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Guy plays Red Hot Chili Peppers Song with a chili pepper

This is Davide Biale and he is known on YouTube for taking on the musical challenges given to him and his bass guitar by fans. Most recently, he was asked to take on some of Flea’s bass lines from Red Hot Chili Peppers songs using the actual vegetable. And he killed it. I don’t have much else to say about this video because it pretty speaks for itself.

Fall Out Boy plays with puppies, answer questions

In all their brilliance, Buzzfeed decided that an interview with Fall Out Boy about the new album and tour would be pretty boring without PUPPIES! The adoptable pups joined Pete and Patrick as they gave us all kinds of insight, particularly about the unique ‘sound’ of the new single explaining ‘ the record is not going to sound like Young and Menace’ and that they don’t feel anything they do should fall into a specific ‘style’. They also answered lots of random questions like early 2000s fashion regrets, weirdest gifts from fans, favorite song you’ve written etc. But of course “it’s really hard to focus with baby animals around” so their answers are random and interrupted by many giggles.

WATCH: Brendon Urie performs a number from ‘Kinky Boots’

Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco begins his run on Broadway in NYC as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots tomorrow! He will keep the role until early August and has been teasing us nonstop with videos and sneak peaks. This video was released by Playbill and features Urie singing the song ‘Soul of a Man’ from the show. I don’t know about you but I kinda NEEEED a trip to New York this summer to see this. He’s so amazing!!!

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots thanks fans for his leaf blower

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots went live on Instagram to tell his fans how much he appreciated them. The inspiration came from when he was blowing leaves and realized he had never had a leaf blower because he never had a house, land…or leaves, until he met us! The fans!! He also touched on award show culture and how they can feel discouraging at times, and he saw a deer. We love you Tyler. Credit: twø happy bøys

NEW MUSIC: Billy Raffoul – Driver

Billy Raffoul is a new artist that you DEFINITELY need to keep an eye on! He’s a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Ontario and just bustin’ on the scene!!! Let me know what you think of his debut single ‘Driver’ and VOTE if ya like it on the 97x app! We’re also going to play it around 3:30p if you are near the radio!!!

Watch: MAGIC GIANT ‘The Great Divide’

Anyone else find this video a little trippy??? I’m likin’ it though! We’ve got your Bud Light VIP tickets to seem them at #97XBBQ all week noon and 4:30p! You’ll also get a backstage tour!

Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff bringing his childhood bedroom on tour

Bleachers release their new album Gone Now June 2nd, kick off a tour tomorrow (5/20) and TODAY I was lucky enough to get Jack Antonoff on the phone for an interview! We covered everything from his working relationship with Lorde, his feelings on the loss of Chris Cornell and about what it has been like taking his childhood bedroom on tour. Listen now! Here’s a little more detail on his mobile bedroom trailer. Jack lived at home in this New Jersey bedroom until he was 27 and it is the place where he discovered his love of music and went on to write and record dozens and dozens of songs. He has carefully dismantled and recreated his bedroom inside of a trailer that will join them on tour and as he explained on twitter  “i write & record records in my bedroom. my work truly comes from this space in new jersey. i want people to hear gone now in this room”. Yes! That means fans will get to explore the bedroom while listening to Gone Now. Genius. He explained to me that he was unsure how it would be received but after it’s debut in New York where fans actually came to tears listening to the album inside, he knew it was perfect. i write & record records in my bedroom. my work truly comes from this space in new jersey. i want people to hear gone now in this room. — bleachers (@bleachersmusic) May 14, 2017 all the cds i bought in the 90s + all the flyers from the early 2ks NJ punk scene = how i came to 'gone now'. i want you to hear it in here. — bleachers (@bleachersmusic) May 15, 2017 Here is the full statement from Antonoff on ‘why i did this’ #jacksroom. Here are the tour dates! May 20 Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre Chicago, ILTickets May 21 Slowdown Omaha, NETickets May 23 Rawkus Colorado Springs, COTickets May 24 Gallivan Center Salt Lake City, UTTickets May 25 Crystal Ballroom Portland, ORTickets May 27 The Gorge Amphitheatre George, WATickets Jun 02 Randalls Island New York, NYTickets Jun 11 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJTickets Jun 13 The National Richmond, VATickets Jun 14 The Underground Charlotte, NCTickets Jun 16 Express Live! Columbus, OHTickets Jun 18 The Woodlands Dover, DETickets Jun 20 The Sinclair Cambridge, MASOLD OUT Jun 21 Anthology Rochester, NYTickets Jun 23 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MDTickets Jun 24 NXNE @ Port Lands Toronto Toronto, CanadaTickets Jun 25 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MITickets Jun 27 Deluxe @ Old National Center Indianapolis, INTickets Jun 28 Delmar Hall Saint Louis, MOTickets Jun 30 Kansas City Live! Kansas City, MOTickets Jul 01 Summerfest Milwaukee, WITickets Jul 02 Cabooze Outdoor Plaza Minneapolis, MNTickets Jul 05 Bush Hall London, United KingdomSOLD OUT Aug 11 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CATickets Aug 12 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CATickets Aug 13 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, CA Yeah I know, no Tampa dates right now.

