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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Seattle Celebrates 'Nevermind' Turning 25

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' , and Seattle's many celebrations are in bloom . If you think about it, KISW has been celebrating 'Nevermind' DAILY for 25 years straight, and will continue to do so for years to come. Nirvana is one of The Rock's most beloved artists and...
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Rock Blog: The Top 8 Albums From 1991

Take yourself back 25 years. No matter where you were, no matter what you were doing, 1991 provided a soundtrack to your life. That, of course, is provided you were alive and consuming music back then. The biggest impact on music was the death of the Sunset Strip and the birth of Seattle, or as the...
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RHCP Tour Dates

Red Hot Chili Peppers announced their tour this morning. You can catch them at Key Arena on St. Patrick's Day. Friday night, green beer and Red Hot Chili Peppers! Uh oh... Tickets go on sale Friday. Every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of The...
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Rock Blog: Stone Temple Pilots

While it hasn't been announced officially yet, word on the street is Stone Temple Pilots have decided on a new singer. After thousands of submissions for the gig and what I can only imagine was an exhaustive auditioning process, STP (rumor has it) have decided on Filipino musician John Borja. You...
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Ghost

OK. I drank the Ghost Kool-Aid. Join me? Here's the new song "Square Hammer" from the new Popestar EP Video of Ghost - Square Hammer We'll see you in the congregation at the Moore Theater on October 14th. Each week "New Blood" on KISW.com brings you what's new in the world of rock.
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Zack de la Rocha

Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine fame dropped his first new solo song in 10 years yesterday. "Digging for Windows" is the first song from his as yet untitled new solo album due out early 2017. Video of Zack de la Rocha - digging for windows Check out "New Blood" each week for the latest...
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Rock Blog: The Ramones Turn 40

It would be reasonable to say that Punk Rock began in earnest in Tacoma when the amazing Sonics released “The Witch” in 1964. But the genre's roots in America began as a true musical art form in the 70s and early 80s. It was very different city to city. Los Angeles had The Germs and X, DC had Bad...
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Rock Blog: Zappa Matters

There's a good chance you’ve heard of Frank Zappa , but you may have never heard his music. There’s also a good chance you may have heard his music and not cared for it. It’s kind of hard to define, or put into a real genre. Where you could say Aerosmith was sort of like The Stones, or in their own...
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Rock Blog: Lady Hangs w/ Butcher Babies

For me, my top two highlights of #Pain2016 were interviewing Heidi and Carla from Butcher Babies , and then watching the band tear up the Another Century Stage at White River Amphitheatre a few hours later! I have been a big fan of these ladies for years now, and I was SO nervous to meet them both...
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Rock Blog: 5 Reasons To Go Back To White River Amphitheatre On Friday

Why go see Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick at White River Ampitheatre this Friday? Here are 5 good reasons: All 3 are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sure, the hall has either forgotten or been very late to honor well deserving artists, but when can you see 3 Hall of Famers on 1 stage?...
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