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Blink-182 Forced to Cancel Tour Dates

Blink-182 were forced to cancel a number of North American tour dates due to Travis Barker having to undergo emergency surgery. The drummer has to have a tonsillectomy and his recovery time “is expected to extend beyond the scheduled tour dates.” No rescheduled concert dates have been announced. http://www.alternativeaddiction.com/musicnews/article/2553/Blink-182-Forced-to-Cancel-Tour-Dates-Due-to-Travis-Barkers-Emergency-Surgery

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Punk Rock Shock: Tom Gabel of Against Me! Makes Major Change

Like many others I was shocked to hear the news that Tom Gabel of  Against Me! came out as transgender.  The news broke from a Rolling Stones article. In the article Gabel had this to say: “I’m going to have embarrassing moments…and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is…

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Torturous Tunes You WON’T Find on Q101

Thankfully, there is  a place you can turn in order NOT to get burnt out on the repetitive swill assaulting our ears these days.  Where is that? Why, it’s Q101.com, OF COURSE. However, if you or someone you know would like to injure your auditory senses, Maxim Staffers have put together a top 100 list…

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Kick In The Gut: Beastie Boys’ MCA Dead

This news really sucks. One of the greats, in our estimation, is no more. Read on from HuffPo: Beastie Boys legend Adam Yauch — otherwise known as MCA — has passed away at the age of 47. Yauch revealed that he had cancer in a salivary gland in his neck in July 2009. Yauch was…

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters’ Project “Sound City”

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana will be directing and producing an upcoming documentary on Van Nuys, California recording studio Sound City.  Sound City will give audiences a feature-length history of Sound City Studios, the Van Nuys, California, studio where great albums including Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled,…

Tegan and Sara–Their New Album

A seventh studio album is in the works for this sister duo. “I think people are going to be really excited,” Tegan Quin says of the still-untitled album. “I think we have a really good batch of songs. I know on the last record [2009’sSainthood] we were experimenting a lot—like on “Paperback Head” and “Arrow.”…

Letters to a Dead Guy

In an article by Steve Appleford of Rolling Stone Magazine, Eric Erlandson talks about “Letters to Kurt”, a prose-poem memoir to Kurt Cobain. Nearly two decades after the 1994 suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Erlandson looks just as he did at the height of grunge: tall, thin, stringy blond hair to his shoulders. Letters…

Q101 Presents Janus @ Mojoe’s Of Joliet!

Q101 Presents what will be an awesome night on Thursday, May 17th at Mojoe’s Of Joliet, 22 West Cass Street. Featuring Janus, Three Years Hollow, Persistence Of Memory, and Mind Shatter! It’s a 21 and over show with doors opening at 6:30pm, and show at 7pm. Get your tickets here for 10 bucks: http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/1072 Ready for…

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To commemorate their induction this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a very special digital-only EP, entitled We Salute You. It features six songs from previous Hall of Fame inductees, all of whom have influenced the band musically. The Ramones, Iggy…

Weed ‘Em Out–Any of These ‘Hit It’ For You?

Disclaimer: Q101 remains PERFECTLY neutral on the subject of marijuana—its legalization, use of, and long term effects on the body. Billboard. com has identified 20 songs that may have subtle (or blatant) references to Mary Jane, pot, weed, insert your favorite name here. Where’s Bob Marley in this list? http://www.billboard.com/column/billboard-lists/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story#/features/20-smokin-songs-about-weed-1005144932.story  

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