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Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown has had it with all of these daily "National Holidays" and tries coming up with some of his own! And Alice Cooper's original bassist, Dennis Dunaway, shares a story about an early stage stunt that went wrong! Thanks for watching! Hear the entire interview with Dennis Dunaway on the Talkin' Rock With…

Legends Of Wrestling Super-Star Rikishi

Rikishi is coming through the Motor City this Saturday for the Legends of Wrestling. Check out all the details here. In this conversation we discuss the long line of wrestlers from his family, his comedy routine he's taken on, teaching up and coming wrestlers, King Kong Bundy and more...... -Meltdown-

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown explains the concept of his FourPlay At Four to the WRIF sales staff. They catch on pretty quickly. And hear an excerpt of his interview with Anthrax's Frank Bello, Megadeth's David Ellefson and guitarist Bumblefoot where they talk about the possibility of another Big Four Tour! Thanks for watching! Hear the entire…

The Russian Five

The beautiful Spring weather we've had this past weekend (sarcasm on full display) gave me a chance to get out to see The Russian Five. Of course, being the hockey fan I am, I've wanted to see it since I first heard about the movie. It lived up to the hype, and more. Last Tuesday…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown celebrates the 22nd Anniversary of "Fight Night at Joe Louis Arena" by enlightening Rock Girl Hailey with some help from the Riff community actors! And he talks to Dave Mustaine about how far along he is on the new Megadeth album! Thanks for watching! Hear the entire interview with Dave Mustaine on…

Motley Crue - The Dirt

I've been looking forward to watching "The Dirt" for a while. I got the chance to sit down and watch it on Friday night, after trying to view it Thursday at midnight. I guess they didn't start streaming it until 3 am our time. I thought it was pretty good, not great. In my opinion,…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Rock N' Roll biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dirt are all the rage. On this week's episode, Meltdown tests out his movie announcer voice and imagines the theatrical trailer for a WRIF biopic! Thanks for watching!

INTERVIEW: Legends of Wrestling Star Bret 'The Hitman' Hart

Meltdown got the chance to chat-up Bret "The Hitman" Hart, as the Legends of Wrestling comes to Fraser Hockeyland Arena on April 20th! Get your tickets HERE! Bret is one of many wrestling super stars to take part in this upcoming event. In this interview, The Hitman talks about the passing of "King Kong" Bundy plus, wrestling…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown is ready for St. Patrick's Day! You can tell by the green Harley t-shirt he's wearing. In this week's video, he shares some pick-up lines that will help you get lucky this St. Patrick's Day. And he takes a look at what might've been the final Kiss concert in Detroit Rock City! Thanks for…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown tries to use his celebrity to score WWE tickets. As with most of these videos, it doesn't go exactly as planned. He also chats with Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton about his new solo album which features the late Chester Bennington. And he pays tribute to the one and only Terrible…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, the prestigious Meltdown Awards are handed out for best performances in a Meltdown's Meltdown video! And hear Sammy Hagar tell Meltdown what he knows about the Michael Anthony/Van Halen rumors in a clip from the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown Podcast! Thanks for watching! Hear all of Meltdown's interview with Sammy Hagar on his…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week Meltdown tries to make a video that will go viral and get millions of views! One thing that did go viral was his interview with Dee Snider. Hear a clip of Dee's initial thoughts on Metallica the first time he saw them perform! Thanks for watching! Listen to the entire Dee Snider interview…

Meltdown's Meltdown

That hopeless romantic Meltdown spreads the love this Valentine's Day. Find out if he gets any in return! Thanks for watching!

Meltdown's Meltdown

It's the speech everyone has been talking about all week. Meltdown's State Of Rock N' Roll Address! Featuring exotic locales, celebrity appearances and a recap by Don Jamieson from That Metal Show! Thanks for watching! *No animals were harmed in the making of this video and Meltdown only had to stand on one phone book…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Today's in depth Super Bowl analysis was interrupted by another snow day so Meltdown's Riff Day Care is open for business! Thanks for watching! *No children were harmed in the making of this video.

