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15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health
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15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health

With the return of Lollapalooza hitting Grant Part in Chicago, IL this summer spanning a massive 4 days, we've wanted to break down 15 artists playing that we'd recommend and give you some song choices along the way. Since we are excited for the return of live music as well I also wanted to take a moment also to talk about the benefits that live music and concerts / festivals can have for ones mental health. (more…)
(Mental Health Conversation)  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 49:  Chad Ward of ROADIE RELIEF FUND
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(Mental Health Conversation) Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 49: Chad Ward of ROADIE RELIEF FUND

Editor's Note:  Legendary roadie Chad Ward joins us on the 49th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast.  In this episode, Chad discusses how he founded the Roadie Relief Fund, which helps roadies and those in the music industry with expenses incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Far too often, we don't think about all that goes into a concert.  Sometimes we think the ticket money goes directly towards the band.  That couldn't be further from the truth.  The band/artist has many expenses to keep the machine going.  They have to pay for venue rental, they might have to sell an x amount of tickets in order to break even, and they have to pay for roadies who set up the concerts, along with soundboard people and tour managers, public relation agents and the list goes on and on.  Chad ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 47:  MEIJIN BRUTTOMESSO
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 47: MEIJIN BRUTTOMESSO

Editor's Note:  Welcome to the Madness To Creation Podcast: Where self-care and music merge! On the 47th episode of the podcast, we have Meijin Bruttomesso joining us! I wanted to do something a little bit different for this episode, I wanted to bring what the music industry was like during the pandemic and how PR agents had to adjust building their clientele, managing their bands and recording artists and all the behind the scenes work that comes with it. Meijin also discusses how a band/artist should go about approaching a PR company and plugs The Outlet Music and Effective Immediately PR. Meijin's biggest land was helping former NFL player Joe Barksdale land a prominent feature in People Magazine. Meijin also discusses her fitness, her blog, which is called Rocker Stalker and a bi...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 263):  REX ALLEN JR
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 263): REX ALLEN JR

Blessed with a golden voice and a true dedication to his music and career, Rex Allen Jr. is the consummate actor, singer, songwriter and entertainer.  Rex joined us again as we talk about the Country Rewind Records release of “Smokin’ Country Swing - The Lost Tracks”   Start the show with “Let's Go Rockabilly” - written by John Gluck, Jr. and Diane Charlotte Lampert and performed by Tex Williams.  We begin with the Intro - 0:30.   We take a trip down country music history lane and Rex shares some great stories.   We talk about country music that took place early on in Tennessee, Texas, and California. We also talk about how Les Paul played on numerous projects as a session player.   11:12 - I asked Rex when all of the legendary country and western performers such as Tex ...
Tickets on Sale for LOLLAPALOOZA 2021
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Tickets on Sale for LOLLAPALOOZA 2021

After the harsh reality that has been COVID this past 15+ months and the normalcy of life resuming, Lollapalooza has announced it will be returning to Grant Park in IL this late July / August just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary. With a lineup featuring headliners such as newly inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler The Creator and Miley Cyrus they've got their bases covered for fans of all ages and genres. Lasting 4 days though this will for sure be an event with something for everyone to watch be it rock legends Journey, nu-metal legends Limp Bizkit, or current stars such as Marshmellow and Megan Thee Stallion. https://www.lollapalooza.com/tickets Tickets are now on sale with 4 day passes started at $350 with payment plan options ...
AXS TV Presents Star-Studded Lineup on Armed Forces Day!
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AXS TV Presents Star-Studded Lineup on Armed Forces Day!

AXS TV celebrates America’s brave servicemen and women with a star-studded night of music in the 2020 concert event America Salutes You: Guitar Legends 4 on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, as part of the Network’s Saturday Stack: Guitar Legends lineup. This marks the fourth-consecutive year that AXS TV has aired the event organized by America Salutes You, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the mental health and wellness of America’s veterans and first-responders and specializing in benefit concerts for active military, veterans, first-responders, and their families. The night’s charitable recipients include the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, TAPS, CreatiVets, and Veterans Service Foundation, among others.   Guitar Legends 4 is once again hosted by...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 255):  DANNY ZELISKO
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 255): DANNY ZELISKO

Contributor's Note:  Legendary concert promoter Danny Zelisko joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 255th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Danny Zelisko discusses his book "All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter", which has a foreword written by legendary baseball player Kirk Gibson and received rave reviews from Rob Halford, Roger Waters and Larry LeBlanc of Celebrity Access.  Here is what they talked about: 0:00 - We start with the musical intro from “Please Please Me” By The Beatles  We begin to his book:  All Access: Occupation:  Concert Promoter  We talk about how The Beatles “Please Please Me” was the song that sparked his love for music How The Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan was the moment he knew what he wanted to d...
Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 38:  TikTok Influencer/Edgehill Designs LLC MARCI WHITEHURST
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Madness To Creation Podcast Ep. 38: TikTok Influencer/Edgehill Designs LLC MARCI WHITEHURST

Editor's Note:  It was so much fun catching up with a friend of mine from high school Marci Whitehurst for the 38th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast. Her and her fiance Ryan are living in Illinois in the 'burbs of Chicago and have a wild story on how they created their home design partnership known as Edgehill Designs LLC. , If you're in the Chicago area and are interested in adding some vibrancy and life to your home office, or need furniture restored or designed hit em up on Instagram and Facebook, and tell them that your boy sent ya!  This was a thrill having her on because I get to reconnect with a friend, also she talks about her amazing TikTok channel, which you can find @marcilynlouise and she has a heart of gold helping single mothers out. She's living proof that g...