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Midnight Metal Playlist 9/4/15

Happy FRIDAY to you! Getting ready for a weekend of fun at Art, Beats and Eats this Labor Day weekend! I will be in Downtown Royal Oak Friday, Sunday and Monday. Be sure to stop by and say "hello"! Necrophagist – Epitaph Sepultura – Biotech is Godzilla Machine Head – Bulldozer Parkway Drive – The…

This Is The End - Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath has played a big, if not the biggest, part in my younger musical life. I remember the older kids listening to them down the street from where I grew up. I'd hear "War Pigs", "Fairies Wear Boots" and "The Wizard" echoing through the woods of the neighborhood. When I heard them jamming, I'd…

The new Trivium album is due October 2nd

Silence in the Snow from Trivium will finally be the one from the Florida band that finds and holds a much larger audience than ever before. The double guitar metal band still has crushing riffs, melodic leads and a super tight rhythm section. So what is new with this album due out October 2nd?  …

September 3rd 2015 Dave & Chuck The Freak Podcast (Part 2)

Dave and Chuck talk about people who secretly wear butt plugs during their day, an elderly man that was busted with a hooker, a woman who dislocates her jaw screaming in during a card game, a kid who thought his tape deck was an iPod dock in his car, people cutting money in half in…
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Soundgarden Back In the Studio

Soundgarden is apparently on "down" time as frontman Chris Cornell prepares to tour in support of his upcoming new solo album, but that hasn't stopped the group from getting together to work on new material.

WATCH: Spoof On Craft Beer Industry

The craft beer industry has grown by leaps and bounds within the past few years, so it was only a matter of time before people started to parody it.  (After all, that is the American way.)

September 3rd 2015 Dave & Chuck The Freak Podcast (Part 1)

Dave and Chuck talk about a woman suing a six year old girl for causing a ski accident, a Canadian Mountie in trouble for karaoke singing, another new unique work out regime, Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne definitely getting divorced, actresses with the sexiest voices, Slipknot opening a haunted house theme park in California, should…
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Is Miggy Moving?!?

Per the Detroit News, a company affiliated with Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera paid $3.2 million dollars for a gated estate across from Lake St. Clair in Gross Point Farms.  The 11,176 square-foot mansion has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, because when you only have six bedrooms there's a good chance someone may need…

September 2nd 2015 Dave & Chuck The Freak Podcast (Part 2)

Dave and Chuck talk about a new fear camp that includes camping and 12 hours of terror, a dude who appeared in a news interview hiding a rack of rips, a lotto winner who received an I-O-U instead of $250,000, a college student that got his dong stuck in a shampoo bottle, bad male grooming…
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Bruce Dickinson Says HPV Caused His Tongue Cancer

Iron Maiden’s new album The Book of Souls, which is coming out this Friday (September 4th), was pushed back originally due to Bruce Dickinson’s diagnosis and treatment of tongue cancer, and apparently, it was caused by human papillomavirus (HPV.)

Billie Joe Armstrong Not Happy With Lack Of Rock At VMAs

After MTV revealed the nominees for “Best Rock Video” for the 2015 VMAs, we kind of assumed they didn’t care much for most of today’s rock artists.  (You know…because there wasn’t a true rock act represented.)  Considering this, we weren’t expecting much on the rock front from the “prestigious” award show, but Billie Joe Armstrong…

Great summer of concerts coming to a close.

It's been another stellar year for shows here in Detroit Rock City. From the 10 sold out Kid Rock shows, to the Foo Fighters. Motley Crue to Slipknot. It's tough to pick a favorite. Who knows, maybe Van Halen or AC/DC will top them all coming up in the next week. Can you name a…

Detroit's Fisher Building Turns 87!

The Fisher Building is definitely an iconic part of Detroit's history and today it's celebrating its 87th birthday! There's a ton of cool things inside the Fisher Building like mosaics, art, a giant bronze shield plus, there's an UNDERGROUND TUNNEL! If you've never been in the Fisher Building, I highly suggest you check it out! There's…

Arts, Beats and Eats!

Hey! I'm so excited for this weekend in Royal Oak! It's the last weekend of summer and the WRIF is planning to rock! You can join us on "RIFF Avenue" and watch live broadcasts and enjoy some great food! There will be tons of bands rocking out including Cheap Trick and Puddle of Mudd at…

September 1st 2015 Dave & Chuck The Freak Podcast (Part 2)

Dave and Chuck talk about a woman accused of stealing sausage and selling it at her local gas stations, a man suffering from constipation for 10 years had an 11lb. Log of poop stuck in his colon, a dude that witnessed a unicorn with a knife chasing a man in a cemetery, the effects of…
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September 1st 2015 Dave & Chuck The Freak Podcast (Part 1)

Dave and Chuck talk about an idiot criminal who butt dialed 911 while breaking into cars, a guy that donates his poop to be made into medicine, words that women hate to hear, a dude whose condo was rented out on Airbnb without him knowing, President Obama to be on “Running Wild” with Bear Grylls,…
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