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Sound Advice

Hunter, Sean and Cristi lay it out for you.

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WMMS Mornings hosts Hunter, Sean, and Cristi (left to right) are the front line of Cleveland rock radio's most storied station.

What have you been listening to lately?

Sean: I downloaded some Johnny Cash after watching Walk the Line.

Cristi: The new Eagles of Death Metal, "Death by Sexy," is pretty brilliant. I'm also anxious to hear the new Head Automatica. This killer little female-fronted project called Morningwood -- I couldn't take their CD out of the player until I got that new EODM disc.

Hunter: I've been listening to a lot of older stuff. The classics, like Kiss' Alive 2, Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won, and the Beatles' Let It Be . . . Naked. The Fray is probably the newest band I've been listening to lately.

What do you listen to that might surprise your fans?

Sean: I've always claimed Enya and Dwight Yoakam.

Cristi: I listen to a ridiculous amount of Motown. Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, and the like.

Hunter: I listen to a lot of hip-hop.

Wu Tang!

What's a band that only you like?

Sean: Kittie.

Cristi: I'm the only person I know besides Tyra Banks who loves Lil' Kim.

Hunter: There's this quirky band I found in college called Rise Robots Rise. They're like Black Box meets Frank Zappa. Superman in a Thong is also good.

Favorite Cleveland musicians?

Sean: Does Fatkid Dodgeball count? They're out of Columbus.

Cristi: Michael Stanley . . . just kidding. He sucks. I'm more into the metal scene. Disengage, Chimaira, and Audiblethread are all solid.

Hunter: Ray Fogg & the Swingin' Lesbian Frogs. The name says it all.

Has meeting/talking to a musician ever changed your opinion of his music?

Sean: Kirk Hammett from Metallica was an idiot. He also had food on his mouth when he was talking. I didn't tell him.

Cristi: Gene Simmons was such a pompous cock. I almost got in a fist-fight with him in Las Vegas.

Hunter: Reba McEntire is a flaming bitch.

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