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Red Sun Rising Crushed Their Live WAAF Debut

There has been a whole lot of 'new' stuff happening at WAAF lately. We've moved into a new studio. We've relocated to a new office. And we've got Red Sun Rising in here to play a few songs off their new album Thread , and they absolutely crushed it . The guys from Red Sun Rising (Mike, Ryan, Dave,...
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Metallica, Foo Fighters and More To Play Tribute Concert For Chris Cornell

Rock lost one of its most powerful voices in May 2017 after the death of Chris Cornell. There has since been an endless outpouring of support both from fellow artists and fans to Cornell's family and bandmates, shining a light on the stigma of mental health and substance abuse. As there have been...
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Rockers React To The Death of Stan Lee

With the news of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee passing away at the age of 95, the entire rock and metal community took to their social media accounts to share their favorite memories and pay tribute to one of the most influential figures in pop culture. Stan Lee was a visionary and a pioneer. I...
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A Band Created A Fake Fanbase Online, Then Booked A Tour Nobody Attended

It can be tough trying to make it as a professional musician, and the story of the Los Angeles band Threatin is proof of that. Social media is one of the most powerful tools for any artist to promote themselves, their work, and where people can see them live. And like many new artists, using it to...
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Joe Perry Hospitalized After Collapsing Backstage

After performing "Walk This Way" at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry had to be rushed to the hospital after collapsing backstage. Video of Walk This Way - Billy Joel Paramedics had been working with the 68-year-old Perry for approximately 40 minutes before...
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Veterans Rock: 11 Rock Stars That Served In The Military

Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable things an ordinary citizen can do for their country. It might come as a surprise that the disciplined world of military life could come in conflict with some of the unhinged debauchery of the music world, but these 11 artists have proven that...
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Governor Charlie Baker Is A Huge Classic Rock & Punk Rock Fan

As many of you are familiar, MA Governor Charlie Baker is popular guy here at WAAF with his recurring segment "Breakfast with Baker" on the Hill-Man Morning Show where listeners have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the man running the state of Massachusetts. It's also relevant that...
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A Nasty Hit-And-Run Prevented Mastodon's Brent Hinds From Attending The 2018 Grammy's

After being nominated four times, Mastodon finally went home with their first Grammy for "Best Metal Performance" of "Sultan's Curse" at the 60th Annual Grammy awards. But many fans noticed that one of the key figures of the band was absent. Some believed that guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds may...
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Joe Perry Releases New Song 'Quake' Featuring Extreme's Gary Cherone

Fresh off of his solo EP Sweetzerland Manifesto , Aerosmith's Joe Perry recruits Extreme singer Gary Cherone to join him on the bonus track "Quake." The official music video, directed by Perry's son Roman Perry, shifts back and forth between the guitarist, dancers and the song lyrics. Video of Joe...
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Steel Panther Appeared on Thursday Night Football For The Steelers vs. Panthers Game

Thursday night football on FOX Sports was all about the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately, the guys from Steel Panther got caught up in all of the confusion and showed up on the pregame show under the impression that they were the main attraction. At least we know that...
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