Woman Spends a Fortune on Neil Diamond Album

Posted 4/24/2014 9:48:00 AM

While traveling to South Africa, a woman from England received a jaw-dropping phone bill after she downloaded 'The Best of Neil Diamond' from iTunes. Usually, the album would only cost $15, but she accidentally paid $4,361.46 for one album. Ironically, she’s not a fan of the legendary singer, she just "fancied hearing Neil Diamond" at the moment.

So, why the astronomical bill? The download took 20 minutes to complete and used 365 MB of her 10 MB data plan, for which she was charged $13.46 per megabyte once that data plan was used up.

Her service provider did lower the bill to $673.28, which still makes this the most expensive music download ever.

We've included the Best of Neil Diamond below for your listening pleasure. Think it was worth it?



Pearl Jam, Beck, & more playing at ACL 2014

Posted 4/22/2014 7:13:00 AM

Brace yourselves...the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup has officially arrived!

We're pretty excited for the lineup and you should be, too. We'll have two chances to see Pearl Jam, Beck, The Replacements, Black Pistol Fire, Outkast, and waaaaaaay more.

Check out the full lineup here.

The two-weekend festival worked well in 2014 so they've brought it back this year. Weekend #1 is Oct. 3-5 and Weekend #2 Oct 10-12.

3-day passes for both weekends go on sale TODAY at 10AM, so get ready. The starting price is $225 but you lucky KLBJ listeners have more chances to win passes today with Dudley and Bob, B-DOE, LA, and CJ.



Today to be renamed ACL DAY

Posted 4/22/2014 4:40:00 AM

Today will no longer be known as Tuesday. Instead, we will call it ACL DAY because we have so many Austin City Limits Music Festival passes to give to you.

In fact, every DJ will have a pair, starting with Dudley and Bob then going to B-DOE, LA, and CJ. So that's four pairs today! We'll be giving away the passes on-air, so that means you're going to have to use your earholes on this one.

We can't tell you who is going to be playing yet, because the lineup was announced today at 6AM...I mean, ACL DAY. So mark this down:

Keep listening all day for chances to win and information about the lineup. And make sure to follow us on Twitter, for a head's up on more ticket giveaways.



Our Special Weekend Playlist

Posted 4/18/2014 9:07:00 AM

It's Good Friday, y'all! Finally the holiday weekend and, in honor of that, we've created a special playlist just for you that's good for this weekend only–if you know what we mean. 

So, sit back, press play, and relaaaax.



Throwback Thursday: Soundgarden Releases 1994 'Black Hole Sun' Demo

Posted 4/17/2014 1:08:00 PM

Oh, the 90's nostalgia. Soundgarden have recently released the demo version of their 20-year old hit, "Black Hole Sun," as a tease of what's to come on the deluxe reissue of 1994's Superunknown, due out June 3rd. Check it out below:

The Superunknown deluxe reissue will include 5 discs containing an additional 15 demos, B-sides, rehearsals, and more, along with reworked art, rare photos, and liner notes from Rolling Stone's Senior Editor David Fricke. The band is also releasing a collection of vinyl 10-inches called Superunknown: The Singles this weekend, in honor of Record Store Day. The box set will include all of Soundgarden's singles from that era and their corresponding B-sides.

Oh, and just in case you've forgotten, Soundgarden is hitting the road with another throwback band, Nine Inch Nails, this summer. They'll be stopping in Austin on August 14th at the Austin360 Amphitheater and tickets are on-sale now.

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New Springsteen EP Out Saturday

Posted 4/17/2014 12:17:00 PM

In honor of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19th, Bruce Springsteen is releasing a four-song EP called American Beauty.

Here's the EP's track-list:

1) "American Beauty"

2) "Mary Mary"

3) "Hurry Up Sundown"

4) "Hey Blue Eyes"

And here's the super Americana-looking cover:

Saturday's not too far off, but if you just can't wait, you can listen to "Hurry Up Sundown" right now, over at NPR.

Bonus fun fact: The Boss played every instrument on the track, except drums, and did his own backing vocals.



Kate Upton Hates Her Breasts, We Still Love Her

Posted 4/17/2014 11:43:00 AM

In an interview with The Sun, model Kate Upton said she wished she didn’t have such a voluptuous chest. Her topside has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, dozens of other high-profile magazines and even won our Best Breast Bracket.
 

Knowing the source, The Sun, the interview was probably fake. Nonetheless, we wanted to remind Kate that she has long been loved by B-DOE, CJ, KLBJ and fans across the globe. Here’s a photo tribute to the most amazing woman alive, boobs or no boobs (and yes, we saved the best for last: Kate in the Pool, Doing the Dougie and in Zero-G).

