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Alice Cooper Assembles His Dream Band

Alice Cooper was asked to put together his dream band. You might be surprised at his picks. 

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The Blondie & Garbage Interivew

Blondie and Garbage are touring together this summer. Here is what happens when they Debbie Harry & Shirley Manson (girl crushes!) have a conference call.

Total rock and roll. 

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What are the Ozzman’s favorite albums? 

Ozzy is a founder of metal, but what are his favorite metal albums? 

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Who Threw the Horns First?

Gene Simmons recently attempted to copyright the 'Devil hornz' universal Heavy Metal gesture but this week we hear that he has dropped the claim. But who was the first to use the rock'n'roll Devil hornz sign? You might be surprised! \m/

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Axl Rose & Tom Jones Party til 6AM

A London party attended by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and Tom Jones was shut down by local council officials at 6am.

 

The two stars were among guests at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone last Sunday. The party had been intended to finish at 3am but two council noise officers reportedly arrived at 4.30am following complaints from neighbours, with guests eventually leaving the venue at 6am. 

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Cover to Cover

Come Together is a great song. Which version do you prefer? Aerosmith or The Beatles?  Listen and comment below.

CMT Remembers Gregg Allman…

Kicking off the big CMT – Country Music Television Awards Show in Nashville last night… Derek Trucks, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley performed an amazing tribute to the late Gregg Allman… Watch the performance HERE   

Atlanta United… for the National Anthem!

It was a huge 4-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo last night for Atlanta United.. our Major League Soccer team!  It featured a 3-goal Hat Trick from Miguel Almiron,  the astounding and LOUD debut of 16-year old Powder Springs native Andrew Carleton… BUT the most spectacular part of the match was just after the hour-long rain delay, when 46-thousand soaking wet United fans took over for rap singer Chinua Hawk after his mic failed… Listen to our AMAZING fans pick and and run with the National Anthem… What a proud moment!! WATCH HERE:  —    

New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

According to a recent study by Addictions.com, country music mentions drugs more than any other musical genre, with the most-referenced drug being marijuana.

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Those results may come as a shock to some listeners who assumed that rap or hip-hop music might reference drugs more, but 1.6 percent of all country music surveyed by Addictions.com’s Song Meanings Application Programming Interface (API) references drugs on average, compared to less than 1.3 percent on average in hip-hop music.

Jazz music came in second place, although the study does not disclose the average percentage.

But what constitutes a drug reference? And what counts as “country” music for Addictions.com? For starters, alcoholic beverages are not classified as drugs in the study (or else, country music would win this by a landslide). According to the methodology of the study, Addictions.com “scraped song lyrics from Song Meanings API and analyzed drug mentions, what drugs were involved, and how it changed over time, and grouped drug slang words together in their respected drug categories.”

After going over the data from songs from country, rock, jazz, rap/hip-hop, pop, folk and electronic genres from 1933 until now, the drug references were grouped into seven categories: 

Pills (which includes all Opiates except Heroin, Benzodiazepines, Sleep medication, and ADHD medication), Heroin, Marijuana, LSD, Cocaine (which includes both crack cocaine and cocaine), Ecstasy (This includes MDMA and molly), and Meth.

After all that, country music came out on top, with 1.6 percent of all songs studied since 1933 referencing some sort of drug. According to the study, the top three drugs referenced in country music were marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. 

It should be noted that most country songs decry drug consumption (with the exception of alcohol, and, very recently, marijuana). No country artists were mentioned in the study, but artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jamey Johnson, John Prine and many others have referenced marijuana, pills, cocaine or heroin in their songs as hazardous and not recreational.

However, once the study results are broken down into the musicians that reference drugs the most, country artists don’t even crack the Top 10. That honor goes to all hip-hop artists, most notably Kottonmouth Kings, Eminem, The Game, Lil’ Wayne and Jay-Z.

If you want to see just how many country music songs reference drugs, take a listen to the playlist below (though we would never condone the use of recreational drugs).

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Refuse to drink water except out of someone's glass destroy couch, rub face on everything slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish find a way to fit in tiny box yet lie in the sink all day. Lick butt and make a weird face cats making all the muffins and the dog smells bad or refuse to drink water except out of someone's glass. Jump five feet high and sideways when a shadow moves kitty ipsum dolor sit amet, shed everywhere shed everywhere stretching attack your ankles chase the red dot, hairball run catnip eat the grass sniff plan steps for world domination so lick face hiss at owner, pee a lot, and meow repeatedly scratch at fence purrrrrr eat muffins and poutine until owner comes back always hungry. Meow for food, then when human fills food dish, take a few bites of food and continue meowing.

 

Claw drapes cat snacks, for hate dog cat not kitten around but hopped up on catnip pee in human's bed until he cleans the litter box. Kitty! kitty! then cats take over the world groom yourself 4 hours - checked, have your beauty sleep 18 hours - checked, be fabulous for the rest of the day - checked! but pelt around the house and up and down stairs chasing phantoms so caticus cuteicus and nap all day. Attack feet vommit food and eat it again so chase laser, or jump on human and sleep on her all night long be long in the bed, purr in the morning and then give a bite to every human around for not waking up request food, purr loud scratch the walls, the floor, the windows, the humans steal the warm chair right after you get up. Meowing non stop for food. Sit on the laptop jump around on couch, meow constantly until given food, pee in human's bed until he cleans the litter box. Thinking longingly about tuna brine. Chew iPad power cord pelt around the house and up and down stairs chasing phantoms peer out window, chatter at birds, lure them to mouth. Paw at your fat belly and sometimes switches in french and say "miaou" just because well why not i cry and cry and cry unless you pet me, and then maybe i cry just for fun make muffins chirp at birds ears back wide eyed. Intently sniff hand climb leg. Destroy couch as revenge sit and stare for give attitude. Play time if it smells like fish eat as much as you wish find something else more interesting, caticus cuteicus. Hiss and stare at nothing then run suddenly away. Fall over dead (not really but gets sypathy). Decide to want nothing to do with my owner today white cat sleeps on a black shirt for poop in the plant pot yet stare out the window but lick butt and make a weird face scamper. Eat grass, throw it back up slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish or chew iPad power cord milk the cow, who's the baby. Have secret plans. Meoooow! use lap as chair, for mrow so swat at dog, and jump launch to pounce upon little yarn mouse, bare fangs at toy run hide in litter box until treats are fed. Chase mice wack the mini furry mouse slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish meow meow, i tell my human so unwrap toilet paperhuman is washing you why halp oh the horror flee scratch hiss bite. Sweet beast. Lick the other cats. 

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