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Rock on the Range outdoes themselves again

Wow. I really didn't think that Rock on the Range would be able to top the list of bands they put together last year. Last year's festival had an almost perfect variety of bands. The festival's organizers, however, went heavy and classic with their lineup of bands this year. Topping Korn as one of the headliners will be difficult, but I expect all of this year's headlining acts to top the Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden's performances from a year ago. That's not a dig at those two bands but this years headliners are some of the best live acts in music.

Guns N' Roses performing in Sydney
Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Brace yourselves Columbus! Ohio! America! Earth! Here are the confirmed acts for 2014's Rock on the Range to be held at Crew Stadium on May 16-18:

Headlining Acts

Guns N Roses

Avenged Sevenfold

Kid Rock

Are you kidding me? Those three right there are going to be worth the admission price but when you throw in the following list of supporting acts you are left with the bargain of the century!

Supporting Acts

Five Finger Death Punch Slayer Staind Motorhead Chevelle Seether Alter Bridge

Black Label Society Mastodon Killswitch Engage Bring Me the Horizon Theory of a Deadman

Down Black Stone Cherry Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience Pop Evil Of Mice and Men

Adelitas Way Trivium Gojira Suicidal Tendencies The Pretty Reckless We Came As Romans Fuel

Redlight King Miss May I Reignwolf Thousand Foot Krutch Texas Hippie Coalition Rev Theory

Skindred Kyng Fozzy Heaven's Basement Butcher Babies Nothing More Exodus King 810

Devour the Day We As Human We Are The Harlot Kvelertak Jim Breuer Band One OK Rock

Twelve Foot Ninja Avatar Werm Monster Truck Wilson Crobot Truckfighters

Now, this year's festival will mark the first time that former headliners have ever returned to the show in any capacity. Kid Rock and Avenged Sevenfold have headlined the festival before. While, I could understand why some people will be upset with the many repeats in this year's lineup; at least they are bringing back bands that truly put on great live shows and engage the massive crowd. Kid Rock is one of the best entertainers I've ever seen. Avenged Sevenfold puts the live show of Iron Maiden with the heaviness of Metallica and will melt your face for two hours. Even with a lot of bands making return appearances, there will be some cool new bands like the Texas Hippie Coalition and Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience. That's good stuff. Every year there is also a handful of bands that I've never heard before that turn out to be excellent live bands. Mark your calendars Rangers, see you then!

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