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Posted by on February 8, 2011

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An off the cuff comment while I was on air today has got the old hamster on the wheel in my brain running. Namely, Who’s the most underrated band in rock and roll and Why?

Everyone who responds will be put into a pool and one of you will win a rock prize pack. Cut off is Thursday (2/10).

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An off the cuff comment while I was on air today has got the old hamster on the wheel in my brain running. Namely, Who’s the most underrated band in rock and roll and Why?

Everyone who responds will be put into a pool and one of you will win a rock prize pack. Cut off is Thursday (2/10).

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Posted by Moose on February 7, 2011

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So last night was the Superbowl and it was a hell of a game!
It was a close one (even after the first half smack down) but there was one part that really “gound my gears”!

The National Anthem.

I have nothing at all against Christina Agulara (sp) but it was really disappointed in here version.

I realize that every artist wants to put their own spin on it but I really think that with all the “runs” she put into it she not only forgot a part of the song but it lost some of the kick!
There was just too much!
Hell, I was so confused that I knew she forgot something but really had to run it through my head a few times to realize what she missed.

Great singer, hot as hell, but STOP!
Just sing the damn song!
Everyone…Sing it!

Till next time!
M

Ps. Vader commercial was funny but the Doritos finger licker was the best!

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Posted by Nivens on February 4, 2011

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 —-Damn, not only did the Snow-gasm of 2011 usher in a sh!t-ton of snow it also, coincidentally, gave us a sh!t-ton of notable rock news.

**Bon Jovi calls it quits… for about the next two years. ‘Jovi drummer Tico Torres told Rolling Stone magazine this week it’s good to take some time off so your fans will want you back when you do return.

**The White Stripes OFFICIALLY called it quits.

**From the metal-minds that brought you “We Wish You A Metal XMas” comes a metal tribute album for old blues eyes, Frank Sinatra. Entitled SIN-atra, and due out on March 29th, various metal front-men provide their take on old Frank classics. Track listing is as follows:
01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
02. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
03. Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
04. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
05. Witchcraft (Tim “Ripper” Owens)
06. Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander)
07. Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
08. I’ve Got The World On A String (Doug Pinnick)
09. Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano)
10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
11. High Hopes (Franky Perez)
12. That’s Life (Jani Lane)
Here’s Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider doing “It Was A Very Good Year”.

**Les Paul’s ghost visits Pete Townshend? Seems last September while holed up in a Pittsburgh hotel room Townshend was awakened by “a dark figure sitting in the corner of the room hugging a perfectly gorgeous one-of-a-kind Gibson Les Paul guitar to his chest and shaking his head as if in mourning.”  The story goes on that the figure told him “You have little respect for the instruments that made you famous. You must atone for your disrespect of the guitar or suffer the remainder of your life.” Oh, it gets better… accordingly Townshend thought it was a robber and grabbed the closest weapon at hand and swung it at the apparition and hitting the table, chair and wall. Said weapon? An expensive Gibson Les Paul.

**Butch Vig, producer of Nirvana’s smash album “Nevermind”, is back in the producer’s chair for the new Foo Fighters album featuring former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic on the track “I should Have Known”. Vig stated this week that the song hits on an emotional nerve, “I’m not exactly sure what the song’s about but to me, it seems there’s definitely some references about Kurt Cobain, and it’s one of the most primal, raw things the Foo Fighters have ever done… it’s quite an emotional roller-coaster ride when you hear it.” Also announced this week, April 12th is the slated release date for the new Foo Fighters album and sometime in the spring will be a new documentary about the Fighters of the Foo!

**Speaking of documentaries, word on the street is Kevin MacDonald has been hired to work on a film about reggae giant Bob Marley. Bob’s son, Ziggy, is one of the executive producers and wanted MacDonald , according to The Hollywood Reporter. Filming will be on location in Jamaica, Ghana, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. and should be released sometime this year, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Marley’s death in 1981.

**Even though the Black Crowes are on hiatus indefinitely that’s not stopping front-man Chris Robinson from getting out on the road. His new band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, will launch an all California run beginning March 28th and going through May 29th.

**Speaking of front-men out on their own, Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger will perform at the Grammy Awards next Sunday (2/13 on CBS). Jagger will pay tribute to late blues great Solomon Burke (who passed in October) and will be joined on stage by soul singer Raphael Saadiq and his band.

**Keep an eye out for all the Pearl Jam celebrations to be happening this year in honor of their 20th anniversary. Included will be a destination festival this summer, the release of Cameron Crowe’s documentary on PJ, and the re-release of “Vs.” and “Vitalogy” to be dropped on March 29th and will contain some rare recordings.

