This year, thanks to Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) and AEG Presents, there was a record crowd of 140,000 rabid music fans running rampant on the grounds of Rock On The Range.
Gary Spivak (DWP) kicked off the Festival with a heartfelt welcome from the stage.
With Kids on Harleys to various Marine Corp Challenges, there were a vast plethora of events for everyone.
On-site vendors, food village, microbrews, and Jack Daniels were all part of the fun.
VIP experiences, acoustic sets in the Zippo tent, Fuck Cancer, fans and bands jamming in the Music Experience (hint: check out Them Evils)… how could it get any better?
Maynard pulled double duty with Tool & A Perfect Circle.
Body Count – this set was so hot Ice T had to cool down Ernie C.
Breaking Benjamin killing it again in support of their new album ‘Ember’
Them Evils – look for our interview with one of our favorite threesomes coming soon! We talked about unicorns, and… lady parts (to be pc about it). To hear the NC-17 rated version, stay tuned for the interview.
Chatting with Decker from Stitched Up Heart at ROTR felt more like old friends catching up. We talked new music, tour, and well… porn DJs. Again, for the full un-edited scoop, check out the interview coming soon.
Detroit Michigans pride & joy, the unstoppable Wilson.
Red Sun Rising whose bassist almost took me out by accident in the photo pit.
Machine Gun Kelly playing for his hometown crowd, and many, many more bands rocking the 3 stages Friday through Sunday.
One of coolest experiences was the Marine challenge. I got to do a gun training simulator, attempt pull-ups, and meet true heroes who serve our country and love music. God Bless them. This is just another way that a festival is an experience.
Shout out always to Fxck Cancer. They are a non-profit who grants a terminal cancer patient a rock and roll wish come true. Festival to Festival, Fxck Cancer goes above and beyond to be amazing.
It’s because of the fans that shows and festivals will live on. So shout out not just to the talent on stage, but the fans that sold it out in record number. For those that missed out on this experience stay tuned to DWP and AEG for all things music.
You can tailor your music experience, but in the end, it is one major and common reason – it’s all for THE MUSIC.