GOOOOD MORNING EVERYBODY! WHY ARE WE YELLING?! JUNE 19 IS NATIONAL HOLLERING DAY!! But before we get to that, a friendly reminder to use your caps lock responsibly. When you hear the word hollering, you might think in terms of parents yelling things, like “SHE is not a she! She is your mother!” or “I hope your kids turn out just like you!” (uh, ok….but you’ll be babysitting them.) This is not the hollering we are talking about. We are talkin bout hollerin’, which developed in the silence of a world without constant and competing noise. It was a practical response to the isolation of old-time rural life before people had telephones. There were roughly 4 types of hollers used back in the day: Continue Reading »
After 28 years, it was time to take all that knowledge and experience and follow my own vision. Using my frat nickname, ROCKFILE, Rockfile Media / Rockfile Radio was born. Continue Reading »
In celebration of Father’s Day, it seems only fitting to raise a toast to those rockers who have mastered the delicate balance between juggling a successful career in the unpredictable music industry while still being No. 1 Dad at home.
While it may seem hard to conjure up images of some of rock and metal’s most infamous contributors at home behind the scenes changing diapers and raising babies, let the record show that this list of rockers seem to have risen to the challenge. Continue Reading »
The moment Nine Inch Nails fans have waited five long years for has arrived as the band have released a brand new song and then went further and announced their new album and a headline tour to support it.
The band was expected to premiere their new song “Came Back Haunted” today but surprised fans by revealing it on Wednesday and they also broke the news about their new album and tour. Continue Reading »
Connect is the perfect title for Sick Puppies’ third and most ambitious album. The trio is all about connection–with their fans, each other, their own psyches—and each of the dozen songs on Connect–from intense, epic rockers to mellower yet lyrically anguished ballads–is introspective yet also universal. From the first single, “There’s No Going Back” to the band’s most political song, the ironic “Gunfight,” Connect will exhilarate old fans and captivate new ones. The L.A.-based, Australian-bred band struck an elusive musical and lyrical balance of past and future on Connect, as band co-founder/singer/guitarist Shimon Moore explains: “There are two ways to shoot yourself in the foot—never changing… or changing too much.” With Connect, Sick Puppies came into their own, thanks in no small part to five years of touring and a full year of songwriting, finding their musical medium without sacrificing intensity or their trademark, dead-on lyrical acuity and introspection. Continue Reading »