[Interview Audio] Drowning Pool’s CJ Pierce Interview, Rock on the Range 2012

Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce was just ‘hangin’ out’ at Rock on the Range this year. (Photo Credit: Scott Gries / Getty Images)

I had a chance to briefly chat with CJ Pierce, the lead guitarist of Texas metal band Drowning Pool last Sunday at Rock on the Range at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The guitarist of the band known for such songs as “Bodies”, “Step Up” and “37 Stitches” was visiting Columbus with B.C. Rich guitars – just to hang with the fans, check out some great music and promote his newest custom guitar. Continue reading

[Concert Review + Setlists] Anthrax and Megadeth at Rock on the Range 2012 at Columbus Crew Stadium, 5.20.12

Metal’s faithful held their horns high for Joey Belladonna and Anthrax on Sunday at ROTR. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

The world of thrash was well represented at Rock on the Range on Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH as Anthrax and Megadeth showed that music festival just what they are all about. Both bands rocked frenetic sets to fervent crowds, populated largely by younger fans who were seeing each band for the first time. Continue reading

[Photos] Megadeth at Rock on the Range at Columbus Crew Stadium on 5.20.12

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Megadeth Megadeth, live in concert at Rock on the Range on the Monster Energy Main Stage at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on 5.20.12. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

[Photos] Anthrax at Rock on the Range 2012 at Columbus Crew Stadium on 5.20.12

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Anthrax Anthrax, live in concert at Rock on the Range at Columbus Crew Stadium, f.y.e. Second Stage in Columbus, OH on 5.20.12. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

[Concert Preview] Rock on the Range Day 3 Featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mastodon, and More!

Megadeth is one of many heavy-hitting bands that will be Rocking the Range in Columbus, OH from May 19-20. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

The final day of Rock on the Range 2012 could be the heaviest of the three this year, this Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. Essential thrashers Megadeth and Anthrax will shred amongst a field of rock giants that includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Down. As always, there is more to the day than just the top billed acts, so read on down the list to learn a little bit about all the bands you should expect to see on Sunday! Continue reading

[Concert Preview] Rock on the Range 2012 Days 1 and 2 featuring Incubus, Slash, Shinedown, and Cypress Hill

Get ready for Shinedown at Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH on 5.19! (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

The summer concert season is fast approaching, as Rock on the Range returns to Columbus Crew Stadium for a sixth year of hard-hitting rockitude next Saturday and Sunday, May 18-20 in Columbus, OH. As usual, the lineup features a great collection of heavy-hitters as well as a number of quality up-and-coming acts – plenty of great music for any rock fan to appreciate! But looking at the list of bands that will be playing can only say so much – let’s take a closer look, shall we? Continue reading