Mark Manuel's Bonus Block

Mark Manuel's Bonus Block

It's only a 5-hour radio show with a LOT of classic rock...so we can't always get to EVERYTHING. That's why we have the Bonus Block! Strange news, celebrity interviews (or suck ups, if you prefer), and more!... Show More

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August 2, 2018 7 min

Mark Manuel talks with Robby Krieger of the Doors...who has an interesting Quad City connection...

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We're going back up to Ballard's Resort in Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota, for another walleye fishing trip, Aug 12th thru 16th. Here's more about the trip...

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Kansas had to reschedule their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Show at the Adler Theatre, so Mark caught up with lead singer Ronnie Platt to see how the tour is going...

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In this episode of The Bonus Block, Q106.5's Mark Manuel talks with Ronnie Romero, lead singer of Rainbow. They have a project out with brand new music, as well as a 2 CD + 1 DVD live set, "MEMORIES IN ROCK II," which comes out April 6th...

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November 22, 2017 6 min

David Cassidy was making an appearance at the Waterfront Convention Center several years ago. Mark Manuel and his morning partner, Steve Ketelaar, caught up with David a few days before the show. It wasn't much longer before his health started to slide. RIP David Cassidy!

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November 13, 2017 7 min

Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Night People will be playing a final farewell concert as a fundraiser for the Adler Theatre. Mark caught up with Gary Pearsen, their bass player...you won't believe who they opened for back in the day!

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Goodnight, L.A.: The Rise And Fall Of Classic Rock - The Untold Story From Inside The Legendary Recording Studios

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Ronnie Platt took over vocals after Steve Walsh retired from the band. Now, they're on their "Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour!" How did Styx almost keep him from taking the lead vocals job? What's it like filling THOSE shoes? So many questions...and they're all answered here...

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Why on earth would someone want to canoe from the Quad Cities ALL THE WAY to New Orleans?! I mean...that's 40 days in a canoe!! Find out in this episode of THE BONUS BLOCK on Q106.5

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May 25, 2017 9 min

Former Iowa Hawkeye and Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark joins Mark Manuel to talk about the Native Fund, Ashton Kutcher, and their Metallica benefit concert.

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May 16, 2017 7 min

Mark Manuel catches up with Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult, prior to their performance at the Limelight Eventplex in Peoria...

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Mark Manuel catches up with Head East's Roger Boyd...who's still keeping it midwestern today. Oh...and we could probably call him PROFESSOR Boyd...

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May 16, 2017 4 min

Mark Manuel catches up with the guys in Judas Priest. The "rock-n-roll lifestyle" has changed since their day, apparently...

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May 16, 2017 16 min

Mark Manuel catches up with Bruce Kulick, formerly of KISS. He came from the makeup-free era...so, if he COULD have worn the makeup, which character would he be?

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May 16, 2017 4 min

Mark Manuel catches up with rocker Eddie Money. Was he REALLY a cop...or not?

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May 16, 2017 6 min

Mark Manuel talks to the guys from 3 Doors Down prior to their 2016 show at the Mississippi Valley Fair

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