Taylor Hawkins (February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022)

It goes without saying that someone who makes people happy will be missed when they die. Truly, Taylor Hawkins is one of those someones. Taylor HawkinsCal Jam ‘18October 6, 2018Glen Helen AmphitheaterSan Bernadino, Californiaphoto: Charlie Steffens

X, Los Lobos, and The Blasters at Pacific Amphitheater – August 1, 2021

Three bands: X, Los Lobos, and The Blasters, embodying the authentic cultural diversity that is the true LA, brought live music to the Pacific Amphitheater on August 1st. Amid an Orange County crowd, too often split by extreme political factions, the irony of rockabilly, Chicano, and punk music coming together was not lost on many. […]


Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin Mr BigJune 23, 2017Canyon ClubAgoura Hills, California Missing the things we took for granted? What I’d give to see live music, a movie, and be able to just basically roam—maskless—without fear of becoming sick. In the meantime we can all do the best we can and be excellent to each […]

Queensryche and John 5 on January 30, 2020 at House of Blues Anaheim, California

Queensryche’s “The Verdict” 2020 U.S. Headline Tour began in mid-January, so having performed several dates already, the Seattle rock quintet was tuned up for its show in Anaheim last Thursday night John 5, who came on prior to Queensryche, played a strong set of guitar-heavy instrumental rock. The longtime Rob Zombie guitarist, accompanied by a […]

YES at Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California on July 27, 2019

Some of progressive rock’s most revered performers, Yes, Asia, John Lodge, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, joined an enthusiastic crowd of their fans at Five Point Amphitheater for the Southern California stop of The Royal Affair Tour.  Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, a trio paying homage to Emerson Lake & Palmer members Greg Lake and Keith […]

Ghost at the Los Angeles Forum – November 16, 2018

Ghost came to Southern California to play a sold-out concert at the Los Angeles Forum, marking the band’s first of two headline arena performances in the U.S. (The second date will be at New York’s Barclays Center on December 15th.) The current tour, dubbed “A Pale Tour Named Death,” is promoting Prequelle, Ghost’s fourth studio album […]