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Quiet Riot Announces New Lead Singer

Quiet Riot have stabilized their lead singer situation, announcing this week that Scott Vokoun would take the microphone when the band resumes touring on March 28 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The little-known Vokoun replaces Keith St. John (Montrose), who was filling in after the firing of Mark Huff.

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Neil Young Angered by the Way Today’s Music Sounds

Rock legend Neil Young doesn’t have a bone to pick with the artists of today (well, he may but he didn’t sound off about it this week) but he is upset with the quality of recordings purchased through digital retailers.

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Manraze Release Free Download of ‘Over My Dead Body’

After more than 20 years with Def Leppard, guitarist Phil Collen is moonlighting with another outfit: Manraze. The group, which also features Simon Laffy from Girl and the Sex Pistols‘ Paul Cook, just released its new single ‘Over My Dead Body’ — and you can now download it for free.

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A Holiday Music Spotlight: The Carpenters “Christmas Portrait”

Released in time for the holiday season in 1978, "Christmas Portrait" by The Carpenters is the album that reinvigorated the market for Christmas albums.

Although Christmas albums had been around since the beginning of recorded music, they started to fall out of favor after peaking in the 195

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New Christmas By The Lake CD To Be Released On Thursday November 17th.

Tracy Lundeen appeared on the KOOL morning show today and talked about the CD release party for the new "Christmas By The Lake vol V".

This Thursday, November 17th, Sounds of Strings Ensemble, Ripple Effect, Hermantown High School, Mark Rubin, Doug Greenwood, Les Hazelton, Mary Lou Williams, Rose Hoene, Just Friends and All About Music will play a live show to celebrate the new release

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Bob Seger Details New Album Schedule, 2012 Tour Plans and His Songwriting Methods

Bob Seger has announced plans to release a new studio album, and to support that record with a tour. “I will write from January 1 through March 31. I will finish the next record and right now, yes, I will tour with the next record,” Seger tells Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Former President Bill Clinton’s Top 20 Songs Of All Time

Politics aside, former President Bill Clinton has always had a reputation as a music lover.  That's why his all-time top 20 list is interesting to the masses.

My only quibble:  I knew that he wasn't a big country music lover -- but only ONE country song?

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Image courtesy of INXS.com
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INXS Unveils New Singer, Ciaran Gribbin [AUDIO]

The opening for a new INXS lead singer has been in a state of flux since Michael Hutchence’s untimely death in 1997. Even though details have seemed more uncertain than ever, it turns out that Ciaran Gribbon has taken over the reins with the new leaked demo, ‘Tiny Summer.’

Prior to this announcement, rumors sparked that the mystery voice belonged to none other than Hutchence’s old friend Bono. However, U2 fans needn’t worry anymore about their favorite front man going back on the gig market.

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Ozzy Osbourne And Al an Jackson Help Find Missing Autistic Boy

A missing 8 year old boy in California was found when searchers blasted music from his two favorite artists:  Ozzy Osbourne and Alan Jackson.
Joshua Robb, who ran away from a school playground in Twin Peaks on Monday to look for his mom and dad, was found in good shape Tuesday afternoon, more than 24 hours after he went missing, the Los Angeles Times reported

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10 Great Songs About School

We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

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Jamestown Story at KOOL 101.7

Jamestown Story is opening for MYNX at Grandmas sports garden, Invited them in to play, Here's the hit single Find A Way livein the studio.

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Songs For Japan Released

Looking for a great way to contribute some money to help all the people in Japan ? A new album called "Songs For Japan" was released yesterday with music from many different artists with all the proceeds going to help aid in Japan. Read on for the details and song list.

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