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…)


WIIL is looking afternoon on-air talent….

wiilAlpha Media – Waukegan-Kenosha is looking for a talented professional Afternoon Drive On-Air Talent for Northern Chicagoland Active Rock Station, 95 WIIL Rock. The ideal candidate is an experienced on-air personality who is capable of wearing many hats on the programming team, is able to assist with the promotions department, and has a passion for the rock format and lifestyle. The right person understands the interaction between the talent, clients, and audience at live remotes, appearances, station events, and on-air are a vital part of the station’s ratings and success. (more…)


Seattle’s KISW Pain in the Grass 2016 Lineup Revealed

paingrassSeattle’s KISW has announced the details for their Pain in the Grass 2016 Festival at the White River Amphitheatre, Sunday, August 21. Headliners Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin will be joined by Alter Bridge, Saint Asonia, Anthrax, Pop Evil, Stiched Up Heart and Windowpane.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, March 31 at 10am at Ticketmaster. VIP Packages, Fan Club, Ticketmaster, Citi Cardmember and Live Nation Mobile App Presale go live Wednesday, March 30 at 10am. (more…)


On the radar, week of Jan 25

Radio-Contraband-Halftone-Circle-Fists-1-26-16Robert England

Goood morning everybody!  In just over two weeks, I will be seeing many of you in Las Vegas on February 10 through 12 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the RadioContraband convention. Be prepared to have a good time with your rock community brothers and sisters. Make sure to give kudos to Steve Walker and Beatrix Danko, et al, for the hard work and dedication.   (more…)


David Bowie Dies at 69; He Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

david-bowie-1311243738-article-1David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.

Mr. Bowie’s death was confirmed by his publicist, Steve Martin, on Monday morning.

He died after having cancer for 18 months, according to a statement on Mr. Bowie’s social-media accounts.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family,” a post on his Facebook page read.

His last album, “Blackstar,” a collaboration with a jazz quartet that was typically enigmatic and exploratory, was released on Friday — his birthday. He was to be honored with a concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31 featuring the Roots, Cyndi Lauper and the Mountain Goats.

He had also collaborated on an Off Broadway musical, “Lazarus,” that was a surreal sequel to his definitive 1976 film role, “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” read more


Reunited Guns N’ Roses Planning New Material, Duff McKagan Shares Rehearsal Photo

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 9.27.54 AMMetal Sludge is reporting that Guns N’ Roses will record 1 to 2 new songs in early 2016. The band will also sign working agreements (contracts) in early January for their reunion and upcoming tour dates.

Many sources are reporting that an announcement is expected on January 5th. Former Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner liked Alternative Nation’s tweet on Friday linking to our story titled ‘Guns N’ Roses Website Switches To Original Logo, Reunion Imminent.’ read more