 

 



Do Saxophones Belong in Rock 'n Roll?

Posted 4/16/2014 11:41:00 AM

Courtney Love is just filled with opinions, most of which have been controversial. Now she has a soapbox in the form of a YouTube web series called "Courtney Love: Official" to share her gems. This week she shared some thoughts on Bruce Springsteen.

Don't worry, she thinks the Boss is a great guy. Both Courtney and Bruce made appearances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions last week. But in the video she claimed that (brace yourself)…saxophones don't belong in rock 'n roll.

What do you think? Do saxophones belong in rock music or is Ms. Love right?

These guys would probably disagree with Courtney:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - "Jungleland"

The Rolling Stones - "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"

Bob Seger - "Turn the Page"

Foreigner - "Urgent"

Pink Floyd - "Us and Them"

Lou Reed - "Walk on the Wild Side"

David Bowie ...



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014: Everyone Got Along (For a While)

Posted 4/15/2014 2:21:00 PM

What do KISS, Nirvana, the E Street Band, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and Linda Ronstadt all have in common? As of last Thursday, April 10th, they are all now members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Which is really cool, even though it doesn't exactly make sense (Hall & Oates is rock and roll? OK.). 

And if you missed the ceremony, we're here for you. We know literally everything that happened and we've tailored it all down to what is actually interesting just for you. Because we're awesome.

First things first, after much recent drama (seriously, so much drama), the four original KISS band members were inducted into the Hall. There was no performance by any version of the band's lineup, but the notoriously catty four kept things civil for their acceptance speeches (though the time for niceties is, apparently, already over).

There was also a ...



Here's What Happened Last Week on KLBJ

Posted 4/12/2014 3:52:00 PM

Dale’s Facebook post caused a bit of controversy, The Relics got a major celebrity to call into KLBJ and find out what it means to be a “Deer Leader”. Here’s all that and everything else you might have missed.

-Avoid Being One of These People at a Concert

-SXSW Cares announced an exciting benefit taking place over the next week.

-Dale's Dog is NOT dead

-Get Your Band on the Air Challenge: The Reliques were asked to get a celebrity to call into the show.

-B-DOE hung out at the Budweiser 250

-Daniel is our Deer Leader

-Discover the Georgetown Pond in the Parks Report

-The People You Meet on Tinder

-Watch Daniel Get Taunted while Bowling

-Last Week's Guests:

Mike Winfield
 

-Kevin Schwantz

 

 

 



Aerosmith & Slash Perform at the Whisky, Announce Summer Tour

Posted 4/10/2014 11:57:00 AM

Earlier this week, the Bad Boys of Boston played Los Angeles's iconic Whisky a Go Go for the first time since 1973. The club show was part of the band's announcement that they–along with Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspiritors–will be embarking on a 20-date summer tour this year, starting on July 10th in Wantagh, NY.

Aerosmith (minus rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, who couldn't make it due to a prior commitment) tore through six songs mostly from early in their catalog. Slash joined the band toward the end of the set, for the last two tracks: "Mama Kin" and "Train Kept a Rollin'." 

You can check out the whole performance here:

The tour will be making two stops in Texas, Dallas and The Woodlands, late in August and tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 12th. The full list of tour dates can be found below:

July 10 -- ...



Last Week on KLBJ

Posted 4/4/2014 8:52:00 PM

What did you miss on KLBJ this week? A lot! Check out the pictures, videos and stories below.

-Dudley and Bob had a BIG annoucenment
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-Dog Day Afternoon is Postponed

 -Classic Paintings as Selfies

 -Congrats to Naomi! Our April Rock Girl

-Simple and Fun April Fools Pranks

-The Parks Report

-Radio Visual: Road Worriers

-Get Your Band on the Air Challenge
We gave the The Bulemics some hot peppers THEN asked them to perform. And perform they did. Watch the whole thing below.

-Do you Podcast?

 

-This Week's Guests:

Christine Haas
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MIss April KLBJ Rock Girl

Posted 4/4/2014 4:18:00 PM

After a month of gathering photos of lovely ladies, narrowing down the competition and getting your input... we have finally decided (and man was it close):

Congratulation’s to our April Rock Girl… Naomi!

 

Each month’s winner receives:
• $100 in cash
• A pair of concert tickets to a show that’s during the month you are Rock Girl
• A photo shoot with Matt Kelley
• Photo gallery will be featured on KLBJFM.com
• Mentions on KLBJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages
• Your voice on the Rock Girl promo A Rock Girl winner will be chosen at the end of each month from only the submissions sent in during that month. So, be sure to submit your photos every month for your chance to win! Must be at least 18 to participate. Upload your picture for next month here!

    

 



What Is Miles Thinking?

