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jan 6th 2014
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jan 3rd 2014

He's gotten pretty serious about politics.  Find out his plans for a new political party by clicking here.

-Ross Maxwell
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dec 17th 2013

Baby don't like snowman.  Not one bit.
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dec 16th 2013
What happens when a bunch of drunken Santas get together?

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dec 12th 2013
Oshkosh favorite, Rebel Waltz!

Rebel Waltz was an Oshkosh institution in the city's local music scene back in the late 80's/early 90's.  Timm Buechler of the band has a Kickstarter campaign going right now to release a 2 LP retrospective of their music.  He's not looking to make money... just to get their songs out to the public again.  Although the physical release will be on vinyl, those who pledge get a digital download of the tunes. 

They are one of my favorite memories of college so I'm happy to help.  Hope you do the same.  To donate, click on the picture!

-Ross Maxwell
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dec 11th 2013
The iconic #3 made famous by Dale Earnhardt.

Nepotism aside, I'm not sure how I feel about this.  Feel free to discuss on my "In The Draft" page on Facebook.

-Ross Maxwell
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dec 10th 2013
I respect his honesty.

He would be quite a catch.

Well played, sir.

-Ross Maxwell
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nov 14th 2013
Jason Newsted.  Teacher.  Mentor.

For a price, anyway.

You can bid on a one-hour vocal or guitar lesson with the former Metallica member right now with the money going to Little Kids Rock... a national charity that pushes music education in U.S. public schools and brings "free music instruction and instruments to under-served schools across the country."

Bidding ends Wednesday November 20th at 1:30pm CST.
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nov 13th 2013
The History of the WWF

A fella with a great (and possibly unhealthy) passion for professional wrestling compiled this list of every wrestler to work for the WWF/WWE including simple likenesses of each wrestler.  He gets into the details in his article but damn... for the wrestling fan, this is fantastic.  Don't try to look at this at work.  You'll get nothing accomplished for the rest of the day.

The whole story can be found here.
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nov 8th 2013
Heart recorded a couple Christmas songs "Please Come Home For Christmas" and "All Through the Night" for release on Nov. 12th . You can hear them here, right now!

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nov 6th 2013
Interesting article on why the Packers should bring back #4 in the wake of Rodger's injury:
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nov 5th 2013
Using the proper font is important.

I'm thinking I shouldn't hang these on the tree.
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nov 4th 2013 recently ranked the Top 15 SportsToys from Your Childhood - Check out if yours made the list here!
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oct 24th 2013

It's a moment that not a lot people know about but one that would be unheard of in this day and age. On this day October 24th 1979 every single Led Zeppelin album was charted on the Billboard Top 200. From Led Zeppelin I to In Through the Outdoor every album was selling enough to be charted at the same time. To put that in perspective here are the orginal Zeppelin albums.

 Led Zeppelin / Released January 12, 1969 / Sold: 8,000,000+

 Led Zeppelin II / Released October 22, 1969 / Sold: 12,000,000+

 Led Zeppelin III / Released October 5, 1970 / Sold: 6,000,000+

 Led Zeppelin IV / Released Novemeber 8, 1971 / Sold: 23,000,000+

 Houses of the Holy / Released March 28, 1973 / Sold: 11,000,000+

 Physical Graffiti / Released February 24, 1975 / Sold: 16,000,000+

 Presence / Released March 31, 1976 / Sold: 3,000,000+

 In Through the Out Door / Released August 15, 1979 / Sold 6,000,000+

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sep 26th 2013
So...Chester Bennington is the new lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and I"ll admit...he sounds a lot like Weiland, but I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Here's an inside look at their upcoming "High Rise" ep due out on October 8th. You be the judge...

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sep 26th 2013
Metallica's 3D movie 'Metallica: Through the Never' debuts in Imax theaters tonight or at least tomorrow. It then opens in regular 3D theaters next week. Here's the complete look behind the scenes of 'Through The Never'

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sep 24th 2013
Today is the anniversary of the tragic death of Jimi Hendrix who died at the age of 27 in an apartment in Notting Hill (part of London) in 1970. Five days earlier the guitarist gave an interview to Kieth Altham, a journalist who knew Jimi well. 

Talking to the Independent Kieth said: 

“He was an extraordinary force and used that guitar like a third arm, he was like two people on one guitar. He was an assimilation of all the music styles he had been through in his early career when he had played with the Isley Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner and Little Richard. He wasn’t just a blues guitarist or a jazz guitarist or a rock and roll guitarist – he was all of them rolled into one.”

Kieth Altham interviewed Jimi Hendrix in total of eight times but admittinly has said that during that final interview he looked to be ill and not in good health. 

“He wasn’t in the best physical shape five days before his death. He had been going through a difficult period with drugs and stress and tension and the (new group) Band of Gypsys, which he had brought together, hadn’t quite come off as he’d hoped it would.”

Even though Jimi was unhappy and not feeling well Keith was convinced that his death was accidental.

“There were conspiracy theories and (questions of) did he commit suicide. I felt it was just an unhappy combination of drink and drugs and if anyone was guilty of anything it was of just not looking after him properly.”

This final interview has never been heard in it's entirety by the general public. Tonight it will be broadcast be Team Rock Radio which means after it will be available online.

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sep 23rd 2013
It was today (Sept. 23rd) in 1969 that The Northern Star newspaper from Nothern Illinois University ran a story claiming Paul McCartney was dead, and had been for 3 years. The story claimed that Sir Paul had died in a car crash in 1966. A story like this would never last in this digital age, but in 1969 all it took was a DJ from WKNR in Detroit to run with the story and it was like "War of the Worlds" all over again. 

The story had many more legs in the United States than it did in England where people had actually seen the real Paul leave his house, or go to the Abbey Road studios, or even go out to the Theater and such. Here is a Youtube video explaining it all. Enjoy and thankfully Paul is alive and well

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sep 17th 2013
Funtober just ranked the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the U.S. and we came in at number 4. Here's what they had to say:

 Started in 1981, it’s now a mile of fun on College Avenue from Richmond to Lawes Street at this Wisconsin Oktoberfest near Green Bay. They will have more than 100 food vendors and five stages of live music with local and national bands. Friday night includes a classic car show called the License to Cruise. There are also more than 180 arts & crafts vendors and a family fun area with kid-friendly activities and entertainment. More than 9200 people like Appleton’s Oktoberfest Facebook page

That's not even the top ranked Wisconsin Oktoberfest celebration, Check out Funtober's full top ten here

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aug 29th 2013
27 is a number that has become synomous with rock, almost as much as 666. From Jimi Hendrix to Curt Kobain, or Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse, there are a number of musician / rockstars who have died at the age of 27. Loudwire has put out a definite list of the rockers who passed away at that age.

Click Curt to see the Loudwire list

Also a new book entitled The 27s goes deep into the myth about the age and the people who stopped living once they hit it.

Both are interesting reads and worth it if you get into the myth of the age of 27.
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