Don't miss the 19th annual Police Activities League Battle of the Badges tomorrow night at a new location at the Bakersfield College Gym.
I'll be the House DJ cranking out the tunes in between bouts as members from the Bakersfeild Police Department, Kern County Sherrif, Bakersfield Fire Department, Kern County Corrections and the U.S. Army duke it out to raise money to help underpriviledged kids here in Kern County.
Tickets are available at both B.P.D. stations downtown and the West Side Substations, the Bakersfield P.A.L. office, Mr. Tuxedo or at the door.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for reserved ringside seats.
Doors open at 5:30p and bouts start at 7 pm.
It's presented by Budweiser so there will be plenty of cold brews on tap.
See you there!
For over 27 years now Joe Satriani has been bringing his unstoppable virtuoso style of guitar playing to Rock Fans all over the world.
So Joe is celebrating the release of Unstoppable Momentum, his 14th studio album with a special bonus added release and nation wide tour.
When you order the album through Joe's own website store, you'll be given the chance to bundle new signed copies of the album with exclusive t-shirts and guitar straps, as well as an exclusive, never before seen art book featuring years of drawings, doodles and sketches that Joe has done over the years.
Joining Joe on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with a new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).
Joe Satriani tour dates close to our area:
August 29 - Balboa Theatre - San Diego
August 30 - Palms Casino Resort - Las Vegas
August 31 - Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles
If you missed Styx recently when they were here in Bako at the Fox Theater or if you want to re-live that awesome show you're in luck.
The new double live album from Styx, "The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live" was just released yesterday.
The recording was captured during Styx's performance at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis on November 9, 2010 where they performed both albums in full.
The same concert was also released on DVD and Blu-Ray last January.
1. The Grand Illusion
2. Fooling Yourself
4. Come Sail Away
5. Miss America
6. Man In The Wilderness
7. Castle Walls
8. The Grand Finale
1. Great White Hope
2. I'm Okay
3. Sing For The Day
4. The Message
5. Lords Of The Ring
6. Blue Collar Man
7. Queen Of Spades
9. Pieces Of Eight
When Bill Clinton was President he was known in political insider circles as "Slick Willie" becuase of his ability to broker major political deals uniting Republicans and Democrats alike on the same issue.
He also used this diplomatic skill to intercede and negoiate with foreign governments, both hostile and friendly, on a wide range of issues.
But there remains one deal that Slick Willie couldn't pull off.
It was a diplomatic failure at the highest level: he couldn't get Led Zeppelin to reunite!
Recently a CBS 60 Minutes webcast reported that the former president and international diplomat was enlisted to ask Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to get back together last year for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York City.
David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation that organized the concert says he and film executive Harvey Weinstein flew to Washington to ask Clinton to make the plea.
Led Zep's surviving members, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page, were in Washington just before the Sandy concert for the Kennedy Center Honors, so the timing seemed perfect.
Apparently Jimmy and John Paul were interested but Robert Plant?
I think we know how that one turned out now don't we?
If you flipped on 92.1 Max FM today and noticed that they went country welcome to The Fox Family!
We are Bakersfield's Only Classic Rock and have been for well over a decade and will continue to be for decades to come.
The Fox is the only place on the radio that you can hear The Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, ZZ Top, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty, Springsteen and all your favorite Classic Rockers from the '60's, '70's and '80's.
Also every Saturday night from 8p-10p you can bang your head along with me with Headbanger's Heaven featuring the best Heavy Metal from the '80's including Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Motorhead and more.
And we have the legendary moring team Bob & Tom on every weekday from 5a - 10a.
Welcome to Bakersfield's ONLY Classic Rock...98.5 The Fox!