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Countdown to “Death” Watch

Just when you thought you have seen it all, there is the countdown to death watch. SkyMall magazine, you know the magazine on the airplane that has all of the really KOOL stuff in it […]

94.5 KOOL FM–09/25/2014

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RIP Don Pardo

I can remember as a kid getting ready every Saturday Night to watch Saturday Night Live on TV. And for as long as I can remember there was one constant on that show. Something that […]

94.5 KOOL FM–08/19/2014

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Billy Joel’s Mom Passes

On Sunday, Rosalind Nyman Joel, Billy Joel’s mother died at the age of 92. Billy posted this on his website for his fans. The obituary reads: Rosalind Nyman Joel was born on February 15, 1922 […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/16/2014

Alan-Myers

Devo Drummer Passes

Alan Meyers, drummer for the New Wave band DEVO, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He joined the band back in 1976 and was the 3rd drummer for the group, but that gig […]

94.5 KOOL FM–06/26/2013

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Goodbye…

We lost a few musicians recently that I thought we should remember.  First is Marshall Lytle who was the bass player for Bill Haley and his Comets.  He died from lung cancer at the age of 79 on […]

94.5 KOOL FM–05/30/2013

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Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dies At 72

Bassist and founding member of the British Invasion band The Dave Clark Five, Rick Huxley, has died at the age of 72, the BBC reports. Huxley had recently been battling emphysema due to years of […]

02/12/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Should Artists’ Careers Continue After Death?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: When our musical idols passed away in generations past, they left behind […]

02/05/2013

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Top 10 Rock Stars Who Cheated Death

Rock stars are known for getting away with murder, but we’ve rounded up ten of the world’s biggest sonic heroes who’ve found a way of snatching life back from the claws of the Grim Reaper to rock another day.

11/28/2012

Layne Staley of Alice In Chains (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Top 10 Rock Star Drug Overdoses

Sadly, the history of rock is littered with tales of immense talent being snuffed by addiction to lethal narcotics. Here is our breakdown of 10 of the worst-case scenarios when rock stars got mixed up with hard drugs and lost.

11/20/2012

Neil Young: Still rocking in the free world (and not space), despite NBC's death rumor. (photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

NBC Falsely Reports Neil Young Dead – Plus 5 More Rock Star Death Rumors

In honor of NBC’s Neil Young/Neil Armstrong mix-up this weekend, here are five other rock star death rumors through the years.

08/27/2012

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