• The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show now on The Laser

    fb_header_1 There are some new dudes on The Laser in the morning that you probably don't know, but we're hoping that'll change quickly! The Laser welcomes The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show  to 92.7 FM, weekday mornings 5:00 to 10:00. Here's who you'll hear on the show:
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    Gregg "Free Beer" Daniels

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Pure Rock Report

  • Rob Zombie's Next Movie Will Be Quite Different >

    Rob Zombie's next movie will take him far away from his usual horror projects. He signed on to direct a film about legendary comedian Groucho Marx. It will be based on Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, the memoir of Steve Stoliar, a Marx Brothers fan who worked as Read More
  • Fake Foos To The Rescue >

    A Foo Fighters tribute band will play shows near London's Wembley Stadium this weekend for fans who've traveled to see Dave Grohl. UK Foo Fighters -- whose singer sang with the real band at a show in Brighton last September -- have announced they'll perform at the nearby Crystal Clubs on Friday Read More
  • Dave Grohl Got Surgery, Rest of European Dates Cancelled >

    Dave Grohl pulled the ultimate rockstar move when he fell off the stage in Sweden and finished the concert, broken leg and all. The Foo Fighters cancelled two gigs while Grohl healed, but now, on doctor's orders, the rest of the band's European dates have been cancelled. The frontman underwent Read More
  • Golden Gods awards Handed Out >

    Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon and We Are Harlot were among the winners at Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards Monday in London. Bring Me the Horizon -- who won Best British Band from the other English metal magazine, Kerrang, at their awards on Thursday -- were named Best U.K. Band. Slipknot won Read More
  • Louder Than Life Fest Announced >

    Godsmack, Rob Zombie and ZZ Top will headline the second Louder Than Life festival, October 3rd and 4th in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival will once again offer up "gourmet man food" and a wide range of craft brewers and bourbon makers selling their wares. Tickets are on sale now. Other Read More
  • RUSH Finally Make The Cover Of RollingStone >

    A miracle took place in 2013 when Rush was inducted into what has often been described as the Rolling Stone-controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (The magazine's publisher, Jann Wenner, is the co-founder and vice-chairman of the Rock Hall.) And now a second miracle has taken place as Rush Read More
  • Alice Cooper To Kill Motley Crue? >

    A while back Alice Cooper, who's opening for Motley Crue on their farewell tour, said the best way to make sure that this is truly their last tour is to kill them at the end of the final show, which is scheduled for New Year's Eve in Los Angeles. Cooper Read More
  • Steven Updates The Status Of Aerosmith >

    With Aerosmith getting ready to kick off the Blue Army Tour on Saturday, Steven Tyler says the band is either getting along swimmingly or suffering from tension in the ranks. Tyler says he and his bandmates are getting along "better than ever. There's always the past, but we try and Read More
  • Phil Rudd Has To Wait A Bit Longer >

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was scheduled to be sentenced on June 26th after pleading guilty in New Zealand to threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis. But he'll now have to wait a little longer -- it's been adjourned to July 9th. Rudd could be looking at seven Read More
  • Weiland Wants To Go To Vegas >

    Scott Weiland says he'd be into doing a residency in Las Vegas. Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Guns n' Roses have done very successful long runs in the city, so the Las Vegas Review-Journal asked the singer his take on the latest rock trend. Weiland answered, "I think it would Read More
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Rob Zombie’s Next Movie Will Be Quite Different

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Rob Zombie’s next movie will take him far away from his usual horror projects. He signed on to direct a film about legendary comedian Groucho Marx. It will be based on Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House, the memoir of Steve Stoliar, a Marx Brothers fan who worked as Groucho’s personal secretary during his final years. Zombie tells Deadline, “I have been a huge Groucho Marx fan ever since I was a child and have read countless books on the comic legend, but after reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho’s life emerged. I immediately saw this project as Groucho’s Sunset Boulevard and knew I had to bring it to the big screen.” Zombie paid tribute to Marx in his first two films. House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects both feature an evil clown named Captain Spaulding, named after Groucho’s character in the 1930 film Animal Crackers. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Fake Foos To The Rescue

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A Foo Fighters tribute band will play shows near London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend for fans who’ve traveled to see Dave Grohl. UK Foo Fighters — whose singer sang with the real band at a show in Brighton last September — have announced they’ll perform at the nearby Crystal Clubs on Friday and Saturday night to entertain fans who made their way to London for the now canceled shows at Wembley. The concerts were axed after Grohl had surgery on his broken leg on Monday. All proceeds from both concerts will go to Given to Live, a charity that helps disabled people go hear live music. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Dave Grohl Got Surgery, Rest of European Dates Cancelled

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Dave Grohl pulled the ultimate rockstar move when he fell off the stage in Sweden and finished the concert, broken leg and all. The Foo Fighters cancelled two gigs while Grohl healed, but now, on doctor’s orders, the rest of the band’s European dates have been cancelled. The frontman underwent surgery on Monday, but his recovery time isn’t confirmed. At this point, we don’t know how, or if, this broken leg will affect North American dates, which are scheduled to start on July 4th. “You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that,” Grohl writes on the band’s website. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Golden Gods awards Handed Out

