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Rockers Remember Chris Cornell

Over the weekend at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, I had the chance to ask some of the bands about their thoughts on the death of Chris Cornell. As they get ready to lay him to rest, I thought you'd like to hear what some of your favorite bands had to say. First…

The Pretty Reckless talk with Meltdown in Detroit

Before a SOLD OUT show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, The Pretty Reckless stopped by Hockeytown Cafe to chat with Meltdown. You can view that chat and some photos below. The Pretty Reckless talk with Meltdown from WRIF Before s SOLD OUT show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit with Soundgarden, The…

Corey Taylor Talks 'Hydrograd' And More

Yesterday on my Radio Chatter podcast my guest was Stone Sour/Slipknot front-man Corey Taylor. You can listen to the entire interview here. Today I just wanted to touch on a couple of the things we talked about. The first being the name of the album. Back in March I had bassist Johny Chow on, and…

Kids React To GNR

These videos are classic! The latest has kids listening to Guns N Roses. Check it out... KIDS REACT TO GUNS N' ROSES GUNS N' ROSES reacted to by Kids! Original links below! Subscribe to Guns N' Roses: https://www.youtube.com/user/GunsNRosesVEVO Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/Adults/YouTubers): http://goo.gl/4iDVa SUBSCRIBE THEN HIT THE ?! New Videos 2pm PST on…

Happy Birthday, Michigan

Even thought I've only been apart of this great state for the past 21 years, it's treated me well. From hockey tournaments up north and everywhere in between, to vacations on it's west coast, to treacherous driving conditions coming home from Grand Rapids.....this state has a lot to offer. I've told people several times that…

Happy National Peanut Butter Day

I LOVE peanut butter. I only buy crunchy and there's a simple reason for it. When I was a kid my mother only bought creamy. I made a promise to myself that when I was old enough to buy my own, I'd only purchase crunchy. What's you peanut butter of choice? -Meltdown-

"Thunderstruck" - The Scottish Way

Bagpipes are by no means commonplace in rock, but they're not totally foreign either. Korn has used them in several songs, and even AC/DC on their homage to young upstart rock bands on "It's A Long Way To The Top" from the Bon Scott years. Check out this Scottish band cranking out this classic AC/DC…

Kid Rock To Rock The LCA

In a surprise announcement this morning, the 'son of Detroit' told reporters and workers at the new Little Caesars Arena that he would play 4 shows in September. The dates are September  12, 13, 15 and 16 with tickets going on sale next Friday, January 27th. Tickets will cost you  $20, $35, $55 and $75.…

I'm Ready, 2017!

Personally, I thought 2016 was great! If for no other reason than GNR reuniting! I saw tons of kick-ass shows including Disturbed, Slipknot and more. This year will bring us Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, maybe Kid Rock and that's just the start. My Radio Chatter podcast took off in 2016. I made a pledge…

Merry Christmas!

Every year I do a different Christmas card and this year is no different. It all started back in 1996, if I recall properly. I was a huge Ozzy fan, and still am, and told my friends that if I ever met the 'Prince of Darkness' that I'd put it on a Christmas card and…

Let Kids Be Kids

I try to keep my blog to 'rock' related things and podcasts, but I have to say something about kids sports. As I watched the hockey game before my son's game yesterday, I was kinda baffled at how some of the parents and grandparents acted and shouted in the stands. I know, there's been a…

Metallica - "Hardwired....To Self Destruct"

The new Metallica disc drops today and so far I'm digging it a lot. I'm listening to "Am I Savage", right now. To me, there's distinct Metallica era's. "Kill Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and for the most part "Master Of Puppets" where the first chapter to me. "And Justice For All" was its own…

Metallica - "Now That We're Dead"

Another new track from "Hardwired....To Self Destruct". Metallica - Now That We're Dead [Album Version] Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for -fair use- for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise…

Metallica - "ManUNkind"

Here's a long one for ya. "ManUNkind" Enjoy! Metallica: ManUNkind (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund Edited by Peter Wendin Post-production by Chimney © 2016 Blackened Recordings Follow Metallica: http://www.metallica.com http://www.livemetallica.com http://www.facebook.com/metallica http://www.twitter.com/metallica http://www.instagram.com/metallica http://www.youtube.com/metallicatv -Meltdown-  

Metallica - "Dream No More"

Here's another new Metallica track for your listening pleasure! Metallica: Dream No More (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. -Meltdown-

Metallica - "Confusion"

Here's the latest track to come from Metallica's "Hardwired....To Self Destruct". It's called "Confusion". Metallica: Confusion (Official Music Video) From the album "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" available everywhere on November 18. Directed by Claire Marie Vogel © 2016 Blackened Recordings Follow Metallica: http://www.metallica.com http://www.livemetallica.com http://www.facebook.com/metallica http://www.twitter.com/metallica http://www.instagram.com/metallica http://www.youtube.com/metallicatv We'll have copies of the new cd to give…

WRIF Sin City Takeover

That is going to do it from Las Vegas. Another WRIF Sin City Takeover is in the books. Special thanks to The Linq Hotel & Casino for having us again, the listeners for joining us and everyone who stopped by during the broadcasts. We hope you had as much fun as we did!    

