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Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: Utah’s favorite “Dad Rock” band

Jun 12, 2024, 5:00 PM

The members of Led Zeppelin pose in front of their private jet, a classic dad rock band...

British rock band Led Zeppelin, (left - right): John Paul Jones, John Bonham (1948 - 1980), Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, pose in front of an their private airliner The Starship, 1973. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY — As we get set to honor dear old Dad this weekend, a website called Merchoid has ranked the top “Dad Rock” bands for every state in the country. While teens get their music from TikTok, and Grandpas listening to Yacht Rock — dads in Utah are listening to one band above all others. 

No surprise, according to this survey 57% of respondents say today’s music isn’t as good as the classics. I mean compare TikTok stuff to the Chili Peppers, one of the top-ranked dad bands. In Wyoming and Idaho Daddies dig Nirvana. In 11 other states, fathers favor — go figure — Nickleback.

But here on the home front, there’s a clear winner. So Dad, hike up your relaxed fit jeans, tell a couple of great dad jokes.

Here’s one. Dogs can’t operate an MRI machine. But Catscan. 

So fire up the grill and crank up the music — to three, because you’re a dad now — dance like your kids can see you.

Enjoy Utah’s favorite Dad Rock Band, Van Halen. Dear ol’ Dad this weekend is all yours.

Jeff Caplan is the host of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on KSL NewsRadio. Follow him on Facebook and X. 

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