The Dead Daisies Return to The Roxy Theatre – September 10, 2023

The Dead Daisies played the final U.S. show in of their Resurrected tour last Sunday night at the Roxy Theatre, the famed rock club on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. It was a packed house and the place was hotter than hell. There wasn’t a dry pair of armpits in the crowd; it smelled like rock n’ roll.

Alice Cooper | August 11, 2018 | Pechanga Resort & Casino | Temecula, CA

From my music journalism archive. This review (with photo gallery) is featured on  While wildfires were scorching vast swaths through residential neighborhoods and the countryside in record Southern California temperatures, Pechanga Theater in Temecula was heating up with one of rock’s fiercest acts. Alice Cooper performed a “Paranormal Evening” of classics to the packed […]

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. […]

Slayer’s Final Stand?

The Fabulous Forum Los Angeles, CA November 30, 2019 It’s sad, even a little strange that Slayer has called it quits. Initially when they announced their farewell tour, which began in May of 2018, that implied they were retiring from touring itself, which left a lot of people with the hope that the band might […]

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 […]

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