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 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 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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Music festival in Tacoma supports victims of domestic abuse, youth homelessness & more

Powered by Bellevue Rare Coins It's amazing the impact a community like ours can have when we come together for good, and that's exactly what Music and Heart in Wright Park is all about. Local bands, artists and vendors will be gathering at Tacoma's Wright Park from 11am till 7pm, where there will...
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 Maynard Keenan of Tool performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City

Staff Picks: KISW's Favorite Tool Albums

One of the biggest pieces of music news from this year is the release of Tool's first new album in 13 years. But some of the biggest music news from over the weekend is Tool's first 4 albums being available on all digital and streaming services. To celebrate such a momentus occasion, here some of...
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Check out this weekend's Seafair hydroplane racing schedule

Seattle's favorite summertime festival is back for another year! The commute south on I-5 was a DOOZY this afternoon due to the Blue Angels practicing over head, but it was spectacular to see them back in action! Sure, we'll have our eyes to the sky these next few days as the Blue Angels soar...
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Badflower announce first headlining tour in the U.S. w/ two dates in WA

After tweeting a teaser video featuring the names of cities sprinkled across the United States, Badflower unveiled a full U.S. tour this fall, and their first as headliners. Badflower crushes America ---- — Badflower (@Badflower) July 26, 2019 Two of the dates are right...
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