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Jimmie Vaughan Recuperating After Suffering Heart Attack

Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, a four-time Grammy winner, founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

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Glenn Hughes Releasing ‘Live in Wolverhampton’ on Feb. 12

Black Country Communion vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes is set to release 'Live in Wolverhampton' as a 2-CD set and as a digital download. Recorded in June of 2009 in his hometown of Bilston, Wolverhampton, the new project is slated to drop on Feb. 12 via earMusic and Armoury Records.

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The Stooges Announce New Album Title

The reunion of the Stooges is about to result in its second album. Although no release date has been announced, we have learned that the legendary protopunk band have finished 'Ready to Die,' the follow-up to 'The Weirdness,' their comeback album 2007.

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Why Is Journey’s Former Lead Singer, Steve Perry, In Hiding

How many people have slow danced to a song the Steve Perry and Journey wrote or sang. I got one of my best kisses while "Open Arms" was playing. Journey was at the top of their game, then Steve Perry disappeared.

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Alan Parsons Live Project Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

Legendary musician and producer Alan Parsons has announced his plans for the 2013 touring season, including a rare eight concerts in the United States. The U.S. leg of the tour will kick off on Feb. 14 in Fort Pierce, Fla. and wrap up on Feb. 24 in Napa, Calif.

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Rick Monroe Does Things His Way, Get Your Free Download

Rick Monroe song "Get Ur Christmas On" has become a hit on KOOL 101.7 thanks to you. Emails and phone calls asking about the song and the artist. One thing we are proud of at KOOL is that we can showcase talent and a variety of music with our Christmas format.

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New Study Examines the Shortened Life Expectancy of Rock Stars

Any rock fan worth his or her salt is aware of the "live fast, die young" mythology surrounding the music -- and lord knows we've all seen more than enough musicians succumb to the stereotype. But a new study suggests the phenomenon might be far more widespread than previously believed.

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Legendary A&M Records President Gil Friesen Dead at 75

The music world is mourning the death of legendary A&M Records executive Gil Friesen (pictured at left in the above photo), who along with Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, helped grow the record label into a major player in the music industry. Friesen passed away Thursday (Dec. 13) at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.

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Home Free Vocal Band Live in KOOL 101.7 Morning Show [VIDEO][AUDIO]

dThe Home Free Vocal Band stopped in for a visit in the studio and did an interview and then performed live today on the KOOL 101.7 morning show. They did some of their songs form their Christmas Tour.

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Home Free Vocal Band Coming to Duluth, Featured On The KOOL Morning Show [VIDEO]

The Home Free Vocal Band is coming to Duluth, to put on their Christmas Show. Band, is used loosely, as they create all the instruments with their mouths and bodies. This Friday they will visit the KOOL morning show to sing live and demonstrate their unique take on the Christmas Classics.

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Duluth Natives Jamestown Story Has A Christmas Hit and Releases A New Album [VIDEO]

Dane Schmidt of Jamestown Story, started in Duluth, MN. He is the son of Tammi and Mark from the band MYNX. KOOL 101.7 is featuring their new Christmas Song "Wherever You Are" With Michelle Rene. See it!!

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Escape The Stress Of Christmas, Watch These Funny Parody Songs [VIDEO]

With Christmas season upon us, we all get frustrated. I like to look at the humorous side of frustration. Here are some videos of some of our sister stations in our company doing funny things to celebrate the down side of the holidays.

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