Sammy Hagar returned to his hometown of Fontana recently to be honored by the city as part of their 100th anniversary celebration. In addition to serving as the Honorary Grand Marshalof the 2013 Fontana Days Parade, the town presented the â€œRed Rockerâ€ with a sign for Hagar Way, a new street dedicated to their hometown hero.
After leading the parade on a float with his family by his side, Sammy was given the street sign that read â€˜Hagar Way.â€™ Although no mention of a speed limit was made, judging by the namesake we can only assume that speeds in excess of 55 are highly encouraged, although perhaps not legal.
Hagar seemed genuinely touched by the gesture. After being given the sign he addressed the crowd, saying, â€œSomething about in your hometown having a street named after you, that warms my heart. This is awesome. This is one of the favorite things that has been done for me in my whole career.â€ He also threw some love out to his brother, joking, â€œOnly problem is I know my brotherâ€™s going to go around saying itâ€™s his name too.â€
During the celebration Hagar was asked by the Fontana Herald how it felt to be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to which the thankful Hagar replied, â€œItâ€™s not as exciting as being the grand marshal of Fontana Days for the 100th anniversary of Fontana, my hometown!â€
On the musical front, Sammy will also be heading out on his â€˜Four Decades of Rockâ€™ tour kicking off at the beginning of June and dates through early September. No So Cal dates yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do!
Last Thursday night, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino hosted the M-One “Reborn” Muay Thai event. There were nine great bouts, with seven of the nine being for a title. Six of the fights ended with either a KO, or a TKO, and last fight with the Inland Empire’s own Joey Pagliuso ended with a knockout that actually worried people. Starting the night, Eric Luna defeated David Huerta for the MTAA National Junior Lightweight Title…
(For more photos and fight results, including the results of the Inland Empire’s Joey Pagliuso attempting to win a title, click Read More…)
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:
Iron Maiden makes a triumphant return to So Cal as the headliner of the Battle of San Bernardino, a big ol’ summertime metal fest coming to the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore on Friday, September 13th.
KCAL is gonna be giving a bunch of tickets away, but if you can’t wait, click here to buy tickets
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.
Memorial services for San Bernardino County Sherrifs Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, who was killed in the shootout in the mountains last week while pursuing the murderer Chris Dorner, are set for 11 AM on Thursday, February 21st at the San Manuel Amphitheater, located at 2575 Glen Helen Parkway in Devore. Everyone who would like to pay their respects is welcome to attend. Join us in laying to rest one of our community’s finest, a true local hero who put his life on the line to protect all of us.
And, if you’d like to help those that were left behind, here’s your chance to step up: The Inland Empire Emerald Society is accepting donations for the families of both Jeremiah MacKay, and the fallen Riverside Police office, Michael Crain…You can make a donation HERE using a Major Credit card or PayPal
See that? That is what Vance Albitz’s living room is looking like lately. If we have our way, it is gonna look a lot more packed than that in the next few days! I don’t know if you had a chance to hear him with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo this morning, but that is a young man with a great plan. After reading an article asking some of our troops what they would most like to get in a box from home where the answer was “A couple of gloves and a ball so we could play catch”, Vance started up the Gloves4Troops web site with his father, and set a goal of collecting 1000 gloves and balls to send out to our troops overseas. Such a pure and simple joy, playing catch, and all of us here at KCAL were moved to find some way to help out. Now Vance plays minor league ball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and he’s got to report to spring training on February 18th, so it’s up to us to help him get closer to his goal before then.
If you’ve got an old glove taking up space in the garage, or a few baseballs that are in good shape that you could manage to live without, or if you’ve got 20 bucks that you could kick down to help sponsor sending a box to our troops overseas, please help out. Check out his web site to see how to get your things to him, or bring your gloves or balls down to the station and we’ll get them to him for you. To make it even easier for you to join the effort, we’ll be sending the KCAL Crew out to the various corners of the I.E. over the next few days. Listen in to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood! Here’s a really cool article that was written about Vance on ESPN too…
“Celebration Day”, the film of Led Zeppelin’s now legendary London reunion show in 2007 is gonna hit the theaters on Wednesday, October 17th. Looks like it’ll be playing at the AMC Ontario Mills, the Regal down in Temecula, and the Harkins Theaters in Moreno Valley. Check out the preview above and be listening to KCAL for your chance to win tickets over the next couple of weeks! Click for more video…