Here’s where you’ll find TJ photos and stories that don’t fit into any other categories. It is, as its name says, just for fans â€” and, hopefully, for fun.Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Tonight I am covering a very special event – a gala to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and the Muhammad Ali Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Ali is being honored on his 70th birthday by this very worthy charity. In attendance to perform or pay tribute to The Champ will be Stevie Wonder, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Ken Jeong, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, Chazz Palminteri, and Sammy Hagar. From the world of boxing will be Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns. It promises to be so exciting and I know – and I have never before presumed to say what I think Sir Tom would like – but I am positive he would love to be there. Don’t you agree?
Relatively few people (260 in all) have seen this, so I thought I’d post it:
In 2010, after Praise and Blame was released, Tom did a number of promotional appearances.
Here is a 30-minute interview Tom did with Tim Leinhard, host of a German-French culture show on television. Most of the questions and answers are familiar to long-time fans – stuff about Elvis, preventing dehydration (something Tom knows well from all those times in Las Vegas) and a questions about the “best time of the day” for Tom. Can you guess what is answer was? Bet you can.
He also touches on why recordings are necessary and what the “real thrill” is in his work. We also hear again about how Tom prays and what he prays for and where God is found.
For the record, once again, the first time Tom came out with his hair “au natural” was in January, 2009. The photos on TJI were carried in publications around the world. It was – remember? – big news.