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Muse drop new single and video ‘Dig Down’

FINALLY. Muse dropped their new single and music video’Dig Down’ today! What’s awesome about that is we are the 2nd stop on their tour this Sunday and will be some of the first to see it live! (Yes, we still have tix at noon and 4:30p)  I was lucky enough to be able to chat with drummer Dom from Muse about the meaning behind the single, how they created the video, what we can expect on this tour and TONS more. He also explained what the MUSEum is that our grand prize winner will get to see backstage on Sunday. Listen now!! Dom explained that the new single is really about ‘finding strength in the face of adversity’ and that they took a lot of influence from the current times and things happening in world today, but believe the message could also reflect the personal struggles we all have in our every day life. Download ‘Dig Down’ here! Download or stream #DigDown here: — muse (@muse) May 18, 2017 Grand prize winners go backstage on the tour to check out the MUSEum. It’s filled with Muse memorabilia from over the years. Dom said the “silver one-piece suit I wore on the Resistance Tour is a highlight”. Sooooo I can try it on right?  What a way to wake up!  

Muse shares more teasers for ‘Dig Down’, out tomorrow

Before they stop in Tampa this Sunday, Muse is giving us new music! TOMORROW! Luckily for us we have another little appetizer to hold us over until then. Check out this teaser for the video!! We’ve also got tix at noon and 4:30p all week long with winners qualified for the grand prize! (Yes! that means you’ll meet the band!)

Brendon Urie gives us a look at his ‘Kinky Boots’ costume

WEEEEEERRRRK!! Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie is set to take on the roll of Charlie Price in ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway beginning May 26th and running through August 6th and we’re finally getting a sneak peak! In the clip Urie talks of his musical theater dreams coming true and his passion for Kinky Boots, “I used to dream about this day. Just being a part of musical theater, so this literally is a dream come true…” Are we liking the shiny red boots? I mean let’s be honest, Brendon Urie can pull of pretty much anything. Better start planning your NYC trip!

Paramore Have Announced a Fall Tour

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE! Not only did we just receive their first album in four years ‘After Laughter’ but today they have announced a tour!! The tour which is being called Tour Two will feature Best Coast as well as other “special guests”. No stops in Tampa Bay BUT they will be coming to the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando on September 9th!!!!! we are pleased to announce Tour Two. this fall, across North America. with special guests, our friends, Best Coast. — paramore (@paramore) May 15, 2017 Here’s the dates: 9/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Moran Theatre* 9/08 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach* 9/09 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center* 9/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium 9/13 – Washington, DC @ MGM National Harbor Theater 9/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Fox Theatre 9/16-17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest 9/19 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre 9/21 – Denver, CO @ BellCo Theatre 9/22 – Orem, UT @ Utah Valley University Events Center 9/24 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre 9/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater 9/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comercia Theatre 9/29 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land 9/30 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theater 10/04 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall 10/07 – Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House 10/10 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center 10/12 – Montreal, QC @ St. Denis Theatre 10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall 10/15 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theatre 10/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

MUSE dropping new single ‘Dig Down’ this Thursday

How conveeeeenient. MUSE kicks off their tour with 30 Seconds to Mars this Friday in West Palm beach with their 2nd stop being with us in Tampa at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre! BUT FIRST. New music?!! YUP! That means along with an always incredible performance we will probably be some of the FIRST to hear this new song performed live! How freaking killer is that?!   They’ve also been teasing a new music video… Get back to those rehearsals guys! WE’RE READY FOR YA. MUSE tix happen all week at 12p and 4:30p! You’ll also be entered for the GRAND PRIZE which includes meet and greets, up close seats, and a pre-show MUSEum experience back stage!

