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by Sean Dillon posted May 22 2015 7:03PM

Freedman has finished his first portion of the marathon that is the Memorial Day 500 brought to you by Kings Tire Warehouse.

But we continue on with a couple of new entries to the countdown sneaking in at #423, Red Hot Chili Peppers makes their debut and at #410 The Offspring make their debut in the Memorial Day 500. Coming up in minutes the song with the BIGGEST drop in Memorial Day 500 history.

In case you missed a song or two, here's the updated song list.

Last year This year Rock 101.1 Memorial Day 500
480 500 Vasoline/Stone Temple Pilots
500 499 Run Through The Jungle/Creedence Clearwater Revival
475 498 Jukebox Hero/Foreigner
499 497 Midnight Rider/Greg Allman
NR 496 About A Girl / Nirvana
135 495 Kickstart My Heart/Motley Crue
498 494 Truckin'/The Grateful Dead
489 493 You Give Love A Bad Name/Bon Jovi
488 492 Movin' On/Bad Co.
479 491 Faithfully/Journey
484 490 Dirty Work/Steely Dan
483 489 Last Child/Aerosmith
496 488 Old Man Down The Road/John Fogerty
478 487 Fat Bottom Girls/Queen
495 486 Born In The USA/Bruce Springsteen
487 485 Bad Case Of Lovin' You/Robert Palmer
477 484 Don't Stop/Fleetwood Mac
471 483 Everybody Wants You/Billy Squier
494 482 Hurt So Good/John Cougar Mellencamp
493 481 Who'll Stop The Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival
469 480 Hard to Handle/Black Crowes
482 479 Cocaine/Eric Clapton
470 478 Riding the Storm Out(Live)/REO Speedwagon
492 477 In The City/The Eagles
491 476 Road House Blues/The Doors
486 475 Take It On The Run/REO Speedwagon
460 474 What it Takes/Aerosmith
399 473 Right Now/Van Halen
490 472 It Don't Come Easy/Ringo Starr
461 471 I Need A Lover/John Mellencamp
485 470 Tightrope/Stevie Ray Vaughn
473 469 Dear Mr. Fantasy/Traffic
472 468 Forever Man/Eric Clapton
474 467 Peaceful Easy Feeling/The Eagles
437 466 Nothing Else Matters/Metallica
459 465 Working For The Weekend
458 464 Wooden Ships/CS&N
410 463 Walk Of Life/Dire Straits
448 462 Pinball Wizard/Who
457 461 The Ocean/Led Zeppelin
401 460 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap/AC/DC
468 459 Ride My Seesaw/The Moody Blues
435 458 Rock Of Ages/Def Leppard
447 457 Feelin' That Way/Anytime/Journey
456 456 Low Rider/War
119 455 Rhiannon/Fleetwood Mac
409 454 Takin' Care Of Business/BTO
467 453 Pink Cadillac/Bruce Springsteen
395 452 Love Bites/Def Leppard
446 451 Love The One You're With/Stephen Stills
455 450 Story In Your Eyes/The Moody Blues
465 449 Rocky Racoon/The Beatles
436 448 The Grand Illusion/Styx
276 447 Eruption/You Really Got Me/Van Halen
445 446 Learning To Fly/Pink Floyd
454 445 Communication Breakdown/Led Zeppelin
400 444 Foolin'/Def Leppard
464 443 Southern Man/Neil Young
419 442 Waiting On A Friend/The Rolling Stones
389 441 Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Pat Benatar
444 440 Can't You Hear Me Knocking?/The Rolling Stones
463 439 Traveling Riverside Blues/Led Zeppelin
408 438 Jane/Jefferson Starship
388 437 Waitin' For The Bus/Jesus Just Left/ZZ Top
443 436 Eminence Front/The Who
418 435 Aqualung/Jethro Tull
453 434 Hey Nineteen/Steely Dan
462 433 Blue Morning Blue Day/Foreigner
452 432 Band On The Run/Paul McCartney
394 431 Girl's Got Rhythm/AC/DC
417 430 Good Times Bad Times/Led Zeppelin
434 429 Don't Stop Believing/Journey
476 428 Paradise City/ Guns N' Roses
442 427 Pretty Woman/Van Halen
451 426 The Wind Cries Mary/Jimi Hendrix
398 425 Hold Your Head Up/Argent
433 424 Doctor My Eyes/Jackson Browne
NR 423 Soul to Squeeze/Red Hot Chili Peppers
432 422 Let It Ride/BTO
450 421 School/Supertramp
481 420 Livin On The Edge/Aerosmith
441 419 Suzie Q/Creedence Clearwater Revival
438 418 Lyin' Eyes/The Eagles
449 417 Drive My Car/The Beatles
387 416 Janie's Got A Gun/Aerosmith
407 415 Back Door Man/The Doors
393 414 Roll On Down The Highway/BTO
439 413 Barracuda/ Heart
406 412 Message In A Bottle/The Police
466 411 Heavy Fuel/Dire Straits
NR 410 Self Esteem/The Offspring
430 409 Fortunate Son/Creedence Clearwater Revival
431 408 Lucy In The Sky/The Beatles
397 407 Blinded By The Light/Manfred Mann
429 406 Tangled Up In Blue/Bob Dylan
381 405 Mary Jane's Last Dance/Tom Petty
377 404 Squeeze Box/The Who
396 403 Wish You Were Here/Pink Floyd
392 402 One Way Out/The Allman Brothers
405 401 Beast Of Burden/The Rolling Stones

