Heavy Metal A Violent Night At College Is A Call To Action For This Kansas City Band By Matthew Long-Middleton • Sep 19, 2016 Courtesy of Bummer Story of a Song is a monthly segment on KCUR's Central Standard in which local musicians tell the story behind a song they have written or are performing. The Band: Bummer The Song: "Bad News" The Songwriters: Matt Perrin and Mike Gustafson Kansas City Producer Hooks Up Grunge Punk Metal Bands With Free Studio Time By Andrea Tudhope • Jul 26, 2016 Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3 Listen Listening... / 15:16 From the outside, Westend Recording Studio is an unassuming building in a quiet neighborhood just across State Line Road in Kansas City, Kansas. But inside, insulated by walls of foam, there's a hardcore noise rock band recording session. Kansas City Heavy Metal By Brian Ellison & Andrea Tudhope • Jul 26, 2016 Andrea Tudhope / KCUR 89.3 You may not know it, especially if you're listening to this program, but Kansas City has a heavy metal scene. In February, local producer Justin Mantooth of Westend Recording Studio released "Amplify KC" Volume 1. KCUR's Andrea Tudhope takes us out to explore some of the best of KC's heavy scene. "Twisted Sister" Dee Snider: Faithful & Committed Rocker By Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske • May 24, 2012 Simon & Schuster Dee Snider’s career has defied the stereotypical rock’n’roll life. Front man for Twisted Sister, radio personality, contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice," and married to one woman since 1981. No alcohol, drugs, or women for this rocker.