LAMB OF GOD to Support SLAYER on 2017 Summer Tour, Also Featuring BEHEMOTH

1f3253ae-be79-40c5-bb45-874159d11ad2LAMB OF GOD will support headlining metal legends Slayer, along with fellow supporting death metal group Behemoth, on what is set to be this summer’s most-anticipated heavy music tour. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, MN, winding up in Phoenix, AZ on August 20.

Slayer and LAMB OF GOD will also play Wisconsin’s Rock Fest 2017 (7/13) and Rock USA 2017 (7/15), and then meet up with Behemoth at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 16.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows: (more…)


Seether Reveal U.S. Tour Plans

5b5a02be-1b01-44fd-8639-20a36be7016aShaun, Dale and John have revealed details for the Poison the Parish World Tour, which includes headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer of 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison the Parish, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Canine Riot Records on May 12, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10AM local time. Every ticket order will include a physical copy of Poison the Parish.

A portion of all tickets sold for the Poison the Parish World Tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, the largest suicide prevention organization in the country and the band’s partner on the Rise Above Fest. (more…)



Zm3dIefSoundgarden has announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates.

Soundgarden will also appear at a variety of previously announced summer festivals, including: Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock Festival, 89.7 The River’s Rockfest, Rock on the Range, and more. See below for a complete list of confirmed dates with ticket links.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday March 3rd at 10AM local time. (more…)


On the Radar, week of February 27

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Goood morning everybody…. here we are on the last week of February. Shinedown “How Did You Love” is #1^ for the second week, up an additional 30 spins.  This is the 20th week on the chart.  #4^ is The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God,” up an additional 116 spins.  New adds at KISW and KBPI.  5^ is Breaking Benjamin “Never Again,” up 53 spins.  New add at WDHA.

6^ is Korn “Take Me,” up 76 spins.  Moving a notch to 7^, Beartooth “Hated,” up 82 spins.  Spotify streams cross 10 million, 500,000 streams per week.  New airplay at WRXK. An arena tour with Bring Me the Horizon starts Thursday in Orlando.   Moving a notch to 9^, Starset “Monster.”  Spin leaders include Music Choice, KKBA, WXQR, WZOR, WJJO and WXNX.  Moving a notch to 10^, Chevelle “Door to Door Cannibals.”   (more…)


On the Radar, week of February 20

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Goood morning everybody!  We’re just back from the 5th annual RadioContraband Rock Community Convention.  It was as close to perfect as you can get.  Steve Walker, Beatrix Danko and Jacob Bunton put together an amazing event, which gets bigger and better every year. I would make sure to put this in your date book for 2018.  Big thank you to my peers for bestowing on me the 2016 Impact Award, which is the coolest trophy the TSA has ever seen. (more…)


RadioContraband Wraps Up Another Successful Rock Convention

kurt awardThe RADIO CONTRABAND ROCK RADIO CONVENTION 2017 wrapped up another successful event which ran from last WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th thru FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th at the HARD ROCK HOTEL in LAS VEGAS, NV. The event kicked off last WEDNESDAY night with a Kick Off Party at GOOSE ISLANDS club in HARD ROCK HOTEL.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY featured several panels and there were also Artist Listening parties and Meet & Greets with ELEVEN SEVEN’s PAPA ROACH and ISLAND RECORD’s INCUBUS, plus a Q & A with CAROLINE artist ALTER BRIDGE.

The event also included Music Showcases at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ and VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL.

The festivities concluded on FRIDAY evening with the Rock Radio Awards for 2016 at VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL. Hosted by hARDDRIVE Radio host LOU BRUTUS, here is the complete list of this year’s winners: (more…)


On the Radar, week of February 13

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Gooood morning everybody!  We’re down to mere hours ’till we meet up in beautiful Las Vegas for the RadioContraband Rock Convention and Hootenanny.  A full schedule of events is on our website.  Plan your days accordingly.  Remember to start hydrating now.

Tips for traveling: Remember to bring hand sanitizer with you.  Your airplane tray table is loaded with filthy germs and bacteria.  Ditto your armrest.  Drinking fountain button.  The air.  Yes the air.  The overhead air vent.  (Don’t touch it, but do turn it on somehow, to keep air circulating.)  The lavatory flush button.  Seatbelt buckle.  Blanket. Bathroom stall lock.  You get the idea.  Also refer to a few of Robert’s Exclusive Tips for Keeping Your Neighboring Seat Open:  Immediately upon sitting down open your air sickness bag.  Splash water on your face and start hyperventilating.  Say “Oh god, oh god.” (Don’t overplay it.) (more…)


Megadeth Win Best Metal Performance at 59th Annual Grammy Awards

1486964352664Congratulations to Megadeth for winning Best Metal Performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards!

Nominees included Baroness’ “Shock Me,” Gojira’s “Silvera,” Korn’s “Rotting in Vain” and Periphery’s “The Price is Wrong.”

“Fantastic! Only took 12 tries to get this,” Mustaine said during his acceptance speech. “Last time we were here we were talking to Kenny G and he asked me how many times we were here and he goes, ‘We’ll 11 isn’t that bad.’ I said, ‘How many times did it take you?’ And he said, ’21,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, my god. If it takes 21 times… I don’t know if I’ll live that long.”

Mustaine continued, “It’s a little weird that we ended up being category 69, but somebody’s got a sense of humor.”

Take a look at the rock and metal categories below and the winner in each category:



Rock On The Range Reveals Daily Band Lineups For Sold Out Festival

7huu_AdmatROTR2017splitdays--1The daily band lineups have been revealed for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, while the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Rock On The Range is as follows: (more…)