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(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

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/6: blink-182

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/6: blink-182

BLINK-182 are So.Cal. locals from Poway, California & formed together in 1992. In this new song’s music video, Blink highlights the downsides of the holiday season and cause a raucous on the North Pole. The Grinch would love this song too! Enjoy & share! –Frank_OContinue Reading

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/5: DISTURBED

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/5: DISTURBED

DISTURBED are from Chicago, Illinois & formed together in 1994. Back in October of 2018, vocalist David Draiman spoke to Metal Hammer Magazine about the meaning of this song, which is featured on Disturbed’s latest album: Evolution. He said this about it: “We’ve lost so many people lately. Chester [Bennington] hit me hard, Chris [Cornell]…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

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/3: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/3: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

Stone Temple Pilots are So.Cal natives hailing from San Diego that originally consisted of Scott Weiland as the lead vocalist. The band’s line-up remained unchanged from its formation in 1989 until the firing of Weiland in February 2013. Since then, they had Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington join the band, but left in 2015 to…Continue Reading

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/2: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

FRANK-O’S NEW MUSIC STASH ON 12/2: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is from Las Vegas, Nevada and formed in 2005. This song will be featured on their long awaited eighth studio album, titled “F8”. The album will be released globally on February 28th next year, which vocalist Ivan Moody said, “This record to me is ‘absolution’ – everything I’ve done in my…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

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