Tyler Joseph surprises bar with karaoke performance of ‘Stressed Out’

“Let’s get the lyrics up here so I can remember the words…” Just imagine. You’re out with your friends at a karaoke bar and just when your expecting Brad and his bros to do another terribly out of tune version of ‘Sweet Caroline’ THIS happens. Tyler Joseph of twentyonepilots is clearly enjoying his down time as he decided to give surprise karaoke performance of ‘Stressed Out’ for unsuspecting bar guests last week!! His wife Jenna captured it on IG live stream and the video is now quickly buzzing across the internet. WHY THE F** DOES THIS STUFF NOT HAPPEN TO US. SO JEALOUS. via markartrip on Instagram — Hourly Jenna (@hourlyjenna_) May 10, 2017 Credit: Ohio Clique 

MUSE bringing MUSEum to Tampa Bay, announce new single

Muse will be here with Thirty Seconds to Mars Sunday, 5/21 at the Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater! Now all this week we will have your tickets at noon and 4:30p, BUT you’ll also get qualified for the grand prize! A Meet & Greet, up close seats + an exclusive pre-show party and into the private MUSEeum backstage! So what’s a MUSEum you ask? It’s a walk through MUSE history! You’ll see cool memorabilia, outfits, ya know, the stuff you see in regular museums but WAY  better! Here’s a sneak peak:   Muse performed at Amalie Arena in 2013 with My Chemical Romance and as can be seen in the video below, at Ray Jay in 2009 with U2! (Credit- ppakoe59’s channel – YouTube) This will be the FIRST time they are playing at the Amphitheater. They are always great with different stuff for grand prize winners to do backstage. Remember playing ping pong with them in 2009?? DOPE.      Now here is the icing on our MUSE cupcake. This past week they teased a new single, ‘Dig Down’ which will drop May 18th. RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW SUNDAY. Oh and by the way, we are only the 2nd stop on this tour so we get the first delicious taste of that fresh frosting!!!! Looks like we can expect of new video as well! SEE YA MAY 21ST MUSE!

Where in Tampa Bay Moms get in Free On Mother’s Day

Doing Mother’s Day on a budget? WHO ISN’T. Here’s some free stuff fo yo Momma on Mother’s Day. Florida Aquarium: free mom admission when you pay for yours. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat/Sun Lowry Park Zoo: Because we love the animals!! Free for Mom 9:30a to 5p Sunday with the purchase of child’s admission. Pirate Water Taxi: Hear your mom say ARRGGGHH with a free cruise along Tampa’s Riverwalk with a paid fare 11:30 a.m. to 12a Saturday and 1:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Chihuly Collection: Mom’s get in free noon to 5p Sunday, includes new exhibit, “Light Inspires Glass.” GameTime: indoor amusement center in Ybor is giving you a free entree or appetizer for moms with purchase of entree, app or kids meal. 11a to 11p Sunday. Mom’s love GAMES! Museum of Science and Industry: free 10a to 6p Sat/Sun with the purchase of full-priced child’s ticket. Dinosaur World: Momasauras gets in free with one child’s admission 9a to 5p Sunday. Tampa Bay History Center: Moms get in free and they’ve got arts and crafts for kids 10a to 5p Sunday. Tampa Museum of Art: Moms get in free, and 10% off purchases in the museum store. 11a-5p Sunday. Just do a crafty homemade card and you’re good to go! She won’t even realize you waited until the very last minute! Happy Mother’s Day! Credit :    

Hear Paramore’s new album ‘After Laughter’

FINALLY!! It was a big day for Paramore fans! We finally received their long awaited fifth album ‘After Laughter’. This is the first album for the band in 4 years and the first since the return of original drummer Zac Farro. hello and thanks for waiting. our album After Laughter is officially available on @Spotify. enjoy. art by @hmniscott — paramore (@paramore) May 12, 2017 ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Told you so’ were already released but you can hear the rest of the tracks here! And nothing pairs better with a new album like the announcement of Parahoy! The 4-day cruise with Paramore will return in 2018 and will feature live shows from yet-to-be announced artists. Let’s start saving our pennies guys. This would be epic. #CruiseGoals  

K.Flay Premieres Music Video for ‘High Enough’

It’s HERE! K.Flay released the video for ‘High Enough’ yesterday along AND made a tour announcement!! She kicks off the solo leg of her N. American tour May 17th in Minneapolis and then joins Imagine Dragons and Grouplove beginning Sept. 26th. And of course, the third stop on her tour is with us on May 27th at 97xBBQ! The video itself is kinda odd. It follows the drama of a couple in arguing a trailer that go in and out of some funky synchronized dance moves. What do you think??
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