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The Top 10 Albums of 2016!

2016 surely did see a number of great musical numbers. Regardless of sales or community reception, a number of these stood out to not only music critics, but the masses. Between rock, hip-hop, pop and country, it’s hard to narrow down a short list of ten albums to encompass 2016. We’ve outlined a list of our top 10 albums, and we’d love to hear what you think and what deserves to be added or dropped from the list. Take a look below and tell us in the comments section on our Facebook!

  1. Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

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  1. A Pool Shaped Moon – Radiohead

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  1. Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper

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  1. Blackstar – David Bowie

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  1. Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon

 

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     5. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

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  1. Joanne – Lady Gaga

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  1. This is Acting – Sia

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  1. Views – Drake

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      1 .Lemonade – Beyonce

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Is a KISS Reunion Tour On The Horizon?

Is there a KISS reunion tour on the horizon? According to Ace Frehley, there is a slight possibility of it happening! Ace stated in an interview today that he is entertaining an idea that KISS could jump back on the reunion tour bus with him on it, however would be ‘fine’ if it didn’t happen. Other frontman Paul Stanley was only fuel to the fire of this news, as he was a guest feature on Ace’s solo album.

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He told an interviewer that the relationship between them was never as poor as it was made out to be, or perceived by the public eye. Throughout his founding of the band, Ace was in the band from 1973 to 1982, leaving and then returning over a decade later, only to leave again.

Ace tells his interviewer that while the band DOES have disagreements and things are often said, they’ve always been friends with him, just like he’s always been a friend to them. Adding into the fact that there were times in which the members didn’t talk, they can’t overlook the fact that they created something that above all else, withstood the ultimate test of time.

“Rumors are rumors” he says and that he ‘hasn’t been contacted’ If it could be done in a way that would end the career of KISS as a whole in a great way, he’d like to do it.

“Those guys run the show these days. I’m doing my thing and they’re doing their thing. If it happens it would be great. If it doesn’t I’ll be fine and they’ll be fine”, he says.

What do you think? Would you like to see KISS reunite one more time? What would you do if you were able to see them one last time?!

Kanye West RELEASED From Hospital

After a mental breakdown, tons of criticism from his fans and non-fans alike, Kanye West has finally left the hospital, and returned back to his home. Departing from the UCLA Medical Center, ‘Ye left the hospital accompanied by his wife Kim Kardashian. According to recent reports, Kanye will still be under the watchful eye of his physician Michael Farzam, who was the one to call 911 and have West admitted into the hospital. Kanye will be spending this time with his children, family and wife.

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There seems to be a ton on the plate of West, who recently cancelled shows for his Saint Pablo Tour indefinitely, as well as a recent album release, and the anniversary of the death of his mother. Additionally, working closely with Adidas, Kanye and their team have been hard at work designing new forms of the Yeezy Boost 350 and 750, which are selling for upwards of $2,000 on secondary markets.

While it’s unclear as to what is the exact cause of Kanye’s original breakdown, there is a clearly a lot of stress on the artist within the past six months. It’s not unheard of to go through hard times and while his departure from the hospital points to good things, there is likely much more time to be spent recovering from this incident than many have speculated.

Our thoughts are with the West/Kardashian family.

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RATT Goes ‘Round & Round’ In Their Latest Lawsuit

Famous 80’s hair metal band Ratt has had two members going ‘round and round’ for some time now, in a lawsuit that has just recently seen it’s end. Former drummer Bobby Blotzer staked a claim against bassist Juan Croucier, saying that he used the RATT name to promote his other band, which is trademark infringement. According to other reports however, Croucier was still a part of the partnership that owned the RATT name, along with his former drummer, and the rest of the band.

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Oddly enough, a few members of the band attempted to transfer the name to another entity in 1997, but this was ruled invalid, meaning by technicality, Croucier was still a member of the partnership that owned the name, and was legally allowed to use the name in his new band’s name.

The last twist of the story includes the other members of the band stating that Blotzer was now officially out of the band, and could only use the words ‘Former member of RATT’ when referring to himself in another music situation.

RATT was famous for their songs ‘Round and Round’, ‘Slip Of The Lip’,  ‘Lay It Down’, ‘Wanted Man’, and many more — ‘Round and Round’ peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200.

Pitbull being sued for jacking a guitar riff

pitbullMr 305 is deep in a lawsuit over stealing a guitar riff for his super hit “Timber”. A long time ago legendary funk singer William Underwood created a track called, “Weak at the Knees” and Underwood is claiming is court that Pit and sampled it and used it for Timber. It should be noted that Pitbull isn’t being directly sued but his publishing company who wrote the track is.  After listening to both we don’t hear the similarities but you be the judge:

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An Arrest Has Been Made In The Death Of 3 Doors Down Guitarist

Following a tragic death, an arrest has finally been made in the death of 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts. Roberts, just 38 when he died, died from a prescription drug overdose in a hotel just outside of Milwaukee. Roberts served as the lead guitarist of the band from their inception in 1996 until 2012 when he left the band for health reasons.

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During his departure, Roberts stated that this was due to performing near 300 dates per year, and the band having exacerbated health and circulation issues that he was currently dealing with. He continued to mention that the band would always hold a special place in his heart, but needed to take this time off for his own health.

Police have now made the arrest of a doctor who was reportedly in connection with Roberts prior to his death. The alleged physician is believed to be from Alabama, a ways away from where his death was confirmed in West Bend, Wisc. Illegal drug distribution has been the primary charge in the case. Throughout his time as physician, Snellgrove (the accused) prescribed Roberts 5 different controlled substances in the names of different individuals, but (police) also have stated that the intended recipient of the drugs were all for Roberts.

As the story unfolds, keep it locked to Hits Radio for more information about this breaking news. To take a load off, make sure to head over to our radio section and flip on your favorite station, boast 100’s of top hits, classic jams, and much more.  

Online Radio – What Are You Missing Out On?

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If you still haven’t tried out online radio, then now is the perfect time to delve into this mountain of information and entertainment.

Online radio is revolutionizing the way people listen to the radio and if you aren’t in line with this changing trend, then you’re missing out big time. Here are a few reasons why you should tune in to online radio:

Trusted Source for Fresh News

There have probably been times when you thought your local news station was missing a big national story. Or maybe they were too slow to report what was happening.

It takes time for a locally-staffed crew to report on stories that happened beyond their jurisdiction, but with the help of online radio, you can listen to the local radio stations from everywhere.

This means that you can actually listen to first-hand news stories.

Source for New Music

The top 10 charts are fine if you aren’t bothered by their constant repetition. However, for those who like to hear new music, online radio is the way to go.

One of the best features is that you can listen to exactly what you like and avoid what you don’t. With traditional radio, you were stuck with the few stations you had. Online radio can keep track of your preferences and it can present you with the kind of music that you like.

Custom Niches

Traditional radio stations are limited to playing music of the genre. For example, you can find a channel that plays popular country songs or pop or rock or rap or a top 10 chart. However, what if you want to hear rock and rap both on a channel?

Finding such seemingly impossible combinations is possible with online radio.

Explore Different Musical Cultures

Why just confine ourselves to the boundaries of western music only? The South Asians have a bulky music industry of their own, while the Japanese can also strike the perfect chord to create those incredibly attractive dance tunes.

Online radio lets you explore different sounds of different cultures without charging you anything extra.

Listen to New and Unique People

Many spend hundreds of dollars buying audio books. Guess what? Online radio to the rescue! Choose from a selection of hundreds and listen to the free lectures and interviews of your liking.

With such a mountain of information and entertainment so easily available, there is no reason for you not to try out online radio.

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