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!                                                                  

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ON TODAY’S “LEGENDS OF ROCK”!

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Photo Credit – en.wikipedia.org One of Bruce’s best-known hits on today’s “Legends of Rock”!  The back story on “Born To Run” – the most well-received song from the album may surprise you!  Find out the scoop on today’s “Legends of Rock” at 3PM! -Pete Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – SWEET, SWEET KARMA

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Photo Credit – www.flickr.com In one of the most delicious karmic turns I’ve ever encountered, we find the story of Florida attorney, David. J. Maloney.  David has what could be described as “all-out hatred” for drunk drivers.  His website & TV commercials state, “If you drink and drive and hurt someone, don’t call me.  I’m not gonna represent you.  I’m ... Read More »

THE TALKING HEADS ON TODAY’S “LEGENDS OF ROCK”!

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Photo Credit – en.wikipedia.org The Talking Heads are featured on today’s “Legends of Rock”!  David Byrne & drummer Chris Frantz covered an Al Green song in a previous band & decided to do another Al Green song to augment the Talking Heads’ live shows.  So how DID it end up on 1978’s “More Songs About Buildings &and Food”?  Find out ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – EPSTEIN’S MOTHER WOULD BE PROUD

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Photo Credit – en.wikipedia.org If you have a hard time discerning between the penmanship of an adult and that of a 7-year-old, you probably shouldn’t be placed in charge of attendance for the after-school program in Harris County, Texas.  Turns out a crafty 7-year-old forged her own note to be allowed to take the bus home instead of attending the ... Read More »

CREAM ON TODAY’S “LEGENDS OF ROCK”!

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Photo Credit – en.wikipedia.org Cream’s incredible sophomore effort, “Disraeli Gears” features some of the band’s finest studio work but how did they get that album name?  It turns out Eric Clapton was looking to purchase a road bike & was discussing it with Ginger Baker when a roadie ignorantly chimed into the conversation.  His less-than-worldly interjection into the discussion amused ... Read More »

DREAM LINE-UP FOR COACHELLA IN OCTOBER!!

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Photo Credit – en.wikipedia.org The dream line-up has been announced!  They’re calling it the Desert Trip.  The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters & The Who!!!!  Who’d’ve ever thought this could ever be a reality?  But the greatest Classic Rock line-up since Woodstock is officially happening in Indio, CA October 7th, 8th & 9th.  I’ve seen ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – BUY A HOLSTER, PUNK

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Photo Credit – commons.wikimedia.org If you are going to act all “gangsta” when wielding a gun while robbing a pot dealer, make sure you can carry on the charade all the way to its’ conclusion – unlike the 16-year-old anonymous recipient of today’s 4:20 Fail.  This Tacoma, WA punk cooked up this ruse with his buddy who grabbed the pot ... Read More »

PINK FLOYD ON TODAY’S “LEGENDS OF ROCK”!

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Photo Credit – wikipedia.org With everyone excited about Roger Waters’ upcoming show to close out the Desert Trip weekend in Coachella in October, I thought I’d throw a little Pink Floyd on today’s “Legends of Rock” at 3PM today.  Listen to Roger himself talk about how Syd Barrett came up with the band name, “Pink Floyd” on today’s “Legends of ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – WALKING OUT OF THE CUCKOO’S NEST

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Photo Credit – youtube.com People sharing a community with a mental institution like to believe there are serious security measures in place to ensure that there is no intermingling with people that shouldn’t be allowed into the general population at large.  People in the community of Lakewood, WA enjoy no such luxury.  Attention has recently been focused on the Western ... Read More »

DRUMMERS! THE 19th ANNUAL HEAT STROKES DRUM CONTEST IS AT COOPERSTOWN THIS MONTH!

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Photo Credit – customwebresults.com If you think you’ve got the chops for a seriously sizzlin’ 3-minute solo then YOU could have what it takes!  Cooperstown is hosting the 19th Annual Heat Strokes Drum Contest with preliminaries Tuesday, May 10th and the finals on Tuesday May 24th! Yamaha drums and Zildjian & Sabian cymbals up for grabs! Come see the best ... Read More »