Goood morning everybody! As you can see, we have survived rain-a-geddon here in LA. Yes, we are a bunch of wusses here on the West Coast. Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold, who remains at the top of the heap at #1 again this week. “Shepherd of Fire” is starting to show some light fatigue, down 51 spins. Tailgating at #2, Pretty Reckless (Razor & Tie) “Heaven Knows” jumps over Razor & Tie’s other staple band, All That Remains. Continue Reading »
Growing up in rural Wyoming, Donny Rood found a romance with radio at a very early age:
Isolated, I could physically escape and feed my need to explore, and when my mind wanted to escape I could just turn on the radio. At night, when AM travels further, listening to stations in Oklahoma City, Denver, and even KFI in Los Angeles, I was projected to those cities … and it was exciting, it was alive! I was satisfied just listening to 92.7 KZQL in nearby Rawlins, knowing there was activity and life, and that I could listen to it in real time, literally took me to town when I couldn’t get there myself. When dark, I could watch the tower beacon flash 12 miles away from my bedroom window, knowing all that hustle and bustle I heard through my speakers happened just below it in the glow of the town on the horizon, I could imagine it all because the radio described it to me. In August of 1988, finally old enough and after 2 years trying constantly, I got my first radio gig on KRAL/KIQZ and I was the one talking over that beacon! Continue Reading »
POP EVIL’s LEIGH KAKATY wrote “Torn To Pieces” after his father passed away from a massive heart attack while the band was on the road touring. He never had a chance to say goodbye to his dad…..”There is nothing more haunting and torturous to a human’s soul than the feeling of losing someone close to you with out saying goodbye.” Continue Reading »
Two of rock’s biggest bands, Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars, are hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced Tuesday morning at a Hollywood press conference. Joining the groups on what has been dubbed the Carnivores Tour will be special guest act AFI.
The 25-date tour kicks off Aug. 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla. with stops in Tampa, Montreal, Chicago, Houston and Denver, among other cities across North America. Carnivores stops at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 15 and wraps things up Sept. 19 in Concord, Calif. Continue Reading »
This month I hooked up with Eddie Veliz, lead singer of Kyng. Their new album “Burn The Serum” will be in your ears really soon! Continue Reading »
Heaven’s Basement – Nothing Left To Lose (Official)