2017

Powerman 5000 and the Radioactive Chicken Heads Draw a New Arts Crowd to Our Favorite Bowling Alley

Powerman 5000, Chicken Heads Come to Lucky Strike By DONNA BALANCIA It wasn’t exactly the hoi-polloi, but Powerman 5000 and Radioactive Chicken Heads brought fans of the arts and entertainment to Lucky Strike for a […]

Animals

‘Gimme Shelter,’ Book of Celebs and Four-Legged Pals, Benefits Pet Orphans Charity at ChristmasTime

Pet Orphans Adorable Photos to Adopt Out Animals By DONNA BALANCIA Suzanne Allison Witkin, accomplished rock photographer, lives a double-life as animal advocate and president of the charity Pet Orphans. In time for the holidays, […]

Music producer Jason Cole and his family are asking for help with medical bills and identifying the hit-and-run truck driver - Photo courtesy Cole family and Go Fund Me
By JOHN DALY

Music Producer Jason Cole In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run With Dump Truck in Hollywood

By JOHN DALY Music producer Jason Cole remained in critical condition Thursday after he was run over by a dump truck while riding his motorcycle in Hollywood. The accident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Dec. […]

Wayne Kramer, Don Was and Marshall Crenshaw - Photo by Donna Balancia for California Rocker
California Rocker

Wayne Kramer and Jail Guitar Doors Concert ‘Rock Out 3!’ Bring Humanity Out from Behind Prison Bars

By DONNA BALANCIA Wayne Kramer still champions the underdog. Kramer, founder of MC5, the legendary band that started the punk revolution, is still raging — to help those behind bars. He was joined by Don […]

Causes

Second Annual Ride For Ronnie Draws ‘United Nations’ of Bike Enthusiasts, Sons of Anarchy Stars

Emilio Rivera Joins Ride to Support Cancer Research Photos © 2016 JESSE SILVA; Story by JOHN DALY The second annual motorcycle ride and concert to benefit cancer research, Ride For Ronnie, drew devoted friends and […]

Rosemary Butler kisses Freebo - Photo © 2015 Donna Balancia
Causes

Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show on Dec. 13 Brings Together Musician Friends to Play for MusiCares

By DONNA BALANCIA – Freebo, Carnie Wilson and Albert Lee are among the musical stars that headline The Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show to benefit MusiCares at Cal State Northridge on Dec. 13. The Rock-N-Roll Christmas Show […]