If you missed Aerosmith on 60 Minutes last night, here’s the whole video. Our two favorite highlights: Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer rolling their eyes when Brad Whitford talks about Steven Tyler at 8:30, and the Tyler-Joe Perry exchange about what would happen if they ever came to blows at 12:08.

Their new tour starts in June, and the new album presumably drops before then.

March 12, 2012 at 9:19 am | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Lifestyle | No comment

Check this video out – it’s Diamond Dave interviewing Eddie and Alex about their childhood, how they learned to play music, etc. There’s a ton of stuff in here we didn’t know, starting with Dave talking about how he’d always have to check in with their mother whenever he went over to their house after high school.

February 10, 2012 at 9:41 am | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks | No comment

In my brief interview at NAMM 2012 with drummer Tony Snow of Dramarama, he talks about Ludwig Drums, the latest with upcoming new album from Dramarama, the many gigs they play and the family with many mothers.

Keep The Faith!!!

Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

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

I walked into the entrance of NAMM 2012 in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, January 21st, stopped to figure out where I was going to go first, then turned around to find Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, standing right in front of me. So I HAD to ask him for an interview. I stalked him all the way to the Sabian Cymbals booth where he was weakened by my fluttering eyelashes and soon stopped to give me an interview. Chad has a signature Holy China cymbal out with Sabian, he talks about the current hiatus of the band and is just generally goofy. Chad is always fun to talk speak with. You’re never quite sure what he’s going to say.

Keep The Faith!!!

Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

Winter NAMM brings new surprises every year. This year I had the pleasure of interviewing Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson. Dave talks at length about his EMG Pickups, Jackson, rejoining Megadeth, the recent Big 4 Tour, Gigantour, Dave Mustaine and the number 13, and so much more. He was very forthcoming and I really enjoyed our converstation.

Keep The Faith!!!

Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

On January 21, 2012 I caught up with Vivian Campbell, guitarist for Def Leppard, at the ENGL Amps booth at NAMM 2012 in Anaheim, CA. In my brief interview with him, he spoke of the recent Mirrorball Tour, touring with Heart and heading back out on the road this summer. He also talks about his side project, Train Wrecks.

Keep The Faith!!!

Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

Bon Jovi has always been one of my favorite bands. So I’m ALWAYS happy when I run into any member of the band. Hugh McDonald, bass player for Bon Jovi is one that I’m lucky enough to see every year at NAMM and he’s always wonderfully willing to give me a few minutes of his time. Here are seven minutes and thirty-two seconds of Hugh McDonald’s time. He fills us in on the latest with Bon Jovi, his bass of choice, the rumors of Jon’s death and why he hates his son.

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Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

While attending the NAMM 2012 convention in Anaheim, CA on January 20th, I happened upon Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain signing autographs. He was in simply a jolly good mood and was kind enough to stop signing all autographs in order to give you, the KCAL listener, the latest on what’s happening in the world of Iron Maiden. Unfortunately, he was feeling a bit flirtatious and was somewhat distracted by an attractive passerby to give us too many details. Silly, pretty much sums up this interview but it was all good fun. Enjoy!!

Keep The Faith!!!

Frankie Di Vita

January 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm | KCAL Rocks | No comment

We’re playing it every hour today. So…tell us what you think in the comments section. Awesome! Pretty Good. Meh?

January 10, 2012 at 10:17 am | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle | 2 comments

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