Rocklahoma 2008


Nothin' But A Good Time
Rocklahoma 2008 will feature over 80 bands performing on three giant stages over July 10 through July 13th at the Catch the Fever festival grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. Rocklahoma is the world’s largest rock festival of its type featuring bands from the eighties. Attendance is expected from all fifty states, every Province in Canada and every country in Europe.

Rocklahoma’s initial lineup on the main stage is:

Thursday (Pre Party for those who have bought three day tickets): Bret Michaels, LA Guns featuring Tracii Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Vain, House of Lords and Jet Boy.

Friday: XYZ, Armored Saint, Kingdom Come, Night Ranger, Extreme and Triumph.

Saturday: Pretty Boy Floyd, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Tora Tora, Black N Blue, Trixter, Kix, Warrant featuring Jani Lane and Cinderella.

Sunday: Axe, Beautiful Creatures, Zebra, Lynch Mob and Tesla.

Two side stages adjacent to the main stage will feature over twenty-eight regional artists on each stage.

The Retrospect Records stage: Jester, Sidekixx, Pair-A-Dice, Front Runner, Tommy Had a Vision, Valor, Gypsy Blue, Whitefoxx, Blue Tiger, Wild August, Messang, Paul Shortino, Mariah, Warryor, Bad Candy, Lorraine, Nasty Nasty, Real Steel, Cuttlass, Vyper, Mass, Bad Candy, Oney, Strikeforce, Herazz, Reckless, Heartless, Ron Keel, Warryor and Alibi.

The Tri-Label Group stage: Texas Hippie Coalition, Karnevil featuring Dario Lorina, Dirty Penny, Crooked X, Gypsy Pistoleros, Sweet FA, Banshee, Gods of Kansas, Lipstick Magazine, Pownd, Shadowside, Mindflow, Warmachine, Asphalt Valentine, Krucible featuring Lance King and Death Riders.

Additional bands will be added in the coming weeks. The initial lineup and bands are subject to change as bands are added and the exact schedule is arranged.

[Published on: 3/12/08]

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mrcaldwell starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 06:24AM
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Fantastic. This sounds like the most hilarious fest ever.

Shmo-Kaine star Wed 3/12/2008 06:35AM
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Totally Gnarly! I'll be rockin' my spandex, eyeshadow, and Aquanet. Be sure to bring your memories of 1988. Ass Rock for ever!

D.B.Higdon starstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 06:40AM
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absolutely amazing...a festival that brings 25 tons of touring equipment and 60 tons of stripper poles to Oklahoma!

Gary starstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 07:02AM
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I want to hear the Texas Hippie Coalition - that sounds classic!


Astronaut Jones Wed 3/12/2008 07:03AM
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Astronaut Jones

what if LA GUNS picks up a "rock of love" and throws it at Brett Michaels? there will be hair tracks flyin' everywhere!

SKSmith66 starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 07:29AM
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holy aqua net batman, that's a lot of hairbands.

BRabbit Wed 3/12/2008 07:34AM
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hahahaha sks thats funny.

cmoore7 Wed 3/12/2008 07:43AM
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Those band names are great. Some of them sound like late 80'/early 90's WWF wrestlers(Strike Force, Warryor, Banshee). Let's get ready to rumble!

HaHaHa96 Wed 3/12/2008 07:44AM
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HaHaHa96 Wed 3/12/2008 07:46AM
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Oh, I must be on the wrong website...I thought I typed in JAMbase!

keenan41 star Wed 3/12/2008 07:53AM
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Wait, is this 1988? I just vomited in my mouth.

SKSmith66 starstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 07:53AM
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cmoore7-- now that you mention it.... they sortta do sound like wrestling names. maybe they should have a big royal rumble cage match sortta thing. all the bands whose names sound like wrestlers have to beat the crap out of each other, and brett micheals is the referee.

hnkscrpio star Wed 3/12/2008 07:57AM
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A festival with Tesla and Bret Micheals, looks like all good has some stiff competition this year huh guys, HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!

worst festival ever

acomma Wed 3/12/2008 09:04AM
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Here I am, rooockin like hurriicane!!!

