RiO!Backstage – The Independent

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

There’s more to a music venue than what you see on stage, which is why the Rock it Out! Blog takes you behind the scenes of our favorite venues from around the country in a new video series called RiO!Backstage.

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RiO!B interview with The Gaslight Anthem

Friday, June 29th, 2012

On today's episode of the Rock it Out! Blog, I talk with The Gaslight Anthem frontman, Brian Fallon. We talk about the band's forthcoming album, Handwritten; his thoughts on Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!; and which album he thinks is the best of the year so far.
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Volbeat interview on the RiO!B

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Today on the Rock it Out! Blog, Alex Lopez sits down with Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen. They talk about their love for The Misfits, what the rock scene is like in Copenhagen and when Volbeat will head back into the studio. Read More

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith on the RiO!B

Friday, April 22nd, 2011



Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot/Bombastic Meatbats drummer Chad Smith made his second appearance on the Rock it Out! Blog and, like the first time, we were honored to have him. Now many of you have sent in questions you wanted me to ask Mr. Smith but the one EVERYBODY asked was, “When is the new RHCP album coming out?!” We have an answer.

Chad told the RiO!B exclusively that the new album from the Chili Peppers will be in stores by the end of August.… Read More

Five Finger Death Punch on the RiO!B

Saturday, July 31st, 2010



I recently went to the Rockstar Mayhem festival when it stopped in Holmdel, NJ and I got the chance to interview Matt and Jeremy of the band Five Finger Death Punch. They’re currently headlining… Read More

An interview with David Garrett

Thursday, July 29th, 2010



You probably don’t know who David Garrett since you listen to rock music and not classical. But you should get to know him because he’s got my seal of approval. Garrett is a 28-year-old classical… Read More

An interview with David Garrett

Thursday, July 29th, 2010



You probably don’t know who David Garrett since you listen to rock music and not classical. But you should… Read More

Axl Rose destroy Paparazzo!!1!

Friday, December 11th, 2009



Look at what I found! Thanks to TMZ (via Antiquiet) there is video of Axl Rose knocking out a photographer…and boy does Axl nail him but good!

According to the story, Axl Rose arrived at LAX airport and there was a woman with him. When the paparazzi started taking pics of Axl’s… Read More

New Moon soundtrack looks damn good

Monday, September 21st, 2009



I am not a fan of Twilight. The books, the movies, the whole idea. I just never saw the appeal. However the soundtrack for the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon, may be a record that makes it into my collection.

Indie-rock fans are probably jizzing their skinny jeans over the recent announcement of the tracklisting for the soundtrack (via Consequence… Read More

Iggy Pop is a Lego rock star

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009



You know when a franchise is great? Not when they sell millions of whatever they’re selling. Not when they become a pop culture reference. Your franchise is great when Lego wants in on your action. Rock Band is officially great.

TwentyFourBit is reporting that the game Lego Rock Band will be out this holiday season and features… Read More