Gooood morning everybody! We hope you all enjoy your freedoms this weekend on Independence Day. Here at HQ we like to substitute British English for American English whenever possible to remind ourselves how lucky we are to be free of tyranny. Fancy a pint, mate? It’s Deja-vu all over again as Breaking Benjamin “Failure” celebrates its 8th week at #1—(that’s two months to you and me.) We’re seeing a tiny bit of erosion on the track, which opens up an opportunity for its closest competitor at #2*, Theory of A Deadman, “Angel,” which is 73 spins behind our #1 record. Royal Blood “Little Monster” is 3*, up 37 spins. Halestorm “Amen” is at 5* this week. Continue Reading »
I was about 3 years into a Biology degree when I realized it really wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. Around that same time, a buddy mentioned he was applying for a job at ECU’s radio station to put on his resume. I said “ECU has a radio station?” Sounded fun so I signed up as well and got a job on the morning shift. 7a – 9a on Tuesdays and Thursdays were my first taste of programming. I thought I was Alan Freed blowing minds and changing lives with my 5,000 watt signal and picked over, half empty file cabinet full of singles to pull from. The next semester I did an internship with WXNR (New Rock 99X at that time) and fell in love. 2 years later, I got a phone call that the whole fulltime staff was let go in the same day and they needed me to help cover events. It sucked to see my friends go but even they said it was my shot and to take it. 9 years later and I’m still here at WXNR (now 99.5 The X) and through ups, downs, and sideways I still love what I do. I mean hell, on any given day I could be talking to some rock icon or getting to hear a new song from a favorite band before anyone else or exposing some kid wearing a band t-shirt to his/her new favorite band for the first time. As my girlfriend reminds me, my worst day at work is better than most people’s best. True story. Continue Reading »
The daily band lineups for Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE have been announced and single day General Admission and VIP tickets, along with weekend tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.
LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3 & 4, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup. Continue Reading »
Deftones and Incubus have announced that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour this summer. Support will come from both Death From Above 1979 and the Bots. Tickets for all shows go on sale April 24, unless otherwise noted below.
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Their music fantastically combines rock with country and blues nuances, creating a distinct sound carried by the killer vocals of Nathan Hunt, whose voice varies from intense growls to clear, full-throated melodies within a matter of seconds. Continue Reading »