In a recent interview with actress Naomi Watts (King Long, The Ring, Twin Peaks - 2017) she revealed a new bit of Pink Floyd history. Her father, Peter Watts, was the band's sound engineer until 1974. Unfortunately, he died of a heroin overdose in 1976 at the age of 31. Naomi says she has old photos of her parents on the beach in St. Tropez, and when her died died the band gave her mother a little bit of money to help her out until she got back on her feet. It's Peter Watts that you hear laughing in "Brain Damage" and you can hear him talking in "Speak To Me." His picture is also on the back cover on Ummagumma - he's the guy on the right.
Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS are opening a bunch of their Rock & Brews restaurants in Chicago. They're looking to open the first Chicago location next year with an additional 10-15 in the area over the next 5-7 years. Their ultimate plan is to have around 100 locations across the U.S. in the next 5 years.