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Rock Blog: Honoring Jimi Hendrix

Born and raised in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix is very much celebrated by our great city day in and day out. We even opened the first phase of Jimi Hendrix Park in the Central District! Although his career only spanned a few years, his music transcends generations and genres. As a musician, it would be...
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Rock Blog: Korn - Beating Personal Demons

Korn is too much of an insane energy and presence to be warped into words, but one can attempt to share their insane love and respect by trying. With their 12th studio album, The Serenity Of Suffering dropping this past October, Korn once again reinvented themselves. Formed in 1993 out of...
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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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