The Memorial Day 500 is brought to you by Kings Tire Warehouse!

by Sean Dillon posted May 22 2015 4:15PM

The Memorial Day 500 is rocking courtesy of Kings Tire Warehouse. 75 down, 425 to go.

What is the biggest shocker to us so far?

Tie between the fall of Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon & Motley Crue's Kickstart My Heart. Rhiannon was nearly top 100 last year, this year barely holding onto its position at 455 while the Crue fell from 135 to 495. We were happy to see Nirvana make its' inauguaral visit to the top 500.

What shocker will be next?


Now the update...
Last year This year Rock 101.1 Memorial Day 500
480 500 Vasoline/Stone Temple Pilots
500 499 Run Through The Jungle/Creedence Clearwater Revival
475 498 Jukebox Hero/Foreigner
499 497 Midnight Rider/Greg Allman
NR 496 About A Girl / Nirvana
135 495 Kickstart My Heart/Motley Crue
498 494 Truckin'/The Grateful Dead
489 493 You Give Love A Bad Name/Bon Jovi
488 492 Movin' On/Bad Co.
479 491 Faithfully/Journey
484 490 Dirty Work/Steely Dan
483 489 Last Child/Aerosmith
496 488 Old Man Down The Road/John Fogerty
478 487 Fat Bottom Girls/Queen
495 486 Born In The USA/Bruce Springsteen
487 485 Bad Case Of Lovin' You/Robert Palmer
477 484 Don't Stop/Fleetwood Mac
471 483 Everybody Wants You/Billy Squier
494 482 Hurt So Good/John Cougar Mellencamp
493 481 Who'll Stop The Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival
469 480 Hard to Handle/Black Crowes
482 479 Cocaine/Eric Clapton
470 478 Riding the Storm Out(Live)/REO Speedwagon
492 477 In The City/The Eagles
491 476 Road House Blues/The Doors
486 475 Take It On The Run/REO Speedwagon
460 474 What it Takes/Aerosmith
399 473 Right Now/Van Halen
490 472 It Don't Come Easy/Ringo Starr
461 471 I Need A Lover/John Mellencamp
485 470 Tightrope/Stevie Ray Vaughn
473 469 Dear Mr. Fantasy/Traffic
472 468 Forever Man/Eric Clapton
474 467 Peaceful Easy Feeling/The Eagles
437 466 Nothing Else Matters/Metallica
459 465 Working For The Weekend
458 464 Wooden Ships/CS&N
410 463 Walk Of Life/Dire Straits
448 462 Pinball Wizard/Who
457 461 The Ocean/Led Zeppelin
401 460 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap/AC/DC
468 459 Ride My Seesaw/The Moody Blues
435 458 Rock Of Ages/Def Leppard
447 457 Feelin' That Way/Anytime/Journey
456 456 Low Rider/War
119 455 Rhiannon/Fleetwood Mac
409 454 Takin' Care Of Business/BTO
467 453 Pink Cadillac/Bruce Springsteen
395 452 Love Bites/Def Leppard
446 451 Love The One You're With/Stephen Stills
455 450 Story In Your Eyes/The Moody Blues
465 449 Rocky Racoon/The Beatles
436 448 The Grand Illusion/Styx
276 447 Eruption/You Really Got Me/Van Halen
445 446 Learning To Fly/Pink Floyd
454 445 Communication Breakdown/Led Zeppelin
400 444 Foolin'/Def Leppard
464 443 Southern Man/Neil Young
419 442 Waiting On A Friend/The Rolling Stones
389 441 Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Pat Benatar
444 440 Can't You Hear Me Knocking?/The Rolling Stones
463 439 Traveling Riverside Blues/Led Zeppelin
408 438 Jane/Jefferson Starship
388 437 Waitin' For The Bus/Jesus Just Left/ZZ Top
443 436 Eminence Front/The Who
418 435 Aqualung/Jethro Tull
453 434 Hey Nineteen/Steely Dan
462 433 Blue Morning Blue Day/Foreigner
452 432 Band On The Run/Paul McCartney
394 431 Girl's Got Rhythm/AC/DC
417 430 Good Times Bad Times/Led Zeppelin
434 429 Don't Stop Believing/Journey
476 428 Paradise City/ Guns N' Roses
442 427 Pretty Woman/Van Halen
451 426 The Wind Cries Mary/Jimi Hendrix
398 425 Hold Your Head Up/Argent

