Rock On The Range Celebrates It’s Ten Year Anniversary In A Monster Way!

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(PCM) It has been truly amazing to witness Monster Energy’s Rock On The Range grow in leaps and bounds over the years. It has definitely earned it’s place as cornerstone of the World’s Loudest Month festival series which is put together by Danny Wimmer Presents each May. It is certainly a highlight for us to cover each year and we were thrilled to be rocking out at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH celebrating Rock On The Range’s ten year anniversary.

Versatility is something we have always loved about Rock On The Range and it has been a real treat to see the ways in which this festival has expanded its’ horizons and added artists from various genres of rock, metal and even elements of hip-hop into the fold. The festival has done a fantastic job at embracing their ever changing musical landscape and has grown with it’s fan base rather than against them. At the end of the day, Rock On The Range is without a doubt the place where “Rock Lives”, however there is nothing wrong with adding in a few more elements to spice things up a bit and keep it fresh.

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The 2016 line-up was one of the most diverse we have ever witnessed, it was literally a smorgasbord of music from an fantastic array of artists. There was something for every taste.  Friday brought us fantastic sets from Avatar, Sick Puppies, Sevendust, SIXX:A.M., Butcher Babies, Megadeth, Shinedown and Disturbed. Standout performances on a rainy Saturday included Jelly Roll, Saint Asonia, Pop Evil, Steel Panther, Ghost, HELLYEAH, Clutch, Five Finger Death Punch, and Rob Zombie.  Closing out the weekend we were thrilled to catch sets from Red Sun Rising, The Glorious Sons, Wolfmother, Anti-Flag, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive In, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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While on-site we caught up with VP of Marketing and Sponsorship for Danny Wimmer Presents Clay Busch to chat about celebrating ten years of Rock On The Range, the expansion of World’s Loudest Month, new festival experiences that are on the way, Rock Allegiance in Philadelphia and more! You can view the interview below:

Happy ten year anniversary Rock On The Range!  It was certainly one epic party and we look forward to rocking out for another ten years (or hopefully longer)! We have put together quite an epic photo gallery showcasing the many highlight performances throughout the weekend! Enjoy! You can also view our interviews with band’s such as Asking Alexandria, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, Pop Evil and more by clicking here!

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Exclusive Interview: Stitched Up Heart At Carolina Rebellion

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(PCM) We were absolutely overjoyed to catch up with rockers Stitched Up Heart while out at the recent Carolina Rebellion festival and if this band is not currently on your radar, they without a doubt need to be!

We have not seen such energy and stage presence from a band in quite a long time. They were the perfect morning wake-up call for the already amped and energized crowd on a bright and early festival day. Stitched Up Heart are currently gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated debut album “Never Alone” available on June 17 via Another Century.

The music video for the band’s single “Finally Free” has been racking up the views via YouTube and the band are currently out on the road with Sick Puppies as part of the HardDrive Live tour. They will also be making an appearance at this year’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, OH performing  two acoustic sets on Friday at the festival (Noon & 5pm).

Stitched Up Heart will also be playing the Rock On The Range pre-party on Thursday night at the Park Street Saloon. The event is free entry and the band will take the stage at 10pm.

You can view our recent interview with Stitched Up Heart live from Carolina Rebellion below, where the band discusses their upcoming new album, music videos, festival appearances and more!

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Exclusive Interview: Sick Puppies At Carolina Rebellion

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(PCM) If you have been tuning into the rock radio at all these days that you have surely come across the stellar new single “Stick To Your Guns” from rockers Sick Puppies. It has been tearing it’s way up the rock charts and gearing up fans for the released of the band’s highly anticipated new album “Fury” set for release on May 20. The album is currently available for pre-order now.

The upcoming release of “Fury” marks the first new music that we’ve heard from Sick Puppies in nearly two years and to say we are excited is an understatement. We were able to catch the band’s recent performance at Carolina Rebellion opening up the festival’s main stage. Talk about a wake-up call! Sick Puppies gathered quite an audience and provided an outstanding performance! We absolutely can’t wait to catch the band again at the Rock On The Range festival coming up in Columbus, OH.

We were able to catch up with Mark, Emma and Bryan of Sick Puppies to chat about the upcoming new album and what went into the recording process. We also talked about the band’s touring plans for summer, changes in the music industry and more!

