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

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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…)


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

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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…)


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

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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…)


On the Radar, week of May 1

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Goood morning everybody!  Hope you all had a nice a weekend.  It has definitely been a memorable 100 days. Let’s talk a little music. No surprises, Papa Roach “Help” is #1 for the 5th consecutive week.  Moving a notch to 2^, Seether “Let You Down.”  The track is up 124 spins. #3 greatest gainer at Mediabase this week, #2 in audience.  3^ is Starset “Monster.”  The track is up 64 spins. Sales of 1,624 this week.  The album, “Vessels,” has sold over 35,000 to date.  Moving a notch to 4^, Mastodon “Show Yourself.”  The track is up 27 spins.  Moving a notch to 5^, Incubus “Nimble Bastard.”   (more…)


On the Radar, week of April 24

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Gooood morning everybody!

Papa Roach “Help” is #1^ again for the 4th consecutive week, up 37 spins.  Jumping 4 to 2^, Starset “Monster,” up a whopping 218 spins.  Track sales are up again, 5% this week of 4,700.  Rate the Music #2 men 18-24, #4 men overall, #2 people 18-34, #3 people 25-34.  New power rotation at KDJE.  If you don’t have Starset in power yet, make that move and let’s get the band their first #1 single.  3^ is Seether “Let You Down,” up 126 spins.  Strong track sales again this week, over 1150.  New power rotations at WFXH, WFTK, KAZR, KLAQ, WXNX and many more.  Scooting from 7 to 5^, Mastodon “Show Yourself.”  The track is up 48 spins.   (more…)


On the Radar, week of April 17

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Goood morning everybody!  Hope you all had a good holiday weekend, remember that Peeps will be 75-90% off in your retail establishments.  #1^ again this week, Papa Roach “Help.”  The track is up an additional 55 spins.  Jumping 5 to 3^, Seether “Let You Down.”  The track is up 147 spins.  Single sales are over 1200 again this week.  4^ is Starset “Monster,” up 50 spins.  Single sales of 1,797 this week, 40,398 to date.  Streaming this week, 411,160.  (#3 streaming rock record, behind alternative and top 40 hit artists Twenty One Pilots and Missio.)   New airplay at KEGL.  New rotation moves at WBYR and WTPT.  Moving a notch to 5^, Pop Evil “If Only for Now,” up 63 spins. (more…)