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Weird Al joins Weezer on stage to perform Africa

  • 8:28 pm Sunday, August 12th, 2018 by Cory

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

What started out as a fan driven dream of Weezer covering Toto’s Africa took the world by storm! When Weezer finally accepted the request it was amazing! Then Toto returned the favor by covering Weezer’s Hash Pipe and that was total bliss. NOW, we have special guests joining Weezer to sing along.

Weird Al jumps on stage, around the 2:45 mark, to help with the guitar/accordion solo and backup vocals. Like where do we go from here? It’s only right that we have a Weezer and Toto tour by 2020

Paramore gets a little Stranger

  • 9:18 am Saturday, July 7th, 2018 by Cory

While Paramore was playing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, they were accompanied by Gaten Matarazzo, everyone’s favorite lovable character Dustin Henderson from Netflix’s Stranger Things. Together with sister Sabrina and brother Carmen, they sang along to ‘Misery Business’ and it was awesome!

Gaten and Sabrina are in a band called Work In Progress and have covered this song before and that how Hayley found out and invited him to crash their show anytime. They also have covered songs by Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters. Perhaps we’ll be playing Work In Progress one day.

Here is their original cover of ‘Misery Business’

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Record Store Day 2018

  • 1:17 pm Saturday, April 21st, 2018 by Cory

Record Store Day 2018 is upon us!!! I saw so many RSD exclusives and was even able to complete a collection of my own. We were out at Daddy Kool Records again this year and saw so many people walk out with cool new music.

What exclusives did you get? Did you happen to see something that you think someone else would love? Let us know!

Twenty One Pilots are the first to hit this RIAA achievement

  • 6:24 pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Cory
Twenty One Pilots Release "Heavydirtysoul" Music Video

Congrats to Twenty One Pilots for this rare achievement! Their Blurryface album is the first album ever to have every song on the entire album reach certified Gold, Platinum, or multi-Platinum!! That’s pretty awesome.

AND Blurryface is 3X multi-platinum, making it the top RIAA certified alternative album released in the past 3 years.

The Blurryface song awards are: 
“Heavydirtysoul” Platinum
“Stressed Out” 7X Platinum
“Ride” 4X Platinum
“Fairly Local” Platinum
“Tear In My Heart” 2X Platinum
“Lane Boy” Platinum
“The Judge” Gold
“Doubt” Gold
“Polarize” Gold
“We Don’t Believe What’s On TV” Gold
“Message Man” Gold
“Hometown” Gold
“Not Today” Gold
“Goner” Gold

My Chemical Romance themed pizzas are now available in Booklyn

  • 9:40 am Saturday, February 24th, 2018 by Cory

Vinnie’s Pizzeria in New York has a pretty interesting menu these days. They just introduced 3 My Chemical Romance theme style pizzas and I’m not mad at them.

The 3 different pies you can get are the vegetarian “I’m Knot Doughk!”, the vegan “My Chemikale Romance”, and my favorite “Three Cheese for Meat Revenge”

And to top it off, My Chem’s very own Frank Iero posted the following to Instagram

“of all the days not to be in Brooklyn… damn.”

So funny! Which would you try?

Amazing mural for Paramore’s After Laughter

  • 8:34 am Saturday, February 10th, 2018 by Cory

Australian artist Danielle Weber painted a mural for Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ and ‘Fake Happy’ played a part in the mural too

PROGRESS of this lil gem you can find on Higson Lane – Melbourne CBD! Thanks @warnermusicaustralia ❤ @paramore start their tour in Aus this week and their album cover is super funky 😍😍💜💜 Thank you @taubmans #letsgopaint 💜

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Travis Barker and Wes Borland are working on a new project together

  • 7:58 am Saturday, February 10th, 2018 by Cory

There’s something new brewing with Limp Bizkit’s guitarist Wes Borland and Travis Barker from Blink – 182. Borland shared a video of Barker playing drums for their ‘yet to be titled new project’

Doing drums with the man himself @travisbarker on a yet to be titled new project!

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Kids Orchestra Plays Ozzy and Zeppelin

  • 8:28 am Saturday, January 27th, 2018 by Cory

The School of Rock is real and they are known as The Louisville Leopard Percussionists. These kids are AMAZING!!! This ensemble is made up of 60 students ranging from 7 to 16 from all over the Louisville Kentucky area. Each kid is responsible for playing multiple instruments including drums, bongos, xylophone, and one kid is even playing the bass like a true rock star.

These kids have SO MUCH TALENT!!! When I was in music class the only thing I knew how to play was ‘Chop Sticks’ on the xylophone and the first half of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ on [More]

Fitz & The Tantrums headlining NHL All-Star Friday Night concert

  • 10:11 am Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Cory

With the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting this year’s NHL All-Star game on Jan 28th comes parties, celebrities, and a FREE CONCERT with Fitz & The Tantrums!!!!

The 2 hour concert begins at 8pm on Friday January 26th at Curtis Hixon Park. It’s totally free and open to the public BUT if you want to be a VIP we’ve got those tickets you can win on the free 97x app! We also have tickets on there for the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, Saturday (1/27) and for the  NHL All-Star Game, Sunday (1/28)!

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Magic Giant giving away EXCLUSIVE bracelets to the MAGIC MISFITS

  • 9:28 am Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Cory

Our friends at Magic Giant are treating their fans, the MAGIC MISFITS, more incentives to get out to their shows.

If you can make it to 3 shows between Jan 25th and March 3rd, they are giving you these pretty sweet Magic Giant bracelets. AND if you can make it to 6 shows between those dates, you get ANOTHER, even more exclusive bracelet!!!

I don’t know about you, but it looks like a road trip is in order!

Find the Facebook post here