The group that owns Madison Square Garden in New York City has taken over the legendary Forum in Inglewood and they’re putting 100 million dollars into renovating it and returning it to glory. That includes painting it the original red once again. The former home of the Lakers and The Kings, site of countless concerts by all of the biggest artists in rock history. If you grew up in Southern California, you probably saw a bunch of shows there over the years. Can’t wait to catch a show there early next year, they’re opening up the new place with The Eagles in January! Now, if only we can get them to hang the retired Lakers jerseys up in the rafters again…click “Read More” for all the details
STJ’s sports reporter, Pep Fernandez from the Riverside Press Enterprise, caught up with Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson recently…does he remember talking to The Stuman and Jimbo back at Spring Training?
Here’s some video of Metallica’s secret show they did down in San Diego following their Comic-Con appearance to plug their new movie…Seek and Destroy!
Get ready for PJ to hit the L.A. Sports Arena, Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th! Tickets will be going on sale on Saturday, July 2th at 10am.
Saturday, June 8th, The big Orion + Music Festival that Metallica put together opened up in Detroit. Opening the 2nd stage was a band called “dehaan”. Or so they wanted you to think. In actuality, it was the festival headliners themselves, and Metallica took the small stage and ripped into the full “Kill ‘Em All” album in it’s entirety! Great way to get things rolling for the festival, and a cool reward for those that were smart enough to get there early. For those of us that couldn’t make it, feel free to relax and crank up video of the full set right here. Enjoy!
The new Black Sabbath album, 13, finally came out last week. And with it, the band released the video for the new song “End of the Beginning” which was featured on an episode of CSI last month (obviously, not all 8 minutes of it were on the show, but they filmed the full song for the video). They also put out the official video for the song we got a couple of months ago, “God is Dead?”, which you can watch below. The album debuted at #1 in Britain…Sabbath’s first #1 album there since “Paranoid” in 1970! I guess it happens every 43 years, so the next #1 for them will be in 2056!!!
Sammy Hagar returned to his hometown of Fontana recently to be honored by the city as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. In addition to serving as the Honorary Grand Marshalof the 2013 Fontana Days Parade, the town presented the â€œRed Rockerâ€ with a sign for Hagar Way, a new street dedicated to their hometown hero.
After leading the parade on a float with his family by his side, Sammy was given the street sign that read â€˜Hagar Way.â€™ Although no mention of a speed limit was made, judging by the namesake we can only assume that speeds in excess of 55 are highly encouraged, although perhaps not legal.
Hagar seemed genuinely touched by the gesture. After being given the sign he addressed the crowd, saying, â€œSomething about in your hometown having a street named after you, that warms my heart. This is awesome. This is one of the favorite things that has been done for me in my whole career.â€ He also threw some love out to his brother, joking, â€œOnly problem is I know my brotherâ€™s going to go around saying itâ€™s his name too.â€
During the celebration Hagar was asked by the Fontana Herald how it felt to be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to which the thankful Hagar replied, â€œItâ€™s not as exciting as being the grand marshal of Fontana Days for the 100th anniversary of Fontana, my hometown!â€
On the musical front, Sammy will also be heading out on his â€˜Four Decades of Rockâ€™ tour kicking off at the beginning of June and dates through early September. No So Cal dates yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do!
The US Festival put the IE in the world wide spotlight for a few days back in 1983, thanks to Apple Computers c0-founder Steve Wozniak deciding to blow some of the millions of dollars that he made inventing home computers to throw a huge multi-day concert/party! There was a Rock Day, a New Wave Day, a Heavy Metal Day, and a Country Day.All of us that were there have a couple of somewhat clear memories, like a really wasted David Lee Roth:
But what is really amazing is checking out the full line-up from 30 years ago and thinking…damn, they did an a pretty great job putting together Metal Day, didn’t they?
Van Halen, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Triumph, Motley Crue, and Quiet Riot!