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Meet the bands of Rock on the Range's Monster Energy Stage

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Finally, let's meet the bands that need no introduction. These bands are the heavyweights of this year's festival and will be playing on the Monster Energy main stage. Rock on the Range filled this stage with a bunch of familiar faces to the festival, but also some high profile first timers as well.

Friday May 16

Redlight King

When? 1:10 p.m.

Who are they? Alternative rock/rap rock group from Ontario, Canada.

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Old Man 2. Bullet In My Hand 3. Born to Rise

Black Stone Cherry

When? 2:15 p.m.

Who are they? Heavy, Southern rock band from Kentucky.

Have I seen them live? Yes, twice at Rock on the Range and opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Hell and High Water 2. Things My Father Said 3. When the Weight Comes Down

Killswitch Engage

When? 3:35 p.m.

Who are they? Metal band from Massachusetts.

Have I seen them live? Twice at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Holy Diver (Dio cover) 2. My Curse 3. Always

Black Label Society

When? 4:55 p.m.

Who are they? Metal band from Los Angeles, California.

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Stillborn 2. Shades of Grey 3. The Blessed Hellride

Seether

When? 6:20 p.m.

Who are they? Post-grunge band from South Africa.

Have I seen them live? Twice at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Broken 2. Remedy 3. Fake It

Staind

When? 8:00 p.m.

Who are they? Alternative metal band from Massachusetts.

Have I seen them live? Once at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Mudshovel 2. Outside 3. It's Been Awhile

Guns N' Roses

When? 9:30 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Los Angeles, California

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Civil War 2. Sorry 3. Welcome to the Jungle

Saturday May 17

Rev Theory

When? 1:10 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Massachusetts.

Have I seen them live? Twice at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Hell Yeah 2. Light It Up 3. Favorite Disease

Fuel

When? 2:30 p.m.

Who are they? Alternative hard rock band from Pennsylvania.

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Shimmer 2. Hemmorrhage (In My Hands) 3. Bad Day

Pop Evil

When? 3:50 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from M*chigan.

Have I seen them live? Yes, at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Trenches 2. Boss's Daughter 3. Hero

Theory of a Deadman

When? 5:10 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Canada.

Have I seen them live? Once at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Hate My Life 2. Bad Girlfriend 3. Bitch Came Back

Chevelle

When? 6:35 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Illinois.

Have I seen them live? Yes.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. The Red 2. Send the Pain Below 3. I Get It

Slayer

When? 8:15 p.m.

Who are they? One of the Big 4 of thrash metal from California.

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. War Ensemble 2. Raining Blood 3. Seasons in the Abyss

Avenged Sevenfold

When? 9:35 p.m.

Who are they? Metal band from California.

Have I seen them live? Once at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Nightmare 2. Seize the Day 3. Beast and the Harlot

Sunday May 18

Trivium

When? 1:10 p.m.

Who are they? Heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida.

Have I seen them live? Once at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Down From the Sky 2. Strife 3. Iron Maiden (Iron Maiden cover)

Adelitas Way

When? 2:20 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Las Vegas.

Have I seen them live? No.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Sick 2. Invincible 3. Last Stand

Wolfmother

When? 3:40 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from Australia.

Have I seen them live? Yes.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Woman/Love Train 2. Far Away 3. New Moon Rising

Mastodon

When? 4:55 p.m.

Who are they? Progressive metal band from Atlanta, Georgia.

Have I seen them live? Once at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Oblivion 2. Curl of the Burl 3. Blood and Thunder

Alter Bridge

When? 6:15 p.m.

Who are they? Hard rock band from M*chigan.

Have I seen them live? Yes, at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Metalingus 2. White Knuckles 3. Rise Today

Five Finger Death Punch

When? 7:45 p.m.

Who are they? Heavy metal band from Los Angeles.

Have I seen them live? Twice at Rock on the Range.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. No One Gets Left Behind 2. Under and Over It 3. Bad Company (Bad Company cover)

Kid Rock

When? 9:15 p.m.

Who are they? Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band are a metal/southern rock/blues/hip hop group from Detroit, M*chigan.

Have I seen them live? Twice, once at Rock on the Range and once with Buckcherry.

3 Songs You Should Know:

1. Bawitdaba 2. Never Met a Motherf*cker Quite Like Me 3. Purple Sky

These are the big dogs for this year. We're down to less than two days Rangers! Horns up!

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