Rock on the Range Unveil More Information About Tenth Anniversary

Rock on the Range will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring. Festival organizers previously confirmed that a slew of artists including the newly reunited At the Drive-In, Rob Zombie, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lamb of God, Disturbed, and more would be making their way to the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH in late May. Now, festival organizers have unveiled another huge band heading to the three-day music festival.

On Monday (Feb. 8), Rock on the Range organizers revealed that the Deftones have been added to their list. The California band recently revealed that their new album, Gore, would be released on April 8, a little over a month before they take the stage at Rock on the Range. “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the tenth year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno said.

In addition to the Deftones joining the lineup, it was also revealed that on Saturday (May 21), Rock on the Range will include a live version of VH1 Classic’s program, That Metal Show. The live show will feature interviews with various bands on the lineup, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and That Metal Show commentary by hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine.

Tickets for the Ohio-based festival are currently available on the festival’s website, but it is recommended that those who are digging the lineup so far get their tickets as soon as possible. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, the prices of all tickets will increase. Weekend general admission prices will increase to $229.50 (plus fees) while weekend stadium general admission tickets will go up to $159.50 (plus fees). For more information about Rock on the Range including the lineup, tickets, or the lineup for the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy tent, head on over to the festival website.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Bruno Mars for Super Bowl Half-Time

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A little bit of spice has been added to Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Halftime show in the form of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Early this weekend, it was revealed that the California-based band would be joining Bruno Mars during the iconic halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl.

According to the Los Angeles Times who broke the news, the band was invited to join the singer by his personal invitation. The Chili Peppers were already scheduled to perform in that area as part of a pre-Super Bowl show in Brooklyn for WFAN’s “Say Hello to Brooklyn” showcase at the Barclays Center on February 1.

At the current moment, it has not been revealed whether The Chili Peppers will be taking the place of Mars’ usual backing band or if it’s going to be a one shot deal with the band coming on stage to perform one of their own tracks with Mars singing.

No matter the reasoning behind the decision, the NFL should be a little grateful for it because the invitation might bring in a wider range of fans to watch the halftime showing increasing the already high ratings it usually garners.

The NFL’s biggest night is set to take place on February 2 in New Jersey.