, but this marks the first time all of it will be available. Reports say they experienced difficulties while taking the stage and opted to be cut from the documentary coverage.

Frontman John Fogerty was on deck to perform at Woodstock 50 this summer, but the revived festival seems in doubt.

Which Woodstock sets really stand out to you?

13-Year-Old Spends B-Day Drumming for Metallica

Evan Adamson has received the best birthday present a Metallica fan could ever hope for — and one the 13-year-old will likely never see topped.

The Amsterdam youth, who spent his birthday Tuesday watching his favorite band perform, received the surprise of his life when frontman James Hetfield called him to the stage to fill in for drummer Lars Ulrich. It happened after Hetfield turned and acted surprised that Ulrich had disappeared from his drum throne. “Oh God, Lars shrunk,” he told the audience. “They put Lars in the wash. Told them not to put him in the dryer.”

The budding musician then pounded the skins for part of “Seek and Destroy.” Although Ulrich tapped him out midway through the song, Adamson says he couldn’t have had a better birthday. “No words — I mean to play drums in front of 68,000 people with my heroes, my favorite band of all time, was just the best thing ever,” Adamson tweeted. “And to top it all off it was my birthday!”

What’s the coolest thing that happened to you when you were a kid? What’s your rock and roll fantasy?

‘Super Fan’ Is Buying Tom Petty’s Childhood Home

A California man and self-described ‘super fan’ says he’s buying the childhood home of the late Tom Petty.

The Gainesville, Florida property where Petty spent his childhood was recently put up for sale.  The current owner, Brandy Clark, says she posted about it on a Tom Petty fan club Facebook page and was “swarmed” with emails from prospective buyers.

A fan named Kevin Beauchamp stepped in and bought the home for $175,000.  He’s hoping to get the property designated as a historical landmark.

Who’s the most famous person to come from your hometown?