Rock Photos in Review: The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, The Cure and More

Mick Jagger at Rose Bowl
Mick Jagger at Rose Bowl - Photo by Donna Balancia

CALIFORNIA ROCKER STAFF

We assembled the best of the year in pictures from live events throughout Southern California last year as seen through the lenses of our staff photographers and reviewers.

From The Rolling Stones to Steven Adler to Peter Frampton, from Moby and KAABOO Fest to The Cure in Pasadena — with many others in between — here are some of the memorable moments captured in photos from last year.

Many thanks to photographers and reviewers and photographers: Sylvia Borgo, Alyson Camus, Heather Harris, Notes From Vivace, Scott Free, Luis Moreno, Craig Hammons, Cam Acosta, Suzanne Hall, Dan MacIntosh, Suzanne H., Melanie Smith, Patrick O’Heffernan, Michael Haight and Paul McAlpine.

The Rolling Stones ‘No Filter’ Tour Rocked Pasadena 

 

 

The Rolling Stones 22- Donna Balancia (1 of 1)
The Rolling Stones- Donna Balancia

 

 

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band at St Rocke - Photo by Luis Moreno
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at St Rocke – Photo by Luis Moreno

 

Backstage Pass Reunited – Heather Harris 

 

The Struts Conquered the World – Melanie Smith 

The Struts - Photo by Melanie Smith
The Struts – Photo by Melanie Smith

 

Photos by Melanie Smith

Peter Frampton and Son Julian Gave their all at The Forum 

Peter Frampton at The Forum - Photo by Donna Balancia
Peter Frampton at The Forum – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Peter and Julian Frampton 21 - Donna Balancia
Peter and Julian Frampton 21 – Donna Balancia

Nick Cave Review by Dan MacIntosh 

Nick Cave at The Forum - By Donna Balancia
Nick Cave at The Forum – By Donna Balancia

 

nick cave at the forum
nick cave at the forum

Moby and MC50 at the Ford Theatres 

Moby at the Ford Theatres - Photo by Donna Balancia
Moby at the Ford Theatres – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Wayne Kramer JGD Ford - Photo by Donna Balancia (1 of 1)
Wayne Kramer JGD Ford – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Benmont Tench and Jason Heath backstage at Ford Theatres - Donna Balancia
Benmont Tench and Jason Heath backstage at Ford Theatres – Donna Balancia

 

Rod Stewart Rocked Despite Health Scare

Rod Stewart – Craig Hammons Photo

Cameron Acosta shot Iron Maiden and Fozzy

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden - Cameron Acosta Photo
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden – Cameron Acosta Photo

Sylvia Borgo’s KAABOO Coverage was Aces

Taylor Hawkins at KAABOO - Sylvia Borgo
Taylor Hawkins at KAABOO – Sylvia Borgo
Sheryl Crow - Photo by Sylvia Borgo
Sheryl Crow – Photo by Sylvia Borgo
Dave Matthews Band - Sylvia Borgo
Dave Matthews Band – Sylvia Borgo

The Cure Pasadena Daydream Fest  

Robert Smith and Simon Gallup 7 – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

The Cure - Photo by Donna Balancia (1 of 1)
The Cure – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

The Bacon Brothers Brought the Fans to The Canyon

The Bacon Brothers at The Canyon - Photo by Donna Balancia
The Bacon Brothers at The Canyon – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Bacon Brothers - Donna Balancia (1 of 1)
Bacon Brothers – Donna Balancia

 

Linda Ramone hosted a Johnny Ramone Tribute

Linda Ramone and Tim Armstrong of Rancid at Johnny Ramone Tribute – Donna Balancia

 

Henry Rollins at Johnny Ramone Tribute – Photo by Donna Balancia

Notes From Vivace gave us the Indie on the Rise Images

Glaare – photo by Notes From Vivace

Vintage California Band The Blasters Ripped

The Blasters at Brouwerij West – Donna Balancia

 

James Intveld at Brouwerij West – Donna Balancia

 

The Buttertones carry on despite challenges

The Buttertones got back in the groove in a big way following some challenges this year - Photo by Donna Balancia
The Buttertones got back in the groove in a big way following some challenges this year – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

And all the rest of the stories told in pictures

Anna Calvi, Rickie Lee Jones, Dave Davies, Los Skarnales, Paul McCartney and more.

 

Anna Calvi during her live performance at Bluedot Fest in Cheshire – All Photos by Melanie Smith

 

Rickie Lee Jones came to Marina del Rey- Photo by Donna Balancia

Dave Davies and Brother Ray back together 'in the pub' - Heather Harris
Dave Davies and Brother Ray back together ‘in the pub’ – Photo by Heather Harris

 

Los Skarnales 2- Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Paul McCartney played a 3-hour set at Dodger Stadium – Donna Balancia

 

Alice Bag - Cameron Acosta Photo
Alice Bag – Cameron Acosta Photo

 

Amyl and the Sniffers rose and rose – Cameron Acosta

 

The Hives dominated Punk Rock Bowling - Donna Balancia
The Hives dominated Punk Rock Bowling – Donna Balancia

 

The Great Sadness - Photo by Donna Balancia
The Great Sadness – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

 

Alice Cooper by Craig Hammons in Indio

 

Drug Church Interview – Donna Balancia

 

Whitesnake in Atlanta for Flesh and Blood Tour - Suzanne Hall
Whitesnake in Atlanta for Flesh and Blood Tour – Suzanne Hall

 

Photo by Craig Hammons
Jesika Von Rabbit with Ethan - Photo by Alyson Camus
Jesika Von Rabbit with Ethan – Photo by Alyson Camus

 

Feist in Highland Park - Donna Balancia
Feist in Highland Park – Donna Balancia

 

Ziggy Marley and family at inaugural BeachLife Fest - Donna Balancia
Ziggy Marley and family at inaugural BeachLife Fest – Donna Balancia

 

Dick Dale passed away last March at 81- Photo by Donna Balancia

 

Spare Parts for Broken Hearts – by Notes from Vivace

Strawberry Army - M Haight photo
Strawberry Army  – M Haight photo

 

Speed of Light - M. Haight
Speed of Light – M. Haight

 

BINX and Buckcherry - Patrick O'Heffernan photo
BINX and Buckcherry – Patrick O’Heffernan photo

Alejandra Seneca Falls from Le Butcherettes - Donna Balancia
Alejandra Seneca Falls from Le Butcherettes – Donna Balancia

 

Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes on the set - Donna Balancia
Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes on the set – Donna Balancia

Steven Adler and Adler's Appetite Whisky - Photo by Donna Balancia (1 of 1)
Steven Adler’s band at the Whisky – Photo by Donna Balancia

 

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You’re going to do *what* ?