Kevin Manno from MTV talks with Tim Mcllrath from Rise Against for Q101 WKQX Chicago

Tim talks Chicago music, radio and more.  Kevin gets busted picking his nose…but hey it’s radio.  This was before he became a TV star on MTV.  We kid Kevin, because he’s handsome AND successful….and gets to hang out with “Sway” at the MTV studios. Tim opens up about radio politics, let downs, build ups…and Rancid…

Dave Grohl, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Party Together

  Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed to fans that he has recorded a song with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Taylor took to Twitter to say that he had just completed a song with Grohl and Nirvana producer Butch Vig. Posting at Twitter/CoreyTaylorRock, Taylor, who also performs with Stone Sour, wrote: “HUGE checks off…

Q101 & Local 101 Presents Lucky Boys Confusion

In the first show of 2012’s Local 101 concert series, Q101 is proud to support local music with Chicago and Downers Grove’s own Lucky Boys Confusion. Look for the Q101 Crew with some special guests and surprises to be announced soon. Q101 has a special offer for all Q101 Club members.  Save $13 off the…

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Is The 15 Minutes Up For 30 Seconds To Mars?

For the past several months, there have been rumors swirling regarding the split of 30 Seconds to Mars. After several ominous statements about their future, the band members are finally setting the record straight…sort of. After playing a Guiness World Record setting 300+ show tour in support of their 2009 album ‘This Is War,’ it’s…

New ‘Black Keys’ Review

Over 10 years and seven albums, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have turned their basement blues project into one of America’s mightiest bands. Weaned on Stax 45s and Wu-Tang loops, the Black Keys smeared the lines between blues, rock, R&B and soul, with Auerbach’s horny Howlin Wolf yowl bouncing off garage-y slashing and nasty body-rocking…

Must See Video of Madina Lake Rocking Chicagoland Club

Chicago natives and rock superstars Madina Lake rocked Mojoes of Joliet this past Friday. Madina Lake, who is currently on the Wake Up! tour with Me Talk Pretty, delivered a solid-ass show according to eyewitness accounts.  What?  Don’t believe us?  Q101’s pals snuck in some HD Cams to capture some of the sights and sounds…

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Rock Hall to Induct ‘Beasties’, ‘Chili Peppers’; Is It Biased?

Q101.com obviously applauds the addition of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  We also salute Guns ‘N Roses for their incredibly white-hot run in the late ’80s and early ’90s.  However…the Rock HOF is not without controversy as is any contest ever…

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Rock Is Dead? ‘No’ Says The Grammys

Foo Fighters are among the rock leaders in the latest round of Grammy nominations – but they’re up against some stiff competition. Dave Grohl and his foo fighting cohorts have a total of six nominations, including Album Of The Year and Best Rock Song. They have won a total of six Grammys in the past,…

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Corgan: ‘Siamese’ Was Middle Finger

In speaking about the recording of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ 1993 album Siamese Dream, Billy Corgan described the record as his “middle finger to the indie world.” “Even though it wasn’t the one that sold the most, it’s the one that seems to have come through the best,” Corgan told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “As…

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