Thanks to Kings Tire Warehouse for sponsoring the Memorial Day 500. We're continuing till MIDNIGHT tonight, then a break till 09:00 tomorrow.

by Sean Dillon posted May 22 2015 2:42PM

One tenth of the way done. Are your favorite songs still alive for the #1 position?

Here are what we have played as of 1:39 P on Friday

Last year This year Rock 101.1 Memorial Day 500
480 500 Vasoline/Stone Temple Pilots
500 499 Run Through The Jungle/Creedence Clearwater Revival
475 498 Jukebox Hero/Foreigner
499 497 Midnight Rider/Greg Allman
NR 496 About A Girl / Nirvana
135 495 Kickstart My Heart/Motley Crue
498 494 Truckin'/The Grateful Dead
489 493 You Give Love A Bad Name/Bon Jovi
488 492 Movin' On/Bad Co.
479 491 Faithfully/Journey
484 490 Dirty Work/Steely Dan
483 489 Last Child/Aerosmith
496 488 Old Man Down The Road/John Fogerty
478 487 Fat Bottom Girls/Queen
495 486 Born In The USA/Bruce Springsteen
487 485 Bad Case Of Lovin' You/Robert Palmer
477 484 Don't Stop/Fleetwood Mac
471 483 Everybody Wants You/Billy Squier
494 482 Hurt So Good/John Cougar Mellencamp
493 481 Who'll Stop The Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival
469 480 Hard to Handle/Black Crowes
482 479 Cocaine/Eric Clapton
470 478 Riding the Storm Out(Live)/REO Speedwagon
492 477 In The City/The Eagles
491 476 Road House Blues/The Doors
486 475 Take It On The Run/REO Speedwagon
460 474 What it Takes/Aerosmith
399 473 Right Now/Van Halen
490 472 It Don't Come Easy/Ringo Starr
461 471 I Need A Lover/John Mellencamp
485 470 Tightrope/Stevie Ray Vaughn
473 469 Dear Mr. Fantasy/Traffic
472 468 Forever Man/Eric Clapton
474 467 Peaceful Easy Feeling/The Eagles
437 466 Nothing Else Matters/Metallica
459 465 Working For The Weekend
458 464 Wooden Ships/CS&N
410 463 Walk Of Life/Dire Straits
448 462 Pinball Wizard/Who
457 461 The Ocean/Led Zeppelin
401 460 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap/AC/DC
468 459 Ride My Seesaw/The Moody Blues
435 458 Rock Of Ages/Def Leppard
447 457 Feelin' That Way/Anytime/Journey
456 456 Low Rider/War
119 455 Rhiannon/Fleetwood Mac
409 454 Takin' Care Of Business/BTO
467 453 Pink Cadillac/Bruce Springsteen
395 452 Love Bites/Def Leppard
446 451 Love The One You're With/Stephen Stills
455 450 Story In Your Eyes/The Moody Blues

