Metallica Set To Headline Rock On The Range 2017!

(PCM) After much teasing and anticipation regarding the line-up for Rock On The Range 2017, it has been revealed that Metallica will headline the epic destination rock festival this spring!  We can hardly contain our excitement. Rounding out this year’s headliners Metallica will be joined by Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring. Primus and Bush to name a few.

Rock On The Range celebrated their 10th anniversary last year in epic fashion with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Disturbed and they are stepping it up even higher in 2017. The festival will take place from May 19-21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio and feature over 50 bands throughout the course of the weekend. Rock On The Range truly is the place that “rock lives”! Just when we think they can’t raise the bar any higher with a better line-up they surprise us with a stacked line-up like the one we see for 2017.

Additional noteworthy bands featured on the 2017 line-up include Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Alterbridge, The Pretty Reckless,Taking Back Sunday, Skillet, Amon Amarth, Zakk Sabbath, Attilia, Whitechapel, Bleeker and so many more. You can view the entire 2017 line-up below:

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Pre-sale and layaway tickets are available now at the Rock on the Range website. Fans will also be able to choose Weekend Field VIP tickets or Premier Packages as well and are encouraged to purchase tickets early as last year’s festival sold out over two months in advance. Pre-sale codes can be found at the website in addition to the ROTR Facebook and Twitter pages for Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Field GA, Weekend Stadium GA and Weekend Stadium GA four-pack tickets.

Will we see you there?  Can’t wait for May!!

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Rock Allegiance Reveals Daily Band Line-ups, Gourmet Man Food, Craft Beer And Experiences! Interview With Executive Vice President Of Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack!

(PCM) The Gourmet Man Food lineup, craft beer selections and daily band lineups have been announced for the second annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, September 17 & 18 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia.

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Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will feature a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by rock heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along with Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and many more. Last year’s single-day debut shattered Talen Energy Stadium’s previous attendance high by nearly 10,000 people, with over 26,000 total in attendance, prompting festival organizers to expand to two days.

Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets–as well as a limited number of single day tickets—for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available at www.RockAllegiance.com.

The current daily band lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, September 17: Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, The Offspring, The Cult, Motionless In White, Baroness, Chevy Metal, Trivium, Buckcherry, Avatar, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Sick Puppies, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, letlive., The Apocalypse Blues Revue, Skindred, Young Guns, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile-Up

Sunday, September 18: Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ghost, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Hellyeah, The Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, Crobot, Twelve Foot Ninja, KYNG, Death Angel, Devour The Day, Hundredth

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

We caught up with Executive Vice President of Danny Wimmer Presents Gary Spivack to give us some details about this year’s expansion of Rock Allegiance from a single day festival to a multi-day experience.  He tells us “It’s such a crowded landscape with the festival craze in America and Philadelphia is no stranger to multiple shows.  We felt that Philadelphia and that whole surrounding area was such a great rock n’ roll town and region that we wanted to do a festival and we wanted to play it right and kind of put our foot in the water so to speak. We tried a one day and it connected big time and completely sold-out. It had a lot to do with the music and rock n’ roll , but it also had to do with the secondary entertainment that is very key for us that includes our gourmet man food, beverages and our craft beer and all the exciting sponsor and vendor installations that goes along with the festival.

These days if you just kind of throw together a festival by throwing up a couple of stages and have bad beer and corn dogs, people are not going to enjoy it.  People need the overall experience and rightfully so. They want to be entertained musically, but they also want to have a great meal, have some great brews with some great company to make a whole weekend out of it. We put our foot in the water and it connected and it was our goal from all along to have a whole weekend festival for Rock Allegiance.”

Spivack also went on to explain to us how challenging it can be to craft the festival experiences around multiple cities. He comments” It is challenging because America has gone festival crazy and we do our very best job which is painstakingly detailed to make it as global and regional as possible. Sure there are going to be bands that are duplicated at various rock festivals around America, but as long as the experience regionally is separate at each festival that is important to us. The food and the overall experience will be a little different at each festival, some of the bands will have a style that is a little different. Louder Than Life could have a little more of a classic rock lean at times, while Carolina Rebellion could have more of a southern rock element and then Rock On The Range could be a little more alternative, while Rock Allegiance in Philadelphia is more honed in on modern rock or hard rock n’ roll.

Spivack also spoke with us about the challenging of curating these rock festivals saying “We are always raising the bar. We are never going to be satisfied. We are extremely stoked about the [Rock Allegiance] line-up this year and yes, having Avenged Sevenfold with their first appearance in a couple years there and Alice In Chains, Slayer and Offspring and Breaking Benjamin supporting. We are all about bulk and making sure the entertainment value is there all day from entering the venue at noon all the way through to Avenged Sevenfold. We curate it so that if we throw bands like letlive or Crobot or Chevy Metal with Taylor Hawkins they are all very important to the overall festival.

While explaining more about the curating process and band who submit to play these festivals, Spivack comments, “It’s a daily siege! We take submissions and we go after band’s we covet, so we never say no to anybody, we listen to everything. We are always looking for diamonds in the rough and like I said, it’s important to have an Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Slayer up on top, but we also look for discoveries whether it’s a band like Crobot or Kyng. We look for future stars of tomorrow and are on the hunt for great new music too.

