Hey! I'm Tig. I come from the Poughkeepsie (Hudson Valley) area. I'm a rocker whose favorite bands include Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Buckcherry, AC/DC, Alice in chains, Metallica and I love '80s hair metal. In my free time I like to go to the rock shows and knock a few cold beers back at the local bars. I also DJ rock/metal nights out at the bars on occasion. I'm excited to be rockin' out afternoons 3-7 p.m. at Q103 Albany, and at 101.5 WPDH with "The Tig Files" weeknights at 6 p.m. and All Request Saturdays 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Thursday, August 31: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 31) to Rudolf Schenker. The Scorpions guitarist 69. Also celebrating is Winger and Whitesnake guitarist Reb Beach (54) and drummer Matt Byrne of Hatebreed (42).
Wednesday, August 30: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 30) to Micky Moody. The original guitarist for Whitesnake is 67.
Tuesday, August 29: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 29) to guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine. He’s 57.
Monday, August 28: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 28) to Dave Hlubek. The lead guitarist and founding member of Molly Hatchet is 66. Also celebrating is frontman Steve Whiteman of 80’s rock band Kix (61).
27 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies
On this day (Aug. 27, 1990) we lost blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Vaughan died in a helicopter crash at the age of 35. He had just performed a concert with Eric Clapton at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Sunday, August 27: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 27) to guitarist Alex Lifeson. He’s 64. Also celebrating is former Whitesnake bassist Neil Murray (67).
Happy National Dog Day
According to nationaldogday.com, today (Aug. 26) is National Dog Day 2017.
Tig’s Metal Box: Skid Row Appearing at Bacon & Brew Fest
The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.
WPDH Album of the Week: The Police ‘Synchronicity’
Tune in for the WPDH Album of the Week this Sunday at 11PM. We’ll be bringing you The Police 'Synchronicity', in its entirety, start to finish.
Friday, August 25: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Aug. 25) to a bunch of heavy hitters in the world of rock. 'The Metal God' Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 66. Also celebrating is Kiss’ Gene Simmons (68) and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell (55).