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 […]

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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 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: ‘Chris Cornell and I Were Brothers in Arms During Tough Times’

Pirner to Play Tribute at Whisky A Go-Go Tuesday By DONNA BALANCIA Soul Asylum founder Dave Pirner said he and the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell shared challenging times in the early days of the […]

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
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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 […]