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Mark Slaughter Interview:

On May 26th, Mark Slaughter released his new studio album Halfway There. The record was Produced and co-mixed by Slaughter with John Cranfield (AFI, Andy Grammer), with art by famed horror/album artist “Mister” Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, KISS, Clive Barker). Last week I spoke with Mark by phone about the album, life, guitars…

Chad Smith Sits in With Local Bands?!

So my dad actually brought this up to me the other day as a good subject to write about in my rock reports but I figured I would do a blog so you can all see pictures and video with the story! One of my favorite drummers- Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers,…

TSO Confirm 2017 Tour in the Works

Though it's been acknowledged previously, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has made it official; The group WILL tour again this year in the wake of founder and creative director Paul O'Neill's death.

Humpback Whale Breaches Inches Away From Boat!

A family was boating near New Jersey when a giant whale came within inches of taken out their boat. LiveLeak.com - Huge Humpback Whale Breaches Just Inches Away From Boat Off New Jersey A massive whale breached dramatically close to a boat in New Jersey on June 22 as the passengers were filming.Paul Ziolkowski was…

Weatherman Almost Blown Away By Wind!

A weatherman in Ireland was reporting on how windy it was when a gust almost took him off his feet on live TV. Weatherman gets (almost) blown away on Irish TV Who said being a weatherman on live TV isn't a dangerous job? Watch TV3's Deric Ó hArtagáin have a bit of an incident this…

Riff2's Undercover Sound System Playlist 6.26.17

1. KMFDM - "Hell Yeah" (earMUSIC) 2. DJ Premier - "My Space Baby" (TTT/INgrooves) 3. Rococode - "Brutal" (Marquis) 4. Portugal. The Man - "Live In The Moment" (Atlantic) 5. J. Roddy Walston and the Business - "The Wanting" (ATO) 6. Deer Tick - "It's A Whale" (Partisan) 7. Cage The Elephant - "Whole Wide…

Geoff Tate - Operation Mindcrime

I did this interview with Geoff Tate last week. After a busy weekend I've just had a chance to re-listen to it, and it's killer. Geoff talks about a number of things. Chris Cornell, the early days of touring with Queensryche, his 'super group' he'd sing in front of, the final album of his trilogy…
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81-Year-Old Woman Takes Police On Slow-Speed Chase!

An elderly woman led police on a chase after refusing to stop while going the wrong way, and is now facing charges.   81-year-old woman takes police on slow-speed chase An elderly wrong-way driver who refused to stop for Denton police officers is now facing charges. Denton police said someone called 911 on Thursday morning…

REVIEW: ‘Band Aid’

Three chords and a lot of truth about communication and conflict within the wonder that is marriage are packed in the delightful film Band Aid.

Friday, June 23rd 2017 Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

Part One:  Dave and Chuck the Freak talk about a guy busted after broadcasting himself on Facebook live shooting construction workers with a paintball gun, Johnny Depp  jokes about killing President Trump, Gene Simmons withdraws his request to trademark the metal hand gesture, a grown man that fought a 5 year old, a guy that…