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FORT ROCK 2018: SET TIMES

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The set times for this year’s Fort Rock have been announced.

     

On Saturday April 28th we got

Black Stage

9:40 PM Godsmack
7:10 PM Shinedown
5:35 PM Bullet For My Valentine
4:15 PM Hatebreed
3:00 PM Power Trip
1:45 PM ’68
12:35 PM TBA

Yellow Stage

8:25 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:15 PM Halestorm
4:55 PM Underoath
3:35 PM Trivium
2:20 PM Texas Hippie Coalition
1:10 PM Bad Wolves

and on Sunday April 29th we got

Black Stage

8:35 PM Ozzy Osbourne
6:25 PM Stone Sour
4:45 PM Hollywood Undead
3:20 PM Sevendust
2:00 PM Red Sun Rising
12:45 PM Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Yellow Stage

7:30 PM Breaking Benjamin
5:30 PM Stone Temple Pilots
4:00 PM Killswitch Engage
2:40 PM Pop Evil
1:20 PM Avatar
12:10 PM Toothgrinder

In other related news the FYE will be bringing the FYE Fan Experience. Where if your purchase one of the selected bands CDs. They will sign it for you. I am so thrilled that this tradition has carried over from the days when festivals would go on tour. I have met some of the greatest bands ever because of this. I just hope Breaking Benjamin and Godsmack will be two of them. We also got the Florida Panthers Rock n Jock Experience with the Florida Panthers and SHINEDOWN.

Fort Rock will also have a variety of food and beverage vendors which is fantastic. I have been to hundreds of concerts and no one wants to eat a soggy burger or warm flat beer. These will be local flavors from Fort Lauderdale. Which includes Agave Taco Bar, Angry Bird Grill, BC Taco Truck, Boot Scootin Burgers, Captain Nemo’s Seafood, Funnel Cake Fantasy, Gouda Boys, Hard Rock Café, Island Noodles, Mac Attack, Mount Olympus, Taste and Tell Gina, Texas Taco Depot, Jammin Concessions, Phat Daddy’s Creole, Strawberry Fields, Homeslice Pizza and more.

Now remember Fort Rock will be located at Markham Park is located at 16001 West State Rd. 84 in Sunrise, FL. Festival doors open at Noon daily and the show ends at 11:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in six U.S. events in distinct atmospheres during five consecutive weekends in April and May of 2018.

Monster Energy Fort Rock is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2018 sponsors include: f.y.e., Underground Lauderdale, Hello Sunny, Florida Panthers, Love Hope Strength, Miller Lite, Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson, Roadrunner Records, Rise Records, and the Treatment Partners of America.

For more information on Monster Energy Fort Rock, visit:

LETS GET READY TO ROCK NATION!

I’M GOING ON TOUR WITH GREEN JELLŸ

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You are reading that right. I am going on tour with Green Jellÿ through out their Florida run (April 5-8) doing my show WTF MUSICK NEWS. Here are the dates.

April 5-Jessie’s Lounge: 118 3rd Street Southwest Winter Haven FL 33880

April 6-Propaganda: 6 S J St, Lake Worth FL 33460

April 7-West End Trading Company: 202 S Sanford Ave, Sanford FL 32771

April 8-Ashley’s Sports Page Bar & Grill: 220 Florida A1A Satellite Beach FL 32937

Ill be selling my own merchandise and pieces of my autograph collection.

Come out, say hello, and get ready for a night of Musical Satire.

INKcarceration 2018

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I just got some great news. There is an AMAZING music festival coming to Ohio called INKCARCERATION 2018!

Not only do you have this Kick Ass line up but it’s also a tattoo celebration. Over 70 tattoos artist will be there ready to ink anybody but the best part….It’s held in the SHAWSHANK PRISON!!!….THAT IS THE MOST METAL AS FUCK THING EVER! You can even take a tours of the place. For more info and tickets go to http://inkcarceration.com

Video Game Soundtracks

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Cruizer here and I recently got the game MineCraft (yeah I know i’m late to the party) but the soundtrack was just incredible. It’s soothing, mysterious, adventurous, and retro without it sounding huge or new agey. (You can listen to it HERE) and I got to thinking of some of the great video game soundtracks. So in no particular order here are 3 of my favorites.

 

First up we got “SpiderMan: Maximum Carnage

MaximumCarnage

 

 

The music to this game is really up beat and energizing which is very fitting considering it’s a side scrolling beat’em up. It was also made by the worst band in the world….GREEN JELLŸ and they didn’t do just one song. They did the entire thing. Even did a cover of the Mob Rules by BLACK SABBATH.  They were also the first band to soundtrack a video game and this particular game is one of LJN’s few decent games which I find absolutely hysterical. The Worst Band in the world, teams up with the Worst Video Game Publisher in the world and BRINGS US A GAME THATS meh.

Next we have ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIBORS

Zombies

While the game itself is fun it is rather difficult but that’s ok because you get some amazingly creepy chip tunes in this classic game. You get a wide range of erie music. From stuff that just feels uneasy to down right evil as you kill of not only zombies but all kinds of monsters. I just found this interview with the game’s composer Joe McDermott and it’s worth a read.

Next we have Sonic Thed Hedgehog. Which one? Take your pick!