Posted 4/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

Our guess is wieners. Or maybe Dog Day Afternoon. But probably wieners.

Dog Day Afternoon is almost here. What is that? Oh, only the coolest pup-related event ever. We'll be hanging out at the Triangle from 11-3pm on Saturday, April 5th with a bunch of doggies and doggie-lovers. We'll have food, fun, pups, chihuahua racing, and dachsund racing (feel free to register your own dog for the races!).

We're so excited we just want to roll around in a bed full of weiners. Since we can't actually do that, we have the second best thing: a collection of weiner dog videos. Because dachsunds are the best. Just ask CJ.

First they start off as puppies.

C'mon. Everyone loves puppies.

Sometimes they're really smart.

Sometimes...not so much.

And then they get caught.

They love making friends!

Even when the other animal doesn't want to make friends.

Like crabs.

Some of them ...



Aye Chihuahua!

Posted 4/1/2014 6:00:00 AM

Dog Day Afternoon is almost here. What is that? Oh, only the coolest pup-related event ever. We'll be hanging out at the Triangle from 11-3pm on Saturday, April 5th with a bunch of doggies and doggie-lovers. We'll have food, fun, pups, a chihuahua run, and dachsund racing (feel free to register your own dog for the races!).

We've still got a few days, so until then please feel free to quit life and just watch all these videos. In honor of the upcoming Chihuahua Fun Run at Dog Day Afternoon, we present to you: chihuahuas....being awesome.

Chihuahua puppies are ridiculously tiny and adorable.

I mean, just look at 'em!

They're super feisty.

Little known fact: chihuahuas love yoga.

They also like to dance.

They tell you that they love you.

And when they don't want baths.

Careful, though. They might not like wearing costumes.

Anf they're always a hit with ...



The Wieners to Beat...at Dog Day Afternoon

Posted 3/31/2014 6:00:00 AM

These were the dachsunds that won at last year's Dog Day Afternoon, so they're the wieners to beat.

Oh, you've never been to our Dog Day Afternoon? Shame on you. Because it's only a wonderland of doggie-related fun. Come out to the Triangle on Saturday, April 5th and you can see for yourself. We'll be there from 11AM to 3PM with a whole bunch of vendors, adoption agencies, and (of course) dog races. A Wiener Dog Race and Chihuahua Fun Run, to be exact.

You can still register for your dachsund to enter the race...if you dare. Because let me tell you. These wieners are fast. Your chihuahuas are also welcome to pre-register. Just email dogday@klbjfm.com. If your pup is more of the fashionable type, we'll also have a costume contest!

It's free and family-friendly, so you basically have no excuse to come out. Check out our Dog Day page ...



These Songs Don't Mean What You Think

Posted 3/27/2014 3:57:00 PM

Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eyed Blind

Upbeat with a catchy intro, this song made every 90s kid’s head bop and proves that people don’t pay attention to the lyrics. Maybe you didn’t catch it the first 100 times, but the song is actually about doing meth.

Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day

It seems like almost all TV shows ended their season finale with Green Day’s “Good Riddance” (Seinfeld, anyone?). But what most listeners thought to be a heart-warming send off, in actuality was a sarcastic middle finger to whomever you hate.

Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter

This song is about the public suicide of Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvanian State Treasurer, which was captured on the news. Intense right? Re-listen to the song and it could put a damper on your day.

Detroit Rock City by KISS

Aside from the hair and makeup, KISS is ...



Smoke in the Theatre: New Cheech and Chong Movie in the Works

Posted 3/27/2014 10:22:00 AM

Is that mist outside? Or is it the smoke coming off this awesome announcement? Get ready Cheech and Chong fans! The original stoner duo is headed back to theaters, for their first official movie together in 21 years.

The untitled project is set to begin filming this summer and will be helmed by Jay Chandrasekhar, of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and films liked Beerfest and Super Troopers.

Tommy Chong told Rolling Stone that Chandrasekhar is working on the script right now and that the team has had some preliminary meetings.

"It looks really good. It looks really funny," said Chong. "It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Cheech and Chong have also recently recorded a new song with funk band War, called "That L.A. Sunshine," which will be featured on ...



Time to Select our April Rock Girl!

Posted 3/26/2014 2:58:00 PM

After a lot of passionate discussion and research, we have narrowed down our contest to three finalists. Who do you think should be our April Rock Girl? Voice your opinion here, on our Facebook Page or Twitter and help our judges decide.

Each month’s winner receives:
• $100 in cash
• A pair of concert tickets to a show that’s during the month you are Rock Girl
• A photo shoot with Matt Kelley
• Photo gallery will be featured on KLBJFM.com
• Mentions on KLBJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages
• Your voice on the Rock Girl promo A Rock Girl winner will be chosen at the end of each month from only the submissions sent in during that month. So, be sure to submit your photos every month for your chance to win! Must be at least 18 to participate. Upload your picture for next month here!

