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!
Anne’s Favorite Fuel Song [Video]
Fuel will make a stop Wednesday (Sept. 25) at the Machine Shop, and those guys always put on a great show. While the band is known for early-2000s hits such as "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)," "Innocent" and "Bad Day," Fuel are still making music that rocks.
These Mastodon Cupcakes Look Amazing
I love Mastodon, and I love cupcakes, so you can imagine how incredibly excited I am to find these Mastodon cupcakes!
MusiCares Challenge Asks Participants to Pose With Beloved Album
By now, we've all heard of and seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has helped increase donations to the ALS Association, according to Forbes, by more than 3,500% over last year. But, the MusiCares organization has its own challenge going on, and it's a lot easier than getting drenched with ice cold water.
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat
Anyone who knows me knows I collect Hello Kitty. Hey, I even have a Hello Kitty phone. That said, I'm fairly devastated to learn that Hello Kitty is not really a cat! Although now it makes sense why I'm not allergic to Hello Non-Kitty.
Top 10 Best College Football Tailgating Schools According to Bleacher Report
I couldn't be more excited that football season is back! Football is by far my favorite sport. For college, I root for the MSU Spartans- it's my alma mater! For football, it's the Lions and Bears. Bleacher Report recently compiled a list of top 25 tailgating schools in the 2014 season. Michigan made the top 10, but they left Michigan State Out!
Wacky Ice Bucket Challenge Halloween Costume Benefits ALS Research
So, you survived the Ice Bucket Challenge. Congrats! Now, what would you think of dressing up as the Ice Bucket Challenge for Halloween?
Korn and Banana 101.5 Share 20th Birthday
By now, you've likely heard that Korn are headlining Banana 101.5's 20th Birthday Bash on Oct. 3 at the Perani Arena. But, did you know the Banana and Korn actually share a 20th birthday?
Anne’s Dirt Fest 2014 Montage: Raw Footage of Gemini Syndrome, Framing Hanley and Killswitch Engage [VIDEO]
Another Dirt Fest has come and gone. It was killer, wasn't it? More than 50 bands rocked six stages at this year's Dirt Fest, and while the temps were hot, the performances were even hotter.
Dirt Fest 2014 Rocks the Birch Run Expo Center
Dirt Fest 2014 rocked the Birch Run Expo Center last Saturday (Aug. 9), bringing thousands of attendees from all over the country to Michigan to enjoy a full day of hard rock and metal talent. I spent much of the day introing bands on the National Rock Review stage along with friend and co-worker Andrea Love from Banana 101.5.
Countdown to Dirt Fest [VIDEO]
Dirt Fest will be here before we know it! The show takes place Aug. 9 at the Birch Run Expo Center.
Ana Kills — Dirt Fest 2014 Artist Spotlight
I've been hearing good things about Flint's Ana Kills for months, so I'm excited to finally see the guys perform at Dirt Fest.
Mayhem Festival Discovery: Islander, ‘Coconut Dracula’
Mayhem Festival is always a great place to discover new bands. This year, the festival featured three side stages, and each offered a mix of new and veteran talent. I discovered a few bands new to my ears at Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Music Festival last week. Islander is one that really stands out.