Sonic

While the franchise has had it’s ups and downs you can not deny how good the music was in virtually every game. Heck even the bad games has some killer tunes and even had some pretty sweet guests artist such as Crush 40, Cash Cash, Jaret Reddick, and even the king of pop himself MICHAEL JACKSON! I am not making this up. He composed the music for Sonic 3 but didn’t like the sound chip so he wanted his name then off (no wonder why it sounds so good). What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below and get ready because FORT ROCK is coming at the end of next month.

 

 

 

New (to me) Musick: Fort Rock

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As most of you know I do a show for Green JelloVision called WTF MUSICK NEWS and recently I decided to add a new segment to it called “New (to me) Musick”. Where I listen to bands and songs that I personally have not heard. So tomorrow I will be listening to the opening acts for this year’s FORT ROCK FESTIVAL. So be sure to tune in today at 9 PM(ish) East Coast time for WTF MUSICK NEWS & New (to me) Musick. Only on Green JelloVision

Texas Hippie Coalition

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The is the Concert Cruizer and I am just buzzing with excitement with Fort Rock coming to my neck of the woods and to celebrate I wanna talk about one of the bands on appearing at the show. Members of the nation I give you the TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION

Ride On album cover

Texas Hippie Coalition or sometimes THC…….(hehehe) are a metal band from Denison Texas and damn good one at that. Their style of metal has a Southern twist to it which is FANTASTIC because it’s one of elements that makes them unique. Seriously listen to EL DIABLO ROJO and tell me you’re gonna confuse them for some other band! The last time I heard a Southern Metal band sound this good is when The Showdown released their sophomore album Temptation Come My Way. Another thing working in their favor is the singer “Big Dad Ritch”. This guy is a character. Occasionally he will tell humorous stories during their set about his life and being on the road. When I saw them with FOZZY he told this tale of hiding weed on Fozzy’s bus so when the police would search a bus with the letters THC on it they wouldn’t find any. Another good one was when he told a story about going to a topless bar. He goes “now when I go to a titty bar I travel smart. I go with No Money……I tell them young woman i’m a musician. I don’t make any money. I’m here for the popcorn and the tunes”.

This guy is one hell of an entertainer. He even signed my CD booklet during a performance. I’m not making this up. When I saw them at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale I was told he wasn’t gonna sign after the show so I held up my CD Booklet for Ride on and it was during the guitar solo he took it from me and signed it. THATS A COOL GUY and so was everyone else in the band. They were hanging out after the show and they all signed my booklet too. Texas Hippie Coalition is a very unique band with a distinct sound and personality. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed and I can’t wait to see them again at FORT ROCK 2018. Until next time nation STAY LOUD!

FORT ROCK 2018 in FORT LAUDERDALE

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Sorry for not being active but my step Dad had a seizure and we have been tacking care of him. He is now back home with his family and is doing much better. Now it’s time for things to go back to normal and I have some exciting news…..THE LINE UP FOR FORT ROCK 2018 HAS BEEN REVEALED AND IS COMING TO MY NECK OF THE WOODS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I GIVE YOU FORT ROCK 2018!!!!

Fort Rock 2018 Line Up

I have been waiting for years hoping a festival like this to come to my area (yeah there’s SunFest but they don’t get many artists like this) and just look at this kick ass line up! Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, ShineDown, Ozzy Osbourne, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust. HOLY SHIT!!! This is going to be awesome!!! Tickets go on Sale December 8th and the run down on ticket prices are as follows

Weekend General Admission: $99.50 + fees

 

Weekend VIP: $299.00 + fees

 

Single Day General Admission: $75.00 + fees

 

Single Day VIP: $175.00 + fees
For more information head on over to https://fortrockfestival.com and get ready for a Weekend thats gonna ROCK!!!!!!

 

 

WTF MUSICK NEWS WEEK-IN-REVIEW & DARTH VADER

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The week has finally come to an end and the first week-in-review of my new series WTF MUSICK NEWS for the comedy punk rock band GREEN JELLO is on youtube right now. Complete with edits, music, bumpers, and animation sequences. So sit back and enjoy WTF MUSICK NEWS WEEK-IN-REVIEW and in un related news. My dear friend Creature Suit Actor, Martial Artist and DARTH VADER from Star War Rouge One SPENCER WILDING will be at Orlando MegaCon

Darth Vader (Left) Spencer Wilding (Right)

Spencer will be at Orlando Megacon May 25-28 signing autographs and taking pictures with fans along other fellow Star Wars actor Ray Park who portrayed DARTH MAUL in Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. Also scheduled to appear are other Mega Stars like Stan Lee, Tim Curry, Iron Mike Tyson, Norman Reedus, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Meat Loaf and tons of others. Check the links above and get your tickets now and get ready for the ultimate nerd weekend. Thats it for nation and until next time STAY LOUD!

WTF MUSICK NEWS

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It’s been a long time but that’s because I have been working my dear friend Bill Manspeaker of the comedy punk rock band GREEN JELLO to help develop his own internet channel where I will be doing a new daily show called WTF MUSICK NEWS.

WTF Musick News

 

This is a musical satire show that picks up where MTV left off and my character (Justan Fanboi) talks about some of the news in the music industry that just makes you go WTF!? As well as taking jabs at internet trolls but still talk about some good news within the music world. It airs live every day a 9 PM East Coast Time and you can watch it on the Green Jello Facebook Page. Great things are on the rise and I want to take you all with me. Be sure to give the page a like and be sure to tune in every night. Until next time Nation STAY LOUD! \m/ \m/