Monday, July 23, 2012

New Music

98 Rock needs your help. We've been sent a lot of new music; some of the tracks have been garbage but the other tracks have great potential, possibly even song of the summer. We want your feedback on these songs. Is this band the next best thing or should we run far away instead? By going to 98Online, you can listen to clips of some of our new music and vote for which ones you like. Your feedback will directly affect which songs receive more airtime. 

When you go to the 98 Rock website, scroll down to the Mobcast section (pictured below) and click on the tab that says new music.

Here's a head's up on some of the new music to look forward too.

First is Baroness who is back with a new studio album entitled Yellow & Green. Their lead single "Take My Bones Away" has been blowing up on the internet, with rave reviews from Pitchfork and The Washington Post. Click Here to listen to the full version of the song.

Next is New Medicine. These guys are hard rockers from Minneapolis who like to have a lot of fun with their music. Their latest single, "Rich Kids" is from their debut smash, Race You To The Bottom. New Medicine is also big fans of 98 Rock. They stopped by for a visit a while back to play us their first hit, "Laid". Check it out below.

Another new song to check out is "The Celestials" by rock gods The Smashing Pumpkins. The song is off their latest album, Oceania, which just came out at the end of June. The Pumpkins new tune deliver making you feel like it's 1995 again or even one of their favorite year, "1979." Click below to watch the Pumpkins perform "The Celestials" at the iheartradio Theater in New York.

Finally, make sure to check out "Figure It Out" by Serj Tankian. Serj is the lead singer of System of a Down, and just embarked on another solo project entitled Harakiri. The album is hard rocking and has been given rave reviewed from critics, many of whom praise Serj's lyrics. Check out the music video for "Figure It Out" below.

On a final note, if you are a 98 Rock Freeloader, you can receive points by Clicking Here and giving us your opinions on the new music. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. We really appreciate your feedback.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shinedown Releases New Video

Rock Gods Shinedown just released a new music video for their brand new song entitled "Enemies." The track is from their smash album "Amaryllis," which has sold over 190,000 copies worldwide and has reached number 4 on the Billboard Charts.

Check out the video below.

As you may know Shinedown’s history with 98 Rock runs pretty deep. Here is a video of them performing their hit single "Second Chance" for the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party in September 2009.

By the way, we are getting details together for this year’s countdown to kick off party. Stay tuned to 98 Rock for more details and the full line up.

Orion Music & More Festival

Music Festivals are invading the country. From large ones such as Bonaroo in Manchester Tennessee, to smaller local festivals such as Silopanna in Annapolis, people across the country are flocking to these festivals to see some of their favorite bands preform.

One of the many festivals popping up across the country is Orion Music & More, in Atlantic City. This was the Inaugural year for the festival, which ran June 23rd and 24th. Metallica coordinated the festival and headlined the festival, giving two stellar performances both nights. Metallica wasn't the only band to tear down the house. The Gaslight Anthem, Baroness, and Avenged Sevenfold all gave kick ass performances, and that's just a few of the many bands who performed.

Orion was very unique though because it wasn't just a music festival, it also had a "more" component. (Hence it being called Orion Music & More). Throughout the weekend, there was a custom car show, a surfing contest provided by Billabong, and several film screenings, among others adding to the fun of the weekend.

98 rock was at the festival with the hook up. We got exclusive access to performances and interviews with some of your favorite bands. Click below to listen to Stash and Steve Huber talk with The Gaslight Anthem.

Click Here to watch even more videos from Orion including interviews with Baroness and Volbeat.  98 rock also got some great pictures! Below are pictures of Metallica as well as Stash and Steve Huber with Gary Clark Jr.  
Click Here to see all the photos from Orion.
Overall, Orion was a huge success. We'd like to thank Metallica for organizing the festival and we look forward to bringing you the best of Orion next year.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Slash Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Slash has been killing it lately. We've really been feeling his new song, "You're a Lie", which, is racing up the charts. He also was just given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Slash gave a short speech and said it was a "huge honor" to win the award. Watch the Video HERE. He was stoked because Hollywood is where he grew up, where he went to school, and where he rehearsed with Guns 'n' Roses. He has a big connection to the city. Charlie Sheen was also on hand to give his congratulations to Slash.

Slash has had a hectic schedule but even managed to stop by 98 Rock last month to chat with Mickey, Amelia and Spiegel on the morning show. Watch parts of the interview:

Do you like what you here?  Click HERE to listen to the full interview.

See some pictures of Slash in Studio:

 You can click the link HERE to see all the pictures of Slash with the morning show. 
We would like to give congratulations to Slash for winning this award, and look forward to more great music from him in the future.

Friday, December 16, 2011

P.O.D. Launch Logo Design Contest

The band P.O.D. are working on a bit of a comeback to the rock scene and they need your help. According to Revolver, "P.O.D., also known as Payable on Death, are giving fans the opportunity to create a new logo for the band. The group will use the new design on its forthcoming new album and will pay the winner $500, give him or her a VIP ticket to a show of their choice, and give him or her exposure on its social-media outlets. If you’re interested in submitting a design, you must do so by January 3, after which fans will vote on the logos from January 4 to the 10th, and a grand-prize and runner-up winner will be announced on January 25."

Check out this video and then help them out by going here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Medicine In Studio 11/18/2011

We certainly have adopted the band New Medicine. We have had them in studio a before to play their song 'Laid.' Matt Davis interviewed the guys when they came to 1st Mariner Arena. And the guys were nice enough to play for us and our Miller Lite Nite earlier this year.

The band made it back to Baltimore and stopped in to talk with Stash and play their new single "Race You To The Bottom." Take a look:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

98 Rock - New Music - Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

Check out the new music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers that we're spinning!