Spivack also spoke about the genre diversity that is present at many of these festivals and commented on the overall growth saying, ” We started this because we felt we wanted to serve the underserved. There were so many great festivals out there with Coachella and Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, but no one was really serving the rock fan. I’m not talking about the metal fan or the punk fan or the alternative fan, but just rock n’ roll. We didn’t want to do it in New York or Los Angeles or Atlanta, but where there was the underserved, where a festival hasn’t been. That’s why we did Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH or Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte or Rock Allegiance because there really wasn’t a  hard rock festival in  the Philadelphia area.”

We commented to Spivack that anyone that feels rock is dead needs to come out to one of these festivals and see the massive crowds of everyone gathered together for the love of rock n’ roll.  He says ” I don’t even know what “rock is dead” means. You come out to our shows, for example Rock Allegiance which sells out and what does that tell you? It tells you that yeah, we might be the most popular kid in the classroom or the sexiest girl at the dance, but you don’t have to be. You just have to put together a ton of great bands at a good ticket price and offer great entertainment value and people will certainly come.”

PCM is proud to be offering up TWO pairs of GA Weekend Passes for Rock Allegiance….click here to enter for your chance to win!

Here’s a preliminary list of Monster Energy Rock Allegiance onsite experiences, including Gourmet Man Food and craft beer, as well as nonprofit organizations with a presence at the festival:

Gourmet Man Food: Monster Energy Rock Allegiance features a Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious. The current Gourmet Man Food lineup includes: Angry Bird Grill • Baby Blues BBQ • BrazBQ • Cheese E. Wagon • Chef Donte’s Delicious Dishes • Chickie’s & Pete’s • Dos Hermanos Tacos • Dump-N-Roll • Lil Trent’s • M.A.T.T.’s Food Truck • Mama’s Meatballs • Philly Delicias • Seoulfull Philly • Stella Jeanne’s Festival Foods • Sum Pig • The Cow And The Curd • The Tot Cart • Tilted Kilt • What’s the Catch

Craft Beer: Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The roster of regional and national craft beers is as follows: Evolution Craft Brewing Co (Salisbury, MD – Lot Nº 3 IPA, Jacques Au Lantern) • Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company (Dover, DE – Rams Head IPA, Oak Barrel Stout) • New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO – Fat Tire Amber Ale, Snapshot Wheat) • Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA – Grateful Pale Ale, Northern Lights IPA) • Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA – Perpetual IPA, DreamWeaver Wheat) • Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA – Festbier, Headwaters Pale Ale).

Monster Energy Experience/Sampling: 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

Jack Daniel’s Experience: “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

Zippo: Zippo Encore will offer 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

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

f.y.e. Fan Experience: 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 Monster Energy Rock Allegiance performers. Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions as well as unique experiences and offers thanks to Razor & Tie Records and Roadrunner Records.
Facebook: facebook.com/FYE
Instagram: @officalFYEmusic
#unitedstatesofFYE

Philadelphia Union – Rock N Jock Experience: Philadelphia Union will be hosting the ultimate Rock N Jock experience at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. One winner plus a guest each day will receive prizes from the Philadelphia Union, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance and a private Meet & Greet with Pierce The Veil (Saturday) or Breaking Benjamin (Sunday), along with the ultimate fan experience at both the festival and a 2017 Philadelphia Union game of their choice. To enter, visit http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/rock-enter. No purchase necessary.
Facebook: facebook.com/philadelphiaunion
Twitter: twitter.com/PhilaUnion
Website: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/
#RockNJock

yin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer: The F C Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis. The Dyin 2 Live wish granting program looks to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring joy, hope, inspiration, and courage into their lives. In doing this, the program hopes it can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are battling. The hope is that it can be used as a source of inspiration to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
www.FxckCancer.org
www.makingdreamshappen.org
www.Dyin2Live.org
Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDREAMS or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams

Sharethebus: Sharethebus is the fun and easy way to get to Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. Shuttles and buses from Harrisburg, Newark, Philadelphia, and more start at $12.50 for a round trip pass. Purchase your bus passes here:
https://www.sharethebus.com/events/rockallegiance?outgoingCity=Harrisburg%20-%20Midtown%20Cinema&tripType=roundtrip
Sharethebus was founded by two individuals from Montreal named Wolf and Kyle. They were fed up with how hard it is to rent a charter bus, and wanted a better way to travel together. In 2014 they started Sharethebus and quickly realized that what they’re offering is something that a lot of people want. Today, Sharethebus is a growing team of travel experts, developers, and rock stars who are building the best way for you and all your friends to go where you want, when you want, all while having a blast.

Hotel discounts for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/rock-allegiance-2016-c21ee149/. For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit www.RockAllegiance.com.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Spectra at Talen Energy Stadium.

Talen Energy Stadium is a state-of-the-art Major League Soccer stadium that serves as the home to Philadelphia Union and is located at 1 Stadium Drive in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, F.Y.E., Roadrunner Records, Razor & Tie Records, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer/Dyin2Live, and more.

For more information on Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, visit:

Website: www.RockAllegiance.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockallegiance
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockallegiance; @RockAllegiance
Instagram: @RockAllegiance / #RockAllegiance

Talen Energy Stadium social media accounts:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/talenenergystdm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalenEnergyStadium/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talenenergystadium/

To receive advance notice and special offers to future Talen Energy Stadium events, join the free Talen Energy Stadium CyberClub here.

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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!

Click to view slideshow.

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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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