Monday, December 18, 2017

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Choose URB-E as Your New Way of Commuting

You live close to work, but you still haven’t figured out a better way to commute other than driving your car and wasting money on gas and parking. You’re not alone. In fact, nationally 76.4% of Americans drive their car to work daily (Source: United States Census Bureau). The numbers suggest that most of the transportation alternatives that exist are inefficient or inconvenient. We live our lives on the go. Getting to and from work and running errands makes walking an unrealistic option for many, and it goes without saying that most of us wouldn’t be caught dead on a Segway, Hoverboard, or a Moped. Thankfully, Sven Etzelsberger, former lead engineer at Porsche, Saleen Supercars & Fisker Karma, has done the world a favor by engineering the URB-E. Built by hand in Pasadena, California, users consider it to be the best electric scooter for commuting (Source: URB-E Reviews). The URB-E electric scooter has an unparalleled quality and dominates anything else out there that your feet & tush..
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‘Stranger Things’ Gets ‘Sesame Street’ Parody Video

By Scott T. Sterling What’s stranger than Stranger Things? A Sesame Street parody of Stranger Things. Related: Eleven Gifts for Every Kind of ‘Stranger Things’ Fan on Your Holiday Shopping List The classic children’s TV institution has taken on the Netflix sensation with a new video that incorporates the two shows in unexpected and pretty funny ways. Entitled “Sharing Things,” the parody video finds “the Cookiegorgon has eaten everything in the Snackside Down and is still hungry! Will he learn how to share, or will he continue wreaking havoc on the kids in town by eating all their treats?” Enjoy the video below. If you haven’t seen Stranger Things yet, prepare to not understand what’s going on at all.
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U2, Foo Fighters, SZA Set for ‘Saturday Night Live’

By Scott T. Sterling December 2017 is set to be big month of music for Saturday Night Live. Related: U2 Release ‘American Soul’ Featuring Kendrick Lamar The perennial late-night comedy sketch show is set to host U2 (Dec. 2), SZA (Dec. 9) and the Foo Fighters on Dec. 16, which will serve as the year-end holiday episode of the show. The hosts for the SNL episodes will be Saoirse Ronan from the movie Ladybird (Dec. 2), James Franco (Dec. 9) and Kevin Hart (Dec. 16). We’re definitely here for a Dave Grohl/Kevin Hart buddy cop skit. Happy December! #SNL https://t.co/5tY7Vj2xjm — Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) November 27, 2017
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[KROQ THIS WEEK] LA Auto Show, Friends and Helpers, Locals Only + MORE!

Wednesday 11/29: We’ll be hanging out and getting ready for Guns N’ Roses at The Forum from 5pm-10pm! Thursday 11/30: Orange County: Pennywise at House of Blues. Doors open at 7pm. DTLA: Locals Only band Wildling at the Resident. Doors open at 8pm. Friday 12/1: DTLA: Join the KROQ Promo Crew at the #LAAUTOSHOW in the LA Convention Center now through Sunday November 27th. Come grab some free stuff, we’ll be there from 5pm to 7pm in the Breezeway. Kids 6 and under are free with paying adult, so pack up the family and check out all the new and future cars, trucks and suv’s! (1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015) Orange County: Pennywise at House of Blues. Doors open at 7pm! Saturday 12/2: DTLA: We are heading back to the #LAAUTOSHOW. Join the KROQ Promo Crew from 1pm to 5pm in the Galpin Hall of Customs, an entire concourse of tricked-out vehicles from the dealership’s iconic Galpin Auto Sports in-house custom shop showcase the modern art of car customization. (1201 S. Figu..
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Morrissey Would Kill Donald Trump ‘For the Safety of Humanity’

By Scott T. Sterling Famous for proclaiming that “meat is murder,” Morrissey has revealed that killing Donald Trump would be good for humanity. Related: Morrissey Defends His Controversial Kevin Spacey Comments The former Smiths frontman unleashed on the American president during a recent interview with German publication, Der Spiegel (via Spin). “Trump has received so much attention, especially when compared to other candidates—Bernie Sanders, for example,” Morrissey said. “Although the media said he will not win, every day, all the headlines: Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump! Since he has been in power, he has exhausted the world. He grabs after everything like a little child. He is not a leader. He is a vermin.” When asked if he would kill Trump if there was a magic button that would end his life, Morrissey made it clear that he wouldn’t even hesitate. “I would, for the safety of humanity,” Moz said. “It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in t..