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown sympathizes with the workers who have been affected by the government shutdown and suggests an exciting new career opportunity! He also proves that as a comedian, he shouldn't quit his day job. And you'll learn about some cool new things happening on his show on WRIF each day! Thanks for watching!

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown can't get enough of these online challenges! See what a difference 10 years makes in Detroit. And hear a clip from Meltdown's chat with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 from his Talkin' Rock Podcast! Thanks for watching!   Hear all of Meltdown's interview with John 5 on his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown Podcast here

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown gets caught up in the latest "Birdcage" Challenge fad and it doesn't quite go according to plan. And hear a bit of his latest Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast where he's joined by Megadeth's David Ellefson! Thanks for watching! Listen to the complete interview with Megadeth's David Ellefson on Talkin' Rock With Meltdown here…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Meltdown spreads some holiday cheer in his last video of 2018 by reciting a Christmas classic...Riff style! Thanks for watching & happy holidays! See you in 2019!

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown is hyped for the USA vs. Russia hockey game in Plymouth on Friday night and tries to inspire his co-workers. He also revisits his evening with Tom Morello last week. Thanks for watching! Keep up with the latest Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcasts here  

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown prepares for his interview with Tom Morello at El Club in Southwest Detroit on Friday and previews his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast with Brian "Head" Welch from Korn! Thanks for watching! Hear the entire interview with Brian "Head" Welch from Korn on the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown gets his bell ringing practice in before volunteering for the Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign this Saturday. And hear a bit of his discussion with Arejay & Josh of Halestorm from his Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast! Thanks for watching! Listen to the entire interview with Arejay Hale and Josh Smith…

Meltdown's Meltdown

What are you doing on Black Friday? Not everyone is a fan of shopping so Meltdown and some of the folks around WRIF have a few alternative suggestions. Also, listen to a clip of guitarist Nita Strauss from this week's Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast. Have a great holiday weekend, drink responsibly, and thanks for…

Meltdown's Meltdown

What happens when his scheduled guest is a no-show? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Meltdown takes you on another trip behind the scenes at WRIF. Thanks for watching!   Check out the Talkin' Rock With Meltdown podcast here Shop the Riff Store here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown's co-workers gathered to celebrate a Thanksgiving-style meal together and he received his usual warm reception. Plus, hear some of Meltdown's Talkin' Rock podcasts with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Lzzy Hale! Thanks for watching! Hear more from Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Lzzy Hale on the Talkin' Rock with Meltdown podcast here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown celebrates his 23rd Anniversary at WRIF with a heartfelt tribute from some of his co-workers. He also gives you a taste of his brand new podcast Talkin' Rock With Meltdown! Thanks for watching! Check out more Talkin' Rock With Meltdown here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week on Meltdown's Meltdown Rival Sons join us for an acoustic performance at Otus Supply in Ferndale. Tune in and hear what the band has to say about the upcoming record and where they think of the current sate of rock is. To see the full interview and performances of Rival Sons at Otus…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Wilson's Chad Nicefield drops in on Meltdown to shamelessly promote their new album and sets a record for most song titles dropped in a video! Thanks for watching!   Find out where to get Wilson's new album "Tasty Nasty" here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown talks about the end of one season and the start of another for Detroit sports fans. He left town to see a Kid Rock concert. Plus, he highlights his recent interview with Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold. Thanks for watching!   Hear Meltdown's entire Radio Chatter podcast with Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance here

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week Meltdown plays some excerpts from his Radio Chatter interview with Slash and looks back at the 2018 summer concert season! Thanks for watching! Listen to Meltdown's Radio Chatter Podcast with Slash here  

Meltdown's Meltdown

Ozzy Osbourne rolled through Detroit with his "No More Tours 2" tour to close out the 2018 concert season at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Since this is Ozzy's apparent "FINAL" tour Meltdown scoured the parking lot to hear some WRIF listeners favorite Ozzy moments.

