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Wired In The Empire with Mike Z

Wired In The Empire with Mike Z

Join Mike Z each Saturday night at midnight at he gets you caught up on the latest from bands that are coming to town soon and breaks out backstage interviews with bands that just rocked So Cal.

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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

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) Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Sin Quirin guitarist of Ministry and 3 Headed Snake stopped by the KCAL studios on October 27th before heading out on tour with Minstry on the Final Slayer tour. Here’s what we talked about:3 Headed Snake tour (0-1:30)3 Headed Snake new music (1:30-2:30)Ministry Touring (2:30-5:30)Phil plays Pantera (5:30-6)Tony Campos of Static X (6-7)Ministry set list…Continue Reading

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