Going to be hard to pick just one potato chip out of a bag of stories this year. So many highs and lows to report. From the Kanye or YE and Kim Kardashian messes to losing Queen Elizabeth II. We have found out how annoying Prince Harry and Meghan turned out to be. Most people polled just want them to go away. A year in music with the passing of Taylor Hawkins’s death in March threw everyone for a curve ball. A wonderful couple of tribute shows with friends made the pain not go away but made us deal with the loss a little better.

Metallica released a new single and announce a tour in 2023 and beyond. Fans were shocked over ticket prices more than Taylor Swift fans. We also got new music from Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Ghost, Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White had two releases, The Black Keys, and more. Fans got a treat in 2022. Going back to Concerts. Congrats as DTE changed the name back to Pine Knob made everyone happy. Concert tours included The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue,  Def Leppard, Poison, and Hall of Fame member Joan Jett. Other tours like Roger Waters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Kid Rock, and Jack White to mention a few.

The big story for the beginning of March 2022 was the floor at St. Andrews. Fixed before anything went wrong. Dorothy had to cancel a key show only to make it up to us all performing at 2022’s Riff Fest Weekend with heavy hitters,  Disturbed, Dirty Honey, In This Moment, Fame on Fire, The Violent, and hometown heroes Eva under Fire on the heels of a national hit single, “Blow.” A great year in music with WRIF.

Movies at the box office, Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun Maverick’ seemed to blow everyone away this year. Celebrity problems included Jennifer Lopez and Ben getting back together and getting married a couple times. A big story besides the Belle Isle slide was during the 94th Academy Awards, actor Will Smith walked onstage and slapped comedian Chris Rock across the face.

To wrap up the year, my band Chit! announced our 2nd Farewell Tour (this time for sure). We have already booked a bunch of shows for next year. I had an incredibly fun time seeing all of you at events and concerts. Just wanted to say a big, thank you for another great year!

~screamin scott

Wild Music Predictions for 2023 - Screamin Scott

Let’s bring out the crystal ball and predict the big changes that will impact musicians in 2023! I do not have an actual crystal ball so I had to settle for a Magic 8 Ball to make some news. Again this is totally non-scientific, and there is no truth to any of the rumors I am about to tell you. Just all in fun and let’s see what happens, shall we?

  • AC/DC Will Put Out New Album and Major Tour

    Brian Johnson is tight lip on leaking anything about what’s next for AC/DC. I got a hunch from unreliable sources that the new album is done and a possible huge tour is in the works. My feeling is by early spring we will hear news and we’ll have a very expensive tour coming in 2023.

  • OZZY Will Make a Surprise appearance at a few Huge Music Festivals, but No Tour

    I hope I’m wrong on this prediction about Ozzy Osbourne. With his health in question the thought of a massive tour is not in the cards. The recording studio will still be a friend to Ozzy but I think a surprise announcement of some one off shows at major festivals is possible.

  • U2 will make good on a promise of a harder rock album

    Midway through 2022, Bono told music lovers he wanted to grab Mutt Lang, a famous rock album producer to make a noisy rock and roll record before the band is done. Kind of like an AC/DC album. No plans are currently in the works, but we can always believe in a dream to come true in 2023.

  • Machine Gun Kelly Will Quit Rock and Make a Country Album

    When making predictions you always have to make one that would be outrageous. So if Dolly Parton can make a rock album why can’t Machine Gun Kelly make a Country album? Maybe play the Grand Ole Opry. Ok, maybe too big of a prediction.

  • The Band Ghost Will Welcome a New Papa Emeritus V

    I  think that Papa Emeritus VI is scheduled to die sometime after the band’s upcoming European trek. Just a hunch but look for a big shake-up before the band’s next album. I asked the Magic 8 Ball and it said busy try again later. So nothing is confirmed on the rumor I just started.


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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