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The 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

The Lumineers Shocked By GRAMMY Nominations: “People Like Us!”

“We had no idea. We found out we were going two days before we even went,” the band said.


No Doubt Stinks! The Band Reveals Who Smells The Worst On Tour

Right before No Doubt graced the stage in L.A. the band sat down to talk about the downside of sharing a dressing room. Especially when one of the members isn’t feeling so fresh.


fun. Face Ex-Girlfriends After GRAMMY Noms

When GRAMMY nominations have your band name in everyone’s mouth, all sorts of old “friends” come out of the woodwork.


Fun. Reflect On Six Grammy Nominations And Getting Hit Up By Ex-Girlfriends For Tickets

During an exclusive interview following their triumphant performance at this year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show, the members of breakout indie pop band fun. reflected on their enormously successful year, and the resulting fallout from […]


Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 2 Photos

Check out photos from night 2 of the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, featuring The Killers, Jack White, No Doubt, fun., M83, Neon Trees, Passion Pit, Of Monsters And Men, Grouplove, Alex Clare and Imagine Dragons.


Brandon Flowers Of The Killers On Las Vegas: “It’s Not As Cool As It Used To Be”

Brandon Flowers of the Killers reflects on the enduring effect of hometown Las Vegas, Nevada, on the band’s music, rapping a line from hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur in the process.


Neon Trees On Their Buick TV Ad: “Some People Think It’s The Neon Trees Commercial”

“Some people think it’s the Neon Trees commercial, like we just have our own commercial these days that just airs during football games.”


Rise Against’s Tim McIIrath On Honey Boo Boo: “The Most Despicable Celebration Of A Lack Of Intellectual Ability.”

“If we can look to that as something not to aspire to, maybe we can find something good out of it.”


Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington On Meeting Gene Simmons Of KISS: “If We Were In Prison, I Would Make Love To You”

“He grabs me by the shoulders, and he says, ‘you are a powerful and talented young man.'”


Live Blog: 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 2

11:55pm That’s all, folks. We hope your holidays are as amazing as the last two days of Almost Acoustic Christmas. And if the world does end, at least you ended it in style. 11:48pm “Feliz […]


23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Interviews

Watch interviews from bands performing at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.


Of Monsters And Men Shine Despite Radio Interference At KROQ Concert

Feel-good Icelandic folk-rockers Of Monsters And Men gamely delivered a shining performance at the 2012 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show even as jarringly loud bursts of radio interference threatened to derail the band’s set. For […]


Garbage Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Garbage might be huge rockstars, but they’re the sort of people who don’t mind going out of their way to grab a girl some champagne. When Nicole Alvarez came in, she told the band she […]


Alex Clare Meets Diplo Through Six Degrees Of Separation

Given the seriousness of “Too Close” — a dark song about a relationship that’s spiraled out of control — who would guess that Alex Clare is a joker? His performance at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas […]


Awolnation Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Nicole Alvarez rocked it out with the weird and wonderful Aaron Bruno from AWOLNATION. She grabbed him after the performance, asking him if he thought that “Sail” would be the song that took flight on […]


Bush Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Bush was one of the most riveting performances of last night, which Gavin Rossdale will always humbly attribute to the “power of hard work.” For a while, fans didn’t expect to hear any new Bush, […]


Slightly Stoopid Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Rich Rubin got to sit down with Slightly Stoopid and discuss their eclectic, reggae-punk-dub-blues-every-musical-genre-ever groove with the veteran musicians from Ocean Beach, California which the radio host and the band bonded over. The band said […]


Youngblood Hawke Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Even though they are Los Angeles locals, Youngblood Hawke hasn’t had the opportunity to come to a Weenie Roast or Almost Acoustic Christmas, and they were happy to finally have that chance last night. For […]


Two Door Cinema Club Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

Last night at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Stryker had a chance to sit down with Irish boys, Two Door Cinema Club. He asked them about their relationship with Los Angeles. Sam Halliday […]


Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 1 Photos

Check out photos from all the bands from night 1 at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.


Gwen Stefani Takes Stage With Hubby Gavin Rossdale To Sing “Glycerine” — And It Ends With A Smooch!

No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani joined husband Rossdale mid-song as he crooned his first major radio hit “Glycerine.” It’s clear this couple can make Christmas magic happen, even without the mistletoe.


The Gaslight Anthem Interview – 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas

If Gaslight Anthem had to give themselves a number out of ten last night when they performed at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, it would have to be a six because Ben is […]


Live Blog: 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night 1

11:11pm And the proverbial cherry on top goes to the consistently-good Linkin Park, who started off their show tonight with an Illuminati-esque upside-down triangle on fire as their primary visuals and a multi-platform stage as […]


Walk The Moon Interview – 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Befitting their quirky nature, Ohio natives Walk The Moon started their interview with Kevin & Bean applauding for themselves. Bean noted their midwest roots, but also said that they’ve really played “California hard.” “We’ve been […]


The 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Set Times

Get set times for both nights of the sold out 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas and plan your night accordingly!


Watch Both Nights Of The KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Monday, Tuesday At 10am

Watch night 1 of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Monday, December 10th starting at 10am PT. Night 2 will be shown Tuesday, December 11th at 10am PT.


Kevin & Bean Listeners Get Tortured With “Omaroke” For Tickets To The Sold Out KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

In the game “Omaroke”, Omar pretty much yells a part of a song, and the listener has to guess both the artist and the song title. Check out the man in action, but we’re not responsible for the ear bleeding that may follow watching this video.


Beat Beer Mug Gets Ugly With Boxing Gloves And Kicks To His Junk

One of Kevin & Bean’s favorite ways to give away tickets is their game “Beat ____.” Fill in the name of a morning show cast member. It started out years ago as “Beat Kevin” where […]


KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Lineup And Ticket Details

The 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas will be held December 8 & 9, 2012 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Get the lineup for both nights, ticket info and more!



Get to know the bands performing at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.


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