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Rock Blog: 2016 - Heroes

With each passing week, 2016 became probably the most brutal year for the world of music. We lost an Eagle, a Prince, the 5th Beatle and The Thin White Duke. In no particular order, a rolecall for a great party in heaven. David Bowie . The Thin White Duke. Bowie never let mainstream trends dictate...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Seattle's 2017 Hit-List

Although I'm the lone "north-ender" here at The Rock, Seattle is where I hang out a minimum of five days a week! I'm a commuting fool, like many of you. There are NINE things coming up in the big city and it's surrounding communities in 2017 that I am really excited to check out, and I wanted to...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most influential guitar players of all time, although we never had the opportunity to see his full potential as a musician. Tragically, Randy was taken from the world of rock at a very young age, having died in a plane accident when he was...
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Rock Blog: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Key Arena March 17th!

33 years together as a band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still mighty as ever. With the release of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, they have been touring the world. They'll be heading back home to America in January 2017, after touring overseas. YES, they will be stopping in Seattle on...
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Rock Blog: Happy Birthday To The Lizard King

This Thursday would have been the 73rd birthday of Jim Morrison. He started the Doors in 1965 when he was 22 years old. He died at the age of 27 in Paris, and was one of the original four members in the tragic “27 Club” of great rockers who died at 27 years old. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Janis...
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New Blood: Helmet

Helmet hits the Croc Wednesday night with Local H . Not that you needed an excuse to go out on a weeknight... Grab tickets here . Helmet's new album, Dead to the World just came out about a month ago. Grab it at the show! You'll thank me later. Video of Helmet "Bad News" Official...
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New Blood: Halestorm

Halestorm just announced the release of their 3rd covers EP since 2011. You can check out the 1st song from it, Whitesnake's "Still of the Night" now. Video of Halestorm – Still of The Night (Whitesnake Cover) [Official Audio] In addition to "Still of the Night" ReAniMate 3.0 features: Sophie B...
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ROCK BLOG: THE PRETTY RECKLESS THIS FRIDAY @ THE SHOWBOX SODO

A lead singer previously known for her acting roles as Cindy Lou Who In 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', and Jenny Humphrey in 'Gossip Girl', joins a rock band at the age of 15? Yes, indeed. Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless shows it can be done..and done quite well. (I do express my INITIAL...
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New Blood: Alice In Chains

Alice in Chains has a new take on an old Rush song for the 2112 re-issue. Tears will appear on disc 2 along Rush covers from Dave Grohl with Taylor Hawkins, Billy Talent and more. The 2112 re-issue is in stores December 16th. Disc One: Original album re-mastered “2112” (Overture / The Temples of...
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Rock Blog: 5 Great Things About 2016

Some people will tell you rock is dead. Others will tell you that the recording industry as we know it is dead. Truth be told neither is as strong as it was in the 70s, 80s or 90s, but at the same time, neither is dead - far from it. Here are five great albums from 2016, proving rock is alive and...
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