75 years ago today, the world's greatest Halloween prank, the radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' story "The War of the Worlds," threw many unsuspecting listeners into a panic believing the fake "newscast" about Martians invading Grover's Mill, New Jersey was real. In actuality, Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre on the Air troupe announced several times during the broadcast that it was a "dramatization," but I guess many listeners who were blinded by fear, missed that part.
Newspapers reported that people throughout the Northeast and Canada fled their homes to escape the invading Martians! In subsequent years, reports of 'widespread panic' have been questioned as sensationalized.
Florida based prog metal outfit Mindcage have been at it for quite some some. Tune in as I chat with new singer Jeff Hignite about the new album Our "Own Devices" as well as the Kiss RRHOF soap opera, music from the album and more.