WARDEN TRACKS... I'm giving you two songs today, as a tribute to a very sad day in rock history. On 8 December 1980, ex-Beatle, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment in New York. And on 8 December 2004, Pantera (& Damageplan) guitarist & metal icon, "Dimebag" Darrell was shot and killed while playing a show in Columbus, OH. Both these guys were legends in music, and both were taken before their time. Click to the right for John Lennon's "Imagine," and Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell," peace. On a lighter note, it's also a super-cool day in rock because Metallica is playing a concert on the frozen continent of Antarctica today for a select group of Latin American contest winners, get the full buzz and read about some other crazy gigs here.
QUESTION OF THE DAY... What's the worst Christmas gift you've ever received? Call 780-451-8666, or click our Facebook, Twitter and Text (SMS) links at the top of this page.
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK... On Amazon, iTunes, etc., and in stores this Tuesday: BAD RELIGION - "Against The Grain (Vinyl Re-Issue)," BASTILLE - "All This Bad Blood," BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY - "Art Of War III," DESCENDENTS - "Everything Sucks," dIRE sTRAITS - "Studio Albums '78-'91 Box Set," DRAGONHAMMER - "The X Experiment," JOHN LENNON - "Imagine: 40th Anniversary Edition," KOSHEEN - "Solitude," NEIL YOUNG - "Live At The Cellar Door," NIGHTWISH - "Live: Showtime Storytime," PESTILENCE - "Obsideo," RANCID - "Let's Go (Vinyl Re-Issue)," R. KELLY - "Black Panties," ROYAL HUNT - "A Life To Die For," SCORPIONS - "MTV Unplugged," and YEAR OF NO LIGHT - "Tocsin."
SPACE CAKE = POSITIVE PEE... A man in Sweden has won his court case after claiming he didn't know that some cake he ate contained marijuana. Mmm, Space Cake, read the story here.
FUN, FESTIVALS, ETC... Celebrate The Season (December 5 - December 24), Deep Freeze Fest (January 11 & 12), Ice On Whyte (January 24 - February 2), Canadian Birkebeiner (February 7 & 8).
HELP THE NEEDY THIS CHRISTMAS... Edmonton is known as a very charitable city, and if you'd like to help the less-fortunate with donations this holiday season, the Edmonton Christmas Bureau is a good place to start. If you wanna feel all warm & happy & fuzzy inside, click here.
EPIC TUESDAYS AT EDEN... Hey ladies, need a few extra bucks for that upcoming snowboarding trip? Then join me tomorrow night at Eden Exotic Entertainment. Every Tuesday night I hand out $IX HUNDRED DOLLAR$ CA$H in the Rockstar Wet T-shirt Contest! The metal lovin' YOLANDA was this week's big winner. Win $IX HUNDRED DOLLAR$ CA$H with me every Tuesday night at Eden! Click here for this week's entertainers, upcoming events, & more.
EDMONTON OILERS... Didn't show much drive or passion in a home-ice 2-1 OT loss to the Calgary Flames last night. They're back in action on Tuesday, when the Carolina Hurricanes roll in for a visit. Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 7:35pm Mountain time, watch it on Sportsnet West.
EDMONTON OIL KINGS... Squeezed out a 5-4 win over the Portland Winterhawks Friday night. They're back in action this afternoon with the Medicine Hat Tigers in town. Faceoff from Rexall Place is at 4:05pm Mountain time, catch the action live on our brother station, TSN 1260.
SKI & SNOWBOARD SEASON... Click on the following links for current conditions, mountain cams, events, and more at Jasper's MARMOT BASIN, Banff's SUNSHINE VILLAGE, LAKE LOUISE, and the rest of the amazing resorts throughout WESTERN CANADA. MARMOT BASIN IS CELEBRATING ITS 50TH BIRTHDAY SEASON, for all the Jasper fun click here, and keep it on The Bear to win FREE LIFT PASSES for Marmot all weekend long!
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