Country Thunder fans from across the Valley were out in droves last night to attend the Country Thunder Launch Fest, located in a grass field adjacent to the Tempe Center for the Arts. The first annual Launch Fest was established to announce the line-up for the upcoming Country Thunder 2014 next spr ... More >>
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Mallory Kregle Kregle is one of the FOX Sports Arizona Girls. Check them out on Facebook here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Usually 104.7 KISS-FM. Other than that, I usually have my iPod plugged in. There's nothing like jamming ... More >>
"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." -Sun T ... More >>
Kings of Leon actually got sick of hearing themselves all the time at one point, according to Spinner."We were all sick of Kings of Leon!" the band's guitarist Matthew Followill said. "We couldn't go 10 minutes without hearing one of our songs...It definitely got annoying after a while."I'd say t ... More >>
Rapper Wyclef Jean has officially pulled out of the presidential race in Haiti, according to Spinner.Wyclef was enthusiastic about potentially becoming the new president of Haiti when the majority of Haitian youth was eager to support his candidacy. Although Wyclef resides in the United States, n ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaGreen Day on stage at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix.Green Day August 30, 2010 Cricket Wireless Pavilion It's a mixed blessing when the band you see at your first real concert goes on to become one of the biggest and best bands of their generation. On one hand, you probably g ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaAmerican Idol LiveAmerican Idol Live! August 12, 2010US Airways CenterFor Valley residents who always wanted to make it out to the American Idol studios but never did, last night at US Airways Center was their opportunity to see the top 10 contestants from 2010's season perform on th ... More >>
Crystal Bowersox called Shania Twain "glowing" tonight on American Idol, and it's true--Twain emits an ethereal vibe whenever she's around and seemed to work some magic on the contestants as they all took on her songs.Overall, the cast did a great job, proving they're a solid top six who deserve ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara After discovering that MxPx lead singer Mike Herrera was coming to Tempe's Yucca Tap Room with his rockabilly/country side project Tumbledown, I knew I had to check it out for sheer curiosity alone. I've been an MxPx fan for years and have seen the band live on numerous occasions. ... More >>
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