Entertainment/Culture

Join KISW for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here at KISW, it should come as no surprise that we think BOOBIES ROCK! But Breast Cancer Awareness Month is SO much more than saving the boobies. It's about saving the lives of women and men who are battling this terrible disease. The Rock Of Seattle...
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Mayor of Seattle proclaims August 22nd "Layne Staley Day"

Layne Staley would have been 52 years old tomorrow, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has officially proclaimed August 22nd "Layne Staley Day". City of Seattle The Layne Staley Memorial Fund is committed to helping people struggling with opiate abuse - you're able to contribute with a donation to...
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29 years ago, Alice in Chains released 'Facelift'

There is a longstanding history between Alice in Chains and KISW, and as the band celebrates their debut album's 29th anniversary, it's important for us to turn back the clock to where the relationship began. Before the album was even released, there was a cassette demo that had been floating...
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Seattle celebrates Layne Staley's birthday with two nights of music

If Layne Staley were still alive, he would be celebrating his 52nd birthday on August 22nd. This week, Seattle celebrates his life and legacy by paying it forward with two tribute shows supporting the Layne Staley Memorial Fund benefitting Therapeutic Health Services. Through THS, the fund provides...
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Local Poker Run will raise money to fight breast cancer this weekend

Powered by Bellevue Rare Coins Calling all Rockaholic bikers! This Saturday, August 24th, you're invited to help put an end to breast cancer. The Brotherhood of Old Bikers is hosting a poker run in Olympia to benefit the Fred Hutchinson Breast Cancer Research Center . The fun will kick off at...
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Serj Tankian of System of a Down performing live on stage on day 1 of Download Festival at Donington Park, UK

[Video] Toddler air drums to System of a Down's "Toxicity" & absolutely nails it

Powered by StickerYou.com While we continue to wait on new music from System of a Down, it appears the next generation of fans are stepping into the spotlight to entertain us. SOAD bassist Shavo Odadjian shared an impressive Instagram video of a young rocker air drumming along to "Toxicity" from...
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Tool is the 1st band to snag the Top 10 spots of Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales Chart

Powered by Bellevue Rare Coins They may have been late to the digital and streaming party, but it was better late than never for Tool. Fans were ready to pounce on their entire back catalog, and they did. Not only did all five digital Tool albums immediately climb into the Top 10, they also managed...
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Highly Suspect announce 2 new songs via social media

Powered by StickerYou.com Two is ALWAYS better than one, and we're pumped that Highly Suspect delivered a taste of TWO new songs from their forthcoming album MCID , due out November 1st. First up, it's "16", the album's lead single and a trip down heartbreak lane when lead singer Johnny Stevens...
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New Day NW wants to know, do you kiss your dog more than your partner?

It's always an honor to be asked to join the fun at New Day NW, but today's show felt like an EXTRA special appearance. After more than 30 years in working in the broadcast news industry, longtime King 5 producer Su Ring is moving on to an exciting new role teaching broadcasting and video...
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Metallica

28 years ago, Metallica released 'The Black Album'

Powered by Bellevue Rare Coins Metallica's self-titled album is one of the best-selling albums in all of music, with more than 30-million copies being appreciated all over the world. It spawned five monster hits, including "Sad But True", "The Unforgiven", "Wherever I May Roam", "Enter Sandman" and...
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