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2004 Articles
Prime Time Revised
With new musicians and new set lists, this 17-year veteran of the Rockford music scene isn't the same band it was just a year ago. And its members think that's a good thing. > More
Alice Cooper holds court at Beloit Riverfest
School might be "out forever," but the Godfather of Goth is still definitely "in." Alice Cooper kicked off the first show of his American tour at Beloit Riverfest Friday, July 9th. In attendance were original hard rock fans and a whole new generation of faithful followers, clad in the Halloweenish black leather regalia that earned Cooper's theatrics world recognition nearly 40 years ago. Parents assembled onto Riverfest grounds with their kids, youths who had donned Alice Cooper apparel themselves. Their homage to previous tours is a sure sign that the rocker hasn't lost his magic touch. > More
The Girl's Gone Wild - Odessa Barmore
Martina McBride's hit tune "When God-Fearin' Women Get The Blues" stands as a tribute to all those country gals who are "frying their last batch of gravy." It wasn't too long ago that mild-mannered library clerk Odessa Barmore also "got the blues." Although she hasn't sworn off cooking, working as a precinct committeeman, or her job at Rockford Public Library, this sweet petite has definitely gone a bit wild. > More
Lang Gives Rockford the Blues
When the lights went down at the Coronado, after 95.3's Rich Gordon told the crowd they were all making rock and roll history by filming Jonny's fist live dvd, the stage was set with a single spotlight and a man with a guitar. > More
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