Last weekend, The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off it’s 2013 season at the San Manuel Amphitheater – right here in San Bernardino. I had never been to a Mayhem Festival before, but I have wanted to shoot photos there for a long time. It lived up to the hype.
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I love this time of year. Summer has just started, Kegger Season is under way, and it’s Festival Concert Season. I love photographing any concert, but festivals are the best. Last year I was able to shoot the Vans Warped Tour for the first time and had a blast – you can look back at that post here if you want. This year Warped hit the Pomona Fairplex for two days, last Thursday and Friday, with 9 stages, and more bands than I am willing to count. But in the list was a great selection of metalcore bands, so I decided to shoot the Thursday show.
Warped is different than…
Saturday, June 8th, The big Orion + Music Festival that Metallica put together opened up in Detroit. Opening the 2nd stage was a band called “dehaan”. Or so they wanted you to think. In actuality, it was the festival headliners themselves, and Metallica took the small stage and ripped into the full “Kill ‘Em All” album in it’s entirety! Great way to get things rolling for the festival, and a cool reward for those that were smart enough to get there early. For those of us that couldn’t make it, feel free to relax and crank up video of the full set right here. Enjoy!
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!
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”!
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€™
Saturday night, the band Foreigner performed at The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. I was lucky enough to be able to shoot some photos of the show, which was my second time shooting photos of the band. The first time was back in 2011 at the Hollywood Bowl with Journey. That was a great show to photograph, with the Bowl being so iconic, but I was really excited to shoot this weekend in a small theater like The Fox. This show was everything I was hoping for…
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: