Full Identities of Ghost Members Revealed, Lead Guitarist Opens Up on Breakup and Lawsuit Against Papa

53467_0_wide_ver1491489877Simon Soderberg, also known as Alpha, the former guitarist of Ghost, has revealed the identities of all the Nameless Ghouls that are suing frontman Tobias Forge, while also opening up on the whole situation with the following Facebook statement (via Reddit):

“As of yesterday we, four signatories from the band Ghost, have filed a lawsuit with the Linkoping District Court. We are suing Tobias Forge (‘Papa Emeritus’) – the band’s lead singer who has also been responsible for the finances of the band since its founding.

“As of the filing of this lawsuit we are requesting that the court, under penalty, oblige Tobias Forge to declare the incomes as well as expenses of the band concerning the years between 2011 and 2016. (more…)





Bobaflex Hits The Road

ccgf_TourPoster--1BOBAFLEX are hitting the road for their 2nd tour of the year as they continue to promote their new single HEY YOU (Pink Floyd cover).   The tour will include an appearance at the inaugural ROCK IN TO SPRING in Las Vegas (April 30th).

BOBAFLEX have been in the studio recording their yet untitled 8th album which is slated to be released this summer.   HEY YOU (Pink Floyd cover) is the lead single.

“Our first tour this year was a great run and a way for us to introduce HEY YOU as part of our live show and visit many radio stations playing it.” Marty McCoy says.  “This time around we been wanting to do shows with Another Lost Year for a several years and our schedules fell in to place so they will be with us through May 7th.”   Rounding out the bill will be Milwaukee’s The Complication fronted by Annie B. (more…)


WQLZ announces newest member!

Mo-WQLZMid-West Family Broadcasting rocker WQLZ-FM (Springfield, IL) is proud to announce the addition of Mo Lightning to the line-up. Mo will join PD Wes Styles on-air as part of the 3rd String Morning Show, replacing the recently exiting Kaytie.

Mo travels to us from California where he was the host/moderator for Wizard World Comic Con tour. With Wizard World he moderated for the likes of William Shatner, Stan Lee (creator of Marvel Comics), the cast of The Walking Dead, various WWE Superstars, and countless more. His previous stops in radio include WRSW, WRBR, and KBQI. (more…)


On the Radar, week of 4/3

Papa Roach - Help (Eleven Seven-ESMG) 2-21Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  I hope you all had a good weekend. Let’s review the chart. Moving from #4 to 1^ this week, Papa Roach “Help.” The track is up 303 spins. Congratulations to the Eleven Seven crew.  At 2^, Korn “Take Me,” up 78 spins. Jumping 6 to 4^, Starset “Monster.”  Rate the Music scores: #1 men 18-24, #2 men 18-34, #1 people 18-24 and #2 people 18-34. New power rotation KNCN. “Monster” sold 1800 tracks sold this week, 37,000 to date, The album Vessels has sold 32,000 to date.  Now is the time to move this up in rotation- you are part of a great building story.  (more…)


LAMB OF GOD Announces Select Headline Tour Dates with Support from BEHEMOTH

50cec393-d68c-47d2-9e19-dbaf715f3b2eLAMB OF GOD recently announced that they 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. Tickets are on sale now via www.slayer.net/tour. 

In addition to these dates, LAMB OF GOD is announcing select headline one-off dates throughout the Slayer tour. Behemoth will provide direct support during these special performances. Stops include Grand Rapids, MI, Montreal, QC, St. Louis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. See below for a full listing of confirmed shows and pick up tickets for the LAMB OF GOD headline dates starting this Friday, April 7 at 10am local time via www.lamb-of-god.com.   

LAMB OF GOD Summer 2017 Tour Dates: (more…)


On the Radar, week of March 27

Breaking BenjaminRobert England

Goood morning everybody!  We have a new #1^ this week, Breaking Benjamin “Never Again” moved up a notch this week.  The track is up 171 spins.  Congratulations to Buddy Deal and the entire Hollywood Records promotions staff.  Moving a notch to #2^, Korn “Take Me.”  The track is up 144 spins.  Moving 6 to 4^, Papa Roach “Help,” up 194 spins.

Moving a notch to 6^, Starset “Monster,” up 92 spins.  New add at press time, KATT.  The single and album are showing consistent sales every week; a sure sign of a breaking new artist. Starting week 30 on the Active chart at #7 is Beartooth “Hated.” Moving into the top ten from 11 to 8^, Seether “Let You Down,” up 96 spins.  New power bump at WXQR.  Remember the track for your next power rotation bump.  9^ is Pop Evil “If Only for Now.”  Week after week have been great Rate the Music scores:  #1 persons 18-34, #1 males 18-34, #2 persons 12+, #3 females 18-34.
Jumping 13 to 10^, Incubus “Nimble Bastard,” up 50 spins. (more…)


On the Radar, week of March 20

screen-shot-2016-03-19-at-5-18-35-pmRobert England

Good morning everybody! Happy first day of spring!!! Marshmallow Peeps are everywhere. Let’s talk a little music. Celebrating its 5th week at #1, Shinedown “How Do You Love?”  #2^, Breaking Benjamin “Never Again,” up 105 spins and just 11 spins from #1.  Moving a notch to 3^, Korn “Take Me.”  The track is up 118 spins.  #4 is The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God.”  Streaming this week, 81k, 1.7 million to date. #5 is Beartooth “Hated,”  11.5 million total streams.  The track is #1 iTunes recent release.  Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour comments, “This band give me hope for the future.”  Check out the video; 1.8 million views to date. (more…)


Avenged Sevenfold announce headlining shows with A Day To Remember and Volbeat

Avenged Sevenfold with Lou Brutus

Avenged Sevenfold with Lou Brutus

Adding to their already busy year with festival shows and touring with Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold just announced eight more headlining shows.

These shows will have Volbeat and A Day to Remember as direct support. Check out the newly added stops below along with the rest of the band’s North American road schedule below.

Here is Avenged Sevenfold’s full tour itinerary: (more…)


On the Radar, week of March 13

Shinedown - Asking For It (Atlantic) 4-19Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  We lost an hour, so let’s get to it.  Shinedown “How Did You Love” is #1 again this week, 2^ is Breaking Benjamin “Never Again.”  The track is up 55 spins.  3^ is The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God.”  New power rotation at KXXR, KLAQ, WWBN, WTPT and WQBK.  In rotation at iHeart Custom.  (I liked Premium Choice better.) Moving a notch to 4^, Korn “Take Me.”  The track is up 56 spins.  New airplay at WXNX.  Moving a notch to 5^, Beartooth “Hated.”  The track is up 87 spins.  Congratulations to Beartooth, Joe Guzik and Chris Belonis at Red Bull Records.   (more…)