Marcsmall Wed 3/12/2008 09:28AM
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It's Oklahoma, what do you expect...

"If you're ever in Oklahoma, You better move around the law

moejoerisin Wed 3/12/2008 09:37AM
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nothing will beat "Enuf Z Nuff."

i would love to check this festival out, if anything just to people watch. but i don't have a harley, a bad attitude, a racist outlook, an uber-limited worldview, or countless tattoos, so i think i'd be quite the outcast here.

salmon401 Wed 3/12/2008 09:50AM
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Think there will be any drinking going on?

More power to them, hope they all have a good time. Do not save me a seat.

Whiggy Wed 3/12/2008 10:05AM
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I've actually seen both Cinderella & Night Ranger. Of course that was 1987 and I was 12! This really amuses me.

Toejamz star Wed 3/12/2008 10:34AM
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I'm from Norman, OK and it just makes me disappointed that we can't put together a good fest. The best we can do is Bret Michaels?!? that's just horrible. Norman Music Festival in April has the Polyphonic Spree playing for free, but that still is just not enough. Bring UM, STS9, Galactic, Bisco, Greyboy, moe., The Duo, Panic to OKLAHOMA!

Marcsmall Wed 3/12/2008 10:42AM
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How could they leave out the Bullet Boys? This is just a tragedy.

manlejo starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 11:04AM
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On Sunday, Bret Michaels, the guitarist from Cinderella, and Tommy Lee (special guest appearance!) will be performing in a superjam memoriam to Andre the Giant, with Mr. Perfect and Jake "The Snake" Roberts filling in as MCs. I'll be there, shotgunning Bud Lights and making out with my old lady...

JoeyTheFoot Wed 3/12/2008 11:14AM
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I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...wait no ALOT...

moethug Wed 3/12/2008 11:43AM
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i cant stand everyone on this website. every artist at this festival deserves credit in their own right. just because there not "jambands" doesnt mean there not good music. if your guna say sumthing at least know wut ur talking about. hahahhaahhaha this festi makes me sick

shellbelle Wed 3/12/2008 11:54AM
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this makes me embarrased to be from oklahoma, i hope jambase announces something about Dfest which happens in Tulsa in july, last year we had jfjo, flaming lips and leon russel as headliners

Mountain_Icculus Wed 3/12/2008 12:35PM
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Bret Michaels will be there promoting Rock of Love 8.

cajn_head star Wed 3/12/2008 12:42PM
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GeorgieP Wed 3/12/2008 12:52PM
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I bet Busch Light's stock just shot through the roof.

Shmo-Kaine Wed 3/12/2008 01:14PM
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I just hope they're able to get Complete on the bill. I heard they are in high demand. lol

TheDestroyer starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 01:25PM
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Bonnaroo take notes, lets get Rothbury to add warrant and night ranger and we can roadtrip Roth to Rocklahoma. Rumor is biscuits late night friday at Rocklahoma. Sickness brah


snappy Wed 3/12/2008 01:43PM
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I'm not proud of my Rock of Love addiction but we genuinely look forward to seeing what happens next with the skanks and the Bandanna Kid. If ye seek amusement, Television Without Pity's episode reviews are merciless and very very funny:

tourmaniac starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/12/2008 01:43PM
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I want to see full coverage on this festival. I'm talking photographers, music journalists, iclips, the WORKS!

Muffinman1 Wed 3/12/2008 01:54PM
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I really hope jambase put this up there as a joke. This is the funniest festival I've ever laid eyes on. Get this shit outta here.

Marcsmall Wed 3/12/2008 02:11PM
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Obviously the people who are putting on this festival paid Jambase a good amount of money to post this advertisement.

