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97X Icons

Throughout the past 20 years, 97X has introduced some of the biggest names in Alternative music to Tampa Bay. We've searched the 97X archives for conversations we've had with some of these ICONS. Listen for interviews with alternative music ICONS at different times throughout their careers.

Paramore (2008)

Paramore sits down with 97X and answers questions from fans including “Who would win in a fight between Hayley and Hannah Montana” and “Is the band breaking up?”

Matt Shultz (2019)

Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant sits down with 97X and some fans and discusses the band’s newest album “Social Cues”, their collaboration with Beck and gives some insight into what went into the writing process of the album.

Tim McIlrath (2012)

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against sits down with 97X and discusses his many memorable acoustic performances in the 97X Green Room, the controversy behind the band’s upside down flag backdrop for their shows, their performances with Rage Against the Machine at LA Uprising and gives his take on politics.

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97X Interviews

97X Interviews

Sam Interviews some of the biggest names in Alternative music.

Jared from Kings of Leon

Sam got to speak with Jared from Kings of Leon about their first album in 5 years! TAP to hear the interview!

LISTEN: 97XNBT Virtual Backstage and exclusive acoustic performance from Bastille!

Dan from Bastille joins us for an exclusive Q&A with fans AND plays a few songs on the piano! He even surprises us with a holiday tune!

97X Exclusive: Sam hosts an intimate virtual Q&A with Smashing Pumpkins!

Billy and Jimmy from Smashing Pumpkins join us for an exclusive Q&A and talk everything from new music to the first time they realized they might be ‘famous’!

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