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Here's a quick look at some  important news items on your 97X app...

Metallica's James Hetfield says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has given him the downtime that he needed to compose new songs....that and welding bird feeders for the All Within My Hands Foundation

Read More: James Hetfield Has Been Writing Songs During COVID-19 Lockdown

There's a story about how Ace Frehley once saved a Blues Brothers show by advising John Belushi the show must go on.  A bit of self esteem...paired with some booze & cocaine allowed the show to continue.

Read More: The Night Ace Frehley Saved a Blues Brothers Show

Hookers & Blow...it's a band featuringGuns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed released a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Trampled Under Foot." The track features a posthumous appearance by Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali, who died earlier this month from pancreatic cancer.

Read More: Hear a New Led Zeppelin Cover Featuring the Late Frankie Banali

For those stories and Why Axl Rose's 'Appetite for Destruction' Cover Idea Was Rejected...search for 97X Quad Cities in your app store.