**Former Guns bassist Duff McKagen’s band Loaded will be dropping their sophmore album “The Taking” on April 19th. Word on the street is the cover art and three songs were leaked! Soak it up while you can before it’s asked to be taken down!

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – Cocaine by Eagle Rock Entertainment

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – We Win by Eagle Rock Entertainment

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – Dead Skin by Eagle Rock Entertainment

**Lemmy, the documentary about Motorhead’s infamous front-man,  finally hits Kansas City this weekend. Go Here for showtimes!

**And in closing for this week’s WRWU blog, KISS original drummer and founding member Peter Criss announced this week he’ll publish his book of memoirs in the fall of 2012 titled “Makeup to Breakup”.

And in case you missed it, my Weekly Rock Wind Up vlog!

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Posted by Nivens on February 2, 2011

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As many of you know I’ve got a non-sexual man crush on Mr. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. Same can probably be said for Foo’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins, and nearly everyone else in the band… Including their triangle player.

So when I get this great band of news about the Foo’s, it honors me to share with you all!

First, word on the street is the Foo’s new album drops on April 12th. I’ve been playing about a 30 second clip on air showcasing, but a bit, of new Foo’s.

On top of that, I posted a video of Mr. Grohl behind the scenes.

And now news out of Salt Lake City, Foo Fighter’s full length documentary this spring as well! Directed by Oscar and Emmy winner James Moll, I suspect it will kill!

Boo Ya!!!

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Posted by Nivens on February 1, 2011

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By coming up with ridiculous puns.
Cause puns are phun!

Snownami
Snow Patrol
Blizzard of Oz
Snow my God
Snownado
sNO more sNO more
Snogasm!
from the sky!!!
Snobody Snows
Snownami ‘11
snowpocalypse
Snow Way in Hell.
Snowgasm…
SNowyhell
This snow will blow all night, fo snow!
Snow almighty
Snow Job
Snowtanic
I don’t snow what to say!
Love me some Snow-Me-State!
Snowmophobics =)
Snobie WonKonobi and Princess sleigh-a. SNOW WARS!!!!!
Heard an old man say “Damn I’m tits deep in this shit”
Snowdomy
Cant handle it snow more!
There snow way ice going anywhere today.
Holofrost….
Snow’locaust
Holy snowflakes Nivens!!!
We are all in a big snow-gina!!
Snow Trek, The next blizzardation, with the KDOT Enterprise
SnOMG!!!
Snowmamma!
Snowkakke
Snow much white powder even Charlie Sheen can’t hang!!
Snowgoonz
Snow and tell. :)
And if i may quote my mother “the last of the snowhicans” and screw the man from snowy river, we are the state from snowy river!!!!! Mother Nature has a massive set of “Snowballs” to make all this white sticky stuff…
Colon-ice-copy
Snogmentation, getting 2 foot mounds!!
Snowblivion
Snownami
The Snowminator
Snowzilla!!!!!!!!!!!
Snowgarden
Snotrina
Snow f#*cking way! Can’t figure out how I got snow drunk.
Snowmammoth
Snow place like home!

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So as I am looking around today I discover another one that I will have to get in my collection!

From the team that brought you “We Wish You A Metal Xmas” comes “SIN-atra”, heavy metal’s tribute to the genius of Frank Sinatra. Twelve songs made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes are given a radical and individual new treatment from some of the finest voices in rock including members of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, DEEP PURPLE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MR. BIG, WARRANT, NONPOINT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, KING’S X and CHEAP TRICK with the backing of a superb band led by guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS, MEAT LOAF). The songs are known to everyone but you’ve never heard them quite like this before!

“SIN-atra” track listing:

01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
02. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
03. Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
04. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
05. Witchcraft (Tim “Ripper” Owens)
06. Fly Me To The Moon(Robin Zander)
07. Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
08. I’ve Got The World On A String(Doug Pinnick)
09. Love And Marriage(Elias Soriano)
10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
11. High Hopes (Franky Perez)
12. That’s Life(Jani Lane)

The “SIN-atra” house band features Bob Kulick (guitar); Brett Chassen (drums); Billy Sheehan (bass); Doug Katsaros (keyboards, orchestrations); Richie Kotzen (lead guitar on “That’s Life”).

“SIN-atra” will be in stores March 29 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Yup!
I’m all over it!

Till next time stay warm and good luck in the blizzard!
M

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Posted by on January 31, 2011

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