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Rock On The Range Wraps Biggest Year Ever With 135,000 In Attendance

Metallica by Sam Shapiro

The 11th annual Rock On The Range was the festival’s biggest year yet, with a sellout crowd of 135,000 in attendance May 19, 20 & 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Though the weekend began with challenges due to inclement weather and the unexpected tragedy of Chris Cornell’s passing, in the end the music and performances shone through. Through these challenges, Rock On The Range carried on, sets were rescheduled to accommodate the weather delays, and the weekend was capped by a first-ever ROTR performance from the legendary Metallica. (more…)


On the Radar, week of May 22

maxresdefault-9-1Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  We are saddened and shocked to hear of the death of Chris Cornell.  He was and innovator, collaborator, magnificent vocalist, talented musician and poetic songwriter.  Welcome to the Hand of God, Chris.  May you Rest In Peace and always in our hearts.

Addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental disorders effect millions of Americans.  We would be remiss not to take this opportunity to mention this and provide a couple of resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (open 24 hrs, 7 days)
800.273.8255. Also information, help and prevention here.  Sadly, all of us know someone who suffers from addiction, mental or emotional disorders. (more…)


Joke Of The Week

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100 %.
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said: “Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.”
The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to their conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”

My boss told me to have a good day
So I went home.

A man came home to discover that someone had stolen all his lamps.
He was delighted.

A rich single man is having a drink by himself in a bar when a gorgeous woman enters. Everyone is staring at her. The guy thinks to himself, “there’s no way in hell I have a chance with her.” But, lo and behold, she sits down next to him and has a drink. The two get to talking, and the man learns that she is a hooker. A few drinks in, the man says, “I’m wealthy and single, how much would it be for a hand-job?”
The woman replies, “Do you see the rings on my fingers?” Holding up her hand, the man sees a beautiful diamond ring on each finger. “Honey, I’m the best in the business. I’ve gotten each ring from all the money I’ve gotten from giving hand-jobs. It will cost ya $1,000.”
The man replies, “That’s outrageous… but I’m wealthy and single, so what the hell.”
The man agrees, so the two go to the alley behind the bar and take care of business. They man returns, and agrees that it was the best he ever had. A couple drinks later, the man asks how much a blowjob costs. The woman replies, “Do you see those corvettes outside?”
The man looks out the window to see one in each color. “Honey, I’m the best in the business. I’ve gotten those corvettes with all the money I’ve made from giving blowjobs. It’ll cost you $5,000.”
“Holy shit! Well… I’m wealthy and single, so sure.” So the two go back outside and take care of business. Re-entering, the man says, “Wow, you were right. That was the best I ever had.” A few more drinks later, the man exclaims, “Fuck it, I want some pussy. How much would it be?” The woman replies, “Honey, look outside the window and across the street and tell me what building you see.”
The man answers, “Why, that’s the empire state building!”
The woman says, “Honey, If I had a pussy, I would own that building.”

My girlfriend yelled at me today saying, “You weren’t even listening just now, were you?
I thought, “Man, what a weird way to start a conversation.

I told the paramedics the wrong blood type for my ex.
Now she’ll know what rejection feels like.

A little boy stole a big sack of oranges from a grove. As he meets his friend who was acting as a lookout, they quickly run away. Soon, they decide to eat the oranges. One of the boys suggests the local cemetery. As they were jumping over the gate to enter the cemetery, two oranges fell out of the big bag but they didn’t bother to pick them up since they had enough in the bag.
A few minutes later, a drunk on his way from a bar, passed near the cemetery gate & heard a voice saying: “One for me, one for you. One for me, one for you. One for me, one for you.”
He immediately sobered up & ran as fast as he could to a church nearby, for the priest.
“Father, please come with me . Come & witness God & Satan sharing corpses at the cemetery”
They both ran back to the cemetery gate & the voice continued: “One for me, one for you. One for me, one for you. One for me, one for you.”
Suddenly, the voice stopped counting & said: “What about the two at the gate?”

I was asked to submit a 1,000 word essay.
So I just submitted a picture instead.

A doctor’s at work and has to sign some papers. He reaches into his breast pocket to get a pen and, to his surprise, pulls out a rectal thermometer instead. “Some asshole stole my pen!”, he exclaims.


Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dies at 52

Chris_Cornell_2015Absolutely shocking and tragic news, as Chris Cornell suddenly died last night (May 17) at the age of 52 following Soundgarden‘s performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Cornell, a dynamic vocalist and guitarist whose versatile showmanship as Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog’s frontman was a signpost of the grunge era.
We are devastated by the sudden loss of this true rock legend. Our condolences go out to his family, friends! R.I.P. Chris! 🙁


Buckcherry Guitarist Keith Nelson and Drummer Xavier Muriel Exit the Band

BuckcherryIt may have surprised a few earlier this month when it was revealed that Buckcherry‘s Josh Todd and Stevie D were starting up a new group known as Josh Todd & the Conflict, but that apparently is just the beginning of a bigger shakeup in the Buckcherry ranks. Todd’s longtime cohort in Buckcherry, guitarist Keith Nelson, and drummer Xavier Muriel have both exited the band.

Stevie D. confirmed the news in a social media posting, while also stating that the band plans to honor their scheduled Buckcherry dates with Kevin Roentgen and Sean Winchester sitting in on their summer shows. Winchester is also the drummer for Josh Todd & the Conflict.

The guitarist’s statement on the matter reads as follows.




On the Radar, week of May 15

Seether_MarinaChavezRobert England

Goood morning everybody! It’s Monday again and we have a brand new #1^ this week, Seether “Let You Down,” up 98 spins.  Congratulations to Kurt Steffek and the Concord promotion team. #2 is Papa Roach “Help.” Celebrating its 27th week on the chart, 3^ is Starset “Monster,” up 23 spins.  Great Rate the Music scores; #1 people 18-24 and #1 men 18-24.  #2 people 18-34 and #2 men 18-34.  New power rotations at WIYY, KILO, KMRQ and WTKX.  #3 best-selling active rock track this week, 4600 tracks this week with consumption.  To learn more about consumption methodology, read this.  Moving from 6 to 4^, Volbeat “Black Rose” featuring Danko Jones.  The track is up 120 spins.  5^ is Mastodon “Show Yourself,” up 38 spins.   (more…)


It’s a Family Affair with Palaye Royale

mainBy Gary Susalis

Born in Toronto and raised in Las Vegas, the boys found themselves immersed in music at a young age. In their late teens, the brothers would trade the “City of Sin” for the “City of Angels,” founding Palaye Royale.

They also did things the old-fashioned way, insisting on playing hundreds of shows before cutting a proper album. They would embark on the High School Nation Tour two years in a row in addition to sharing the stage with the likes of Camp Freddy. At the insistence of Alex Burdon—daughter of The Animals singer Eric Burdon—Sumerian Records caught one show, was effectively blown away, and signed the group the same night. In the summer of 2015, Palaye Royale recorded Boom Boom Room (Side A) in just three weeks’ time with the help of another legend… (more…)


Rock On The Range Performance Times Announced For Sold Out Festival

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 12.13.06 PMPerformance times have been announced for the sold out Rock On The Range, held May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, now in its 11th year. In addition, the full lineup has been announced for the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, led by Jim Breuer, Nikki Glaser, and Tony Hinchcliffe.

Performance times for Rock On The Range are as follows: (more…)


On the Radar, week of May 8

thisRobert England

Gooood morning everybody!  Hope everybody had a great weekend and let’s get back into the thick of it.  No surprise this week that Papa Roach “Help” is again #1 for the 6th week running.  Coming up fast in the rear view mirror is Seether “Let You Down.”  The track is just 52 spins behind #1, and up 142 spins.  #3^ is Starset “Monster.”  The track is up 47 spins.  #4^ is Mastodon “Show Yourself,” up 75 spins.  5^ is Incubus “Nimble Bastard,” up 42 spins.

6^ is Volbeat “Black Rose,” up 36 spins.  Moving a notch to 7^, Skillet “Back From the Dead,” up 49 spins.  Look for these to go top 5 in the next week or two as the top ten begins to shuffle.  Moving 10 to 8^, Metallica “Now That We’re Dead,” up 175 spins.  New adds at press time, KQRA and KZRR.  No question that this will be yet another #1 track for the band.  Jumping 13 to 10^, Avenged Sevenfold “God Damn.”  The track is up 133 spins.  KDOT moves the record to medium rotation this week. (more…)