If you're a wrestling fan, by now you've heard that Dusty Rhodes passed away yesterday at the age of 69. Dusty had some big matches over the years (easily found on YouTube) but he also known for his skilled mic work. The guy could cut a promo and you can watch him in action here.
There's a new wrestling promotion starting up and one of their first stops is in NE Wisconsin!
Global Force Wrestling comes to Fox Cities Stadium on July 9th with tickets going on sale tomorrow. The new promotion is run by Jeff Jarrett who you may remember as a former NWA and WCW World Heavyweight Champion and a WWF Intercontinental Champion. In fact, you can meet him tonight when he throws out the first pitch at the Timber Rattlers game at 7:05!
For more on the GFW event in July as well as tonight's appearance, click here.
Before David Letterman says goodbye, there will be one more musical guest tonight! His favorite band. Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that the Foo Fighters will be the last guests on tonight's last show.
A new Pete Townshend compilation will include two new songs, including one called “Guantanamo” about the controversial military prison.
Townshend sings in a raspy growl about the Cuban detention camp. “Down in Guantanamo … still guilty with no charge,” he sings over stinging acoustic guitar and skipping percussion. The prison came under fire a few years ago after detainees from Afghanistan reported interrogations that resulted in torture.
The song will join 16 other tracks on Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend, which will be released on June 30 and features solo work by the Who guitarist and songwriter.
Townshend has been busy lately, headlining a benefit concert in Chicago last week, where he played some of his band’s songs with guests like Eddie Vedder, as well as continuing the Who’s 50th-anniversary tour with Roger Daltrey.
He’s also involved in a new collaboration project with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which will give his 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia a classical update. An album will be released on June 9 with a concert to follow on July 5 at Royal Albert Hall.
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The annual Dundas Testicle Festival is Saturday and it's a big year as the street dance returns! The details...
Both bars (2 Of A Kind and Nut Haus) will open at 11am and will have testicles available to try. The road will be closed off and covered with a 120 ft tent so plenty of room for everyone. The band 18 Days plays from 3:30-7:30. Half Empty from 8- midnight. Lots of Testicle Festival apparel and memorabilia available for purchase.
And for those of you who've never been, here's Dundas (Right click and "View Image")...
As for the testicles, they're sliced up, breaded and deep fried so that they look like little chips when you get them. But if you were ever curious as to what they look like before that point but after being separated from the bull... well, here you go. Not for the squeamish...
One of the last of the legendary bluesmen has passed. B.B. King died Thursday night. Perhaps best known to WAPL audiences for his 1988 collaboration with U2, When Love Comes to Town, Riley B. King (the B.B. was a shortened version of his nick name "Blues Boy", which itself was a shortened version of Beale Street Blues Boy) entertained audiences with his extraordinary guitar playing for over 70 years.
King was a inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was awarded the Presidentail Medal of Freedom in 2006. In 2011, he ranked at number 6 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He is surivived by his close friend, collaborator and Fender Telecaster; Lucille.
The 80's on the Pond concert, formerly know as Rockin' the Hole, Saturday, June 6th - featuring Firehouse, Autograph and more at the Watering Hole in Green Bay has been canceled. No reason has been given for the cancellation at this time.
If you would like a ticket refund here are some ways of getting it:
Fieldhouse Presents is offering a "Golden Ticket" To ANY show at The Watering Hole in 2015-2016.
Fieldhouse Presents will need the email address that is associated with PayPal, if you bought them through PayPal. If you bought them at The Watering Hole: e-mail your name & address and they will send you a check. If you bought tickets at Rock and Roll Land: they will need your name & address and they will also send you a check.
We know that Tom Brady loves The Patriots, and probably Gisele Bündchen and his children even more, but we should've guessed that he loves perfect balls the most of all, what with him singing this song about them.
On May 11th in 1995, nearly five year's after the helicopter crash that claimed the life of guitar great, Stevie Ray Vaughn, long-running series Austin City Limits hosted A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan with performances and appearances by many of his musical peers. Check out the concert special in its entirety below and celebrate his amazing gift.
The Timber Mill Theater will be a new music and entertainment venue located at RiverHeath, along the banks of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. They are looking for your help to raise a significant amount of money to build a state of the art facility on the riverfront.
Click here for all the info and how you can help.
Eddie Murphy on SNL was some of the funniest stuff I ever saw growing up and much to my deligh, last weekend, NBC re-ran the December 1984 episode he hosted. It was the last time he appeared on the show. Weekend Update with the dolls, Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood all still burned in my mind.
SNL will celebrate it's 40th Anniversary with a special episode on February 15th - and if I wasn't already excited enough...Eddie Murphy has confirmed that he will be appearing!
Motley Crue's All Bad Things Must Come to An End final tour hits the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Friday, August 7th with special guest Alice Cooper! Tickets on sale Friday, January 23rd at 10am through all Ticketmaster Outlets and Ticketmaster.com
The Crue have also released a new single called "All Bad Things" that's on sale now at iTunes. And their Greatest Hits album is available for free through Google Play now until January 27th.
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.