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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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My Dream of Writing a Hit Christmas Song Actually Came True — Here’s How, By Elizabeth Chan [VIDEO]

KOOL 101.7 has been featuring a new song by Elizabeth Chan called "A Christmas Song" along with some of her other songs like "Vixen". KOOL was the first to break it nationally to help her achieve her dream, and now Elizabeth has weighed in on what it took to get there.

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Do People Listen To Complete Albums Anymore?

As a life-long audiophile that got his start when music was still serviced on vinyl records, I have often lamented that the digital age has done away with the album as a work of art.  I'm not talking about the cover art (don't get me started on the inferior packaging that CD's come in) - I'm talking about the set of songs that are put together to equal an album.

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Happy Holidizzle, Are You An Ebenezer Snoop? Watch this Cautionary Tale [VIDEO]

Have you lost your Holiday Spirit. See Snoop tell an updated version of the Christmas Classic in this new ad campaign from Adidas. This is the long version of the story from their TV ads.

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Johnny Cash’s Complete Columbia Recordings Leaves No Song Behind; Released Just In Time For The Holiday Gift-Giving Season

Music fan on your gift list?  No matter if they're fans of country or rock music, here's the ultimate gift for the audiophile on your list this year:  The 63-CD set called Johnny Cash:  The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

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Meet Elizabeth Chan, Writer Of A Famous Christmas Song, World Debut on KOOL 101.7

Elizabeth Chan our guest on the KOOL Morning Show, spent a year doing "Failure Club", trying to fulfill her goal of a famous Christmas song. Read about her and hear the story as told on the KOOL morning show

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Elizabeth Chan Fulfils A Dream, KOOL To Be First Radio Station In The World To Play Her Christmas Song

I have been watching a webcast called "Failure Club". It's about New Yorkers who set a goal and have to achieve it in a year. One of those people on the show was Elizabeth Chan. Her goal was to write a World Famous Christmas Song.

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