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It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

by on May.29, 2017, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

It’s the 34th Anniversary of The US Festival ‘Heavy Metal Day’ – I was there…a recap

Today is the 34th Anniversary of the 1983 US Festival. The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. The first was held Labor Day weekend in September 1982 and the second was Memorial Day weekend in May 1983. The 1982 US Festival was the first major festival since Cal Jam II that was not a charity concert—it was intended to be celebration of evolving technologies; a marriage of music, computers, television and people. That continued in 1983, even though Wozniak had lost millions on the first US Festival. The festival also had large air-conditioned tents featuring the US Festival Technology Exposition— a dazzling display of then-cutting edge computers, software, and electronic music devices. Also making a debut were installations of "out-door rain" - perforated pvc nozzles that sprayed water to fight the fierce hundred degree heat. read more...

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Metallica release ‘Hardwired’ performance video chronicling ‘WorldWired’ tour from September 2016 to February 2017

by on May.07, 2017, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Metallica release ‘Hardwired’ performance video chronicling ‘WorldWired’ tour from September 2016 to February 2017

Metallica have released a performance video for the song 'Hardwired' filmed on the band's current 'WorldWired' tour. It chronicles the time on the road from September 2016 to February 2017. read more...

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Toto at Vina…a Sunday night in Wine Country

by on Sep.13, 2016, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Toto at Vina…a Sunday night in Wine Country

Toto wrapped up their Summer 'An Evening With' tour at the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre this past Sunday and it was an evening of stellar musicianship, all the Toto hits, tracks from their latest studio album 'XIV,' and even a cover featuring some fantastic guitar work by one of the best, Steve Lukather. read more...

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The Mule and the Smoke take over Vina Robles

by on Aug.30, 2016, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

The Mule and the Smoke take over Vina Robles

Gov't Mule brought their Smokin' Mule Tour to the beautiful Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday night (August 28) and it truly was a night to remember. Upon arrival, it was announced that it was going to be a general admission show, meaning everyone had access to the floor section and had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the amazing music ready to be delivered on this night. Obviously The Mule has some seriously dedicated fans, and that announcement made everyone even more jacked up, excited and ready to get into the night. read more...

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Jackson Browne to perform solo acoustic benefit concert for Safety Harbor Kids at Ventura Theatre on October 4

by on Aug.26, 2016, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Jackson Browne to perform solo acoustic benefit concert for Safety Harbor Kids at Ventura Theatre on October 4

Jackson Browne will perform a Benefit Concert for Safety Harbor Kids in Ventura, CA on October 4 as part of his Solo Acoustic Fall Tour. Tickets for the concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater are on sale now and available online at ticketfly.com read more...

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