Here are ...



Amplify Austin is Today!

Posted 3/21/2014 12:30:00 PM

We're getting so close to the $4 million goal! AS of 12:30PM today, the grand total was set at $3.2 million. Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to give a little love to your city. We still have until 6PM to reach the goal.

For those of you who don't know, Amplify Austin is a 24-hour event that encourages Austinites to give back to their community by donating to various non-profits. This year there are over 400 non-profit organizations participating in Amplify Austin.

It's pretty simple. Just go to their website and pick your donation amount and where you'd like it to go to. If all you have are a few spare bucks, that's fine. Even if you can't donate, it's a great way to check out some of the non-profits that help make this city better.

It runs from 6PM on Thursday until 6PM on Friday. So ...



KISS and Def Leppard Team Up for Summer Tour

Posted 3/18/2014 12:57:00 PM

Do you wanna get rocked? Well then this announcement is definitely for you. Rock legends KISS and Def Leppard are embarking on a 40+ date tour across the country! It's set to kick off in late June and go until the end of August, but they'll be here in Austin on July 12th.

Tickets for the Austin show–at the Austin 360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas–officially go on sale this Saturday, March 22nd at 10AM. But cross your fingers, because we just might have some of our own to give away in the coming weeks. Be sure to keep tuned in, so you won't miss any announcements. 

Either way, you should probably start prepping your vocal chords now if you plan to shout it out loud all night long come July. 

You can check out the rest of the tour dates below: 

6/23 West Valley City, UT - ...



Best of the Week

Posted 3/7/2014 10:31:00 AM

Catch up here with clips from the best of the week!

Tina Fey shares hilarious details about her worst audition ever, check out what it was for!

If you saw the Oscars, or even checked your twitter in the last few days, you would know that John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzels name at the Oscars.

Travolta later spoke out and said Menzel would probably just think: Let it Go! Haha

Check this out in case you missed any other incredible Oscar 2014 moments like Ellen ordering pizza, Brad Pitt eating it, or a twitter pic that shut down twitter with the two of them in it!

Conan O’Brian will be hosting the MTV Movie Awards in April.

Lidsay Lohan is going to work to pull things together on her OWN docu-series that will begin airing March 9.

Lip Flip with Tina Fey



And our March Rock Girl is...

Posted 3/4/2014 1:58:00 PM

After a month of gathering photos of lovely ladies, narrowing down the competition and getting your input... we have finally decided:

Congratulation’s to our March Rock Girl… Devin!

 

Each month’s winner receives:
• $100 in cash
• A pair of concert tickets to a show that’s during the month you are Rock Girl
• A photo shoot with Matt Kelley
• Photo gallery will be featured on KLBJFM.com
• Mentions on KLBJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages
• Your voice on the Rock Girl promo A Rock Girl winner will be chosen at the end of each month from only the submissions sent in during that month. So, be sure to submit your photos every month for your chance to win! Must be at least 18 to participate. Upload your picture for next month here!

    



Who will be the March Rock Girl?

Posted 2/27/2014 1:02:00 PM

After a lot of passionate discussion and research, we have narrowed down our contest to three finalists. Who do you think should be our March Rock Girl? Voice your opinion on our Facebook Page and help our judges decide.

Each month’s winner receives:
• $100 in cash
• A pair of concert tickets to a show that’s during the month you are Rock Girl
• A photo shoot with Matt Kelley
• Photo gallery will be featured on KLBJFM.com
• Mentions on KLBJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages
• Your voice on the Rock Girl promo A Rock Girl winner will be chosen at the end of each month from only the submissions sent in during that month. So, be sure to submit your photos every month for your chance to win! Must be at least 18 to participate. Upload your picture for next month here!

Here are the finalists:

Dana

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No KISS and Makeup for Rock Hall Induction

Posted 2/25/2014 2:15:00 PM

In a shocking turn of events that has surprised everyone who knows anything about the band, the original four members of KISS–Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss–have found themselves unable to come to an agreement on something. 

Ok, not exactly. As anyone who has followed the highly-theatrical antics of KISS over their 40-year career can tell you, these guys have been arguing over one thing or another for almost that entire time. The latest issue? What lineup should play at the band's long-awaited Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, this coming April.

In fact, there was such a dispute over who was deemed worthy to participate, that neither the band's current lineup (Simmons, Stanley, drummer Eric Singer, and guitarist Tommy Thayer), nor Frehley and Criss, will be playing at all. The band's getting inducted, but there will be no rock-n'-rollin' that night. No partying that day.

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