WRIF Sin City Takeover Day 1 & 2

While Anne Carlini is relaxing at the spa today Meltdown is holding down the fort as we continue to broadcast live from inside the Linq Hotel & Casino at the 3535 bar in the heart of the strip in Las Vegas. Keep checking back to see more pictures and don't forget to tune in tomorrow when…

Thank You!

I wanted to write a blog about my 21st anniversary at this great radio station. I was thinking about different way to do it and make it clever, witty, funny, maybe even tell a few stories. Then it occurred to me....just say THANKS! THANKS for everyone who's ever called me on the RIFF lines. THANKS…

Happy Birthday Scott Weiland

Scott would've been 49 today. I remember meeting him for the first time about 2 weeks after STP's debut cd "Core" was released. He was only using going by his last name way back then. To say the interview was a little bit of a downer would be an understatement. "Sex Type Thing" was the…

Rob Zombie's "31"

Full disclosure: I'm a fan of Rob Zombie's big-screen releases...and pretty much anything he does! I thought "House of a 100 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" were pretty kick-ass. I liked his re-make of "Halloween". I didn't like "The Lords of Salem". Maybe I should revisit it in a little more sober mode this time,…

Green Day Tonight

Green Day's rescheduled show is on for tonight. I'll be broadcasting my show from the State Bar right next door to the Fillmore between 3-7pm. They're doing this club tour in honor of their new cd "Revolution Radio". Somewhere along the line, I think in  the early 2000's, Green Day went from power punk/pop band…

The Beginning Of The End For The Joe

Tonight is the final opening night at Joe Louis Arena. In the past 21 years since I've been in Detroit, that place has played a huge roll for me with many hours of wintertime (and many Spring nights) watching. I've had the chance to play there several times, see many concerts, I've even hosted the…

Scariest Haunted House In America

Check out this video of the scariest haunted house in the USA. It can last up to 8 hours! -Meltdown- Inside America's most extreme haunted house experience: McKamey Manor Warning: this video contains graphic scenes. McKamey Manor is one of the most extreme haunted house experiences in the US. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian…

Fan Plays With Alice In Chains (NSFW)

At a recent show in North Charleston, S.C., a fan who held up a shirt that said "Let Me Play Drums On "Would?" got his wish. Check out the video of the fan jammin' with the guys for the final song of the night. NSFW language. Fan plays drums with Alice In Chains Alice in…

New STP Singer?

Check out John Borja's audition tape for Stone Temple Pilots. He's the Filipino singer who is rumored to be the new front-man. If they're looking for someone that sounds a lot like Scott Weiland, I think they found him. Stone Temple Pilots Singer Submission/Audition - John Borja (12-song STP Medley) This is a 12-song medley…

New Metallica - Moth Into Flame

Check out the latest song to come out from the upcoming "Hardwired....To Self-Destruct" called "Moth Into Flame". The new cd drops November 18th. Listen to my Radio Chatter interview with Kirk Hammett as he talked about the cd, tour and lots more here. Metallica: Moth Into Flame (Official Music Video) The first video from Metallica's…

Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 Is 25 Years Old

Looking back on the year 1991, it's amazing how many legendary rock albums came out. Metallica's "Black" album, Nirvana's "Nevermind" are just the tip of the iceberg for great albums that year. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the Guns 'N Roses' "Use Your Illusion" albums. It was the first time a double cd had…

Happy Birthday Dave Mustaine

Happy 55th birthday to Megadeth founder and mouth piece, Dave Mustaine. Dave's celebrating with a new beer. He'll also be on my Radio Chatter podcast this week to talk about the upcoming tour, which comes to Detroit at Joe Louis arena on October 9th. Just a quick story about the first time I met Dave.…

A Great Weekend Of Rock In Detroit

It was kinda like the last summer weekend blow-out of rock in the Motor City. Friday night AC/DC invaded the Palace on their rescheduled show from this past March. I thought the show was decent. I was at the Ford Field show a year and a day earlier and it was pretty much the same....with…

The Question That Had Me Speechless

I'm not usually stumped when asked a question, but over my vacation I was asked a question by a 13 year old girl that had me speechless. A little background. I was in Cocoa Beach, Florida when an old friend from back home contacted me and said that she and her family were also in…

Happy 90th to "Terrible" Ted Lindsay

Hard to believe Ted Lindsay was born in 1925! Think about the things he's seen and done.  I've had the pleasure to meet him several times and he's always been great. Two quick stories.... About 17 years ago I was going in for ear surgery and needed something to occupy my time while I was…