KATTFEST 2016 came and went. Thanks to all of our listeners and fans it was a massive success. To pay tribute to all of you for making this year another awesome KATTFEST, we’ve made this video for you to enjoy. Thanks to the bands for killing it too: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Saint Asonia, & AlterBridge!MORE
Jay Ramone and Cameron Buchholtz sat down with Josh Hamler from Shaman’s Harvest at Rocklahoma 2016. Jay and Cameron both host weekend shifts on Rock 100.5 The KATT.MORE
GUNS N’ ROSES RETURN FOR HISTORIC NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER STADIUM TOUR – Founder Axl Rose and Former Members, Slash and Duff McKagan, Regroup For The ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’ Produced by Live Nation – – COMING TO AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS ON AUGUST 3RD – – Tickets On Sale April 8 at…MORE
This morning Oklahoma’s own John Humphrey spoke with Brad Copeland on the Rick & Brad Morning Show. John is the drummer in Seether and is also the drummer in Oklahoma band The Nixons. They discussed the new album, life at home during COVID-19, when they plan on touring again, and debuted the new single ‘Dangerous’.
The new album is their first in three years. It is titled ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’, which translated means ‘If You Want Peace, Prepare for War’. The new album is due out August 28th.
Check out the interview with John below as well as the official animated video for the new single ‘Dangerous’.
YouTuber ‘Funk Turkey’ used an AI bot to create a new, albeit fake, Metallica song. While some parts are clearly laughable, it’s actually not totally terrible. Take a listen and let us know what you think by commenting on our social media…
NATIONAL INDEPENDENT VENUE ASSOCIATION BRINGS EFFORT TO SECURE VENUE SURVIVAL TO CAPITOL HILL
April 22, 2010 – The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), whose members, employees, artists and local communities are facing an existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are in urgent need of targeted legislative and regulatory assistance, today sent a letter to Washington leadership proposing solutions to address the unique and dire situation facing the industry.
“Our passionate and fiercely independent operators are not ones to ask for handouts,” said Dayna Frank, NIVA Board President and owner of First Avenue in Minneapolis. “But because of our unprecedented, tenuous position, for the first time in history, there is legitimate fear for our collective existence.”
The letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, House of Representatives Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is attached.
NIVA is comprised of more than 800 of the most influential independent music venues and promoters across 48 states and Washington, D.C. Independent venues were among the first to close as COVID-19 spread across the country, and unfortunately, are also likely to be among the last to reopen.
Due to the unique circumstances that have led to the indefinite closure of our industry – resulting in zero revenue for the foreseeable future – NIVA has requested specific funding programs to assist for the duration of the government’s mandatory shutdown. The goal is to enable independent venues to survive the crisis, reopen in the future, and once again contribute to the economic revival of our communities.
It is estimated that for every $1 spent on a ticket at small venues, a total of $12 in economic activity is generated within communities on restaurants, hotels, taxis, and retail establishments. While we are small businesses, the estimated direct annual economic impact we bring to local communities is nearly $10 billion.
It will likely take months for venues to resume to their full schedules once they are permitted to reopen, and capacity reductions may be required for safety. NIVA is also seeking national guidelines for large gatherings to occur in a safe manner. Uniformity across the country and throughout the industry will ensure artists can resume a stable tour schedule and fans can come and enjoy shows once again.
Please visit the NIVA website often for updates and the progress on fight to save independent venues in the wake of this crisis: https://www.nivassoc.org/
Brad talks to Dillon Passage. He’s Joe Exotic’s current husband and was featured in the Netflix series ‘Tiger King’.
Gavin Rossdale of Bush brings you an acoustic set from his home to yours. Exclusively for KATT fans & listeners! Enjoy!