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


Well, we all knew it was coming, and now we’ve got the details about Motley Crue’s huge Final Tour. They’ve decided to call it quits as a touring band while they can still rock the hell out of an arena, and we’ll have a couple of chances to catch them here in So Cal:

Monday, July 21st at the Hollywood Bowl and
Tuesday, July 22nd at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.

They held a press conference to announce the shows and the addition of a special guest for the full tour, the legendary Alice Cooper will open up each night.

Keep listening for your chance to win tickets to both of the shows on 96-7 KCAL Rocks!!

January 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Local News, Rock News | No comment


January 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Entertainment News, General Stupidity, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, News, Rock News, Sports | No comment

Well…sort of? Green Day’s American Idiot, the ground breaking musical is coming to the California Theatre in San Berdo on May 19th!

I know it sounds strange to mix punk tunes with a musical but the show actually looks really rad and the critics think so too!! Check out the video below and let me know what you think!


January 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Concerts, Entertainment News, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, Local News, News, Rock News | No comment

If you’re going to be hitting one of the Eagles shows that are heralding the grand re-opening of the Forum in Inglewood, check out this great photo tour taking you inside and all around the newly remodeled arena from Curbed LA to get you ready. The MSG group has really done an amazing job turning the legendary venue into a great music only facility. I guess $100 million will do that, right?

Listen for your chance to win tickets to catch the Eagles there each morning with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo. Plus, we’ll be breaking them out all weekend long as we celebrate the best damn state in the country with a California At The Top Weekend!

January 16, 2014 at 8:08 am | Concerts, Contests, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Local News, Rock News | No comment

Black Sabbath is teaming up with Converse to release a new line of Chuck Taylor All-Star hi-tops. Can you imagine looking any cooler on the court (or on your way to their final show of the 13 Tour at the Hollywood Bowl in April) than you would in a pair of these? You can go classic first album:


Or just go with the Band:

Or Volume 4:

Here are all the details for you. They’re talking about $60 bucks a pair, so should you find yourself at a loss for what to buy me, I’m usually a size 12. Just sayin’…



January 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, Rock News | No comment

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