Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

Unabomber Caught, KISS Reunite, and Beatles Galore! – 1996 Year in Review Pt1

This week we look at 1996, a year that celebrated the past while looking to the future. In part 1, we dig into the first half of 1996; and it was a busy six months. January includes stories on the evils of Alternative Rock and near fatal incidents involving some big name celebrities. Additionally, it included new releases from ACCEPT and Mr. Big. We head into February of 1996 by discussing some fantastic rock releases….

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HOGAN’S GOAT – Hogan’s Goat (Album Review)

HOGAN’S GOAT – Hogan’s Goat (Album Review)

Named after a tale from Scottish folklore, the band initially formed in late 2014. As the story goes, a farmer (Hogan) owned a goat rumored to have a smell said to travel miles away. The goat’s been described as having patchy fur, an eye out of its socket, and covered in flies. Their first show was part of an all Nashville (non-country) showcase. Soon after, Hogan’s Goat returned to Nashville, competed in BMI’s “Road To…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE Wrap-Up (Festival Review)

Even though the 11th annual Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio turned out to be more of Rain on the Range, it wasn’t a total loss. Minus a couple of bands on Friday night, every artist performed. It was a tough year for the promoters with the death of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (who were supposed to be the headliner on Friday night) and an uncooperative Mother Nature. The official attendance for the 3-day…

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ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day One (Festival Review)

ROCK ON THE RANGE – Day One (Festival Review)

Every year in the middle of May, headbangers make the trek to Columbus, Ohio for 3 days of music and madness at Mapfre Stadium for Rock on the Range. For the 11th year, this festival featured artists from every end of the hard rock/heavy metal spectrum on 3 different stages with around 60 acts scheduled to perform. The announcement that Metallica, a band that had been on the wish list of many attendees for years,…

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LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

“When we hit the stage we make it our responsibility to get your hips shaking, your heart racing and your head banging.”  These Canadian rockers have been around for seven years….I am afraid I know little more than that.  I know they are made up of Bryan Fontez, Brenden Armstrong, Michael Silva, Will Shannon, Chris Galaz, but have no idea who plays what…Maybe update your bio guys? Anyway, regardless of who does what, this EP…

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Northern Invasion 2017 Returns With The Worlds Loudest Month

Northern Invasion 2017 Returns With The Worlds Loudest Month

Northern Invasion is back, as part of the Worlds Loudest Month, for a third consecutive year. Following the lead of our European friends, festivals have started to gain a foothold in the American way of life. With events like Rocklahoma and Rock on the Range entering their second decades. And for those hearty souls in the northern Midwest area of the Twin Cities, we have Northern Invasion. Two days of rocking, camping, drinking and… rocking!  Taking…

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Crankin the Law – Ep258

Crankin the Law – Ep258

The guys blast a bunch of awesome songs and simultaneously tip their hat to the good guys in law enforcement with Crankin the Law – Ep258. In this hour-plus block of rock, your hosts spin killer law-related tracks from the likes of Helloween, X-Cops, Hardcore Superstar, Motorhead, Saxon, Suicidal Tendencies, Soundgarden, Anthrax, Anti-Nowhere League, and Stryper. They also discuss law enforcement and its effect on society and rock n’ roll. We hope you enjoy Crankin…

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Giving Thanks – Ep215

Giving Thanks – Ep215

Giving Thanks Chris and Aaron return this week for Giving Thanks; an episode filled with good cheer, good songs, and some guest appearances by old friends. In this hour-plus special, the guys call some of their favorite past guests to thank them for being on the show and find out what they are up to now. Guests include Robert Fleischman, Chip Z’nuff, Hirsh Gardner, Jack Russell, Bill Hale, Mitch Lafon, Victor Ruiz and more! In…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

1990.  For music it was year that in many ways was Lost in Limbo (Thanks Ace.)  Genre’s of rock were peaking, ending and just starting.  And no one knew.  It would be the pinnacle of Thrash metal, the roots of Grunge were starting to sprout and the good times for bands of the Hair Metal genre were concluding.  In a little over a year bands like Winger and Warrant would trade major success to be…

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