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jun 12th

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.

--Ross Maxwell
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jun 9th
Metallica: 25 Nights Down Under

Do you like Metallica

I mean... do you really like Metallica?

Then this 50-disc box set is right up your alley.  Click on the picture if you want to drop some significant cash and find out more about this massive set here.

-Ross Maxwell
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jun 6th
This is old but at a Brewers/Braves game a few years ago, these two young lovers from Atlanta (who kinda look related) grew tiresome of the action and started some of their own.

Get a room.  Sheesh.

---Ross Maxwell
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jun 3rd
Global Force Wrestling will be in Appleton!

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.
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may 20th

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.
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may 19th
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.

Read More: Listen to Pete Townshend's New Song, ‘Guantanamo’ |
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may 18th
Here's an experiment I can get behind... rolling tires down a ski jump.

So who wants to run up to the U.P. and send a bunch of tires off Copper Peak?

-Ross Maxwell
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may 15th
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")...

Dundas is close to everything, man!

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...

Aren't you glad I waited until after lunch?

- Ross Maxwell

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may 15th

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.

For more information....
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may 13th
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.

Fieldhouse Presents
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may 13th
You might not get the whole "DeflateGate" mess but you may understand it better from Tom Brady's side... in song.

Those Balls Are Perfect - Tom Brady Songified

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.

Posted by The Gregory Brothers on Saturday, January 31, 2015

--Ross Maxwell
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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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