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Coldplay Included on President Obama’s Summer Playlists

Friday, August 14th, 2015 by

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Credit: Phil HarveyPresident Barack Obama is definitely a music lover, hosting a variety of top artists at a series of White House events and even belting out an Al Green number during a 2012 speech at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.  Now, the Leader of the Free World is sharing his personal playlists with the world, and they offer up quite an eclectic mix of music.

The White House has released The President’s Daytime Playlist and The President’s Evening Playlist and they feature a few modern rock songs, including Coldplay‘s “Paradise” and The Lumineers‘ “Stubborn Love.”

Other notable acts on the playlists are Green, Rolling StonesBob Dylan and Van Morrison.

For the full list of songs, visit

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Rocket Playlist

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We get lots of emails demanding “Post your playlist!” We’re not ignoring you.  Its just a little funky for now, and until we streamline the process, we’re hoping this makes your life easier. With as much new rock as we’re always throwing at you, we understand how it can be hard to keep up, this link should help.

Jared Leto Launching Online Interview Series, “Beyond the Horizon”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by

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ABC/Randy HolmesJared Leto is adding “online talk show host” to his eclectic resume. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is launching Beyond the Horizon, an online interview series that will tackle “in-depth stories that inspire and fascinate viewers across the globe.” You can watch the trailer for Beyond the Horizon now at

Beyond the Horizon has been an incredible journey,” Leto says. “I have long been intrigued by the intersection of these fields, and being able to merge multiple interests of mine has been a fascinating process.”

Beyond the Horizon will air for 10 weeks on Tuesdays starting October 6 on AOL’s Build platform. Leto’s first guest will be author Deepak Chopra, and future episodes will feature Edward Snowden, Al Gore and artist Jeff Koons.

Leto and Thirty Seconds to Mars don’t have any tour dates coming up, as they just completed an international tour. Over the summer, the band held their inaugural Camp Mars wilderness retreat, which featured Thirty Seconds to Mars performances in addition to summer camp staples like hiking, climbing, tug of war and S’mores.

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Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr Picks His Current Favorite Rock Songs

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by

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Credit: Eliot Lee HazelAs people continue to proclaim the death of rock, everyone from Jimmy Page to Lars Ulrich to Billy Corgan have named Royal Blood as one of today’s best young rock bands. As for Royal Blood themselves, the U.K. duo are fans of quite a few modern rock bands, and frontman Mike Kerr names some of his current favorite rock songs in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

One of the songs Kerr picks is Eagles of Death Metal‘s single “Complexity.” Kerr says that Josh Homme‘s Queens of the Stone Age side project is “amazing live,” adding that band mate Jesse Hughes is a “very funny man.”

Kerr also praises Foals‘ “What Went Down,” the title track from the band’s new album, their first since 2013.

“It was mainly just really great to hear Foals back again,” Kerr says. “They had been away for quite a while.”

Also on Kerr’s list is Tame Impala‘s “Less I Know the Better,” from their album Currents, which he refers to as a “great f****** song.”

“I think [Tame Impala frontman] Kevin Parker is a genius, and really that whole record is great,” Kerr says.

Royal Blood is currently on tour through North America, which wraps up October 9 with their set at Austin City Limits.

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Metallica Releases 50-CD Live Box Set, “25 Nights Down Under”

Friday, June 5th, 2015 by

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BB Gun PressThere’s a box set, and the there’s this box set.  Metallica is now shipping a 50-CD package chronicling the band’s tours of Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and 2013. 

Titled 25 Nights Down Under, the collection features material recorded from 25 different shows spanning September through November 2010, and then a handful of shows from February and March, 2013.  It includes the 62 different originals, covers and rarities. “The God That Failed,” “Dyers Eve,” “Trapped Under Ice,” and “The Call of Ktulu” all make appearances in the set.

Originally announced in April, the set began shipping this week to fans who’d already pre-ordered it.  You can still grab your copy — just $395 via the band’s website.  You can get a taste of many of the tracks via the band’s Soundcloud page.

Metallica next takes the stage Saturday at the X Games in Austin, Texas.

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Rob Halford Signs Deal to Reissue Solo Catalog, “Essential” Compilation Due Out Next Week

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by

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Legacy RecordingsJudas Priest frontman Rob Halford has signed a new record deal that will see the reissue of nearly all of the albums and videos he released with his side projects Halford, Two and Fight.  The reissue campaign will begin with a two-CD, 30-track compilation titled The Essential Rob Halford that will hit stores on March 30.

In addition to the individual albums and video releases that will be made available, other retrospectives are also planned, including a Playlist collection and Complete Albums Box set.

After Halford left Judas Priest in 1992, he formed the band Fight, which released two albums and an EP during the years 1993 through 1995.  The rock legend followed that group with the industrial metal duo Two, whose only studio effort came out in 1998.  Then, in 2000, the powerhouse singer founded the straight metal band Halford, which has released a variety of studio albums, live record and videos.  Rob rejoined Judas Priest in 2003, but has continued to sporadically record with Halford.

