Gooood morning everybody! I can already hear the sleigh bells from a distance and I’m sure you’re all ready for a break too, so let’s get right to it. The RadioContrabands Rock Awards voting deadline has come and gone. Thanks to you all for participating- you’re all winners in our book. Winners will be announced Jan 31 at the awards. (Don’t ask me who has won; I’m too much of a loose cannon for Steve Walker to share that info.) PricewaterhouseCoopers is holding the winners names in briefcases locked backstage until the awards luncheon. If you are coming out to the shin-dig in Los Vegas registrations for both radio and industry are on the RadioContraband website. Hotel room reservations are going fast, cut off date is January 12th. Walk up and day passes are welcome. Details and pricing, go to radiocontraband.com today. Continue Reading »
A Bio on a promoter… Hmmmm…. Well here goes nothin. I started over 20 years ago booking shows for my cousin’s band in and around Chicago. It was an original project and I ran them through all of the popular venues throughout Chicagoland. Those simple times really carved out the basics for working with venues, the marketing that was associated with them and the makeup of each particular location they played. I met lots of really interesting people, found out who really made the music scene tic and started to create my own footprint in the music world. Continue Reading »
Green Day; Bill Withers; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; Lou Reed; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring. Continue Reading »
After a hugely successful US arena run with Volbeat and labelmates Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More, HELLYEAH will head back to those markets for a triumphant headline run, with special guests DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM in tow. The band celebrates their first-ever Top 10 radio single “Moth,” and its companion video which has nearly reached 1.5 million views.
The band is excited for this headline run “After supporting some great bands for nearly all of 2014, we are excited about being a headliner and bringing you nearly all the music off BLOOD FOR BLOOD live,” says Vinnie Paul. “We can’t wait to see you guys and destroy!!! Cheers, hellions!” DEVOUR THE DAY bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser adds, “I feel more excited about this tour than any other previous. These are great cities filled with great people. We are honestly so ready to reconnect with our music family.”
HELLYEAH with DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM dates: Continue Reading »
Chris Jericho…I’m a big fan. The huge wrestler fan, or dork, that I am was in Chicago the night he made his WWE debut…pretty sweet. Fozzy is making some HUGE noise and is killer live. Here is my sit down with pro wrestler, Mega KISS fan, and lead singer of Fozzy Chris Jericho.
1. Hollywood puts together a movie about FOZZY, who plays you? Continue Reading »