Catch up with Sick Puppies here:

www.sickpuppies.com
www.facebook.com/sickpuppies
www.instagram.com/sickpuppiesofficial
www.twitter.com/sickpuppies – @sickpuppies
www.sickpuppiesworldcrew.com

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SIXX:A.M. Announce The #ReasonToRise Campaign

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(PCM) During this time of both social and political turmoil it is important that we all take a few moments and think about ways in which we can rise up together and overcome many of our fears and obstacles by working hand in hand with one another rather than being at odd. Music can truly be an unifying force that brings people of every imaginable background together as one to help in creating a better future for humanity.

We are absolutely thrilled to share the news about SIXX:A.M.’s #ReasonToRise campaign as it urges fans to look at their surroundings, see injustices, and stand up to them, including the current volatile presidential election, the increasingly horrifying heroin epidemic, and more. We all have our “#ReasonToRise” and the men of SIXX:A.M. are asking fans to share what makes them raise their fists and act.

The song “Rise” is the band’s first single off their highly anticipated new album “Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned” and it is already dominating the rock charts.  “Rise” is ultimately a song that implores the general public to open their eyes, go against the grain, and stand up.

“Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change, a sentiment completely encompassed by the musicianship, lyrics, and passion of ‘Rise’”, Nikki Sixx explores. James Michael goes on to explain, “‘Rise’ is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders.” While not a political band, SIXX:A.M. know it is time for us to all unite for the changes we want to see happen in the world and are ready and willing to spearhead the movement. As “Rise” urges:

“Don’t let the status quo define you.”

Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off their global festival circuit with a strong performance at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe, a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, TN, and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

SIXX:A.M.’s “Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned”, will be available globally next week, April 29th.

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Daily Band Lineup And Festival Experiences Announced For 10th Annual Rock On The Range

7huu_ROTRAdmatFINAL(PCM) The daily band lineup and roster of festival experiences have been announced for the 10th annual Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

As previously announced, tickets for the festival are SOLD OUT, marking the fourth year in a row that tickets have sold out in advance. However, as part of a partnership with the Ohio Lottery, ROTR fans have the chance to purchase a limited number of single day tickets to the SOLD OUT event at face value. For more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer courtesy of the Ohio Lottery, go to facebook.com/ohiolottery.

The incredible music lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Deftones, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, SIXX:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists.

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, a Craft Beer Village featuring top breweries from the region, the Rock On The Range Photo Gallery, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

The current daily band lineup for Rock On The Range (subject to change) is as follows:

Friday, May 20

Disturbed, Shinedown, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, SIXX:A.M., Machine Gun Kelly, Bullet For My Valentine, Sevendust, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Butcher Babies, Sick Puppies, Memphis May Fire, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Avatar, Monster Truck, Crown The Empire, Andrew Watt, Cane Hill

ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent: Jay Mohr, Bethany Dwyer, Mike Baldwin, Jay Snyder, Adrian Cosby

Saturday, May 21

Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb Of God, Hellyeah, Ghost, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Saint Asonia, P.O.D., Issues, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Years Day, Aranda, We Came As Romans, Lacey Sturm, Wilson, Jelly Roll, Citizen Zero

ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent: Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson & Jim Florentine from That Metal Show, Craig Gass, Madison Malloy

Sunday, May 22

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive-In, Wolfmother, Pennywise, Death From Above 1979, The Struts, Highly Suspect, Anti-Flag, Between The Buried & Me, The Sword, Red Sun Rising, The Glorious Sons, Hands Like Houses, The Shrine, Wild Throne, Code Orange, Silver Snake

ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent: Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Bill Squire, Jay Armstrong, Chad Zumock

The current Rock On The Range onsite experiences are as follows:

Bud Light: America, they say we’re a nation divided. They say we disagree on everything, but they’re wrong. We agree on a lot: liberty, justice, ROCK MUSIC, and beer. Nothing brings America together like Bud Light and nothing brings rock fans together like Rock On The Range. That’s why we’ve formed the Bud Light Party – a party for everyone. We are the fake political party America needs right now and we’re stopping by Rock On The Range to supply ice cold beer all weekend long. Because no matter where we stand on the issues, we all sit on the bar stools with our hands raised in the air listening to our favorite rock bands. America has seen the light, and there’s a Bud in front of it.

Facebook: facebook.com/budlight

Instagram: @budlight

#budlightparty

f.y.e.: f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music – and maybe even get to meet your favorite Rock On The Range performer!! Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions!

Facebook: facebook.com/FYE

Instagram: @officalFYEmusic

#unitedstatesofFYE

Jack Daniel’s: “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Visitors get to see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey. The Jack Daniel’s Experience is open to all fans, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for interactive engagements throughout the weekend.

