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!
Here’s the first trailer from the new movie “Through The Never” coming out late this summer. Do yourself a favor and go full screen with it. Listen for details about how you can be a part of the big KCAL screening we’re planning!
Congrats to all of the KCAL Rockers that scored tickets to see the Rolling Stones at the Honda Center last Saturday night on their 50th anniversary tour! Great show, and a guest appearance by the one and only Dave Grohl for a ripping version of “Bitch”!
Sad news today as we learned that Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboard player with The Doors passed away today at the age of 74. A huge part of the legendary Southern California band with the unique sound, he lost his battle with cancer while in Germany.
Talk about a legacy. The band lost their frontman and lead singer, Jim Morrison, back in 1971. Yet, generations of kids continue to find the band and dive into the great library of music that the band created.
Big thanks to our long time friends, Great White, for making time to stop by the KCAL Studios to hang with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo Thursday morning. Plus, they brought their guitars for another in studio jam! here’s the video for their latest song, “Shotgun Willie’s”. Enjoy!
We’re less than a month away from the new album, 13. You guys have been all over the first song “God is Dead?”, so here are some more details about what we can expect.
Metallica Night happens at AT & T Park in San Francisco in conjunction with the Dodgers/Giants game tomorrow night. Big congrats to the winner of KCAL Workforce Getaway #2 who’ll be flying up there for the fun. Metallica is getting geared up for the event by releasing a video of them jammimg with Giants pitcher, Barry Zito. Pretty cool!
They’ll also be auctioning off the custom guitars they use to perform the National Anthem…
Maybe you were one of the 700 lucky fans that managed to score a ticket to see the Rolling freakin’ Stones doing a warm up gig for their upcoming tour in a small club in Echo Park on Saturday night…
Rolling Stones Set List at the Echoplex:
â€˜You Got Me Rockingâ€™
â€˜Sheâ€™s So Coldâ€™
â€˜Live With Meâ€™
â€˜Street Fighting Manâ€™
â€˜Thatâ€™s How Strong My Love Isâ€™
â€˜Just My Imaginationâ€™
â€˜Love in Vainâ€™
â€˜Start Me Upâ€™
â€˜Jumpinâ€™ Jack Flashâ€™
For those of you that can’t wait until next month to see the highlights of from the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert last night in LA, here is some cellphone video of Rush and Heart getting the honors:
The full show will on HBO on Saturday, May 18th.
We’ll have the first song from the new Black Sabbath album, “13″, before the end of the week! And to get you ready, we’ve got your tickets to see them live when they hit Southern California in September all week long, before you can buy them! Just listen for your chance to win.
If you want to buy them, we’ve got you set up with a special pre-sale code that will allow you to get yours before they go on sale to the public on Saturday morning at 10am. Starting Thursday morning at 10am, just click here and enter the password “showers” in the box. The pre-sale code is good until Friday morning or until the allotment of pre-sale tickets is sold out.
Now, here’s the latest video from inside the studio as they were putting the new album together: