I had the chance to shoot photos of some amateur Muay Thai competitions last Saturday. A few guys that train at the same Dojo as I do were fighting, and I thought it would be fun to try and shoot some fast moving sports – but I normally shoot concerts. Fighters move much faster than rock stars. I did get a few shots…
I had a chance to see the original Pink Floyd concert for The Wall, but ended up missing it. I had always regretted that, so when Roger Waters started touring with this version of The Wall… I knew I was going. Last year I saw the show at The Staples Center, and it is a fantastic show. Take a look at the opening image. You see the graffiti and banners behind Roger? That is The Wall, a pure white wall, with projections that change through the show.
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Last Saturday, the band Heart headlined the annual Cal State Fullerton “Front & Center” benefit at The Honda Center in Anaheim. I have mentioned Heart before, and have seen them live many times. I still think Ann Wilson has _the_ single greatest female rock voice of all time, and top ten when the “female” qualifier is removed.
Saturday was like any Heart show before… great. The set list reads like the greatest hits of a generation, and when Heart does Zep… wow. Based on the new single they played, look for some great new Heart coming soon.
Here are a few pics:
Last Saturday night, Avenged Sevenfold was in town at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. I had not been to CBBA before, and I must say that it’s a great place for a show. Big arena feel, but on a smaller scale. The staff was great, and the rock was fantastic. Below are a few of the photos I took at the show – including the opening acts Asking Alexandria and Hollywood Undead.
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Last night, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh performed at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside for a great show, at what is quickly becoming an inland concert jewel.
I’ve seen Joe Walsh live 3 times, over as many decades. Yeah, Joe Walsh has been around awhile – I guess that means I have too. The first time was in the 70′s, and the best I can remember he opened for Elton John and The Beach Boys (fuzzy times those 70′s). The second time was my introduction to The Fender Center in Corona during a fundraiser there, a show that changed a lot in my life. The third was last night.
Joe Walsh is a perfect fit for…
Last weekend was the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas. Two great days, with great line-ups, on the Vegas strip. I took 768 photos, which I have narrowed to 28 for posting here at kcalfm.com. I did an earlier post with half the photos for Day 1.
Three Days Grace on the Red Carpet. They hung out by their bus next to the media center good part of the afternoon.
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Last weekend was the 48 Hours Festival in Las Vegas. Two great days, with great line-ups, on the strip. I took 768 photos, which I have narrowed to 28 for posting here at kcalfm.com. There is a second post with half of the photos for Day 2.
The Metal Mulisha jump show was great, as always.
Hollywood Undead on the Red Carpet.
Hollywood Undead was another one I enjoyed seeing. The sun on Saturday was deadly, so I bought the only hat I could find – Hollywood Undead. When they were in the press area I think the hat helped. Gotta say, nice guys. They hung around for awhile and that really made me want to check them out. Great show.
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Last week at The Hollywood Bowl, the band Journey headlined a show that featured two other bands – Night Ranger & Foreigner – from what many consider one of the best eras of rock. I would guess that Journey, Night Ranger and Foreigner are on as many iPods today as any other band. Everyone knows the songs:
When You Close Your Eyes
Don’t Tell Me You Love Me
(You Can Still) Rock In America
The opening act was Night Ranger, and as expected, they delivered. Here are a few shots:
Last Wednesday night, at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, BB King was in concert with Kenny Wayne Shepherd as the opening act. I love the blues, and specifically blues-rock. So much of rock as we know it today is based on the blues. All the big names, from Zep and the Stones, to Stevie Ray, were in some way influenced by the blues. Someone at the show mentioned that BB King was a legend. I think he is more than that. BB King is what normal everyday legends call a legend, and at 86 he is still going…
Last night at The Fender Center in Corona was the Steve Miller Rock Symphony. It’s happening again tonight in Temecula. I was the event photographer, and that gave me access to see Steve Miller – The Man, and I have to say it…
Steve Miller is My New Hero
The Fender Center has a program called Kid’s Rock Free that provides free, or low cost, music lessons for kids. It’s a great program, and one I am big supporter of. My son was in the program, and he ended up as the drummer in one of the Kid’s Rock Free bands – The Fender Benders. When my son was in the band he opened for Paul Rodgers. That’s a great opportunity for a kid! The current version of The Fender Benders opened the show last night. Two of the kids from another Kids Rock Free band, The Igniters, have been joining Steve on stage around the country, and last night was no exception. Matt and Dylan rocked.
The goal of last night’s show…