"This album is for any music fan that craves young projects... They are young and growth is what is constantly coming to my mind when spinning their recently released disc...There is a very good probability that they will be making it to a Midwestern town near you in the future and the recording most likely gives a good representation of what you should expect live."

---- Robert Champion
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Our apologies to those hoping to see the DVD on Friday. Due to some technical difficulties we were not able to have it completed in time. However, thanks to those of you who came out to listen to the new 2-disc live album, and those of you that stuck around for one big long set of BMR.

On another note, the January 22nd, Fatso's show has been cancelled. The next show will be February 11th at the Outland Ballroom in Springfield, MO with our friends, Speakeasy. The next Lawrence show will be February 25th at the Granada, again with Speakeasy.

Please check the "Tour" page for any additions that we may add to the schedule over the coming months. Also, check back here regularly for newly posted MP3 files, links to shows on archive.org and any other information that may be pertinent to the band.

Also, we will be going back into the studio at the beginning of February to record a more traditional-style album. So be on the lookout for information pertaining to the progress of the new cd.

We are currently in the works of building a new, better looking, more informative website, so look forward to some future visual changes, a multitude of audio and video files, as well as some fun things like cell phone ringtones and AIM buddy icons.

Thanks again everyone for your continued support. Can't beat it with a stick!

This Friday will be the release party for BMR's first DVD. The party will be at the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence. DVD will be shown from 9pm-11pm. Followed by a set of music. The cost for entry is $4.

Last night's show is now available in mp3 format in the downloads section

9/22/04 and 10/29/04 up on archive.org

We'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Safe travels wherever you might be going. We're looking forward to New Year's Eve and hope that everyone can make it out to bring in the new year with BMR.


Tonight: Big Metal Rooster w/ The Brody Buster Band @ Fatso's - Show starts @ 9pm

We leave today for our Colorado run. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget about our December 1st show at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, and our Stop-Day party on December 9th at Fatso's, also in Lawrence.


Download the BMR Halloween show by clicking the link below: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=8847

(BitTorrent software needed)

We are currently preparing some special things for this year's BMR Halloween Extravaganza. For those that don't know, we will be holding our Halloween show on Friday, October 29th, at the Granada Theater in Lawrence. Bockman's Euphio and Speakeasy will be kicking the night off. Anyone in costume will receive $1 off the price of admission. There will also be a costume contest where the winners will receive some great prizes. We hope all of you can show up for this wonderful experience. See you there.

Check out the new MP3 files up in the Downloads section.


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Directions to Doolittle Farms

Forum is back up, talk amongst yourselves.

Also, if anyone has any recent (after the 2nd coming of Billy) photos of BMR, please send us an email and let us know if you would allow us to use them for the website. Thanks. Email

P.S. Thanks to those of you who were able to make it out last night, We hope you enjoyed our nod to "Real Genius" with "Everybody Wants to the Rule World" (according to Tom, the greatest song in the world). And Luke's very best David Byrne impersonation on "Life During Wartime". Remember all of our setlists are updated here typically within 24 hours of every show.

Hey everyone, wanted to announce that we have 10 new MP3s available on the Downloads page. Also, many of you know about our show tonight at The Bottleneck in Lawrence. C'mon out and have a great time, 2 full sets of BMR. We will also be playing at Doolittle Farms this coming Saturday night. For more information visit http://www.doolittlefarms.com/events_new.php

No news is good news! We're all relaxing this week after our 3 show run that took us halfway across the country. Everyone be sure that you check our Tour page for all upcoming shows. Also, if anyone is interested in any live BMR shows, drop us an email

Check out the BMR article in today's Lawrence Journal-World.

Join us this Friday and Saturday at the Jazzhaus in Lawrence. Friday will be a special celebration of BMR's 100th show! Expect some surprises and a damn good time. Hope to see you there.


Big Metal Rooster takes 1st place at the High Land Jam Off in Elkins WV. Well, the long trip out to West Virginia paid off, as BMR
Read the article on Big Metal Rooster from the Pilot & Today, Steamboat Springs, CO's local newspaper.
New show added to the Colorado Tour. check it out here

Mark Your Calendars!

BMR will be playing at the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival this Summer on June 18th,19th and 20th.

The 2004 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival will be the Midwest's largest and most unique event featuring top rate national entertainment, multiple stages, interactive displays, arts and crafts and a variety of food and beverage vendors. More than 400 acres of partially wooded land will house the many activities of the 2004 Wakarusa Music Festival.

NEW WEB SITE. The site is bigger & better! Photo Gallery, Forum, and TONS of Downloads! Heck, we even have our own Buddy Icons available for download.

Happy New Year! Big Metal Rooster will be playing their first show of 2004 at The Meat Market in Lawrence on Thursday, January 8th. Show starts at 10pm. Also, our record is finally finished! Our record release party will be held at The Jazzhaus in Lawrence on Thursday, January 22nd. We'll see you there!

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