Igrift star Wed 3/12/2008 02:40PM
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I'll be there. I'll be the one selling Calvin and Hobbs peeing on Chevy stickers, American flag bandanas, Some of the dirtiest Schwag Kentucky can produce and a No Fear Rocklahoma T. I may make enough to buy Oklahoma before the weekend is over.

DAMONCORY starstar Wed 3/12/2008 02:58PM
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Somebody should seriously make a parking lot documentary @ this fest. It would be hilarious to have on DVD, Picture the people who would actually pay to go to this festival "totaly wasted dude" on camera professing their love for all things cock rock.

Danimal Wed 3/12/2008 04:17PM
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Igrift-genius. There will be a ton of money to be made on lot at this thing. I'm getting my meth-lab going ASAP.

DaveT star Wed 3/12/2008 04:24PM
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Shouldn't metallica be headlining this one?

manlejo Wed 3/12/2008 04:53PM
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salvadordali, didn't someone already do that in the 80's? Seriously, I think there's a documentary out there called "Heavy Metal" or something real simple like that, and it's just interviews with buttrock fans and stuff.

This ringing a bell with anybody? I'm pretty sure there's a feature film about the lot at some Winger show or some shizz like that...

Igrift Wed 3/12/2008 05:09PM
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Danimal, look me up when you get that shit cooked up and we can set up shop. We won;t work another day in our lives. RRRROOOOCCCCKKKKK

hnkscrpio Wed 3/12/2008 07:54PM
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Yeah they had a documentary called "Metallimania" I think. It was all in Metallica lots. It was so hilarious. There were tons of drunken meth heads saying all sorts of stupid things to the camera. They asked a bunch of them to name their favorite Metallica song, and barely anyone could name a song. It was a pretty good representation of the Metallica fanbase. Good luck to who ever braves out Bonnaroo.

Benjamin Human Wed 3/12/2008 10:51PM
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Benjamin Human

so im sure metal sites dont post messages about allgood, 10klf, etc, so why do we have to listen to this garbage on jambase.

pgroover Thu 3/13/2008 05:14AM
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C'mon Iclips! No seriously, this looks like a watered-down Bonnaroo.

overall Thu 3/13/2008 08:31AM
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1. At any cost to proper spelling, thou shalt attempt to create a group name incorporating at least one X or Z.

2. Blessed be the redundant as DOUBLE X's and DOUBLE Z's are doubly rad (and chicks dig 'em).

3. Whenevyr possible, thou shalt use a misplaced Y as a subsitute for any propyr vowel in the middle of any wyrd.

4. Though shalt place no god before Cash. Select a name that will look totally awesome and sell ridiculously when paired with hellish flames and simulated chrome outlines on black t-shirts.

5. Yea though ye walk through the valley of confusion, fear not the selection of a woosified title. So long as a monster truck radio announcer can shout your name and make it sound other-worldly, 14-year-old outsiders will buy your tickets.

RoadNotTaken Thu 3/13/2008 10:19AM
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You know why Texas doesn't drift off to sea? Because Oklahoma sucks. Thanks for a good laugh, Jambase...

You Fail star Thu 3/13/2008 10:51AM
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You Fail

this is a joke right ?

cam0083 starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/13/2008 11:49AM
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You know that it's bad when people aren't even saying that it sucks and everyone just laughs and makes jokes about it. Seriously though, I'm ok with jambase branching out and cover different genres of music but this is just plain awful....Why...why would you do this to us...

jerryskid315 Thu 3/13/2008 01:05PM
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If I had the opportunity to see this 25 years ago I would have loved it!!! Of course they would have to add ozzy, maiden, priest, motley crue and twisted sister before I would go.

I am not ashamed to admit that we raided my buddy's parental units liquor cabinet and poured a little of everything in a soda bottle and drank it on the way to see Aldo Nova open for Rainbow and puked it all up all over the seats on the way out of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY...

Man am I glad I outgrew that shit!!!

Rock On Garth!

Here's to 25 years gone...

