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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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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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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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[Video] Slipknot performed 'Solway Firth' live for the first time

Powered by StickerYou.com Slipknot's sixth studio album We Are Not Your Kind was released on Friday, and an instant fan favorite has been the song "Solway Firth". Without a doubt, this is one of the heaviest songs on the album, and the band played it live for the first time in Chicago on Sunday,...
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35 years ago, Red Hot Chili Peppers released their debut studio album

Powered by StickerYou.com Anthony Kiedis and Flea have been at it for a LONG time. The founding members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are celebrating a huge milestone - 35 years since the band released The Red Hot Chili Peppers , their debut studio album. The album may not have entered the Billboard...
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Rock Girls & local musicians are washing cars to fight cancer this weekend

Two things I know to be true: 1. Your car is FILTHY, and 2. Cancer SUCKS. Join the KISW Rock Girls and the members of more than 20 local Seattle bands for Rock The Wash at the area's newest and coolest venue, Aurora Boreali s in Shoreline! By bringing your dirty car to the event, you'll be...
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25 years ago, Tool & Candlebox headlined KISW's Rockstock '94

Back in the early 90s, during the height of the "Seattle sound", there was a band called Tool that caught KISW's attention for being nothing like the grunge movement that was exploding all around the country. They were heavy and experimental. They were psychadelic and progressive. And they were set...
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Tool to release 1st song from 'Fear Inoculum' on Wednesday

The wait is FINALLY over, Rockaholics. After 13 years, Tool will release their new album Fear Inoculum on August 30th, and the RADIO.COM world premiere of the title track can be heard right here on KISW the morning of Wednesday, August 7th. This comes just days after the band made an announcement...
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