It was great fun to have the opportunity to speak with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The Black Carpet was filled with reporters and journalists and Jason took a couple of minutes to speak to our KCAL Rockers. Jason has put together a new band called Newsted, has released an EP and is hitting the road this summer with Megadeth on the Gigantour.
The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet event was a blast. It all happened last Thursday evening at the Nokia Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of interviewing Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson about their upcoming co-headlining tour and about Alice’s forthcoming covers album. Marilyn Manson was the comedic sidekick during the interview. He seemed to let the veteran rocker, Alice, take the lead. Hope you enjoy the interview.
I had a great opportunity to chat with Tom Dumont of No Doubt. Great guy, great band and super easy to talk to. He was kind enough to talk with 96.7 KCAL Rocks ahead of the line of other people waiting to interview him.
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Michael Anthony was kind enough to include me and 96.7 KCAL Rocks amongst his many interviews at NAMM 2013. He’s always a great guy and always easy to talk to. Here’s the latest on what’s going on in his Chickenfoot world.
Once again Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard took some time out for 96.7 KCAL Rockers to fill us in on the upcoming Hysteria shows that Def Leppard will be performing while taking up residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in March. He also gives a very passionate interview on his past time and contributions to Dio and reviving the band under the name Last In Line.
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath at NAMM 2013. He was very cool and was great about updating us on the progress of the upcoming Sabbath album and tour. Enjoy!!!
I was so excited to see Rush getting some overdue recognition. They were inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk yesterday and I was so happy to be in attendance and to be able to share the experience with our KCAL Rockers. With more than 40 million records sold worldwide, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson remain one of the most inventive and compelling rock groups in history. Rush has placed third with the most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums, topped only by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. They are currently on tour in support of their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels.
I had the pleasure of speaking to Myles Kennedy, who is currently touring with Slash and is the vocalist on Slash’s recent album Apocalyptic Love. Myles also fronts the band Alter Bridge.
August 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment
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I’ve conducted many interviews with Matt Sorum over the years and he is still very forthcoming and thoughtful about his answers. From the Ludwig booth at NAMM 2012, we talk about the recent one off show with Scott Weiland and the other members of Velvet Revolver and the possibilities of reuniting all the original members in the future. Matt is also very involved with “giving back” and speaks about his recent charitable works with Global Sound Lodge and Wounded Warriors.
Keep The Faith!!!
Frankie Di Vita
January 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment