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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 27 2015 1:58PM

99Rock Music News:  Kanye West Apologizes to Beck and Bruno Mars




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By Scott T. Sterling of Radio.com
 
Kanye West, obviously still caught up in his feelings following an emotional interview with Zane Lowe, took to his Twitter account to issue public apologies to both Beck and Bruno Mars.

The apology to Beck was for obvious reasons. West famously rushed the stage at this year’s Grammy awards ceremony after Beck won the Album of the Year prize. But instead of going on a rant, he simply returned to his seat without saying a word. It was later learned that he was going to protest the award not going to Beyoncé for her self-titled surprise album.

The apology to Bruno Mars was more curious. West has never spoken ill of the multi-talented pop star in public, so the apology was for more personal grievances.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 26 2015 1:55PM

99Rock Music News:  311 Launching Own Craft Beer & Of Course It’s An Amber Ale



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By Jay Tilles of Radio.com
 
311 are getting into the craft beer craze: by preparing to launch their very own beer.

And guess what style they’re starting with? Amber, of course.

The Omaha band has teamed up Rock Brothers in Tampa, Fla., and Nebraska Brewing in Papillion, Neb., bassist Aaron “P Nut” Wills confirmed in a tweet today while on their 311 Cruise Through the Caribbean.

Also involved in the project is Cigar City in Tampa, a partner of Rock Brothers, explained Nebraska Brewing co-owner Paul Kavulak to Radio.com this afternoon.

“On a road trip recently, our lead brewers from Cigar City and Nebraska Brewing Co. got on the phone, hallucinated a pretty cool recipe to start with,” Kavulak said, adding that they’ll like use some ingredients that “don’t traditionally find themselves in amber ales.’

 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 26 2015 1:49PM

99Rock Music News:  If Someone Rushed the Stage on Billy Corgan at the GRAMMYs, He’d Knock Them Out



Photo credit of Billy Corgan at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (Photo by Gabriel Olsen)

 
By Marissa G. Muller of Radio.com
 
Original opinionated Chicago artist and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been surprisingly quiet for awhile now the controversial ways of his hometown peer Kanye West—but that silence is no more.
 
Corgan has unleashed his thoughts on the rapper’s GRAMMYs blunder and the awards ceremony as a whole.

What’s more surprising than the length of Corgan’s silence though might be how measured and diplomatic is response is. Full disclosure: “Kanye’s from Chicago so I gotta be careful, I gotta represent,” he began, while in an interview on The Morning Show in Australia.

But he didn’t hold back his feelings on how Kanye was wrong to disrupt Beck‘s moment. “I think it’s inappropriate for any artist to take somebody else’s moment and make it their own,” he said. “In that particular moment you’re basically saying that everything that Beck’s done to be in that position is negated because in your own mind it’s not relevant to you, or your own thing. I didn’t think that’s the moment to do it.”



 



 
As for how West should have handled it? Of course serial blogger Corgan recommended that ‘Ye type out his feelings after. “Maybe afterwards you can say that, you can put it in your own blog,” he said. “But to jump on stage and steal that moment, to reappropriate it in your own way I think is inappropriate.”

Another thing that Corgan thinks is inappropriate? How social media has affected the way the public watches and responds to awards shows in general. “I will add—and I mean this in all seriousness—the problem with the social media era is the GRAMMYs will be rewarded for bad behavior and so by extension will Kanye,” he went on. “It really should be a celebration of accomplishment and it becomes another version of high school.”

In Corgan’s version of high school though, it is okay to revert to violence. “I’ve been on that podium too [Smashing Pumpkins have won two GRAMMYs], and if someone got up on my stage I’d knock them out,” he said. “I don’t care who it is, I would’ve knocked them out…. That’s my stage. I earned the right to be on the stage at that moment.”

So note to West: don’t think about rushing the stage if Corgan is ever on the receiving end of an award Beyonce was up for.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 12 2015 8:42AM

99Rock Music News:  Dave Grohl Named 2015 Record Store Day Ambassador



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Your 2015 Record Store Day ambassador makes so much sense: it’s Dave Grohl.
 
The Foo Fighters frontman will act as the ambassador for the annual event, which takes place April 18, Consequence of Sound reports.
 
Grohl follows in the footsteps of Jack White, Chuck D, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne, all of whom have been ambassadors for the event in the past.
 
He accompanied the news with a four-minute video, talking about how “important it is to discover things at independent record stores and showing off the first record he ever bought.

 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 11 2015 8:46AM
99Rock Music News:  Here’s the Beck/Kanye West ‘Loser’ Mashup You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed

 



 


By Shannon Carlin

 
Boy, we imagine right about now, Beck wishes he didn’t have a song called “Loser.”

DJ Steve Porter has managed to put all our feelings about this whole Kanye West calling out Beck’s Album of the Year win at the GRAMMYs into one mashup of the Morning Phase singer’s first hit “Loser.”

Did we know we wanted this? No. Do we really need it? Probably not, but it is worth it to see Kim Kardashian’s horrified and confused face as he stumps for Beyoncé once again.

Though, ‘Ye probably didn’t throw as much shade as Pharrell threw at Taylor Swift‘s dancing. Oh, we see you bae.

And no disrespect to Beck, but like Kanye, we had a few feelings on why Beyoncé deserved to win the prize too. Perhaps, you want to check it out.

 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 10 2015 8:51AM

99Rock Extras:  Steve Buscemi Stars in ’50 Shades of Grey’ Spoof



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By Jay Tilles @ Radio.com
 
Steve Buscemi makes a much funnier and weirder Christian Grey in this new Fifty Shades of Grey spoof.
 
With anticipation building for the film’s Friday release, Boo Ya Pictures created their own version of the trailer.
 
Boo Ya, with its history of mashing up well-known films, inserted some of Buscemi’s most classic characters into the Fifty Shades trailer, making him appear far more suave and dangerous than the film’s real character, played by Jamie Dornan.


 
 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 9 2015 6:01AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays



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2/9/15 MONDAY:  

School Delays for today as of 6am...(Next update coming up)

School Cancellations and delays as of 6:20am:

New Hampshire Grafton Canaan (NH) Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Crossroads Academy Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Enfield Elementary School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Franklin Pierce University Lebanon Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Indian River School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Lyme School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Mascoma Valley Regional High School Closed
New Hampshire Grafton Plymouth State University Closed

New Hampshire Sullivan Acworth School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Charlestown Middle School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Charlestown Primary School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Croydon School District Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Claremont School District and NECA Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Newport (NH) School District Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan North Charlestown Community School Closed
New Hampshire Sullivan Plainfield Elementary School Closed

Vermont Windham Bellows Falls Middle School Closed
Vermont Windham Bellows Falls Union High School Closed
Vermont Windham Central Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Grafton Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Jamaica Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Leland & Gray Union High School Closed
Vermont Windham Newbrook Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Saxtons River Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Townshend Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Wardsboro Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Westminster Center School Closed
Vermont Windham Westminster West School Closed
Vermont Windham Windham Elementary School Closed
Vermont Windham Windham N. E. Early Ed. Center Closed

Vermont Windsor Black River High School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Cavendish Town Elementary School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Chester Community Preschool Closed
Vermont Windsor Chester-Andover Elementary Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Flood Brook Union School Closed
Vermont Windsor Green Mountain Union High School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Hartford School District Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Ludlow Elementary School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Mid Vermont Christian School Delayed two hours
Vermont Windsor Upper Valley Waldorf School Delayed two hours
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 5 2015 6:03AM

99Rock:  School Closings And Delays



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2/5/15 THURSDAY:  

School Delays for today as of 6am...(Next update coming up)

School Delays and cancellations as of 6am:

 

Just a couple 2 hour delays this morning so far...

New Hampshire Grafton Canaan (NH) Elementary School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Enfield Elementary School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Indian River School Delayed two hours
New Hampshire Grafton Mascoma Valley Regional High School Delayed two hours


 
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 4 2015 12:48PM

99Rock Music News:  Danger Mouse Assisting with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Album



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The Red Hot Chili Peppers promise new music this year. After a since-deleted tweet from Flea as to who will be producing their 2015 release, the band has now confirmed that Danger Mouse will have a hand in the process.

According to interviews with Chad Smith and Flea, the next album will be “super danceable” and “very different and unique.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone in October, Flea said the band had written nearly 30 songs and plan to go on tour in 2015.

“We’re nearly finished writing,” he said. “We’ll go in the studio sometime in the next couple of months.”
In another interview with Rolling Stone, Chad Smith said the album was “shaping up good.”



 
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Feb 3 2015 12:41PM

99Rock Music News:  Modest Mouse Share New Song, Push Back Album Release Date



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By Philip Cosores
 
Good news for people who love bad news: Modest Mouse have delayed their long-anticipated new album. But after waiting eight years since the Pacific Northwesterners last LP, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, a couple more weeks shouldn’t be too much to bear.
 
As a bit of a peace offering, Modest Mouse have shared a third sampling from their upcoming sixth proper full-length. Titled “The Best Room,” the track diverts from the recently shared ballad, “Coyotes,” and goes back to the strutting rock swagger that the band is known for.
 
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