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Concert Review by Mike Z: Adema at House of Blues Anaheim 12/13/19

Concert Review by Mike Z: Adema at House of Blues Anaheim 12/13/19

The crowd chanted “one more song” as the lights came on inside the Parish Room at the House of Blues of Anaheim on Friday the 13th of December, 2019 after Adema completed their set. You remember Adema, that other band from Bakersfield who rose to gold record fame in the early 2000’s with hits like “Giving In” “The…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) The Mendenhall Experiment’s Brandon and Justin talk to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) The Mendenhall Experiment’s Brandon and Justin talk to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Brandon and Justin from Riverside’s: The Mendenhall Experiment stopped by the KCAL studios to talk rock and more with Mike Z. Here’s what we talked about:Opening for Cold (0-3)Opening for Suicide Silence (3-5:30)Korn/AIC summer tour (5:30-6:15)Flannel Five with Justin (6:15-8)Reunion tours (8-13)Slayer final tour (13)Justin’s drums influences (13-15)Fear Factory and Dino Cazares (15-16)KCAL’s “Tour De…Continue Reading

Concert Review by Mike Z:  Slayer at the Forum 11/30/19

Concert Review by Mike Z: Slayer at the Forum 11/30/19

After 38 years, Slayer killed for the final time on November 30, 2019 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.  After a steady slew of AC/DC tunes, countdown clocks appeared for the final five minutes until show time. The screens flashed pictures of the band throughout the years mixed with the minutes counting down.  Once clock…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Diamante talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Diamante talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Diamante backstage at FivePoint Amp in Irvine on Monday, September 16 2019. Here’s what we talked about:Birth and Birthday (0-2)End of Tour/New Music (2-4)Bad Wolves “Hear Me Now” (4-5)All That Remains “Thunder Rolls (5-6)Rest of the year (6-7)Flannel 5-Nirvana, PJ, STP, Soundgarden, AIC (7-8)80’s rock (8-10)Motley Crue’s “The Dirt” (10-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Adelitas Way singer Rick DeJesus talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Adelitas Way singer Rick DeJesus talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Adelitas Way singer Rick DeJesus after their show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim on August 23 2019. Here’s what we talked about:New Album (0-1:45)Song Title Police (1:45-2:57)Incubus and CD changer (2:57-4:07)Positive Musical Message (4:07-5:27)WWE and Fozzy (5:27-6:27)Las Vegas Music Scene (6:27-7:27)Cover Songs (7:27-8:27)working with song writers? (8:27-9:27)Coming back…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas called in to talk to Mike Z about the Atreyu 20th Anniversary tour at the Belasco Theater on November 19. Here’s what they talked about:Retribution to Atreyu (0-2)Atreyu 20th annivesary tour (2-3:30)New Atreyu Music and producer (3:30-5:30)Sports/MMA/Muy Thai Boxing (5:30-8:30)Writing a book? (8:30-9)RATM Reunion (9-10)Tattooing? (10-11)Knotfest 2014 (11-12)Flannel 5-Nirvana, PJ, STP,…Continue Reading

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