Keep listening for your favorite Classic Rock songs and if you missed one, check back here for the Memorial Day 500 updates brought to you by Kings Tire Warehouse.

by Sean Dillon posted May 22 2015 2:37PM

Your votes decided the Memorial Day 500 courtesy of Kings Tire Warehouse...

So let's see what you voted 500-475...

LY TY Memorial Day 500
480 500 Vasoline/Stone Temple Pilots
500 499 Run Through The Jungle/Creedence Clearwater Revival
475 498 Jukebox Hero/Foreigner
499 497 Midnight Rider/Greg Allman
NR 496 About A Girl / Nirvana
135 495 Kickstart My Heart/Motley Crue
498 494 Truckin'/The Grateful Dead
489 493 You Give Love A Bad Name/Bon Jovi
488 492 Movin' On/Bad Co.
479 491 Faithfully/Journey
484 490 Dirty Work/Steely Dan
483 489 Last Child/Aerosmith
496 488 Old Man Down The Road/John Fogerty
478 487 Fat Bottom Girls/Queen
495 486 Born In The USA/Bruce Springsteen
487 485 Bad Case Of Lovin' You/Robert Palmer
477 484 Don't Stop/Fleetwood Mac
471 483 Everybody Wants You/Billy Squier
494 482 Hurt So Good/John Cougar Mellencamp
493 481 Who'll Stop The Rain/Creedence Clearwater Revival
469 480 Hard to Handle/Black Crowes
482 479 Cocaine/Eric Clapton
470 478 Riding the Storm Out(Live)/REO Speedwagon
492 477 In The City/The Eagles
491 476 Road House Blues/The Doors
486 475 Take It On The Run/REO Speedwagon

Who will end up at #1? We'll find out on Monday, keep an eye here and we'll give you an update on the Memorial Day 500 here.

by Sean Dillon posted May 20 2015 9:15AM
GO RED RAIDERS!!!! BEAT UT!




Red Raiders play fifth-seeded Texas in opener – top-seeded TCU and eighth-seeded Baylor also in bracket


May 19, 2015

LEADING OFF
Texas Tech (30-22) makes its 15th appearance at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship May 20-24 as the tournament moves to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the first time with action this week at ONEOK Field - Double-A home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Raiders tied for third place in the league and are the No. 4 seed in the tournament for the second straight season - also for the second straight year will face off with Texas (26-25) in the opening round while playing the first game of the tournament on Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT. This year's tournament features a pair of four-team brackets with a double-elimination format. Joining Tech and UT on its side of the bracket is regular season champion TCU (43-9) who faces No. 8 seed Baylor (21-30) at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The winners of Tech/UT and TCU/BU will play at 4 p.m. on Thursday while the losers will play an elimination game at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The other side of the bracket features No. 3 seed Oklahoma vs. No. 6 seed K-State while No. 2 seed Oklahoma State faces No. 7 seed West Virginia.

