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Rock n’ Roll Royalty Steve Miller and his Band shine at Vina Robles

by on Aug.17, 2016, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Rock n’ Roll Royalty Steve Miller and his Band shine at Vina Robles

Another of the most recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class came to Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday Night (August 14), as Steve Miller and his Band brought their vast catalog of classics to California Wine Country.

The man is a true American music legend, having a multi-generational appear that started in the late 1960's with psychedlic blues, continued with his straight ahead rock variety dominance in the 1970's, and even morphing into the popular pop leaning material of the 80's. It was all represented in a evening of music that can't be matched by many artists in this day and age.

Fun fact about Steve - his parents Bertha, a jazz-influenced singer, and his pathologist father, George, who was also a jazz enthusiast and amateur recording engineer were great friends with Les Paul and his musical partner Mary Ford and they visited often. Les heard Steve when he was four "banging away" on a guitar given to him by his uncle, and encouraged Miller to continue with his interest in the guitar and "perhaps he will be something one day." He has more than exceeded that and has had a guitar in his hand most of his entire life.

Steve and his great band played tracks from all the eras, but well represented the stuff he is most well known for from his 'Fly Like An Eagle,' 'Book Of Dreams,' and 'The Joker' albums.

He also shared stories from his time in music over the years, including the fact that after he moved out to San Francisco from Texas (after living in Chicago immersing himself in the blues, then to New York for a stint), he has played the legendary Fillmore Auditorium over 100 times!

Miller was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, and he touched on the controversy surrounding it, adding to his words at that time that the experience was "unpleasant" and "they (the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) need to respect the artists they say they’re honoring, which they don't." Not only is Steve's music acumen top level, so is his business one, as he truly cares about artist's rights and eliminating unnecessary B.S. in an increasingly B.S. music world.

J.Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf brought his Midnight Ramblers for an entertaining opening set with tracks from his new album 'A Cure For Loneliness,' and even a few J. Geils tunes tossed in, including an interesting bluegrass take on 'Love Stinks.'

For more on Steve Miller and all upcoming tour dates, visit and visit for all upcoming shows in the heart of beautiful California Central Coast Wine Country.

Special Thanks to Annisha Hinkle and Vanessa Kromer of Nederlander.

Steve Miller Band Vina Robles 2016

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Monterey Pop Music Festival celebrates 45th Anniversary this weekend (video)

by on Jun.16, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Monterey Pop Music Festival celebrates 45th Anniversary this weekend (video)

This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in Monterey, California. The concert was held over three days and featured legendary performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. To celebrate the occasion, a special screening of D.A. Pennebaker's classic 1968 concert documentary 'Monterey Pop' will be held Sunday (May 17) at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles

Other major rock and pop music stars of the 1960s who played the festival were Simon & Garfunkel, The Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, The Association, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Canned Heat, Steve Miller Band, Laura Nyro, Booker T. & the MG's and The Buffalo Springfield.

Michelle Phillips, the last surviving original member of the headliners at the festival The Mamas and the Papas, and renowned producer Lou Adler, who helped organize the festival will host the event. Phillips and Adler also will participate in a Q&A session after the screening. Get more info here:

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KISS remembers Dick Clark, check out the Rock on American Bandstand (video)

by on May.04, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS remembers Dick Clark, check out the Rock on American Bandstand (video)

The site was down on April 18th when it was announced that Dick Clark had passed away, and although I did a post on the Marshall of Rock Facebook page, I wanted to do a full video tribute to Dick on the site. Today Paul Stanley posted this today about attending Dick Clark's Memorial:

"Yesterday, the private memorial for Dick Clark took place, and I was there by invitation along with Erin, Gene and Shannon. Dick was a true icon who changed the world of rock and roll while making a career of using his love of music to make icons of others. To see rock's greats spanning 5 decades humbled and giving thanks to this giant only underlined once again... the impact this wonderful man had on so many. Any of the current Idol/Voice type shows wouldn't exist without the trail that Dick Clark blazed to make them possible. He left an indelible mark on me for the irreplaceable generosity he showed KISS over the years. Always there with a word of guidance, we won't forget him. He will live on through his impact on countless aspects of American pop culture." Paul Stanley

The legend of the  incredible music and television icon Dick Clark will always live on. I grew up watching American Bandstand, and even though I'm a rock guy, I appreciate all music in general and thoroughly enjoyed what he brought into my world. Thank you Dick. Here's some of the best rock moments from AB. He even had Y&T and Dokken on AB.

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Getting ready for Kid Rock in California (photos)

by on Jul.08, 2011, under PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Getting ready for Kid Rock in California (photos)

Here's a few pictures I snapped of the Kid Rock billboards promoting his appearance at the California Mid State Fair on July 27th:

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Puddle Of Mudd to release next album “re: (disc)overed” on August 2nd

by on May.28, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS

Puddle Of Mudd to release next album “re: (disc)overed” on August 2nd

Puddle of Mudd have announced that their next album will be a collection of cover songs from many of their favorite artists.  Everyone from AC/DC,  Steve Miller Band to Elton John and Led Zeppelin.

The set, titled re:(disc)overed, will drop August 2. The collection is the follow-up to 2009's Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. While the band set out to record an album of new material, the toll of the road pushed them to do a covers collection instead. "Since we started we've been non-stop – make a record, go on tour, then right into rehearsals and the next record, then back on tour...," guitarist Paul Phillip told "We were really burned out, and when we started trying to write again it just wasn't time yet. And we had been doing (AC/DC's) 'TNT' and (the Steve Miller Band's) 'The Joker' and had so much fun with those that one thing led to another and we decided to make a covers record. It was just something fun to do, and we had a blast." The album also includes renditions of Free's "All Right Now," Bad Company's "Shooting Star," Neil Young's "Old Man," Led Zeppelin's "D'yer M'ker" and Elton John's "Rocket Man."

The album packs 15 songs, 11 of which Puddle of Mudd recorded with producer Bill Appleberry earlier this year at Los Angeles' Bomb Shelter, a recording space owned by Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz. The first single, The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," is scheduled to hit radio in mid-June.

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