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IS ROCK DEAD? A ROCK MANIFESTO BY MARK ABRAMSON

IS ROCK DEAD? A ROCK MANIFESTO BY MARK ABRAMSON

“Never lose faith in real rock and roll music, you know what I mean? Never lose faith in that, You might have to look a little harder, but it's always going to be there." – Dave Grohl I have been hearing so much lately about how the format is dead or ...

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A Rock Manifesto

A Rock Manifesto

Look Wednesday for an exclusive manifesto from a member of the RadioContraband Nation, “Is Rock Dead?” Let the conversation begin! Robert England Gooood morning everybody!  The Pretty Reckless celebrates its third week at #1 with “Messed Up World.”  The record is still 220 spins above its closest competition, Slash “World on ...

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AC/DC Announce New Album ‘Rock or Bust,’ Reveal That Malcolm Young Will Not Return to Band

AC/DC Announce New Album ‘Rock or Bust,’ Reveal That Malcolm Young Will Not Return to Band

AC/DC will release Rock or Bust, their first album in six years and first ever without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, later this fall. It will feature 11 new songs, one of which – "Play Ball" – will be previewed on Turner Sports as part of the network's Major League ...

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Killswitch Engage Eye Follow-Up to ‘Disarm the Descent’ Album

Killswitch Engage Eye Follow-Up to ‘Disarm the Descent’ Album

The hard part is over. Killswitch Engage have reunited with frontman Jesse Leach, written and released a well-received album called ‘Disarm the Descent’ and they’ve toured around the world in support of the disc. So where does that leave Killswitch Engage now? According to Leach, the band is starting to ...

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Sixx:A.M. Announces First Live Show in 5 Years

Sixx:A.M. Announces First Live Show in 5 Years

James Michael, DJ Ashba and Nikki Sixx, collectively known as SIXX:A.M., will release their third album MODERN VINTAGE on October 7th and celebrate the release by playing their first live show since 2009 the same night. The band’s performance will take place at the iHeart Theater in Burbank California. The show, ...

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Editorial

IS ROCK DEAD? A ROCK MANIFESTO BY MARK ABRAMSON

Posted October 1st, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Editorial
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“Never lose faith in real rock and roll music, you know what I mean? Never lose faith in that, You might have to look a little harder, but it’s always going to be there.” – Dave Grohl

I have been hearing so much lately about how the format is dead or dying or some other nonsense and it astounds me!  Is it possible?  How are we in such a position nowadays!  I mean everyone can look and see how the format is not in a great and healthy position.  So, is it true?  Is it dead?  Should we all just close up shop, take our ball and go home, quit the biz and look for some other way to feed ourselves and our families?  Continue Reading »

Industry Profiles

Going Artie Fufkin with Jeff Laufer and Rock Bands of LA

Posted July 22nd, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Industry Profiles
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Jeff LauferJefferson A. Laufer is a second-generation native to Los Angeles, the music capitol of the world. He is the chief journalist for Rock Bands of LA. This has been a long laborious under taking yet it’s been a labor of love and devotion for Jeff…..

I was fortunate to work in the record business for over 27 years. Within these 27 years I was fortunate to work with many artist that altered social culture. My job entailed getting records played on the radio. It was considered that the more radio airplay you accumulated the more records you’d sell. Unfortunately it did not always work that way. The public is fickle and never follows the norm. Continue Reading »

News

AC/DC Announce New Album ‘Rock or Bust,’ Reveal That Malcolm Young Will Not Return to Band

Posted September 24th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in News
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Exclusive World Premiere Of AC/DC "Live At River Plate" Presented By DeLeon TequilaAC/DC will release Rock or Bust, their first album in six years and first ever without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, later this fall. It will feature 11 new songs, one of which – “Play Ball” – will be previewed on Turner Sports as part of the network’s Major League Baseball Postseason campaign on September 27th. The album will come out on December 2nd. Continue Reading »

Tour Announcements

IN FLAMES AND OPETH TO EMBARK ON CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted August 13th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Tour Announcements
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93d8f3fa-15ee-42b4-b335-bff11f65a079Two of Sweden’s most respected and beloved rock exports will descend upon North America this December for a 15-date, co-headline tour that kicks off December 3 in Chicago and runs through December 21 in Toronto. Red Fang will serve as support.
 
Tickets for the tour, dubbed “Communion of Sirens,” will go on sale Friday, August 15 at 10AM local time. Go here for all details and ticket links. Continue Reading »

Artist Profiles

“It Goes to 11″ with Captain Jack and Crobot

Posted July 22nd, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Artist Profiles
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I was Crobot’s first Rock on The Range interview this year, and boy did they bring it! These guys totally kick ass live and just love what they do. Completely refreshing and great to see/hear.

1. So what’s the current story with Crobot? Continue Reading »

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Motionless In White – Sizzle Reel “Reincarnate” Impacting 9/9!

Posted August 20th, 2014 by admin and filed in NEW VIDEO