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may 11th
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.

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may 6th
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.

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mar 26th


Performers For the Awards Show Also Announced

35th Annual WAMI Awards April 19, 2015 at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI

MILWAUKEE, WI – Live performances by artists hailing from various parts of the state,

representing a range of musical genres, will be an integral part of the 35th Annual

Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show April 19th at Turner Hall in

Milwaukee. Those in attendance will enjoy performances by:

The Delta Routine

Masonic Wonders

Consult the Briefcase

Rob DZ

The Pat Watters Band

Metal Men

The People Brothers Band

Sigmund Snopek III (2015 Hall of Fame Inductee)

Plasticland (2015 Hall of Fame Inductee)

Shonn Hinton and Shotgun (house band)

The Awards Show, which recognizes achievements in 34 music categories, will also

feature for the first time ever, a Global “Honorary” WAMI Hall of Fame induction. This

first time ever honor goes to British heavy metal legends, Judas Priest.

ABOUT JUDAS PRIEST: Judas Priest have been waving the flag of heavy metal for

40+ years, releasing 17 studio albums including their 2014 release, “Redeemer of Souls”.

Their revolutionary sound (twin-guitar attack with searing vocals) along with their

defining heavy metal look (leather and studs) has influenced and inspired countless

musicians and fans throughout the world, including the people of the State of Wisconsin.

WAMI President Zoy Begos states, “In keeping with WAMI’s mission to promote music

and the accomplishments of musicians, we’re stepping beyond state boundaries by

recognizing Judas Priest’s contributions to the local, national and international music


Wisconsin has frequently been included on Judas Priest’s seemingly relentless

performance itinerary; fans recall the iconic concerts at Alpine Valley in the 1980s, as

well as their historic 30th Anniversary British Steel performance at Milwaukee’s

Summerfest on the Harley-Davidson Stage in 2009. 2015 is no different, as followers of

the band look forward to at least two Wisconsin Judas Priest shows, July 16th (Rock

USA Oshkosh) and July 18th (Rock-Fest, Cadott).

Begos continues, “WAMI is proud to have Judas Priest as our first ever Global Honorary

inductee into the WAMI Hall of Fame. When I contacted the band several months ago,

their reaction was enthusiastic. We’ll formally acknowledge their induction during the

35th Annual Awards Show, April 19 at Turner Hall.”

The public is invited to attend the Awards Show. Tickets for the show are $15 student,

$35 general admission, $59.99 VIP single and $99.99 VIP couple. Tickets are available at

the Pabst Theater/Riverside Theater/Turner Hall Box Office (check for hours of

operation) or at

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry ( is a volunteer

organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the

achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music

industry. The group also provides opportunities for youth to perform in

an annual Youth Music Showcase, while encouraging students and

emerging artists by awarding scholarship monies

music education.
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mar 11th
Here's your fist look at the upcoming Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary airing May 4th on HBO. Gave me chills....

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feb 19th
Good luck, Padawan.  You'll need it.

-Ross Maxwell
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jan 30th
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!

Read the interview with his announcement here
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jan 29th
Black Sabbath bassist, Geezer Butler had to spend the night in the drunk tank after a bar fight in California Tuesday night.

Read the full article here
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jan 20th
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

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.

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jan 14th
How did I miss this? Jon Bon Jovi's first recorded song was "R2D2, We Wish You a Merry Christmas" from the rare 1980 Star Wars themed Christmas album - "Christmas in the Stars". Enjoy!

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dec 9th 2014
Really bad Santa...

-Ross Maxwell
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nov 17th 2014

Thanks Amazon!

-Ross Maxwell
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nov 12th 2014
Amazing performance from Metallica with 50 veterans in the snake pit at The Concert for Valor last night!

Here's their full set with an introduction from Jack Black!

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nov 10th 2014
In the Huddle with TJ Lang and David Bakhtiari from November 10, 2014.

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nov 3rd 2014
In the Huddle with TJ Lang and Bryan Bulaga from November 3, 2014.

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oct 27th 2014
On the Packers bye week, Justin Hull sits down with Bill Schroeder, Green Bay Packer Alumni, to talk about the Packers future for the season.

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oct 27th 2014
Soundgarden have posted a brand-new song called "Storm" on Vevo.

The band hasn't offered up much info about the track except to say that it was recorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle.

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oct 23rd 2014
...may not be with this guy.

No thanks, NurseDirect.  I'll try elsewhere.

-Ross Maxwell

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oct 20th 2014
My Three Songs: 10/20/14
Song #1: Warrant Uncle Tom's Cabin
Song #2: Rush Tom Sawyer
Song #3: Tom Petty Free Fallin'

Happy Birthday to Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty, who turns 64 today!

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oct 15th 2014
Last night the Foo Fighters continued their week long stint on Late Night w/ David Letterman with a live performance of Heart's "Kick It Out" with Ann & Nancy Wilson. Gotta love it!

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oct 11th 2014
Queen Forever

There's yet another Queen best of collection due out November 11. Queen Forever will have 20 tracks on the standard edition and 36 tracks on the 2-disc Deluxe Edition, including the Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duet "There Must Be More to Life Than This," "Let Me in Your Heart Again" and the re-worked version of a Mercury solo tune, "Love Kills."

You can pre-order Queen Forever here.

Check out a trailer for Queen Forever below.
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