Valerie Hiatt and I are on a metal mission Monday April 7-Friday April 11. To get you guys some sweet seats to the Chevelle/Halestorm Iowa State Fair show. Just listen for these 2 bands back-to-back, call KRNA at 319-337-2222/365-1111 and get ready to rock it out to the Loeffler boys and Mz. Lzz Friday night August 15. Tickets go on Sale 4/12 at 10am via Ticketmaster.

I've had 2 chances to hang with Chevelle. Rockin' the Rapids under the shadow of the Alliant Tower a couple summers ago. And, backstage at the QC venue then named after some dude named Mark. They are just the coolest, most down-to-earth cats you could ever meet. Making the Windy City proud since the late 90s!

Never had a chance to meet Halestorm who, just like Chevelle's Loeffler family tree, has some lineage ties with the Lzzy and Arejay Hale who grew up in PA. Gonna be a cool double bill. Good luck in winning some comps from KRNA.