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Review: ‘Oceania’ from Smashing Pumpkins

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Review:  ‘Oceania’ from Smashing Pumpkins

Q101 isn’t as bullish on the new Pumpkins collection as the Sun Times’ Thomas Conner, sans a few tracks.  “The Chimera” is the one we keep rolling back to over and over again.  However, To our ears, there aren’t any hits.  A few tunes are pretty damn solid though.  But what the hell do we know:  We loved Zwan here in HQ and most people ridicule that band’s...

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Transit of Venus

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Transit of Venus

Three Days Grace has just announced they are releasing a new album October 2, 2012. Three Days Grace, a Canadian band, formed under the name Groundswell in Norwood, Ontario, Canada in 1992. After a breakup in 1995, the band reformed in 1997 under its current name and with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist...

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The Offspring New Release Available June 26

Posted by on May 26, 2012 | 0 comments

The Offspring New Release Available June 26

In exactly one month, The Offspring will release their new album, Days Go By. The Offspring, from Huntington Beach, CA,  have sold over 34 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time. Each album since the release of their 1994 album Smash has sold over a million units. The Offspring will perform at RIOT FEST September 14-16 at Humboldt Park. READ MORE...

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New Q: Jack White, Silversun Pickups, Cribs, Vaccines

Posted by on May 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Q101 is happy to welcome Bruce Rave, one of America’s top experts on new music. Originally from Chicago, Bruce moved to LA and gained fame as an A & R man at Capitol Records. His ears have first heard some of the biggest bands in the world in the last quarter century. He’s graciously agreed to break new music he’s digging here on Q101 and we thank him! If you want to check...

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Brand New Greek Fire Tribute to Johnny Venus

Posted by on May 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Brand New Greek Fire Tribute to Johnny Venus

In February 2012, shortly after an amazing tour of Japan, GREEK FIRE drummer and longtime STORY OF THE YEAR drum tech Johnny Venus was diagnosed with Leukemia. As anyone can imagine, this devastating news came as a complete shock and rocked the entire camp to the core. Johnny is fighting the battle of his life, and even in these darkest of times his incredible courage and strength inspired...

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