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10 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs Ranked

  • 2:48 pm Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Any band that has been together for nearly 35 years is sure to have a massive catalog of songs. Some of these songs are sure to, frankly, suck, some are to be beloved by hardcore fans of said band, some will be loved by mainstream music fans but despised by those hardcore fans of said band, and the rest will fall somewhere in between. Now, fil in the blanks with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and you’ve summed up their career into a sentence. Formed in 1983 out of the emerging punk rock scene, the Los Angeles rockers went from playing [More]

Get to Know Your 97X BBQ Headliner, Grouplove!

  • 5:32 pm Friday, April 14th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
GROUPLOVE to Headline the 97X BBQ in Tampa Bay

Grouplove

The infectiously quirky indie rock band hailing from Los Angeles, actually came to fruition on a chance summer spent in a Greece art residency in the late 2000s. You probably first head of them because of the hype from their first album, Never Trust A Happy Song, that included the smash hit tracks “Colours” and “Tongue Tied”. Since that debut album that put them on the map, they have recorded two more full length albums, including 2016’s Big Mess, which you should be expecting to hear plenty of at this year’s BBQ. Being new parents and growing into adulthood while in a [More]

Korn’s Newest Bassist is 12…. the Son of Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo

  • 10:52 am Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Korn’s everyday bassists, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, won’t be joining the band on their run of South American dates with Stone Sour for unforeseen circumstances, so in the most logical sense, the band decided to bring a 7th grader along in his place. Sure, it’s probably safe to assume that being the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo means the 12 year old Tye is beyond his age in bass playing years, but that doesn’t make up for the fact that he’s 12. Tye is also a member of the Northern California metal band The Helmets, also comprised of other 12 year olds. [More]

The 1975’s New Album is Going to be Called…. Music For Cars?

  • 7:45 pm Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
the 1975 "Somebody Else"

Matty Healy has a knack for leaking information about his band, The 1975, on Twitter, and today was no different. One look at this tweet and it appears their next album will potentially be titled, Music For Cars….

He was very active on Twitter today, engaging in several conversations as well as saying they are putting out a new vinyl later this year. Is that a reference to their new album be released later this year? Or a re-release of I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It?

I guess we’ll just stay tuned….?

Bleachers Release New Song “Don’t Take the Money” featuring Lorde

  • 1:17 pm Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

It would be difficult to sum up Jack Antonoff’s career, style, or legacy in a just one word. Most people don’t realize how much unique talent the quirky front man of Bleachers has up his sleeve. When he’s not writing and producing music for Bleachers, the New Jersey bread indie pop band, you can find him working with pop superstars like Taylor Swift, Zayn, and Lorde, or hanging out in his Brooklyn apartment/ studio lined with animal print wallpaper (to recreate his childhood bedroom), JFK memorabilia,1990’s baseball card collection, and anything Bruce Springsteen. The sense of isolation and hopelessness that growing up in the shadows of New York [More]

Blink 182 Release New Song “Misery” off of Deluxe Edition of California

  • 7:04 pm Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
blink 182 release new song "Misery" from the deluxe edition of California

The new song, “Misery”, is the latest track released from the band’s forthcoming deluxe edition of California. The deluxe edition is due out May 19th and will have 11 new songs. That’s essentially an entire new album!

Blink 182 is currently on tour with recent Next Big Thing alums, The Naked and Famous. They won’t be coming through town on this leg, but they will be close with Florida dates including Orlando, Tallahassee, and Pensacola.

Despite the departure of alien obsessed Tom DeLonge, Blink 182 is firing on all cylinders following the successful release of California last year.

Twenty One Pilots Announce 3 Suprise Hometown Shows, Tell Ticket Scalpers to Get Lost

  • 1:33 pm Monday, March 27th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Twenty One Pilots announce 3 Hometown shows in Columbus Ohio

If you’ve seen Twenty One Pilots in the past couple of years, you may have been at the mercy of ticket scalpers trying to screw you over for an extra $100 or so. I can tell that I sure have. I don’t want to tell you what I paid for a ticket to their St. Augustine show last year, but I will tell you that I wasn’t going to let some lame ticket scalper prevent me from seeing a great show, so I sucked it up. After announcing 3 surprise hometown shows dubbed as the “Tour de Columbus”, Twenty One [More]

A Day to Remember Honored, Presented With Keys to the City in Their Hometown of Ocala

  • 2:25 pm Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
A Day to Remember Return to their hometown of Ocala and recieve a key to the city

A very special day for Ocala born and bread rockers, A Day to Remember was presented with the keys to the city by Mayor Kent Guinn last Saturday just before performing a full set in front of a well represented local crowd.

Mayor Guinn came equipped with the puns boasting, “It’s a real honor, I’m so proud of these young men and they’ve made Ocala proud. I’m proud to have them here tonight. Tonight is truly a day to remember in Ocala.”

Lead vocalist Jeremy McKinnon couldn’t be more thankful of Ocala for shaping him and the band into what they are [More]

New Gorillaz Album Could Be 26 Songs Deep

  • 10:21 am Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
gorillaz register 26 new songs for upcoming album

Thanks to AltPress, we know that Gorillaz have registered 26 songs for their long anticipated fifth studio album, which could be released sooner rather than later. The songs were registered with Phonographic Performance Ltd, a British based licensing company. Included in one of those songs is the newcomer and current 97X favorite, Rag N Bone Man. Gorillaz is supposedly rehearsing for a tour that hasn’t yet been announced, although we do of a couple festival appearances for the band. One of those festivals is their very own Demon Dayz Festival taking place in June. If I had to guess more dates will be added later in the summer, including [More]

A New Paramore Album Appears to Be On the Way

  • 2:06 pm Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

A fan page dedicated to Paramore released a list of 12 songs that were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a professional organization that databases musical works from songwriters, composers, and publishers.

As you can see, Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Zac Farro are listed in some combination on all of the songs. Farro left the band in 2010 and had most recently been rumored to be working his previous band. However, last summer, he confirmed that he had rejoined Paramore to drum for their fifth studio album, and we appear to have evidence of that work. As [More]