SpreadRed87 Thu 3/13/2008 03:51PM
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haha!! the crowds gonna be jumpin at this one guys..halarious!

G.Starr starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/13/2008 04:35PM
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FINALLY! I have been waiting for this for so long! They all laughed. They said "Why are you listening to Poison?" "What's with all the hairspray?" "It's the nineties dude, why are you wearing leather pants and cowboy boots?" But I told them - just watch - hair metal will return! You're all just too stupid to recognize the greatness of Cinderella! And look what happened! It's come full circle! WHOS LAUGHING NOW!!!

nicdanger Fri 3/14/2008 11:59AM
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Hey marcsmall 1 are right this festival sucks but don't diss oklahoma. they gave you JJ Cale, Leon Russell, Flaming Lips, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey plus many many more. Sorry its not as cool as 'Rado with the fresh powder and nuggz bra!! or Ohio?! give me a friggin break you wookies.

Igrift star Sun 3/16/2008 10:36AM
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Nicdanger, thanks for the post douchelord. Now that you have proven you are ignorant by your post, I simply stated the crowd "Rocklahoma" will bring in will be billy as fuck, no matter what state it was held. You are what is wrong with Jambase. Go enjoy your "Rocklahoma" show, get in a fight with your polo collar flipped at Bonnaroo and actually read what people say before you sout off like a tool. By the way Ohio has brought the world Bone-Thugs, Nick Lachey and Marilyn Manson, soooooooooooo

montra1 star Sun 3/16/2008 11:04AM
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COCKLAHOMO is more like it

nicdanger Sun 3/16/2008 09:01PM
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Igrift - when you said "I may make enough to buy Oklahoma before the weekend is over." I think thats disrespectful.

Obviously Rocklahoma sucks.

surlybuf Sun 3/16/2008 09:41PM
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Cinderella alright. Manson is from Tampa. NiN is from Ohio.

Igrift star Mon 3/17/2008 01:46PM
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Actually, he was born Brian Hugh Warner and grew up in Canton. Rezner is also from Ohio. Not that I was serious by any means, but google it.

Again, Nicdanger, it was a joke about how profitable those things would be at that horrific event, not a knock on Oklahoma.

DaveT Tue 3/18/2008 11:10AM
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"Lgrift" you impress me once again with your spirited posts! Keep up the good work. Some peoples kids... you know. Why must we explain everything?

phatlead Tue 3/18/2008 08:38PM
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I heard about this craptastic festival last year, but I hoped it would be a dismal failure and go away. Sadly, it didn't. Apparently, there ARE enough hick-assed eighties hang-ons to make it happen. Definitely a sad reflection of our great state.

phatlead Tue 3/18/2008 08:41PM
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It's also hilarious that they say people from all over the world will be in attendance, but not a single person that I know would be seen there. Sounds like a little shameless self-promotion to me!!!!!

cdjunky44 Sun 6/22/2008 05:22AM
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I'd rather take a hit of my bong and groove to some long and boring jams by PHISH or the greatful dead (I'M VERY GREATFUL THAT JERRY'S DEAD). Purhaps! Most of you HIPPY, LIBERAL HEARTED SCUM! should take a bath.

I know that my taxes are going to feed your RETARDED (Do to parents dropping acid) children.


zeppelinfan Tue 9/2/2008 01:36PM
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If you don't like the music stick your head in your ass and whistle.

Who gives a crap if you didn't like it. I understand you being intimidated

by talented people. Especially since they can actually carry a tune..

zeppelinfan Tue 9/2/2008 01:51PM
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"montra1" At the Richmond Coliseum you have the crowd pleasers

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cheetah Girls, and WWE Smackdown in the house.

and your makin cracks about Rocklahoma 2008. What a ballsack!

stevedeleo starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/3/2008 01:17PM
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I've been to this festival for two straight years. The only two years so far. It's a great time. Listen to Eddie Trunk and you will understand.