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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,…

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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…

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Michael Jai White throws a punch at Tingle and chats to Q101 about Black Dynamite

Actor and martial artist Michael Jai White joined Sherman and Tingle on Q101’s morning show. White was born in Brooklyn, New York and from the age of fourteen was teaching karate at the local YMCA to earn cash whilst fighting in tournaments and dancing in contests. He then became a junior high school teacher; teaching…

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30 Seconds to Mars take over Q101

30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto and Tomo Milicevic joined Tim Virgin in the Q101 studio for this station take over. The lead singer and percussionist had control over the music for an hour and even pretended to be Tim whilst they introduced the show to Q101 listeners. One of the first songs on their…

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Bat For Lashes, Natasha Khan and her dual identity; Pearl

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival held in Chicago that features genres from heavy metal to hip-hop and hosts more than 160,000 people each year. Q101 were backstage during the three-day music festival to chat to the bands and let the listeners hear how the gig went from their favourite artists. This interview with Bat…

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Live interview with Panic! at the Disco backstage at Lollapalooza

Chicago’s music festival; Lollapalooza, saw a huge array of artists from The Ramones to Kanye West. The annual music festival attracts around 160,000 people to the three-day event and Q101 were backstage throughout the festival to interview our listener’s favourite bands. In 2006 Panic! at the Disco performed an incredible set list shortly after they had…

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Q101.com – Tim Virgin Interviews Seether at Q101 Jamboree 2011

Q101.com – Tim Virgin Interviews Seether at Q101 Jamboree 2011 Tim Virgin brings his funny hat and gabs with Seether backstage at the Tweeter Center, er New World Music Theatre…I mean First Midwest Bank Amphitheater…during the alternative music festival known to people in the know simple as: Jamboree. This conversation took place in 2011, but…

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Alternative on Q101, 101.1 & 87.7 in Chicago?

What’s going on with Alternative on Q101, 101.1 & 87.7 in Chicago? We’re getting lots of messages on social media, Q101.com, and via email pretty much saying the same thing.  Here are the answers to some of your burning questions…Watch the video here. If you want to know what’s going on with Q101, it’s ALWAYS…

Q101 Top 300 Party Songs of All-Time (July 2004)

Q101 Top 300 Party Songs of All-Time (July 2004) 1. Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right To Party 2. Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun 3. Sublime – What I Got 4. House of Pain – Jump Around 5. The Offspring – Self Esteem 6. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long…

Rock 103-5 (WRCX) Top 103 Songs of 1997

Rock 103-5 (WRCX) Top 103 Songs of 1997 1. Days of the New – Touch, Peel, and Stand 2. Metallica – King Nothing 3. Megadeath – Trust 4. Metallica – Bleeding Me 5. The Offspring – Gone Away 6. Alice in Chains – Would? 7. Seven Mary Three – Devil Boy 8. Metallica – Hero…

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