Here is a list of Rob Halford’s various non-Judas Priest releases that will be reissued:

War of Words (1993)
Mutations (1994)
A Small Deadly Space (1995)
K5 — The “War of Words” Demos (1997)
War of Words: The Film (video) (2007)
Live in Phoenix (video) (2008)

Voyeurs (1998)

Resurrection (2000)
Live Insurrection (2001)
Crucible (2002)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 1 (2007)
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and video) (2008)
Winter Songs (2009)
Made of Metal (2010)
Live in Anaheim (album and video) (2010)
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and video) (2011)
Live in London (2012)
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and video)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 2

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Fall Out Boy, Kid Rock, Catfish and the Bottlemen Debut on Hot Rock Songs Chart

Friday, January 16th, 2015 by

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Image Courtesy of Island Records/DCD2 RecordsFall Out Boy fans are finding the band’s new single to be “irresistible.”

“Irresistible,” the opening track from FOB’s forthcoming album, American Beauty/American Psycho, debuted at number seven on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart — the band’s highest debut on the chart since AB/AP‘s first single, “Centuries,” bowed at number two. AB/AP will be released on January 20, and it’s also currently streaming in full on YouTube.

Kid Rock also made a big debut on Hot Rock Songs with “First Kiss,” the title track from his forthcoming album. “First Kiss” comes in at number 13 — Rock’s first appearance on the chart since he made it to number 12 in 2012 with “Let’s Ride.” First Kiss the album will be released February 24.

As for the young guns, Catfish and the Bottlemen make their first appearance on Hot Rock Songs for the first time with two songs: “Kathleen” at number 40 and “Cocoon” at 50. The Welsh band released their debut album, The Balcony, in the U.S. on January 6.

The most surprising debut on Hot Rock Songs this week goes to post-hardcore band I Prevail, who hit number nine with their cover of pop star Taylor Swift‘s mega-hit “Blank Space.”

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Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. to Headline NHL All-Star Game

Friday, January 16th, 2015 by

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Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementFall Out Boy is quickly becoming to go-to band for big sports events. In addition to their anthem-ready single “Centuries” serving as the theme song to the college football playoffs, and their scheduled appearance at the Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops pre-Super Bowl party, the band will also be a headlining performer at the NHL All-Star Game.

FOB will perform during the game’s first intermission, while co-headliners O.A.R. will play during the second intermission. O.A.R. are also celebrating a recent sports victory, as the band’s alma mater, Ohio State University, recently won the College Football National Championship.

The NHL All-Star Game will take place January 25 in Columbus, Ohio — the hometown of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hockey fans and Fall Out Boy fans alike can unite to watch the game airing at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Fall Out Boy’s new album, American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on January 20, though you can stream the album in its entirety now on YouTube.

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Fall Out Boy Announces Massive Summer Tour

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by

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Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementFall Out Boy has revealed the details of their summer tour. Dubbed the Boys of Zummer, the trek will begin June 10 in Camden, New Jersey and conclude August 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale January 23 at 10 a.m. local time via Citi cardmembers will have access to a pre-sale starting January 21 at 10 a.m. local time through

Boys of Zummer will be a multi-genre affair, with FOB joined on the tour by hip-hop artists Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen.

Fall Out Boy will be supporting their forthcoming sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, featuring the hit single, “Centuries.” AB/AP will be officially released January 20, but you can stream the record in full now via FOB’s YouTube page.

Here are all of the Boys of Zummer tour dates:

6/10 — Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
6/13 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/14 — Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
6/16 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
6/17 — Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/18 — Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/20 — Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/23 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/24 — Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/26 — Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
6/27 — Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/28 — Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
6/30 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/1 — Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/2 — Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
7/3 — Hershey, PA, Giant Center
7/4 — Scranton, PA, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/10 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/11 — Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/12 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
7/14 — St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/15 — Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
7/17 — Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/18 — Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/19 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
7/21 — Bonner Springs, KS, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/22 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
7/25 — Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/26 — Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
7/28 — Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
7/29 — Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/30 — Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
8/1 — Ridgefield, WA, Amphitheater Northwest
8/2 — Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheater
8/4 — San Francisco Bay Area, Venue TBD
8/5 — Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheater
8/7 — Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Events Center
8/8 — Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/10 — Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl

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Rocket Online Streaming and Mobile App Updates

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by

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Have you been having trouble streaming us online?

Rocket Online Icon copyOur bad! We’ve been doing all new system upgrades to bring you The Rocket Online, an all new digital experience for your rock likings.  Have patience with us rockers, new data cards and all new web-play systems are in route.  Our playlist is on stall until things are finished, but we promise it’ll be worth it in the end. We’ve updated all of our streaming profiles and mobile apps, which are live now just not with as much info as we’re going to pound you with in the very near future.

So if you need the new links, start by clicking LISTEN LIVE way up there at the top of the screen, or head to the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store, or here, for  you book-markers… the direct link to the web-streamer is

If you have questions, comments, or anything at all…feel free to contact us HERE. 

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