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Goood morning everybody! Ten days until the 5th annual RadioContraband Rock and Radio Hootenanny. A full schedule will be available soon on our website.  If you haven’t registered yet but are planning to attend, do so now. Our walk up registrations are also welcome. Remember to begin hydrating now.

We have a new king of the hill this week, Metallica “Atlas, Rise!” moves to #1^.  The track is up 233 spins.  See Metallica perform at this year’s Grammys on Sunday, February 12.  Check your local listings. #2 is Green Day “Still Breathing.”  Moving 5 to 3^, Shinedown “How Did You Love.”  The track is up 202 spins.  New airplay at KICT.  Just added to iHeart radio Premium Choice.  

Moving 9 to 7^, Breaking Benjamin “Never Again.”  The track is up 57 spins.  New airplay at WHXR.  Moving from 10 to 8^, Beartooth “Hated.”  The track is up 105 spins.  This has been a great developing story.  Make sure to move this into a better day part and let it breathe.  Leaping from 16 to 9^, The Pretty Reckless “Oh My God.”  The track is up a massive 295 spins. New airplay at KTUX, WWIZ, WDBN, KEGL and Octane.  KKBZ moves the record to power this week.  New add at press time, KDJE.  If you haven’t moved this to power yet, why not?   Moving a notch to 10^, Korn “Hate Me.”  The record is up a respectable 139 spins.  New airplay at WMMR and KTUX.

#12^ is Starset “Monster,” up 60 spins, coming off of a great first week sales story. Make sure to catch the live show its jaw-dropping.  New airplay at WWIZ, WRAT.  Be sure to have this highly considered for your next open power slot.  13^ is Chevelle “Door to Door Cannibals.”  WRKZ’s Ronni Hunter comments, “Huge requests on this one!  Top 5 in research for weeks and most recently #1 and #2!”  Rate the Music scores continue to impress; Men #1 18-34, #2 men 18-24, #3 men 25-34.  See the band on tour at all the major spring festivals.  14^, Sixx A.M.: “We Will Not Go Quietly.”  New airplay at KICT.  Moving from 17 to 15^, Pop Evil “If Only For Now,” up 78 spins.  New airplay at KIOZ.

Moving 18 to 16^, Bleeker “Highway.”  The track is up 142 spins.  New airplay at KMRQ, KICT, WRAT, WJJO and KQRA.  Leaping 21 to 18^, Through Fire “Breathe.”  The track is up 58 spins.  The single lands in at #4 this week on Octane “Big Uns Countdown.” New airplay at WNOR and KBPI. #thisisahit.  Make sure that the band is at the top of your to-do list.  19^ is Sick Puppies “Where Do I Begin.”  The track is up 29 spins.  Moving 22 to 20^, Devour the Day “The Bottom,” up 33 spins.  Spin leaders include WJJO, Music Choice, Octane, KQRA and KILO.  The band is kicking off their 6 week tour with Skillet on Wednesday.

Jumping 23 to 21^, Adelitas Way “Ready for War (Pray for Peace).”  Spin leaders include KHTQ, Music Choice, WJJO, KQRA and Octane.  Make sure to give this another listen in your music meeting.  Jumping 26 to 22^, K. Flay “Blood in the Cut.”  The track is up 71 spins.  New airplay at KKBA and KIOZ.  Jumping 36 to 23^, Skillet “Back From the Dead.”  The track is up 150 spins.  New airplay at KQXR, WTPA, WHQG, WKQZ, WIXO, WBSX and KIOZ.  Moving 27 to 24^, Blink 182 “She’s Out of Her Mind;” a perfect ditty for Valentine’s Day.  The track is up 73 spins.  New airplay at KTUX, WGRD, WWBN, KLAQ, WQBK, WRZK and KEGL.  Leaping 34 to 25^, Halestorm “Still of the Night,” up 105 spins.  New airplay at KQXR, KFRQ and KMOD.

Moving a notch to 28^, Art of Anarchy “The Madness.”  The track is up 34 spins.  New airplay at WXQR and KQRA.  Springing from 37 to 29^, Avatar “New Land.”  The track is up 76 spins.  New airplay at KKBA, KIOZ and WRAT.  Jumping 38 to 30^, Alter Bridge “My Champion.”  The track is up 95 spins.  New airplay at WJRR, KQXR, WXQR, WBYR, WZBH and KFRQ. New add at press time, WNOR. The band will be attending the 5th Annual RadioContraband Convention and Hootenanny, and will be holding court at a fun panel on Friday at 3:00, hosted by KIXW’s Ryan Castle.

Moving a notch to 31^, Amity Affliction “All Messed Up,” up 31 spins.  New airplay at KQRA.  Moving 33 to 32^, Goodbye June, Goodbye Moon “Oh No.”  at 34^, Twenty One Pilots “Heavydirtymind.”  35^ is Badflower “Animal.”  New airplay at WXNX, WXNR and WZBH.  Don’t let this record fall under your radar.  Badflower will sound fresh on your airways.

Moving 39 to 36^, Citizen Zero “Lure and Persuade.”  New airplay at WMMR and WHXR.  The track is a top 10 record at WRIF Detroit. New tour begins Friday.  Debuting at 37^, Letters From the Fire, “Worth the Pain.”  The track is up 58 spins.  New airplay at KFRQ, KQRA, WYBB and WRAT.
Moving 40 to 38^, Crown the Empire “Weight of the World.”  New airplay at WXQR.  Debuting at 39^, Otep “Royals.”  Debuting at 40^, Radkey “Dark Black Makeup.” New airplay at KISW.

Waiting in the Wings:  At 41^, the brand new Nickelback “Feed the Machine,” up 93 spins.

A record to keep a close eye on: I Prevail “Alone.”  The track moves to power rotation at Octane with great research and sales.  2,000 single sales this week.  The album, “Lifeline,” sells 2,198, bringing the total to 50,000 to date.  Now aren’t you a bit curious?

Going for Adds:  This week, Mastodon “Show Yourself.”  Adds at press time, WMMR, KISW, WIIL, WMGM, WZBH, Octane, Music Choice, WYBB, KXXR, WMGM, and KHTQ.  Nickelback “Feed the Machine.”  Adds at press time, Harddrive, Hardrive XL, Music Choice, KRXQ, KHTQ, WBYR, WIIL, WTPT, KQRA, WDHA, WRAT, WIXO, WFXH, KAZR, KMOD and WHQG. Dropkick Murphys “Paying My Way.”  Youth in Revolt “Don’t Wait for Me.”  Invidia “Feed the Fire.”  Carousel King “Bad Habit.”

Going for Adds:  February 14, All That Remains “Madness.”  Before the box adds at KKBZ, WXQR, WRTT, WIIL and WRZK.  Biffy Clyro “Howl.”  Early adds, KMOD and WQXA.  Kings of Leon “Reverend.”

That’s it for me.  While you’re here, be sure to check out Joke of the Week, new every Monday, the Going for Adds Player; all your music needs in one place and more. mrbobuk@aol.com