Hall of Famer

A recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 80-year-old Charlie Daniels shows no signs of slowing down.

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Charlie Daniels can boil down his recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville to one word. “I’d say, ‘humility,’” admits Daniels, who also recently celebrated his 80th birthday in October. “I feel very humble about it. What dawned on me when I saw the plaque that was going to be put up on the wall and


Just One KISS

The legendary band is poised to ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’ at Morongo Casino.

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Even after 40 years, KISS subscribes to the self-proclaimed maxim, “you wanted the best, you got the best whenever they perform live,” and guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley says they are not about to stop delivering the goods anytime soon. “From the very beginning, we did what we had to do, and we knew, sooner or later, everybody was going to see


Clint Black Stands His Ground

The country singer believes he is a much Better Man now that he’s calling all the shots artistically.

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Clint Black isn’t much for being told what to do. That explains why the multiplatinum country singer/songwriter decided to release his latest album, On Purpose, on his own terms. “I had to take a stand and walk away from major-label offers to make it,” Black confirms. “Three different majors wanted to sign me, if only I would make ‘their’ record.

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Free to Rock

Micki Free, the explosive guitarist/vocalist, brings his Native fire and fury to Morongo Casino.

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Micki Free has all the admirable elements of a fiery Texan guitar slinger in his musical DNA, but his roots actually extend across the pond to Europe. “I was born in Texas, but I never really spent any time there,” says Free, whose has a bloodline mix of Cherokee/Comanche Native American. “My stepfather was in the service, and after I


Becoming Relevant Again

Toto, the legendary Grammy-winning rock band, has a new album and a live show dedicated to its massive hits and new favorites.

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Toto, the brainchild of first-call L.A. studio musicians, dominated both the charts and the Grammys with 1982’s massively catchy Toto IV, the $6-million-selling album that featured three indelible Top 10 hits: Rosanna, Africa, and I Won’t Hold You Back. While their profile in the U.S. receded some as the millennium approached, Toto actually became an international touring sensation, and, thanks

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Scott Stapp Arrives ‘With Arms Wide Open’

Ex-Creed lead singer will bring a mixture of his former band’s biggest hits and newer solo material to Morongo

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To borrow a line from one of Scott Stapp’s favorite bands, The Doors, the voice of Creed is making sure their clarion call to “break on through to the other side” has since been repositioned as a mantra for positive living. “It’s about going through this journey of life and experiencing its ups and downs, and always keeping your eyes

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Flogging Molly Always Keep Their Irish Up

Get ready for a night full of Drunken Lullabies at Morongo Casino

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If you’re looking for a band that exudes nothing but high energy when they’re onstage, look no further than Flogging Molly. The seven-piece Irish collective known for vibrantly boisterous tracks like Drunken Lullabies, Devil’s Dance Floor, If I Ever Leave This World Alive, and Requiem for a Dying Song pours mandolin, banjo, accordion, tin whistle, fiddle, guitar, bass, and drums

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Kenny Rogers Knows When to Fold ’Em

Popular country singer is ready to walk away from nearly six decades of a successful touring career

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Kenny Rogers will be following the advice given in the lyrics to his popular hit The Gambler when he hangs up his touring spurs for good after his farewell world tour ends in 2017. “I always said I’d be doing this until I embarrassed myself,” explains Rogers. “I have 11-year-old twin boys, and I decided now is the time to

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Chicago Is Still Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees mark their 49th consecutive year of touring

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Originally named Chicago Transit Authority after that city’s mass transit system, Chicago the band keeps riffing along, and the end of the line is not in sight. Now in its 49th year of almost nonstop touring, and prepping for a golden anniversary in 2017, could Chicago, the pioneering “rock band with horns,” conceivably make it all the way to, say,

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Jai Wolf Pours Wicked EDM Mix

His Indian Summer track will heat up an already hot lineup for first Splash House weekend

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Jai Wolf sure knows how to mix it up. The 24-year-old DJ born in Bangladesh as Sajeeb Saha has poured dubstep, indie dance, hip-hop, and other electronic blends into a sonic cauldron to create his own brand of EDM, culminating in last year’s instant-classic downbeat club hit, Indian Summer. Wolf’s skills so impressed Skrillex that the superstar DJ tweeted “SIQ