Sad news today as we learned that Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboard player with The Doors passed away today at the age of 74. A huge part of the legendary Southern California band with the unique sound, he lost his battle with cancer while in Germany.
Talk about a legacy. The band lost their frontman and lead singer, Jim Morrison, back in 1971. Yet, generations of kids continue to find the band and dive into the great library of music that the band created.
Big thanks to our long time friends, Great White, for making time to stop by the KCAL Studios to hang with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo Thursday morning. Plus, they brought their guitars for another in studio jam! here’s the video for their latest song, “Shotgun Willie’s”. Enjoy!
We’re less than a month away from the new album, 13. You guys have been all over the first song “God is Dead?”, so here are some more details about what we can expect.
It was great fun to have the opportunity to speak with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The Black Carpet was filled with reporters and journalists and Jason took a couple of minutes to speak to our KCAL Rockers. Jason has put together a new band called Newsted, has released an EP and is hitting the road this summer with Megadeth on the Gigantour.
The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet event was a blast. It all happened last Thursday evening at the Nokia Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles. I had the pleasure of interviewing Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson about their upcoming co-headlining tour and about Alice’s forthcoming covers album. Marilyn Manson was the comedic sidekick during the interview. He seemed to let the veteran rocker, Alice, take the lead. Hope you enjoy the interview.
This past weekend it was Metallica Day at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Check out their sweet rendition on the National Anthem:
They were giving out some totally cool Metallica/Giants hats, and Daryl scored one!
And check out our Grand Prize winner of KCAL Workforce Getaway #2, Daniel givens of San Bernardino, who made some killer custom KCAL T-Shirts with his wife just so they could be representing at the game!
Apparently, Daryl was enjoying the beers up there in San Francisco!
And then there’s Lars..kinda throwing out the first pitch:
Ok, we’ll just say it was a big looping curve ball that caught the corner of the plate…
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€™
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.