FIRST PITCH
• Texas Tech is 15-28 all-time at the Big 12 Championship while making its debut at ONEOK Field in Tulsa.
• Tech won the Big 12 Championship in 1998 - 2nd year of the Big 12 - with a 14-7 win vs. No. 11 Texas A&M.
• Tech also played in the first title game in 1997 while falling 19-17 vs. No. 14 Oklahoma.
• Tech has 15 players (9 position players/6 pitchers) that have played in the Big 12 Championship.
• Tech third-year coach Tim Tadlock makes his third appearance at the Big 12 Championship (1-4 record).
• Tech defeated UT 2-of-3 games in Austin this season, May 1-3. Red Raiders won the final two games.
• Tech and UT face off in the Big 12 Championship opening round for the second straight season.
• Tech and UT play in the Big 12 Championship for the seventh time as UT leads, 4-2.
• Tech lost 8-3 against No. 19 Texas in the first round in 2014 in Oklahoma City at Bricktown Ballpark.
• Tech and UT have played three times in the Big 12 tourney during the last 14 years (2006, 2010, 2014).
• Tech is looking for its 1st opening-round win at the Big 12 Championship since 2005 (W, 5-3 vs. No. 5 NEB).
• Tech is 5-9 in 1st round games with 6 straight losses (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).
• Tech and UT face off for the 153rd time - the Longhorns lead the all-time series, 109-43.
• Tech and UT face each other on a neutral field for the 11th time with UT leading Tech, 6-4.
• Tech played its final two conference series on the road for the first time since 1994.
• Tech is 7-4 during its last 11 road/neutral site games (at ACU/at K-State/vs. ACU/at UT/at WVU)
• Tech is 21-2 when scoring at least 6 runs this season and is 27-2 when leading after 6 innings.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Opponent Texas (26-25, 11-13 Big 12)
Date & Time Wednesday, May 20 - 9:00 a.m. (CT)
Location Tulsa, Okla. (ONEOK Field - 7,833)
Radio Texas Tech Sports Network from Learfield Sports
Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play/3rd Season)
Jamie Lent (Analyst/3rd Season)
Television FOX College Sports
Chad McKee (Play-by-Play)
Mickey Tettleton (Analyst)
Live Video www.big12sports.com
Live Audio Texas Tech TV (www.TexasTech.tv)
TuneIn App
Online Live statistics and other coverage can be found at www.TexasTech.com
Quick Links Game Notes
Media Supplement
Texas Tech TV
Gameday Central
Promotions
Buy Tickets
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by Sean Dillon posted May 19 2015 4:20PM
Opinion... From the late 60's into the 70's and 80's a group of morons entered our society. They were destined to get attention for themselves in any way possible. From the kissing bandit to the morons who unfortunately are in the historical film archives about Hank Aaron.

You remember them, the guys welcoming Aaron as he rounded the bases celebrating his record setting homer.

Britt Gaston and Cliff Courtenay were just 17 when Aaron broke Babe Ruth's career home run record. They rushed the field and gave Aaron pats on the back before one of them were tackled by 3rd base and the other was rounded up in the 3rd base stands.

What penalty do you think they paid? Lost season tickets? Maybe they lost their ability to ever go to a Braves game ever. No charges filed. Nothing, but to this day they are immortalized for their stupidity. Every time we show their faces, they regain recognition for their act.

But as the days moved on, more morons decided that they should run on the field, even a student during a Texas Tech Football game last year. But the media got smarter. It decided that it wasn't going to give these "Look at me, momma" morons any attention.

The Kissing Bandit, the shirtless wonder and 99.9% of the moron brigade stop interrupting games.

We stopped making it fun, so they stopped doing it.

Which brings me to my point.

Recently a moron slapped a phrase on the seal at the Texas Tech Health Science Center. It was front page news, on every local news and in some dark corner, a moron cheered. "Look at me momma, what I did is on the TV," I can hear him tell his friends. Can't you? I am not going to repeat what happened because I don't want to give this person any credit what so ever.

But I am going to beg now to my fellow media professionals: Please do not give these morons attention. We shouldn't put them on the front page, we shouldn't give them coverage on the news. We just ignore them. I was the oldest one of 6 kids in my family and in the beginning meeting dad at the door to claim the first five minutes of time with him I thought was important to me. In the end the fighting between all us kids would end up with nobody talking with dad.

I know that if it bleeds, it leads, but can we come to an agreement that if its a stupid act, we just don't cover it?