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Jokingly Storms Offstage After Will Ferrell Crack

By Scott T. Sterling Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers had some fun during a recent show after a heckler called out his resemblance to comedian Will Ferrell. Related: Chad Smith Goes to Greek Acropolis with Foo Fighters for Historic Show The comedic moment happened while Smith was sitting in for a performance at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles. Smith was introducing a song when the heckler shouted out Ferrell’s name, eliciting an instant “Shut up!” from the drummer, who then knocked over a mic stand and stormed offstage. Smith’s resemblance to Ferrell is a long-running joke, with the two having a drum battle and hosting a quinceanera for charity together. Smith returned after chants of “We want Chad” rang out through the venue. Accosting the heckler, who turned out to be a fellow drummer and fan. “I’m not Will Ferrell, you idiot!,” Smith yelled back, before admitting that he loved it in an NSFW response. Check out video of the incident, which contains explicit lan..
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Tool, A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains to Headline 2018 Rock On...

By Annie Reuter The 2018 Rock On the Range festival lineup has been announced and it’s a stacked one. Headliners include Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains. The three-day festival will be held on May 18-20 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Related: Watch Tool Played with Tools… and a Bass Guitar Maynard James Keenan is set to take the stage twice as he is playing sets with both of his bands, Tool and A Perfect Circle. Additional acts scheduled to play the festival include Godsmack, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Stone Temple Pilots, Machine Gun Kelly, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, Underoath, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, I Prevail, Greta Van Fleet, Yelawolf, Trivium, Body Count, Quicksand, Baroness, Andrew W.K., Atreyu, Anti-Flag, The Bronx, 10 Years, Senses Fail and more. For more information and to purchase tickets to 2018 Rock On the Range, visit the festival’s website.

Win Tickets to the ‘Father Figures’ Premiere

Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the premiere of Father Figures on Wednesday, December 13th at TCL Chinese Theatre!
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OK GO Drop Amazing Laser-Printer ‘Obsession’ Video

By Hayden Wright OK GO have created some of the most ambitious, unforgettable videos of all time: Their new clip for “Obsession” uses the tactile charms of laser printers to create a dynamic backdrop. The four band members stand, dance and nail complicated choreography in front of dozens of printers that feed white and colored paper into the shot. Related: OK Go and the Go-Gos form OK Go-Gos Supergroup The resulting effect is walls of solid color, intricate designs and, ultimately, photo-realistic scenes. As each backdrop refreshes itself, the sheets of printer paper fall to the ground. At the end of the video, the four members of OK GO are lifted into the air by harnesses and appear to be flying over a Google Earth display. The video comes with a disclaimer that all paper printed in the video was recycled. Watch OK GO’s video for “Obsession” here:
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Morrissey Defends His Controversial Kevin Spacey Comments

By Hayden Wright Last week, Morrissey weighed in on the raft of sexual misconduct allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. The Smiths frontman suggested that perhaps Spacey has “been unnecessarily attacked” by the media and that his accuser (actor Anthony Rapp, who was 14 at the time of the alleged incident) “had an inkling of what might possibly happen.” Related: Morrissey Makes Controversial Kevin Spacey Comments The comments were met with swift condemnation and an interviewer at The Times asked him to clarify. Morrissey didn’t exactly back down from his original statement. “You must be careful as far as ‘sexual harassment’ is concerned because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship,” he said. “I’m sure it’s horrific, but we have to keep everything in proportion. Do you not agree? I have never been sexually harassed, I might add.” Morrissey’s unpopular statements have surfaced during promotional interviews for his album Low in High School, which debuted earlier this..
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Official Rules: K&B – JBL & Almost Acoustic Christmas

KROQ: ALMOST ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS & JBL OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. 1. HOW TO ENTER These rules govern the KB Content: Almost Acoustic Christmas & JBL promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by KROQ (the “Station”). The Promotion begins on November 27, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Dates”). To enter the Promotion, entrant may enter by phone beginning on November 27, 2017 at 5:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ending on December 1, 2017 at 10:00 am (the “On Air Entry Period”) as follows: To enter on-air, listen to the Station each weekday beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 am PT and 10:00 am PT during the Entry Period for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the caller (as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call to get through to th..
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Official Rules: Music News – Alice Merton HDRSS

