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AWOLNATION release new single ‘Passion’

Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION is back with a new single and details about the yet-to-be named third album. The first single ‘Passion’ dropped on Friday and has some of the serious upbeat rock and roll vibes we can expect from the next album. Bruno told Billboard that “This record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album, and I say pop how we grew up listening to that in the sense of Dire Straights or  Born In The U.S.A. or the Cars or Tom Petty or something like that. I felt like this was my opportunity do something like that because I haven’t heard something quite like that in a long time. So I said, ‘I’m gonna make  Born In The U.S.A.  2017, AWOLNATION style.’” Sounds KILLER.

Our new song 'Passion' is out now worldwide. Stream it here: — AWOLNATION (@awolnation) October 13, 2017

This is the first time Bruno has recorded a record from his home studio in Malibu, CA, “I am a homebody, I like being home. And it worked, that was the cool thing.” He explained to Billboard the stark contrast between that experience and the first album, “I’ve never been a city guy. On the first record and after my whole career was in shambles after the first couple of bands I was in I needed to live out there and go out every night and socially network to get the right people to hear my music or develop the right relationships and schmooze a little bit. I think every artist has to go through a bit of a phase. I did that on the first record when I was just broke and in debt and stuff. So I did that, survived it, thank god, a lot of drugs and s*** all around.”

We don’t have a release date for the full album yet but you can hear ‘Passion’ in the lyric video below now!

Read the full interview with Billboard here. 

Trick or Treat on 97x Street

We kinda love Halloween here at 97x.

So the PERFECT way to celebrate is letting you trick or treat on our 97x street!!! Starting next week (Monday 10/15) at 5pm we’ll be giving out tricks or treats when you ring our doorbell. What will we be passing out? Well it could ~exclusive~ Next Big Thing prizes like tickets and a backstage tour with Paramore! Or, it could be like….a framed photo of Nickelback. Or maybe a deflated balloon…?

Listen all next week at 5pm and 5:30pm to trick or treat on 97x street and see what YOU end up with! Ya gotta be caller 13 at 877.327.9797 to ring that doorbell!


For more info on #97XNBT or to purchase tickets, click here.

Top 20 U.S. Cities For Trick-or-Treating

Zillow has released its annual list of the best cities for trick-or-treating in the country. Using some kind of crazy Zillow equation they figure out where you can get the best candy and walk the least.

Here they are!

  1. San Francisco CA
  2. San Jose CA
  3. Philadelphia PA
  4. Long Beach CA
  5. Los Angeles CA
  6. Baltimore MD
  7. Sacramento CA
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Milwaukee WI
  10. Seattle WA
  11. Dallas TX
  12. Phoenix AZ
  13. Chicago IL
  14. San Diego CA
  15. Denver CO
  16. El Paso TX
  17. Las Vegas NV
  18. Charlotte NC
  19. Portland OR
  20. Mesa AZ

Since there are rudely no Florida cities on this list. Let’s make our own! Comment on our Facebook post your favorite Tampa Bay hood to trick-or-treat!

Imagine Dragons Release Video For ‘Whatever It Takes’

On Thursday Imagine Dragons dropped the music video for their song ‘Whatever It Takes’. It features the band jamming in a house as rain begins and it starts to flood. The house is then seen completely overtaken with water and later catches fire.

The video is falling under some criticism today as people think it’s insensitive and poorly timed given the devastation left by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria this year. Harvey alone displaced about 30,000 due to extensive flooding. However, others say the video can be interpreted as inspiring and a message of strength to those affected given it’s powerful ‘whatever it takes’ message.

It’s unclear when exactly the video was filmed and there has been no statement from the band as to what the message is meant to be.

What do you think? Insensitive or inspiring?

Imagine Dragons will be at the Amway Center November 10th with Grouplove and K.Flay.

To help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, donate here. Help Puerto Rico victims here, and to help all those who need help, including Irma victims, donate to the Red Cross here.

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