Robby Krieger Performs with Los Lobos - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
In The Biz

Robby Krieger Jams with Los Lobos to Celebrate The 2016 Lines of Gibson Guitar

By DONNA BALANCIA – Music greats, friends and Halloween partygoers jammed into Gibson Guitar’s Beverly Hills showroom for a party to celebrate the company’s 2016 guitars. The Doors’ Robby Krieger joined Los Lobos on stage […]

Musicians

Keith Richards Had Final Cut on ‘Under The Influence’ Movie; Tom Waits Brought Notes, Director Says

By DONNA BALANCIA — Keith Richards “cackled” when he first saw the documentary Under The Influence, and exerted his right to approval of the film’s final cut, director Morgan Neville told an audience at the […]

California Rocker Interview

Music Photographer Henry Diltz Has Hundreds of Album Covers And Now He has a Lucie Award

By DONNA BALANCIA – Photographer Henry Diltz will be honored next week with a prestigious Lucie Award for his work in Rock Photography. Diltz said he never expected to be honored for his career.  After […]

The Dave Schultz All-Star Jam - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Gigs and Photos

The Dave Schulz All-Star Jam Brings Rock and Roll Thursday to New Venue Mrs. Fish in Downtown LA

By DONNA BALANCIA – Thursday nights won’t be the same in Downtown LA as The Dave Schulz All-Star Jam brings a rockin’ new show to Mrs. Fish. Schulz’ All-Star Jam plays a great range of dance […]

Walter Lure flanked by LA's finest at Redwood - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Musicians

Walter Lure and His LA Band of Locals Turn a Musical Performance into a Wild Time at Redwood

By DONNA BALANCIA – When Walter Lure comes to Los Angeles, seems the whole town turns out. Those who remember Walter’s role in The Heartbreakers as well as those who have a more recent appreciation […]

Mary Kay and Loren Molinare - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
By DONNA BALANCIA

The Dogs of Detroit: Old School Punk Rock Pros Weather The Years, Fetch New Fan Base

The Dogs, considered among the innovators of punk rock, are one of the most influential bands in the genre. Legendary Detroit bandmates Loren Molinare, Mary Kay and Tony Matteucci sat down with California Rocker Editor […]

Olivia Dvorak - Alternative-Country star in the making - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Musicians

Olivia Dvorak: Check Out This ‘Superstar To Be’ Who is Truly Making Music in Her Own Way

By DONNA BALANCIA – Olivia Dvorak is making music her own way. “I grew up in the country with horses,” said Olivia, who was raised in rural Illinois. “My horses always loved the country music […]