MUSIC NEWS: ALICE MERTON HDRSS OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. 1. HOW TO ENTER These rules govern the Music News: Alice Merton HDRSS promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by KROQ (the “Station”). The Promotion begins on November 27, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Dates”). To enter the Promotion, entrant may enter by phone beginning on November 27, 2017 at 5:00 am PT and ending on December 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm (the “Entry Period”) as follows: To enter, on-air, listen to the Station each weekday beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 am PT and 10:00 pm PT during the Entry Period for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the first 3 callers (as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call) to get through to the Station contest line at 1-800-5..
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Official Rules: Ralph – Father Figures

KROQ “RALPH”: FATHER FIGURES OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. 1. HOW TO ENTER These rules govern the Ralph: Father Figures promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by KROQ (the “Station”). The Promotion begins on November 27, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Dates”). To enter the Promotion, entrant may enter by phone beginning on November 27, 2017 at 5:00 am (Pacific Time)PT and ending on December 1, 2017 at 10:00 am PT (the “Entry Period”) as follows: To enter, on-air, listen to the Station each weekday beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 am (Pacific Time) PT and 10:00 am PT during the Entry Period for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the caller (as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call) to get through to the Station contest lin..
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Official Rules: YCYW – Tattoo Exhibit at NHM

YCYW: TATTOO EXHIBIT AT NHM OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. 1. HOW TO ENTER These rules govern the KROQ: Tattoo Exhibit at NHM promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by KROQ (the “Station”). The Promotion begins on November 27, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Dates”). To enter the Promotion, entrant may enter by phone beginning on November 27, 2017 at 5:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ending on December 1, 2017 at 10:00 am (the “On Air Entry Period”) as follows: To enter on-air, listen to the Station each weekday beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 am PT and 10:00 am PT during the Entry Period for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call to get through to the Station contest line at 1-800-520-10..
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Official Rules: Almost Acoustic Christmas

KROQ: ACX NIGHT ONE OR TWO OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. 1. HOW TO ENTER These rules govern the KROQ: ACX Night One or Two promotion (the “Promotion”), which is being conducted by KROQ (the “Station”). The Promotion begins on November 27, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Dates”). To enter the Promotion, entrant may enter by phone beginning on November 27, 2017 at 9:00 am PT and ending on December 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm (the “Entry Period”) as follows: To enter, on-air, listen to the Station each weekday beginning on November 27, 2017 and ending on December 1, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 am PT and 7:00 pm PT during the Entry Period for the announcement of the cue to call. Upon hearing the cue to call, the 20th caller (as announced by the on-air personality prior to the cue to call) to get through to the Station contest line at 1-800-520-1067 will w..

Win Tickets to KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Courtesy of McDonald’s

Enter now for your chance to win tickets to night 1 or night 2 of this year's KROQ'S Almost Acoustic Christmas courtesy of McDonald's!
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Lorde Covers Whitney Houston in Celebration of Same-Sex Marriage in Australia

By Scott T. Sterling Lorde is feeling the love. The “Green Light” singer rolled out an impromptu cover of Whitney Houston’s 1987 classic, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” during a show in Australia last night (Nov. 21). Related: Lorde Reveals Opening Acts for North American Tour Lorde’s take on the Houston track was in honor of Australia recently legalizing same-sex marriage. “I’m very proud of you,” the singer told the Australian audience while draped in a rainbow flag. “This is the crying show. I don’t know if you know that.” Watch fan footage of the moment below. Lorde singing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” with a rainbow flag after congratulating Australia on same-sex marriage https://t.co/4Tb6hdcY4s — Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) November 21, 2017
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Everything You Need to Know

By Scott T. Sterling Everybody loves a parade. Especially the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will roll through Manhattan for the 91st time tomorrow (Nov. 23). Related: Angelica Hale of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Honored to Perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade As always, the parade will feature a cavalcade of stars, performers and attractions throughout it’s route. Seventeen giant character balloons, 1,100 cheerleaders, 1000 clowns and 12 marching bands will be among the attractions featured at the massive event, which is expected to draw more than 3.5 million spectators to Manhattan. Here’s a handy breakdown of who, what, when and where to make sure you and yours don’t miss a moment of the joyful and family-friendly occasion. What time is the parade being broadcast? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air on NBC 9am-noon in all time zones, so those on the West Coast can still sleep in a little before the event gets rolling. YouTube is streaming the parade live wit..

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