The bell has rung. It's a Classic Rock battle between two heavyweights. In one corner it's the boys from Aerosmith. In the other, it's a variety of members from Van Halen, minus Gary Cherone.

During our weekly weekend theme meeting which includes beer tasting, Jim Free and I were debating which band is better - Van Halen or Aerosmith. Jim and I are fans of both bands, but Jim favors Aerosmith a bit more. Understandable since Van Halen has had some rough patches over the years.

I, on the other hand have a slight favor towards Van Halen - the original lineup with David Lee Roth, although I enjoy the music they produced with Sammy Hagar at the helm.

At any rate, we have dubbed this weekend's theme - Aerosmith versus Van Halen. We've got hourly sets of music from each band for you to enjoy, no matter which you prefer better...or not.

Remember to take us wherever you go this weekend. You can hear us on your radio at 99.1 FM, online at 991thewhale.com, on your mobile phone with the new Whale App– search for 99.1 The Whale, and also as 99.1 The Whale on radioPup!