Back in October 1990, I entered a contest offered on a Milwaukee radio station called, "Lazer103 Rock-Jock." The contest was simple, really; write them a letter & tell them why they should pick my entry. 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 14 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 30 times, uncle Ted Nugent 26 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 and Greta Van Fleet. Basically, I like anything that ROCKS with a hard guitar edge. I have been to over 500 concerts, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. 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/
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Melts Some Minnesota December Ice
Filled with searing guitar licks, soaring vocal performances, and a laser light show that sets the bar. Check out the Photo Gallery!
Tell Us Your Favorites of This Year
Alice in Chains, 'Never Fade' ... Bad Wolves, 'Zombie' ... Ghost, 'Dance Macabre' ... Shinedown, 'Devil' ... Halestorm, 'Uncomfortable' .. If not, who?
The Grandfather of Grunge is Coming Back to Minnesota
One of the most memorable concert experiences I have from the 90's is one which would include the headliner Neil Young & Crazy Horse, with this new, very obscure opening act from Seattle!
A Minnesota Concert Venue Makes a Nationwide Top Ten List
It's an interesting list, and perhaps you've attended a show or two at one (or some) of others on this list as well!
Three Years Ago Today – Remembering Scott Weiland
"When my boyfriend told me Scott had died, I just assumed it was an internet hoax" - Brianna Singer - Z-Rocker - Rochester, MN
Real, or Artificial Rochester?
My question is simple. Do you do an artificial tree, or a real tree?
Light Up Rochester and Southeast Minnesota With Your Green Light
Change one light in a visible location in your home or office to green, and keep it glowing every day as a symbol of support and appreciation for our veterans.
Unknown Openers Who Blew You Away
I’d categorize their music & vibe as a power-punk trio, wanting to make waves, not ripples in the modern rock melting pool. -Train Wreck
Foo Fighters Wrap-Up Tour in Minnesota Thursday Night
"It's Time To Celebrate" --Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters
It’s Now Comfort Food Season in Rochester, Minnesota
What are your comfort foods?