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ROCK 97.9 Live On Location

Posted on by Nick The Promo Guy

Friday August 15, 2014
Northstar Ford
505 MacKenzie Blvd


If you would like to book us on location for your next event, call 780-743-2246


NOMINATED: The ICE Bucket Challenge – Thank You, But It’s Not About Me

Posted on by chris byrne

Yesterday I was challenged by my friend JP to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

While flattered that he thought of me, I decided to not only quietly donate, but also to highlight this disease.

If you’re wondering how this whole “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” got started, look no further than former Boston College captain Peter Frates Here’s his story…

My first exposed to ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), was during the 2005 Ironman triathlon

While there are TONS of popular challenge videos out there, Bill Burr’s Monday Morning rant summed up how I feel, that “the disease is second banana to watching people’s reactions”…

And probably getting lost in all the joy/happiness in dumping ice cold water on each other is the true impact the disease has on those affected…

And remember, there are many, many more charities out there (some that may hit closer to home than others) that are also looking for funding.

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Anthrax is chatting.

Posted on by Cubb

ANTHRAX’s new concert film, “Chile On Hell”, will be released on September 16. The disc was was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band’s entire catalogue. On August 18, Sofia Samrad conducted an interview with ANTHRAX backstage at the Rock al Parque festival in Bogotá, Colombia. Watch the chat here.

LISTEN: What’s The Saddest Song You’ve Ever Heard

Posted on by chris byrne

A guy in the office broke up with his girlfriend of 6 years, THEN had to listen to country music for 5 hours this morning. As a way to cheer him up, I wanted to make a compilation of the saddest songs you know. Here’s mine…

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Paul Stanley a parody of himself: thus spoke Ace.

Posted on by Cubb

ACe in Space
Ace Frehley had a new album come out yesterday.. sticking with the kiss theme he titled it, Space Invader.. and in a recent interview with radio station Lone Star 92.5 , he was asked which member of Kiss is harder to  deal with.. Ace spoke, “well it used to be Gene, but now it’s turning out to be Paul. To hear the full interview, click here. 

WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, ft. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Posted on by chris byrne

Sure, it’s a promo for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, but it’s Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul together again, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Barely Legal Pawn

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Jesse Sky fills in for his dad. NO, his dad is not a Furry Freak Brother, it’s Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer.

Posted on by Cubb

Sky Kramer
Jesse Sky Kramer, the son of AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer, is filling in behind the kit for his father on the band’s current tour while Joey is on the mend after undergoing a minor medical procedure last week.. Jesse Sky is not in the music biz, but he did contribute to the song Lover A lot, on Aerosmith’s latest album.. Fan filmed footage of the band’s performance with Jesse Sky can bee seen here. 

TIL: The Toronto Maple Leafs are the Cleveland Browns of the NHL

Posted on by chris byrne

I was floating the hypothesis today when talking with Evan Cooke that the Toronto Maple Leafs are the Cleveland Browns of the NHL.

TML Browns
Here’s my evidence.

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Deep Purple with a tribute at the Royal Albert.

Posted on by Cubb


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It’s an early morning nut-shot fest.

Posted on by Cubb

So this is how the kids utilize teeter totters these days. Watch video.

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NHL 15 Trailers

Posted on by kevin.albus

What do ya think? I like the new play by play announcers Mike Emrick (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (color commentary}. Also the arenas will look very realistic….and yeah playing the game will also be sweet! Can’t wait for September 9th!

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