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!
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!
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!
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….
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.’”
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:
First Three Albums Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page,
Each With An Additional Disc Of Previously Unreleased
Multiple CD, Vinyl, And Digital Formats,
Including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set, Available June 3
Click “Read More” for all of the details…
International rock stars Green Day will release 18 new tracks to help celebrate record store day on April 18th! No word yet on if the songs will be available as singles or on a full album. However the band did say the new tunes will be on Vinyl, CDs and even cassettes!
Green Day has always been a huge supporter of Record Store Day. In 2009 they released a limited edition reissue of their breakthrough album Dookie on vinyl! I remember being blown away when I heard Dookie for the first time as a kid, so I’m always stoked when these guys are coming out with more new music!
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!
Check out 2 Cellos blasting out Thunderstruck!
Well, Jimmy Fallon didn’t waste any time bringing in the big names for his first show as host of the Tonight Show, did he?