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FlashbaQ – Tim McIlrath gets interviewed on Local 101

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 | 0 comments

FlashbaQ –  Tim McIlrath gets interviewed on Local 101

Today’s FlashbaQ comes from 2011 when Rise Against frontman and loyal Chicagoan Tim McIlrath sat down for an interview with Q101’s Chris Payne. Listen to McIlrath talk music, festivals, videos and more! In the mood for some more old school Q101? Check out our limited edition vintage Q101 T Shirt...

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Awolnation: “Like water in a desert”

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Awolnation: “Like water in a desert”

 Q101 listeners voted Awolnation as one of the three bands they were most excited to see at Jamboree. From 1995, Jamboree has been hosted by Q101 and is one of the top annual outdoor music festivals in Chicago. In 2011 Jamboree came to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre and saw artists such as Sum 41, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Adelitas Way all take the stage. To see the full line up, view...

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor takes over Q101… And plays Rick Astley?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 | 1 comment

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor takes over Q101… And plays Rick Astley?

This video has 497,544 views and its easy to see why. Q101 let Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor plug in his iPod and take over the microphone for an hour. Taylor is best known for his lead vocals in Slipknot; being ranked 86th in Hit Parade’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. He claims to have first created a sense of Slipknot when he first saw the 1789 horror film Halloween,...

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