Tag Archives: rock on the range

09Jun/16

Hellyeah Leaves the Party Behind to Get Down and Dirty on Their New Album “Unden!able”

Hellyeah“Now, no, it’s full on…you know musically, I want to go in to a gun fight with a fucking razor blade and win. And with Chad [Grey, vocalist] it was time for him to be Chad. ‘Who are you? There’s a lot of fucked up shit in that head of yours. Let it out’.” -Tom Maxwell, guitarist/co-founder Hellyeah

By Carl C. Sundberg

There was a time when the band Hellyeah, the supergroup of sorts featuring Vinnie Paul, drummer of Pantera and Damageplan and Chad Grey, vocalist of Mudvayne, conjured up visions of partying, getting tore up on a Saturday night, getting a little ass, a little alcohol, a little weed, hell, maybe a fight, who knows. Basic “Hell Yeah!” Behavior.

But what happens when a band sheds that good times mentality and goes a little deeper, a little darker? You get one of the most powerful albums of the band’s career. For Hellyeah that’s just what went down on their latest release, “Unden!able”. The album features, in addition to some of the most powerful songs the band has ever written, a cover of Phil Collin’s “I Don’t Care Anymore” that also happens to have the guitar work of Vinnie Paul’s brother – the late, great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. (more…)

27May/16

The Ascent of Red Sun Rising

rsrlive“You know, it’s always better when you’re growing as a band and you’re seeing success. We’re still in it though.” – Ryan Williams, guitarist Red Sun Rising

By Carl C. Sundberg

When Red Sun Rising hit the stage at Rock on the Range 2016, the crowd was already seething and surging forward to the stage. Throughout the performance, the crowd swayed and sang along, pumped their fists, packing tighter and tighter, and some fans took crowd surfing to the next level, with a young lady literally standing on a shirtless guy, as if he were an actual surfboard, cruising over the top of the crowd toward the stage. Red Sun Rising’s live show is wild, reckless and full of passion. (more…)

25May/16

Pop Evil Accept RadioContraband Rock Radio Award and Introduce New Drummer

popevilPop Evil Accepts RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year and Introduces New Drummer – Hayley Cramer – at Rock on the Range 2016

By Carl Sundberg

When the RadioContraband crew got on the Pop Evil tour bus at Rock on the Range 2016 to present them with the Rock Radio Award for Indie Artist of the Year, we weren’t expecting to find out there was a new drummer on the bus. But a few minutes into our interview, we learned that was exactly the case. Hayley Cramer will be replacing Chachi Riot soon. For now, she has been traveling on the road with the band, learning the ropes and getting acclimated to being around the band and crew in their natural environment and soon enough, you will see and hear her behind the kit. (more…)

11May/16

ROCK ON THE RANGE BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR TENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

7huu_ROTRXlogoBand performance times have been announced for the tenth edition of Rock On The Range, May 20, 21 & 22 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie top an incredible Rock On The Range 2016 music lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Deftones, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, Pennywise and more, along with rock’s hottest developing artists. (more…)

07Apr/16

Rock On the Range Daily Band Lineup Announced

rotr10Daily Band Lineup and Festival Experiences Announced For 10th Annual Rock On The Range

May 20, 21 & 22 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, OH

The daily band lineup and roster of festival experiences have been announced for the 10th annual Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

As previously announced, tickets for the festival are SOLD OUT, marking the fourth year in a row that tickets have sold out in advance. However, as part of a partnership with the Ohio Lottery, ROTR fans have the chance to purchase a limited number of single day tickets to the SOLD OUT event at face value. For more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer courtesy of the Ohio Lottery, go to facebook.com/ohiolottery. (more…)

07Mar/16

10th Annual Rock On The Range is Sold Out

rotr10Tickets Sold Out For 10th Annual Rock On The Range
May 20, 21 & 22 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, OH

Tickets for the 10th annual Rock On The Range — the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States — are now sold out. This marks the fourth year in a row that tickets have sold out in advance. A monumental 120,000 “Rangers” from all 50 states and around the globe were in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival.

Rock On The Range will celebrate its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. The incredible music lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Deftones, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. (more…)