interviews

Listen to Song Premiere from Flamin Groovies: ‘Cryin’ Shame’ Exclusively on CaliforniaRocker.com

By DONNA BALANCIA Check out a song premiere released exclusively through CaliforniaRocker.com and EastCoastRocker.com by the Flamin’ Groovies, called “Cryin’ Shame.” “Cryin Shame” is one of the hot new tracks off the Flamin’ Groovies’ soon-to-be-released […]

By DONNA BALANCIA

Exclusive Interview: Rick Derringer Talks Remarkable Career as he Plays Through the Work

Derringer’s ‘Rock and Roll Hootchie-Koo’ Still Popular Today BY DONNA BALANCIA Rick Derringer has a knack for turning play into work. Derringer’s career began at age 17 with the hit “Hang On Sloopy,” which he […]

By PATRICK O'HEFFERNAN

California Rocker Q and A with Duane ‘DT’ Jones: SWIRL the Band Roars Back with a Strong New Album

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN  The band SWIRL has tight music and a clear message: Choose your path, stand up for it, don’t let negative voices deter you. The music from SWIRL is powerful – hooks that […]

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U.S. EXCLUSIVE: Paul McCartney Releases Never-Before-Seen Photos for ‘Flowers’ Re-Release

Photos by LINDA MCCARTNEY, Story By DONNA BALANCIA With a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the GRAMMY Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive […]

Prince of Pico Gary Calamar
California Rocker Interview

Gary Calamar Takes Us on a Nostalgic Tour of His Own LA With New Singles ‘Little Tokyo,’ ‘Prince of Pico Blvd’

By DONNA BALANCIA Gary Calamar is a multi-tasking musician. He’s a popular DJ on KCRW, and by day he’s a GRAMMY-nominated music supervisor on successful film and TV projects. Gary also hosts the monthly Mimosa […]

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, […]

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders Talks to KCSN about Alone - by California Rocker
By DONNA BALANCIA

Chrissie Hynde Talks About Real Music and Pretenders New Album ‘Alone’ in Interview on 88.5 KCSN

By DONNA BALANCIA Chrissie Hynde thinks Rock ‘N’ Roll groups are making a comeback and more young bands will continue to form — if producers can afford them. “Anyone would agree even the guys on […]