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April 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

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UPDATE Wednesday April 16th:
Okay, here’s the official statement from AC/DC on the band’s future:

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”

https://www.facebook.com/acdc

AC/DC are scheduled to start jamming possible new material in May. “We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas,” Brian Johnson tells the Telegraph. “If anything happens, we’ll record it.”

Here’s the earlier report:

And here’s the updated story:

And here’s AC/DC ripping it up!!!!!

Daryl

April 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, News, Rock News | No comment

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Well, the after all of the rumors and speculation, the induction ceremonies for this year’s class heading inot the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame put on what most are saying was a very entertaining show! Joan Jett came out with Nirvana and kicked into Smells Like teen Spirit, and the band was joined by several others during their set. better yet, they all went out after the ceremonies and found a cool little bar in Brooklyn to jam in till the wee hours of the morning. How’s you have liked to stumble into that place? Here’s a little cell phone video shot from the crowd:

The founding members of Kiss managed to put aside most of their hostility towards each other (for a few minutes anyway) and all came up and accepted their place in the Hall after a great speech by Rage Against The Machine and Audisoslave’s amazing guitarist, Tom Morello. Morello talked about how Kiss inspired him to pick up a guitar, and how all the crap his high school classmates gave him about liking Kiss made him tougher and more passionate about his music.

Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Tom Morello, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons

Even surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novelselick, and Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, managed to put aside years of throwing daggers back and forth and not kill each other as they took the stage together.

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Looking forward to checking out the whole show when it comes on HBO in late May!
Daryl

April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am | Events, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

Ladies and Gentlemen, after weeks of competition and tens of thousands of votes we have a winner…you voted Led Zeppelin-Stairway The Heaven as your Favorite KCAL Rock Song of All-Time! Metallica’s Enter Sandman came in a very close second to grab the Runner-Up spot. We’ve posted up the full brackets from the tournament below so you can see how the whole thing brought us to the grand finale, or you can click here to grab the big file to keep. Thanks to everyone that voted during the tournament, and big congratulations to Mike Crowson from Corona wo scored the $5000 grand prize. And big thanks to Discount Hydroponics of Riverside for helping to make it all happen. Now, crank up some Stairway because You Rock!

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April 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Contests, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, On Air, Rock News | No comment

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We started with 64 of the greatest KCAL Rock songs of all time, placed them in brackets by decade, and then threw them out at you to vote on and decide your favorites. Now, we’ve got the winners from the four brackets facing off over the weekend for the title of KCAL Rock Madness 2014 Champion! You can vote once per day for the song you want to win, and each vote gets you one more entry into the drawing for the grand prize, $5000 cash! We’ll find out what song wins on Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock with Daryl and Patrick. Then, Tuesday morning with Stu, Tiffany and Jimbo, we’ll find out which KCAL Rocker is gonna score the 5 grand just for voting!

Let’s check out the contenders!
Representing the 70s:

Your choice from the 80s:

From the 90s:

And rockin’ the 2000s, you said:

If you want to see how we got to the Final 4, click here to check out the full brackets. Thanks to Discount Hydroponics of Riverside for powering this fun contest, and to Solis-Tek for giving away all those iPads loaded with all of the songs in the competition every Friday during the tournament.

Most of all, thanks to you for voting and having fun with us (and all of the arguments about which song is better and more deserving) during KCAL Rock Madness, You Rock! May the best song win!

Daryl

April 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Contests, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, On Air, Rock News | No comment

Surprise performance by Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday! Joel introduces him by saying he’s part of one of the best bands he ever saw, then he comes out and jams on You Shook Me All Night Long!

March 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle, News, Rock News | No comment

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It has been a crazy few hours for Nirvana fans as KiroTv 7 was reporting that Seattle Police were going to reopen the investigation of the death of Kurt Cabain.

Now it appears to all be false.

“Despite an erroneous news report, we have not ‘reopened’ the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain,” the Seattle Police Department tweeted from a verified account.

The rumor was that they were going to reopen the case because some undeveloped photographs from the crime scene were printed. The police went on to clarify on Twitter that the case was only being reviewed in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death.

Get the full story here!

March 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Concerts, Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle, News, Rock News, Sports | No comment

 

KISS Arrives at SIRIUS Radio

Big news Rock fans! For the first time ever, Kiss and Def Leppard will be joining together for a Summer 2014 tour! From California to New Jersey, these 2 iconic Rock Bands will revive the glory days of Rock! The tour will hit Southern California on July 5th-8th, with shows in Irvine, Chula Vista, and Los Angeles! To find out more, check out the Rolling Stone article at the link below….

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kiss-and-def-leppard-chart-summer-tour-20140317

March 20, 2014 at 10:42 am | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

UPDATE! The band decided to release what they’re calling the “Garage Demo” version of their new song from the studio, so here it is!

Metallica Talk Epic New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’
“It’s fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now,” Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone

“We promised our fans we’d play a new song and we’ve been writing and creating away and we’re going to throw something at them on Sunday,” Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone last week. “We have something lined up that is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It’s one of those things that’s like, ‘Here, we’re writing and we’re creating.’”

March 17, 2014 at 12:24 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Rock News | No comment

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Led Zeppelin are re-issuing the first 3 albums on June 3rd. Here are the track listings and details on what you can expect from the press release:
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First Three Albums Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
Each With An Additional Disc Of Previously Unreleased
Companion Audio

Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats,
Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available June 3

Click “Read More” for all of the details…

March 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, News, Rock News | No comment

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