Monday isn’t for the birds … it’s for the roses. Much seems to converge around the red flower today, from breaking music news to preparations for an upcoming holiday when the fruits of nature’s labor are celebrated worldwide. Here’s the rosy round-up:
Guns N’ Roses delivered a wilted performance at Coachella this weekend. It’s never good when Esquire likens a concert to the awkward experience of “watching someone’s dad singing along to the classic rock radio station in the car.”
But lead singer Axl Rose will return to the mic for AC/DC anyway! Axl is set to join AC/DC‘s “Rock or Bust” world tour, replacing current singer, Brian Johnson, who is stepping off the stage due to hearing loss. Except this is confusing because Axl is also injured with a broken foot but perhaps he can strap Dave Grohl’s epic rock ‘n’ roll throne to the back of the tour bus and let the show go on. Also, if rock legend Alice Cooper says the Axl + AC/DC collaboration “just might work,” we’ve got to trust him.
Follow me here: The rose is the official flower of the U.S. and Patriot’s Day—a celebration of American history—just kicked off in Boston. It started this morning with a re-enactment of the 1775 Battle of Lexington in the Boston Common and continued with the triumphant return of the Boston Marathon, won by Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia on the women’s side and fellow Ethiopian Lemi Berhanu Hayle, who took first place for the men.
See? Told you Monday really rose to the occasion. (OK, that one was bad.)
[MELISSA MARNI is a Southern California-based writer and the founder of little word studio. You can follow her musings on Instagram here.]