Everybody ready to fire up the grill, grab some cold ones, and hang out with friends and family as we celebrate the birthday of this great nation? Perfect! All you need now is to figure out where you’re gonna watch things explode in the sky, so here’s a great list of the fireworks displays happening around the IE: (click read more for all the details)
Check out this shot of KCAL at the US Festival! Thanks to KCAL rocker Sean Syfers for finding this picture and sharing it with us for Throwback Thursday. You Rock, Sean! Now, do you wanna really trip out? We recently got a message from a listener asking if we wanted an old banner of ours back. He said his uncle and some friends had had stolen it from the US Festival on a dare, and it has been moving around garages of the IE for 30 something years ever since. Sadly, the uncle is in failing health and wanted to clear his conscience before he passed away, so he told his nephew to return the banner. The nephew (who wanted to remain anonymous, but is a really good guy) dropped it off:
And here it is with 4orty and Daryl holding it. The old Rock Spectrum lives in the new studio!!!
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Six Flags announced yesterday that after 36 years they’re closing the legendary Collossus Roller Coaster at Magic Mountain in Valencia as of August. Yeah, there are newer and crazier roller coasters, but damn, I know a lot of us are gonna miss the old wooden monster! I was there in the summer of 1978 when it opened, and can’t count how many times I bounced around in those uncomfortable cars. Might need to hit the park one more time before it goes away. Here’s some front seat video to remind you of what its like…
We had a great time hangng out with everyone at the Redlands Chili Cook-Off and Car Show this past weekend at Sylvan Park in Redlands! The weather was perfect for plenty of cold beers and live rockin’ from The Yard Dogs, plus the KCAL Chili won 1st Place!
We’re already making plans to be there again next year, and we hope the Redlands Optomist Club raised a ton of cash to help kids in the Inland Empire. Thanks to all the KCAL Rockers that came out for the fun. You Rock!
The Foo Fighters have been setting up shop in the desert to record their new album, and little bits of info keep trickling out via social media. First it was a shot of some master tapes referring to their 8th album.
Next there was a shot of Dave messing around with a bb gun, and those that have been there saw that they were working at the Rancho de la Luna Studios in Joshua Tree:
And earlier today, Joe Walsh posted on Twitter a shot of him with Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl saying, “Look who I ran into in Joshua Tree!”:
He later told the Hollywood Reporter, “I was a Foo Fighter for two days and played on a track of theirs that’s gonna come out.”.
Oh, and now we see that there is going to be an HBO show documenting the making of the new album!
Can’t wait to hear it!
It’s the easiest contest ever! Just take a picture of yourself, or someone else, throwing the rock horns and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s it. You’re entered to win a trip to San Francisco to catch Metallica Night at A T & T Park on Friday May 16th! We’ve even got our new 3-D billboard throwing the horns on the northbound 215 just before Barton Road.
The KCAL Rockers have been sending in some great shots, from some great locations, and with some great guests so far. Check out a bunch of them here. And a bunch more here. But be sure to get yours in by Tuesday the 29th at midnight, because we find out who’s gonna win on Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo’s show on Wednesday the 30th!
So, Show Us Your Horns Inland Empire…You Rock!
I had a blast judging the 2014 San Bernardino High School Mr. Cardinal Competition yesterday! I was so impressed with all of the contestants especially Samuel Moreno who won the whole thing! He will now represent SBHS at over 100 charity events over the next year! Go Cardinals!
And yeah I am wearing a suit! Can you believe it!?
Time for all of the college hoops you can handle! The Tournament is underway, and the place to watch it is Dave & Busters in Ontario Mills, KCAL Tournament Headquarters! We’ll be out at D & B all day today and tomorrow catching all 32 of the 1st Round games with you.
Whether you’re just popping in for a quick update and a cold one, or you’re hanging out and catching all the action on all the big screens, you’ll have a chance to win a great weekend getaway to the M Resort in Las Vegas and $1,000 cash! Patrick will be hosting from 11am to 2pm both days, Kelli will be out there from 5pm to 8pm this evening, Jimbo form 5pm to 8pm on Friday, and The KCAL Crew will be breaking out all sorts of great prizes though out the day. Join the fun, and catch the action. We’ll see you there!
You’ve heard Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo talking about it, and they’re giving away tickets every morning this week before you can buy them, for a special one of a kind Kiss show. Now, we can give you some more details!
KISS will play a rare acoustic show on Thursday, April 3 at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, California, exactly one week before they are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Billed as “Kiss: An Acoustic Evening And Stories With Kiss”, the concert will feature the band performing stripped-down versions of its classic songs without makeup and telling stories, a setup that is said to be “not unlike” the “MTV Unplugged” episode the band filmed nearly 20 years ago.
Tickets are $65-$75 and go on sale Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. via Ticketmaster or at the box office at San Manuel. You must be 21 or older to attend the show. Listen to STJ for your chance to win, but if you don’t be sure to grab some through this link when they go on sale Friday morning!
Well, we all knew it was coming, and now we’ve got the details about Motley Crue’s huge Final Tour. They’ve decided to call it quits as a touring band while they can still rock the hell out of an arena, and we’ll have a couple of chances to catch them here in So Cal:
They held a press conference to announce the shows and the addition of a special guest for the full tour, the legendary Alice Cooper will open up each night.
Keep listening for your chance to win tickets to both of the shows on 96-7 KCAL Rocks!!