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Thanks to my mom and dad for raising me on Rock N Roll, I have ventured from Chicago to come rock out with the best of Iowa. If you're trying to find me outside the studio your best bet will be front row at a concert, behind a camera lens, or hidden away behind a book...and maybe a bar or two ;)

  • Ironically, this morning my friends and I were discussing a trip to Thailand so I find this national day to be very fitting in my life!
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  • In honor of Marilyn Manson performing in Des Moines tonight, I decided it would be fun to relive what it was like being an outsider in the 90's. Enjoy this terribly uncomfortable family intervention.
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  • Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand has checked himself into a treatment center, causing him to miss the upcoming Canadian and U.S tour dates. Stone Sour are still touring in support of their latest studio album Hydrograd but do not have any upcoming Iowa dates.
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  • Ohhh the Grammy's. A time where musicians come together to celebrate and support one another. I personally don't participate in watching the Grammy's for the same reason A7x decided to not show up to them; rock is not represented in the way I feel it deserves. They did one thing right this year, by nominating Mastodon for best metal performance. As JP pointed out this morning, 2 of the rock winners cannot even be concidered rock artists.  Foo Fighters did win best rock song for their newer hit Run. You can check out all the rock and metal winners listed below.
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  • A day after releasing his very own 3 song EP, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda tweets (which you can see below) that him and the band plan on continuing on with Linkin Park. Shinoda's EP focused a lot on the loss of Bennington and how it has been affecting his own mental state.
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  • Jared Leto and his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars debuted a brand new single last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The song is called Dangerous Night and has a more new age electronic rock feel to it. The performance was filmed with a robotic camera which gives the video a pretty awesome touch.
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  • Mark your calendars for March 9th, that is when we will be getting a brand new album from Three Days Grace called Outsider. They have also released the first single for the album, The Mountain which you can hear below! The band currently has a handful of festival dates planned for the year and i'm sure we will get some tour dates once the album get's released! The last time Three Days Grace released a new album was back in 2015 with Human.
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  • Starting at 3pm (cst) Metallica will be holding an online garage sale of rare items on their website! They dug through their merch and found tons of items that were previously listed as sold out including the last copies of the deluxe box set of the 1986 album Master Of Puppets, rare tour shirts, and many more awesome Metallica gear.
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  • January 24th, the day I celebrate my birth! What a wonderful day! But, today is not only my birthday. It is also national compliment day, national library selfie day, and national beer can appreciation day! I love selfies, reading, and beer, so I find this to all be very fitting for the day I was born. You can bet I will be enjoying plenty of beer and selfies and compliments today, but i'll probably be skipping out on the library. I can't take a selfie drinking beer in the library, so instead enjoy this fitting song from Blink-182.
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  • In 2017, the up-and-coming Michigan band Greta Van Fleet made their debut to the rock world and came through with flying colors! The band of 3 brothers and their longtime friend released their first EP Black Smoke Rising followed up by their double EP From The Fires. Greta Van Fleet also played numerous sold out shows across the country.
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