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Slipknot, Bring Me the Horizon and We Are Harlot were among the winners at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards Monday in London. Bring Me the Horizon — who won Best British Band from the other English metal magazine, Kerrang, at their awards on Thursday — were named Best U.K. Band. Slipknot won Best International Band, We Are Harlot won Best New Band, Of Mice and Men won Best Live Band and Faith No More won Best Album for Sol Invictus. In previously announced honors, Gene Simmons of KISS was given the Legend award, Brian May of Queen was named Riff Lord, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth was given the title Golden God and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was named Defender of the Faith. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Louder Than Life Fest Announced

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Godsmack, Rob Zombie and ZZ Top will headline the second Louder Than Life festival, October 3rd and 4th in Louisville, Kentucky. The festival will once again offer up “gourmet man food” and a wide range of craft brewers and bourbon makers selling their wares. Tickets are on sale now. Other bands set to perform include Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me the Horizon, Seether,Chevelle, Collective Soul, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Hinder, Tremonti, Nothing More, 10 Years and We Are Harlot. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

RUSH Finally Make The Cover Of RollingStone

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A miracle took place in 2013 when Rush was inducted into what has often been described as the Rolling Stone-controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (The magazine’s publisher, Jann Wenner, is the co-founder and vice-chairman of the Rock Hall.) And now a second miracle has taken place as Rush make their debut on the cover of Rolling Stone in celebration of their R40 40th anniversary tour. Even the magazine has poked fun at their omission all these years, writing, “Attention all planets of the Solar Federation: Rush have finally made the cover of Rolling Stone –- and it’s happening well before the actual year 2112.” In the article, Geddy Lee says, “It’s most likely our last tour. I couldn’t put it any more accurately. I can’t say for sure. But it doesn’t mean we don’t want to work together still, it doesn’t mean we won’t do another creative project and I’ve got ideas for shows we could do that don’t involve a tour.” You can pick up this “historic” issue starting Friday, with the article hitting the RS website tomorrow (Tuesday). And speaking of lengthy articles, Neil Peart has posted a 9500-word travelogue on his website about his motorcycle travels between shows on the band’s tour. He writes about his five-year old daughter Olivia attending her first Rush concert when the band played in New Orleans. Neil says, “I had thought she might last a song or two, but she danced and air-drummed right to the end… Olivia couldn’t get over all the people. ‘There must be 2018 people,’ she said. [Rush manager] Ray [Danniels] laughed and told her, ‘Actually there are about 11,000.’ Olivia looked puzzled, ‘Are they all here to see my dad and Uncle Alex and Uncle Geddy?’ When Ray assured her they were, she said, ‘That’s too silly.’ Then she wondered, ‘Do they know he’s my dad?’ Ray laughed and said, ‘They probably do.'” After the show, Neil says Olivia told him “It was great! I only didn’t like the shipwreck” (rear-screen video in ‘The Wreckers,’ to her an echo of the dark beginning of Frozen, a movie she finds unbearable) “and the explosion!” (Pyro-man Boom-Boom’s fireworks in ‘Far Cry’) Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Alice Cooper To Kill Motley Crue?

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A while back Alice Cooper, who’s opening for Motley Crue on their farewell tour, said the best way to make sure that this is truly their last tour is to kill them at the end of the final show, which is scheduled for New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles. Cooper was obviously joking, but Motley drummer Tommy Lee thought it was a good idea. So perhaps Cooper, who has chopped his own head off in concert, will do the same to the Crue in December. Note to Alice — can you replace your prop guillotine with a real one? Motley performs in Austria tonight (Friday) and England on Sunday. They start their next North American leg on July 16th in Anchorage, Alaska. Cooper will re-join the tour on July 22nd in Eugene, Oregon. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Steven Updates The Status Of Aerosmith

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With Aerosmith getting ready to kick off the Blue Army Tour on Saturday, Steven Tyler says the band is either getting along swimmingly or suffering from tension in the ranks. Tyler says he and his bandmates are getting along “better than ever. There’s always the past, but we try and keep the past out of it… It’s a band, and it’s a family. I’ll do it until I come screeching to a halt, all broken and battered and can’t stand up anymore.” On the subject of his solo country album, Tyler admits, “I’m sure they’re not happy. But Joe [Perry] has done five solo albums. I just thought, ‘Hey, it’s my turn in the barrel.’ This is a side project, which has now turned into a love of life. I think we got something here that the radio would love to play. Look, that’s why I’m in it. I love to take the power to wow to the 100th degree. It’s just what I do.” He feels the same way about fans who are scratching their heads over his decision to try his hand in Nashville. “You know what I tell Aerosmith fans? Live with it…” With a single from it already out, Tyler hopes to release his country album this fall or early next year. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Phil Rudd Has To Wait A Bit Longer

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was scheduled to be sentenced on June 26th after pleading guilty in New Zealand to threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis. But he’ll now have to wait a little longer — it’s been adjourned to July 9th. Rudd could be looking at seven years in jail for the threat charge and nine months for the two drug charges. It all stems from the release last summer of his solo album, when, after it failed to sell, he threatened his personal to kill his personal assistant. When cops went to his home on November 6th in regards to the threats, they found the drugs. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Weiland Wants To Go To Vegas

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Scott Weiland says he’d be into doing a residency in Las Vegas. Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Guns n’ Roses have done very successful long runs in the city, so the Las Vegas Review-Journal asked the singer his take on the latest rock trend. Weiland answered, “I think it would be really cool to have a residency,” but he wouldn’t do it with either of his former bands — Stone Temple Pilots or Velvet Revolver. He explained, “If it happened now, it would be with me and theWildabouts.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Joe Dirt 2 Official Trailer!

Old Folks React To Slipknot

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