[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


[Photos] 20 Awesome Rock Groups that Deserve Induction to the Rock Hall NOW

Geddy Lee and Rush leads a group of deserving candidates for induction to the Rock Hall. (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

Last month, in announcing his intent to join his former Guns ‘N Roses bandmates in Cleveland this Saturday for the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slash stated he did so with reservation. While he appreciated the honor, he stated that “it’s sort of a bittersweet thing too because there’s so many artists that aren’t inducted, that came way before Guns did, that actually deserve more to be in there and they’re not in there.” Continue reading

Black Sabbath Reunion Downsized – Iommi Pulls Out, Reunion Still On

Tony Iommi reportedly will not be joining Black Sabbath for the majority of the 2012 reunion tour due to health reasons. (Photo: Getty Images)

It seems the metal gods (Dio?) are continuing to conspire and sabotage Black Sabbath‘s planned reunion for 2012.  On Friday, the band announced on their website that guitarist Tony Iommi will be unable to join the band for the full tour, reducing the reunion to a single date – Jun 10th at the Download Festival. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses – 2011 WNCX Hall of Fame Nominee

Slash of Guns N' Roses (Photo: Scott Gries / Getty Images)

Hard rock, blues and attitude are what made 2011 WNCX Hall of Fame nominee Guns N’ Roses such a successful band in the late 80s and early 90s. Despite internal tensions that led to the mid-90s departures of all the original members except singer Axl Rose, and a 16-year wait for the band’s album Chinese Democracy, “GnR” managed to create a catalog of songs that have helped to shape the image of rock n’ roll. Continue reading