Michael Des Barres has been on the rock n’ roll scene for more than four decades. A European Marquis, Michael was raised in England and now lives in Los Angeles. His enduring love of delta blues and the rock and soul of the mid-60s beat boom, carries forth from his days as the front man for such seminal 1970s bands as Silverhead and Detective, a band personally signed by Jimmy Page to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song records in 1975.
Michael Des Barres was also the touring singer for the Duran Duran spin-off group, The Power Station, performing at Live Aid with one of the most iconic live acts of the mid-1980s. From 1982 to 1984, Michael was a member of Chequered Past, which included Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols, and Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison of Blondie... Read More
Mark Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 4, 1964. Before the formation of Slaughter, Mark fronted Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, who had a hit song, “Love Kills”, that appeared on the Nightmare on Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Slaughter and Dana Strum, formed the group Slaughter.
Slaughter sold more than five million records in the 1990s. The group had four Top 30 hits on the Billboard charts with tunes such as “Fly To the Angels” and “Up All Night”, and toured with bands such as Kiss, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne and Damn Yankees.
Slaughter now works as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets... Read More
Lee Ving , front man of the quintessential American Hardcore Punk band FEAR, joined us on the show to reminisce about the 70’s LA punk rock scene and about what is going on with the band today. FEAR was founded in LA by Lee Ving, on vocals and bassist Derf Scratch. From there they recruited guitarist Burt Good, and drummer Johnny Backbeat to fill out the original lineup and recorded and released the single “I Love Living in the City”. Good and Backbeat were eventually replaced by Philo Cramer and Spit Stix. FEAR was approached by Film director Penelope Spheeris and after a brief discussion; they decided to be featured in her documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene, The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)... Read More
Justin Chart loves Los Angeles. And this singer/songwriter has proven it with, to date, five odes to his hometown.
Los Angeles the Song was the original. Posted on YouTube about a year ago, it has over three million views to date. Los Angeles Latin, Los Angeles Dance Angeles, Los Angeles Word, and Los Angeles La Canción have followed. They total over nine million views.
They are positive, upbeat love songs for his city that resonate for most who view them.
Speaking of love, Justin’s 13-year old daughter, Tali, plays the keyboard and sings backing vocals in her debut video, Los Angeles Word.
Randy Newman’s somewhat cynical I Love L.A. has 10 versions on YouTube… none with anywhere close to a million views.
Perhaps positive messages do appeal.
To learn more visit Justin Chart... Read More
Hi, I’m Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez – This is my story and I’m stickin’ to it!
I always liked music and saw what a positive affect it had on everyone. When the “Ed Sullivan Show came on Sunday nights I would run to the television set and always gravitate toward the drummers! Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, stick twirling masters of swing! Then the “Beatles” showed up in middle school and Ringo made it look so easy. I was hooked!
I started playing drums in middle school. My first band was called the “Adventures” it was all “Ventures” music. Howie Johnson and Mel Taylor were my first instrumental influences. Through High School I played everything, Dance Band, and Jazz were my favorites... Read More
“His sound is so huge, it seems like it is everywhere and is as much coming to him, as from him. He appears to be drawing in the sound, while drawing in the listener.” A quote from former manager George Grauer, and a great description of the musical attitude that encompasses the debut release from singer/songwriter Jiggley Jones.
Don’t let the word “debut” fool you though. Just like the title of this 4 song EP, “No Spring Chicken”, Jiggley himself has lived. “Lets face it, I’m not 18 anymore and thank God for that”, says Jones. “I’m no longer coming from a place that I have to in order to fit in, I’m coming from a place that is different because that is what I’ve become. No tattoos, no piercings, just music, strong and true, music that paints a picture.”
Howev... Read More
Jesse Kalin Carson has been pursuing and perfecting his first love: music. Jesse’s original band, Moon Dogs, traveled extensively across the United States in the early 90’s opening for such artists as Peter Frampton, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Starship, Orleans, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and a host of others. His band Cool Black Kettle, which he formed in the late 90’s released “Move On” in 2002, and is still being played on national and international radio stations. Currently, Jesse is excited about focusing his creative talents on his solo career and is writing and recording in his home town of Lake Tahoe, California, with plans to release his first CD sometime in 2012.
When Jesse is performing with his band, as a duet, and more recently as a solo artist, his passio... Read More
Listen to the Alan Quinlan Interview
1-10-16 Interview Part 1
Alan Quinlan’s bio reads “I was raised on radio that rocked”, which are the lyrics to “Rock N Roll Dreams” the first song on his “In My Second Life” cd.
Music brings back memories and will often take you back to a time, place, or feeling. – Alan Quinlan
Alan’s musical journey began in Phoenix, Arizona where he grew up and heard much of the music that would shape and become the sound track to his life. From Phoenix to L.A. to San Francisco most recently and along the way reconnecting with friend Bill Spooner (The founder and lead guitarist from “The Tubes”). Their collaboration led to the recording of Alan’s first album “In My Second Life”, which Bill produced... Read More
Bob, Russ and Scott have been friends and played music together for many years at open mics and sitting in with each others various projects. With the addition of Jerry, Scott’s old friend, on percussion, it rounded out the group. BOHICA was born from these friends realizing that their fused talents lent itself to a sound that was both versatile and unique to Ventura area music. It allowed them the ability to play engaging acoustic sets for quieter settings like restaurants and wine bars, while still capable of plugging in to rock a bar or night club. Read More
The guys of BOHICA enjoy making music and the fun they have is infectious to there audiences and draws them in; making them a part of the group. It is this camaraderie that separates them from most groups.
So stop by one of their future app...
Bill Mumy is a multi-talented, prolific artist who entered the arena of professional entertainment at the age of five. He has worked on over four hundred television shows and is best known by fans around the world for the creation of his memorable role as the heroic boy astronaut “Will Robinson” on the long running classic series “Lost in Space.” From 1993 through 1998 he played the noble, mystical “Lennier” in the popular science fiction series “Babylon 5.”
His most recent acting performances can be seen in a 2006 episode of “Crossing Jordan” and the SciFi original film A.I. Assault. He appeared as himself in the 2004 Miramax film; “Comic Book: The Movie” and in 2003, Bill starred in “It’s Still A Good Life,” the sequel to one of the thr...