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If you were lucky enough to score tickets and were there, this is a nice reminder. If you didn’t get a chance to see Green Day playing their 22 song set at the Fox Theater on Sunday night in Pomona, in their first live show since lead singer, Billy Joe Armstrong, had a meltdown on stage in Las Vegas and went though a stint in rehab, here is some fan video of what it looked like. The good news is that this was just a warm up show for their upcoming tour, and we’ll all be able to see them at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Thursday, April 18th.

March 12, 2013 at 8:18 am | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News, Rock News | No comment

Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival is taking to the Motor City in June for its second year…once again, Metallica is headlining and they’re bringing along the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a bunch more!

February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

In case you’re like me and completely forgot that they were showing the highlights on TV yesterday, here are some of the amazing tributes to Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center Honors a few weeks ago…

December 27, 2012 at 7:52 am | Concerts, Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

If you’re gonna be near Detroit, you can hit the 2nd Metallica Orion Music + Festival!

December 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Concerts, Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

Just in case you couldn’t make it to Boston yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t watch Aerosmith rock out in a concert on the street where they all used to share an apartment 40 years ago, right? Relax, crank up the computer speakers, and enjoy the whole show!

November 6, 2012 at 8:21 am | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | 1 comment

With Green Day’s lead singer in rehab for the rest of the year, someone had to step up and headline the big Voodoo Experience show in New Orleans for them. So, way to go Metallica for grabbing the spot of their fellow Bay Area rockers at the last minute and ripping it up for the crowd in the Big Easy! Courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine’s web site, here they are doing a little bit of Green Day’s American Idiot as an intro to their own Creeping Death…

October 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

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Last weekend I went to check out, and photograph, the Rock Vegas Festival, a 2 day concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort. I ended up with over 1100 images, so I had to cut that back a bit. This post will cover some of the Day 2 bands I shot, and you can find the Day 1 post here.

After the first day of shooting all afternoon in the sun, and then most of the night bands indoors, I decided to shoot a few less bands on day 2. This was the big day, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Yeah!

What? We can’t shoot Manson? Ah Man!!!! More on that later…

Here are some of the Day 2 shots:

October 2, 2012 at 1:24 am | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Lifestyle | 4 comments

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Last weekend I went to check out, and photograph, the Rock Vegas Festival, a 2 day concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort. I ended up with over 1100 images, so I had to cut that back a bit. This post will cover some of the Day 1 bands I shot, and you can find the Day 2 post here.

Last year I hit Vegas to photograph the 48 Hours Festival, and it was a blast! So, when I heard about the Rock Vegas Festival this year, I had to go. Two days of rock, and lots of photographs. I knew this year was going to be different however. The 48 Hours Festival had both the Main stage and Second stage outside, in a festival style atmosphere. The Rock Vegas Festival’s second stage was outside in the Mandalay Bay parking lot, but the Main stage was the actual Mandalay Bay Events Center. That meant the daytime acts had that festival feel, while the night acts would be a sit down concert.

I was only planning on shooting the main night acts, but while checking in for my photo pass I was told there were a few bands I should catch, and I’m glad I did. There was one band that had all the photographer talking. I didn’t shoot every band, but below are a few of the images from the first day of bands.

October 2, 2012 at 1:19 am | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Lifestyle | No comment


ADVENTURES OF POWER – Official Trailer by AriGoldFilms

“Air drums? I’ve heard of air guitar, but air drums?” you say? Yeah. Air drums! And Ari Gold (who stars in the movie above) is the guy that is gonna lead you into the Guinness Book of World’s Records at Rock & Roll Bingo at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino this year on 10/11/12. In addition to winning almost $20,000 in cash playing KCAL style bingo. last year everyone that won tickets to our huge party helped shatter the record for Biggest Air Guitar Ensemble In History. Here are some of the highlights:

This year, with the help of AC/DC tribute band TNT, we’re going to set another GUINNESS WORLD RECORDâ„¢ and grab another piece of legendary air band status as we set the standard for Largest Air Drum Ensemble! Listen for your chance to win your way into the action, but you’ve gotta hurry, the tickets will be all gone after Sunday, October 7th!

September 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Concerts, Contests, Drinking, Events, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, On Air | 3 comments

October 22nd, 1990. Pearl Jam’s first live show at a little place called the Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle. Except they weren’t called Pearl Jam yet, they were Mookie Blaylock. And Eddie Vedder had just joined up with them a couple of weeks before and, although they hadn’t recorded any yet, they’d written some really great songs. Like this one, the very first live performance of Black by a very shy looking Eddie. Pretty damn cool that someone had a camcorder recording, ain’t it? And big thanks to Rolling Stone Magazine’s web site, from which I stole this post!

September 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

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