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Anne Erickson

Hey, guys! I grew up listening to classical music, opera and musical theater, but somewhere along the way, discovered rock and metal. Hearing bands like Nirvana, A Perfect Circle, AFI, RED and Seether opened up a new world to me, and I’ve worked in the music business ever since. I graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre from Michigan State University and started working as a reporter for Gannett Michigan. I also scored my first radio job on an alternative station in Michigan. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Billy Corgan, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and many more. Fun fact: I don’t like going to the movies. I can't sit still that long! Thanks for listening, and God bless! Facebook: ashlleyanne and Instagram: ericksonanne.
Photo via Essential Records
Photo via Essential Records
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Anne’s Top 5 RED Songs

Everyone here at the Banana knows that RED is one of my favorite groups. Ever since their ‘The End of Silence’ release in 2006, I’ve been drawn to their music, and they keep putting out solid heavy tunes.

RED will play Feb. 28 at the Machine Shop in Flint. For more on the show, go here.

Check out five of 5 Awesome RED songs below!

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Pop Evil on January 26 is Sold Out!

Well, the Pop Evil show on Jan. 26 at the Machine Shop is officially sold out. That's not a surprise, seeing as the show is Tony LaBrie's birthday bash, plus features popular '80s band Ironsnake. If you missed out on getting tickets, no worries. Check out some of the other shows coming up at the Shop this month below!

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Survival Kit Checklist – Ice Storm 2013 Aftermath

Something I learned during the Ice Storm of 2013 is that I need a proper survival kit-- that means one that doesn't just include a bottle of water, coffee mug and lip gloss. Like many of you, I lost power during the storm. As it turned out, my only flashlight needed a new battery. Urgh!

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Photo via YouTube
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Christmas Metal Song: August Burns Red, ‘Frosty the Snowman’

I have a soft spot for Christmas music with an edge, and every year, I’m always in search of new Christmas metal and rock songs. This holiday tune from August Burns Red remains one of my favorite. (It doesn’t hurt that I’ve always really enjoyed August Burn Red’s music.)

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