2018 WTR Lineup Boasts Amazing Depth Across 3 Glorious Days
Before any festival, we typically share 5 Can’t Miss bands from deep into the lineup. Everyone knows the headliners: Foo Fighters, Ozzy, Five Finger Death Punch, A7X, Billy Idol and Stone Sour, but there are so many other great bands playing earlier.
Pop Evil are one of the most successful hard rock acts of the past decade, boasting a catalog filled with huge hits, and they put on a killer show every time they hit the stage. They’ll be hitting the road and crossing the country on their Rock ‘n Roll Now Tour, Right Now this Winter. This Pop Evil tour announcement is more special to us because they’ll be joined by fantastic guests Red Sun Rising and Badflower. The pre-sale taking place now has significantly reduced fees. Read on for more info.
I’ve had a chance to preview a copy of State Of Mind, the forthcoming album from Detroit’s Citizen Zero. It’s a straight-forward, honest rock ‘n roll album that is destined to please many rock music fans. Their new single “Lure and Persuade” gives us a great glimpse of what to expect on the album and it’s provided below to whet your appetite.
Every once in awhile I discover an old fashioned rock ‘n roll gem of an album in my InBox. Believe me, it’s becoming a more rare experience as the market is flooded with either overly pretty or dirty rock, but I still thirst for straight-forward rock ‘n roll. Citizen Zero has delivered exactly that on their new album State Of Mind, and I took a few minutes to chat with frontman about the album, the Orlando tragedy, Chris Cornell, and a bunch of other things.
With our Candlebox interview published today, we’ve finally dug through our huge backlog of Welcome To Rockville features. You can use this page to find all of our reviews, interviews and photo collections.
During a hellacious downpour at last year’s Welcome To Rockville we had our first chat with the founders of then up-and-coming rock band Red Sun Rising. Since that stormy afternoon, their career has been skyrocketing with back-to-back number 1 singles. We caught up with the band again this year at Rockville to see how things have changed.
This year’s 101.1 WJRR Earthday Birthday was the most women-centric rock event I can remember, and the approach helped make it one of the best festivals I’ve experienced. We were treated to five female fronted bands, a key sponsor was breast health awareness non-profit organization Rock Pink, we had a chance to honor a local survivor, we saw plenty of Mel and LT, and of course, there were painted breasts celebrated everywhere.
The hugely successful NOW series has just announced their first-ever Rock Compilation which is set for release on Friday, January 22nd. The curators did a nice job delivering a diverse cross-section of rock music for this excellent collection. Click to see who made the cut on this historic album.