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Buffett lays tracks for “Rock Band” video game

posted May 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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by Josh

You will now be able to rock out to Jimmy Buffett songs from the comfort of your own home on your video game console. According to the official “Rock Band” website, Jimmy has laid 3 tracks that will be available for the game next week:

Ready to get your head spinning? This week are we really covering the spread. First we have a three pack of songs from Jimmy Buffett for $1.99 each (160 Microsoft Points) or $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points) for the pack. Jimmy Buffett rerecorded the three songs for exclusive use in Rock Band, turns out he really digs the game.

Tracks are as Follows-

  • “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett (master – new original recording)
  • “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffett (master – new original recording)
  • “Volcano” by Jimmy Buffett (master – new original recording)

(hat tip to kwyn for passing this along!)

Don’t have “Rock Band”? You can order it online at Amazon.com:

Update – According to the Daily Game, the Buffett tracks will only be available through the Playstation 3 store (June 6th) and the Xbox 360 store (June 3rd).


Tagged in Pop Culture References, Video Games



Trump Casino in Atlantic City to become Margaritaville Casino

posted May 29th, 2008 at 11:30 am

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by Josh

Atlantic City’s Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey is being sold to a New York company who, along with Jimmy Buffett, will rename the Casino “Margaritaville.”

“They are buying a wonderful building in a great location,” Trump said in a statement. “It has been an important part of our company with a loyal customer base and a dedicated team.”

Richard T. Fields, chairman of Coastal Marina, said the casino will take on a new identity once the sale closes. No timetable was given.

“Together with Jimmy Buffett’s team at Margaritaville, our plans are to create an exciting new property that we believe will tap its full potential and make it one of the most successful destination gaming resorts in Atlantic City,” Fields said.

Trump Marina was the lowest performing of Trump’s three Atlantic City properties. Located in the city’s marina district, it was dwarfed by market leaders — and marina neighbors — the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and Harrah’s Atlantic City.

The sale marks the conclusion of an on-again, off-again courtship that Trump Entertainment Resorts has been conducting with potential suitors for the past year. At least two prior deals to sell all or part of the company fell through.

Trump Marina covers 14 acres and includes a 27-story hotel with 728 guest rooms, including 153 suites. It has 79,000 square feet of casino floor space and approximately 58,000 square feet of convention, ballroom and meeting space.

It also has an 11-bay bus terminal and a roof-top helipad, as well as a nine story parking garage capable of accommodating approximately 3,000 cars. The property also includes the lease for the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina.

Read the entire article here.

This is the second Margaritaville Casino to be announced. The first is under construction in Biloxi, Mississippi.


Tagged in Business Empire, In The News



Updated Parking Info for Toyota Park shows

posted May 28th, 2008 at 11:45 am

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by Josh

Toyota Park has sent updated RV and charter bus parking information to ticket holders for the July 24th & 26th shows in Bridgeview, Illinois.

Those driving RV’s to the shows must be pre-ordered and pre-paid! The deadline to order your spot is June 15th.

Click Here for all of the parking information

Hat tip to Scott for passing this along.


Tagged in Parrotheads, Touring



“Swine Not?” Lands at Number 6 on NYT Bestsellers List

posted May 25th, 2008 at 1:00 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett’s latest book “Swine Not?” debuted this week at #6 on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Help push “Swine Not?” to number one by getting your copy now at Amazon.com!


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“Swine Not?” Winners Have Been Notified

posted May 22nd, 2008 at 9:27 pm

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by Josh

The “Swine Not?” book giveaway has ended and the winners have been notified via e-mail. Thanks to all who entered and congrats to the winners!

Didn’t win? You can still pick up “Swine Not?” now at Amazon.com.

Have you read it already? Post your comments or review on our Discussion Board.


Tagged in Books, Contests



JB Appears On The Late Show With David Letterman

posted May 22nd, 2008 at 12:27 am

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by Josh

Jimmy Buffett appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to discuss his new book “Swine Not?”.

It was Jimmy’s first appearance on Letterman since November 22nd, 1996 when he performed “Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum” off his then-new album “Christmas Island.”

They discussed the novel, and how songwriting and writing books is similar. They then talked about the France/Ecstasy incident. Jimmy mentioned that the day before he was detained by French authorities, he had played a show for the Marines at the US Embassy in Paris.

After the commercial break, Jimmy performed “Volcano” with Mac McAnally, Ralph MacDonald, and Paul Schaeffer and the CBS Orchestra. Also, for a web-only exclusive, they performed “Bama Breeze.” You can view that performance here.


Tagged in Books, TV Appearances, Videos



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