Meltdown's Meltdown

Do you collect vinyl? Meltdown does. And today he takes the video crew on the road to UHF Records in Royal Oak to dive a little deeper into record addiction. What vinyl have you collected? How much do you own? Send Meltdown an email to [email protected] or leave him a voice mail at 248-547-2988 and…

Bad Wolves talk with Meltdown

Saturday afternoon, Meltdown was able to sit down with Bad Wolves guitarist, Doc Coyle. They discussed their big hit, "Zombie", the band and how they came together, working with Zoltan from Five Finger Death Punch and lots more....all while the rains came!  WRIF's Meldown chats with Doc of Bad Wolves Bad Wolves was in town…

Breaking Benjamin talks with Meltdown

Before last weekend's sold-out DTE show, Meltdown had a chance to talk with Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin. They talked about the latest album, "Ember", the band, meeting musicians he admires, success benchmarks for the band, and tons more. Enjoy!

Meltdown's Meltdown

On today's Meltdown's Meltdown WWE Superstars Rusev and Lana stopped by the Riff TV Lounge to chat before the big Smackdown event at Little Caesars Arena tonight. Check out that video below.  

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown goes deep into the inner workings of the radio station and looks to try out other jobs to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Enjoy!

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week's Meltdown's Meltdown is all about collecting autographs! Meltdown and some of his co-workers here at The Riff display some of their most prized RNR memorabilia and share the interesting stories behind them. Thanks for watching!

#NationalRadioDay

As I was riding my Harley into work, I was trying to think of something to write about National Radio Day. I could talk about the loyalty of the WRIF listeners throughout the many years of RIFF's history. I could explain the reason I feel in love with radio, and how I really enjoy the…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week I bring on local comedian, Jeff Horste, to plug his Comedy Central special, which he does...then he roasts me. Plus, I play a clip of my recent Radio Chatter podcast featuring Lzzy Hale. She talks about the new album "Vicious". Check out the link below. Thanks for watching! Hear the latest Radio Chatter…

Meltdown's Meltdown

This week, Meltdown relives some of the highlights from the Riff Rockin' Golf Outing. Plus, an excerpt of his interview with guitarist Rich Robinson from his Radio Chatter Podcast. Thanks for watching! Listen to the rest of Meltdown's interview with Rich Robinson here

Brad Arnold From 3 Doors Down Talks Sobriety

3 Doors Down is playing at Freedom Hill tomorrow night with Collective Soul and Soul Asylum on the Rock & Roll Express tour. Last week I had singer Brad Arnold on my Radio Chatter podcast. The band has been friends with WRIF since they first time they came through Detroit. You can listen to the…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Today, Meltdown asks some fellow co-workers what band they're a super-fan of. Plus Jeff Gutt from Stone Temple Pilots makes his homecoming as lead singer if that iconic band. Radio Chatter Podcast with Jeff Gutt: Radio Chatter with Jeff Gutt from Stone Temple Pilots    

Meltdowns Meltdown

In this weeks edition of Meltdown's Meltdown, you get a behind-the-curtain look at the every day workings of WRIF. The awards, the glamour, James' office. Enjoy!

How Did You Get Into Radio.......

.....is the most asked question I get. After reading a blog from our consultant, Fred Jacobs, I thought I'd share my story with you. (It's not true that I slept my way to the middle....fake news!) I was always a hard worker. I knew if I wanted something, I had to go and get it.…

Meltdowns Meltdown

In this weeks Meltdown's Meltdown I give you a little taste of the Bob Probert ride from this past weekend. I was so honored to lead the pack of over a 1,000 bikers through Windsor with ex-NHLer, Scott Parker. I also pay homage to Vinnie Paul. A guy I got to know pretty well the…

RIP, VP

I got home last night from a great gig in Waterford to the news of Vinnie Paul's passing. As soon as I saw a picture my friend had texted me, I got a bad feeling that we had lost someone. My inkling was right. We had lost VP. The first time I'd ever met him…

Meltdown's Meltdown

Someone thought it would be a good idea to let Meltdown screw around with video gear. Here's the result! Meet the new RIFF Rock Girl, Hailey. He also plugs his motorcycle run he'll be leading over the weekend for a great cause in memory of a Red Wing legend. Plus, he recaps a recent Radio…

Real Moments With Rock Stars

There are several reasons I love doing my Radio Chatter podcast. I've always been a big music fan and it gives me the chance to discuss songs and music, from the people who brought them to us. Plus, I really enjoy pulling out real moments, and stories from these artists. One example is Brad Arnold…