Everyone has their own way of playing the lottery, and although some have their own "winning theories," it's actually just the luck of the draw. In fact, you have a much higher chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Mega Millions. Here are more very unlikely scenarios that have a better chance of happening than hitting the jackpot:
· Getting cancer in your lifetime: 1 in 2
· Being selected on The Price Is Right: 1 in 36
· Being audited by the IRS: 1 in 175
· Being born with 11 fingers or toes: 1 in 500
· Getting injured and dying in the next year: 1 in 1,820
· Winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
· Finding a pearl in an oyster: 1 in 12,000
· Becoming a pro athlete: 1 in 22,000
· Becoming blind after Lasik surgery: 1 in 85,714
· Dating a supermodel: 1 in 88,000
· Being struck by lightning: 1 in 280,000
· Dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319
· Getting killed by fireworks: 1 in 616,488
· Being a billionaire: 1 in 7,000,000
· Becoming the president of the US: 1 in 10,000,000
· Getting attacked by a shark: 1 in 11,500,000
· Being killed by a mountain lion: 1 in 32,000,000
· Winning the current Mega Millions lottery jackpot: 1 in 176 million
With this said are you still going to buy a Mega Millions ticket?
C/DC was in danger of being dropped from their label, Atlantic Records, just prior to the release of the band's 1977 album Let There Be Rock. Phil Carson, the exec who got AC/DC signed to the label, revealed to Classic Rock magazine, "They'd delivered (1976's) Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which I thought was pretty good. But the Atlantic A&R department (in the U.S.) said, 'We're sorry, but this album doesn't make it. We're not gonna put it out and we're dropping the band.' And everybody was unanimous in this, by the way -- everybody."
Carson continued, "I said: 'I think you're making a very big mistake.' . . . So I went to Neshui (Ertegun, co-owner of Atlantic) and showed him the sales figures that we'd got for (1976's) High Voltage. They were not awe-inspiring but considering we'd only paid $25,000 for the album this was not so bad."
Ertegun agreed with Carson and allowed him to re-sign the band. Three years later they became one of the biggest bands in the world with the release of 1980's Back In Black, which has sold 49 million copies worldwide.
Singer Brian Johnson revealed last month that unspecified health issues for a different, unidentified member of AC/DC were delaying the start of work on the band's next album, although he added that a "full recovery" was expected.
Slash has officially stated that Guns N' Roses will not perform at its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland. Speaking with QMI Agency, Slash said, "We're not playing. I would imagine that they asked us to play but I know that we're not playing." While the guitarist confirmed that he would attend the ceremony, adding that he was also positive that original drummer Steven Adler "wouldn't miss it," he was less sure about the other original members, including singer Axl Rose. Slash simply said, "I would assume (he would attend) but we haven't talked about it."
It was five years ago today that Boston lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, at the age of 55. Emergency operators in Concord, New Hampshire, got a phone call seeking help and when local police responded, they found Delp had suffocated from the smoke of two charcoal grills he had lit inside his bathroom. The singer was found lying on a pillow by his fiancee, Pamela Sullivan. His cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning.
Like many people his age, Delp got into music after watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, and he worked with a number of groups in the area while he was still in school. Delp graduated from Danvers High School in 1969, and it wasn't long before he hooked up with Scholz to work on the music that became the first Boston album.
Delp left Scholz and Boston following the release of the band's second album, 1978's Don't Look Back, and he spent a few years working with former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau on a number of projects, including the groups RTZ and Orion The Hunter, before returning to Boston in 1986 for the album Third Stage. He was out again for the recording of the band's next album, 1994's Walk On, but he returned for the tour and shared lead vocal duties with Fran Cosmo. That arrangement was still in place until fairly recently, when Fran and his son Anthony Cosmo were dismissed.
The Brad Delp Foundation was established to honor the singer's legacy of generosity, kindness and compassion, will provide the means to opportunity for a new generation of musicians, by offering grants to in-need school systems, children's music programs and individuals who provide music education.
Recognizing the difficulties that many musicians face in achieving their aspirations, the Foundation will also award funding in the form of grants and scholarships to individuals who desire to continue their own musical education.