THE LATEST FROM KIXI RADIO

Neil Diamond Concert (07-26-17)

The KIXI Street Team was at the Neil Diamond concert giving listeners the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and free prizes off the Plinko board! Check out your pictures here!

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Mercer Island Summer Celebration (07-09-17)

The AM 880 KIXI Street Team was at the Mercer Island Summer Celebration saying hello to listeners, playing plinko, and enjoying the sunshine with some music that is as cool now as it was then! If you stopped by and took a photo, find it here!

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Mercer Island Summer Celebration – Gallery 1 (07-08-17)

KIXI came out to Mercer Island Summer Celebration to join in the fun with the parade and street fair. We even brought our Plinko board for KIXI swag, and provided the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. See you there tomorrow!

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MUSIC NEWS

Retro activity: Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott explains why band took so long to release its catalog digitally

Credit: Ross HalfinOn Friday, Def Leppard made its entire catalog available worldwide on all major streaming and download platforms, while also announcing a major North American co-headlining tour with Journey that kicks off May 21 in Hartford, Connecticut. Explaining why Def Leppard took so long to join the digital party, frontman Joe Elliott tells ABC Radio, “Our [record] deal was …

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Getting around: Beach Boy Al Jardine launching US solo tour this week

Credit: Trisha CampoOriginal Beach Boys member Al Jardine has lined up a series of solo tour dates that will feature the surf-rock legend playing some of his band’s classic songs and solo material, while also discussing highlights from the group’s history. Jardine’s trek, dubbed “A Postcard from California — From the Very First Song with a Founding Member of The …

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Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, The Zombies and Argent, dead at 76

Ollie Millington/RedfernsJim Rodford, who played bass for The Kinks, Argent and the most recent incarnation of The Zombies, has died. He was 76. The news was announced by Rodford’s cousin, Zombies and Argent member Rod Argent, on The Zombies’ Facebook page. “It is with deep sadness that I learned this morning that my dear cousin and lifelong friend, Jim Rodford, …

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Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, his family reveals

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicTom Petty‘s family has revealed that the rock legend died of an accidental drug overdose. A joint statement from Tom’s widow Dana and daughter Adria posted on his official website and social media pages reports that the medical examiner informed them Friday morning that Petty’s death was due to an overdose “as a result of taking a variety of …

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