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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…

Holding A Physical Copy Of Music

This past Saturday was Record Store Day across the world. A manufactured 'holiday' created to keep mom and pop record stores afloat. Every year more and more bands/artists release rare or bootleg versions of their music. Some of you may, or may not know, that I got back into vinyl last year, and it's reinvigorated…

Kid Rock night #2 at Little Caesars Arena

Radio Chatter with Kid Rock Kid Rocks playing a historic six shows at the Little Caesars Arena. Before show number two the K-I-D was nice enough to stop by our broadcast location inside his Made in Detroit Bar to chat located inside Little Caesars Arena.  

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…