Dirt - Wednesday, Jan 23

 Super busy day at the hardDriveRadio Ranch!  Got some dudes stopping in today including Corey Taylor and Josh Rand from Stone Sour and from what I can tell, the entire Papa Roach band and the Patrick Brothers from Otherwise.  Gotta get my A game on today fo’ sho’. The bands are in town tonight at Terminal 5.  Should be a great night!…..OK kids, here it is and it’s FREAKING HUGE!  America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest namesThe 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more. And this year, they’ve added a Comedy Tent!  Cool stuff!  Pre-sale tix on sale Friday, Feb 01. For more:  www.rockontherange.com.  “We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.   Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!!  Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”   “Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.  “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” I am blown away, folks! I can’t believe how huge this thing has become!  It’s rather awesome!   Congrats to Gary Spivack and RightArm Entertainment & AEG Live’s Joe Litvag  for what looks like the biggest and most amazing one in their 7 years! Their other festivals, Carolina Rebellion and Welcome to Rockville will be announced later this week and next….Speaking of our friends Bullet For My Valentine,  hit www.harddrivelivetour.com for tons of info on the bands, dates and ticket info.  And don’t forget, you can pre-order Bullet’s Temper Tempernow to get first crack at tickets for the hardDrive Live Five Tour!  Check out video of the band in the studio  here! And if you read the release, the venue in Houston is House of Blues, not Warehouse Live. We apologize for the error. And while you’re on the site, check out the new interview video with Gus Wood of Young Guns!… Pulse Content reports Metallica has announced  they’ll make a second visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on April 19th for a headlining performance at the du Arena. The band’s first show there was in October 2011 — with the gig winning Best Music Event at the Best In Abu Dhabi 2012. Metallica will follow that show with two in South Africa before returning home to headline its second Orion Music + More festival in Detroit in early June. (HenneMusic)…. Speaking of the Deftones, they released its latest album, Koi No Yokan, in several different vinyl versions on yesterday (Jan 22). The four configurations include a standard retail version pressed on 140-gram black vinyl, limited to 3,000 copies; a direct-to-consumer version on 180-gram black vinyl with foil-stamped numbered jackets, limited to 1,000 pieces; an international edition; and an exclusive 1,500-copy edition sold through Hot Topic retailers pressed on 140-gram clear-colored vinyl. Koi No Yokan came out last Nov and debuted at Number 11 on the Billboard album chart. The band kicks off a spring headlining tour in support of the disc on March 1st in Toronto. (Blabbermouth)…Is Pearl Jam planning a show at Chicago’s legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs? Both the band and the Cubs posted updates on their Twitter pages yesterday (Jan 22nd) with the hashtag #StayTuned. The Cubs’ tweet showed a team jersey with the number 10 on it, while the group’s post asked if fans remembered a previous show in the Windy City. Pearl Jam later issued a second tweet that contained a photo of a massive stage on the field. There’s no word yet on when the presumed gig will happen. (Antimusic)….Happy 60th  to Robin Zander of Cheap Trick!  

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