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45 Years Ago: Simon and Garfunkel Reunite for George McGovern

It had only been a year since Simon and Garfunkel called it quits, but they reunited for one time only — or so they thought — to support George McGovern’s presidential bid.

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Metal Magic Records
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34 Years Ago: Pantera Release Their First Album ‘Metal Magic’

On June 10, 1983, a very different sounding Pantera arrived on the scene with their debut disc 'Metal Magic.'

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Loudwire
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10 Reasons Why Iron Maiden’s ‘The X Factor’ Is Better Than You Remember

When was the last time you gave Iron Maiden's 'The X Factor' a listen? Scroll through the slideshow to see 10 reasons why it's better than you remember!

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Richard E. Aaron, Redferns, Getty Images
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David Letterman Is Right: Warren Zevon Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

David Letterman has a long history with the late Warren Zevon, who belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Everclear Launches "The Vegas Years"
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Grandma’s Marathon Announces Big Top Performances, Opens Ticket Sales

Grandma's Marathon has announced tickets are on sale for the Grandma’s Marathon weekend music under the Big Top. Friday will kick off the weekend party, with Everclear, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Then Saturday June 17, Lake City Smokin’ Section, Shalo Lee Band, Rhino and Snake Oil will perform under the big top tent to celebrate the 41stanniversary of Grandma’s Marathon at the official post-race party.

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screenshot youtube.com RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles
screenshot youtube.com RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles
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Chris Allen And Sam Revue RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles

RAIN played the DECC Symphony Hall last night and I was there with my son Sam, who is a huge Beatles fan. On the way to the venue, we played all of our favorite Beatles tunes to get in the mood and brush up on our harmonies. Once the show started we were cast back in time.

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Chris Allen Visits Paisley Park, Notices Little Secrets About Prince And His Studio

I finally made the treck to Chanhassen to take the tour of Paisley Park Recording Studio, and also the home of Prince. He was one of my music idols, not just because he was good but because he was a Minnesota kid and never forgot that. I saw some things that I mentioned to the tour guides that caught my eye, and got to hear an unreleased jazz track he was working on before he died.

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Katlyn Kretzschmar Photography used by permission
Katlyn Kretzschmar Photography used by permission
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Breanne Marie And The Front Porch Sinners Kickstarter A New Album

Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners are embarking on a new project and costs are high for album. Breanne has enlisted the musicians for her past albums but have solidified as a band and are ready to take that sound to a whole new level. They need the help of their fans to complete this new vision.

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Embrace Play Shepherds Bush Empire
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Who Is The Northland’s Best Performer Vote For The Top 5

We asked for your nominations for the best local performers and now we have them down to 5 finalists. Now we need your help to vote for the best. Each of these artists had to be from the area and perform on a regular basis. So here they are:

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2016 Musicians Corner Featuring Robert Randolph And The Family Band, Andy Davis And Caroline Glaser
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Are You A Musician, Sign Up To Play The Chester Creek Concert Series

It's a great way to get your name out, have some fun and play live music outside. Duluth Parks and Recreation is looking for you is you are an artist or band and want to play live for the Chester Creek Concert Series. 

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Godsmack And Red Sun Rising In Concert At Palms Casino Resort In Las Vegas
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Who Is The Northland’s Best Performer? Nominate Your Favorite

We at KOOL have featured some of the best performers from the area, but the best of the best? Maybe. We are looking for your votes to tell us who the best artist/performer is in the Duluth/Superior area.

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Escape The Stress Of Christmas, Here’s Some Funny Parody Songs [VIDEO]

Christmas is too serious, the Black Friday sales, cyber Monday, winding down the season to office Christmas Parties, School Holiday Programs, Secret Santa presents, etc. With all the STUFF taking away from Christmas, I like to keep the season joyful. Have a laugh!!

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