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Jonathan Davis Staying Busy

Wednesday, Jan, 15 2014

Jonathan Davis is getting involved in the movie industry. Not acting but scoring. He's teammed up with composer Nicholas O' Toole on the score for a movie called "After The Dark." This film is about a group of college students who must decide which 10 of them will take shelter underground during a nuclear apocalypse. The movie will be in select theaters February 7th.

Davis joins the likes of Slash, Sully Erna, Corey Taylor, and more getting involved in the movie industry. The trailer is posted below.

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6 pack @ 5 1/14/14

Tuesday, Jan, 14 2014

Toni P. of Mechanicsville won the 6 pack @ 5 for Tuesday January 14th. Toni's won an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt. Here's what Toni's 6 pack featured:

In This Moment-Blood
Three Days Grace-Chalk Outline
Korn-Never Never
Trapt-Love Hate Relationship
Eve To Adam-Straitjacket Supermodel
Volbeat-Still Counting

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New Music and More Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan, 14 2014

Tuesday is normally the day for new music, movies, etc... Today the rock world gets a little of both!

Devour The Day releases their debut album today titled "Time & Pressure" You've heard their hit "Good Man" on our airwaves. Devour The Day is made up of 2 Egypt Central members, Joey "Chicago" Walser & Blake Allison. They formed the band in 2012.

Sully Erna makes his debut today on the Big Screen. His first movies "Army of the Damned" releases today straight to DVD. Erna plays a Police Officer and the movie also features Tony Todd (Candyman), Joey Fatone (NSYNC), and Jasmin St. Claire (Adult Entertainment)

Also releasing today is Bruce Springsteen's new album "High Hopes" While we don't play The Boss on Rock 108, his album release is relevant to us because Tom Morello is featured on 8 of the 12 tracks.

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Don't Like Sleep? Go To Vegas.

Monday, Jan, 13 2014

A week ago today, I returned to the reality of below zero temperatures and work. My vacation was over. I would have blogged about this a week ago, but I fell victim to a nasty cold and I'm finally starting to feel normal.

I vacationed in Las Vegas for 4 days with 6 of my closest friends and we all made it back alive. There were no Hangover moments. No meeting a woman and getting married at a drive thru chapel (Yes, that's a real thing out there). I survived 4 days of Las Vegas and I can't wait to go back.

The flight to Vegas, a straight shot from Des Moines (or Cedar Rapids depending on when you want to go) is the biggest lead up to the trip. This was the 4th time I had visited and while I'm not the biggest fan of flying, I can't sleep on the flight because I'm so excited to get out there. You go from flying over mountains, hills, and desert to flying over residential areas miles wide, hotels the size of small towns, and even theme park rides.

Believe it or not, 4 days out there is a very long time. But there is so much to do, it's difficult to fit all of it in 4 days. Whether your thing is going to shows, eating (restaurants galore), or just drinking and gambling, Vegas has it all.

Where we stayed is one of the newest areas on the strip. It's called the City Center and is made up of The Aria, Cosmopolitan, and Vdara. I'm not kidding when I say all 3 are the size of small towns. The first day we were there, we walked from The Aria to The Cosmopolitan and because we wanted to walk along the strip, it took us 20 minutes to get from one to the other. Remember, these hotels are practically right next to each other.

My friends and I are big sports nuts, so we picked a good weekend to head out there. We had so many basketball games, the NFL playoffs started, plus we had 4 big time bowl games. The Sports Books in these hotels are what any man would want for their mancave. Giant flat screen TV's, food options all over, and a waitress to bring you any drink you want.

I honestly could write 6 pages about how my trip was and how I had a great time, but I'm not going to do that. You should see Vegas for yourself. And the quicker the better. I say that because the Southwestern part of this country is expierience a water shortage and Vegas could change in 10-20-30 years. It's better to see for yourself why Vegas never sleeps. I'm already planning my next trip out there.

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6 pack @ 5 1/13/14

Monday, Jan, 13 2014

Vern W. of Cedar Rapids won the 6 pack @ 5 for Monday January 13th. Vern is now the rightful owner an exclusive Rock 108 t-shirt. Here's his 6 pack @ 5:

Volbeat-The Hangman's Body Count
Five Finger Death Punch-Lift Me Up
Device-You Think You Know
Eve To Adam-Straightjacket Supermodel
Slash-Anastasia
Halestorm-Freak Like Me

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