22Jun/17

“Real Rock Nights” debuts on 6/23

“Real Rock Nights” is the brainchild of KSHP-DB’s Alan “Shep” Shepherd, and is an idea that was born out of necessity rather than his “want” to return as a radio air-talent.

After searching for quality rock shows currently in syndication, it became apparent that there were very few that entertained the idea of being on a digital station. A large hole existed for professional DB specialty shows. (more…)

22Jun/17

WZBH Welcomes Carolina as new MD/Middays

ADAMS RADIO GROUP SALISBURY/OCEAN CITY Active Rock WZBH (93.5 THE BEACH) PD JOHNNY MAZE checks in to announce that CAROLINA has joined as the new Music Director/Middays on WZBH. She comes from sister ADAMS RADIO GROUP LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO where she was on air at KHQT/KSNM.  Previous experience for CAROLINA includes her time at KFMA in Tuscon, AZ. MAZE crosses the hall where he was on the air in afternoons at sister Classic Rock WGBG BIG 98.5 to host afternoons on The Beach. Rounding out the lineup, WZBH signs HARDDRIVE XL to be heard every weeknight from 7p – 12a.

20Jun/17

Foo Fighters Announce ‘Concrete and Gold’ Album, U.S. Tour and Cal Jam Fest Concert Event

Foo Fighters have been rolling out new songs in the live setting of late, which teased the fact that new music was en route. We can now tell you that the band has a new album titled Concrete and Gold that’s set to arrive on Sept. 15 via Roswell Records / RCA.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” says Dave Grohl about the upcoming release. Pre-orders for the album have already started at the band’s website.  Read More

25May/17

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

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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…)

18May/17

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! 🙁

16May/17

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.

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10May/17

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…)

17Apr/17

Killswitch Engage Are Releasing “AOJB” Vinyl and Beer

5901f44f-3771-4328-9b30-263eb0225810Killswitch Engage’s Alive or Just Breathing (Roadrunner) was released on May 21, 2002 and has since secured its reputation as a modern classic, as noted by its election to Decibel’s elite Hall of Fame canon. The record celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The band, which released its most recent album Incarnate in March 2016, is commemorating the occasion with an 180-gram black vinyl version of the album that drops on May 12.

Fans can pre-order the vinyl here; there are 15-year anniversary merch bundles also on sale. (more…)

06Apr/17

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Creator and Guitarist Paul O’Neill Dies at 61

music-tsoSad news to report from theatrical rock phenoms Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Paul O’Neill, who created Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has passed away at age 61.

Before founding Trans-Siberian Orchestra and playing guitar in the group, O’Neill worked for Leber-Krebs Inc., the management company that helped launch the careers of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, The New York Dolls, Scorpions, Joan Jett and many others. He later made a name for himself as a prolific producer. O’Neill’s first major releases came with Aerosmith’s Classics Live I and Classics Live II in 1986 and 1987, respectively. From there, he became the go-to producer and co-writer for Savatage, manning the board for 10 albums from the American band. (more…)

06Apr/17

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…)

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