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Roq Of The 80s Presents The Cult’s Record Release Party at the Tower Theatre February 5

Listen to Roq Of The 80s for your chance to win tickets to see The Cult at Tower Theatre February 5th!

KROQ-FM–01/16/2016

U2 performs at the Roxy Theatre on May 28, 2015. (Photo by Cody Black / KROQ.com)

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KROQ-FM–09/21/2015

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Duran Duran Announce New Album ‘Paper Gods’ Featuring Janelle Monáe and Lindsay Lohan

The album goes back “to that strange early Duran mix: the hard-edged pop, coexisting with this dark, weird, experimental side.”

06/15/2015

U2 performs at the Roxy Theatre on May 28, 2015. (Photo by Cody Black / KROQ.com)

U2 Brought Out an Elvis Impersonator On Stage Due to Technical Difficulties: Watch

They ended up performing “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

06/04/2015

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U2 Honor Fallen Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Live in Los Angeles

“He always thought maybe U2 could be the next Led Zeppelin, which of course is impossible.”

KROQ-FM–05/28/2015

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Did Guns N’ Roses Plagiarize ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’?

Guns N’ Roses are being accused of stealing one of their biggest hits from an Australian band named Australian Crawl. Not that the Aussie band seems to mind.

05/21/2015

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Joy Division to Reissue Classic LPs & Compilations

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the release of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” on June 27, there will be a reissue of the four classic Joy Division releases on 180-gram vinyl.

05/17/2015

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Paul McCartney’s Advice to Oasis’ Gallaghers: Make Up & ‘Make Some Good Music’

Easier said than done, but can you deny a Beatle?

05/14/2015

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A Fan Repaired the Tree on U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ Album Artwork

“If something is going to happen to the tree, let it happen naturally.”

05/11/2015

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Former Guns N’ Roses Members Duff McKagan & Izzy Stradlin’s New Song

Hear the first song featuring the original Guns N’ Roses members along with Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains and more.

05/05/2015

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Russian Parliament Member Calls U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Cover Homosexual Propaganda

Even though it’s actually a man and his son.

04/30/2015

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Bono Says He Still Can’t Play Guitar After Bike Accident

“I really used to think that my head was harder than any surface it came in contact with, and I don’t anymore. I didn’t come off a Harley-Davidson,” Bono says of his accident. “I came off a push bike and smashed myself to bits. There is no glory here.”

04/30/2015

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Stevie Nicks Pulls Haim in for ‘Rhiannon’ Performance in Her Hollywood Home: Watch

“I believe that if you close your eyes and see yourself up on that stage, being bigger than life, you become that person with that big, really good attitude,” Nicks told the ladies of Haim.

10/07/2014

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Morrissey Reveals Recent Cancer Scares, But He’s Not Worried: ‘If I Die, Then I Die’

“And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good.”

10/07/2014

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BIlly Idol Talks ‘Dancing With Myself’ Autobiography on Kevin & Bean

Billy Idol called in to The Kevin & Bean Show to discuss his new autobiography ‘Dancing With Myself’ and his forthcoming album ‘Kings & Queens Of The Underground.’

10/07/2014

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Morrissey’s ‘World Peace’ Videos Pulled from Vevo — And He Thinks His Albums Are Next

Morrissey and his (former?) label Harvest Records are the breakup that never ends.

08/21/2014

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Listen to a Preview of Slash’s New Song ’30 Years to Life’

Slash’s World on Fire is due out Sept. 16.

08/20/2014

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U2 Album Still Rumored for 2014, Featuring Multiple Big-Name Producers

Will they or won’t they release an album this year? That’s the question U2’s fans have been asking for months.

08/19/2014

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Johnny Marr’s ‘Easy Money’ Video Documents Time in a Run-Down Casino: Watch

While playing before a nearly empty cafeteria of senior citizens, Marr sings, “Watching Rome fall / but it’s only money.”

08/15/2014

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Morrissey Record Label Denies Dropping Him

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, apparently — especially when it is published on Morrissey’s fan site True to You.

08/15/2014

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Nikki Sixx Calls Gene Simmons Out For His ‘Moronic’ Remarks on Depression: ‘We’ve Just Lost Robin Williams’

“There is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a Kiss fan and reads this and goes, ‘You know what? He’s right. I should just kill myself.’”

08/15/2014

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AC/DC Manager’s 20-Year-Old Murder Mystery Reopened by Australian Police

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information that finally solves the long-standing murder mystery.

08/14/2014

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Sluggo To Be Added As 2nd ‘KROQ Roq Of The 80s’ DJ

We’ve got some great news for all you KROQ Roq Of The 80s fans – Sluggo will be joining Freddy Snakeskin as a second DJ beginning Monday, July 7th!

KROQ-FM–07/03/2014

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Watch Morrissey Tease ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’ with Sarcastic Rant

For those bothered by the lack of political content in music these days, a voice has stepped from the woods to take up the mantle. That voice is Morrissey.

05/13/2014

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Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello, The Replacements & Foster The People to Headline 2014 Bumbershoot

For this version, Alex Turner brings out the acoustic guitar for a softer and more subtle take on the psychedelic single.

05/09/2014

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Breakdancing Monks Honor the Memory of Adam Yauch on ‘MCA Day’

In New York City and for Beastie Boys fans around the world, May 3 has come to be known as MCA Day, an annual event that honors the memory of Adam Yauch, one of the band’s founding members who succumbed to cancer on May 4, 2012.

05/05/2014

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Not Fade Away: The Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ Turns 25

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on the Pixies’ 1989 classic, ‘Doolittle,’ which turns 25 today.

04/18/2014

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Interview: Black Francis Conceived His First Son at Coachella (And Other Stories Regarding The Pixies)

There are many people claim to be conceived at Woodstock in 1969. Not to be outdone by the feckless hippies, Black Francis says that he conceived his first son at his first Coachella ten years ago. Cherish the thought.

04/17/2014

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AC/DC Not Breaking Up After All, Despite Member’s Illness

“We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver,” he told the Daily Telegraph. “We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we’ll record it.”

04/16/2014

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