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!

February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Concerts, Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, News, Rock News | No comment

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!

February 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Concerts, Contests, Events, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Local News, Rock News | No comment

Check out 2 Cellos blasting out Thunderstruck!

February 24, 2014 at 2:13 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment

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?

February 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment


Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have signed a deal for a new reality show on AMC that will follow the development of the band’s new arena football team!

This isn’t the first time KISS has been involved in a reality series. A few years back Gene was in “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” which followed the bassist and his family in episodes like “Food vs. Sex” and “Sex and Rock N’ Roll.” The show was successful but went off the air in 2012.

Above is a video that has nothing to do with the football team or reality shows but is just bad ass! Enjoy!


February 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, News, Rock News, Sports | No comment

It was really great to meet Benedictum singer Veronica Freeman at NAMM 2014. She spoke to me about her influences, songwriting, touring, Benedictum’s new album Obey and her upcoming solo project.

February 6, 2014 at 12:18 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment

I had the pleasure of “running into” Ray Luzier of Korn and NAMM 2014. He talked to me about the latest Korn album, Paradigm Shift, being inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk and his latest project, KXM with Kings X singer dUg Pinnick, and Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch.

February 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment

Gaurav Bali, guitarst for Eve to Adam, chats with Frankie DiVita at NAMM 2014. He talks about playing EVH, their latest album Locked and Loaded, contributing songwriters, touring, working for free and their latest video shoot for the song Immortal.

February 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment

Art Alexakis from Everclear sat down with me on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at NAMM 2013 to chat about the upcoming Everclear album, his new venture into the world of songwriting instruction at LACM, the Summerland Tour and his solid Everclear lineup.

February 6, 2014 at 11:56 am | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, News, Rock News | No comment

Guitarist Phil X chats with Frankie DiVita of 96.7 KCAL Rocks about filling in for Richie Sambora on the 2013 “Yes We Can” Bon Jovi Tour, Yahama Guitars, Phil X and the Drills, being a session musician and becoming a dad.

February 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Rock News | No comment

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