Be sure to check out the February 15, 2012 issue of Rock Show Magazine online at ROCKSHOWMAGAZINE.COM!!!! Rock Show Magazine is a FREE online magazine for All Types of Rock and Roll Music, Bands, Concerts, Venues, Events, Benefits, etc…
Rock Show Girl of the Month, February 2012
Melissa Maria grew up in a small town along the Jersey Shore called The Highlands. At a young age Melissa loved being in the spotlight, she was enrolled in dancing school and took acrobatics, ballet and tap along with school plays. At age 12 her mother bought a camcorder and Melissa could not get enough of it; she enjoyed putting on little skits where she would sing, dance and act. Her parents knew there was something different about Melissa so they wanted to enroll her into modeling/acting school. On their search for a good school that was legit they decided to enroll her into Barbizon Modeling School in Red Bank. After continuing to finish her classes at Barbizon, Melissa worked as a part-time promotional and print model along with continuing to finish high school/college. Although modeling and acting was her passion she was determined to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications focusing on Television and Radio Broadcasting.
One day Melissa’s dreams came dream when she had the opportunity to work for a radio station as their 2011 Wrat Rock Girl when she entered a contest competing against a couple hundred girls and won. She represented the Wrat Radio Station as their 2011 Wrat Rock Girl where she researched and provided fans the latest weekly rock news, researched and conducted backstage interviews with some of the greatest rock stars. Bands that she’s interviewed so far have been Disturbed, Buckcherry, Three Days Grace, Puddle of Mudd, Five Finger Death Punch and Corey Taylor vocalist for Slipknot/Stone Sour. Along with hanging out backstage with many others. She also worked part-time as an On-Air Personality once every week with the Morning Rat Race giving fans the latest news, gossip, local events, live broadcasts and shows. She’s also had two billboards on busy highways which I’m sure many of you have seen “Nothing on but…95.9 The Rat” and “Rock At Work.”
Mid last year Melissa started to host the Jersey Shore Premiere’s Red Carpet Networking Events and is continuing to host and represent the Jersey Shore as our Jersey Shore Premiere Girl. In a few weeks she will be interviewing Jacquelina Bianchi from MTV Reality Show “Jerseylicious.” Much more to come for 2012 so stay tuned & follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/melissamaria.fanpage.
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Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour
By Melissa Maria
I’ve interviewed quite a few legendary Rock Stars, but one that really stood out in my head has been Slipknot. Corey Taylor is legendary for his stage presence & vocal range. He is one of the most laid back celebs I’ve ever met. Not only can this Rock Star sing, but he definitely puts Dane Cook to shame. During his Deadly Sins Tour he had the crowd on the floor laughing; apparently he got one fan so “hott and bothered,” he decided to take his pants off and throw them on stage. No not Corey, it was a fan (laughing). Imagine Corey doing that; I think everyone would charge the stage.
One of my favorite quotes that everyone should live by is, “I live at the speed of my mind and I love with the strength of my heart.” Everyone should live life to the fullest and go wherever it takes you and to love unconditionally. You only get one chance at life, don’t regret anything, live it up!!!
So who has read his book Seven Deadly Sings? Let me tell you, this is such a great book. After I read this book it made me love his outspoken personality even more. Corey will tell you like it is, whether you’re gonna like it or not. And if you don’t like it, then as Corey Taylor would say, “Close your fuckin’ ears because this is Corey Motherfucking Taylor were talking about here.” I get such a rush just by saying that name.
Who’s as pumped as I am for Mayhem Festival 2012?!?! Ahhh I can only imagine, the crowd, the adrenaline, the blood, the saliva, alright we won’t get too graphic here. As many of you are aware Slipknot will be tearing up the stage at Mayhem Festival of 2012 in Camden, NJ. I’ve known this since December and just had to hold this excitement in. This is going to be the BEST show of 2012!!!!!