Because if we continue to encourage these acts, the 1% will be running the world... the 1% of stupid people who get drunk / high / dared say to their friends , "Hey guys, watch me do this..."

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by Sean Dillon posted May 5 2015 4:52PM

Have you heard of Stocklyn? Maybe you should. How about we let William Boreing from Slaton tell you more...

My name is William Boreing, Front man for Stocklyn. We are a Texas band, we play Rock'n Roll and we mean it.

We've all been playing around Lubbock since we could convince bar owners to let us in with X's on our hands. Making our living playing our instruments and entertaining Lubbock as best we could. We have all toured with various State wide and National level bands. But at some point I grew a bit weary of the side man role. I still loved playing guitar and I tried to mean every note I played, put my heart into it. But there was always an itch.

So I started (or rather kept) writing for myself. I've always been hugely influenced by Led Zeppelin, Wolfmother, AC/DC, Aerosmith and several other of the greats. But while playing lead for Red & the Vityls, I had an opportunity to really immerse myself into Texas music... not Texas country but Texas music I found that the music I wrote for myself, the music I loved had a home and people who loved and welcomed it.

So I got with my best friends. A small crew but guys that would die for each other. And I decided we would make music for us. By our rules and within our means.

We never went without. Once we started doing it all ourselves a ton of people kicked in in a BIG way! After contacting several local venues to track in their rooms after 3am when the doors lock, or on their closed days I was contacted by Don Caldwell. Talk about a lifesaver! The guy said he believed in the project and wanted to help in anyway he could including letting me use his studio at night when everyone else left free of charge. We had already decided that we wouldn't sacrifice quality for easy at any stage and without this leg up I don't think we could have accomplished that.

With the help of Justin Thomas Williams, Ryan Garza, Seth Ramirez, Justin Lentz, a whole slew of quality people from the Blue Light we did it.

We never gave up on the dream of the highest quality. We didn't have enough money to rent a lot of things we needed for as long as we would have needed, so if we needed a Marshall sound and couldn't get it we Built a Marshall. If we really needed a u87 and couldn't get it we built a mic. Me and Justin Locked ourselves away for countless hours fueled by a desire to "do it right" and with a "why not us" attitude about trying to be great.

When it was done we were Melanee, we had 6 tracks we were really proud of, and even a couple in studio videos!

From there we burned CDs ourselves, made a stamp to have our name on em (having spent every resource on the product already) and started playing shows. Opening for anyone who would have us and playing for anyone who would listen. We've always had the attitude of "do it right" so every show was our last and if both we and the crowd weren't drenched in sweat when it was said and done I chalked it as a failure.

But the response was incredible! I can't say enough about the Texas scene, the Lubbock scene especially, and the Blue Light and Office specifically,

The project was always about making music for us, making music with my friends, and doing the thing as well as we could.

As luck would have it our little record found it's way to sleepwalker studios via Jeremy Boreing where, upon overhearing it played, it caught the ear of David Hodges ans Steve Solomon who run the joint.

David got in touch with me and I started saving, painting fences, selling all my earthly belongings and putting in sweat to have enough money to get my butt to California and sign a record deal.
We retracked the record with me playing almost every instrument, still keeping as many of my friends and original parts as we could. It really mattered to me that it be the best it could without loosing itself and it's roots in great music by great friends.

More recently we were picked up by Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts' camp and given the opportunity to tour the US with 'em. LA to NY to FL, Corpus Christi to Boston and everywhere in between, myself Blake Vera and Seth Ramirez, playing homemade Rock'n roll as hard as we can, and never loosing the get sweaty mentality. We are so grateful to be doing what we love, and getting to share it with so many. The response has been amazing!

"They're an audacious guitar driven strut. It's loud, sweaty, near the edge of excess, and on the cusp of chaos; it's the way rock and roll was meant to be played."
-Thomas D. Mooney, New Slang

I hope this gives you a good idea of who we are and where we come from. I'm not much of a talker. I only love a few things and I'll work on em till they're right.

Good Luck William, hope we see you back home soon, now go ROCK ON!

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