Thin Lizzy is one of those bands that I never appreciated until recent years. Of course I knew "The Boys Are Back in Town," and to a lesser extent, "Jailbreak." But beyond that I knew nothing. Thanks to WAPL listener requests for stuff like "Whiskey in the Jar" and "The Cowboy Song," I started exploring more about the best band to come out of Ireland (sorry U2) and have not been disappointed.
For me, Thin Lizzy has become one of the most underrated rock bands of the 70's. If you want proof, look no farther than this compilation of EVERY Thin Lizzy guitar solo from 1971-1983. It's awesome to have on in the background while you're at work.
And if you haven't heard WAPL playing the new song "The Killer Instinct" from Black Star Riders (re-branded Thin Lizzy, without founding bassist and singer Phil Lynott), check it out below. They're playing with Europe at Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee on April 24th.
Iron Man to the rescue! Robert Downey Jr. recently showed up in character as Tony Stark to deliver an Iron Man bionic arm to 7-year-old Alex, who was born with a partially disabled right arm. Check out the full story on Mashable, and watch the video below.
Let's say you're a huge Bon Jovi fan and decide to show your love with a tattoo of one of their lyrics. Please make sure the tattoo artist has a basic understanding of grammar... and how to spell "Bon Jovi"
The Packers may not have made it to Super Bowl XLIX, but at least a couple of them made it to the 2015 East-West Bowl on this weekend's Key and Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central. Maybe next year we can sign Grunky Peep.
I’m not sure what AMAZED me more today …
The DRAMATIC and HEROIC rescue of the window washers off the side of the World Trade in NYC
The MIND-BENDING fact that a space probe was actually landed Armageddon–Style on a MOVING comet
That there’s actually a movie coming out (on ‘Lifetime’) based on the internet meme sensation 'Grumpy Cat' called “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”
Well F%*K Me... I can't decide - let's go with 'Grumpy Cat'
Don Henley didn't write or sing the song "Take It Easy"- Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey wrote it and Frey sung it . Still, I assumed Henley (from seeing/hearing/reading numerous interviews) would be a chill dude.... or at least have a sense of humor. Not so much. Don Henley is suing Wisconsin clothing company "Duluth Trading Co.' for this ad....
Henley's trademark infrigement lawsuit contends that many readers of the Duluth Trading Co. ad would think he was endorsing the shirt and the company.
105.7 WAPL, Wisconsin's Rock Station, is a 100,000 watt radio station serving Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, and the surrounding communities in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.
105.7 WAPL is also your FM home for Green Bay Packers football. Listen all season for complete Packers Radio Network game coverage from Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren.
The Rockin' Apple has spent over thirty years entertaining listeners through the music of artists like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, and countless others - along with concerts, contests and the humor of the veteran morning duo of Rick and Len.
In 2008, WAPL won the prestigious Marconi Award for national Rock Station of the Year. WAPL has also been awarded Rolling Stone Magazine Reader's Choice Station five times (1990, 92, 93, 94, and 95). In 1999, the station won Radio and Records Small Market Rock Station of the Year, and in 2004 and 2006 won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.