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Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley won a wing off at the WIP studio this morning to become the first person to qualify for Wing Bowl 26. A song about "Oink Oink" produced for his episode of The Practitioners is also available.
The Roadhouse Diner in Great Falls, MT produced a song in the style of 1980s metal to promote its burger eating contest on June 10 awarding $300 to the winner and $200 to the runner up. There will also be a women-only contest awarding $100.
Joey Fatone of NSYNC will be present in Orlando from 5 - 8 pm today for the launch of a hot dog eating challenge at his restaurant, Fat Ones Dogs.
"That Girl Died", the first track on the new album by The Sheckies, is a tribute to Stephanie Torres, who passed away in 2015.
The video for "Consume or be Consumed" in which the UK punk duo Slaves compete in a hot dog eating contest was awarded best music video by the British magazine New Musical Express. Mike "Mike D" Diamond of the Beastie Boys produced and made a cameo in the video.
City Journal has an account of the Amarillo Opera's meal at the Big Texan where a Croatian tenor attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge.
The UK punk duo Slaves compete in a hot dog eating contest in their new video for "Consume or be Consumed". Mike "Mike D" Diamond of the Beastie Boys produced and contributed a verse. (via NME)
A pizza eating contest will be held at the World's Largest Pizza Festival in Beverly Hills tomorrow. Recording artists 2 Chainz and Tyga will perform at the event, which has an entrance fee of $1000.
The Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer uploaded a video of their attempts at the 28 inch pizza challenge at Russo's Pizzeria in Houston originally recorded in July 2013. has an interview with Filipino competitive eater Kelvin Medina, Guinness record holder for the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, which contains his competitive eating training playlist.
CBS Local has an interview with Matt Stonie about the music he listens to during contests. He says that being a guitarist would be his post competitive-eating dream job.

Eric “Badlands” Booker on Fink Beats the Stomach

Eric “Badlands” Booker interview on the Fink Beast the Stomach is now available. Some notes:

  • He says he used his payment from Wife Swap for a down payment on a house and that Charles Hardy, Cookie Jarvis and Joe Menchetti were finalists for that program
  • He plans to collaborate with Crazy Legs Conti on a “hip hopera” set in the competitive eating world
  • He would like to see the release of Stick to Blogging 2 by Brian Seiken, which he claims is 50% finished

Comments (33) has a post about Yura of the k-pop group Girl's Day finishing a spicy pasta challenge.
Aaron Ybarra has a blog entry about his competitive eating career which mentions his appearance on the competitive eating episode of Bones and recording a song with Mary Bowers. has an article about the series of dessert eating contest videos produced by London rapper Joe Grind.
One of the members of the Japanese "Battle of the Big Eaters" team was pop singer Moeno Azuki. She has a blog and twitter.
The Otago Daily Times has an article about New Zealand composer Jeremy Mayall, who claims to possess 15 competitive eating world records.
The Riverfront Times has a blog entry about Cannibal Corpse singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher reportedly eating 112 hot dogs at the Gathering of the Juggalos' Hot Dog Eating Challenge.
Pro Sound Network has an article about the audio setup for the Nathan's finals.
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal competed in a spicy eating contest with a field of local celebrities at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas today and lost to his wife, Jennifer Thal.
Crazy Legs Conti makes a cameo (at second 39) in the Bare Handed Bear Handlers entry for the jingle contest run by Dat Dog in New Orleans.
U-31 in San Diego will hold a pizza eating contest on Friday awarding over $300 in prizes in conjunction with a concert by The Pizza Underground, a pizza-themed band featuring child star Macaulay Culkin.  
Odilon Green is producing a competitive eating concept album titled The Gormandizer Ascetic. One of the songs is the anthem for a sinister competitive eating federation. (via Phil Norman)  
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