Category Archives: Music News

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RIP Paul O’Neill

RIP Paul O’Neill of TSO

“The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul O’Neill has passed away from chronic illness.

He was our friend and our leader — a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul.  This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all.”

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GNR Return to Rock In Rio

Guns N’ Roses Will Be Back in Brazil for Rock in Rio 2017

In September, one of the grandest festivals in the music industry will take place once again. Rock in Rio, Brazil’s mammoth music festival which was first held in 1985, is all set for the big stars that will fire up the stage this year.

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Earthday Birthday 24 Preview

A Central Florida Rock Tradition: Earthday Birthday 24 on April 22

Spring is in the air here in Central Florida: Pollen, love bugs, smoke from brush fires, and the sweet sounds of rock music. ‘Tis the season for music festivals, and we’ve got some great ones- Gasparilla, Florida Music Fest, 98 Rockfest, and of course, Earthday Birthday 24, put on by Orlando’s favorite station, 101.1 WJRR.

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HOB-Orlando Hosts Compassionate TWLOHA Event

To Write Love On Her Arms Brings Emotional Show to Orlando

Jamie Tworkowski had hopes of pulling his friend, Renee Yohe, out of her depression, drug/alcohol addiction, self harm and suicidal thoughts – but what he ended up with was much larger than he ever would imagined.

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2017 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement

2017 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Show at Full Sail

Full Sail University in Winter Park hosted an exciting event on Wednesday afternoon when the 2017 Vans Warped Tour lineup was released to awaiting fans. Kevin Lyman, promoter and founder of Vans Warped Tour was the host of the evening, and kept the audience on their toes as he revealed each stage one at a time.

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The Classic Crime Returns with Holy Water

SOTD: The Classic Crime – Holy Water

After a five year hiatus, Seattle-based The Classic Crime are back with a vibrant, hopeful new track. “Holy Water” is the first track off of their forthcoming album How To Be Human.  If “Holy Water” is a sign of what is in store on the album, we are all in for a treat.

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Good Vibes at the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music FestivalThe 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival was a pretty rockin affair with a multicultural and genre-bending lineup of local and national acts. The two-day festival showcased better than average talent with some acts that have jumped onto my list of new favorite bands. Located on the banks of the Hillsborough River with downtown Tampa, FL as the backdrop, the venue seemed larger than the small Curtis Dixon Park that it encompassed. Throughout the four stages, there was nonstop music, sunshine, and warm weather to propel the vibe of the show forward.

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