Pete Cummings

Pete Cummings 3A Phoenix radio veteran for 25 years, Pete Cummings has been hosting 100.7 KSLX’s afternoon show for the past 9 years with passion and dedication as unbridled as rock music itself.  Drawing from an extensive knowledge of the genre and a quarter century of experience here in Arizona, Pete espouses the spirit of what Classic Rock has always been – the freedom of self-expression and the desire to unite everyone through pounding drums & screaming guitars.

In addition to over two decades as a rock radio host, Pete is also a lifelong drummer, playing in several bands in the Phoenix area.  Fulfilling some childhood dreams, Pete has had the privilege of sharing stages with some of the artists he grew up listening to including, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Styx, Paul Rodgers, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, Great White, Don Felder, The Tubes & many more.  The Pete Cummings Band is also the Official House Band of KSLX & has played for numerous station events throughout the years.  Pete truly epitomizes the lifestyle of Classic Rock and hopes you’ll join him every afternoon for a few laughs, some fascinating insights and the best music ever written.

Tune in from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. to hear Pete Cummings!

PAUL KANTNER OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE DEAD AT 74

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org According to his longtime publicist & friend, Cynthia Bowman, Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner has passed away due to multiple organ failure & septic shock.  He had suffered a heart attack earlier this week & another in March of 2015.  A string of recent health problems had exacerbated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – FUELING THE STEREOTYPE

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org While some may find objectionable the cliche that old people spend too much time complaining about everything from room temperature to the quality of the jello they’re being served, Peter Alexander of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England is doing nothing to shun the stereotype.  The 85-year-old who lives NEXT TO THE BEACH complained to his District Council about ... Read More »

GRAND FUNK ON TODAY’S LEGENDS OF ROCK!

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org While I’m featuring Mark Farner & the rest of Grand Funk Railroad on today’s Legends of Rock, it is the woman mentioned in the lyrics to “We’re An American Band” on whom we direct our focus.  Sweet, sweet Connie – a.k.a. Connie Hamzy – a legendary groupie who’s claimed list of conquests reads like a jukebox. ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – BEST INTENTIONS GONE AWRY

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Photo Credit – commons.wikimedia.org Unwanted pregnancies are a tragic reality with the human race today & even with our ever increasing opportunities for reckless behavior & eroding regard for consequences, condoms & sex education should be free & readily available for everyone.  Funded by Match(.com?) the Brass Monkey Pub in Victoria, Great Britain has installed the world’s first Breathalyzer-activated condom ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – NOT TOO BIG TO 4:20 FAIL

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen earns today’s 4:20 FAIL by virtue of exhibiting why people hate people like him.  The guy’s got more money than God & a pretentious 300-foot mega-yacht called the MV Tatoosh which he sails all over the world because he can.  I’m all in favor of enjoying the wealth you create – but ... Read More »

JUDAS PRIEST ON TODAY’S LEGENDS OF ROCK!

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org Today we pay tribute to Judas Priest & particularly Rob Halford on today’s Legends of Rock.  Not only does Rob possess one of the greatest voices rock has ever seen, his style & fashion sense pioneered the look countless other rock & metal bands would emulate for decades to come.  Find out more on today’s Legends ... Read More »

VAN HALEN ON TODAY’S LEGENDS OF ROCK!!

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org Van Halen are featured on today’s Legends of Rock!  Eddie’s guitar techniques, although innovative, were not the first examples of neck tapping. Look up Roy Smeck on YouTube for example. But “Eruption” remains one of the premier examples of guitar wizardry to this day.  Coupled with the Kinks cover of “You Really Got Me”, the two ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – IT’S ALWAYS THE KEYS….

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org When attempting to burglarize a couple of businesses in the town within which you live, you need to plan very well in advance & case the joints to ensure the greatest chance of success.  27-year-old Joseph Barria of North Pole, AK (ironically 14 miles SOUTH of Fairbanks) apparently did neither of these things.  After burglarizing a ... Read More »

YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST! KISS ON TODAY’S LEGENDS OF ROCK!

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org One of the most theatrical rock bands in history is featured on today’s Legends of Rock: KISS!  While I’ll be playing “Calling Doctor Love” I’ll also address Gene Simmons favorite rumor about the band. Find out what it is on today’s Legends of Rock! -Pete   Read More »

PETE CUMMINGS BAND OPENING FOR GEOFF TATE FEBRUARY 16TH @ LIVEWIRE IN SCOTTSDALE!

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Photo Credit – www.livewireaz.com Photo Credits – MNR Images Geoff Tate is bringing his Operation: Mindcrime band & show to Livewire in Scottsdale on Tuesday, February 16th!  They’ll be performing “suites” from Operation: Mindcrime & other Queensryche hits for an evening filled with musical virtuosity.  This band features Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake) on bass & Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) ... Read More »