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Back in October 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station called, "Win Your Own Hour On Our Airwaves." The contest was simple, really; Write them a letter & tell them why they should pick me. So, I wrote the letter and I WON, and the rest is history! Ten days later I would have my first radio gig. Since then I have worked in radio part-time (around my full-time jobs) in Beaver Dam and Appleton, WI, Tuscon, AZ, and for the past 11 years, right here in Rochester, MN. I enjoy going to concerts and supporting live music, My absolute favorite band live is ZZ - TOP, who I've seen LIVE 29 times, uncle Ted Nugent 25 times, and many more artists/bands multiple times. Some of my other 'favs' are Stone Temple Pilots & Black Sabbath. And yes, I have met both Scott Weiland & Ozzy. Add Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins & Pink Floyd, along with Neil Young & Foo Fighters, to new acts like Royal Blood. Basically, I like anything that ROCKS with a hard guitar edge. I have been to over 400+ concerts, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Just call me #theConcertGuy. I enjoy my gas grill, growing heirloom Hungarian peppers on my deck, playing acoustic guitar & harmonica, along with my full time job working outdoors at a local, well known garden center on 2nd St. in Rochester. Working here at Z-Rock is a true passion, and it is still as thrilling and fun as it was on my first day in radio. Oh yeah, I am a proud papa, grand dad, and five-year Navy aviation veteran, too! LONG LIVE THE MUSIC...........LONG LIVE ROCK! \m/\m/
screenshot: You Tube/Kids React
screenshot: You Tube/Kids React
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Watch These Little Rug-Rats Respond to Metallica’s ‘Hardwired To Self-Destruct’

The 'Kids React' video series by the Fine Brothers turns ordinary, average children into miniature music critics as they tell us what they really think about adult stuff. In this clip they respond to Metallica, and for the most part seem brutally honest!

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Photo: Crowd Shot- Northern Invasion 2016
Photo: Crowd Shot- Northern Invasion 2016
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What was Your Favorite Concert (or Concert Event) of 2016?

Last week you told us about your concert bucket list, so this week we'd like to hear about YOUR favorite Concert (or concert event) for 2016. Rock Fest? Metallica? Northern Invasion? Megadeth? DEFTONES? Others? -POST YOURS at the Z-Rock Facebook Page!

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Photo: 'Train Wreck' ~ Z-Rock Weekends
Photo: 'Train Wreck' ~ Z-Rock Weekends
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interview and Performance of ‘This Is Christmas Day’

Al Pitrelli and Russell Allen of Trans-Siberian Orchestra sit down to talk about their new rock opera ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’, the history of TSO, along with an outstanding acoustic performance!

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Photo: 'Train Wreck' - Uncle Ted - July 2016
Photo: 'Train Wreck' - Uncle Ted - July 2016
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Train Wreck’s Concert List for 2016 – Recap

Well, 2016 was a pretty good year with regards to concerts. My mission for the year was quality, verses quantity! I think I achieved that with four 'titans' in the world of Rock & Roll. See if you agree! - HIT THE PHOTO GALLERY-    - POST YOUR LIST ON FACEBOOK -

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