Facebook: facebook.com/jackdaniels

Instagram: @jackdaniels_us

#jackdaniels #BornToMakeWhiskey

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. The Music Experience has autograph signings and artist interactions throughout the day. Check Facebook and Instagram for the latest info on who will be hanging out at The Music Experience.

Facebook: facebook.com/themusicexp

Instagram: @tmexp

Zippo: Zippo Encore will be back in action at Rock On The Range with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs. Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special experiences.

Facebook: facebook.com/zippoencore

Instagram: @zippoencore

#zippo #zippoencore

Vaporcade: Inventor John Cameron, scientist Seamus Blackley, entrepreneur Paul Rock, and intellectual property pioneer Dean Becker have come together to create a company unlike anything else in the vaping industry. Their mission is to transform the marketplace by creating a community based on tech, coffee, health, and all things vape. Vaping is the future and Vaporcade is the connecting hub to help you strive toward that future with great products, a premier experience and a unified community. Whether you’re a casual e-cigarette consumer or a dedicated modder, with Vaporcade you are moving toward a healthier, guilt-free life.

Facebook: facebook.com/vaporcade

Ohio Lottery: The Ohio Lottery is excited to be a sponsor of the Nation’s Largest Rock Festival, Rock On The Range. As part of their partnership, the Ohio Lottery has secured a limited number of single day tickets to the SOLD OUT event. This is the only way to get a single day ticket at face value, and fans can purchase these tickets now. For more information and to take advantage of this amazing offer courtesy of the Ohio Lottery, go to facebook.com/ohiolottery. Facebook: facebook.com/ohiolottery

Instagram: @ohlottery

#OHLottoRocks

Monster Energy: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.

Facebook: facebook.com/monsterenergy

#monsterenergy #monstermusic

Deep Eddy Vodka: Deep Eddy Vodka will be keeping fans well hydrated throughout Rock On The Range. Grab some friends and come lounge at our vodka garden where we’ll be serving our signature cocktails all festival long. Our Austin-based distillery produces only the finest vodkas infused with real fruit – never artificial flavors or sweeteners. Please remember to day drink responsibly.

Facebook: facebook.com/deep-eddy-vodka-distillery

Instagram: @deepeddyvodka

#deepeddyvodka #mixwithmusic #daydrinkresponsibly

Jägermeister: Jägermeister has been rockin’ with Rock On The Range fans since day one and we are excited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the best rock and roll show in the USA. Historic moments in rock and roll like this have always been celebrated with ice cold Jägermeister — be sure to grab one at the show. We will proudly be serving Jägermeister at all bar locations including the brand new interactive Jägermeister Live Lounge. Look for our location on the festival map and if you are 21+ come stop by for an ice cold shot.

Instagram: @jagermeister

#jagermeister #Jägermeister

VIP Experiences: The Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club is the ultimate way to experience Rock On The Range. VIP ticket holders will have access to: ice cold Jack Daniel’s cocktails (21 & up), shaded tents with seating areas, direct view to main stages, video screens, private bars, upgraded food vendors, private restrooms, and WiFi and charging stations.

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John Varvatos: We are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with famed American fashion designer John Varvatos to create the exclusive Rock On The Range 10th Anniversary t-shirt. Available in both men’s and women’s, the limited edition anniversary t-shirt will only be available only at ROTR.

Facebook: facebook.com/johnvarvatos

Rock On The Range Photo Gallery: The Rock On The Range Photo Gallery will feature photos from a variety of talented photographers that have captured unforgettable moments in the history of Rock On The Range. The gallery is being curated by photographer Rob Fenn and promises to be a must-see at the festival.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

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10th Annual Rock On The Range Is Officially Sold Out!

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(PCM) Tickets for the 10th annual Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in the United States–are now sold out. This marks the fourth year in a row that tickets have sold out in advance. A monumental 120,000 “Rangers” from all 50 states and around the globe were in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival.

Rock On The Range will celebrate its 10th Anniversary May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. The incredible music lineup features the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), and rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie topping a lineup that’s packed with rock royalty such as Deftones, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists.

With three days of music on three stages, sets from rock’s favorite comedians (including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass, Bethany Dwyer, and Madison Malloy) in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, a Craft Beer Village featuring top breweries from the region, new art installations, and unique onsite activities, Rock On The Range sets the standard for American rock festivals.

“Anyone who says, ‘Rock is Dead,’ hasn’t paid attention to Rock On The Range,” says ROTR co-executive producer Danny Wimmer. “This festival has grown in each one of its 10 years, selling out in record time this year. Rock On The Range’s strength stands as a testament that rock fans are not only alive and well, they are flourishing.”

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.

For additional information:

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

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