Queen has beaten the Beatles by taking the top spot in the recent "Top 100 Music Artists" poll from Play.com. Over 21,000 voters placed the band above the "Fab Four" who came in at Number Two. The multi-generation list had Foo Fighters rounding out the Top Three, followed by relative newcomer Adele at Number Four, Muse at Number Five, Bon Jovi at Six, Iron Maiden at Seven, David Bowie coming in at Number Eight, the late Michael Jackson peaking at Number Nine, with Led Zeppelin closing out the Top 10.
Don Henley turns 66 years old today! Henley and Glenn Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971. The two were responsible for some of the Eagles biggest and most loved songs including Hotel California, Life In The Fast Lane, The Long Run, Desperado, and many many more.
Catch Don Henley and the Eagles in the Quad Cities October 21st. Hit us up at q106online.com for a chance to win free tickets!
The Top 20 Greatest Albums, according to Entertainment Weekly are:
1. Revolver - The Beatles (1966)
2. Purple Rain - Prince (1984)
3. Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones (1972)
4. Thriller - Michael Jackson (1982)
5. London Calling - The Clash (1975)
6. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan (1975)
7. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin (1968)
8. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West (2010)
9. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (1966)
10. Nevermind - Nirvana (1991)
11. Blue - Joni Mitchell (1971)
12. The Beatles aka "The White Album" - The Beatles (1968)
13. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (1971)
14. At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash (1968)
15. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen (1975)
16. Sunrise - Elvis Presley (1953 to 1955)
17. 21 - Adele (2011)
18. Graceland - Paul Simon (1986)
19. Call Me - Al Green (1973)
20. Beggar's Banquet - The Rolling Stones (1968)
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The animated family film Monsters University, a prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc., opened as the weekend's top film at the box office, beating out the zombie movie World War Z, which also had an impressive debut weekend in second place.
Billy Crystal and John Goodman again voice their Monsters Inc. characters Mike and Sully, who don't like each other when they first meet at monster school, but overcome their differences to become best friends. Also lending their voices are Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Sean Hayes, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Bobby Moynihan and Joel Murray.
Brad Pitt stars in World War Z as a U.N. employee racing around the world as he tries to the stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic. Co-starring are Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- JUNE 21-23
Blondie has announced 16 new North American tour dates. The band -- which features original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke -- will kick off its U.S. dates on September 5th in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and wind things down nearly a month later on October 4th with a hometown gig at New York City's Roseland Ballroom. The band's special guest on the tour will be L.A. legends, X.
Vintage Vinyl News reported that ticket buyers will be eligible to download five new tracks from Blondie's upcoming studio album due out later this fall -- "Make A Way," "Drag You Around," "Can't Stop Wanting," "A Rose By Any Name," and "I Screwed Up."
CHECK IT OUT: Blondie in 1975 performing "A Girl Should Know Better" at CBGB's:
Styx will be the headliner at this year's 'Shellebration' at Oleson Park Bandshell in Fort Dodge Iowa Saturday June 22nd. Special guests: korey and the fireflies, and the Down to Earth Band. Tickets are $30. Listen to win free 4 packs on Q106.5.
CHECK IT OUT: Tom Petty getting booed on Saturday night