Freddie’s dead. Long live the Queen!


Freddie Mercury was a British singer/songwriter (of Persian decent) best known for fronting the band Queen.

On November 24th, 1991, Freddie’s struggle with AIDS ended when he passed away just over 24 hours after he had publicly announced he had the disease.

Lets take a few minutes to remember Freddie Mercury, on this anniversary of his death. We’ve prepared a short but sweet podcast to honor his memory.

Donate to the Mercury Phoenix Trust –  the AIDS charity set up in Freddie’s memory.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2016 Nominees & BangWave’s Official Voting Slate


The nominees for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 have been announced. We’ve taken a look at the list and decided on our endorsements. We encourage everyone out there to Vote on the Hall of Fame website. The 5 nominees that receive the most votes will be the winners. We find out who wins in December. If you’ve never heard of any of these bands, it’s because to of the 25 year rule. An artist must have released their first commercial a single or album at least 25 years ago to be considered for nomination. The artist does NOT have to be considered “Rock” to be considered. They should really call the place the POP MUSIC HALL OF FAME.

Anyway, Here is the list, with our five endorsements in bold.

  • Chicago
  • Cheap Trick
  • Deep Purple
  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • The JB’s
  • Janet Jackson
  • Los Lobos
  • Steve Miller
  • N.W.A.
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Yes

We think THE CARS deserve it the most. They are pictured above, circa 1979.